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The M Series

What will you make today?â„¢

look book

A of ideas for the maker in you. ............................................. CLICK TO FLIP THE PAGES


Welcome to the Fall 2016 Janome Canada look book Introducing our new M Series; inspired by a group of talented makers and what they create on their Janome machines. Project details will either be linked from the book or featured in future posts on Janome Life and the designer’s blogs and social media. We hope that the ideas within inspire you to answer, “What will you make today?”

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INTRODUCTION The Evolution of the M Series | Mod Pods Pillow Project | M Series Accessory Feet | Janome Quality | French Seams

IN STYLE Maker Style | The Thread Riding Hood Maker Apron Collection | Label Lesson | mXm Pin Cushion | ReMake Blouse | Seamwork Free Pattern Offer | One Top x 3 | Pajama Lounger Set

AT HOME Bringing Fashion Home | Serpentine Stitch | Mod Pods Placemats | Guest Room to Maker Space | Cutting Table Conversion | Lucky Sewing Mat | Bobbin Box | Hoop Art | UPPERCASE Suitcase ReMake | Stitch Sampler

AT PLAY Play to Learn, Zip Pods | Tamara Kate Quilt Along and Tote Collection | Quilted Tent | Quilt Runner | Artistic Edge | Makers Gonna Make

M SERIES Four DLM serger | Why a Serger? | QDC M Sewing Machines | Machine Comparison Chart

FROM THE EDITOR

Navigating this book: Flip the pages with a click of the commands at the page corners. Convenient links are provided for additional resources and project downloads. A world of thanks goes out to our talented design team for content and compilation of this look book.

Please visit Janome.ca to learn more. Models vary outside of Canada. What will you make today?


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Introducing the new M Series.

M200 QDC


INTRO


The evolution of the M Series The Janome M Series design story is one of collaboration between Janome sewists, Janome designers and engineers and Canadian designers. This series is the latest in the QDC group of machines, known for their exceptional strength, reliability and versatility. We reached out to Canadian artist, designer and Janome Artisan, Cynthia Frenette to partner with us on the machine logo. The design shape took its cue from the curved control panel on the face of the machine. The multi-colour pods, from the many design styles that grow from the maker within. The “M” at the core of the logo is not the machine but the sewist. To create is to explore and tinker. Cynthia played with the elements in the machine design and logo to develop her signature projects for the M Series. This playfulness also inspired the bed runner project, and #mXmJanome – a way to share and tag projects proudly “Made by Me.” DISTINCTIVE DESIGN The M Series control panel: the start point for machine and project design.

Maker Profile

Cynthia Frenette I am a fabric designer and sewing project and quilt pattern maker, for the fabulous fabricy peeps at Robert Kaufman Fabrics, which is a total dream come true! I am a graphic designer specializing in creative branding and logo design, licensed graphics, illustration, and surface and pattern design. I am an artist, painter, and maker. Playing with colour and juicy squishy paints just makes my heart shout out in joy! -------

DISCOVER MORE The M Series delivers more of what you love in a sewing machine: more power, more stitches, more accessories and more fun. The sweet Janome pin cushion is included with all Janome M Series sewing machines.

M100 QDC

MAKING MERRY (Left) Quilt designed for Janome by Cynthia Frenette, 2016 (50w x 60h") M S E R I E S

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Slow stitching and machine work go hand in hand When Cynthia designed her Making Merry quilt for the launch of the M Series, she took a true hands-on approach by English Paper Piecing (EPP; traditional hand sewing) the numerous variations of her pod flower. The blocks are then machine pieced to form the full quilt which is quilted from edge to edge in a whimsical freestyle motif using a variegated neutral thread and free motion sewing. Before trying the larger quilt project, try starting with the machine made pillow (instructions below). MOD PODS PILLOW Pod flowers can be made with traditional paper piecing, or fusing and machine appliquÊ using a blanket stitch, as seen here. The pillow’s background stitching is done with the Serpentine stitch.

