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Re: AcuEdit & 15000

Fiona Williams
 

Hi Pixey,

You are correct I meant the send function. I have actually never had to reconnect my machine to my ipad even when we moved and it was working fine until today. I tried everything mentioned below. My machine does not show up except greyed out at the bottom even after refresh. So frustrating. I have re set everything, turned everything on and off no idea what is happening but of course it is happening at the worst time. 
If there are any more ideas I open to trying anything.
Correction with the exception of deleting and reinstalling acuedit as all my designs are stored there and nowhere else. I know I was just reading all the info on backing up and was planning on doing but haven’t 😭.

Thank you

Fiona



On Jun 29, 2022, at 5:54 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:


Hi Fiona,
I am stating a new thread on your problem with sending a design to your 15000 and have pasted your original message below.  I know when I get in a hurry or frustrated, I sometimes overlook steps on AcuEdit.

When you say you are checking to see if the machine is listed in the app and it appears but is grayed out at the bottom…

I have found that the grayed out at the bottom shows the last machine connected, not the current active connection.  When you touch the Target Machine icon  (upper right corner icon with the machine and a target) are you seeing your 15000 at the top in blue with an IP address. If not, try touching the refresh circle on the lower right of the Target Machine window.  I generally have to reconnect to it each time I turn it on.  Also, just double checking that the machine is already turned on and connected to Wi-Fi, before you try and connect from the iPad.  

Also, you are mentioning importing the design, I assume you are actually meaning the Send function in the upper left part of the screen. 

Pixey



On Jun 29, 2022, at 3:04 PM, Fiona Williams via groups.io <f.taylorwilliams@...> wrote:

Hi All,

So I have been using my 15000 with acuedit no problem until today. I reset all of my network settings and everything seemed fine. Still would not import a design. When I check to see if my machine is still listed in the app it is except it shows up greyed out at the very bottom. No matter how many times I try to get it to realist my machine it does not. Can anyone offer any suggestions. Wedding embroidery to do and am so frustrated. I didn’t even have a problem when we moved everything worked without me having to reset anything.
Baffled 😭

Fiona


AcuEdit & 15000

Pixey
 

Hi Fiona,
I am stating a new thread on your problem with sending a design to your 15000 and have pasted your original message below.  I know when I get in a hurry or frustrated, I sometimes overlook steps on AcuEdit.

When you say you are checking to see if the machine is listed in the app and it appears but is grayed out at the bottom…

I have found that the grayed out at the bottom shows the last machine connected, not the current active connection.  When you touch the Target Machine icon  (upper right corner icon with the machine and a target) are you seeing your 15000 at the top in blue with an IP address. If not, try touching the refresh circle on the lower right of the Target Machine window.  I generally have to reconnect to it each time I turn it on.  Also, just double checking that the machine is already turned on and connected to Wi-Fi, before you try and connect from the iPad.  

Also, you are mentioning importing the design, I assume you are actually meaning the Send function in the upper left part of the screen. 

Pixey



On Jun 29, 2022, at 3:04 PM, Fiona Williams via groups.io <f.taylorwilliams@...> wrote:

Hi All,

So I have been using my 15000 with acuedit no problem until today. I reset all of my network settings and everything seemed fine. Still would not import a design. When I check to see if my machine is still listed in the app it is except it shows up greyed out at the very bottom. No matter how many times I try to get it to realist my machine it does not. Can anyone offer any suggestions. Wedding embroidery to do and am so frustrated. I didn’t even have a problem when we moved everything worked without me having to reset anything.
Baffled 😭

Fiona


Re: This is for Jim re embroidery files

Fiona Williams
 

Hi All,

So I have been using my 15000 with acuedit no problem until today. I reset all of my network settings and everything seemed fine. Still would not import a design. When I check to see if my machine is still listed in the app it is except it shows up greyed out at the very bottom. No matter how many times I try to get it to realist my machine it does not. Can anyone offer any suggestions. Wedding embroidery to do and am so frustrated. I didn’t even have a problem when we moved everything worked without me having to reset anything.
Baffled 😭

Fiona


Re: Quilting on my 500e

favymtz
 

I use the red case when I have done edge to edge quilting. But my suggestion is to do samples with both red and blue cases with your design and your chosen thread to determine what works best for you. There are always many variables.
Favymtz 

On Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 4:46 PM Roberta K via groups.io <robkon94=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I tried to ask this question already so forgive me if I am being redundant. I have read of people using the blue dot bobbin holder for quilting on the embroidery machine. I would like to know if anyone here has used the blue do bobbin to edge to edge quilt on the 500e?

