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The S4H Maker’s Club - Exclusively at your Janome Dealer - Birds on a Wire Appliqué Pillow

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Spring is in the air and it has sent some fine feathered friends to celebrate. As they alight on a pair of delicate wires, we like to imagine they’re talking about how much they’re enjoying the Sew4Home Maker’s Club. This exciting new Club kicked off last November at participating Janome Dealers across the US and Canada. From bags to baskets to linens and more, Maker’s Club members are creating clever projects and learning pro techniques. Club Project #3 is an adorable appliquéd pillow with a set of very “sweet tweets”! 

These Club projects are exclusive to Janome dealers, but we introduce each one right here on the website to keep you up-to-date on all the inspiration. Reach out to your local Janome dealer in the US or Canada for more information on how you can sign up.

There are seven Club projects in this first season of the Maker’s Club, many of which include special extras, such as our six custom Birds on a Wire appliqué templates. Other projects feature unique embroidery designs and/or special patterns. All the projects have S4H’s famously trendy yet easy-to-sew instructions presented by your dealer.

We worked on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400. With a full 11” of bed space to the right of the needle, it’s a great machine for large quilts as well as bigger home décor projects, like this pillow – or even for traditional garment sewing. The machine can run at up to 1,060 stitches per minute, and you navigate through all its features using a bright LCD color touchscreen. Your work is always shadow-free thanks to the retractable High Light™.

During this project, Club members will learn appliqué tips and techniques, piping creation, how to taper for crisp corners, and how to make a button placket closure. Construction is made even easier with five different specialty presser feet: Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot, Zipper Foot, Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, and Edge Guide Foot.

Pick six favorite florals to create these beautiful birds, then appliqué them in place on stitched telephone lines.

We used fabric from several great new Riley Blake Designs collections: Just Sayin', Kisses, Bloom Where You're Planted, Monday-Monday, and Butterflies & Berries.

The Birds on a Wire pillow finishes at a generous 24” x 24” with pretty piping all around.

We hope you’ll contact your Janome America dealer or your Janome Canada dealer to become a S4H Maker’s Club member. If your local dealer isn’t on board yet, let him/her know you are interested. The more chatter is out there about the Club, the more likely we can continue and expand Club project options as well as add more locations.

Want it? Make it! Join the Sew4Home Maker’s Club today!



Comments (2)

shirlsew said:
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What......? No instructions for this adorable pillow? This is not like you, S4H!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@shirlsew -  Since you’re a regular Sew4Home visitor, you know virtually all of our content is free to you as the end user. But that doesn’t mean it’s free to produce. In fact, the costs surrounding the creation of high quality, on-trend project tutorials, patterns, sample construction, photography, and instructions go up and up and up. Our wonderful sponsors help off-set that, but we’re excited to be able to investigate other opportunities as well. It’s all about being able to continue to bring you what you love. Hopefully you'll be able to investigate a Club in your local area.