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Re: Continental M7

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Manuela,

I have the Continental M7 Professional machine. I discovered recently when I tried to put the ED foot onto the HP2 foot holder that it wouldn’t fit, as the little feet had different fittings for the foot holder. I had misplaced my foot holder with the VD foot attached and so was going to improvise by borrowing the little foot from my 15000 to use on my M7. A few sewing words passed my lips, and I searched a little for the whole mechanism for my 15000 and then I was in business again. The narrow Acufeed flex shaft and feet didn’t come with our M7’s but you can purchase it separately and it will work just fine on the M7. Almost every conceivable foot came with the machine but I’m not sure why Janome didn’t include this one as well. Look closely at the picture Jim put in his post and you will see the difference.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: 14000 Updates

Virginia
 

So far I have not seen any updates for the 14000.  So not use any other machine update.


-----Original Message-----
From: terryj <terryj@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] 14000 Updates

Have any 14000 owners updated their machines using 15000 updates? 

I received an Essential Hoop RE18 and a free motion couching foot when I purchased my 14000 (just delivered yesterday).  I followed the instructions and went to the Janome website to update my machine to a 2.12 version (from a 1.02 version); however, the update is under the 15000.  There are no updates for the 14000 and I don't think updates have ever been offered.  I think it would be okay to update my machine with the 15000 update but Janome puts language in their updates asking you to be sure the update is appropriate so as not to damage your machine.  I'm in a quandary now - to update or not to update ... if I don't update then I can't use these items but I don't want to damage my machine.  Help - please.  

Terry from Maine

Re: 14000 Updates

Pixey
 

The RE18 Hoop is listed as an optional accessory for the 14000 on the Janome website.  So I am betting Jim is right (as he ALWAYS is) and your 14000 is already compatible to the machine without needing a software upgrade.  A way to test this would be to bring up a design smaller than the RE18 and go to the edit screen, then try to change hoops and see if the RE18 shows up as an option.  You might have to scroll to the end of the list of hoops as it was an add-on at one point and you had to go to the 2nd screen of hoops to see it.  I actually thought I remembered the 12000 as the machine that had to have a software update for it and my 15000 already recognized it...but my recollection of the two machines may be blurring.

Pixey

On Dec 12, 2019, at 2:56 PM, terryj@... wrote:

Have any 14000 owners updated their machines using 15000 updates? 

I received an Essential Hoop RE18 and a free motion couching foot when I purchased my 14000 (just delivered yesterday).  I followed the instructions and went to the Janome website to update my machine to a 2.12 version (from a 1.02 version); however, the update is under the 15000.  There are no updates for the 14000 and I don't think updates have ever been offered.  I think it would be okay to update my machine with the 15000 update but Janome puts language in their updates asking you to be sure the update is appropriate so as not to damage your machine.  I'm in a quandary now - to update or not to update ... if I don't update then I can't use these items but I don't want to damage my machine.  Help - please.  

Terry from Maine

Re: 14000 Updates

Jim Stutsman
 

Applying a 15000 update to a 14000 would be a very bad idea. I once knew of a lady who accidentally applied a 300E update (stand-alone embroidery only) to a 9400 ( sewing and embroidery) and lost sewing capability. She was able to fix it be applying the 9400 update. However you can’t do that because there is no 14000 update. In the case of the 14000 it may seem like it’s a 15000 without WiFi, but there could be other differences. You could wind up making your 14000 into a brick. It’s also possible that the14000 already has the features of 15000 V2, since it came out after 15000 V2 update.  

14000 Updates

terryj@...
 

Have any 14000 owners updated their machines using 15000 updates? 

I received an Essential Hoop RE18 and a free motion couching foot when I purchased my 14000 (just delivered yesterday).  I followed the instructions and went to the Janome website to update my machine to a 2.12 version (from a 1.02 version); however, the update is under the 15000.  There are no updates for the 14000 and I don't think updates have ever been offered.  I think it would be okay to update my machine with the 15000 update but Janome puts language in their updates asking you to be sure the update is appropriate so as not to damage your machine.  I'm in a quandary now - to update or not to update ... if I don't update then I can't use these items but I don't want to damage my machine.  Help - please.  

Terry from Maine

Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

Mattes
 

Without starting finger-pointing, the "bad iOS 13 citizen" is actually AcuEdit as it cannot cope with additional apps handling JEF files.

But unloading StitchBuddy might help when AcuEdit is afterwards the only app associated with Janome designs. I found the problem temporarily fixed, but reoccurring after some time when multiple apps opening the same file type were installed.

Long story short: AcuEdit is doing a bad job and needs an update, but in the meantime removing every other app which opens JEF helps...

