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Hope you enjoy your 550E, I have the 500E and looked at the 550E when it first came out. I believe they are basically the same machine, but with some different accessories--a larger hoop, maybe some additional things. Did you have to oil your machine when you first set it up? I was very surprised that my 500E requires the user to oil it every month, if it is used on a daily basis. I use mine each week, but not every day, so I do it a bit less. None of the pre-sale literature I saw, nor any of the sales people ever mentioned the oiling requirement. Hmmmmmmm. It would have been nice to have had that information up front. It has not been a deal-breaker, but it should have been disclosed. I wonder if the newer 550E also has this requirement? Kathy Strabel Camas WA
I love all these hints. Just getting used to my 550e and wondered how to do this. Hope to spend the day embroidering out Christmas designs of t-towels so will give this a try. Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11:48 AM, HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> wrote:
Hi Kathy: I also pull the bottom thread up to make a nice clean start. I find if I move the needle to stitch one .... I have the 15000, 9900 and MB4 and they allow me to advance a stitch. This moves the needle from the center position to the position of the first thread. Once in the position of stitch one I do a needle up and down and ..... voila ... nice tidy start on the front and back of my design. Good luck.
On Dec 15, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:
Hello Janome Group--
This may be a silly question as I may simply be missing something, but when I begin to stitch a design with my 500e machine, I want to bring the bobbin thread up to the top so I can hold both the bobbin and top threads out of the way for a clean, knot-free start without the thread tails getting bolluxed up at the beginning. I am not talking a giant bird nest, but there always seems to be a small "jumble" of threads at the beginning of a color change. ANd at the very beginning. I bring the bobbin thread up, wrap loosely around a finger and hold them out of the way, but the hoop always jumps a short distance and the needle does not pierce the fabric in the place where the needle is waiting to begin stitching. Thus, I have created another thread tail, which then gets jumbled up. The machine stitches very nicely on the top surface, but there are always those darn little tails that look so messy and require tweezers and scissors to neaten-up. Why does the hoop move at the beginning, when he needle is poised above the exact middle point of the design? Any comments welcome Kathy S Cams WA
Have a good one!
Have a good one!