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Re: My Janome 15000 does not read file EMBF file on USB stick

momin8tor5
 

Helene - The exact same thing happened to me this weekend, took me an hour to figure out.  When you open the file on your machine make sure you select USB1 or USB2, and then make sure you page through the designs on your stick.  They are separated by Hoop size.

Yes, it took me over an hour to figure this out LOL!
Rossana

-----Original Message-----
From: Helene B <hberkey@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Oct 4, 2020 11:01 am
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] My Janome 15000 does not read file EMBF file on USB stick

I have loaded an embroidery design from my computer onto a USB stick under EMBF but the machine does not read it.
Help


Re: MBX 4 Issues

Lyn Quine
 

I’ve not used Embrilliance, but I had MBX V4 which I upgraded to V5 and then V5.5, it’s not just running the program on the Mac that causes the screen to shift and lose sight of the design and the grid to enlarge and reduce, it happened on my win 7 laptop and on my Win10 PC, it’s the mouse, the wheel on the mouse zooms in and out, I think you can change that I the mouse settings.  As far as the screen moving, I think I read you can stop that by turning off scrolling in the settings in the drop down menu at the top of the screen, can’t remember which one.  It’s one of the set ups.  


There is the Artistic Digitizer from Janome, which is written for both Mac and Windows, haven’t used it, and some love it others say it’s not very good, but there is a campaign on currently to download for free  and try it for free for a limited time, don’t know if that campaign is running where you are in the world though, might be worth looking at


Re: My Janome 15000 does not read file EMBF file on USB stick

Lyn Quine
 

It could be the orientation of the design, it might need turning.  Did you unzip the file? If you didn’t it will still show on the USB but the machine can’t read it.    Have a look at it in software, Horizon Link, if it comes with the machine, if it doesn’t, then trusizer from Wilcom is either a free download or free online to be able to look at the design, reformat, reduce or enlarge.  


Re: My Janome 15000 does not read file EMBF file on USB stick

JUDY
 

I have a janome 15000 and I have to put the USB stick in my machine when it is still empty in order for it to format  Then add your file to USB that should have a embf already on the usb to move your file too


On Oct 4, 2020, at 10:00 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Helene__ I recently had this problem with my MC500e machine. If you are certain that your design is in the correct file (the EMBF folder) on your USB stick, then there is probably something that does not "jive" with your hoop size/design combination. Sometimes the design appears to fit in the hoop, but there may be a few tiny stitches that are just a tad over the limit of the frame. It could also be that you only need to rotate the design in the frame to make it fit .  And apparently Janome has designed their hoops to be slightly different in size than the "standard" ones. I wonder why the machine does not give us a warning message telling us that there is a problem with the hoop size and the design we have chosen instead of just mutely refusing to show the design on the machine's screen.  That is very frustrating when you absolutely KNOW the design is in the EMBF folder, but the machine does not recognize it, and simply does not show it.  Are you listening, Janome engineers????  Good luck and happy stitching.   Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


MBX 4 Issues

Lynnette Johnson
 

I have had MBX 4 since it came out and mainly do customizing with it, and some simple digitizing. I have always used it on a MAC desktop and a few years ago I started having issues with the screen size and area I'm working on going off in its own direction when moving the cordless Apple mouse and have to try to find it, and also readjust the zoom size I was working with.  It can make the grid size get real small, besides relocating the design somewhere off screen.  I have also tried a plug-in mouse and still have the same problem.  Nine months ago I got a new MAC desktop and still have the same issue.  I'm running Windows XP yet and updated Parallels when I got the new computer.  The other issue is that I have to take out the dongle and put it back in a lot for the computer to recognize it. Anyone have any idea what is going on with this?  I'm seriously thinking of jumping ship to Embrilliance since it is written for the MAC and I don't have to deal with Parallels and Windows anymore.  Any comments on Embrilliance compared to MBX 4 would be appreciated as well.
 
