To celebrate their brand new series of do it yourself videos, DIY Dish and Janome have teamed up for a great giveaway. All you have to do to enter is sign up for their free newsletter or post a comment on this DIY Dish page and you could win one of two terrific prizes – a Janome DC4030 sewing machine or a Janome 350e embroidery machine. There are lots of other ways to enter to increase your chances of winning, check out the official rules here, plus you can see some of the latest and greatest DIY projects in sewing, crafting, scrapbooking, home decor, kid projects, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, and more! Enter by March 30th as two winners will be randomly selected on March 31st. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age and older.
Janome has two contests currently running that both end on 3/31/10 so there is still plenty of time to enter.
Contest #1 – Pass It On
The requirements for Janome’s Pass It On contest are to write a story about who taught you to sew and why or about someone you’ve taught to sew, and submit the story along with a photo of yourself. A random drawing will be held from among the stories and photos submitted and the first prize is a DC4030 sewing machine (retail $629), second prize is a 7034D serger (retail $399) and third place is an Iris Best 24 polyester embroidery thread spool bundles (retail $132).
Contest #2 – Buy One, Get One – Each One, Teach One
To enter this contest, choose one of the four projects detailed on this page, find a beginning sewer and make the project together. Submit a photo of the two of you working on the project along with a few words describing how the project went. There will be three prize pairs as follows:
1st Prize – Teacher: 1100D Serger ($1099) / Student: 634D Serger ($999)
2nd Prize – Teacher: 634D Serger ($999) / Student: 7034D Serger ($399)
3rd Prize – Teacher: Iris Best 50 Spool Bundle w/Metal Rack ($300) / Student: Iris Best 24 Spool Bundle ($132)
Recently celebrating the production of their 50 millionth machine, Janome America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of home sewing machines, takes another revolutionary step in the sewing industry with the introduction of the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition (MC11000 Special Edition). This versatile machine is three sewing machines in one with new advanced features and options that will leave quilters everywhere astounded by its sophistication while leaving sewist and embroidery enthusiasts in awe.
“We wanted to build upon the amazingly precise sewing and embroidery capabilities of the highly successful Memory Craft 11000,” says Jiro Hagiwara, president and CEO of Janome America, Inc. “The result is the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition. This new revolutionary machine incorporates the latest technology and provides options for endless design possibilities, making it unlike any other machine on the market today.”
With the largest movable i-heightTM color touch screen and advanced sewing application support as well as the two-way connection to a PC, the MC11000 Special Edition includes all the features that made the MC11000 famous. The unique carriage-arm embroidery system gives industry-leading stitch quality with robotic precision for a professional finish. The MC11000 Special Edition packs the most power and possibilities into the sleekest design on the market, all without requiring a big, bulky embroidery attachment. The beloved Sewing Applications, originally found in the Memory Craft 11000, have also been enhanced for the Special Edition. This function gives on-screen guidance to sewists by automatically setting stitch length, width and tension based on sewing purpose, fabric type and weight. The new AcuGuideTM Automatic Cloth Guide allows crafters to set the desired seam allowance in the machine while the cloth guide precisely aligns with the measurements to make tasks like hemming a breeze.
In addition to these exceptional functions are expanded embroidery and sewing features including automatic jump thread trimming and on-screen adjustable speed while embroidering. If a thread breaks or is stopped during embroidery, the MC11000 Special Edition will pick up right where it left off, so crafters never miss a beat. The machine also includes unlimited design options with 358 decorative stitches, such as built-in “hand-look” quilting stitches as well as longer decorative stitches, 13 buttonholes, 72 embroidery designs and 24 AcuFilTM Quilt designs. To add to the enjoyable sewing and quilting experience, the MC11000 Special Edition helps keep quilters comfortable with an adjustable ergonomic knee lifter.
Janome America is the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Japan, which produces nearly two million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. Janome is a category leader in innovation and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality. For more information, please visit: www.janome.com.