MIXED METHODS Traditional hand work meets modern machine quilting in Making Merry. Once all of the pod flowers are in place, a whirlwind of freestyle quilting joins them together.

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Walking Foot and Quilt Guide

A, the All Purpose foot

Quilt Friendly feet O & S 1/4" and Ditch Quilting feet

• Straight stitching and topstitching

•Q  uilt stitching to keep layers from shifting (also known as the Even Feed foot) •P  attern matching for sewing plaids, checks and stripes together •T  ame challenging fabrics like Minky, satin, velvets and slippery fabrics

• The Black Leveling Button: used to lock the foot horizontally over heavy seams • Twin needle sewing with straight and decorative stitches • Zig zag overedge finish • Basting and gathering

• O – Piecing 1/4” seams, topstitching, create tucks with running the flange along fabric folds • S – The flange of the ditch quilting foot opens up the seam to make way for your stitch line

•A  long with the Quilt Bar: use for channel stitching or with a Sculpture stitch for Sashiko style stitching

• Decorative stitching along seam lines

Specialty Feet: C and G; the Overedge & Blind Hem feet

Accessory Feet

E the Zipper foot • Zipper insertion • Creating piping •S  titching cording in place

• Edge stitching Top stitching • Blind hem stitching • Hand picked style hem

F & F2; Satin Stitch and Open Toe Satin Stitch foot

P Darning (Free Motion) foot • Use with the feed dogs dropped •F  or stippling and other quilting styles • Sewing on patches • Thread painting and monogramming • Free motion sewing • Darning

R Automatic Buttonhole foot

• Sew a variety of automatic and corded buttonholes

• Both versions designed with a beveled underside that allows for smooth feeding of dense satin and decorative stitches • Some couching applications

• Sew small holes for drawstrings • Guide adjusts to various sizes of buttons

• Roll and whip stitching • Appliqué

GREAT VALUE! All of these feet are packed with the M Series machines LEARN MORE - JANOME ACCESSORY FEET RESOURCES The Presser Foot Workbook, available at Janome dealers The Janome Accessory Video App (for Apple and Android devices)

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What You Don’t See Matters ABSOLUTE RELIABILITY. MY JANOME ALWAYS WORKS, AND IS EASY TO OPERATE! RESPONDENT IN OUR JANOME SURVEY

If QUALITY could be viewed in a glance, maybe our machines would sparkle with glitter. However, the traits that are at the foundation of every Janome are subtler attributes like precision stitching, reliable performance and consistent results. Our reliability comes from careful attention to quality design and uncompromising specification standards, like: • Solid metal frame construction

• High calibre, solid metal drive and needle shafts

• Noise dampening engineering

• Metal bobbin-winding mechanism

• Metal-to-metal fastening

• Fully encased, self-cooling motor

• Weight saving, reinforced design

• Internally defined structure

• Long-life nylon gears

• Fade, chip and crack resistant ABS resin

In an era of disposable products, a Janome is built to last. Accessory and replacement parts are readily available. And most important, you have the support of your Janome dealer for education and service. Why do customers keep coming back to Janome when it is time for a new machine or to recommend one to a friend? We make great sewing simple and enjoyable.

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Accessory Foot Focus

Maker Profile

French Seams with the A Foot, Ron Collins The “A” foot is one of my most used Janome accessories. It is exceptional for making a French seam. Use this seam for light weight to medium weight fabrics, and it's a great choice when working with shears!

