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Re: 15000 and DIME Weightless Quilter

Cynthia Dickerson
 

This might be of help to some of you who have trouble with the weight of the quilt.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hglot6paj3Q&t=7s


Re: 350E price

Virginia
 

The machine is old technology. Is limited to a 5x7 hoop. . And embroidery only and limited stitch allowance.



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From: "Cat - N via groups.io" <navillusc@...>
Date: 12/5/21 12:23 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Onlinesewing-Janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] 350E price

I can’t help with what the machine should sell for or be worth at its current age, but I can tell you I have a Kenmore computerized sewing machine made by Janome that I bought new at Sears in January 1994 that still works perfectly…it’s warranty only expired a few years ago and it’s only been serviced a few times since it was purchased new and rarely used until about 2012. 

So, I had no concerns in early 2015 about acquiring a Janome 11000 manufactured in 2005, especially having seen and wanted one when they first came out, and it also still works perfectly.  (Only issues I had with it were a slightly damaged…burred…plastic embroidery foot, easily resolved with a new foot, and a bit of thread ‘kinking’ on the top end of the thread path, easily resolved by using a thread stand, and a slight adjustment of the bobbin case ‘stop’ which Jim said was an issue when the 11000’s were first made that he figured out for his customers having the issue.) 

I bought a 15000 in 2016 but kept the 11000. By the time I got the 11000, it had been ‘replaced in manufacturing’ by the 12000 and the 15000.

If you are reasonably confident the machine has had proper care and/or storage by its current owner, the Janome machines are quality machines in my experience and, in your position, I might definitely be inclined to give the decision very careful consideration. If your budget permits at a later date, you can still have a ‘fall back’ machine if you decide to invest in the 350e now and upgrade later. 

Looking forward to hearing your decision.  

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 


350E price

Cat - N
 

I can’t help with what the machine should sell for or be worth at its current age, but I can tell you I have a Kenmore computerized sewing machine made by Janome that I bought new at Sears in January 1994 that still works perfectly…it’s warranty only expired a few years ago and it’s only been serviced a few times since it was purchased new and rarely used until about 2012. 

So, I had no concerns in early 2015 about acquiring a Janome 11000 manufactured in 2005, especially having seen and wanted one when they first came out, and it also still works perfectly.  (Only issues I had with it were a slightly damaged…burred…plastic embroidery foot, easily resolved with a new foot, and a bit of thread ‘kinking’ on the top end of the thread path, easily resolved by using a thread stand, and a slight adjustment of the bobbin case ‘stop’ which Jim said was an issue when the 11000’s were first made that he figured out for his customers having the issue.) 

I bought a 15000 in 2016 but kept the 11000. By the time I got the 11000, it had been ‘replaced in manufacturing’ by the 12000 and the 15000.

If you are reasonably confident the machine has had proper care and/or storage by its current owner, the Janome machines are quality machines in my experience and, in your position, I might definitely be inclined to give the decision very careful consideration. If your budget permits at a later date, you can still have a ‘fall back’ machine if you decide to invest in the 350e now and upgrade later. 

Looking forward to hearing your decision.  

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 
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Re: 350E price

Pixey
 

The 350e is a really nice little machine and at times I do miss mine for it’s compact size.  I replaced mine with a 500e about a year after they came out and sold mine locally for $800. Even though the screen feels small by today’s standards and it is grayscale rather than color, the machine has the full suite of editing features (combining designs, resizing, moving the design in the stitch field, etc.) and takes designs on a USB.  

One thing to be aware of…
The USB file structure for designs is different from what Janome uses in the newer machines and doesn’t allow sub folders.  You need to use small USB’s, preferably 1Gb or less and designs have to go into the EmbF5>MyDesign folder set up when you format the USB in the machine.

Given the current machine shortage, I would say that it is a pretty good price.  Even if you feel it ought to be serviced.

Pixey

On Dec 5, 2021, at 10:37 AM, katz11west via groups.io <katz11west@...> wrote:

Thanks to all the replies.  Yes seller is local.  I stopped yesterday and hooped some material and stitched out part of a built in design.  All went well.  Looks like hoops may never had been used.  I feel confident in the machine but since it is at least 14 years old and probably never serviced I will at least have to spend another $100.00 for that.  Seller is older lady with eye problems .  Some thread and a small cd of designs included and a zip case for the hoops etc.
I looked at the 500E a few months ago and was impressed with the stitch quality and on boarding editing functions.  I might get her to come down a little on the price.  


Re: 350E price

katz11west
 

Thanks to all the replies.  Yes seller is local.  I stopped yesterday and hooped some material and stitched out part of a built in design.  All went well.  Looks like hoops may never had been used.  I feel confident in the machine but since it is at least 14 years old and probably never serviced I will at least have to spend another $100.00 for that.  Seller is older lady with eye problems .  Some thread and a small cd of designs included and a zip case for the hoops etc.
I looked at the 500E a few months ago and was impressed with the stitch quality and on boarding editing functions.  I might get her to come down a little on the price.  


