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Re: Ruler quilting

Shirley Allen
 

I did as Jim suggested to call Westalee & they were very co operative in helping me.  She said to use a bigger needle (size 90) check my tension (which they have a video for that) & make sure my foot is just skimming my quilt & not too loose or too tight.  Also make sure your thread is not old.  I was very pleased with their responce  & she said to call back if I had any more problems.  So now I am going to test all this out & let you know how it works.


Re: Installing Fonts in Digitizer V5

Jim Stutsman
 

The font that you referenced is a TrueType font. Those cannot be added to Digitizer V5 directly. Instead you must copy the folder containing the fonts into your Parallels VM. Use Control Panel -> Fonts to open the font folder and drag the TTF files into it. Then open V5 and you will find the font, though you may have to scroll through a lot of others to get there.


Re: Resizing & Stitch Density

Jim Stutsman
 

Since you didn't say where this quote was pulled from, I have no context in which to address it. The machine DOES NOT change the stitch count when resizing, so making a design smaller will increase the density, while making it larger reduces density. AcuDesign DOES adjust the stitch count when resizing. AcuEdit works just like the machine and DOES NOT adjust the stitch count, so the density will change when resizing.


Installing Fonts in Digitizer V5

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Jim,
I have installed the font from:
http://www.1001fonts.com/college+black+solid-fonts.html
It installed on my MacBook Pro and shows up in MSWord, but I cannot get it into my Digitizing programs in Windows 10 via Parallels.  I have been working on this for several hours and need to get it soon.  We've had a terrible vehicle accident where we lost 16 members of the Humboldt Bronco's Hockey team.  The Haus of Stitches in Humboldt has jumped in and the owner of the store has asked me to digitize the names and numbers of the team so that they can make personalized quilts for the families of the team.  Our whole province is still is shock by such a terrible accident happening here and we all want to do something to ease the pain of this disaster.  Humboldt is a small city of under 10,000 and 5 or 6 of the team were attending the high school there.  I didn't know any of the team, but Humboldt is the area where I grew up, so it is very close to home.  I feel that helping Wendy owner of House of Stitches, is the least I can do in this time of sorrow in our community .

I need your help to know if it is possible to get these fonts into Digitizer, Artistic Simple Cut and/or Floriani so that I can do this digitizing quickly and easily. I really appreciate any help you can share with me.

Thank you.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Resizing & Stitch Density

Pru Joy
 

I need clarification as to just what this message (& various forms of) means - “To preserve design integrity when rescaling or rotating designs in your software, use the handles on the screen” ... ?

Does this mean the screen on our actual embroidery machine OR does it mean on any screen such as our AcuEdit or AcuDesign?  I have always thought that AcuDesign was the only way to preserve equivalent stitch density.

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Re: Internet/15000

valora hammond
 

Thanks Jim.  Just had to renter the info a couple of times and finally preformed the magic.  Old house, computer far from router but machine close. Finally got it to communicate but going to set up and extender to see if that will help the signals. 
The messages didn’t tell me anything.  But then nothing is going to get the best of me. 
Thanks and miss you and Diane. 
Valora. 


On Apr 12, 2018, at 9:43 PM, onlinesewing@... wrote:

The message you're getting is frustratingly lacking on any kind of useful information. When each individual piece seems to be working it may be that your mom has a lot of other WiFi close by. Nearly everybody has it now, and each one is a radio broadcasting on a specific channel. In the US there are 11 channels, but they are so close together in frequency that the only real separation is between 1, 6, and 11. Your router is probably set to "Auto", which means it's supposed to pick the least crowded channel. Try changing to 1, 6, or 11, one by one to see if that helps. It also helps to have the machine as close to the router as possible, but usually you don't have much choice in that. Try to position the router as high as possible for the best signal distribution. As a diagnostic test, try moving the machine and iPad into the same room as the router. If it connects there, then you know you have a signal strength problem. Sometimes a repeater can help, usually sold as a WiFi "extender". This acts as a relay, so the signal to the machine is stronger. Note that even if the machine and the computer/iPad are in the same room the signal still has to go from iPad to router to machine. The machine and iPad have no connection to each other, only to the router.


Re: Rule quilting

Katherine Klein
 

Sometimes putting the thread spool on a stand eliminates these problems 


On Apr 13, 2018, at 11:17 AM, Pam Davison <pamyjo2001@...> wrote:

I have Westalee rulers and was able to use them with no problem on my 8900.  I chose to buy the Janome ruler foot for my machine.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Shirley Allen <pallen73@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:40:08 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Ruler quilting
 
Jim,  I have been working with the rulers for my machine  (Elna 920) & I have the proper foot & adjusted to allow material to slide freely.  But I am having a problem with the top thread which keeps fraying & sometimes breaks.  Is it my tension, needle or cotton thread I am using?  I have watched several videos on this & they make it look so easy.  I am also using the slider under the material & gloves for quilting. Also when I reach the point of a block I have a stitch from under neath showing.  Thank you for any info. Shirley     PS I am using Westalee rulers & the foot made for my machine


Re: Ruler quilting

Pam Davison
 

I have Westalee rulers and was able to use them with no problem on my 8900.  I chose to buy the Janome ruler foot for my machine.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Shirley Allen <pallen73@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:40:08 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Ruler quilting
 
