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Monday, 22 July 2013 00:00

New Project: Mini Charm Pillow

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Great way to use the popular, new mini charm squares.

751-new-project-mini-charm-pillowHave you seen those cute little stacks of pre-cut fabric in the stores? 

Here's an easy project for making them into a 20" x 20" pillow: Mini Charm Pillow.

Created by Sam Hunter, she says, "A confident beginner can make this one – it’s all straight seams – however, you will need good 1/4 inch accuracy as there are a few skinny pieces in there."

For her mini charm squares, she chose Comma and Barcelona fabrics, both by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic (Moda) and Kona solids (Kaufman). And she sewed the project on the new Memory Craft 8900 QCP

Many fabric manufacturers are beginning to offer this mini size, so be sure to ask for them at your local quilt store. If you can't find one you like, cut 36 squares 2 1/2'' x 2 1/2'' from your stash or scrap basket to start this project.

Sam is the Head Thaumaturgist (miracle worker) and Chick in Charge at Hunter’s Design Studio.

Get complete instructions for the Mini Charm Pillow project.

Try out the MC8900 QCP at your local Janome dealer.

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Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00

New Bank Vacuum Model: The Heavy Duty

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Durability at its finest.

745-new-bank-vacuum-model-the-heavy-dutyIf you need serious, deep carpet cleaning, the Heavy Duty model from The Bank Vacuum Company is your best bet.

Designed to stand up to commercial use, the Heavy Duty Vacuum has a classic design, but its features and performance make it the best built heavy duty deep cleaning vacuum sold today.

A powerful motor spins a dual row of brushes to agitate the carpet, allowing the powerful suction to remove even the most embedded dirt and hair from any type of carpet. Yet the Heavy Duty is gentle enough to use on bare surfaces too.

Do you hate that terrible noise when your upright vacuum picks up a paperclip? To prevent this, the Heavy Duty a powerful, built-in magnet bar that grabs metal objects before they get into the opening.

To cut down on allergens, the vacuum comes standard with HEPA filtration bags, and is recommended by The Carpet and Rug Institue for all carpet types.

Watch The Bank Heavy Duty demonstration video on YouTube.

Check our Janome dealer locator to see who in your area carries Bank Vacuums. Look for this icon:alt

Then pay them a visit and try out a Bank Vacuum for yourself.

Find Out More About The Bank Vacuum

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Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Project: Artistically Embellished Pillow

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This project brings together embroidery and crystals like only Artistic software can.

750-project-artistically-embellished-pillowNancy Fiedler created this stunning pillow using a single corner motif. One image becomes many designs with just one click of the mouse, and you're on your way to having a designer’s dream pillow.

Her idea was that by the time you finish this Artistically Embellished Pillow Project you'd embellish that single design using outline embroidery, filled embroidery, stencils, and crystal templates. As a result you'd learn a number of different techniques for your Artistic software and your digital cutter.

This project requires intermediate skills, the Artistic Suite V6 software, and a Memory Craft embroidery machine. (Nancy used her Memory Craft 12000.)  For cutting her crystal placement templates she used the Silhouette Cameo digital cutter.

Get complete instructions for the Artistically Embellished Pillow Project.

The Artistic software makes it easy to create a template so the crystals will go where you want them. It works with a hot press to activate the glue. And then you can place all your crystals at once--much easier than applying them one at a time.

Get Artistic Suite V6 Software at your local Janome dealer.

Go To The Artistically Embellished Pillow Project

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 00:00

Janome Job Opening: District Sales Representative In Texas

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Join the Janome America team!

749-janome-job-opening-district-sales-representative-in-texasWe're looking for the right person to be a District Sales Representative for Janome in the state of Texas.

Our business is expanding rapidly, and to meet the sales and marketing demands of our customers, there is an opportunity for an entry level District Sales Representative to assist and work along side our District Sales Manager in Texas. A thorough training program is provided.

We're looking for someone with a huge drive, ambition and motivation for success, is a strong negotiator, has an outstanding work ethic and possesses an unmatched character, high integrity and professionalism. We want someone who has a natural curiosity about, and fondness for, people. 

See the complete job description and requirements.

Find Out More About The Job Opening

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 00:00

Free Digitizer Webinar Tonight! Still Time To Sign Up

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Sign up right now for free. Attend the webinar on your computer tonight at 7PM.

748-free-digitizer-webinar-tonight-still-time-to-sign-upAre you looking to expand your knowledge of your Digitizer software? Tonight you can learn how to use it to create stunning appliqué.

