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Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

I am losing my mind today I go to actually use Acuedit...guess what ‘copy to acuedit’ is no longer an option! And not an option when I go to the edit icon either... :( guess omg there was a lag in that iOS 13.2 hitting my ipdad....I reread our directions and I never get to the part with the download circle in top right corner. It looks like nothing has happened, but I can find it in recents folder if I tap it I can get it to open in the stitch buddy, but I cannot get it over to acuedit... :(
I must be missing something?

On Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 4:08 PM Nyssa Lanzafame via Groups.Io <Nyssajoe=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Oh, and I had also tried the 'copy to Acuedit' option through Chrome, it did not work either, likely was that the file information had simply not been allowed to download.

Re: Apps on 14000

Lyn Quine
 

You won’t be able to use the wifi functions because the 14 isn’t wifi enabled.  But I used the acudesign with dropbox and transferred to USB from Dropbox on my PC.  You can get a USB that fits iPad and pc but it’s a bit big and your machine might struggle to read it.

Re: Question about bobbins

Lyn Quine
 

I have my bobbin warning set to 0.5, from when I get the first warning to it stopping when in embroidery mode, I know I have around 3000 stitches.  If it stops before the end of the design I gauge whether or not there’s visually enough to finish either the colour or end the design.  If I think there’s enough, I turn the bobbin reminder off so I can finish.  I make sure to turn it back on when I change the bobbin

Re: Apps on 14000

terryj@...
 

Thank you!  That’s good to know – saves me money.  😊 I already have a USB flash drive that I use to load embroidery designs to my small Brother machine.  Glad I can use the same process. 

 

Terry

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 1:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Apps on 14000

 

You do NOT need an iPad with the 14000. Because the 14000 does not have WiFi, there is no way to send designs directly to the machine from an iPad. You can, however, get a USB flash drive that connects to both the iPad and the machine to send designs, but if you have a Windows PC you can do the same thing just as easy. AcuEdit and AcuSetter will not be usable with the 14000 because they rely on WiFi communication. Since you are a Windows user you should probably plan on using AcuTools included with the machine. The features are pretty much the same as those in Horizon Link. If at some point you want an iPad for reasons other than the 14000, that's fine, but at this stage it would not do anything for you.

Re: Apps on 14000

Jim Stutsman
 

You do NOT need an iPad with the 14000. Because the 14000 does not have WiFi, there is no way to send designs directly to the machine from an iPad. You can, however, get a USB flash drive that connects to both the iPad and the machine to send designs, but if you have a Windows PC you can do the same thing just as easy. AcuEdit and AcuSetter will not be usable with the 14000 because they rely on WiFi communication. Since you are a Windows user you should probably plan on using AcuTools included with the machine. The features are pretty much the same as those in Horizon Link. If at some point you want an iPad for reasons other than the 14000, that's fine, but at this stage it would not do anything for you.

Question about bobbins

bhoryn
 

Any idea about how much thread is left on bobbin when you get the warning that there may not be enough thread left to finish design.     I’d like to know approximately how many stitches before I run out of thread.    I wasn’t sure this morning so filled a new bobbin and took out the previous bobbin.  However, it looked like I would have had enough to finish the last 1,000 stitches.     Seems to me to be a big waste of bobbin thread. 

Beth -Dunnville, On. 


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Re: Janome 15000 foot pedal

Cat - N
 

I had the same problem with the foot pedal, too. It started after I turned the machine back on the next day, after it had been sewing perfectly, so nothing at all had happened to cause any issue.  No idea what the issue was because it worked fine for my dealer, too, about 200 miles from my home...LOL. He replaced it anyway...under warranty...and I had him service the machine while it was there. I forget the cost, and I also purchased the HP2 foot from the dealer too, so there was additional cost over the cost of the service. It was quite a few months ago when it happened, and I had only had the 15000 for about 3 years when it happened. But, 'parts are parts' and you never know what will go wrong with them. The actual service cost was not an unreasonable amount for the peace of mind that such a fantastic machine was 'seen by its doctor' and given a clean bill of health,  and cleaning probably needed to be done anyway.

Take care!

