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Stitch Composer Help


Cynthia Dickerson
 

I have the new Memory Craft 15000 Quilt Maker machine.  In Horizon Link, Stitch Composer, I don't have the correct toolbar.  When I open up my Stitch Composer, along my toolbar I have (Point Move/ High-light, Lock Stitch, Start Point, Loop Point, and End Point
 
The directions say when I open up Stitch Composer, along my toolbar I should have Point/Move, Finish, Start Point, Loop Point and End Point.
 
I read about an update to change from Lock Stitch to Finish.  This is what I am trying to accomplish.  It is hard to follow along with the directions of the program when I don't have the correct buttons.  Any help for this?  I have contacted Janome and she says I am all up to date with version 1.31 Horizon Link and 1.10 Stitch Composer.  If this is correct, then why are my buttons wrong?  I have Jim's 15,000 book on my ipad, and on his video his stitch composer program  opens up to a finish button, but I don't have the finish button!!!  Does anyone know how to correct this or what might be the problem?


Carol Crisp
 

I too noticed this and called Janome customer service.  I have the same versions of the software that you do and was told that High-light, Lock Stitch
is correct, and the Finish button was on a previous version.

Still not convinced myself, so it will be interesting to see what others have to say.

Carol

On Jul 18, 2018, at 8:03 PM, Cynthia Dickerson <cindydickerson@...> wrote:

I have the new Memory Craft 15000 Quilt Maker machine.  In Horizon Link, Stitch Composer, I don't have the correct toolbar.  When I open up my Stitch Composer, along my toolbar I have (Point Move/ High-light, Lock Stitch, Start Point, Loop Point, and End Point
 
The directions say when I open up Stitch Composer, along my toolbar I should have Point/Move, Finish, Start Point, Loop Point and End Point.
 
I read about an update to change from Lock Stitch to Finish.  This is what I am trying to accomplish.  It is hard to follow along with the directions of the program when I don't have the correct buttons.  Any help for this?  I have contacted Janome and she says I am all up to date with version 1.31 Horizon Link and 1.10 Stitch Composer.  If this is correct, then why are my buttons wrong?  I have Jim's 15,000 book on my ipad, and on his video his stitch composer program  opens up to a finish button, but I don't have the finish button!!!  Does anyone know how to correct this or what might be the problem?


Cynthia Dickerson
 

I should of added that my Horizon Link is Version 1.31 and my Stitch Composer is Version 1.10.  Thank you for any help!



juliadlf.ny@...
 

I have the Quilt Maker MC15000, not the updated MC15000 to Quilt Maker.
Here is a pic of what my Horizon Link Suite Stitch Composer tool bar shows.
Hope this helps clarify. 


Cynthia Dickerson
 

Lock Stitch is correct.  I have the answer from Janome.


I can confirm that the “Finish” button name was changed to “Lock Stitch”.  I do not know why the name was changed, these decisions are made in Janome Tokyo.

I caused my own problem.  I printed out all of the directions several months ago and put them in a book.  I saw there was a problem but my machine was new and I just moved on to learn other things.  Now that I came back to it, I was using the directions in my book.  If I would of went back and rechecked the directions, I would of seen that all of that has been corrected.  What I did was look at Jim's video and saw that his has the Finish button, so I assumed that was correct.  He probably made the video before the changes also.  All is well!   Thank you for everyones help!!


favymtz
 

It's so interesting to read your message Cynthia, because just yesterday I was working with Stitch Composer and was wailing about the same exact thing. The Finish button used to be available in the old version of HLS Stitch Composer, but with the later update it was replaced with the Start Point, Loop Point, and End Point buttons. I don't know why, and I think it's a step backwards in my opinion. The first version of Stitch Composer for the 12000 was set up this same way. Then they updated it and gave us the "Finish" button, which was great, and it still has it! Stitch Composer for the 15000 started out with a "Finish" button and has back pedaled to the others. Why? I was about to send a complaint to Janome yesterday and then got busy and didn't do it. I think that I'll do it today!
I find it difficult to figure out where to set the "loop point" and the "end point" and having to do it manually is a problem for me. Since I do have the 12000 and the Horizon Link that goes with it, I sometimes use that Stitch Composer BUT it has a curved graph that I don't like, compared to the graph of the HLS Stitch Composer, so neither program is perfect.




