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Janome 15000 with Quiltmaker upgrade

Connie
 

I've found these feet and stitch plate for Janome 15000 and I don't know what they are for.  The feet are QR, &  PD-H.  The plate has 3 holes and I'm not sure what this is for.  I have a single hole plate, an HD plate, and another plate with one large opening.  Guess I need to use my Janome more often.


Re: Hatch software question

Ceil J
 

You can order Hatch through John Deer for special extras and I think it's on sale now for $799.


Re: Hatch software question

Caroline Wright
 

Thank you Jim.


On Dec 13, 2020, at 12:29 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Hatch also requires Windows. The Janome Artistic Digitizer runs on either Windows or Mac, but it won't open any JAN or EMB files you have created in MBX5. It will open all stitch file formats, including JEF, JPX, etc. Details about Hatch can be found here.


Re: Hatch software question

Virginia
 

You can keep both Hatch and MBX5 on your computer.   Virginia. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Jim Stutsman via groups.io" <onlinesewing@...>
Date: 12/13/20 12:26 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Hatch software question

Hatch also requires Windows. The Janome Artistic Digitizer runs on either Windows or Mac, but it won't open any JAN or EMB files you have created in MBX5. It will open all stitch file formats, including JEF, JPX, etc. Details about Hatch can be found here.


Re: Hatch software question

Lyn Quine
 

It should run on Mac but you’ll still need windows, you’ll need minimum 8GB of memory 16GB recommended.  It should recognise your designs and any you’ve digitised as a .EMB.  Check on the Wilcom website and if on Facebook check out John Deers Facebook pages there’s quite a good community and his YouTube channel lots of free videos.  I use MBX 5.5 on a PC I used V5 as well.  I needed 16GB to use 5.5 and Hatch 2 is similar in fact there isn’t much difference, no Corel draw in Hatch but does work with it as an external program. On a Mac you might need more memory for windows a parallels to work as well as hatch


Re: Hatch software question

Jim Stutsman
 

Hatch also requires Windows. The Janome Artistic Digitizer runs on either Windows or Mac, but it won't open any JAN or EMB files you have created in MBX5. It will open all stitch file formats, including JEF, JPX, etc. Details about Hatch can be found here.


Hatch software question

Caroline Wright
 

I had been running Digitizer MBX5 on my Mac with Parallels running Windows.  This has worked well for years but recently my hard drive crashed and I can't get the software reinstalled.
I'm thinking about trying Hatch.  Will it work on a Mac without Windows and will it recognize embroidery files that I already own?  Also, what is the price if anyone knows.

thanks
Caroline


Re: 550e out of calibration

Virginia
 

Go to your set mode and keep scrolling until you get to the calibration . Then you should be able to select your hoop  put your hoop on your machine with the plastic insert. Move needle to center position and click ok. That should work. If not then there is something else going wrong. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: "mah_jongg via groups.io" <mah_jongg@...>
Date: 12/13/20 7:39 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] 550e out of calibration

Needle fell out while embroidering. Didn't break. Just stopped the bobbin case from moving. No damage to bobbin case. Now it's out of calibration. Book does not say how to recalibrate it. Any help would be appreciated. Xmas gifts are on hold till I fix/solve this.

thanks


550e out of calibration

mah_jongg
 

Needle fell out while embroidering. Didn't break. Just stopped the bobbin case from moving. No damage to bobbin case. Now it's out of calibration. Book does not say how to recalibrate it. Any help would be appreciated. Xmas gifts are on hold till I fix/solve this.

thanks


Re: formating a usb

Joyce Daniel
 

I use to be able to interchange too if the design was in a different folder but for some reason this usb will no longer "do" that for me. Seems she no longer wants to play on my 12000. She's been a good usb over the years. :)
Joyce in brrrrr GA


Re: Oiling my 500e

Pixey
 

I have found that for some reason, oiling the 500e is one of those tasks where the hesitancy and dread of doing it is vastly out of proportion to the actual task itself.  

I had to oil mine the other day after making a bunch of pet-friendly felt Christmas ornaments for my mom and some holiday themed masks.   Before doing it, I was whining about it to my poor husband and actually went so far as to price a replacement machine of a different brand that would not need oiling at my LQS.  Then I actually went through the oiling process and was irritated at myself for making such a big deal about it...again.

Pixey

On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:36 PM, Janet Cicerano <janet.cicerano@...> wrote:


😉

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 6:18 PM SewingRose <newbuild2012@...> wrote:
Don't be nervous, just follow the instructions in the manual....and don't forget to breath!  Think of $$ saved by doing it yourself. ;-)


Re: formating a usb

Pixey
 

Actually the 500e and the S9 do the embroidery file structure exactly like the 15000, except the 500e does not create a parallel ORD folder on the USB like the 15000 and S9 do.  

I can actually use the USB dives interchangeably between the 3 machines.  

Pixey


On Dec 7, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

That's normal. ALL designs MUST be in a folder, which is itself inside the EMB folder. A design folder may contain ONLY designs, not other folders. It's a frustrating system, because it works like Windows almostbut not quite! Most classes just tell everyone to put designs in the EmbF folder for simplicity, but it's perfectly acceptable to have other folders as long as they reside in EMB. I don't have an S9 or 500e, so I don't know how those machines structure a USB drive.


