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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/5/2016

    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Although it is October and we are enjoying those fun fall activities and getting excited for Halloween, we believe it is never too early to start making projects for the holidays. Janome Artisan Michelle Hart of Baby Got Bobbin made a beautiful Modern Trees Table Runner with her Horizon Memory Craft 15000 machine to warm up her home for the upcoming Christmas season. 

    “I love celebrating the holidays and decorating my house in bright Christmas décor. I also love the look of raw edge applique and thread sketching. Brightly colored fabrics and the thread sketching create a whimsical and modern table runner for your holiday table.” – Michelle Hart 

    Click here to learn how to make it.

  • 10/4/2016

    By Christopher Thompson

    Janome was the brand for Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter from the moment he discovered the modern quilting movement. Christopher’s first sewing machine was the DC2012. It was the perfect introduction machine. Christopher’s quilting skills have advanced over the years and he has made some pretty awesome projects! When we asked Christopher to test drive the new Horizon Memory Craft 9400 machine, he was super excited to give it go! 

    In his review, Christopher mentions that MC9400 works like a dream. The AcuFeed™ feature is gold and the additional bright LED lighting is super helpful. In addition, it is great working on a machine with extra room. 

    For Halloween, Christopher made an awesome Boo Cave quilt with the MC9400. Click here to read his full review and follow along his project tutorial.


  • 10/4/2016

    By Milinda Stephenson

    Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews was excited to share the very first Skyline S9 review with Janome and our readers. Two weeks ago, Milinda shared beautiful embroidered kitchen towels that achieved a hand embroidered look from the Skyline S9. Today, Milinda was excited to share her full review as well as the other wonderful projects she made with this powerful new machine.

    Milinda explains in her review that the Skyline S9 is the perfect machine for millennials. It combines the features of a Janome top-of-the-line machine with easy-to-use functions. Her first test on the Skyline S9 was the embroidery functions. Milinda was excited to try out the built-in Anna Maria Horner designs that stitched beautifully!

    In addition, Milinda loved how easy it was to switch from embroidery to sewing and vice versa. She also really likes how solid the S9 is. The bed does not move while you are working like it does on some of the cheaper models so the stitches were perfectly straight.

    Milinda made an adorable simple john for her grandson. She added a monogram to it and turned out awesome!

    Click here to read Milinda’s full review and check out the projects she made with the Skyline S9 along with a quilt she is currently making for her daughter’s best friend’s first baby.

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