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  • 5/20/2016

    Quilt the Kaye Wood Way!

    Three dimensional chrysanthemums are made from pointed wedges, easily cut with Janome Artisan Kaye Wood’s Starmaker 5 Master Template. Kaye’s Chrysanthemum Placemat instructions include easy and thorough techniques that she uses for all of her amazing quilts.

    Each mum can be made from just two fabrics or for a scrap look, up to 40 different fabrics – 20 lights and 20 darks.

    Click here to learn how to make beautiful Chrysanthemum Placemats for the summer.

  • 5/19/2016

    7-Day Quilting Cruise to Alaska

    Join Janome Artisan Kaye Wood of Quilting the Kaye Wood Way on a 7-day Quilting Cruise to Alaska on the Norwegian Jewel from Saturday, August 13 to Saturday, August 20.

    Explore beautiful and breathtaking places like Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway and Victoria. The total price for this memorable cruise is $1,405 per person. This price includes all quilting classes and supplies, lectures and events led by Kaye. During this amazing adventure, you will also be sewing on a Janome sewing machine.

    Click here to learn more and sign up today.

  • 5/19/2016

    Beach-Ready Baby Boy's Shortall

    Summer is almost here and according to Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson, "Nothing says summer like the beach scenes of renowned artist Paul Brent. When I discovered his fabulous fabric collection (this one is from his Coastal Breeze collection at Moda) I couldn't wait to sew this baby boy shortall. I sewed the outfit, embroidered the monogram and applique all using the amazing Horizon Memory Craft 15000. I used the machine's built-in design for the monogram and embroidered the whale applique on the back, just for fun."

    You can find the instructions and a free design download for Milinda's whale appliqe in the link below. Included is also an SVG file to cut out the whale applique using the Artistic Edge Digital Cutter.

    Click here!

  • 5/19/2016

    Sewing Escape Retreat

    You work hard all year long, so treat yourself to a fun-filled Sewing Escape retreat with Janome and Sew4Home. Our friends from Sew Magarbo in Ashburn, VA are excited to host this great event! The retreat will take place tomorrow through Sunday at West Belmont Place (National Conference Center) in Leesburg, VA.

    During this amazing weekend, you will have your own sewing machine to sit at and will sew three full projects - the pillow kit even includes the pillow form! The steps to complete each project will be clear and easy-to-understand, for which Sew4Home is famous! All materials, tools, machines, lunch and snacks are included in the $199 registration fee. There will also be door prizes and giveaways, along with a chance to win a prize valued at $800!

    There is only one more day to sign up. Click here to register!

    We look forward to spending the weekend with you. If you are not from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC Metro area, click here to see when Sewing Escapes is coming to a location near you.

  • 5/18/2016

    Choose the Right Needle for Your Next Project

    The rule of thumb for sewing machine needles is to install a new one at the beginning of each project. Sew4Home provided a helpful article to get you sewing with the right needle!

    Sew4Home notes that all sewing needles have the same parts: a shank; shaft; front groove; scarf and eye. Liz from Sew4Home goes over what each part is in the article. 

    The two numbers on on the needle case refer to the size of the needle. The larger number of the two is the needle size according to the European numbering system. European sizes range from 60-120, where 60 is a very fine, thin needle and 120 is a very thick, heavy needle. The smaller number is the needle size according to the American numbering system. The American system uses 8 -19, where 8 is the fine needle and 19 is the thicker one.

    Janome has three main needle styles to help guarantee professional-looking results. There are the blue, purple and red tip needles. Sew4Home reviews the 

    Click here to learn more!

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