Holiday Wishbook Highlight: Embroidery Project Packs
Over $1000 in Embroidery Gifts: 3 Great Project Packs Over 3 Months.
Wouldn't it be fun to keep receiving Christmas gifts in the mail all the way into spring?
That's what you get with our special Holiday Wishbook promotion on Memory Craft Embroidery machines.
When you purchase a qualifiying Janome embroidery machine by Dec. 31st, 2012, you’ll also receive 3 monthly Embroidery Project Packs. They each include a fun accessory, pretty fabric, and a corresponding project that will allow you to try out the included accessory right away. The complete package has a retail value of $1,001.25!
Spoiler Alert: Read On To Find Out What's In The Monthly Packages
Embroidery Project Pack #1
- Janome Polyester Thread Set No. 1
- Lunchbox Quilt Designs Cocktail Recipe Towels Project CD,includes 12 embroidery designs
- THREE Towels From All About Blanks
- Project instructions
- AquaMesh Wash-Away, 10” x 10 yards
- EZ Snips
- Janome Polyester Thread Set No. 2
- Artistic Monogram Software
- 2 Pashminas
- Project instructions
- AquaMesh Plus, 10” x 5 yards
Embroidery Project Pack #2
- Janome Polyester Thread Set No. 3
- Anita GoodDesignTM Embroidery CD Collection, “Baby Designs”
- TWO Baby Onesies
- Project instructions
- PolyMesh Cut-Away, 10” x 10 yards, white 1.5 oz
- Jenny Haskins’ book A Place in the Sun - a Quilt In The Hoop
Embroidery Project Pack #3
Get complete details on this offer and see all the special packages on quilting and sewing machines, and accessories 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.
Powered By Janome: Fine Art Quilter Laurie Brainerd
She's an artist who uses machine quilting techniques on dye-painted fabric .
Laurie Brainerd is a contemporary quilter whose work is displayed and sold in fine art galleries. Several of of her pieces have toured at the Quilt Festivals. She's had a large installation in the lobby of Baptist Mission Trail Hospital in San Antonio. Her work has been featured in publications, including 500 Art Quilts, Journey of Hope, and Lone Stars III. And we're very proud to say she does her quilting on a Janome Memory Craft 6600 Professional.
Laurie's mom taught her to sew when she was around 8 years old. As she got older she sewed on and off, making things like Halloween costumes. In high school she deliberately avoided Home Ec, because even though she knew how to sew, she hated cooking. So she took Shop instead.
Laurie says, "Over the years, I used sewing for home decorating projects. I started making art quilts when I was 40 years old--when I had enough space--physical, temporal, and emotional--all at the same time!"
Laurie always felt like an artist but just didn't know which medium she could really work in. Then she discovered fabric art. She says, "I have always been drawn to the texture of textiles. I first learned about fine art quilting when a friend gave me a catalog of an early Quilt National where she had volunteered. I had never heard of the medium until then, but was instantly smitten."
She discovered Janome when she was researching getting a new machine with a sturdier walking foot. Laurie says she asked the art quilter, Lisa Call, how she had solved that problem. Lisa uses the built-in technology on another brand. Laurie says, "I discovered that Janome also had this feature. And when I test drove both machines, the Janome 6600P was superior."
Laurie adds that another big plus is that her MC6600P fits the flatbed space on her Sew Perfect table.
She's looking forward to moving to the West Coast where she'd like to create a micro studio--less space but more functional. She's going to continue working on her unique surface design techniques, while fully exploiting what quilts can do that paintings can’t.
You can see her quilting machine at your local Janome dealer.
Janome America Working To Re-Open in the Aftermath of Sandy
Hurricane Sandy cut a wide path of destruction through New Jersey, where Janome America is headquartered.
Much of Northern New Jersey is still without power, including the area Janome America calls home. If you are trying to reach us to check in, we thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
For business concerns, authorized Janome America dealers should call their District Sales Managers.
We ask our valued consumers to call us on Monday, November 5th, when we expect to reopen. In the meantime, you can also call our regular phone lines, on which we'll post status updates.
Thank you again for your support as we, along with everyone in the affected area, pulls together to re-open and rebuild.
