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Re: Janome Edge Cutter

Sharleen Brett
 

Maybe they meant the Artistic Edge (Janome’s answer to the Brother Scan ‘n Cut)???


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On Sep 29, 2019, at 5:47 PM, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone:

I saw a gorgeous quilt on FB today, they said they used the Janome Edge Cutter???????????????

What does anyone know about this thing?  (smile)

As always,
THanks, June


Janome Edge Cutter

June E Hudspeth
 

Hi Everyone:

I saw a gorgeous quilt on FB today, they said they used the Janome Edge Cutter???????????????

What does anyone know about this thing?  (smile)

As always,
THanks, June


AcuEdit

pflegemaus@...
 

Hello Jim, I have uploaded all Acuedit files to my USB stick, thanks to your explanation. Finally, I decided to copy the files into StitchBudy, there they are safe in the cloud and from there I can send patterns to the machine via Acuedit. This is cheaper ..... I hope for an update of the Janome Apps and wait a bit with the purchase of Acu Design. Thanks again.


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Kaye Lessard
 

I have met the Janome dealer from Hi ! You might give him a call and ask how the machines do there!! I do have a friend who has had a 350e that she uses and I’m not sure if she has ac !! I will ask her about her machine and let you know!!!
Maybe ask the dealer in NH how he stores his machines in winter and what happens if power goes out?
Good luck and enjoy HI !!
I loved it when visiting!!!
Kaye In La


Re: Digitiser V3

Kaye Lessard
 

A lot of ladies never upgraded their software and with the newer windows program it will not work- I would try telling them that they really needed to upgrade -not to make a sale for the store- but to keep their program working and working better!!!
Now that Janome probably will not be upgrading mbx 5.5 I pray it will work on any future windows to come!!!
Some ladies with older programs have kept their program on older computers just for their program!!!
They underuse the program and have missed out on so many newer and better features!!! I’m glad i have upgraded!!
Now I do have a few ladies
Because of their internet issues , their age and health issues I’ve told them to stay at mbx v4.5!! But I totally love 5.5!!
Good luck getting it working!
If you can’t order an upgrade start checking at stores to see if they still have one I. The store!! I know of one that may have some old program updates!!
Kaye in la


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Cat - N
 

I moved to Florida from NH, where I lived by the river 35 miles from the coast as the crow flies.  I live a little further from both Florida coasts now, being near the middle of the state at it's narrowest section.

I did not have to protect a 15000 when our A/C went out in Florida in July and August...when the heat and humidity are about the highest...and stayed out until the new, ordered unit, finally arrived and was installed, but humidity built up inside the house quickly with doors and windows open and fans blowing.  My 100-stitch computerized Kenmore, made by Janome, did quite well, but stayed inside a 'molded plastic' case.

Our basement in NH was unheated but since underground, except for the walk-out back door, didn't reach anywhere near outdoor winter temperatures, so I had no worries about my at-the-time sewing machine being in my unheated but insulated and carpeted basement sewing room with insulated drop-ceiling tiles overhead.  We moved here in 1987, so had 4' of snow on the ground for at least 4 months, then it rained a bunch, melted all that snow, saturated the ground and everything flooded.  We lived on the aquifer, being by the river, so water came up through the basement concrete floor, too, and the sewing room vanilla white carpet grew a crop of mushrooms, but that was a one-time deal and that sewing machine did fine, too.

So, when you say 'unheated storage in NH' do you mean:

a small, uninsulated metal shed in the back yard that will have snow piled against the outside walls for months,

or

a concrete block storage unit in a larger unit in the interior of the building,

or

perhaps just left inside the home you occupy in warmer months without power turned on? 

I think I would be more worried about caustic salt and high humidity...plus shipping, of course...although I understand wanting to have the machine with you in HI.

- Cat (FL)



-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Crisp via Groups.Io <cdcrisp@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 11:46 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Thank you for ideas Pat.  I am leaning toward leaving the machine here as you suggested and will look into heated storage options.  Maybe I'll have to learn the art of Hawaiian appliqué by hand! 


