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Re: app

Sandy Smith <sandy.smith13@...>
 

The "my 15000" is absolutely wonderful. I am new to janome machines and started with the 15000. ....it has helped me tremendously!!! If I can understand it.....anyone can. Thanks for all your hard work!


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Re: Free Motion Quilting

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Thanks Diane

That's confirmed what I thought - even though I don't have the machine yet!

The use of the QO foot and no hoping was one of the things that I specificially asked to try at the demo I had of the machine, and I loved it.

I have been using the special darning foot on my Elna Diva (which has a fixed ankle so this foot doesn't fit any other machines except the Elna 8000 and 9000 -http://sewingtales.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/my-first-attempts-at-free-motion-and-an-explosion/ ) - which doesn't hop - just rocks ever so slightly, so wanted a new machine that gives me that or better - and that's what the 15000 does!

I am finding it very difficult to hold off until the new version comes out - but I want to see what offers there may be in UK before I actually buy. :0)  I've already read the manual twice all the way through!

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 16 September 2014 15:43, diane@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

To clarify/correct what Jim posted:

I am not an expert quilter by any stretch of the imagination but the 15000 makes me feel like one. I love the free motion option. By setting the foot height to the thickest seam it just glides over the rest of the areas like butter. Each time you stop stitching the foot readjusts if necessary for that area. Even with metallic thread I have not had an issue. Since the 15000 is different from the other Janome models the features are also a bit different. The machine has auto pressure adjustment. This is how hard the foot presses down on the fabric. See page 90 for specifics. The hopping foot was included for quilting areas with a large difference in thickness. It just hops back and forth between thick and thin. We will be adding a video that covers free motion in the My15000 app. 


Diane




App 15000

sewbad54 <no_reply@...>
 

Purchased the App found the Horizon link videos really good. I will now be able to use Stich creator  and Acuquilt . But just a little comment, only a teeny weeny one, for me I found the background music distracting and a little irritating particularly when I used my earphones.

Thank you for a good learning tool.


My 15000 App

Cheryl Paul
 

Good Morning Diane and Jim,


I am now sort of caught up on my exhaustion from the weekend sewing retreat I was on and able to look at the App properly.


I want to Thank You for the development of such the wonderful tool that you have provided for the 15000 owners.  I learned things that I didn't know the machine could do and they are short cuts for what I have previously been doing.  I especially enjoyed learning Horizon Link so much better.  I tended to go to Digitizer when I want to do things, but that is sometimes "overkill" for what is needed at the time.  I just know it so well and didn't take the time to read all the "HELP" in HL for either my 12000 or 15000.  Now I can just refer to the video and go from there.  By the way, Diane, that quilt in demo is lovely.


The friend, that received my gift of this app, is appreciative also.  I really needed something with a sizzle to give to her for her birthday in November and then Christmas as well and this sure fit the bill.  She always has special little things for me - and I'm not good at that at all.  I'm her driver to all sewing events, so we have gotten to know each other very well since we met after our retirements.  I told her husband that I was going anyway, so there is no big deal in picking her up.  She and I did a month to Arizona in January of 2013 - we had a blast.  We're doing a driving holiday at the end of February this winter, to get out of the cold and snow for a couple weeks.  Puyallop, here we come and then off to California before the return home journey.  We'll be visiting lots of quilt and sewing shops along the way.  No hurry, except to get to the show in Puyallop.


I just needed to let the two of you know that you have been an inspiration to my sewing  - so Thank You again.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Buttonhole Woes

Karen Cone
 

I tried making buttonholes on a fleece jacket.  Using my Janome 15000, the automatic sensor buttonhole #2, first it stitched the left side, did a tack and started down the right.  When it went down with the straight stitch it went 1/8 inch below where it should have stopped.  Then it went up the right side and stopped 1/8 inch from the top.  The very first buttonhole came out perfect. Seems the memory isn't quite right.  This also happens on my Janome 10000.  I did use the stabilizer plate.  Frustrated!  Now I will make each one without going automatic.

