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Thursday, 21 April 2011 05:00

What You Need To Know About Needles: Red Tip

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154-jano-needles-red-tipFor best results with dense embroidery and thick fabrics, choose this Janome needle.

The first rule of sewing machine needles is: Use a new needle for each project. But you can ensure even better results by choosing the genuine Janome needle designed especially for your kind of project.

If you're sewing on thicker fabric or your doing particularly dense embroidery, we recommend the Janome Red Tip Needle. At size 14 it's a little thicker than our Blue Tip Needle, giving it extra strength and durability. It features a special flat back shank for easier installation, a sturdy shaft with front groove, and a larger eye to help prevent thread breakage.

Janome Red Tip needles are designed to work on all Janome sewing, quilting and embroidery machines.

More About Red Tip Needles

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 05:00

New Product: Custom Accessory Bag For Janome Tables

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157-accessory-bag-for-janome-tablesSewing Cabinet owners have a new place to store notions and supplies.

You've heard, "A place for everything and everything in its place." This is especially true if you have a Janome Sewing Cabinet (also known as an Industrial Table). You can now add some useful storage space to your cabinet with new Accessory Bags.

The set of bags attaches to each side of your cabinet, providing roomy pockets to store things like scissors, thread, needles, and other notions. Each bag has two 10" x 10" pockets for a total of four. When installed on your table, they hold your items where you can easily see and retrieve them.

The Custom Accessory Bag set fits both models of Janome sewing cabinets:

The Horizon Cabinet was designed specifically for the Memory Craft Horizon 7700QCP sewing and quilting machine, providing a generous formica-finished sewing surface of 45" x 19". It holds your Horizon in the flatbed position, at a comfortable work height, and has special openings so you can use the knee lift. It also includes a storage drawer.

The original Sewing Cabinet was created to accommodate the 1600 Professional, Memory Craft 6500P, and Memory Craft 6600P sewing machines. Like the Horizon Cabinet, this cabinet holds the machine in the flatbed position, accommodates a knee lift, contains one drawer, and provides a generous formica-finished sewing surface of 45" x 19".

The Sewing Cabinet Accessory Bags are available at your local Janome Dealer.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:00

Video: Install A Zipper With The Zipper Foot E

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153-zipper-foot-e-videoYes, YOU can put in a lap zipper.

Many sewists are intimidated by the thought of installing a hidden or lap zipper. For starters, the zipper's teeth will not fit under a standard presser foot. Then there's the challenge of sewing the zipper in so it looks straight. And finally you have get the lap to lay flat over the zipper.

Don't worry. It's not as hard as you think. 

All Janome sewing machines come with a zipper foot, which allows you to sew a lap zipper into your project with ease. The Zipper Foot E can be snapped onto your machine so it sews on either side of the needle. That way the needle can get close enough to stitch but the zipper teeth don't go under the foot.

To install a lap zipper you simply sew a series of straight stitches, folding the zipper or the fabric back at each step. Once you see it done, it's not that complicated.

We created a video to show you the simple steps. Watch Zipper Foot - Narrow Base (High Shank) Video: Installing A Lap Zipper.

Watch The Lap Zipper Video

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Monday, 18 April 2011 05:00

Spring Specials: Save Now on the DC2011

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156-spring-special-2011-dc2011The Spring Specials continue at your local Janome Dealer.

Whether you are embroidering, sewing or serging; there's a great deal in store now at your participating Janome America Dealer.

You can save $200 on the NEW DC2011 and get legendary Janome quality at a great price. Sew with confidence with fifty stitches, including 24 Heirloom stitches and three buttonholes, plus the precision and convenience features you'd expect to find only on high-end models.

This is a Limited Edition model, and when they're gone, they're gone. It has already shot to the top of our best-sellers list, and we are excited to be able to offer it during our Spring Promotion for $200 off! "Test Stitch" it at your Janome Dealer today, and make sure you get a demonstration of its Superior Feed System, Automatic Tension, as well as all those great decorative stitches. 

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Friday, 15 April 2011 05:00

Spring Specials: MC9700 Gift-With-Purchase Bundle

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152-spring-special-2011-mc9700-bundleThis Spring, there's something fresh and new on sale for everyone at your local Janome Dealer.

Starting today, there are some great reasons to stop by your local Janome Dealer to shop for the perfect new machine to welcome the sunny, sewing days of Spring!

When you buy the Memory Craft 9700 sewing and embroidery machine, you can get DigitizerJr. for just $200!

