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Re: USB stick for 550e

Ginger Benckert <stitchedinfaith@...>
 

get the smaller sticks on amazon, they are worth their weight in gold


GINGERhttps://www.stitchedinfaith.com
Custom embroidery and stock designs

On 01/02/2021 1:17 PM Mail Administrator <tericloth6@hotmail.com> wrote:


Sooo I just started experimenting and bought my first pattern to download on to a memory stick, go that figured out and the Janome 550e gives me the message that I cannot use the USB drive, do you need to use Janome USB’s? and can it not be bigger than 4gb? I thought the larger the memory the better? Anyway I had bought this cute vintage sewing machine USB, I guess it is not usable for the machine? Any helpful hints out there?
Thank you !!!!!
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Re: USB stick for 550e

Dottie Newkirk
 

I don't have the 550e but, I'm guessing you'll need to format the usb in your machine before adding designs to it.  The machine will format the usb for use in the machine.  You'll put the design into a folder (for my 15K it's embf which is a subfolder under EMB).  I don't know what the folder would be for the 550e.  Information might be in your manual.  Dottie in Texas

On 1/2/2021 12:17 PM, Mail Administrator wrote:

Sooo I just started experimenting and bought my first pattern to download on to a memory stick, go that figured out and the Janome 550e gives me the message that I cannot use the USB drive, do you need to use Janome USB’s? and can it not be bigger than 4gb? I thought the larger the memory the better? Anyway I had bought this cute vintage sewing machine USB, I guess it is not usable for the machine? Any helpful hints out there?

 

 

Thank you !!!!!

 





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Re: USB stick for 550e

darlene Reese
 

You are best to use a 1 or 2 gb USB stick. You have to put it in the machine before you use it to format it.


Re: USB stick for 550e

Debra Mclin
 

My machines like a 1gb with very few designs on it.  It will not read a 4gb and if there are too many designs on my stick it will not read it either.


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 5:38 PM Mail Administrator <tericloth6@...> wrote:

Sooo I just started experimenting and bought my first pattern to download on to a memory stick, go that figured out and the Janome 550e gives me the message that I cannot use the USB drive, do you need to use Janome USB’s? and can it not be bigger than 4gb? I thought the larger the memory the better? Anyway I had bought this cute vintage sewing machine USB, I guess it is not usable for the machine? Any helpful hints out there?

 

 

Thank you !!!!!

 

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Re: Tips to find a machine a new home

Pixey
 

Thanks Cheryl. I honestly figured that my dealer would only be interested if I was planning to buy another machine from him. But given the shortages, it might be worth asking.

My sense had been that locally, the shortages are more on regular sewing machines and not as much for embroidery only machines.

Pixey

On Jan 2, 2021, at 5:38 PM, Cheryl Paul <capaul@sasktel.net> wrote:

Hi Pixey,
You should try your dealer as my understanding is that machines are in short supply sine the pandemic started. In Canada we are told to buy if we see what we want/need as stock may be limited and it wouldn’t be known when a particular model might be available again. So your 500e might be needed in your area.

Advertising in your local papers would be another option.

Cheryl - Saskatoon





Re: Tips to find a machine a new home

Pixey
 

Hi Cindy,

I will contact you offline when I get to that point.  I just spent the afternoon rearranging my sewing room so that the 500e is on a nearby shelf and my S9 is on a table.  I am going to see how much a find myself “needing” the 500e of if my other machines will meet the need.

Pixey

On Jan 2, 2021, at 5:38 PM, CindyP <shayleighnm@...> wrote:

When you get to the point of selling will you message me?  My mom is in central Texas and may like having a machine.  I would need to know how much you are asking and all that type of stuff.  Thanks!

Cindy


Re: USB stick for 550e

Pixey
 

I tend to use smaller USBs with the machines, they are not sophisticated processors and are so picky about where you put the files.  This is a case where bigger with a lot more files is not better.

You haven’t mentioned it, but did you format the USB in the machine as mentioned on page 50 of the manual before trying to use it for a design?  That said, I have found that a lot of the “cute” USBs have no-name-brand quality control issues.  I bought a batch once and got several lemons.  You might try a different small USB to determine if it is the machine or the individual USB.

Pixey


On Jan 2, 2021, at 5:38 PM, Mail Administrator <tericloth6@...> wrote:



Sooo I just started experimenting and bought my first pattern to download on to a memory stick, go that figured out and the Janome 550e gives me the message that I cannot use the USB drive, do you need to use Janome USB’s? and can it not be bigger than 4gb? I thought the larger the memory the better? Anyway I had bought this cute vintage sewing machine USB, I guess it is not usable for the machine? Any helpful hints out there?

 

 

Thank you !!!!!