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Patricia Ward
 

Carol, that is not a bad idea.  Those Hawaiian applique quilts are beautiful.  That would certainly keep you sewing; you would learn a new beautiful technique; the end result would be something of beauty to give you good memories of a great experience.  I am sure too that they have many beautiful hand died fabrics that would work up beautifully.  And there are a lot of different patterns.  

Good idea and if you do it, please share with the group and post some pictures.  

Pat 

On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 11:46 AM Carol Crisp via Groups.Io <cdcrisp=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you for ideas Pat.  I am leaning toward leaving the machine here as you suggested and will look into heated storage options.  Maybe I'll have to learn the art of Hawaiian appliqué by hand! 


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Carol Crisp
 

Thank you for ideas Pat.  I am leaning toward leaving the machine here as you suggested and will look into heated storage options.  Maybe I'll have to learn the art of Hawaiian appliqué by hand! 


Re: Acu Edit

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, it's possible. There are at least two ways:
  1. Use AcuEdit to send the designs to your machine. You can then use AcuDesign to read them out of the machine back into your iPad. This uses up a lot of time you could spend sewing, so it's not the best way.
  2. Connect your iPad to a computer that has iTunes on it. This can be Windows or Mac, it doesn't matter. This video shows how to send designs from your iPad to a computer. https://youtu.be/ToYqdWjU0T8 You can then send them to AcuDesign from the computer through Dropbox or iCloud.
A few words about AcuDesign:
  • It is pricey, but it's less expensive than DRAWings Snap, which is its parent. For the features it provides, it's good value for money.
  • It's a little fragile. By that I mean that it may crash once in a while. When that happens the app just closes without warning. There are still some bugs lurking in it.
  • Support is not great. When Dropbox discontinued their version 1 interface for apps, AcuDesign users could not use the app until the app was updated to use the version 2 interface. This happened in spite of Dropbox warning app developers almost a year in advance. That is why it has only 2.1 stars out of 5 in the App Store.
  • Dropbox got a lot of users in their early days by offering free storage. Now they are reducing the amount of free space, and working to increase paid customers. Because of the trauma from their V1 to V2 transition, I would recommend using iCloud for storage, not Dropbox.
If you decide to make the move let us know how it went. And as always, we're here to help!


Re: Digitiser V3

Barbara
 

Thank you very much Jim

Barbara


Acu Edit

pflegemaus@...
 

I used Acu edit with great pleasure and saved a lot of embroidery patterns when my machine was new. AcuDesign costs about 60 euros. I would spend the money if I could move the patterns from AcuEdit there. I have only one IPad (IpadOS 13) and refuse to purchase more electro scrap. Is that possible?

greetings Manuela 


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Mary Mills
 

Hi, I use several mini de-humidifiers for this problem, live in humid conditions here in Australia.   I buy the electric powered ones and empty them regularly.   Regards, Mary


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Carol, 
We live along a river at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay where it normally isn’t a salty air that comes in the windows but the humidity is usually high since my sewing room sits back from mean high tide only about 30 feet. Yes I hear the waves while I am sewing. When not in use, my machine is covered with the black cover that came with it because material it is made from would be protective for the machine. That fabric is similar to some protective boat covers.  I am always sure to close the window in front of the machine at sunset when the humidity increases. 
I really think the salt would be more corrosive and harmful than the humidity itself. 

Maybe you would be able to find a machine that was used and traded in at a dealer over there. Taking that chance may be better than the battering and shipping of your prized machine. Personally with the horrible experiences I have had with the shippers, my machine would stay at home. Do you have a friend or family member who would let you store it in a corner in a heated house? 

Pat in Md. 


On Sep 28, 2019, at 7:01 PM, Carol Crisp via Groups.Io <cdcrisp@...> wrote:

Thank you for your thoughtful reply Jim.  You're right, it is a first world problem, and we feel so thankful to have this opportunity.  We've looked into bringing the 15000 over on the plane as oversized luggage.  It is expensive, and doubly so with the additional box for the embroidery unit! I hope to hear from others who live in a humid "salty"environment and how they manage with their machines.


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Carol Crisp
 

Thank you for your thoughtful reply Jim.  You're right, it is a first world problem, and we feel so thankful to have this opportunity.  We've looked into bringing the 15000 over on the plane as oversized luggage.  It is expensive, and doubly so with the additional box for the embroidery unit! I hope to hear from others who live in a humid "salty"environment and how they manage with their machines.


