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Oh good grief - another commercial!

Jim Stutsman
 

The Apple App review process is getting faster. I submitted ThreadBook 1.2 this morning and it's in the store this afternoon. The highlights of this update are:
  • Yet more bug fixes, which hopefully only happened to me
  • More brands - 163 so far
  • Browsing can now show threads arranged by number or color
  • Numbered browse listings are now in proper numeric order
  • Browse listings can now be printed, saved as PDF, emailed, etc.
  • Question & Answer section has more content, including some "How to" videos
  • Updates to the Library will now be nearly instant if you are connected to iCloud, within 24 hours if you're not
We've received several submissions for missing threads that we could not use, because they were variegated threads. As it stands today, the app cannot match to variegated threads. However now that the initial bumps and bugs are dealt with I am beginning another, bigger update that will include the ability to match variegated threads, as well as add them to the Library.

Many, many thanks to all the early adopters and testers who patiently endured bugs and shortcomings, while providing us with precious feedback!

Re: Storage question

Trina Moss
 

Hi Lorrie, 

On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:53 PM Lorrie Gauthier <lorrie@...> wrote:
Hi 15,000 owners, where are you guys storing the plastic cloths guide? I’m having trouble figuring out a safe place to put it in the black case

Hi Lorrie, I had a space between two shelves. It was just the right size for a shelving unit that goes over a toilet. The space that the toilet fits in, I hung my hoops using a S hooks and the shelf above I store those guides. It works really well!

Re: 2-Day Janome Seminars for 15000 Owners

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Thanks Jim, it was a great trip. I can't remember the name of the woman in the wheelchair, but I'm pretty sure she was up dancing after a few of those things. LOL

Re: Storage question

Cheryl Paul
 

I keep my cloth guide under the velco on the top of the black box that came with the machine. It is well padded and I saw that the dealer had placed the demo’s cloth guide in that spot.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Storage question

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Thanks Trina. I'll keep that in mind. We are moving and that might be something I can do.

Re: Heavy Duty machines

Pixey
 

Thanks to all for your responses, it has definitely given me some things to think about.

Like Cheryl, I prefer to have my 15000 ready to go for embroidery and some other specific quilting projects rather than risk beating it up with basic heavy duty sewing. As much as I like them, my 6600 and my S9 struggled a little with the thickness in a recent By Annie tote project...even coaxing it slowly along I felt like I needed to hold my breath as I sewed a few particularly thick areas.

I did ping my dealer about something on the Janome sale circular (the fact that it has two different dates about when the sale price was valid) and he advised waiting until Black Friday instead. So I have some time to ponder the decision.

Occasionally I do a minor cringe when I actually count up my number of machines but each one brings a particular specialty or opportunity to my future sewing adventures. And during the recent “event” I was not even close to the people that tied for having the most machines. So that made me feel a little better.

Pixey

Re: Storage question

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Well I guess great minds think a like then Cheryl! That is where I ultimately ended up putting mine yesterday but I wasn’t sure if that was a good spot or not. There’s a bump from the little key that turns to lock it in place but I’m pretty careful with the box so hopefully it won’t get damaged for now. Thanks

Elna

Liz Borgman
 

Morning Jim. I have an Elna 920 and Jenome15000 did an update a while back, I was wondering if you have heard any news if they are considering an update. I enjoy your remarks and information very helpful. Thank you for that.
Liz


On Oct 9, 2019, at 5:02 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The Apple App review process is getting faster. I submitted ThreadBook 1.2 this morning and it's in the store this afternoon. The highlights of this update are:
  • Yet more bug fixes, which hopefully only happened to me
  • More brands - 163 so far
  • Browsing can now show threads arranged by number or color
  • Numbered browse listings are now in proper numeric order
  • Browse listings can now be printed, saved as PDF, emailed, etc.
  • Question & Answer section has more content, including some "How to" videos
  • Updates to the Library will now be nearly instant if you are connected to iCloud, within 24 hours if you're not
We've received several submissions for missing threads that we could not use, because they were variegated threads. As it stands today, the app cannot match to variegated threads. However now that the initial bumps and bugs are dealt with I am beginning another, bigger update that will include the ability to match variegated threads, as well as add them to the Library.

Many, many thanks to all the early adopters and testers who patiently endured bugs and shortcomings, while providing us with precious feedback!

Re: Heavy Duty machines

Jim Stutsman
 

Would 8 iPads and 4 Macs be too many for 2 people? (Asking for a friend.)

Re: Elna

Jim Stutsman
 

Sorry Liz, I have very little to offer. Even when we were dealers, we were well out of the loop. I've always thought it was weird for Janome to buy the rights to the Elna name. I guess they wanted to have a Chevrolet to sell in addition to their Cadillac. While the 920 does cost less than the 15000, I don't think it gets the same love from Tokyo. I would not expect any updates other than what might be required to fix a bug. For your sake, I hope I'm wrong!