Make it - French Seams

Ron Collins

1. Sew seam wrong sides together with 1/4" seam allowance.

2. Press seam open.

3. Press seam right sides together.

4. Sew seam right sides together with 3/8" seam allowance from seam edge. Press to one side.

Ron is one of Canada’s most in-demand sewing instructors. Together, Ron and Sandra Betzina form Power Sewing, and have produced twelve DVDs, along with an online TV show. The show debuted in January 2009 and over 225 shows have aired to great reviews. Ron will be introducing his own pattern line for Vogue Patterns, launching Spring/Summer 2017. Ron is a long-time Janome user who brings expert knowledge in accessory use as well as sewing, serging and cover stitch techniques to sewists at shows across Canada and the US. Watch for more of his in-depth accessory features on Janome Life. See more at www.powersewing.com ------

5. Finished French seam.

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IN STYLE

Maker Style THE THREAD RIDING HOOD MAKER APRON SERIES

A new sewing pattern is a blank canvas awaiting your personal touch. How will you approach it? What fabrics and stitches will you choose? As you refine your techniques with each piece, your style begins to emerge. Follow Thread Riding Hood’s upcoming series on “What’s Your Maker Style?” to learn more.

PLAN Making plans and laying out your design.

DESIGN Stitch selection: design opportunities.

MAKE Using the right tool for the job.

M200 QDC What will you make today?


Maker Profile

Sherri Sylvester Sherri Sylvester learned to love sewing at a young age. When her oldest was born, this love got a bit out of control, in a good way! She writes from Ontario, Canada and has been blogging and creating tutorials at Thread Riding Hood since 2012. ------

MAKE IT YOUR WAY Your Janome M Series sewing machine and serger provide a broad variety of stitch and accessory options to pursue your style. Blind hem? Precision topstitching? Overcasting? From darts to zipper insertion, denim to delicate voile, you have the tools to get the job done just the way you want.

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Label Lesson Artisans have been leaving their unique mark on their work for centuries. Embrace your very own designer label with a maker’s mark of your own. Let your distinctive signature be the finishing touch on your garments, quilts and crafts. Machine made lettering, a free motion stitched signature, a sew-in label or a hand signed fabric patch can be used to let recipients or admirers know that a piece was handcrafted with care and love by you.

THE ALPHABET STITCHES of the M 200 are perfect for adding text to projects and labels

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HAND WRITTEN LABELS with fabric-safe markers are a simple solution (prevent ink from bleeding through the quilt by making the label before stitching it in place)

HAND LETTERING OR ABSTRACT MARKS are well suited to free motion sewing.


MXM FRAMED PIN CUSHION Layer your fabric with appliqué of choice atop a bit of poly stuffing. Wrap the fabric around a piece of foam core suited to your frame size and secure it in the frame. Pin away! You can also download the image to make your own mXm project.

DESIGNED BY

DESIGNED FOR INK-JET PRINT-READY 8.5˝X11˝ FABRIC SHEETS PLEASE FOLLOW MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST RESULTS CUT ON SOLID LINES

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C A NA DA 1/4” HEM/SEAM ALLOWANCE INCLUDED

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MXM PROJECT LABELS Download your own mXm labels designed for Janome by Cynthia Frenette.

© 2016 JANOME CANADA FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY

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IN STYLE


BLOUSE by Liz Thompson Update the look of a less-than-new blouse or tank with a lace insert. Simply lay a lace panel in place over the tank, and stitch the top and bottom edges in place with the stem (lightning) stitch. Carefully trim away the underlying tank and stitch up the side seams. You can reinforce the initial stitches with another layer of a wider zig zig stitch. Accent bits of lace are appliquéd to the shoulder straps. Click here for more info on this ReMake on Janome Life.

EASY UPDATE Delicate lace has a modern look on a simple tank top remake. --------

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Ever love making a pattern so much that you want to make it again? See how to change things up in “One Top x 3” (Next Page). Download the FREE Seamwork York Pattern and receive 50% off the first month of your Seamwork subscription.

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One Top x 3 An introductory subscription to Seamwork led to the discovery of the YORK TOP pattern. There are so many directions to take this design; Linda could not resist the challenge to give it a try. From a vibrant, casual knit, to a sophisticated tone-on-tone stitched linen, to a day or night peasant blouse, the transformation is pretty amazing.

