What’s in your Toolbox?


Of course my most favorite tools are my Janome machines, but what about all the other support tools we use?

I think my second most precious tool is my computer with my designing software programs.  I love my machines, but I can make them do so much more by utilizing my programs.

Any Janome machine that has a USB port will automatically have the Horizon Link Software program specific to their machine that you load onto your computer and send information to your machine via a cable link or a USB stick.  There is loads of information on how to use the software on YouTube videos.

horizon link software

Since I am a machine embroidery enthusiast, I also love my digitizing software programs.   At this time, MBX is the Janome digitizing software full package program.  This is for the serious digitizer.  It has all the tools needed in the program to create professional results every time.  Look to Janome to come up with more digitizing program options in the future.


Janome also has apps for the iPad that sync with the Horizon MC 15000 line of machines. These apps help us to create, edit, transfer designs wirelessly to our machine.  Although the apps are limited in their ability compared to the full digitizing packages, they can do some amazing things.


Now with our new Janome Quiltmaker Pro 18 long arm quilting machine we have software to drive the robotics of the machine called ProStitcher Premium.  There are loads of YouTube videos also on how to use this new software program.

pro stitcher premium

I love all my software programs!  Janome makes it easy to choose whichever program I want to create my designs.







About ymenear

I have been sewing my entire life. I love sewing of all types but recently I have focused on quilting and machine embroidery. I am an educator for quilting and embroidery design software and I own and operate a machine embroidery club that teaches students how to use their machine effectively while creating their own unique projects. I love travel and getting to know people from different regions and seeing how they create projects with their machines.
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