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Re: Skyline 7 foot

Cat - N
 

Hi, Kathy,

I'm not Cheryl, LOL, but the HP needle plate and foot started with the 9400 and the system became available to the 15000 with the v.3.0 update. It is a special needle plate, single hole...not zigzag...and there are now two presser feet...the original HP presser foot, and the HP2 presser foot.  It is quite a nice system for piecing and whatever, but if the machine you put it on does not recognize (there is a sensor on the needle plate and internal software in the machine) it, you really could have bad stuff happening.

- Cat (FL)


-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 3, 2019 10:26 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Skyline 7 foot

Cheryl----Hmmmmm, I don't even know what the HP system is! Never heard of it.  Can you explain what it is?   One thing I find very frustrating is that the Janome America website is lacking in information and always suggests contacting your dealer for questions.   Or, the website gets jammed and closes down. I do have current-standard computers, so I think the problem is not on my end, though my Internet provider may have something to do with it.        
THank you for your reply.   Oh, the Skyline models start at S3 and go through S9 at the moment. I believe the S3 and S5 have a narrower zigzag maximum width, so 9mm feet would not work on those. I am not 100% absolutely sure on this, but I believe I saw this once on a model-comparison chart.   THe S7 does have the 9mm zigzag maximum width.      Kathy Strabel

Re: Skyline 7 foot

Kathy Strabel
 

Cheryl----Hmmmmm, I don't even know what the HP system is! Never heard of it.  Can you explain what it is?   One thing I find very frustrating is that the Janome America website is lacking in information and always suggests contacting your dealer for questions.   Or, the website gets jammed and closes down. I do have current-standard computers, so I think the problem is not on my end, though my Internet provider may have something to do with it.        
THank you for your reply.   Oh, the Skyline models start at S3 and go through S9 at the moment. I believe the S3 and S5 have a narrower zigzag maximum width, so 9mm feet would not work on those. I am not 100% absolutely sure on this, but I believe I saw this once on a model-comparison chart.   THe S7 does have the 9mm zigzag maximum width.      Kathy Strabel

Re: acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Jim Stutsman
 

If AcuEdit can talk to the S9 then there is nothing else to try - it’s working. That would mean that there is something in AcuSetter that is the problem. You can delete the app & download it again but I doubt that will help. Does AcuSetter work for your dealer using her iPad & her S9?

Re: acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Mary Mills
 

Hi Jim, thanks for that AcuEdit doesn’t seem to be a problem, although I couldn’t figure out how to load a design to the program, you’re right the tutorial is very hmmm ‘ordinary’. When I need an idiots guide to the Apps.  I’m presuming I load a USB to the machine and open it and the app sees the design in the hoop?  Anyway machine and iPad are still not friends and AcuSetter is still not working.  Any thing I am missing?  Regards and thanks, Mary 

Re: Embroidery bobbin not sewing

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

not sure if i am just not seeing the replies...but if there are none.  a few simple things did you change the bobbin holder and what needle are you using?
have you successfully sewn in embroidery before?  if so, try to set up using the same design you have sewn successfully before

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

It is definitely worth it.  Everything you need for sewing is already set up. It can scan for major pattern companies for photos, etc.

Re: Skyline 7 foot

Nancy Lusk
 

I have the S5 and 12000 and interchange the feet. I do use the HP foot and needle plate and love it. However, I have a note on the front of my machine to remind me to set in on mode 1, 04 stitch. I have broken needles when I forgot. 

Enjoy your machine. 

Nancy

"But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."  Psalm 81:16

On Dec 2, 2019, at 5:40 PM, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:

To my knowledge and I have the S9 and the 15000, the Skyline series hasn’t been upgraded to accept the HP system.  So if you are using the HP foot and needle plate be very careful as you need to manually adjust the needle to the right position for sewing.  You don’t want to break your machine or injure yourself, if a needle should break.

I’m not sure why Janome doesn’t upgrade the 9 mm machines with the acuflex system to accommodate the HP system, but they must have a reason, but I haven’t been given a good answer when I’ve asked the question at Janome events where a Janome Representative is present.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Skyline 7 foot

Cheryl Paul
 

To my knowledge and I have the S9 and the 15000, the Skyline series hasn’t been upgraded to accept the HP system. So if you are using the HP foot and needle plate be very careful as you need to manually adjust the needle to the right position for sewing. You don’t want to break your machine or injure yourself, if a needle should break.

I’m not sure why Janome doesn’t upgrade the 9 mm machines with the acuflex system to accommodate the HP system, but they must have a reason, but I haven’t been given a good answer when I’ve asked the question at Janome events where a Janome Representative is present.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Lorrie Gauthier
 

I agree with you Mattes. As much as I would love a Jim version more there probably isn’t enough of a purchasing audience to make it worth his time. And it does take a bit of work to get going but worth it. 

