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Re: Acustitch tool vs Acustitch software

Cheryl Watson
 

It is my understanding that software must be purchased. 


On Sep 1, 2019, at 6:44 PM, Deborah G via Groups.Io <dmg_555@...> wrote:

Hello,
I am trying to understand if I have a problem with Acustitch tool in Horizon Link. 

I have the 15000 ver.3.00 and Horizon Link Suite version 1.30.  I see I have the Acustitch tool (convert stx file), but the options for arranging stitches show only 'Line' or 'Circle'.  When I look at the Janome Bulletin dated December 17, 2018, the options for arranging stitches show circles, lines, stars, hexagons, etc.

Were the various extra shape options supposed to be included in the free update, or does the Acustitch software need to be purchased separately to have the shapes as part of the tool?

Deborah


Acustitch tool vs Acustitch software

Deborah G
 

Hello,
I am trying to understand if I have a problem with Acustitch tool in Horizon Link. 

I have the 15000 ver.3.00 and Horizon Link Suite version 1.30.  I see I have the Acustitch tool (convert stx file), but the options for arranging stitches show only 'Line' or 'Circle'.  When I look at the Janome Bulletin dated December 17, 2018, the options for arranging stitches show circles, lines, stars, hexagons, etc.

Were the various extra shape options supposed to be included in the free update, or does the Acustitch software need to be purchased separately to have the shapes as part of the tool?

Deborah


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Pat
 

Thank you all for taking the time to respond.  Now I know what those things are and how it relates to our machines.

Thanks again.

Pat Kowalczyk

On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 8:18 AM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
This page explains it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Jim Stutsman
 


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Pat
 

Please elaborate:  What is a QR code?  I have a 15000 and am in the dark about much of these things.
Thanks very much.
Pat Kowalczyk


On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 3:46 PM Anne Hein DE <annhein83@...> wrote:
The QR code is for the M7 but the info in the app could be applied to other machines. There is stitch info, foot info and tutorials. Plus there are quilt blocks which gives cutting, sizing and sewing information. An expanded seeing applications menu too. 

Lots of I go at your finger tips. The QR code with the m7 takes you directly to the section in the stitch you have selected much like a search feature. 

So for a free app you can load to iPhone and iPad or Android devices. Android was launched after the I devices so I am not sure if it is up yet. 

M7 has some new features not seen before. Those who have 6600 or earlier machines might be interested.  If you are in your dealers or at a show it's worth a look. 


Anne Hein
DE


Re: 550e -- hoops

Pixey
 

You are right.  I was getting my hoop numbers mixed up.  I just meant that rather than add a size larger and still give the same number of midsized hoops, they replaced the prior large one with the bigger one.

Pixey


On Aug 29, 2019, at 9:45 AM, Donna Morton <demorton@...> wrote:

They did not take away the 5X7 (really it is 5.5 X 7.9 in).  They have not included the RE28b which was the largest hoop on the 500E.  This hoop has been replaced with the new RE36b hoop.  Anything you could stitch out in the RE28b hoop can be stitched out in the RE36b hoop.
 
DonnaM
Canada


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Steven C. Haber
 

There is so much light on the M7 you might not miss it. Take a look when your dealer gets one. 


Re: Janome screen saver crashing

Jim Stutsman
 

You can use the ScreenSaverTool in Horizon Link Suite. It's not quite as easy as the app, and you have to use a USB flash drive to carry the images to the machine, but it shouldn't crash. What most likely happened is that the Janome app did something that no longer works in the latest version of iOS on your iPad. If you opted in to crash reporting, they will get a report on the crash. However with iOS 13 about to drop, they are most likely scrambling to get everything up to date. Look for an update to the ScreenSave app sometime in October or later.


Janome screen saver crashing

Johnstonr9@...
 

I have v3 15000 memorycraft purchased last year. The janome screen saver app used to work great and enjoyed seeing photos of my grans on the machine. Since the first of the year every time I try to set a photo to the machine the app crashes. Any suggestions as to a work around? Yes, I update the iPad and the machine along with all the software as needed.  


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Virginia
 

Cheryl the 15,000 does have a separate bobbin winder.  I too was disappointed when they did not have it on the 12,000.  but now I have the 15 and I have the separate winder.

Ginny


-----Original Message-----
From: Cheryl Alm <cannalm@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 9:18 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Video from Janome Institute

Seems like there is always something very nice on a machine that they do not include on the next high end model.   The 11000 had a separate motor for the bobbin winder and I never had a problem winding a nice tight bobbin.   They took that away on the 12000 and 15000 and bobbin winding is now more problematic.  Janome should survey their owners for favorite features.


On Aug 29, 2019, at 8:11 AM, Richard and Debra <doherty4@...> wrote:

Sorry, hit the send button before I signed!

Deb (KY)


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Anne Hein DE
 

The QR code is for the M7 but the info in the app could be applied to other machines. There is stitch info, foot info and tutorials. Plus there are quilt blocks which gives cutting, sizing and sewing information. An expanded seeing applications menu too. 

Lots of I go at your finger tips. The QR code with the m7 takes you directly to the section in the stitch you have selected much like a search feature. 

So for a free app you can load to iPhone and iPad or Android devices. Android was launched after the I devices so I am not sure if it is up yet. 