 

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Re: USB stick for 550e

Linda Wunder
 

In my Janome 15000 I have to format the memory stick—- in the machine. After formatting I can add designs. That might be your situation. Just a thought. Linda

Gaige & Linda

On Jan 2, 2021, at 4:38 PM, Mail Administrator <tericloth6@...> wrote:



Sooo I just started experimenting and bought my first pattern to download on to a memory stick, go that figured out and the Janome 550e gives me the message that I cannot use the USB drive, do you need to use Janome USB’s? and can it not be bigger than 4gb? I thought the larger the memory the better? Anyway I had bought this cute vintage sewing machine USB, I guess it is not usable for the machine? Any helpful hints out there?

 

 

Thank you !!!!!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


USB stick for 550e

Tericloth
 

Sooo I just started experimenting and bought my first pattern to download on to a memory stick, go that figured out and the Janome 550e gives me the message that I cannot use the USB drive, do you need to use Janome USB’s? and can it not be bigger than 4gb? I thought the larger the memory the better? Anyway I had bought this cute vintage sewing machine USB, I guess it is not usable for the machine? Any helpful hints out there?

 

 

Thank you !!!!!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Tips to find a machine a new home

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Pixey,
You should try your dealer as my understanding is that machines are in short supply sine the pandemic started. In Canada we are told to buy if we see what we want/need as stock may be limited and it wouldn’t be known when a particular model might be available again. So your 500e might be needed in your area.

Advertising in your local papers would be another option.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Tips to find a machine a new home

CindyP
 

When you get to the point of selling will you message me?  My mom is in central Texas and may like having a machine.  I would need to know how much you are asking and all that type of stuff.  Thanks!

Cindy


Re: 2Stitch Organizer (free program)

Mary Almond
 

I just downloaded this! Love how I can see the patterns so well! Will be experimenting! Thanks


On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 5:11 PM Ceil J <cjancola@...> wrote:
Is anyone else using this?  I think it's fantastic but it does have some limitations as it's in the early stages of development.

https://www.2stitch.com/?fbclid=IwAR1GVDcFQy2oRk98mgBFOPKY3rKP7qYLfdACeSiLT_RdIwiaWhck3cHLhAo
I will be sharing with a Facebook group but wanted to share here too.  I love what it does.  Here are some notes I've made for another person who is interested. 

Some things to keep in mind.

It will not (at the present time) open zipped folders. So if you want your zipped files included upzip them first. However, I use a PC and found that when I unzipped some files they also had a MACOSX folder inside the newly unzipped folder. You should delete this (and perhaps it’s the opposite for MAC users?). If you don’t it will include funky files.

It does not (at the present time) read JEF+ files. There are plans by the programmer to expand the files it reads (now only PES, PEC, DST, XXX, EXP, SEW, JEF AND HUS). I have contacted the programmer who is in Germany but not sure if he will respond.

Don’t do what I did initially and try to dump all your folders at once. That’s how I learned that it wouldn’t open zip files and the mess it shows with MACOSX files. Here is a chance to finally get organized so do it a little at a time.

It also doesn’t download PDF’s or instructions.

 

 


Re: Tips to find a machine a new home

Pixey
 

Thanks for this idea Debra. I would have thought the dealer would frown on students selling machines in that venue because of it possibly eating into their sales. Of course right now, we aren’t having any classes but hopefully the will resume at some point.

Pixey

On Jan 1, 2021, at 6:32 PM, Debra Mclin <rick.debbie.mclin@gmail.com> wrote:

My dealer offers monthly classes and that is a good place to sell machines.
On Jan 1, 2021, at 6:07 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I am pondering not keeping my 500e. I rarely use the largest hoops and think my S9 hoops will work as a good alternative to my 15000 for less cumbersome in-the-hoop trimming options. In the past I have always traded in machines with my dealer toward new machines but this won’t be the case in this situation. I figure I can store it in the box a few months (in a climate controlled environment) until things get a little more back to normal but wondered if others can offer advice on how/where to advertise, how to price it, and other approaches to find it a new owner. I am in central Texas in the US in a medium-sized town but within driving distance of several larger cities.

Pixey








Re: Tips to find a machine a new home

Debra Mclin
 

My dealer offers monthly classes and that is a good place to sell machines.

On Jan 1, 2021, at 6:07 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I am pondering not keeping my 500e. I rarely use the largest hoops and think my S9 hoops will work as a good alternative to my 15000 for less cumbersome in-the-hoop trimming options. In the past I have always traded in machines with my dealer toward new machines but this won’t be the case in this situation. I figure I can store it in the box a few months (in a climate controlled environment) until things get a little more back to normal but wondered if others can offer advice on how/where to advertise, how to price it, and other approaches to find it a new owner. I am in central Texas in the US in a medium-sized town but within driving distance of several larger cities.

