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Janome feet

pble2000@...
 

Me again. Being so new to the Janome world, I'm still getting used to the Japanese v. the Swiss way of doing things. I purchased the Stitch in the Ditch foot and watched the video in the Foot Book and on the Janome site. I was surprised to see that I had to move the needle from center 4.5 to 5.0 to keep from sewing on the fold. I know we can adjust the needle position a zillion ways but expected that a middle position with this foot would put the stitch right behind the blade. Is this unrealistic? Could my new foot be out of kilter? Thanks for your patience with me, folks!


Patti, the befuddled one


Trying to stay fuddled, Jim says:

The blade in the Ditch Quilting Foot is in the center, so 4.5 would be appropriate for stitching in the ditch between two squares. If your needle is not in line with the blade using the default 4.5 center then your machine may need adjusting. Draw a line on a piece of fabric. Using the Ditch foot, with stitch #1 using the default position of 4.5, sew along the line keeping the blade of the ditch foot on the line. Your stitches should fall on the line.


It has also occurred to me that you may have mistaken the blind hem foot G for the Ditch foot S. They look almost the same, but the blade on the G foot is offset for hemming. Check the letter on the foot to make sure you are using the foot you want.


Re: New acudesign app -- designs

pble2000@...
 

The app was included with my recent purchase of the 15000 (probably because it was so close to the release of v.2) and I downloaded it yesterday. Since I don't have other digitizing software at this point, I will probably use it at least somewhat. I think someone mentioned in an earlier thread a comment about the quality of the included designs and that they weren't quite Janome level. Having scanned through the collection, I can understand that comment. The designs in the 15000 are varied and appealing; the ones in AcuDesign seem simple and a bit sophomoric. Is that too harsh? I don't mean to be picky about something I received gratis but I doubt that I will use many/any of these. So my question is where to find more of the type of designs included in the 15000? I have used many of the online sources but really like the style of some of the Janome designs. And, Jim, wow, are you right about the absence of lettering! The included 'lettering' is an odd assortment to say the least!

I'm learning so much from all of you -- thanks!

Patti who IS enjoying her machine but has lots of questions

In an effort to keep the fun going, Jim says:
AcuDesign is a study in frustration. It has so much potential and so many barriers in the way of achieving that potential. There is no way to delete the "free" designs, so you have to set filters to hide them. The lack of lettering could be overcome if it were possible to send a design from AcuDesign to AcuEdit. I've been experimenting with doing this via DropBox, but have encountered bugs that keep that from working. We've wanted to do a video for AcuDesign, but I keep getting sidetracked trying to develop work-arounds for things that aren't working correctly. Very frustrating!

AcuEdit, on the other hand, is really nice after the V2 update. We uploaded the video for the update yesterday and it should be available in everyone's app by tonight.


Re: Automatic Needle Threader on 15000

m1955seamstress
 

Kaye,
I sure hope so.  I bought my machine in March so it ought to be, I would think!  As I told Cheryl, I could see possibly paying labor costs but hopefully that wouldn't be too much.

I will have to pay for my mistake of unscrewing a plastic piece for the tension on thread for winding the bobbin!  And I think it gave my dealer major fits putting it back together!  

But I don't think I should have to pay for this part unless it was something I clearly did wrong perhaps.

Marla


Re: Automatic Needle Threader on 15000

m1955seamstress
 

Cheryl, yes mine also tells me off!  So not sure why the lady even said that.  They are very sweet people so hopefully will not have any problems with this.  She did say after I questioned that yes, it should alert me.  But her comment was that the 15000 is new to us ladies and we are not used to having to lock the machine!  As I told my husband if we are supposed to lock the machine there should be a safety feature preventing us to attempt to thread it.  And I am sure my machine does unless there is some kind of defect.

I can see where maybe I would have to pay some labor costs unless a warranty covers their time.

Marla


Classes for the 12000

mrswings2@...
 

Does anyone know if there is a place to take classes for the 12000 in the Houston area? I guess maybe even the Austin area. I live in Brenham, Texas which is right in the middle of these two cities. I was born and raised in Houston, so I would prefer Houston.

Thanks



New at Digitizing

mrswings2@...
 

I just bought Janome's Digitizer MBX 4 for my 12000. Is this the best one to have at the moment? Not even sure what Digitizer does. May be in way over my head. I can barely operate the 12000. Have had it for a year. Please advise. Thanks
P.S. Haven't broken the seal, but it's been about 3 weeks since I bought it.



Jim says:

Digitizer MBX is a great piece of software. It's very powerful and can create some wonderful things. You'll need some instruction to get started. Here is a good place to begin.


Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000

My-Stitches
 

There are various ways to do it other than cutting a large square and throwing away quite a bit.  I use sticky stabilizer most often and what I like to do is, after I (carefully) tear out the first embroidery is just to stick a smaller piece over the hole I just made.  This will work several times, usually.  It also works to cut a long strip and just work your way down it as you go.  And you can make a "frame" to hoop, that is hooped but then almost the whole hoop area inside is a hole for your sticky stabilizer. I've done this, too, with heavy clear plastic.  And this would be a place where the 5 inch hoop would be good for 4 inch designs because you'd have that much left inside your clear plastic (or whatever) that  you hooped.

