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Re: Janome Edge Cutter

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi,

I have an Artistic Edge Cutter.  I wasn’t thrilled with it at first, but as I use it more, I’m loving it.  Last night after my bedtime, I decided to make a t-shirt for my 8 year old grandson ON HIS BIRTHDAY - talk about leaving things until the last minute, but we were going to his birthday party today.  That didn’t happen because it decided to rain, sleet and snow in the Regina district - a nice first storm for the fall-winter of 2019 that came up through the Idaho, Montana, and Alberta mountains and landed in the good prairies of Saskatchewan.  Back to the “EDGE” - I have been on a vinyl frenzy this year and decided to download a “Cars” file from Etsy that cost me about $1.37 CDN.  There were 2 designs one of Lightening McQueen and Tomater.  Well Lightening McQueen was fine but poor old Mater had just to many cuts, so that design was a flop.  The second plan was to increase Lightening McQueen to about 6.5 inches wide and let the height just proportion out as the software permitted.  This worked great and Tristen will have his t-shirt when he visits on our Thanksgiving in 2 weeks.  He LOVES cars of any kind and takes them everywhere including Sunday Mass.

What I learned right from the “get-go” was to do ALL 7 of the exercises in the instruction manual - over and over, so that i became familiar with the software - I didn’t do any cutting at this point after doing a trial the one needs to do when you get a new toy.  The software was a bit of a learning curve for me as it didn’t fit with how my brain works, but I’ve improved with using it over and over.  The next thing is to prepare you fabric well if you want to make appliqué for quilting or to sew on a t-shirt or any garment.  That requires a product called “Terial Magic” which stiffens the fabric.  I do this even if I’m putting Heat & Bond light on to the fabric.  It is best to soak the fabric in the Terial Magic, let it dry - press it and then apply the Heat & Bond, if using that too.  Here is a good video to watch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxoL5pbvgZQ
The explanation in it is well presented, and there are lots to watch on YouTube to help you get started in the learning process.  I like the one I linked you to as it is done by a dealer - far, far away, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, but I stumbled upon this dealership when wanting to learn something else about gadgets that work with my Janome 15000 and Skyline S9 sewing/embroidery machines.

Another nice thing about the EDGE is that it will do very intricate cuts, things you would NEVER want to do without a machine such as this - snowflakes being a good example and also things that have cutouts in the middle that would have difficult access to remove.

I hope that I have given you some food for thought on the Artistic Edge Cutter.  I have fun with mine, even if my last cut didn’t get me to Regina where I wanted to be today with 2 of my 13 grandchildren and the ones that live farthest away, but we still don’t have snow in Saskatoon.  My daughter has called yet crying that she’s not really ready to have “winter”, but I expect they have some snow.  She did get Arianna and Tristen their winter boots though before they were a necessity.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Carol Crisp
 

Great idea to speak to the dealers in both places!  I look forward to hearing what your friend with the 350e says. Thank you Kaye, it's a pretty magical place.  We lived there for several years while my husband was working.  He's retired now and we are trying to figure out what we want to do with this next stage in our lives!


Re: Janome Edge Cutter

June E Hudspeth
 

They also mentioned Janome’s Simply Cut????????????????

 

I’ve not heard of that either.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharleen Brett
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2019 4:00 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome Edge Cutter

 

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

 

Sharleen Brett                                         

Cell: (817) 939-6469

 


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


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Carol Crisp
 

Cat, I'm glad you've had good luck with your machines in the FL humidity. That's encouraging!  We are renting a standard outside storage unit that sits on a concrete slab and is sandwiched between other units on two sides, then has rolling metal doors front and back.  So, it will get pretty cold I imagine.  We are going to ask the manager is they have monitored the winter temperature in any of the units.  If it seems too cold, then I'll ask a friend to see if she can store my machine in her basement.  We are leaning toward leaving it in NH for the reasons that you mentioned.


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

Carol Crisp
 

Thank you for suggesting the de-humidifiers.  I'm glad they are working for you!


Re: Use and care of Janome 15000 Quiltmaker in HI

gbmko
 

Which island will you be living on, and where on the island? For example, I lived Leeward, in Makakilo, on Oahu, and it was quite dry. I had no issues with rust. On the Windward side, rust from salt air and dampness was a big issue! But there is an excellent Janome dealer in Honolulu to keep machines running well. And a wonderful group of ladies that meet for Janome club.


Re: Janome Edge Cutter

Sharleen Brett
 

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


Sharleen Brett                                         
Cell: (817) 939-6469


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.

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