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Re: HP use on other machine?

Maria Morrow
 

Thanks, Nancy!



On Sep 18, 2021, at 8:39 PM, Nancy Lusk via groups.io <lusk1968@...> wrote:



Hello Maria,
I'm just seeing your question. I have a Skyline 5 and use both the HP plate and foot frequently. I put the plate on first, before the foot, then put the machine in Mode 1, 04. The screen will read 04S A.  (If you put the HP foot on without the plate, it will read 04.) The needle will align with the hole in the foot and plate. It is great for quilt piecing. 

Because this machine does not automatically sense the HP plate and foot, I have a big note on the front of my machine to remind me to take these steps. I have broken a few needles when I've been in a hurry and not changed the mode correctly  

I hope this helps,
Nancy

 


Re: HP use on other machine?

Nancy Lusk
 

Hello Maria,
I'm just seeing your question. I have a Skyline 5 and use both the HP plate and foot frequently. I put the plate on first, before the foot, then put the machine in Mode 1, 04. The screen will read 04S A.  (If you put the HP foot on without the plate, it will read 04.) The needle will align with the hole in the foot and plate. It is great for quilt piecing. 

Because this machine does not automatically sense the HP plate and foot, I have a big note on the front of my machine to remind me to take these steps. I have broken a few needles when I've been in a hurry and not changed the mode correctly  

I hope this helps,
Nancy

 


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Kathy Skagen
 

Anne,
I was able to get the original Horizon Suite CD from my Janome dealer for about $8 in the US. I'm sure that your dealer can help you get one, too. He may also know of a way to get it on a USB drive. Unfortunately, I don't know the answers to your other questions but I hope it helps to know that if you can't find the original CD, all is not lost. I hate when problems arise on the weekend and you can't get the answer until Monday!
Kathy

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, 09:27:26 AM CDT, Anne Parker <dylanfawr@...> wrote:


Hi

I have a new laptop I want to install Horizon Link Suite v1.3 on.  It doesn't have a DVD drive like my old one.  Being in the UK I have a USB with the 1.3 update on.  Could someone tell me if this update is a full program install, or do I need to have a previous version of Horizon Link Suite, from my original CD installed first, before I can use it?

If I need a previous version installed, can I just do a copy of the the original CD - to a USB or to a portable Hard drive I have - and then install from there? 

Unfortunately I can't currently find my Horizon Link Suite CD.  Is it possible to get hold of another?  I guess I will need to contact Janome UK if I need that.

Many thanks for any info.

Anne


Re: In the hoop

Pixey
 

I am glad it helped.  This is cute and a good first effort.

One tip on doing ITH projects…your selection of scissors is probably the most important part of your supporting toolkit.  If you haven’t already done so, you are going to want to invest in some with sharp tips that give you a lot of control in cutting in tight around curves and straight lines.  Curved blades, small duck billed, sharp points, etc. Also, unlike denser designs where you want to use the smallest hoop for the design to keep the stabilizer snug, with ITH projects you may actually want to go with a slightly larger hoop to have room to get in and trim around the outline of the project.  This can especially be an issue with the 500/550 machine because there is less clearance between the stitch field and hoop than some of the other Janome machines.

Pixey

On Sep 18, 2021, at 1:40 PM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Thank you again Pixie for your helpful advice,  finished my first ITH!!! Not perfect, but I don't care, I did it, and will be doing more!

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In the hoop

Tericloth
 

Thank you again Pixie for your helpful advice,  finished my first ITH!!! Not perfect, but I don't care, I did it, and will be doing more!

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Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Anne, don’t know if any of the laptops come through with a cd/dvd drive anymore. It is a weight thing. My computer man sold me a small external that plugs into the USB port and that works just fine. It was not expensive and solves the problem.

Pat


On Sep 18, 2021, at 10:27 AM, Anne Parker <dylanfawr@...> wrote:

Hi

I have a new laptop I want to install Horizon Link Suite v1.3 on.  It doesn't have a DVD drive like my old one.  Being in the UK I have a USB with the 1.3 update on.  Could someone tell me if this update is a full program install, or do I need to have a previous version of Horizon Link Suite, from my original CD installed first, before I can use it?

