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Re: Bobbin winder

helencreamore@...
 

I had this happen before and discovered I had allowed a loop of thread to get underneath when prepping the bobbin for winding. I am more careful now and it has never happened again.

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On Nov 18, 2017, at 9:15 PM, nardapoulin@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone had a problem with their bobbin winder on the 15000.  Mine just wound about half of the bobbin underneath the winder ...what a hassle getting it out of there.  Does that winder sear ( the grey ting that the bobbin sits on come off?). That’s the second time that has happened .....I am going to keep a close eye on it from now on whenever i wind a bobbin


The plastic cutter disc does come off. Put fingers on each side, thumbs on the shaft, and pull up with the fingers while pushing down with the thumbs.


Re: Bobbin Holders

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

I read that too and thought it very helpful in explaining the specific tension differences and how they interacted with the needle thread. That makes it easier to figure out other which bobbin to try with which thread and project, especially if you're having stitch out issues.
Jan


Re: AcuDesign update

Elizabeth Gower
 

Thanks. L
Love the app, hope it's fixed soon.


Re: Help Please

Meryl Margolies
 

There is no option to add an e-mail address.
I am going to try to join the group all over.
I really don't want to lose this.


Bobbin winder

Narda Poulin
 

Has anyone had a problem with their bobbin winder on the 15000.  Mine just wound about half of the bobbin underneath the winder ...what a hassle getting it out of there.  Does that winder sear ( the grey ting that the bobbin sits on come off?). That’s the second time that has happened .....I am going to keep a close eye on it from now on whenever i wind a bobbin


The plastic cutter disc does come off. Put fingers on each side, thumbs on the shaft, and pull up with the fingers while pushing down with the thumbs.


Re: Babylock Destiny II vs. Janome 15000

suerevere@ymail.com
 

In addition to my 15000, I have a Brother ten needle embroidery machine and love the features... I have had Janomes since 1988 or so and love them.. HAVING SAID THAT...I think it’s so much more enjoyable to have good local support. My dealer worked thru that issue you’re having with your 15000 a long time ago and it is a dream now — especially with the latest update. If you’re looking at Babylock, you might consider Brother also (basically same machine) — depending on dealers available. I’m sorry you don’t have someone that knows how to fix that issue on 15000 — so much invested, it would be ideal to keep it. I actually was going to sell mine a long time ago because I use my ten needle most of the time and sew on a different Janome .... but what I could get from Dealer after he takes a commission, I couldn’t bear to give it up. Good Luck - consider all options
Sue

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AcuDesign update

Elizabeth Gower
 

Has anyone in this group had a problem with acudesign since the latest update. All of a sudden when I try to transfer anything from dropbox acudesign crashes. I've also lost all my imported designs and my designs. This is the first time I've had a problem. Is there any way to contact Janome or do you have to contact a dealer?

When Dropbox shut down version 1 of their app interface on 9/28 AcuDesign could no longer import designs from Dropbox. An update was released a week or so later, but there have been more than a few reports of it crashing whenever you try to import a design. You can report the problem to Janome directly, but the fix will have to come from the Artistic people who created AcuDesign for Janome by cloning their DRAWings Snap app. Given that Dropbox notified developers several months in advance about the shut down of the V1 interface, and that AcuDesign did not get updated until after V1 was ended, it may be a while before this gets fixed. When you set up a new iPad you are asked if you want to shared data with app developers. This provides them with crash reports, which are an enormous help in fixing bugs. If you didn't do that when you set up your iPad, you can do it now in the Settings app. Tap "Privacy", then "Diagnostics & Usage".


Bobbin Holders

cas <cassweet@...>
 

This has all the info about the bobbin holders, including a project to get that hand sewn quilting stitch we discussed recently.

http://janome.com/globalassets/bobbinholderbasics.pdf


Re: Help Please

Jim Stutsman
 


Only you can change it. The following came from Yahoo Help:


  • Change your personal email address in a group
  • Need to update the email address that you use in a group? You can do it in the "Edit Membership" section.

    1. On the group's main page, click Membership | Edit Membership.
    2. Next to "Identity," click the Edit Settings icon Pencil.
    3. Select your desired email address.
      Tip: If the address that you want to use isn't listed, click Add New Email.
    4. Click Save.


