Tag Archives: Quilting

Free Motion Flowers on the Janome Continental M7

When you want to improve your free motion quilting skills, there’s one thing you need to do: practice, practice, practice! Okay, maybe that’s three things, but it’s the only way to really get better at this technique. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Hand Style Stitches on the Janome Continental M7

One of the new features on the Janome Continental M7 is the addition of 52 new Hand Stitch Style designs. These stitches replicate the look of handwork so that you can add that “perfectly imperfect” look to your sewing or … Continue reading

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How to Install the Bobbin Holder Case

NOTE: While I’m referring to the Janome MC9450 in this blog post, this information also applies to other models of Janome sewing machines. There are some simple things that are critical to ensuring that your sewing machine works properly to … Continue reading

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Free Motion and Variable Zigzag Features: What’s the Difference?

NOTE: These features are available on both the Janome MC9400 and the Janome MC9450 as well as on the Janome MC15000 and on our NEW Continental M7 Professional.  There are two features on the Janome MC9450 that look very similar to … Continue reading

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Beat the Winter “Blues”

We are now officially in the thick of winter. If you are like me, the months of January  and February are spent dreaming of last year’s hot holiday, and this year’s summer vacation. Fall is so busy, and by the … Continue reading

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Prewashing: Do or Don’t?

It’s sewing week over here at Janome Life, and I thought we could discuss a super important question: When do I prewash my fabric? If you are like me, sometimes when you shop for fabric you buy by the color … Continue reading

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The Janome MC9450 Workbook is Here!

If you’ve got a Janome MC9400 or MC9450 you already know what a great machine it is but do you know how to use all of its features? Sure, the manual will tell you about the features but you really … Continue reading

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Modern Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Even though it’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas, there’s still time to make one or two last-minute gifts. I want to share a quick little Modern Christmas Tree wall hanging that you can make with your Janome MC9450 and … Continue reading

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Janome QMP18 and QMP16 longarm quilting: Using Pro Stitcher to quilt a “wonky” Block

Ok, raise your hand if you are a perfect piecer. I’ll wait haha. (….crickets…)  We all make imperfections while piecing. Maybe our 1/4″ is slightly off. Or our fabric stretched, or “sucked in” too much while pressing. The point is, … Continue reading

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Attaching Presser Feet on the Janome MC9450 and other similar JANOME models

There’s something that all sewing machines have: presser feet. The Janome MC9450 has lots and lots of presser feet, really one for any type of sewing you might do with this machine. These feet attach to the machine to use, … Continue reading

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