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Re: Automatic threader probLem needle goes thru the needle hole but doesn’t engage the thread #file-notice

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Something that I had read and worked wonders for me was to take my i-phone and take a video of the needle going up and down.  Then you can play back the video and stop it where necessary and reallly see if the needle is through the hole.  Mine was off and I had a screw that was loose that caused this.   I also copied the Janome 15000 repair manual off of the internet and there is a page that shows how to reset the needle.  Now, I am sort of mechanically inclined and not afraid to try and adjust it myself, which I did.  Mine has worked for a year now and I tightened the needle really well and it works every time.


Re: Automatic threader probLem needle goes thru the needle hole but doesn’t engage the thread #file-notice

Kathy Strabel
 

striplett3---My threader occasionally gets out of whack and looks like it is going through the needle's eye, but is not really going through. I have corrected this by getting down at eye level with the needle and using very strong magnifying lens glasses to verify if it really is going through the needle's eye. Each time, I have found that the threader hook is intact, but it swings ever so slightly to the right of the needle, missing the eye, even though it looks like it engages without the close-up, magnified view. I fix it by using a small, flat head (not a phillips) screwdriver between the hook's shaft and the metal piece that surrounds it and GENTLY pushing the hook to the left, back into position. It may take several tries to do it. You need a good strong light, a steady but gentle hand, good magnification and a good measure of patience.  THis beats taking your machine into the dealer if you can avoid it. Unfortunately, if your hook is badly bent or broken off, you would need a new part and a visit to the dealer.   Good luck if you try this!!    Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Automatic threader probLem needle goes thru the needle hole but doesn’t engage the thread #file-notice

Jim Stutsman
 

The piece that goes through the eye has a hook on it. If it truly is going through the eye, not to either side of the needle, then the hook has likely either bent closed or broken off. This will require dealer intervention, if only because of the part involved.


Automatic threader probLem needle goes thru the needle hole but doesn’t engage the thread #file-notice

striplett3@...
 

Anyone know how to fix this.


Re: Help needed Modifying/creating a Stitch

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Thank you Favymtz. I'll take a look tonight to see if I can get this to work for what I need.
I have to go back on my PC to access Horizon Suite since I primarily use a Mac and 
HS is not available in Mac version. 
Julia


Re: Help needed Modifying/creating a Stitch

favymtz
 

You're welcome Kathy!
Just a note about the stitch chart that I made:
These are the stitches that come with Horizon Link Suite,
the numbers do not match the stitch number on the sewing machine even though they are the same stitches
all stx files can be used in Horizon Link Editing Designs/convert stx, Stitch Composer and AcuStitch
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Favymtz


Re: Help needed Modifying/creating a Stitch

Kathy Skagen
 

Hi Favy,
I have been following this conversation and I want to thank you for the  pdf you attached. Your information is helping me to understand the nuances of my machine, especially .ord and .stx.
Kathy

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, 09:52:17 AM CDT, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:


I would love to offer you some more advice Julia, but let me know if what I write here isn't what you need!
When you say you want it to start at the "center of a circle" do you mean literally in the center of the applique, not along the edge?
Quilt #25 stitch is a little star, so are you asking if you can create a stitch that's just the star without the straight stitches that connect stars together?
If so, that stitch is available as an stx file in Horizon Link Stitch Composer, and it would be fairly easy to modify.
Are you aware that Quilt #24 is also a star, without the connecting stitches like #25? 
You can stitch it as a single design by touching the lock stitch as you begin to sew, or program it with a lockstitch on screen.
You can also modify the size of it to make it smaller or larger using the width & length buttons.
So, if that's what you need you don't really need to make your own.
Re: Is it possible to save a stitch design from the 15000 and modify in Stitch Composer? How would i do that?
The answer is no. The stitches on the machine are a different format, ord+, not stx.
As I mentioned, some of the stitches are included as stx files in Stitch Composer (and if you have AcuStitch if you've purchase it).
I'm attaching a sheet that I made with all the .stx stitches that you'll have access to in Stitch Composer. These stitches can be modified, but make sure to save them with a different name.
Again, let me know if I haven't helped with the right information!
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Favymtz


