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Re: Quilting

Sheri-A
 

Donna,
Thank you for the blue dot bobbin case suggestion. I'm working on quilting a quilt right now and this makes the back side look better 

Sheri


Re: Online site to purchase hoop?

calicodovequilts
 

Thank you both so much!  Ken's does have the SQ23 so I placed my order with them. Unfortunately, I am very dissatisfied with my dealer's customer service and prefer not to do business with them. They are about a 2 hour drive from my home. I wouldn't mind that if they were a little better with customers. 


Embroidering designs by Noriko Nozawa

krissy.b@...
 

Just completed two embroideries in the GR hoop on my brand new 15000.


Totally unimpressed.  Maybe it is me but this machine stopped approx every 6 thread cuts and told me the thread was broken.   Thread wasn't broken but had to take the hoop off the machine and reset the bobbin thread.   


As there are a lot of thread cuts in these big designs, this became a big pain so eventually, I turned off the thread cutting option and just cut the threads manually to finish the design


Maybe there is an easy fix or maybe not

Kris in Aus


Avoiding the pain of a thread cut, Jim says:

It sounds like an adjustment is needed. That's not at all normal and I don't know anyone who would accept it. See your dealer.


Re: Online site to purchase hoop?

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Ken's Sewing Machine Center
http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/search.php?q=jant12xr7

 


Brubakers http://brubakerssewing.com/

You may have to call or send them an email if you don't see it in their store listing.

They offer forum members a discount but can't remember what percent.


I'm sure there are other reliable online sellers.




Re: Online site to purchase hoop?

Patricia Ward
 

If you called your Janome dealer could you not purchase by mail?   Surely they will understand your distance dilemma and mail to you.

Pat

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 4:18 PM, calicodovequilts@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I need a new SQ23 hoop and there are no Janome dealers nearby. Does anyone know a web site in the US that sells Janome hoops for the 12000?





Online site to purchase hoop?

calicodovequilts
 

I need a new SQ23 hoop and there are no Janome dealers nearby. Does anyone know a web site in the US that sells Janome hoops for the 12000?


Re: needle thread woes design placement etc.

Colleen
 

Wow Jim thanks a million will try all this when I get back. Dontvreallybwant to go away either.Got to get car serviced 4 hours away. Cheers. cB

Sent from my iPad

On 19/10/2014, at 5:14 pm, newfiddler@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I had 4 of the same design saved to sew out on the big hoop 230.  I sewed one of the designs out and was hoping the needle would go to the next design on the right. This did not happen. I have tried to go back and took the needle out but I get the message re thread break only after a few stitches.  Is there somewhere that shows you how to put the designs in the right sequence . I used Horizon Link thingee found the design I wanted and cutr and paste.  I may have done that wrong.   I am unable to go to the next pattern on the right.   I have this piece of material with just one design on it.  Boo hooo.   How do you go back to where the thread break happened by taking the needle out.  Could do it on pfaff 7570.  I need help here don't want to take hoop off machine either as I am going away for a few days. All replies would be appreciated.  CB


Jim says:

The stitch order can be set in HorizonLink by simply dragging the designs in the panel on the right side of the screen. You can also do it in the edit screen of the machine by tapping them in the order you want them stitched. The broken thread sensor can be turned off in the set screen.


Re: not good for thick fabric?

Virginia
 

Barb I have to agree with you I always have the same issue with my 12,000 if I do not have dual feed engaged.  There is no way our 12,000 sews as well on thick fabrics like our 7700.  The 7700 is an awesome machine, why they chose to replace it so quickly is amazing to me.  I will hold on to it as long as I can.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Barb Engvall catsnquilts@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 11:14 am
Subject: Re: [janome12000] not good for thick fabric?

 
Ah, so there are things to twiddle with…I guess I need to read some more. I just put on the A foot and regular stitch mode. It was a quick job…I’ll take a look at all of those factors and try to remember them when I DO a real project! 


On Oct 18, 2014, at 5:08 PM, Barb Engvall catsnquilts@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I washed a couple of pillow cases from my sofa and went to stitch them shut again on the 15000 and it didn’t like it! I kept getting an error message which asked if something was stuck, too thick fabric or a bent needle…I’d clear it and it would stitch 2 stitches and I’d get the error message again. I was in basic utility sewing with a lengthened stitch…finally gave up and used my 7700 and it worked flawlessly…was I doing something wrong or is the 15000 not able to stitch through heavy fabric? It was 4 layers of upholstery type fabric…I’d done heavy fabric on the 11000 with no problem...


Barb Engvall
=^..^=

Being a bit too thick, Jim says:
Did you use a sharp needle? Reduce foot pressure? Use the dual feed system? All those are factors.




How long should the thread tail be with jump thread trimming?

