Welcome to 2013 from Janome America
Wishing you and your family a prosperous New Year.
It looks like we've made it through another year (and proved all those end-of-the-world predictions wrong).
Thank you for being a part of the Janome community. We hope this new year brings you even more chances to express your creativity.
From all of us at Janome America.
Artistic® Crystals Party in The Big Easy
Bringing the bling to New Orleans.
The fleur-de-lis is the symbol of New Orleans. And it really looks great when you make it with rhinestones.
So it was only natural that it was one of the most popular designs at the Artistic Crystals party presented by Janome Educator Mary Carollo in the Big Easy.
After taking the ladies on a tour of the Artistic V6 software, she made sure everybody had a chance to put some bling on an item they'd brought. As you can see from the pictures below, everybody was having a good time.
"Big Easy" is a great description of the process. The software makes it easy to do large designs that look terrific when you apply the rhinestones.
To try out Artistic Crystals for yourself, go to the Artistic Dealer Locator to find the dealer nearest you.
Final Weekend For Wishing!
Just a few more days to take advantage of the Holiday Wish Book specials.
The Old Year isn't the only thing that's going away on Monday.
It's also the final day for you to get the deals in the Janome Holiday Wish Book.
Looking for a new embroidery machine or quilting machine? Until 12/31/2012 you can bring one home and get a special monthly bonus package.
The Wish Book also has coupons good for everything from software to presser feet to dress forms and sewing furniture. These really are once-a-year specials. So don't wait until it's too late.
You have a number of ways to view the specials. Browse through the Wish Book online, or download the PDF to view on your computer, or print it out on good old paper.
Then at the bottom of the Wish Book page you'll find the link to download the wish list with coupons as a PDF file. (Direct link here.) Print it them out and take them with you to your participating Janome dealer.
How do you know which dealer is participating? Look for the icon in our Dealer Locator indicating participating dealers near you.
Offers good through December 31, 2012 at participating Janome dealers in the USA.
New Rhinestone Collections for Artistic® Crystals
Explore 3 new pattern packs and 2 new font packs.
The fun thing about bling is that you can add it to almost anything. Do you know a special cheerleader? Take a plain sweatshirt add rhinestones across the back that say CHEER and suddenly she's the envy of the squad.
Artistic has just released five new collections that give you creative possibilities for all kinds of occasions. It's so easy to add rhinestones when you have Artistic Suite V6.0 software.
Three New Artistic Rhinestone Collections Pattern Packs
These special crystal design packages offer you completed designs that are ready to go:
Two New Artistic Rhinestone Collections Font Packs
These New Collections Are Easy To Use
Simply open in your Artistic software to create your design, then send to your digital cutter. Perfect for crystal embellished clothing, home decor, and sewing projects.
New Video: Long Quilting Guide Bar Set for the MC12000
Don't waste time drawing straight lines on your quilt top!
The Long Quilting Guide Bar Set is an optional accessory that allows you to do even rows of decorative stitching with your Horizon Memory Craft 12000 or other Janome machine. You use it for techniques like window paning and channel stitching.
The set comes with two guide bars. One is for the left side of the presser foot and the other is for the right. And they fit any Janome sewing machine.
On The MC12000 you can use the guide bars with the AcuFeed Straight Stitch Foot, or with the regular ankle. In both cases you also insert the bar into the hole on the side of the ankle.
How To Use The Long Quilting Guide Bar Set On Your MC12000
- Before you attach the presser foot holder (or ankle) to your machine, insert the Quilting Guide Bar into the hole on the side.
- Attach the ankle to your machine and your presser foot.
- Adjust the desired distance between your rows of stitches by sliding the bar in or out.
- Choose a stitch and sew your first row.
- On your next row, align your fabric so the guide is directly over your first line of stitching.
- Continue to use the bar to guide your subsequent rows of stitching.
To see this demonstrated, watch the video Long Quilting Guide Bar Set: Creating rows of channel stitching.
Merry Christmas from All of Us at Janome America!
Wishing you and your family all the best.
We hope Santa filled your stocking with lots of good things. And that you get time today to play with some of your new sewing and quilting "toys."
From all of us at Janome America.
MC12000 AcuFil™ Quilting Kit Designs: See Them All
The upgrade gives you 70 stunning designs for stippling in the hoop.
You create your stippling layout on your computer, print a template, and send the design to your MC12000 for stitching. The stippling across your whole quilt is so accurately placed, it looks like it was done on a longarm machine.
