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Re: Jim: Videos available on IPad?

Kay Allen
 

Is it possible to transfer the videos through iTunes?
Kay 
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Proud CASA Volunteer


Tuning up, Jim says:
No, the videos are not structured like normal movies. They are designed to play in a web browser, and iTunes does not support sending files to devices for viewing in a browser.


Re: Does anyone have a "favorite" stitch setting for the scant 1/4 inch?

Patricia Ward
 

Ceil and Janice,

I go to the sewing application shirt, choose patchwork and it shows me the O foot.  I change to the clear plastic one with the guide for piecing.  Then I move my needle over to either 8.7 or 8.8 to the right and get my 1/4 " seam or the scant  1/4 " seam.  

I never used the "quilting" straight stitch for piecing... I assumed that would be for using straight stitching on the quilt sandwich when you are actually "quilting" layers together.  My favorite selection there is the free motion quilting.

To me it just seemed so simple to choose "patchwork" and piece with that and go on from there. 

The cloth guide?  I don't think that is really necessary for piecing small pieces... I have used it to get even seaming on curtains where there is a LONG seam...  or long hem.. 

I guess the choices come down to what works for you and gets the job done.  This is probably as varied in methods as the number of choices for making some recipes.   vbg

Pat



On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 4:29 PM, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:


Janice,
I don't understand why but if you go into quilting from the menu with the shirt (sewing applications), there is no 1/4 inch option and they have you use the A foot which will give a quarter inch seam if you line up the line which separates the clear section from the metal part.  I think this is a scant quarter but I find it too difficult to follow that line.
Using the O foot is no help here.  Can't figure out why they didn't include the setting for the quarter inch seam in this section.
All of this assumes the straight stitch plate is in use. 
If you go into the Utility Stitches menu with the straight stitch plate on, the second page will give you the option for the 1/4 inch seam and they recommend the O foot.  This will give a 1/4 inch seam and should work very well.
I was trying to get the same scant 1/4 inch that I was using on my Juki and for me that meant changing the needle position to 8.7 or 8.8 as somehow my Juki's stitch falls right in between the two. (I wouldn't have thought there would be room but there is!)  As someone stated they use 8.7 for the quarter inch and 8.8 for the scant, I would think that the 8.8 might be more accurate to get the best scant quarter.
The cloth guide's default setting is 5/8.  In the settings section of the machine, I changed mine to go to the farthest left it let me go as a default.  (Someone else here said they did this less 1/32 but I'm happy with my setting.)  For some reason, when I engage the cloth guide it still says "5/8" at the top but it is indeed at about 1/4 inch and works very well for me in that position.
I hope this helps.
Summary:
Straight stitch plate
Use the 1/4 inch stitch selection from the Utility menu
Use the O foot or clear guide (If you like a guide on your foot- some people don't care for this and prefer to match up the edge of the seam with the edge of the foot.)
If you wish, use the cloth guide lined up with the edge of the foot.  (You can set this as a default or adjust it each time if you prefer.
Ceil



Re: Jim: Videos available on IPad?

Jackie Grad
 

Thanks for the information Jim and Julia.

Regards
Jackie


From: juliadlf.ny@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>;
To: ;
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Jim: Videos available on IPad?
Sent: Mon, May 19, 2014 6:05:00 PM

 

Jim: I'm in conversation with folks at Apple regarding your DVD's. In order to put them on iPad, they cannot be copyright protected so even using AirStash would be illegal UNLESS your DVD's are NOT copyright protected.
Can you verify for me if they are copyright protected which I assume is something that is encoded on the DVD?

Thank you,  and if we need to take this conversation offline through email, then let me know.

Julia
MC12000


Completely unprotected, Jim says:
The folks at Apple were correct in what they said if these were normal "play in a DVD player" movies. They are not. Our DVDs are essentially a website on a DVD. Yes we claim copyright in that we would get testy if you started making copies and giving them to your closest 10,000 friends, but there is no DRM (Digital Rights Management) built into them. That's why we explain how to put them on an AirStash.

