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MC350E error message

Judy
 

I have been rearranging my sewing studio.  Moved my MC350E to a new location and now I have an error message when I turn it I.  It says to raise the needle.  I raised the needle but the message does not go away.  Nothing works.  Is there a reset I can do or do I need to take my machine to the shop?  It looks nice in its new location though.
thanks for any help anyone can give.


Re: AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

Thanks Jim.  I had a feeling this was the case.  I am looking at StitchBuddy, but it doesn’t send directly to my 15000 or S9, so I still have the extra step of then transferring to a USB.  In which case, I may as well boot up my laptop.

Pixey


On Aug 27, 2020, at 4:21 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The AcuEdit app was created in the early years of iOS, almost as a software dongle for the machine. Its iPad storage is limited to the document "sandbox" within the app, so called because it cannot be accessed by any other app. That includes the Files app. To accomplish what you want, you would first make a folder, or better a hierarchy of folders, for your designs in iCloud. Copy your designs to iCloud. Then to use one in AcuEdit, first find it in the Files App, then select it. From there you tap the "Share" button in the top right corner of the screen and choose the option "Copy to AcuEdit" from the list of icons. The catch here is that you will not be able to see the design at all, only the file name. A far better option is to use the StitchBuddy HD app. It provides an easy way to manage your designs in iCloud drive, as well as a lot of editing options. To get a design in AcuEdit, just tap it, then tap the "Share" button (Box with arrow coming out of it) and choose "Open in" to open it in AcuEdit. This has the advantage of letting you see your designs, as well as not tying up storage on your iPad by storing them locally. You do need to set the option to use iCloud drive in StitchBuddy settings, but that's just a couple of taps. An added bonus with StitchBuddy is that you can store designs in formats other than JEF and still open them for use in AcuEdit. There is a free trial for designs up to 1,000 stitches, and a modestly priced option to unlock the full potential. I'm not affiliated, other than as a fellow app developer, but I recommend the product.


Re: AcuEdit question

Jim Stutsman
 

The AcuEdit app was created in the early years of iOS, almost as a software dongle for the machine. Its iPad storage is limited to the document "sandbox" within the app, so called because it cannot be accessed by any other app. That includes the Files app. To accomplish what you want, you would first make a folder, or better a hierarchy of folders, for your designs in iCloud. Copy your designs to iCloud. Then to use one in AcuEdit, first find it in the Files App, then select it. From there you tap the "Share" button in the top right corner of the screen and choose the option "Copy to AcuEdit" from the list of icons. The catch here is that you will not be able to see the design at all, only the file name. A far better option is to use the StitchBuddy HD app. It provides an easy way to manage your designs in iCloud drive, as well as a lot of editing options. To get a design in AcuEdit, just tap it, then tap the "Share" button (Box with arrow coming out of it) and choose "Open in" to open it in AcuEdit. This has the advantage of letting you see your designs, as well as not tying up storage on your iPad by storing them locally. You do need to set the option to use iCloud drive in StitchBuddy settings, but that's just a couple of taps. An added bonus with StitchBuddy is that you can store designs in formats other than JEF and still open them for use in AcuEdit. There is a free trial for designs up to 1,000 stitches, and a modestly priced option to unlock the full potential. I'm not affiliated, other than as a fellow app developer, but I recommend the product.


locked Re: It's quiet. Too quiet?

Jim Stutsman
 

Since this thread is way off topic, I'm going to lock it. Anyone who wants to ask about succulents can email me directly, or join the only Facebook group that I participate in. I got started in the hobby last year, the first real hobby I've had that is not directly linked to computer technology. After killing lots of plants I took this online course and that led to the 132 plants that now grace my office.


AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

I was just watching the AcuEdit video in the My15000 App and have a question. If I put my embroidery designs library up on iCloud, do I have to download the designs to the individual iPad’s Document folder for AcuEdit to access them. Or can AcuEdit access the design from the iCloud files app directly? Or send from the files app to AcuEdit?

Am looking for a shortcut to starting up my laptop every time I want to look at a design in my collection or send a quick project to the machine.

If I do have to download it to the individual iPad, how do I manage the Documents folder, because I don’t see that folder on my iPad when I use the Files app.

Thanks,
Pixey


Re: 500e vs 550e question

Pixey
 

Thanks for the info Betty.  

Pixey


On Aug 27, 2020, at 1:12 PM, Betty S via groups.io <ekscott78@...> wrote:

Here in the UK this model is out of stock until November so if it is the same where you are there will be no hope of holiday sales unfortunately! That is a real shame. I have a 550e which I got for Christmas last year. I have not used it very much as I prefer my 1500. I do find the bigger hoop very handy and the stitch outs are excellent. It also runs very smoothly. However having said that I have decided to sell it as I really do not have the space for it.