The kit comes with a collection of 70 designs, including Stippling Designs, Feathers, Free Motion Style Motifs, Stipple Fills and selected MC12000 Quilting Designs. Choose from both free standing designs and combinable design elements. All ready to be stitched out with unmatched Janome quality.
See the complete AcuFil™ Quilting Kit design collection as a PDF file.
Along with the Design Collection, the kit includes two other major components:
-AcuFil™ Quilting Tool software, which makes it easy to create stippling layouts to cover your entire quilt as well as other embroidery layouts for quilt sqares.
-AcuFil™ Square Quilting Hoop (8.7" x 8.7"), which uses our exclusive magnetic clamps.
It's everything you need for beautiful stippling in the hoop.
See How Easy It Is: Watch Our Video Series On How To Use The AcuFil™ Quilting Kit
These six videos take you from opening the program on your PC for the first time all the way through to creating your own custom quilt blocks:
1. Using The AcuFil™ Quilting Tool
2. Sending Your Design To Your Machine
3. How To Print Your Template
4. How To Hoop Your Quilt
5. How To Use A Template To Position Your Stippling
6. Creating A Custom Design On A Quilt Block
See all these videos on our AcuFil™ Quilting Kit Video page.
New How-to Tutorials at Sew4Home Feature Janome Presser Feet
Sewing with Rayon, Linen, Velvet & Velveteen plus Machine Sewn Finish Tips.
Our creative friends at Sew4Home, where Janome America is the exclusive sewing machine sponsor, are also our helpful friends. We are always happy to see their great how-to tutorials. Even when you've been sewing many years, you can always use a little refresher. And, often, you can find a new spin on an old technique.
Plus, all the Sew4Home technique tutorials feature Janome presser feet, so you can see exactly what's best for sewing with special substrates, such as velvet and linen, as well as which feet are best for finishing seams.
Here are a few recent articles we recommend:
New Video: Wide Pintucking Foot for the MC12000
Create wide pintucks on your Horizon Memory Craft 12000.
A little over a week ago, we featured the Narrow Pintucking Foot for the Horizon Memory Craft 12000. Go here to read it. (The article also has a link to the instructional video.)
What are pintucks? They're little decorative ridges (or tucks), usually sewn in narrow rows. The ridge is created when a narrow piece of cording is placed under your fabric and you stitch on either side of it with a twin needle. To sew them you need a pintucking foot working in conjunction with a pintucking cord guide.
The Wide Pintucking Foot uses the Wide Pintucking Cord Guide, which can feed cord from 1.5 to 2.5mm in diameter.
Creating Wide Pintucks On Your MC12000
- Begin by removing the clear bobbin case cover and installing the Wide Pintucking Cord Guide.
- Install a twin needle with the same width as the distance between the grooves in the Wide Pintucking Foot.
- Thread your machine with a second spool of thread.
- Attach the Wide Pintucking Foot to your machine.
- Raise the foot and pull your cord through the cord guide.
- On the touch screen of your machine go to Utility Stitches. Select a straight stitch. And choose Twin Needle.
- Position your fabric over the cord so that the twin needles come down on either side.
- Begin sewing your first row.
You've created a wide, corded pintuck.
To create multiple rows, position the previous pintuck in the groove on the bottom of the foot and stitch down your next row beside it.
To see this demonstrated, watch the video Pintucking Foot Wide N1: Making Wide Pintucks.
Dear Santa: I Have Been Very, Very, VERY Good
Fill out your list with great machine and accessories from our Holiday Wish Book.
Maybe you can't go sit on Santa's knee--and probably shouldn't try--but you can still fill out your holiday wish list. That way you can slip it to a certain "somebody" who is racking their brains for gift ideas for you.
The list we're talking about is available on the Janome Holiday Wish Book page. First of all, you'll want to browse through the Wish Book to find everthing from your dream sewing machine with a special bonus package to software to presser feet. You can do that online, or view the PDF on your computer, or print it out on good old paper.
Then at the bottom of the Wish Book page you'll find the link to download the wish list with coupons as a PDF file. (Direct link here.) Print it out, check off all your wishes, then pass it along to your favorite Santa.
These really are once-a-year specials. So don't wait to start wishing.
Look for the icon in our Dealer Locator indicating participating dealers near you. Offers good through December 31, 2012 at participating Janome dealers in the USA.
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