I am LOVING the enhanced & improved STITCH COMPOSER …….INCLUDED with the NEW JANOME HORIZON MC 15000
STITCH COMPOSER is a terrific software program (INCLUDED with the purchase of the JANOME MC 15000) that allows you to create NEW 9mm decorative and utility stitches for your Janome MC15000…….that is if the 500 built-in stitches isn’t enough?! The STITCH COMPOSER software is part of the HORIZON LINK SUITE OF SOFTWARE. This is all found under one “roof” on the CD in the Mc15000 box – simply install the Horizon Link Suite software on your laptop or desktop computer. I must add here that STITCH COMPOSER is only ONE part of the Suite of software on this CD. There are no less than 5 different software programs to enhance and increase your sewing & embroidery enjoyment……….but more about the other programs in another blog post. Today we are looking at STITCH COMPOSER.
Notice the pic above: The row of E’s was done like this: I scribbled my initial on a piece of paper with a sharpie pen. I then scanned this with my scanner & saved the image in my folder on my computer that I have labelled: Stitch Composer images. I then opened Stitch Composer on my computer and imported this E image which I used as a backdrop to follow with a simple dot to dot process following the loops of my initial. I then saved it ( incidentally it saves all created stitches as .stx format). I then transferred the created stitch to my JANOME MC 15000 and stitched a row of my initial………….how cool is that?
In the row below my E’s, I simply combined a machine built-in stitch with my created E……more fun.
In the pic above, some of the stitches were created by Linda at our Toronto office (thank you, Linda) and the others by me. Note the mushrooms with grass between them. I used another backdrop for these: this image below was used as a template to click around the mushroom shape and the grass was just ziggy-zaggy stitches – one was more of a satin stitch than the other.
I would like to mention that the Stitch Composer software program does come with the JANOME MC 12000 on the Horizon Link CD with that machine model. However, there are a number of improvements to the program that have been made which make the one included with the JANOME MC 15000 much easier & simpler to use…….eg no more fiddling around with start, end & loop points. No, just now click finish & it is all done automatically for you! Wonderful.
I got “playing” one morning last week and created some more fun 9mm stitches for my JANOME MC 15000. I used the image of the inukshuk for one of them as a backdrop but the rest were just me clicking away doing dot to dot!! Fun, fun, fun.
WOW….. I was having so much fun but eventually I just had to stop as I had to pack my suitcases for another trip away to promote and launch our fabulous new JANOME HORIZON MC 15000.
One last thing: if you are feeling a teeny bit nervous….maybe you are thinking this is all sounds too complicated? ……rest assured it is WAY easier than you would think AND all you need do is click on the little blue ? in the top right corner of the STITCH COMPOSER screen and……voila! ……….you have an entire 48 page workbook/manual right there, built-in that you can follow to learn just how easy it is to make more 9mm stitches for your JANOME MC 15000.
So how many built-in stitches do we have on the JANOME HORIZON MC15000? 500?………….No, no…….you will have as many as you have time to create in Stitch Composer to add to the 500 built-in stitches! I think that means an ENDLESS number of stitches. Have fun……I know I am!