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Re phone wallet.

Colleen
 

Further to my original ? I have just looked on the website embroidery garden and the description for this ph wallet says the tab is made with the 4x4 hoop and the rest in the 5x7 hoop. So would I do the tab in the sq14 and the rest in the sq23. Correct me if I am wrong please. I must say it keeps the old brain active. Cheers CB Sent from my iPad

Slowly sliding under the table, just before passing out Jim manages to say:
Yes.


Re phone wallet

Colleen
 

I am in the throes of making the phone wallet from embroidery garden. It is all quite confusing.Has anybody else made one of these. It says in the start of the instructions to place the wide tab into emb machine in the 4x4 hoop. I think it says on the web site for the 5x7 hoop and they told me the next size up is fine. I have the 15000. So would I use the sq14 hoop or the sq23 for this project. I don't have the 5x7 hoop which I explained to them and they said 23 would be fine. And in the instructions it says the 4x4 hoop. What a dilemma as I am excited to do this but not sure of hoop size. If someone can help me here I would very much like to hear from them. Jim. Are you there??? Colleen B Sent from my iPad

Nearly comatose from Thanksgiving excesses, Jim is "there" enough to say:
It sounds like there is a disconnect between the instructions for the project and the actual construction. We have no experience with this project, so there's not much to offer on that front. Yes you can use the SQ23 in place of a 5 x 7.


Re: Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

Pat Bryant
 

I find that the farther my metallic thread is from my machine, the better it sews!  I have good luck with any brand doing this.  The ladies used to laugh at me when I had my store, up until they watched me sew Sulky thread at full speed. 
 
Pat
SewAmused@...
 

In a message dated 11/26/2014 1:05:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, janome12000@... writes:

What am I doing wrong? I was using metallic thread on a FSL design on the MC12000 but the thread kept shredding and breaking. I did use a embroidery metallic needle on Vilene WSS. I used embroidery poly in the bobbin to match the metallic. I had the speed set down to 500 and the spool is on the spool holder on the back of the machine. The thread is BFC so not sure if it makes a difference. 

Julia


Re: Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Julia

What you need is the Superior Thread Stand.  I find it wonderful as it enables you to feed the thread off from the top for crosswound or from the side for straight wound - I bought it from Barnyarns in UK for £20.95 which is quite expensive but worth every penny and you should be able to find it easily in US.  I use it all the time on my vintage machines that only have vertical pins and on my modern machines that have the major pin horizontal.

I find the vertical pin on both my Elna Diva and the 15000k fiddly to actually put on the machine - it's much easier to use the Superior one.

You can see it here -  http://www.barnyarns.co.uk/superior-thread-stand-cones-reels.html and there is a link to some videos showing it in use.

What I really like about it is the top thread guide is adjustable and I can even place that over my horizontal spool pin to feed it to the first thread guide on my machines so the thread is coming from the 'normal' place - I have a photo here on my blog showing what I mean on my Elna Diva - http://sewingtales.wordpress.com/useful-tools/ - you'll need to look a bit down the page.

You can place it where ever you want - back, side or front of your machine - which ever suits.

Anne
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 26 November 2014 at 13:40, juliadlf1 <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Jim: The problem with putting the spool on the  horizontal holder is the bottom of the thread spool is not slim to fit on it correctly. It has the wide bottom like most manufacturers produce now for embroidery thread instead of the small spools.
I'll have to go and see if I can find a horizontal holder for the top that can accommodate the larger spool bottoms. Not sure if Janome even produces something like that but will take a look.

Thanks for the help.
Julia
NY-MC12000

 




---In janome12000@...,
 I have some metallic thread from BFC and have no problems.
 Slow your machine done more to see if that helps.
 JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

What am I doing wrong? I was using metallic thread on a FSL design on the MC12000 but the thread kept shredding and breaking. I did use a embroidery metallic needle on Vilene WSS. I used embroidery poly in the bobbin to match the metallic. I had the speed set down to 500 and the spool is on the spool holder on the back of the machine. The thread is BFC so not sure if it makes a difference. 

Julia

NY-MC12000



Trying not to break the conversation thread, Jim says:

Everything sounds right except the spool holder. When metallic thread is fed vertically off the top of the spool it tends to twist and knot up at the eye of the needle. Ideally you would want it to roll off the side of the spool horizontally. If you put the extra spool pin through the round tray and then into the hole on top of your machine, you may have better luck. Put the spool felt under the spool as well.




Re: Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

Jim, I don't quite understand what you mean by "extra spool pin through the round tray"? If I put the spool pin in the hole on top of the machine, then the spool is horizontal. And do you mean to put the felt onto the pin before the thread spool, or something else?
thanks
Jan in MD - MC12000


Answering from a horizontal position, Jim says:
The extra spool pin on the 12000 is completely different from that on the 15000. As you noted, it's horizontal and will not be any better for feeding metallic than the optional vertical stand on the back of the machine. The 15000 has a pin that goes into the machine vertically and comes with a tray that goes under the pin.

