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Re: Horizon Link--Jim, follow up question

Smith Sarah Ann <sarahannsmith@...>
 

Thank you Jim! I’ll go check it out. I just checked: on a 500GB hard drive, I have 13.8 GB free. Ooops. Over 300 GB is in movies (only a couple, of son wrestling) and photos (over 38,000, and yeah, that is not a typo). Guess I need to suck it up and transfer a year or two of photos to my external drives. I hate doing that… I actually DO go back and use the photos. Maybe I need to bring the external drive up from the basement studio and put it near my laptop’s usual home so that I USE it. Thanks again,


Cheers, Sarah


Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design: From Photo to Threadwork
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Thanks Jim for that link. Question: it appears that the Horizon Link ONLY works with PCs, correct? So the only way for one who has only Mac / Apple stuff is to either buy a cheapo PC laptop with drive OR use BootCamp or VMFusion or Parallels and buy Windows 8, correct?


Sigh…. it looks awesome, but since my 15000 is a loaner from Janome America I was hoping not to have to spend a significant chunk of change to use the software….any thoughts? (other than lucky you and suck it up!) I have several ideas in mind for projects to do for Janome America, but being able to mess around with them in Horizon Link on my own would be really good. Alas, I don’t know that I want to buy a new computer to do it, and don’t think I have enough room on my Mac to do it here, either….


Cheers, Sarah


Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design: From Photo to Threadwork
Author of bestseller ThreadWork Unraveled
website and blog: http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog
e-mail: sarah@...








Avoiding spending money, Jim says:
Virtual Box is a good free alternative to Fusion and Parallels (www.virtualbox.org). If your Mac has at least 4GB of RAM you can pick up a copy of Windows 7 Home for $100 (www.newegg.com) and you're good to go.

Re: Variable zigzag--question from a newbie

Smith Sarah Ann <sarahannsmith@...>
 

Jim wrote:
Diane's advice, per Jim:
The variable zigzag takes a LOT of practice. Diane is still not thrilled with it. She recommends adjusting the sensitivity of the control (Page 97 in the manual, item 7) and also adjusting the knee lever itself to make it closer or farther away from your knee. Her best results were obtained by unplugging the foot control, setting the speed to medium and using the START/STOP button while moving the knee lever with her hand. The 12000 videos will not be very useful on the 15000 due to the many changes that Janome made between those 2 models.




Thank you Jim and Diane! I’d already adjusted the knee lever closer just in general, but will also work on the “sensitivity” stuff (and will refrain from any number of snarky or not-quite-witty comments that come to mind)…. Will also unplug foot control and try that, though honestly I detest using the start/stop button! Given the amount of control and “stop on a dime” stitching I want, I’m thinking moving the hand from the knee lever to the stop button isn’t going to get me stops that are where I want them. I long for a good old fashioned KNOB that you turn….. I may yet buy an oldie of the “B” brand just to do satin stitch that varies…using a knob!


Cheers, Sarah


Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design: From Photo to Threadwork
Author of bestseller ThreadWork Unraveled
website and blog: http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog
e-mail: sarah@...

Filling the Bobbin - Typical stop point?

JoAnn Novak
 

  Thank you Julia.  I will check into and maybe buy one.   JoAnn

A wise man's heart inclines him to the right but a fool's heart to the left. Ecc. 10:2

 

JoAnn: Sorry I didn't reply sooner but didn't see this message come up on my mail. I have the Simplicity Deluxe Sidewinder. I got it a couple of years ago at Joann's and I've been very happy with it.
Julia
NY-MC12000


Re: Horizon Link

karenkaping@...
 

Thank you.  Now I can play.  I had no idea where to look or what to do.  Sometimes the answer is right in front of us.  Karen

Re: Filling the Bobbin - Typical stop point?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

JoAnn: Sorry I didn't reply sooner but didn't see this message come up on my mail. I have the Simplicity Deluxe Sidewinder. I got it a couple of years ago at Joann's and I've been very happy with it.
Julia
NY-MC12000

Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Gail:  Were you able to find your designs and bring them into Acufil?

