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Re: 15K vs. M7

Dottie Newkirk
 

I've seen the M7 at my dealer's and it's not an embroidery machine.  It's also as big (to me) as the 15K but without the embroidery unit.  It is a pretty heavy machine.  Here's some more information on the M7.  https://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/continental-m7/  Hope this helps.  Dottie in Texas


Re: Does FootBook auto update?

Lyn Quine
 

The M7 is a sewing machine it isn’t a combination sewing/embroidery they are two different types of machines


Need help with Customizer 10000

mah_jongg
 

Uninstalled Customizer 10000 in computer because I did not need it because moving to windows 10. Wrong! A friend needed it for some designs. When I reinstalled it in to XP (with the last known Customizer update) it sends direct to sewing machine via PC link. What is does not do is the ATA card. Will not read any of the scan cards. Worked fine until the uninstall reinstall. The boxes on the right hand side of the screen are blank. No folders show up and drop down arrow under the words ATA card is empty. The designs show up on let hand side of screen. The folders do show up in the 10000. I know because I renamed one. Can anyone help me with this? Was suppose to upgrade to 10 this week. Need to get it done for the area isolation begins.


Re: What strength fishing magnets ?

Patricia Ward
 

Thank you, Diane.  I didn't know if the 75 lb would have a strong enough field to do damage to the machine... glad to hear they don't.   

Going to go order now: I was looking at those this morning before I asked.  

Pat 

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:26 AM Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <diane.stutsman=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I used 75 lbs. DIYMAG on Amazon. They held a large heavy quilt that was heavily pieced. Just don’t set them down on the bed of the machine. They don’t cause a problem, just hard to remove.




Re: Does FootBook auto update?

Elizabeth Mccall
 

Hi Jim, I am thinking of selling my 15000 for a smaller machine that I can take out of the house more easily. 
How does the new M7 compare on size & weight  and ability to sew embroidery  or regular stitches. Does it use the same jump drives as the 15000 ? 
Thanks for comparing the two .
Elizabeth Ann McCall
Western N C 


Re: Does FootBook auto update?

JANE MORELAND
 

Is this new ruler foot different than the one that came with the 15000 or M7?


On Mar 16, 2020, at 4:24 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:


Re: What strength fishing magnets ?

Diane Stutsman
 

I used 75 lbs. DIYMAG on Amazon. They held a large heavy quilt that was heavily pieced. Just don’t set them down on the bed of the machine. They don’t cause a problem, just hard to remove.


What strength fishing magnets ?

Patricia Ward
 

Diane and Jim,
What strength fishing magnets are you using on your hoop?    I find there are ones from 40 lbs to 400 lbs ( obviously not needed!)   

I was looking at the 40 lbs or 75 lbs.   I thought 40 lbs placed strategically around the hoop would be ok.


Pat  


Re: Does FootBook auto update?

Jim Stutsman
 


Re: Does FootBook auto update?

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

is the new ruler foot just for the the m7?


On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 9:07 AM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
FootBook checks for updates every 24 hours. The last update was to add the M7 to the machine list. I'm aware of a new ruler foot, which we are waiting to get. Until we get it, there are no updates scheduled.


Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

mah_jongg
 

Just go top of page and in the "find group or create a group" section & type in "Embird 101" (beginners) or "Absolutely Embird" (med - advanced). Either way, then just click on to join. I had Buzztools before Embird. It worked for what I needed it for. With Embird, you pick the sections you want. Basic Embird for starters then you can add on from there. You can try Embird for free for I think 30 days. If you do get Embird make sure you buy Iconizer. I bought mine from secretsof. But then, I like shopping there.

Hope this helps
Mahjongg


Customizer 10000

mah_jongg
 

Uninstalled Customizer 10000 in computer because I did not need it until windows 10. Wrong! A friend needed it for some designs. When I reinstalled it in to XP (with the last known Customizer update) it sends direct to sewing machine via PC link. What is does not do is the ATA card. Will not read any of the scan cards. Worked fine until the uninstall reinstall. The boxes on the right hand side of the screen are blank. No folders show up and drop down arrow under the words ATA card is empty. The designs show up on let hand side of screen. The folders do show up in the 10000. I know because I renamed one. Can anyone help me with this?  And for the last note: will Customizer work in windows 10? If not my, friend will only be able to use designs she already has and I won't be able to embroider on my 10000.