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On Sep 15, 2014, at 11:28 PM, "Mary My-Stitches@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have liked the sound of that stabilizer plate.  But can I get that (and perhaps the associated buttonhole foot) and have it fit the 11000. Or am I going to have to buy the 15000 just to make buttonholes?  I hear what you are saying about fabric but I make a LOT of wool shirts for DH and this particular one is a lovely Pendleton or fine English woolen. Not that thick, smooth, very nice fabric. I would expect it all to be perfect. And I've had the same troubles with cotton broadcloth and such.

Mary


Killing a 15000 sale, Jim says:
While I would never discourage anyone from owning a 15000, you can save a few dollars by just buying the stabilizer plate itself. The part number is 200428004. It's made to work with buttonhole foot R that has a hollowed out place on the bottom of the side that the sensor lowers into. If your R foot is solid there you will also need to replace that. You might also need to put a piece of water soluble stabilizer on top. That can keep the stitches of the buttonhole from sinking into the fabric.


Re: Buttonhole Woes

HEATHER COWAN
 

A bit out in left field here but  ..... I do all my buttonholes in the hoop.  I can arrange the placement perfectly, stitch them out without any concern over if the buttonhole foot will hang up on those thick seams around neck facings, and it doesn't matter if the fabric is sheer or bulky ..... even works on velour and leather ......  I make/choose the size buttonhole I want and then use the machine software to place them evenly in the hoop.  I hoop tearaway stabilizer, put the garment on top of the stabilizer ... not hooped .... run the baste stitch to secure the garment to the stabilizer [note ... don't run a baste line on leather or velvet ... it marks the fabric] .... and then stitch out the buttonholes.  If the garment needs a line of buttons longer than my hoop I just remove the garment from the stabilizer and repeat the process ...... very easy and very nice consistent buttonholes.  There are lots of buttonhole designs on the internet and many are free.  If you have a Pfaff as a back up machine they let you save your buttonholes as an embroidery design so you can do that.

 

 I just wish Janome allowed us to bring the buttonholes into the hoop from the stitch module.  ..... anyone at Janome want to tackle that little software update ......  Being able to bring stitches into the hoop is also a big bonus ..... especially for those of us who do heritage designs.

 

hugs

heather


From: "Mary My-Stitches@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 11:28:45 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Buttonhole Woes

 

I have liked the sound of that stabilizer plate.  But can I get that (and perhaps the associated buttonhole foot) and have it fit the 11000. Or am I going to have to buy the 15000 just to make buttonholes?  I hear what you are saying about fabric but I make a LOT of wool shirts for DH and this particular one is a lovely Pendleton or fine English woolen. Not that thick, smooth, very nice fabric. I would expect it all to be perfect. And I've had the same troubles with cotton broadcloth and such.

Mary


Killing a 15000 sale, Jim says:
While I would never discourage anyone from owning a 15000, you can save a few dollars by just buying the stabilizer plate itself. The part number is 200428004. It's made to work with buttonhole foot R that has a hollowed out place on the bottom of the side that the sensor lowers into. If your R foot is solid there you will also need to replace that. You might also need to put a piece of water soluble stabilizer on top. That can keep the stitches of the buttonhole from sinking into the fabric.



Free Motion Quilting

diane@...
 

To clarify/correct what Jim posted:

I am not an expert quilter by any stretch of the imagination but the 15000 makes me feel like one. I love the free motion option. By setting the foot height to the thickest seam it just glides over the rest of the areas like butter. Each time you stop stitching the foot readjusts if necessary for that area. Even with metallic thread I have not had an issue. Since the 15000 is different from the other Janome models the features are also a bit different. The machine has auto pressure adjustment. This is how hard the foot presses down on the fabric. See page 90 for specifics. The hopping foot was included for quilting areas with a large difference in thickness. It just hops back and forth between thick and thin. We will be adding a video that covers free motion in the My15000 app. 


