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Re: UPDATE ... Janome USB stick

Kathy Flowers
 

YES to the following questions/suggestions I’ve received via the user’s group:

  • I am saving in .JEF format 
  • I am saving in the EMB folder, then the EMBF folder on my stick
  • I am only trying to open the .JEF file design 
  • The stick was formatted at the dealer yesterday when I purchased a new stick 
  • There are 2 folders EMB (and subfolder EMBF) and ORD on my USB stick (so really 3 folders)
  • I have a MAC Desktop with a 32” display.  The sewing machine and MAC are not located near each other (bad setup, I know), so it’s not possible to connect the two with a cable
  • I uninstalled Embrillance, then reinstalled it.  No luck.

The glitch began as follows:  I had finished stitching out a design without  issue, and wanted to add wording to another area of my garment.  I used the Embrillance software to type the word CARDINALS.  I edited the word CARDINALS to fit inside the 100mm x 90mm size hoop - which I had previously selected as my hoop size.  I have been doing this for a number of months now, so I’m fairly confident that I know how to fit the designs within the hoop on the screen.  Unless I have this totally wrong, Embrillance shows the hoop on the screen so that the parameters are visible to the user, right??  I have done this at least 100 times before with no problem.   What happened next is what is so puzzling - and frustrating! The designs evidently are being saved, because I can view them in Embrillance on my MAC, open them and edit them.  Apparently I’m even saving them, too, since I can view a whole long list of design files on my USB stick.  The problem is trying to open the design file from my machine.  I select the USB icon, then EMB, then EMBF.  No files.  This issue started with one design, but it extends to ALL of my designs of various size and stitch count.   As another test, I saved designs to my USB stick that I had previously successfully stitched out.  I saved them as usual … .jef format into the EMB/EMBF folder..  But they are not there when I open from my machine.  AARRGGGGGHHHH!  

Fortunately, I have a thick head of hair so the hair that I’ve pulled out in total frustration won’t be obvious :)

Thanks 


On Oct 2, 2016, at 4:25 PM, Estelle Torpy emtorpy@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Hi Kathy,

I use Embrilliance on my Mac and use a USB stick to transfer my designs to my 15000. I just did it before writing to you so I would remember all the steps. Do you have a EMB folder on your USB stick with a Embf folder inside it? That is where you need to put your embroidery file so the machine will read it. Also are you using the embroidery file saved as a Jef file and not the Embrilliance working file that has a be file designation. 

I ask this because these are the errors I have made when I couldn’t get the machine to read my embroidery files. One time I even got USB 1 and USB 2 mixed up and wondered what happened to my files. I should not do embroidery when I am tired or in a hurry but then I wouldn’t get anything done.

I hope maybe one of these things will help. 
Hang in there and don’t lose anymore hair,

Estelle


On Oct 2, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Kathy Flowers gooddogsydney@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

UPDATE … I just uninstalled Embrilliance, then reinstalled.    I selected another random design that I had just stitched out, and saved it to my USB stick.  Took it down to my machine (yes, my machine is located down a flight of stairs from my computer!)  Still no luck opening the files!  I don’t get it.  What is going on?? I’ll be left with few hairs on my head if I don’t get some resolution to this soon!  Anyone with a solution out there??






Re: Unable to save designs to Janome USB stick

pj72901 <pj72901@...>
 

Just a thought but could your USB have too much storage capacity? My 11000 doesn't read the large capacity USB sticks.
Pj



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Kathy Flowers gooddogsydney@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...>
Date: 10/2/16 2:01 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Unable to save designs to Janome USB stick

 

Unfortunately this isn't an option. I have a MAC desktop and it is located on a different floor in my house than my machine - not the greatest setup, but I hope to change that in the next few weeks. 


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On Oct 2, 2016, at 9:23 AM, Tina Lew tmlew@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Have you tried to use your cord to transfer the design between the computer and machine?

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid


Re: UPDATE ... Janome USB stick

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Kathy,

I use Embrilliance on my Mac and use a USB stick to transfer my designs to my 15000. I just did it before writing to you so I would remember all the steps. Do you have a EMB folder on your USB stick with a Embf folder inside it? That is where you need to put your embroidery file so the machine will read it. Also are you using the embroidery file saved as a Jef file and not the Embrilliance working file that has a be file designation. 

I ask this because these are the errors I have made when I couldn’t get the machine to read my embroidery files. One time I even got USB 1 and USB 2 mixed up and wondered what happened to my files. I should not do embroidery when I am tired or in a hurry but then I wouldn’t get anything done.

I hope maybe one of these things will help. 
Hang in there and don’t lose anymore hair,

Estelle


On Oct 2, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Kathy Flowers gooddogsydney@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

UPDATE … I just uninstalled Embrilliance, then reinstalled.    I selected another random design that I had just stitched out, and saved it to my USB stick.  Took it down to my machine (yes, my machine is located down a flight of stairs from my computer!)  Still no luck opening the files!  I don’t get it.  What is going on?? I’ll be left with few hairs on my head if I don’t get some resolution to this soon!  Anyone with a solution out there??




Re: Unable to save designs to Janome USB stick

Kathy Flowers
 

Unfortunately this isn't an option. I have a MAC desktop and it is located on a different floor in my house than my machine - not the greatest setup, but I hope to change that in the next few weeks. 


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On Oct 2, 2016, at 9:23 AM, Tina Lew tmlew@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Have you tried to use your cord to transfer the design between the computer and machine?

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid


Re: UPDATE ... Janome USB stick

Barbara
 

Kathy.. Did you format the Stick? Also u have to put the design in Embf. Or the 12000 will not be able to find it...
I hope this helps. I had a lot of trouble when I first got my machine..
Barbara


On Sunday, October 2, 2016 11:08 AM, "Kathy Flowers gooddogsydney@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
UPDATE … I just uninstalled Embrilliance, then reinstalled.    I selected another random design that I had just stitched out, and saved it to my USB stick.  Took it down to my machine (yes, my machine is located down a flight of stairs from my computer!)  Still no luck opening the files!  I don’t get it.  What is going on?? I’ll be left with few hairs on my head if I don’t get some resolution to this soon!  Anyone with a solution out there??



cotton yard used for piping

Charlotte Fields
 

In the new app for quilting, Diane recommended a cotton yarn for piping. If used in garments does this yarn need to be preshrunk? Loving the learned curve on the new software, thanks Charlotte

The label on the yarn does not say it is preshrunk, so assume it will shrink and act accordingly.


Re: UPDATE ... Janome USB stick

Virginia
 

First of all you need to be sure the file is placed in the embf file which should be on your flash drive if you formatted it.  Also it has to be saved as a Jef and then sent to your flash drive then placed in the embf file.even if your file was in the wrong hoop your machine should tell you that.  Are you selecting the correct hoop on your machine. Embrilliance actually does not have the correct measurements in the software . It is an approximate. I did post that to the facegroup page but they said it was. Remember your hoop size if you measure yourself is different than your sewing area inside. Hope I am explaining this clearly.

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On Sunday, October 2, 2016 Kathy Flowers gooddogsydney <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

UPDATE … I just uninstalled Embrilliance, then reinstalled.    I selected another random design that I had just stitched out, and saved it to my USB stick.  Took it down to my machine (yes, my machine is located down a flight of stairs from my computer!)  Still no luck opening the files!  I don’t get it.  What is going on?? I’ll be left with few hairs on my head if I don’t get some resolution to this soon!  Anyone with a solution out there??



Re: Horizon Link (Suite)

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Carolyn
 
I hate to ask, but is there anyway possible that you could re-share the 12000 Horizon Link printable instructions.

I would be very, very appreciative.

Linda R 

[Searching the list, we arrive at two different sets of instructions for this.]



On Oct 2, 2016, at 6:44 AM, Carolyn Gazerro cmgazerro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Horizon Link Suite is for the 15000 only. Horizon Link (a separate program) is for the 12000. I have explained how to print and save the 12000 instructions in a separate message on this group.

Carolyn Gazerro🌹
Sent from my iPod


UPDATE ... Janome USB stick

Kathy Flowers
 

UPDATE … I just uninstalled Embrilliance, then reinstalled.    I selected another random design that I had just stitched out, and saved it to my USB stick.  Took it down to my machine (yes, my machine is located down a flight of stairs from my computer!)  Still no luck opening the files!  I don’t get it.  What is going on?? I’ll be left with few hairs on my head if I don’t get some resolution to this soon!  Anyone with a solution out there??


