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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 00:00

Free Webinars Today: Artistic Crystals

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Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary with Artistic Software!

710-free-webinars-today-artistic-crystalsThis is very short notice--but you can still attend today's free webinars. One begins at Noon and the other at 7 PM (Eastern Time). There's no cost but you must register ahead of time.
Register for the Noon Webinar
Register for the 7PM Webinar

As you can guess from the title, these 1 hour seminars will show you how to take an ordinary purchased item and transform it into something special. Turn letters into embroidery and embroidery into Crystals for a beautiful effect. And you'll see how to use the Zing Cutter to make placing crystals easy and accurate.

You can attend the webinars on your PC, Mac, or even selected mobile devices. See the System Requirements link on the registration page. 

Artistic Suite V6 software contains a wide variety of amazing features and functionality, including cutwork, TrueType font conversion, appliqué, fabric cutting, decorative stitches, heat transfer, and of course--crystals!

You can use any of the thousands of designs in the software or make your own shapes to create fun and interesting designs with crystals. Write out words or make hearts or butterflies--it all just takes a few minutes.

Register for the Noon-1PM Webinar

Register for the 7-8PM Webinar

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Monday, 27 May 2013 06:00

Reminder: Special 36 Month Financing Offer Ends Today

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Zero interest and 3 years to pay!

719-reminder-special-3-year-financing-offer-ends-todayBring home your Janome dream machine and accessories today, and finance it at no interest.

Purchase any combination of Janome products for $2,500 or more on a GE Capital Credit card and simply make the 36 monthly payments on time. Financing requirements and full details are here.This No Interest For 36 Months offer runs 05/24/2013 - 05/27/2013 at your participating Janome dealer in the US. Subject to credit approval.

But you have to make your purchase today. See your local, participating Janome dealer.

Full Details Of Memorial Day Finance Offer

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Monday, 27 May 2013 00:00

Happy Memorial Day From All Of Us At Janome America

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Let's take time to remember and be thankful for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice.

709-happy-memorial-day-from-all-of-us-at-janome-americaAbraham Lincoln said it best in his famous address on the battlefield at Gettysburg:

"We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.

It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract." 

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the first Memorial Day (then called "Decoration Day") was observed three years after the Civil War ended, on May 30, 1868. About 5,000 people attended ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday of May. Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries, and many Americans visit and pay their respects at local cemeteries and memorials.

All of us at Janome America send our gratitude to the families and friends left behind.

More Information On Memorial Day From The VA

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Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00

Memorial Day Sales Event

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Zero interest and 3 years to pay: Friday-Monday only!

704-memorial-day-sales-eventThanks to a special financing offer from our partner GE Capital, you can go on a Janome shopping spree this weekend, use your new sewing machine to stitch up some summer fun, but take your time paying for it. Three years with no interest.

Here's the deal. Today through Monday purchase any combination of Janome products for $2,500 or more on a GE Capital Credit card and simply make the 36 monthly payments on time. Financing requirements and full details are here.This No Interest For 36 Months offer runs 05/24/2013 - 05/27/2013 at your participating Janome dealer in the US. Subject to credit approval.

Bring home the top-of-the-line Horizon Memory Craft 12000 or the brand new sewing and embroidery Memory Craft 9900 or maybe the quilting dream machine: the Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP. You get to decide which Janome machines and/or accessories to buy.

And $2500 is just the minimum, so you can also bring home major accessories like Janome software and sewing cabinets to fully equip your sewing room.

But you only have Memorial Day Weekend to take advantage of this very special financing offer. Visit your participating Janome dealer right now and get ready to finally bring home all your favorites. 

Find Out More About The Memorial Day Offer

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Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

New Project: Maureen Cracknell's Typography Quilt

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Here's a quilt project that's just your "type."

707-new-project-maureen-cracknells-typography-quiltStrictly speaking, typography is all about typefaces and creative layouts with words.

But for her Typography Quilt project creative quilter Maureen Cracknell has thrown in the typewriter too. Several of these were fussy cut and then appliquéd onto the quilt blocks.

A talented blogger and a member of our Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Independent Design Team, Maureen says the fonts on the machine were a big part of the fun. This is a Quilt-As-You-Go style quilt, made with log cabin style blocks, including a simple and fun appliqué. She created the stitched typography using the built-in text stitches in her Horizon Memory Craft 12000 sewing machine.

Maureen says, "This is definitely one of my new, most favorite styles of quilting!"

Her finished quilt comprises twelve 17" squares, but she says that you can make your quilt blocks in any pattern and size.

This project requires intermediate to advanced quilting skills. And will take several days to complete. Get complete instructions for the Typography Quilt project.

To try out the quilting features on the MC12000, see your authorized Janome dealer.

Go To The Typography Quilt Project

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Win A Memory Craft 9900 In The FaveQuilts Sweepstakes

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It's the embroidery machine that's as unique as you! Contest ends June 2nd.

705-win-a-memory-craft-9900-in-the-favequilts-sweepstakesThe Memory Craft 9900 lets you take your creative expression in any direction you can imagine. All the best features are here for embroidery, garment sewing, home décor, fabric crafting, and quilting. All in a machine that's just the right size for any sewing space.

Plus the MC9900 comes with those fun faceplates you can switch out to match your mood.