Re: Help needed Modifying/creating a Stitch

favymtz
 

I would love to offer you some more advice Julia, but let me know if what I write here isn't what you need!
When you say you want it to start at the "center of a circle" do you mean literally in the center of the applique, not along the edge?
Quilt #25 stitch is a little star, so are you asking if you can create a stitch that's just the star without the straight stitches that connect stars together?
If so, that stitch is available as an stx file in Horizon Link Stitch Composer, and it would be fairly easy to modify.
Are you aware that Quilt #24 is also a star, without the connecting stitches like #25? 
You can stitch it as a single design by touching the lock stitch as you begin to sew, or program it with a lockstitch on screen.
You can also modify the size of it to make it smaller or larger using the width & length buttons.
So, if that's what you need you don't really need to make your own.
Re: Is it possible to save a stitch design from the 15000 and modify in Stitch Composer? How would i do that?
The answer is no. The stitches on the machine are a different format, ord+, not stx.
As I mentioned, some of the stitches are included as stx files in Stitch Composer (and if you have AcuStitch if you've purchase it).
I'm attaching a sheet that I made with all the .stx stitches that you'll have access to in Stitch Composer. These stitches can be modified, but make sure to save them with a different name.
Again, let me know if I haven't helped with the right information!
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Favymtz


Re: Embroidery Simulator

Carole O'Mara
 

Thank you so much.  I activated the View Embroidery and embroidery simulator activated.  
Carole


Re: Help Please

Jim Stutsman
 

This problem happens over and over because every Windows allows every program installed to set itself as the default to open for files of certain types. It's also perilously easy to do this by accident by simply checking a box when opening a file. This may help you get it fixed: https://tehnoblog.org/microsoft-windows-10-how-to-reset-file-association-with-app-program/

If that doesn't do it, and this happened after installing a program recently that works with JEF files, contact support for that program. 


Help Please

Sara Jane
 

Hi Jim, yes I am still around ;).  Suddenly my .jef files have the E symbol (file explore) on them instead H for Hatch.  It is also on the .sew files (yes I have a few of them lurking around ;) ) but it is not on any of the other machine files.  First, is it possible to change it back and secondly would you show me how?  I have no clue as to how they got there.  
 
Hope all is well with you and Diane....Sara      Thank you, Jim


Re: Embroidery Simulator

Cheryl Paul
 

What program are you using?

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Help needed Modifying/creating a Stitch

juliadlf.ny@...
 

I am trying to modify or create a stitch for an applique project I am working on.
I've tried the Horizon Suite to create in Stitch Composer but cannot get it to stitch correctly.
The stitch I am trying to create would be similar to the Quilt #25 stitch on the Quiltmaker 15000 but
not be continuous but just a single design and would need it to start at the center of a circle (attached pdf of the circle).
I've tried YouTube and Diane's videos but none seem to be what I'm looking to do as they are more to a continuous design.
Is it possible to save a stitch design from the 15000 and modify in Stitch Composer? How would i do that?
This design would be used to applique a berry circle to the fabric and also be used to applique the center of a flower down.
Hope this makes sense what I'm trying to accomphlish. 
Thanks for any thoughts on how I can do this. 


Re: Embroidery Simulator

favymtz
 

I'm assuming you're working in the Horizon Link?
If so, the View Embroidery Button is what you need

Click on it and it toggles into it's 2nd function: (it turns yellow to show it's changed)

Once it has been activated, click on the View Tab:
 the Embroidery Simulator becomes available
So to sum up the View Embroidery Tool is a multi-function tool.
To get out of the simulator just click on the View Embroidery again and you'll be able to continue to Edit or etc. your design.

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Favymtz


Embroidery Simulator

Carole O'Mara
 

I have MC15000 and have imported a purchased embroidery design.  The 'embroidery simulator' function is grayed out.  How do I turn that function on?
Thanks,
Carole


Re: USB stick 550e

Mattes
 
Edited

Hi Pixey,

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 11:27 PM, Pixey wrote:
Also, I was not aware of the ease of managing a zip file or transferring a design to a USB from the iPad.  I have GOT to get one of those adapters you are referencing.  It will make me much happier with my 500e lacking WiFi capability.  Did you get it from Apple or a 3rd party source?
I got the a cheap, 3rd party adapter from ... Amazon I think. Actually it's mainly an SD card reader I used to transfer photos from my camera when being abroad w/o my Mac. There are literally dozens of Lightning adapters providing a USB port, often combined with other connectivity options, and they come by half of Apple's price.

