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Janome Digest No. 24, Summer Surprises

22 July, 2004

MAHWAH , NJ ñ Summertime should be spent having picnics, going to the beach, and serving tea outside in the back yard. And just in time, the Summer issue of Janome Digest Magazine has ideas and inspiration for things to make for your home and things to wear.

This 32 page full-color publication, written especially for the Janome sewing machine owner, has complete instructions, tips, techniques, and featured projects from around the world. If you love sewing, machine embroidery, and quilting, you'll find new information and inspiring projects.

Girls love to wear anything with embroidery. The "Two Cute" Capri set (with matching purse) on the Summer 2004 cover is a great example of a simple outfit that is made adorable with some carefully placed flowers. The project shows how you can do all the layout work on your computer with Janome software and then embroidering is easy.

Deborah Shepherd, a Janome educator living in England, demonstrates how adding a few small embroidered motifs can make an entire garment look as if it was made from a coordinating fabric. Her "English Roses" tunic is stylish and elegant in an understated way.

If you haven't taken your teddy bear to tea this Summer, there's still time. Janome Digest has instructions for making a breezy sundress, tablecloth and a matching vest for your bear. Using the newest Janome PC Design Card, AppliquÈ Collection--Afternoon Brew, this project shows how to make this charming set using the layout software on Memory Craft 10001, 10000, 9500, and 300E machines.

Speaking of Tea Time, Jeanette Orr of Western Australia has contributed instructions for a wall hanging that looks like an embroidered china cabinet. Jeanette also used the new PC Design Card (AppliquÈ Collection--Afternoon Brew).

Pamela Holland won the 2003 Best-Of-Show Award at the International Quilting Association show in Houston with her quilt 1776--Heritage Heartache And Happiness. The quilt is a stunning reproduction of a 1770s quilt created in 600 blocks by German soldiers. The story of how Pamela came to take on such a monumental project is inspiring: How the loss of her daughter to cancer led to her discovery of the original quilt, how she meticulously recreated the design working from a small photo, and how it took her thousands of hours on her Janome 9000. Her quilt and her story are in the International Showcase along with an Oriental inspired jumper and jacket set, a hand-look heirloom dress done by machine, and a beautiful "stained glass" wall hanging from Japan.

Rounding out the 32-pages of Janome Digest No. 24 are a sewn children's book, a custom decorator pillow, and an easy to make embroidered handbag for holding all your Summer things.

Janome Digest covers projects and techniques from all over the world for owners of Janome sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers. Plus, subscribers find out early about new Janome products and accessories and the creative ways to use them. Quarterly issues of Janome Digest are available at participating Janome dealers or by subscribing online at

Janome America is the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, which produces more than one million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. It is a category leader in innovation, and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality.