The Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Clothsetter Has Arrived!
This Janome exclusive is now available for your top-of-the-line embroidery machine.
Let's say you've created an amazing large-scale embroidery design on your computer. And you have a very precise embroidery machine to stitch it out. Now all you need is an extremely precise way to position the various parts of the design on your fabric.
This is the where the Clothsetter comes in. It's an embroidery positioning device you calibrate to your specific Memory Craft machine that allows you place your designs with perfect precision.
And now you can get the Clothsetter for the MC12000.
How The Clothsetter Works
Using your embroidery software, you print a color template of your design on semi-transparent paper. You then set the template on your fabric, moving it around until you have it in exactly the right position. With a fabric pen, you mark the position of the template on your fabric. Then you put your embroidery hoop in the Clothsetter, and using the crosshairs as your guide, position your fabric so your Memory Craft will stitch the design in exactly the right spot.
It really does take the guesswork out of embroidery placement.
Ask your local, authorized Janome dealer to show you how to use the Clothsetter for your MC12000.
Today's The Final Day of the Amazing Holiday Facebook Contest
Five HUGE stocking stuffers. Total prizes valued at more than $2,000. And it ends TODAY.
You know the old saying, "You can't win if you don't enter." Today (12/17/2012) is the final day of the Stuff Your Crafty Stocking Giveaway. For the past week we've teamed up with some fantastic bloggers and companies to help you have the craftiest Christmas ever.
You have lots of chances to win: 5 different "stockings" are being given away. And the fifth stocking, full of online sewing lessons, will have 10 winners! If you love sewing, there are lots of prizes worth going for--from a Janome sewing machine to fabulous fabric packs, and more. For complete prize details, see the entry page.
Entering the Stuff Your Crafty Stocking Giveaway is easy. Go to the entry page, read about all the prizes, then scroll to the bottom to enter.
Jewish Fabric Designs by Fay Nicoll
Janome Dealer creates unique Judaica designs in Embroidery, Fabric, and More!
A passion for quilting, a great eye for color and design, and a calling to preserve and honor the past: these are qualities found in many creative sewists. But one Janome dealer took these talents one step further. Fay Nicoll of Sunshine Sewing Company, Inc. in Margate, Florida, created a line of fabric and patterns dedicated to her family's rich religious history, Fay Nicoll Judaica Designs.
Holiday Projects & Design Downloads From Artistic
Created for you by Artistic Educator, LuAnn Hartley.
Think of it as your little holiday gift from Artistic. Each project starts with embroidery and ends with a little bling.
Express your love of the season with this beautiful Noel Wallhanging quilt project. With applique, embroidery, and crystal accents, this piece will put any room in the holiday spirit! Project includes appliqué letters for N O E L, and the candy canes embroidery file as a .jef. About 13" x 36" when complete.
Go to the Noel Wallhanging project.
Curly Christmas Tree Gift Bag
Put you own creative touch on holiday projects using built in features of the Artistic software. You’ll be amazed at how one design can be turned into a boutique item by simple re-sizing, duplicating and creative placement. This project includes instructions for creating Christmas tree embroidery and crystals design. And then separate instructions for sewing the gift bag.
Go to the Curly Christmas Tree Gift Bag project.
Fancy-Fill Christmas Tree
This fancy Christmas tree will decorate any holiday piece perfectly! You get the best of both beautiful embroidery and shiny bling on this design. It can be used to embellish most any item you'd like, but you'll see directions here for how to make a decorative tea-towel.
Go to the Fancy-Fill Christmas Tree project.
Your Christmas Bonus: 8 Great Holiday Design Templates
Artistic wants to thank all of our customers this holiday season the best way we know how --- with free Bling! Feel free to use these great crystal designs created by Artistic's very own LuAnn Hartley on anything you'll be creating for the holidays and all year long.
Go to 8 Great Holiday Design Templates.
Artistic software makes it easy to create a designs with both crystals and embroidery. Find them at your nearest Artistic dealer.
Seasonal Specials On Thread And Quilting Accessories In The Holiday Wish Book
Save up to 20% on the items you'll use all year.