On Oct 2, 2016, at 10:45 AM, Kathy Flowers <gooddogsydney@...> wrote:

Embrilliance does show the hoop size on the screen, so I know the parameters I’m working with.  Even though I am relatively new to machine embroidery, I know the size limitations of my machine.  As a test after I received your response, I typed the single letter K and saved it in the largest hoop size (170mm x 200mm).  Again … it shows up in the files on my MAC, but not on my stick.  I’ve attached photos of the screen showing the steps to save the “K” file.  I’ve also attached a design that I successfully stitched out just prior to (literally minutes before) the glitch with the USB stick.  The only designs saved to my stick are 5 designs that the dealer was able to copy and save (out of 50 or more that they were able to view).  Would formatting a generic (non-Janome) USB and saving to that stick work?  Or would the machine reject that?  Would it help if I uninstalled Embrilliance and reinstalled it?  


Your question about my designs and where they came from:  I purchase my designs and fonts from a variety of well-known embroidery websites and a few off of ETSY.  They are various designs of varying stitch count and size, but again, I purchase the size and format for my machine.  On some sites, I even have my machine make and model in the default settings, so if I inadvertently click to purchase a design too big for my machine, I get an error message to select another size. 

I have a very expensive machine that I’m unable to use! H-E-L-P!

Thanks!

Kathy


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On Oct 1, 2016, at 10:19 PM, gooddogsydney@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I realize this is a group for 1200/1500 users, however, I have a problem that even has my sewing dealer stumped!  I have owned my Janome 9900 since February 2016, purchased new from the dealer.  Since I have a MAC (OS X El Capitan), I chose Embrilliance Essentials as my editing software; this was the most affordable option since the majority of programs are written for a PC platform. Embrilliance has worked flawlessly since I installed it - I’ve been able to save my designs on my Janome USB and execute the designs without issue.  That is - up until today, when my USB stick unexpectedly and inexplicably stopped saving my designs.  I’m able to save the files to my MAC, view the files on my MAC, but when I insert the USB into my Janome 9900, no files are found! Initially, I thought I had inadvertently selected another machine's extension (PES, VIP3, etc. - for example), so I saved it again - replacing the original file (Do you want to replace this file - YES).  No files appear on the USB.  I assumed my USB stick had gone bad or was corrupted in some way.  So I paid a visit to my sewing dealer, and I bought a new Janome USB stick.  The staff copied my designs from my ‘bad’ stick to my new stick.  Then they tried to open files on the 'new' stick on the same model machine as mine.  No files showed up there, either.  The staff then tried opening the USB with their digitizing software (windows platform). Voila!  The files show up - same as with my MAC.  For some reason the files WILL NOT save to my USB.   I downloaded the Embrilliance update, but that hasn't helped.  Another interesting fact - the files will open up from my USB on a Janome 500E machine, but not on the 9900 - either mine OR the stores.  The staff are equally stumped as to what is going on.  In the meantime, I am dead in the water – my machine is useless; I have designs to stitch out, but have no way to transfer them to my machine.  I have reached out to Embrilliance.  Any suggestions from the Janome end?      


[This message posted twice - answering once.]

You said that the designs won't save to USB, but you can see them on the Mac and it gives an overwrite warning when you save them again. That would seem to prove that the designs do, in fact, get saved. The problem is that your machine won't open them. After more than a decade of allowing designs created by others in their machines, Janome has gotten very protective. If a design is too large for the hoop that it was created for, it will not show up on the screen so you cannot open it. If just one single stitch is outside the boundary of the hoop, you cannot open the design.


You haven't said anything about the designs themselves, so we don't know what size they are supposed to be or where they came from. However you did say that your dealer could open them in Digitizer. Digitizer will open any design, even if it's too large for the hoop or specified a hoop that the machine does not have. It can also make minor corrections to designs that have minor formatting issues that would cause the machine to reject them. As a test you should have your dealer open and re-save one of the problem designs. If it works then you have a clue that should help solve the problem. In fact, being able to open them on a 500E suggests that the designs are specifying a hoop that your 9900 does not have.


You might also download the free trial of Stitch Buddy for Mac (www.stitchbuddy.de). It's a pure Mac program and knows all of the Janome hoops. It will open a design that is too large for the hoop and you'll be able to see it on the screen. If the wrong hoop is coded in the design you should be able to fix that with StitchBuddy as well. It has an excellent "Save to USB" function, removing all the hidden (and sometimes troublesome) Mac files from the USB drive and issuing an Eject command to the drive.






Re: Horizon Link (Suite)

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Ok, I didn't see that message/instructions.
When I originally asked the question the only reply I saw was the 15000 and assumed it might be for both.

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On Oct 2, 2016, at 6:44 AM, Carolyn Gazerro cmgazerro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Horizon Link Suite is for the 15000 only. Horizon Link (a separate program) is for the 12000. I have explained how to print and save the 12000 instructions in a separate message on this group.