Mysterious warning message on 12000

Anne Stoye
 

I have just had the machine peep at me in the middle of some sewing.  The screen showed a large box with a picture of the machine and foot pedal, the word "warning" and a large circle plus oblique line symbol.  I was unable to cancel this message and/or carry on sewing.


Normal sewing has resumed after turning the machine off and then on again.


There was no obvious problem with top or bobbin threads.  I was using a dual feed foot.


Any idea what might have been wrong?


Thanks,


Anne




After powering off and on again, Jim says:

This is a sign of a problem with the foot control. Sometimes it means there is a break in the wire, usually close to where it plugs into the machine. If the connection opens while you are sewing you will get this warning. I did have one instance where the socket for the foot control broke loose from the circuit board inside the machine, but most of the time it's the foot control. This problem will continue until the foot control or circuit board is repaired. Your dealer will have to make the call.

Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

Virginia
 

Gail in the selections of your quilt program there is a help tool.  the directions are there and perhaps printing them out might help.  I find if I have the text in front of me makes it easier.  The quilt program will open all Jef files that fit in the 8.7 x 8.7 hoop.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: gail_menard@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 10:30 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

 
Julia, which hoop did you use for the quilting.  I'm thinking it was not the Acufil hoop but wanted to check.  I say that because I can't find a way to bring any designs other then Acufil designs into the Acufil softwar.  Am I missing something and is there a way to do that?  If not, did you just take use the Acufil software to calculate how many hooping and the exact size you needed for your design?

Hope you understand what I'm asking.  I'm very new to this and want to be able to use this machine to quilt with.  I already have some quilt designs from my previous machine that I can convert into Jef, just don't know how to get them in the Acufil design folders.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks
Gail

Re: Horizon Link

Claire Schutz
 

Yes, be sure to check the ? in the upper right hand of the Horizon Link software.  That is the handbook with the answers.  You will not regret looking into this software, I am a new person also and find this important to look at.  Just tried the wireless transfer of designs, great,   Claire S.


On 6/5/2014 4:28 PM, karenkaping@... [janome12000] wrote:
 
I have the 15000 and have never used the horizon link.  What does it do and how do you use it?
Karen



Seemingly at a loss for words, Jim stutters out:

HorizonLink Suite for the 15000 is software that allows your computer to communicate directly to your machine to send designs, stitch compositions and stitch combinations. How to use it is well beyond the limits of this mailing list. See this page for an overview of what it can do.


Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Gail: I am using the Acufil hoop and used the design I purchased to get the calculation. I just saved the design to the Acufil design folder and opened it from there.  I'll see if I can do a step by step which might explain how I got it saved in the Acufil folder which I use to pull designs from. I have to hook-up the PC to the machine again so might not be till later this afternoon.

I'm new on this too. I'm happy to share what I've learned.

Julia
NY-MC12000

Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Gail,
I don't mean to interfere here as I'm really very new too-  I used the acufil hoop (SQ 22) when embroidering some lettering on the borders of a quilt.  The suite software ( Emblink tool- Editing Software Design) allowed me to use the lettering and that hoop.  It actually allowed me to use the SQ 22 hoop when I had created a lettering design in the SQ 14 hoop.  I didn't realize it at first but the machine treated both hoops the same and didn't seem to know when I didn't have the correct hoop attached. 
So maybe you can bring in your designs via Emblink.

Quilting pattern - Stitch issue resolved

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Just wanted to follow-up on the issue I had with a quilting design I purchased stitching very tiny stitches. The company I purchased the Sea Swirl design (My Creative Stitches) from was able to get the issue resolved through their conversion software. It is now stitching a longer stitch length which for me is better than the tiny stitches it was doing previously. I've put a pic in the Acufil Quilting Project album.

Still working on the magnetic clips technique so I don't stretch the quilt or have it move the design line-up after placing all the clips on.

