#IDidntLikeToAsk Series with Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan

#IDidntLikeToAsk Series with Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan

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#IDidntLikeToAsk Series with Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan
  • Automatic Machine Embroidery Sashiko Style

    Do you need a separate embroidery machine?
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie demonstrate how to make the beautiful Sashiko style stitch on a Janome embroidery machine.
    Hoop it up, sort the design, press the button and away you go. The machine embroiders on its own so you can carry on working at yo...

  • Create Your Own Personal Stitch

    You can now create your own personal stitch with Stitch Composer (software included on a DVD with your Janome sewing machine).
    You can even store each new stitch you create and build your very own personalised stitch library!
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt walk you through how yo...

  • Thread Painting with Variable Zigzag

    A recurring theme in this video is “Just have a play…see where you go with it.”
    Thread painting with variable zigzag is like free motion embroidery with the machine doing the zigzagging for you.
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you how to use the variable zigzag function on yo...

  • Using Ruler Work

    The latest “must have” for free motion quilting is an acrylic ruler. They are perfect for adding beautiful patterns to quilts, especially sashing and borders.
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt demonstrate ruler work by sewing a pattern from a Janome 6 piece set.
    Sewing with rulers i...

  • Using Twin Needles on a Quilt

    Using a twin needle is a great way to sew two rows of stitching at the same time…in perfect parallel.
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie demonstrate how to use a twin needle to stitch either side of your seam. You can also use threads that are a complementary colour to that of the fabric, creating ...

  • Heritage Crazy Patchwork & Precious Pockets

    Looking at beautiful projects is a wonderful way to get your imagination going.
    In this video, Valerie and Jayne share a few of their favourite projects where decorative stitches and heritage fabrics have been used together to create great inspirational pieces.
    You’ll love the Precious Pockets id...

  • Crazy Patchwork

    Who doesn’t love a Crazy Patchwork project to use up your stash of scraps and threads.
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt use programmed stitches from the quilting section of the sewing machine to add a decorative touch to Crazy Patchwork. They find that the size of the pieces inspir...

  • Circular Attachment with Decorative Stitches for Quilting

    You can get fabulous effects to match patchwork motifs or add a flourish to your borders by using the circular attachment with decorative stitches.
    It is simple to do.  You are not altering how the machine sews, just how the work moves through the machine as you sew.
    In this video, Valerie and Ja...

  • Heirloom Inspired Stitches

    We all tend to overlook stitches that are available to us on our sewing machines because we stick with what we know.
    In this video, Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan demonstrate how to achieve an heirloom feel with a modern twist. They show you how to use candlewicking and French knot inspired sti...

  • Care Labels

    When you make things for others, there is often an anxious moment when they go to launder the piece for the first time.
    “Can I wash it?  Do I need to hand wash?  Can I put it in the tumble dryer?”
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie talk you through how easy it is to make care labels with the help o...

  • Fitting the Janome AcuFeed™ Walking Foot

    The Janome AcuFeed™ walking foot is particularly useful when working with 3 layers of fabric. You may know this as “even feed”.
    In this video, Jayne demonstrates, step-by-step, how to fit the walking foot by clipping the bar into the back of the machine and tightening the screw just right.
    No nee...

  • Setting Up the Free Motion Quilting Feet on Your Sewing Machine

    Not sure how to put on Free Motion Quilting Feet?
    Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan demonstrate how to put on and take off a Free Motion Quilting foot in this video. This foot clicks easily into place ensuring that your Hopping Foot glides rather than hops.
    This video is also part of the #IDidntLi...

  • My Favourite Things on the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP

    Jayne and Valerie talk you through their favourite things about the amazing Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine.
    You can watch this video to give you a good introduction to the 9450QCP.  Jayne and Valerie talk about many things including the large LCD colour touch screen that makes it eas...

  • Perfect Settings for Piecing on Your Machine

    One of Valerie’s favourite things to do is piecing.
    She also likes to change stitch length to avoid stitches coming undone when doing seams. So you’ll be amazed at how this can be done automatically with the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine! In this video, Valerie and Jayne talk you th...

  • Make Your Triple Straight Stitch Stand Out

    The Triple Straight stitch is not just for dress making. You can use it to “make your stitch pop off the work” according to Jayne.
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt explain how to use the Triple Straight stitch to make your stitching stand out on your work – at the touch of a LED sc...

  • Join Wadding Together With the Triple Zig Zag Stitch

    It’s good to be thrifty! Especially if you find you are left with bits of extra wadding. Why not use the Triple Zig Zag stitch to join the wadding into one large piece.
    In this video, you will learn how to use the Triple Zig Zag stitch to join wadding together with the help of Valerie Nesbitt and...

  • Automatic Button Sewing. Who Knew?

    Who knew that automatic button sewing could be so easy with the special settings and foot that come with The Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine!
    In this video, Jayne walks you through the complete set up and shares some very useful hints & tips.
    After you watch this, you’ll have no excuse for n...

  • Personalised Quilt Labels

    Making a project label is a wonderful way to add a special, personalised touch to your quilt. It will also preserve the heritage.
    Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan demonstrate just how simple it is to create a quilt label with the help of your sewing machine and a good disappearing pen. Mark the p...

  • Introduction to the #IDidntLikeToAsk series

    Did you know that most modern sewing machines have over 300 stitches?  Most of us only use 3 to 4 stitches.  We stick with what we know.  And we “didn’t like to ask” because learning a new stitch can seem like hard work.
    In the #IDidntLikeToAsk video series, you’ll learn how to use different elem...

  • Perfect Patchwork Piecing with Auto Repeat on your Machine

    You can have perfect patchwork piecing, every time. In this video, Jayne and Valerie demonstrate how to sew the same length seam every time. You would do this using the Auto Repeat function. It’s particularly handy for inset seams.
    This video is also part of the #IDidntLikeToAsk Video series host...

  • How to make Ruler Work…Work on your Machine

    The latest sets of rulers are linked with the sewing machines. Sewing with these machine rulers is a learned skill, but well worth the effort.
    In this video, Valerie and Jayne show you how to set up the special foot and settings for ruler work. Then they will show you a range of rulers (half-moo...

  • Make Labels for your Quilt on your Sewing Machine

    You can create your own labels with the help of the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine.
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie create boxes and borders for your label.  You’ll also learn how to work out the angles and maths on the machine!
    This video is also part of the #IDidntLikeToAsk Video ...

  • Using Decorative Satin Stitches on your Sewing Machine

    Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you an exciting range of creative ideas using Decorative Satin stitches.
    You’ll learn how to elongate satin stitches (up to 5 times!) and how to combine different stitches automatically. They will also show you how to create embroidery effects.
    Jayne will the...

  • All you need to Know about Bridging Stitches on your Machine

    Bridge stitching is a great way of alternating patterns by adding a stitch in between.
    In this video, Valerie and Jayne demonstrate how easy it is to programme in these additional stitches on the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP.
    Pay special attention at the start of this video for a wonderful projec...