Mary



Would it be possible to have a permanent piece of stabilizer (or other thin
fabric) you reuse for the hoop with a hole in the middle over which you
baste the stablizier you want to use in your embroidery design - or would
this mean you would not get enough tension in the hoop.


Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000

Kaye Lessard
 

The machine comes with the small free arm hoop that works really well for onzies and small items!!!kaye in la


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Re: Automatic Needle Threader on 15000

Kaye Lessard
 

It should not cost you as it should be under warranty!!!


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Re: Automatic Needle Threader on 15000

Cheryl Paul
 

Marla,

I don't know what your machine does, but my 15000 WILL NOT thread if I don't have the lock engaged.  I have had everything ready to go (unlocked of course) pushed the needle threader button, and the machine tells me off.  So I've held the thread so that it isn't slack, locked and tried to thread.  Mine at this time will not thread the needle but it does go through the motions, but it just doesn't catch.  I've taken the thread out started from scratch, but still no go.  I have resorted to using eye strain and threading the good old fashioned way - by hand.  Don't let your dealer bully you, as I really believe that if your machine engaged the threader when it wasn't locked, THAT would have been the mistake - a problem with the machine not you.

I'm complaining but really shouldn't as I haven't gone in to my dealer and discussed this with the technician that got the 10 out of 10 to work a month or so ago.  I've heard that there was to be a fix or improvement for the threader, but don't know if that is just a rumour or not.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000 and wasted fabric

Sharff <sharff@...>
 

Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000 and wasted fabric

Thu Oct 9, 2014 10:22 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"HEATHER COWAN" hac2213

I use mostly tear away stabilizer in 50 yard rolls. It is very economical. I do use wash away for DSL and cut away for t shirts. No matter which stabilizer I use I do NOT hoop my fabric as it stretches it and causes puckers IMHO. I hoop the stabilizer and mark the cross hair with a washable marker. I starch my fabric unless it is a fabric which is not suitable like suede or velvet. I lay the fabric on the stabilizer matching the crosshairs and temporarily use one small straight pin on each side to hold fabric in place. Being careful to not stitch over the pins I use the baste stitch to tack it down to the stabilizer removing the pins as I go. This method works very well for me and no wasted fabric. I figure if this method wasn't a good idea there wouldn't be a built in baste stitch in the machine. I avoid hoop burn and puckers and save fabric. I like the janome hoops ... But worry about the torque on the Center pin after a lot of use ..... Any problems??? 
Heather 

Heather, 1) I follow the same procedure for hooping as you do.  2) I also made the large hoops "smaller" with an inner fabric hoop to save wasting stabilizer. And 3) I baste left over pieces of stabilizer until they are large enough to hoop or to fill holes in larger pieces.  All these techniques work well for me.
Linda
 
 


Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000

Kay Allen
 

I cut a square out of the center and use a glue stick to attach additional layers of stabilizer for embroidery. It is quite labor intensive and time consuming. I'm retired and now  I make items for craft shows as a ‘part time’ job and would really appreciate a more efficient way of doing things. The 4” x 4” hoop is not a new concept for Janome. I just wish they would make it for the 15000.
Kay 
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Re: Saving Stabilizer

Virginia
 

Thought So.  thanks.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Milton Frazier Fmjfrazier@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Saving Stabilizer

 
Jim a question for you.

Is the Spring 2012 On Line sewing  Volume 2,No1.  Hoop Holder directions that Diane Created, are the measurements for the Janome 12,000 hoops?

Virginia


Measuring his words, Jim says:
Yes, the holder was made for the 12000. It would also work for the 15000 since both machines use the same hoops.


Re: Saving Stabilizer

Virginia
 

Jim a question for you.

Is the Spring 2012 On Line sewing  Volume 2,No1.  Hoop Holder directions that Diane Created, are the measurements for the Janome 12,000 hoops?

Virginia


Measuring his words, Jim says:
Yes, the holder was made for the 12000. It would also work for the 15000 since both machines use the same hoops.


Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 


Anne,
I made a fabric insert for the SQ23 hoop,and it worked just fine.  I basted the stabilizer to it with no problem.  I haven't used it since buying the RE18 but maybe I'll make one to fit the RE 18 or the SQ14 to make a 4 by 4 space.  Basting and removing the thread was easy as I used my Juki which has a 6mm stitch length.  (I don't understand why the Janome machine can't do that!)  But isn't it both somewhat sad and funny that we always want more, more, more?  That's what keeps our economy going, I guess.
Ceil

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

I'm just wondering about this stabilizier issue - but bare in mind I haven't done any embroidery yet.

Would it be possible to have a permanent piece of stabilizer (or other thin fabric) you reuse for the hoop with a hole in the middle over which you baste the stablizier you want to use in your embroidery design - or would this mean you would not get enough tension in the hoop.

