An Embroidered Binder Cover for Your
I truly feel that you should have two books
always near your sewing machine for
One is, of course, your sewing machine
manual! The other one is a three ring
binder to keep stitch samples, quilting
ideas, thread information - anything you
can think of that you may want to refer to
This project shows you how to make a
quilted decorative binder cover that
features and embroidery motif of your
choice. Fun to make and fun to use!
Download pattern and instructions
Oak Leaf Toss Arounds
I had so much fun with this project! I designed
individual leaves in two sizes for you to appliqué by
machine embroidery onto felt. You can scatter
them about the house for a festive autumn feel in
Sweet Summer Floral
I made this project to be
displayed on a table top
easel. It's a nice way to
show off a little quilt.
The quilt is appliquéd
and is embellished with
Graceful Bloom Wall Hanging
This quilt was quilted before appliquéing. It was a fun
and interesting way to make a quilt. Choose some
interesting fabrics and give it a try!
Moonlight Serenade was the first project I made for Janome. I
used tonal and solid fabrics in this quilt. The appliqué is fused
and finished by machine. The quilt is embellished with machine
embroidery. A big project, but beautiful when complete!
Download embroidery instructions
Want some up to date appeal on your dining table? Make
this placemat in fabric to match your dishware. Fuse the
appliqué shape to your background fabric and stitch the
edges with decorative thread. Quilt, bind and set your
Download pattern and instructions here.
Keep the Heart Truth Growing Wall Hanging
Janome supports the Heart Truth® Campaign. It's a national program
meant to inform and raise awareness in women about heart disease. I
designed this wall hanging and a matching pillow to recognize Janome's
efforts. Use a variety of reds in this project and play around with decorative
stitching to really make the hearts pop. This project has remained popular
year after year. I hope you give it a try.
Matching Contemporary Double Sided Napkins
Dress your table setting up even more by adding
these reversible napkins to your Contemporary
Placemats. Consider using a decorative stitch to
the edges of the appliqué. When you scroll down
the instruction page, you'll be able to see how I
Download pattern and instructions
Keep the Heart Truth Growing Pillow
This pillow will coordinate with the Heart Truth wall hanging or stand alone. It's a great little Valentine's Day project. I used
a lightweight interfacing on my background fabric so I could appliqué and finish the project without quilting.
A number of years ago, I was delighted
when asked by Janome to use one of
my quilts in their spring promotional
advertising campaign. Wasn't that an
Since that time, I've created a number
of projects exclusively for them,
including one I'm the most proud of --
my embroidery designs on the
Horizon Memory Craft 9900.
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I'm powered -- or should I say I'm
empowered by my Janome sewing/
embroidery machines. They allow me
to put on fabric anything I can imagine!
I've been using sewing machines
made by Janome for the past twenty
years and I can attest to the fact that
these are beautiful, well-constructed
and powerful machines.
There's one more darling in the
sewing room - the new Horizon
MC 15000. It's a joy to use!
You can even plan and monitor
your embroidery away from the
sewing room via a wireless
connection and your iPad. This
is a very cool feature and I'm
enjoying it immensely.
And that's just one of the
features. Visit Janome.com for
more information on both of
Left is the MC 9900
and the 15 embroidery
designs created just
The links on this
page will open in
a new window.
My Favorite Sleep Mask
These sleep masks make great little gifts and are so easy
to make. Embellish plain fabric with lettering, decorative
stitches or applique. Find some small pieces of fabric
leftovers from a recent project? This is a great way to use
them up and make something useful at the same time.
They work well too because they are extra deep and block
out more light!
Download pattern and instructions here.
This 16" pillow features a sophisticated
It's easy to make with fusible appliqúe
and allows you to use a number of
You'll find this a quick and rewarding
project to complete. Link for a free
pattern download is coming soon. Fabric
kit available now!
Sassy Summer Table Runner
One of these runners was made on the Horizon
MC15000 and features an embroidery motif from
The World of Embroidery Designs collection.
The other runner was made on the MC 9900 and
uses a butterfly, one of the embroidery motifs I
designed exclusively for Janome.
These designs are pre-loaded. It couldn't be
Download pattern and instuctions from
Modern Elegance kit -
Copyright 2017 Jane Spolar
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Jane's Review of the Janome Skyline S9
Janome's Skyline S9 is gracing my sewing
room and I've had the opportunity to give it a
workout. It's full of top-of-the-line features
including remarkable new embroidery
capabilities. And it's very attractive and modern
looking. You want to sit in front of this sewing
A short list of my personal favorite features
includes a 9mm stitch width, one step needle
plate conversion capability, last stitch recall and
adjustable knee lift. I love the S9's Acu-FlexTM
system, making sewing light weight fabrics and
multiple layers so smooth and easy. With
Acu-Flex, fabric layers are moved under the needle from both top and bottom - layers move
evenly under the needle. There's no worry about fabric slippage!
And Acu-Flex eliminates the need for a noisy, clunky walking foot. Acu-Flex comprises two
devices with a regular sewing foot attached, one for normal sewing and another sized for narrow
areas. More time can be spent quilting
without fabric slippage. Plus the S9
includes special AcuFeedTM feet made
specifically for the Acu-Flex system - a
1/4" foot, an open-toe foot, and even a
zipper foot. You're covered for any
project you work with.
The machine is very well equipped for
embroidery projects and
embellishments. It comes with three
hoops, a 6.7" x 7.9" rectangular, 5.5"
square, and a 3.9" x 1.6" rectangular
(which is wonderful for embroidery in tiny
spaces - think cuffs, socks, etc.) There
are 250 pre-loaded embroidery designs,
including 40 beautiful and exciting
designs by Anna Marie Horner, exclusive to the S9.
Like you, I continually collect new embroidery designs. Transferring designs to the Skyline S9
is so easy. You can use a direct PC connection, a USB stick, and even Wi-Fi with Janome's
terrific embroidery apps right on your iPad.
FYI, I want to mention the very cool Anna
Marie Horner Limited Edition Embroidery
Collection starter kit found at your Janome
dealer right now. So much fun to open!
You'll find 18 spools of Iris polyester
embroidery thread, three fun pieces of
Anna Marie cotton fabric and and a piece
of knit fabric, all the stabilizer you could
possibly need to start working and, to top it
off, a cute little clothespin USB drive.
I used a few items from the kit to try out a
brand new embroidery feature on the S9.
There are designs and accessories made specifically for couching with the embroidery unit.
PRETTY NEAT! I chose one of the ten pre-programmed designs, then hooped up a piece of
fabric with the wash-away / tear-away stabilizer and gave this feature a whirl. I love it!
The couching stitched out beautifully and
quickly! I can think of all kinds of projects that
would be fun to create with these couching
This machine is great. I would recommend it to
anyone looking for a nicely priced machine with
a lot of capabilities. Check out all of them on
the Janome website. Happy Creating!