I can’t imagine using the red one because I want the same thread on the top and bottom and I can’t imagine using the yellow one because I think the tension would be too tight. I am hoping I get a sensible answer before I mess up either my machine or my project. Thanks in advance!

Roberta in FL


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Favymtz


Re: Quilting on my 500e

Jim Stutsman
 

There’s nothing wrong in what you said. The blue dot case was released specifically for free motion quilting. But when you are doing the quilting by embroidery, you actually are doing free motion quilting with the machine providing the free motion.


Re: Quilting on my 500e

Dottie Newkirk
 

OOPS - should have waited for Jim to reply!  Dottie in Texas

On Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 5:48 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Diane uses the blue dot case when edge to edge quilting on the 15000, and it should be fine on the 500E as well. You certainly won’t damage the machine using it.


Re: Quilting on my 500e

Dottie Newkirk
 

I may be wrong, Roberta, but, I think the blue dot is for free motion quilting on the "sewing" side of the sewing/embroidery machines.  For embroidery either the red dot or yellow dot.  Hope this helps and is the correct information  Dottie in Texas

On Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 5:46 PM Roberta K via groups.io <robkon94=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I tried to ask this question already so forgive me if I am being redundant. I have read of people using the blue dot bobbin holder for quilting on the embroidery machine. I would like to know if anyone here has used the blue do bobbin to edge to edge quilt on the 500e?

I can’t imagine using the red one because I want the same thread on the top and bottom and I can’t imagine using the yellow one because I think the tension would be too tight. I am hoping I get a sensible answer before I mess up either my machine or my project. Thanks in advance!

Roberta in FL


Re: Quilting on my 500e

Jim Stutsman
 

Diane uses the blue dot case when edge to edge quilting on the 15000, and it should be fine on the 500E as well. You certainly won’t damage the machine using it.


Quilting on my 500e

Roberta K
 

I tried to ask this question already so forgive me if I am being redundant. I have read of people using the blue dot bobbin holder for quilting on the embroidery machine. I would like to know if anyone here has used the blue do bobbin to edge to edge quilt on the 500e?

I can’t imagine using the red one because I want the same thread on the top and bottom and I can’t imagine using the yellow one because I think the tension would be too tight. I am hoping I get a sensible answer before I mess up either my machine or my project. Thanks in advance!

Roberta in FL


Re: This is for Jim re embroidery files

Mattes
 

Always enjoying (and appreciating) Jim's articles on backup strategies: This is all so true! Some additional thoughts about cloud backups: In some countries - like Germany - an internet connection has very different speeds for up- and downloading, and uploading data (e.g. when backing up) is often painfully slow. That's related to the main purpose of internet connections, mostly requesting data from the web, not publishing to it, but this might become a challenge when using cloud storages. And consider restore times, especially if your complete hard drive is broken: BackBlaze is offering a shipped restore drive, but even this might take days to reach you ... time you'll be left without your computer.

I do local backups with multiple generations to a network drive in my home. From time to time I'm using two external USB drive additionally, which are swapped - one of them going to an off-site location. And while I'm not a prepper I'm considering an encrypted USB pen drive to hold PDFs of my most crucial documents - instead of the paper copy mentioned by Jim: Resilient enough in my opinion, and for me easier to manage.

Just my 0.02$, Mattes  


Re: This is for Jim re embroidery files

Ceil J
 

Thank you so much, Jim!
I will add that due to our two pellet stoves and power losses from time to time during winter storms here, we have a few UPS devices similar to this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FN8G0S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.  If the power goes out when the stoves are running, it provides enough power to shut them down safely without asphyxiating us.  We now have one hooked up to the router and a computer so that we have internet if that hasn't been wiped out in the storm.  These items come in handy.
I appreciate that you have taken the time to clearly explain what goes on with BackBlaze.  I was hoping the backup would be like that on an external hard drive, where I could easily find what I need.  I do have two external drives for backup but don't trust them 100%.  I have printed out your explanation and will use it as a guide to update my preparation.  It also reminds me to keep working on my "when I die" file so that my daughter can easily take over.  I've taken many steps in this direction but there's more to do.
So thank you again for this valuable information.
Ceil


On Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 4:36 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
While BackBlaze is reliable and reasonably priced, the restore function is not as user-friendly as it should be. When you go through the process of restoring one or more files, it first has to give you a listing of what's in the backup. Intuitively you would expect that everyone's backup is in a nice container on a shelf somewhere. When you want to restore, a little robot runs and gets the data and presents a list for you to pick from. That's how we, as humans, would do it, but that method won't work for a large database of data from many thousands of computers. The tricky bit is that they keep your backup data on a hard drive, much as you keep the original data. They have hard drive failures too, just like us, so they have to make their system so that a drive failure does not lose any data. This is a very complex process, but the core of it is that the individual backups are stored in multiple places all over their facility. So when you select the restore option they first have to go get all the pieces and build a list. That takes a while, and is one of their user-friendly failures. The only indication that this is happening is a little cloud icon that appears with things falling out of it. If you have a lot of data it make take a few minutes until they have it all collected to display.

There are lots of ways to back up externally. Apple, Microsoft, and Google all offer a form of "cloud" storage, as does the original Dropbox. Some backup software will even copy to those external clouds. You can also make your own external backup by just copying what's critical to an external hard drive, and then storing that drive in a safe-deposit box at your bank. I wouldn't use any "no name" cloud service though. Those I already mentioned are big enough to be around no matter what, but a super cheap "Joe's Amazing Backup Service" is subject to disappear when you need the data the most.

There's also another consideration, given the times we are now living in. Having all of your important information in your computer is a problem if there is no electricity. Most of us have taken for granted that when you plug something into the wall, it works, outside of the occasional thunderstorm short term outage. But we are now in a time when the fuel used to make electricity is ever more costly, and possibly scarce. Even the green dream of "renewable" power is not guaranteed, as those of us in Texas found out in the winter of 2020. Most of us have a safe, or a lockbox that contains things like birth certificates and other "legal" stuff. Consider putting critical account numbers, passwords, phone numbers, etc. in that safe place, printed on a piece of paper. In the event of a major emergency it might be helpful. The Internet is designed to route around any portion that is inaccessible for any reason, but there are myriad connections between you and whatever you're trying to get to. Critical failures can cause you to lose access, just as cell phones can quit working if towers are damaged. As the Boy Scouts say, "Be prepared".


Re: This is for Jim re embroidery files

Jim Stutsman
 

While BackBlaze is reliable and reasonably priced, the restore function is not as user-friendly as it should be. When you go through the process of restoring one or more files, it first has to give you a listing of what's in the backup. Intuitively you would expect that everyone's backup is in a nice container on a shelf somewhere. When you want to restore, a little robot runs and gets the data and presents a list for you to pick from. That's how we, as humans, would do it, but that method won't work for a large database of data from many thousands of computers. The tricky bit is that they keep your backup data on a hard drive, much as you keep the original data. They have hard drive failures too, just like us, so they have to make their system so that a drive failure does not lose any data. This is a very complex process, but the core of it is that the individual backups are stored in multiple places all over their facility. So when you select the restore option they first have to go get all the pieces and build a list. That takes a while, and is one of their user-friendly failures. The only indication that this is happening is a little cloud icon that appears with things falling out of it. If you have a lot of data it make take a few minutes until they have it all collected to display.

There are lots of ways to back up externally. Apple, Microsoft, and Google all offer a form of "cloud" storage, as does the original Dropbox. Some backup software will even copy to those external clouds. You can also make your own external backup by just copying what's critical to an external hard drive, and then storing that drive in a safe-deposit box at your bank. I wouldn't use any "no name" cloud service though. Those I already mentioned are big enough to be around no matter what, but a super cheap "Joe's Amazing Backup Service" is subject to disappear when you need the data the most.

There's also another consideration, given the times we are now living in. Having all of your important information in your computer is a problem if there is no electricity. Most of us have taken for granted that when you plug something into the wall, it works, outside of the occasional thunderstorm short term outage. But we are now in a time when the fuel used to make electricity is ever more costly, and possibly scarce. Even the green dream of "renewable" power is not guaranteed, as those of us in Texas found out in the winter of 2020. Most of us have a safe, or a lockbox that contains things like birth certificates and other "legal" stuff. Consider putting critical account numbers, passwords, phone numbers, etc. in that safe place, printed on a piece of paper. In the event of a major emergency it might be helpful. The Internet is designed to route around any portion that is inaccessible for any reason, but there are myriad connections between you and whatever you're trying to get to. Critical failures can cause you to lose access, just as cell phones can quit working if towers are damaged. As the Boy Scouts say, "Be prepared".


