Advantages of a Sewing Machine With A Larger Throat Length!

Have you ever been working on a quilt or some other larger project and ended up so frustrated because you had to stuff it through the too-small throat area of a standard-sized sewing machine?

If you have, welcome to the Janome Continental M7 with its extra-large throat length designed to [...]

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Buying A Serger? Better Read This First!

A serger sewing machine can be an important addition to your sewing room if sewing clothing, tote bags, and anything else that requires a really durable, flexible seam is on your sewing agenda.

Before running out buyine one, read through these tips to help decide whether you actually need a [...]

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The Intrinsic Value Of A Combo Sewing and Embroidery Machine!

Enjoy sewing a variety of projects with your sewing machine plus like machine embroidery or at least want to try your hand at it, too?

If this sounds like something you might enjoy to take your creations to the next level, why not consider using a sewing and embroidery combo [...]

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Quilting Frames – Learn All About Them Here!

For those of you progressing with your machine quilting skills and trying more advanced projects, stepping up to a longarm machine might be in your future.

Though some mid and longarm machines can be used on specially-designed sewing cabinets, more often than not this step up involves using a quilting [...]

Don’t Buy A New Cutting Mat – Learn How To Rehabit It!

A good self-healing cutting mat is a sewing room staple for garment making, machine quilting or any other projects that require a lot of cutting.

After some time, those mats can begin to suffer from regular use and you may see bits of stuck-on lint, thread, or fabric stuck, cut [...]

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Stitch Length – Try This If You Have Problems!

Although most things you sew with a sewing machine can be done with a standard stitch length of about 2.4mm, there are times when you’ll want to adjust to a longer or even shorter stitch.

Normally, these kinds of adjustments are done very easily on machines that offer stitch length [...]

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What Is The Difference Between Quilting and Patchwork?

The word patchworking has frequently been used interchangeably with the word quilting, suggesting that they are the same thing when in truth, they are two different techniques that you can do with a Juki quilting machine or even by hand.

Although both patchworking and quilting are related processes, they refer [...]

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Practical Quilting Rules To Follow in 2020!

The year 2020 has been a strange one to say the least, yet aside from its many challenges, it’s brought some of us something we’ve been wanting for a long time - more time to work on our machine quilting projects!

  • Are you finishing a pile of WIPs that’s [...]

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Make Chain Piecing Quilt Tops a Breeze With Startie-Stoppies!

If you’ve been quilting for even just a little while, you probably already know how useful chain piecing on the sewing machine can be for getting the quilt top assembled quickly and easily.

It’s a great technique that turns the tedious task of stitching all those small pieces together two-by-two [...]

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Panic – My Machine Embroidery Bobbin Thread Shows On Top!

A well-stitched design made with a Janome embroidery machine shows off the beautiful stitches and colors of your thread while hiding the support system that’s behind the scenes.

Bobbin thread and other support stitching are normally only seen from the back of the design, covered up by the gorgeous decoration [...]

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