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Re: IPad and IPhone Changes

Carole Hollmann
 

Jim —

You describe the sleep/home button technique exactly how it works. If my nails are too short, I can’t press the sleep button at all, as it is below the case.  I don’t have an IPad pencil, but perhaps I should invest. Black Friday is right around the corner. 

I tried the three-finger pinch technique another 20 or so times. Maybe if I do my update to the newest version, it will work.  

Carole


On Nov 8, 2019, at 6:30 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

If by "capture" you mean take a screen shot, there are two ways that I use:

  • Press the SLEEP and HOME buttons at the same time. This usually works, but if the iPad is in a case (all of mine are) the SLEEP button is usually hard to push and you wind up turning off the screen. Then you have to turn it back on, touch ID, face ID, or pass code, and try again. Frustrating!
  • If you have an Apple Pencil (iPad Pro, and 2019 iPad Mini) put the tip of the pencil in the lower left corner, just outside the display. Do a short swipe diagonally with the pencil toward the top right corner and it will snap a picture of the screen. I now use this exclusively.


New embroidery document

Carole O'Mara
 

 

I have a continuous run border design that I would like to ‘edit’  on my PC.  I can fit 2 designs into the GR hoop, saving multiple hoopings.  I want to preserve the original as 1 design and make a copy of it so I can edit the design into a new design in a new document.  I would like to keep the original and keep the edited design separately--giving each a new name.  Any help?  

Thanks,

Carole - Colorado


Re: IPad and IPhone Changes

Jim Stutsman
 

If by "capture" you mean take a screen shot, there are two ways that I use:

  • Press the SLEEP and HOME buttons at the same time. This usually works, but if the iPad is in a case (all of mine are) the SLEEP button is usually hard to push and you wind up turning off the screen. Then you have to turn it back on, touch ID, face ID, or pass code, and try again. Frustrating!
  • If you have an Apple Pencil (iPad Pro, and 2019 iPad Mini) put the tip of the pencil in the lower left corner, just outside the display. Do a short swipe diagonally with the pencil toward the top right corner and it will snap a picture of the screen. I now use this exclusively.


Re: IPad and IPhone Changes

Carole Hollmann
 

Jim —

One thing I was interested in, but can’t get to work because of the screen problems, was being able to capture an entire web page by pinching with three fingers. I have pinched about 50 times to no avail. 

With the plethora of Apple products you have, I have visions of you and Diane lining them up and hitting the update buttons. It’s bad enough with my puny collection of three. Until you mentioned it, I had no idea there was yet another update lurking. If you don’t update fast enough, Apple gets VERY pushy about it.

When I’m away from home, I rarely use public Wi-Fi. My phone service doesn’t charge when I go over my data allotment—they just throttle the speed—so they can throttle away.  

And...Hill Street Blues is my all time favorite cop show!

Thanks as always for the great info. 

Carole


On Nov 8, 2019, at 4:04 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Sadly we have moved from a time when Apple was the absolute best to a point where it is now the least bad. Steve Jobs' structure was small groups of extremely talented people. As often happens with such talented people, many were very hard to get along with. Shortly after Steve's death, a restructuring began. Slowly the structure moved to large teams, diluting the talent with a degree of mediocrity. Scott Forstall, one of the people Steve brought to Apple from NEXT, was very much in sync with Steve and his way of doing things. He was not well liked and got pushed out. That was the beginning of the unraveling. Their hardware continues to be top notch, but the software has suffered. Jony Ive, the legendary designer, was put in charge of it a few years ago. He has since left the company, so there may be a change. We just don't know which way. A large part of the problem is the relentless push to bring out a completely new operating system every year. The complexity grows each time, and there is now simply not enough time to do proper testing. iOS 13 is a case in point. Even before 13 was out the door, 13.1 was in beta test. Normally there is a period of months between the initial release and the first point release. This time it was one week. And only a few weeks later they pushed out 13.2. And yesterday we got 13.2.1 to fix a horrendous bug in 13.2. These days the focus seems to be on keeping the stockholders happy, rather than the customers.

