Tag Archives: Madeira thread

Saturday Sewing: Machine Appliqué with the look of Hand Stitching

This is my favourite Machine Appliqué technique.  As I mentioned previously,  I love appliqué quilts.  I love everything about them from designing to stitching them to quilting.  What I don’t like is how long it takes for me to hand … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing : Machine Appliqué using the Satin Stitch.

I love appliqué quilts.  I love everything about them from designing to stitching them to quilting.  What I don’t like is how long it takes for me to hand sew each piece to the background piece.  So, I decided I … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing Holiday Projects #4: Reusable Christmas Cracker

I was really excited to tackle this project for you all! Our family loves the tradition of opening a Christmas Cracker before our big holiday dinner. We even wear our crowns for the meal! With these Reusable Christmas Crackers I … 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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Recycling Decor

During this pandemic time I have been staying close to home and sewing. I never knew what to do with empty spools. My friend Kelly started keeping hers and creating a unique piece of art for decorating her home. She … Continue reading

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REMINDER……..Did you enter the Summer Janome Life giveaway?

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING. Our summer giveaway ends tomorrow. Check out our previous post here if you missed how to enter? HURRY ……entries close tomorrow Friday 14th August at 8pm Eastern/5pm … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing: Let’s Make Lemonade Mug Rug

When I think of a Mug Rug I get visions of a warm fire, a good book, a cup of hot chocolates (with marshmallows of course) and a couple of Mum’s homemade chocolate chip cookies. But Mug Rugs are not … Continue reading

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Madeira Threads at Janome Canada

Janome Canada is a distributor of Madeira thread.   In this blog, we tested the polyneon, the  metallic and the multi-colour threads. We used the same design (free design  called Funky shoes  from KreativKiwi)  and stitched the design in three different … Continue reading

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Hot August days…….and a summer thread and design CD giveaway from Janome Life!!

Don’t you just love an ice cream on a hot day?   We sure do! And the next best thing – and  completely calorie free –  is Madeira thread in lovely summery, “ice cream” colours! To encourage you to keep your … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing: making pattern weights using the Janome HP Foot and Plate

We all keep small scraps of fabrics, wrapping, ribbons………. but what to do with them???  Here’s a handy short project to use them  >>> make some Weights to hold your patterns when you are cutting out garments. It is possible … Continue reading

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