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Re: OT I made the purse!

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Thanks Cat!


Re: 15000 upgrade

Carolyn Gazerro
 

The HLS link should be instant when the dealer registers you. I waited two weeks before mentioning it to rep and she admitted she was not sure the original went through...some problems! She registered me while I was at store and the link came through then.


Carolyn 🌹
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Re: 15000 upgrade

Fran
 

I do like the button but sometimes you need both hands to control the fabric.......at least I do.....especially when sewing an appliqué.  There are other times which escape me right now. 


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On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10:20 AM, Fran fmattice4@... [janome12000] wrote:

 

That’s exactly what happened to me, only it was the same day I picked up my machine. 

Does anyone have a solution to reaching the presser foot lifter? It is not a comfortable position and/or easy to reach while sewing.

You don't like the button on the front of the machine for lifting the presser foot?


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On Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:59 PM, Carolyn Gazerro cmgazerro@... [janome12000] wrote:

 

I had my machine upgraded and purchased the quilt kit. The threader worked 50% of the time and finally I was unable to start the sewing machine because of the threader. Would tell me to restart.

After hours of the technician working on the machine he discovered the gears needed adjusting.

So far all is well 100% of the time.

Carolyn 🌹
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Re: 15000 upgrade

Pam Davison
 

You should get the hl suite update link the same day as the upgrade.  Ask your dealer did they let Janome know your machine was upgraded.

 

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From: janome12000@... on behalf of 'cas' cassweet@... [janome12000]
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:44:14 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] 15000 upgrade
 
 

I got the upgrade about a week ago and I’m still waiting for the update file for HL Suite.  How long did it take before yours was mailed?

 

My needle threader is working so far.  I haven’t tried embroidery yet.  My last one would often fail when I went to embroidery mode, even if it was the same thread and needle.  I’m hoping this one is better.  It’s working great in sewing mode, every time!

 

I bought the Quiltmaker Update Kit as well.  I already had four of the feet in it, or very similar.  I’ve tried the HP foot and plate and like it so far. I made two quilt blocks which actually turned out the right size.  I guess I sew a better scant ¼” with it.

Kit Contains: : Ruler Work Foot QR, Variable Zigzag Open-toe Foot QZ, 1/4” Seam Foot O (without guide), Darning Foot (Open-toe) PD-H, Embroidery Foot P,  Professional Grade Foot HP, Professional Grade Needle Plate HP, Hook Cover for Professional Grade Needle Plate HP, Presser Foot Holder, Installation/Usage Instructions.

 

I don’t know if the kit was worth the price to me.  To use the HP foot you have to take the foot shank off and use the HP foot instead.  Often when I’m sewing I switch frequently between the straight stitch and regular stitch plate without  the additional step of changing the shank.  Plus, the foot trays out of the tote fit nicely in my ironing desk, and where will I put the new feet?  Lol.  I was able to stack the extra needle plate by placing them back to back.

 

I’m finding surprises all the time on the machine, I guess I should print out the updated pages in the manual.  I saw a whole new section in the apps, wavering stitches or something like that.

 

Jim, is the My 15000 app updated with the Quilt Maker changes? 

 

Cas


Re: 15000 upgrade

Jim Stutsman
 

We have updated FootBook for the new feet in the upgrade, and will be releasing them shortly. We've also added those feet to My 15000, but the videos for Horizon Link Suite will take a while to produce. I don't see them being done before the new year. Both apps will receive content updates soon. App Store updates will take longer, due to Apple review times. I need to try to get my updates in before the end of year shutdown.


Re: 15000 upgrade

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I got the upgrade about a week ago and I’m still waiting for the update file for HL Suite.  How long did it take before yours was mailed?

 

My needle threader is working so far.  I haven’t tried embroidery yet.  My last one would often fail when I went to embroidery mode, even if it was the same thread and needle.  I’m hoping this one is better.  It’s working great in sewing mode, every time!

 

I bought the Quiltmaker Update Kit as well.  I already had four of the feet in it, or very similar.  I’ve tried the HP foot and plate and like it so far. I made two quilt blocks which actually turned out the right size.  I guess I sew a better scant ¼” with it.

Kit Contains: : Ruler Work Foot QR, Variable Zigzag Open-toe Foot QZ, 1/4” Seam Foot O (without guide), Darning Foot (Open-toe) PD-H, Embroidery Foot P,  Professional Grade Foot HP, Professional Grade Needle Plate HP, Hook Cover for Professional Grade Needle Plate HP, Presser Foot Holder, Installation/Usage Instructions.

 

I don’t know if the kit was worth the price to me.  To use the HP foot you have to take the foot shank off and use the HP foot instead.  Often when I’m sewing I switch frequently between the straight stitch and regular stitch plate without  the additional step of changing the shank.  Plus, the foot trays out of the tote fit nicely in my ironing desk, and where will I put the new feet?  Lol.  I was able to stack the extra needle plate by placing them back to back.

