Author Archives: trinagallop

Embroidered Organizer Bags

Mask mandates are different all across the country, but I am just prepping for my first road trip in 18 months and wanted something that would organize my clean and used cloth masks since I live in a province where … Continue reading

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Making dolls and doll clothing on the Janome Skyline S9

One of my daughter’s best friends is moving away soon. My daughter is only three and a half and this is her first best friend. And quite honestly she is handling it way better than her Dad and I are … Continue reading

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In the hoop zipper bags

I have been making “traditional” zipper bags on my Janome Skyline S9 for many years now (you can view some of my older projects here and here). Zipper bags are a fun project to use up scraps and are useful … Continue reading

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Dog (or Cat) Embroidery ID Collars

I’ve had this little project in my head for a while now. There are many good reasons to ensure that your dog (or cat) has some form of ID on their collars. Tags are a traditional method. But there are … Continue reading

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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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