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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 16:24

Sweatshirt Pillow

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Father's Day Gift Idea
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Janome Educator Maddie Bushman, came up with this quick and easy upcycling project perfect for Father's Day.

This is a fun and easy way to preserve a great sweatshirt that doesn't get worn much anymore. Favroite Sports teams sweatshirts work great for this project. Maybe a souvenir that you purchased at a concert where it was a night to remember. Or just maybe its your husband or son's shirt that's just seen better days. Now you can create something new instead of having to junk those memories!

Whichever sweatshirt you choose this pillow is sure to be a hit. Just make sure you get permission first!

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Monday, 09 June 2014 11:31

Father's Day Project Idea

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Leather Tablet Cover and Business Card Holder for Dad


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This monogrammed desk set is as useful as it is stylish. Janome Educator, Carol McKinney, has given us a great idea for a Fathers Day gift.

This can be made using many different fabrics but Carol made this for us out of leather. This leather tablet cover and Business Card holder set can be customized to include his initials for a personalized touch.

Father's Day is one week away, show your Dad how important he is with this handmade gift that he is sure to use.

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:32

Embroidery with the 15000

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Embroidery Motif Bag

designer-embroiderybagAnn Hein, Janome Educator, shows you how to make your own embroidered bag using the Horizon Memory Craft 15000.

Using the Border and Normal Sew stitches in the Horizon Memory Craft 15000 you can make a unique embroidered bag. Placing the embroidery on a vinyl fabric or fashion suede fabric gives it a modern fresh feel. Fabric colors and embroidery thread can make each bag different and interesting. Mix and match for all your spring outfits!

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Friday, 30 May 2014 16:05

Hearts Bloom Wall Hanging

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New Project from Pat Sloan
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Janome is proud to show off this amazing wall-hanging from author, fabric designer and radio show host Pat Sloan. Pat is delighted to share her “Hearts Bloom” wall-hanging with you! The original quilt is hand blanket stitched and freemotion machine quilted on the Janome 8900QCP!

Pat Sloan is Powered by Janome. To learn more about Powered by Janome click here

To see more of Pat Sloan’s projects - http://www.patsloan.com/

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 15:34

Project from Maureen Cracknell

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A Garden Gate - A Patchwork Pillow Project

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Maureen Cracknell, of Maureen Cracknell Handmade, has created this adorable lattice work pillow for Janome! In her tutorial, she shows how to make the "Garden Gate: pillow and patchwork design. The vibrant prints make you feel like you're walking into a beautiful garden!

For this pillow design you'll need 24 "Flying Geese". Learn Maureen's favorite method that yields four flying geese quickly and easily. The pillow also features an envelope style closure. 

If you want more inspiration from Maureen's work, visit her blog at: http://www.maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:05

Embroidery Project

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Thomas Knaur shares his "Think Board"
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This project has a great embroidery design and uses chalkboard fabric. Think of the possiblities!

"I made the first of these Think Boards for my daughter (Bee) as a place to write down ideas now that she is starting in on, or to draw something she wanted to have in her room for a while. It is a Think Board because I wanted Bee to see it as a place to engage in writing (and drawing) as an active thinking process, not just a method of recording thoughts or ideas that are finished. So, I called it a Think Board, a place where she can go to think things out through writing or drawing or those inscrutable markings that only she seems to understand..."

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Monday, 19 May 2014 15:50

Memorial Day Financing

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Financing Offer  - 0% Interest for 48 Months
May 21st - 27th
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Your participating Janome dealer and GE Capital Home Design have a great Memorial Day special financing offer. Get 0% interest and 48 month financing when you make a Janome purchase over $3000.

This is a great time to bring home one of Janome’s dream machines. With so many fabulous machines to choose from, the choice is yours. The top of the line Horizon Memory Craft 15000 can handle all of your Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery projects. Maybe you’d rather take home the Horizon Memory Craft 12000, the Horizon Memory Craft 8900 Quilter's Companion Pro, or the colorful Memory Craft 9900 sewing and embroidery machine. Or purchase a combination of machines, software, and furniture to completely outfit your sewing room.

Take advantage of 0% financing over 48 months. That means 4 years of quilting, sewing, and embroidery interest-free! This offer is available to qualified buyers who finance their purchase through a GE Capital Home Design account and meet the minimum payment requirements.

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Friday, 16 May 2014 08:00

New Anna Maria Horner Project

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Piece a Cake Dress

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Anna Maria Horner has created another fantastic design for Janome.

I am so happy to introduce the Piece-A-Cake baby dress! After sewing for my kiddos for years (and years) I have come to rely on simple patterns that are not overwhelmed with details. This one is the perfect opportunity to play with favorite fabrics, add details and even to make a batch of them at once. I also really appreciate that in just a couple of hours my little one can have a new dress ready to go. That is helpful when she seems to grow from one size to another in about that much time!

Enjoy the pattern & and I can't wait to see your Piece-A-Cakes!!

xo, Anna Maria

Check out the video on how to make the Piece-A-Cake dress on YouTube

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Monday, 12 May 2014 15:41

New Project: April Showers Wall Hanging

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April Showers Wall Hanging

April-ShowersTake some time to celebrate Spring to create an excellent wall hanging

Erin Schlosser has created this wonderful wall hanging using a Memory Craft 15000 and Artistic software. Erin utilized Artistic software's embroidery designs to create the embroidery patterns and applique. The Wall hanging is finished with rectangle quilt blocks and a border. This is a short project that leaves the colors and design up to the creator.

Embroidery Designs: Download

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 13:39

Mother's Day Project

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Long Distance from Mom this Mother's Day?
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Make a reminder with this Long Distance embroidery design!

Terry Aruta, Janome educator, has created this wonderful design that is available for download. Stitch out the whole country then use the heart embroidery and cut files to cut out small appliqué hearts. Place one where you live, one where the person you are missing lives, and connect using a thick straight stitch in contrasting thread.

This project is a special way to show that you are still connected to loved ones that live across the country.

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