New Accessory: Circular Sewing Attachment For The MC9900
This popular accessory is now available for our newest embroidery machine.
With the Circular Sewing Attachment you can choose any decorative or straight stitch on your Janome sewing machine, and sew it in a perfect circle up to 10" in diameter.
It works kind of like a record player. You put your stabilized fabric on a sharp spindle and it rotates as you stitch.
Now there's a Circular Sewing Attachment for the Memory Craft 9900 sewing and embroidery machine.
It's another great way to use the 200 built-in stitches on the MC9900. You can sew a big circle and then nest a series of smaller circles inside of it. Or you could sew a circle with one stitch and then add another stitch right along the edge. It's a popular attachment for quilters because a quilt square is just the right size to easily rotate. But the possibilities for other kinds of projects are endless.
Watch Circular Sewing Attachment Video: Stitching In Circles to see how easy it is to attach it to your machine, how to prepare your fabric, and how to stitch circles of various sizes.
Then get this optional accessory at your local Janome dealer.
New Janome Partner Vacuum: The Bank Robber
Get the power of a full-size vacuum in a compact.
Can you really get the cleaning power of a full size vacuum in a light weight model?
Yes, with The Robber from The Bank Vacuum Company.
This powerful unit glides across any kind of flooring in your house--wood, tile, area rugs, carpeting--and "steals" every last particle of dirt for an amazing clean. You can even use it on walls and furniture.
The Bank Robber comes with a disposable cloth bag and HEPA filtration for allergy sufferers. Variable speed control allows you to control suction depending on the surface you are cleaning—either full power for floors or low power for curtains.
The Robber includes a 20 foot retractable cord, telescoping extension wand, and soft rubber wheels to protect your wood floors.
Watch the video demonstration of The Bank Robber on YouTube.
New AcuFeed Zipper Foot (9mm) and AcuFeed Quilt Piecing Foot: For MC12000, 8900 & 8200
These MC12000 feet are now available for the MC89000 QCP and MC8200 QC.
One of the great innovations on the Horizon Memory Craft 12000 is the AcuFeed Flex™ Fabric Feeding System.
It gives you even better precision than the original AcuFeed System because it utilizes two widths of sewing feet. And you can easily detach it from your machine when you're not using it.
Several specially designed AcuFeed Flex™ feet came standard with the MC12000, but were not available for other machines. We're happy to say that has now changed.
AcuFeed Flex™ Zipper Foot ED
This single width, 9mm foot lets stitch very close to the zipper. And the AcuFeed Flex™ System keeps your fabric layers from shifting and distorting your zipper as you sew your seams. Watch the video on how to install a lapped zipper with this foot.
AcuFeed Flex™ 1/4 Inch Foot OD
The 1/4" foot OD, sometimes referred to as the Quilt Piecing foot, is a quilter's dream. It has a built-in flange to keep your seams right at 1/4" all the way around. Watch the video introduction to the AcuFeed Flex™ System, which includes this foot.
Both of these optional feet are available at your authorized Janome dealer.
New Video: Gathering Foot
This optional accessory makes gathering a breeze.
There are many sewing projects that call for gathers -- garments, home décor items, and accessories to name just a few.
You can use it to gather a single layer of material or to gather a top piece of fabric as you sew it onto a bottom piece.
How To Use The Gathering Foot
- Begin by adjusting the tension for the needle thread to between 3 and 6.
- Set your stitch length. The longer the stitch, the more gathers you will have. Try gathering with a stitch length of 4, and then adjust up or down.
- Attach the Gathering Foot to your machine, making sure that the bar on the back is over the ledge on the ankle.
- Now begin stitching.
It's that easy. You've just created a row of gathers.
To see this demonstrated, watch the video Gathering Foot: Creating Gathers.
New Project - Travel Series by Amy Meek - Laundry Bag
Here's an easy project for making this essential travel accessory.
About two days into your trip things can start getting a little chaotic in your suitcase--unless you remembered to bring a bag for your dirty laundry.
As part of her Travel Series, Amy Meek has created an extremely useful drawstring Laundry Bag Project that's also very easy to sew. Get complete instructions online.
Amy says, "When you're living out of a suitcase for a little while, you'll probably run into the issue of what to do with all of your dirty clothes. You don't want to leave them in your luggage where they could get clean clothes dirty! Make this simple laundry bag to tuck into your suitcase and fill with your dirty clothes as you go."
Did you miss a project in Amy's Travel Series?
Other Projects In The Travel Series
The True Story of TrueCut Accessories
The cutting edge of rotary cutting!
For more than 25 years The Grace Company has been making high quality, long arm quilting products. Now they've come out with a real breakthrough for quilters and crafters -- the TrueCut Cutting System.
It's a state-of-the-art rotary cutting system where each product has been designed to make your cutting safe, easy, and accurate.
The My Comfort Cutter prevents stress on your wrist, neck, arm and shoulders thanks to its ergonomic Comfort Curve Grip. It provides you with more cutting power with less effort by placing all cutting power directly over the blade.
TrueCut Rulers come in a variety of sizes. The larger ones are ideal for cutting fabric directly off the bolt, while the smaller rulers are easier to manage for smaller projects, and great for cutting various shapes.
