Special Offer: Pink And Blue Bobbins
These limited edition bobbins are now 30% off.
Add a little color to your sewing setup with these bright bobbins, designed especially for your machine.
These are real Janome J bobbins, made of a special rubber and plastic combination, which allows them to better hold thread, absorb machine vibration and reduce noise. (Janome J bobbins fit all Janome machines except the MB4 and 1600 series.)
All that and pretty too! Hurry while supplies last at your local Janome Dealer.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM JANOME AMERICA
We wish you and your family all the best.
We hope Santa filled your stocking with lots of good things.
And that you get time today to play with some of your new sewing and quilting "toys."
From all of us at Janome America.
Software Update: Digitizer MBX v4.0 Compatibility for Windows 8.1
Download the Free Update to Make Your Digitizer MBX v4.0 Compatible with Windows 8.1
Janome has posted a new update for owners of Digitizer MBX version 4.0. Download and install this update to make your dongle compatible with Windows 8.1. Download now by going to the update page and following the directions.
All current and former updates can be found on the Janome Software Update Page.
Free Online Flipbook: Inspired Embroidery Volume 1 From Artistic
Featuring projects created with designs from Artistic Embroidery Collections.
The first ebook in our series shows you just how easy it is to be a fabric artist with Artistic Designs.
Viewable online with your computer or tablet, this 39 page ebook features 7 complete projects including pillows, a wine bottle cover, a mantel cover, greeting cards, and even a quilt. The back of the book includes more information on featured Artistic Embroidery Collections.
The projects in Inspired Embroidery Volume 1 are for a variety of sewing skill levels. And each one requires an embroidery machine.
The online book format makes it fun to browse with page turning animation and even the sound of rustling paper.
Go here to start reading Inspired Embroidery Volume 1.
Artistic Embroidery Collections include the work of some of today’s best-known designers, including Michael Miller Fabrics, Lonni Rossi, Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching, Leah Day of Day Style Designs and the Free Motion Quilting Project, and Stitchique.
The collections include a wide variety of applications, from embellishing ready-to-wear to paper crafting to incredible, stand-alone embroidery designs. They're easy enough for new embroidery users, but with the quality to please the most experienced embroiderer.
Artistic Creative Products include software, design collections, and the accessories you need to create with embroidery, crystals, and cutting blades. See the entire line at your nearest Artistic dealer.
New Project: Cat Block Pillow by Elizabeth Hartman
Use your favorite scraps to create an array of charming patchwork cats.
There's just something about quilting and cats.
Lots of us enjoy creating with fabric and thread under the watchful eye of a feline.
Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Frannson! has created a clever, geometric cat design that you can use on a quilt block or for an entire pillow.
The Cat Block Pillow project is a perfect way to use your favorite scraps to create an array of charming patchwork cats. The instructions show you how to make an assortment of 6” x 6” cat blocks, or combine 10 cats to make a large block perfect for a 20” x 20” pillow cover.
Elizabeth says, "Don’t hesitate to mix and match fabrics for a scrappy look!"
The project requires intermediate quilting skills and can be completed on any Janome Sewing Machine. Elizabeth uses a 1600P-QC, which sews at up to 1,600 spm and features a 9" bed. Try it out for yourself at your local Janome Dealer.
New Serger Video: Introduction To The 1100D Professional Serger
This has to be the easiest stitch set up you've ever seen.
The Janome 1100D Professional serger has the speed and precision to give you perfect results every time.
And it's also quick and easy to set up.
The 1100D features a unique Stitch Information Display Panel, which shows you the required settings for each stitch. You can set it up in seconds and get dependable results.
How To Set Up A Stitch On The 1100D
- On the stitch display, find the kind of the stitch you want to use and note its corresponding number.
- Turn the display knob on the right of the machine until that number appears in the first column of the Stitch Information Display Panel. You'll now see all the required settings for best results with that stitch. (There's no need to adjust the tension. The 1100D does this automatically for each stitch selected.)
- The second column shows you the differential feed setting, which you set with a knob.
- The third is stitch length, which is adjusted by a knob.
- Fourth is the needle position, which can be left, right, or both.
- Fifth is the cutting width, which you adjust at the side of the bed.
- Sixth is the upper knife position, which should be up or down.
- Second to the right is the two thread converter. Again, it should be up or down.
- Finally, there's the needle plate setting knob, which should also be up or down.
Now you're ready to serge with your chosen stitch.
The presser foot lifter is located to the side on the 1100D. And it doubles as a handy thread cutter.
And for help with threading, you'll find the easy-to-follow guides inside the front cover of the serger.
To see the stitch settings demonstrated watch the video Introduction To The 1100D Professional Serger.
