Blog Posts by a.woerth

The Elna Star – A Janome Jem Platinum 720 Sewing Machine Alternative

Many years ago Janome introduced its Jem Series sewing machines. First came the Jem 639, then we saw the Jem 659, the 661- Gold, Gold 1, 2, and 3, the Jem Silver, and the Jem Gold+, They were all just 12 pounds, and each was mechanical (non-computerized) sewing machine.

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2 New Janome Sewing Machines – M7100 & M7050

Nearly two months ago I attended a sewing machine convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Janome was introducing new model sewing machines and other sewing/embroidery related products. My interest fell to two of the newest additions, the M7100 and the M7050. Their big sister, the M7200 boasts  200 stitches plus an alphabet, while the M7100 […]

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Straight Stitch Plates for Janome Sewing Machine Models NQM2016 and DC2015 are Finally Available!

It’s been way too long … but Janome finally has straight stitch plates available for their DC2015 and NQM2016 sewing machines! Many months ago we contacted Janome because we had customers that needed these straight stitch plates, and we were told that they had a part number, but that the number wasn’t in the ordering […]

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New Janome Sewing Machine: Janome M7200

Last weekend, I attended a trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I was able to see the new Janome M7200 sewing machine, up close and personal.  This dandy regular size and regular weight machine sports purple and lavender graphics, a top loading full rotary hook bobbin, 200 built-in stitches, including alphabet, manual thread tension […]

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Needle Selection For Free Motion Quilting

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to go according to plan? Of course that would be most days, right? Today was going to be the day for free motion quilting that project you had promised as a gift, and it’s due next week. You head into your sewing room, fill […]

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Janome’s Memory Craft 9400 QCP Extension Table is AWESOME!

If you take sewing or quilting classes, do you sometimes want to bring your extension table, but you don’t because you would have to remove the legs and it’s too much trouble? Or, do you leave the legs attached and they keep catching on things or you break one off? Ultimately, you leave that wonderful […]

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The New Janome MC 9400 Has A Third Needle Plate

Last Monday I attended a Janome dealer meeting in Long Beach, and we were introduced to Janome’s new Memory Craft 9400 QCP sewing machine. Since I have attended so many dealer meetings and training conferences over the years, I’m not always thrilled with the new features and accessories that a sewing machine manufacturer thinks will […]

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New Janome MC9400 Sewing Machine Coming in May

The Janome Memory Craft 9400 is coming to Temecula Valley Sewing Center in May 2016. This fabulous new top-of-the-line sewing machine has an amazing arm length, sure to be a hit with quilters. I don’t think we could take away from the excitement if we tried. Honestly, how many sewing machines do you know that […]

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Christmas Stocking Machine Embroidery Optional

After many requests over the last several years, Aileen agreed to offer her Jolly Christmas Stocking as a class. When Aileen published her Jolly Christmas Stocking pattern many years ago, and still to this day, the cover of the pattern show stockings with machine embroidery designs on them.  Many people do not understand that embroidery […]

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Customer Review: Carbona Color Run Remover

At some time it happens to everyone, they wash something and color runs from one garment or fabric to another. That’s fine if it’s a pair of socks, because replacing socks is not usually a big deal. When you have a quilt that you’ve worked hard on, and you’ve spent hundreds of dollars putting together, […]

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