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  1. I agree, I spent 11 hours stitching a design for a friend only to discover I'd mirrored the darn thing and as it was a map of Africa and Madagascar couldn't bluff my way out. It's a mistake I never repeated. If your edge runs fall outside your fills, your hoops aren't exerting enough grip to cope with the fills. I see you have a 6 needle machine, I can't see the actual shape of the hoop but I can see ripples of fabric top left and that concerns me. this has proved to be a really useful tip for my 50 x 35 cm hoop for my 15 needle Tajima machine, I pre tension my hoops as well, I hoop t
  2. Kazooie, V5.0F was the version launched and has had several updates addressing problems end users flagged up, I'll admit there hasn't been one since the release of the V5'0P update. But if folks don't inform Janome there's a glitch, it wont get addressed. I report as many as I can after discovering whether its an end user problem or program glitch, in many instances its down to woefully inadequate computer specs. I tell my students take the recommended specs and triple them. Digitising software is CAD ware and ram and display ram hungry. I also urge them to buy a desk top computer, a decent si
  3. One of the more difficult concepts to wrap your noob digitizer's head around is test stitching. I'll ask you a question, how many sample squares of tatami fills with no underlay, different fill angles, different densities have you stitched. Then repeated those squares with various underlays . How many fabric types have you stitched them on, how many stabilisers have you tried. Have you identified the effects of push pull and digitised to minimise their effects. I notice you make patches, consider using scrim felt http://www.smcristall.com/product/scrim-felt/ another supplier, http://w
  4. Kazzooie, Terri the Janome America tech support lady enjoys my utmost respect, she is the only tech support operative for the whole of North America and Canada, has a crippling workload which she really does try to keep on top of. Wilcom support is meant only to be used by owners of the commercial software and Hatch owners, there is no agreement between Janome and Wilcom for support, and those who bypass Janome by using the Hatch support, causes problems for V5 users and Wilcom. I live in England, and the tech support operative here also enjoys my utmost respect, he is actually the machin
  5. Wilcom True sizer ES3 supports a huge number of formats including PHC and converts to most formats. What you can't do with a stitch file is successfully re scale it, you would need an Emb, Jan, or Art native format in order to re scale . Also when you open a stitch file it is auto centred for you, move it and the program will tell you error when you try to Save as in the stitch format you want..
  6. Ah yes, the rumours, trouble is rumours are rarely correct and tend to get inflated over time. Just before the launch of Janome/Wilcom MBX version 4, the then CEO of Janome America struck a deal with the owner of a past its sell by date program, without first getting the go ahead from the parent company in Japan, it was marketed as the Janome Artistic Sewing Suite. Tokyo insisted the Janome flash be removed. It's a long complicated story and I don't have all the facts so I wont try to conjecture the reason. Last year during the Janome City Tour dealers saw V5 was on the close out list and I w
  7. Irina, if you digitise all the areas to cut away first then repeat each line of stitching so every area has two rows it makes it easier to cut away the fabric, then when you have removed the fabric do the zigzag to prevent fraying. I then run a stabilising run of stitching about 1mm away from the cut edges with a stitch length of 1.3. Then begins the creation of the Richelieu connectors and any details, finally the edge cover stitch. I use vlieseline Soluvlies 321, hoop the fabric and 2 layers of the water soluble Solufliese , small lace scissors to remove the fabric. I have Venere chis
  8. Redline man, if your hasp gets knocked sideways again see if it coincides with an operating system update. I've been teaching Janome/Wilcom software for many years, and the only gripe I have with it is the fact its linked to Corel. Corel has a nasty habit of failing and crashing V5. It did the same in earlier versions. Hatch, which is Wilcom's first real domestic software, lacks the full functionality of V5 but is still a great program, plus it doesn't have an umbilical cord to Corel.( If you use V5 and Windows 10 expect problems as Win 10 doesn't support Corel x6. ) Though Hatch, Digitis
  9. Truesizer supports Jef and Dst, it could be the designs sizes, the orientation, or even the start and end end points, all Janome machines have a start point at the x and y co-ordinates of zero. If you can convert to DST, first check all the colours and sewing sequence, write them down and then save as DST. The colours that appear you simply ignore, you change colours on the machine according to the list of colours you wrote down and in the order you stitch them..
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