Introducing The Memory Craft 8900 QCP & 8200 QC Quilting Machines
You have a whole new world of quilting and sewing to explore.
When you’re doing something you truly love, you reach a point where you’re "in the zone." It happens when a machine makes your sewing experience so smooth and easy, so worry-free, it quite simply takes you away.
Our two newest Horizon® Memory Craft machines let you escape into that world of pure creativity. Now you can take on those ambitious projects your old machine just couldn't handle because of lack of bed space, insufficient power, an inadequate feeding system, or other limitations.
Horizon® Memory Craft 8900 Quilter's Companion™ Professional
- 11" bed space
- 9 mm stitch width
- 1,000 stitches per minute
- AcuFeed Flex™
- 270 stitches
- Patented needle placement
- Remote thread cutter for use on a quilt frame
Horizon® Memory Craft 8200 Quilter's Companion™
- 11" bed space
- 9 mm stitch width
- 860 stitches per minute
- AcuFeed Flex™ (optional)
- 120 stitches
For complete information visit our still-growing MC8900/MC8200 website. You can see all the machines' features and download the 8-page brochure as a PDF. You can also read the official press release for the MC8900.
If you're even thinking about a new quilting machine, get down to your your local Janome dealer right awat to try out the new Horizon® Memory Craft 8900 QCP and 8900 QC for yourself.
Sticky Situation Winner: Kat Ayers Mannix
To enter the contest, you had to tell about a "sticky" sewing situation.
We also had a giveaway where we asked you to leave a comment about a time your Janome machine helped you out of a "sticky sewing situation." From all the comments that day, we'd have a random prize drawing for a Janome Ultraglide Foot plus two generous cuts of beautiful cotton laminate from Tula Pink's popular fabric collection for FreeSprit Fabrics: The Birds & The Bees.
Our Sticky Situation winner, chosen at random, was Kat Mannix of Raleigh, NC. She told us about the time she ripped her hem one night, right before she was about to go out. She sat down at her trusty Memory Craft 6600P and in a few minutes managed to fix it.
Kat says, "I just wanted to mention that I absolutely LOVE my Janome 6600! I am also part of the Janome 6600/6500 Yahoo group, and all their feedback and recommendations are the reason I decided to go with the 6600. The Accufeed is brilliant and the thread cutter and auto threader are just icing on the cake."
Kat assures us she will make good use of the Tula Pink fabric and Ultraglide Foot.
New Video: Border Guide Foot FB for the MC12000
How to get your border designs to line up perfectly on your MC12000.
If you sometimes struggle with getting your rows of decorative stitching to line up exactly, you've got two choices. You can get out your rulers and fabric pencils and draw a guide line for every row.
This see-through foot has two sets of lines. The vertical red lines are calibrated for perfect spacing of rows. The horizontal red line matches the needle drop so you can line up the start of each row. And the small red mark denotes the center of the design for lining up with the marking for the first row.
You can use this foot with any of the MC12000's 9 mm wide decorative stitches.
How To Use The Border Guide Foot FB
- Attach the foot to your machine.
- On the touch screen go to Decorative Stitches. Select your desired category, and choose a decorative stitch.
- Line up the edge of your fabric with one of the lines on the foot. You can also use a line drawn on your fabric to start your first row.
- Begin sewing, watching the guidelines, not the needle, to keep your fabric going straight.
- When you've finished your first row, move the fabric so your next starting point is under the red horizontal line and your previous row of stitching is between the two vertical red lines.
Just repeat this process to stitch as many even rows as you need.
To see this foot demonstrated, watch the video Border Guide Foot FB: Sewing parallel rows of stitching.
New Artistic® Project: In The Hoop Ribbon Embroidery
An easy project that results in an amazing looking ribbon.
You might have done decorative stitching on a ribbon. But did you know that with Artistic Suite V6.0 software, you can do embroidery on a ribbon in the hoop?
Try our In The Hoop Ribbon Embroidery Project. In fewer than a dozen steps you can embroider a ribbon for a bookmark or headband. The project includes complete instructions in a printable PDF as well as the ribbon embroidery design as a .jef file.
