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Re: Embroidery help- and a website - USB's

J Fraker
 

There is a Janome dealer in Knoxville and I think the same people also have a store in Sevierville.  That might be a lot closer for you, especially Sevierville.  I've bought machines from them in the past and they are very good.  It's called Sew-N-Vac Superstore.  There is a quilt shop in Kingsport called Heavenly Stitches.  I take my machine there to be serviced and I can highly recommend them.  They are a Janome dealer and their service guy is very good.  I think he can work on just about anything.  They are very reasonably priced as well.  There's a Janome dealer called Kingsport SewVac that is in the same town, but I don't know anything about them.  Anyway, if you don't mind coming to East Tennessee, you will have a choice of several places.


On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 3:24 PM Elizabeth Mccall <mountainlady989@...> wrote:
Hi there, I live in Transylvania county.. south east of Asheville, near Brevard..lots of waterfalls and very beautiful. BUT no Janome dealers close. The one in Asheville is Bernina very focused ..
I hope Pat is able to format the USB's in her 15000. I just formatted some USB's , and it is so easy...First I have found using USB's with 2-16 GB are best..

Maybe  the 32 GB with the new  3.00 version, that I just put on my machine will now work.  QUESTION :   Does anyone have ideas on this?
First insert a USB into slot, & turn on your machine go to embroidery mode. Second, tap to SET with the little wrench sign scroll down to find page 5/5.
The Format is shown there. Follow directions to format ..remember if you have anything on a USB it will be erased. 
Does any have good results using a certain size USB ? 
I have to use a CD reader plugged into the computer to transfer designs, first to the  computer ( I'm trying to learn files) then put them on a USB. I wish there were a better way. Thanks, Elizabeth Mccall, Pisgah Forest, NC

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM Tracy <TJOriginals@...> wrote:
Pat-
To format a USB you should find the info on your machine under the Settings tab. Open it and look at the Embroidery settings. You may have to change pages to find the Format area. Put a blank USB stick in the machine before you turn it on. Then find Settings, Embroidery, Format. This should be in your owners manual also so look at the Settings info probably near the front of the book. I am not where I can look at a manual. Sorry.

Yes, it you format a USB that has designs on it, you lose them so be sure you have them stored elsewhere. When the USB is formatted, it puts a folder on it where the machine looks for designs and where you will copy/paste them to from your computer. Only put copies of designs on the USB.  Only use a 2gb or less stick.  Anything outside the folder will not be "seen" by the machine.  The machine looks at ALL the designs in the folder when you first open it on the machine. The more designs you have on the stick, the longer it takes to open and let you find what you are after. So that is why you should only put a few at a time in the USBs folder.  Stitch them, or remove them... Then put other designs on it.

Hope this helps. I am not sure how the WiFi features work. Maybe someone else can help with that.  Reading your manual is also a good idea and there is help on the Janome website under the Learning tab if you don't see info here.

Happy stitching!
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator

Re: Glass Fusible Beads

June E Hudspeth
 

Thank you so much Carolyn!

I will look into this!

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Gazerro
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:16 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

Swarovski has Hotfix Rhinestones that come in various sizes and shapes and have beautiful “fire” in them. As I understand they cut their stones with more facets to give the effect. It is best to use a applicator tool to apply them but it can be done with an iron.

Carolyn 🌹

Re: Glass Fusible Beads

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Swarovski has Hotfix Rhinestones that come in various sizes and shapes and have beautiful “fire” in them. As I understand they cut their stones with more facets to give the effect. It is best to use a applicator tool to apply them but it can be done with an iron.

Carolyn 🌹

Re: Glass Fusible Beads

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks Charles – I am looking into this!

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Maier
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:34 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

 

What about fusible rhinestones. They are very reflective.

Karen

 

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 07:26:40 AM CDT, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

 

 

No, they are beads, that when you iron them, they become flat and fused together, just like glass.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Castle
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 5:50 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

 

Could it have been”fused” glass beads? When I googled what you were asked no for, this was one of the choices. 

 

Barbara

 

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 4:47 PM June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone:  I am starting to make an applique lighthouse quilt and the designer says she used glass fusible beads for the window.  As hard as I've tried, I cannot find them anywhere.  I searched Amazon, JoAnn's, Michaels and Fire Mountain Gems.  

I've never even used them before.

Any hints, suggestions?

Thanks so much!  June

Re: Embroidery help- and a website - USB's

Ginger Benckert
 

I have the best luck using 2.0 usb's.  I get them on amazon really cheap. I but sets of either 10 or 20 and it keeps it in stock. I like putting categories on the sticks with a permanent marker and I always have them ready to go. amazon to me is the best prices for usb sticks 

GINGER
https://www.stitchedinfaith.com

Custom embroidery and stock designs

On June 26, 2019 at 10:22 AM Elizabeth Mccall <mountainlady989@...> wrote:

Hi there, I live in Transylvania county.. south east of Asheville, near Brevard..lots of waterfalls and very beautiful. BUT no Janome dealers close. The one in Asheville is Bernina very focused ..
I hope Pat is able to format the USB's in her 15000. I just formatted some USB's , and it is so easy...First I have found using USB's with 2-16 GB are best..