PLAN BEFORE YOU STITCH Thsese pages show how the York pattern by Seamwork can be transformed with different fabrics and stitch techniques. Take the time to work out different ideas in simple sketches. Look at your stitch menu and machine manual to see what technique might best suit your project.

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Maker Profile

Linda Pidzamecky Linda is an Educational Consultant for Janome and co-owner of The Sewing Cafe. She's been sewing forever, inspired by her grandparents who made their living as sewers, beaders and leather makers. She loves to teach and share her tips and tricks for the best sewing results. -----ONE VARIATION LEADS TO ANOTHER Click here to learn more.

ADD TEXTURE The Sculpture Stitch adds further texture and elegance to a linen blouse. This is the same stitch used for the “hand look" quilt stitch.

DECORATIVE STITCHING ON KNITS A little wash away stabilizer, and the fine control of your Janome, embellish necklines and cuffs – no problem!

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ROW UPON ROW of decorative stitches give the peasant blouse its folkloric charm. -------

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Mix & Match Pajama Lounger by Celine Ross A simple pattern, like this one from Kwik Sew offers the flexibility of different pieces and is great for learning varied techniques. Lounger pajamas need not be fancy, but give you a project to try different stitches and finishes on. They can be assembled with a sewing machine, serger or a combination of both.

STRESS FREE SEWING Casual comfort.

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Maker Profile

Celine Ross

CHOOSE YOUR FINISH With four short seams you can have a camisole stitched up in no time! The M Series comes with all of the accessory feet that you need to start your garment sewing. The lilac neckline is finished with a delicate shell tuck using the blind hem stitch, while the blue cami has a sporty, narrow twin needle stitched neckline ------

Celine is an educator for Janome and the founder of Ecole de Couture in Montreal. She opened her sewing school in 1982 after graduating from five years of study with the CND (nuns). Their diploma program gave her the in-depth study that she relied on for teaching domestic sewing around the world. Celine has been teaching precision garment construction, sewing and embroidery to her students and Janome patrons for 34 years. She continually upgrade her knowledge of high tech machines and software with Janome to offer support to advanced and beginner sewists alike. Celine is the managing editor of La Vie Chez Janome, the Janome Canada French Language blog. ------

CHOOSE YOUR MACHINE Use the C foot with the overedge stitch for assembly or choose the convenience of a serger. PATTERN – Kwik Sew K3882 FABRIC – Tamara Kate, Birds & Bees

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AT HOME ANDREA FORD Founder of RE:Style Studio and developer of modern DIY workshops. Bringing fashion sense to home décor. --------

TORONTO'S GO-TO DIY STUDIO In 2010, Andrea opened RE:Style Studio, Toronto’s only workshop for upholstery, furniture and textile classes and DIY craft events. The studio is outfitted with Janome sewing machines.


Fashion: from closet to home Rule Books? Quilting police? There’s no law when it comes to sharing sewing styles between genres. If you love a technique in one project, try it on another. See where experimenting leads. Feed your curiosity.

Maker Profile Andrea Ford Andrea is the Re:Style Studio founder and designer/maker of custom reupholstery and ready-made furniture collection RE:Style MADE. Andrea’s styling and design work has appeared in national magazines such as Style at Home, House & Home, and Toronto Life and as the Home Editor for Chatelaine. With a design degree in fashion and a life of woodworking and DIY, Andrea brings style and decor together, from new trends to old classics. Her pieces take a fashion approach to furniture, reflecting trends on the runways and streets. She shares inspiring spaces and design tips via numerous television appearances and we welcome her as a new contributor to Janome Life. ------

LONG STITCHES, STRONG THREAD Whether gathering the skirt of an ottoman or a simple tulle overlay on an elastic waist flared mini, the technique is the same: sewing longer stitches with a durable thread. The bobbin thread is then drawn gently or tightly to create varying degrees of fullness for the skirt which is then sewn into place.