For the 12000 a good substitute would be a 3rd party vertical spool stand with a long "antenna" that the thread can go through. Taking metallic thread over a large distance tends to mitigate the knotting problem and will help with breakage.


Re: Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Jim: The problem with putting the spool on the  horizontal holder is the bottom of the thread spool is not slim to fit on it correctly. It has the wide bottom like most manufacturers produce now for embroidery thread instead of the small spools.
I'll have to go and see if I can find a horizontal holder for the top that can accommodate the larger spool bottoms. Not sure if Janome even produces something like that but will take a look.

Thanks for the help.
Julia
NY-MC12000

 




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

 I have some metallic thread from BFC and have no problems.
 Slow your machine done more to see if that helps.
 JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

What am I doing wrong? I was using metallic thread on a FSL design on the MC12000 but the thread kept shredding and breaking. I did use a embroidery metallic needle on Vilene WSS. I used embroidery poly in the bobbin to match the metallic. I had the speed set down to 500 and the spool is on the spool holder on the back of the machine. The thread is BFC so not sure if it makes a difference. 

Julia

NY-MC12000



Trying not to break the conversation thread, Jim says:

Everything sounds right except the spool holder. When metallic thread is fed vertically off the top of the spool it tends to twist and knot up at the eye of the needle. Ideally you would want it to roll off the side of the spool horizontally. If you put the extra spool pin through the round tray and then into the hole on top of your machine, you may have better luck. Put the spool felt under the spool as well.



Re: Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

Linda M <linlefmul@...>
 

I use a size 14 needle (not even a metallic one), I wind my bobbins with metallic thread (the same colour) for FSL and leave the bobbins relax overnight...I have my machine set to 80% of the top speed and it works great for me.  

Linda M.
Canada

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 10:29 AM, juliadlf1 <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

What am I doing wrong? I was using metallic thread on a FSL design on the MC12000 but the thread kept shredding and breaking. I did use a embroidery metallic needle on Vilene WSS. I used embroidery poly in the bobbin to match the metallic. I had the speed set down to 500 and the spool is on the spool holder on the back of the machine. The thread is BFC so not sure if it makes a difference. 

Julia

NY-MC12000



Trying not to break the conversation thread, Jim says:

Everything sounds right except the spool holder. When metallic thread is fed vertically off the top of the spool it tends to twist and knot up at the eye of the needle. Ideally you would want it to roll off the side of the spool horizontally. If you put the extra spool pin through the round tray and then into the hole on top of your machine, you may have better luck. Put the spool felt under the spool as well.




--
Linda M.


Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

JoAnn Novak
 

 I have some metallic thread from BFC and have no problems.
 Slow your machine done more to see if that helps.
 JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

What am I doing wrong? I was using metallic thread on a FSL design on the MC12000 but the thread kept shredding and breaking. I did use a embroidery metallic needle on Vilene WSS. I used embroidery poly in the bobbin to match the metallic. I had the speed set down to 500 and the spool is on the spool holder on the back of the machine. The thread is BFC so not sure if it makes a difference. 

Julia

NY-MC12000



Trying not to break the conversation thread, Jim says:

Everything sounds right except the spool holder. When metallic thread is fed vertically off the top of the spool it tends to twist and knot up at the eye of the needle. Ideally you would want it to roll off the side of the spool horizontally. If you put the extra spool pin through the round tray and then into the hole on top of your machine, you may have better luck. Put the spool felt under the spool as well.



Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

What am I doing wrong? I was using metallic thread on a FSL design on the MC12000 but the thread kept shredding and breaking. I did use a embroidery metallic needle on Vilene WSS. I used embroidery poly in the bobbin to match the metallic. I had the speed set down to 500 and the spool is on the spool holder on the back of the machine. The thread is BFC so not sure if it makes a difference. 

Julia

NY-MC12000



Trying not to break the conversation thread, Jim says:

Everything sounds right except the spool holder. When metallic thread is fed vertically off the top of the spool it tends to twist and knot up at the eye of the needle. Ideally you would want it to roll off the side of the spool horizontally. If you put the extra spool pin through the round tray and then into the hole on top of your machine, you may have better luck. Put the spool felt under the spool as well.


Re: Thread Cutting

Gail
 

Fixed it.  I turned off the one stitch stop and now it sews right thru the whole design like I wanted.


Thanks anyway

Gail


Re: Thread Cutting

Gail
 

I am in the embroidery mode, doing a quilting design using the Acufil hoop.  The design is 1 color and appears like it should be continuous but it stops at all the jumps, cuts and doesn't restart by itself.  I have to hit start, pull the thread up, then restart.  On my previous embroidery machines, they would always restart after the jumps and trims as long as it was the same color.  Any suggestions?  Right now I am cutting all the jumps myself after the design is finished or I would have to sit there and restart the design 7 times during the 1300 stitches.  It's one of the build in quilting designs.


