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Stitch Composer question

Pinguin
 

This is what the Janome website says:
It's Easy To Customize Built-In Stitches

Go beyond adjusting the length and width of the built-in stitches. You can bring any decorative stitch from your MC12000 into Stitch Composer and customize it any way you like. Then you can save your custom version as a .stx file--don't worry, the MC12000 won't allow you to save over an original built-in stitch.

But how can I bring the stitch from my MC12000 into Stitch Composer?

Gerda


loading stitches in Stitch Creator

Pinguin
 

Hello,
I thought it was possible to alter machine stitches with the Stitch Creator software. But I don't know how to load them into the program.
Has anyone worked with the program?
I found 2 instruction movies from Janome that were helpfull as I find it hard to understand how to work with it.

Gerda


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Pinguin
 

This is a Janome thing as the Pfaff and Husqvarna machines didn't have any problems with the design.
Gerda

Op 27-03-13 22:55, kkrissyb schreef:

 


Yes I had the exact same problem with a few designs. I changed the format and tried to embroider them on my commercial machine and the same thing happened with the commercial machine so I put it down to a poorly digitized design

Kris in Aus
--- In janome12000@..., "Jim_Stutsman" wrote:
>
> Satin stitches can be just over 12mm wide before they become jump stitches, so it doesn't seem like the machine is treating them as jumps. When it stopped after cutting, was there a message? Was this a design from someone else, or did you create it in MBX? What are the settings in your machine for Jump cutting? There might be a bug in the machine software that strikes when certain combinations occur. If you can email me the design (jim@...) we can try it in our machine to see what happens. If it is a bug, I will submit it to Janome.
>
> --- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@" wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > today I was embroidering a design and when it reached a part with 7 mm
> > wide satin stitches, the machine cut the thread and paused (without
> > finishing the colour).
> > When I continued it made one stitch and cut the thread again. And again etc.
> >
> > I forwarded to a part with smaller stitches and then it continued. This
> > happened again in another part with wider stitches (7-9 mm, not super wide)
> >
> > Has anyone experienced this before and what can I do about it (apart
> > from bringing the design in my software and shorten the stitches)
> >
> > Thanks for any input,
> > Gerda
> >
>



jpx format

Liz
 

I am going nuts trying to get a design from jef format to open up in AcuFil jpx format so I can arrange to do a quilt. Also how do I get the size of the design. I only have Horizon Link & AcuFil software. Thanks for any help. Liz


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

Yes I had the exact same problem with a few designs. I changed the format and tried to embroider them on my commercial machine and the same thing happened with the commercial machine so I put it down to a poorly digitized design

Kris in Aus

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

Satin stitches can be just over 12mm wide before they become jump stitches, so it doesn't seem like the machine is treating them as jumps. When it stopped after cutting, was there a message? Was this a design from someone else, or did you create it in MBX? What are the settings in your machine for Jump cutting? There might be a bug in the machine software that strikes when certain combinations occur. If you can email me the design (jim@...) we can try it in our machine to see what happens. If it is a bug, I will submit it to Janome.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "pinguin60@" <pinguin60@> wrote:

Hello,

today I was embroidering a design and when it reached a part with 7 mm
wide satin stitches, the machine cut the thread and paused (without
finishing the colour).
When I continued it made one stitch and cut the thread again. And again etc.

I forwarded to a part with smaller stitches and then it continued. This
happened again in another part with wider stitches (7-9 mm, not super wide)

Has anyone experienced this before and what can I do about it (apart
from bringing the design in my software and shorten the stitches)

Thanks for any input,
Gerda


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Pinguin
 

Thanks Jim.

My machine is at the dealer at the moment, so he can look into the thread issues as well.

And it happened during a workshop at my dealer's shop.

The other brand machines (husqvarna and pfaff) did fine and he recognized it as a Janome issue. He is going to look into it and he also has the stick with the design so I can't send it right now.

If he finds a solution, I post it here. Otherwise I get back to you.

You asked about de message, the machine said: paused on top of the screen.