 

I’m finding surprises all the time on the machine, I guess I should print out the updated pages in the manual.  I saw a whole new section in the apps, wavering stitches or something like that.

 

Jim, is the My 15000 app updated with the Quilt Maker changes? 

 

Cas


Re: 15000 upgrade

Fran
 

That’s exactly what happened to me, only it was the same day I picked up my machine. 

Does anyone have a solution to reaching the presser foot lifter? It is not a comfortable position and/or easy to reach while sewing.

You don't like the button on the front of the machine for lifting the presser foot?


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:59 PM, Carolyn Gazerro cmgazerro@... [janome12000] wrote:

 

I had my machine upgraded and purchased the quilt kit. The threader worked 50% of the time and finally I was unable to start the sewing machine because of the threader. Would tell me to restart.

After hours of the technician working on the machine he discovered the gears needed adjusting.

So far all is well 100% of the time.

Carolyn 🌹
Sent from my iPad


Re: 15000 upgrade

Carolyn Gazerro
 

I had my machine upgraded and purchased the quilt kit. The threader worked 50% of the time and finally I was unable to start the sewing machine because of the threader. Would tell me to restart.


After hours of the technician working on the machine he discovered the gears needed adjusting.


So far all is well 100% of the time.


Carolyn 🌹
Sent from my iPad


Re: 15000 upgrade

Sharonsew
 

Thank you!  Sharon

 

A USB drive is only included in kits sold in the UK and Australia. In the US & Canada the dealer notifies Janome when they have upgraded the needle threader on your machine, and then Janome sends you an email with the instructions for downloading the update.


Re: OT I made the purse!

Cat - N
 

Very nice, Cas!  Congratulations!

- Cat (FL)



 
I finished my purse...
Cas
 
 


Re: MBX 5 Ambience Quilting

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Hi All,

Figured it out.  My design was too large to set stipple parameters.  I took the script and brought it closer to center and with adjusted stipple settings was able to get the overall affect I need.  I figured it was something I was doing but it did not register!


Glad I can get a good night’s sleep now.


Carolyn 🌹
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OT I made the purse!

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I finished my purse, and I’m hoping it will be the perfect one.  It  was hard to sew the seams, and it was too bulky to get under the 15000 needle to do the top zipper.  Luckily, I still have my other Janome.

 

I used this pattern:

http://thecreativethimble.com/shop/mini-professional-tote/

 

I tried new things like sewing and embroidering on cork, and it worked well.  It was as easy as sewing with fabric, and in some cases I was able to skip the interfacing as cork has fabric on the back already.  The cork made it much lighter than another accent like canvas or leather would, and I’ve read it’s quite durable.

 

I used metal zippers. This made it harder as they aren’t meant to be resized, or sewn over.  I made some shorter by pulling the teeth out with a needle nose pliers and adding a fabric tab.  I wanted metal so they would last a long time.  I have many totes here with a broken plastic zipper in them.

 

I added some extra loops inside and out for keys, and sectioned the patch pocket to hold pens or Chapstick.

 

I also made a matching wallet based on this free pattern:

https://so-sew-easy.com/ultimate-wallet-sewing-pattern/

 

I changed it so it’s more of what I need.  I don’t need to carry 20 cards with me, so I left out two of the card sections and added a receipt holder pocket on the closing flap.  I used this free pattern and used the flap as the back side of the holder https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/receipt-holder-two-pocket-case-/209194

and I added a little sectioned spot to the other flap.  It’s hard to tell by the pic but the dollar bills go in the top of the wallet.  I’ve since added another cork strap to loop over that and hold the bills and phone in place, and a wrist strap.

 

The idea was to have everything I need in the little wallet for shopping, then I can leave the purse in the trunk of my car.

 

Well, you asked me to share what I ended up with and this is it.  I’ve posted pics.  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/janome12000/photos/albums/1409280329

 

Thanks for all the suggestions.  I’ve saved some other purse patterns as well, but it may be a while before I sew them!


Cas

 

 


Re: AcuDesign

Deb Keldrauk
 

Thanks Jim, who knows why I was making this so hard!