Most browsers now show whether a site is using encryption, sometimes with a green color in the address bar, or in Apple's case with a tiny padlock. What this means is that everything between your computer and the website is encrypted. When you're sending passwords to your bank you want that! Some sites (like mine, unfortunately) do not have the necessary software certificate to encrypt the transmission of data. Apple tags those with the "Not secure" so you know. The reason is that when the data is not encrypted, someone can impersonate the server for your site and monitor all the data going back and forth. For example, you could be in Starbucks enjoying a latte while browsing "MyCoolEmbroidery.com". Across the room that shifty-looking dude with the mirrored sunglasses staring intently at his laptop is capturing all of your login data. Does he REALLY want to hack into MyCoolEmbroidery.com? Not at all. What he's hoping is that you're one of the people who uses the same login and password on every site they visit. He can then go to your bank and log in with devastating results. The take away here is when you see "Not secure" assume that someone is listening. At anyplace where there is public WiFi there very well may be someone listening. Note that if you are NOT on WiFi, but are using cellular data, you are safer, but there can still be interceptors in the pipeline. As they used to say on "Hill Street Blues" in the 70s (Dear lord I'm old!), "Lets be careful out there!"


Re: IPad and IPhone Changes

Beverly Michaluk
 

Thanks so much for your knowledge and insight. Knowledge is power!
Bev

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 1:04 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sadly we have moved from a time when Apple was the absolute best to a point where it is now the least bad. Steve Jobs' structure was small groups of extremely talented people. As often happens with such talented people, many were very hard to get along with. Shortly after Steve's death, a restructuring began. Slowly the structure moved to large teams, diluting the talent with a degree of mediocrity. Scott Forstall, one of the people Steve brought to Apple from NEXT, was very much in sync with Steve and his way of doing things. He was not well liked and got pushed out. That was the beginning of the unraveling. Their hardware continues to be top notch, but the software has suffered. Jony Ive, the legendary designer, was put in charge of it a few years ago. He has since left the company, so there may be a change. We just don't know which way. A large part of the problem is the relentless push to bring out a completely new operating system every year. The complexity grows each time, and there is now simply not enough time to do proper testing. iOS 13 is a case in point. Even before 13 was out the door, 13.1 was in beta test. Normally there is a period of months between the initial release and the first point release. This time it was one week. And only a few weeks later they pushed out 13.2. And yesterday we got 13.2.1 to fix a horrendous bug in 13.2. These days the focus seems to be on keeping the stockholders happy, rather than the customers.

Most browsers now show whether a site is using encryption, sometimes with a green color in the address bar, or in Apple's case with a tiny padlock. What this means is that everything between your computer and the website is encrypted. When you're sending passwords to your bank you want that! Some sites (like mine, unfortunately) do not have the necessary software certificate to encrypt the transmission of data. Apple tags those with the "Not secure" so you know. The reason is that when the data is not encrypted, someone can impersonate the server for your site and monitor all the data going back and forth. For example, you could be in Starbucks enjoying a latte while browsing "MyCoolEmbroidery.com". Across the room that shifty-looking dude with the mirrored sunglasses staring intently at his laptop is capturing all of your login data. Does he REALLY want to hack into MyCoolEmbroidery.com? Not at all. What he's hoping is that you're one of the people who uses the same login and password on every site they visit. He can then go to your bank and log in with devastating results. The take away here is when you see "Not secure" assume that someone is listening. At anyplace where there is public WiFi there very well may be someone listening. Note that if you are NOT on WiFi, but are using cellular data, you are safer, but there can still be interceptors in the pipeline. As they used to say on "Hill Street Blues" in the 70s (Dear lord I'm old!), "Lets be careful out there!"

--

Beverly


Re: The io on line

Jim Stutsman
 

You can fix this in your browser. All of them have settings that allow the page to be zoomed larger. You can Google "browser text size" for suggestions, or try this: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000779.htm


