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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Janome National Pediatric Cancer Foundation NPCF50 Computerized Sewing Machine

I just got an email about this new Janome Sewing Machine and thought I would bring it to my readers attention. I will admit to loving all the bells and whistles on a sewing machine and I have a couple of very good ones although I would love the Janome Skyline S9! To get it means saving lots of pennies and selling a lot of things out of my sewing room. If you don't want to save your pennies for one of the top of the line machines, you might want to consider this machine; Janome National Pediatric Cancer Foundation NPCF50 Computerized Sewing Machine. The link will take you to Janome's website and the page featuring the NPCF50.

When I saw the features on this machine, I was very surprised. As you can see it has 50 different stitches. All the basic 'utility' stitches that you really need including ones for both woven and knit fabrics. Three buttonholes - which is more than enough for me since I never make them anymore as buttons and buttonholes are hard for me to negotiate with arthritic hands. The machine includes some Quilting and Applique stitches, Heirloom and French machine sewing stitches as well as Satin stitches and Decorative stitches. It even has a satin stitch heart stitch which is important to me and many of the Janome machines were being produced without it. All in all a very nice selection of stitches for any kind of sewing that you might want to do. Since they don't have the manual for this machine up yet at the Janome website, I have copied the product description from the Amazon listing (which means it might not be completely correct).

Product Description:

The Janome NPCF-50 sewing machine has the features you need to complete any project, home decor, garment sewing, scrapbooking, or quilting. The Janome NPCF-50 features fifty stitches, including three buttonholes, which give essential variety for your diverse sewing needs. It also includes all of the features you always expect from a high end Janome Decor machine, allowing you to sew with computerized precision and confidence. Features • 50 built in stitches • Auto-Lock • Memorized Up/Down needle position • Auto-Declutch bobbin winder • Stitch number, width, and length buttons • Direct stitch selection buttons • Fully Automatic sensor buttonhole • Convertible free arm for circular sewing • SFS (superior feed system) • Built-in needle threader • Reverse Stitch button • Speed control slider Included Accessories • 1/4 Inch Presser Foot • Walking Foot • Satin Stitch Foot F • Spool Stand • Zipper Foot E • Automatic Buttonhole Foot R • Felt • Screwdriver • Set of Needles • Spool Holder (large) • Spool Holder (small) • Spool Pin • Hard Shell Carrying Case • Instruction Manual • Warranty Card See Optional Accessories Janome Company Warranty • 25 Years on Mechanical Parts • 2 Years on Electrical Parts • 1 Year Labor Offer Available On Orders Shipped To United States Destinations Only

If I was still sewing on my first machine, a Kenmore with only straight and zig zag stitches, I would be drooling over this machine as it would be a such a huge step up for me. Find your local dealer and take this machine for a test drive, which is the best way to determine if you and a machine are a good 'fit'. If you have no dealer, you can buy one at Amazon. Even those with a top of the line machine might like this one to take to classes and sewing retreats.

About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The NPCF50 (National Pediatric Cancer Foundation) 50-stitch sewing machine commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research. Janome will donate a portion of every sale to the NPCF.

With its national headquarters in Tampa, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By partnering with doctors and researchers from the country’s top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast-tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers. For more information, go to

Friday, September 02, 2016

September is National Sewing Month! Get your Patterns 25% off!

Get some patterns and pull out your sewing machine if you haven't done any sewing for a while! Even if you have done some sewing, get some patterns that are on sale. It is National Sewing Month and we have put all our sewing patterns on sale 25% this month. We have never reduced our pattern prices this much. We have a huge collection of sewing patterns in all sizes and styles at Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts at our eCrater store. I'm not positive that I got Amazon discount correct yet, but you can see our or patterns here.

Shhhhh! a little secret, part of why the patterns have been reduced so much is I want this machine and the only way to get it is to sell LOTS and LOTS! Help me out here! This machine has several features that will make life easier for me and my arthritis while sewing even more so than my 7700 does.

 After seeing the Janome Skyline S9, I am in love with the machine and want to get one and sell my other machines as needed. It is a combination sewing/embroidery machine. It was nice to see that although The Skyline S9 doesn't have the biggest hoop possible, it's biggest hoop is 6.7" x 7.9" (170mm x 200mm) compared to my current 5.5” x 7.9” (200mm x 140mm). That bumps up the sizes I can download from Embroidery Library quite a bit. One of their new designs that comes in 5 sizes, the size that would fit the Skyline hoop is an inch bigger in both directions than what I can usually sew out which is great for making a quilt blocks etc. Anyhow I'm in love with this machine. It has some tremendous features that even their top of the line Janome 15000 doesn't have! If you haven't checked it out yet, here is a link to the page it is featured on in the Janome website: Skyline S9  I have been singing it's praises enough, I think I deserve a free one as a commission at this point!

Also don't foget to download your Embroidery Library September designs. There are three of them this month for a total of 15.