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Re: new computer

Jim Stutsman
 

Your least expensive option to get a true digitizer would be to upgrade what you have to MBX 5. It's still pricey, but it's the best program out there for the home market. The next best option would be one or more modules of Embrilliance. Their products are not true digitizers, but they do have a lot of options.


Re: new computer

Randi Kemper
 

Thanks Jim, I may not bother to put it on the new computer. I have it on my big desk top and hopefully it will not die in the next few years. I don't do very much digitizing anymore, but it is nice to have in case I do want to do something. Can you recommend a different program for digitizing that does not cost an arm and a leg? I do have embird but only have ever used the iconizer and some of the resizing features. I am just getting too old to put a lot of money into software. 
Thanks again, 
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Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


Re: new computer

Virginia
 

Before you do anything contact Janome customer service attn Terri.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "onlinesewing via Groups.Io" <onlinesewing@...>
Date: 7/25/18 4:47 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] new computer

No doubt your new computer came with Windows 10. That alone could be a problem with Digitizer Pro/MB, which was already in twilight when Windows 8 came out. It all comes down to what version you have on your Digitizer DVD. After installing it you will need to install one or more updates before attempting to use it:

If version 1.0 you need to install this first:  DigitizerPro/MB Version 2.0K
Next you need this:  DigitizerJr Version 3.0L Update
You will also probably need this:  OS compatibility kit for Digitizer MBX Version 4.5/4.0, even though it is listed as being for MBX.
After all that it may not work. According to this document your Digitizer is not supported for Windows 8, let alone 10.
Good luck!


Re: new computer

Jim Stutsman
 

No doubt your new computer came with Windows 10. That alone could be a problem with Digitizer Pro/MB, which was already in twilight when Windows 8 came out. It all comes down to what version you have on your Digitizer DVD. After installing it you will need to install one or more updates before attempting to use it:

If version 1.0 you need to install this first:  DigitizerPro/MB Version 2.0K
Next you need this:  DigitizerJr Version 3.0L Update
You will also probably need this:  OS compatibility kit for Digitizer MBX Version 4.5/4.0, even though it is listed as being for MBX.
After all that it may not work. According to this document your Digitizer is not supported for Windows 8, let alone 10.
Good luck!


new computer

Randi Kemper
 

Jim, I just ot a new computer. Is there anything I need to know before trying to install my digitizer Pro/MB? 
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Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


Re: To Foot Book app

Jim Stutsman
 

You can check for FootBook in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/footbook/id455553678?mt=8
If you have it, just tap the cloud icon to install it on your iPad. If you don't have it, you can purchase it there. However you cannot install it on your Android phone. No app from the Apple App Store can be download or otherwise installed on an Android phone. As we have mentioned many times in the past, we do not have the resources to produce Android versions of our apps. If we won the lottery I might consider it, but I guess we'd have to start buying tickets to do that.


Re: To Foot Book app

Shirley Allen
 

Jim,  I have the 15000 app & love it.  I thought I had the Foot Book but cannot find it so I must not have it. My machine is the Elna 920 (made by Janome & same as 14000)  My question is this can I download the Foot App to my android phone & will it work?  Also how do I do this?  Need some help.  I know there is a price & willing to pay for it.  Just need some guidence.  Thanks Shirley from NJ


Re: Stitch Composer Help

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Thank you so much!  I will be using this tip!



Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.


Re: 15000 Top Tension - Compared Embroidery Mode and Sewing Mode

SparkleFever
 

Update -  
The Machine is back from the service centre and behaving as it should.

- New replacement standard bobbin case (+ bought a spare which was calibrated for a fine thread that I use for working on fine fabrics )
- Serviced
- Needle bar replaced under warranty 
There was no apparent damage on the original needlebar and nothing apparently untoward with the needle slot or  however the slot was a smidge tight.  The replacement is fine.

Thanks again for the input.
---
SparkleFever


Re: AcuFil Program

Dottie Newkirk
 

This has probably been addressed before, but, I've been unable to find it. 

I was going to use my AcuFil program for the first time (used it once several years ago on the 11K) on my 15K.

When I open the program, I can't find/see a way to change the size from mm to inches.  

Hoping someone can help.  TIA  Dottie in Texas
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Click the circle icon in the top left corner of the AcuFil window. This opens a menu. Click "Unit" in the menu and select the one you want.

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THANK YOU "SEW" MUCH!!!  Appreciate the help!!  Dottie in Texas


AcuFil Program

Dottie Newkirk
 

This has probably been addressed before, but, I've been unable to find it. 

I was going to use my AcuFil program for the first time (used it once several years ago on the 11K) on my 15K.

When I open the program, I can't find/see a way to change the size from mm to inches.  