Cheryl Paul
 

I have Stitch Composer V1.10 and it does not have a finish button. It may have been changed with the update as there is a “End” button and “Stitch Lock” which might be the replacement for “finish”. I think that “End” would be the button you are looking for if I had to guess.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


favymtz
 

I just contacted Janome Tech Support and they confirmed that the old "Finish" button is the same thing as the "Lock Stitch" button.
I tried it myself and yes, it is the same, and works beautifully!


Carole Hollmann
 

What kinds of things are the group using Stitch Composer for?  I watched Diane’s video on it and I can’t think beyond what she did. I’m not feeling very creative right now. 

Carole


On Jul 19, 2018, at 3:02 AM, Cynthia Dickerson <cindydickerson@...> wrote:

I should of added that my Horizon Link is Version 1.31 and my Stitch Composer is Version 1.10.  Thank you for any help!



Jim Stutsman
 

Diane has confirmed this morning that the "Lock Stitch" button is the exact same button as "Finish", but with a different label. It functions the same. I will update the video to include this explanation.


favymtz
 

What to use Stitch Composer for? Oh my! The possibilities are endless for a person who loves decorative stitches. I have even designed stitches for purposes that the machine doesn't have already. Such as; a 5mm long straight stitch that stitches 5 times on itself, kind of like the Triple Stitch except more! The stitches you create don't have to be decorative per se. I have made some of my own applique blanket stitches to suit the look that I want on a project, and I made an improved French Knot, better than the built in on our machines.
I used to have "another" brand of sewing machine that had some beautiful stitches on it. I have copied some of them in Stitch Composer.
Here is a picture of a stitch sampler of some of the Stitch Composer stitches I have made:

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Carole Hollmann
 

That’s what I needed—inspiration! I don’t know which one I like the best. I need to do a sample stitch book of the gazillion decorative stitches in the 15000 and take it from there.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Carole


Claire Schutz
 

Wow, great stitches, could sell them, Claire s.

On 7/20/2018 10:14 AM, favymtz wrote:
What to use Stitch Composer for? Oh my! The possibilities are endless for a person who loves decorative stitches. I have even designed stitches for purposes that the machine doesn't have already. Such as; a 5mm long straight stitch that stitches 5 times on itself, kind of like the Triple Stitch except more! The stitches you create don't have to be decorative per se. I have made some of my own applique blanket stitches to suit the look that I want on a project, and I made an improved French Knot, better than the built in on our machines.
I used to have "another" brand of sewing machine that had some beautiful stitches on it. I have copied some of them in Stitch Composer.
Here is a picture of a stitch sampler of some of the Stitch Composer stitches I have made:

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Maria Morrow
 

Oh my!  What gorgeous stitches!!! I will try that soon!!! 

Maria. 

Maria Morrow, Vice President 
Camellia Quilters, Slidell
281-450-0107

On Jul 20, 2018, at 10:14 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

What to use Stitch Composer for? Oh my! The possibilities are endless for a person who loves decorative stitches. I have even designed stitches for purposes that the machine doesn't have already. Such as; a 5mm long straight stitch that stitches 5 times on itself, kind of like the Triple Stitch except more! The stitches you create don't have to be decorative per se. I have made some of my own applique blanket stitches to suit the look that I want on a project, and I made an improved French Knot, better than the built in on our machines.
I used to have "another" brand of sewing machine that had some beautiful stitches on it. I have copied some of them in Stitch Composer.
Here is a picture of a stitch sampler of some of the Stitch Composer stitches I have made:

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Cynthia Dickerson
 

Your stitches are absolutely gorgeous!!  I have been playing also and I love this program.  I like to digitize, so it kind of throws me when I can't get an exact curve in the program.  Just do my best!
 


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favymtz
 

Thank you Cynthia! After looking at your blog I just remembered that we communicated via email last year about purchasing 15000's. 
Yes, getting good curves is a challenge in Stitch Composer. I've discovered that sometimes you have to make the stitch pattern longer than you think you need it in order to get the right proportions and curves. For example if I'm using a background image of a stitch I stretch it out longer than it's original size.


Cynthia Dickerson
 

Thank you so much!  I will be using this tip!



Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.