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  • Easy Napkin and Napkin Ring Tutorial

    12/8/2016

    For Your Holiday Table Setting

    The holidays are almost here, but there is still time to whip up some of these fun napkins. Not only did Janome Artisan Susan Emory of Swirly Girls Designs need napkins for her Christmas table, but she loves any opportunity to sit down at the Horizon Memory Craft 9400 and sew away. 

    Make these festive and fun napkins and ring holders for your kitchen or dining room table by following along Susan’s step-by-step tutorial. Your holiday guests will love them! 

    Click here!

  • The Perfect Oversized Pillow

    12/7/2016

    Made with the Skyline S9

    “There is nothing like the first snowfall of the season, hot chocolate and our all time favorite holiday movie Elf to help us jump start the celebrations! Elizabeth Hartman’s Frances Firefly pattern is a joy to work with and lent itself to the oversized reading pillow my young, voracious reader requested months ago. Any project that helps to encourage and foster a love of reading is okay in my book no matter the season. The pillow is also the perfect size for road trips and it is beginner friendly.” Janome Artisan Maday Delgado of Free Spirit Designs by Maday 

    Maday used the Skyline S9 to make this cheerful project. Click here to learn how to make it.

  • Embroidery App Review

    12/7/2016

    By Janome Canada's Sherri Sylvester

    Janome Canada Artisan Sherri Sylvester of Thread Riding Hood has been enjoying the great Acu Apps on the Skyline S9 as she makes her daughter a new towel. Sherri explains that AcuDesign does everything. She was impressed by how the Smart Stitch engine adjusts the density of your stitches; it is straightforward and intuitive; has an undo and redo button; resizes your graphic to the hoop size automatically; has Real-Time Simulation and has cute designs. The only thing that surprised Sherri was the number of graphics that were for sale. She does mention that the designs were pretty reasonable. 

    Included in Sherri’s post are AcuDesign mini tutorials. She also goes over AcuSetter and AcuMonitor. Click here to read her full review.

  • Divided Basket and Changing Pad

    12/7/2016

    Made with the Skyline S9

    Janome Artisan Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline made a colorful divided basket and changing pad that is perfect for all of the multi-tasking, busy and on-the-go moms out there. Using the Skyline S9, Caroline paper pieced the beautiful pattern to make up all of the convenient compartments in the basket. 

    Going to the mall, a restaurant, someone else’s house or the airport has never been easier for moms with little ones with this homemade divided basket and changing pad. 

    Click here to learn how to make it. 

  • Confetti Skirt to Celebrate

    12/6/2016

    By Kelly Crawford

    “This year, I am so incredibly excited for New Year’s as I will be celebrating it by watching the fireworks over the Sydney Opera House! I wanted my girls to have something fun and festive to wear. I also wanted something fancy, but comfortable since we will probably be standing somewhere for several hours waiting. I love the dresses Cotton On kids produced this year for Christmas that had loose pom poms on the bottom. While I was able to snatch one up in my daughter Chloe’s size, they were sold out in my other daughter Evie’s. She was so jealous of Chloe’s I knew I had to make her something similar. I then sewed up the Confetti Skirt using the Skyline S7.” - Janome Artisan Kelly Crawford of Sewing in No Mans Land

    Using gauge tulle and pom pom trim in coordinating colors, you too can make this fun and pretty skirt for New Year’s Eve, Christmas or any special day or night this festive month. 

    Click here to learn how to make it.

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