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Re: Windows 8 and MC `120000 software

Virginia
 

Be sure you go to the Janome website and download the driver for your Windows 8 if you purchase it.  Then HL will run on your new computer.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Lou Ann Bush
To: janome12000
Sent: Sun, Mar 30, 2014 4:39 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Windows 8 and MC `120000 software

 
Will the Horizon Link software that came with my MC 12000 work on a Windows 8 computer?  I was trying to find version information in Horizon Link's properties, but didn't find anything useful except the box that you can check for compatibility.   Windows 7 was the latest version of Microsoft listed in the drop down menu.  My current computer is a desktop with Windows 7 loaded and it is getting slower and I'm just a tad bit afraid it's going to die on me.  I've checked with Floriani for compatibility of their embroidery programs with OS 8 and they've said their programs will work great on Windows 8 and 8.1.  Now I need to make sure Horizon Link will work on Windows 8 and 8.1.  I've never had a tablet or smart phone and I know that Windows 8 is icon driven and that v 8.1 has had some of the earlier bugs worked out.  Something I'll have to get used to (hopefully) if I can just find out for sure that I can still use all my embroidery software:)  The nice thing about going with a windows 8 laptop is that there are lots of options for 17.3" screens that aren't there for the Windows 7 machine I've researched.  (Per Jim's suggestion I've only been considering Asus or Acer machines.)  I figure if I HAVE TO or CAN go with a Windows 8, I might as well go big!
This group is great and I know somebody out there can tell me - one way or the other.


Jim doesn't do Windows, but says:
HorizonLink is fine with Windows 8 and 8.1. However if you get a Windows 8 computer you should upgrade to Windows 8.1. It fixes some of the insanity in Windows 8 and is easier to use for people coming from previous Windows versions.


Re: janome12000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Jennifer,
I can't help you as I've had my machine for only a few days but I want to learn how to do this too!


Need help: I keep getting a very brief message that I think means turn off the machine.

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I went into embroidery mode with the arm on but closed replied "yes" to the message that asked if I wanted to do that.  I wanted to check the patterns available.  I kept getting a brief flash of the on/off key with a red arrow pointing to the off section (I think- this was very, very brief but kept repeatedly happening).  I turned the machine off (after going back to regular sewing) and waited awhile but got the message again when I tried to look at patterns.  I can't find out from the manual what this message means and am wondering if there is some problem.   Thank you.


A very brief message from Jim:
When you touch a design to open it for sewing the machine moves it from a storage memory to the active stitching memory. During this transition it displays a "Do not turn off" icon. Due to the speed of the processor in the 15000 this stays up a very short time. It's nothing to be concerned about, and there is nothing wrong with your machine. They all do this.


Re: My finished quilt

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

You folks must have a lot more extra time than I do if you are embroidering toilet paper! Why not get some cheap kitchen towels and embroider them instead. At least they can be used more than once!

 

Actually I have seen that technique at a class some years back. I think there was also some embroidery for a bar of soap and a small towel in a basket.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: Acu Edit and Drop Box

Camille Peters
 

I tried this procedure and iTunes said it was through syncing.  However, I cannot find the designs on my iPad.  Any suggestions?


Looking up from his iPad, Jim replies:
Tap the flower in the lower left corner of the Acu-Edit screen. On the "Designs" page tap the "Documents" icon at the bottom of the screen. You should see your designs there.


Windows 8 and MC `120000 software

Lou Ann
 

Will the Horizon Link software that came with my MC 12000 work on a Windows 8 computer?  I was trying to find version information in Horizon Link's properties, but didn't find anything useful except the box that you can check for compatibility.   Windows 7 was the latest version of Microsoft listed in the drop down menu.  My current computer is a desktop with Windows 7 loaded and it is getting slower and I'm just a tad bit afraid it's going to die on me.  I've checked with Floriani for compatibility of their embroidery programs with OS 8 and they've said their programs will work great on Windows 8 and 8.1.  Now I need to make sure Horizon Link will work on Windows 8 and 8.1.  I've never had a tablet or smart phone and I know that Windows 8 is icon driven and that v 8.1 has had some of the earlier bugs worked out.  Something I'll have to get used to (hopefully) if I can just find out for sure that I can still use all my embroidery software:)  The nice thing about going with a windows 8 laptop is that there are lots of options for 17.3" screens that aren't there for the Windows 7 machine I've researched.  (Per Jim's suggestion I've only been considering Asus or Acer machines.)  I figure if I HAVE TO or CAN go with a Windows 8, I might as well go big!
This group is great and I know somebody out there can tell me - one way or the other.


Jim doesn't do Windows, but says:
HorizonLink is fine with Windows 8 and 8.1. However if you get a Windows 8 computer you should upgrade to Windows 8.1. It fixes some of the insanity in Windows 8 and is easier to use for people coming from previous Windows versions.


