TRANSFERRING DESIGNS FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE PART3

Cheryl of Saskatoon is a long time loyal JANOME customer and fan. She contacted me after PART 1 of this series was published and had some things she thought would be good to add.

Embroidery to die for .....gotta know how to get these gorgeous designs to your machine!

Embroidery to die for …..gotta know how to get these gorgeous designs to your machine!

Preparing a USB or Compact Flash Card for Embroidery Design transfer

  1.  The first thing to know is that the format for Janome Embroidery Machines is:  .jef.  So when purchasing from internet websites, you need to choose .jef format. If this format is not available, you will need software to convert the design to .jef. Same applies if you buy a CD of designs: be sure to check it has .jef format if you do not own embroidery software which will convert another format to .jef 
  2. To format a USB or Compact Flash Card (memory device), put the memory device into your computer: Right click on it and scroll to the format on the drop down menu.  The device MUST BE formatted in the FAT in the “File System” window.  A quick format will work just fine. 
  3. Take a blank USB or Compact Flash card to your sewing machine and insert it into the appropriate slot.  The machine will put the correct folders onto the memory device.  There will be 2 folders on Embroidery/Sewing machine memory devices an only 1 folder on the embroidery only machine.  The folders will be EMB (for embroidery files) and ORD (for ordinary sewing or saved stitches in the sewing mode).  The ORD folder will not be referred to as it isn’t needed for embroidery. 
  4. After the proper files are on the memory device, you put the device back into your computer and copy your .jef format designs into the Embf folder ( the inner folder) and you are ready to start your embroidery project.
  5. An extra note:  Those who own the Memory Craft 11000/11000SE; 350E; 12000 and now the new 9900, can create folders inside the EMB folder and give them a name that means something to you.  The important thing to remember is that your designs go inside that second folder so that the embroidery machine can find them.

Thank you, Cheryl, for these extra tips & information.

more "delicious" embroidery

more “delicious” embroidery

ADDENDUM TO THIS POST: JANOME CANADA HAS A SUPPLY OF 1GB & 2GB USB STICKS CURRENTLY (APRIL 2013) AVAILABLE FOR SALE. PLEASE ORDER THESE AT YOUR LOCAL JANOME DEALER BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE……AS WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE VERY HARD TO FIND!

About lizafrica

I work for Janome & Elna Sewing machines in Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing industry for over 20 years so I do bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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3 Responses to TRANSFERRING DESIGNS FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE PART3

  1. Barbara says:

    I’ve just brought home my 9900 today. I’m trying to figure out how to best utilize the 5.5 x 5.5″ & 7.9 x 6.7″ hoops. It’s very irregular as most Internet instant download embroidery files come in 4×4, 5×7 and 6×10 sizes. (Why did they stop at 7.9 x 6.7? Very limiting unless you only create your own designs…which not alot do with the more basic models. I’m still learning.) Seems like I have a machine that is only 4×4 and 5×7 capable unless I get a 6×10 shrunk down to my hoop size. Help!

    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Barbara,
      Did you not look at the hoop sizes carefully to match them to your wishes/requirements before you bought the MC9900? The RE20a hoop will not accommodate 6×10″ designs. You would need to resize these size designs to stitch out in the Re20a hoop. If you require larger hoops, you would have to consider the Janome Mc12000 or Mc15000.
      Having said this, the Mc9900 is one of my favourite “go-to” embroidery machines. I LOVE that it is compact, has so many top of the line features and does such a great job of sewing and embroidery.

      Have fun with your new machine!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA.

  2. Mivi Jansen says:

    As you say, gorgeous designs! Great to see you at the Victoria sewing conference, Liz. Really enjoyed your workshop and chatting at the booth.

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