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AT HOME

Choose your stitch The M Series offers a wide variety of stitches to suit all of your sewing needs. Change things up and try a new stitch to add interest to any project for home, fashion or quilting.

SERPENTINE STITCH The decorative serpentine stitch (seen above in mode 1 #19 and #98) can serve many purposes. It can add flourish and function to a project as topstitching, or quilters love it for anything from sewing binding, to stitching over the ditch, to all-over quilting (as on the pillow, page 6 or the pod placemats, right).

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Mod Pods Placemats

by Cynthia Frenette

The mod pods are a result of playing with the M Series logo. Oversized pod shapes are cut from bold fabric colors from Robert Kaufman Kona cottons repeated and cut in half. The playful shapes link across space when placed adjacent to each other (We think Cynthia’s design is simply brilliant! You can download it below.)

UNIQUE DESIGN The simple split pod form visually joins adjacent placemats.

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Double Duty A space for guests and sewing. Many of us sew in a multipurpose space, where every element does double duty. We experimented with a few ideas for our M Series look book space.

Guest Room Essentials Welcome guests to your place with all the comforts of home (they may never want to leave!). A few of the basics to offer could include: 1 A comfy bed, maybe with a handmade touch of “welcome” in a pillow, quilt or bed runner. 2 Skip the skimpy bedside table and offer a desk to sit at and check emails and communicate back home (don’t forget a chalkboard to offer the WiFi password!) 3 A bedside table with a bit of reading material. 4 A comfy chair to sit and relax in. 5 Good lighting for reading or resting. 6 A luggage rack is an unexpected convenience. 7 A skinny tabletop to rest pocket essentials like keys, purse or wallet. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Multi-purpose furnishings and creative storage solutions make the most of any space that you can convert into your maker space.

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Maker Space Essentials Let’s face it: you will use this room more than your guests. What does the maker in the house need to flourish and create? 1 Make the most of that bed! Hide supplies underneath. Use the bed as a design surface. 2 A desk easily converts into a sewing table. Vintage sewing baskets (and your M machine in its hard case) tuck away below, keeping supplies close at hand. 3 Let your sewing library become a decorative element at the bedside. Every sewist needs a few key reference books. 4 That comfy chair? There’s the occasional handwork to be done. 5 Lighting for that handwork, and at the sewing table. 6 Luggage Rack? Check out page 33 for a Suitcase ReMake that can stow all sorts of sewing supplies. 7 When is a skinny tabletop NOT a skinny tabletop? When it magically converts into awesome cutting table (turn the page for more).

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A Hidden Solution for a Small Space CHALLENGE: There’s no space for a sturdy cutting table and we often need to tuck away our supplies in a multi-purpose space. SOLUTION: Inexpensive cupboard cast-offs refinished into an attractive sideboard table and paired with dual-duty wall art mounted on an upcycled wooden door. Lower the wall art onto the turned out sideboard, and an oversized cutting table appears!

BEGIN THE TRANSFORMATION Hidden storage is revealed.

DRAPERY DESIGN WALL Line simple clip-on drop-cloth draperies with flannel or batting. Reverse the drapery and use the textured lining side as a design wall.

A POP UP STUDIO IN ACTION Complete with ironing, cutting and design stations to surround your sewing space.


Maker Profile

Kristy & George BC based, 4 the love of WOOD is all about the adventures of re-purposing vintage furniture and recycling for home decor. They hope to inspire you to try your hand at up-cycling and provide you with a new perspective when looking at unwanted items. Kristy remade all of the maker studio wood projects in the look book. Visit their website to learn lots of great techniques. You may want to subscribe. ------

DISCOVER An unseen tape measure tucked on the side of the frame -------

M S E R I E S

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AT HOME

Practice and Play A sewing machine mat is a great opportunity to practice techniques and play with your own style of sewing. The M Series gives you the freedom to try techniques like: 1 Free motion appliqué and thread painting on the needle pocket 2 Monogramming the UnDo button on the seam ripper pocket 3 Add horsehair braid to the thread-catcher pocket 4 Try out piecing and ditch quilting on the EMERGENCY pocket

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BE PREPARED Have sewer’s emergency essentials close at hand: chocolate, adhesive bandages and the pizza delivery number for when dinner prep time “disappears.”