Re: IPad and IPhone Changes

Jim Stutsman
 

Sadly we have moved from a time when Apple was the absolute best to a point where it is now the least bad. Steve Jobs' structure was small groups of extremely talented people. As often happens with such talented people, many were very hard to get along with. Shortly after Steve's death, a restructuring began. Slowly the structure moved to large teams, diluting the talent with a degree of mediocrity. Scott Forstall, one of the people Steve brought to Apple from NEXT, was very much in sync with Steve and his way of doing things. He was not well liked and got pushed out. That was the beginning of the unraveling. Their hardware continues to be top notch, but the software has suffered. Jony Ive, the legendary designer, was put in charge of it a few years ago. He has since left the company, so there may be a change. We just don't know which way. A large part of the problem is the relentless push to bring out a completely new operating system every year. The complexity grows each time, and there is now simply not enough time to do proper testing. iOS 13 is a case in point. Even before 13 was out the door, 13.1 was in beta test. Normally there is a period of months between the initial release and the first point release. This time it was one week. And only a few weeks later they pushed out 13.2. And yesterday we got 13.2.1 to fix a horrendous bug in 13.2. These days the focus seems to be on keeping the stockholders happy, rather than the customers.

Most browsers now show whether a site is using encryption, sometimes with a green color in the address bar, or in Apple's case with a tiny padlock. What this means is that everything between your computer and the website is encrypted. When you're sending passwords to your bank you want that! Some sites (like mine, unfortunately) do not have the necessary software certificate to encrypt the transmission of data. Apple tags those with the "Not secure" so you know. The reason is that when the data is not encrypted, someone can impersonate the server for your site and monitor all the data going back and forth. For example, you could be in Starbucks enjoying a latte while browsing "MyCoolEmbroidery.com". Across the room that shifty-looking dude with the mirrored sunglasses staring intently at his laptop is capturing all of your login data. Does he REALLY want to hack into MyCoolEmbroidery.com? Not at all. What he's hoping is that you're one of the people who uses the same login and password on every site they visit. He can then go to your bank and log in with devastating results. The take away here is when you see "Not secure" assume that someone is listening. At anyplace where there is public WiFi there very well may be someone listening. Note that if you are NOT on WiFi, but are using cellular data, you are safer, but there can still be interceptors in the pipeline. As they used to say on "Hill Street Blues" in the 70s (Dear lord I'm old!), "Lets be careful out there!"


The io on line

Randi Kemper
 

 

Hi Jim, When I go to the io groups, the format is so tiny I can’t read it. Is there a way to enlarge the print on that page? I looked for help but can find no way to adjust the size of the print.

Randi Kemper

randisbear1@...

 


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Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


IPad and IPhone Changes

Carole Hollmann
 

Jim and All --

Am I the only one that is going nuts with all the ios changes?  I've been attempting to get back into my embroidery after several months of non-use, and I find it exasperating to use the touch screen on both of my IPads and IPhone since the first ios13 was pushed out (my husband's IPhone is the same).  For instance, using an IPad for this example, after the device changes a word from what I wanted it to be into what the device wants it to be, I'm finding it almost impossible to simply insert the cursor within the word to make the correction.  Instead, it selects the entire word or phrase and won't "unhighlight" it when I touch elsewhere on the screen.  When I use my OneNote app, a Microsoft product, the cursor works as it should.

The second thing I see frequently as I search for embroidery designs is a "not secure" designation in front of the web address.  Really?

I have always loved my Apple devices, and I use all three of them every single day, but I'm really getting frustrated.   

Thanks all.

Carole Hollmann






Re: sewing with monofilament thread

Ceil J
 

Debbie,
I use Wonderfil's Invisafil too and Superior's Microquilter.  Both are 100wt.  They work very well and just add texture.  My needle threader can't seem to see them and neither can I when it comes to threading but they sure are invisible!


Re: sewing with monofilament thread

Debbie
 

I use Winderfil invisfil. Though not monofilament. It is still pretty darn invisible. 


Re: WOW!

Cynthia Dickerson
 

To find Jim's tips!

 Jim is always  giving  some good directions, repairs or sewing tips to help everyone with their sewing machines.  I keep everything from the Janome 15000 that I think might be of help in the future.  I copy and paste his messages into microsoft word.  Then I save them to a file on my computer.  When I have a problem, this is the first place I look for a solution.  
  



Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.


