Blog Category: Embroidery

New Janome Digitizer MBX v5 Software

Today is the release date for Janome’s new Digitizer MBX v5 software, and we’re really excited to show off this new software.

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Embroidery Software Install Not Seeing Your Dongle?

USB Embroidery DongleDuring installation of some embroidery software, the installer will ask you to plug in your dongle. Normally the installer sees the dongle and continues installation, but I’ve seen many times when the dongle isn’t verified, and installation cannot proceed. There is an answer. I can’t say that I can solve everyone’s problem, but if you own Janome or Bernina embroidery software, I just might have the answer you are looking for.

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Techniques for Embroidering with Metallic Threads

Yenmet Metallic ThreadIf you have not already found Janome’s YouTube channel, you’re probably missing out on a lot of really great videos. From embroidery software to sewing techniques, Janome delivers many highly informational videos, perfect for learning or refreshing your memory.

This month’s webinar was all about embroidering with metallic thread. Not only does the teacher cover different types of metallic threads, she covers the correct needles. The best part was when the instructor  created a design in the Digitizer program. I loved when she “selected fabric” in the software. Did you know that the software will automatically adjust how the design will stitch out by telling it the type of fabric you are using? Awesome!

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Easy Application of Water Soluble Stabilizer

Embroidery Stabilizer (lick finger trick)How many times have you needed to apply a water soluble topper to an embroidery project (like a towel,) and find it keeps sliding away with your embroidery foot?

In the past, I would give a little squirt of my 505 Spray & Fix, temporary spray adhesive to a piece of Aqua Film to cover the top of my project where I was going to embroider. While that worked, it would often make the top of my finished project a little sticky, and I would end up laundering the project to remove the stabilizer and the temporary spray adhesive .

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Problem With Embroidery File Name Length for Janomes

Janome 350e Embroidery MachineOf all the blog posts that we have written, one stands as our most popular, and receives frequent comments. That blog post, Getting That Embroidery Design To Your Janome, was actually one of our very first blog posts. This week one of our blog readers left a comment regarding her Janome 300e embroidery machine, and a problem she was having regarding some of her designs not showing up on her machine. Here is a copy of her comment:

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New Memory Craft 9900 Sewing & Embroidery Machine

Janome Memory Craft 9900Janome launched its newest sewing/embroidery machine, the Memory Craft 9900, yesterday, March 1, 2013. Although the machine will not appear for sale in most Janome dealerships until mid-March, Temecula Valley Sewing Center wanted to introduce you to the sheer awesomeness of the new MC9900. No matter what type of sewing, quilting, or embroidery you do, we think you’re going to love it!

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How Many Embroidery Designs Will Fit On Your USB Stick Or Camera Card?

CF Type Camera CardEmbroidery designs are pretty small in terms of file size. A quick scan of the embroidery designs on my computer reveals that the average size is around 100 kilobytes, or 100 “KB”. To estimate how many designs will fit on a USB stick or camera card, all we have to do is divide the storage capacity by our average file size.

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The Importance of Using the Right Bobbins

The Right BobbinsIf you are anything like most people who sew, you have used or owned more than one sewing machine in your lifetime. For many of us, we have owned a few sewing machines, and over time, we have accumulated a plethora of accessories. Often, we don’t even remember which machine they were with originally. Many sewing machine accessories and bobbins look very similar, and it is easy to make the mistake of using the wrong bobbin. While many bobbins look the same, they may have slight differences in diameter, height, or depth.

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When Is The Best Time To Replace Your Machine?

Time to Buy a Sewing MachineMany of us have sewn for decades, while others are relatively new sewists. Regardless of when we begin our sewing adventure, we usually want the latest and greatest equipment, but having a sewing machine that works well is essential. Whether we sew on a newer model machine, or an antique inherited from Aunt Bertha, it’s important to have a machine that works well because one that doesn’t can not only be frustrating, but it can also damage our expensive fabric.

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Sepia Petals Embroidery Collection by BERNINA

Sepia Petals Embroidery Collection

BERNINA has begun offering new “Exclusive” embroidery design collections again, one of which is Sepia Petals. The forty-three, yes, forty-three (43) designs included in the collection are perfect for heirloom projects, quilting projects, embroidering on paper, etc.  Each design uses a maximum of three thread colors and BERNINA has shown the designs in two additional color families to show the possibilities.

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