Gerda


Op 26-03-13 20:09, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

 

Satin stitches can be just over 12mm wide before they become jump stitches, so it doesn't seem like the machine is treating them as jumps. When it stopped after cutting, was there a message? Was this a design from someone else, or did you create it in MBX? What are the settings in your machine for Jump cutting? There might be a bug in the machine software that strikes when certain combinations occur. If you can email me the design (jim@...) we can try it in our machine to see what happens. If it is a bug, I will submit it to Janome.

--- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@..." wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> today I was embroidering a design and when it reached a part with 7 mm
> wide satin stitches, the machine cut the thread and paused (without
> finishing the colour).
> When I continued it made one stitch and cut the thread again. And again etc.
>
> I forwarded to a part with smaller stitches and then it continued. This
> happened again in another part with wider stitches (7-9 mm, not super wide)
>
> Has anyone experienced this before and what can I do about it (apart
> from bringing the design in my software and shorten the stitches)
>
> Thanks for any input,
> Gerda
>



Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Pinguin
 

Hello Ann,
thanks.
My machine is at the dealer at the moment, I also had some thread issues he is looking into.

I will suggest to him to turn of the jump stitch cutter and see if thats solves the problems. The stitches are not that long though, the longest is 9 mm. So well in the 12 mm limit.

Gerda

Op 27-03-13 12:56, james hester schreef:

 

I had the same problem with a design I bought from Embroidery.com a couple of years ago on my 11000---I thought something was horribly wrong with my machine and after my dealer spent a lot of time looking at it, and the design, he figured out it was the satin stitch in the design was so wide, my machine was treating it like a jump stitch.  I think my dealer told me to turn off the jump stitch cutter when I was doing that design, and then it stitched out ok.  I think, though, the design itself wasn't digitized well, or it wouldn't have had those long satin stitches in it.  I did write Embroidery.com about the design, because I also had some problems with the outline stitches, and they told me that I obviously wasn't stabilizing correctly and there was nothing wrong with the design!  So, I don't buy from them anymore.
 
Ann



Re: question ..selling old floppy disks with designs

maggie cooper
 

I answered this on the Janome forum giving you the identical info albeit much shorter than Jim has. The plain simple truth is, no it isnt legal to resell, give, donate the discs while you have copies digitally saved elsewhere.
Maggie Cooper aka digimad.


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

hesterj19@att.net
 

I had the same problem with a design I bought from Embroidery.com a couple of years ago on my 11000---I thought something was horribly wrong with my machine and after my dealer spent a lot of time looking at it, and the design, he figured out it was the satin stitch in the design was so wide, my machine was treating it like a jump stitch.  I think my dealer told me to turn off the jump stitch cutter when I was doing that design, and then it stitched out ok.  I think, though, the design itself wasn't digitized well, or it wouldn't have had those long satin stitches in it.  I did write Embroidery.com about the design, because I also had some problems with the outline stitches, and they told me that I obviously wasn't stabilizing correctly and there was nothing wrong with the design!  So, I don't buy from them anymore.
 
Ann


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

sandy k
 

That happened to my friend when I was at the store. They had no idea what was going on. 

Sent from my iPad Magnolia Springs Quilts

On Mar 26, 2013, at 2:09 PM, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

 

Satin stitches can be just over 12mm wide before they become jump stitches, so it doesn't seem like the machine is treating them as jumps. When it stopped after cutting, was there a message? Was this a design from someone else, or did you create it in MBX? What are the settings in your machine for Jump cutting? There might be a bug in the machine software that strikes when certain combinations occur. If you can email me the design (jim@...) we can try it in our machine to see what happens. If it is a bug, I will submit it to Janome.

--- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@..." wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> today I was embroidering a design and when it reached a part with 7 mm
> wide satin stitches, the machine cut the thread and paused (without
> finishing the colour).
> When I continued it made one stitch and cut the thread again. And again etc.
>
> I forwarded to a part with smaller stitches and then it continued. This
> happened again in another part with wider stitches (7-9 mm, not super wide)
>
> Has anyone experienced this before and what can I do about it (apart
> from bringing the design in my software and shorten the stitches)
>
> Thanks for any input,
> Gerda
>


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Sue Sweet
 

What about the jump stitch setting ? Could this have any bearing on the machine’s behaviour ?
Sue
 

Sent: Wednesday, 27 March 2013 5:39 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches
 
 

Satin stitches can be just over 12mm wide before they become jump stitches, so it doesn't seem like the machine is treating them as jumps. When it stopped after cutting, was there a message? Was this a design from someone else, or did you create it in MBX? What are the settings in your machine for Jump cutting? There might be a bug in the machine software that strikes when certain combinations occur. If you can email me the design (mailto:jim%40onlinesewing.com) we can try it in our machine to see what happens. If it is a bug, I will submit it to Janome.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "pinguin60@..." wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> today I was embroidering a design and when it reached a part with 7 mm
> wide satin stitches, the machine cut the thread and paused (without
> finishing the colour).
> When I continued it made one stitch and cut the thread again. And again etc.
>
> I


Re: Downsizing

vicki chrobak
 

Good point Jim.
Vicki Jo

On 3/26/2013 12:06 PM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Just be careful not to make the mistake that one of our customers did. She carefully put all of her software CDs in cases and stored them in a fireproof safe. Then she threw away all of the CD cases ... and the license keys and serial numbers necessary to install the programs!


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Satin stitches can be just over 12mm wide before they become jump stitches, so it doesn't seem like the machine is treating them as jumps. When it stopped after cutting, was there a message? Was this a design from someone else, or did you create it in MBX? What are the settings in your machine for Jump cutting? There might be a bug in the machine software that strikes when certain combinations occur. If you can email me the design (jim@onlinesewing.com) we can try it in our machine to see what happens. If it is a bug, I will submit it to Janome.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "pinguin60@..." <pinguin60@...> wrote:

Hello,

today I was embroidering a design and when it reached a part with 7 mm
wide satin stitches, the machine cut the thread and paused (without
finishing the colour).
When I continued it made one stitch and cut the thread again. And again etc.

I forwarded to a part with smaller stitches and then it continued. This
happened again in another part with wider stitches (7-9 mm, not super wide)

Has anyone experienced this before and what can I do about it (apart
from bringing the design in my software and shorten the stitches)

Thanks for any input,
Gerda


Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Pinguin
 

Hello,

today I was embroidering a design and when it reached a part with 7 mm wide satin stitches, the machine cut the thread and paused (without finishing the colour).
When I continued it made one stitch and cut the thread again. And again etc.

I forwarded to a part with smaller stitches and then it continued. This happened again in another part with wider stitches (7-9 mm, not super wide)

Has anyone experienced this before and what can I do about it (apart from bringing the design in my software and shorten the stitches)

Thanks for any input,
Gerda


Re: Downsizing

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Just be careful not to make the mistake that one of our customers did. She carefully put all of her software CDs in cases and stored them in a fireproof safe. Then she threw away all of the CD cases ... and the license keys and serial numbers necessary to install the programs!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

I also store my designs on a cloud drive & USB for added insurance.
Might be overkill but many of us have a somewhat big investment,
financially & propietarily speaking. There are several free cloud
drives including Amazon. And extra storage can be bought.
Vicki Jo

On 3/26/2013 9:50 AM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Since your object is to downsize, more than make money, I would suggest that you use your external floppy drive to copy each floppy to a folder on your computer. Then burn all of those folders to a CD for long-term storage. Once you have verified that the CD is readable, destroy the floppies and sell the external floppy drive.


Re: question ..selling old floppy disks with designs

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

When you bought the designs originally, you bought a license to use them. But only YOU, not your friends, family or strangers on a train. You have saved the designs locally, which is a copy. As long as the original floppy is in your possession you're within the law, but when you give it away YOU are now using an illegal copy because you gave the license to someone else. Think of it like a book - you can loan a book to someone else, but you can't read it yourself until you get it back. Likewise you could give it away, but to be able to read it yourself you would have to make copies of all the pages, which is against the law. The problem with digital content is that it can be duplicated very easily. Some content creators install protection to keep the content from being copied, but that almost always works against those who use the content legally. That's why we never use DRM (Digital Rights Management) in our products.