Maybe  the 32 GB with the new  3.00 version, that I just put on my machine will now work.  QUESTION :   Does anyone have ideas on this?
First insert a USB into slot, & turn on your machine go to embroidery mode. Second, tap to SET with the little wrench sign scroll down to find page 5/5.
The Format is shown there. Follow directions to format ..remember if you have anything on a USB it will be erased. 
Does any have good results using a certain size USB ? 
I have to use a CD reader plugged into the computer to transfer designs, first to the  computer ( I'm trying to learn files) then put them on a USB. I wish there were a better way. Thanks, Elizabeth Mccall, Pisgah Forest, NC

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM Tracy < TJOriginals@...> wrote:
Pat-
To format a USB you should find the info on your machine under the Settings tab. Open it and look at the Embroidery settings. You may have to change pages to find the Format area. Put a blank USB stick in the machine before you turn it on. Then find Settings, Embroidery, Format. This should be in your owners manual also so look at the Settings info probably near the front of the book. I am not where I can look at a manual. Sorry.

Yes, it you format a USB that has designs on it, you lose them so be sure you have them stored elsewhere. When the USB is formatted, it puts a folder on it where the machine looks for designs and where you will copy/paste them to from your computer. Only put copies of designs on the USB.  Only use a 2gb or less stick.  Anything outside the folder will not be "seen" by the machine.  The machine looks at ALL the designs in the folder when you first open it on the machine. The more designs you have on the stick, the longer it takes to open and let you find what you are after. So that is why you should only put a few at a time in the USBs folder.  Stitch them, or remove them... Then put other designs on it.

Hope this helps. I am not sure how the WiFi features work. Maybe someone else can help with that.  Reading your manual is also a good idea and there is help on the Janome website under the Learning tab if you don't see info here.

Happy stitching!
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator

 

 

Re: Embroidery help- and a website - USB's

Pat
 

Thank you Cheryl and Tracy,

I looked at the manual and things are becoming clearer now.  I am coming from a Viking Designer SE where the motherboard went bad and I figured out how to convert all my patterns to JEF format, but was taken by surprise by the need to format the stick.  It is comforting to know if I'm really stuck the ladies in this group are so friendly and willing to help.  Many thanks.  I appreciate your support.  I hope someday in the future I can play the kindness forward.

Pat

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: EQ8

Maria Morrow
 

Ok I will thank you!

Maria Morrow, Treasurer
Camellia Quilters
Mobile:  985-640-5024

On Jun 26, 2019, at 5:41 AM, Lorrie Gauthier <lorrie@...> wrote:

I had purchased eq8 through their website for whatever the regular price was at the time. I think I used the online chat (message me button bottom right) because I had a question and she gave me a bit off the regular price. I installed it on my pc. 

Then in I decided to switch completely to a Mac. I am using VMware on it to run Digitizer but decided it was worth the $25 migration fee to get a license for my Mac and installed that. Works like a charm. 

I think I'm allowed to use one installation on a pc and one on a Mac or both on the Mac but I only have it installed on the Mac right now. I quit the pc cold turkey. 

You might want want to email them and tell them what you have and ask how to go about getting what you need. Their customer support is wonderful. 

Re: Horizon Link Acufil

favymtz
 

I saw your question when you first asked, but I don’t have any clear idea of what it is you want to do with the “outside designs” you mentioned. Are they quilting motifs, embroidered designs, pre-made stipples, etc, you need to be more specific.
Acufil has two main functions. One is to create stipple fills to fit a specific design area; the other is to use quilting motifs to create a layout that can be used on a specific size project. It’s all based on the AQS22 hoop size.
Also, if you have the 15000 app often mentioned in this group, Diane does some very good explanations of ways to use Acufil and most likely you will find your answer there. If you haven’t purchased the app yet, you should!
favymtz

Re: Embroidery help- and a website - USB's

Elizabeth Mccall
 

Hi there, I live in Transylvania county.. south east of Asheville, near Brevard..lots of waterfalls and very beautiful. BUT no Janome dealers close. The one in Asheville is Bernina very focused ..
I hope Pat is able to format the USB's in her 15000. I just formatted some USB's , and it is so easy...First I have found using USB's with 2-16 GB are best..