To view them on an iPad they have to be on something that looks like a web server to the iPad. That's what the AirStash does. There are also ways to serve them up from a PC or Mac, but they are somewhat technical. I chose the AirStash as a simpler method. If you want computer-based methods email me directly, but be advised you'll be on your own to implement them.


Re: Does anyone have a "favorite" stitch setting for the scant 1/4 inch?

Janice Mawhiney
 

Thanks! I am determined to master this.
Janice


Re: Does anyone have a "favorite" stitch setting for the scant 1/4 inch?

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Janice,
I don't understand why but if you go into quilting from the menu with the shirt (sewing applications), there is no 1/4 inch option and they have you use the A foot which will give a quarter inch seam if you line up the line which separates the clear section from the metal part.  I think this is a scant quarter but I find it too difficult to follow that line.
Using the O foot is no help here.  Can't figure out why they didn't include the setting for the quarter inch seam in this section.
All of this assumes the straight stitch plate is in use. 
If you go into the Utility Stitches menu with the straight stitch plate on, the second page will give you the option for the 1/4 inch seam and they recommend the O foot.  This will give a 1/4 inch seam and should work very well.
I was trying to get the same scant 1/4 inch that I was using on my Juki and for me that meant changing the needle position to 8.7 or 8.8 as somehow my Juki's stitch falls right in between the two. (I wouldn't have thought there would be room but there is!)  As someone stated they use 8.7 for the quarter inch and 8.8 for the scant, I would think that the 8.8 might be more accurate to get the best scant quarter.
The cloth guide's default setting is 5/8.  In the settings section of the machine, I changed mine to go to the farthest left it let me go as a default.  (Someone else here said they did this less 1/32 but I'm happy with my setting.)  For some reason, when I engage the cloth guide it still says "5/8" at the top but it is indeed at about 1/4 inch and works very well for me in that position.
I hope this helps.
Summary:
Straight stitch plate
Use the 1/4 inch stitch selection from the Utility menu
Use the O foot or clear guide (If you like a guide on your foot- some people don't care for this and prefer to match up the edge of the seam with the edge of the foot.)
If you wish, use the cloth guide lined up with the edge of the foot.  (You can set this as a default or adjust it each time if you prefer.
Ceil


Re: Jim: Videos available on IPad?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Jim: I'm in conversation with folks at Apple regarding your DVD's. In order to put them on iPad, they cannot be copyright protected so even using AirStash would be illegal UNLESS your DVD's are NOT copyright protected.
Can you verify for me if they are copyright protected which I assume is something that is encoded on the DVD?

Thank you,  and if we need to take this conversation offline through email, then let me know.

Julia
MC12000


Completely unprotected, Jim says:
The folks at Apple were correct in what they said if these were normal "play in a DVD player" movies. They are not. Our DVDs are essentially a website on a DVD. Yes we claim copyright in that we would get testy if you started making copies and giving them to your closest 10,000 friends, but there is no DRM (Digital Rights Management) built into them. That's why we explain how to put them on an AirStash.

To view them on an iPad they have to be on something that looks like a web server to the iPad. That's what the AirStash does. There are also ways to serve them up from a PC or Mac, but they are somewhat technical. I chose the AirStash as a simpler method. If you want computer-based methods email me directly, but be advised you'll be on your own to implement them.


Re: Does anyone have a "favorite" stitch setting for the scant 1/4 inch?

Janice Mawhiney
 

Thanks to this conversation, I decided to use the cloth guide for the first time. I want a 1/4 inch piecing seam. Here is what I think this conversation suggests:

Use the straight stitch needle plate
Use a piecing stitch from the Quilt menu
Use the O foot, or other suggested feet

Will the cloth guide will be OK in default position with the piecing stitch from the quilt menu?

As always, I am very grateful for this yahoo group.

Janice, in Springwater Township, Ontario!


Re: Jim: Videos available on IPad?

Jackie Grad
 

Hi Jim
I am a very new user to MC 12000 and have purchased the PC DVD's. It would be handy to have on the iPad. 
Can they be downloaded on iPad now if so how? 

Thanks 
Jackie



Trying to be handy, Jim says:
You're absolutely right. This page explains how to do it.


