Janome Blog

  • 8/9/2016

    By Regena Carlevaro

    "Before kids, I made a lot of my clothing. After kids, any extra time that I had to devote to creating garments is gone as well as the figure I used to have. I am sure that those of you who have children can relate. In the years that have passed, I have tried to pick up the pieces again, but after a couple of failed attempts to make something fit well and not cost an arm and a leg in supplies, I called it quits on making clothes. I then turned my need to create quilting and home décor and had almost forgotten that I used to be the girl who owned a one-of-a-kind wardrobe. Until last weekend..." - Janome Education Manager, Regena Carlevaro

    Click here to read Regena's full article on how she rediscovered her love for garment sewing with the Janome CoverPro 2000CPX machine.

  • 8/3/2016

    Winner of the Contest

    During the months of May and June, we hosted the #JanomeQuilts contest where talented enthusiasts submitted photos of creative quilted projects made on a Janome sewing machine. Out of 523 entries, Pat D. from New York was the lucky winner of a Janome Fabric Bundle and Thread Kit. She picked up her prize at Olean Sewing Center, Inc. in Olean, NY.

    "I made my first quilt nearly 40 years ago for my then-toddler son. I have made upwards of 70 or so quilts since that time, most since retiring six years ago. I enjoy making bed-size quilts and do both machine and hand quilting, depending on the intended recipient.

    Our church began a quilt ministry earlier this year, which I coordinate and teach beginning quilters the basics. Since we began in March, we have distributed eight quilts, seven of which went to the Fort McMurray Alberta fire victims, and are currently working on four baby quilts for three church members and one missionary family from our local church. 

    I learned free motion quilting in 2012, the same year I purchased the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700QCP machine that I currently work on." - Pat D.

    Pictured below is Pat with Fred from Olean Sewing Center as she picks up her prize.

    Congratulations Pat!

  • 8/2/2016

    Make an Awesome School Planner Cover!

    "It's that time of the year again! If you are sending someone special back to school soon, take the time to make them a personalized cover for their school planner or even cover a notebook for them with this customizable tutorial that will fit any notebook! The Horizon Memory Craft 8900QCP Special Edition is a powerhouse when it comes to free motion quilting or any quilting for that matter. This project can be utilized to help develop and push you to try different quilting designs. Try using solid fabrics with contrasting colored thread to really make the quilting pop." - Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts and Designs

    Click here to follow Joanna's step-by-step instructions to make the perfect school planner or notebook cover for your child or a friend.

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