Re: Dropbox and editing designs

Elizabeth Gower
 

Thanks for this information. Can't wait to try it. (As soon as I can get dropbox to stop crashing everytime I try to import from it to acuDesign . So annoying!!)


Help Please

Meryl Margolies
 

We are moving and I have to change my email address. I can't figure out how to do it within Yahoo. In all honesty, this is the only one I care about.

Can you either tell me how to change or can you change it for me to machinequilter1@....


Thank you.


Update on update

Barb Engvall
 

I just want to say that I am loving my 15000 since the update! The needle threader works 100% of the time now - I’ve been doing a lot of thread changes with embroidery and haven’t had to manually thread the needle at all. Also, when I took it in to be serviced / fixed (needed a new bobbin case among other things) they also did ‘something’ to the take up lever and now I’m not constantly coming unthreaded. That was a real pain and I know others have complained about it. Haven’t used any of the new quilting features but that will come in due time.


Re: Babylock Destiny II vs. Janome 15000

betty.strickland38@...
 

Cynthia, I have the Destiny II and Love it! I haven't done any embroidery on my Janome 15,000 since I brought the Destiny home.  


Re: Babylock Destiny II vs. Janome 15000

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I have a friend who switched to Babylock Destiny II and she kept a list of pros and cons and she said it was about even.  Two things she really disliked about the Destiny is the door doesn’t open to view/clear the thread path.  You need a screwdriver to switch the stitching plates. 

 

Those two things come to  my mind because that would drive me nuts.

 

I think her general conclusion is that the Destiny does a great job of embroidery but perhaps the Janome is easier/better for all around sewing.  I think maybe she wished she had kept her 15000 because when I was considering trading she said we should stick to what we have.

Cas


Babylock Destiny II vs. Janome 15000

CynthiaRunsWithScissors
 

Does anyone in this group own an additional embroidery machine in addition to their Janome? I have a 15000 and am starting to have issues with it, since moving my dealer is over an hour away. It's back in the shop with a repeated issue where when I turn on the machine I get the "raise presser foot and needle then turn off and on" and I can't get it to start. I have been checking out local dealers and was given a demo on the Babylock Destiny II.  The scanner and camera eliminate the requirement for a clothsetter for accurate placement.  It looks awesome. I have always owned Janomes since I had an awesome dealer in town. But since I have moved it is a real pain. Any comments on switching machine brands? I am happy with my 15000, but the other machines have some really great features.

Cynthia in Virginia - lonely without her 15000



Re: Dropbox and editing designs

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Ceil, I think your instructions are easy to understand.  I haven’t worked with the files but just want to thank you for sharing the steps.  I’ve saved them for when I start to use AcuEdit.

Cas


Re: Dropbox and editing designs

mimi jo
 

Thanks for sharing instructions to edit out parts of a design. 

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Jo Ann Levert

On Nov 15, 2017, at 9:14 PM, cjancola@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

This is the process I'm using to remove parts of a design that I don't want before sending it to the machine.
First I have to say that I am unable to access any groups in Google Chrome and so am doing this in Firefox.  Not sure what's up with Chrome but I switched to that when I allowed it to access my password vault, Dashlane, which no longer seems to work with Firefox.
Anyway

I have been editing designs, mostly leaf applique and and a leaf quilting design that were digitized with a border, to make them into coasters. I  want the designs with no border so that I can rotate them and use them with AcuSetter but this will work for simple editing too.

