Janome Maker Vol 2 - Look Book

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Welcome to the Summer 2017 Janome Canada look book Celebrating; we answer the creative call to “make something special to commemorate Canada 150.” Janome Artisans deliver unique projects that draw on our sewing skills and have some fun with needle and thread. Enjoy!












INTRODUCTION The Oh! Canada Quilt | Behind the Design | Oh! Canada Cushion | Paper Piecing Tips

PICNICS AND PLACE SETTINGS Picnic tote | Fold-N-Go placemats | Luncheon placemats | French Cushion

FUN AND GAMES Quilted Target Toss | Beach Blanket Sampler | Couching with a Serger | Checkers to Go

PICNIC PARTY WEAR The Canada 150 Selfie Quilt | Pillowcase Dress | Princess Dress | Janome Embroidery | Ron Collins

CAPTURE THE MOMENT The Radiant Maple Quilt | The Canada 150 Aurifil Thread Collection | Douglas Moose | From the Hive | Thank You Michael Miller Fabrics


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. Thank you to our education team and our models: Evyn, Blake, Nina and Tess, along with photographer Sam Bates and our design team members.

Please visit Janome.ca to learn more. Models vary outside of Canada. Janome Look Book Vol. 2, © 2017 Janome Canada Ltd.

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In your ideas. In your voice. In you. We celebrate your achievements and look forward to your next big idea. We believe.


M100 QDC Special Canada 150 Edition


See Oh! Canada Up Close Tamara’s Oh! Canada quilt will hang at select shows across Canada throughout 2017. Be sure to check out the over-the-top straight line quilting that Tamara achieved with her MC8200 using AcuFeed™. Tamara keeps the quilt lines simple and lets the clean design shine through. You can achieve similar results using either AcuFeed or your walking (even feed) foot. Thread colour choices can either blend into the background fabric (like the grey on grey or green on green) or pop (like the occasional line of red stitching on the grey background). For even more impactful quilting, check out the starcaliber stitching of Tamara’s Radiant Maple on page 30!

ZOOM IN A closer look at the quilt reveals the matchstick level of close line quilting.

AT THE SHOW Oh! Canada on display at Quilt Canada 2017

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The story behind the Canada 150 design The expectations for a commemorative sewing machine were many: create a design worthy of celebrating Canada’s 150; share part of the proceeds of the sale with Canada’s quilting associations (CQA and CQ) and make the design an integral part of a selection of free projects to share with sewists everywhere! Answering the call? Tamara Kate’s joyful design for her signature edition of the M100. From Tamara: The Janome Canada 150 logo celebrates the beauty and diversity of our nations peoples, cultures, landscape and wildlife. It is deliberately vibrant, colourful and multi-faceted. Quilters will particularly appreciate the design for its graphic nature which is meant to inspire creativity. The machine design inspired the Oh! Canada cushion project (Page 6) and the quilt, displayed at Quilt Canada 2017.

Maker Profile

Tamara Serrao 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 ------

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.


A Portion of proceeds from the Special Edition go to Canada’s Quilting Associations



The Oh Canada! Cushion

Tamara Kate

A paper pieced pattern, inspired by the Canada 150 sewing machine, is reminiscent of a traditional fan pattern with a twist. Using the pattern once makes a great cushion cover or try repeating the blocks for a table runner. Add walking foot (or AcuFeed!) quilting in a variety of threads for your own colourful celebration OH! CANADA INSTRUCTIONS AND PATTERN

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What is paper piecing?

Maker Profile

Foundation paper piecing (FPP) is a great way to piece intricate designs without precisely pre-cutting fabrics. Crisp points and dynamic patterns can be achieved with the help of patterns printed on paper, overlaid with fabric and then flipping, sewing and repeating until a block is finished. Jeannie Jenkins specializes in paper piecing. She offered a few tips during her pop-up lecture at Quilt Canada: TIP 1 Shorten the stitch on your sewing machine to 15-18 stitches per inch. TIP 2

Sew on the printed lines and you will be successful.

