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Re: OT - 500E

Sue Sweet
 

The software included with the 500E is similar to the Horizon Link/Suite for the 12000/15000. You can edit and write designs direct to the machine via cable or to a USB. In the hoop choices a quilting hoop and hat hoop are shown so I imagine when the quilting hoop is released there may be an upgrade for the software included to update the current version. In Australia we only get 2 hoops with the machine , the 200 x 200 and the 280 x 200. The smaller and rectangle hoops have to be purchased .All the feedback I have heard has been very positive !


Sue


---- "doherty4@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

Since there's no specific group (yet) for the new 500E,


Re: AcuDesign 2.0

susies.stitches@...
 

I apologize for not knowing where this message will land.  It's intended to go to the group as a whole, but thetre's no recipient in the reply box!  I started reading the Yahoo group mail at g-mail, but my replies seem to use that address instead of Yahoo, and I'm not sure they always get there.  

I'm coming into this conversation totally ignorant.  I have the 12,000 and have not been doing much sewing lately, so haven't been following the posts much.  The discussion about Acudesign caught my interest, and I tried to get some basic information online wso I wouldn't have to ask all of you what it was or how it works!  Will it work in any capacity  on the 12,000?  If not, I guess I don't need any more answers.  I have an IPad, which I've never used for embroidery.  I have been using Wilcom in a very primitive way because I impulsively purchased it a while ago through an online demo.  It seems to have a reputation for being the gold standard for digitizing, but it's way, way too complicated and powerful for my needs.  I don't digitize, and don't seem to be able to do the edits I occasionally like to do.  I know it's not the woftware, becaue when I sent some lettering in to have evaluated, someone fixed it for me.  I would love to find something that is user friendly and not too expensive.  Would that be Acudesign?  I've already tried Designers Gallery (all the components), but ended up including it with the sale of my BabyLock.  I don't need anything elaborate; just the ability to open designs, possibly do some simple editing, and maybe resize them.  If Acudesign isn't compatible with the 12,000 can someone tell me what might be better?  I just hate to invest in software I can't understand.  I'd be better off limping along with what I have!  Too bad there aren't some hands on workshops to try different software and see what fits best!  Thanks for any comments.  Sue

Jim's admittedly biased reply:
AcuDesign will do exactly what you want, and version 2.0 (current) has other features you would probably find useful. The cost for the app is $50. If you want to add the lettering module (recommended) it's another $50. Our "My 12000" app provides video instruction on AcuDesign for another $60. While we have included the AcuDesign 2.0 video in our app, it won't be available until Apple has reviewed and approved it. That could be any day now.

AcuDesign 2 is a powerful editing program that does a lot more than you would expect from an iPad app. However it comes with no instructions other than a very basic "Help" system that just identifies basic buttons and controls. Diane's version 2 tutorial explains how to use all of the features as she goes through creation of a new design from 3 separate free designs. She also identifies a serious bug that can cause the app to completely lock up.

The truth of AcuDesign is that it appears to be designed to work with all the Janome embroidery machines, although they don't include all models or even all the hoops with some of the models they do support. For all machines other than the 15000 you will need some type of external device in order to get the designs on a USB drive for stitching. We identify those devices in the video, as well as how to use them. Depending on which one you choose, it could add another $100 to the total price, bringing it to a maximum of $260. That's probably much less than you spent on Wilcom.



Re: OT - 500E

Linda Gemmell
 

Thanks for this!  

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 3, 2015, at 9:28 AM, blue_lak <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

A Youtube video from an AU sewing company mentioned it would have an AcuFill hoop available in the future, but all the info so far just indicates a USB port and nothing about WiFi. Seems like it would make business sense for them to just repurpose HorizonLink from the 12000, that is IF you can transfer directly rather than just using a USB stick.

Jan in MD


Re: OT - 500E

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

A Youtube video from an AU sewing company mentioned it would have an AcuFill hoop available in the future, but all the info so far just indicates a USB port and nothing about WiFi. Seems like it would make business sense for them to just repurpose HorizonLink from the 12000, that is IF you can transfer directly rather than just using a USB stick.
Jan in MD


Does anyone else follow The Accidental Embroiderer?

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I've been following posts at: The Accidental Embroiderer

 

for quite a while now and love the free monthly designs.  But most of all Mia does some very creative work.  Each month she offers a free design.  Unfortunately it's in PES format but you can easily convert it to JEF using Wilcom Truesizer Web. Free Embroidery Software | Wilcom TrueSizer or whatever software program you use.  I have had good results with the free Wilcom web version. 

 




OT - 500E

Richard and Debra
 

Since there's no specific group (yet) for the new 500E, I thought I might ask my question here - .  Does anyone know the software used with the new machine?  I've always had Customizer and I know the 12000 and 15000 use a different software than that. 


Just wondering - I'm really looking forward to getting the 500E; thanks!



Deb (KY)


Windows 10, digitizer compatibility

Anita Moody
 

I downloaded Windows 10, now I am unable to open the digitizer MBX. Anyone else with this problem?


