I had a huge amount of fun recently playing with the fringe foot (more in another blog post) as well as the cute little fringe flowers which are built-in designs for the FA hoop on the JANOME HORIZON MC12000.
My creative juices then started flowing and I pondered what I could possibly do with these fringe flowers in our JANOME DIGITIZER MBX SOFTWARE???
I send the designs via HORIZON LINK from the JANOME HORIZON MC12000 to my computer where I brought them into the MBX software program. I resized them hugely – making them at least 5 times larger. They ended up being over 5 inches in diameter.
Do remember that you can resize designs in the edit mode on all our embroidery machines. However, as the stitch count is not recalculated, there is a resize limitation of 20%. In JANOME DIGITIZER MBX, however, there is no such limitation as the resizing process completely re-digitizes the design and recalculates the optimum number of stitches for the size you have chosen.
You may note in the pic below that the pink fringe flower is very full – this is because I copied and pasted the fringing exactly on top of the other. In other words, it stitched the fringing twice which took a very long time but I believe it was worth the extra effort. I think it looks something like a dahlia or a peony. I was very happy with the results of my play-time!
OK, I did not make an typo in the above caption: JPX is the new format available with the JANOME HORIZON MC12000 AND DIGITIZER MBX SOFTWARE. This is not a stitch format like .jef. It is a graphics format which allows us to LAYER an embroidery design with graphics – in this case as can be seen in the above pic: an iron-on transfer was applied to the fabric and the embroidery fringed flower was done on top of that. In order to line everything up perfectly, the iron-on transfer was scanned and saved as a .jpx. This was then sent to the JANOME HORIZON MC12000 as well as the fringed flower embroidery design which was then positioned in the spot I needed on top of the graphics image of the transfer. All is visible either on the screen of the JANOME MC12000 or on the Horizon Link screen on the computer. Pretty cool!