Diane



Re: free motion quilting pressure foot

Smith Sarah Ann <sarahannsmith@...>
 

On a different FMQ issue, Jim wrote: No longer jumping up and down, Jim says: The QO and QV feet are not designed for hopping, but rather floating just above the fabric. Adjust the height to where the foot just clears the fabric without dragging. Jim: I’ve heard rumors of an updated 15000 coming out—presumably several software tweaks among any changes. Have you heard anything about whether they might have fixed the floating/skimming programming to include automatically adjusting in BOTH directions (up for thick intersections/spots on the quilt, down when back over non-bulky areas)? There are only two dealers in Maine that can sell the 15000 and I’d have a LONG drive (either 4 hours or 6 1/2 hours round trip) if I need to go to the dealer for a software update…. Cheers, Sarah Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design: From Photo to Threadwork Author of bestseller ThreadWork Unraveled website and blog: http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog e-mail: sarah@...


Playing the "Rumors" album by Fleetwood Mac, Jim says:
The 15000 V2 is due out shortly. The announced features include some new stitches and perhaps some other minor tweaks. As detailed in the previous post, there is no automatic height adjustment. The hopping foot is the best choice for a quilt that has variations in thickness.

Since the V2 machine is physically identical to V1 except for coloring it will be possible to update a V1 machine to V2 by downloading and installing the update. We've already had one such update made available for the RE18 hoop. Taking the machine to a dealer won't be necessary. All you'll need is a USB drive, preferably 2GB or smaller.


Re: FMQ with non-hopping foot, 15000--Jim

Smith Sarah Ann <sarahannsmith@...>
 

Thank you again Jim! For everyone, I had been having issues with thread shredding despite being an expert quilter and doing all the usual things to check. Jim reminded me that I was not delusional (at least on this) and that there was a key to adjust foot height—but instead of being in the adjustments area at the bottom (where I had looked) the key was on the TOP of the screen. Makes one wonder WHY it wasn’t down near the tension and other adjustment area, but so it goes. Anyway, Jim and all here’s another question: I had thought that the QO/QV feet and function (the second box down, straight FMQ) were supposed to automatically adjust to the height of the quilt when I asked Janome to try out this machine. On a previous quilt, it would adjust UP to thicker spots on the quilt, but then you have to come to a full stop for it to go back down (WHY? since that defeats the purpose of having automatic adjustments, so you don’t have to stop)….but the real question since Janome only programmed in half of what this foot needs to do is why did mine apparently not adjust down automatically even after stopping. ???? Befuddled…. there are so many brilliant things about this machine, but I think I’m better suited to the 8900! Cheers, Sarah Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design: From Photo to Threadwork Author of bestseller ThreadWork Unraveled website and blog: http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog e-mail: sarah@... Hopping on one foot, Jim says: I'm guessing that your "skimming"; foot is either the QO or QV foot. If you are using the Applications key for Free Motion Quilting there is a key at the top of the screen that will allow you to adjust the height of the foot up or down.


Wishing he could adjust his height to correlate with his weight, Jim says:
The 15000 adjusts foot pressure automatically, but not height. It can't do that because there is no sensor that detects when the foot is in contact with the fabric. That's why they put the height adjustment key on the machine. When using QO/QV Diane sets the height for the thickest part of the quilt. She's had no issues with shredded thread, which raises the question of whether there might be an issue with your machine that is causing that. If I were servicing that machine for that problem I would look at the edges of the hole in the presser foot for burrs or roughness. I would also check the edges of the hole in the needle plate, though it's rare to have rough edges in the single hole plate. The bobbin case should be removed and checked carefully on top and bottom for rough edges. Finally the inside of the hook race that the bobbin case was removed from should be checked with a piece of nylon stocking for anything that would snag. That area must be smoother than a baby's bum.


