Here is another useful technique I found in the Janome MC9450 QCP Workbook. Do you have quilt tops you just want to get quilted quickly? Maybe you have a quilt you will give as a gift or is more of a utility quilt that doesn’t require lots of quilting. In the past our grandmothers quite often just tied a quilt by hand, but we can save a ton of time using the “Clasp Stitches” built-in to your Janome MC9450QCP! They’re all set and ready to go! And, don’t worry, the “Clasp Stitches” are built in to a number of Janome machines!
In the Janome MC9450QCP, the Clasp stitch is part of the Sewing Applications Menu. There are 4 stitches that will make tying a quilt fast and easy. The four stitches are the Star, the Snow Flake, the Diamond and the Circle. Again, these stitches may also be available in your machine, as well. Check out the Buttonhole category if your machine has that, or flip to the back of your instruction manual or look on the lid of your machine to see if you have these stitches.
On those machines with the Sewing Applications Menu, touch the T-shirt Icon to access Sewing Applications. From there, touch the Quilting Icon at the bottom right, then choose the Clasp Stitch at the top right. Then choose your desired stitch.
Use a heavier weight thread like a 30wt to really show off the stitch and add a little decoration at the same time.
These stitches are all programmed so that it will sew one stitch, lock, stop and cut the threads when completed so that you can move to the next spot on your quilt very quickly.
Use the Janome Satin Stitch Foot (F) foot or even the Janome Open Toe Satin Stitch (F2) for greater visibility if you prefer. These presser feet have a groove on the underside of the foot which help decorative stitches form and pass under the foot.
There are many other techniques and exercises to follow along in the workbook which give you practice to learn on your machine. Contact your local Janome dealer to get your copy.
Till the next time, enjoy learning all the time-saving features of your Janome MC9450 QCP!