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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 00:00

Quilting Accessory Advice from a Janome Educator

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Janome Educator - Luann Hartley
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I have started doing a lot of machine quilting and was looking for a way to use the rulers which are made for the long arm quilting machines. Janome has the perfect foot for this technique. It is the "Free Motion Frame Quilting Feet Set" Part #767434005. This foot is for use with the Janome 1600P and it does need to be attached to a Convertible free motion foot for this machine, which is a separate Part #767433004. The foot on the left is the foot I use with the quilting rulers. It is a fatter foot so the rulers will set right up against it. Instead of marking the quilting design on the fabric, you can use the ruler and guide the fabric around the design. I was so excited to be able to use these rulers to help me with my free motion quilting. There are many different rulers with all types of pattern combinations available. This foot makes it so easy to get that professional quilted look.

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 16:54

Fall Specials

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Available Now Until October 31st
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Package and save on the Memory Craft 8900QCP!
The 8900 package contains a Memory Craft 8900 QCP, Universal Table and Accessory Case filled with Accessories. Purchase the 8900 at MSRP and receive the Universal Table and Accessory Case for Free. Saving of over $1300!*

If the 3160QDC is the right machine for you, act now and save $300! The 3160QDC comes with an extension table and a hard cover for the machine.

You choose your machine for $249. The Magnolia 7318 or the 8002D serger. Both are great machines at a great price.

Contact your local Janome Dealer today to find out more on these Fall Specials!

*Offer valid when purchased at MSRP.
Participation may vary.

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Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:03

Labor Day Financing Event

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Special Financing 
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As the summer draws to an end and the kids go back to school, now is the perfect time to purchase that Janome machine you have been dreaming about to begin that cozy fall sweater project. Enjoy our Labor Day Sales Event with a purchase of $3,000 or more made with your Home Design Credit Card. Get 0% interest and 48 month financing with this special offer on the Janome machine of your dreams. This special runs from August 28 – September 2, 2014. Take advantage of this special deal by stopping into your local Janome dealer. Find a dealer!

 

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:03

New Janome Video App

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Over 100 videos!
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Janome is proud to offer a web app for mobile devices. The Janome Videos app gives users direct access to videos that detail the proper use and application of sewing machine feet and accessories. The video app is comptible on iOS and Android platforms. 

For instructions on how to add the launcher icon to your home screen click here

Start enjoying the Janome video app on your mobile device now!

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:47

Ultra Glide Foot

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Machine Foot Video
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Watch this video to see how easy the Ultra Glide Foot makes sewing sticky fabrics.

The ultra glide foot for 9mm sewing machines is molded from a special resin allowing easier sewing of fabrics that may otherwise stick to the standard metal foot such as ultra suede, vinyl and plastic.

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Friday, 08 August 2014 07:49

Sassy Summer Table Runner

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Great Summer project
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Created by Jane Spolar of Quilt Poetry

This appliquéd and embroidered runner has a pillowcased edge, and doesn’t require binding! The center of each block is embroidered with a motif that will fit within a 5" circle.

We’ve included two different designs, one is done on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 and features an embroidery motif from The World of Embroidery Designs collection. The other runner was made on the Memory Craft 9900 and uses a butterfly, one of the embroidery motifs that Jane designed exclusively for Janome. These designs come pre-loaded on the machines. It couldn’t be handier!

Pattern Download - Click here

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:24

Janome Designer Challenge

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5 yards of fabric and 72 hours
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We challenged three of our Educators to come up with a new project using the same fabric. We gave each Educator 5 yards of fabric, assigned a category and 72 hours to complete their design. Erin Schlosser made the Simplicity Dress. Danielle Wilkes made the Thrifty Table Linens. Kelley McKenzie made the Trip Around the Block Quilt. Which do you like best?

1. Simplicity Dress
by Erin Schlosser
Full Instructions click here

2. Thrifty Table Linens
by Danielle Wilkes
Full Instructions click here

3. Trip Around the Block Quilt
by Kelley McKenzie
Full Instructions click here

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Friday, 25 July 2014 15:03

Summer Project

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Beat the Heat Tank Top
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Caroline Hulse of www.sewcaroline.com has made this project and shared the instructions for the Janome community. This tutorial will show you how to take an existing tank that you love to wear, rub off the pattern, and create a tie back tank that is perfect to beat the heat in this summer. The great thing about this project is that it can be done on any Janome sewing machine and is a great way to upcycle an old tank top.

These instructions were written for an adult, but the same method can be used to create a tank top for the little one in your life!

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:47

Vermont Quilt Festival 2014

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36 MyStyle 100's were given to Young Quilters
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To encourage young people to get into the art of quilting, the Vermont Quilt Festival accepts entries in the Youth quilt category. At the Quilt Festival in 2009, Dave LaValley of Bittersweet Fabrics, surprised everyone when he gave away a MyStyle 100 to all 5 kids that entered a quilt. In the following years, the Festival has seen steady growth in the youth category and Dave gives away machines to each entry. This year, 36 quilts were entered by kids ranging from 4-16. All 36 youth quilters received a Janome MyStyle 100 in recognition of their work and to help them continue their journey.

Dave is proud to give away these machines, “I wanted to do something special for these young quilters. The Janome MyStyle100 is a real sewing machine. I tell them that they no longer have to sew on their mom’s machine, because they have one of their very own now.”

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Wednesday, 09 July 2014 16:57

Video Tutorial

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Concealed Zipper Foot
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Good quality ready to wear garments will often have an invisible zip fitted. These zippers are often neglected by the home dressmaker which is a pity because they can ensure success every time. Invisible zips are suitable for all fabrics from fine silk jersey through to suit weight wools and tweeds. The key is to get the needle as close to the fastener as possible, which this foot accomplishes by slightly unrolling the zipper just before the needle. Once fitted, a well sewn invisible zipper will merely look like part of the seam.

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