New Product: Artistic Super Bright LED Light
Illumination where your eyes need it most. Works on any sewing machine.
The older we get, the more we need a little extra light on our work. This is especially true for sewing and quilting projects.
If you've been frustrated with getting a desk lamp manuevered at just the right angle to illuminate your sewing bed, you're going to like this new product from Artistic.
The Super Bright LED is a small light that affixes to the underside of your sewing machine’s arm and casts a bright light onto your entire sewing project. Velcro tabs make it easy to position it at just the right angle. And because the illumination source is a Light Emitting Diode (LED), you get a pure, white light without a hot bulb.
The Super Bright LED can be powered by your machine's USB port or if your machine doesn't have one, you can plug it into a traditional outlet. Either way you won't need the endless supply of batteries required by other stick on lights.
Try Out The MC15000 iPad Apps For Free
Already have an iPad? You can install and test drive both MC15000 apps at no cost.
You don't have to own a Horizon Memory Craft 15000 to install and use the AcuEdit™ and AcuMonitor™ apps on your Apple iPad®.
The MC15000 is the first home sewing machine to connect wirelessly with an iPad®, using your home's wi-fi network. This connection lets you do embroidery editing and stitch-out monitoring away from the machine using the two native apps created especially for the Apple tablet. Both apps are free to download through the Apple App Store and require an iPad® running iOS 6.0 or later.
Creating Embroidery Layouts With AcuEdit™
This app utilizes the complete MC15000 embroidery editing suite. Functions include: Move, Rotate, Enlarge/Reduce, Mirror image, Vertical flip, Centering, Cornering, Copy and Paste, monogramming tools, and more. Users can import designs from the machine to the app and then send back the finished layout when it's ready to be stitched out.
Installing And Trying Out AcuEdit™ For Free
- Open the App Store on your iPad®.
- Search for Janome.
- Find the AcuEdit™ app and install it.
- Open the app and tap the flower icon down in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Tap the sample flower design, which will open up. Tap Done and it will be imported into the edit screen.
- Tap the tool box icon to open up the editing tools. And you're ready to begin.
- To try out the lettering, tap the Alphabet icon in the lower left corner of the main screen.
Monitoring Your Embroidery Stitch-Outs With AcuMonitor™
This app lets you monitor the machine with your iPad® during the entire embroidery process. It can check embroidery progress, machine status, and view a list of all thread colors for the design being embroidered.
Installing And Trying Out AcuMonitor™ For Free
- Open the App Store on your iPad®.
- Search for Janome. Find the AcuMonitor™ app and install it.
- Open the app and tap the gears icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Turn on Demo Mode and press Done. The app will demonstrate what it looks like to monitor an embroidery stitch out.
Find out more about the MC15000 and try it out for yourself at your certified Janome dealer.
New Product: Wood Grain Face Panel For The MC9900
Coordinate your embroidery machine with your wood decor.
The Memory Craft 9900 is a terrific sewing, quilting and embroidery machine. If you're not familiar with this model, it has the embroidery quality and advanced features of top-of-the-line machines costing up to twice as much.
But it also has some built-in fun. The MC9900 is the first Janome with interchangeable face plates. When you purchase the machine, you get three of these front panels, which you can just pop on and pop off to match your mood.
Janome has just released a new optional face panel with the look of finished hardwood. The Wood Grain Face Plate will give your MC9900 a sophisticated look and feel. A great choice if you want to coordinate with the wood cabinets in your sewing room!
This is just one of the three optional faceplates for this machine. You can also get Metallic Copper and Metallic Blue.
Get the new faceplates and all other optional accessories for your MC9900 at your local Janome dealer.
New MC15000 Video: First Impressions Of The New Machine
What do people say after they've tried out the new MC15000?
We visited two Janome dealers more than 220 miles apart to get the first reactions to sewing on the Horizon Memory Craft 15000 sewing, quilting, and embroidery machine.
We talked to experienced quilters, basic sewists, and embroidery enthusiasts. The common denominator was that they'd all heard about this new machine and had come to their Janome dealer to try it out.
The dealerships were South Sound Sewing in Olympia, WA and Paramount Sewing in Eugene, OR.
A big draw was the fact that the MC15000 could connect wirelessly with an Apple iPad to do embroidery designs, and then monitor the stitch-out. The larger touch screen was also a favorite feature, as well as the new 200,000 stitch capacity for embroidery designs.
But one thing really surprised people--including the dealers. The MC15000 is noticeably quieter and smoother than its predecessor the MC12000. As one dealer put it, "I didn't think that was possible. But Janome did it."
Watch the video MC15000: First Impressions to see how much fun everyone was having playing on the new machine. Then take matters into your own hands and get down to your certified Janome dealer to try out the machine for yourself.
Janome Heritage: The Award-Winning Model 320
This sleek machine brought Janome to the forefront of design.
In 1949 the Pine Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo officially changed its name to Janome. You might recall that the new name came from a nickname given to the company's cutting edge bobbin design, which reminded people of a round snake eye--pronounced "janome" in Japanese.
In keeping with its new name, the company sought a new look for its flagship sewing machine. To accomplish this they turned to Jiro Kosugi, one of Japan's leading industrial designers. He had already designed an innovative 3-wheeled truck for the Toyo Kogyo Company (now Mazda) and was a founding member of the highly respected Japan Industrial Designers Association.
Mr. Kosugi's design for the new Janome Model 320 was released in 1954. In addition to running faster and more smoothly than previous models, its space-age look won the prestigious Mainichi Design Prize competition.
The sleek, modern look was a major step forward from the machines of the 1930s and 40s, and the new 320 was a big success for Janome.
