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Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:00

Sew4Home Takes On the Skyline S5

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Sew4HomeSee What They Learned

Sew4Home, a website for stylish home décor sewing and dedicated Janome fans, put the Skyline S5 to a test and found that it won their hearts. In their review, you will get a quick tour of the machine, helpful tips on how to use the Skyline and what it offers as well as an overview of the machine's accessories and features.

In the review, you will also be exposed to the Skyline's different stitch patterns. Sew4Home tested out quite a few for you to see how reliable the stitch reference chart on the machine is. They included pictures of utility and decorative stitches along with an adorable monogram piece.

Sew4Home made a super cute clutch with the Skyline S5. Look out for it tomorrow on their website.

Click Here for Sew4Home's Review

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

Sewing in No Mans Land Rocks STYLO's Front Cover

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Kelly_CrawfordA Project Made With the Skyline S5

Blogger Kelly Crawford from Sewing in No Mans Land was excited to see her son Finn "strutting his stuff" on the front cover of STYLO's Third Issue, released on November 3rd. Not only was it thrilling to see Finn as she pulled up the magazine on her computer, but to also see her project made with the Skyline S5 machine. 

Along with Janome's other bloggers, Kelly had the chance to test out the Skyline S5 for a couple of months. She used a V-neck shirt pattern to make an Outsiders shirt for her son, who looks super cool in it!

STYLO is the first fashion forward eMagazine centered around children's sewing patterns and style.

Click Here for Kelly's Review

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Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

The Janome Skyline Received Yet Another Positive Review

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iCandyHandmadeA Review and Project by Jen Schumann of iCandy Handmade

"It is a well-made machine, from a great brand and from the moment you see it, you know it is a quality machine." - Jen

Sewing blogger Jen Schumann also had the opportunity to try out the Janome Skyline S5 sewing machine and loved it! In her review, she said that she would give the Janome Skyline a thumbs up.

During the weeks Jen tested the Skyline machine, she made a baby swing tee out of leftover knit she used for a peplum dress that she previously made.

Click Here for Jen's Review

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Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00

Introducing the Fan Dance Project

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Fan_Dance_ProjectA Guide to Making a Colorful Quilt by Janome Spokesperson, Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria Horner is pleased to introduce the latest project, the Fan Dance Quilt. Using the traditional Dresden Plate block as inspiration, Anna Maria used only half of a plate at a time creating more of a fan motif. The color and placement of the fans, in alternating direction, gives the quilt lovely movement and a wonderful opportunity for color play. When creating the Fan Dance, you will also get to feature some favorite tonal fabrics in broad strokes for the background of the floating fans. 

Anna Maria did all of the piecing and machine quilting on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000. This guide details all of her simple steps for doing both applique and quilting at the same time. Anna Maria also took advantage of the gorgeous pre-loaded medallion designs for additional quilting details. 

The video Anna Maria produced for you details the process of creating the crib size, but the instruction PDF has all of the layout, fabric requirements and cutting instructions for both the crib and full size quilts. 

What are you waiting for? Get up and do a Fan Dance!

Click Here for Fan Dance Instructions

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Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

Burda Style's The Sky's the Limit Sweepstakes

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Enter All Month Long for Your Chance to Win the Brand New Janome Skyline S5 Machine!
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We've put the finishing touches on our Halloween costumes and are gearing up for the holiday sewing season. Take your sewing to the next level with a brand new sewing machine! This fabulous Grand Prize through Burda Style will make one lucky winner's winter sewing a whole lot more fun.

The Sky's the Limit Sweepstakes Grand Prize is a Janome Skyline S5 machine. This model offers beyond average work space along with top-of-the-line features. Only one lucky winner will get a Skyline for free so enter now!

This sweepstake runs through November.

Click Here to Enter and Learn More

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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

The Value of a Perfect Sewing Machine

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A Skyline S5 Review by Autumn Baldwin 
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After testing the Janome Skyline S5 machine, sewing blogger Autumn Baldwin compares the features and benefits of this premium machine to her budget machine from Brother. On her blog, It's Always Autumn, she provides helpful tips on purchasing the perfect machine for your sewing preferences. 

At the bottom of her review, Autumn also features the project she worked on while testing the new Skyline machine. She sewed up a holiday party outfit for her daughter that is also featured in the newest issue of STYLO magazine. 

Click Here for Autumn's Review

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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

Dress the Holiday Webinar is Now Available on YouTube

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Watch this Webinar on Janome's YouTube Channel and Sign Up Now for Upcoming Holiday Webinars
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Missed yesterday's webinar with Nancy Fiedler? Now you can watch her take a commercial pattern for scarfs and hats using a Janome Magnolia 7360 machine and make them into unique and beautiful pieces using pintuck, piping and button sewing feet. 

Don't miss out on more Janome holiday fun! Sign up now for our upcoming webinars. 

Watch Dress the Holiday on YouTube

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Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00

Learn More About the Skyline S5 with Oh, Fransson!

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A Sewing Machine Meme Review from Elizabeth Hartman
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Professional Modern Quilter and Blogger Elizabeth Hartman was also asked to test the new Skyline S5 machine a couple months ago. On her blog Oh, Fransson!, she went a unique route to help her readers learn more about this new machine. 

Below is a link to Elizabeth's sewing machine meme review, a question and answer format. Enjoy!

Click Here for Elizabeth's Review

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

Free Class Available Through Craftsy

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Get the Most from Your Machine for More Inspired Stitching
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Unlock amazing features on your domestic machine to tap into your creative potential and have fun doing it! Join pattern designer and author Linda McGehee for her free online Craftsy mini-class - Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing. You'll learn a collection of quick tips to use your machine for inspired sewing, piecing, quilting, embroidery and more. 

In this class, you'll explore ideas for creating dazzling decorative stitches, ways to achieve better buttons and buttonholes, hints for making your embroidery designs pop and much more! Linda will demonstrate all of this on a variety of fabulous Janome machines. 

Click Here for More Information and to Sign Up

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

30 Days of Christmas Crafts by Milinda Jay Stephenson

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Enjoy Unique Crafts Everyday this Holiday Season
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As the holiday season quickly approaches, sewing blogger Milinda Jay Stephenson is currently featuring 30 Days of Christmas Crafts on her blog, Milinda Sews. Everyday, Milinda presents a new idea for the holidays using her creativity.

Milinda is currently using the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 and the new Skyline S5 machine to make her projects.  

Click Here for Milinda's Blog

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