Thanks,

Mahjongg


Re: HELP! 550e

mah_jongg
 

Thanks! Was able to stitch something out. One problem was it kept knotting up on top and bottom where the thread color changes were.  Second problem was my thread spools are too long making it difficult for thread to stay on thread spool. My 5 spool verticle thread stand (bought for 10000 hooks on the handle) doesn't fit the 550e. The handle is too thick.


Re: Does FootBook auto update?

Jim Stutsman
 

FootBook checks for updates every 24 hours. The last update was to add the M7 to the machine list. I'm aware of a new ruler foot, which we are waiting to get. Until we get it, there are no updates scheduled.


Re: Does FootBook auto update?

saba_cat2
 

Jim, What new feet, if any, have been added to the FootBook since your early February post?


Re: HELP! 550e

mah_jongg
 

Thanks for the tips, ideas, and suggestions everyone. I will check them out.  I'll post again after I give them a shot.

Mahjongg


Re: HELP! 550e

Ann Jones
 

Good morning 

Some other steps to add to Jim's.

Put your blank USB into the 550, switch on and the machine adds the correct EMB folder to the USB. Files need to be in this for the 550e to read correctly.

I use a Mac and buy and  download chosen designs in JEF format from well regarded sites. These I load from my Mac onto my formatted USB and plug into the machine. The machine selects the hoop according to the design size. This can be changed by selecting EDIT on the machine screen. If design cannot use  your own selected hoop it remains greyed out. 
Also in EDIT is a slection to reduce/ enlarge deign up to 20%.

I have Stitch Buddy for the reasons Jim stated. Can buy a design bigger than  largest hoop and resize it too.

A USB does not have to be 2G either. The reason they suggest that size is the machine's computer is slow and reads and loads all files on the USB. I store my files on my MAC- and because I can- also on a dedicated  only for sewing designs, Windows laptop , then, because they are cheap (and can fail) have individual designs on multi USBs all labelled for quick convenience. I keep the usb connector attached to my machine and plug into that. There is a caveat though as need to directly plug your USB into the 550 to save files from machine back to the USB. 

Chatterbox Quilts has good information re You Tube.
 Woodrow Handcrafts also You Tube  has a good lesson in uing the inbuilt designs and using EDIT.  
There are more but is experience in finding the gems among the many.

Not by any means last,  I found a glass of my favorite tipple a great alternative when my brain seizes at all the new information required.

Ann


Re: New hoop and horizon link

Jim Stutsman
 

It's been a while since we had a 12000, and I've slept since then. The message you're getting just means that the 12000 is not in a mode that allows USB to connect. If there is ANY message on the screen before you send, it won't work. You may need to also be in Embroidery mode - I don't remember. I don't know what 6D software is, but only Janome software can communicate directly with the machine. In your case that would be HorizonLink.


Re: HELP! 550e

Jim Stutsman
 

The fastest, easiest way to get started using a Mac is to get StitchBuddy. It's not expensive, is well supported online, and you'll continue using it even after you get Windows installed.

To address your questions:
1) Normally the only "Loading" indicator is a very brief display of icons indicating "Do not remove" and "Do not turn off".
2) Grasp it firmly and pull. No special procedure is needed. As long as the above icons are not showing you can unplug it.
3) It doesn't matter. The machine could be USB 1, but both USB 2 & 3 drives will work. Get what's cheapest.
4) Janome embeds the hoop size in the design. If you just open a design, you'll get that hoop. You need to use EDIT mode to set the hoop, then add the design. See pages 33-43 of the manual.
5) StitchBuddy will convert PES and many other formats to JEF.


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Freda Howard
 

Thanks


On Mar 3, 2020, at 10:32 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

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!

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