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Re: Janome 550e

J Fraker
 

If you advance to stitch number one, then pull up your bobbin thread, then press start, you will eliminate that problem


On Sun, Dec 15, 2019, 11:43 AM Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:
Hello Janome Group--
This may be a silly question as I may simply be missing something, but when I begin to stitch a design with my 500e machine, I want to bring the bobbin thread up to the top so I can hold both the bobbin and top threads out of the way for a clean, knot-free start without the thread tails getting bolluxed up at the beginning. I am not talking a giant bird nest, but there always seems to be a small "jumble" of threads at the beginning of a color change. ANd at the very beginning. I bring the bobbin thread up, wrap loosely around a finger and hold them out of the way, but the hoop always jumps a short distance and the needle does not pierce the fabric in the place where the needle is waiting to begin stitching. Thus, I have created another thread tail, which then gets jumbled up.  The machine stitches very nicely on the top surface, but there are always those darn little tails that look so messy and require tweezers and scissors to neaten-up.  Why does the hoop move at the beginning, when he needle is poised above the exact middle point of the design?   Any comments welcome     Kathy S   Cams WA

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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




Re: Customizer 11000

Cat - N
 

Do you know someone who has a CD/DVD on their computer that could copy the software to a USB drive? Maybe the library has a computer with both drives you could use. Maybe a computer place (Geek Squad or Staples copy dept) could do it. Or maybe you could ask your dealer?   ‎Maybe they could order the software for your 500e on a USB.

- Cat (FL)

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From: Janet Cicerano
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:08 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Reply To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Customizer 11000

Hello, I recently purchased the 500e and have not used it yet.  My fairly new laptop does not have a CD/DVD player and I do not currently own an external player.  Is it possible to download the information from a website that is on the DVD that came with the 500e?
Janet

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 6:14 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Mel, welcome to the group! Your 500E actually comes with a CD/DVD that contains the software you will need for your machine. Customizer 11000 is older software that was originally created for the Memory Craft 11000, then later modified to include the 350E. It won't do a thing for you, and actually has issues with Windows 10 using USB. When you get your machine install the software that came with it, and then if you have questions you can ask them here. On the 550E I believe the software is called "AcuTools", but I don't know what it is on the 500E. You can let us know that too!


Re: Customizer 11000

Janet Cicerano
 

Hello, I recently purchased the 500e and have not used it yet.  My fairly new laptop does not have a CD/DVD player and I do not currently own an external player.  Is it possible to download the information from a website that is on the DVD that came with the 500e?
Janet

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 6:14 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Mel, welcome to the group! Your 500E actually comes with a CD/DVD that contains the software you will need for your machine. Customizer 11000 is older software that was originally created for the Memory Craft 11000, then later modified to include the 350E. It won't do a thing for you, and actually has issues with Windows 10 using USB. When you get your machine install the software that came with it, and then if you have questions you can ask them here. On the 550E I believe the software is called "AcuTools", but I don't know what it is on the 500E. You can let us know that too!

Re: Janome 550e

Lyn Quine
 

I haven’t got the 500e, but this happens with a lot of purchased designs, the start is away from the centre so the machine moves to the first stitch.  When I want to pull the bobbin up I press the start button and stop it straight away, the machine normally then stops above the starting point.  I can then pull the thread up.  I use the same method when the bobbin runs out mid design.  I bring the thread up, having gone back a few stitches, hen I h9ld the bobbin and top thread on the work in the direction of stitching, this stitches over the top of the threads, when there’s enough covered I move the ends out of the way of stitching and cut off close to the stitching.

Re: Janome 550e

HEATHER COWAN
 

Hi Kathy:  I also pull the bottom thread up to make a nice clean start.  I find if I move the needle to stitch one .... I have the 15000, 9900 and MB4 and they allow me to advance a stitch.  This moves the needle from the center position to the position of the first thread.  Once in the position of stitch one I do a needle up and down and ..... voila ...  nice tidy start on the front and back of my design.  Good luck.

