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Re: Art N Stitch vs Janome software

joylaytor
 

Not familiar with Art and Stitch, but there is a Yahoo group for them.  Janome embroidery software is wonderful and the DVD created by Trevor Conquergood that comes with it is very helpful.  Learning to use software is of paramount importance and his DVD gives an excellent start.  I do not think Janome software would produce your robotic quilting designs, however.   I have used 4D/5D Quilt Design Creator software with my Handiquilter "robot" and I like it a lot.  There is a yahoo group for that, too.

Joy



--- In janome12000@..., <mel2sew@...> wrote:

I am considering the purchase of Art and Stitch software for my robotic quilting system and my thoughts are that it's embroidery add-on might also be a good software to use with my Janome 12000 embroidery capabilities. 

 

Has anyone in this group used Art and Stitch with their 12000?  Does anyone know how it compares to Janome software? 

 

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Melanie in Texas


Re: Art N Stitch vs Janome software

Virginia
 

When using Digitizing software with our Janome machines it is best to use the Janome software.  It is a very user friendly software for the cost and I have been using it for over 5 years.  I am not familiar with the Art and stitch but if it is a Bernina software you will not be able to save in the JEF format.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 9/15/2013 2:19:54 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, mel2sew@... writes:
 

I am considering the purchase of Art and Stitch software for my robotic quilting system and my thoughts are that it's embroidery add-on might also be a good software to use with my Janome 12000 embroidery capabilities. 

 

Has anyone in this group used Art and Stitch with their 12000?  Does anyone know how it compares to Janome software? 

 

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Melanie in Texas


Re: 15000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I'm sure it will be available as a replacement part, but probably not for a few months. Parts availability tends to lag machine releases, as all parts are going into machines for shipment. On something like this, it could evolve into a product like the 6600 foot box did. We sold a lot of those to people who did not own a 6600.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "MIKE" <mike.north1@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim I have seen on the web the new accessory tray they include with the machine . Do you think an empty version of it might be available ???

I am really fed up with mine not fitting or being tidy . Hoping Barbara


Re: combining oridinairy patterns & embroidery designs

joylaytor
 

As far as I can tell, Diane does not go into adding the "Normal Sew" patterns to an embroidery, but you can very briefly see that they are there in the Advanced Editing section at about 0:26.  She demonstrates using the Border designs in the video, so adding "Normal Sew" would be similar.  Not all the sewing machine stitches appear under the "Normal Sew" button and it would be great if they were all there.

Joy



--- In janome12000@..., <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote:

Joy I posted an answer this morning, I guess you missed it.  Perhaps Jim will [post it again.
 
Virginia
 
In a message dated 9/14/2013 6:33:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, joylaytor@... writes:
 

I would like to know the answer to this question as well. 

Joy 



--- In janome12000@..., <bmhvanbreemen@...> wrote:

Hi Jim

Do you know if there is a way of combining ordinairy patterns (say Quilt
sewing stitches) with an embroidery design so you can create simple decorative border designs around an embroidery in Horizon Link?

I have both your DVD's but I can't find this combo..... is it me or is it just not possible?

Cheers
Bernadette


15000

MIKE
 

Hi, Jim I have seen on the web the new accessory tray they include with the machine . Do you think an empty version of it might be available ???

I am really fed up with mine not fitting or being tidy . Hoping Barbara


Re: 15000 uk price

Sheila Godes <sheilargodes@...>
 

Wow
So if I visit U K for say 6 months, bring my machine, have a problem....no one can fix it for me.
That seems utterly absurd. This is a world economy, not country by country any longer. We all need and depend upon one another. This needs to change. We need to make our voices heard
Who can we send a message to. Hope someone has the answer
Sheila


Re: MBX Embroidery Album

Virginia
 

One of the reasons we had so much of an issue when the new MBX came out was we thought those of us that had the previous Digitizer that MBX would just replace the Dig/Pro which it did not.  We were not told to remove our old program before installing the new.  MBX even though many of us purchased it as an upgrade it was a whole new program and the conflict caused many of us problems.  that is why when you have problems with MBX do not just uninstall and reinstall without being sure all programs within the program including every single Corel folders are  deleted and anything to do with with MBX as well.  There are a few options to do before uninstalling.  Be sure you use the delete recover files option after each use of the program and also using the revert or repair option.
 
