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  • 4/18/2016

    Fun Sewing Retreats Coming to Your Local Dealer

    Aurifil featured a great article on Sew4Home last week. They interviewed Senior Editor Liz Johnson about what Sew4Home does and to learn more about Sewing Escapes - a series of partnered retreats with Janome that will be hosted at dealerships around the country. These awesome retreats begin on Thursday, April 28 and will go through March 2017. During your Sewing Escapes adventure, you will receive expert guidance, leaving with three finished projects made on the Skyline S7. You will also learn the tools, tricks and techniques to create beautifully finished results. 

    Sew4Home started in 2009 to encourage young people who have never even switched on a sewing machine to become avid sewists. They wanted to give their readers the confidence to produce projects that looked as good, if not better than, the items they see on the shelves in stores or magazines. Sew4Home is always on top of the latest trends and gathering ideas from a variety of sources.

    Click here to read more and to view the Sew4Home Sewing Escapes details and schedule.

    We hope to see you at one of the retreats!

  • 4/18/2016

    A New Embroidery Project by Samantha Walker

    Janome Artisan Samantha Walker made this adorable Bunny Towel with the Horizon Memory Craft 15000 machine. It is a perfect spring addition to a kitchen or bathroom. 

    Set up the SQ14 hoop with your white fabric and stabilizer and then upload the bunny file that Samantha provides below to your embroidery machine.

    Click here for Samantha's step-by-step instructions and enjoy using the embroidery file she provided us.

  • 4/15/2016

    A Beautiful Piece of Art

    Janome Artisan Violet Craft made this outstanding Elephant Abstractions quilt using her Artistic Quilting machines along with her newest pattern in the abstraction series, The Elephant. Violet's quilt was first debuted at QuiltCon in the Michael Miller Fabrics booth, next to his friends The Lion and The Giraffe.

    The Elephant Abstractions quilt finished at 54" x 60" in shades of grey popping off of a gold background.

    Click here for more!

  • 4/14/2016

    Quilt on Your Machine

    Janome Canada Artisan Sherri Sylvester of Thread Riding Hood started a six-week blog series called The Sewing Diaries, where she has been posting one topic per week about her new machine, the Skyline S7. You can find the first five weeks of Sherri’s Sewing Diaries on the Janome Blog page. Today, Sherri posted her last Sewing Diaries article on things you should know when learning about how your sewing machine handles piecing and quilting.

    In her article, Sherri mentions to check out your feet. If a specific quilting foot came with your machine, find out what it does! It is also important to check your tension. If you are using different spool and bobbin colors, it is especially important that the tension is set properly.

    Next, it is important to find out how to sew with a precise ¼” seam allowance. Without a precise seam, you will not be able to follow most quilt patterns.  Sherri recommends you use a piecing foot to make sure you sew your seams accurately.

    Click here to read Sherri’s full article. We hope you enjoyed Sherri’s Sewing Diaries as much as we did.

    Thank you Sherri for all of your hard work!

  • 4/12/2016

    A Colorful Quilted Pillow for that Special Mom

    This Mother’s Day, deliver a handmade gift to the mom in your life that is personal and unique. This project made by Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts and Designs is packed with techniques that will help build you skills, while creating something beautiful and heart felt for the special mother or grandmother in your life.

    Whether using kids’ hands or adult hands for this project, the finished pillow will be cherished with many personalized touches, made easy by the Horizon Memory Craft 8900QCP Special Edition. All seam allowances are a ¼”, unless otherwise specified.

    Click here to learn how to make Joanna’s pillow for this upcoming Mother’s Day!

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