Thanks, Lynn


Re: My Janome 15000 does not read file EMBF file on USB stick

Kathy Strabel
 

Helene__ I recently had this problem with my MC500e machine. If you are certain that your design is in the correct file (the EMBF folder) on your USB stick, then there is probably something that does not "jive" with your hoop size/design combination. Sometimes the design appears to fit in the hoop, but there may be a few tiny stitches that are just a tad over the limit of the frame. It could also be that you only need to rotate the design in the frame to make it fit .  And apparently Janome has designed their hoops to be slightly different in size than the "standard" ones. I wonder why the machine does not give us a warning message telling us that there is a problem with the hoop size and the design we have chosen instead of just mutely refusing to show the design on the machine's screen.  That is very frustrating when you absolutely KNOW the design is in the EMBF folder, but the machine does not recognize it, and simply does not show it.  Are you listening, Janome engineers????  Good luck and happy stitching.   Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

Tracy
 

Kathy,
Are you using the patchwork stitches like shown in your manual? If not, that is likely why you do not get the message about repeating the seam length or not. Must be in Patchwork. There is a regular seam or 1 with lockstitching at the beginning and end. You have to use one of these 2 choices.   If you are working on patchwork for a quilt, no backstitching is needed as all your seams will be crossed in another direction when putting the pieces together. So the plain seam should work. 
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


My Janome 15000 does not read file EMBF file on USB stick

Helene B
 

I have loaded an embroidery design from my computer onto a USB stick under EMBF but the machine does not read it.
Help


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Cheryl Paul
 

I purchased Artistic Digitizer in late summer.  I haven't used it yet as every time I open it I get so frustrated that I just go back to Digitizer V5.5 - it is so easy to use and I do not find Artistic Digitizer to be user friendly at all.  I have to be honest and say that I haven't tried and I just don't seem to want to put my time into watching the videos either.

Now having said all that, I am told that the program is very easy by more than our Janome Educators in Canada, but by one of my dealers.  She says her daughter finds it incredible, but she never learned Digitizer 10000 and onward.  Wendy, (dealer) does use it for changing formats and probably some simple digitizing, but I know that she doesn't have the time to go into it extensively as she has a fabric business and the Janome and Bernina dealership and a small staff - Oh and I can't forget the wool and her knitting.  She does take time to breathe though and takes her vacation time and does her "Grandma" duties too - that is important so she doesn't burn out and be of no service to anyone including herself.  She is always there for us and in good spirits - we customers really appreciate that and she survived COVID-19 which is saying a lot in these trying times.

I suggest anyone wondering about Artistic Digitizer, take the plunge and download the "free trial".  It's the only way you will get a satisfactory understanding of the program BUT don't wait to long as it is very time sensitive.  There are suppose to be lots of videos on getting started on YouTube and I know that both Janome Life and Janome HQ (both from Canada) have a YouTube Channel and our educators are second to none.  They kept us busy every day through the summer with so much teaching and information.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

Kathy Strabel
 

Thank you for answering my question. Oddly, at the exact moment that I pressed SEND to post my question, it dawned on me that I should not still be in the UTILITY stitch app, but the quilting app---er, the patchwork app. I spent a few minutes to familiarize myself with this new-to-me feature and I found it to be just OK. My strips are cut 2-1/2 inches wide (factory-cut Hoffman batiks) and even though they are very consistent, I found that sometimes it took 24 stitches to finish the seam, sometimes 28 stitches. I ultimately just sewed all the short seams in the straight stitch from the UTILITY app. My deadline for completion is close, so needed to move on. I was hoping that I could lockstitch, or at least backstitch, then go forward and then lockstitch at the end....then have the machine remember that sequence but apparently this particular mode is not quite that sophisticated? I need more practice--and probably what I am looking for is better suited in the Stitch Creator realm?  Unfortunately, I have not spent time yet to get to know Stitch Creator. But it is on my To-Do List, for sure!!   THank you again for your quick response  Kathy Strabel   Canas WA


Re: Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

blue_lak
 

Look on p. 82 of the manual. It's in the Patchwork app with steps listed.
Jan


Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello- Group--
I am having fun trying some of the features I have not ever tried before. The Skyline 7 manual ( page 82) shows a way that the machine can automatically remember the length of a seam so you can stitch  many of that same (length) size seam automatically. I have installed the "0" foot, made slight adjustments in the pre-set needle position, and started sewing my 2-1/2" long seam, with standard 1/4" seam allowance.   The manual then states that when I stop sewing that seam, the machine remembers the length  and  a message will show on my screen asking if I want to do the SAME SIZE or a DIFFERENT size  (length) seam. However, that message does not show on my screen.  I have about 100, 2-1/2" long seams to do on this quilt, and flash feeding is not an option.   I would love to utilize this patchwork seaming technique on this gift quilt i am making.....any idea why I am not getting the message on my screen ??   I have adjusted my sewing table so I can stand while sewing, and this means I must use my hands a lot more to start, reverse,go forward  then tie off each seam. I am hoping that this "automatic" recall of stitching the same seam length can work for me.  I have not had the time to explore Stitch creator, and I am hoping that will not be necessary to get this patchwork seaming  feature activated.

