Have you ever looked at your sewing machine and wished for another stitch that would look perfect on your current project or have you just wanted to create your own unique sewing stitches that aren’t available to anyone else?
The Janome Stitch Composer PC software gives you the ability to create your own unique sewing stitches right on your computer screen. Once the stitches have been created, they are then exported via USB stick to be sewn out on the supported machine. The stitches are easy to create using the intuitive software and can be built from imported images or you can let your creative flair run wild and create from your mind, either way you will be delighted with the results.
Learn more about creating your own stitches in this video which takes you through the process to create your own stitches.
The Stitch Composer software is included with the following current models Memory Craft 15000 Quilt Maker (included as a part of the Horizon Link Suite), Continental M7 Professional, Memory Craft 9450QCP, Skyline S9 and the Skyline S7 (the software was also included with the Memory Craft 12000 and Memory Craft 9400QCP.
The ¼” Ruler Foot was specifically designed to use with quilting rulers for ruler work.
Guide quilting templates along the edge of the foot to create straight, curved, or repetitious patterns depending on your ruler or quilting template. Rulerwork quilting can create unique finishes to your quilting projects.
Using rulerwork rulers and shapes in conjunction with a rulerwork foot, you can achieve the perfect professional looking finish to your quilted projects.
This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.
Combining the Professional Grade Foot (HP) with the AcuFeed Flex system, Janome have created the AcuFeed Flex Professional Grade Foot (HP2).
The HP2 foot is great for curves and precise topstitching, the narrow foot width and shape of the slit at the front of the foot giving superior visibility compared to other feet. The shape of the foot allows the foot to remain horizontal and the top feed dog provides smooth feeding of the top layer of fabric in sync with the bottom layer of fabric.
When sewing with the AcuFeed Flex Professional Grade Foot (HP2), the Professional Grade Needle Plate (HP), must be attached to the machine and only the available stitches for use with this needle plate will be shown. The Professional Grade Needle Plate and associated feet (HP & HP2) utilize the left side feed dogs, resulting in a stable fabric feed and optimal stitch formation, similar to that of an industrial sewing machine.
The AcuFeed Flex Professional Grade Foot (HP2) is an included accessory with:
Continental M7 Professional
Memory Craft 9450QCP
The AcuFeed Flex Professional Grade Foot (HP2) is an optional accessory for:
Memory Craft 15000 Quilt Maker (Ver 3.0)
Memory Craft 9400QCP
Memory Craft 6700P
For Sewing:The HP2 is great for quilting and sewing leather or vinyl, it is also great for eliminating puckering when sewing knit fabric.
For Quilt Piecing:The Janome AcuFeed Flex Professional Grade Foot (HP2) is sized perfectly for sewing a scant ¼” seam, just match the edge of the foot against the edge of the fabric and sew the perfect scant ¼” seam.
The Embroidery Couching Foot Set includes 2 feet for using different yarn weights, a yarn guide arm that attaches to the extra spool pin hole on the top of the machine, plus instructions on How-to-use this foot set.
Upper Feed Teeth moves forward and then gently moves the fabric back with the Lower Feed Teeth
Upper Feed Teeth REPLICATES Lower Feed Teeth for maximum contact with fabric and better fabric movement, eliminating gathering, puckering and pulling
Twin Dual Feed Holder Upper Feed Dogs reach in front of the needle to assist in feeding from the fabric when sewing from the edge of the fabric
Interchangeable Sole allows for a variety of specialty feet and applications
The system uses Upper Feed Teeth in conjunction with the Lower Feed Teeth to gently move the multiple layers of fabric through the machine. The Upper feed teeth move with the fabric as the Lower feed teeth move, feeding both the top and bottom layers of fabric at the same time.
All AcuFeed Flex models come with the Twin AcuFeed foot which is a mirror image of the regular feed dogs. When the foot is lowered it then applies pressure evenly to the top and bottom of the fabric, which allows for both layers to be moved together at the same rate.
The Twin AcuFeed foot is unique because the feed teeth extend in front of the needle allowing for fabric in front of the needle to be moved by the upper feed teeth. This feature gives the AcuFeed flex system an advantage over other feet which only begin moving the fabric with the upper feed system once the fabric is past the needle.
The AcuFeed Flex system is set up so that the Upper and Lower feed teeth both move at the same rate, but there are times when the Upper feed is required to move at a faster/ slower rate. This allows the top layer of fabric to move at a different rate, eliminating puckering or stretching of the top layer if it is a different material to the bottom layer. The feeding rate of the Upper feed teeth is regulated by adjusting the Dual Feed Balance (refer to your instruction on how to adjust).
AcuFeed Flex is a feature only available on premium Janome sewing models Memory Craft 15000QM, Continental M7 Professional, Memory Craft 9450QCP, Skyline S9, Memory Craft 8200 QC, Memory Craft 6700P, Skyline S7, Skyline S6. There are three variation of Acufeed Flex feet available in the Janome range Twin, Single and Professional. There are many different options to choose from so we have listed all options below.
The twin AcuFeed Flex is Standard Accessory for ALL AcuFeed Flex models
• Dual Feed Holder (Twin) 859 817 004 (Standard part)
• Dual Feed Sole AD 859819109 (Standard part)
• Dual Feed Open Toe UD (Twin – Sole only) 202 149 004
• ¼” Piecing OD (Twin – Sole only) 202 103 004
• Ditch Quilting STD (Twin – Sole only) 202 103 006
• Straight Stitch (Twin – Sole Only) 202 102 005
AcuFeed Flex – Single
• Dual Feed Holder (Single) 859 833 006
• Dual Feed Foot VD (Single – Sole only) 859 835 101
• Dual Feed Foot ED (Single – Zipper Sole only) 859 838 001
AcuFeed Flex-Professional Grade Foot
• For use with Memory Craft 15000QM, Continental M7 Professional, Memory Craft 9450QCP, Memory Craft 6700P
• HP2 – Straight Stitch Foot – 202415004
This is a screw-on foot, the shank is included as part of the foot unit. To attach it to a machine, you need to unscrew and remove your machine foot holder, then attach this adjustable zipper foot and tighten the foot holder screw.
The Quilt Binder Set is the perfect accessory for quick and trouble-free binding, with a superior design based on industrial binding attachments. The cone at the front of the fabric holder feeds and folds the fabric for a ½” finished binding.
The Even Feed Foot, sometimes referred to as the Walking Foot, is designed with a set of feed dogs which allow the fabric to feed without shifting and eliminates puckering as you stitch multiple fabric layers or challenging fabrics such as teddy bear fur, vinyl, suede or leather.