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Re: size of stabilizer and source?

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I bought big rolls of wide backing at Embroidery and Quilting Thread & Bobbins from Fil-Tec
I did measure first but now I don't have to worry if I have enough stabilizer or if it is wide enough!  I can cut the size I want from these rolls. 

 


using Embrilliance

Bander6477@...
 

I downloaded Embrilliance Express to convert some pes to jef.  How do I do it?  Thanks for any help.Barbara


Re: size of stabilizer and source?

Barb Engvall
 

I forgot about Allbrands! Thanks! The stuff I have now is all for the much smaller hoops….


On Nov 8, 2014, at 6:57 AM, JoAnn Novak vinjosew@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


 I went online and typed in stabilizer.  I bought a 19" x 100 yds roll.
 I purchased this from AllBrands.com
 Hope this helps.
 JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

What size stabilizer do you buy for the 15000 and what is the best source. When I was using the 11000 I found appropriate sized stabilizer fairly easily but I haven’t found anything locally yet…I’m not adverse to mail order—


Thanks!




Re: Trip to dealer 15000

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Cas and Vikki,


I am sorry to hear you all are having such problems with your machines.
I had a 12000 for 18 months before trading it for the 15000 last December.
I wanted the larger stitch count for embroidering large designs, the automatic needle threader, the foot pedal for thread cutting and the separate bobbin winder.


Both have been great machines! One trip back to the dealer for the 12000 when I tried to run too small of a Schmetz needle which bent the little wire in the needle threader.
One trip back to the dealer when something happened to the bobbin winder button on the 15000. All promptly taken care of by the dealer at no cost to me and no remarks about me breaking the machine.


I sew, embroider and quilt a lot on my machines. I love how quiet these Janomes sew and yes there are some small beeps and start up noises but nothing compared to other brands.


I guess I just wanted to speak up and say there are probably a lot of us who are happy with our machines so we don’t write much because we are busy using our Janomes.


Thank you for sharing so we all can learn and I hope you get your machines to work smoothly and perfectly soon.


Estelle


MBX - Stitch or block format

Judi Anderson
 

Eventually I was going to get the MBX software but after reading some of these messages I am a little confused.  I work with Compucon Pro level for our commercial machines at work so I am used to digitizing in block format.  The only problem is that I have to bring the key home to make designs for my 12000 and that was why I was going to get my own personal digitizing program.  Are you really saying that MBX only works with stitches and not blocks.  It's a lot harder to do editing when you have to do stitch by stitch.  Am I understanding the MBX program correctly?


Overcoming his blockhead tendencies, Jim says:

MBX does both. It comes with EasyDesign, which works somewhat like your Compucon software. Also included is EasyEdit, which works with stitch files. As a bonus you also get Corel Draw for manipulating images.


size of stabilizer and source?

JoAnn Novak
 

 I went online and typed in stabilizer.  I bought a 19" x 100 yds roll.
 I purchased this from AllBrands.com
 Hope this helps.
 JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

What size stabilizer do you buy for the 15000 and what is the best source. When I was using the 11000 I found appropriate sized stabilizer fairly easily but I haven’t found anything locally yet…I’m not adverse to mail order—


Thanks!


Re: size of stabilizer and source?

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Threadart, AllStitch, Amazon, Ebay, etc all sell online. You just need to measure the width of the outer hoop for each and allow at least a 1 to 2 inch overlap. I purchase my stabilizer in rolls versus cut sheets so I can cut off the length myself. If your wanting sheets already cut to size, then measure the length and width of the outer hoops, add 1 to 2 inches on each side. Just remember to measure the "outer" hoop versus inner one.
The 12000 and 15000 have the same size hoops including the new RE18.

Julia
NY-MC12000


Re: MBX Software Dilemma

Meryl Margolies
 

I have done all of this, and still no "click to stitch."


Passing the tissue box, Jim says:
Download the latest MBX update and install it. If it says that it's already installed it should give you a  "repair" option. Choose that. If anything is corrupt or missing, that should replace it.


size of stabilizer and source?

Barb Engvall
 

What size stabilizer do you buy for the 15000 and what is the best source. When I was using the 11000 I found appropriate sized stabilizer fairly easily but I haven’t found anything locally yet…I’m not adverse to mail order—

Thanks!