I have learned a lot about the programs involved, but not enough to really know what I'm doing so I keep running into problems. However, I think this finally works and if someone is interested in doing the same thing, maybe you could check this method out or tell me how to simplify it as it seems too complicated to me. I typed out the directions so I could remember what to do and hope someone finds it useful (unlike my last post to which there were no replies) :)

  (Copying this has messed up the formatting after #2)
  1. Place the design to be edited in Dropbox on the PC (not sure about Apple)

    a. Make sure the design is .jef and not .jef+ (It took me too long to figure this one out)

    b. Put into the folder "apps" then in the folder "Artistic"

  2. On the ipad select the Dropbox program

    a. select the file (if it's not there close the program and wait, it should appear soon)

    Remember the files will be in the apps folder under "Artistic"
  3.  With the files selected, go to "..." (upper right corner)
  4. select "export"
  5. in the second row select the big letter A "open in" then on the top row scroll to find "AcuDesign". AcuDesign should open with your design, now edit the design as you wish
  6. Make sure AcuEdit has a new screen by selecting "Create New Design" under the writing icon in the upper left corner. (If you don't do this your design will appear on top of the last design you were working with)
  7. Now you can do other editing such as flipping or turning
  8. Send the design to your machine from Acudesign
This seems a tad too complicated.
Ceil




Dropbox and editing designs

Ceil J
 

This is the process I'm using to remove parts of a design that I don't want before sending it to the machine.
First I have to say that I am unable to access any groups in Google Chrome and so am doing this in Firefox.  Not sure what's up with Chrome but I switched to that when I allowed it to access my password vault, Dashlane, which no longer seems to work with Firefox.
Anyway

I have been editing designs, mostly leaf applique and and a leaf quilting design that were digitized with a border, to make them into coasters. I  want the designs with no border so that I can rotate them and use them with AcuSetter but this will work for simple editing too.

I have learned a lot about the programs involved, but not enough to really know what I'm doing so I keep running into problems. However, I think this finally works and if someone is interested in doing the same thing, maybe you could check this method out or tell me how to simplify it as it seems too complicated to me. I typed out the directions so I could remember what to do and hope someone finds it useful (unlike my last post to which there were no replies) :)

  (Copying this has messed up the formatting after #2)
  1. Place the design to be edited in Dropbox on the PC (not sure about Apple)

    a. Make sure the design is .jef and not .jef+ (It took me too long to figure this one out)

    b. Put into the folder "apps" then in the folder "Artistic"

  2. On the ipad select the Dropbox program

    a. select the file (if it's not there close the program and wait, it should appear soon)

    Remember the files will be in the apps folder under "Artistic"
  3.  With the files selected, go to "..." (upper right corner)
  4. select "export"
  5. in the second row select the big letter A "open in" then on the top row scroll to find "AcuDesign". AcuDesign should open with your design, now edit the design as you wish
  6. Make sure AcuEdit has a new screen by selecting "Create New Design" under the writing icon in the upper left corner. (If you don't do this your design will appear on top of the last design you were working with)
  7. Now you can do other editing such as flipping or turning
  8. Send the design to your machine from Acudesign
This seems a tad too complicated.
Ceil




formatting usb stick

Livin inSP
 

Hi, I have a 15000v2 (not updated yet) and a friend just purchased an embroidery only 500e. I would like to know why Janome requires to format a usb stick before use? My friends that have other embroidery machines do not require this to be done. They are just able to use theirs without formatting it. The 500e also requires this to be done.


It's really more of a preemptive move on Janome's part. It you take a brand new stick out of the package and plug it into the machine it will be configured automatically with the basic folders without any action on your part. It happens almost instantly. The format requirement is there in case you use a USB stick that has previously been used to hold cat videos, last year's taxes, and scores from the last 12 bowling tournaments. Some of those files may cause the machine stress, particularly if Jeff's bowling scores happen to have a file extension of "jef". The format process, in theory, erases all the extraneous items and sets up the default folders. In some cases there may be hidden files or system files that can't be deleted. In those cases you need to use the format option on your computer first, but again this is ONLY when you are dealing with a "used" USB stick that has all manner of stuff on it.


Horizon Link Suite update

Gail
 

I just got my machine upgraded and I'm waiting for the link to update the Horizon Link Suite.  Couple of questions:

     1:  Is our machine really the same as the new one?  What I'm getting at, is it worth printing out the manual for the new 15000 quiltmaker or will there be stuff we don't have and not know what that is?

There is not that much new in the manual. Just download the PDF.


     2.  What are the changes in HL Suite?

I'll leave that for those who have used it. We're still working on it.


     3.  Is Jim going to do  an update to My 15000?

Yes, we are working on it now. We will announce it here and all other online venues.


Thanks

Gail in FL

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