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Alice - have you tried raising the height of the embroidery foot? It may be getting stuck on some dense areas, leading to nesting. Just a thought.
Glynnis in KY
From: Alice Cromer
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:26 PM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Nests
Thanks for the responses to my post about thread nests. I stitched out a sample this afternoon. The thread was in the take up lever- yes all the way in. I opened the door and looked. I still got intermittent thread nests.
I am winding my own bobbins with Janome bobbin thread. These are the bobbins and thread that came with the machine. I also tried Bottom Line in the bobbin. I am using the embroidery bobbin case with the yellow dot. It and the bobbin seem to be correctly in place.
I also use my 12000 for sewing and never have a problem. In fact, I absolutely LOVE it. I am an experienced quilter and machine embroiderer. I just can’t figure out what’s going on here. The machine will stitch perfectly then start “nesting” when you least expect it.
Thanks for your help. I’m not giving up until I get this figured out.
Alice in Florida
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2013 5:10 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Nests
Sure, it's definitely worth using the single hole plate for embroidery, but I don't think it is related at all to the thread nesting. If you compare machine sewing to hand sewing, imagine the process of pulling the thread to the top with your fingers. The take-up lever is your fingertips, and the tension is how tightly they are gripping the needle. Without holding the needle in your fingertips - you get a loop. Don't hold the needle tightly enough - you get a loop. Run the machine without the thread in the take-up lever, or with little to no tension, you get a lot of loops, aka a thread "nest". When the needle is coming up, the thread is tucked snugly into the groove at the back of the needle, so there is no "play" in the thread. That's why the size of the hole in the plate is not a factor, although using the single hole plate provides more support to the fabric, resulting in a better stitch.
--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "Linda True Norman" wrote:
> Also, when I was playing with the 12000 last weekend, I mentioned the
> nesting under the needle plate/bobbin area, and Sue said it MIGHT be a
> choice of needleplates. Use the single hole one instead of the wide hole
> to give the thread less play coming up thru the needle plate and see if that
> cures it. Worth a try?
> Linda True Norman
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Katy McCue"
> To: <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 10:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [janome12000] Skipped Stitches
> When this happened to me it was because I had broken a needle. The damage
> done to the bobbin case created bumps and burrs in the plastic case. I tried
> filing them down, but they were too severe. The thread kept getting caught
> on the plastic as it came around the case. I finally had to get a new bobbin
> case. Examine your case and try your embroidery case to see if your stitches
> skip with it.
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