Greetings, Mattes


Re: USB stick 550e

Pixey
 

Hi Mattes!  I was hoping you would catch up and chime in with better explanation that I could provide.

And I learned something new!  I have been really busy with some things the last few months and not done much machine embroidery lately.  But  I just checked it out and the new quick display feature that lets me see the designs in the Files app is terrific. 

Also, I was not aware of the ease of managing a zip file or transferring a design to a USB from the iPad.  I have GOT to get one of those adapters you are referencing.  It will make me much happier with my 500e lacking WiFi capability.  Did you get it from Apple or a 3rd party source?

Thanks!

Pixey


On Sep 23, 2021, at 12:43 AM, Mattes <info@...> wrote:

Let's shed some light on the StitchBuddy piece - as there are some topics addresses and questions asked:
  • There are two StitchBuddy versions for Mac and iPhone/iPad with very similar (but not identical) features; a design can be rotated with both apps
  • Both versions are offered as free trials in Apple's App Store, only restricted when saving modifications = limited to designs with max. 1,000 stitches. This limitation can be removed within the apps ("In-App purchase") for USD 9.99 resp. USD 49.99
  • JPX files can be read, but not written by StitchBuddy; not a serious limitation as JPX files are just including additional background images (which will be ignored when importing), and all Janome machines accept JEF files - Jim, please step in to add anything significant :)
  • To rotate a design (or a part of it) relevant stitches need to be selected, first (e.g. with the menu command "select all"); then rotations by 45 degrees or individual ones are available in the "Design" menu on macOS or "Tools" menu (little wrench) on iOS; there is a dedicated "hoop" menu with numerous Janome hoops to select from
  • To transfer a design directly from your iPad to a USB stick, Apple's "Files" app becomes handy: You can copy files from StitchBuddy's repository directly to the stick; depending on your iPad and the stick this might require a Lightning-USB (female) adapter aka "Lightning Camera Adapter"). Here is a video tutorial showing the transfer process: iOS 13 Integration
Don't hesitate to ask further questions - transparency note: I'm the creator of StitchBuddy...

Greetings, Mattes


Re: USB stick 550e

Cheryl Paul
 

Thanks Mattes,

I was hoping that you were following along on this topic and really glad that you jumped in to give us a very good explanation of everything. I have so many digitizing programs, that I really only use yours for “looking” at my designs quickly, and I’m so glad that I have it. You and Jim are so helpful and creative to keep us going on our embroidery and sewing journey (Diane you’re included in this).

Happy sewing everyone.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: USB stick 550e

Jim Stutsman
 

As they say in Munich, "Ja, das stimmt." Yes, that's right. I can only add that if you use a Mac or iPad, you should have StitchBuddy. It's great software.


Re: USB stick 550e

Mattes
 

Let's shed some light on the StitchBuddy piece - as there are some topics addresses and questions asked:
  • There are two StitchBuddy versions for Mac and iPhone/iPad with very similar (but not identical) features; a design can be rotated with both apps
  • Both versions are offered as free trials in Apple's App Store, only restricted when saving modifications = limited to designs with max. 1,000 stitches. This limitation can be removed within the apps ("In-App purchase") for USD 9.99 resp. USD 49.99
  • JPX files can be read, but not written by StitchBuddy; not a serious limitation as JPX files are just including additional background images (which will be ignored when importing), and all Janome machines accept JEF files - Jim, please step in to add anything significant :)
  • To rotate a design (or a part of it) relevant stitches need to be selected, first (e.g. with the menu command "select all"); then rotations by 45 degrees or individual ones are available in the "Design" menu on macOS or "Tools" menu (little wrench) on iOS; there is a dedicated "hoop" menu with numerous Janome hoops to select from
  • To transfer a design directly from your iPad to a USB stick, Apple's "Files" app becomes handy: You can copy files from StitchBuddy's repository directly to the stick; depending on your iPad and the stick this might require a Lightning-USB (female) adapter aka "Lightning Camera Adapter"). Here is a video tutorial showing the transfer process: iOS 13 Integration
Don't hesitate to ask further questions - transparency note: I'm the creator of StitchBuddy...

Greetings, Mattes

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