Re: This is for Jim re embroidery files

Ceil J
 

Jim,
I did have BackBlaze (at your recommendation) a year or two ago but cancelled when I couldn't figure out how to access the data.  Is this just in the event of a complete computer crash?  I like to know how things work before having confidence in them and I couldn't figure it out even from their directions/literature.
Thanks for all you do.
Ceil


Re: Alternatives to adjustment gauges

Cat - N
 

Awe!!!  Thank you for helping that machine!!!  I have a Sears Kenmore 385.1960180 that I bought in very early January 1994.  It still runs perfectly and has had only a minimum of professional repair/maintenance over all those years.  It is a lovely, very sweet machine!!!

- Cat (FL)


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Turek via groups.io <jeffturek@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jun 23, 2022 1:40 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Alternatives to adjustment gauges

Hey, y'all,

This is a question for everyone who maintains their own machines.

I am working on a Kenmore/Janome (Kenmore 385.1960) The Adjuster's manual requires a set of adjustment gauges for setting various functions, ie., needle bar height, needle to hook adjustment, etc. Is there a guide to what you can do without a set of these gauges? Or is a set of these gauges a must have? With my Singers, I can use standard feeler gauges.

Jeff in VA 


Re: Making adjustments to a Janome made Kenmore

Jeff Turek
 

Jim,

Yes! That may very well be the culprit. When I got the machine it was completely out of phase. The needle was down when the feed dogs were advancing the fabric. There are deep grooves in the white plastic piece from the misadjusted needle depth. I have corrected that and gotten it to actually form a stitch. I’ll turn to that piece next. 

Thank you for the tip!


Re: This is for Jim re embroidery files

Fiona Williams
 

Thanks Jim I really appreciate the info.

Fiona


On Jun 21, 2022, at 9:58 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

First some clarification - AcuEdit is a Janome app, not mine. There are a lot of videos on YouTube on how to use AcuEdit. This link will get you started:
     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=acuedit+janome

Another app that is great for managing your designs is StitchBuddy. It has some nice management features and can send your designs to AcuEdit. Having your designs only on the iPad is not a problem as long as you have the iPad back up automatically. But if you run out of storage on iCloud, or you don't back up when you charge, you could lose them. The same goes for USB flash drives. They have a lifetime, and will wear out over time. When that happens whatever is on them is lost. I suggest that everyone follow the 3-2-1 backup rule, which I haven't posted in a while. Here it is:

3: Have at least 3 copies of any digital content you don't want to lose.

2: Store it on at least 2 different types of media. (Those old 3 ½ inch floppies aren't much use now!)

1: At least one copy of your data should be in a different location to guard against fire, theft, etc. I use BackBlaze for this.


Re: Making adjustments to a Janome made Kenmore

Jim Stutsman
 

In 24+ years of working on Janome machines, it was very rare to have to set needle bar height, needle to hook clearance or hook timing. The single biggest cause of problems, such as shredding, was burrs on the hook or hook race. Damage to the bobbin case also was a culprit. One item to check that is nearly always overlooked is the state of the white plastic base that the bobbin case sits on. Every stitch has to be pulled between that base and the bobbin case. If either is scratched or burred, shredding can happen. Those are the areas I always look at first.


Making adjustments to a Janome made Kenmore

Jeff Turek
 

Good afternoon group. I have a Kenmore 100Stitch sewing machine made by Janome. I am troubleshooting the machine for a problem I'm having with shedding thread. I have the adjusters manual to check thread clearances, needle to hook clearances, needle bar height, etc., but I'm stymied by the tests all requiring a set of testing gauges to set clearances rather than just using standard feeler gauges as I can with all my Singers. Have any of you discovered a work-around for setting these tolerances?

Thanks for your help!

Jeff in VA


Error message

Melanie Dumas
 

Oops I just realized my mistake as I had been embroidering and didn’t return the carriage to its home position…and was wanting to sew …
Oh well, it’s been one of those days!
Thank you anyway…


Error message

Melanie Dumas
 

I have a 15000 which has been upgraded to Quiltmaker 15000. What does this mean “return carriage to stored position?”
How can I fix it?
Any help is much appreciated…Melanie

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