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Hand look stitch

Carole O'Mara
 

I will be quilting using the hand look stitch on the 15000, top, backing and 80/20 batting.  Instead of using monofilament in the top I'm wondering if I can use Invisiline 100 wt in the top with 50wt in the bobbin.  I've used monofilament in the past for the same purpose but do not like working with monofilament.  Has anyone used the 100wt top and 50 wt bobbin?  

Thanks,
Carole


Re: Transfer built-in stitches?

Cheryl Paul
 

Jan,

If you already have a Q001 in your software, rename the file I sent you so that you don’t overwrite a file that has been put in your software as it might be important to you. I’m not sure if you can use the file or not, but I thought I’d give it a try, after all we can create stitches so why wouldn’t we be able to copy them and both machines are 9mm, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

Good Luck.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Transfer built-in stitches?

Cheryl Paul
 

I copied a stitch from my Stitch Composer for the S9 or Continental M7. I’ll attach it. Check it out and see if this is what you are looking for. It is Q001 in my AcuTools S program. You should have a program like that for your Skyline S7, I think. But you definitely should be able to load it into your Horizon Link. If you don’t have a program for your S7, I don’t know how you could get it into your machine.

I definitely want to know how you make out, so please keep this thread going.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Transfer built-in stitches?

favymtz
 

No you cannot transfer a built-in decorative stitch out of the machine into your computer to then transfer it into another machine.
However, because I have both a 12000 and 15000 machine and the accompanying software programs, Horizon Link and Horizon Link Suite; I was able to take the serpentine stitch out of the HLS Stitch Composer built in stitches and put it in my 12000. 
I have attached the file to this email, and hopefully it sends okay.
Another option is to design your own Serpentine Stitch using your Stitch Composer, Years ago, Diane Stutsman gave an instruction sheet for doing so and I've attached it.
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Favymtz


Transfer built-in stitches?

blue_lak
 

Seems this has been asked before, but does anyone know if we can use Horizon link to transfer any of the built-in decorative stitches from our machine to our computer? I much prefer the serpentine stitch on the S7 and would like to load it into my 12000.
Jan


Re: Built in designs on 12000

Anne Stoye
 

Thank you very much for the advice on preserving the built-in designs on the 12000.  I am very grateful (have installed original Horizon Link from CD Rom, updated it from website and BINGO).

 

What a lot of knowledge there is within this group and how lucky we are that you share it.

 

Anne

 

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Re: Mac with digitizer

Andrea LaVergne
 

I run Mac with Fusion and Win 10. I have no problems with Hatch 2 or Digitizer 4.0.
Andrea LaVergne


Re: Ready to Toss this out the window!!!

Cheryl Paul
 

Kathy, I don’t think this is a big problem, just some have had the problem - those are the only ones we hear about, not the happy campers. I can say that I haven’t had any issues for a long time and I still have my 15000 which is now 7 years. I haven’t done any heavy duty things like “quilting quilts” I just make the tops for the most part. My Continental M7 which I got a year ago is my “go to” machine and it only popped the hook once and that was because I hadn’t engaged it properly. However, having said that I love the HP2 system and really am unhappy when I have to change it to do decorative stitching - it just works so well, that I sometimes think I just might only ever straight stitch - I love it (HP2 foot that is).

When I was having the issue and this was a while ago, I used to make a habit of checking to see if the hook was still in place. It got to be a habit, one I’m sure I didn’t need to have, but it gave me comfort to know that the hook was where it was suppose to be and place it correctly if it wasn’t. After all your hand might be close just in guiding your fabric that it wouldn’t be a big effort to do that little check every so often. It would definitely help in lowering the frustration level and your blood pressure at the same time.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Mac with digitizer

Cheryl Paul
 

I have a MacBook Pro - I’ve used this computer for about 7 years and have had NO issues with Parallels, Windows 10 - all updated to the latest versions and that included the Mac. I run both Digitizer V5.5 (and 5.0 previously), Hatch 2, Florian FTCU and Artistic Simple Cut. Sometimes I have more than one of those programs running and switch back and forth - absolutely NO problems at all. Digitizer has always been a slow program to open - like maybe a minute or two at most. Since I switched to a MacBook, I have had no issues with running my Digitizing software. Any problems I have had with any software are usually something that I’ve done or my interest service is acting up which is rare in Saskatchewan (cities at least). We have 2 major providers of internet service our SaskTel, which is owned by the Government of Saskatchewan and Shaw Cable. I don’t believe most have any issues with either provider. However, we do have some of the best internet service in the world and the Government believes that EVERYONE should have good service no matter where you live and they are always working to make it better. It isn’t cheap, but most don’t complain to much about the cost as it is reliable.

