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Topic Title: Memory Craft 8000
Topic Summary: Maximum size for designs
Created On: 12/07/2009 03:27 PM
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 12/07/2009 03:27 PM
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Mexicoman

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Hello all. While I realize I am not asking a question about a current machine, I am hopeful that some of you may have experience with this machine.

My wife is just getting into embroidery, she has this machine and an Amazing Box Max with a .SEW format card.

I have successfully loaded some designs to her machine in trials, but frequently get a "too large" error message. I am assuming this is from either the design being too large in size in inches or stiches.

Can anyone recall the specs that the machine has? What is the largest design I should expect to embroider?

Thanks for your help! Happy sewing!
 12/13/2009 09:40 AM
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netlady

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I have the 8000, 5000 and 10001. My 8000 is a back up machine for regular sewing. I started embroidery with the 8000. I saved the original sales brochure and it gives the maximum pattern size as 70mm(2 2/3 in.) X 125mm(5 in.).
I hope your wife will enjoy embroidery on the machine. There should be plenty of used janome cards because when they came out with the 10000 the new owners were given a cd of almost all the 8000 patterns.
In the future, consider a machine capable of use with the customizer program. This computer program makes it possible to use the internet and download the sew or jef formats. However, if you buy a used 5000 or 5700 you will still be stuck with the same size designs.
If you have more Q just put them on the forum and I'll try to answer. I am not an expert but will do my best. Good luck.
 12/13/2009 10:35 AM
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devilcat

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Also check the number of stitches in a design. The original number of stitches in the 10000 was 32,000 and an update increased this to 64,000. So, the 8000 will definitely not be more than 32000, possibly fewer. Try going to ASK JAN on the Janome website and she (?) will be able to tell you.

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 12/13/2009 03:11 PM
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MOM

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The 5700 only takes SEW design format not JEF. and that is approx 4x4 and no larger.
 12/20/2009 09:27 AM
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netlady

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Hi. I was going through my library of sewing books and found a book about the 8000 which I purchased when I bought the machine. Its entitled A Step by Step Guide to your New Home Sewing Machine by Jan Saunders. It's not about embroidery but it covers a lot of topics about the machine and is a good reference. I checked out amazon (under new home sewing machine) and found it for as low as 99cents. I paid 20 dollars in l993. Check it out. it's 244 pages and in paperback form. Good Luck.
 08/31/2010 12:29 AM
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NancieT

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I have an 8000 that I've loved for years. I recently became aware that there's a piece of equipment that will allow a design to be downloaded from the computer to a blank SEW card and read by this machine. Is anyone aware of this? I contacted BuzzTools, who used to sell this "interface" but they say they haven't carried it for 6 years. I'd love to have to ability to edit designs with my computer and then load them onto the card to sew them out on the Janome MC8000. Help anyone?
 09/08/2010 08:37 PM
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kharms

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I was told that you could purchase a reader/writer called Amazing Box Max and then you could download patterns. I also have been told that you cant do this with a Janome Memory Craft 8000 so I dont no who to believe.
 09/08/2010 09:29 PM
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MOM

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janome used to have a reader writer box with their customizer programs. they also called it a scan and sew. the card was made special for the 8000 the 5700 and the 9000 . They are obsolete now but can be found at some of the sales websites. like EBAY etc. the only problem is many that have purchased did not get the software which helps install the program or the program is incomplete, and not compatible with the newer windows versions. You can try a google to see if you can find it but if your machine takes a card specific for your machine you might not be able to use. Be careful many are finding that some of the accessories they claim work with Janome machines do not.

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 09/09/2010 10:28 AM
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leskoeb

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For what this is worth the MC 8000 used .sew format with a small s. For the next machine up it went to .Sew with a capital S. Some of the magic boxes can read and write the .sew. However the design size capability on the 8000 is much smaller than the 10001. I have both machines. I started with the MC8000 and it was awesome when it came out. However now the advances are light years ahead.

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I own 2 of the MC10000 converted to 10001, a MC6600, 1600 the Digitizer pro and Customizer software and a serger. Cover Pro 900. I also have other machines. Diamond Delux and Ellisimo Gold
 10/24/2010 08:24 PM
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jaramilloffice

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I was wondering if you ever found something to work with your Memory Craft 8000, I have the same problem I'm very limited. I would appreciate any ideas.
Thanks
Linda
 02/27/2014 11:30 AM
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merrym

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MAYDAY!!! My 8000 machine is sick and there is no one who will fix it for me, so I have to look for online help to get it going again! I turn it on and it wants me to set the needle end position arrow...when I hit the arrow it starts to chatter! So what do I do ? ALSO when I go to sew with it, it does nothing except TRY...sounds like it is wanting to move but is jammed. I have had this machine several years, and it only worked for me for a short time, then all this started and I put it away until I can find some way to get it going again. And right now I have the time to work on it...so ANY help would be appreciated!!!
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