ACUFIL QUILTED WALL HANGING: PUMPKIN PATCH.
No, I am not being a super good girl by getting a head start on Halloween or Thanksgiving sewing – I actually started this project about 3 or 4 years ago, got it all pieced and then…………..you know how it goes – I got side tracked and the quilt top joined the ranks of my many other PHD’s (puzzled? I prefer the term PHD = Project half done to UFO= Unfinished Object). Sounds better but is effectively exactly the same thing!
Well, I pulled it out when the NEW Acufil Quilting Kit arrived on my desk to learn & make projects. I figured it was a perfect quilt top to practice the Acufil Quilting technique . I am actually very pleased with the result.
We will be doing Dealer training with our Canadian dealers shortly but in the meanwhile, you can refer to the links in this blog post: there are video’s and quite a bit of information. There is also a rather good Instruction booklet which comes in the Acufil Quilting kit box together with the ASQ22 hoop; 8 magnets & the software CD which is to be installed on your computer after you have updated your JANOME MC12000 to the latest version 1.10.Update is a free download, upgrade to the Acufil Quilting Kit may be purchased from your local Mc12000 certified dealer. The kits are now available and are selling very fast at our Janome MC12000 certified dealers across Canada. I think you should check it out and go get yours as soon as possible or you may have to wait for the next shipment of inventory. And that would not be a good thing as you’d miss out on the fun and EASY quilting that you could be doing during August!! Just think about the PHD’s you could be dealing with almost effortlessly? I have completed 3 PHD’s and one new project with the Acufil Quilting kit and it is early August…………..what can I do next? mmmmmmmm.
One thing I’d like to point out is that the Acufil Quilting kit for the MC12000 is a little different to the Acufil kits that were available for the JANOME MC11000.
As you may know, The JANOME MC12000 comes standard with wonderful software called HORIZON LINK. This is loaded onto the computer and provides (amongst other things such as Stitch Composer) a great place to do all your embroidery machine editing: larger screen to work on, easier editing etc.
The Acufil Quilting system for the MC11000 was done atthe machine as opposed to on the computer. The MC12000 Acufil kit has you doing the prep work on the computer: selection of the quilting designs, editing, etc + printing of templates for hoopings. I actually find this much easier and quicker. When I am all done with the prep, I simply send the design(s) to the JANOME MC12000 with my Horizon Link cable or save them onto my USB stick. I think it speeds up the process and makes super light work of quilting-in-the-hoop.
I mentioned in the last blog post that I am nothing short of amazed at how much easier it is on my body to quilt this way using the Acufil Quilting kit. Many of you know I entered a quilt into the National Juried Show at Quilt Canada this year (and I was very fortunate to win a ribbon) but I can tell you that I am still struggling with my neck, shoulders & back. Obviously I had issues before with tight shoulders but making that quilt over many months – working at nights & weekends just about “killed” me! So I am really very pleased to say that I can heartily recommend the Acufil Quilting kit as being a most viable and great alternative to the rigours of free motion quilting.
CHECK OUT THE WEB LINKS ABOVE AND VISIT YOUR LOCAL JANOME MC12000 CERTIFIED DEALER TODAY!!!