TRANSFERRING DESIGNS TO MY JANOME EMBROIDERY MACHINE PART 1

Beautifully digitized OSAWA FISH COLLECTION (available from your local Elna dealer)........Just exactly how do I get this design off the Osawa design collection CD in my computer and stitch it out at my embroidery machine?????

This is a really beautifully digitized design from the JANOME OSAWA FISH COLLECTION  DESIGN CD – available at your local JANOME dealer. BUT….how do I get this design off the CD in my computer and onto my embroidery machine to stitch out?????

The information here will be applicable to the following Janome embroidery machine models:  Mc9500; MC9700; MC300E; MC350E; MC200E; MC10000/1; MC11000 (all models); MC12000. Please note that there may be slight variations depending on your model. This is a broad overview so please send me a comment in the box below this post if you have a specific query OR see your local JANOME dealer for further information.

Your ATA card may look something like this. This one is an adaptor with compact flash card of just 256MB plugged into the adaptor (on the left)
Your ATA card may look something like this. This one is an adaptor with compact flash card of just 256MB plugged into the adaptor (on the left)
  1. First thing to consider is: What does your machine model have in terms of  transferring designs from the computer to the machine: Does it have a cable to directly connect? Does it have a USB port on the side of the machine? Does it have an ATA card (or compact flash card) port on the side of the machine? Some models have more than one option: cable and USB port (eg Mc12000) ; or ATA card and USB ports( eg Mc350E).
  2. If you are trying to find a blank ATA/Compact Flash card, please contact your local JANOME dealer as you will probably not find this at the electronics store.
  3. If you are going to use a USB stick: PLEASE do NOT use one larger than 1GB or 2GB. If you try to use an 8GB or 16GB one, you will more than likely run into difficulties. Trust me on this!  This is NOT applicable to the MC12000 – you may use large capacity media devices with this model only.  Small capacity sticks are pretty hard to find so feel free to contact George at Stitchitize in Saskatoon who has a supply of small capacity USB sticks for purchase that he has had made specifically for our machines. The link to his website contains Tel as well as email address.
    Small capacity USB stick for transferring designs from computer to embroidery machine
    Small capacity USB stick for transferring designs from computer to embroidery machine
  4. If you have the Mc12000; Mc11000 etc,  you will have a cable that was included with the machine which can also be used for transferring designs. One end plugs into your computer and the other end plugs into your embroidery machine.
  5. There is another method for transferring designs: using the CD ROM DRIVE. In a nutshell, this gives the option of plugging the CD ROM drive with a USB cable into the USB port on the side of the machine and then directly accessing design files from the CD without having to use a computer. This is compatible with some embroidery machine models (MC11000; MC350E).

WATCH FOR PART 2 OF THIS TOPIC LATER THIS WEEK ON 8TH MARCH.

If you require further information after you have viewed Part 2, send us your query in the Comment box below or contact your local JANOME dealer.

More cute embroidery: this is a STITITIZE embroidery design which I edited and changed to suit my purposes on the JANOME DIGITIZER MBX software and then needed to get it from my software program on my computer to the embroidery machine to stitch out ........easy when you know how: I just saved it as a jef onto my USB stick & then popped the USB stick into the USB port on the side of my Janome embroidery machine. Voila! baby quilts in the making......

More cute embroidery: this is a Mc11000 Square hoop STITCHITIZE embroidery design which I edited and changed to suit my purposes in the JANOME DIGITIZER MBX software and then needed to get it from the software program on my computer to the embroidery machine to stitch out ……..easy when you know how: I just saved it as a jef format file onto my USB stick & then popped the USB stick into the USB port on the side of my Janome embroidery machine. Voila! baby quilts in the making……

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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59 Responses to TRANSFERRING DESIGNS TO MY JANOME EMBROIDERY MACHINE PART 1

  1. grietha says:

    has the cable from janome 10001, been change to fit a laptop now the old fitting wont work on my laptop

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Grietha,
      No, sorry, it wont fit. And it is not only the cable connection that may not fit on a new laptop, it is also the laptop operating system. Newer ones like Windows 7 onwards are not compatible wit older machine models. The embroidery machine, computer and embroidery software need to be kept current in terms of technologies.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Byron says:

    Very frustrated with the janome downloading system. It seems that it takes us an hour or more to download one simple design from a Janome disk The blue light on the usb optex flashes three time indicating that the design wanted has been loaded into it. When bringing it up on our MC 9000 there is nothing there. Surely Janome can make this process much more user friendly.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Byron,
      I’m not sure of all the facts/what technology/media you are using so am not able to conclusively reply to you. The Janome MC9000 is a much older machine with technology that was much slower than current models we sell which have newer technology. The fact that you say it is taking longer than an hour to download and then is not there when you try to open the design, seems to suggest you are might be using equipment which is not compatible with the MC9000. And if the design is not there, then it was either not saved due to timing out/inability of the MC9000 to read the design. Or the design does not meet the parameters for the MC9000 (# of stitches, # of colours and size of the design). Or it is the wrong format for the MC9000 which requires .sew format.
      You mention a USB? The Janome MC9000 does not work with a USB. It is only compatible with a Janome Memory card with a very small memory capacity. If you try to use a later technology with this machine, it just won’t work. Kinda of like trying to connect a Beta video system to a current Windows 10 computer – just cannot be done.
      Please contact your local Janome dealer or the Janome Software helpline 1-800-631-0183 for assistance with what equipment is needed to load an embroidery design onto this machine model: a Janome Memory card and Reader writer box.

      Liz
      Janome Canada

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  3. Lynne Legare says:

    I have a Janome MC11000 and have forgotten how to connect my cd rom. I cannot get my machine to recognize the cd rom. H E L P!!!!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Lynne,
      I can also barely remember! As far as I can recall you plug it in the side of the machine & open the CD rom drive on the screen. If it is not working, then maybe the cord is broken? Not sure. Best I can suggest.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • Lynne Legare says:

        Liz, we are missing a step and I cannot remember for the life of me what it is. When the girl at the dealership told me how to do it, I said of course!!! that is how you do it…and then the brain went into fade! Of course, this conversation I had with her was a few MONTHS ago. I cannot remember what I had for breakfast or even if I had breakfast. thanks for answering, Liz.

        Lynne

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