Cursing the miserable search capabilities of Yahoo lists, Jim repeats this:

Everyone has this problem. A new dongle driver is required. See this page for instructions. Ignore the fact that it says the driver is for MBX 4.0 and Windows 8.1. It will work.


Re: Accudesign

Janet
 

Thanks.  Dropbox just released an update that fix the crashing issue so good to go.  Going to test that out for a couple of months while I am playing with Accudesign.    Thanks for the advice and the videos.    Love them

Janet


On Oct 2, 2015, at 4:55 PM, Janet Krail krjanetl@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

After 6 months of playing with my 15000 I am ready to incorporate using Accudesign. I watched my wonderful videos and was ready to start. On my iPad I tried to go into Dropbox but it keeps crashing so I sent an email to them but am wondering what is better to use Dropbox, Airstach or sandisk Flash? Any thoughts? Janet


Trying not to drop the box of answers, Jim says:
Your best option would be to delete the Dropbox app from your iPad, then download and install it again. Of course with Dropbox you still have to have your computer in the loop, using it to transfer the designs to USB. Either AirStash or SanDisk Flash would eliminate that step, but for extra cost. iUSB-Port 2 is my favorite option, but also the most expensive. There is more to say about AcuDesign, which I will put in a separate post.


AcuDesign 2.0

Jim Stutsman
 

Recently Janome released version 2.0 of the AcuDesign app for iPad. This version adds a lot of nice designs from Janome, some free and some moderately priced. It also adds the option for lettering in a $50 module which you can purchase in the app. The lettering is really nice with a number of fonts.


In preparation for a class, which she gave yesterday in Odessa, Texas, Diane made a video of a complete tutorial for version 2.0 from start to finish. We have added that video to the My 15000 and My 12000 apps. However if you have updated your device to iOS 9 the new video will not appear automatically in the app. To fix that we have released updates to all our apps for iOS 9. FootBook and My 15000 have been reviewed and are available now as a free update. My 12000 is still waiting for review by Apple.


The AcuDesign tutorial is video 9 in the AcuDesign series. It's very comprehensive and gets you through a complete project from start to finish.


Accudesign

Janet
 

After 6 months of playing with my 15000 I am ready to incorporate using Accudesign. I watched my wonderful videos and was ready to start. On my iPad I tried to go into Dropbox but it keeps crashing so I sent an email to them but am wondering what is better to use Dropbox, Airstach or sandisk Flash? Any thoughts? Janet

Trying not to drop the box of answers, Jim says:
Your best option would be to delete the Dropbox app from your iPad, then download and install it again. Of course with Dropbox you still have to have your computer in the loop, using it to transfer the designs to USB. Either AirStash or SanDisk Flash would eliminate that step, but for extra cost. iUSB-Port 2 is my favorite option, but also the most expensive. There is more to say about AcuDesign, which I will put in a separate post.


Pre wound bobbins

Connie
 

I have been used to using NEB pre wounds in my Brother Laura Ashley machine. My dealer has told me the Janome 15000 uses the same size bobbin. What about prewounds? I love the convenience and used the magnetic washer that came with my Brother machine specifically for the use of plastic prewounds bobbins. Will this work on the janome? Suggestions appreciated. Connie S. Sent from my iPad

Lacking a magnetic personality, Jim strives to answer anyway:
Your 15000 has a magnet that holds the bobbin case in place. I would definitely NOT put anything magnetic in there, be it washer, compass needle or horseshoe. Some Brother bobbins are the same size as Janome (15), some are not. I don't know which the Laura Ashley uses. Instead I would suggest comparing them to see if they are the same diameter and the same height with about the same amount of gap between top and bottom. If that checks out try one (WITHOUT the infamous magnetic washer) and be prepared to stop the machine if something goes wrong.


Re: I'm new!!

Johanna Phelps
 

Hi ....I am new also. Purchased a 12000 a couple of months ago. I have been playiing around with it and so far not many problems. I do have a couple of questions. First how do you set it up for the 1\4 inch seam allowance? What foot do you use, what number is the needle set on when it is moved to the right? Next is prewound bobbins. Wanting to do embroidery designs. What style is most preferred. Thanks for any help and suggestions.

Johanna


Re: I'm new!!

cas <cas@...>
 

Hi CS, congrats on your fun new machine!  There’s some pictures in the photo album.  I’m trying to decide on what to make next.  I have a quilt with large white squares so I’m trying to decide on what Christmas themed embroidery to put in them.  I can use 8” designs.
Cas


Re: Question about Walking Foot

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

When I do use the walking foot on my 3160 QDC in classes, it does take me a few minutes to mentally and visually adjust to the difference so I understand. As a comparison, I find the EFF is more compact and makes the sewing area more visible than a walking foot. And having a choice between a wide or narrow foot is very helpful in some situations. But why your machine came with a walking foot is a mystery, unless the dealer added it for some reason.
Jan


Re: I'm new!!

Estelle Torpy
 

Congratulations on owning the 15000! Janome 12000 and 15000 machines are fabulous. I started with the 12000 and then moved to the 15000. I sew, embroider and quilt with my 15000.

I am glad you have joined this group, Jim and Diane and the group are so helpful and inspiring. At a quilt retreat, I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t show off the many decorative stitches and I emailed the group. I got several responses very quickly reminding me to take off the straight stitch plate to release the decorative stitches. Thank you group! 