Carolyn Gazerro🌹
Sent from my iPod


Re: Unable to save designs to Janome USB stick

Tina Lew
 

Have you tried to use your cord to transfer the design between the computer and machine?

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid


Re: Horizon Link (Suite)

Carolyn Gazerro <cmgazerro@...>
 

Horizon Link Suite is for the 15000 only. Horizon Link (a separate program) is for the 12000. I have explained how to print and save the 12000 instructions in a separate message on this group.


Carolyn Gazerro🌹
Sent from my iPod


Re: Project Room

J Fraker
 

Thanks for the info. What did you use to cut the hole for the machine?  I'm thinking jigsaw, but not sure I could get it done perfectly enough to suit me.



From: "SewKitty stevovaso@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Project Room

 
I ordered through my dealer for $603 with tax including the auto-stop option. The retail price is around $799. We intalled it ourselves. They typically come with their Fashion Cabinets brands already installed. https://www.fashionsewingcabinets.com/Product.html?i=1089.

The laminate counter top you see is around 20 years old. We went to a counter top shop that sells Wilson Art/Formica and they made it to my specifications, 30" deep x 9' long. We added a 1 x 6" maple plank for an extra 6" in depth and something to attach the drop leaf to. You can buy a prefab counter top at the big box stores, but they will have a backsplash attached to it. That is fine if it's going against a wall.

BTW....you can laminate your own countertop with supplies from the big box stores. That consists of 3/4" particle board and a sheet of laminate which is usually 8' long. You can get longer lengths on line. Check out the YouTube videos.

Hope this helps.







From: "J Fraker frakersfunnyfarm@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Project Room

 
Where did you get the lift for your sewing machine?  It looks in the picture like it is under a counter top type surface.  Did you make that yourself?





Unable to save designs to Janome USB stick

Kathy Flowers
 

I realize this is a group for 1200/1500 users, however, I have a problem that even has my sewing dealer stumped!  I have owned my Janome 9900 since February 2016, purchased new from the dealer.  Since I have a MAC (OS X El Capitan), I chose Embrilliance Essentials as my editing software; this was the most affordable option since the majority of programs are written for a PC platform. Embrilliance has worked flawlessly since I installed it - I’ve been able to save my designs on my Janome USB and execute the designs without issue.  That is - up until today, when my USB stick unexpectedly and inexplicably stopped saving my designs.  I’m able to save the files to my MAC, view the files on my MAC, but when I insert the USB into my Janome 9900, no files are found! Initially, I thought I had inadvertently selected another machine's extension (PES, VIP3, etc. - for example), so I saved it again - replacing the original file (Do you want to replace this file - YES).  No files appear on the USB.  I assumed my USB stick had gone bad or was corrupted in some way.  So I paid a visit to my sewing dealer, and I bought a new Janome USB stick.  The staff copied my designs from my ‘bad’ stick to my new stick.  Then they tried to open files on the 'new' stick on the same model machine as mine.  No files showed up there, either.  The staff then tried opening the USB with their digitizing software (windows platform). Voila!  The files show up - same as with my MAC.  For some reason the files WILL NOT save to my USB.   I downloaded the Embrilliance update, but that hasn't helped.  Another interesting fact - the files will open up from my USB on a Janome 500E machine, but not on the 9900 - either mine OR the stores.  The staff are equally stumped as to what is going on.  In the meantime, I am dead in the water – my machine is useless; I have designs to stitch out, but have no way to transfer them to my machine.  I have reached out to Embrilliance.  Any suggestions from the Janome end?      


[This message posted twice - answering once.]

You said that the designs won't save to USB, but you can see them on the Mac and it gives an overwrite warning when you save them again. That would seem to prove that the designs do, in fact, get saved. The problem is that your machine won't open them. After more than a decade of allowing designs created by others in their machines, Janome has gotten very protective. If a design is too large for the hoop that it was created for, it will not show up on the screen so you cannot open it. If just one single stitch is outside the boundary of the hoop, you cannot open the design.


You haven't said anything about the designs themselves, so we don't know what size they are supposed to be or where they came from. However you did say that your dealer could open them in Digitizer. Digitizer will open any design, even if it's too large for the hoop or specified a hoop that the machine does not have. It can also make minor corrections to designs that have minor formatting issues that would cause the machine to reject them. As a test you should have your dealer open and re-save one of the problem designs. If it works then you have a clue that should help solve the problem. In fact, being able to open them on a 500E suggests that the designs are specifying a hoop that your 9900 does not have.