Re: Buttonhole Woes

My-Stitches
 

I have liked the sound of that stabilizer plate.  But can I get that (and perhaps the associated buttonhole foot) and have it fit the 11000. Or am I going to have to buy the 15000 just to make buttonholes?  I hear what you are saying about fabric but I make a LOT of wool shirts for DH and this particular one is a lovely Pendleton or fine English woolen. Not that thick, smooth, very nice fabric. I would expect it all to be perfect. And I've had the same troubles with cotton broadcloth and such.

Mary


Killing a 15000 sale, Jim says:
While I would never discourage anyone from owning a 15000, you can save a few dollars by just buying the stabilizer plate itself. The part number is 200428004. It's made to work with buttonhole foot R that has a hollowed out place on the bottom of the side that the sensor lowers into. If your R foot is solid there you will also need to replace that. You might also need to put a piece of water soluble stabilizer on top. That can keep the stitches of the buttonhole from sinking into the fabric.


Re: Button Holes on the Janome 15000

Karen Cone
 

Thank you, I will give that a try.

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On Sep 15, 2014, at 11:40 AM, "kcorgc@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I am making button holes on a jacket using #2 on the machine.  The first button hole came out perfectly!  The machine says it will repeat the same size button hole.  I did this and the left side was fine but the right side went about 1/8 inch below the left side.  Then it started to go up on the right side only to stop and do a tack stitch 1/8/ inch from the top.  What am I doing wrong?  I noticed the same thing on my Janome 10000.  Any help would be fantastic.  Thank you.

Karen C


Jim, whose left side is about 1/8" shorter than his right side, says:

Are you using the buttonhole stabilizer plate? The fact that one came out perfect suggests that the fabric may be thick, stretchy or otherwise difficult. The stabilizer plate will overcome that. For some fabrics, Minkee Blankee for example, some water soluble stabilizer on top can be a great help.


Re: app

bdake@sbcglobal.net
 

I agree. It's super. So easy to follow and understand. I wish they would do one on the MBX software. Lol


Jeannie Dake


Re: Is it possible to hoop fleece in the SQ 14 hoop?

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 


I'm using the SQ 14 hoop.  I just checked and the magnets won't work with this hoop.

---In janome12000@..., <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote :

Are you using your magnets with the hoop.  



-----Original Message-----
From: ceilsews <no_reply@...>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 7:16 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Is it possible to hoop fleece in the SQ 14 hoop?

 
No matter what I do it keeps popping out.  I have the Clothsetter but that doesn't seem to help in this situation.  The video I watched on how to do this project has the fleece already hooped but it looks like just a regular hoop on maybe a Babyloc or Brother machine.  Their fleece is in the hoop with a piece of medium weight tear-away.  I've opened the hoop up a lot and tried it keeps just popping out!  I'm guessing I can just hoop the stabilizer but it seems like I should be able to hoop both.
Thanks.
Ceil


Re: Is it possible to hoop fleece in the SQ 14 hoop?

Virginia
 

Are you using your magnets with the hoop.  



-----Original Message-----
From: ceilsews
To: janome12000
Sent: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 7:16 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Is it possible to hoop fleece in the SQ 14 hoop?

 
No matter what I do it keeps popping out.  I have the Clothsetter but that doesn't seem to help in this situation.  The video I watched on how to do this project has the fleece already hooped but it looks like just a regular hoop on maybe a Babyloc or Brother machine.  Their fleece is in the hoop with a piece of medium weight tear-away.  I've opened the hoop up a lot and tried it keeps just popping out!  I'm guessing I can just hoop the stabilizer but it seems like I should be able to hoop both.
Thanks.
Ceil


app

Terrill Mays
 

Many thanks to Dianne and Jim. The app  (My 15000) is amazing and most informative.

I would recommend the app for anyone who owns a  MC15000.

