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M7 Teflon Needle Plate Stuck

Pam Davison
 

I put my Teflon plate on on my M7 and now I get the message "Warning the needle plate is not secured."  and the machine is stuck and will not let me do anything else like remove the needle plate.   

Does anyone know how to I passed this so that I can get the needle plate removed outside of taking it to my dealer?




Re: USB stick 550e

Pixey
 

Thanks for the compliment and I am glad to have helped solve your mystery.  At this point, the largest possible hoop on a Janome embroidery machine is the GR hoop on the 15000, which has an embroidery field of 230mm x 300mm (or 9.1” x 11.8”).  So most commercial sources will go ahead and provide JEF versions of the designs up to through this size.  And in some cases they even provide a JEF version of larger designs, even though there is not currently a machine to stitch them out without resizing them in software.  

Personally, I really hate the way commercial digitizers will describe a design in terms of hoop sizes (associated with a particular brand than begins with “B”) instead of telling you the required stitch field.  I have 3 different Janome embroidery machines, which all have differently proportioned hoops.  This is where the software can be really helpful.

Pixey


On Sep 4, 2021, at 7:38 PM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Pixie, you are a genius!!! Thank you, I never thought to look at hoop sizes etc, figured if they were selling it as a Jeff, it woulfit my machine, new lesson of many needed learned today!! Thank you!

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Tericloth <tericloth6@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 4, 2021 1:51 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?


Re: USB stick 550e

Tericloth
 

Pixie, you are a genius!!! Thank you, I never thought to look at hoop sizes etc, figured if they were selling it as a Jeff, it woulfit my machine, new lesson of many needed learned today!! Thank you!


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Tericloth <tericloth6@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 4, 2021 1:51 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?


Re: STX for you!

favymtz
 

Gg, I in turn wish I could hit a “like” to say thanks for appreciating my comments!
And you’re welcome!
--
Favymtz


Re: USB stick 550e

Tericloth
 

Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?


Re: STX for you!

Kim Normandin
 

Favymtz,

I wish I could hit the “LIKE” button!  That was a wonderful explanation. Thank you so much. 

Kim


On Sep 4, 2021, at 6:05 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

Kathy, I don't know which "motif" area you're referring to, but I'll try to explain what I know about Stitches.
Decorative stitches are in many categories in our 15000 machine; Applique, Heirloom, Quilting, Decorative, Tapered, Long, Pictograph and Play are the categories.
Some of these stitches are also available on the embroidery side of the machine in the "Normal Sew" category of the Monogram section.
The Stitch Composer program creates stitches with an .stx format. 
These stitches are then sent to the sewing machine via the usb. to be used as decorative stitches on the sewing side of the machine.
The Horizon LInk Suite program that came with the machine has some of the stitches from the machine within it so that we can alter them if we want to, or use them as a learning tool to see how they've been digitized.
The AcuStitch program available for purchase (about $35 US) also has some of the machine stitches in it.
Any .stx stitch that has been created can be used in either the AcuStitch program, the Horizon Link Edit mode and the sewing machine.
They are not embroidery motifs unless these decorative stitches have been turned into jef files via the Horizon Link or the AcuStitch programs. 
I hope that this helps! 
--
Favymtz


Re: STX for you!

Kathy Skagen
 

Favy,
Thank you for the clear explanation. It does help a lot and I am getting better at understanding the different formats.
Kathy

On Saturday, September 4, 2021, 08:05:23 AM CDT, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:


Kathy, I don't know which "motif" area you're referring to, but I'll try to explain what I know about Stitches.
Decorative stitches are in many categories in our 15000 machine; Applique, Heirloom, Quilting, Decorative, Tapered, Long, Pictograph and Play are the categories.
Some of these stitches are also available on the embroidery side of the machine in the "Normal Sew" category of the Monogram section.
The Stitch Composer program creates stitches with an .stx format. 
These stitches are then sent to the sewing machine via the usb. to be used as decorative stitches on the sewing side of the machine.
The Horizon LInk Suite program that came with the machine has some of the stitches from the machine within it so that we can alter them if we want to, or use them as a learning tool to see how they've been digitized.
The AcuStitch program available for purchase (about $35 US) also has some of the machine stitches in it.
Any .stx stitch that has been created can be used in either the AcuStitch program, the Horizon Link Edit mode and the sewing machine.
They are not embroidery motifs unless these decorative stitches have been turned into jef files via the Horizon Link or the AcuStitch programs. 
I hope that this helps! 
--
Favymtz