If I need a previous version installed, can I just do a copy of the the original CD - to a USB or to a portable Hard drive I have - and then install from there? 

Unfortunately I can't currently find my Horizon Link Suite CD.  Is it possible to get hold of another?  I guess I will need to contact Janome UK if I need that.

Many thanks for any info.

Anne


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Lyn Quine
 

Hi Anne, I didn’t have a CD/DVD drive for my new PC, I bought one under £30 it plugs into a USB socket on the laptop or PC.  Very useful,  I can watch videos etc now too.

If you don’t want the added expense you should be able to get it from Janome UK or ask a dealer.  Janome UK might send a link so you can download it.




On 18 Sep 2021, at 15:27, Anne Parker <dylanfawr@...> wrote:

Hi

I have a new laptop I want to install Horizon Link Suite v1.3 on.  It doesn't have a DVD drive like my old one.  Being in the UK I have a USB with the 1.3 update on.  Could someone tell me if this update is a full program install, or do I need to have a previous version of Horizon Link Suite, from my original CD installed first, before I can use it?

If I need a previous version installed, can I just do a copy of the the original CD - to a USB or to a portable Hard drive I have - and then install from there? 

Unfortunately I can't currently find my Horizon Link Suite CD.  Is it possible to get hold of another?  I guess I will need to contact Janome UK if I need that.

Many thanks for any info.

Anne


Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Anne Parker
 

Hi

I have a new laptop I want to install Horizon Link Suite v1.3 on.  It doesn't have a DVD drive like my old one.  Being in the UK I have a USB with the 1.3 update on.  Could someone tell me if this update is a full program install, or do I need to have a previous version of Horizon Link Suite, from my original CD installed first, before I can use it?

If I need a previous version installed, can I just do a copy of the the original CD - to a USB or to a portable Hard drive I have - and then install from there? 

Unfortunately I can't currently find my Horizon Link Suite CD.  Is it possible to get hold of another?  I guess I will need to contact Janome UK if I need that.

Many thanks for any info.

Anne


Re: HP use on other machine?

Cat - N
 

You’re welcome!  It’s a nice needle plate/foot, although I use the HP2 foot with the HP needle plate much more often.  I apologize for not looking up your machine to see what it’s features are and not looking on the internet for updates for it to see if the HP set is an update, but I am helping a friend by quilting her gift quilt to her son and DIL for her new grandson-to-be’s baby shower next month. The quilt is roughly twin size and I am machine quilting parts of it, and will doing the QITH parts tomorrow. The other option was to put it in the long arm but she decided on this quilting design (I digitized the QITH design as an e2e) rather than quilting it as an overall e2e quilting panto.  

Anyway, I forgot to mention binding…my first response using my iPhone ‘vaporized before my very eyes’ just before I finished writing it and I rewrote my reply on my PC. I do use the HP2 foot to apply the binding to the quilt because the 1/4” seam it yields works well for me, but I do binding by machine and ‘in reverse’ now due to double vision (astigmatism) I acquired as a result of some ‘aspect’ of an abdominal surgery. You read that right…the surgery had nothing to do with my eyes!  lol  Also, time is an issue, too, so I do it by machine now. 

So, I sew the binding to the back of the quilt with the HP2 foot, then flip to the front and sew on the quilt-side edge of the binding on the front side with the Acufeed zipper foot riding on the binding and the needle position at 0 so it’s stitching very near the edge of the binding…1-2 threads from the edge (hopefully…) and there’s a tiny bit of binding showing on the right side of the zipper foot. 

I prefer the ‘regular’ way (sewing to front, flipping to the back and hand stitching it down) that we did as kids, etc., but it took me 11 years to find an eye doctor interested in correcting my surgery-acquired double vision astigmatism. I did one quilt binding that way but it took me hours to hand sew it to a 40” x 40” baby quilt because I couldn’t see well and too long to thread the needle each time, so I tried other ways and the way I do it now works pretty good for me and pretty quickly, and doesn’t look terrible. I do pin to the front of the quilt…not to the back…but because I don’t want any wiggle and I can sew right to 1 thread from the pin.  I match the threads to make the stitching disappear if possible. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Sep 15, 2021 at 7:29 PM, <Maria Morrow> wrote:

Thank you, Cat!

