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Re: Facebook echo Week 4

rnrburnett@...
 

I want to thank you so much for how much you give freely to the sewing community. I have the paid apps that work on my iphone and if I ever get another iPad i will get the others. Apart from that there a plenty of free short videos that help us all with this might big machine.
Thanks again
Rhonda Burnett


Re: Converting Cross Stitch pattern to embroidery file possible?

favymtz
 

The info about the cross stitch program for Digitizer MBX is incorrect, I suppose because it's an old list. ?
Janome added the cross stitch function in version 4.5 at no additional cost.
It's an easy to use program and gives very good results.
Favymtz


Re: janome quilt topper

favymtz
 

You can look at my photos that I posted in the group in my album.
I show there why the Quilt Topper is a good alternative to the magnets that come with the the Acufil Hoop, it requires less fabric.
I did purchase extra magnets from DIME.
Favymtz


Re: Converting Cross Stitch pattern to embroidery file possible?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Lois: Do you remember what the name of the program Trevor used?
Thanks,
Julia


Re: Quilt in the Hoop Design

Jim Stutsman
 

The actual block designs in Quilt in the Hoop are painstakingly created with much testing. Adding the ability to create your own designs would require far more development time than I have. However you can design quilts with the exiting block designs, combining them however you like, and save those quilts or share them in our Gallery. We do have plans to add more designs, but physical therapy and preparing videos for Facebook has set us back quite a bit. We are only just getting back to business as usual, and we are very grateful for your patience.

Regarding searching, the fundamental problem with sites like Groups.io, Facebook, and others is that the information flows like a tsunami. If you only want a sip it's completely overwhelming. Google is your friend, although not a very good friend, since they vacuum up as much of your personal information as they possibly can. Because of the limitations of search you will often see the same question repeated over and over, due to the original answer having been lost in the tide of new posts.


Quilt in the Hoop Design

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Hello, i have been saving for Apps,  I am trying to decide on the Quilt in the Hoop App.  What i am really wondering is, can I add more designs?  creating my own blocks, and quilting patterns? or just combine the existing ones?

Also I have fallen down many rabbit holes in searching this group LOL! Including watching all of the videos and looking at the blog (Is there a way to search the blog?!)  Its all great stuff, but very time consuming and so i have lost a whole sewing day and done no sewing.  


Re: Thread problem? Photos

Jim Stutsman
 

Dental floss can be helpful in removing thread debris caught in the tension assembly. If you use it, though, be sure to use UNWAXED floss. Otherwise you'll get wax on the tension discs and your tension will be affected. Note that you can also just use a strip of fabric, folding in half, with the folded edge going into the tension slot. This is a good use for blue jeans that have finally reached end of life, as the denim is good at grabbing bits of thread and fluff. Note that flossing only works when the presser foot is up or the machine is in LOCK mode (15000, 12000).


Re: Thread problem? Photos

Lou Ann
 

I see Barbara fixed her shredding problem and that's great and I bet a relief!  I do have a question on the issue of debris in the thread path.  It seems a while back I read where threading the machine with dental floss might remove debris?  Is this really true?  Also, if it is true-what kind of floss?  Waxed or unwaxed???  Thanks:)


Re: janome quilt topper

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Does anyone know of a good video of this DIME quilt topper? I am wondering how it is any better than using the magnets that come with the AQS hoop? it first i was thinking that it was because you don't have to put on magnets individually, so saving time, but it sounds like you still do that...


Re: Converting Cross Stitch pattern to embroidery file possible?

Lois W <LoisWms@...>
 

Trevor had a lesson on how to scan a crossstitch chart into the program and adjust it to match the graph and then create the crosses. I just started playing with it last month and was very successful.  It really is very easy to do once you get the sizing right.

I also created some simple ones by just using a chart and placing the crosses for some simple designs.

I did do a basics class forthe members of the embroidery club meeting last month. I  hoping to see if they want more this month.

 

Lois

Delaware Sewing Center

 

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Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Converting Cross Stitch pattern to embroidery file possible?

 

I have created my own designs and followed a pattern by putting crosses where they belong but I have never scanned one in.   Some patterns use little circles and diamonds instead of colors.  


On Feb 11, 2019, at 5:59 AM, juliadlf.ny@... wrote:

There are so many beautiful cross stitch patterns and I was wondering if
there is a way to convert an existing cross stitch design so it can be stitched out on our embroidery machine?
Has anyone done it and would you share how you accomplished it?
Thanks
Julia

 


Re: Thread problem? Photos

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

I LOVE this group, i have known for a while about not pulling it back through (I am not saying I always obeyed)  It really helps to finally understand why!!! Also excited to learn i can clean this area, and happy to know there is a 'perk' to the older machines ;)  As another educational point, I would like to share, coming at this as an environmental engineer.  Please don't give the thread to the birds literally, especially if it is Polyester, the molecules break up and end up all over, including water sources. 