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

I've noticed from time to time, the thread tail does not always stitch down into the design when I've got the jump thread cut mode on. How long should it be ? I've watched the stitchout and 98% of the time it is okay. Not sure if it is a embroidery design issue or something in the software or machine settings. I noticed on the Global site they mentioned this was suppose to have improved with the update on version 1.10.


And just as an fyi, when I tested the 15000 months ago before I decided on the 12000, I noticed the same thing happening.


Thanks

Julia

MC12000


Trying to make his own tail disappear, Jim says:

It's an imprecise operation and it can be affected by things such as thread type and stitch density. In some cases the cut thread may ride up on the needle. Commercial machines have devices that grab the cut thread and pull it up out of the fabric. The 12000 and 15000 don't have that.


Re: not good for thick fabric?

Barb Engvall
 

Ah, so there are things to twiddle with…I guess I need to read some more. I just put on the A foot and regular stitch mode. It was a quick job…I’ll take a look at all of those factors and try to remember them when I DO a real project! 

On Oct 18, 2014, at 5:08 PM, Barb Engvall catsnquilts@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I washed a couple of pillow cases from my sofa and went to stitch them shut again on the 15000 and it didn’t like it! I kept getting an error message which asked if something was stuck, too thick fabric or a bent needle…I’d clear it and it would stitch 2 stitches and I’d get the error message again. I was in basic utility sewing with a lengthened stitch…finally gave up and used my 7700 and it worked flawlessly…was I doing something wrong or is the 15000 not able to stitch through heavy fabric? It was 4 layers of upholstery type fabric…I’d done heavy fabric on the 11000 with no problem...


Barb Engvall
=^..^=

Being a bit too thick, Jim says:
Did you use a sharp needle? Reduce foot pressure? Use the dual feed system? All those are factors.




Acuedit

Colleen
 

After much ado I have just opened a rather stubborn acuedit on ipad.   When I try to send the design to the machine it tells me there is no communication with the machine.  Not sure what to do next.  I tried resetting the LAN business and everything is connected.   How should the machine be set up ....... To receive a design. I have used this before with no problems not sure what has happened.  Please help....seems like I need lots. cB


Jim says:

The machine should be turned on and in embroidery mode. There should be no messages on the screen. If the machine is waiting for an answer to a message you won't be able to send to it. Before trying to send a design you should tap the machine icon in the top right corner to be sure the machine is connected. If the machine doesn't show up in that window you won't be able to send to it. Once it does show up, tap on it to highlight, then tap "Done". This was necessary in version 1, but may not be in version 2. Finally, if you have not updated both your machine and AcuEdit app to version 2 you should do so. Communication is MUCH improved in that version.


needle thread woes design placement etc.

Colleen
 

I had 4 of the same design saved to sew out on the big hoop 230.  I sewed one of the designs out and was hoping the needle would go to the next design on the right. This did not happen. I have tried to go back and took the needle out but I get the message re thread break only after a few stitches.  Is there somewhere that shows you how to put the designs in the right sequence . I used Horizon Link thingee found the design I wanted and cutr and paste.  I may have done that wrong.   I am unable to go to the next pattern on the right.   I have this piece of material with just one design on it.  Boo hooo.   How do you go back to where the thread break happened by taking the needle out.  Could do it on pfaff 7570.  I need help here don't want to take hoop off machine either as I am going away for a few days. All replies would be appreciated.  CB


Jim says:

The stitch order can be set in HorizonLink by simply dragging the designs in the panel on the right side of the screen. You can also do it in the edit screen of the machine by tapping them in the order you want them stitched. The broken thread sensor can be turned off in the set screen.


not good for thick fabric?

Barb Engvall
 

I washed a couple of pillow cases from my sofa and went to stitch them shut again on the 15000 and it didn’t like it! I kept getting an error message which asked if something was stuck, too thick fabric or a bent needle…I’d clear it and it would stitch 2 stitches and I’d get the error message again. I was in basic utility sewing with a lengthened stitch…finally gave up and used my 7700 and it worked flawlessly…was I doing something wrong or is the 15000 not able to stitch through heavy fabric? It was 4 layers of upholstery type fabric…I’d done heavy fabric on the 11000 with no problem...


Barb Engvall
=^..^=

Being a bit too thick, Jim says:
Did you use a sharp needle? Reduce foot pressure? Use the dual feed system? All those are factors.


Re: One Stitch Stop

Sarah A. Smith <sarahannsmith@...>
 

Trying again…..


Subject: Re: One Stitch Stop
Date: October 18, 2014 at 1:15:00 PM EDT


I hesitate to do it, but in this instance I have to disagree (in part) with Jim.   Whether or not your threads will come unstitched if you do the short stitches, snip and continue to FMQ depends on the thread you use.  If you are using cotton and some silks, then the likelihood of them coming un-sewn is remote.  As anyone who has tried to pick out those tiny stitches can tell you, it’s a bear to get them out.