Re: STX for you!

favymtz
 

Kathy, I don't know which "motif" area you're referring to, but I'll try to explain what I know about Stitches.
Decorative stitches are in many categories in our 15000 machine; Applique, Heirloom, Quilting, Decorative, Tapered, Long, Pictograph and Play are the categories.
Some of these stitches are also available on the embroidery side of the machine in the "Normal Sew" category of the Monogram section.
The Stitch Composer program creates stitches with an .stx format. 
These stitches are then sent to the sewing machine via the usb. to be used as decorative stitches on the sewing side of the machine.
The Horizon LInk Suite program that came with the machine has some of the stitches from the machine within it so that we can alter them if we want to, or use them as a learning tool to see how they've been digitized.
The AcuStitch program available for purchase (about $35 US) also has some of the machine stitches in it.
Any .stx stitch that has been created can be used in either the AcuStitch program, the Horizon Link Edit mode and the sewing machine.
They are not embroidery motifs unless these decorative stitches have been turned into jef files via the Horizon Link or the AcuStitch programs. 
I hope that this helps! 
--
Favymtz


Re: Long quilting patterns for 9850?

Pixey
 

Hi Betty,

Many commercial providers offer digitized designs that emulate free motion quilting for squares.  They do vary in quality and understanding of the intended process.  They include Embroidery Library, Julia’s Needle Designs, Anita Goodesign, Kimberbell, Amelie Scott, Amazing Designs, OESD, etc.  (I have no affiliation to any of these, just different ones I have explored).  Some are single run stitch while others use a triple stitch or bean stitch to make the design stand out more.

If you wanted to create a custom design, then you need to have a fairly sophisticated version of digitizing software that will allow you to create freehand designs or convert artwork into design files the machine can read.  There are a number of these out there as well created by different companies. I have Hatch by Wilcom and an older version of Janome MBX.  Others are Artistic Digitizer, Embrilliance, Embird, the DIME (Designs in Machine Embroidery) software, or the Floriani Software.  Some of these will offer trials so you can take a test drive before buying.

Pixey

On Sep 1, 2021, at 2:38 PM, Betty <Betty@...> wrote:

Thanks for your help. I would love to take a 9" square and have the machine do a quilting pattern on the squarte. I am only able to use small embroderiey tiches. I could do a free hand pattern but would love to program each square. Any suggestions?
Trying to learn a new machine.
Betty


Re: USB stick 550e

Pixey
 

You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?


Re: STX for you!

Kathy Skagen
 

Hi Favy,
This is really nice! Thank you! I'm just learning about the apps. Is this considered a motif or is it a decorative stitch? I ask because I saw .stx in the motif folder.
Kathy

On Friday, September 3, 2021, 06:49:55 PM CDT, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:


I think that I have probably mentioned in previous messages that I LOVE making stitches with Stitch Composer!
One of the stitches on our machines (15k, 12k etc) is a stitch that I wished Janome gave us the ability to horizontally flip,
so I did it in Stitch Composer.
I tried to upload into the Stitch folder but it wouldn't load so I'm attaching to this message.
Feel free to install it on any machine that uses .stx files!
A word about my system for how I name the stitches: The letter (Q=Quilt plus the number)
this was Quilt 63, so I add the b at the end of the name to indicate that I modified an existing stitch.

--
Favymtz


Re: STX for you!

Cat - N
 

Thank you, Favy...so nice of you to share this reversed stitch you created.

- Cat


STX for you!

favymtz
 

I think that I have probably mentioned in previous messages that I LOVE making stitches with Stitch Composer!
One of the stitches on our machines (15k, 12k etc) is a stitch that I wished Janome gave us the ability to horizontally flip,
so I did it in Stitch Composer.
I tried to upload into the Stitch folder but it wouldn't load so I'm attaching to this message.
Feel free to install it on any machine that uses .stx files!
A word about my system for how I name the stitches: The letter (Q=Quilt plus the number)
this was Quilt 63, so I add the b at the end of the name to indicate that I modified an existing stitch.