Re: My finished quilt

Jennifer Vineyard
 

Can you explain to me how to get started to quilt a full quilt in the Acufil hoop, or forward me to a good resource, please?  I have only had my Janome 15000 for a few months and have not yet figured out all of the bells and whistles.  I have 2 quilts that I want to quilt on the machine and would love to use them to perfect the acufill option!  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks!

Jennifer from Raleigh, NC


Re: Needle threader problem on 12000

tzfardaha
 

I now LOCK my machine and then thread.
It works if the needle is properly inserted and if the machine is properly threaded. Before, I fiddled with wheel to raise the needle to the highest position. This let me thread to the machine even when the needle was not inserted properly and I scratched the plastic under the bobbin case.
Now using LOCK let's me  know I have properly threaded and inserted needle.


Re: Needle threader problem on 12000

audrey <Contessa@...>
 

Thanks for all your replies. Much appreciated.
Luckily, we had an engineer friend in the house last night and, although he only came for supper, I asked him to have a quick look at the needle threader on my 12000.
He got a magnifying glass and was able to tell me right away that the little hook that goes through the eye of the needle, was very slightly bent to the side.
He took out the tiny screw holding this piece, realigned it and , hey presto, everything is fine again.
He got extra lemon meringue pie for that, plus a big hug.
Hope this might help someone else too.


Re: My finished quilt

Lou Ann
 

I hope you have pictures as I've never seen this!  Thanks.


From: "marsha.ryan@..."
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2014 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] My finished quilt

 
At the time of that photo I was working on embroidered toilet paper for gifts. I use the embroidered toilet paper in the bathroom as a decoration. I will see if I can find a photo and post it.
Marsha



Re: Needle threader problem on 12000

Claire Schutz
 

I have found when bringing the thread to the cutting devise on the side of the machine, it is not "taut" it can't be picked up and put thru the needle.�� Sometimes this happens when trying to "move" too fast.�� You really can't see how the thread is but usually when this happens the thread just falls and doesn't go thru the needle.�� HOpe you can understand this, too early for me,�� Claire S.



On 3/29/2014 11:33 PM, mlcashman@... wrote:
��

I always have to raise the needle to the highest position by using the wheel to adjust it. ��This works almost all the time. ��


Mona


Re: Needle threader problem on 12000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I do this on a non-Janome machine as well!  Hit the up down key once to send the needle down then once again to send it up to ensure it's in the highest position.  The needle threader in my 30+ year old Janome (MC6000) still works but only if I do this first!


Re: My finished quilt

marsha.ryan@...
 

Thank you!
Yes, it fits the acufil hoop.
Marsha


Re: Needle threader problem on 12000

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I press the “needle up/needle down” button twice and that seems to be the most successful way I have found to line up the needle and needle threader.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: My finished quilt

marsha.ryan@...
 

At the time of that photo I was working on embroidered toilet paper for gifts. I use the embroidered toilet paper in the bathroom as a decoration. I will see if I can find a photo and post it.
Marsha


Re: free standing lace ornament

angerxleben
 

Karen-

Anita Goodesigns, Holiday Lace has pretty skate or you can purchase the single design from

Embroidery.com. 


Angie


Re: Needle threader problem on 12000

Laura Catto (Brayford)
 

Sometimes when my needle threader is not working it's because the needle needs to be changed...once in a while I have also found that I have not tightened the needle clamp properly and the needle has moved ever so slightly down..

Laura

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:33:41 PM, "mlcashman@..." wrote:
 
I always have to raise the needle to the highest position by using the wheel to adjust it.  This works almost all the time.  

Mona



Acu Edit and Drop Box

Teresa Mahan
 


Hi Everyone! Just picked up my Janome 15000 this week and am very impressed so far. Came from a Viking Designer 1 which I loved and was a little worried about changing brands. When my dealer showed me the insides of the Vikings and Brothers plastic guts compared to the metal of the Janome I finally made the decision to buy the Janome. So far I made the right decision. Have one question though, does anyone know if you can get Acu Edit on iPad to talk to (download embroidery files) from Dropbox? Or Airstitch App? I know I can import to machine from computer and then download to Acu Edit but would like to upload folders of designs to iPad and not one design at a time. Thanks! Teresa in Ohio
Sent from my iPad


Unfortunately the ONLY way to get designs into AcuEdit is by using iTunes. Janome did not include any other means. We have a YouTube video that demonstrates how it is done:


15000 v Ellisimo

Deborah Wilson <erinsluck09@...>
 

Could the person who has both of these machines email me privately.
Sent from my iPad


Re: janome12000

Kaye Lessard
 

Maggie,
I can understand needing to monitor the machines.  I have been at mine sitting in front of it, turn away and something will happen.    I have also had it stitching
while I was in the living room- could hear it- My son is still amazed that it works like that!!    Have the mc15 but have not connected it yet to the ipad.   not sure why, just haven’t done it. 
Guess I need to do it.  But I will be watching it closely!!!
kaye in la



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