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  • Out of the Box Sewing

    2/27/2017

    For the Beginner

    So you have a new sewing machine, but aren’t quite sure what to do with it! You just cannot wait to get started, but the only problem is that you aren’t exactly certain how to make your machine move from boxed wonder to your own personal workhorse. 

    If you have about an hour to spare, you can follow these very simple instructions by Janome Maker Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews to gain confidence and actually sew something on your new favorite toy. 

    In addition, Milinda included a basic tutorial to make a fun and fabulous pillowcase. Click here to learn more!

  • Chevron Table Runner for St. Paddy's

    2/23/2017

    The Month of Everything Green!

    “Liven up your table décor just in time to party for St. Patrick’s Day with this quick and easy foundation paper pieced table runner. If you are new to foundation paper piecing, this is a great pattern to learn the technique. Just remember to shorten your stitch length on the Horizon Memory Craft 8900QCP Special Edition when sewing through the foundation paper for easy tearing when the project is completed.” – Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts and Designs 

    Make this great table runner in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in March! It is perfect to place a pot of gold on it. 

    Click here to learn how to make it. 

  • True Love All Year Long

    2/23/2017

    Heart Pillow by Milinda Stephenson

    True love is not only shown on Valentine’s Day, but also during every other day throughout the year. Janome Maker Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews used the Horizon Memory Craft 15000’s built-in embroidery and quilting designs along with a mix of Valentine’s Day and pastel fabrics to create a beautiful Heart Pillow as a winter-to-spring transition statement. 

    Milinda’s Heart Pillow is perfect to add to an office lobby to welcome guests and employees. It is also great to add to your living room couch, a rocking chair or even a bed. Follow along Milinda’s instructions to make your own. 

    Click here!

  • Chocolate Fix Pillow

    2/16/2017

    The Pillow that Explains it All!

    It is time to get your creative fix. It's just as satisfying and has a lot less calories! Learn how to combine several designs and how to put it all together flawlessly using Janome's easy-to-use app, AcuSetter. Border designs can be found at janome-embroidery.com as well as hundreds more so that you can make your own rich, decadent, chocolatey good creation!

    It is true, chocolate definitely can't solve all problems, but it definitely helps. Janome Dealer Training Specialist Alba Fekete using the Horizon Memory Craft 15000 to create this awesome statement pillow. Learn how to make it using her helpful, step-by-step instructions.

    Click here!

  • Felicia Brenoe's New Book!

    2/16/2017

    Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest

    We are so excited to announce that our Maker Felicia Brenoe of Felicia’s World wrote a new book with C&T Publishing called The Quiltmakers Butterfly Forest. The inspiration behind her book was all of the beautiful butterflies Felicia saw on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

    As a way to celebrate Felicia’s success, we are giving away a Janome M7050 sewing machine! To enter to win, share a project you made from an inspirational journey or moment on Instagram. Make sure to follow and tag @janomeamerica in your Instagram post! We will select a winner on Tuesday, February 21.

    C&T is also offering to add a copy of Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest to the prize as well. They are planning to give away a copy of Felicia’s book everyday of the blog tour. Please see below the blog tour overview list. 

    February 10 – C&T Publishing

    February 13 – Generation Q Magazine

    February 14 – Michael Miller Fabrics

    February 15 – Butterfly Threads Quilting

    February 16 – Janome

    February 17 – Live Originally

    February 19 – Island Batik

    February 20 – Pat Sloan

    Feburary 21 – Felicia’s World

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