One of the features I really like is the editing feature built into my Janome MC15000 machine. I use my embroidery hoop to create a lot of my quilting designs. There are so many lovely already digitized quilt designs built into the machine. All I need to do is edit them to the size hoop I want to use.
When I open the screen for my embroidery designs, I call up the designs I want to use from the built in quilting patterns and then go into the edit mode. I usually use the GR hoop as it is the largest one for my machine and then I can place multiple elements into that hoop.
On the edit screen I can resize and reposition the elements I want to use to best fill the entire area of the hoop. I can easily visualize how the design will look as I resize, recolor, and rotate the individual elements into the defined hoop area.
Once I have my design created, I make sure I save it to the USB stick or directly into a folder on the machine. Once it is saved, I can call it up in the Acufil Tool Horizon Link software program and determine how many hoopings I will need to fill the selected size of quilt I want to create.
Using the plastic template that comes with the hoop (Or better still, use the Acufil hoop with its hard plastic template and 8 magnetic clamps to hoop up the quilt). Following wash away lines I have drawn on my quilt top, I can then make multiple hoopings across the quilt to fill the area. Small spaces can then be filled in with free motion quilting (stipple, echo, meander, etc.) I use a neutral thread that blends with my fabric for this free motion step so that it does not take away from the embroidered designs I have created.
Using this method of quilting with the embroidery hoop always ensures picture perfect quilting designs on my project.
An alternative to doing this editing on the screen of the Janome MC15000: I can also do the same editing in Embroidery Link Tool in Horizon Link software on my PC or in AcuEdit App on my iPad. 3 options to do essentially the same editing depending on my preferences and needs…….Janome sure gives lots of options to our customers!