We're still lucky enough to be playing with the brand new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000, which has been a welcome guest in our studios over the past few weeks. It has to go home to Janome America soon, but before we box it up, we spent some time on the new MC15000 website, browsing their cool Project Book. It has a number of fun ideas, but we were especially captivated by the pillow techniques and tutorials. Looking at the samples a machine has created is a great way to determine if it's the right model for you. Our favorite was the Split the Difference pillow with its dramatic embroidered center medallion. When I see stitch precision like this, it makes me want to embroider everything that isn't nailed down.
The Horizon Memory Craft Project Book is available as both a downloadable PDF file and an on-screen flipbook, so it's easy to look through the options.
Once you're full of project inspiration, here's another fun thing to try. As you've heard, the MC15000 is the first home sewing machine that connects wirelessly with an iPad® via two apps.The first app is AcuMonitor™. It allows you to watch the progress of the embroidery stitchout remotely. The second app is AcuEdit™, which allows you to use your iPad® to design embroidery layouts when away from the machine, such as relaxing on the couch.
If you currently have an iPad®, you can try out one or both apps for free.
Here are the steps:
- On your iPad® go to the App Store.
- Search for Janome.
- Find the AcuMonitor™ app and/or the AcuEdit™ app and install one or both.
- Open the app. Tap the gears icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. And turn on Demo Mode. In AcuMonitor,™ you'll see what it looks like to monitor an embroidery stitch out. In AcuEdit™, there is one design included to experiment with.
You can also visit your nearest Certified Horizon Memory Craft 15000 Dealer for a demonstration. If you don't yet have an iPad®, be sure to ask about how you may be able to receive one with your purchase.
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