BOBBIN BOX & THREAD KEEPER By Kristy Flichel, 4 the love of Wood

Transform a tattered accessory box into a beautiful bobbin and button keeper. Kristy adds layers of paint for a beautiful finish. Watch for the full tutorial on 4 the Love of Wood.

GILDED THREAD STORAGE A thrifted spoon rack is remade into a functional sewing accessory with paint, a new fabric backing and gold spray painted bolts.

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IRONING BOARD COVER Remaking a thrift store ironing board cover, featuring fabric designed by Toronto’s Libs Elliott. Read about her technology meets tradition approach. See her TRUE LOVE collection for Andover. The Overcasting stitch and C foot tack the drawstring in place, while lettering is added to a little pin keeper at the end of the board.

WELCOMING PILLOW Ruffles and easy-peasy felt leaves tacked on with a decorative feather stitch are used to embellish a slipcover on an outdated decorative pillow. The green ruffles are torn strips of fabric, while the grey ruffle is scallop-stitched organza. The precision stitching of the M Series can sew delicate fabrics without added stabilizer.

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Hoops Hooped projects are all over Pinterest. Anything from crocheted bits to quilt blocks can be mounted in inexpensive hoops and grouped on your wall. Trim the project larger than the hoop and hand stitch or use washi tape to secure in place at the back of the hoop.

DECORATIVE STITCHES Can transform a fabric as another layer of design and color. Folksy mountains are wonky shapes filled with decorative stitches in variegated threads. BIENVENUE Simple Stencil Letters cut from felt are free motion stitched in place on a printed fabric.

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AT HOME

SUITCASE The worn lining of a vintage suitcase is a maker project that invites creative play. By carefully removing the original lining, the pieces can be used as templates for a new, colorful lining. Canadian designer Janine Vangool’s UPPERCASE collection for Windham Fabrics is at home with vintage to modern design projects. The simple colour palette and clean designs invite experimentation with different thread colors and stitches. Our case makes a great sewing supply storage trunk with appliquÊd hexxie accents, detailed pockets and frilly elastic to hold thread spools.

KEEP IT CLEAN Tape creates clean lines for painting the outside of the suitcase.

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BE CREATIVE Select decorative stitches to pre-stitch panels and pockets.

ADD PRESSURE Glue panels into place with fabric adhesive or hot glue and clamp if necessary.


Maker Profile

Janine Vangool STITCH SMAPLER A cast-off tabletop photo book becomes a handy reference next to your machine. Work your way through the decorative stitch menu, stitching on fabric and stabilizer. Add a backing fabric and finish page edges with a satin stitch.

Janine is the publisher, editor and designer behind the quarterly print magazine, UPPERCASE. Her pages inspire “the creative and curious� around the world. Her vibrant and versatile fabric collection with Windham fabrics is a reflection of some of the spine designs from the magazine. You can see lots more in the UPPERCASE look book. ------

EXPLORE Add individual decorative stitches using the auto-lock and auto thread trim features.

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AT PLAY

Zip Pods Take the terror out of zipper insertion by working through a colorful collection of zipped bags. You can experiment with varied methods of traditional or invisible zipper insertion or try applying the zipper directly to the outside of the bag. Small projects take the fear out of possibly wasting fabric, thread or supplies and allow you to enjoy playing with a skill until you master it. See this previous tutorial on Janome Life.