Re: Trip to dealer 15000

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Sorry, but to me that sounds like BS and the outfit doesn’t want or have time to fixing it. There is a problem with pressure foot sensors – face it, admit it, replace the sensor! The other “stuff” as you put it is not a “glitch”. It’s a real problem as I have it with the 12000 machine. I was thinking of upgrading to the 15000, but since others are badmouthing it, I’ll stay with the demons I know!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 2:29 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Trip to dealer 15000

 

 

Hi all,

 

I took my 15000 to the dealer because the threader wouldn’t work.  He couldn’t get it to work and eventually said the wire was bent and he would order a new one.   I told him I was disappointed it is so fragile as I’ve barely used the machine (30 hrs) and he advised me to quit breaking it.  I said I didn’t feel I had, using it as taught and as the book instructs.  He tried to bend it into place so I could use it in the meantime although he said it shouldn’t be done because it weakens the wire.  He could not get it into place.

 

They said all the other stuff, the weird noise and the presser foot rising by itself every time I eased off the pedal were settings.  There is a setting in the set menu (folder icon on the bottom) that will do needle down and presser foot up every time you stop – and it overrides the needle down icon on the main screen.  The other weird noise is just the machine getting ready to do whatever it is set to do.  I wondered why it would change in the middle of a process when NO settings have been changed, and they said it is normal.  In other words, in the middle of sewing my shirt the machine started acting differently although I had not been in the set menu.  They said that is all normal and that the settings were changed.  I asked how they were changed and they didn’t seem to understand that I was in the middle of sewing and had no reason to go change all the settings.

 

I did not change the main settings in any way since we adjusted them in class and wondered why they were changed in the middle of what I was doing.  The only change I made was clicking the icon on the main screen to keep the needle down when stopping. 

 

Oh well, hopefully the new needle threader will work and that other stuff was just a glitch of some sort.

 

Cas

 

 

 


Re: MBX Software Dilemma

maggie cooper
 

Check you have all your tool bars showing, to do that go to View, it's on the top tool bar, scroll down the list to toolbars, and see if the tool bar for Auto digitizing is ticked or not. If it is ticked it may be time to do a Revert.

Close the program, go Start, All Programs, Janome, click it once and select Revert. That reinstates the factory default settings.  Reopen the program and check the toolbars  via View, and tick any not showing.

Maggie Cooper UK


Re: Trip to dealer 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

Apparently your dealer doesn't know much about the 15000. The machine will always stop needle down if you set it that way. If you tap the icon on the screen you are telling the machine to raise the presser foot. Don't do that and it should work like you expect it to.


Thread colours

Monika <monika.murnane@...>
 

I am working on a cross stitch that I have made twice before.  For some reason the thread colours the sewing machine is telling me to use are all wrong.  The other times I followed Sulky threads numbers,  this time I thought I was too.  The name on the Thread Selection on my 15000  now says Gutermann Sulky...did it always say that or was it just Sulky?  Are the colours it is giving me Gutermann colours?

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Trip to dealer 15000

cas@...
 

Hi all,
 
I took my 15000 to the dealer because the threader wouldn’t work.  He couldn’t get it to work and eventually said the wire was bent and he would order a new one.   I told him I was disappointed it is so fragile as I’ve barely used the machine (30 hrs) and he advised me to quit breaking it.  I said I didn’t feel I had, using it as taught and as the book instructs.  He tried to bend it into place so I could use it in the meantime although he said it shouldn’t be done because it weakens the wire.  He could not get it into place.
 
They said all the other stuff, the weird noise and the presser foot rising by itself every time I eased off the pedal were settings.  There is a setting in the set menu (folder icon on the bottom) that will do needle down and presser foot up every time you stop – and it overrides the needle down icon on the main screen.  The other weird noise is just the machine getting ready to do whatever it is set to do.  I wondered why it would change in the middle of a process when NO settings have been changed, and they said it is normal.  In other words, in the middle of sewing my shirt the machine started acting differently although I had not been in the set menu.  They said that is all normal and that the settings were changed.  I asked how they were changed and they didn’t seem to understand that I was in the middle of sewing and had no reason to go change all the settings.
 
I did not change the main settings in any way since we adjusted them in class and wondered why they were changed in the middle of what I was doing.  The only change I made was clicking the icon on the main screen to keep the needle down when stopping. 
 
Oh well, hopefully the new needle threader will work and that other stuff was just a glitch of some sort.
 
Cas
 
 
 


Re: Software question - Elna 900

Cheryl Paul
 

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Cheryl, MBX Easy Edit only deals with stitch formats, that's the only thing it can deal with.

Thanks, Maggie, Once again you rescued me - I do know the difference but got the 2 mixed up.  

Cheryl - Saskatoon - visiting where it is warm in Arizona and cold at home.


Re: Best Digitizing Software for Mac

Kay Allen
 

I have TruEmbroidry that I purchased about a year ago. It is comparable to Digitizer MBX, which I also have for my PC.  The new version TruEmbroidery3  program has some very cool new features  but I’m not willing to pay another $1100 to upgrade.  They both work excellent with my Horizon 15000. 


