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Help with an old Janome L 392

 I have borrowed a Janome from a friend as my machine has gone for servicing. The Janome is an old machine with no manual and the friend has inherited it from her mother-in-law. She has no clue about the machine's features either. If anyone is familiar with old models of Janome can you enlighten me on these two points?

1. On the dial for stitch length there is a marking  with a + and a - on either side of 'ss'. What setting is this for.

2. Is it possible to do free motion…


Added by Sobana Sundar on October 27, 2013 at 6:46am — 7 Comments

The story of my quilts.

I should have started quilting at least fifteen years ago instead of just three years back. My sister who was visiting me from US and who knew I had inclinations towards crafting and sewing gifted me with booklets and books about piecing and quilting. I did peruse them but most of the stuff was Greek and Latin to me. It all seemed so difficult and I was sure I was not cut out to cut so many little pieces. I zeroed in on the crochet pattern and household sewing books she gave me and learnt to…


Added by Sobana Sundar on September 28, 2012 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

Week Two and a few days

I have done a few more hexagons and some flowers as I go into the third week. Keeping score is a part of encouraging myself to keep at it especially as there is always enough stuff happening to distract me from this project. I am doing Craftsy' BOM and was caught up with this months' block. Also there are two other members here who have decided to take out their own gfg's and have a go at finishing them. So we have decided to share our progress.…


Added by Sobana Sundar on August 8, 2012 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Grand mother's flower garden

 I fell in love with the gfg ever since I saw a link in the BOM I am doing with Craftsy. Heaxagons and EPP were one month's block. The 'to do or not to do" dilemma lasted for a month or two. Too many people were talking about how they have been doing it for two/three years. And of course a big problem for me was the access to fabric. I looked through my wardrobe to see which ones I could turn into scraps. And dithered. Finally I got my hands on some floral fabrics thanks to a warm-hearted…


Added by Sobana Sundar on July 28, 2012 at 4:49am — 16 Comments

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