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Re: Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

Kathy Strabel
 

Jan---and the Group----Hmmmm, well, no I had not tried using the Accufeed foot instead of the O foot. I was just following the directions in the manual. Goes to show that sometimes innovation works better than the instructions!!  I have not tried the Accufeed foot for this technique but I will in my next project. Time constraints dictated that I just go ahead and use my 1/4" seam foot and regular straight stitch to complete the many many seams in this gift quilt I am making.   Thank you for this information.
Kathy S.    Camas WA

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 5:10 AM blue_lak via groups.io <blue_lak=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
You didn't say whether you were using the Accufeed foot or a regular foot. The few times I've used the stitch length memory feature for quilt piecing, I found it to work perfectly when I used the Accufeed 1/4" foot but got variable results with the regular O foot even with increased foot pressure.
Jan in MD



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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel





Re: Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

blue_lak
 

You didn't say whether you were using the Accufeed foot or a regular foot. The few times I've used the stitch length memory feature for quilt piecing, I found it to work perfectly when I used the Accufeed 1/4" foot but got variable results with the regular O foot even with increased foot pressure.
Jan in MD


Re: Stitch Quilting GUIDE for S9

Mary Mills
 

thank you both!    Got it working! regards, Mary


Re: Stitch Quilting GUIDE for S9

Mary Mills
 

Thank you both, I will work on it shortly, gotta wake up first!  Regards, Mary 


Re: Stitch Quilting GUIDE for S9

blue_lak
 

Yes, it works with your Janome even feed/walking foot. This video demonstrates how to use each.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXQdSfOj0BY
Jan in MD


Re: Stitch Quilting GUIDE for S9

Cat - N
 

I don't have the Ditch set, but I should think they would attach the same as the quilting guide bar...see page 61 of the Instruction Guide to see how to insert the bar through the installation hole in the foot.  I don't have the S9...I have the 15000 and other Janome machines.

- Cat



-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Mills <mary.mills81@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 7, 2020 8:59 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Stitch Quilting GUIDE for S9

Hi, just bought a set of Ditch Quilting Guide and adjustable quilting guide for my S9, was assured by my dealer it would fit, I presumed I would need the walking feet?  I can't figure out how to attach it.  Can anyone help please, have looked at utube and they cover the foot, not the guides.   regards, Mary


Stitch Quilting GUIDE for S9

Mary Mills
 

Hi, just bought a set of Ditch Quilting Guide and adjustable quilting guide for my S9, was assured by my dealer it would fit, I presumed I would need the walking feet?  I can't figure out how to attach it.  Can anyone help please, have looked at utube and they cover the foot, not the guides.   regards, Mary


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Viola Tani
 

Hi Cheryl,
Thank you for your input regarding this. It is very interesting to note that Janome websites no longer mention MBX at all, it seems to be all about the Artistic Digitizer although the dealers here in the UK offer the full MBX V5.5 and upgrades to it.  I am curious to know as to what made you buy the Artistic Digitizer.  
Viola


Re: MBX 4 Issues

Andrea LaVergne
 

Lynette, the fastest way to get back to a design that “flown” away is to touch “1” this brings back the design in the hoop. To bring the design to fill the screen touch “0”. I have this frequently with MBX4 on my Mac with Fusion both on XP and Win10.
Andrea


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

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