Tonight's free webinar with Janome Educator Bunny Gates is called Creating Easy Appliqué with Janome Digitizer MBX

The webinar will run from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT on 07/16/13. And you don't have to drive anywhere because you attend virtually on your PC, Mac or portable device. See the webinar sign up page for system requirements. There's no charge to attend, but you do need to register ahead of time.

Tonight you'll learn how to combine embroidery and appliqué in the hoop, and come away with a cute JOY pillow for your home. Janome software is powerful but so easy to use. Plan on attending this free webinar and you'll learn how to use Digitizer MBX to create sweet projects like this in no time!

Register for Creating Easy Appliqué with Janome Digitizer MBX Webinar.

About Digitizer MBX Software

Janome's Digitizer MBX software combines easy-to-use functionality with a powerful software engine to give you the freedom to express yourself. From editing individual stitches to layouts of large, multi-hoop designs and full stitch-out simulations, Digitizer can handle it all with ease. Whether you are new to digitizing or a seasoned professional, enter the future of embroidery with the Digitizer series of software from Janome. Find Digiziter MBX at your local Janome dealer.

Register For The Digitizer Appliqué Webinar

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Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

Christmas In July Now In Full Swing--Check Out These Specials On Embroidery Machines

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Don't wait--promotion ends in 2 weeks.

747-christmas-in-july-now-in-full-swing-check-out-these-specialsIf you're thinking about upgrading your embroidery machine, right now is a great time to get a deal.

During our annual Christmas In July promotion, you can save hundreds of dollars on our most popular sewing and embroidery machines. 

Save Up To $800 On The Horizon Memory Craft 12000
-425 built-in stitches, including 13 buttonholes
-338 built-in embroidery designs
-15" embossed stainless steel plate in the bed and 11" to the right of the needle
-Largest, most stable embroidery system we’ve ever developed

Save Up To $300 On The Memory Craft 9900
-200 built-in stitches, including 6 buttonholes
-175 built-in embroidery designs and 3 monogram fonts
-Comes with 3 interchangeable face panels

Plus, you can save on embroidery accessories like Artistic Stabilizer, the AcuFil Quilting Kit for the MC12000, and the Clothsetter for the MC12000.

Begin by browsing the Christmas In July Flipbook.

Then get to your participating, local Janome dealer to get your savings.

Offers valid through July 31, 2013 at participating Janome dealers in the USA. Not valid in combination with any other offers.

Go To The Christmas In July Flipbook

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Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Powered By Janome: Fabric Artist Deborah Droog

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Her amazing thread paintings will inspire you about what's possible with a sewing machine.

744-powered-by-janome-fabric-artist-deborah-droogDeborah Droog really ads the "art" to her art quilts. Whether her subjects are people, an abstract theme, or her amazingly realistic animals, Deborah's quilts are the kind that make you stop and take a second look. And we're proud to say she does her creative work on a Janome quilting machine.

Deborah was taught to sew at age 7 by the woman who oversaw the neighborhood playground. Deborah says, "She thought it would be one way to keep me inside and hopefully lessen my exposure to asthma attacks. She was right. By middleschool I was making my own clothes and staying inside during bad weather."

Blessed with a natural talent for art, Deborah pursued painting. In college she studied graphic, studio, and theater arts, eventually earning an MFA in Costume Design.

She first discovered quilting years later when a group of friends decided they would all make a crazy quilt together. Deborah says that shortly afterwards she was off and building her stash. She says, "I realized that fabric and thread created another medium for me." Soon afterwards she was painting with thread.

She discovered Janome after doing her own research into which was the best machine for the best price. After a few months of trying every quilting machine available, she says, "I discovered that Janome made the best machine on the market."

Deborah found Janome to be solid, sewed consistent stitches, and was within her budget. She says, "I was looking for a machine that could last me for many years, and had the ability to drop feed dogs. The added features were wonderful but not what sold me on Janome. Solid construction and the lack of cheap plastic sold me."

The model she chose was the Memory Craft 6600P quilting machine. Deborah says, "The 6600P is a work horse and will probably outlive me. It handles any kind of fabric and even layers of leather. I have not had any thread problems regardless of thread types. It allows me to lay layer after layer of thread on my thread art with no problems. Friends who come into my studio and somehow end up sewing on the 6600P love it and soon regret the machines they bought at twice or three times the price."

