February at Janome

February is the month of Love and Friendship!

This is the shortest month of the year, so we have a few less days this month to create projects. Here is a quick, fun block to make.


Scanned Motif with Digitizer V5

For Valentine’s Day, we make projects sewn and embroidered on our machines. With Janome there is no need to  spend a long time looking:  Just activate the AcuDesign APP and choose one of the available collections, ‘Hearts and More’, which offers twelve motifs of Quilting the Thread Art Way. This collection features quilt-style embroidery squares, which can be used for interior decorating or clothing making. No need to cut fabrics to form blocks, the embroidery pattern is enough.



AcuDesign is the only paid APP from Janome and it is worth its weight in gold. If you do not have any embroidery software and want to start ……. you will enjoy AcuDesign.  You can purchase it in the App Store:



AcuDesign offers some tools like adding points when enlarging a pattern and the ability to modify a part as in the sample presented here:


Original Motif


Modified Motif

Here are the two sides embroidered from the sample.

côté original

Original embroidered Motif in the AcuDesign application.

côté modifié

Embroidered modified Motif with the AcuDesign application.

What embroidery motifs will you modify and personalize? 

Translated and edited by Anne Stitcher      
Originally published at La Vie Chez Janome blog on February 3rd, 2019 by Céline Ross

About Anne Stitcher

I have been an Educator with Janome for several years now. Crafting is my passion. I love to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, cross-stitch, scrapbook, paper tole and cook. I have so many hobbies. I am always doing something. I love to use my skills to help people in need and to pass on my knowledge to others. Happy Sewing!
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4 Responses to February at Janome

  1. Vickie Dent says:

    Is there, or will there be, AcuDesign app or designs available for android?


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Vickie,
      Not as far as I am aware. We have other software programs that work with Windows PC and our Accessory video App works on android smart phones and tablets. AcuDesign is designed for iPads.



  2. kylie says:

    this is the most recent thing written about this app in 3 years. Is there nothing positive about this software at all. I have recently purchased a second hand Janome 15000 with all the updates lve downloaded all the apps except for the Acu Design app which would actually be the one l would want but l don’t want to do my money and there is nothing positive about this app. Why would l purchase this app over other software out on the market price seems to be a factor but if lm going to spend l only want to do it once. Can you offer some more information or a free trail. Thanks in advance.


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kylie,

      We have had rather different feedback than yours – very positive indeed. We love it and so do most of the customers in Canada who use it. Price is certainly a factor but there are also other incredible features such as resizing (where the stitch count changes – something most editing software does not do) and also slicing/removing parts of designs due to the unique “washing line” feature where all parts are pegged and you simply click and delete the parts you do not want. of course you can add things in too. We think it is a very powerful and useful editing software at a price that is, just frankly, amazing. You also get MANY free designs included in the app plus the ability to purchase and download + send wirelessly to your MC15000 immediately. I would recommend you watch the webinar on You Tube – well over an hour which explains all about this APP. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99nphqLlqWI&t=80s

      Hope that helps you.



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