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  • Monogrammed Guest Towels

    10/13/2016

    By Milinda Stephenson

    "I love Downtown Abbey, especially when the camera pans a sunny bedroom and then closes in on lovely Edwardian linens replete with Cluny lace and intricate hand embroidery. My own grandmother was born in 1899 and by 1915 when my favorite novel Annie Laura's Triumph takes place, she was embroidering gorgeous linen hand towels and dresser scarves and edging them with delicate crochet. 

    I cannot hand embroider like my grandmother, but my Janome Skyline S9 can! I embroidered these cotton towels with built-in monograms and added the Cluny lace I ordered from the original factory in England. While my kitchen and bathroom towels aren't hand embroidered, I think they are going to make great gifts!" - Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews

  • MC9400 Review and Project for School

    10/11/2016

    By Sandi Sawa Hazlewood

    After falling in love with the art of quilting while sewing on hand-me-downs, Sandi Sawa Hazlewood of Crafty Planner decided to buy her own machine. Her first Janome was the Memory Craft 7700QCP and then she purchased the Hello Kitty 11706 as a travel machine.  When we asked her to give the new Horizon Memory Craft 9400 a try, she could not wait! 

    Sandi’s favorite MC9400 features are the bright LED lighting that helps when you are sewing at night; the fast Superior Needle Threader and the low thread alert in the bobbin. The features that did not making Sandi’s sewing as fun were that you have to really make sure the feet are secured tight, she mentions in her review that two needles accidentally broke; the food pedal compared the the MC7700 machine is shorter and the light under the throat gets hot over time. 

    Sandi encourages every quilter who is looking for a new machine to give the MC9400 a try! She made a gorgeous Composition Book Cover with the 9400 for those who are in school or are teaching. 

    Click here to read Sandi’s full review and to follow along her project tutorial.

  • Skyline S9 Review

    10/6/2016

    By Felicia Brenoe

    A few months ago, we asked Janome Artisan Felicia Brenoe of Felicia’s World to try out the new Skyline S9 sewing and embroidery machine. Felicia couldn’t wait to give the machine a go! It has been up and running in Felicia’s sewing room for a few weeks now and she continues to learn more each time she works with it. 

    Some of Felicia’s favorite machine qualities on the Skyline S9 is the set up process; the LCD Touchscreen and easy navigation buttons; smooth and quiet operation; sturdiness and standard accessories. 

    Felicia recommends the Skyline S9 to anyone looking to explore the possibilities of machine embroidery as well as sew garments, home décor and quilts without making a massive investment in a top-of-the-line machine. 

    Click here to read Felicia’s full review. Stay tuned for her article on applique on the Skyline S9 as well as the project she made with this great machine! 

    Enjoy!

  • Sew CALI!

    10/6/2016

    Sewing Escapes Retreat in the LA Area

    You work hard all year long, so treat yourself to a fun-filled Sewing Escape retreat with Janome and Sew4Home. Our friends from Sew Vac LTD in Long Beach, CA are excited to host this great event! The retreat will take place this Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9 at 1762 Clark Ave, Long Beach, CA.

    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! 

    Click here to register.

    We look forward to spending the weekend with you. If you are not from the Greater Los Angeles area, click here to see when Sewing Escapes is coming to a location near you.

  • Sewing Basics - Tapering with the Skyline S9

    10/5/2016

    By Nancy Fiedler

    How many times have you wanted to turn a corner with a decorative stitch? Or customize a decorative stitch for extra design detail. The new Tapering feature on the Skyline S9 will allow you to take decorative stitches to a whole new level!

    Janome Educator Nancy Fiedler provided us with a helpful tutorial and guide to get you started on tapering with the new Janome Skyline S9 sewing and embroidery machine. 

    Click here to read Nancy's full article.

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