TIP 3 Rough cut your shapes approximately 1/2" larger than the finished shape should be. TIP 4 Using an Add A Quarter ruler makes trimming your 1/4" seam allowance a breeze. TIP 5 A seam roller is also a great tool for pressing your seams as you go. TIP 6 When paper piecing patterns, number the shapes in the order you are to piece them. Follow that order and you will be successful. TIP 7 Leave the paper in your project until all of the blocks are joined together. TIP 8 If you have a lot of bias edges on the outer blocks in your quilt, sew a seam 1/8" from the edge of the quilt all the way around to stabilize before pulling the paper out.

Jeannie Jenkins I learned to sew when I was 7 years old and began making my own clothes at age 10. Sewing has always been part of my life. After a year in a Fashion Design program, I changed direction slightly and took 3 years at O.C.A.D. graduating in 1982 with a design degree. I have been teaching quilting for more than 25 years and I speak at guilds all over Southern Ontario hoping to inspire and encourage both beginner and more advanced quilters. If I could sew all day every day I would be one happy girl! One can dream. You can find me on instagram as itchn2stitch. ------



Have Picnic? Will travel!

Cynthia Frenette

Cynthia’s quintessentially Canadian motifs adorn this mid-size picnic tote, perfect for taking along to a mini feast for your next 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass destination! Simple piecing and her signature serpentine quilting stitch (on the MC8200 and other models) make this a fun way to add your own handmade touch to your next outing. To complete this project you may purchase the pattern from Craftsy and get the Spoonflower fabric.

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Maker Profile

Cynthia Frenette ZIP AND GO An interior zipped pocket holds flatware or serviettes.

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! -------

SERPENTINE QUILTING Have you tried this stitch for quilting? Available on many Janome machines, this stitch adds a dynamic touch to your quilt projects.



HOW TO Visit ThreadRidingHood.com for Sherri’s step by step tutorial.

DETAILS COUNT Little touches like the Maple Leaf tab give these placemats professional polish.

Maker Profile

APPLIQUÉ The appliqué stitch can be used on the maple motif or to accent each coordinating serviette.

Sherri Sylvester

Sherri 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.

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Fold–N-Go Pocket Placemats Sherri Sylvester Make any meal special with boldly stitched placemats that take on the look of a fashionable, button-closed clutch. Highly defined quilt lines on neutral fabric make a strong statement alongside the appliquéd half maple leaf. This small scale quilting project provides a great opportunity to try out the Janome Quilt Binder and the finished set makes a great gift.

Maple Leaf Tab on Leather Mini Lesson Finishing touches can add a level of detail to take your project to the next level. The built-in maple leaf stitch on the Skyline S9 provided the perfect opportunity for this designer detail. Skyline S9

THE STITCH Select a stand alone stitch to create your tab on lightweight leather, vinyl or twill.

THE FOOT If using leather or vinyl, consider Janome’s ultraglide foot for stitching sticky fabrics.

LOCK IT IN Activate the stitch lock function to stitch only one full stitch and tie it off.

BIND IT Trim around the stitch motif, leaving a generous bit of fabric below the stitch and capture this in the binding of the placemat.



Free Motion Options from Janome When it comes to free motion sewing, various accessory feet options offer different ways to get the job done. From high-loft batting quilts to working with textured fabrics, sometimes you will find your thread and quilting materials seem to work better with one foot over another. Some of these options have been reviewed on the Janome Life blog.

THE DARNING FOOT (HOPPING FOOT) Available in open and closed toe options, this hopper style foot applies brief pressure during the stitch formation.

THE CONVERTIBLE SET The three options in this set include open and closed toe and the clearview foot for precision echo quilting around a motif.

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FREE MOTION COUCHING SET For adding decorative couched fibers of different thicknesses to free motion sewing.

BLUE DOT FREE MOTION BOBBIN HOLDER Pre-set to lower tension, this specialty bobbin holder reduces thread eyelashing and is also great for creating the hand look quilt stitch.

Luncheon Placemat Stitching Kim Jamieson-Hirst

Maker Profile

Take a relaxed approach to finishing up a set of placemats while you make the most of your decorative stitches and add just a touch of free motion work. Kim likes to finish projects with a turned edge (known as ‘pillowcase’ or mock-binding finished edge. "I like to stitch inside the edges of my projects to mimic binding. I used a removable pen to draw a line 3/8” in from all edges. This was the guide that I used for the “binding” stitching. I used the Janome Horizon Memory Crafts 8900 QCP’s stitch #257 (maple leaf) to stitch along this drawn line all around the outer edge of the placemat. I flipped the stitches horizontally so that the maple leaves would point towards the centre of the placemat. Once completed, I erased the drawn line."

