JANOME UPDATES & NEW PRODUCTS: GET THE SCOOP

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NEW – Embroidery Couching for Janome MC15000

Some updates for machines and software have been posted to the global website…..some were available in October 2015 and some more today:

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To find these go to http://www.janome.ca > bottom left corner of the home page > global website > click on DOWNLOADS  and then select machine or software for the latest updates. It usually indicates this with NEW next to the update.

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More embroidery couching – some of the designs available for free download for Janome MC15000

Recent updates include the following:AcuSetter

  1. NEW AcuSetter APP is now available for free download at the APP store. Please visit your local authorized Janome dealer for a demonstration on how to use this amazing new APP – it is a little bit like an electronic CLOTHSETTER…assisting you to make hoop placement adjustments using the iPad camera and the nifty AcuSetter App. It is very clever so do be sure to get a demo at your local Janome dealer and/or take a tour on the APP > just click the information icon.
  2. Software update for Digitizer Junior  – version 4.5H which adds compatibility with new models such as the Janome MC5000E as well as WIFI functionality with Janome MC15000.
  3. Software update for Digitizer MBX  – version 4.5H which adds compatibility with new models such as the Janome MC500E embroidery only machine.
  4. Software update for OS/Windows 10 compatibility with Digitizer MBX version 4.5 and 4.0.
  5. Machine update for Janome MC15000  to version 2.11.  Please download this to your PC and then upload this to your MC15000 with a USB stick. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE WEBSITE. We recommend that you download & print these instructions which are offered in PDF format and then read them step by step as you go. This is important.

MC15000 v2.11 adds compatibility with the AcuSetter APP; embroidery couching and other improvements. The NEW Embroidery Couching foot for Mc15000 is not included with this free update on the website but is now in stock in Canada and may be ordered from your local Janome Mc15000 authorized dealer. Part # is 202 297 008. Please note that this foot is only compatible with Janome MC15000. (The Janome MC14000 includes embroidery couching but is not a model that we currently carry in Canada. The EL920 is also a model which includes embroidery couching – This Elna model is available at selected Elna Canada dealers.)

After you have updated the MC15000 to version 2.11, you will notice a new icon at the end of the row of icons at the top of the Ready to Sew embroidery screen: it looks like a P foot. Select this icon and then select from 3 embroidery feet: the regular P foot  or either PC-1 or PC-2 which are the 2 NEW feet which come in the Embroidery Couching foot package.  More below.

5. In addition to the update for MC15000 to version 2.11, there are 10 new Embroidery couching designs which you may download, save these onto a USB stick and open at the machine to embroider on your MC15000 (Or alternatively send wirelessly to the Mc15000 via Horizon Link Suite or use the PC cable – so many options!). This design download is immediately below the Version 2.11 update on the Global website.

Embroidery Couching foot PC-1 is designed for thinner yarns soft cords

Embroidery Couching foot PC-1 is designed for thinner yarns soft cords

And embroidery couching foot PC-2 is designed for thicker yarns.

 

 And embroidery couching foot PC-2 is designed for thicker yarns.

 

Have fun exploring these new functions, features and tools! Merry Christmas!

 

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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9 Responses to JANOME UPDATES & NEW PRODUCTS: GET THE SCOOP

  1. jeadams25 says:

    Liz
    Do you know when Horizon Link software is going to be upgraded for Windows 10?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi,

      It does not need an update unless you do not currently have the latest version of Horizon Link installed: Horizon Link already works with Windows 10, HL software just needs the latest update to v 1.20 if it is a lower version.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Frances says:

    Liz I have a question about the acusetter app – the ASQ22 hoop does not have any raised points to mark with the black pen because we use the magnets – how do we align this hoop in the acusetter app please?

    Thanks, Frances

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Frances,

      You do not need to use the Acusetter App nor the Clothsetter with the ASQ22 Acufil hoop as it has its own built-in positioning system with the printed templates in Acufil ToOl and the hard plastic template used with the ASQ22 hoop. So you do not need to mark the ASQ22 hoop – pointless exercise as you will not use the Acusetter App with this hoop. But you WILL use it with your other 4 hoops.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • Frances says:

        Thanks, Liz. I use the ASQ22 for towels as I just cannot get the towel and stabiliser plus topping to hoop successfully in any of the other hoops. Any suggestions?
        Also on a good note, I did use the Acusetter for other hoops and it is just great!!
        Thanks for your advice.
        Frances

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Frances,

        I would assume you are not doing multiple designs on your towels? So just print a paper template for your design from either Acufiltool or embroidery link tool in Horizon Link Suite and use in the same way you would hoop up a quilt in the ASQ22 hoop. You do not need the Acusetter nor is the ASQ22 hoop an option on Acusetter anyway.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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      • FH says:

        Thanks, Liz. That is exactly what I do with the towels, using the magnets on the ASQ22 works well.

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  3. Fabric lover says:

    I have had problems getting the Janome ruler foot. A very dear friend found one for me in Bend , Oregon. I could not get one from my local Janome dealer in San Jose, Ca. Ken keeps ordering the feet but the order does not come in. Now trying to find the 1/4 thick rulers is the next problem.

    Alaska fabric lover

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Fabric lover,

      Yes, we know some people are struggling to get hold of the “ruler foot” It really is a very hot item….big trend in quilting so demand has outstripped supply. But please ask your dealer to order the parts and they will eventually come back into stock at your favourite local Janome dealer. I know that in Canada, they have been selling out as fast as we can bring them into the country!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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