I am hoping our instructions are better when the new upgrade comes in October.
 
Virginia


Art N Stitch vs Janome software

mel2sew
 

I am considering the purchase of Art and Stitch software for my robotic quilting system and my thoughts are that it's embroidery add-on might also be a good software to use with my Janome 12000 embroidery capabilities. 

 

Has anyone in this group used Art and Stitch with their 12000?  Does anyone know how it compares to Janome software? 

 

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Melanie in Texas


Re: MBX Embroidery Album

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Your Embroidery Album may not be lost, just moved. With Digitizer MB it was kept in the root folder of drive C, but in MBX and Windows 7 or later, it's in the "Documents" library. I would suggest searching for it, but Windows 7 couldn't find it when searching the entire computer even though it was readily available from the documents in the sidebar.

As for new designs in the Embroidery Album, I've been more aware of designs being removed than new ones added. Many times in preparing for a class we've picked a designs that we used before only to find that the new version of Digitizer did not include it.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Pixey Mosley <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I've just discovered that my C:Embroidery Album folder is missing from my PC files.  I'm pretty sure it used to be there but can't swear to it.  I had the machine "cleaned up" a couple of months ago, but wouldn't have thought that would make a difference.  Obviously, I don't want to risk any kind of uninstall/reinstall given the history of Corel related issues.  Is there any way to find the Embroidery Album files on the install disk and just copy the files over?  I took a quick look but didn't see anything obviously labeled embroidery album.

As a little history.  I used to have Digitizer MB.  When they came out with MBX, my dealer was having so much trouble getting the "upgrade" version (and I was being enough of a pest) that he made me a good deal to go ahead and buy a full copy of MBX.  Which I have had no trouble with...knock on wood.  Since I was starting with a clean full version, my dealer indicated to just uninstall v3 and install v4.  This appeared to have worked fine. Plus it has let me still run Digitizer MB on my laptop for basic/quick editing of smaller designs (without the long opening time of MBX and having to switch the dongle) and I can get to that  Embroidery Album there.  But I'm assuming that MBX came with some new/additional Embroidery Album designs specific to the big 12000 hoops...or was this not the case? 

As and aside, I do have my name on the list with my dealer for the new upgrade...v4.5 (but it is not as "urgent" and I will wait for the upgrade version this time).

Thanks,
Pixey


MBX Embroidery Album

Pixey
 

I've just discovered that my C:Embroidery Album folder is missing from my PC files.  I'm pretty sure it used to be there but can't swear to it.  I had the machine "cleaned up" a couple of months ago, but wouldn't have thought that would make a difference.  Obviously, I don't want to risk any kind of uninstall/reinstall given the history of Corel related issues.  Is there any way to find the Embroidery Album files on the install disk and just copy the files over?  I took a quick look but didn't see anything obviously labeled embroidery album.
 
As a little history.  I used to have Digitizer MB.  When they came out with MBX, my dealer was having so much trouble getting the "upgrade" version (and I was being enough of a pest) that he made me a good deal to go ahead and buy a full copy of MBX.  Which I have had no trouble with...knock on wood.  Since I was starting with a clean full version, my dealer indicated to just uninstall v3 and install v4.  This appeared to have worked fine. Plus it has let me still run Digitizer MB on my laptop for basic/quick editing of smaller designs (without the long opening time of MBX and having to switch the dongle) and I can get to that  Embroidery Album there.  But I'm assuming that MBX came with some new/additional Embroidery Album designs specific to the big 12000 hoops...or was this not the case? 
 
As and aside, I do have my name on the list with my dealer for the new upgrade...v4.5 (but it is not as "urgent" and I will wait for the upgrade version this time).
 