Has anyone ever tried it?

Just a thought anyway.

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 9 October 2014 15:17, Patricia Ward ward.pm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Weighing in on this discussion: I personally like the 5 inch hoop on the 15000. So many of the so called 4x4 designs were a tight fit on a hoop of that size and I worried about the needle striking the edge.   IMHO I would rather use extra stabilizer then have a strike against the hoop and cause machine damage resulting in a repair bill.


Pat

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 7:43 PM, shejmartin1@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


The thing is the way they designed the 5.5 x 5.5 hoop you waste a lot of stabilizer.  I've given up hoping for a 4x4 though.  Just don't think it will happen when we already have a smaller hoop; it was just engineered kind of wacky.

Sherry





Re: Automatic Needle Threader on 15000

m1955seamstress
 

Hi, I'm back!  My machine is at the dealer and I talked with the daughter today.  She indicated her dad who does the repairs had to order something for my automatic threader.  She kind of indicated that they are thinking I must have used it without locking it.  I'm not saying I couldn't have made a mistake and not locked it but questioned her because I thought the machine prompted me to lock it first.  She says yes it should have but the 15000 is new and we are not used to locking it.  Hmmm.  They are very nice people but feel like they are saying it's my fault.  Perhaps it is but whenever I have forgotten and touched that button for the threader it has beeped at me to lock.  Could I ignore it and go ahead and use the threader?

Anyway, thinking this is going to cost me!

And my dealer got my parts back together for the bobbin winder that I foolishly unscrewed!  Guess he said some Bible verses outloud!  His daughter says his Bible memorization came in handy yesterday.  Oh my.  I told her to tell him, I'm sorry I caused so much frustration!  Again, think this is going to cost me!  Ugh!

Marla


Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000

vicki chrobak
 

Anne, That is pretty much what I mentioned in my previous e-mail.  Use your plastic grid to mark the hole in the middle & X & Y Axis.  Zig-Zag well around edge of hole, & especially mark l where TOP is.  Then use your UHU glue to iron smaller piece of stabilizer to the permanent "stabilizer".  Baste in the hoop before embroidering.  I sometimes iron a stabilizer piece to both top & bottom of the permanent stabilizer if it will be a dense design.
Vicki Jo

On 10/9/2014 10:25 AM, Anne Parker annegparker@... [janome12000] wrote:


I'm just wondering about this stabilizier issue - but bare in mind I haven't done any embroidery yet.

Would it be possible to have a permanent piece of stabilizer (or other thin fabric) you reuse for the hoop with a hole in the middle over which you baste the stablizier you want to use in your embroidery design - or would this mean you would not get enough tension in the hoop.

Has anyone ever tried it?

Just a thought anyway.

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com


Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000

Patricia Ward
 

If you cut your stabilizer in long strips... say you are cutting it for the 5 x 5 hoop and cut the width and then a long strip, you would be surprised how you can save stabilizer and get more from one strip then block pieces.  Also if your design can be manipulated in the hoop so to raise it a little you get an extra inch of stabilizer if you are really worried about how much you use.

Just an economical idea that I have used...

Pat

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM, JoAnn Novak vinjosew@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


  I have complained to my dealer about the hoops, saying the same thing.
  This is my first Janome machine.  I love the machine but the hoops are very
  wasteful for fabric and stabilizer.
  JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

The thing is the way they designed the 5.5 x 5.5 hoop you waste a lot of stabilizer.  I've given up hoping for a 4x4 though.  Just don't think it will happen when we already have a smaller hoop; it was just engineered kind of wacky.


Sherry





Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000

Kay Allen
 

My 15000 came with a 5 ½" x 5 ½" and then they made a 5 x 7. It seems to me that a 4 x 4 would have been a much better choice.


Kay Allen
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Re: 4"x4" hoop for the 15000 and wasted fabric

HEATHER COWAN
 

I use mostly tear away stabilizer in 50 yard rolls.  It is very economical.  I do use wash away for DSL and cut away for t shirts.  No matter which stabilizer I use I do NOT hoop my fabric as it stretches it and causes puckers IMHO.  I hoop the stabilizer and mark the cross hair with a washable marker.  I starch my fabric unless it is a fabric which is not suitable like suede or velvet.  I lay the fabric on the stabilizer matching the crosshairs and temporarily use one small straight pin on each side to hold fabric in place.  Being careful to not stitch over the pins I use the baste stitch to tack it down to the stabilizer removing the pins as I go.  This method works very well for me and no wasted fabric.  I figure if this method wasn't a good idea there wouldn't be a built in baste stitch in the machine.  I avoid hoop burn and puckers and save fabric.  I like the janome hoops ... But worry about the torque on the Center pin after a lot of use .....  Any problems???
Heather

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On Oct 8, 2014, at 8:59 PM, shejmartin1@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

The thing is the way they designed the 5.5 x 5.5 hoop you waste a lot of stabilizer.  I've given up hoping for a 4x4 though.  Just don't think it will happen when we already have a smaller hoop; it was just engineered kind of wacky.


Sherry

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