Multi-Hooping- Creating a square/rectangular layout Part 1

Directly on your computer screen with the software included with your Janome embroidery machine, it is possible to make a design to fill and even exceed the largest hoop of the model of your machine. You can create and edit to manipulate the design just as you like it.

For this exercise, I used the following three software programs which come included with various Janome embroidery machines.

All versions of the Janome MC15000 come with Horizon Link Suite software featuring EmbLink Tool
Janome Skyline S9 comes with the AcuTools S CD

Using a simple pattern built into your machine, the goal is to fill the hoop with this same design using the editing functions of the software program: resize; duplicate; horizontal and vertical mirror image; create mirror images in the four corners; organize the embroidery order… oh lala what a big exercise!!!

With the HorizonLink Suite software included with all versions of the Janome MC15000 and my choice of pattern, here is my composition in the GR hoop (9.1″x11.8″)

HorizonLink Suite & Janome MC15000

With the Embroidery Editor software of the Janome MC550E and my choice of pattern, here is my composition in the RE36b hoop. (11.9″x14.2″)

Embroidery Editor & Janome MC550E

With the AcuTools software of the Janome Skyline S9 and my choice of pattern, here is my composition in the RE20a hoop. (6.7″x7.9″)

AcuTools & Janome Skyline S9

The ‘sewing order’ editing function becomes very important here because there are several manipulations of the pattern. It is imperative to place the order of the embroidery of each patterns in the list of drawings on the right of your screen, which is Design List. The goal is to avoid leaving long thread jumps embroidering on either side of the hoop.

Sewing order

When your composition is finished, you need to print the template. For my editing in HorizonLink Suite, the template is printed on four pages that I pasted along the dotted lines.

Template: 4 pages
My template assembled with the placement crosshair

When the assembly of the design is completed and template printed, you need to save and embroider the design with your machine model selected. My plan is to juxtapose several of the same embroidered pattern to make a carrying bag.

In the next article, I will show you the use of the positioner and template in order to obtain perfect positioning placement.

To be continued…

Janome Canada Educator Celine Ross, translated from her original post on our sister blog, La Vie Chez Janome.

About Céline Ross

À cause des imprévus de la vie, j'ai changé de carrière très tôt dans ma jeune vie d'adulte. Toute mon éducation scolaire, du primaire au secondaire et jusqu'au professionnel, m'a été enseignée par les religieuses CND qui étaient... très exigeantes. Ces professeurs m'ont inculqué le goût de bien apprendre, l'appréciation du travail bien fait et l'envie de toujours me perfectionner. Je n'aurais jamais osé ouvrir mon École de couture sans cette formation ni cette certification. Lorsque je deviens revendeur autorisé Janome en avril 1982, la compagnie poursuit ma formation côté machine à coudre et je deviens Éducatrice. Mon travail est varié; je donne des formations aux marchands Janome pour l'Est du Canada et d'ailleurs. Je participe à des Salons, à Janome Institute, je publie un cyber bulletin, j'ai fondé un 'Club de broderie' à Montréal en 1994 et, depuis l'année dernière, chez d'autres marchands. Je confectionne des échantillons avec les nouveaux produits que Janome ne cesse de développer. Et, depuis aujourd'hui, je blogue ! Après toutes ces années dans ce domaine, je garde toujours le même enthousiasme à apprendre et à transmettre mes connaissances. Janome est à la fine pointe de la technologie moderne et ne cesse de me faire progresser.
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