Re: Mushy Bobbins

Jim Stutsman
 

The only tension applied to the thread when winding a bobbin comes from a leaf spring that the thread passes under. (This spring looks like a ski, with the thread sliding under the upturned end.) It's not adjustable, but it doesn't really need adjusting, as it simply keeps the thread winding evenly. When that stops happening it usually is due to thread debris accumulating in or around the spring. To clean it you just have to remove the 2 screws holding the cover over that area. HOWEVER those two screws attach on the underside of the top cover of the machine, which means the top cover has to be removed. This is somewhat tricky, as it's easy to break off little plastic tabs when removing it. Your best option is to mention it to your dealer when the machine goes in for its next round of TLC.

In the meantime you might try gently working some dental floss through the bobbin winding path to see if you can dislodge whatever might be lurking in there. You only need to concern yourself with the U-turn at the left end of the path. The spring is right under that. Now you might look through the top and see a screw at the bottom of a hole. And you might say to yourself "Self, I'll bet I can adjust the tension with that screw." DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!! It's not a tension screw. Instead it adjusts a guide under the cover to keep the thread winding evenly. The guide moves up and down by adjusting the screw, and very small changes make a big difference in how the bobbins wind. If by chance midnight goblins or errant husbands or other miscreants have tampered with that screw you *MIGHT* be able to restore proper operation by turning it counter-clockwise in very small increments, watching the winding as you do so. However if you turn too far there is a tiny nut under the top cover which the screw is attached to. At the moment of turning a hair too far you will hear a very faint "tink" sound as the nut makes its way down into the bottom of top portion of the machine. At that point further turning does nothing and the winding will be funky as well.

The closest thing to a machine-related murder occurred years ago with a customer who had a Memory Craft 8000. In winding a bobbin, the thread had slipped under the bobbin and wrapped around the winder spindle. Her machinist husband decided it would be a simple fix if he removed the top cover. Unfortunately he happened to decide that particular screw was one of the ones holding the cover on, even though every other screw in the top cover was Phillips (Cross-point) and that was the ONLY visible slotted screw on the entire machine. He proceeded to loosen the screw, well past the point of losing the nut. It wasn't until it got up to the hole in the cover that he realized the head of the screw was bigger than the hole he was trying to get it through. The machines owner was what you might call "feisty" or "spirited" and when she had him carry the machine into the store for service he had the look of a puppy being scolded for a transgression that was just short of being punishable by death.


Mushy Bobbins

Deb K.
 

It seems that my bobbins are not winding as tightly as they used to on my 15000. I held the thread between the bobbin tension slot and the bobbin as it wound and got better results today but I don't think it's practical to do this each time. Is there a way to tighten the tension up by the thread guide slot?
Thanks


Re: quilt in the Hoop stabilizer?

Diane Stutsman
 

Hi,

I use batting as stabilizer if I want to machine quilt. By stitching the sections on the batting, those construction stitching lines will be hidden. After the top section is finished a backing fabric can be placed on the back of the hoop, reattach to the machine, and then stitch a quilting design. Only the quilting will show on the back.

The sections are stitched on stabilizer when all the finished squares will be stitched together forming the top. Then it will be constructed by adding backing, batting and quilting all the layers together.

Hope this answers your question. Let me know if I can be of any more help.

Diane


On Nov 6, 2019, at 9:48 AM, Nyssa Lanzafame <Nyssajoe@...> wrote:

 just noticed (as i re-explore the option of trying this technique) that the 2017 mystery project looks like you are just using the batting on tape with fabric on top of that...so essentially the batting is the stabilizer. Yet the video on the FB group is done on trad. stabilizer...Could you maybe explain when and why you might want to do one vs. the other?


Re: WOW!

Jim Stutsman
 

Well they are scattered from here to breakfast in old newsletters, this list, buried in websites, and in cobweb-filled corners of my questionably functional mind. If you are a long-time list member you’ve already seen them. 


Re: WOW!

Gail
 

Where can I find JIm's Tips?


Re: sewing with monofilament thread

kathy palma
 

I forgot to add:  keep it away from pets or small kids, as the wiry quality of it can cause real problems if it is swallowed by pets or wrapped around little fingers or worse by kids.

Kathy


Re: sewing with monofilament thread

kathy palma
 

But if you have any cheap monofilament thread, you can use it in the kitchen to cut cheese, or to cut cookies that are in a roll.

Kathy


Re: sewing with monofilament thread

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

YLI was recommended to me, though i tend not to use it too much.  any thoughts if this is a good brand?

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