Re: Thread problem? Photos

Jim Stutsman
 

The easiest way is to compose your post in the group website, either as a new post or by clicking the "Reply" link on an existing post. In the list of buttons above the area where you type your message you will see one that looks like a tiny picture. Click that and you'll have the option to drag and drop pictures into your post. CAUTION! If you are using photos directly from a camera they may be very large and you might want to resize them smaller first.


Re: Thread problem? Photos

bhd02@...
 

I'm interested in knowing how you were able to attach the photos to your email. I haven't been able to do that successfully. Thx.


Re: Converting Cross Stitch pattern to embroidery file possible?

valora hammond
 

I have created my own designs and followed a pattern by putting crosses where they belong but I have never scanned one in.   Some patterns use little circles and diamonds instead of colors.  


On Feb 11, 2019, at 5:59 AM, juliadlf.ny@... wrote:

There are so many beautiful cross stitch patterns and I was wondering if
there is a way to convert an existing cross stitch design so it can be stitched out on our embroidery machine?
Has anyone done it and would you share how you accomplished it?
Thanks
Julia


Re: Converting Cross Stitch pattern to embroidery file possible?

Jim Stutsman
 

There are many software options that will create embroidery designs as cross stitch. This page covers several of them: https://forum.embroideres.com/blogs/entry/128-software-for-creating-cross-stitch-patterns-for-the-embroidery-machines/


Converting Cross Stitch pattern to embroidery file possible?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

There are so many beautiful cross stitch patterns and I was wondering if
there is a way to convert an existing cross stitch design so it can be stitched out on our embroidery machine?
Has anyone done it and would you share how you accomplished it?
Thanks
Julia


Re: Facebook echo Week 4 - Now with video!

Maria Morrow
 

Notes isn’t an app. It’s just a feature on iPhone. Looks like a piece of paper with yellow band on top. It’s a utility on the iPhone. I keep track of all kids of things in there. 

Interfacing numbers

My prescription list

Household things-like size of air filter. Types of light bulbs in various fixtures

Makeup colors

House paint colors. 



Maria Morrow, Vice President 
Camellia Quilters, Slidell
NEW mobile:  985-640-5024

On Feb 8, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

Jim and Diane, this is an excellent video.  I use Notes for other things, but this takes it to a new level.  I saved the video to the reading list on my iPad.  Now, I can view the video there and do not need to be on wifi.  Thank you for putting this together.  We learn so much from you.  Well done!
Carole


Re: Thread problem? Photos

Stephanie Olson
 


Thank you once again to help understand my machine.   Pulling the thread down through the needle, instead of pulling toward the spool makes sense to me.  Fantastic tip for all of us to follow.  Oh, and your humor is great!!  :). I will save my threads for the birds!!


Re: Thread problem? Photos

Jim Stutsman
 

Generally this may not be something a service technician does as part of routine maintenance. The upper thread path usually goes from working to increasing tension all at once. What happens is that a glob of thread debris will form, causing a lot of extra top tension. The machine will appear to suddenly go from working to pulling bobbin thread. One thing I should have mentioned is that there is a practice many embroiderers follow that can cause this condition. When changing thread colors many (ok, most) people will pull the cut thread end back through the needle and wind it back on the spool. That stuff is expensive, right? However when you do that the thread pulls against the edge of the tension spring, shown below with the red arrow. This may "shave" the edge of the thread and cause one or two strands of the multi-ply thread to ball up in that area. When that happens you will start to have tension issues. To prevent problems always cut the thread at the spool and pull it out at the needle. Yes, you waste thread, but it always travels through that guide in the same direction and you won't have the shaving problem. You can save those cut ends in a baggie and stitch over them to make "Jackson Pollock" type fabric with lots of colors. Or you can let the birds use it to make multicolor nests. Or you can wad it up and say to your significant other "Oh my gosh, look what the cat coughed up!" You can also just keep cutting it at the needle and hope for the best. At least if you suddenly develop tension issues you will know what direction to point your technician in when you take it in for service.


Re: Facebook echo Week 4

Jet
 

Thank you for that information! I was on a brand new iPad and an iPhone XR but obviously I still needed to do an update even though I had just purchased it 2 days ago!

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