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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. 

Sent from my iPhone 
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


Re: Interesting info about bobbins

J Fraker
 

I use a Sidewinder all the time.  You can change the bobbin winding tension and how much to fill the bobbin.  It does take a little experimenting to the get the tension just right, but for me, it is a nice timesaver.  I have one of those that will wind both regular and Class M bobbins for a longarm.  It is one of those tools that works wonderfully if you just take the time to figure out how to use it properly.



From: "'cas' cassweet@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 2:22 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Interesting info about bobbins

 
There is a whole article on the link below and I found a lot of it very interesting.  Num. 4 makes me wonder if using a bobbin winder like the SideWinder might be a bad idea, since our machines probably know what tension to wind?
 
4. Plastic bobbins can bulge if filled with too much tension or too tightly.
Filling a sewing machine bobbin too tightly can make a plastic bobbin bulge. This is hard to see the problem, but the bobbin ends up too tall for machine and will cause an awful mess in the bobbin area.
 
https://www.heirloomcreations.net/10-things-need-know-about-sewing-machine-bobbins/



Re: Interesting info about bobbins

Barb Engvall
 

My Sidewinder doesn’t fill very full…it seems to stop about 3/4 of the way full…

On Nov 13, 2017, at 9:51 AM, 'cas' cassweet@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


There is a whole article on the link below and I found a lot of it very interesting.  Num. 4 makes me wonder if using a bobbin winder like the SideWinder might be a bad idea, since our machines probably know what tension to wind?

 

4. Plastic bobbins can bulge if filled with too much tension or too tightly.
Filling a sewing machine bobbin too tightly can make a plastic bobbin bulge. This is hard to see the problem, but the bobbin ends up too tall for machine and will cause an awful mess in the bobbin area.

 

https://www.heirloomcreations.net/10-things-need-know-about-sewing-machine-bobbins/




Re: Candlewicking

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Got it to work on iPhone by pasting link in Safari! Would not download from Yahoo App!!

That's probably because the Yahoo app doesn't handle Zip files. Yahoo Groups is really designed for web browsers.


Re: Candlewicking

Jim Stutsman
 

It's working for me in Safari on my Mac. Try right clicking and choosing "Download linked file".


Interesting info about bobbins

cas <cassweet@...>
 

There is a whole article on the link below and I found a lot of it very interesting.  Num. 4 makes me wonder if using a bobbin winder like the SideWinder might be a bad idea, since our machines probably know what tension to wind?

 

4. Plastic bobbins can bulge if filled with too much tension or too tightly.
Filling a sewing machine bobbin too tightly can make a plastic bobbin bulge. This is hard to see the problem, but the bobbin ends up too tall for machine and will cause an awful mess in the bobbin area.

 

https://www.heirloomcreations.net/10-things-need-know-about-sewing-machine-bobbins/


Re: Candlewicking

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Download link is not working!


Re: Candlewicking

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

In the group Files folder, there is a Candlewicking Stitches zip file that Jim loaded. These were created by Diane back in 2013 since the 12000 didn't have any. 
Search for message 6124 Candlewicking Stitches.
Jan in MD


Re: Groups Files and Images?

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

From other Groups reporting the same glitches on Help Central, the word is that it's a Yahoo patch that failed in some way. Guess those of us affected have to wait for them to figure it out and fix it without breaking it more. 


Re: Candlewicking

favymtz
 

You can use the Stitch Composer to create your own Candlewick stitch to use in the sewing mode! The only slight problem is that it isn't going to be a real large pattern, no bigger than 5mm because of the limitations of the sewing machine.

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