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Re: Question for Memory Craft 15000 owners #poll

Barbara Dierolf
 

I use a Macbook Pro laptop and my Ipad.  I use Embrilliance software which is both windows and mac friendly.  Everything works with my QM15000 that I've tried so far and it's easy.
Barbara


AcuStitch Software

Lynne Dean
 

Hello!

i was wondering if anyone had tried the Accustitch software and what they thought of it?  It’s available to order from UK dealers and not expensive.  I'd be using it on my MC12000.  Any thoughts or feedback welcome.

thanks
Lynne


digitizing question

VLS
 

I have not digitized for a long time,  I have MBX 4.5 when I bring my jpeg into the software it turns the background green,
I even took it into corel and re-saved it.  But that didn't help.  Can someone tell me what Im doing wrong.  I've attached a photo
of the sheep jpeg then of the one that the software turns green when I try to insert the image into the software
Vicki


Re: You just plugged the cd reader into the USB port , turned it on and inserted your cd

Virginia
 

Perhaps the CD drive needs an updated driver. Check the CD drive company to see if there is a driver update.



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From: Chris Schroeder <orchard.90@...>
Date: 3/22/19 6:33 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] You just plugged the cd reader into the USB port , turned it on and inserted your cd

Virginia!  Thanks, I have done that, but now I'm getting a message that says "check connection to CD drive"... never gotten that before.. Chris


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Re: CD drive in 11,000

sharynn
 

I really enjoyed it too!

On Mar 22, 2019, at 3:04 PM, Virginia A Simonson via Groups.Io <roy_si=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

I really loved the cd drive. I’m as dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to windows. After my husband had stroke and developed aphasia I was lost. Roy was an expert with computers and I relied on him to help me. Janome even sent him a copy of the first digitizer to play with before in was released. I still miss the CD player. Gini in MN



Re: You just plugged the cd reader into the USB port , turned it on and inserted your cd

orchard.90@...
 

Virginia!  Thanks, I have done that, but now I'm getting a message that says "check connection to CD drive"... never gotten that before.. Chris


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Virginia A Simonson via Groups.Io <roy_si@...>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 11:49 AM
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Re: CD drive in 11,000

Virginia A Simonson <roy_si@...>
 

I really loved the cd drive. I’m as dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to windows. After my husband had stroke and developed aphasia I was lost. Roy was an expert with computers and I relied on him to help me. Janome even sent him a copy of the first digitizer to play with before in was released. I still miss the CD player. Gini in MN


You just plugged the cd reader into the USB port , turned it on and inserted your cd

Virginia A Simonson <roy_si@...>
 


Re: CD drive in 11,000

Delores Keith
 

I just bought a cd/dvd at staples. Been using it for over 3 years works great 


On Mar 21, 2019, at 10:46 AM, orchard.90@... wrote:

Hello - is anyone familiar with the 11,000 CD drive attachment?


Re: CD drive in 11,000

Jim Stutsman
 

About halfway through the sales life of the 11000 Janome came out with a CD ROM drive that plugged into the USB port where USB sticks plug in. It allowed you to read design CDs directly into the machine. It was in almost all respects a standard CD ROM drive, with the only thing special being that it did not require an external power supply and it had the Janome logo painted on it. We discovered that pretty much any cheap USB-based CD ROM drive would work, even if it needed external power. There wasn't much advantage to having it, unless you wanted to use designs on a CD without owning a computer. The Janome CD drive was very pricey, and we didn't sell it. I was surprised that when the 12000 came out it did not support the CD drive, so I guess that Janome saw the writing on the wall and realized that CDs were going the way of floppies.


Re: CD drive in 11,000

Dotty Gullion <dottyinsc@...>
 

Can anyone explain this to me? I have an 11000. Thanks


On Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 8:35 PM cladydi328 via Groups.Io <cladydi328=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes, I had one and loved it.
Diane C.
 
 
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To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] CD drive in 11,000

Hello - is anyone familiar with the 11,000 CD drive attachment?


Re: Digitizer program

SparkleFever
 

Some general thoughts - based on my personal experience (and personal preference - we all have our preferences for all sorts of reasons)

You do not need to use either of the Janome branded embroidery products with a Janome embroidery machine.  In fact the only thing you need is a programme that will make embroidery designs into .JEF stitch / machine files (or .JPX if you particularly want the 15,000 format)

Maybe take a step back and be clear about what you really require - ie.  what you will actually use your digitising software to do and how frequently.  

Perhaps a factor in your decision may be whether you want to mostly use the programme for digitising to create (and edit) embroidery designs (including quilting designs).  If yes then it's worth considering the full digitising programmes such as Hatch 2 and Janome Digitizer V5.5. 
I have both programmes and my personal recommendation would be to choose Hatch because both the customer and technical and how to support is so much better.  Also, bearing in mind the cost of digitizing programmes,  I have more confidence in the future of Hatch than in what may or may not be Janome's future intentions for their branded programme.  Hatch, Janome Digitizer and the Bernina branded programme are essentially the same programme (with a few differences in features) and are written by the Wilcom Company.  Hatch is Wilcom's own version of the programme.