Re: 350E price

Tericloth
 

I have the 500e that I purchased about a year ago, after 2 failed attempts at buying used machines, they were both sewing and embroidery, Huqusvana, and a Brother, not sure if it was the  part that they were shipped to me, but I did not want  to have to pay for them to be serviced as soon as I got them, so I returned them.

If the machine does not have to be shipped, and you can go have the seller demonstrate it for you, then I would grab it, maybe try knocking off $50, but if she is giving you all kinds of thread and such, I would pay the full amount. The embroidery machines are just going up in price. So if this is a good working machine, take it, you can always upgrade in time.

 

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From: Kathy Strabel
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:59 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] 350E price

 

Lorrie--I don't know if you will find this helpful, but I purchased the model 500e embroidery-only, about 3 years ago. Brand new, in box from a well-known local dealer. The price was $1699 and included 4 hoops. The stitch quality is very nice and I am glad to have a separate machine so I can do regular sewing while embroidering at the same time. 
 My 500e does not have a way to check how much "mileage" it has on it, so I assume the 350e also would not have this feature.  If the seller is local to you, ask if you can do a test ---and bring the fabrics, stabilizer, and thread that you would normally use. Sew out a couple of samples and keep your ears open for any sounds that might indicate trouble. I believe there would be some built-in designs, but if you have a fairly simple JEF format design on a thumb drive, the seller should allow you to test that, too. 
Good luck
Kathy Strabel 

 


Re: 350E price

Kathy Strabel
 

Lorrie--I don't know if you will find this helpful, but I purchased the model 500e embroidery-only, about 3 years ago. Brand new, in box from a well-known local dealer. The price was $1699 and included 4 hoops. The stitch quality is very nice and I am glad to have a separate machine so I can do regular sewing while embroidering at the same time. 
 My 500e does not have a way to check how much "mileage" it has on it, so I assume the 350e also would not have this feature.  If the seller is local to you, ask if you can do a test ---and bring the fabrics, stabilizer, and thread that you would normally use. Sew out a couple of samples and keep your ears open for any sounds that might indicate trouble. I believe there would be some built-in designs, but if you have a fairly simple JEF format design on a thumb drive, the seller should allow you to test that, too. 
Good luck
Kathy Strabel 


Re: 350E price

Renee Wojnowski
 

I saw the 350e listed on Amazon for 699, just for comparison sake

On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 7:44 AM Lyn Quine <lynquine@...> wrote:
I bought my 350e in 2010 I loved it then I love it now, she’s still working been serviced twice.  She’s not used as much now as I have the 12000 and 15000 but I won’t part with it the smaller hoop is useful the 2 other machines have bigger hoops.  I don’t know about price, but if you see it working ok and it sounds and looks ok, try and haggle the price if you feel you can.  


On 5 Dec 2021, at 13:24, katz11west via groups.io <katz11west=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Good morning I've found a 350E originally purchased in 2007.  It's had very little use,  I originally was wanting one of the more expensive Janome embroidery machines but just can't afford it right now.  She is asking $600.00.  Any thoughts about the price and age of the machine?

Thanks
Lorrie


Re: 350E price

Lyn Quine
 

I bought my 350e in 2010 I loved it then I love it now, she’s still working been serviced twice.  She’s not used as much now as I have the 12000 and 15000 but I won’t part with it the smaller hoop is useful the 2 other machines have bigger hoops.  I don’t know about price, but if you see it working ok and it sounds and looks ok, try and haggle the price if you feel you can.  


On 5 Dec 2021, at 13:24, katz11west via groups.io <katz11west@...> wrote:

Good morning I've found a 350E originally purchased in 2007.  It's had very little use,  I originally was wanting one of the more expensive Janome embroidery machines but just can't afford it right now.  She is asking $600.00.  Any thoughts about the price and age of the machine?

Thanks
Lorrie


350E price

katz11west
 

Good morning I've found a 350E originally purchased in 2007.  It's had very little use,  I originally was wanting one of the more expensive Janome embroidery machines but just can't afford it right now.  She is asking $600.00.  Any thoughts about the price and age of the machine?

Thanks
Lorrie


Horizon Link Suite

Sakeenah Mubashshir
 

I just want express my sincere gratitude to everyone who advised me on my problem. I took my laptop and Horizon Link Suite CD to Best Buy and they installed the software at no charge.

Yaaay I'm back in business.

Thanks again

Sakeenah


Re: Horizon Link Suite

Lanell Greer
 

After buying external cd drive I did not have a problem installing horizon link.  However, I did have problem installing monogram wizard from cd. I went to this site http://needleheads.com/index.php 
the people who made it originally and was able to use my original serial number to get link to new one that let me download it from internet.  After asking and searching the only alternative to not having cd rom drive was to buy one which on Amazon was around 22$ US.  