Mattes

Re: News for the 15000?

Cat - N
 

Pat,

Space to use the machine was definitely a consideration for me when choosing the 15000.  I looked at some other brands in addition the Janome, but the footprint was so huge for some of them, and those brands got longer with upgrades.  I really like that the 15000 has a nice small footprint compared to the others, and I like the embroidery unit placement.  I like that I can leave the embroidery unit in place and still sew and quilt without 'leaning' on the embroidery unit, although I was told those embroidery units could stay attached as well...but I did not like that idea at all.  At the time I got the 15000, and the 11000 before it, I simply did not have a sewing space or surface large enough to embroider on while using one of the long (other brands') machines, even though they had some features I liked. Actually, I still don't have the space, and I, too, love my Janome machines.  I have seen the weights of some other machines, and I do not at all think the weight of the 15000 is unreasonable, all things considered, and by comparison.  I also think the 15000 is heavy enough that I don't think I want anything heavier, and until they put an 'unsew' button on a sewing machine, I don't think I will outgrow the 15000 any time soon so that I would 'need' anything else.

- Cat (FL)



On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 5:04 PM Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:
Ceil,
You are talking about the weight of a new machine like that.... and I think space as well to use it.   One will need a table the size of a high school cafeteria table to put it on for use... or an air craft carrier!  

I hope my 15000 lasts for a long long time.  I really love that machine. 

Pat 

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM Ceil J <cjancola@...> wrote:
I would guess that within the next two years there will be a new version of the 15000 with the Continental as its base and a lot of new neat features including a larger hoop or two with the new attaching system. That said, the Continental weighs a ton so it will likely weigh a ton and a half!  :)


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM <pflegemaus@...> wrote:
If I look at the technical improvements of the Continental M7, I think that my 15000 is already outdated. Considering that it has been built since 2008 and has always been upgraded, I am very grateful. A point why I switched from Pfaff to Janome. Not always new machines but by upgrading a very sustainable long service life. But now I am also curious about what is to come.

Re: News for the 15000?

Ceil J
 

Pat,
Yes, I love my 15000 too and would likely not opt for the new one due to the cost.  But it sure is nice to have the latest and (likely) greatest! 
Ceil


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 5:04 PM Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:
Ceil,
You are talking about the weight of a new machine like that.... and I think space as well to use it.   One will need a table the size of a high school cafeteria table to put it on for use... or an air craft carrier!  

I hope my 15000 lasts for a long long time.  I really love that machine. 

Pat 

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM Ceil J <cjancola@...> wrote:
I would guess that within the next two years there will be a new version of the 15000 with the Continental as its base and a lot of new neat features including a larger hoop or two with the new attaching system. That said, the Continental weighs a ton so it will likely weigh a ton and a half!  :)


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM <pflegemaus@...> wrote:
If I look at the technical improvements of the Continental M7, I think that my 15000 is already outdated. Considering that it has been built since 2008 and has always been upgraded, I am very grateful. A point why I switched from Pfaff to Janome. Not always new machines but by upgrading a very sustainable long service life. But now I am also curious about what is to come.

Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

 

I had the same problem and have  found that the only way to continue opening downloaded designs in AcuEdit is by uninstalling StitchBuddy (do not delete the application). The problem seems to be StitchBuddy. Doing so AcuEdit will appear again in the share list.

El lunes, diciembre 9, 2019, 10:43 p. m., Nyssa Lanzafame <Nyssajoe@...> escribió:

Yes, files are now downloading in safari , and I can tell they are all there because I can open them in stitchbuddy and airstitch...but there is no way to get them to acuedit now, as the acuedit is no longer on the share list or on the copy to list, it is just gone :( I have shut everything down and restarted, and there is no update for acuedit. 

On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 9:09 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
The instructions in my previous post were valid when using Safari. If you are using Chrome you’ll be back to the original problem. Unfortunately that’s about all I can come up with from the information you provided.

Needles - anyone familiar with Tailorform?

Joyce Daniel
 

I inherited numerous packets of new Tailorform sewing machine needles, all sizes and types.
Pkg says "made for Singer and most domestic and imported machines"
They are made in Germany and these were distributed thru Montreal, Quebec - Canada.

Just wondering if they work "well" on our beloved Janome machines??
Thanks for your input. Joyce in GA

Re: News for the 15000?

Patricia Ward
 

Ceil,
You are talking about the weight of a new machine like that.... and I think space as well to use it.   One will need a table the size of a high school cafeteria table to put it on for use... or an air craft carrier!  

I hope my 15000 lasts for a long long time.  I really love that machine. 

