So, here is more: I used the FONT-TASTIC CD of designs from the ARTISTIC EMBROIDERY COLLECTION to stitch out a fun JANOME banner. There are 2 different colour ways on the CD to choose from. I noticed that each letter is quite different although there are recurring styles of digitizing through out the 26 alphabet designs so that it “hangs” together beautifully when combined into words. Each letter is quite large – varies slightly but approx. 3 inches x 3 inches.
Above pic: Take a look at the current project on www.janome.com: rather lovely pillow made using this Font-tastic CD. This project was posted on 17th January 2014. Full instructions are available at www.janome.com
I could have enlarged the letters by 20% on the screen of the JANOME MC 15000 or even larger in JANOME DIGITIZER MBX Embroidery software . What about making a monogram as large as the GR hoop and then mounting this as a door decal? or other home Dec. application. I can see an E and a B in my mind’s eye on my little girl’s bedroom doors. However, in this instance I chose to stitch out the word JANOME as the size on the CD. I did 2 GR hoopings with 3 letters per hooping. I rotated each design so that the orientation was as I required for my banner.
I also “played” with the colours a little as I choose to use just 3 colours on my banner: black, lime green & royal blue. So for some of the font designs, I “doubled up” on colours & repeated a little. I think I like the results.
This was a work-in-progress but just became a quilted banner for our upcoming events. I thought I might add a few other Artistic Collection designs in the corners?
I quilted the entire background of the banner using the Acufil stippling and the ASQ22 hoop on the JANOME MC15000 embroidery machine!! This can also be done on the JANOME MC 12000 AND JANOME MC11000 as all these models have ACUFIL QUILTING (if the Acufil Quilting kit upgrades were purchased for these models).
PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARTISTIC EMBROIDERY COLLECTIONS ARE MULTI-FORMATTED (exp; pes; pcs; dst; hus; jef; xxx) SO ARE NOT JUST FOR THE JANOME MC15000 AND OTHER JANOME EMBROIDERY MACHINES ………THESE ARE FOR MOST MACHINE EMBROIDERY ENTHUSIASTS.