TrueCut Cutting Mats are self-healing and double sided for extended use. These mats show grid lines at many angles and increments.
The TrueSharp Power Sharpener allows you to stop wasting money on new blades. With this tool you can extend the life of the blades you already have.
If you have further questions about the TrueCut Cutting System, check with your local Janome dealer.
Do You Love the MC8900 QCP? Would You Love It Even More In Red?!
Going fast. The special limited edition with a red face plate.
Since its release last fall, the Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP has been a favorite with quilters.
They love the 11 inches to the right of the needle, the power, the quiet, the free motion quilting capabilities, and so much more. In fact, the only item on the "wish list" for these models was a request for a Janome Red face panel - similar to what debuted on the the predecessor model, the Horizon 7700 QCP.
So in response, Janome has released a limited number of MC8900 QCPs with the rich red face panel. Quantites are limited. See your local Janome America dealer for details, availability and pricing.
The Ultimate Quilting Machine
With its 11 inches of bed space and the 9 mm wide stitches, the MC8900QCP is a quilter's dream. We've been getting wonderful feedback from quilters who've had a chance to try it out--like how smooth the free motion quilting feels and how quiet the machine is. If you're going to be spending a lot of time with your quilting machine (and we hope that's your case), smooth and precise operation becomes a big deal.
The MC8900QCP comes standard with the AcuFeed Flex™ fabric feeding system, has 270 stitches, and can sew at 1,000 stitches per minute. It was designed to open up new possibilities for quilters at every skill level. You'll be able to 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.
For complete details go to our MC8900QCP/MC8200QC website. Then try it out for yourself at your local authorized Janome dealer. But don't wait, because when the red face panel models are gone, they're gone
New Video: Beading Foot Set
This accessory makes it easy to attach strings of beads, cording, yarn, or other items.
Adding strings of beads to a garment or accessory gives it such a rich look. And there's an optional Janome accessory that makes this technique easy.
The Beading Foot Set allows you to embellish bridal wear, evening wear, casual wear and crafts with strings of beads, cording, yarn, or other items. The set includes two feet. The Narrow Groove Foot for beads up to 2 mm in diameter and the Wide Groove Foot for beads from 2.5 to 4 mm in diameter.
How To Attach Beads
- Snap either the Wide Groove or Narrow Groove Foot onto your machine.
- Feed the beads through the slot on the front of the foot.
- Choose a zigzag stitch. To hide your thread as it crosses the beads, you may want to use monofilament.
- Begin sewing, slowly gaining speed.
And now you've attached a string of beads.
To see this demonstrated, watch the video Beading Foot Set: Attaching Narrow Beads.
Find this and all the other optional presser feet for your machine at your local Janome dealer.
New How-To's Online For Transferring Embroidery Designs
Copy embroidery designs to or from your Memory Craft without using Janome software.
To easily move embroidery designs from one device to another, you just need a USB memory stick and some simple instructions.
Let's say you have a design on your Memory Craft embroidery machine that you want to move to your PC. You simply insert your USB memory stick into your machine and then save the design to it. (The process differs slightly, depending on your model of machine.)
When you insert a USB stick into your Memory Craft for the first time, the machine creates a special folder system on the stick. So that when you place that memory stick in your PC, you can copy files into the newly created folder that can be opened by your Memory Craft. In this way you can bring designs back and forth without using any Janome software.
To help you with step-by-step instructions on how to do this, we've created a design transfer tutorial (as a PDF) for the MC12000, MC11000, MC9900, MB-4, MC10001, MC9700/MC9500, MC350e, MC300e, and MC200e.
To get more help with this or any other procedure on your Memory Craft, see your authorized Janome dealer.
March is National Craft Month: A Great Time To Try Machine Felting
It's easy to learn with the Janome FM-725 felting machine.
It looks just like a sewing machine--at first glance. Then you begin to notice it doesn't have upper or lower thread, a bobbin, feed dogs, or even a stitch selector.
But the Janome FM-725 felting machine doesn't need them. It takes you in a whole new creative direction where instead of sewing two pieces of fabric together you actually blend them into a single layer.
And what better time than National Craft Month to discover the fun of felting?
How To Felt With The FM-725
- You place the fabric you want to embellish under the needles.
- On top of that place your decorative material--it could be other fabric or just your choice of fibers like pieces of yarn.
- When you press the foot pedal, the special set of five barbed needles move up and down in unison through your two layers. They gently fray the decorative material you've placed on top and pull the loosened fibers through the bottom material, embedding the two layers together.
The result is a unique, altogether new material.
You can use your FM-725 to embellish works you've already sewn, such as art quilts or jackets. Or you can use it to create something to stand on its own. The FM-725 is also wonderful for adding your own flair to ready-made garments and home décor. The amazing versatility of this machine makes it an exciting addition to your sewing room. Because there are no rules, you experience total freedom of expression.
Create 3-D appliqués, customized fabric colorations, watercolor-inspired prints, your own fabric, and much more. The key to success is experimentation. Search local fabric and fiber shops for inspiration to add new texture and color to your creations. The only problem is, once you get started, it’s hard to stop.
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