Coming Soon - Luncheon Placemat Instructions

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. ------

THE SWIRL STITCH used along the seam line, the swirl stitch is also reflected in the free motion motif used across the body of the placemat.

THE MAPLE LEAF STITCH Finishing the turned edges of the placemat, the maple leaf stitch reflects the appliqué motif.

Memory Craft 9400 QCP



Powering Through! When ReStyle Studio was looking for a machine that students could use to take on their most challenging home dĂŠcor and upholstering projects, they brought in the 1600P. This straight-forward machine has the power, speed and sewing space to tackle heavy duty tasks. The 1600P is also a favourite machine of quilters and fashion sewists alike.

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Candy Coloured French Cushion Andrea Ford

Maker Profile

For picnics to playrooms, these box cushions with a mattress edge finish make for instant, comfy seating (and can give a bit of a boost to young ones around the picnic table.) Make the most of machine stitching, wrap foam in comfy soft batting and add a bit of hand finishing for a stylish addition to your next gathering. CANDY COLOURED FRENCH CUSHION

Andrea Ford Andrea is the Re:Style Studio founder and designer/maker of custom reupholstery and readymade 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. ------



Quilted Target Toss Trina Gallop Take fun on the go wherever you are with this quilted make and take game that can be played by all ages. This project can be easily customized to suit your favourite game lover. Simply stitched bean bags are perfect for tossing, or try rubber balls for a no sew solution. SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES Change up the skill level of this game by alternating the sizes of the holes and how far back players toss from.

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Maker Profile

Trina Gallop

ADD PERSONALITY Using the appliqué stitch on your Janome sewing machine, personalize your Quilty Target Toss so it is perfectly suited to the recipient.

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. ------

REST OR PLAY The fun doesn't stop when the game is over. This project doubles as a picnic blanket to refuel and rest upon (pets always love a good quilt too!)



Beach Blanket Sampler

Micheal Smith

With so many techniques to try using our machines, we often lack projects to capture them all. This “beach casual” sampler is designed to be a blank canvas, without demands for perfection. Use it to pull together assorted fabrics and test out new skills. Piecing and couching are typically done on the sewing machine, but can be serged. Random blocks are embroidered with AcuFil™ quilting and picnicfriendly designs. If you have test stitch outs or quilt blocks on hand this blanket is a great place to make use of them.

CLASP STITCHING The checkerboard is quickly quilted with machine-stitched clasp stitches and trimmed with a border of couched fibers (details page 20).

SCRAP BAG Leftover fabric bits are pieced together to hold the lightweight checkers (sliced pool noodles).

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EMBROIDERY Label the game piece tote or personalize the bag with an embroidery (done on the MC 15000 with variegated thread).

Serger + Embroidery Machine = Quilt

Maker Profile

Stippling and quilting in the ditch were sidelined for this project in order to make time for building serger skills. Rather than piecing blocks, embroidery was used on assorted solid coloured squares. Blocks were joined using a serger. COMPACT BUT POWERFUL Janome sergers can easily accommodate the extra thickness of bulky fabrics, or in this case, multiple layers. Four layers of fabric and 2 layers of batting are trimmed and stitched for this quilt.

MIX AND MATCH THREADS With a project as fun as this, why use all the same matching thread? Mix it up – and use it up by raiding your thread stash to use a different colour in each needle and each looper.

DESIGNER TIP When serging, use clips instead of pins. You’ll be more conscious to remove them and less likely to run over them!! You don’t want to sew over clips or pins while serging, especially when the knife blade is engaged.

