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Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

2frederick@...
 

Can the Acuedit app be used with older, non wi-fi embroidery machines? I own a Janome 11000SE and 10001, and this looks like an easy way to transfer designs if it will work with these machines. 

Re: Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

Jim Stutsman
 

If you follow the well done blog by Janome Canada, the answer would appear to be yes. However the method outlined in that post involves connecting the iPad to a Windows computer and using that to extract the designs. The fact that a computer is involved pretty much cancels the advantage of using an iPad. There are two factors that make this a poor substitute:

  • iOS apps are "sandboxed", meaning that each app has their own directory for storing files. No other apps are allowed access. Some apps offer a "share" button that allows files to be sent to other apps, or even other computers via email, Air Drop (Mac), Dropbox, and other means. AcuEdit does not have such a button. In iOS 11 a "Files" app was added that allowed files to be stored in a way that multiple apps could use them. Janome does not support this in AcuEdit.
  • When you access the designs in AcuEdit through iTunes there are no icons or images to help you determine which is which. If you let AcuEdit assign file names automatically, you get meaningless file names constructed from the date and time the design was created. It's easier to just copy all the files and delete what you didn't want.
In September iOS will split into two operating systems: iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod Touch, and iPadOS for iPads. At that time it will be possible to physically plug in a USB drive to an iPad for file transfer. This will use the "Files" app mentioned above, and some programming will be required for existing apps to use the feature. Janome has traditionally updated software only to support new models. Software for older models is ignored once a replacement is out. A good example of this is the lack of a 64-bit USB driver for the original Customizer software. It effectively killed the ability to connect older machine to new computers via USB cable.

Janome's AcuDesign app can be used with older, non-WiFi models. However it's not free, it's still pretty buggy, and you are again back to using a computer to accomplish the iPad to USB transfer. For just managing designs take a look at StitchBuddy HD. It also does not have USB transfer, but that's because of Apple's current software. The author is a member of this list and will probably be doing an update to support an iPad-connected USB drive (Stimmt?)

Janome will be releasing a new top-line machine next month at Janome Institute. It will probably have WiFi, which they've made more or less standard. It will be interesting to see if they update their apps to support it, or possibly come out with new apps. For 90% of people who sew an iPad is enough computer, especially as they've gotten more and more powerful. Short of digitizing, just about everything can be done on an iPad. Windows computers, being commodity items, will always be cheaper than iPads, but the poor build quality of the cheap ones, the embedded trial software, and the ever-present malware makes them a short-term product that needs to be replaced often. There's also the issue of finding space in the sewing room to put the computer.

Re: Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

Cheryl Watson
 

Hi Jim,
Regarding the possibility of a new high end machine coming out, do you think the accessories for the current 15000 will be compatible?
Cheryl


On Jul 18, 2019, at 3:04 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

If you follow the well done blog by Janome Canada, the answer would appear to be yes. However the method outlined in that post involves connecting the iPad to a Windows computer and using that to extract the designs. The fact that a computer is involved pretty much cancels the advantage of using an iPad. There are two factors that make this a poor substitute:

  • iOS apps are "sandboxed", meaning that each app has their own directory for storing files. No other apps are allowed access. Some apps offer a "share" button that allows files to be sent to other apps, or even other computers via email, Air Drop (Mac), Dropbox, and other means. AcuEdit does not have such a button. In iOS 11 a "Files" app was added that allowed files to be stored in a way that multiple apps could use them. Janome does not support this in AcuEdit.
  • When you access the designs in AcuEdit through iTunes there are no icons or images to help you determine which is which. If you let AcuEdit assign file names automatically, you get meaningless file names constructed from the date and time the design was created. It's easier to just copy all the files and delete what you didn't want.
In September iOS will split into two operating systems: iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod Touch, and iPadOS for iPads. At that time it will be possible to physically plug in a USB drive to an iPad for file transfer. This will use the "Files" app mentioned above, and some programming will be required for existing apps to use the feature. Janome has traditionally updated software only to support new models. Software for older models is ignored once a replacement is out. A good example of this is the lack of a 64-bit USB driver for the original Customizer software. It effectively killed the ability to connect older machine to new computers via USB cable.

Janome's AcuDesign app can be used with older, non-WiFi models. However it's not free, it's still pretty buggy, and you are again back to using a computer to accomplish the iPad to USB transfer. For just managing designs take a look at StitchBuddy HD. It also does not have USB transfer, but that's because of Apple's current software. The author is a member of this list and will probably be doing an update to support an iPad-connected USB drive (Stimmt?)