Pat 

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM Ceil J <cjancola@...> wrote:
I would guess that within the next two years there will be a new version of the 15000 with the Continental as its base and a lot of new neat features including a larger hoop or two with the new attaching system. That said, the Continental weighs a ton so it will likely weigh a ton and a half!  :)


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM <pflegemaus@...> wrote:
If I look at the technical improvements of the Continental M7, I think that my 15000 is already outdated. Considering that it has been built since 2008 and has always been upgraded, I am very grateful. A point why I switched from Pfaff to Janome. Not always new machines but by upgrading a very sustainable long service life. But now I am also curious about what is to come.

Re: News for the 15000?

Ceil J
 

I would guess that within the next two years there will be a new version of the 15000 with the Continental as its base and a lot of new neat features including a larger hoop or two with the new attaching system. That said, the Continental weighs a ton so it will likely weigh a ton and a half!  :)


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM <pflegemaus@...> wrote:
If I look at the technical improvements of the Continental M7, I think that my 15000 is already outdated. Considering that it has been built since 2008 and has always been upgraded, I am very grateful. A point why I switched from Pfaff to Janome. Not always new machines but by upgrading a very sustainable long service life. But now I am also curious about what is to come.

News for the 15000?

pflegemaus@...
 

If I look at the technical improvements of the Continental M7, I think that my 15000 is already outdated. Considering that it has been built since 2008 and has always been upgraded, I am very grateful. A point why I switched from Pfaff to Janome. Not always new machines but by upgrading a very sustainable long service life. But now I am also curious about what is to come.

Re: Continental M7

Jim Stutsman
 

I don't have the parts to inspect, but it does not look like it would work. The part numbers are very different and the images in the manuals also look different. Below 18 is HP2 and 28 is VD.

Continental M7

pflegemaus@...
 

can I also attach the foot VD or ED to the foot of the HP2 at the M7 Continental? I have not found a narrow dual transport foot in the delivery. Greetings Manuela

Re: 15000 stitching out of line

Betty S
 

Hello Jim Thanks for your help. I checked with the plastic template and it was centred OK. I also digitised a square to fit the hoop and it stitched OK. I then realised that it was not the last part of the design that I had  stitched that was placed wrong but actually the parts up to that point. They were not centred in the hoop. I had sewn theses first parts yesterday and the part which I thought was wrong was done today. It was actually the right one! So whatever was wrong yesterday seems to have been corrected today!! I then tested it by stitching the first part of the design and the part that I did today and they are lined up perfectly. Panic over. Thanks for your support, Jim.
Betty

Re: 15000 stitching out of linew

Jim Stutsman
 

Temporarily put the plastic template in the hoop, then open the design but don't stitch it. Check to see if the needle is over the center hole in the template. If it's not try recalibrating the hoop. If you can't get it centered the hoop attachment bracket may twisted. That can happen if the hoop is unable to move during embroidery, either because it hit something or there was a thread jam. In that case you should see your dealer, as the hoop can be mechanically centered in addition to the built-in centering. Since you digitize you can check for this problem yourself. Just digitize a square box along the edges of the hoop (Use a large one like SQ22). Use a simple run line stitch. Hoop some stabilizer and stitch with black thread. Then put the plastic template in the hoop and see how closely the stitch lines fall to the outside lines of the template. If they are skewed then you have found the problem. Leave the design in the machine and alert your dealer so it can be used for testing.

15000 stitching out of linew

Betty S
 

Jim, I am hoping that you can help. I am stitching an applique snowman but when I started to stitch the backing fabric in place the line of stitching was away out of line. I have stitched this before with no problems. I checked on the computer that the design was OK (I digitised this myself). I sent it again to the machine in case it had somehow gone wrong there. I switched off the machine, removed and replaced the embroidery unit but still the same. Help!
Betty

Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

Mattes
 

Unfortunately Apple has changed the way an app is shown in "Open in" with iOS 13: If you have multiple apps able to open files with the same file extension, things become tricky. Depending on the way these apps register for a file type and their installation order, they might vanish from the "Open" menu. A temporary fix is sometimes deleting / reinstalling the app. Or copy designs with "Files" in the folder of an app (I think AcuEdit doesn't support this) ... in the long run the developer needs to revise his app.

BTDT, Mattes

Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Yes, files are now downloading in safari , and I can tell they are all there because I can open them in stitchbuddy and airstitch...but there is no way to get them to acuedit now, as the acuedit is no longer on the share list or on the copy to list, it is just gone :( I have shut everything down and restarted, and there is no update for acuedit. 

On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 9:09 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
The instructions in my previous post were valid when using Safari. If you are using Chrome you’ll be back to the original problem. Unfortunately that’s about all I can come up with from the information you provided.