Michael Smith From an early age, Michael expressed his creativity, imagination and flair for design Following two diplomas in Fashion Design, his career path took a detour when he discovered his passion for quilting. In addition to being an Educator for Janome, Michael operates a longarm quilting business (The Sewcial Quilter) from his home studio. Often described as “a social butterfly”, Michael is excited to travel as a member of the Janome family in order to share his love of all things sewing, quilting and creating. www.thesewcialquilter.ca -----


Couching with a Serger

1 Janome sergers use a variety of specialty presser feet available from your dealer. I used the Beading foot, which has a groove at the side to allow for beads, or in this case, yarn, to feed through while being stitched to the edge of the quilt.

Micheal Smith

4 Position the fabric under the foot and serge.

7 Couching corners on a serger are easily done. Gently pulling a little slack in the thread below the tension discs will allow you to pivot the fabric and get a nice sharp corner.

5 Lay the ball of yarn next to the 2 Raise the foot and lay the yarn in the groove of the foot. You may also want to lower the knife blade.

machine with a good deal of slack lying in your lap so the yarn will feed evenly without pulling or stretching. Cut the yarn at the end of the seam.

8 The Beach Blanket Sampler is a great canvas for trying new techniques. If you don’t want to couch with a serger, why not try using the Janome Beading foot or the Free motion couching foot instead?

3 Set for a longer stitch length by turning the upper knob, conveniently located on the right-hand side of the machine, to 4.5 or 5. This, in part, will be determined by the thickness of the yarn used. The chunkier the yarn, the longer the stitch length should be.

6 One method to finish the seam is to use a darning needle, bodkin or any needle with a wide-eye to thread the chain of threads into the existing line of stitches to bury and secure the thread ends.

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Checkers to Go

Jeannie Jenkins

Learn how to strip piece a checkerboard pattern, add borders and apply simple quilting for this easy-pieced game board quilt. Create painted buttons as checkers and pop them into a simple zip bag for an easy to pack travel game.


Drill 2 small holes close to the centre of the wooden disks to give the checkers the look of buttons.



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Canada 150 Stamp Quilt (The Selfie Quilt) Tania Denyer When Tania joined the Janome Design Team, her first thought on contributing a Canada 150 project was that it had to be something truly commemorative, and in our country, that is often an “official” stamp or coin. So, why not create a stamp quilt that could serve as a backdrop for your own year of celebration? Capture family photos at your 2017 reunions or holiday celebrations. They’re sure to be collectors items! Tania has a unique take on quilt design that simplifies images to their core elements and her 150 Stamp is no exception. The strong graphic of the deckled stamp edge motif is created with the addition of fused black half circles around the perimeter of the stamp. Simply brilliant. CANADA 150 STAMP QUILT INSTRUCTIONS



Tania Denyer, Canada 150 Stamp Quilt

Queen for a Day When setting up your selfie quilt photo booth, be sure to have a few props on hand, including crowns and scepters. (Just a few of the candid shots from quilt Canada 2017)

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Pillow Case Dress Liz Thompson

Pillowcase dresses are a great way to outfit your little one in a special new dress made just for her. It’s also a great opportunity to include a band of a favourite fabric. In this case, we used Tamara Kate’s ABC Nature Walk from Michael Miller. The letter ‘B’ was appliquéd using decorative stitches with a variegated thread. The construction of the dress consists of side seams, a hem and drawstring casing along the top. You can find more information here.

CAREFREE You will only need an afternoon to whip up this easy dress (or two, or three of them!)



Embroidery Accents Fit for a Princess or Queen Liz Thompson Make handmade or ready-to-wear clothing extra special with the personalization of embroidery. This dress, designed to coordinate with the little sister pillowcase dress (page 25) is embellished with an embroidery design from the Tamara Kate ABC Nature Walk collection, available at Janome-embroidery.com

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Designer Detail Did you know that you can purchase designs for your Janome embroidery machine online? Shop for best-selling designs and in-the-hoop projects from some of todays most popular designers, download new projects and learn embroidery tips to embellish your next project. Janome-embroidery.com

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 National Education Manager as well as the Managing Editor of the popular Janome Life blog. ------



Memory Craft 500E The 160 built in designs are just the start of your embroidery adventures with the Janome 500E. The affordable, super-easy to use AcuDesign App and AcuFil Quilting Kit will add endless options to your embroidery projects.