Re: Acu Edit and Acu Monitor

Terry
 

Make sure the when typing in password/wi fi info that you are typing with the appropriate lettering by using upper or lower case. Apple defaults to upper case 

On May 18, 2014, at 1:45 PM, "cmgazerro@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Jim,


My 15000 recognizes my wi-fii connection yet when I go to try to use the Apps they will not recognize my machine.  I make sure machine is on in embroidery mode when I try to use the apps. Initially they worked.  After the first design the design froze and I could not view another design.  To clear this I removed and re-installed both apps.  Went back to machine and made sure connection was recognized.  Any reasons why this is not working?


FYI: Other  issues are when I select quiet mode in setup the quiet mode icon does not show up on the top.  Also checking why I don't get cut off at end of sewn design.  Don't know if I am doing something wrong or maybe a glitch in machine.  Love the 15000 but certainly is a learning curve from the 11000 SE



Thanks,


Carolyn



Randomly Acu Jim replies:

The 1.04 update to the machine improved WiFi communication, so if you have not installed it you should do so now. If your machine is already version 1.04 try rebooting your wireless router by unplugging it, waiting 10 seconds, and plugging it back in. If that has no effect take your machine and iPad to your dealer. If you can connect to the dealer machine, but your dealer cannot connect to yours with their iPad, there may be a problem with the WiFi hardware.


I can't say what the situation is with Quiet mode. This may also be a dealer item, but before doing that I would reinstall the 1.04 update even if you've already done it prior to this post. Use a different flash drive this time. Reapplying the update will rewrite the firmware in the machine, and that may clear both problems.


Re: follow up question on 1/4" and 1/4 "scant seams

prc
 

Jim, I was using the quilting straight stitch function - not sure what the pressure is for that stitch, do you know if it is also adjusted fro less pressure?  On the 12000 you cannot used the patchwork function with the straight stitch plate,


 

Thanks


Paul



Jim speaks:

Alas our 12000 went to a new home when the 15000 rolled in, so we can no longer try things on that machine. Since you are the only person to report this problem so far, I'm thinking that your foot pressure may need recalibrating by the dealer. Here are two things to try:


1. Put back the regular needle plate and try stitching with the Patchwork Application. That should be adjusting the pressure for piecing. If your fabric is still curling up in that mode I would suspect that the pressure is just too high and recalibration is needed.


2. For piecing with the straight stitch plate try reducing the pressure with the SET screen for Ordinary Sewing. It's on the bottom of page 7 of that SET. Reduce the pressure by touching the "-" and test until you find it working correctly.


Acu Edit and Acu Monitor

cmgazerro@...
 

Jim,


My 15000 recognizes my wi-fii connection yet when I go to try to use the Apps they will not recognize my machine.  I make sure machine is on in embroidery mode when I try to use the apps. Initially they worked.  After the first design the design froze and I could not view another design.  To clear this I removed and re-installed both apps.  Went back to machine and made sure connection was recognized.  Any reasons why this is not working?


FYI: Other  issues are when I select quiet mode in setup the quiet mode icon does not show up on the top.  Also checking why I don't get cut off at end of sewn design.  Don't know if I am doing something wrong or maybe a glitch in machine.  Love the 15000 but certainly is a learning curve from the 11000 SE



Thanks,


Carolyn



Randomly Acu Jim replies:

The 1.04 update to the machine improved WiFi communication, so if you have not installed it you should do so now. If your machine is already version 1.04 try rebooting your wireless router by unplugging it, waiting 10 seconds, and plugging it back in. If that has no effect take your machine and iPad to your dealer. If you can connect to the dealer machine, but your dealer cannot connect to yours with their iPad, there may be a problem with the WiFi hardware.


I can't say what the situation is with Quiet mode. This may also be a dealer item, but before doing that I would reinstall the 1.04 update even if you've already done it prior to this post. Use a different flash drive this time. Reapplying the update will rewrite the firmware in the machine, and that may clear both problems.


