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 am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I 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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81 Responses to TRANSFERRING DESIGNS FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE PART3

  1. Misty says:

    Hello I am having a issue with loading a name into the machine with a usb. It’s only showing 3 letters like a monogram… can you help me with this?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Misty,

      It could be a number of reasons from incorrect format; design too large for the hoop; USB stick not formatted in the machine first? Sorry, it is hard to know with so little information. The best is to contact your local Janome dealer to ask for support and assistance.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. alexis carrillo says:

    I have a janome mb4 and I am trying to transfer data from my computer to the janome machine using a usb flash drive.
    I formatted like in the instructions but for some reason the machine isint picking up any signal or recognition of the usb. what do you think I should do?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Alexis

      Please check the capacity of the USB stick. It may be too big for the MB4.
      Also please check the size of the design. If it too large for the MB4 hoops or the incorrect format, it will not recognize the designs or open them.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  3. Mgabe says:

    My Janome 230e is telling me to re thread even if I re start the process of putting thread to a bobbin.
    anyone knows this please!!!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Mgabe

      I dont think we can help you on this forum. You will need to contact a local Janome authorized dealer who can explain how to thread up your machine and check your machine to ensure it is operating properly. It could just be a small step you are missing and we cant see that on a blog comment forum. Sorry.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. Help me
    I am trying to put a purchased jef file onto my mc9700 but the screen comes up with

    ATC card memory error
    Do you want to delete damaged or unwanted data? Yes/no

    I don’t know what is going wrong

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Jasmine,

      Have you asked your local Janome dealer for assistance? OR our Technical Support Helpline 1-800-631-0183 Ext 775?
      If you don’t have anything on the card you wish to keep, you can go ahead and press YES. I think it may be trying to format the card which is necessary to create the file folders in which you save the designs you wish to open at the MC9700. Answering yes may delete everything off the card so don’t press Yes unless you have removed files from the card that you wish to keep.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  5. Nina Collins says:

    I put a stick with too much memory in my 3500, now the circles will not go off my screen. Can I turn it off or take the memory stick out without damaging my machine?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Nina,

      Please confirm the model # you are referring to? Do you mean 350E? I’m not familiar with a 3500 which takes a USB stick. And yes, you switch the machine off, and take the stick out. I cannot say more until you confirm the model number.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • donmax02 says:

        I have the 230E Janome Embroidery Machine. It used to work perfectly but now it keeps saying rethread even when nothing is wrong with the thread. I also observed the bobbling hook skips thread too. Can you help please?

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi

        I’m not sure what you mean by “bobbling hook”? Rethreading message usually means the thread is not properly engaged in the tension discs or there is something caught somewhere which is blocking things for you. It sounds to me that you need to see an authorized Janome dealer for some service/technical assistance.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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