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Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Shirley Allen
 

I love my Buzz Tools software & have Buzz size, Buzz Edit, Buzz tools.  And yes you can get a manual & support on line.  I have never regreted my purchase from them.  Very easy information on using.  Hope that helps


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cat - N
 

OMG...thank you!  I will grab the iPad and take a look as soon as I can...now that I just finished quilting the St. Patrick's Day Table Toppers.  That is so very kind of you, and completely unexpected on my part. 

I looked at the link you sent, and also looked at some of the Brothread charts that were on the Amazon pages, and then I counted the number of spools of Thread Nanny thread that I have (I made a list of them in Excel, so counting was easy...LOL), and it turns out there are 100 in my list, but I also noted that some of the colors were so close to each other that I cross-referenced them and made notes.  Some of the names and numbers in the Brothread list definitely match what I have in my Thread Nanny list.  I do have to say that the 260 spool collection advertised as being "Thread Nanny" thread is 'impressive'...so many shades of thread!  But it is even nicer to be able to look the thread up online and get information of the thread you are using, which was what 'confused' me when I first started looking at the spools I have...as a novice machine embroiderer...and I was wondering why there were such huge 'gaps' in the color numbering sequences, so it makes more sense now.

Of course, the Metro thread line I bought is discontinued now, too...

Thank you for the work you have done on this, Jim!  Very impressive...well above 'the call of duty' IMHO!!!

- Cat (FL)





Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

bhd02@...
 

How does a person join? I have Embird but don't use it much.  Would like to follow someone who does. Thanks. BD


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Jim Stutsman
 

I have added Thread Nanny to ThreadBook, but only the 63 Brother colors I could find a chart for. This page on Amazon seems to suggest that it may be closely affiliated with SMB Always, which is also sold under the Embroidex label with the same numbers.


Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Lyn Quine
 

You don’t say what you want to do with the software, do you want to digitise, or just view a downloaded design?  Few software packages come with a written manual, most have online manuals, easy to search with the keywords, but knowing which keyword is the thing.  If you have a help menu in Embird, you could search it, then print the section you’re using, file it and gradually build your manual, if you tried to print the whole thing, time and paper would be the issue, but you could gradually build it as you became more familiar.  Personally, I search the online help, and watch YouTube videos, there’s plenty, and I find the combination works for me.  I don’t print it off, I don’t have enough space to store it, I’d rather use that space for thread and fabric, but I can copy and paste and save it on my computer or iPad.  


if you just want to view a design Wilcom Trusizer is a good one, it can open most formats, resize, change format, and you can either download a copy or use their online one.  


a lot depends on what you want to do with the software as to which to use, but as I said few will come with a hard copy of a manual, at best it will be ‘get you started’ book if you get it on a CD or USB stick but a lot will be an internet download.


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cat - N
 

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Thread Nanny thread, Cynthia.  It seemed okay to me, and I have quite a bit of it so it's nice to know that others have used it and liked it since I am far from 'expert' in embroidery thread quality.

- Cat (FL)


Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Jim Stutsman
 

Diane & I have never used Embird, so we can’t be much help with that. I assume that you’re looking for software to convert formats. There are many available.


Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

mah_jongg
 

You can join Embird 101 (beginners) or Absolutely Embird on this group io. Moderators name is Peggy. It is the best place to learn about Embird. Any questions, problems, difficulties in using the program will get answered there. This former yahoo group has saved me a lot headaches and educated me over the years.

Good Luck


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jim Stutsman
 

It’s in the store, and should update, but Apple does not do that instantly. I doubt if they check more than once a day. You can force it by opening the App Store and searching for ThreadBook. Instead of a price you’ll see a cloud with an arrow coming out of it. Tap that and it will update.


Re: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Pixey
 

Kathy,
I have only had it happen once or twice  (and due to user error) but I am pretty sure the machine will stop and alert you if there is a thread break.  

Given what you are describing, I could suggest a couple of possibilities...

You mention being good quality thread but also Floriani brand.  For some reason, some Janome embroidery machines can be really persnickety about threads and do not like Floriani brand.  Others have no trouble. So I would try a different brand.

Then you mentioned the style of the design and frequency of the shredding.  Given how much the circles and spirals result in pulling the thread in different directions as it goes through the needle and completes the stitch, I would wonder about the possibility of a tiny burr in the eye of the needle.  I would suggest changing the needle and maybe even using a Top Stitch needle with a larger eye.