If you're more into embellishment of craft projects and more occasional use of digitising software, then if you particularly want a Janome branded product, then by all means try the Artistic product. 
(My personal view - I'm not a fan because I find it awkward, somewhat clunky and generally an older architecture and inferior product.   Like all programmes, in time they are upgraded and rewritten.  Personally I prefer the style, logic, capability and architecture of the  Wilcom products.  It's very personal and I find the user interface of the Wilcom products more intuitive.)

Currently the machines I use are a Janome 15000 and a Janome 11000 (and I also do some digitising for a friend who uses 2 different Brother single needle machines and a Brother multi-needle machine).

You do not need to use either of the Janome branded embroidery products with a Janome embroidery machine.  In fact the only thing you need is a programme that will make embroidery designs into .JEF stitch / machine files (or .JPX if you particularly want the 15,000 format)

My personal ranking of using the 3 programmes is
1.  Hatch 2 (Wilcom)
2.  Janome Digitizer 5.5 (Wilcom)
3.  Janome Artistic Digitizer (Janome branded version built on a Creative Drawings programme)

Compared with a couple of others - bearing in mind using them mainly for digitising designs, my very personal ranking is 
1.  Hatch 2 (Excellent full featured programme)
2.  Embrilliance (as a Value option)
3. Janome Digitizer 5.5 ( Excellent programme, Like Hatch 2 with additional features of Cutwork & Stumpwork, but Janome does not share what it's plans are for the future of the Wilcom product)
4. Embird (as a Value option)
5. Janome Artistic Digitiser

Cost can be an issue and again if you want to digitise designs rather than just arrange or auto-digitise and edit here and there, then it's well worth considering Embird (main programme + studio) and also Embrilliance Stitch Artist 3.  With Embrilliance, you get both Mac and Windows versions and you can also install the programme on as many different computers/Macs that you own.  
If you particularly want to use a Mac, then Embrilliance may be an appropriate choice for you as Embird still has to run on Windows.

Each of the digitising programmes available has some very useful features and tools - so choosing which is the best fit for you for depends on what and how you will use it.
It is well worth taking the time to read all 4 pages of contributions about this topic here for pro / con experiences and views .

Please do not feel that you have to use a Janome branded product just because you have a Janome machine, there may be better options for you, your Mac and your Wallet.


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SparkleFever


Re: CD drive in 11,000

cladydi328@...
 

Yes, I had one and loved it.
Diane C.
 
 

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From: orchard.90 <orchard.90@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] CD drive in 11,000

Hello - is anyone familiar with the 11,000 CD drive attachment?


Re: CD drive in 11,000

Jim Stutsman
 

Sure, what do you want to know?


CD drive in 11,000

orchard.90@...
 

Hello - is anyone familiar with the 11,000 CD drive attachment?


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

thequiltedpeppers@...
 

I use the glue from Clare and have for the past several years. I love it and it works for everything


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Claire Schutz
 

Also, Claire Rowley sells a glue for this purpose, think it may be a temp hold and that should work for applique as she does. Check it out, sounded good, I haven't used this but intend to get some, Claire S.  Creativefeet.com

On 3/19/2019 9:18 PM, Ceil J wrote:
I use Wash Away Wonder Tape all the time now.  It's great as it's double sided.  I stopped using it as I thought it wasn't working very well but it turns out that I just didn't close the end of the roll properly and caused it to lose its stick.  It's great for basting things together before sewing.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

srd.sonborne@...
 

I've just read about the pros and cons of using a stitch regulator - in a recently published (2017) machine quilting manual, published by Fons & Porter. The author prefers not to use a regulator - and she's sewing on a Bernina - and she gives her reasons - mostly because she wants more control - and doesn't want to be hindered by the regulator. I don't have the funds to invest in it anyway. But I really liked how the 6500 stitched with the free motion foot - and was so surprised at the evenness of the stitches. For how much quilting I'll be doing, I really don't need anymore add-ons. But thanks for the suggestion. (I looked it up, by the way.)


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Cheryl Paul
 

I have also used Steam-a-Seam for years and have never had a needle gum up. You need to make sure that it is well glued so that the Steam-a-Seam is melted well - at least 10 seconds or more to really hold it down or longer if the fabric is quite thick.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Barbara Thater
 

I also have had no problems with Steam A Seam  as well as the lite.  But I was teaching an applique class one time where one of my students was using a pressing sheet that was having a chemical reaction with the steam a seam (this gunked up the needle terrible and every few minuts we had to wash down the needle with rubbing alcohol).  She started using a different one and everything was good.  Everyone else in the class had no problem. 

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