Hoping someone can help.  TIA  Dottie in Texas
__________________________________________________________________________________________

Click the circle icon in the top left corner of the AcuFil window. This opens a menu. Click "Unit" in the menu and select the one you want.


Re: Stitch Composer Help

favymtz
 

Thank you Cynthia! After looking at your blog I just remembered that we communicated via email last year about purchasing 15000's. 
Yes, getting good curves is a challenge in Stitch Composer. I've discovered that sometimes you have to make the stitch pattern longer than you think you need it in order to get the right proportions and curves. For example if I'm using a background image of a stitch I stretch it out longer than it's original size.


Re: Stitch Composer Help

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Your stitches are absolutely gorgeous!!  I have been playing also and I love this program.  I like to digitize, so it kind of throws me when I can't get an exact curve in the program.  Just do my best!
 


Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.


Re: Bobbin winder

louise rademacher <ella68310@...>
 

I l love my jamone 12000,they are so many stitches on it,so many applique stitch on it is there a good piecing foot for the 12000. Machine?


Re: Stitch Composer Help

Maria Morrow
 

Oh my!  What gorgeous stitches!!! I will try that soon!!! 

Maria. 

Maria Morrow, Vice President 
Camellia Quilters, Slidell
281-450-0107

On Jul 20, 2018, at 10:14 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

What to use Stitch Composer for? Oh my! The possibilities are endless for a person who loves decorative stitches. I have even designed stitches for purposes that the machine doesn't have already. Such as; a 5mm long straight stitch that stitches 5 times on itself, kind of like the Triple Stitch except more! The stitches you create don't have to be decorative per se. I have made some of my own applique blanket stitches to suit the look that I want on a project, and I made an improved French Knot, better than the built in on our machines.
I used to have "another" brand of sewing machine that had some beautiful stitches on it. I have copied some of them in Stitch Composer.
Here is a picture of a stitch sampler of some of the Stitch Composer stitches I have made:

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Re: Stitch Composer Help

Claire Schutz
 

Wow, great stitches, could sell them, Claire s.

On 7/20/2018 10:14 AM, favymtz wrote:
What to use Stitch Composer for? Oh my! The possibilities are endless for a person who loves decorative stitches. I have even designed stitches for purposes that the machine doesn't have already. Such as; a 5mm long straight stitch that stitches 5 times on itself, kind of like the Triple Stitch except more! The stitches you create don't have to be decorative per se. I have made some of my own applique blanket stitches to suit the look that I want on a project, and I made an improved French Knot, better than the built in on our machines.
I used to have "another" brand of sewing machine that had some beautiful stitches on it. I have copied some of them in Stitch Composer.
Here is a picture of a stitch sampler of some of the Stitch Composer stitches I have made:

.


Re: Stitch Composer Help

Carole Hollmann
 

That’s what I needed—inspiration! I don’t know which one I like the best. I need to do a sample stitch book of the gazillion decorative stitches in the 15000 and take it from there.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Carole


Re: Stitch Composer Help

favymtz
 

What to use Stitch Composer for? Oh my! The possibilities are endless for a person who loves decorative stitches. I have even designed stitches for purposes that the machine doesn't have already. Such as; a 5mm long straight stitch that stitches 5 times on itself, kind of like the Triple Stitch except more! The stitches you create don't have to be decorative per se. I have made some of my own applique blanket stitches to suit the look that I want on a project, and I made an improved French Knot, better than the built in on our machines.
I used to have "another" brand of sewing machine that had some beautiful stitches on it. I have copied some of them in Stitch Composer.
Here is a picture of a stitch sampler of some of the Stitch Composer stitches I have made:

.


Re: Bobbin winder

Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Yes that is frustrating.     I try to wind a couple extra bobbins or I’ll get out my small machine and wind them while in embroidery mode. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: J Fraker
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 8:30 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Bobbin winder

 

I know that. I didn't mean while it was embroidery. I just meant when it is in embroidery mode as opposed to regular sewing mode. If I run out of bobbin while I'm doing a design, I don't want to have to switch back to regular sewing mode just to wind a bobbin. Going to see my dealer soon.

 

On Jul 19, 2018 10:28 PM, "favymtz" <favymtz@...> wrote:

The 12000 does not have an independent bobbin winder, so it cannot be used while the machine is sewing nor embroidering.

 


Re: Bobbin winder

J Fraker
 

That did it.  How did I not know that after all this time???  I've had a separate bobbin winder, but it finally quit working, so I guess I just always used it.  Anyway, many thanks.  Sure am glad to have this group.

On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 9:57 AM, J Fraker <frakersfunnyfarm@...> wrote:
I did not know that. I will give it a try.

On Jul 20, 2018 9:31 AM, "onlinesewing via Groups.Io" <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
You probably already know this, but in embroidery mode you use the START button to initiate bobbin winding, not the foot control.


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