The 2012 Holiday Wishbook has dozens of valuable coupons for discounts on all kinds of things you need for sewing, quilting and embroidery. But don't wait too long to visit your local participating Janome dealer, because the offers end on December 31st.
Use Your Coupons For Thread And Pre-Wound Bobbin Sets
Using your Wish Book coupon you can save 15% on the IRIS Ultra Cotton Quilting Thread Kit. And you can save 20% on Polyester Embroidery Thread Assortments.
Pre-wound bobbins are time-savers you always want on hand. Use the coupon to save 20% on Janome Pre-Wound Bobbins. And get $5.00 off your purchase of Blue Bobbins in Special Bobbin Box.
Save On A Wide Range Of Quilting Accessories
If you love to quilt, you have lots to wish for in the Wish Book. Start with discounts on quilting feet for your sewing machine. Save 20% on Ditch Quilting Feet, Clear View Quilting Foot & Guide Set, Quarter Inch Seam Foot O, and 10% on the Even Feed Foot (Walking Foot) with Quilt Guide Sets. You can also save 20% on the Quilt Binder Set.
The wrist-saving, ergonomic TrueCut Package by Grace Company is 10% off. And the Baltimore Revisited Quilt Collection by Anita Goodesign is 20% off.
Get complete details on these and other accessory offers, and the special packages on quilting and sewing machines in our Holiday Wishbook. You can flip through it online or download to browse as a PDF. (With 25 pages of offers and coupons, it's well-worth a look.)
Then go see everything in person at your dealer. Look for the icon in our Dealer Locator indicating participating dealers near you. Offers good through December 31, 2012 at participating Janome dealers in the USA.
Holiday Facebook Contest: Win One Of Five Prize Packages
Five HUGE stocking stuffers. The total of all prizes is valued at more than $2,000!
Now through December 17th we're excited to team up with some fantastic bloggers and companies to help you have the craftiest Christmas ever.
Enter the Stuff Your Crafty Stocking Giveaway for your chance to win one of five HUGE stocking stuffers. The total of all prizes is valued at more than $2,000!
You have a chance to win everything from a Janome sewing machine to fabulous fabric packs to online sewing classes. See the entry page for complete prize details.
Contest ends 12/17/2012.
New MC12000 Video: How To Make Narrow Pintucks
Here's how to create this elegant effect with your Horizon Memory Craft 12000.
Pintucks are little decorative ridges (or tucks), usually sewn in narrow rows. You've seen them on fancy pillows and garments, and on elegant quilts. The ridge is created when a narrow piece of cording is placed under your fabric and you stitch on either side of it with a twin needle. On a machine you create pintucks with a pintucking foot working in conjunction with a pintucking cord guide.
Your MC12000 has two optional feet for creating pintucks. Today we'll be featuring the Pintucking Foot Narrow D2. It works in conjunction with the Narrow Pintucking Cord Guide (which can use cord up to 1.5 mm in diameter). Together they help you create rows of pintucks that are evenly spaced about 2mm apart.
Creating Narrow Pintucks On Your MC12000
- Remove the clear bobbin case cover from your machine and install the Narrow Pintucking Cord Guide.
- Install a twin needle with the same width as the distance between the grooves in the Narrow Pintuck Foot.
- Thread your machine with a second spool of thread.
- Attach the foot to your machine.
- Raise the foot and pull your cord (up to 1.5 mm wide) through the cord guide.
- On the touch screen of your machine go to Utility Stitches. Select a straight stitch. And choose Twin Needle.
- Position your fabric over the cord so that the twin needles come down on either side.
- Begin sewing.
And you've created a narrow corded pintuck.
To create multiple rows, position the previous pintuck in the groove on the bottom of the foot and stitch down your next row beside it.
See this demonstrated by watching the video Pintucking Foot Narrow D2: Making Narrow Pintucks.
New Thread Kit: Iris Ultra Cotton Quilting Thread
This assortment of 100% cotton thread is designed for quilting on your Janome.
A quilt is an heirloom that can be handed down from generation to generation. Your choice of fabric is important--but so is your choice of machine quilting thread.