ACUFIL™ QUILTING (AVAILABLE FOR 500E) Let your embroidery machine quilt your next quilt for you! The AcuFil quilt kit includes designs and a specialty hoop with strong magnetic clamps to secure the layers of your quilt in place for quilting with embroidery.

ACUDESIGN Exclusively from Janome, this embroidery app gives you the ability to import, edit and modify embroidery designs anytime, anywhere.

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Celebrating Ron Collins Canadian designer Ron Collins has been selected to be a designer for Vogue Patterns. His debut pattern is for a Men’s Lined Jacket with Top Stitching and Elbow Patches and can be found here. Ron is a long-time Janome design team member and works with Sandra Betzina at Power Sewing. Ron sews on multiple Janome machines, including the Skyline S7 and Cover Pro. Congratulations Ron!

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Ron Collins 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 has introduced his first pattern for Vogue Patterns. 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 ------



RADIANT MAPLE, TAMARA KATE (43 X 43") This follow up to the Oh! Canada quilt is walking foot quilted using Acufeedâ„¢ and the Tamara Kate collection by Aurifil.

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Douglas Moose Gets a Makeover When the Tamara Kate collection for Aurifil arrived at our offices, we briefly wondered who on the design team might be able to put all of those beautiful thread colours to use? Look no further than the portfolio of Ginger Quilts designer Tania Denyer and her Douglas Moose design. Tania had previously created a similar character on a blue background. This collection provided inspiration for a new home for Douglas and a chance to play with some fun geometric quilt lines (along with a Canada 150 salute!)

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Maker Profile

Tania Denyer

QUILT CANADA Tania offers a pop up lecture at Quilt Canada, showcasing simplicity of design.

SIGNATURE DESIGNS When writing on quilts, it helps to practice with pencil and paper first. Get a feel for the shape of the letters and where to pause your stitching.

I have been creating since before creating was cool... sewing, drawing, designing, quilting... my curious mind always looking to try something new. I designed my first dress at 16 and have not wasted a moment since. I don't let "can't" stop me, no matter whether it works out or not, I will have learned something! I truly believe we are creative beings and sometimes all that is needed is a kind heart and a hand to help you along your way. Go out, look around, make what you see and share it with others... I think these are the keys to happiness. Look... make... share and be happy. ------


A Hive of Activity FINISHING

The Quilt Canada 2017 Janome booth was a hive of activity with pop up lectures from some of Canada’s most notable quilters. Quilt Canada guests were treated to behind-the–scenes looks at how designers make their quilts and express their ideas.

LIBS ELLIOTT shared her secrets to creating modern designs with a traditional twist. She works with a limited number of block designs and colours, but rotates the blocks and uses negative space to create unexpected shapes and designs. You can see more of Libs work and her Canada 150 design for Absolute.

MELISSA MARGINET specializes in walking foot quilting and Janome is proud to sponsor the second printing of her book Walking Foot Quilting Design. In it, you will find a wide collection of straightforward quilting layouts that show you just how easy it can be to use your walking foot (and AcuFeed™) to create dynamic and sophisticated quilting designs. Learn more about Melissa.

LAST COUNT, 2614 AND GROWING! Janome is proud to be one of the sponsors of Quilt Canada’s Big Quilt Bee, with a goal of supplying Ronald McDonald house with 1000 comfort quilts for kids. Janome educator, Michael Smith brought home an armload of quilts to quilt and happily delivered them to coordinator Laine Canivet and CQA president, Leslie Whitby. The outpouring of quilt love put the quilt bee over the top.

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A special

Thank You


Michael Miller Fabrics. The Cotton Couture line of solids is the featured collection of the Janome Look Book Summer 2017.


The Joy of Doing From modern to traditional; straight lines, free motion or the ease of AcuFil™ embroidery for quilting: no matter what your style or method, nothing beats the joy of doing. For a limited time, share the joy with the M100 QDC Special Edition Canada 150 designed by Tamara Kate; the perfect machine to travel with or give as a gift to a new generation of quilters.

Horizon MC9400 QCP Memory Craft 15000 M100 QDC Special Edition Canada 150

Feel the joy. Make more quilts. Visit your local Janome dealer to learn how. Visit Janome.ca or our blog at janomelife.wordpress.com


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