I think that maybe folks that are having trouble with their software may not have the amount of RAM memory to adequately run the software. I was told years ago that Digitizer needed lots of RAM memory and an exceeding good graphics card as this software was a “pig” for memory. I have 16GB of RAM on the computer I’m using right this minute to write this message - I believe that I might be into about 8GB of “overkill” but I don’t have problems. My previous MacBook had less but at that time I didn’t have problems with the software, but something else in the guts of the computer wasn’t reliable anymore and it had lived its life expectancy for doing more than email and surfing the internet. I know that I am about due for a new computer, but I’m waiting for the next generation of “Apple” to hit the market - COVID-19 has put a monkey wrench into so many things making life more difficult than just trying to stay alive.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

PS: I wouldn’t go back to a PC unless I absolutely had to - like Apple ceasing to exist.


Re: Ready to Toss this out the window!!!

favymtz
 

The main thing to remember is that not all feet are good for all purposes.
The narrow Acuflex feet are for more delicate sewing where we aren't trying to feed heavy loads through the machine, and the wider Acuflex feet are built for more robust sewing.

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Favymtz


Re: Mac with digitizer

Lyn Quine
 

My daughter had V5 on a MacBook Pro with parallels it was so slow, it could take over an hour to get v5 open.  It was slowed down so much by parallels and windows so you need lots more memory.  And she found the Mac side was very slow too even when she hadn’t fired up windows.  Now she has got a windows laptop and removed the partition and her Mac is back to normal.  I reminded her to back up the designs, on an external drive in case there were any problems.  


Re: Ready to Toss this out the window!!!

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello Group---THanks to all who replied with sympathy and suggestions with the hook popping out while I sew with the narrow AccuFeed foot. It is nice to know that others have dealt with this problem. I would think that Janome would come up with a solution for this very frustrating problem but so far I have not heard anything about a fix or a "cure" for it. Looks like we sew-ers just have to adapt. For a while, I was using a piece of Gorilla Tape (extra sticky) across the slot where the hook gets inserted, to hold the hook in. That was somewhat successful, but I think Janome could do much better with this known problem.  I did try the wider, regular AccuFeed foot and it does work better because it has those two additional fabric "grabbers" that advance the fabric from the sides in addition to the larger one that advances the fabric from the middle of the foot. But that wider foot is so "clunky"--for lack of a better word.  THanks again to all who replied, and all those who have been frustrated like I have, with this annoying problem.
Happy Stitching!  Kathy S.

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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel





Re: Built in designs on 12000

favymtz
 

If you've installed and used the Horizon Link program the designs are already in your computer.
To find them you just use the program, but this is where they are installed if you'd like to copy and save them for future use on another computer.
  • Horizon Link installs in the C drive of the computer by default
  • Program Files X86
  • Janome
  • Horizon Link
  • Samples
  • Embroidery Designs

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Favymtz


Mac with digitizer

tzfardaha
 

I’m having enormous problems downloading the HASP drivers and Janome is being spectacularly uncooperative.  
I have run Digitizer V5.5 on Mac with Parallels for no problems until recently. 
I’ve looked at Hatch and it is identically to Digitizer V5.5 BUT they do recommend Mac with Parallels 
Anyone else running  Digitizer V5.5 on Mac  with Parallels?


Re: Hard Drive crashed on IMac - PC?

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

I have a separate windows PC laptop
For my sewing room. I use my little Mac air to do email browse etc. it excels in that light work and integrates nicely with watch and phone etc.  if I’m on the Mac and find a design I want for sewing I can save to one drive or google drive. Or I can email it to myself. Or save it to a folder and bring over on usb drive if there’s a bunch at once. 

On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 4:04 PM Caroline Wright via groups.io <cjwright959=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you.  I am still struggling with what to do.  When the iMac works there is no problem but buying  a new one or a hard drive crash just make me crazy.  

