Author Archives: trinagallop

Who let the dogs out?

Last month I shared a post on machine embroidery for stuffed animals featuring cats. I love almost all animals (sorry spiders and snakes) but those who know me well were wondering how I could feature a post on cats when … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidery for Stuffies

I’ve used my Janome Skyline S9 for a lot of different things – embroidery, quilting, apparel sewing, decor sewing, hemming, free motion quilting, you name it. I had no idea I could use it to make little stuffed animals using … Continue reading

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Working with knit fabrics

In my last post on the Janome Life Blog of 2020, I said that one of the things I really wanted to spend more sewing time on this year was apparel sewing. Well, I’m making good on that goal and … Continue reading

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Sewing Year in Review

At the end of every year, I like to take a look back and reflect on all my sewing projects and consider my plans for the new year. I’ve been in the habit of doing this for some time now, … Continue reading

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Holiday Embellishments

Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? I’ve noticed a lot of neighbours have their lights up with more and more lawn ornaments appearing daily. Apparently we are all decorating early as a way of finding some joy in … Continue reading

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So versatile – The Janome Skyline S9

I have been using the Janome Skyline S9 for almost two years now and it really has become my go-to sewing machine. I just love how versatile it is! One minute I am sewing a quilt, the next doing some … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing: a tutorial for making Clear Masks

I think I’ve tried almost 10 different styles of masks since the COVID-19 pandemic was first declared. Sewers around the world have stepped up to the call in so many different ways to help provide non-medical masks. Many of my … Continue reading

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Monitoring your embroidery projects

I’m currently working on a special (secret!!) project for a friend of mine who is going through treatment for cancer. I’m embroidering words of encouragement from her circle of friends onto blocks that will then be sewed into a quilt. … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidered Quilt Labels – Two Options

Do you do labels for your quilts? I have to admit, it’s not something I always get around to doing. Whether you are making competition quilts, quilts for the home or quilts that will be gifted, labels are always a … Continue reading

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Sewing Machine Cover-Up

Swim suit cover-ups might be a little more popular than sewing machine cover-ups for this time of the year, but I recently moved some things around on the main floor where I do most of my sewing (that’s what happens … Continue reading

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