Maybe I'll try turning off the one stitch stop and see if that helps but any suggestions would be appreciated

Gail


Exhausted from all the jumping and cutting, Jim says:

As Diane points out in the videos, the AcuFil designs are not all the same color. If you don't explicitly change the colors as you combine them, you can wind up with a lot of unwanted color stops. That may be what's happening here. If you have a 15000 V2 you can use the Single Color key (Page 138 in the V2 manual) to sew the entire design as one color, which would eliminate the stops.


Re: Thread Cutting

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Are you in embroidery mode or doing free motion quilting ?


Re: Tension + frustration

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

What machine/software are you using?


Re: Tension + frustration

HEATHER COWAN
 

Just my thoughts on tension issues ............ A well adjusted and well functioning machine should not have tensions issues because of thread ....... unless the thread is really poor quality or has been degraded by temperature or light.  I am using threads 40, 50 and 60 weight.  I use cotton aurafil, many brands of poly and rayon embroidery threads and also metallic.  I wind my own bobbins with the same thread as the top when sewing and with Marathon bobbin thread when embroidering and my tension is excellent.  As difficult as a trip to tech may be ....... you might need to consider it.  Your computerized sew machine should be able to make the small adjustments to thread type by itself ...... that is why it is computerized.  Good luck ....

heather


Tension + frustration

Chris House
 

For a few months I've been needing to frequently fine tune the tension when sewing (via computer screen adjustment) because the bottom stitch is not being pulled up tight to the fabric.  Thought might be my non-Janome bobbins, so changed to Janome prewound and regular empty-diy bobbins.  The problem is erratic.

Changed the bobbin case to one of the extras.  It still is grief-ing me. Fabric is cotton quilt-y style mostly.  It was suggested it was my thread.  Well why is it so temperamental with the thread?  My BL Sofia never gave me grief like this.  I've sewn for 50 years and this is quite frustrating. My Janome dealer is 6 hours away (RT=12 and overnight) so I'm not thrilled to take it in for inspection.


Thread Cutting

Gail
 

I am stitching a quilting design and want to know if there is a way to set the machine to cut jump stitches and continue on my itself after the thread is cut.  I think I have tried every combination in the set menu but I either have to cut the jumps or restart the machine after every jump.


Is there a fix for this?

Gail


Re: question about Corel in MBX and installing on Windows 8.1

Virginia
 

That is great Julie.  Janome is really so helpful we just have to be patient.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Julie' jjems@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:28 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Re: question about Corel in MBX and installing on Windows 8.1

 
Thank you, Virginia for the response.  I decided the best thing to do was to contact Janome and the next day Terri called and fixed it for me.  She did a remote access on my computer. However, she did not uninstall MBX.  She uninstalled Corel and reinstalled it and then I was able to get it to work within MBX.  All is well now.
 
Julie
 
Julie:

When you have to reinsta ll MBX you need to uninstall all of the MBX features before you install it back into Windows. Doing that takes some time. You need to search your operating system for every feature of MBX along with every feature of Corel. Sometimes it make take up to an hour to do that. I would be glad to give you my E-mail address to help you but without viewing your computer it would almost be impossible for me to do it at my end. I think the best you can do is go to the Janome website and contact tech support and they can take over your computer and do it for you. I will look for some written info I may have and if I can find it I will post here what to look for if that might help.

Virginia


Question about Acufil

Gail
 

I am trying to connect my machine wirelessly to the computer in Acufil mode.  I can do this easily in the EMBLink tool, but not when I choose Acufil.  What am I doing wrong?


In Emblink, the drop down box shows the command for Connection Settings, but it is not there in Acufil.  Please help.


Thanks

Gail


Connecting wirelessly, Jim says:

The AcuFil tool does not have a wireless option. You can only use USB to connect directly or write to a flash drive. The EmbLink tool is the only element of the HorizonLink Suite that has wireless capability.


Re: RE18 Hoop not fitting on the arm

bdake@sbcglobal.net
 

Same here, difficult to put on but possible


Jeannie Dake


Re: question about Corel in MBX and installing on Windows 8.1

Julie
 

Thank you, Virginia for the response.  I decided the best thing to do was to contact Janome and the next day Terri called and fixed it for me.  She did a remote access on my computer. However, she did not uninstall MBX.  She uninstalled Corel and reinstalled it and then I was able to get it to work within MBX.  All is well now.

 

Julie

 

Julie:

When you have to reinstall MBX you need to uninstall all of the MBX features before you install it back into Windows. Doing that takes some time. You need to search your operating system for every feature of MBX along with every feature of Corel. Sometimes it make take up to an hour to do that. I would be glad to give you my E-mail address to help you but without viewing your computer it would almost be impossible for me to do it at my end. I think the best you can do is go to the Janome website and contact tech support and they can take over your computer and do it for you. I will look for some written info I may have and if I can find it I will post here what to look for if that might help.

Virginia

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