The main problem is that people assume that copying is a "victimless" crime. Nobody knows, nobody gets hurt. A few years back we had a lady visit the store from Houston. At the time we were selling a monthly newsletter online for $15 per year. This lady proudly told us how much she enjoyed our publication and how she printed out copies for two of her friends. She might as well have said "Hey, I just put $10 worth of thread in my purse. Thanks for carrying such good products!" If she had known she was committing a crime, I doubt she would have been so forthcoming. On later digital products I put in a counter so I could see how many times each copy was downloaded. Surprise! One of our long-standing customers was downloading 2 copies every month, splitting the $4 cost with a friend. The $2 saved wouldn't even put a gallon of gas in the friend's Lexus, but it was hard for us to respect either of the ladies after that.

Now that I've stepped off the soapbox, let's get practical. Any designs sold on floppies could be from companies that are no longer in business. If you give the floppies away, are they hurt? No, that ship has sailed. Is anyone going to come after you? Almost certainly not. In fact, if you give them away I'd bet they wind up going to a design "hoarder". Back in the early days of home embroidery we had several customers that would proudly display box after box of floppies that they had copied from friends. They had thousands of designs for pennies of cost - and they were so busy "collecting" that they hardly ever stitched a single one!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, fmacashley <no_reply@...> wrote:

OK, I'll start over....can I just give the old floppy disks away legally....not in this to make money; I don't need to sell them, but I have saved all the designs on computer, CD s, etc...and anyone can buy an external floppy disk to retrieve the designs if they are so inclined...is it legal to just give them away????? Thanks


Re: Downsizing

vicki chrobak
 

I also store my designs on a cloud drive & USB for added insurance. Might be overkill but many of us have a somewhat big investment, financially & propietarily speaking. There are several free cloud drives including Amazon. And extra storage can be bought.
Vicki Jo

On 3/26/2013 9:50 AM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Since your object is to downsize, more than make money, I would suggest that you use your external floppy drive to copy each floppy to a folder on your computer. Then burn all of those folders to a CD for long-term storage. Once you have verified that the CD is readable, destroy the floppies and sell the external floppy drive.


question ..selling old floppy disks with designs

fmacashley <no_reply@...>
 

OK, I'll start over....can I just give the old floppy disks away legally....not in this to make money; I don't need to sell them, but I have saved all the designs on computer, CD s, etc...and anyone can buy an external floppy disk to retrieve the designs if they are so inclined...is it legal to just give them away????? Thanks


Re: Downsizing

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Well there are two problems with this:

1. To legally sell them you must first delete every copy of every design that's on the floppies. Otherwise you are violating the copyright.
2. It's questionable whether any prospective buyers are available who still own a floppy drive.

Since your object is to downsize, more than make money, I would suggest that you use your external floppy drive to copy each floppy to a folder on your computer. Then burn all of those folders to a CD for long-term storage. Once you have verified that the CD is readable, destroy the floppies and sell the external floppy drive.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, fmacashley <no_reply@...> wrote:

Is it ok/legal to sell floppy disks with machine embroidery designs on that I used when I had my first Janome...like way back. I have used them with my 12000 with an external floppy disk,and to computer, etc and/or just putting them on flash drives, etc. I'm downsizing and have about 15-20 huge notebooks , etc, etc, etc. Thanks.


Downsizing

fmacashley <no_reply@...>
 

Is it ok/legal to sell floppy disks with machine embroidery designs on that I used when I had my first Janome...like way back. I have used them with my 12000 with an external floppy disk,and to computer, etc and/or just putting them on flash drives, etc. I'm downsizing and have about 15-20 huge notebooks , etc, etc, etc. Thanks.