You might also download the free trial of Stitch Buddy for Mac (www.stitchbuddy.de). It's a pure Mac program and knows all of the Janome hoops. It will open a design that is too large for the hoop and you'll be able to see it on the screen. If the wrong hoop is coded in the design you should be able to fix that with StitchBuddy as well. It has an excellent "Save to USB" function, removing all the hidden (and sometimes troublesome) Mac files from the USB drive and issuing an Eject command to the drive.



Re: Horizon Link (Suite)

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

So, will these instructions on Horizon Link also apply to the 12000?

Linda in Texas 

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On Sep 9, 2016, at 6:41 AM, Carolyn Gazerro cmgazerro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

For those with the 15000 the help files for Horizon Link Suite are here in the group files: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/janome12000/files/Mc15000%20HorizonLink%20Suite/

Carolyn Gazerro🌹
Sent from my iPod


Re: AcuFil help please

cas <cas@...>
 

Thanks Joy.  I have already embroidered the 5” design on 8.5” blocks, and they are already sewn into the quilt.  Before I started quilting I thought of AcuFil and wondered if I could go back and stitch around the 5”.  I thought I remembered the dealer telling me I could go back and quilt around designs, but I don’t know how to isolate that center portion, or get it on a grid so I could place small stitches around it in the edit feature.  Some of the “stippling parts” I found in the design folder in HL  are really small.  I placed about 18 of them, but thought I’d come and see if anyone has advice.
Cas
 
 
 
 

The stippling designs in Acufil are too big for your purposes, but perhaps you could add a stippling part around the border of an 8-inch block that you create in Acufil?  I will try to upload a photo of this.

Joy (Joyquilt)


Re: AcuFil help please

joylaytor
 

The stippling designs in Acufil are too big for your purposes, but perhaps you could add a stippling part around the border of an 8-inch block that you create in Acufil?  I will try to upload a photo of this.
Joy (Joyquilt)


Re: AcuFil help please

cas <cas@...>
 

Thanks Jim,
I do it the old fashioned way before I buy MBX.  I’m not into digitizing.  I just wanted to use Aqufil to quilt in the hoop for the project I’m working on now, but I think the size limitations prevent it.
 
I looked in viewing options within edit and don’t see how to bring up a grid either, just a way to change the color of the background.
 
I was loosely trying to do what Diane did in the 15000 app, Acufil Sample quilt, where she used the 4”x4” designs for the border, but mine need to be much smaller - 1.5”.  So I was going to fill in that area with those little partial stippling designs, but couldn’t find a way to fill in a grid around the square I already embroidered.
 
Whew, that was probably as cloudy as the weather out today.
 
Cas
 
 
 
 
 

Is there a way I can edit a design to stipple a 1.5” border around a square design I already embroidered in the middle of a 8.5” square?    I don’t want to stitch over the already embroidered design, I want to use the border to quilt it.
 
Is there a way to bring a grid up within the design so I can try pasting elements around where my existing design is?
 
I’ve watched the videos and read the book but it doesn’t look like there is a setting to create it, as the given minimum size to with the software is over 3”.  I was going to try to create a 1.5”x1.5” design, and then paste it around the edges.  It says I am exceeding the amount of elements if I do it all in one design.
 
Jim, Does the new app allow me to do this if AquFil does not?
 
Thanks,
Cas

[Short answer: No]
That's not at all what Quilt in the Hoop does. It's about piecing and quilting, not embroidery, though we use an embroidery machine to do both. You could do what you are asking with Digitizer MBX or V5, both of which allow fill stitches to be converted to stippling.


Re: Project Room

SewKitty <stevovaso@...>
 

I hope it does some good Marie.



From: "'MarieD' vze2c6r5@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Project Room

 
Your room is gorgeous, practical, and has me green with envy. Thanks for
sharing and writing about your laminate-- that information is going to come
in handy for me.

MarieD

-----Original Message-----
From: SewKitty stevovaso@... [janome12000]
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2016 1:02 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Project Room

BTW....you can laminate your own countertop with supplies from the big box
stores.




Re: Project Room

SewKitty <stevovaso@...>
 

Thank you Kathleen. I love it too!

The hook is actually a belt hanger that I bought at Wal-Mart for under $3. It's located in the housewares section with the hangers etc.



From: "Kathleen Bertoglio nanakat33@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:55 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Project Room

 
I love your sewing studio! Where did you find the circular hook to hang your hoops?