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Re: USB stick for 550e

Tericloth
 

Thank you!!

 

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From: darlene Reese
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:57 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick for 550e

 

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: 2Stitch Organizer (free program)

favymtz
 

Thanks for showing us a new program that can possibly help some of our members.
I just have to respond to the "It does not (at the present time) read JEF+ files"
Most likely it doesn't, Because a JEF+ file isn't a true file format. It's a design that consists of more than one JEF design that have been combined into a layout that can be stitched either in a single hooping or as part of a larger Layout design.
The only True JEF+ files are those made either in a Janome machine Edit mode or in Janome software programs like Horizon Link etc.
Every single time that I ever purchase a design and it has a JEF+ included, I check it to see if it's a real JEF+, and it NEVER is!
Pardon my gripe, it's just that as a former Janome employee this always has griped me!
I remember when as a new employee our shop owner educated me on JEF+ files, she did it because it always caused her angst too!

--
Favymtz


Re: USB stick for 550e

Ginger Benckert <stitchedinfaith@...>
 

Years ago I made the same mistake, but not I get the sticks with 20 of them in the package, they come with labels and lanyards too. Your regular stores no longer sells them, so I stock up.

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

On 01/03/2021 7:28 AM Mail Administrator <tericloth6@hotmail.com> wrote:


Thank you, I did go get a stick with less memory, worked!!! And I created my first downloaded embroidery !!! Very exciting!!
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From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Ginger Benckert <stitchedinfaith@comcast.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:16 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick for 550e
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 !!!!!
> Sent from Mail (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986) for Windows 10
>







Re: 2Stitch Organizer (free program)

Pat
 

Very kind of you to share.  Thank you.

Pat Kowalczyk

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 9:17 AM Mary Almond <marypalmond@...> wrote:
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

Pat
 

Hi,
My Bernina 380 is for sale.  I fear I've committed a faux pas mentioning it here so I won't go into any details.  It is a great machine in prime condition.  If interested please e-mail me:  pattikowalczyk@....

I have several other machines and I only use one, my 15000.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year.
Pat Kowalczyk 


Re: USB stick for 550e

Tericloth
 

Thank you, I did go get a stick with less memory, worked!!! And I created my first downloaded embroidery !!! Very exciting!!


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Ginger Benckert <stitchedinfaith@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:16 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick for 550e
 
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@...> 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 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986) for Windows 10
>






Re: USB stick for 550e

Lyn Quine
 

You don’t need big USBs a 2 or 4GB is more than ample, or even better if you have a smaller one lurking at the back of the drawer, (I’ve got one that’s 250MB) they work just as well.  You can get lots of designs on even the small ones. You shouldn’t load them up with all your designs, your machine can’t cope ITH it, it has to red it all before it cn display them and it doesn’t have the same read/write capability as your computer, too many and it will just slow it down.


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 !!!!!
Sent from Mail (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986) for Windows 10


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?

 

 

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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 !!!!!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


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 !!!!!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


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







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