Pixey


On Mar 7, 2020, at 1:12 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Greetings----Just a reality check for me here......I do not see any reference to this in the Owner's Manual......does this machine have a feature that alerts you when a thread break happens? I have been doing a new design and getting frequent thread breaks--I have checked/.adjusted the usual things--new needle, tension checks, etc. But those things seem OK. I just get some thread shredding about every 600-700 stitches. I am running my machine as I usually do, at 400SPM.    Am I imagining this, or is the machine supposed to stop stitching and beep when there is a thread break? I am in the same room, and I will hear that dreaded noise that happens when there is a thread break, and there is, indeed a thread break, but the machine just keeps banging that needle up and down. If I was in the next room, it might stitch out the entire color section with no thread!!   I have never experienced so many thread breaks in a design before.  When I do have a thread break, I believe the 500e machine would stop and tell me. But I could be mixing this up with my older embroidery machine of another brand???/  Am I missing something today???  I have not used that older machine for a couple of years for embroidery. It is a great sewing machine, but no more for embroidery. The design is a type which I have never tried before----a bird that is comprised of many concentric circles and spirals. Could it be something about the design itself? I am stitching on a T-shirt, properly hooped and using the plastic type of topping.  I am using threads of good quality--Floriani, Sulky, etc, which I have never had a problem with before.   Any ideas?   I have stopped stitching for now and am going to go to the gym to work off my sewing frustration!!   Thanks, I appreciate any input!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

I have embird, I find it challenging to use and has no written manual.  I can by a manual that is from 2006 (don’t think so ).  So I’m look for a software that I can use for my 15000 with a written manual as that is my learning style.
any suggestions would be appreciated, especially from Jim and Diane.  Thank you 



Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Sharon Simmons
 

Hi Jim – I have automatic updates turned on my ipad, but my ThreadBook has not updated.  Is it still in the process?  Thanks. Sharon

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:33 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] ThreadBook 1.4

 

ThreadBook version 1.4 has just been approved and should be in the App Store sometime later today or tomorrow. If you have automatic updates turned on, it will download once it's in the store. On the surface this will appear to be a minor update, with some functions made a bit easier to use. Inside, though, it's a major overhaul. The entire process of adding new threads to the Library has been updated. When new threads have been added you will get a notice on the "Contents" page. I've also rebuilt the help system and a full product manual is now included in the app. We now have 254 brands containing more than 30,000 different threads. Thanks so much to everyone for your help and continued support!


Re: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Cathy LeBlanc
 

Kathy - I have the same machine and it does stop and let me know when the top thread breaks or if there does not appear to be enough bobbin thread. Check page 50 of your manual where it mentions the upper thread sensor. There is an option to turn it off so perhaps your machine has it turned off.
You make the change in the machine settings.
I was having some issue with my thread breaking and I found that the way you thread through the pre tension thread guide make a difference.
I was also having some trouble with the auto needle threader almost shredding some of the threads and that was causing breaks as well.
Cathy LeBlanc Burlington MA


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jim Stutsman
 

Actually I was searching for Durak, but autocorrect bit me when I posted. I think I have found what I need. Thanks!


Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Kathy Strabel
 

Greetings----Just a reality check for me here......I do not see any reference to this in the Owner's Manual......does this machine have a feature that alerts you when a thread break happens? I have been doing a new design and getting frequent thread breaks--I have checked/.adjusted the usual things--new needle, tension checks, etc. But those things seem OK. I just get some thread shredding about every 600-700 stitches. I am running my machine as I usually do, at 400SPM.    Am I imagining this, or is the machine supposed to stop stitching and beep when there is a thread break? I am in the same room, and I will hear that dreaded noise that happens when there is a thread break, and there is, indeed a thread break, but the machine just keeps banging that needle up and down. If I was in the next room, it might stitch out the entire color section with no thread!!   I have never experienced so many thread breaks in a design before.  When I do have a thread break, I believe the 500e machine would stop and tell me. But I could be mixing this up with my older embroidery machine of another brand???/  Am I missing something today???  I have not used that older machine for a couple of years for embroidery. It is a great sewing machine, but no more for embroidery. The design is a type which I have never tried before----a bird that is comprised of many concentric circles and spirals. Could it be something about the design itself? I am stitching on a T-shirt, properly hooped and using the plastic type of topping.  I am using threads of good quality--Floriani, Sulky, etc, which I have never had a problem with before.   Any ideas?   I have stopped stitching for now and am going to go to the gym to work off my sewing frustration!!   Thanks, I appreciate any input!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Pat B
 

Hi Jim,
do a search for Durak rather than Duran.
Pat


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Pat B
 

Jim, try a search for Durak instead of Duran.
pat


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I also have bought some of the Thread Nanny threads.  I loved the colors and it sewed out beautifully on two different sewing machines, Singer and the Janome 15,000.   I was very pleased with it.


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cynthia Dickerson
 

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 05:56 AM, Meryl Margolies wrote:
I bought a selection of Thread Nanny threads quite some time ago. Love the colors and stitches without any problems. Would buy again.
--
Thank you,
Meryl


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jocelyne Levesque
 

Thank-you

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