One of the best features of the Artistic Suite V6.0 software is the automatic stitch density conversion when you change fabrics. It makes it very easy to embroider designs on any fabric. For example, Grosgrain ribbon is hard to embroider on as it stretches. Changing the fabric to the lightest possible made it much easier.
Artistic Suite V6 software contains a wide variety of amazing features and functionality, including cutwork, TrueType font conversion, appliqué, fabric cutting, decorative stitches, and heat transfer. You can get it at your local Janome dealer.
MC8900-MC8200 Try It Before You Buy It: 10/31 in Houston
Reminder: it's all treats and no tricks on Halloween in Houston.
If you're one of the lucky ones who gets to attend this year's International Quilt Festival 2012, we have something fun for you to do on October 31st (the day before the show). Come try out our two newest quilting machines: Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP and Horizon Memory Craft 8200 QC.
These machines are big on sewing room and quilting features:
-11" sewing bed - plenty of room to the right of the needle for your biggest quilt.
-Detachable AcuFeed Flex™ System - feeds all your layers in perfect sync then can be removed when not in use.
-9 mm Stitch Width - your decorative stitches are bigger and bolder.
-See the other great quilting features.
The big quilt show runs November 1 - 4, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. So if you get there one day early, walk around the corner from the convention center to try out the next big thing in Janome Quilting.
Date: Wednesday, October 31st
Venue: Embassy Suites at 1515 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77010
Room: Discovery A Meeting Room
Time: 9:30 AM to 6 PM (drop by any time during those hours)
We'll have projects for you to sit down and make. Experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. And you'll walk away with some valuable goodies just for trying out the machine.
We'd love to see you there.
In the mean time, check with your Janome dealer for when these machine will be available at their store.
New Video: Binder Foot W for the MC12000
It's easy to apply bias tape in one step.
The right tool for the job makes every sewing task easier. And it certainly is the case when you're applying bias binding tape with your Horizon Memory Craft 12000 sewing, quilting, and embroidery machine.
Binder Foot W is equipped with a small funnel that folds and guides your binding over the fabric edge before it goes under the needle. This optional foot can be used with either a zigzag or decorative stitch, as well as with a straight stitch.
How To Use Binder Foot W
- Start by cutting the end of your binding at a forty-five degree angle.
- Attach thread tails to the point. (These will help you to feed the binding through the foot.)
- With the foot off the machine, insert the point end of the tape into the largest slot at the end of the funnel.
- Using the thread tails, pull the binding through the funnel until about two inches of it are behind the foot.
- Snap the foot onto the machine.
- On the touch screen choose a straight stitch. Adjust the needle position as desired.
- As you start sewing, gentle hold the fabric to keep it in the funnel and guide the binding tape through the slot.
This works for pre-folded bias binding tape, or bias tape you've cut yourself.
To see this demonstrated, watch the video: Binder Foot W (9mm) Attaching binding.
Browse Our Online Holiday Wishbook
Start wishing now.
Remember looking through the holiday catalogs as a kid and daydreaming about how you'd play with all those toys?
That's the whole idea behind the Janome Holiday Wishbook. It has the machines and accessories you’re dreaming of at discounts that can make those dreams a reality. From special gift packages with purchase of a machine to discounts on your favorite accessories, it's all in this 25 page book.
Remember, the easier your tools, the more creative you become. With Janome, you know you’ll be confident and creative right out of the box.
3 Ways To Start Wishing
Browse the Wish Book online - Page through the offers, techniques and projects on the web. Embedded links within the book allow you to click through to find even more information and inspiration.
Read the Wishbook offline - Download and print a .PDF file of the complete Janome America Holiday Wish Book to peruse at your leisure. (Scroll down the Wishbook page for the download link.)
Visit your participating Janome America Dealer - See everything in person at your dealer. Look for the icon in our Dealer Locator indicating participating dealers near you.
Save Paper: Print Out Just The Coupons
Save paper and time: select the COUPON & WISH LIST icon at the bottom of the Wishbook page to print a .PDF file of all the Wish Book coupons in an easy-to-manage size to take to your dealer’s store. There’s also a handy shopping list included: check off all your wishes and pass it along to your favorite Santa.
Wishbook offers are valid October 15 - December 31, 2012 at participating authorized Janome dealers in the USA.
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