On Nov 1, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Teresa Stanulis via groups.io <tstanulis@...> wrote:

Caroline,

After fighting with Digitizer and updated Macs for years, I finally broke down and bought a Dell computer and purchased Hatch by Wilcom for Digitizing.  Jim can tell you more about this as he uses Hatch.  There’s more of a learning curve coming from Digitizer than I expected, but I like it I really like not fighting Digitizer and it’s dongle anymore!

Teresa Stanulis 

On Nov 1, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Caroline Wright via groups.io <cjwright959@...> wrote:

My hard drive had to be replaced on my Imac where I have been using Parallels with Windows to run my Digitizing Software.  Having difficulty understanding how to get it all back up and running and thinking about just buying an inexpensive PC for my sewing projects.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.



Re: Built in designs on 12000

valora hammond
 

If you have installed HL on the computer then the designs are already on the computer. Just need to find the folder that they were saved to- I don’t remember where they were installed for the 12. Check documents or research when you open in HL 


On Nov 1, 2020, at 7:54 PM, blue_lak via groups.io <blue_lak@...> wrote:

You can use HL to transfer designs from the machine to your PC via the direct cable. The process is the same as when you're transferring to your machine. Open HL on your PC, and go to the File Manager. Open the folder on your PC where you want the file to go to, and open the machine folder your want to transfer from. The difference is to click that center direction arrow from machine to PC. I've only had to do that once, so I'm not sure if you can transfer more than 1 file at a time.
As for Win 10, I seem to recall Jim or someone else mentioning how to install HL for it.
Jan


Re: Built in designs on 12000

blue_lak
 

You can use HL to transfer designs from the machine to your PC via the direct cable. The process is the same as when you're transferring to your machine. Open HL on your PC, and go to the File Manager. Open the folder on your PC where you want the file to go to, and open the machine folder your want to transfer from. The difference is to click that center direction arrow from machine to PC. I've only had to do that once, so I'm not sure if you can transfer more than 1 file at a time.
As for Win 10, I seem to recall Jim or someone else mentioning how to install HL for it.
Jan


Re: Hard Drive crashed on IMac - PC?

Caroline Wright
 

Thank you.  I am still struggling with what to do.  When the iMac works there is no problem but buying  a new one or a hard drive crash just make me crazy.  

On Nov 1, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Teresa Stanulis via groups.io <tstanulis@...> wrote:

Caroline,

After fighting with Digitizer and updated Macs for years, I finally broke down and bought a Dell computer and purchased Hatch by Wilcom for Digitizing.  Jim can tell you more about this as he uses Hatch.  There’s more of a learning curve coming from Digitizer than I expected, but I like it I really like not fighting Digitizer and it’s dongle anymore!

Teresa Stanulis 

On Nov 1, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Caroline Wright via groups.io <cjwright959@...> wrote:

My hard drive had to be replaced on my Imac where I have been using Parallels with Windows to run my Digitizing Software.  Having difficulty understanding how to get it all back up and running and thinking about just buying an inexpensive PC for my sewing projects.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.



Re: Ready to Toss this out the window!!!

Lyn Quine
 

I have had this happen on my 12000 and 15000, it’s going over the seams, it’s a long foot, and tips up, the front gets to the seam and it goes up, but nothing to bring it down until the back clears the seam, and that somehow pops the hook,  I’ve had he same with the wider foot too but not so much and I think that’s because it’s wider and the span clears the seam.  Not sure what can be done, except it isn’t so much of a problem with the HP2 foot, same set up, narrow but for some reason it doesn’t happen, I wonder if it’s the needle position and in relation to the dogs.


Re: Hard Drive crashed on IMac - PC?

Teresa Stanulis
 

Caroline,

After fighting with Digitizer and updated Macs for years, I finally broke down and bought a Dell computer and purchased Hatch by Wilcom for Digitizing.  Jim can tell you more about this as he uses Hatch.  There’s more of a learning curve coming from Digitizer than I expected, but I like it I really like not fighting Digitizer and it’s dongle anymore!

Teresa Stanulis 

On Nov 1, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Caroline Wright via groups.io <cjwright959@...> wrote:

My hard drive had to be replaced on my Imac where I have been using Parallels with Windows to run my Digitizing Software.  Having difficulty understanding how to get it all back up and running and thinking about just buying an inexpensive PC for my sewing projects.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.

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