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About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.

PROJECT IDEA: SEWING A COSY WINTER NIGHTGOWN

  I bought this fabric earlier this year and then wondered later what I had been thinking at the time……must have been a heck of a deal? A closer inspection really made me think of cows & not animal print … Continue reading

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SERIES ON FEET PART 8: PIPING FOOT

  There are a few different feet so let’s make it simple: PIPING FOOT FOR 7mm machine models. Part Number: 200314006 PIPING FOOT FOR 9mm machine models  Part Number: 202088004 PIPING FOOT FOR ELNA SERGERS  – there are  few different … Continue reading

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THE CALGARY SEWING SHOW IS ALMOST HERE – SEE YOU THERE!!

THE CALGARY SEWING SHOW : THE CREATIVE STITCHES AND CRAFTING ALIVE SHOW WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT WILL NOT BE HELD AT THE STAMPEDE SHOW GROUNDS……THE VENUE HAS MOVED TO SPRUCE MEADOWS, SOUTH OF CALGARY. We … Continue reading

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REPORT BACK ON NEW SHOW IN PORTLAND, OREGON CALLED QUILT!KNIT!STITCH!

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THE EDMONTON SHOW IS NEXT WEEK….SEE YOU THERE!

IT’S TIME FOR THE EDMONTON SEWING SHOW AGAIN……SAME PLACE: September 12-13, 2014 Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday 9am – 5pm Millenium Place, Sherwood Park HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE……. I WILL BE DOING A PRESENTATION ONCE A DAY ON THE … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SEWING MONTH

JALIE PATTERN # 3024 It is NATIONAL SEWING MONTH this month so  I thought we could kick off by looking at a project I made a few weeks back. Wendy & Brenda at HAUS OF STITCHES in Humboldt, SK highly … Continue reading

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SUMMER SEWING: PILLOW CASE DRESSES FOR LITTLE GIRLS

  These are known as pillow case dresses:  the fabric and part of the construction in the pic below is courtesy of my dealer, Trudy,  in LANGLEY, BC who gave me the partially made sundresses some time back. I finally got the … Continue reading

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