Janome will be releasing a new top-line machine next month at Janome Institute. It will probably have WiFi, which they've made more or less standard. It will be interesting to see if they update their apps to support it, or possibly come out with new apps. For 90% of people who sew an iPad is enough computer, especially as they've gotten more and more powerful. Short of digitizing, just about everything can be done on an iPad. Windows computers, being commodity items, will always be cheaper than iPads, but the poor build quality of the cheap ones, the embedded trial software, and the ever-present malware makes them a short-term product that needs to be replaced often. There's also the issue of finding space in the sewing room to put the computer.

Re: Windows 10 S

Claire Schutz
 

Heather, this is Claire Schutz, cyschutz@...   If possible would appreciate any info you have about this as I also have Win7Prof and 3D.  I will be going to Win10 shortly and any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Claire S.

On 7/16/2019 9:00 PM, HEATHER COWAN wrote:
I am running my 3D on windows 10.  Pfaff said I would have to upgrade but there are drivers out there and instructions.  I am wrangling twin grandsons at the moment but would have time in a week to send instructions if you need them.
Heather

On Jul 16, 2019, at 1:47 PM, itsatweetything <itsatweetything@...> wrote:

I should have looked at the requirements, before purchaseing, but I was
looking for something cheap, and, on a plus note, it is the color of Rose.
  I don't have Janome software.  I am using Windows 7, 
with my 3DEmbroidery System, which is an old software.
Do you think my $200.00 laptop with Windows 10 S, Would
still work?

Thank You for your help.
Maureen

Re: Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

2frederick@...
 

Thank you for your response to my question. I had read the Janome Canada site and was curious about it. I currently have Digitizer v5 and find it much more difficult than MBX. 

Re: Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

Jim Stutsman
 

No one knows, but I wouldn't count on it. The 12000 was really the prototype for the 15000, so the hoops transferred. However the 15000 also came with almost all the hoops, so there were not many to buy. Feet will almost surely transfer, with the possible exception of dual feed since they could change that. But again, in a top line model most of the feet will likely be included.

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Elizabeth Mccall
 

I've never heard of a Spanish Hemstitch. Can you please describe  it and what & where is is used? 
Thanks,Elizabeth a McCall

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 12:30 PM Irene Holland via Groups.Io <ifholland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the 15000. Is there a way to create a Spanish hemstitch? I know that some brands have a special foot but I don't see one for the 15000.
TIA
Irene

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Patricia Ward
 

There was a fringe foot that was used with the 9000, 10000 and 11000 thus making it a 7mm foot.  With it you could make fringe to cut to make flowers or you could use it to sew two edges together to make what is now called a Spanish Hemstitch; I think the old term for this was called fagoting.   You basically would sew the two pieces together just catching the edges of each piece  so that you had an open space of stitches between.  

I looked in the Footbook app and it is listed as a 7 mm foot but nothing is listed for a 9 mm foot for the 15000.   

Bernina makes an attachment for their machines and it has a special foot and instead of having the bar on the foot where the thread jumps across there is a plastic piece that almost seems to ride in front of the foot to get this open effect.  You can find videos of it on You Tube.  

If this info is not correct, I hope Jim or Diane corrects me... but that is how I have perceived the "Spanish Hemstitch"  effect in sewing.

With my 10000 I did make a linen blouse and used the fringe foot to do that open work on the hem of the sleeves.  Quite pretty.  

Pat in MD

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 7:15 PM Elizabeth Mccall <mountainlady989@...> wrote:
I've never heard of a Spanish Hemstitch. Can you please describe  it and what & where is is used? 
Thanks,Elizabeth a McCall

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 12:30 PM Irene Holland via Groups.Io <ifholland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the 15000. Is there a way to create a Spanish hemstitch? I know that some brands have a special foot but I don't see one for the 15000.
TIA
Irene

Re: Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

Anne Hein DE
 

With AcuDesign you can transfer to a lightening USB by sandisc or a wireless USB. Then you would not need to use the computer. 

In AcuEdit you can name your designs in the settings of the app making it easier to see them if you use the iTunes way of transfer. 

Anne in DE

Re: AcuFeed Flex Prfessional Grade Foot (HP2)

Anne Hein DE
 

The acufeed tab on the machine only shows you the preferred stitches needed with the acufeed foot. When you use the hp2 foot with the hp plate the plate sets the machine to only the straight straight stitches you can use. That is why the acufeed tab does not light up. 

