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About ymenear

I have been sewing my entire life. I love sewing of all types but recently I have focused on quilting and machine embroidery. I am an educator for quilting and embroidery design software and I own and operate a machine embroidery club that teaches students how to use their machine effectively while creating their own unique projects. I love travel and getting to know people from different regions and seeing how they create projects with their machines.

Janome Horizon Quilt Maker MC 15000 – Part 5

The use of the right tools at the right time is important when sewing.  Working with light fabrics all the way to the thickness of a layered quilt and more requires the correct needle plate choice.  The one step needle … Continue reading

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Make Something Simple Really Pop With Life

This month, for my machine embroidery club, I digitized some flowers that reminded me of my recent vacation in Hawaii.  I purposely digitized them with very little detail.  I wanted to have the embroidery designs simply be a basic outline … Continue reading

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Christmas Project Idea

Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts is one of our Janome Canada artisans who enjoys creating with her Janome 500E embroidery machine. Kim wanted to make a seasonal wall hanging and thought that one of her hand embroidery patterns, Snowflake Brrr!, … Continue reading

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Janome Horizon MC15000 Quilt Maker- Part 4

Not all people are quilters. We know this even though making a placemat is also quilting albeit a small project!  The Janome Horizon MC 15000 Quilt Maker helps me with quilting as it has all the built in features on … Continue reading

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Thread and Fabric

Sewing has always been about thread and fabrics.  Sometimes the joining of the two is for garment construction, home decor, or simply artistic expression.  The thread can be the show-stopper, or the fabric choice can be the main feature.  What … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween From Janome!

Make those special Halloween costumes and decorative elements using Janome products for the  perfect holiday celebration. This embroidered witch design is a built-in design in the Janome MBX 5 digitizing software. We often find free embroidery designs on the internet … Continue reading

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Janome Horizon Quilt Maker MC 15000 – part 3

Janome listens carefully to their customers.  YES, we do!   The customers requested a 1/4 inch foot without the guide/flange.  A new foot is provided with the Janome Horizon MC15000 Quilt Maker  upgrade kit and is a standard accessory with brand … Continue reading

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Janome Horizon Quilt Maker MC15000 – Part 2

Let’s look at some the finer points of the new Janome Horizon MC 15000 Quilt Maker. A monogram is a design consisting of two or three letters, usually the initials of a name, serving as an identification.  Janome has six … Continue reading

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The Janome Horizon Quilt Maker MC 15000 – Part 1

Celebrate with us the new Janome MC Horizon 15000 Quiltmaker!  The all new Horizon Memory Craft Quiltmaker 15000 has already announced on all the Janome websites.  It includes several features and improvements for the previous version as listed below: Six … Continue reading

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WHOLE CLOTH QUILTS WITH APPLIQUE…..and more.

Applique can be free form or follow a specific pattern layout.  Appliques can be adhered to the background by many methods.  Traditionally applique was a hand stitching technique that was deemed perfect when you could not see the stitches on … Continue reading

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