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Re: Thread question

Sherryl Doran
 

Thanks for the reply. I always use my own bobbins that I wind myself. Guess I will just have to practice first.


Re: Thread question

Lyn Quine
 

In honesty the thread was probably ok it’s more likely the bobbin, they say they fit multiple machine but actually they are often a little bit different to the branded ones for your machines.  I bought some prewounds, along with some thread, they were supposedly suited to Janomes.  I have 4 Janomes and all 4 machines, the stitch quality was really bad and they bounced around in the machine.  Bought Janome prewounds and they were great, no noise stitch quality great.  Sad to say, we can’t get Janome prewounds in the UK, we have to buy them from the States so there’s duty and VAT and shipping which makes them too expensive.


Re: Thread question

Pixey
 

I usually use my regular polyester embroidery thread for my machine embroidery “quilting” because my quilted items are home decor such as wall hangings.

I know I was at an embroidery workshop one time and another participant was having fits with her machine with thread and needle breakage.  Turned out that the prior project she had been working on was piecing a quilt with cotton thread and she had forgotten to change her thread kit back out to polyester embroidery thread.  Once she went back to polyester thread, her problems went away.

If you want to use quilting thread, I would recommend slowing the machine down as much as possible and a top stitch needle with a larger eye to minimize thread drag.  And use the red dot bobbin case.

Pixey


On Aug 29, 2020, at 9:39 AM, Sherryl Doran via groups.io <crafttwoman@...> wrote:

I am getting ready to try to hoop a quilt project on my 12000. Since it will be a quilt pattern, not embroidery, which thread would you use, quilting or embroidery? And would quilt thread run ok in the embroidery bobbin? I use Superior So Fine #50 for quilting and Gutterman or Floriani for embroidery.


Re: Thread question

Lou Ann
 

My experience:  I had a roll of pre-wound bobbin thread that I don't remember where I got, but remember it was a "freebie" with some order.  On a recent "practice" piece I decided to use them up.  I'm sure glad it was practice because the stitch out was really bad.  I thought it might be my machine, but decided to try my regular pre-wound.  It continued to stitch out just fine.  It looked like "my" bobbin thread, but it obviously was not-probably a heavier weight?  Anyway, long way of my saying:  Practice, using the same fabric, batting, etc. before putting stitches to the "real" quilt!


Re: AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

Thanks For the info Jim!


On Aug 29, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The Lightning-to-Camera adapter doesn't really allow you to use a connected USB stick. You need a USB stick with dual connectors, which are about the same price or less:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085ZZXGPF/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_rLMsFb2NXYM52

I have this one, though I don't much like it. The weird bend makes it difficult to connect.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CIEBU22/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_1LMsFbHJBSAWW

I also have one similar to this. You slide the connector you need out, which retracts the one you're not using. The downside is when you plug it in there is not enough "catch" to keep the connector from sliding back in.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F792KCB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_wOMsFbM7XP9QC


Re: AcuEdit question

Jim Stutsman
 

The Lightning-to-Camera adapter doesn't really allow you to use a connected USB stick. You need a USB stick with dual connectors, which are about the same price or less:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085ZZXGPF/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_rLMsFb2NXYM52

I have this one, though I don't much like it. The weird bend makes it difficult to connect.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CIEBU22/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_1LMsFbHJBSAWW

I also have one similar to this. You slide the connector you need out, which retracts the one you're not using. The downside is when you plug it in there is not enough "catch" to keep the connector from sliding back in.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F792KCB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_wOMsFbM7XP9QC


Re: AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

Thanks Mattes.  I appreciate your generosity in pointing that out.  If I go that route though, I will go ahead and purchase the full version and unlock all the features. 

I was doing some research on the Apple site and may try to get the lightening to camera adapter and test whether it will work for transferring files from iCloud using the iPad to a basic small USB stick.  If that works, it opens up the option of using my iPad as an on- the-fly embroidery file manager a lot more.

Pixey


On Aug 29, 2020, at 7:09 AM, Mattes <info@...> wrote:

Because it's often overlooked: You can use the free version of StitchBuddy HD, and just benifit from the thumbnails shown for embroidery designs in  Files ... while still using other apps, including the "Copy to AcuEdit" process Jim mentioned before.

Mattes


Thread question

Sherryl Doran
 

I am getting ready to try to hoop a quilt project on my 12000. Since it will be a quilt pattern, not embroidery, which thread would you use, quilting or embroidery? And would quilt thread run ok in the embroidery bobbin? I use Superior So Fine #50 for quilting and Gutterman or Floriani for embroidery.


Re: AcuEdit question

Mattes
 

Because it's often overlooked: You can use the free version of StitchBuddy HD, and just benifit from the thumbnails shown for embroidery designs in  Files ... while still using other apps, including the "Copy to AcuEdit" process Jim mentioned before.

Mattes


Re: stretch stitch on MC 6500 pRO?

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

Thank you so much will be so much better than guessing
--
Vicki Jane Hull- Wardwell


Re: AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

Thanks Mattes.  I know you are on the group, and StitchBuddy has gotten referenced positively in the past.  I definitely have some things to consider.  I may look at exploring the lightning to USB options referenced in the AcuDesign importing video.

There have just been so many times, I decide midway through a project that I want a different design that I did not grab on the USB and had already shut down my laptop.  I did recently copy all my color charts and project instruction PDFs to iCloud to have them at hand by the machine and that is working out great.

Pixey


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:04 AM, Mattes <info@...> wrote:

Thanks for mentioning, Jim, I'm flattered (transparency notice: I'm the developer of StitchBuddy). Maybe a recommendation for transferring designs into StitchBuddy: Once you've activated iCloud synching, a dedicated StitchBuddy folder will be created and every file / folder placed inside  will be synched to the cloud and all devices. So you can use Apple's Files app to copy multiple designs / folders. And with previews of embroideries in Files, designs can be managed and opened from there. Apple calls this feature "Open in place". - Yes, transferring designs to an embroidery machine still requires a USB stick if your machine doesn't feature a direct USB connection to computers (does any Janome?)...

Stay well and healthy, Mattes


Re: MC350E error message

Virginia
 

Take your needle out perhaps it came loose with the move
 Then turn your machine on and see if the message is still there. If so take to your dealer. The 350 is probably close to 20 years old, may be time for a new machine.  Virginia. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: Judy <judywentz@...>
Date: 8/28/20 8:04 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC350E error message

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: MC350E error message

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Have you tried replacing the needle? Maybe when you moved the machine around it got jostled and the needle loosened or bent.

 

Vikki

Houston,TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Judy
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:04 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC350E error message

 

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

Mattes
 

Thanks for mentioning, Jim, I'm flattered (transparency notice: I'm the developer of StitchBuddy). Maybe a recommendation for transferring designs into StitchBuddy: Once you've activated iCloud synching, a dedicated StitchBuddy folder will be created and every file / folder placed inside  will be synched to the cloud and all devices. So you can use Apple's Files app to copy multiple designs / folders. And with previews of embroideries in Files, designs can be managed and opened from there. Apple calls this feature "Open in place". - Yes, transferring designs to an embroidery machine still requires a USB stick if your machine doesn't feature a direct USB connection to computers (does any Janome?)...

Stay well and healthy, Mattes


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.

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