Julia
NY-MC12000

Re: Horizon Link--Jim, follow up question

Smith Sarah Ann <sarahannsmith@...>
 

Thanks Jim for that link. Question: it appears that the Horizon Link ONLY works with PCs, correct? So the only way for one who has only Mac / Apple stuff is to either buy a cheapo PC laptop with drive OR use BootCamp or VMFusion or Parallels and buy Windows 8, correct?

Sigh…. it looks awesome, but since my 15000 is a loaner from Janome America I was hoping not to have to spend a significant chunk of change to use the software….any thoughts? (other than lucky you and suck it up!) I have several ideas in mind for projects to do for Janome America, but being able to mess around with them in Horizon Link on my own would be really good. Alas, I don’t know that I want to buy a new computer to do it, and don’t think I have enough room on my Mac to do it here, either….

Cheers, Sarah

Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design: From Photo to Threadwork
Author of bestseller ThreadWork Unraveled
website and blog: http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog
e-mail: sarah@...


Avoiding spending money, Jim says:
Virtual Box is a good free alternative to Fusion and Parallels (www.virtualbox.org). If your Mac has at least 4GB of RAM you can pick up a copy of Windows 7 Home for $100 (www.newegg.com) and you're good to go.

Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

Gail
 

Julia, which hoop did you use for the quilting.  I'm thinking it was not the Acufil hoop but wanted to check.  I say that because I can't find a way to bring any designs other then Acufil designs into the Acufil softwar.  Am I missing something and is there a way to do that?  If not, did you just take use the Acufil software to calculate how many hooping and the exact size you needed for your design?


Hope you understand what I'm asking.  I'm very new to this and want to be able to use this machine to quilt with.  I already have some quilt designs from my previous machine that I can convert into Jef, just don't know how to get them in the Acufil design folders.


Any help will be appreciated.


Thanks

Gail

Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Gail: Yes, I was able to line up okay. It was slow going in the beginning because of my inexperience working with the 12000 and then  figuring out I needed to cut the printed template close to the design so I could see through the hoop plastic template to lineup  the beginning line with the ending line of the previous section.I taped the printed design to the underside of the hoop template and it works good.

 I did not include the quilt borders in the quilting and just focused on the larger section as I have another design I want to use for the borders. I am working from left to right and when I finished the first row, I started again from the left so my second row will be just below the first row. If you saw the layout of the Sea Swirl you will know what I mean. My quilt is quite large so I have to reroll it back under the harp space as I start each new row.

BTW, the digitizer just sent me an email with revised design to see if the stitches are longer. Gotta go and test.

Julia
NY-MC12000

Re: No DVD player in new laptop

gbo4
 

Well, thanks for the rapid 'downer' answer. 

Appreciate all you do.

No DVD player in new laptop

gbo4
 

Hi Jim,

Just wondering if there is a way to download Horizon Suite / Link for 12, 000 and 15,000, or do I have to purchase a separate DVD drive?

I've only found updates to the machines and software on the Janome site.

Thanks



Jim provides this newly downloaded answer:

Janome does not make their software available for download, only updates. They apparently missed the memo that explains how physical media is going away.


Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

Gail
 

Julia,

I just looked at the Sea Swirl design on the website.  We're you able to adequately line up the design so it met the next motif using just the template?  If so, was it difficult?  Guess it's something I need to try but wondered if there are any hints you could give.

 

Gail in FL 

Re: Precise positioning

Jeana David
 

Many thanks to all who replied. Very helpful! Jeana

Re: Posted Photos - Acufil Quilting Project

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

Julia,
 
Sometimes that happens.  If you make sure you have enough tailing you shouldn't have any more issues.
 
Nicole
MI


On Thursday, June 5, 2014 8:14 PM, "juliadlf.ny@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Nicole: Thanks. I got it set in the "ON" position and it works great. BUT, sometimes it doesn't pull up the bobbin thread so I have to use the up/down needle button to do another stitch to pull it up.

Julia
NY-MC12000