Re: 15000 upgrade

Jeana David
 

I got my upgrade last week and the rulers this week. I am a little confused. I had the new shank, usb and all the feet but no threader upgrade. the package said the new shank and feet were to be used only with the new threader. I stilll have the old threader and it all seems to work. My threader has always worked and I am happy with it. I am in the UK .I noticed you said we got a differant package in the UK. Are Janome not offering new threaders in the UK. My dealer has not been told about fitting new threaders. My system seems to work well,I am just anxious that not changing the threader will cause problems. Many thanks Jeana

The confusion over the 15000 upgrade suggests that Janome has forgotten that the Internet exists. Here's a summer of what I've been able to deduce from posts to this list and Facebook:

US & Canada
The needle threader upgrade is free, but the owner must take the machine to the dealer for installation. Some dealers are charging for the upgrade, in spite of Janome's "free" offer. The owner must present the old foot holder and P foot, both of which are replaced along with the threader update. The dealer installs the machine upgrade during the threader update, and is to notify Janome of this. Janome then emails the owner a link to download the update to Horizon Link Suite. Some dealers are not quite clear on this, so some owners have had a bit of a hassle updating their HLS. The upgrade kit (Part #862414018) is sold separately, but is not to be used unless the threader update has been done. It contains only the new feet and the HP needle plate, no USB, no software, and is optional. However the printed instructions in the kit may reference the non-existent USB drive.

UK
The upgrade kit (Part #862414007) contains the new feet and HP needle plate, as well as a USB drive which is used to update the machine. It also contains the Horizon Link Suite update. This same kit also contains the new foot holder and P foot. The owner is instructed to use those and discard the originals. Updating the needle threader is also free, but it requires contacting Janome directly. A courier will be sent to collect the machine and return it and there have been no reports of any charges for this. In the case of machines that have a perfectly working threader, there is no need to get the threader updated. Using the new foot holder and P foot will help to ensure that the threader continues to work.

Australia
The upgrade kit is the same as the UK (Part #862414007), but is sold at a much higher price than the rest of the world, even when taking currency differences into consideration. Owners are encouraged to use the new foot holder and P foot, but a free update to the needle threader is not being offered.

The above information is based on my observations and is not officially from Janome. Your dealer should know the full details for your country, but in the US some dealers who chose not to attend Janome Institute have been completely unaware until a customer begs them to find out. In your case, Jeana, use the parts that came in your kit. Don't feel obligated to get your threader updated so long as it is working perfectly. The technicians at Janome UK will be grateful for one less task on their to-do list!


Re: 15000 upgrade

HEATHER COWAN
 

Can we only put the download on one device.  I downloaded the upgrade to my desktop and then tried to install on my laptop and it says the ‘key’ isn’t valid.  I really would prefer it on my laptop but didn’t know it wouldn’t install there.  Any suggestions...
Heather


There is nothing in the Horizon Link Suite update that asks for a key, and it can be installed as many times as needed. However there have been instances of people who attempted to install it and got InstallShield errors along these lines. Some were able to get it working with Janome's help, although one is still waiting for a fix from Janome after 3 suggestions from Tokyo. There are apparently some forms of Windows 10 that this happens with.


Re: 15000 upgrade

Jim Stutsman
 

A USB drive is only included in kits sold in the UK and Australia. In the US & Canada the dealer notifies Janome when they have upgraded the needle threader on your machine, and then Janome sends you an email with the instructions for downloading the update.


15000 upgrade

Sharonsew
 

Well, my dealer came through and I got the update!  Yippeeee!  I have a question – in the book with the upgrade kit it says to insert the USB to upgrade Horizon Link Suite to Version 1.3.  I’m not sure what they are talking about and there was no USB in the kit?  On the Janome global site it says there is an upgrade but it’s to Version 1.2.  Thanks for your help.  Sharon


Re: Underlay and Tension?

Elizabeth Gower
 

I've been having the same thing happen with some of the designs I've been working on, loose stitching in one direction. Strange.

Stitch problems that happen only in one direction often are due to nicks in the needle plate or presser foot. As the thread is pulled over the nicked area it can snag briefly, pulling up the stitch and making it loose.


AcuDesign

Deb Keldrauk
 

Is there a way to delete designs that were imported into the AcuDesign app? I have duplicates, it seems that once upon a time I was able to go into the iPad storage settings and see the individual files but for the life of me I can’t find it now. Maybe it was available in an old iOS version. Anyway I’d anyone knows of a way other than deleting the whole app please advise.

Thanks,

Deb in CA


From the opening screen tap the 4 small squares icon in the top left corner. On the next screen tap the edit icon in the top right corner. It looks like a tiny pencil inside a square. All the designs will start shaking. Tap the ones you want to delete. Then tap the trash can in the top left corner. Confirm deletion by tapping the red DELETE button.


Re: Janome 9000 Design

Claire Schutz
 

Cindy, tried to email you but had problems, said I had to open an account which I do not want to do. Is there any way I can contact you for your address, Claire S.

On 11/28/2017 8:09 AM, cindydickerson@... [janome12000] wrote:

 

Thank you Claire!  I had a very nice lady send me the designs of the cards I did have in Jef. format.  I wonder why I didn't get this card.  I had the Janome 9,000 and then got the 10,000.  I would love to have that disk!  It probably has designs on it that I don't have.  If you could email me, I can send you the postage.   Thank you so much,  Cindy