Last month I wrote about using the “Layout” mode of the Janome Embroidery Editor software to create an embroidery design which is bigger then your machine’s embroidery hoop. This is made even easier by using the Janome Clothsetter, and the printed templates created in Embroidery Editor. These are essential in order to obtain perfect continuous positioning. I suggest watching several informative videos about this exclusive and optional Janome accessory on YouTube and Facebook.
With your paper template printed and assembled (depending on the size of the layout), you must mark the crosshairs for alignment of the second layout onto your fabric, taking care the design on the template coincides against the previous embroidered design. You will use these crosshairs to hoop your fabric using the Janome Clothsetter as it has the same crosshairs on it, which are used for alignment.
Now, attach the hoop to your machine and make the center of the crosshair coincide with the tip of the needle; the ‘jog‘ key becomes essential if you need to move the hoop slightly so that the needle is exactly in the center of the cross.
Adjust the position of the embroidery hoop with the 4 directions of the ‘jog’ key so that the position of the needle is just above the center of the reference lines on the fabric.
You can now stitch the embroidery design!
Technical sheet of this layout: 20,820 stitches < monochrome color < 270 x 222 mm < 54 min of embroidery time at 400 ppm per hoop. You can change the speed of your embroidery machine in the Settings.
The same steps were followed for the second layout below with a different design.
Technical sheet of this layout: 43,386 stitches < monochrome color < 296 x 229 mm < 124 min of embroidery time at 400 ppm per hoop.
That’s it, both sides of my bag are now embroidered; it remains to embroider the band of in-between.
To be continued!!!
Janome Canada Educator Celine Ross, translated from her original post on our sister blog, La Vie Chez Janome.