On Dec 15, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:


Hello Janome Group--
This may be a silly question as I may simply be missing something, but when I begin to stitch a design with my 500e machine, I want to bring the bobbin thread up to the top so I can hold both the bobbin and top threads out of the way for a clean, knot-free start without the thread tails getting bolluxed up at the beginning. I am not talking a giant bird nest, but there always seems to be a small "jumble" of threads at the beginning of a color change. ANd at the very beginning. I bring the bobbin thread up, wrap loosely around a finger and hold them out of the way, but the hoop always jumps a short distance and the needle does not pierce the fabric in the place where the needle is waiting to begin stitching. Thus, I have created another thread tail, which then gets jumbled up.  The machine stitches very nicely on the top surface, but there are always those darn little tails that look so messy and require tweezers and scissors to neaten-up.  Why does the hoop move at the beginning, when he needle is poised above the exact middle point of the design?   Any comments welcome     Kathy S   Cams WA

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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




Re: Janome 550e

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello Janome Group--
This may be a silly question as I may simply be missing something, but when I begin to stitch a design with my 500e machine, I want to bring the bobbin thread up to the top so I can hold both the bobbin and top threads out of the way for a clean, knot-free start without the thread tails getting bolluxed up at the beginning. I am not talking a giant bird nest, but there always seems to be a small "jumble" of threads at the beginning of a color change. ANd at the very beginning. I bring the bobbin thread up, wrap loosely around a finger and hold them out of the way, but the hoop always jumps a short distance and the needle does not pierce the fabric in the place where the needle is waiting to begin stitching. Thus, I have created another thread tail, which then gets jumbled up.  The machine stitches very nicely on the top surface, but there are always those darn little tails that look so messy and require tweezers and scissors to neaten-up.  Why does the hoop move at the beginning, when he needle is poised above the exact middle point of the design?   Any comments welcome     Kathy S   Cams WA

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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




Re: News for the 15000?

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

hmmm....are the triumphs motorcycles or sergers?  


On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 10:34 AM Vikki Youngmeyer <vikkiy@...> wrote:
As long as I have no more sewing machines than my hubby had ancient sports cars in the garage, I'm okay! We're even: 3 Janomes,  2 Triumphs and one Jaguar XK140!

Vikki
Houston, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 7:06 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] News for the 15000?

There really isn’t a comparison between the M7 and the 15000.  The M7 is a very powerful sewing machine and does lovely stitching but it cannot embroidery.  The 15000 is fantastic because it is a combined embroidery/sewing machine.  There would have been a time that I wouldn’t have wanted an “embroidery only” machine, but I’m beginning to see the merits of having the stand alone.  Neither of these 2 machines are suitable to “take to class” as they are just to heavy to carry.  I can lift them, but I surely don’t like to.  There is some new technology on the M7 that allows you to use your phone (not sure if it is android friendly yet as I only have an iPhone) to get instructions on “how to” do things by using an “APP” called AcuSpark which reads a QR code of the screen of the machine.  Isn’t that great - now we want to have our phones or iPads with us at the sewing machine.  I’m thinking “what next?”  However, all this stuff is fun to play with and is useful - we don’t have to worry about “misplacing the machine manual” and there still is a physical one with the machine.

I have both machines and an S9 too.  I’m not sure that my husband thinks I’m a sane person, but I love my machines and the technology too.

Cheryl - Saskatoon






Re: News for the 15000?

Steve
 

Good news, the AcuSpark works on Android devices. 
Patricia - So Cal

Re: Customizer 11000

Melinda Crowley
 

Kathy, I have owned Embird since its origination 1997.  Love it!  I just worked with Embird creator to include Qbot read/write .plt files to be included within Embird.  Thanks for your suggestions

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:35:57 AM EST, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:


Melinda---I am fairly new to Janome machines after decades of loyalty to another brand. I got a sew-only Skyline 7 a few years ago and then got the 500e about a year ago. I am good with both of these machines, with a couple of minor things..  You asked about software for the 500e. I am not familiar with the Customizer 1100 that you inquired about but I would highly recommend that you take a look at Embird. EMbird is not machine brand specific, is a very robust application for way less cost than most of the machine-specific softwares.  There are several online help groups for Embird users, and the program itself allows you to import designs, edit, save, re-size, ...just about everything the more expensive programs that usually require costly updates along the way.  Embird is a modular program; you buy the parts you want, and can add modules at a later date. There is a basic program, that is not really all that basic. In many years of using Embird, I have never felt the program was not adequate. Then there is a Studio module where you can digitize your own designs. There are optional fonts which can be purchased  individually at a nominal cost.Plus a couple more specialty modules--crossstitch, and possibly another one that I cannot recall at the moment. Updates are very reasonably priced. The company also offers a good array of high-quality digitized designs, mostly realistic animals. The only "fault" I can see is that the program does not yet work with Apple format computers, but that could change in the future.   I am in  no way associated with Embird, other than being a satisfied customer for around 10 years.    You can Google something like "embird machine embroidery" and get their website info.   Good luck!   Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

Re: Customizer 11000

Kathy Strabel
 

Melinda---I am fairly new to Janome machines after decades of loyalty to another brand. I got a sew-only Skyline 7 a few years ago and then got the 500e about a year ago. I am good with both of these machines, with a couple of minor things..  You asked about software for the 500e. I am not familiar with the Customizer 1100 that you inquired about but I would highly recommend that you take a look at Embird. EMbird is not machine brand specific, is a very robust application for way less cost than most of the machine-specific softwares.  There are several online help groups for Embird users, and the program itself allows you to import designs, edit, save, re-size, ...just about everything the more expensive programs that usually require costly updates along the way.  Embird is a modular program; you buy the parts you want, and can add modules at a later date. There is a basic program, that is not really all that basic. In many years of using Embird, I have never felt the program was not adequate. Then there is a Studio module where you can digitize your own designs. There are optional fonts which can be purchased  individually at a nominal cost.Plus a couple more specialty modules--crossstitch, and possibly another one that I cannot recall at the moment. Updates are very reasonably priced. The company also offers a good array of high-quality digitized designs, mostly realistic animals. The only "fault" I can see is that the program does not yet work with Apple format computers, but that could change in the future.   I am in  no way associated with Embird, other than being a satisfied customer for around 10 years.    You can Google something like "embird machine embroidery" and get their website info.   Good luck!   Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

Re: 1600P

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Thank you for your reply.  I am going to spend some more time on this problem.  If Diane loves hers (and she has 1! ) then it must be worthwhile.  It has been so long since i have used it, but thinking it would make sense for some of the 'grunt' work to take the load off of the 'fancy' machine!

Re: News for the 15000?

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

thank you for your reply.  I went back and looked at the features.  I am still pleased as pie with my 15000!!  the only 'feature' that i am curious about is the new acufeed system.  as the acufeed is limiting and feisty on the 15k  (popping out LOL!)  still i remain content (and poor LOL) .    Also, for anyone who is interested, you can use Acu spark with the 15000 as well, though there is no QR code to scan, you can just look it up in the app. though you can also download the manual to your ipad, create a quick link icon to it, and then use the ipad/phone search feature to find information for whatever task is at hand.   that block advisor also looks nifty ;)  Obviously, they could not 'out-do' the 15k and went in a new and wonderful direction.

Re: Quilt in the Hoop- any feature updates on the horizon?

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

I am sooo sorry to hear about her left wrist!!!  down to only one wrist myself, i can appreciate how important they are!  
As to the App, maybe some new blocks/designs. but i understand that may  be hard if Diane is not up to it.  It is sad that it has a 1star rating in the apps store, but that is just because there is so little activity with the app.  I think if there were a feature update it could keep the App relevant....i recently created an in the hoop block, outside of the app....maybe i can hunt it down and send it your way for you to use?  LMK  and a speedy recovery for Diane, we all really appreciate you both.  (And take it or leave it: Harvard did a great study on Dairy products leaching calcium from our bones to neutralize the natural acidity of dairy in our bodies.  As we get older healing is slower, so any little bit helps ;) )

Re: Janome 550e

favymtz
 

re  the bobbin thread being brought to the top of the design.
Make sure that you have the bobbin in correctly. If you have it in backwards it will pull the bobbin thread up to the top.
Look carefully at the diagram on the bobbin cover, it shows that the thread comes off to the left (counter clockwise) and then through the tension.
Other issues could be the type of bobbin thread you use and which bobbin case, the yellow dot case has a tighter tension which may help your problem.
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Favymtz

Re: News for the 15000?