Thanks,
Pixey


Re: Stitch Buddy

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I've tried to imagine how you could lose designs by installing a new version of Stitch Buddy, but I can't see how it could happen. I'm wondering if the designs are actually being lost, or if the new version of Stitch Buddy is just opening in a different folder so it seems they are lost. In any case, here's how I update it:

1. Download the new version from the stitchbuddy.de website.

2. Double click the zip file in the download folder to unzip it.

3. Open the new StitchBuddy folder created in step 2.

4. Drag the Stitch Buddy icon to your Applications folder. You will receive a message that an older version exists. Choose the "Replace" option.

If you are still losing designs email me privately with more details, including the folder where you keep your designs.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "peggykollen" <late4game@...> wrote:

Jim,
Can you give me step by step instructions for downloading the newer versions of Stitch Buddy when they are released. I download, and then proceed to trash what I think is the old version, only to find out I have trashed all of my embroidery. I then have to go to Time Machine and restore it. It happens every time. Sometimes I figure it out by hit or miss, but I don't really know what I'm doing, so more often than not I have problems, like right now!!! I know it must be easy, but for the life of me, I haven't figured it out. Thank you so much.
Peggy


Re: 15000 uk price

Tony Coley
 

Great information. Thanks Ms Maggie
Tony

From: maggie cooper
To: "janome12000@..."
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 11:30 AM
Subject: [janome12000] 15000 uk price
 
Using a currency converter to determine the price of a machine abroad, isn't giving a true picture of the cost of the machine to the residents of that country.
I live in Great Britain, and when the 12k launched over here we were shocked  by the price set for it. To us it was ridiculously  expensive.  Unsurprisingly sales of the 12k were poor, Janome in Great Britain is a very minor player in the domestic machine market, so asking us to pay more than the top end machines marketed by  other manufacturers that enjoyed a healthy market share, led to a slow down of sales.  Dealers are not permitted to offer lucrative deals, neither are they allowed to offer finance, or sell above the makers recommended sale price. We have very rigid consumer protection laws and price structure laws which all companies have to adhere to be granted a license to trade.
Things that are taken into consideration are the mean purchasing powers of the various countries, and they vary widely. If the cost of living is compared between the United Kingdom  and the United States, local purchasing power in the United States is 44.96 percent higher. The pricing structure of the two countries reflect this.
 
Janome machines from the USA cannot be used in this country, or vice versa, partly because of the difference in power, and because of the Janome policy of non border crossing sales.  For example Janome UK will not service a machine purchased in America, also the Janome warranty on a machine does not travel, another reason why Janome has a small United  Kingdom and European market share.
 
So don't look at prices in other countries as you wont get a true indicator of the actual cost to the consumer.
Maggie Cooper


Re: combining oridinairy patterns & embroidery designs

erna_wooloowin
 

Thanks very much for your replies. I don't have the Janome editing software so I will have to stick with what's on the machine. I now realise that not everything that's on the machine is also available on Horizon link as that is where I got stuck!  I actually assumed that whatever was on the sewing machine was also on Horizon link, which is not the case.


What puzzles me a bit on the sewing machine is that there doesn't seem to be a "center" button. Is this correct?


Thanks again

Bernadette



--- In janome12000@..., <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote:

Joy I posted an answer this morning, I guess you missed it.  Perhaps Jim will [post it again.
 
Virginia
 
In a message dated 9/14/2013 6:33:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, joylaytor@... writes:
 

I would like to know the answer to this question as well. 

Joy 



--- In janome12000@..., <bmhvanbreemen@...> wrote:

Hi Jim

Do you know if there is a way of combining ordinairy patterns (say Quilt
sewing stitches) with an embroidery design so you can create simple decorative border designs around an embroidery in Horizon Link?

I have both your DVD's but I can't find this combo..... is it me or is it just not possible?