Maria Morrow
Mobile:  985-640-5024

On Sep 15, 2021, at 4:22 PM, Cat - N via groups.io <navillusc@...> wrote:


The HP needle plate and foot were originally for use only with a 'professional quilting model' Janome machine.  Unless the machine has the correct programming, it will not be able to automatically detect the HP needle plate, and set the machine up properly to use the HP needle plate/foot. 

As an example, I purchased a version 2 Janome 15000, but it came out before that quilting model, so I had to wait for the version 3 upgrade to be released (and installed on my machine) so my Janome 15000 had the necessary software programming to read the HP plate sensor, properly set the needle position, choose/display available stitches that can be used with that plate/foot, and lock out all features that might damage the machine if used with the HP needle plate/foot configuration. 

- Cat


-----Original Message-----
From: Maria Morrow <mariamorrowquilter@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 15, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] HP use on other machine?

Hello,

I’d like to know which of these parts can be used in my Skyline S5?

HP plate
HP foot (not even feed)
HP ruler foot

Are there are pitfalls? (Like needle position etc.)

Benefits when applying binding?


And I did try to put the HP plate on.  It seemed fine.  But when I chose stitch 04 to move the needle to the left, there was a soft but very distinctive high-pitched whine.  I removed the plate, put my regular plate, snd chose stitch 04 and it was gone.  I guess that means I can’t use the HP plate and stitch 04....but any comments or experiences you relay are appreciated.


Thank you in advance!

Maria





Re: HP use on other machine?

Maria Morrow
 

Thank you, Cat!

Maria Morrow
Mobile:  985-640-5024

On Sep 15, 2021, at 4:22 PM, Cat - N via groups.io <navillusc@...> wrote:


The HP needle plate and foot were originally for use only with a 'professional quilting model' Janome machine.  Unless the machine has the correct programming, it will not be able to automatically detect the HP needle plate, and set the machine up properly to use the HP needle plate/foot. 

As an example, I purchased a version 2 Janome 15000, but it came out before that quilting model, so I had to wait for the version 3 upgrade to be released (and installed on my machine) so my Janome 15000 had the necessary software programming to read the HP plate sensor, properly set the needle position, choose/display available stitches that can be used with that plate/foot, and lock out all features that might damage the machine if used with the HP needle plate/foot configuration. 

- Cat


-----Original Message-----
From: Maria Morrow <mariamorrowquilter@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 15, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] HP use on other machine?

Hello,

I’d like to know which of these parts can be used in my Skyline S5?

HP plate
HP foot (not even feed)
HP ruler foot

Are there are pitfalls? (Like needle position etc.)

Benefits when applying binding?


And I did try to put the HP plate on.  It seemed fine.  But when I chose stitch 04 to move the needle to the left, there was a soft but very distinctive high-pitched whine.  I removed the plate, put my regular plate, snd chose stitch 04 and it was gone.  I guess that means I can’t use the HP plate and stitch 04....but any comments or experiences you relay are appreciated.


Thank you in advance!

Maria





Re: HP use on other machine?

Cat - N
 

The HP needle plate and foot were originally for use only with a 'professional quilting model' Janome machine.  Unless the machine has the correct programming, it will not be able to automatically detect the HP needle plate, and set the machine up properly to use the HP needle plate/foot. 

As an example, I purchased a version 2 Janome 15000, but it came out before that quilting model, so I had to wait for the version 3 upgrade to be released (and installed on my machine) so my Janome 15000 had the necessary software programming to read the HP plate sensor, properly set the needle position, choose/display available stitches that can be used with that plate/foot, and lock out all features that might damage the machine if used with the HP needle plate/foot configuration. 

- Cat


-----Original Message-----
From: Maria Morrow <mariamorrowquilter@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 15, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] HP use on other machine?

Hello,

I’d like to know which of these parts can be used in my Skyline S5?