Anne in DE

Re: Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

Virginia
 

Anne the 11000SE is not wireless?



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: Anne Hein DE <annhein83@...>
Date: 7/19/19 7:01 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Question regarding Janome 11000SE.

With AcuDesign you can transfer to a lightening USB by sandisc or a wireless USB. Then you would not need to use the computer. 

In AcuEdit you can name your designs in the settings of the app making it easier to see them if you use the iTunes way of transfer. 

Anne in DE

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

favymtz
 

Elna also makes the attachment that can work on our Janome machine. They’re called “Fagoting Pates.” They fit in place of the bobbin cover. The ones I have fit on my Janome 12000 but not on my 15000 because the bobbin covers are different between the two. I don’t know enough about the Elna machines to recommend which model number might be compatible with a 15000, but a visit to a dealer could help. My Janome dealer(exclusive) ordered the plates for me, so it’s likely others can as well.
favymtz

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Irene Holland
 

A Spanish hemstitch is used to join two finished edges.  It creates a decorative space between the two edges.

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Irene Holland
 

You are right, I believe it is also called fagoting and that is described in the instructions that go along with the fringe foot. I have used the fringe to create the open effect but you are limited to a zigzag stitch as far as I can figure out and watching Diane's video on the fringe foot. The Bernina foot that I saw a demo of has the "channel piece" placed in front of the needle, allowing for cord to be inserted, and since the needle does not have to pass over the channel decorative stitches can be used.
Irene in OR

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Patricia Ward
 

Exactly, Irene. 

Pat

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM Irene Holland via Groups.Io <ifholland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
You are right, I believe it is also called fagoting and that is described in the instructions that go along with the fringe foot. I have used the fringe to create the open effect but you are limited to a zigzag stitch as far as I can figure out and watching Diane's video on the fringe foot. The Bernina foot that I saw a demo of has the "channel piece" placed in front of the needle, allowing for cord to be inserted, and since the needle does not have to pass over the channel decorative stitches can be used.
Irene in OR

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Patricia Ward
 

Wow, Faviola, that is interesting.  How nice it would be if Janome made those Fagoting Pates to fit the 15000 as well; I am sure as an accessory that would sell.    

Maybe an educator can drop a suggestion to the designers in Japan?    Fingers crossed...  
But realistically.... I bet with a new TOL coming out no new accessories or anything will be made for the 15000...   it will become an  orphan.   But not all of us seniors can afford to keep purchasing the new TOL machines. 

Pat in MD

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:
Elna also makes the attachment that can work on our Janome machine. They’re called “Fagoting Pates.” They fit in place of the bobbin cover. The ones I have fit on my Janome 12000 but not on my 15000 because the bobbin covers are different between the two. I don’t know enough about the Elna machines to recommend which model number might be compatible with a 15000, but a visit to a dealer could help. My Janome dealer(exclusive) ordered the plates for me, so it’s likely others can as well.
favymtz

Wifi issues

Irene Holland
 

I am looking for suggestions. Yesterday I set up for AcuSetter, my iPad found my machine and all looked good. This morning was a no go. My machine could not be found. I checked the wifi setup on the 15000 looks good signal a bit weak. I restarted everything 15000, iPad, and router. Since the signal was weak, I moved the machine to be by the router. Still no go. What else should I be looking at/trying? 
TIA Irene

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Irene Holland
 

There appears to be a foot for janome sergers. Well, after looking at the other brand's feet, I guess I'll just have to put my McGyver }.
Irene

Re: Spanish Hemstitch

Anne Stoye
 

I have read that a plastic coffee stirrer (or similar) can be taped in front of the needle to keep the two pieces of fabric a uniform distance apart for the faggoting.  If there isn’t a special foot available, you could try Heath Robinson methods.

 

Anne

Re: Wifi issues

Jim Stutsman
 

Since it worked initially the problem is most likely interference. At the moment there are 12 other WiFi connections available in the neighborhood around me. Unless you live in a remote location, this is usually the case. Interference can also come from cordless phones, microwave ovens, and even LED light bulbs. If you can change the router channel to one that is not used by a neighbor it may help. In the US there are 11 channels available. However they are so close together in frequency that the choices really come down to 1, 6, and 11. Consult the instructions for your router (Google the model if necessary) and try different channels. Most current routers offer a choice between 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The machine can only use 2.4GHz, which is slower and more prone to interference. It may be helpful to try changing settings at a time when few people are home. Even though most WiFi routers are on all the time, if they are not actively passing data there will be less interference.