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Monday, 28 April 2014 09:00

Machine Giveaway Winner!

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Pinterest-annouceAnd the winner is...

Lisa G. from Pensacola Beach, Florida won the Janome DC2014 for following Janome America on Pinterest. When we informed Lisa that she had been selected as the winner, this is how she responded,

"I have dreamed of a Janome for a long time. I have a local dealer for Janome and I drool over the machines each time I go in. My dream is to one day get one for embroidery. Thank you so very much for this machine!!!! (Jumping up and down)"

We are very happy that we made Lisa's day. Make sure to subscribe to our monthly email newsletter and continue to check back with us on Janome.com and on our Facebook page for more opportunites to win great Janome products!

Janome America Pinterest

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Friday, 25 April 2014 11:15

New Quilt Project

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jumpingjacksKaye Wood's Jump Jacks Quilt

It may look like a work out, but these jump jacks are easiliy made with wedges!

Kaye Wood shows how to quilt this whimsical design with lots of movement and fun! This quilt also uses the Circular Sewing Attachment to draw perfectly quilted circles around the block centers.

Kaye Wood’s Website:
http://www.kayewood.com/

Kaye Wood’s YouTube channel

Click here to download instructions

View Project and Instructions

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:32

New Product: LED Light

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USB-LEDOur popular LED light in two sizes!

Sometimes your extra-detailed work needs a little extra illumination. The Super Bright LED Compact light affixes to the underside of your sewing machine’s arm and casts a bright light onto your entire sewing project.

The light can be powered by the machine’s USB hub or a traditional outlet and the velcro backing and cord guide keeps the cable neat and organized. Finally you’ll have access to extra light without having to maneuver a desk lamp around your machine and sewing project. The Super Bright LED Compact measures just 2 1/2 inches, allowing it to fit on any model.

Super Bright Compact LED: 2 1/2 inches

Super Bright LED: 4 1/2 inches

Visit your local Janome dealer to purchase these great lights.

Super Bright Compact LED

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Monday, 21 April 2014 10:29

Hedgie Pin Cushion

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hedgie26Make a softie hedgehog that can be a toy or a pin cushion!

This project is brought to you by Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio.

Did you know you should change your sewing machine needle regularly? It's as important as changing the oil in your car. A dull needle can ruin your fabric, but it also makes your machine work harder than it needs to. Sam changes needles after every 8-10 hours of sewing.

If you don't like to dispose of your old needles in the trashbecaquse it might hurt someone. Make one of these hedgehogs and put all of your dead needles into an old pincushion. This design is fun because the used needles become part of the design. A hedgehog is the perfect needle-y critter!

Click here to download pattern

Hedgehog Pin Cushion Project

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:46

Easter Treats Project

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Show your love this Easter with these adorable treat holders!

Easter-Treat

Michelle Dorsey, of www.SewMichelle.com, has made it easy for you with her design and instructions.

The little bunny's paw will wrap around your favorite treats easily and delight everyone. Whether you are making treats for your children or grandchildren's baskets or if you are just delivering some sweetness to your friends and family, these treat tags will brigthten anyone's day!

To download a PDF of the Project Instructions - Click here

Download Embroidery Design: "Sweet Suprise"

Download Embroidery Design: "Some Bunny Loves You"

Easter Treat Holder Project Page

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:56

Janome on Pinterest

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Follow Janome America on PinterestPinterest-annouce

Janome America is launching our Pinterest page and we’d like you to follow our boards. Pinterest is a great way for us to share our ideas and projects with our fans and to serve as a place for inspiration. You’ll find pictures, step by step project tutorials and project videos that we’ve created to share with you.

The Creative Projects board is a mixture of projects that we've created here at Janome and projects that can be completed using our machines. Follow our boards so you can stay up to date on all of the new projects that we pin.

Take a look at our page, follow our boards and re-pin.

Janome America Pinterest

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Monday, 14 April 2014 14:32

Subscribe to E-News

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EnewsbannerSubscribe to Janome E-News

Subscribe to receive our monthly e-newsletter that includes new product information, upcoming events, special deals and product giveaways. April’s newsletter will go out this Tuesday, April 15th.

Last month, subscribers that completed a survey were entered into a drawing to win a Horizon Memory Craft 15000.

Subscribe now, and don’t miss out on the next chance to win great products from Janome.

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Friday, 11 April 2014 12:37

Easter Egg Garland

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easter-egg-garlandIt's time to make Easter decorations.

Get a jump on your Easter decorations by creating this adorable holiday swag. One can make as many or as few as needed.

Our Janome Educator, Valora Hammond, has designed and created this great Easter project for us to share with you. This project can be used for several applications. If you make and connect three eggs, you will have a cute door decoration. Make a bunch of eggs and you will have enough to create a swag for your mantle. Or a whole mantle can be adorned with a swag made of a multitude of eggs. And just one egg makes a great gift as a door knob decoration.

This project uses a Janome Memory Craft machine and digitizer MBX software. We’ve included step by step instructions with pictures to guide you through this project.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:41

New Product: Oversized Buttonhole Foot

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extra-large-buttonhole-foot-and-stabilizer-plate3New Product

In fashion, sometimes bigger is better, and buttons are no exception! This new buttonhole foot allows you to make a statement by adding oversized and exotic buttons to accent your garments.

Extra-large buttons are an ongoing trend in clothing but the standard buttonhole foot can't accommodate buttons over an inch long. The most common use for large buttons is on heavy winter coats, but this year you can see the trend in spring and summer garments, too. You could use it on rain coats, spring trench coats, or for closures on beach cover ups. Don't forget, if you're using an extra-large button, not only will the buttonhole need to be longer, but likely you'll have a longer button shank. Some machines come with a Button Shank Plate standard that you'll want to use to make sure your shank is long enough.

The new Oversized Buttonhole Foot and Stabilizer Plate can create buttonholes for buttons that are 1" - 2" (25-50mm) in diameter. It can be used on the Horizon Memory Craft 15000.

Part Number: 202199009

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Monday, 07 April 2014 09:32

Tablerunner Project

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Kaye Wood's Tumbling Winds TablerunnerTumbling-Winds-Kaye-Wood

Click here to go to the project Page

This tablerunner is sure to attract attention in your home and makes a great addition to the dining room table for family gatherings.

Tumbling Winds Table Runner Quilt is made from six blocks stacked on top of each other. The curving look of the pieces makes it look like a pinwheel rolling in the wind. Kaye encourages you to use any embroidery flower design you wish to fit into the blocks and make this pattern your own.

Download Tumbling Winds Quilt Table Runner Instructions

Kaye Wood’s website: http://www.kayewood.com/

Kaye Wood’s YouTube channel

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