Yes I have a Janome MC 9500 and when using your decorative stitching designs for sewing on a piece of fabric do you want to use regular thread or embroidery thread, I find some of the designs don't sew out that well. any suggestions please. And is there any way to flip the patterns.
Most stitches work better with a stabilizer under the fabric and sometimes on top too. This will depend upon the fabric and the density of the stitch. Do a sample. If the fabric is very thin or flimsy, I suggest using a firm washaway underneath (cut strips) and a topper between the needle and the fabric. I have used tissue but it is a pain to tear away and there is the danger of distorted stitches.
You can use either ordinary thread of embroidery thread. Do a sample to check and use whatever gives you the desired results.
Let us know how you make out and what your are making.
Ladysmith BC,Janome 12000, Bernina Record, Bernina 1150MDA serger, bit of a Luddite, garments not crafts