Just image what color your mood will be when you win your own MC9900 in the FaveQuilts Facebook sweepstakes. It takes just a few seconds to enter. (See the entry page for complete rules.)

The Serious Embroidery Machine That's A Great Value
The MC9900 has the most stable embroidery unit Janome has ever produced. It's precise. In fact, the stitch quality is so precise, it's possible to embroider fine lace designs on certain types of organza without stabilizer!

It's fast (1000 spm). And it's remarkably quiet.

Try out the MC9900 and see the remarkable embroidery quality for yourself at your local Janome dealer.

Have You Visited FaveQuilts.com?
If you love quilting, they should be on your bookmarks list. They have thousands of free quilt patterns, free quilted gift ideas, and quilting tutorials for beginners.  And they add new projects and tips every day. Plus, they have a number of free quilting ebooks. Go to FaveQuilts.com.  

Enter To Win A Memory Craft 9900

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00

New Serger Video: How To Stabilize A Seam To Prevent Stretching

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An easy solution using Cording Foot B with your serger.

706-new-serger-video-cording-foot-b-stabilize-a-seamKnits are great because they're stretchy. But there may be times when you want a seam in your knit fabric to hold its shape and not stretch--like a shoulder or a v-neck.

You can stabilize a seam to make it non-stretchy by inserting a piece of "cording" while you serge. Your cording can be heavy crochet thread, floss or any heavier decorative thread.

Cording Foot B is designed to automatically insert cording as you serge your seam. The result is a knit seam that won't stretch.

How To Stabilize A Seam With Cording

  1. Begin by setting up your machine for a normal 4 thread overlock, according to manual settings.
  2. Insert the cord through the hole on the front of the foot, and attach the foot to the machine.
  3. Place your two pieces of knit fabric right sides together.
  4. Then serge along the edge.


The resulting seam won’t stretch because the inserted cording stabilizes it.

To see this demonstrated watch the video Cording Foot B: Stabilize a seam to prevent stretching.

Find Cording Foot B and all the other optional serger accessories at your Janome dealer.

Watch How To Stabilize A Knit Seam

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Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

Designs In Machine Embroidery's Special Digital Issue - Sponsored In Part By Janome

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67 pages of inspiration - free for you!

703-designs-in-machine-embroiderys-special-digital-issueThe "Summer Special Release" of Designs in Machine Embroidery is an enhanced digital edition sponsored in part by Janome.

It may be FREE but they packed this 67 page special issue with educational material for newbies, intermediate, and advanced embroiderers. You also get 10+ projects, free embroidery designs, videos from sponsors and access to leading companies in the embroidery industry.

Devour the expert information on stabilizers and how to embroider on ribbon, polos and t-shirts! Learn to create continuous embroidery with confidence. Stitch a little something for the man in your life, and develop your designer’s eye – all in this one special issue!

Special Interactive PDF
Download the Summer Special Release issue as a .zip file to your computer. Unzip it to access the PDF file, which you can read and enjoy from the convenience of your desktop computer or laptop.

Eileen Roche, creator of Designs in Machine Embroidery, has a short video that explains all the ways to navigate the issue and access all the multimedia resourches. Watch the video on the download page.

Download The Free Summer Special Release

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Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

ScrapBusters Week On Sew4Home

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Pull out your Janome and your fabric stash bag and whip up something wonderful!

697-scrapbusters-week-on-sew4homeWe all love little projects – especially if they can be done on the spur of the moment, using fabric from your stash and leftover notions. That's the idea behind Sew4Home's ongoing ScrapBuster projects. As the exclusive sewing machine sponsor of this very creative site, we are big fans of ScrapBusters because they are great excuses to break-out any Janome machine and whip up a quick and easy project. Look through these five new options to make for yourself or give as a gift.

1) Ditch the brown bag and lighten up your lunch table with their very cute insulated lunch bag. If you have a Janome Walking foot or an Ultra Glide foot, either is great when working with the PUL used for the bag's lining.

2) Make a clever pouch you can slip on a belt and keep both hands free. Drop your smart phone in a pocket at the back and use the zippered front pocket to hold cash, change, credit cards or other necessities.

3) Their Dresser Top Coin Catcher is a beautiful way to organize all those bits and pieces of stuff that clutter up any surface in the house. Learn how easy it is to put in metal grommets. 

4) Using the built-in AcuFeed Flex™ system on the Memory Craft Horizon 8900 QCP, Sew4Home created a super-professional Door Stop Cube. AcuFeed Flex™ makes working with the heavy layers easy, and also allows for super precise topstitching. 

5) Embellished Ribbon Bookmarks are a pretty gift with unlimited creative options. Sew4Home shows you clever way to use your ribbon scraps, including how pretty it is to add decorative stitching.

Find Out More at Sew4Home

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Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

The Janome Sewing Family - 15 And Counting

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They own a total of 31 Janome machines!

700-this-janome-sewing-family-numbers-15-and-countingFor 11 years, a group of women have been getting together for one weekend in April to do sewing, quilting, fabric shopping, enjoy great food, and do lots of catching up.

Unlike most sewing groups, these women have one major thing in common: they're all related.  

Hailing from Minnesota, Texas, and Iowa, they are five sisters, their daughters, granddaughters, cousins, daughter-in-laws, and nieces.

And they all use just one brand of sewing machine--Janome/New Home!

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