The MC9700 is our most popular mid-range sewing/embroidery combo model. And, if you're new to digitizing, DigitizerJr is the perfect software to learn to express yourself in stitches. Our Spring Special pricing saves you $299 on this powerful, easy-to-use digitizing program.

Find Out More About Our Spring Specials

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Thursday, 14 April 2011 05:00

Super Spring Pillow Project in the Modern Quilter Style

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151-super-spring-pillow-projectHorizon Memory Craft 7700 QCP Enthusiast, Alissa Haight Carlton Brings Us A New Pillow Project

This simple, quilted pillow is an ideal beginning sewing project. With an envelope closure and simple piecing, it's super easy. But the incredible topstitching detail gives it an expert-level finishing touch. Alissa credits all those beautiful, perfectly straight and even lines to the precision of the Janome Horizon she uses for all her modern quilting.

What is Modern Quilting?

You can find out more from the Modern Quilt Guild. They describe it as: a new twist on the traditional art of quilting. It could be something as simple as using a traditional quilt block and updating it in a fresh, fun, new way, using modern fabrics, modifying the block arrangement or even the scale of the block.

The piecing could be improvisational and wonky, or it could be very exact and measured, following a pattern or creating your own. The quilting might be traditional stippling, clean straight lines or a very free and fun, quilt-as-you-go style. Fabrics could be upcycled vintage sheets, custom digital printed fabric, a yummy selection from one of the new modern fabric designers, or an old fabric from an ever growing stash.

Find out more about Janome's ultimate quilting machine.

Go To Alissa's Spring Pillow Project

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011 05:00

Terrific Technique: Pintuck Shadow Effects

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150-pintuck-shadow-effect-tipsGet A Unique Effect With This Technique!

Sometimes an understated effect is just what you need. The Pintuck Foot used with Pintuck Cord Guides are perfect accessories for just that.

Colorful yarn or embroidery floss can create a unique and shadow effect when sewn with twin needles and your Janome sewing machine.

Check out our instructions for this great new technique!

Read More About This Pintuck Technique

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 05:00

Video: Calibrate Your MC11000 To The Clothsetter Table 11000

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148-mc11000-cothsetter-table-videoYou get perfect embroidery placement and it works as an extension table.

The Clothsetter Extension Table is an exclusive accessory that does two jobs for the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition sewing and embroidery machine. First, it allows you to place embroidery designs on your fabric with perfect accuracy. Second, it works as an extension table to give extra support to larger sewing projects.

The Clothsetter Extension Table enables you to get precise embroidery placement by giving you a way to place your project in exactly the right spot in your embroidery hoop. On your fabric you mark exactly where you want the center of your design and then use the crosshairs on the Clothsetter to adjust your fabric in the hoop until it's in the right position.

But before you use your Clothsetter Extension Table, you need to calibrate it to your specific MC11000 machine.

This involves stitching out the test embroidery pattern built in to your machine. You place it in your Clothsetter, and then make fine adjustments to the arm position until the crosshairs line up. It's actually pretty easy to do.

Watch Clothsetter Table 11000 Video: Calibrating To Your Machine.

To learn more about this accessory, you can watch all six instructional videos. They're all listed on the Clothsetter Table 11000 page.

Watch Clothsetter Table Calibration Video

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Monday, 11 April 2011 05:00

Jenny Haskins Partners With Janome America

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149-jenny-haskins-designsWe're proud to announce Janome America Dealers can now offer a full selection of Jenny Haskins products.

Jenny Haskins, a native of Australia and a professional artist, traded in her brushes and paint for needle and thread. She worked as the National Marketing Manager for a major sewing machine company, had a regular sewing segment on a national TV program, and eventually started her own company, which has become a major influence in the world of quilting.

Now you can find her clever and creative product line at select dealers. Click to read more about five of our favorites.

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Friday, 08 April 2011 05:00

Did You Know? Your Start/Stop Button Can Be Used To Slow Down

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145-startstop-button-did-you-knowSome Of Your Favorite Features Have Hidden Identities! 

Sure, we all know about the multitude of great features on Janome machines, but some of the features offer more than meets the eye! One such feature is the Start/Stop Button.

Traditionally, this button is used for long seams. You press the button to sew without the presser foot, so you can relax and focus on your seams.

This great feature can also be used to slow down the needle speed at the beginnng and end of seams, when you may have to pay special attention to hems or other fabric issues. At the beginning of a seam, simply press and hold to slowly accelerate up to your set speed. At the end, press and hold to slow down, then release to stop. This useful feature is a Janome Exclusive!

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