HOWEVER, if you are using shiny threads such as the trilobal polyesters or rayons, those little stitches can indeed work loose over time, and not just in bed quilts.  I make a lot of art quilts, most of which travel to shows around the country or with me as I teach.   I have learned the hard way that if I do not bury the thread tails, the ends of the thread at the tiny stitch-stitch-stitch can eventually work their way loose and leave little fuzzy tufts—tufts that are usually to short to trim even with the best curved-tip scissors.  I don’t like the look of the fuzzy tufts; I feel it detracts from the quality and professionalism of my work.   On some works, the tufts could actually be an enhancement, something you do deliberately to add visual and physical texture to the work.   But for my work, I prefer not, so I bury the tails.

Cheers, Sarah


website and blog: http://www.SarahAnnSmith.com/weblog  
E-mail: sarah@...
Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design:  From Photo to Threadwork
Author of bestseller ThreadWork Unraveled



I am doing free motion quilting on my 12000. I am using the one stitch stop feature so I can pull the bottom thread to the top. Do the top and bottom threads need to be buried or can they simply be cut off? If they are cut will the stitching eventually start to come apart or are secure? Thanks Susan

Being of an age where he's starting to come apart, Jim says:
As Diane shows in her videos, after pulling the threads to the top you take a few short stitches, stop and then cut them off. This will lock the threads so they don't come out. Once that's done you can continue your free motion.



Re: MC15000 - cannot transfer designs via Wifi - FIXED

Barb Engvall
 

I have somewhat the opposite problem. Cannot see the 15000 via the Horizon Link Connection, but designs do transfer! Since it appears to work, I’m not going to worry about it, right?

Barb Engvall
=^..^=

Not worrying, Jim says:
If your computer is sending by USB it will not be able to "see" the 15000, but it doesn't need to. Otherwise if it's working don't fix it.


Re: Quilting

Donna Morton
 

I usually use the blue dot bobbin case for quilting in the hoop.  Use the same weight thread on top and in the bobbin as this often gives a more balanced tension when quilting in the hoop.  Do a small test first though.

Donna M
Canada


Re: Janome Webinar

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Just thought I'd mention that at the bottom of the email it mentions that all webinars will be available on https://www.youtube.com/user/JanomeUSA the day after - so it may be worthwhile book marking and checking that link every so often.


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 17 October 2014 21:51, cmgazerro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I did the same (delete message).  If you go to janome.com you will see the same page as on the email.  That will hold till they change the page.

Carolyn



MC15000 - cannot transfer designs via Wifi - FIXED

Susan Claughton <sue.claughton@...>
 

Hi

I re-installed both updates and now it is working fine - who knows

Sue



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Susan Claughton <sue.claughton@...>
Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Subject: MC15000 - cannot transfer designs via Wifi
To: janome12000@...


Hi

I have upgraded my MC15000 to version 2 and have updated the Horizon link suite to version 1.2 as well. Both updates seem to be functioning with one exception. I cannot transfer designs to my machine via WiFi (I was having trouble with this prior to the update as well). Both the machine and my laptop are on the same WiFi network and I have gone into connection settings in Horizon link and selected the machine. I have also re-installed the driver.
I can see designs that are on the machine just can't transfer new ones. There is enough space as I am only using 1.4Mb of the memory. It says it is a communication error - "Data transfer failed due to an error on the machine". 

I have tried sending the design via the cable and I get an error with that as well - It is also a communication error and it says "The machine is opening/saving a file. Start data transfer after opening/saving the file is completed" But it is nto doing anything with a file that I can tell. 

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Sue
Dundas, ON


MC15000 - cannot transfer designs via Wifi

Susan Claughton <sue.claughton@...>
 

Hi

I have upgraded my MC15000 to version 2 and have updated the Horizon link suite to version 1.2 as well. Both updates seem to be functioning with one exception. I cannot transfer designs to my machine via WiFi (I was having trouble with this prior to the update as well). Both the machine and my laptop are on the same WiFi network and I have gone into connection settings in Horizon link and selected the machine. I have also re-installed the driver.
I can see designs that are on the machine just can't transfer new ones. There is enough space as I am only using 1.4Mb of the memory. It says it is a communication error - "Data transfer failed due to an error on the machine". 

I have tried sending the design via the cable and I get an error with that as well - It is also a communication error and it says "The machine is opening/saving a file. Start data transfer after opening/saving the file is completed" But it is nto doing anything with a file that I can tell. 

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Sue
Dundas, ON

Transferring data from brain to finger, Jim says:
It sounds like the machine is the common element. Are you putting it into embroidery mode first? There should also be no unanswered messages on the screen. When the machine displays a message that is waiting for a response you cannot send to it until the message is cleared.


Re: Quilting

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

I have tried both bobbins, but think I might need to adjust the tension a little. One of the designs I used has a lot of sharp corners and I end up with an eyelash on the bottom side.

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