- Cat 

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Re: Another question

Cat - N
 

Hi, Beth! It sounds like you are in "Murphy's Law" mode, but hopefully it will soon be over. Getting the bobbin case installed correctly can be a bit fiddly, but once installed correctly, next time you go to remove it, just take note of the position. If you don't turn the hand wheel,  ‎the bobbin case should go back just as before. Even a picture with your phone might help until the get used to it. 

I have had the thread wind under the bobbin once in my lifetime of sewing and it only happened ‎a couple years ago on my 15000.  It was not the fun you'd sign up for and I hope never to have it happen again. I do wind bobbins, but mostly for sewing. For most embroidery, I use prewound bobbins on Janome bobbins.  When I get that message, I can just pop out the 'nearing empty' bobbin and pop in a full one. The bobbins I get have 108 bobbins in a box. They are not the cheapest prewounds, but I like that I have real Janome bobbins to wind for sewing.   I use the remaining thread in sewing, piecing, or test stitching...or hand sewing. No waste...LOL 

I also have the 5-thread stand, which is very convenient, although on a single needle embroidery machine, only one thread is used at a time. But it ‎keeps me from knocking off the big thread stand, and I can 'stage' thread, or keep the ones used most often ready to go.  I had trouble deciding on whether to get the 2-thread or the 5-thread, since generally speaking, the most I used at once is with a twin needle. I also wondered how 'in the way' the 5-thread stand would be across the back of the machine. However, I do love that 5-thread stand, and when binding a quilt, I put the binding, wound into a roll, on a spool pin on that stand, and pull the binding under the head of the machine while sewing it on...very neat and efficient, and it just sits there patiently waiting its turn under the needle while I quilt the quilt, make garments, etc. 

Good luck!

- Cat 

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Apps on 14000

terryj@...
 

Hi all - I'm new to the forum.  My MC 14000 is shipping to me this week (I'm very excited!).  I've read that except for wifi and some stitches and embroidery designs, it functions just like the 15000.  I was told it has Acufil software installed but will I also be able to use the other 'Acu" programs - AcuSketch, AcuEdit, etc. (I don't even know what they all are).  Also - I don't own any apple products so I assume I need to buy an Ipad to be able to download/upload to the machine.  I found a thread that listed the versions of Ipad to purchase for the best results - is that thread current?  FInally, will I use the Janome Horizon Link for anything?  Sorry for the questions - I want my new machine to be as functional as possible.  Thank you!  

Re: Janome 15000 foot pedal

Jean Olson
 

I had that issue. It wasn't the pedal but the power supply inside the machine that powers the foot pedal. It sewed fine with the button. I think the bill was about $280 for fixing it. I tested it by switching pedals with another Janome. 15000 worked fine on my other machine but not the other on the 15000.

Re: Another question

bhoryn
 

Hello Cheryl 

Thanks for the encouragement.  I did have a little trouble getting the bobbin case in far enough so that the needle plate was wobbly but I persevered and finally got it in flush.   Spent some time today doing a little 4 x 6 design (making some Christmas post cards for family).  Getting easier to thread, use the needle threader etc.  However got a notice that I might not have enough on bobbin to do design so attempted to wind a bobbin with the second spool holder. Luckily I was watching as the thread started winding below the bobbin so then I had to spend considerable time picking out the thread to make sure none was left around the bobbin winder.   Seems like each time I use the machine something different happens.   I appreciate all the help from this group.

The attachment for a 2 or 5 spool holder would make it easier when embroidering with multi coloured designs 

Beth - Dunnville On. 


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On Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:09 AM, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:

Bhoryn,  Can you sign so we know your name, unless it is Bhoryn.

Pixey mentions the horizontal spool holder in a post.  There is an attachment for a 2 or 5 spool holder that attaches to the back of the machine - well worth the investment.  To bad you live away from Saskatoon or its district, as I have a 2 spool holder that I’d gladly give to you for cheap, as I sold the machine I had used it on thinking that I might use it again one day - WELL that day hasn’t come and now it seems to show up everywhere when I’m looking for something else.  They are a bit pricey, but they do attach and come off and you could use it on another machine IF and when you get a different machine.