Re: Software question Glynis

maggie cooper
 

Glynis if you create your own designs in MBX or any of the previous Janome digitisind programs, you save as JAN. That's your design recipe format. Every object (shape or line) has a list of parameters Easy design uses when it is sent either to the machine or an external media device, It converts those parameters to a JEF or a JPX depending on what machine is chosen.  The Jan format does NOT contain any stitches, if you use the S key on your keyboard you will see what the program sees, an outline of a shape which has no fill. Hit the S key again, and your monitor will display all the stitches that in reality don't exist, the program tells your computer to display stitches based on the information you put in when you set your stitch length, stitch type, stitch spacing (density) stretchiness (pull compensation) parallel fill (angle of fill) in object details.

When you are ready to do a stitch conversion all those details are used to inform the format you have chosen exactly where to place the hoop and drop or raise the needle.  MBX or any object based software for that matter, does not send the individual recipes for each object created when it converts from objects to stitches. 

If you open a stitch file in Easy design, add lettering, save it as a stitch format not a JAN. As long as you don't alter the stitch file or try inserting a second stitch file to merge them, you are OK. Just don't save it as a JAN, save it in it's stitch format.  When you open a stitch design then insert a second one with a view to merge them into one design, you will experience changes in the design, the stitch recognition function can and does cause gaps, change fills often in a large shape so an embossed fill can become a satin fill in one part, a weave fill in another part, and an embossed fill in another part. If you save that as a Jan, you have set the mistakes.

Wilcom are aware of the problem and are addressing it, until they have a solution, bearing in mind Easy Design was never seen or intended to be a stitch file program, use Easy Edit for simple rescales, don't exceed the 20% either way  you'll just increase or decrease stitch lengths. If you want more editing power use a third party program such as Sew What Pro,  Buzz edit, Embird Editor. However if you own MBX, you should really learn how to use it, I haven't edited any of my designs now since Digitiser Pro version 2, any changes I need to make are done in Easy Design using the Jan format. I've just finished a design that I've saved to fit a 140 x 200 mm hoop and rescaled it to 250% for my big hoops on my multi needle machine. It rescaled perfectly because it used the recipe format JAN.

Please don't say you can't learn to digitise, it's nowhere near as difficult as people think, and once you do learn, you can create just about any style of design you wish. No more searching for designs that never quite fit what you wanted, then experience the wonderful sense of ownership you feel when you watch your OWN design stitch out sweetly. Believe me learning to digitise is totally empowering.
Maggie Cooper UK


Re: Best Digitizing Software for Mac

pble2000@...
 


There is a lot of buzz on the Embrilliance boards about an upcoming release of digitizing software, StitchArtist. Here’s a link to a posting from Brian about it <http://embrilliance.com/archives/1201#more-1201>  I just purchased Embrilliance Essentials yesterday and am finding it very easy to use. I’ve never wanted to dive into digitizing because it seems like such a time sucking venture but I do like editing and this will work well for me. If the digitizing software is as intuitive as Embrilliance, this could be a winner.

Patti


MBX Software Dilemma

Meryl Margolies
 

I'm having trouble with my MBX software. The "Click to Stitch" option is no longer there, and I'm not getting any kind of quality with the now present function. It doesn't matter whether the file/photo is .jpg or .bmp. Am I missing a step? Or is it more serious? I'm frustrated :(


Re: Software question - Elna 900

Glynnis Ballou
 

So, Maggie,  how should the design be saved??
 
Glynnis in KY


On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 5:27 PM, "maggie cooper maggiecoops@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Cheryl, MBX Easy Edit only deals with stitch formats, that's the only thing it can deal with. It differs enormously from the Easy Design part of the program which was written for objects not stitches. Wilcom 'improved' the stitch recognition function in Easy Design, to try and identify stitch types, tools, density settings, but it can only guess what they are. Easy Edit just knows a design is a stitch format, it can identify the format from it's format bank, it does a better job of converting formats than Easy design, simply because it reads the machine instructions needle up, needle down travel to co-ordinates xy??. It doesn't try to guess what tool was used, which stitch type, what the density is because it's only interested in stitches.

Easy Design is for creating designs, not format conversions from one stitch format to another. When you open a stitch file in Easy Design the stitch recognition function kicks in and hundreds of stitch blocks appear in the objects bar, how do you think Trevor and I are able to tell when someone has saved a stitch file as a default Jan when we review designs. It's the biggest mistake new MBX owners make, opening a stitch file in Easy Design then saving it as a Jan file. So often that jiggers up the original stitch file as they've rescaled, altered elements, then unwittingly hit save and accepted the incorrect guesses the stitch recognition function offered.

In short, Easy Edit does know what format a stitch file is, Easy design doesn't.
Maggie Cooper in UK.




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