Jim,  I have been working with the rulers for my machine  (Elna 920) & I have the proper foot & adjusted to allow material to slide freely.  But I am having a problem with the top thread which keeps fraying & sometimes breaks.  Is it my tension, needle or cotton thread I am using?  I have watched several videos on this & they make it look so easy.  I am also using the slider under the material & gloves for quilting. Also when I reach the point of a block I have a stitch from under neath showing.  Thank you for any info. Shirley     PS I am using Westalee rulers & the foot made for my machine


Re: Bobbin noisy

LindaB 1
 

I should have said washer under the bobbin not magnet. 
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Re: Bobbin noisy

Jim Stutsman
 

For the benefit of onlookers, the magnet in question is a brown ring that is UNDER the bobbin case. It can be removed for cleaning, but must be in place before sewing. And while you're looking down there, that fuzzy bit in the center of the hook race (metal piece the bobbin case sits in) is NOT lint, but is an oil wick. DO NOT REMOVE IT! Once pulled out it is impossible to put back. A single drop of oil on it every few months is enough to keep it and the machine happy.


Re: Bobbin noisy

LindaB 1
 

I just have the magnet under the bobbin with no magnet holding it. Will that be ok. The machine is so less noisy. I always cut my ends,it is a new bobbin case,no burs on it and it isn,t wound loosely.
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LindaB 


Re: Bobbin noisy

LindaB 1
 

Problem solved, it makes more noise when the bobbin is almost empty. No need for washer. Sorry to bother you with this. Have a super great day!
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LindaB


Re: AcuSketch question/ how to use acudesign coupon

Anne Hein DE
 

All the apps are free except for acudesign. Acusketch is free but there is an update that adds more stitches it is $3.99

Acudesign: The coupon card given with the machine with some promotions has specific directions on how to get the app. The coupon will not work by going to the app store and then trying to download the app. The coupon takes you to a janome page with instructions. 

Anne


Re: Bobbin noisy

Jim Stutsman
 

If by "a washer" you mean one of those plastic ones sold as "Genie" or "Magic", then it won't harm your machine. If you mean a metal washer, such as one would put under a bolt, then don't do it. Metal in a bobbin case held in by a magnet is a really bad idea. The real problem here is due to:
  1. A bad bobbin, with burrs that are catching the thread.
  2. Burrs in the bobbin case and/or hook race that are causing stitches to catch as they wrap around the bobbin case.
  3. A bobbin that has a thread tail sticking out of it through the hole in the top. Snip it off!
  4. A bobbin that is poorly wound and is very loose.


Re: Ruler quilting

Jim Stutsman
 

I can't begin to tell what's happening without seeing the stitching in action. We chose to use the Janome ruler foot with other rulers, rather than the Westalee set. I cannot say whether their foot is a factor, as we don't have it. You might contact them for advice. If your foot is too high it could be causing trouble.


Re: Internet/15000

Jim Stutsman
 

The message you're getting is frustratingly lacking on any kind of useful information. When each individual piece seems to be working it may be that your mom has a lot of other WiFi close by. Nearly everybody has it now, and each one is a radio broadcasting on a specific channel. In the US there are 11 channels, but they are so close together in frequency that the only real separation is between 1, 6, and 11. Your router is probably set to "Auto", which means it's supposed to pick the least crowded channel. Try changing to 1, 6, or 11, one by one to see if that helps. It also helps to have the machine as close to the router as possible, but usually you don't have much choice in that. Try to position the router as high as possible for the best signal distribution. As a diagnostic test, try moving the machine and iPad into the same room as the router. If it connects there, then you know you have a signal strength problem. Sometimes a repeater can help, usually sold as a WiFi "extender". This acts as a relay, so the signal to the machine is stronger. Note that even if the machine and the computer/iPad are in the same room the signal still has to go from iPad to router to machine. The machine and iPad have no connection to each other, only to the router.


Bobbin noisy

LindaB 1
 

Jim, my bobbin is noisy when embroidering. I remember reading about putting a washer under the bobbin to stop the noise. I tried it and yes it did stop the noise and embroidered well. The question is: can I damage my machine doing this? Thanks!
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LindaB


Re: Ruler quilting

Shirley Allen
 

Jim,  I have been working with the rulers for my machine  (Elna 920) & I have the proper foot & adjusted to allow material to slide freely.  But I am having a problem with the top thread which keeps fraying & sometimes breaks.  Is it my tension, needle or cotton thread I am using?  I have watched several videos on this & they make it look so easy.  I am also using the slider under the material & gloves for quilting. Also when I reach the point of a block I have a stitch from under neath showing.  Thank you for any info. Shirley     PS I am using Westalee rulers & the foot made for my machine


Internet/15000

valora hammond
 

Hi everybody. Working on setting my mom’s up to the internet. Got the machine hook up- good bars. Computer is a Win10. Good bars. iPad on same WiFi internet.
When we go to send something from horizon link suites we get a message to check the LAN settings (after select communication and the machine) when we hit send.
And from the iPad I get a communications error.

What do I need to change?
Valora


Re: AcuSketch question/ how to use acudesign coupon

Anne Hein DE
 

All the apps are free except for acudesign. Acusketch is free but there is an update that adds more stitches it is $3.99

Acudesign: The coupon card given with the machine with some promotions has specific directions on how to get the app. The coupon will not work by going to the app store and then trying to download the app. The coupon takes you to a janome page with instructions. 

Anne

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