Do I Need a Heavy Duty (HD) Machine?

One of the questions I get asked the most often is whether or not a heavy duty and/or all mechanical machine is better than a standard sewing machine. Many people find the concept of a heavy duty (HD) machine very appealing, but aren’t sure if it’s necessary for their style of sewing.

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The Perfect Everyday Sewing Machine: Janome 3160QDC

When it comes to sewing machines, a few of our most frequently heard requests are for affordable, simple machines that work just as well at home as they do for travel. Meet the Janome 3160QDC-B, an all-purpose workhorse that wants to sew with you everyday and in every place.

The 3160 has some of our absolute must-have features, such as the automatic thread cutter, start/stop button, needle threader, needle up/needle down button, and even has a removable extension table to help you manage big quilts.

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How to Free Motion Quilt with the Janome 6700p

free motion quilting on the Janome 6700p

One of our most commonly asked questions is how to free motion quilt on their sewing machine at home. Free motion quilting (FMQ) is fun and simple with a little practice, and lets you really customize your quilt exactly the way you want. Today, I’ll show you the basics on one of our favorite machines, the Janome 6700p!

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The Best Sewing Machines for Teaching Kids

Teaching kids to sew can be a fun and rewarding experience with a little patience and the right tools. Since “kids” sewing machines often found at a toy stores are typically poor quality, a basic sewing machine is a much better investment (on the same note, a real, effective sewing machine isn’t a toy and should only be used with adult supervision.)┬áHere’s a few things to look for and keep in mind when choosing a sewing machine for teaching children:

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