Now about that bobbin case - NO they are not easy to put in, but it does get easier with practice.  If you don’t get it in correctly, the machine will jam immediately, not sew at all or you won’t be able to attach the needle plate.  I’ve learned that over 35 years of having a Janome machine.  My first one rarely needed to have anything done with the bobbin holder except when the lint needed cleaning out.  Now that was the MC6000 - no embroidery and I didn’t quilt, BUT I sewed cotton fleece (sweat suit fabric) and many t-shirts, jeans and other clothes for my 4 children, so there was lint build up.  You will get the hang of inserting that bobbin case as you get more familiar with your machine.

Got to get going to church.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Another question

Pixey
 

Thanks for the idea of using the binder clip as a thread guide.  I will have to try the smaller spool holder insert.  I know it is designed to work with the taller spools.

Pixey


On Dec 8, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Pixey---Depending on the size of spool you use, the horizontal spool pin can work well if you use the very small spool pin "disk". It does not look like the other, flat spool pin disks. It is about 1/2" or less in length, tubular with a flange on one end, and it fits down inside the spool's hole and holds the spool still while sewing. In my experience, the thread then unreels smoothly from the horizontal spool.  Tip---if you ever forget your special spool holder that you had to buy extra, just set a small juice glass to the back and right of the machine, and clip a small bulldog-type clip onto the machine's swing-up cover. Use the type of clip with the folding "handles", and thread your thread through one or both of those handles. Place your thread spool upright in he juice glass. Works every time.  I thread my 500e exactly the same way you describe.   Happy Stitching!    Kathy S.

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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




Re: Another question

Pixey
 

There are actually 2 versions of the Superior one...a fancy one with multiple thread positions (which I don’t have) and a simpler one that is basically a heavy cast iron base, spool pin, and a tall piece with a triangle shaped loop at the top.  

I have looked at the Janome vertical thread holder that fits on the back of the machine but it is pretty pricey and based on the information on the Janome site, the 500e and 550e use a different part number than the one that would fit on the 15000 or S9.  And I cannot figure out which one my dealer has in the store because there is not a part number on the box.  Also, I don’t think I could put it on my S9 and still put it in it’s travel case and I am not keen about constantly taking it on and off.  With my current vertical spool holder, I just move it to whichever machine I am using at the moment.

Pixey


On Dec 8, 2019, at 8:03 AM, bhoryn via Groups.Io <bhoryn@...> wrote:

Thanks for that suggestion.   I do have a thread holder although not as France as the Superior brand one.   Will try that today.


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Re: Janome 15000 foot pedal

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Have you tried sewing without the foot pedal and using the button on the machine. If that works, then the issue is probably with the pedal or the cable itself. If it cuts out  when using the button on the machine, it narrow it down to being a machine problem.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Nyssa Lanzafame
Sent: Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:33 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 15000 foot pedal

 

oh no, i have been getting the same message since my machine came back from Janome last year.  i have to unplug and replug the pedal, it is much more frequently now.  it was bad enough when i thought it was the pedal (which is not the same pedal i had sent it in with --which is part of why i suspected it---but have wanted to avoid raising another issue at the dealer) now i am thinking i may have made a mistake and should have spoken up :( especially if it is the machine itself--which they did have to take it apart for the motherboard.  though i will try cleaning the pedal as soon as my headache clears up, and pray that does the job.  thank you for the tip Jim

Re: Janome 15000 foot pedal

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

oh no, i have been getting the same message since my machine came back from Janome last year.  i have to unplug and replug the pedal, it is much more frequently now.  it was bad enough when i thought it was the pedal (which is not the same pedal i had sent it in with --which is part of why i suspected it---but have wanted to avoid raising another issue at the dealer) now i am thinking i may have made a mistake and should have spoken up :( especially if it is the machine itself--which they did have to take it apart for the motherboard.  though i will try cleaning the pedal as soon as my headache clears up, and pray that does the job.  thank you for the tip Jim

Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Oh, and I had also tried the 'copy to Acuedit' option through Chrome, it did not work either, likely was that the file information had simply not been allowed to download.

Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Jim,
thank you, i did figure out shortly after I sent in my question (but it was not live to edit) that the browser was the issue. In another post you had suggested someone save to stitch buddy which I have, when i tried that i got the message the file could not be opened because the color file was missing.  then tried airstitch and came to the conclusion that it was the file, not the App, that was the problem.  When i used Safari all 3 Apps could open the file fine ( and i had at that point tried updating the iPad, so that was a relief). Thank you for the clear explanation of the 'sand box', annoying but i guess that previously i was just using Safari, I had not even realized i had switched over to Chrome (until i decided if chrome was not downloading the whole file that i would try Safari).  And i had not been changing file names, so that will be very useful!! thank you!

