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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61 Responses to TRANSFERRING DESIGNS FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE PART3

  1. Cleta Cater says:

    I have a Janome 10000 and I cannt transfer my embrodery designs with my new computer. Everywhere I look they say I am out of luck. What do you do now.?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Cleta,

      You don’t say what computer operating system your new computer has but we would assume it is Windows 10. If so, then what you have heard is correct: the technology on a Janome 10000 is not compatible with the technology on a Windows 10 computer. You will either have to upgrade your machine model to one which has newer technology compatible with the Windows 10 computer, or you will have to use an older technology computer with your Janome 10000 (we would assume this is what you were doing up until now). And this latter solution may only be for a limited time as these technologies are not going to last forever.
      You may call the Janome Software Helpline for further information 1-800-631-0183 Ext 775.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Evelyn Dunlap says:

    I have janome 11000, I want to know how to put designs on a flash card that are bigger than the 5×7 I have the 11000 customizer on my machine but don’t know how to use it.any help would be appreciated!!!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Evelyn,

      We are not able to address these sorts of software queries on this comment forum. Sorry. Please contact your local Janome dealer for coaching on how to how to save designs to your flash card or USB stick for the MC11000. Your local Janome Dealer is always your first place to go for owner’s lessons on all aspects of your Janome embroidery machine.
      Alternatively, you may call our Janome Software helpline at 1-800-631-0183 Ext775 for assistance.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  3. Stephannie B says:

    Have you ever seen a problem if the original JEF files were saved on the flash drive using a Mac? My 512MB flash drive is extremely slow ( not much on it)… And sometimes won’t open at all on my 11000SE

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Unfortunately we don’t support Mac so I really don’t know why this is occurring. You could contact the Software Helpline 1-800-631-0183 Ext 775. They might be able to help.
      Sadly, the technology on a 512MB flash drive and the MC11000 is a much older generation and is slow. The newer technologies are much faster. Please check the parameters of the design – that it falls within the size and stitch count requirements for that machine model.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. Ann says:

    I need a zip drive for my embroidery, which is the best one

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Ann,
      This depends on which Janome embroidery machine you have but you don’t mention this in your query. We recommend smaller capacity USB sticks/zip drives for most of our machines. MC15000 – 16Gig max; Mc12000 & MC500E – 8 gig max. Most others we recommend 1-2 gig max.
      Brand? – that is up to you but any reputable USB stick brand should work.

      Liz
      Janome Canada

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  5. Ridhwan Shariff says:

    But also i want to know is there any kind of software to upgrade inorder my janome memory craft 370e to have more features of embroiding.

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    • janomecanada says:

      Hello Ridhwan: A local Janome dealer would be the best place to bring your questions and see what is new with embroidery machines. The 350E is a great machine that will continue to stitch beautifully, but there is not really a way to upgrade to newer formats in the older machine.

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  6. Ridhwan Shariff says:

    Hi i have janome memory craft 370e but my problem is in the software of it. Because when am trying to fetch a picture or design from somewhere then i will find it with a certain background then i tried alot but finally i have failed to remove it.

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