Cheers
Bernadette


Stitch Buddy

peggykollen
 

Jim,
Can you give me step by step instructions for downloading the newer versions of Stitch Buddy when they are released. I download, and then proceed to trash what I think is the old version, only to find out I have trashed all of my embroidery. I then have to go to Time Machine and restore it. It happens every time. Sometimes I figure it out by hit or miss, but I don't really know what I'm doing, so more often than not I have problems, like right now!!! I know it must be easy, but for the life of me, I haven't figured it out. Thank you so much.
Peggy


Re: combining oridinairy patterns & embroidery designs

Virginia
 

Joy I posted an answer this morning, I guess you missed it.  Perhaps Jim will [post it again.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 9/14/2013 6:33:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, joylaytor@... writes:
 

I would like to know the answer to this question as well. 

Joy 



--- In janome12000@..., wrote:

Hi Jim

Do you know if there is a way of combining ordinairy patterns (say Quilt
sewing stitches) with an embroidery design so you can create simple decorative border designs around an embroidery in Horizon Link?

I have both your DVD's but I can't find this combo..... is it me or is it just not possible?

Cheers
Bernadette


Re: combining oridinairy patterns & embroidery designs

joylaytor
 

It allows only selected stitches to be added to embroidery.  It would be nice to let us add any of the regular stitches.  .

Joy 


--- In janome12000@..., <jim@...> wrote:

Diane has reminded me that the "Advanced Editing" section of Volume 2 of our 12000 DVD has an example of combining the "Normal Sew" designs with other embroidery designs in the machine.

--- In janome12000@..., "erna_wooloowin" <bmhvanbreemen@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Jim
>
> Do you know if there is a way of combining ordinairy patterns (say Quilt
> sewing stitches) with an embroidery design so you can create simple decorative border designs around an embroidery in Horizon Link?
>
> I have both your DVD's but I can't find this combo..... is it me or is it just not possible?
>
> Cheers
> Bernadette
>


Re: combining oridinairy patterns & embroidery designs

Sheila Godes <sheilargodes@...>
 

Jim
Well that post sure got my attention.  I just purchased a 12000 yesterday.  While test sewing at the dealer, I asked that very question.  They didn't know exactly how, but thought it was possible.
So, how do I get this  DVD
Thanks
Sheila Godes
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Folders in Aqufil?

bellecon3
 

I have just recently bought the hoop and software for quilting and was going to quilt a few blocks on a baby quilt. I have the DVDs Jim and Diane brought out (BTW, thank you so much!!!) In the DVD, a new folder is created to put edited designs in. I added a folder to the designs folder just like in the DVD but when I went to save an edited design in it, I was told I had to have administrative permission. I could save it on my flash drive but not on my computer. Should I have registered the program somehow? Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Lori


Re: hoop AQ22

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The 12000 is upgradeable as far as the internal software goes. However to get it to the same state as the 15000 would require massive hardware changes that are simply not practical. Adding hoops just means changing a small table in the software, which happened in the 1.1 update.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Fmjfrazier@... wrote:

Jim I have a question perhaps you can help.

If the 12,000 is not upgradeable how come we have been able to add the 2
new hoops. The cap hoop was added and so was the quilting hoop to our
machines?

Virginia


In a message dated 9/13/2013 11:46:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
jim@... writes:




The hoop is not sold separately, only with the AcuFil software. The 1.1
update to the machine added that hoop. Truthfully the hoop is most valuable
when used with the software. The 15000 comes standard with that hoop and
software, and a lot of people feel the 12000 should have.


Re: combining oridinairy patterns & embroidery designs

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Diane has reminded me that the "Advanced Editing" section of Volume 2 of our 12000 DVD has an example of combining the "Normal Sew" designs with other embroidery designs in the machine.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "erna_wooloowin" <bmhvanbreemen@...> wrote:

Hi Jim

Do you know if there is a way of combining ordinairy patterns (say Quilt
sewing stitches) with an embroidery design so you can create simple decorative border designs around an embroidery in Horizon Link?

I have both your DVD's but I can't find this combo..... is it me or is it just not possible?

Cheers
Bernadette