 

Cheer Terrill


Re: free motion quilting pressure foot

marlu allan
 

Jim,
I think the issue is mine.  The OV foot attaches to the straight stitch shank.  So even though I am on the quilting application key with the free motion option, I don't think this foot jumps up and down like the embroidery foot does.  I have adjusted the pressure foot height to a lower number and that helps.

thanks for your help.
Marlu


No longer jumping up and down, Jim says:
The QO and QV feet are not designed for hopping, but rather floating just above the fabric. Adjust the height to where the foot just clears the fabric without dragging.


Buttonhole Woes

My-Stitches
 

My problem is not on the 12000 or 15000, so I apologize for writing here but no one in the 11000 group seems to have had this problem to advise me. What's happening is that the wonderful, dependable, perfect Janome buttonholes I have been loving for the past 12-13 years suddenly are no longer dependable. It may make a buttonhole or it may not. Or it may make half a dozen and then go flaky on me. What happens when it goes flaky is that it will satin stitch about 5/8 of an inch (usually up the first side but not always) and then it stops and stitches a big glob in place. It seems like it's more likely to do this if the machine has been on for some hours but again, this is not a necessary condition. I made DH a wool shirt last winter and it took me weeks of cursing and ripping out to get all but one buttonhole done. I would make a sample or two, then with luck it would do 2-3 good buttonholes and then a bad one to rip out. I'm at something of a loss to understand this as I am not a novice buttonhole maker! And the truly weird thing is, my 10000 and my 6500 are flaky in just the same way. This I really do not understand. In desperation I even read the manual, thinking I forgot something. I hadn't. Any ideas? I'm almost wondering if some sensor or chip has gone peculiar from the passage of time. I've had my 11000 since about a year after it came out, the 10000 since 2001, and the 6500 I got when they came out. All go in for regular service. TIA for any help. Mary


Stunned by a blizzard of buttonhole problems, Jim says:
The fact that you are getting the same results on three different machines proves it's not a sensor issue. Depending on the thickness of the fabric, the R buttonhole foot can have a lot of difficulty staying consistent. That's where the buttonhole stabilizer plate comes in. It allows the foot to work properly no matter what the fabric is.


Is it possible to hoop fleece in the SQ 14 hoop?

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

No matter what I do it keeps popping out.  I have the Clothsetter but that doesn't seem to help in this situation.  The video I watched on how to do this project has the fleece already hooped but it looks like just a regular hoop on maybe a Babyloc or Brother machine.  Their fleece is in the hoop with a piece of medium weight tear-away.  I've opened the hoop up a lot and tried it keeps just popping out!  I'm guessing I can just hoop the stabilizer but it seems like I should be able to hoop both.
Thanks.
Ceil



Button Holes on the Janome 15000

Karen Cone
 

I am making button holes on a jacket using #2 on the machine.  The first button hole came out perfectly!  The machine says it will repeat the same size button hole.  I did this and the left side was fine but the right side went about 1/8 inch below the left side.  Then it started to go up on the right side only to stop and do a tack stitch 1/8/ inch from the top.  What am I doing wrong?  I noticed the same thing on my Janome 10000.  Any help would be fantastic.  Thank you.

Karen C


Jim, whose left side is about 1/8" shorter than his right side, says:

Are you using the buttonhole stabilizer plate? The fact that one came out perfect suggests that the fabric may be thick, stretchy or otherwise difficult. The stabilizer plate will overcome that. For some fabrics, Minkee Blankee for example, some water soluble stabilizer on top can be a great help.


RE 18 Update

Tony Coley
 

I know this is redundant but does the RE18 hoop come with the update file for both MC15000 and MC12000 machines?
If it's not where does a buyer get the update to install on their machine.
Thanks to all yoyu wonderful contributors.
Tony in still hot Alabama


From the Department of Redundancy Department, Jim says:
The RE18 hoop does not come with a machine update at all. You can get the update for the 15000 here. The 12000 update will be later, probably close to year end.

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