Enjoy your day, be safe and healthy out there.
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Lyn Quine
 

Viola, Yes I’ve spoken to Peter in the past, and we’ve exchanged emails.  Very helpful, and so are the rest of the team.  I had a problem with the foot pedal on my 15000 and it was all sorted, new foot pedal under the warranty within a few days,.  I do get frustrated though, we have to wait so long for things to arrive in the UK, Artistic has been out for sometime, long before we got V5.5,


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Viola Tani
 

Sheri-A,
Many thanks for your useful comments, the free trial is available in the UK as well.  I do not know how people would hear about it unless they happen to look at the Janome UK website.  I checked on it as I receive the Janome Life Canada newsletters and read about the free trial there.  I am certainly interested to learn more about it.  Viola


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Viola Tani
 

Thanks Lyn,
You have gone the costly way of upgrading, I started off with the original Digitizer 10K and then jumped a couple of upgrades to MB 3.0.  Did you ever had contact with Peter at Janome Stockport, he was ever so helpful, he sent me a full copy of either V 2.0 or 3.0 several years ago just before Christmas so I could play with the software and I could then send it back to him in the new year if I did not want it. The full version of MBX 4.0 was actually given to me by someone so now I could upgrade from either of them to V 5.5 and it would only cost £375.00.  Hatch is quite expensive so I have to think that as well.  Thank you for your input, very useful.  Viola


Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

Andrea LaVergne
 

I purchased athletic knits from 2 sources- prints from Seweird Fabric and Sly Fox for solids, So Sew English can have a mixture of prints and solids. All 3 have had excellent fabrics and their FB sites are great to ask people what fabrics they have tried or to search for garments made fro a type of fabric.
Andrea


Re: MBX V5

Betty S
 

Hi Donna

Have you managed to sort this problem out? I think I had instructions for this and will search for them if you are still not sorted.

Betty


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Sheri-A
 

I've had the MBX 4.5 for years and have struggled with learning it. I did the Artistic Digitizer trial earlier this year and the thing that sold me was the training 
Anne Grieco Hein
 provided and the continual Facebook support (https://www.facebook.com/groups/artisticdigitizer). If I have a question, I get help very quickly in this group. They record the Facebook sessions and you can go back and watch them again.

The most fun I've had with this software is the ability to take my granddaughter's drawing and put them on tea towels.

At least try the trial and see how you like it if you can (limited to US and Canada I think). Tomorrow Anne will have a Facebook session for the newbies trying the software.  It's been a lot of fun to learn this way.


Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

Lou Ann
 

Take a look at Fabric Wholesale Direct.  They have a scuba knit that I've used to cover photo albums, cell phone covers-things like that.  This is actually spongy thick, 4-way stretch, and maybe beefier than you want.  I like this website because they have little 30 second videos showing how the fabric stretches and moves, even how it crumples up!


Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

valora hammond
 

I have also bought from Girl Charlee fabric and liked what they had and what I got. 


On Sep 30, 2020, at 2:54 PM, Estelle Torpy <emtorpy@...> wrote:

Hi Carole,

I have had good luck with buying knits from the following sources:

Fashion Fabrics Club

Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Sewing Workshop (Linda Lee)


Happy sewing,

Estelle



On Sep 30, 2020, at 1:43 PM, Carole Hollmann via groups.io <macee55@...> wrote:

For those who sew garments, I wonder if you could tell me where you find sturdy knit fabrics for knit/yoga pants and knit shirts.  During the pandemic, I've been cooped up in the house and--if nothing else--insist on being comfortable.  Since I often have to hem the pants or alter the shirts in some way, I think it's much easier to sew them from scratch.

I've had it with thin ready-to-wear yoga-type pants and the fact they have NO POCKETS.  I'm not looking for the shiny material that the young folks wear; rather a matte finish and four-way stretch.

Ready-to-wear shirts, after being washed one time, show that they are off grain and really don't wear very well.

Since I'm cooped up in the house so much, I might as well make good use of my time and sew some comfy clothes that fit!  If any of you have had good luck with any particular knits, I'd love your advice. 

I live in the US.

Thanks much!

Carole Hollmann

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