Re: stretch stitch on MC 6500 pRO?

Pixey
 

I don’t have a 6500, but here is a link to the full instruction manual for the machine...if that was the book you are referring to.


Pixey


On Aug 27, 2020, at 1:13 PM, vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...> wrote:

lOST MY BOOK WHEN HOME roof fell in, What stitch do i use for stretch nylon?
Thank you in advance.

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Vicki Jane Hull- Wardwell


stretch stitch on MC 6500 pRO?

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

lOST MY BOOK WHEN HOME roof fell in, What stitch do i use for stretch nylon?
Thank you in advance.

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Vicki Jane Hull- Wardwell


locked Re: It's quiet. Too quiet?

Andrea LaVergne
 

Jim, will your  "app for managing succulents” be available for those of us on the West Coast that have many, many plants and varieties?  

How’s your son in Los Gatos with all of the fires and smoke so close in Boulder Creek?  

Andrea


Re: 500e vs 550e question

Betty S
 

Here in the UK this model is out of stock until November so if it is the same where you are there will be no hope of holiday sales unfortunately! That is a real shame. I have a 550e which I got for Christmas last year. I have not used it very much as I prefer my 1500. I do find the bigger hoop very handy and the stitch outs are excellent. It also runs very smoothly. However having said that I have decided to sell it as I really do not have the space for it.


500e vs 550e question

Pixey
 

I am considering whether I want to upgrade from the 500e to the 550e as we start getting into holiday sales. I wondered if anyone in the group had done so and could share whether there were any other improvements between the 500e and the 550e other than the larger hoop capacity? Such as smoother, quieter sewing, etc. Comparing the two manuals and information on the Janome site, I am not spotting many differences. But sort of like a new car model, the 500e was a 1st generation of a new direction for Janome and the 550e offered the opportunity to fix little things.

Thanks,
Pixey


locked Re: It's quiet. Too quiet?

Deb K.
 

Succulents? I also have a collection. Would love to hear more about your app and plants Jim.
Deb in CA


locked Re: It's quiet. Too quiet?

Jim Stutsman
 

It's actually for a client, an app for managing succulents. I have been using it to track my 132 plants.


locked Re: It's quiet. Too quiet?

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

ooh what is your non-sewing app going to be?!


locked Re: It's quiet. Too quiet?

Sewhat
 

thx

Donna Strode


On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 9:23:11 AM EDT, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:


This happens from time to time. Some of us (well, me) are furiously working to get a new (non-sewing) app ready for the App Store. Some are busy preparing for a hurricane that they hope will pass them by. Others are trying to figure out what "normal" is in this, the most challenging year in our lifetime. Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing, we hope you are safe and well.

A bit of news for those of you using our ThreadBook app: I've fixed a bug that was preventing the Favorites list from synching between multiple devices. The fix has been submitted to Apple and will be released once they have reviewed it. Thanks for everyone who is using the app. Your support means the world to us!


locked It's quiet. Too quiet?

Jim Stutsman
 

This happens from time to time. Some of us (well, me) are furiously working to get a new (non-sewing) app ready for the App Store. Some are busy preparing for a hurricane that they hope will pass them by. Others are trying to figure out what "normal" is in this, the most challenging year in our lifetime. Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing, we hope you are safe and well.

A bit of news for those of you using our ThreadBook app: I've fixed a bug that was preventing the Favorites list from synching between multiple devices. The fix has been submitted to Apple and will be released once they have reviewed it. Thanks for everyone who is using the app. Your support means the world to us!


Re: warning message on 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

I was told changing the foot pressure might cure it, but it did not. I will note your invoice reading to the repair shop, thanks.


Re: warning message on 12000

Lynne Dean
 

Hi Sherryl

i had this problem earlier this year.  When I asked here it was suggested that I should alter the auto presser foot pressure.  It continued so as soon as my dealer opened up after the lockdown it went for its annual service with a note detailing this problem.  According to the invoice “reset auto presser auto initialising sensor position” has cured it!

Such a relief not to have that beeper going off every few stitches.  It only does it now each time I switch between foot plates as a reminder.

Lynne


Re: warning message on 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

Thanks, Jim!


Re: To stitch regulator

Sally on the WE(s)T Side
 

I have the Janome 9400 updated and a Janome 6600P craigslist bargain.  Both are a dream come true for FMQ.  I would never ask for a stitch regulator because I always try the machines with them at quilt shows and they are never as smooth and quiet as my Janomes with sliding speed controllers.  It just takes a bit of time and daily practice at the machine and doodling on paper to make smooth hand movements that produce even stitches.

Sally, who failed a first attempt at FMQ in the 90's and was pleasantly surprised with success with the nice large bed Janome machines

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