Notes from Anna Maria Horner
Anna Maria Horner takes us on a tour of color planning and design.
Janome Spokesperson Anna Maria Horner is well-known for her amazing eye and wise use of color in her fabric desgins, as well as her sewing patterns. Today, Anna shares her thoughts on color and pattern in design, as well as an inspiring photo tour of some of her recent work.
Just one fabulous insight from her in-depth article:
"Even if you boast an enviable printed fabric stash, including solids is hardly limiting yourself. You have the entire spectrum to choose from and endless combinations of solid color can do much of the design load for your patchwork."
Click below to read the entire piece, and prepare to get inspired for new sewing challenges!
This Way Quilt by Alissa Haight Carlton
Our newest project showcases a quick modern-inspired quilt.
Alissa Haight Carlton of Handmade by Alissa is known for creating unique, modern-inspired projects, and her newest contribution is no exception! This quilt is quick to make but also has a strong visual impact. Your fabric choices will play a large role in the end result. If you’d like to create a color gradation like Alissa's, take your time picking the right fabrics. A great tip is to take a black and white photo of your choices to make sure the saturations and tones are working correctly.
Alissa made this fun little baby quilt top on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP. The 8900 features AcuFeed Flex, an integrated, yet removable walking foot which perfectly feeds fabric from the top and bottom of the quilt. It is ideal for filling large amounts of white space with even stitching. Visit your local Janome dealer to test drive this amazing feature for yourself!
Jenny Haskins Template Magic for Perfectly Placed Embroidery
Jenny Haskins Template Magic is the Ultimate Tool for Embroidery Placement.
Embroidery enthusiasts are always looking for new tools to help to increase the enjoyment they get from their hobby. Jenny Haskins creates a wide variety of products to make perfect embroidery easy - and they are available through your local Janome dealer! One of our favorites is Jenny's Template Magic.
Template magic is perfectly cut to fit in any ink jet printer for printing templates directly from Digitizer Jr, Digitizer MBX, and Horizon Link Suite on the Horizon Memory Craft 15000. It is safe to use on any fabric, and eliminates the need to use ink, chalk, graphite, or pencil. The template us reusable and can be used several times - it's perfect for quilting in the hoop with designs created in AcuFil.
Stop in at your local Janome dealer today, and ask them about this great product!
Video: Sewing Vinyl And Velvet With The Roller Foot
The roller gives this foot better traction on shifty fabrics, and keeps it moving smoothly over sticky fabrics.
The Roller Foot gets its name from the little internal roller that helps feed "difficult" fabrics under your needle. It gives you better traction when sewing slippery materials like chiffon, velvet, and organza. And it keeps potentially sticky materials like leather and vinyl moving along.
You simply snap the foot on your sewing machine and sew like you normally would. To see this foot demonstrated watch Roller Foot Video: Sewing Vinyl And Velvet.
To find out which one is right for your machine, see your local Janome Dealer.
Home Squared Pillow featuring the Font-Tastic Embroidery Collection from Artistic
Make this Home-y Pillow using the Font-Tastic Embroidery Design Collection from Artistic and Michael Miller Fabrics.
The Font-Tastic Embroidery collection features 26 designs, one for each letter of the alphabet. You can check out the embroidery collection here, and learn more about the coordinating fabric line from Michael Miller Fabrics here. Artistic offers a full line of embroidery designs - visit the website to see them all, and find more inspiring projects in our Free online flipbook: Inspired Embroidery Volume 1.
New Serger Video: Applying Beads with the Beading Attachment
Applying beading to the edge of a project is easy with the 1100D serger and Beading Attachment.
Our video showcases the 1100D serger, but this foot is available for use with the any Janome serger. For a showcase of all Janome sergers videos, click here. Contact your Local Janome Dealer for details on this foot, and all of the accessories available for specialty serger techniques.
Introducing: The Janome DC2014
The perfect machine for all sewing tasks is arriving now at your Local Janome Dealer: The Janome Decor Computer 2014.
Video: Free Motion Channel Quilting With The Clear View Foot
It's important to see your needle when you're tracing around a shape with free motion quilting.
The fun of free motion quilting is the freedom to draw any shape you like with thread. One of the accessories that helps you explore that creativity is the Free Motion Quilt Foot Set, Convertible (High Shank), also called the Convertible Free Motion Quilt Foot Set (High Shank).
The set has three different feet attachments:
- Closed Toe Foot for general use with lace and catchable fabrics.
- Open Toe Foot for general use and extra visibility.
- Clear View Foot for uneven surfaces and evenly spaced quilting. This is the one that gives you the best visibility as you do echo quilting--tracing around a shape with free motion quilting.
How To Use The Clear View Foot For Free Motion Channel Quilting
- Before putting the foot on your machine, first install the Clear View attachment. Loosen the screw on the side of the foot. Slide off the current attachment. And slide on the Clear View attachment. Then re-tighten the screw.
- To install the foot on your machine, loosen the presser foot screw and remove the existing foot and ankle on your machine. Then attach the Free Motion Quilt foot to the machine and tighten the screw.
- Lower the presser foot and adjust the screw on the right so that the bottom of the foot just skims your fabric.
- Choose a straight stitch.
- Drop the feed dog. You may also choose to use the optional straight stitch needle plate.
Now you're ready to trace around an object with FMQ.
To see this demonstrated watch Free Motion Quilt Foot Set Video: Free Motion Channel Quilting With The Clear View Foot.
The Free Motion Quilt Foot Set, Convertible (High Shank) is made, of course, for high shank sewing machines. If you have a low shank machine, use the Free Motion Quilt Foot Set, Convertible (Low Shank). Ask your Janome Dealer to help you get the right one for your machine.
Cabin Fever Project Book
It's Winter Time and the Sewing is Cozy!
The temperatures outside have certainly been frightful, but it's been a great excuse to stay in the warmth and sew! Our designers have certainly been busy, and we are excited to bring you seven brand new projects that are perfect for cold winter sewing.
We've incorporated instructions for using some of our favorite accessories, like the Piping Foot to create detail, the Ultra Glide Foot for sewing with vinyl, and some of the great built-in embroidery designs from the Horizon Memory Craft 15000.
Looking for a new machine to cure the winter blues? Stop in at your participating Janome Dealer soon, and take advantage of incredible savings on some of our best products!
In the meantime, check out our Cabin Fever Sewing Project Flipbook and get inspired!
Cabin Fever Sales Event at Your Participating Janome Dealer
Visit your Local Janome Dealer today and take advantage of Great Winter Sales!
Have winter's freezing temperatures been keeping you holed up inside? Janome's Cabin Fever Sales Event is just the thing to cure those winter blues!
Stop in at your participating Janome Dealer soon, and take advantage of incredible savings on some of our best products!
Try Embroidery Therapy this winter with the Horizon Memory Craft 15000. Stop in soon at your local participating Janome dealer, to receive an iPad with your purchase - perfect for taking advantage of the included Apps, AcuEdit and AcuMonitor, and then sending to your machine wirelessly!
Did you make a Quilting Resolution for the New Year? Check out our amazing savings on the Horizon Memory Craft 8900 - our package includes the Universal Table, Universal Side Table, and Horizon To Go Trolley for one great price. It's everything you need to turn your home sewing space into a Quilting Haven!
Check out all of the great deals in our online flyer, then contact your local Janome dealer today!
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