--
Favymtz


Re: THank you

Cat - N
 

Kathy, about 6 years ago, I also bought the pink Cherry Blossom bobbins and the blue Janome bobbins as well, with much the same idea in mind...winding different kinds of threads on the different colors.  I never did it, though...so my colorful Janome bobbins are still pristine...a darling collection...LOL...because I elected to use Janome (only) prewounds and already had a bunch of clear Janome bobbins...but I definitely got a chuckle seeing you established a 'bobbin code' for yourself, too.   (I also have a 'pin code' which I find extremely useful. LOL)  But the 'colored bobbins' idea is IMHO a great idea because you really CAN tell at a glance what weight/type thread is on it if you follow whatever 'bobbin code' you set up for your colored bobbins.  Kudos!!!

I am so happy that you are able to use your machine now.  You went through a terrible experience.  I wasn't any help at all...I don't have the kind of machine you have, so my only contribution was a 'sympathetic ear' following your progress in the hope that it was resolved quickly...I was also very interested in the root cause and the fix. We do what we must and what works for us, so we should definitely feel good when we find solutions to our individual machine problems!  Congrats!!!

Thanks for sharing the issue and solution.  It is really good to know what actually happened.

- Cat



Re: Long quilting patterns for 9850?

Cat - N
 

I probably should also have mentioned that your machine won’t recognize a design that won’t fit inside your hoop…and it knows what hoop sizes are available. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Sep 3, 2021 at 4:41 PM, <Cat - N via groups.io> wrote:

Interior hoop area ‘physical’ measurements accommodate ‘jogging the needle’ (keys circled as “8” on pg 99 of the 9850 manual) with some extra room so the embroidery foot (hopefully) never hits the hoop, and the needle (hopefully) never tries to stitch through the hoop frame.  😘

“Hoop size” of the largest hoop as listed in the manual is shown as the same size as the “embroidery size” (embroidery field)…not the physical interior measurements.  

However, I personally wouldn’t try to stitch a design that is larger than the embroidery field (embroidery size) in any of my hoops on either of my embroidery machines.  That’s not a racket I want to hear…not a repair bill I want to pay…and I haven’t seen a new machine I want to buy!  😁

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Sep 3, 2021 at 3:23 PM, <Betty> wrote:

The largest hoop that came with the Janine 9850 is 8.5” x 9.25” measured from inside edge to inside edge.

Betty   
> On Sep 2, 2021, at 4:53 PM, Kaye Lessard <ekay50@...> wrote:
>   
> I believe the largest hoop for the 9850 is 6.7” x 7.9”   
> So the biggest square you could do would be 6.7 “ x 6.7”
> Kaye in la
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Re: Long quilting patterns for 9850?

Cat - N
 

Interior hoop area ‘physical’ measurements accommodate ‘jogging the needle’ (keys circled as “8” on pg 99 of the 9850 manual) with some extra room so the embroidery foot (hopefully) never hits the hoop, and the needle (hopefully) never tries to stitch through the hoop frame.  😘

“Hoop size” of the largest hoop as listed in the manual is shown as the same size as the “embroidery size” (embroidery field)…not the physical interior measurements.  

However, I personally wouldn’t try to stitch a design that is larger than the embroidery field (embroidery size) in any of my hoops on either of my embroidery machines.  That’s not a racket I want to hear…not a repair bill I want to pay…and I haven’t seen a new machine I want to buy!  😁

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Sep 3, 2021 at 3:23 PM, <Betty> wrote:

The largest hoop that came with the Janine 9850 is 8.5” x 9.25” measured from inside edge to inside edge.

Betty  
> On Sep 2, 2021, at 4:53 PM, Kaye Lessard <ekay50@...> wrote:
>  
> I believe the largest hoop for the 9850 is 6.7” x 7.9”  
> So the biggest square you could do would be 6.7 “ x 6.7”
> Kaye in la
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Re: Long quilting patterns for 9850?

Betty <Betty@...>
 

The largest hoop that came with the Janine 9850 is 8.5” x 9.25” measured from inside edge to inside edge.

