FREE TRIAL of Janome’s Artistic Digitizer software!

Yes! You read that right! Janome North America is once again offering a FREE trial of the amazing Artistic Digitizer software for the month of May, 2021! TODAY kicks off PRE-REGISTRATION; from now until May 15, 2021, so don’t delay … Continue reading

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Artistic Edge Digital cutter: Making custom stencils

Artistic Edge Cutter : cutting stencils One of the techniques offered by Janome’s Artistic Edge digital cutter software is cutting your own stencils. This technique has been used for centuries for various purposes such as advertising/posters, educational activities, decoration of objects, walls, … Continue reading

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The Artistic Edge cutter and Heat Transfer Vinyl

Self Adhesive and Heat transfer vinyl There are two main vinyl types:  self adhesive vinyl (peel away the backing paper and press onto appropriate surfaces) and heat transfer vinyl (press/iron in place). Before you start, you have to understand the … Continue reading

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Artistic Edge Digital Cutter : cutting for crystal/rhinestone application

One of the techniques included in both of our Artistic softwares:  SimpleCut and Artistic Digitizer, is ‘Crystals’. This function allows rhinestones to be added to an entire design or to just some parts of the design. The Artistic Edge Digital … Continue reading

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Digitizer MBX V5.5

Version 5.5 of Digitizer MBX has been available since the beginning of the year.  This can be purchased from an authorized Janome dealer. The update comes with an instruction book and the USB stick that contains this update. Read the … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas

This  12 Days of Christmas song is stuck in my head.  It did get me to thinking of how many options, features, feet, and accessories I use on any one project I am making.  I feel I can use more … Continue reading

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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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Look Book Placemats made by Kim Jamieson-Hirst

Kim is one of our Janome Canada Artisans who sews on our Janome Horizon MC9400, MC8900, MC500E and she has an Artistic Edge Digital cutter too! Kim made a set of fun, Canada 150 inspired place mats for our Cross … Continue reading

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Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts (www.chatterboxquilts.com) is a Janome artisan and YouTube creator sharing quilting and fabric information each week on her channel (www.youtube.com/chatterboxquilter). For more information, and education, join the Chatterbox Quilts’ Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChatterboxQuilts/. Last month (see janomelife … Continue reading

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Janome Canada is real happy to announce that 2 new tote bags that you have been asking for, have arrived and are now available at your local Janome or Elna dealer. The first bag is a generous big bag for … Continue reading

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