Pixey





2Stitch Organizer (free program)

Ceil J
 

Is anyone else using this?  I think it's fantastic but it does have some limitations as it's in the early stages of development.

https://www.2stitch.com/?fbclid=IwAR1GVDcFQy2oRk98mgBFOPKY3rKP7qYLfdACeSiLT_RdIwiaWhck3cHLhAo
I will be sharing with a Facebook group but wanted to share here too.  I love what it does.  Here are some notes I've made for another person who is interested. 

Some things to keep in mind.

It will not (at the present time) open zipped folders. So if you want your zipped files included upzip them first. However, I use a PC and found that when I unzipped some files they also had a MACOSX folder inside the newly unzipped folder. You should delete this (and perhaps it’s the opposite for MAC users?). If you don’t it will include funky files.

It does not (at the present time) read JEF+ files. There are plans by the programmer to expand the files it reads (now only PES, PEC, DST, XXX, EXP, SEW, JEF AND HUS). I have contacted the programmer who is in Germany but not sure if he will respond.

Don’t do what I did initially and try to dump all your folders at once. That’s how I learned that it wouldn’t open zip files and the mess it shows with MACOSX files. Here is a chance to finally get organized so do it a little at a time.

It also doesn’t download PDF’s or instructions.

 

 


Tips to find a machine a new home

Pixey
 

I am pondering not keeping my 500e. I rarely use the largest hoops and think my S9 hoops will work as a good alternative to my 15000 for less cumbersome in-the-hoop trimming options. In the past I have always traded in machines with my dealer toward new machines but this won’t be the case in this situation. I figure I can store it in the box a few months (in a climate controlled environment) until things get a little more back to normal but wondered if others can offer advice on how/where to advertise, how to price it, and other approaches to find it a new owner. I am in central Texas in the US in a medium-sized town but within driving distance of several larger cities.

Pixey


Re: When a thread breaks on e500 embroidery machine

Ceil J
 

Kathy,
I too find Floriani to be very slippery.  My 15000 uses it but it's the only thread that I use with a net.  It is gorgeous thread, however.  I use Madeira as I received a fantastic deal on the complete set in storage drawers but, if storage wasn't an issue, I'd use Robson Anton.  It seems to be wound the opposite of other brands and is my go-to brand when I need to purchase a large spool.  You also can't go wrong, in my opinion with any of the Superior Threads lines.  Hope this helps.
Ceil


Re: When a thread breaks on e500 embroidery machine

Kathy Strabel
 

Favymtz--Thanks for the advice on making sure that I get a tie-off (manually) when I need  to re-stitch an area. My last embroidery machine would give an error code, stop the machine, and let me fix a problem. Then, I could send the needle back a few paces, and it would re-start stitching, but also would do a lockstitch when it would resume stitching. I guess the e500 does not have this feature. Too bad, because that was very convenient.  It was a machine of another brand.   

  ALso, I have been using Floriani threads for most of my embroidery life--about 10 years--without much problem, but you say it is not good in your machine.  What thread do you use?? I only have the one machine, the e500, for embroidery these days.   I did notice that my old machine performed very well with Coats and Clark embroidery thread, but the e500 hated that thread., so I had to replace every spool of the Coats and Clark with Floriani.  Whoo, that was an expensive week!!  LOL!!

One more thing, which I did not mention before is that the thread I am using for the rooster and hen embroideries is Floriani black color. I have heard that black thread is notoriously hard to manage, is prone to breaks, and can be stiffer and less elastic than other colors, due to the chemicals involved with the black dye. Maybe that has contributed to my problem with my current project?       So many variables involved in the embroidery process!!   

Kathy S. Camas WA   HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  


Re: When a thread breaks on e500 embroidery machine

favymtz
 

Kathy, you also mention that you’re concerned about the ends coming undone in the places where you restart the stitching, which you are right to be concerned about.  The solution is to pull up the bobbin thread, keep a long tail of both the upper and bobbin threads to secure on the back after you have completed the embroidery. If it’s a fill pattern or satin you can hold the threads in position so they get stitched over to secure them. The digitizing doesn’t know where you’ve had the problem so it can’t have a tie-in. Tie-in and tie-offs are set by the digitizer not the machine. 
Another problem you mention that I have had is with the thread brand you’re using, it always causes stitching problems on my machines. The needle comes unthreaded, I get thread loops, and it also shreds right at the needle in spite of everything I try. That brand did better on my Babylock machine than the 12000 and 15000.
~favymtz 

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Favymtz 


Re: Resolution

Pixey
 

Thanks Jim, that is a great recommendation.  

Happy New Year to all!  And while not much will be that different when we wake up tomorrow morning, may 2021 develop into a better year than 2020 has been.

Pixey


On Dec 31, 2020, at 7:03 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind

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