Deborah is still planning her next creative venture: designing whole cloth pieces, which would include painting and then thread painting. She says that the thread painting produces wonderful textural qualities that using paintand/or fabric alone cannot.

See more of Deborah Droog's work on her Artsavvy blog. And you can try out her quilting machine for yourself at your local Janome dealer.

Go To The ArtSavvy Blog

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Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Coming Up Next Tuesday: New FREE Digitizer MBX Webinar--Sign Up Today!

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Register today then mark your calendar for 7/16.

746-coming-up-new-free-digitizer-mbx-webinarYou might be familiar with Digitizer software because of its extensive embroidery capabilities.

But did you know you can also use it to create appliqué?

Sign up for next Tuesday's free webinar with Janome Educator Bunny Gates: Creating Appliqué with Janome Digitizer MBX. Webinar will run from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT on 07/16/13. You attend virtually on your PC, Mac or portable device. See the webinar sign up page for system requirements.

Not only will you learn how to combine embroidery and appliqué in the hoop, but you'll come away with a cute JOY pillow for your home. Janome software is powerful but so easy to use. Plan on attending this free webinar and you'll learn how to use Digitizer MBX to create sweet projects like this in no time!

Register for Creating Appliqué with Janome Digitizer MBX Webinar.

About Digitizer MBX Software

Janome's Digitizer MBX software combines easy-to-use functionality with a powerful software engine to give you the freedom to express yourself. From editing individual stitches to layouts of large, multi-hoop designs and full stitch-out simulations, Digitizer can handle it all with ease. Whether you are new to digitizing or a seasoned professional, enter the future of embroidery with the Digitizer series of software from Janome. Find Digiziter MBX at your local Janome dealer.

Register For The Digitizer Appliqué Webinar

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:00

New Project From Jane Spolar: Sweet Summer Floral Wallhanging

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Designer Jane Spolar has created a little quilt with lots of detail.

742-new-project-from-jane-spolar-sweet-summer-floral-wallhangingThis beautiful piece of fabric art features layers of appliqué with butterfly embroidery accents. 

Using solids and tonal fabrics, you create the texture with stitching and thread. At the end you'll baste a pocket onto the back so you can slip in a piece of cardboard and display your creation on a table top easel.

The project requires intermediate quilting skills. And Jane estimates it will take you 1 - 3 days to complete, depending on your styling. Why rush the fun?

Jane used her Horizon Memory Craft 12000 sewing, quilting, and embroidery machine to complete the project.

Get instructions for the Sweet Summer Floral Wallhanging, including patterns.

Jane’s appliqué work has been featured in numerous quilting magazines and she has also designed quilts that were featured in some of our national advertising campaigns. She says, "I love embellishing my quilts with gorgeous thread and stitching. It satisfies my soul!"

Jane has always been interested in the dynamics of the traditional folk arts of many cultures. They have influenced her love for color, curving, swirling shapes and the joyful feelings they invoke. Find out more about her designs on her Quilt Poetry site.

Go To The Sweet Summer Floral Wallhanging Project

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Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Last Day Today! 4th of July Financing Offer From GE

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Bring home your dream machine today. Take 3 years to pay, interest free.

741-last-day-today-4th-of-july-financing-offer-from-geHopefully, you're reading this early in the day on Tuesday, July 9th.

If so, you still have time to take advantage of the special financing offer at your participating Janome dealer.

Bring home your dream sewing machine, or your dream sewing machine and a cabinet, or completely outfit your dream sewing room. And you can pay for your purchase over three years with no interest. But you have to get to take advantage of this 4th of July Celebration offer today, 07/09/2013.

It's pretty simple. Purchase a Janome machine (or any combination of products) for $2,500 or more on a GE Capital Credit card and then make the 36 monthly payments on time. You can take it home now and pay for it over the next three years with no interest (as long as you meet the financing requirements). See the full details at the bottom of the offer page.

Choose the top-of-the-line Horizon Memory Craft 12000, the brand new Horizon Memory Craft 8900 Quilter's Companion Pro, or purchase a combination of machines, software, and furniture to completely outfit your sewing room.

You get to decide which Janome products to buy. And $2500 is just the minimum.

Find your nearest, participating Janome dealer right now and plan on getting down to their store today.

The No Interest For 36 Months offer runs 07/03/2013 - 07/09/2013 at your participating Janome dealer in the US. Subject to credit approval. 

More About The 4th Of July Financing Offer

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