Digitizer MBX V4.5 Is Here: A New Level Of Digitizing Power!
Freehand drawing and kingsize layouts are among the new features.
Digitizer MBX software has always combined easy-to-use functionality and digitizing power.
Now the release of Digitizer MBX V4.5 gives you even more ways to express your creativity. Look at some of the major new features.
You are going to love this new option. Using a pen and tablet (such as the popular WACOM® tablets), the new drawing tools let you to digitize shapes and lines as easily as drawing with pencil and paper with amazing results.
Kingsize Layouts & New Editing Tools
In addition to the larger layout size, you get a greater selection of monogram patterns. Integrated Corel Draw Essentials provides vector art to click-and-convert to embroidery. Cross Stitch is now standard.
NEW Cutwork Add-Ons
Set includes Software, Needles, and Needle Holder. EasyDesign allows you to digitize cutwork in much the same way as you digitize appliqué objects. Select the type of embroidery you wish to use and the type of cutwork you want, and the software takes care of the rest. Available for both V4.0 and V4.5.
Digitizer Jr. V4.5 is also available as are various upgrade kits. For more information contact your Janome Dealer.
Artistic Webinar TONIGHT: How Quilters can Maximize Their Artistic Software
It's live at 7 PM EST tonight. But there's still time to register.
You might think Artistic Software is for people who like to do embroidery, paper craft embelishments, and everything bling.
And you'd be right.
But Artistic Software is also a powerful tool for serious quilters.
Artistic Educator Bunny Gates will show you why in a one hour free webinar: Not Just Embellishments! How Quilters can Maximize their Artistic Software.
The webinar is today, Tuesday, December 17, running from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST. And you can still register for free.
You'll see how a quilter can use Artistic Software to create easy ambiance quilting, beautiful quilt patterns, and more. You'll learn how you can enhance your quilts, wallhangings, and pillows with the quilting feature of Artistic Suite V6.0.
You can attend the webinar on your PC, Mac, or even mobile device. See the System Requirements on the webinar registration page to complete information.
Janome Heritage: Beautiful 1902 New Home Machine
This wonderful machine sits in an equally beautiful cabinet.
We came across this beautiful 1902 New Home treadle machine on the Heirlooms by Ashton House blog and thought you'd enjoy it.
It's owned by Kimber Mitchell, a magazine writer, quilt book editor, and avid quilter. Visit her blog to see the whole story on how she got it.
She and her husband live in a beautiful 1885 Victorian home and the machine fits right in with their vintage and antique collections. Kimber named the machine "Tabitha" and gave us permission to share her photo of it.
We believe Tabitha is a New Home model A3. The major features for that model were a vibrating shuttle, a top tension control with release lever, a stitch length regulator on bed, narrow shank shuttle carrier, and a bobbin winder.
The label inside the cabinet says the machine shipped from New Home's Chicago facility on August 8, 1902.
It came with this guarantee: "If it fails from imperfection within Ten Years, we will supply the part free of charge. Should this machine fail at any time to give perfect satisfaction and you do not find our agent to attend to it, write us and you will receive prompt attention."
Kimber says she's actually sewn on the machine and that after 111 years it still works well with "really nice" stitch quality.
New Anna Maria Horner Heirloom Stocking Project with Video
Includes a custom machine embroidery design for your feature emblem.
In her latest project, fabric designer and creative sewist extraordinaire Anna Maria Horner uses a treasured hand-embroidered motif to create a classic Christmas stocking.
Anna's Heirloom Stocking Project features a regal stag embroidery design framed in winter foliage. This was digitized from a hand-embroidered blanket created by her grandmother in Greece.
The project includes complete instructions, a free downloadable embroidery design, and a great video showing Anna's inspiration and how to construct the stocking. The stocking features a fabric cuff, which is perfect for the bright tones and bold patterns of Anna Maria's fabric collection.
About creating the design, Anna says:
"This Heirloom Stocking pattern has been such a special project for me since it is inspired by the beautiful hand-loomed blanket my Yiayia Eleni made some 60 years ago in Greece. It has been my joy to marry a centuries-old craft with the most modern technology available in a home sewing machine to design the embroidery.
The talented team at Janome America helped me translate my Yiayia's deer design into an embroidery motif (similar to my Lineage fabric). We used the Designer MBX software, which I can't wait to play with more! The results really exceeded my expectations, and the thought of being able to make something for everyone this year, using this meaningful artwork vignette, was thrilling. Any doubts I had about the stockings not being hand-embroidered quickly vanished. I realized that by using the machine embroidery, I could actually accomplish all of them this year!"
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