Maker Profile

Liz Thompson

Liz shares a passion for all forms of sewing and quilting as she travels across Canada to Janome Dealer's stores and sewing and quilting shows. She is the Managing Editor of the popular Janome Life blog and is also the Conference Coordinator for Quilt Canada. ------

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Maker Profile

Tamara Serrao

A Colourful Quilt Along Montreal designer, Tamara Serrao brings juicy, joyful colour to all of her Tamara Kate collections for Michael Miller fabrics. As a Janome Artisan, Tamara has designed numerous projects sewing on her Janome sewing machine. You can follow along with her Whatever the Weather Quilt Along on Janome Life.

Tamara is best known for her fresh, youthful and joyous design aesthetic. When she is not busy designing fabrics, stationery, bath accessories and tableware, she can usually be found happily in her sewing room sewing creating clothing for her kids or quilts of her own design. She blogs about her creative work and her passion for pattern and colour on her website, www.KayaJoyDesigns.com ------

SEWING TOTES The Tamara Kate Sewing Tote collection, available at your local Janome Canada dealer, includes a project tote and an adorable pillbox style thread carrier (seen here) as well as a machine roller tote and notions bag to hold all of your machine accessory feet.

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AT PLAY

A Quilted Play Space by Trina Gallop Who says that quilts must be on beds or walls? Do they always have to be treated as precious? Makers get their hands dirty. They dig in and do. And sometimes their projects are designed simply for the pleasure of play. Trina made this quilted tent for her nieces to drag out to the backyard (or the basement) and create a magical play space. Big, bold, colourful blocks are simply pieced together. No serious, intricate quilting needed. STEP INTO MY QUILT Simple tent flaps are added, and can be tied open or closed when the tent is draped over a rope.

POWER AND PRECISION Let the Walking Foot do some of the work for you. This extra set of feed teeth add power and precision to long runs of straight stitching and help you get a large project done faster and with ease.

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Maker Profile

Trina Gallop Trina is a shoe-lover, cake baker, sewing enthusiast, avid knitter, basset wrangler, and half-marathon runner. She shares all this and more over at her lifestyle blog Will Cook for Shoes. Ever since she can remember, Trina's been one of those people who sees something and goes, "I can make that!" – and then usually does. When she's not sewing, knitting, or baking for other people, you will find Trina hanging out with her two sweet Basset Hound boys (Buster and Baxter) and her husband Matt, in their home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  -----THE POWER OF PLAY We all know the potential that a simple cardboard box can have when powered by a child’s imagination. It can become a fort, rocket ship or car with the aid of a box of crayons. The simple sewing that you use to make things for children has that same potential. Your M Series sewing machine is your box of crayons. With it, you can make anything!

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Maker Profile

Quilt Runner by Liz Thompson Make it easy! A quilt runner can quickly change up the look of a room. This runner has the added benefit of using the Artistic Edge Digital Cutter to cut the appliqué pieces (but you can also cut them by hand). BLANKET STITCH Low volume quilting is contrasted against the bolder blanket stitch appliquéd squiggle shape. --------

COMING SOON

Make It

EDGE CUT FILE

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Make It

SQUIGGLE SHAPE

Kim Jamieson-Hirst Kim has an extensive YouTube channel where she shares videos about quilting, vintage sewing machines and book reviews. Join Kim in the One World Quilt Along where she will be demonstrating digital appliqué using the Artistic Edge. She has been designing quilts, hand embroidery and soft toy patterns for Chatterbox Quilts since 2008. Follow her YouTube channel for her latest tutorials. ------


Maker Profile

Nicole Nowosad

Sewing For Paper Makers Nicole Nowosad regularly crafts the layouts seen in Janome and Artistic ads for Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine. She uses lots of stitching in her work, as well as digital cutting. Her Makers Gonna Make file is shared here in small and larger sizes to make your own layouts, t-shirts or craft room door signs. Made with the

When she is not working full-time, she is running kids to activities and making time to get creative with paper. Nicole has been scrapbooking for over ten years and currently designs for Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, Jillibean Soup, Shimelle and Fancy Pants Designs. She owns her own digital cut file store, JustNick that can be used with many electronic die cut machines. You can find more of her work and life on her blog or on Instagram. You can also find a collection of tutorials and process videos on her YouTube channel. ------

COMING SOON - EDGE CUT FILES

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FEATURES

Four DLM Serger Take a best-selling Janome serger, give it a fresh design and then add value to the package with three specialty accessory feet, and you have a winning combination for adding serging to your sewing repertoire.