Maybe  the 32 GB with the new  3.00 version, that I just put on my machine will now work.  QUESTION :   Does anyone have ideas on this?
First insert a USB into slot, & turn on your machine go to embroidery mode. Second, tap to SET with the little wrench sign scroll down to find page 5/5.
The Format is shown there. Follow directions to format ..remember if you have anything on a USB it will be erased. 
Does any have good results using a certain size USB ? 
I have to use a CD reader plugged into the computer to transfer designs, first to the  computer ( I'm trying to learn files) then put them on a USB. I wish there were a better way. Thanks, Elizabeth Mccall, Pisgah Forest, NC

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM Tracy <TJOriginals@...> wrote:
Pat-
To format a USB you should find the info on your machine under the Settings tab. Open it and look at the Embroidery settings. You may have to change pages to find the Format area. Put a blank USB stick in the machine before you turn it on. Then find Settings, Embroidery, Format. This should be in your owners manual also so look at the Settings info probably near the front of the book. I am not where I can look at a manual. Sorry.

Yes, it you format a USB that has designs on it, you lose them so be sure you have them stored elsewhere. When the USB is formatted, it puts a folder on it where the machine looks for designs and where you will copy/paste them to from your computer. Only put copies of designs on the USB.  Only use a 2gb or less stick.  Anything outside the folder will not be "seen" by the machine.  The machine looks at ALL the designs in the folder when you first open it on the machine. The more designs you have on the stick, the longer it takes to open and let you find what you are after. So that is why you should only put a few at a time in the USBs folder.  Stitch them, or remove them... Then put other designs on it.

Hope this helps. I am not sure how the WiFi features work. Maybe someone else can help with that.  Reading your manual is also a good idea and there is help on the Janome website under the Learning tab if you don't see info here.

Happy stitching!
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator

Re: Horizon Link Acufil

Lynne Dean
 

Hi Pat
I saw your original question and was interested in any responses. Have not used my Acufil for a while as on a mission to clear my sewing room of unfinished projects. I’m nearly done with a lengthy project and next on the list needs all over stippling so will be getting my head round Acufil again. Will have a play around and see if I can use any of my purchased designs in the calculator. From memory I think the software uses .jpx files, but my memory isn’t great these days.
Lynne

Re: Horizon Link Acufil

juliadlf.ny@...
 

If you go to YouTube there are tutorials. Use Search criteria: "Horizon Link Acufil". Several video tutorials.
Here is Janome's tutorial:http://www.janome.com/en/blog/new-six-part-video-series-on-acufil-quilting-/
Lastly, Jim and Diane's IPad App has tutorials.

Hope this helps,
Julia

Re: EQ8

Lorrie Gauthier
 

I had purchased eq8 through their website for whatever the regular price was at the time. I think I used the online chat (message me button bottom right) because I had a question and she gave me a bit off the regular price. I installed it on my pc. 

Then in I decided to switch completely to a Mac. I am using VMware on it to run Digitizer but decided it was worth the $25 migration fee to get a license for my Mac and installed that. Works like a charm. 

I think I'm allowed to use one installation on a pc and one on a Mac or both on the Mac but I only have it installed on the Mac right now. I quit the pc cold turkey. 

You might want want to email them and tell them what you have and ask how to go about getting what you need. Their customer support is wonderful. 

Re: Embroidery help- and a website - USB's

Cheryl Paul
 

Pat,

When you put the USB into the embroidery machine - the machine does its magic and places some files on to the USB. They are EMB and ORD - the EMB is from embroidery designs and the ORD is for stitch files that you can make in Stitch Composer and save for stitching. Don’t worry about the ORD for now - just get familiar with your embroidery files. If you touch the arrow at the top of the screen when in embroidery mode, you can go back to file folders that are at the root of the USB and the file list to go into ones that show up on the screen when you select the USB as your file source to find your designs. I’m not at my machine now, but I think you’ll figure it out once you are in embroidery mode. I get myself stumped quite often and I’ve been doing this for years, and years. Things change a bit with each new machine that comes out and I’ve had quite a few in the last 15 or so years.

Don’t be afraid to try things, if you get stuck and are frightened as to what will happen or confused, you can always turn the power off/on switch and start over with a clean slate. I’ve even been stalemated to need to resort to turning the power off when the DON’T DO IT icon has showed its face on the screen. The machine was frozen and there was no other way to get it going. I only did that as a last resort though.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: EQ8

Maria Morrow
 

Thanks for the info. Small fee? Was that when EQ8 first came out? I should have jumped on it. Now it’s $99. 

Maria Morrow, Treasurer
Camellia Quilters
Mobile:  985-640-5024

On Jun 25, 2019, at 4:04 PM, Lorrie Gauthier <lorrie@...> wrote:

Hi Maria. I have eq8 for pc and just switched to a Mac. I paid the small fee to download the Mac version and installed on my Mac. Works perfectly. 

Re: Embroidery help- and a website - USB's

Pat
 

Thank you Tracy.  I am sure I'll be able to format the USB now.  I have read the manual, somehow I missed this.  I have also been looking on-line.  I appreciate your help, thanks again.