Artistic Digitizer 1.5

phorge1
 

I recently purchased the Artistic Digitizer software to use with my MC 15000. I am struggling with the colors from the design being reduced. For example: A embroidery JEF design with 15 unique Madeira colors, opens with only 11 colors. I have my color preferences set to default to Madeira. However, the 11 colors that do display are Janome even though that default button is not highlighted. I looked for a setting to retain design colors like there is on the MC1500, but could not find anything. I have restarted the application every-time I made a setting change. What am I missing? 
Frustrated in Minnesota 

Sewing machine in a cabinet

Joyce Daniel
 

A new gal at our church gave me her mom's sewing machine a few months ago.
It is in a cabinet and has to stay in the cabinet to sew. None of the gals I
am teaching have room for a cabinet sewing machine so I need to find a home
for this gem.
She is a Brother Charger 1361. All metal. Cabinet in nice condition. One
owner, non smoker. She sews straight stitch and sews it very well. Comes w a
few accessories. She has been cleaned and runs really well. Would do well
for basic sewing or quilting but IMO could also handle heavy duty sewing.
There is a picture attached that I hope will transfer to the group.
She is in my garage in Georgia, between Atlanta and Augusta, and can be
picked up there. No charge but a donation to Threads of Love appreciated.
Joyce Daniel
706-467-3652
mdaniel@...

Re: Artistic Digitizer 1.5

Jim Stutsman
 

Although it can be used on a Mac, we don’t use Artistic Digitizer. I would suggest that you join this Facebook group and post your question there:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/437838400085969/

Decorative stitches - horizontal mirror image

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

I am wondering why some decorative stitches cannot be ‘turned around’ using the horizontal mirror key? Such as the leaf (#116 under dec stitches pg 7/9). But stitch 109 can be horizontally mirrored....Also any of the stitches I create in stitch composer cannot be horizontally mirrored...the key on the screen is just greyed out.this is extremely limiting and frustrating....if anyone can let me know why I would be grateful. Thank you!

Re: Decorative stitches - horizontal mirror image

Jim Stutsman
 

The grays-out key is actually the vertical mirror key. The reason this stitch cannot be mirrored is due to the way the stitch is formed by the machine. Horizontal mirroring just flips the zigzag direction, swapping zigs for zags. Vertical mirroring for stitches that have reverse cycles in them is much different. It changes how the stitch is made, which essentially means it must be redesigned for completely different feeding. The machine does not have the ability to do that.

As an aside - due to the way this website processes attached photos, a full-sized picture becomes huge and also takes much longer to send. For those on a cellular connection that means extra cost. When including photos it's better to resize them first. We also have limited space for photos, and our storage is about 60% full. I don't have the option to buy more space without going to a much more expensive plan, so when it's full I'll have to delete some.

Re: Heavy Duty machines

Lucy Akers
 

I bought an inexpensive Singer "heavy duty" for sewing jean purses and found that my Janomes (9400, 12000, 15000) sew thru all of those layers better. And, after being use to Janomes and computerized, I found the Singer hard to use because I kept forgetting it would sew with the foot up, etc!!

Re: Heavy Duty machines

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I thought I was overloaded.......We have 1 IMac, 2 laptops, 1 IPad and a tablet.  I also have 2 embroidery machines a electronic sewing machine, a serger, a scan n cut and a cricut.
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all the Canadians out there!
Roberta in sunny Newmarket Ontario

Re: Heavy Duty machines

Sewhat
 

I know someone, (a friend), that has 8 laptops, and 4 IPAD’s. 0nly one 15000, 1 old singer and a serger😊

Donna Strode

Re: AcuSetter

Sharon Simmons
 

I have been trying to get AcuSetter to work for me and continue to have issues.  I’ve opened my ipad, selected my machine, my design is up on the screen ready to stitch out but for some reason, when I try to receive the design, it doesn’t come into the ipad.  Will it only receive the built-in designs?  The design I’m using is coming from a thumbdrive. 

 

When I try to receive the design, I can see on my sewing machine a screen that acts like it’s transferring but it never appears in my ipad.   Thank you for your help.  Sharon

Re: Heavy Duty machines

Viola Tani
 

The curiosity got better of me when I received a newsletter from Janome UK the other day and it showed there is a new sewing machine just coming onto the market and that it is mega expensive.  That is the M7 Continental.  So I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Ally Pally, London, today to see it.  It is big and beautiful.  Jayne showed me how it effortlessly sewed through a very thick layer of folded felt at high speed, I was impressed.  I bought an Atelier 9 (S9) from there last year so could not buy another machine this year and I have run out of space and do not need another machine but was tempted.  The price of it is £4,999 but as a show offer, it costs £1500 less during the show that ends on Sunday.  That is a good price.  Viola