Janome Blog

  • 9/25/2018

    Having fun yet with these reference guides? Today we've got a chart that will recommend what type of needle size to use for various types and sizes of sewing thread! Need a reminder of what to pack for a retreat or sewing class? Refer to our handy Retreat Packing List! Click the photo below to download your PDF. 


    If you'd like to print your other cards in the set, you can find them here.

  • 9/20/2018

    This Reference Guide Set is a quick reminder of how to use the Automatic 1-Step Buttonhole stitch and foot to make a buttonhole. We've also included a referenee guide for different types of buttonholes, names, and recommended uses! Download these cards by clicking on the photo below.


    If you'd like to print your other cards in the set, you can find them here.

  • 9/18/2018

    Ever wondered exactly what standard mattress sizes are and what a recommended quilt size is for each? What about how large a table placemat, bed pillow, or fabric napkin size is? Here's the next set of cards for your Reference Guide Set! Click the photo below to download the PDF, then print and cut!

    Missed the other cards in the set? Grab them here. Be sure to check back later this week for more cards to add to your set!


  • 9/13/2018

    Here's our next Sewing Guide installment! These cards are a quick reference on Needle sizes and break down the differences between the Janome Purple, Red, and Blue tip needles! Click on the image below to download and print!


    If you missed the Cover page and first reference card for your set, you can find them here.

  • 9/12/2018

    We're stoked to have Natalie Barnes from Beyond the Reef Patterns joining us as a new Maker here at Janome. 

    We sat down with Natalie to learn about some of her favorite things, how she recharges, and even what spurred her to learn to quilt! (We think you'll want to know how that came about!) Read below for some of our interview:

    Natalie's Bio:

    Natalie is the owner/designer for beyond the reef, a quilt pattern-design company that she started one rainy north shore morning on a lanai in Hanalei, Kauai, while drinking coffee with author Jill Marie Landis. As a little girl, Natalie learned to sew, knit, and crochet from her grandmother. After a successful career in the demanding commercial/corporate interior design field in Los Angeles, Natalie decided it was time to live a new dream, and put her talents to work in another area. She has never looked back. She is a fabric designer for Windham Fabrics.  A Janome Maker, and a contributor to Aurifil and Olfa.  She is author of A Modern Twist, by Martingale/TPP with contributions by Angela Walters.  And you'll find her entertaining tutorials on the new video series, STITCH!, or teaching at a guild or retreat near you.

    Having always lived on the beach, Natalie draws her inspiration for color and design from the sea, the sky, and the land. These days you’ll find Natalie in the studio in sunny Southern California, or out and about with her dog, Stitch. 

    See more of her inspiration on her site, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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