Re: Updating to Windows 10

Lanell Greer
 

i have the 1200.  My original computer with vistas screen broke. I have another computer with windows 8.   I bought external hard drive and was able to install horizon link without problems.  I also purchased the acufill add on for quilting but it will not install and neither will monogram wizard. Monogram wizard is saying files are missing and acufill will do nothing but go to files for how to install which go no further than windows 7.  Like you I’m a Mac person and only have this for machine.  Any suggestions will kindly be appreciated in advance.  


Re: Horizon Link Suite

Pixey
 

Sakeenah,
You mention that you need the software to download the design.  Actually you don’t.   You need the software for your computer to have an idea of what to do with the design, view or edit the design, or send it to the machine via WiFi.

You do not mention where you purchased the embroidery design, but you should be able to download the design and move it over to a USB (that you have already formatted in the 15000) even without the software.  Just download the JEF design stitch file and save it to your computer in a place you like. Then copy it over to the USB in the EMB>Embf file path.  Then you should be able to open it on your machine from the plugged in USB. Go to the file folder icon, choose the USB drive and navigate to the file.

Also, you can now buy portable CD drives that plug into computers through a USB port from any computer store or even online.  They are not very expensive.

Pixey


On Dec 4, 2021, at 9:40 AM, Sakeenah Mubashshir via groups.io <smubashshir@...> wrote:


Greetings Jim,

I live in Houston and I have a problem...

I purchased the MC 15000 in 2015 at International Quilt Festival. The computer that I downloaded the Horizon Link Suite has died and I have purchased a new laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad which does not have feature for CDs. 

I purchased a new embroidery design yesterday and didn't realize I need the software to properly download the design. I have the Horizon Suite CD that came with the original purchase but can't use it. Please help... is there a way to download the software to my new laptop.

Thanks in advance

Sakeenah


Re: Horizon Link Suite

Cat - N
 

After you download a design from a purchase website, you don’t ‘need‘ any software to get the design to the 15000 because you can simply use the Operating system’s file manager to copy/paste it from where you saved it on download to a USB thumb/flash drive that your 15000 has formatted…after ‘unzipping if necessary.  You do need the HLS software to transfer the design via WiFi, though, and for design layout/editing, etc.  To install the software, there are portable USB cd/dvd drives, or create your own USB copy of the disc using a different computer.  

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Dec 4, 2021 at 10:40 AM, <Sakeenah Mubashshir via groups.io> wrote:

Greetings Jim,

I live in Houston and I have a problem...

I purchased the MC 15000 in 2015 at International Quilt Festival. The computer that I downloaded the Horizon Link Suite has died and I have purchased a new laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad which does not have feature for CDs. 

I purchased a new embroidery design yesterday and didn't realize I need the software to properly download the design. I have the Horizon Suite CD that came with the original purchase but can't use it. Please help... is there a way to download the software to my new laptop.

Thanks in advance

Sakeenah


Re: Horizon Link Suite

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

You have to have some way to be able to load software on your computer. If there is no CD slot, then there must be a USB port. Find someone who has a computer that can read a CD and copy it to a flash drive. Then use the flash drive to install it on your computer. If you buy your flash drives from Best Buy they would probably do that for you for no charge.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Sakeenah Mubashshir via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:49 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Horizon Link Suite

 

Greetings Jim,

 

I live in Houston and I have a problem...

 

I purchased the MC 15000 in 2015 at International Quilt Festival. The computer that I downloaded the Horizon Link Suite has died and I have purchased a new laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad which does not have feature for CDs. 

 

I purchased a new embroidery design yesterday and didn't realize I need the software to properly download the design. I have the Horizon Suite CD that came with the original purchase but can't use it. Please help... is there a way to download the software to my new laptop.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Sakeenah

 


Horizon Link Suite

Sakeenah Mubashshir
 

Greetings Jim,

I live in Houston and I have a problem...

I purchased the MC 15000 in 2015 at International Quilt Festival. The computer that I downloaded the Horizon Link Suite has died and I have purchased a new laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad which does not have feature for CDs. 

I purchased a new embroidery design yesterday and didn't realize I need the software to properly download the design. I have the Horizon Suite CD that came with the original purchase but can't use it. Please help... is there a way to download the software to my new laptop.

Thanks in advance

Sakeenah


Re: MAC Apple with 15000

Melanie Dumas
 

How does Dropbox fit in?

On Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 9:42 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Your best option is to stick with the HP PC using the Janome software. The iPad is iPad 2, which cannot be updated to use the latest apps. The old Mac might be able to run Windows under a virtualization program, but since you already have a PC there is no reason to do that.


Re: MAC Apple with 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

Your best option is to stick with the HP PC using the Janome software. The iPad is iPad 2, which cannot be updated to use the latest apps. The old Mac might be able to run Windows under a virtualization program, but since you already have a PC there is no reason to do that.


Re: MAC Apple with 15000

Linda Thompson
 

Jim, and all others, thank you all for the input!   I’m going to stay with the purchase of the Apple Mac, get Stitch Buddy, and clean up my Dropbox, but remain hopeful of using just Apple and StitchBuddy to with with my IPad.  And, know this computer will be more durable.  Thank you, and have a sweet and blessed Christmas.  Linda
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