Iris Ultra Cotton Quilting Thread is made from highly mercerized, long staple Egyptian cotton. That means it has the longer fibers and special processing to give it a smoother surface and improved luster. And now this Ultra quilting thread is available in a new kit.
The Iris Ultra Cotton Quilting Thread Kit comprises 24 spools of Size 50 Long Staple Egyptian cotton--18 solids and 6 variegated. Each mini king spool contains 1100 yds. of thread. The colors include Black, White, Green, Ecru, Natural, Pink, Celery, Lt. Blue, Grey, Dark blue, Red, Lt. Brown, Flesh Pink, Royal, Sterling, Cypress, Lemon, Sienna, Red combo, Blue combo, Brown combo, Jewel combo, Pastel combo, and Primaries combo.
When you put in extra hours to make your quilt project its very best, it makes good sense to use an excellent quality thread like Iris. Using top quality raw materials, Iris is the only company manufacturing this type of thread in North America. Their threads are known for strength, tenacity, brilliant sheen, and the ability to run smoothly in all major sewing and embroidery machines.
The Sewing Center 30th Anniversary - Congratulations
This Rapid City dealership opened its doors back in 1982.
When David and Darlene Wojtalewicz opened their new sewing store in Rapid City, South Dakota 30 years ago, the sewing world was a different place. For starters, this was before the embroidery revolution, and quilting's big comeback. Many sewists were making their own garments and Stretch & Sew was very popular.
In 1986 The Sewing Center began carrying Janome sewing machines. It wasn't long after that the Wojtalewicz's son Chad began working full time at the store. One of the biggest turning points for their business, he remembers, was the release of the Memory Craft 8000 in 1990. For the first time, sewists could do professional-style embroidery at home. Chad says, "It changed the industry."
Over the years the family store continued to be successful by not only offering customers the latest in sewing technology, but by offering classes, seminars, and a wide range of accessories and notions.
They've now nearly quadrupled their original space with 3,500 square feet of sewing machines, cabinets, lighting, and other accessories--and adding another 3,500 square feet of fabric. But most important, the family and staff offer customers the kind of attention, knowledge, and ongoing support they can only get from a local dealer.
Congratulations on 30 years in business from all of us at Janome.
Powered By Janome: Ali Winston at ASquaredW
How much fun would Math class be, if your teacher was a quilter?
Ali Winston is an 8th grade math teacher, photographer, and quilter extraordinaire. She sells her creations on Etsy, her patterns through Craftsy, and has tons of great tutorials on her blog ASquaredW. Her quilts are not only beautiful, but she makes the instructions easy enough for a beginner to follow. And we're proud to say she does her quilting on a Janome Memory Craft 6600 Professional.
Ali I learned to sew when she was little, but gave it up in high school. After she graduated from college she was dabbling in interior design and needed to make pillows for a client. So she went to Target I bought a miniature sewing machine for $30.
Ali says she still did not consider herself a sewist. "I swore that I wasn’t into sewing and that I DID NOT need a real sewing machine." But for Christmas that year her husband gave her a "real" sewing machine anyway.
"It sat in the box for over a month," she says. "I HATED that he had bought me a sewing machine. What kind of lame present is that anyways?" But she thought she should at least use the machine so her husband wouldn’t know how much she hated it.
She says, "I made a zippered pouch that I still use to this day. Then I decided that I NEEDED a yellow quilt. So armed with my sewing machine, a sewing book, yellow fabric, and my new fancy rotary tools, I set to work." The rest is history.
Ali's quilts have been featured in magazines like Quilters Home and Stitch. Her projects and tutorials have been featured on numerous quilting blogs. And her own ASquaredW blog is loaded with step-by-step tutorials and projects. With the eye of a talented photographer, the logical thinking of a mathematician, and the patience of a good teacher, it's no wonder Ali is such a popular quilter.
She upgraded to her 6600P quilting machine in 2011. She says, "I adore my machine. It's big enough to fit all my quilts under and has a bunch of fun stitches. I usually use the standard foot and scoot the needle over for my 1/4" seams, however the walking foot comes in handy with trickier fabrics and quilting."
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