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Re: Horizon suite link new laptop

Jim Stutsman
 

No, you can't copy it. Windows programs must always be installed, because they stash parts in various places. You will have to start with the original CD, but your new laptop probably does not have a CD drive. Use the old computer to copy the original CD to a blank USB drive. Then take the USB drive to the new laptop, open it, and double click the "Setup" program to start installation. If you have an updated 15000 you will also need to install the update using the download that you hopefully saved when you updated. If you have not updated, then you'll want to install this update instead.


Horizon suite link new laptop

Sewhat
 

I just purchase new laptop windows 10.  Old laptop windows 7.  How do I transfer horizon suite link and all its updates to the new computer.
My last upgrade was to quilt maker. Please tell me copy will work- probably not.  Do I have to start all over from original old CD?


Re: Janome Bulletins

Jan Driscoll
 

Regarding "Windows 10 April 2018 Update"
I just called "My Computer Works" to delete the update. They are my "go to"  for all computer issues.  They were able to do it and said to call them back when you suggest it is "good to go".  So appreciate your advice--YOU'RE THE BESTt!!!
Jan Driscoll


Re: Janome Bulletins

Jim Stutsman
 

Well if your software is working fine, then clearly you are not missing something. The update you mentioned was for the dongle driver, specifically for issues relating to Windows 10. Some of those issues came about due to Windows automatic updates breaking the driver. If you haven't done any updates you may have avoided that.

Speaking of Windows updates, Microsoft is now rolling out a huge new update with the catchy name of "Windows 10 April 2018 Update". Like the previous "Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition Update", this one is huge. As many grizzled veterans know, being the first to use a whole new version of Windows can be excruciatingly painful. If you would rather avoid being an involuntary beta tester, this page will explain how to avoid it.


Sewing pressure

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Ok, thanks! I looked and the foot pressure is on “auto” in straight stitch.  I noticed he had the tension on +5 when I got it back so I wondered if there was an over-all setting he changed for foot pressure. 

 

All this time I thought they replaced the whole “mechanism”.  Whatever the “pole” is called that the needle bar is mounted on.  I browsed through the repair manual but for some reason can’t think of what the whole works is called.  I guess I was thinking, new feet/new pole.

 

I have noticed the foot seems to hover quite high in the up for pivoting position but haven’t been able to adjust it lower, closer to the fabric.  It is set at 1.5 in the settings but I haven’t noticed a difference.

Cas


Re: New needle threader

cas <cassweet@...>
 

The issue with it not liking to sew over seams? How is yours performing?
Cas


Cas: I am having the same issue.


Re: Janome Bulletins

Roberta K
 

Jim:
After taking sometime to look at the list of bulletins, I saw a list of software updates. I noticed that there is a software update for Digitizer MBx 4.5 for compatibility to Windows 10. I had my computer upgraded to Windows 10 when it came out and my software worked fine. Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Roberta in FL
500E
MC11000se


Re: Chantell's Creations

Beverly Leischner
 

Wanted to let you know that I have used a number of Chantell’s designs. They have excellent instructions and all I have made have turned out well. Also it you have a question, Chantell answers prompts and helpfully. I have made potholders and many coasters ( lots of variety in the coasters). Easy to use up small scraps in the coasters and potholder, hot pad mats. She also sells quilting designs and seasonal designs, as well as quilt block patterns to sew in the hoop.
Hope this helps.

Bev in Alberta


Re: New needle threader

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I wonder how many of us go there?  Someone on another group started a sewing group in New England based on a design company we all used.  The group since disbanded, but I made 2 great friends, one of whom does my quilting.  It’s great to have friends who share the same interests!


