Tag Archives: Free Motion Quilting

Saturday Sewing – Finding Inspiration!

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve been posting “Saturday Sewing” blogs; little projects which are quick and easy to do, with materials you likely already have at home. They have proved very popular, so, even with COVID restrictions loosening; … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing with Janome which gives you a great opportunity to Practice! Practice! Practice!

Do you need to practice your quilting before you tackle that quilt? Whether it’s walking foot quilting, free motion quilting, or ruler work, it’s a good idea to try it out before you start quilting that special quilt. Most quilters … Continue reading

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Letters from the Long Arm: Batting 101

Did you know there is wrong side of batting?  Batting is just as important in the quilting process as the fabric you choose for your quilt.  My favourite batting is wool.  I will often double layer the batting with a … Continue reading

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Preparing your Quilt Top for Quilting

Now that you have finished the quilt top, you need to get it ready for quilting, either on your Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18; Janome Quilt Maker Pro 16; Janome Artistic Quilter SD16 or your Janome domestic machine. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Quilting Textures

I finished the Quilt top, Now What? How do I quilt this beautiful quilt top I’ve just spent hours sewing? This is a very common dilemma most quilters find themselves in. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing – Fireplace insert

With Spring in the air, I find it very satisfying to pack up the winter gear for another season, and look at creating some new, fun projects for the new season. Temperatures are gradually increasing, so we no longer need … Continue reading

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Couching and Embellishing

Do you want to add a little something to that Jean Jacket or that throw pillow? Why not use couching …… and it’s fun!  You get to use all those fun yarns with sparkles if you wish. To practice first, … Continue reading

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Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8200QCP the Dream Machine for Quilters

Many quilters I know just happened upon quilting. They stitched a few blocks together and fell in love. After making a few quilts and realizing their new found dream to be an epic quilter, they often need to upgrade their … Continue reading

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Ruler Work Quilting with the Janome M7

Ruler Work quilting is really free motion quilting using templates or rulers to guide you as you quilt along. It’s fun and a lot easier to do than you would think. The Janome M7 comes with everything you need to … Continue reading

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Next Step….. A Long Arm Quilting Machine?

Everyone is sewing these days. Making quilts, clothes, crafts, masks and surgical caps. It is fantastic! We are sold out of so many sewing machines. I love that people are being creative. Sewing is a fabulous way to make the … Continue reading

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