Betty

On Sep 2, 2021, at 4:53 PM, Kaye Lessard <ekay50@hughes.net> wrote:

I believe the largest hoop for the 9850 is 6.7” x 7.9”
So the biggest square you could do would be 6.7 “ x 6.7”
Kaye in la





Re: Long quilting patterns for 9850?

Betty <Betty@...>
 

Think I figured it out. The quilting stitches that come on the machine can not be made that much larger without specific software. The largest I can expand them to is 1 3/4” x 1 3/4 which is very small for quilting and somewhat disappointing. This is not at all what I was expecting but now I can move on and know that it is necessary to purchase patterns to get what I want. Thank you for letting me know about this quilt pattern site. Purchasing a pattern is my next step.

Betty


Re: My 15000’s spa day

Cheryl Paul
 

Gwen, Your cousin might like a distraction from his wife’s illness, asking him for an opinion shouldn’t add to his stress. Also a call from you might be welcome, you can chat a bit and just find out how his stress level is before asking anything of him.

I would phone the shop where you had your machine serviced and just ask a few questions. I’m not sure what “clicking” sound you are hearing, but my machine clicks when I engage something ie: ask it to “go home”. It also makes the clicking sound of the engaging of the arm - like you’d expect when you push a lever. If those are what you are hearing that is normal. The needle threader however, could very easily go out of adjustment in travelling but that wouldn’t be a something that would normally happen, but I’m saying it’s possible. Let’s just hope that the technician wasn’t a “new” person on the job and didn’t think to ask for help if it was needed. I wouldn’t be to hard of the store, but I do understand your frustration as a hour X2 isn’t enjoyable when it shouldn’t be needed, especially when you may not have any other reason to make the trip. My city is only about a 30-45 minute cross over when you aren’t in heavy traffic so one can easily spend that time in a vehicle just going to visit someone or shop on the opposite side of it. If you decide to make this trip, take a friend along and go out for a nice lunch while they check your machine out - make an appointment first so that they work on it while you are there. Also do as another suggested and take some fabrics you typically sew and do a test before you leave the dealership. You might do this also when you get there to show them what you are experiencing.

Now, what you hope doesn’t happen is something that just happened to me with my iPhone. A friend was trying to call me and I didn’t answer, didn’t get her messages because there was NO SOUND. What I’d forgotten, was that when I went to church last Sunday 5 days ago, I had turned on the “silence” button above the sound control buttons. Totally didn’t even think about it, when I went seeking the problem - I went into settings and nothing seemed to be wrong there, when I pressed the “+””-“ buttons on the side, the sound level changed on my screen. I phoned the service provider and even when he asked if I had turned that button off, I didn’t “get it”, when I did finally “get it”, I felt so dumb. However, now I can phone myself to find the phone when I put it down and can’t find it. I’m just saying that I hope you get your machine problem solved, easier than the silly episode I went through this morning.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


THank you

Kathy Strabel
 

Janome folks:  A big THANK YOU for those who read my thread regarding the bouncing, noisy bobbin. I am sooooo glad the problem has been solved by the shop.   I appreciate all the suggestions and comments.   I will tell you that I have stopped using generic pre-wound bobbins, even Janome pre-wounds. After checking the pre-wounds in my stash, I was somewhat amazed at how poor the quality was--most had some sort of flaw or burr present.I then purchased a box of the pink, Cherry Blossom special edition bobbins and a spool of Janome bobbin thread and wound my own bobbins.  I use the pink bobbins exclusively for embroidery, so if I see a pink bobbin, I know it is Janome 90 weight bobbin thread on it. The pink bobbins come in a good plastic, see-through box, so I can see at a glance what I am looking for in my sewing drawer.   I should say that I have quit using the pre-wounds for embroidery, but I have not encountered any problems with generic or other pre-wound bobbins for my sewing-only machines----a Janome Skyline 7 and a Pfaff from the 80s.  Neither of them do embroidery; they are reserved for ordinary sewing.    Nevertheless, I also ordered a bag of  25 Janome branded bobbins which I will phase in as the generics and pre-wounds are used up.  In for a penny, in for a pound, as they say. Might as well use the Janome brand with my Janome machines.
Happy stitchuing!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

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