KEY FEATURES: • 3 or 4 Thread overlock • Lay-in threading

• Built-in rolled hem plate

• Color-coded thread paths

• Auto tension release

• Wide differential feed ratio

• Adjustable foot pressure

• Adjustable cutting width

• Stitch speed 1300 SPM

•U  pper knife engage/disengage

• Electronic foot control

INCLUDES: Needle set, screwdriver and tweezer BONUS FEET: BLIND STITCH FOOT Overcast and hem in one step. The guide keeps fabric in line for a professional appearance

VIDEO TUTROIAL: Watch Janome Serger Videos

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CORDING FEET A & B Create the narrow corded hems of bridal veils or organza flowers; take on the look of piping with wide hems on table cloths and in home décor. Create decorative trims.


SOLID CONSTRUCTION that you can count on for steady, precision performance.

WHY A SERGER? The uses are many. Cut, seam and finish in one step for fast, professional results every time. Use the differential feed to compensate for the stretch and pull of knits or to quickly gather lightweight fabrics. Create a delicate rolled hem. A serger is a go-to tool for garment sewing. Save time and create strong, flat seams. Finish ravel-prone fabrics. Quickly repair seams or whip up pajama pants. Use decorative threads that will not work with ordinary sewing machines. All this and more, and the support of your local Janome dealer.

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M200 QDC

FEATURES

M50 QDC

QDC M Series Quality tools will help you to produce your best work. Sew with the power, precision and confidence of a Janome QDC M Series machine. The M Series gives you more standard features and accessories than your average machine. What will you make today?

M100 QDC

A TOUCH OF STYLE The Janome pin cushion, included with all M Series models.

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AMPLE STORAGE A place to keep the many standard and bonus accessory feet.

EXTENSION TABLE Perfect for sewing quilts and larger projects.

HARD CASE Perfect for storing, traveling or carrying your machine to class.


Product Information

M200 QDC

M100 QDC

M50 QDC

Yes

Yes

No

Thread Tension

Manual

Manual

Manual

Foot Pressure Control

Manual

Manual

Manual

Programmable Pattern Combinations

Yes

No

No

Alphabet Lettering (Block & European)

Yes

No

No

Mode Control of Stitch Groups

Yes

No

No

Number of Stitches

200

100

50

Number of Buttonholes

12

7

3

Number of Applique Stitches

11

7

3

Number of Satin Stitches

13

9

4

Default Down

Default Down

Default Down

Full Metal Frame

Yes

Yes

Yes

Heavy Duty Needle and Presser Bar

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top loading drop-in bobbin

Yes

Yes

Yes

7 Piece feed dogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Easy bobbin winder (auto declutch)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-in One Hand needle threader

Yes

Yes

Yes

Convenience features: Needle up/down, speed control slider, start/stop (with slow speed start), reverse, auto-lock

Yes

Yes

Yes

Direct pattern selection keys

Yes

Yes

Yes

Back lit LCD screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Presser foot safety device

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Thread Cutter

M Series Standard Features Needle Up/Down position

STANDARD ACCESSORIES: All Purpose foot A, Overedge foot C, Zipper foot E, Satin Stitch foot F, Blind Hem foot G, Automatic Buttonhole foot R, Extension Table, Hard Cover BONUS ACCESSORY PACKAGE: 1/4� Seam foot O, Ditch Quilting foot S, Open Toe Satin Stitch foot F2, Walking foot & Quilt Guide, Darning foot P

M S E R I E S

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