HP plate
HP foot (not even feed)
HP ruler foot

Are there are pitfalls? (Like needle position etc.)

Benefits when applying binding?


And I did try to put the HP plate on.  It seemed fine.  But when I chose stitch 04 to move the needle to the left, there was a soft but very distinctive high-pitched whine.  I removed the plate, put my regular plate, snd chose stitch 04 and it was gone.  I guess that means I can’t use the HP plate and stitch 04....but any comments or experiences you relay are appreciated.


Thank you in advance!

Maria





Re: HP use on other machine?

Maria Morrow
 

 Hello,

I’d like to know which of these parts can be used in my Skyline S5?

HP plate
HP foot (not even feed)
HP ruler foot

Are there are pitfalls? (Like needle position etc.)

Benefits when applying binding?


And I did try to put the HP plate on. It seemed fine. But when I chose stitch 04 to move the needle to the left, there was a soft but very distinctive high-pitched whine. I removed the plate, put my regular plate, snd chose stitch 04 and it was gone. I guess that means I can’t use the HP plate and stitch 04....but any comments or experiences you relay are appreciated.


Thank you in advance!

Maria


Re: Noisy Embroidery Arm

Betty <Betty@...>
 

Wow! The point was needle placement could be the problem. 

The muscle part was a joke -silly-just in case you didn’t get it.

Betty


On Sep 14, 2021, at 8:01 AM, Diane <Sewgran7@...> wrote:


Be careful of extreme tightening because you can strip the screw.

Diane B 


Re: Noisy Embroidery Arm

Diane
 

Be careful of extreme tightening because you can strip the screw.

Diane B 


Re: My 15000 is for sale

Maria Morrow
 

My 15000 is sold already to someone who lived just a short distance from me.  Thank you, Jim and Diane for your help.

Blessings,

Maria 

On Sep 12, 2021, at 1:03 PM, Shirley Oglesby via groups.io <daffyduck2012@...> wrote:

What is the price, please?
 
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria Morrow
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:53 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] My 15000 is for sale
 
My 15000 is for sale.  Only 182 sewing hours.  Have only used embroidery twice. Have ALL the feet, parts and even the big purple rolling case.
 
House is for sale.  We are downsizing to RV life.
 

Please contact me if interested. 

Maria Morrow
Pearl River, LA
Mobile:  985-640-5024



Re: Noisy Embroidery Arm

Betty <Betty@...>
 

Meryl,

Not sure but you can try to check and see if the needle is slightly loose. It would cause a lot of clunking noise and problems if that were the case.  It can loosen up even after extreme  tightening or maybe I just need more muscle tone.  😁

Betty 



On Sep 11, 2021, at 8:28 AM, Meryl Margolies <machinequilter1@...> wrote:


Thank you. Will take off the arm and take a good look.

Have a sew-sew day,
Meryl

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Re: USB stick 550e

Tericloth
 

Yes, I was following your post, I know, after a few trials, you accomplished the task. Yes have to oil once a month, which if I had known, not sure if imwould have chosen this model. I have a long screw driver, I have my machine counter height, so it is easier to work with. Once you have the right size screwdriver it is much easier.


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:26 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
Tericloth---This response does not apply to your query about using  the USB stick. Rather, it has to do with your MC550e embroidery machine. I have the model just before yours, the MC500e and it does a very nice job.  Does the Owner's Manual for your model say that you should oil the 550e once a month or so, depending on useage?  If so, have you run into any problem accessing all the parts that need oiling? I ask this because my 500e has a cover on the left side, which is called the thread cutter cover. This cover needs to come off in order to expose the workings underneath the needle plate  so they can be oiled. I have done this in the past. The initial removal of the cover was extremely difficult, as the screw holding it on is actually located deep within the machine and you have to insert a screwdriver into a hole on the bottom of the machine. The visibility in this hole is very poor; I cannot see a thing even with an LED flashlight. You're supposed to just insert the screwdriver and hope to find the screw head to remove it. I don't even recall how I initially did this. I left the screw out of the machine to make it easier to oil in the future.   However, my machine has been at the repair shop recently, and they evidently added that screw back into the machine.  I have a post pending to this Janome Group on IO, but I thought I might reach out to you to see if the newer model (yours) also has this problem, and how you went about resolving the problem. I am hoping to avoid yet another trip to the dealer just to remove a screw.   I do not do many ITH projects so I cannot offer any advice in that arena.     Thanks, Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: My 15000 is for sale

Shirley Oglesby
 

What is the price, please?