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Jim Stutsman
 

Carol this is what I would call a "quality" problem, though millennials would likely call it a "first world problem". We're in uncharted territory here, so I'm going to give you the points I think are important:
  • It sounds like you might consider shipping the machine. Without regard to the humidity and salt air of HI, I would be more concerned about what would happen to it in shipping. Air shipment would be super pricey, and surface (ship) would be risky for water damage as well as handling damage.
  • If you do have a machine in HI, whether by shipping yours or (choke) buying a second one, I think the key is to keep it dry. Moisture is the enemy, especially if it has a little salt in it. Hopefully some coast-dwellers on this list can chime in on that.
  • The main issue I would expect to have in an unheated space through the NH winter would be the screen. The content is in liquid form, though it's not water. I have no idea what the freezing point of it would be, but I expect it can get seriously chilly up there in the dead of winter. I would consider renting a heated storage space, and maybe getting a rider on your homeowner's policy to cover it while it's out of your house.
We've got members virtually everywhere using Janome machines. How do you folks protect your precious baby from the elements?


Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Carol Crisp
 

From: Carol Crisp <cdcrisp@...>
Subject: In Need of your wisdom
Date: September 28, 2019 at 3:19:19 PM EDT


Hello fellow Janome lovers,

My name is Carol and I live in New Hampshire, I’ve been lurking on this wonderful group since purchasing a Janome 15000 Quiltmaker about a year and half ago. The dealer that I purchased from does not offer lessons. Your group has been incredibly helpful while trying to learn this machine; so thank you all. And thank you Jim and Diane for the fantastic Apps! My husband and I are going to snowbird to HI in the winter, and I’m wondering how the 15000 will do in a warm humid climate with salt air breezes? We do not have A/C there,(we do plant to get it eventually), so the windows are always open! If you folks tell me that the machine can’t handle the climate in HI, then I’m curious if it is safe to store it in an unheated space through the winter in NH. No, the machine will not be going back and forth, it’s too cumbersome and expensive to move. Thank you for your help.


Re: Digitiser V3

Jim Stutsman
 

It's possible that V3 will not run at all on Windows 10. It's an end-of-life product that is no longer supported. There is an updated dongle driver for V4 on Windows 10 that *MIGHT* be useful, or it might do nothing. After installing, but before trying to use it, this should be downloaded and installed:  DigitizerPro/MB Version 3.0P
It almost certainly will not work, in which case you could try this:  OS compatibility kit for Digitizer MBX Version 4.5/4.0
Because it's for V4.0/4.5 there's a strong chance it will not even install, but it's worth a try. If that doesn't work then it's time to consider an upgrade.


Digitiser V3

Barbara
 

Hi Jim
I have a friend who has digitiser V3 and has just bought a new laptop running Windows 10. Will she be able to use it or is there a driver that she will have to download first

Thank you Barbara


Re: New Thread book

Cheryl Watson
 

Thank you.


On Sep 27, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

No worries - they are all fine in iOS 13.


Wi-Fi connectivity

Pixey
 

I had to have tech support out today to address a WiFi issue in my home and learned something that might be useful to others as applicable to our WiFi sewing machines. For some reason, my new smart thermostat kept dropping off my home WiFi network...even thought it was only 10 feet away from a new upgraded high speed, multi-band smart router that was less than a year old.

In addressing the problem, I learned that devices have different types of built in WiFi antennas. Older WiFi technology devices internal antennas are actually designed for the slower file transfer system and single router bands. Apparently, the smart thermostats are in this category because they are designed not to monopolize bandwidth and work with older wireless routers. If the router band is 5GHz and the device designed for a 2.4 GHz signal, it can cause drops. So the tech actually divided my router bands into 2 different networks (one for the 2.4 GHz signal and one for the 5GHz signal) and reconnected the thermostat specifically to the 2.4 GHz network.

It occurred to me that this sort of multi-band routers or speed disconnect could be why some individuals were having mystery difficulties with their machines staying on their WiFi or talking to other devices on their network. I honestly have not tried to hook mine up since we go the new router, so I don’t know if it would have been an issue or not.

Pixey

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