Re: Janome 15000 foot pedal

Lyn Quine
 

Hi Jim, I’ve tried the 12000 foot pedal, it worked ok so it doesn’t look like it’s the socket on the machine, so husband is going to have a closer look at the 15000 pedal, he’s wondering if there’s a broken or loose cable either in the cable or to the switch in the foot pedal.  Thanks for your help

Re: Another question

Cheryl Paul
 

Bhoryn, Can you sign so we know your name, unless it is Bhoryn.

Pixey mentions the horizontal spool holder in a post. There is an attachment for a 2 or 5 spool holder that attaches to the back of the machine - well worth the investment. To bad you live away from Saskatoon or its district, as I have a 2 spool holder that I’d gladly give to you for cheap, as I sold the machine I had used it on thinking that I might use it again one day - WELL that day hasn’t come and now it seems to show up everywhere when I’m looking for something else. They are a bit pricey, but they do attach and come off and you could use it on another machine IF and when you get a different machine.

Now about that bobbin case - NO they are not easy to put in, but it does get easier with practice. If you don’t get it in correctly, the machine will jam immediately, not sew at all or you won’t be able to attach the needle plate. I’ve learned that over 35 years of having a Janome machine. My first one rarely needed to have anything done with the bobbin holder except when the lint needed cleaning out. Now that was the MC6000 - no embroidery and I didn’t quilt, BUT I sewed cotton fleece (sweat suit fabric) and many t-shirts, jeans and other clothes for my 4 children, so there was lint build up. You will get the hang of inserting that bobbin case as you get more familiar with your machine.

Got to get going to church.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Acuedit not getting new designs :(

Jim Stutsman
 

You had me stumped until I realized you were not using the Safari browser built into iPad. I don't know what browser it is, but it is not helping you by offering the "Open in" option. As Apple is always boasting, they have a very high level of security. Every app has its own "sandbox" where it can store and open files. For an app to be able to open a file outside the sandbox there is additional coding required. AcuEdit is not designed to do this. It does, however, notify iOS that it can process files of type JEF. Your browser has interpreted that as an indication that "Open in" is possible, and it goes through the steps. However AcuEdit does not respond because it was not designed to do that. Here's how accomplish what you want:
  1. Start by opening the website, www.emblibrary.com in your case, in Safari.
  2. Log in, find your design, and tap the "Unzipped" link.
  3. Tap the "Download" button in the "Do you want to download?" prompt.
  4. At this point it will appear nothing has happened (iOS 13 - in earlier versions it may go to the screen in step 6).
  5. Tap the "Download" button in the top right corner of the screen. It's a circle with a downward arrow inside. Then tap the downloaded file.
  6. You'll get a full screen display, blank except for the file name and info in the center. (If AcuEdit supported "Open in" it would now open instead of doing this.) Tap the "Share" button in the top right corner. It's a square with an upward arrow.
  7. A list of options will appear. Again it may be slightly different for iOS 12 and earlier. One line of icons will have things like "AirDrop", "Messages", etc. It *MIGHT* also have "Copy to AcuEdit". If it does, tap that. If it does not have Copy to AcuEdit, tap "Edit Actions" at the bottom of the popover and you should be able to add the "Copy to AcuEdit" option.
  8. AcuEdit will then open and you'll see your design. Note that it will be placed on top of whatever you last did in AcuEdit, so you might want to open AcuEdit before downloading and start a new design to avoid stacking your download on top of a prior design.
Note that when your design is copied to AcuEdit, it has NOT been saved. You can save it using the "Share" button in the top left corner of the screen. Again, it's a square with an upward arrow. Before saving though, you might want to choose the "Settings -> Design Information" option (Gears in top left corner) to assign a name. AcuEdit creates a default name by using the date and time it received the design, but that's not normally what you would want.

You may be able to continue using whatever browser you normally use if it gives you the "Copy to" option mentioned in step 7 above. This might appear in the list of options when you tap the "Open in" choice.