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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.

ARTISTIC DIGITIZER Part 4: SHAPE PLAYTIME

Can’t draw?  Neither can I!  So I frequently use shape tools built into the Artistic Digitizer program to create designs for embroidery.  These shapes can stay as they are or can be edited/skewed to create a new shape.  This is … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC DIGITIZER Part 3: FONT SHAPE AND SIZE VARIATIONS

Get funky with fonts using the Artistic Digitizer software!  Fonts don’t have to be boring.  You can get as creative as you want with the editing capacity of the Artistic Digitizer software. Open your Artistic Digitizer program and create a … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC DIGITIZER Part 2: Text Images

You can construct your own creative embroidery designs with Artistic Digitizer software and the fonts built into your font folder on your computer.  Not all text is letters.  You may have a font that is images or symbols rather than … Continue reading

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Part 1 in our new series on ARTISTIC DIGITIZER: Fabulous Fonts

Text on computers is usually referred to as being ‘fonts’.  The fonts can be letters, numbers, or images stored in our font folder on our computer.  Artisitc Digitizer can read any font in your computer font folder.  Artistitc Digtizer also … Continue reading

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EDUCATOR PICK OF THE MONTH: Buttons & buttonholes

We featured a plaid project earlier this month made by our Educator in Montreal   ( see our GLAD YOU ASKED THAT post on 8 May 2018) which must be completed in order to be able to wear it. Janome’s computerized sewing … Continue reading

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JANOME ACUFEED FLEX……what exactly is this and why do I need it?

 GLAD YOU ASKED THAT! ……….Have you ever considered working with a plaid fashion fabric?  With this type of fabric you need to match the fabric print lines when you assemble the garment for a professional look.  Start your work with … Continue reading

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CREATING FOR CHARITY: FABRIC POSTCARDS WITH THE JANOME 500E

While doing a demo at  a local sewing show, I was using the Janome Memory Craft 500E embroidery only machine.  This is a wonderful embroidery machine that can create designs in all sizes of hoops from small to extra large.  … Continue reading

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JANOME SUPPORTS YOUNG SEWERS

Competition was rampant at a recent BC Skilled Trades event at the Tradex Center in Abbotsford, BC.  Technical trade schools along with different companies supported and aided youth from high schools and post-secondary schools in a timed event where the … Continue reading

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EDUCATOR PICK OF THE MONTH–QO FOOT

I love to free motion quilt.  I don’t get to worried about making the perfect stitch shapes.  I think of it more as doodling or scribbling.  But, I do like to see where I am going and how close I … Continue reading

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JANOME RULER WORK FOOT QR AND QUILTING WITH RULERS

Quilting with rulers is a very ‘hot’ technique. It is not so easy to stitch a freehand pattern, so Janome makes it easy for you to work with the ruler work function on the machine.  For some models of Janome sewing … Continue reading

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