I love to test all the built-in designs on my Memory Craft 15000, and if you are anything like me you never read the “destruction’s” before you start. So one day I decided I was stitching out the lace on my machine and as you do when you go like a bull at a gate, I assumed the lace was free standing lace. Well did I assume wrong and was left with a big mess of sticky threads at the end of that project. So, I have decide to put together a little project using the build-in lace design. Enjoy!
Firstly, you will need 1/2m of black organza fabric, black embroidery thread and a empty bobbin. This project will take four bobbins to complete it, so it is up to you whether your refill the single bobbin after each block or whether you just wind four and be done with it. You will also need about 1m wash away stabilizer, your SQ14 size hoop and both the P (embroidery Foot) and the F foot. For the project we also used Janome Red Tip needles. We always use Janome needles because the built in needle thread is set to the correct height of the Janome needles. Don’t forget your general sewing and embroidery supplies like scissors.
Firstly we are going to start at the computer. So go ahead and open the Horizon Link Suite software, and select the EMBlink Tool icon.
Next you will need to select the Editing Embroidery Design icon.
This will now take you into the edit screen. Now select the icon that says Designs, it looks like a folder with a heart inside.
You will now be able to locate your designs that are saved on your computer, whether they are built-in from your machine or downloads, you can access them all from here.
Because we are using a built-in design for this project, you will need to select the Design Folder from the list under the PC heading.
It will now take you into the list of folders that are on your machine, the designs are grouped into these folders. Go a head and open the 14_Lace Design folder.
From the list of design in this folder select the Lace_1_03.jef .
Now that we are back to the edit screen, select embroidery edit from the toolbar at the top of the page and select the SQ14 hoop.
Using the Connection Setting located in the file icon in the top left corner, check that your embroidery machine is connected to your WiFi. Once you have established a connection it will come up on the list and click OK.
Now you are ready to send the design across to your embroidery machine. To do this click on t the Send icon at the top of the screen.
Now you should have the design appear on the edit screen of your machine.
Using the stylus, scroll down the arrow keys on the right hand side of the edit screen, until you come to the Single Colour Sewing Key icon and select it.
A warning will now ask you if you would like to sew all layers without stopping to change colours. Select OK.
You will now go back to the sew screen, but you will now notice that the design is all grayed out. This indicates that you will now be sewing all colours as one without stopping.
Your machine is now set up. The next task is to go ahead and wind the black embroidery thread onto the empty bobbin/s. For the purpose of this project we used Robinson-Anton Embroidery thread.
Using the SQ14hoop, hoop up two layers of wash away stabilizer with one layer of black organza fabric.
Using the red bobbin case, place the bobbin in your machine and thread the machine with the matching black embroidery thread. I always recommend using Janome needles in your Janome sewing and embroidery machines. Especially if you have an automatic needle threads as they are set to the high of your Janome needles and all needles are not the same. For lace projects I recommend using the Janome red tip needles. You are all ready to go now. Stitch out your design.
Once you have completed the stitch out, you can remove any extra fabric and stabilizer from the edge of the design.
Repeat this process until you have all four embroidery blocks completed. Now that you have completed the embroidery aspect of the project, you can now put your machine into sewing mode. We will leave the same bobbin and bobbin case in place, but you will need to change your embroidery (P) foot to the Satin Stitch (F) foot.
Select stitch #25 from the Satin list and change the stitch width to 5mm.
Tack the blocks together at the point that they meet. Make sure you use the Auto-Lock Button to secure the stitches, so they do not unravel when you wash them. Once you have all four blocks joined together, fill an ice-cream container with hot water and dissolve the stabilizer according to the manufactures instructions. Once you have finished washing your lace, lay it flat to dry. Finally once it is dry give it a press with the iron and you are ready to displace your latest creation.