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

As long as I have no more sewing machines than my hubby had ancient sports cars in the garage, I'm okay! We're even: 3 Janomes, 2 Triumphs and one Jaguar XK140!

Vikki
Houston, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 7:06 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] News for the 15000?

There really isn’t a comparison between the M7 and the 15000. The M7 is a very powerful sewing machine and does lovely stitching but it cannot embroidery. The 15000 is fantastic because it is a combined embroidery/sewing machine. There would have been a time that I wouldn’t have wanted an “embroidery only” machine, but I’m beginning to see the merits of having the stand alone. Neither of these 2 machines are suitable to “take to class” as they are just to heavy to carry. I can lift them, but I surely don’t like to. There is some new technology on the M7 that allows you to use your phone (not sure if it is android friendly yet as I only have an iPhone) to get instructions on “how to” do things by using an “APP” called AcuSpark which reads a QR code of the screen of the machine. Isn’t that great - now we want to have our phones or iPads with us at the sewing machine. I’m thinking “what next?” However, all this stuff is fun to play with and is useful - we don’t have to worry about “misplacing the machine manual” and there still is a physical one with the machine.

I have both machines and an S9 too. I’m not sure that my husband thinks I’m a sane person, but I love my machines and the technology too.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Customizer 11000

Pixey
 

My 500e came with an Instructonal DVD and a DVD with Embroidery Editor v1.0.  Which works very similar to Acutools but being embroidery only has a few less features.

Pixey


On Dec 13, 2019, at 5:14 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Hi Mel, welcome to the group! Your 500E actually comes with a CD/DVD that contains the software you will need for your machine. Customizer 11000 is older software that was originally created for the Memory Craft 11000, then later modified to include the 350E. It won't do a thing for you, and actually has issues with Windows 10 using USB. When you get your machine install the software that came with it, and then if you have questions you can ask them here. On the 550E I believe the software is called "AcuTools", but I don't know what it is on the 500E. You can let us know that too!

Re: Customizer 11000

Roberta K
 

Mel:

Customer 11000 is no longer available to purchase. It was replaced by Janome Digitizer, which is up to version 5. If you are only interested in editing and not digitizing, look into Embrilliance Essentials. Hatch by Wilcom also has a similar program.

Roberta in FL

Diane's Wrist

Cat - N
 

Oh noooo! Poor Diane...that's just awful.  I hope her left wrist heals quickly, and her right wrist is back to normal again.  

- Cat 

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Re: Customizer 11000

Melinda Crowley
 

Thanks Jim, as you can read I am very anxiously awaiting my 500e.  

Mel

Re: News for the 15000?

Cheryl Paul
 

There really isn’t a comparison between the M7 and the 15000. The M7 is a very powerful sewing machine and does lovely stitching but it cannot embroidery. The 15000 is fantastic because it is a combined embroidery/sewing machine. There would have been a time that I wouldn’t have wanted an “embroidery only” machine, but I’m beginning to see the merits of having the stand alone. Neither of these 2 machines are suitable to “take to class” as they are just to heavy to carry. I can lift them, but I surely don’t like to. There is some new technology on the M7 that allows you to use your phone (not sure if it is android friendly yet as I only have an iPhone) to get instructions on “how to” do things by using an “APP” called AcuSpark which reads a QR code of the screen of the machine. Isn’t that great - now we want to have our phones or iPads with us at the sewing machine. I’m thinking “what next?” However, all this stuff is fun to play with and is useful - we don’t have to worry about “misplacing the machine manual” and there still is a physical one with the machine.

I have both machines and an S9 too. I’m not sure that my husband thinks I’m a sane person, but I love my machines and the technology too.

Cheryl - Saskatoon