Glad you asked that……What is tapered stitching?

Pic courtesy of Janome Australia

The question is: What is Tapered stitching? How can I automatically taper my stitches at an angle at the beginning and/or the end of rows of stitching? 

Think in terms of lovely satin stitching with 45 degree mitered corners on a square applique….. Or pretty decorative stitching tapering to a corner; point or at an angle as in the pic’s above and below?

Pic courtesy of Janome Australia

Janome Australia offers some information on this link. 

Tapering opens up all sorts of wonderful embellishment possibilities as it gives control over how the stitches will form at the beginning and end of rows. Choose from a variety of angles and stitch options.

This tapered stitch function is available on the Janome Horizon MC15000 Quilt Maker and the Janome Skyline S9.   Ask your local Janome dealer to show you this incredibly useful machine decorative and utility stitching feature…….super easy to access as the tapered stitching icon is located right on the touch screen. Please refer to this tutorial by Janome Education Coordinator, Nancy Fiedler, which offers good information about how to do Tapered stitches:

(Please note that this stitch tapering feature is also available on the Janome Horizon MC 15000 Quilt Maker.)

Would you like to add Janome Tapered stitching to your next project? 

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.
This entry was posted in Janome tapered stitching and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Glad you asked that……What is tapered stitching?

  1. P. Randolph says:

    Why is this feature not available on the Janome MC 15000?


    • lizafrica says:

      Tapering is most definitely available on the Janome MC15000. It was added on the update to version 3 Quilt Maker. Please consult your local Janome dealer for more information about updating your machine if you have not already done so.



  2. Nancy Gerum says:

    Why can’t we do this on the S7?


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Nancy

      Different features are available on different models. We offer an entire range of price points, models and features. Please speak to your local Janome dealer for more information.



Share your comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s