Nearly 60 years later, Janome continues to lead the sewing world in innovation with the first home machine that connects with an iPad, the Horizon Memory Craft 15000. And just like the Model 320 did in its day, the MC15000 has set a new standard for smooth, quiet power.
New Product: Artistic Pick N Release Tool
If you do crystals or rhinestones, you want this clever tool.
The Artistic Crystals system really is amazing. Instead of placing your crystals one at a time in your design template, you can spread them on dozens at once, turning them over the right way with the special brush.
But what if you want to individually place crystals of a second color in your design? Or maybe you get that occasional stubborn crystal that doesn't want to turn over the right way.
Then you want the Artistic Pick N' Release Tool. It's designed for picking up single rhinestones, studs, and more.
The tapered, waxed end is designed for picking up tiny objects. The larger, round end lets you can pick up items of virtually any shape.
The Pick N' Release Tool is perfect for getting that last stubborn rhinestone into the template, replacing one missing stud on an existing design, or adding something new after you've already cut a template.
How Artistic Crystals Work
You use the Artistic software to create a template so the crystals will go where you want them--all at once instead of one at a time. Once they're in place, you use a hot press to activate the glue.
Watch the how-to video: Create A Crystal Design.
You can use any of the thousands of designs in the software or make your own shapes to create fun and interesting designs with crystals. Write out words or make hearts or butterflies--it all just takes a few minutes.
You can get the New Pick N' Release Tool and all the other Artistic supplies at your nearest Artistic dealer.
Memory Craft 200E & DC1018 Combo Offer
A special offer on a complete sewing and embroidery package.
The Memory Craft 200E is an affordable embroidery-only machine with Janome stitch quality.
The DC1018 is a sturdy sewing machine with a nice set of time-saving features. For a limited time you can get them both in a package deal at your participating Janome dealer.
But here's what make this offer so exclusive--the DC1018 is available only as part of this combo.
Features Of The DC1018
- 18 stitches with a maximum width of 7mm, including 3 one-step buttonholes
- LCD screen with quick selection buttons
- One-hand needle threader
- Needle up/down button
- 7-piece feed dog with drop feed dog
- Speed control slider
- Locking stitch button
- Easy reverse button
- Extra high presser foot lift
- Soft cover included, and much more
Features Of The MC200E
- 73 built-in embroidery designs and 3 monogramming fonts
- Maximum embroidery size: 5" x 5"
- Embroidery speed up to 650 spm
- Backlit LCD touchscreen makes it easy to do on-screen editing
- Imports designs from a USB drive
- Compatible with Janome software
- Built-in needle threader
- Multi-folder memory system, and much more
Embroider a Cure Collection
Buy this collection of support ribbon designs. Help fund the fight against ovarian cancer.
Over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and more than 15,000 will die from the disease. And these numbers have not changed in over 30 years!
Janome is proud to partner with Designs in Machine Embroidery to help support the Be The Difference Foundation in the fight against ovarian cancer.
The purchase of the Embroider a Cure design set will fund programs dedicated to helping women increase their chance of survival of ovarian cancer. This design collection includes 20 support ribbon embroidery designs.
Be The Difference Foundation was formed by four ovarian cancer survivors who all share the same passion, to Be the Difference and end ovarian cancer. Their mission is to help women increase their chance of survival by raising money to fund programs for better treatment options, effective early screening, symptomatic and genetic predisposition awareness, and a cure.
Be the difference. Get your design collection today.
Software Updates: MC15000 And HorizonLink Software Suite
Get free updates for your machine and companion software package.
Janome has posted two important software updates:
- Update to version 1.02 for the Horizon Memory Craft 15000 sewing, quilting and embroidery machine
- Update to version 1.01 for the included Horizon Link™ Software Suite
Download them now by going to the links above and following the directions. Or find them both on the Janome Software Update page.
Improvements With Horizon Memory Craft 15000 Version 1.02
- Presser foot lifter button and thread cutter button can be used when the Trace Baste function has been puased.
- Mirror image display of Decorative Stitches has been improved.
- "Save As" function has been improved: It is now possible to change a file name and save the file in a different folder. (In version 1.01 the file name reverts to the former name when saved in a different location.)
- Other minor issues are resolved.
The Horizon Link Suite version 1.01 update makes this program compatible with the Memory Craft 15000 version 1.02.
Be sure to read the instructions completely before updating. For more information see your certified Janome dealer.
Beginner Basics At Sew4Home
Learning to sew yourself - or teaching someone new? Check Out Sew4Home's Xtra EZ Projects.
Our friends at Sew4Home believe everyone can and should create beautiful, handmade items for their home and families. To prove their point, they've just kicked off a brand new series calles, Xtra EZ. These are projects that can be done by beginners or used as projects to help teach someone to sew - especially a child.
Not only are the steps themselves just that: extra easy, but they've also made sure there are specific techniques to build a beginner's sewing tool box. And because Janome is the exclusive sewing machine sponsor for Sew4Home, all the recommended machines and feet are Janome branded products. Of course with the creative S4H gals behind the project designs, you can also be assured the featured fabrics are adorable. For this first set of three EZ pillows, they used Love & Joy from Dena Designs for FreeSpirit Fabrics.
Check out the first three projects in the Xtra EZ series:
Learn a simple nine-patch technique, including great cutting tips, as well as how to do a basic back envelope closure in the Xtra EZ Nine Patch Pillow.
See the steps for creating perfect corners with trim and how to add a center tufted button in the Xtra EZ Tufted Pom Pillow.
And the Xtra EZ Pony Tail Bolster Pillow shows you steps for gathering, topstitching and making narrow ties.
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