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria Morrow
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:53 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] My 15000 is for sale

 

My 15000 is for sale.  Only 182 sewing hours.  Have only used embroidery twice. Have ALL the feet, parts and even the big purple rolling case.

 

House is for sale.  We are downsizing to RV life.

 

Please contact me if interested. 

Maria Morrow

Pearl River, LA

Mobile:  985-640-5024


Re: Oiling the MC500E

Kathy Skagen
 

Since this is part of the design, it seems that a tool to accomplish it should have been included with the machine. None of our Janome machines are cheap.

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, 02:45:24 PM CDT, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:


One other suggestion is to invest in a screw driver with a magnetized tip.  Like this one…


Thanks for the warning about your dealer replacing the screw after service.  

I was really hoping for a new release of the 500/550 design that would do away with this oiling and add wi-fi capability.

Pixey

On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:38 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim--I am happy to say "Mission Accomplished" I FINALLY got that pesky screw out. It takes patience, which I was running out of yesterday. Also, I found that if you hold a light source BEHIND the area where the screw is located, with the needle plate off and peering into the dark hole in just the right position---you can see where the screw is located. But of course you won't be able to see it as the screwdriver goes in. Still, this gets you closer to the target with the additional light.    And, of course, this little screw dropped inside the machine as I was extracting it. I was able to retrieve it with a small magnet on a telescoping handle.   

The Janome designers/engineers really need to re-think this item!!!
Happy stitching!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Oiling the MC500E

Kathy Strabel
 

Pixey---Thanks for the suggestion for the magnetized screwdriver, which would have saved me a few brain cells in his process. I actually have a magnetized Phillips head screwdriver, but the shaft was too large to fit into the hole. My other Phillips head driver was too short to reach that screw!!  So, I ended up having to use my non-magnetized, very skinny shaft driver, which took a lot of patience and many tries to insert it in straight and engage the screw. But I was determined!!  The plastic piece (the thread cutter cover) actually has a guide molded into the inside of the piece that acts as a "target" to guide the driver to its destination, but you have to be able to locate and see that guide, which is two small ridges, or "fins" that guide the tip of the driver towards the location of the screw. ALso,, obviously, your driver has to be long enough. I will definitely invest in the longer, slightly "fatter" driver and reserve it for my exclusive use in my sewing room.   As for hoping for improvements in the upcoming model, it looks like we will have a long wait. Apparently, Janome is not introducing new models at this time due to difficulty in obtaining the required electronic chips from China for making the machines. I wonder if other machine manufacturers will announce similar news?   If I had my wish, my MC500e model would have automatic raising and lowering of the foot, and the needle threader button/handle would swing up and out of the way, or be located better.   I'm just sayin'......
Happy stitching----and thank you to all who have offered suggestions and advice.
Kathy Strabel    Camas WA  

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 12:45 PM Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
One other suggestion is to invest in a screw driver with a magnetized tip.  Like this one…


Thanks for the warning about your dealer replacing the screw after service.  

I was really hoping for a new release of the 500/550 design that would do away with this oiling and add wi-fi capability.

Pixey

On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:38 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim--I am happy to say "Mission Accomplished" I FINALLY got that pesky screw out. It takes patience, which I was running out of yesterday. Also, I found that if you hold a light source BEHIND the area where the screw is located, with the needle plate off and peering into the dark hole in just the right position---you can see where the screw is located. But of course you won't be able to see it as the screwdriver goes in. Still, this gets you closer to the target with the additional light.    And, of course, this little screw dropped inside the machine as I was extracting it. I was able to retrieve it with a small magnet on a telescoping handle.   

The Janome designers/engineers really need to re-think this item!!!
Happy stitching!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA



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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




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