I have made purses, bags, microwave bowl potholders, quilts, mug rugs, clothes for me and a three year old grandson, baby blankets, burp cloths and stuffed animals. 

I love how the machine embroiders, I am doing a quilt label today. I find the free motion and walking foot great for quilting. I love the built-in decorative stitches, I use them for hemming skirts and shirts.

Enjoy your machine!

Estelle


On Sep 30, 2015, at 3:04 PM, Connie sewpicky1@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

Hello everyone! I am the new owner of a MC 15000 and I am excited to see what others are creating with this wonderful machine. I've been playing around with several in the hoop projects and I am ready to begin creating some home dec items for my home.  
CS

Sent from my iPad



Re: I'm new!!

J Fraker
 

Welcome!  I have the 12000 and love it. I'm sure the 15000 is wonderful as well.
 

From: "Connie sewpicky1@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:04 PM
Subject: [janome12000] I'm new!!

 
Hello everyone! I am the new owner of a MC 15000 and I am excited to see what others are creating with this wonderful machine. I've been playing around with several in the hoop projects and I am ready to begin creating some home dec items for my home.
CS

Sent from my iPad



Re: Question about Walking Foot

J Fraker
 

Yes, I did.  It is working fine.  I guess I'm just used to the old way.
 

From: blue_lak
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Question about Walking Foot

 
The even feed foot should work so much better than a walking foot ever has. When you put the EFF on, did you make sure to engage the lever on the back at the top of the foot. I accidentally knocked the lever out of position once while quilting, and the stitching was awful pretty quick.
Janome's video is very clear.
Acufeed Flex Introduction
 
Jan Steiner


---In janome12000@..., wrote :

I'm having one of those "duh" moments.  I completely forgot about the even feed foot.  In fact, I'm not sure why my machine even came with a walking foot because I don't see it listed in any of the accessories.  Since it was there, I just grabbed it and started using it.  I'm now using the even feed foot, but I have to say I don't like it as well as the walking foot.  It doesn't seem to do quite as good a job, or maybe it just isn't what I'm used to.
 



 



Re: Question about Walking Foot

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

The even feed foot should work so much better than a walking foot ever has. When you put the EFF on, did you make sure to engage the lever on the back at the top of the foot. I accidentally knocked the lever out of position once while quilting, and the stitching was awful pretty quick.
Janome's video is very clear.
Acufeed Flex Introduction

 

Jan Steiner


---In janome12000@..., <frakersfunnyfarm@...> wrote :

I'm having one of those "duh" moments.  I completely forgot about the even feed foot.  In fact, I'm not sure why my machine even came with a walking foot because I don't see it listed in any of the accessories.  Since it was there, I just grabbed it and started using it.  I'm now using the even feed foot, but I have to say I don't like it as well as the walking foot.  It doesn't seem to do quite as good a job, or maybe it just isn't what I'm used to.
 



 


I'm new!!

Connie
 

Hello everyone! I am the new owner of a MC 15000 and I am excited to see what others are creating with this wonderful machine. I've been playing around with several in the hoop projects and I am ready to begin creating some home dec items for my home.
CS


Sent from my iPad


Re: Question about Walking Foot

J Fraker
 

I'm having one of those "duh" moments.  I completely forgot about the even feed foot.  In fact, I'm not sure why my machine even came with a walking foot because I don't see it listed in any of the accessories.  Since it was there, I just grabbed it and started using it.  I'm now using the even feed foot, but I have to say I don't like it as well as the walking foot.  It doesn't seem to do quite as good a job, or maybe it just isn't what I'm used to.
 

From: "Milton Frazier Fmjfrazier@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Question about Walking Foot

 
The Janome 12,000 does not need a regular walking foot it comes with a dual feed foot that has a different shank than the norm for our machine.  The dual feed that comes with our machine has a place for it, it does not attach to the actual needle bar like the older walking foot.  I   am like Jim I am clueless why you are using the old fashion foot.  Or perhaps we are misunderstanding you.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: J Fraker frakersfunnyfarm@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 3:46 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Question about Walking Foot

 
I'm using a regular walking foot with the lever.  It came with my machine.
 

From: "J Fraker frakersfunnyfarm@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:11 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Question about Walking Foot

 
I've been doing some simple straight line quilting on my 12000 using the walking foot.  If I turn the machine off with the foot attached, when I turn it back on, the presser foot raises automatically and it jams the little arm that goes over the needle bar up into the machine.  I have to remove the foot, turn the machine off and turn it back on, then attach the foot.  This means that every time I stop sewing, I must remember to remove the foot before I turn the machine back on.  I often only get to sew for a few minutes at a time, so this is quite annoying.  I s there any solution to this problem, or is it just poor design?

More clueless than usual, Jim says:
We don't have a 12000 to test, so I'm flying blind. Are you using an even feed foot, with the lever that rides on the needle clamp screw? The 12000 was designed to use the included dual feed feet, which don't have that lever. I don't imagine they ever tested it with an even feed foot, since the dual feed option is built in. Why not use that?




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