M7 has some new features not seen before. Those who have 6600 or earlier machines might be interested.  If you are in your dealers or at a show it's worth a look. 


Anne Hein
DE


Re: 550e -- hoops

Donna Morton
 

They did not take away the 5X7 (really it is 5.5 X 7.9 in).  They have not included the RE28b which was the largest hoop on the 500E.  This hoop has been replaced with the new RE36b hoop.  Anything you could stitch out in the RE28b hoop can be stitched out in the RE36b hoop.
 
DonnaM
Canada
http//:www.snipandstitch.com


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Jim Stutsman
 

The HP plate and foot are part of the Quilt Maker Accessory Kit, which is NOT free. Only the new foot holder, P foot, and threader upgrade were/are free in the US & Canada. This can be done by a local technician and does not require shipping to New Jersey.


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Virginia
 

Not sure where you live  however the actual upgrade to the HP plate and foot and threader should have been free. It was the kit with the ruler work that should have been at a cost. Janome sent out an email about the upgrade and stated that the dealer were provided the threaders enough to cover for each 15000 that had been sold. Some dealers did charge for a service if the machine had not been serviced and that was understandable. We should all get our machines serviced at least once a year any how and some every 6 months if used more. If you had to pay for the actual upgrade is really sad.

 
 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Judi Rutherford <willwork4fabric@...>
Date: 8/29/19 8:07 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Video from Janome Institute

Hi Vikki,

Yes you can upgrade the 15000 to use the HP plate and foot.  The upgrade includes a new threader and several additional feet and a swap for 1 foot because of the changes they make for the new threader.  This upgrade has been around for at least 18 months.  I paid for the upgrade to the HP plate and foot and love it!!!!

Judi



Re: Video from Janome Institute

Cheryl Alm
 

Seems like there is always something very nice on a machine that they do not include on the next high end model.   The 11000 had a separate motor for the bobbin winder and I never had a problem winding a nice tight bobbin.   They took that away on the 12000 and 15000 and bobbin winding is now more problematic.  Janome should survey their owners for favorite features.


On Aug 29, 2019, at 8:11 AM, Richard and Debra <doherty4@...> wrote:

Sorry, hit the send button before I signed!

Deb (KY)


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Can the upgrade be made by a certified Janome technician in the shop or does
it have to be sent to Janome in New Jersey?

Vikki
Houston, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Judi Rutherford
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:07 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Video from Janome Institute

Hi Vikki,

Yes you can upgrade the 15000 to use the HP plate and foot. The upgrade
includes a new threader and several additional feet and a swap for 1 foot
because of the changes they make for the new threader. This upgrade has
been around for at least 18 months. I paid for the upgrade to the HP plate
and foot and love it!!!!

Judi


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Judi Rutherford
 

Hi Vikki,

Yes you can upgrade the 15000 to use the HP plate and foot. The upgrade includes a new threader and several additional feet and a swap for 1 foot because of the changes they make for the new threader. This upgrade has been around for at least 18 months. I paid for the upgrade to the HP plate and foot and love it!!!!

Judi


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Richard and Debra
 

Sorry, hit the send button before I signed!

Deb (KY)


Re: Video from Janome Institute

Richard and Debra
 

I have the 9400 and love it, but of course had to check out the new M7 and did a side by side comparison on the Janome site.  Yes, it is somewhat bigger, but didn't really see a big enough difference to make me want to trade my 9400 in.  However, the one thing I would really miss on my 9400 is the pull-out light on top!  I love that light, and was suprised that it was not included on the M7!


Re: Update to Needle Assembly Shudders Post

lindaobryant1@...
 

I had a similar experience.  I was taking a class at my dealership and my machine jammed up when I tried to use the "new needle threader".  Teacher couldn't fix it so I left it for the repairman who had the day off.  After I thought about the estimated cost, I called back to the shop as soon as they opened to tell them not to fix the machine and that I would come and pick it up.  Well, guess what; the repairman had already fixed.it and headed to their other store in a different city.  Cost to me $231.00.  I felt like I got ripped.  No new parts just a bill for $231.00.
 I will be voting with my feet.  My Janome 15000 is not my favorite machine and I barely use it so I know I haven't worn it out.


Linda 
Eugene, Oregon


On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 7:06 PM <jfinn724@...> wrote:
On July 19th I posted this about our needle assemble / presser foot problem.

When we turn on our MC 15000 the needle assembly shudders and the display says to raise the presser foot and turn off the machine. The presser foot does not raise, and the machine’s buttons are ineffective. When we turn the machine back on the same thing happens.

Jim offered some helpful suggestions that did not resolve the problem, so our dealer shipped the machine to Janome. We have it back now and it is in fine order. Here is the outcome. I am posting in hopes that 1) this may solve the problem for someone else without the grief of shipping to Janome, and 2) to let the person who asked about the cost of sending a machine to Janome what we experienced. 

Janome replaced the presser foot step motor sensor and centered it. They then checked out the whole machine and returned it to our dealer here in suburban Chicago. They did not find any other problem. The cost for all of this was $366 including replacing the bobbin case. $130 of this was for shipping the machine to Janome. $28 was for the bobbin case. The Janome charge was $208 including return shipping.

We would like to thank Jim for his help. We also wish to thank our local dealer and technician for their perseverance.

Pat and Alice

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