Moving - Need tips to safely transport machine

juliadlf.ny@...
 

We are moving in a couple of months and I've been packing up my sewing room. I don't intend to have the movers
move my machine but will transport it ourselves. I put it in the hard sided case I purchased.  What is the best temperature given
that these machines are electronic to keep the machine from having issues once I set it back up?
Thanks for any advice.
Julia


Re: Attachments

juliadlf.ny@...
 

I have the 15000 and have the binder attachment.  Two ways you can see how to attach them to your machine. Jim and Diane's app if you have that or go to 
YouTube and search for Janome Binder attachment. I do recommend Jim and Diane's app. You have to purchase it but it is extremely helpful.
Hope this helps.
Julia


Re: Embroidery unit veil

Else
 

Hi Jim,

Thank you so much for your help. 

Finally yesterday we got to see if we could repair the unit. And we could - arms is still over our heads. The biggest problem was the the screw was damaged, so my husband found another piece of tool and managed to get the old one out. Then he did as described on page 55 and fastened a new screw and then we tested it on the machine. It just sews so fine now.

I’m so glad I found this group, and it is possible to have a forum in one continent and get help in another. Two years ago I went to USA with my family and we would all like to visit again, when it is possible to travel. 

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kind regards 
Else Marie 


Den 27. nov. 2020 kl. 23.53 skrev Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...>:

Do not apologize for your English!!! I have the utmost respect for anyone who is fluent in more than one language, and English is absurdly difficult with its many meanings for a single word. In this case, yes, slack is closer. The actual English word would be "play", which I'm sure is extremely confusing! Fortunately I think you can repair it yourself, because it appears to be an adjustment. I've not had to do that myself, but the arm MUST be rigid or you will have terrible embroidery. I'm sending you instructions by email.

Let's see how Google does going the other way:
Undskyld ikke din engelsk !!! Jeg har den største respekt for enhver, der behersker mere end et sprog, og engelsk er absurd vanskelig med sine mange betydninger for et enkelt ord. I dette tilfælde, ja, slap er tættere. Det egentlige engelske ord ville være "play", hvilket jeg er sikker på er ekstremt forvirrende! Heldigvis tror jeg, du kan reparere det selv, fordi det ser ud til at være en justering. Jeg har ikke været nødt til at gøre det selv, men armen SKAL være stiv, ellers får du forfærdeligt broderi. Jeg sender dig instruktioner via e-mail.


Re: Download designs to MAC

Kathy Strabel
 

I have the 500e machine and would not say I was shocked or angry about having to oil it regularly, but I was surprised at it, since it has been a very long time since I have had a machine that required it. However, I was annoyed that no one mentioned  that fact when I was shopping and comparing which make and model to buy. The oiling process is not really all that complicated and if you set up a specific block of time, set out a folded bath towel to place your machine on, and carefully follow the instructions and diagrams in the manual, it goes pretty well. I made a label and placed it on the front of my machine to remind me to perform this maintenance task. It should not be necessary to take it in to your dealer just for an oiling. The scariest part is when you "turn your machine so the balance wheel (hand wheel) is at the bottom". Take a deep breath and just do it. It gets easier each time.   Happy stitching!  Kathy Strabel.  Camas WA


Re: Oiling my 500e

Janet Cicerano
 

😉


On Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 6:18 PM SewingRose <newbuild2012@...> wrote:
Don't be nervous, just follow the instructions in the manual....and don't forget to breath!  Think of $$ saved by doing it yourself. ;-)


Attachments

Annette Sharpe
 

I own a 15000 which I am very happy with.
Just lately I have seen some attachments which interest me like a binder and a zipper  but these appear to br screwed onto the throat plate but I cannot see a place on my machine where they could be attached,   

My question is, is there a way to use these on my machine?


Re: Download designs to MAC

Mary E
 

The easiest way to oil your 500e is to stand it on the handwheel end, remove the screws that hold the bottom panel on, and oil from there. The manual says to access the thread cutter from the side to oil it, but it is an exercise in frustration to get the screw driver onto the screw head. The rest is pretty straightforward. You may have to experiment to get the cover for the takeup lever back on, but it goes on eventually. 
Mary


On Monday, December 7, 2020, darlene Reese <reesie@...> wrote:
I have the 15000, but broke the embroidery unit. Because it is on order from Japan, I purchased the 550e .
I am able to use the AcuDesign and save to A file in my Dropbox. Then 8 can go to my laptop and find the file and transfer it to a jump drive and take it to the machine. O have to pick the hoop once it is there, as the AcuDesign only recognizes the 500e, not the 550e.
I can also pick up the files and transfer them to my cartridge for my 10000 via a special connector that I found on line .
I still like my 15000 the best, but the others work fine too.
The biggest concern I have about the 550e is all the instructions about how to oil it. You have to take the whole machine apart! I am terrified to do this.
But if it needs to be done every month as the manual suggests if you do a lot of embroidery, and I do, I can’t afford $150 service call every month.






Re: Oiling my 500e

SewingRose
 

Don't be nervous, just follow the instructions in the manual....and don't forget to breath!  Think of $$ saved by doing it yourself. ;-)

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