Re: New needle threader

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Hi Ceil,
Thought that might be who it is!  The longer I’ve been going there, the more people I meet who have nothing but praise.  I took a Jenny Haskins 2 day workshop he sponsored, and there were people there from all over the country.  That’s where I bought my 15000, although I hadn’t planned on it.  I think he sold about 15 machines.  The price was great, and he gave away thread and stabilizer collections. I know he’ll know what’s up with the needle threader, I just have to clear a day and go up there.  I could use a refresher on some of the basics.  I don’t sew as often these days, and spend way too much time trying to figure out the simplest things!  Shorter, more frequent sessions are my speed these days.
Maybe we can coordinate a trip there some day, and say hello!  Sue


Re: Chantell's Creations

Meryl Margolies
 

I'm going to start one soon. They look lovely.
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Thank you,
Meryl


Re: Chantell's Creations

Dottie Newkirk
 

Have any of you had any experience with this site? I found it quite by accident and am wondering.
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Thank you,
Meryl

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I've purchased from Chantell's Creations - but have not stitched my designs yet.  From what I've seen (customer projects) her designs are very nice.  Dottie in Texas


Re: Resizing & Stitch Density

Pru Joy
 

Thanks so much for that explanation of “handles” Barbara, now I understand! Makes perfect sense - I have learnt by experience that it is best to use the corners to resize without distortion but never knew they were called “handles” 👏🏻💡😊



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Re: New needle threader

Jim Stutsman
 

The only new thingy you got was a piece of the actual threader. A new foot holder was provided so the improved threader would not hit it. Nothing was done to the needle bar, which has the needle clamp that holds the needle.

To see how to adjust the foot pressure see pages 37 & 38 in the Quilt Maker 15000 manual. In the original manual it's on pages 36 & 37.


Re: MC12000

Jim Stutsman
 

There is absolutely nothing you can do to fix this. It's electronic and unrelated to anything else. Get it to your dealer as quickly as you can. The electronic warranty is 5 years and if you hurry you will only need to pay for labor.


Re: New needle threader

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I thought that’s what the new thingee they installed was called.  The part the new needle threader works with, the part that holds the needle.  I though they replaced the whole thing and that’s why they gave us new feet and said the old ones won’t fit?  Thingee a technical term?  LOL.

 

My feed dogs are sticking up about 1/16”.  How do I increase foot pressure? 

 

Thanks Jim!

 

 

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io [mailto:onlinesewing-janome@groups.io] On Behalf Of onlinesewing@...
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:04 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] New needle threader

 

Unless your dealer changed it, you don't have a new needle bar mechanism. That's not part of the upgrade and it would be astonishingly rare for you to need a new one unless you tried to sew through a steel plate. If the needle bar is out of position it would normally cause skipped stitches. Your problem sounds like it may relate to either foot pressure (not enough) or feed dog height. If you can't resolve it see your dealer for help.


MC12000

Judy Albert
 

My touchscreen stopped responding to all touches. Tried off/ on switch. Took the emb module off. Tried unplugging. Tried the white plastic pencil. Is there a reset button? The machine is almost 5 years old. Please help. TIA
Judy in NoVA


Re: Tension Issues

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Ceil,

Thanks for the pictures.  So helpful.

Cas


Re: Resizing & Stitch Density

Barbara Castle
 

I’m new here and reading for similar problems to mine and saw your question. “Handles” usually refers to the squares (or dots) at the corners of a selection on the screen. When you enlarge or decrease the size of an item, you use the corners and not other edge points. When you use those, it distorts the graphic. Is this what you were seeing? I hope this helps. 

Barbara C

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Re: New needle threader

Donna Staller
 

Ceil,
That’s who I go to as well. I have to drive an hour and a half to get there, but it’s worth it.  Your tips about threading have worked beautifully. Thanks to you and Dave!
Donna


On Apr 28, 2018, at 6:29 PM, Ceil J <cjancola@...> wrote:

Sue,
My dealer is Dave of Bittersweet Fabrics in NH.  It takes me over 2.5 hours to drive there but it's always worth the trip.  I went in the fall for the update but I usually don't venture there more than once a year. :) 
Ceil

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