Pat

Virus-free. www.avast.com


On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM Tracy <TJOriginals@...> wrote:
Pat-
To format a USB you should find the info on your machine under the Settings tab. Open it and look at the Embroidery settings. You may have to change pages to find the Format area. Put a blank USB stick in the machine before you turn it on. Then find Settings, Embroidery, Format. This should be in your owners manual also so look at the Settings info probably near the front of the book. I am not where I can look at a manual. Sorry.

Yes, it you format a USB that has designs on it, you lose them so be sure you have them stored elsewhere. When the USB is formatted, it puts a folder on it where the machine looks for designs and where you will copy/paste them to from your computer. Only put copies of designs on the USB.  Only use a 2gb or less stick.  Anything outside the folder will not be "seen" by the machine.  The machine looks at ALL the designs in the folder when you first open it on the machine. The more designs you have on the stick, the longer it takes to open and let you find what you are after. So that is why you should only put a few at a time in the USBs folder.  Stitch them, or remove them... Then put other designs on it.

Hope this helps. I am not sure how the WiFi features work. Maybe someone else can help with that.  Reading your manual is also a good idea and there is help on the Janome website under the Learning tab if you don't see info here.

Happy stitching!
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator

Re: Glass Fusible Beads

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks Karen.  Great idea.

 

I will check it out.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Maier
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:34 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

 

What about fusible rhinestones. They are very reflective.

Karen

 

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 07:26:40 AM CDT, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

 

 

No, they are beads, that when you iron them, they become flat and fused together, just like glass.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Castle
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 5:50 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

 

Could it have been”fused” glass beads? When I googled what you were asked no for, this was one of the choices. 

 

Barbara

 

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 4:47 PM June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone:  I am starting to make an applique lighthouse quilt and the designer says she used glass fusible beads for the window.  As hard as I've tried, I cannot find them anywhere.  I searched Amazon, JoAnn's, Michaels and Fire Mountain Gems.  

I've never even used them before.

Any hints, suggestions?

Thanks so much!  June

Re: Glass Fusible Beads

June E Hudspeth
 

Thank you for the “great suggestions”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Think I will go with a batik fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Much easier and less stress 😊.

 

Thanks again,

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Vikki Youngmeyer
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 7:24 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

 

Having just put beads on an ornament project, practice before putting them on a quilt. I made the mistake of putting them too close to each other which made the unit pooch! I also found that taking a stitch putting on a bead then attaching that to the fabric followed up by a stitch that had no bead locked in the bead. So in other words stitch,  put on bead, stitch no bead, then stitch with a bead  - repeat! I found out from experimentation that an additional stitch after the bead stabilized the previous stitches. 

 

As for the window, I would throw the onus back on her to provide the glass fusible beads! An alternate solution would be to use a bright yellow or yellow/orange batik and blow off the glass fusible beads. You can’t work with what you can’t get; but a backup plan is always handy!

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cindy Sipp
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 7:47 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

 

Put the beads on after the quilt is totally finished.   

 

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019, 7:47 PM June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone:  I am starting to make an applique lighthouse quilt and the designer says she used glass fusible beads for the window.  As hard as I've tried, I cannot find them anywhere.  I searched Amazon, JoAnn's, Michaels and Fire Mountain Gems.  

I've never even used them before.

Any hints, suggestions?

Thanks so much!  June

Re: EQ8

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Hi Maria. I have eq8 for pc and just switched to a Mac. I paid the small fee to download the Mac version and installed on my Mac. Works perfectly. 

Re: Glass Fusible Beads

Charles Maier
 

What about fusible rhinestones. They are very reflective.
Karen

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 07:26:40 AM CDT, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:


No, they are beads, that when you iron them, they become flat and fused together, just like glass.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Castle
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 5:50 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Glass Fusible Beads

 

Could it have been”fused” glass beads? When I googled what you were asked no for, this was one of the choices. 

 

Barbara

 

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 4:47 PM June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone:  I am starting to make an applique lighthouse quilt and the designer says she used glass fusible beads for the window.  As hard as I've tried, I cannot find them anywhere.  I searched Amazon, JoAnn's, Michaels and Fire Mountain Gems.  

I've never even used them before.

Any hints, suggestions?

Thanks so much!  June

EQ8

Maria Morrow
 

Hello no have EQ7 for pc but haven’t ever used it. I am now going to upgrade to EQ8 and spend time learning it. EQ told me I can upgrade to Mac or pc. At the time I bought pc, the Etsy seller recommended it, but I can’t for the life of me remember why. 

I hate using a pc and I love using a Mac. 

Who know the pluses and minuses of both when making things for Janome 15000 (which I also have).

Thanks in advance.

Maria Morrow