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Re: Craftsy/Bluprint

Roberta K
 

Hi Cynthia, 
I am currently a member of Craftsy, which was previously Bluprint. I copied this off their website:

For questions about our website, Premium Membership, or single Class sales, please email us at craftsy@... or call us at 1-888-891-7203. Our regular customer service hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CT Monday through Friday, and 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT Saturday and Sunday.

I hope this helps you.

Roberta in FL


Re: Craftsy/Bluprint

Sally Silvers
 

I was in a similar situation.  I went online to Blueprint, to my account, and the videos I had bought from Craftsy were there and I had access.


Re: Institute postponed

William D Lawson
 

Yes, they did cancel Janome Institute.  I heard that the reason was that they couldn’t get the computer chips from China for the new machines and they didn’t want to have the Institute without the new machines.  COVID was also a factor but they really wanted to release the new machines at their 100 year anniversary Institute.  Such a shame that Chine controls so much of our economy.

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 4:05 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I was just talking to my dealer and they said that Janome has cancelled Janome Institute and postponed any new machine releases to next spring. 

Pixey






Re: Craftsy/Bluprint

Pam Davison
 

It is back to Craftsy.com


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Cynthia Dickerson <cindydickerson@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:15:27 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Craftsy/Bluprint
 
I purchased many classes off of Craftsy, which then turned into Bluprint.  I am not sure what happened but I would like to retrieve those classes.  Does anyone know where I can get those video classes that I purchased or what happened?  Some of them were from Kenneth King and a lady had bra lessons on there.  I can't remember her name, maybe Beverly,?  I had many classes of hers also.  I remember she was from Canada.  Thanks for any help!


Craftsy/Bluprint

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I purchased many classes off of Craftsy, which then turned into Bluprint.  I am not sure what happened but I would like to retrieve those classes.  Does anyone know where I can get those video classes that I purchased or what happened?  Some of them were from Kenneth King and a lady had bra lessons on there.  I can't remember her name, maybe Beverly,?  I had many classes of hers also.  I remember she was from Canada.  Thanks for any help!


Institute postponed

Pixey
 

Hi all,

I was just talking to my dealer and they said that Janome has cancelled Janome Institute and postponed any new machine releases to next spring.

Pixey


Re: M7 Teflon Needle Plate Stuck

favymtz
 

The M7 is a different story, as has been discovered, those plates don't play together!
But acutally, the needle plates for the 12000 and 15000 can be used on either machine because the opening they fit into are identical. I do it fairly frequently.
For example I only have the non-stick plate for the 12000 but use it on the 15000. The difference in the bobbin thread cutter isn't an issue.
When I want to make corded pintucks on the 15000 machine I only have the cord guides that fit the 12000 machine, so I use it's needle plate on the 15000.
Before I purchased the Circular Attachment for the 15000 I used the one for the 12000 along with it's plate on the 15000.
You can even use the HP plate and foot on the 12000, you just have to be very careful because the machine won't recognize the sensors.
--
Favymtz


Re: M7 Teflon Needle Plate Stuck

Pam Davison
 

I mistakenly thought that the Teflon plate for the 15000 would also fit the M7. Thankfully Janome had enough insight to know that these things would probably happen and it was real easy fix they have a manual release for the plates


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Cheryl Paul <capaul@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:02:15 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] M7 Teflon Needle Plate Stuck
 
Hi Pam,

When you got your Teflon plate, was it for the M7?  I’m just curious as I have the Teflon Foot, but I don’t have the needle plate for the M7 and I probably won’t get it as I didn’t use the one I had for the 15000, except that it had the bobbin thread cutter and the regular one that came with the machine didn’t (it might have been my 12000 - so long ago that I don’t remember).  I know that that needle plate won’t work with the M7 because of the magnetic release as that was a big change from the previous machines needle plates.  I hope I never make that mistake, as I have 2 other machines that share many of the same features of the M7 with the HP system.  My M7 is just way to heavy and large to need to take in for a mistake that I made and not because it needed it’s annual check-up or maybe I’ll wait for the second year to pass first before that visit.  I hope that my hubby will carry it out to the vehicle for me and that someone at the store will haul it in as well.

Cheryl







Re: M7 Teflon Needle Plate Stuck

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Pam,

When you got your Teflon plate, was it for the M7? I’m just curious as I have the Teflon Foot, but I don’t have the needle plate for the M7 and I probably won’t get it as I didn’t use the one I had for the 15000, except that it had the bobbin thread cutter and the regular one that came with the machine didn’t (it might have been my 12000 - so long ago that I don’t remember). I know that that needle plate won’t work with the M7 because of the magnetic release as that was a big change from the previous machines needle plates. I hope I never make that mistake, as I have 2 other machines that share many of the same features of the M7 with the HP system. My M7 is just way to heavy and large to need to take in for a mistake that I made and not because it needed it’s annual check-up or maybe I’ll wait for the second year to pass first before that visit. I hope that my hubby will carry it out to the vehicle for me and that someone at the store will haul it in as well.

Cheryl


Re: M7 Teflon Needle Plate Stuck

Pam Davison
 

Nevermind its on page 132 in the manual


From: Pam Davison
Sent: Monday, September 6, 2021 1:48:09 PM
To: Onlinesewing-Janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: M7 Teflon Needle Plate Stuck
 
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?




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?

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