Re: acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Jim Stutsman
 

You can verify that it's not a WiFi issue by connecting through AcuEdit. If that also doesn't work, it's likely a connectivity problem. Assuming that you've done that, or that AcuEdit works, there is only one other area that could be the problem. Both AcuEdit and AcuSetter, on first launch, take you through a tutorial on how to use the app. At the end of the AcuEdit "tour" you choose whether to connect to the 15000 or the S9. AcuSetter doesn't do this. Instead it chooses the machine at the same time that you select a hoop. By default the hoop selection is SQ14 unless you change it. The S9 has the same hoop size, but it's SQ14a. So if you are using the SQ14a hoop on the S9, but don't change to SQ14a in AcuSetter, then the app is trying to connect to a 15000, not an S9. Hoop selection is not mentioned in the tour pages. I suspect they were trying to keep the screen free of as many buttons as possible, but making machine selection dependent on the hoop choice is not great design.

In app development simplicity is very hard!

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Mattes
 

My wife is using "MyStuff Pro" for years to keep track of her sewing products on fairs. It's a generic and very powerful inventory app, and developer support is marvelous! 

The app takes some time to be set up for a specific purpose, but is definitely worth a try...

I couldn't develop such an app in less than years...

Mattes

acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Mary Mills
 

hi Jim I am trying to get my IPad and S9 to communicate, both have been loaded properly with no luck.  Took both IPad and machine to my local dealer, Joy, the shop owner tried too, even contacted Janome in Sydney Australia with no luck.  I have the best internet connection here, it’s good in Young where the shop is so that is not the problem.  Everything works fine individually just not talking!  Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks and regards Mary.  PS, love ThreadBook, sooo much easier to select threads after you so kindly added my GEM threads.

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

That is basically what SewingKitPro did Plus other features.  https://appshopper.com/productivity/sewingkit-pro 
My sewing Kit has poor ratings.

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Jim Stutsman
 

Vesta Software LLC has an app “My Sewing Kit” currently in the store. It’s last update was May of 2017. When I get caught up I’ll take a look at it and see what it does. ThreadBook took a year to develop, though more than half of that time was spent working out the best way to match colors. Here are a couple of questions for the group:

1. Would you use an app like this?   (App Store Link)

2. What features should it have?

Re: Calibration on Janome 12000.

Elizabeth Larson
 

Thanks for the information. I’m using the a AQ 8.7 hoop, and it appears to be parallel. I’ll just have to take it in for servicing right after the holidays. Am making a ton of Christmas gifts so it’s in heavy use right now. It’s not too bad and I’m just using acufil to quilt some throws. A classic case of severely underestimating how much time these projects would take.

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:04 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
You must be in embroidery mode to calibrate the hoop. Before trying to calibrate, put the plastic template in the hoop and select a design for that hoop. Whether the needle is centered or not, the horizontal grid lines should be parallel to the edges of the machine bed. If they are sloping in either direction you should have your dealer adjust it. If the hoop attachment mechanism is not straight you will not be able to get it centered. As long as the lines are parallel, though, you should be able to get it very close.

Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Hi Jim,
I have an App “Sewing Kit Ṗŕö” that is no longer maintained by the developer Vesta software. Last update was 2016.  It allowed me to keep records of my patterns, books, threads and notions.  It also allowed me to scan in patterns from the internet.
Is there another comparable App or would it be something you would consider developing.
TIA
 Carolyn 

Re: Calibration on Janome 12000.

Jim Stutsman
 

You must be in embroidery mode to calibrate the hoop. Before trying to calibrate, put the plastic template in the hoop and select a design for that hoop. Whether the needle is centered or not, the horizontal grid lines should be parallel to the edges of the machine bed. If they are sloping in either direction you should have your dealer adjust it. If the hoop attachment mechanism is not straight you will not be able to get it centered. As long as the lines are parallel, though, you should be able to get it very close.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

If the bobbin case is out and the wheel won't turn you likely have thread wound around somewhere inside the machine. There is nothing you can do about that. Sorry for the bad news!

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

Small cracks will not impact your sewing, so it's not a mandatory replacement. If the disc is split in half (I've seen it!) or has raised edges around a gouge, then you want to replace it. As I've previously said, I made this a part of every service, but most dealers never change it.

Calibration on Janome 12000.

Elizabeth Larson
 

Does anyone have an idea why my calibration window is grayed out on the 12000?  Am using My acufil hoop and it’s a good half inch or so off.