Re: follow up question on 1/4" and 1/4 "scant seams

shejmartin1
 

I personally use the Janome blue tip needle for almost everything including patchwork and embroidery.  I LOVE them.  I just finished making 24 applique embroidery frogs and never had one thread break or any kind of needle or thread problem.  (I was using Exquisite embroidery thread).



Sherry


Re: follow up question on 1/4" and 1/4 "scant seams

Virginia
 

It does not look like you have your dual feed foot attached.  Try using your dual feed foot.  You fabric looks like you have more than one layer.  Also I only use Janome red Tip or Organ 90 needles for everything.  Never used any other needle for either my 11,000 or my 12,000.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: paul.cushing@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Sun, May 18, 2014 9:21 am
Subject: [janome12000] Re: follow up question on 1/4&quot; and 1/4 &quot;scant seams

 
Jim, tried that and same problem.  I even used a 70/10 microsharp needle.  Pictures attached.   One shows the cloth rising up before the needle and the other shows the cloth inside the right edge of the foot to maintain a 1/4" scant.

Paul


Jim's response:
The pictures told the story. The problem is too much pressure on the foot. If you are using the 1/4" straight stitch on the utility stitch screen (automatic when you turn the machine on) you need to reduce the foot pressure until you can seam with the fabric flat. Using the Application key, Patchwork function, the pressure is adjusted automatically and it works perfectly.


Re: follow up question on 1/4" and 1/4 "scant seams

prc
 

Jim, tried that and same problem.  I even used a 70/10 microsharp needle.  Pictures attached.   One shows the cloth rising up before the needle and the other shows the cloth inside the right edge of the foot to maintain a 1/4" scant.


Paul



Jim's response:

The pictures told the story. The problem is too much pressure on the foot. If you are using the 1/4" straight stitch on the utility stitch screen (automatic when you turn the machine on) you need to reduce the foot pressure until you can seam with the fabric flat. Using the Application key, Patchwork function, the pressure is adjusted automatically and it works perfectly.


Jim: Videos available on IPad?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Hi Jim:
Thought to ask if the videos you produce will be available for downloading on IPad?
Also do you have a sample of the Embroidery one like you did for the Sewing part?

Thanks
Julia


Jim says:

Yes, you will be able to view them on an iPad. No sample yet - we normally do that last. Thanks for asking!


Re: follow up question on 1/4" and 1/4 "scant seams

prc
 

Thanks Jim, will do.


follow up question on 1/4" and 1/4 "scant seams

prc
 

I want to use the straight stich plate for sewing 1/4" and 1/4" scant inch edges.  The problem I have is the cloth rises up since it is not sitting under the edge of the foot.  I have tried a number of different feet - A, F, OV (without the 1/4 guide) & E.  So far the E foot seems to be the best but it is still a real pain to keep the stich perfectly straight.  Using the cloth guide does not help with the problem of the cloth rising up when using the straight stich plate.


How do others deal with getting perfect 1/4" edges and is anyone doing it with the straight stich plate (that plate supports the cloth much better around the needle giving a much better stich pattern (IMHO).


Paul



Rising from the couch, Jim says:

The straight stitch plate is the best choice for piecing and the OV or O foot is also suggested. Diane thinks that the problem may be a needle that is dull or too large, which can cause the fabric to be pulled up with each stitch. Try using a size 11 new needle, preferably a quilting or other sharp needle. If that doesn't solve the problem please send us a picture so we can better see what the problem is.




Re: Videos

cnystul in Mn.
 

The videos are well worth the money...Jim and Diane went all out putting the videos together. I just hope that Jim and Diane never quit because we all have had to get help from them on one thing or another. They do an excellent job!   Cathy
 
Cathy Nystul


Re: Accessory Case - Worth It?

laucke2011@...
 

I think it is worth it as I hate having things laying around, I live in Australia and Janome here could not supply me with one so I had to send to US for it, and with cost of postage I had to make sure it was really worth it.


Re: Does anyone have a "favorite" stitch setting for the scant 1/4 inch?

shejmartin1
 

I have my machine down in a cabinet.  I have to raise the machine to attach the embroidery unit.  Because of this I don't use the cloth guide for patchwork.  I would rather sew with the top of my machine even with the top of the cabinet.