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Re: loops in satin stitching

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Hi Heather

I'm new to the 15000 too ( have been sewing since 1961 on machines made from 1883 to 1992 and now the 15000)  - and have't tried the satin stitches - just wondering what foot you are using and whether you have tried the purple tip (90/14) needle? (not that I have!)  Are you using bobbin thread or same as your top thread - there are so many variables - including the individual machines!  Tension setting on one will not necessarily be the same on another - have you played with the tension.

Will have to give the satin sitches a go tomorrow - I got a case of Mettler thread with my machine - sizes 30, 40, 50 and 60 so will see what works the best.

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 29 November 2014 at 13:28, hktodd@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Im new to my 15000. I also have a viking topaz 50 so I'm not new to embroidery. On my 15k Im getting loops/loose threads in my satin stitches. It's not alot, but here and there. Im using the yellow dot bobbin holder. Any thoughts what is causing this and how to prevent it?

Heather



Re: loops in satin stitching

sewbad54 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Heather

On page 152 in the manual it tells you when in embroidery mode to reduce the speed of the machine when doing narrow zigzag ( satin stitch) as it warps the stitches at high speeds, which might be why you are having problems. I  don't think anything is wrong with your machine,  I think all 15000 do this  as this issue was raised by another class member  when I went for my training on my 15000. Hope this helps. 


Maureen


Re: WiFi

mimi jo
 

Jim, who answers without wires, please explain whether or not AcuMonitor will monitor only built in designs on the MC15K or will monitor any .jef design? 

In addition, please advise again the steps necessary to do V2 upgrade and any other upgrades on the MC15000. 

Third inquiry, is there some incompatibility between Horizon Link Suite and 5D Professional software by Husqnarna Viking?  I no longer can open .jef designs in 5D.  They automatically go to HLS.

Thanks in advance, and hope you had a thankful Thanksgiving,  Mimi

Ever thankful for members like you, Jim says:
1. AcuMonitor doesn't care what design you are monitoring. It simply reports what the machine is doing. Please keep in mind that it cannot report on things like the thread getting caught or fabric falling into the hoop. The surest way to have an embroidery disaster is to start a long embroidery and then leave for an extended period.

2. All machine updates are simple if you follow the instructions. Most people can get the update installed and copied, but only a select few actually click the "Instructions" button in the update utility, which spells out in words and pictures step by step exactly what to do. Follow those steps and don't touch the machine until the "Finish" appears on screen and you'll be fine.

3. This is a Windows issue. The program installed last is chosen to be the one to open a particular file type with. To get it back to 5D, just right click on a JEF design and choose "Open with". Choose 5D from the pop-up and make sure the "Always use" box is checked. That should do the trick.


Re: Janome 15000 purchase

Carol Selby
 

I just purchased a new Janome 12000 yesterday and have found that the instruction manual does not give me the detailed information that I desire (I am one of the older generation that READS the manual!)  I looked on the internet for a technical manual or a teaching DVD / website that would have projects using various settings to learn the flexibility of the machine.  I get free lessons at my dealer but he is 30 miles away and I like to learn some things on my own. 


Speaking from the Shameless Commerce Division, Jim says:
You might find our 12000 DVDs useful. They can be ordered here.


loops in satin stitching

JoAnn Novak
 

 I hold on to the thread so there is a little tension on it, so does not cause loops.
 Hope this is what you needed.  I do this because the loops do not always happen
 but is frustrating when it does so helps prevent loops.
 JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

Im new to my 15000. I also have a viking topaz 50 so I'm not new to embroidery. On my 15k Im getting loops/loose threads in my satin stitches. It's not alot, but here and there. Im using the yellow dot bobbin holder. Any thoughts what is causing this and how to prevent it?

Heather



loops in satin stitching

hktodd@...
 

Im new to my 15000. I also have a viking topaz 50 so I'm not new to embroidery. On my 15k Im getting loops/loose threads in my satin stitches. It's not alot, but here and there. Im using the yellow dot bobbin holder. Any thoughts what is causing this and how to prevent it?

Heather


Jim: Ignore previous question from Janice

Janice Mawhiney
 

Hi Jim
I fixed it myself!  The first step was to make a cup of tea to clear my brain.
Janice



Yellow bobbin holder HELP!

Janice Mawhiney
 

Hi
I have been changing my bobbin holder to do embroidery with great success.  Today when I changed it to the yellow dot holder I forgot to put thread in. I caught this after about 3 stitches. But now my holder seems very stuck and I can't move it at all. What have I done? And what can I do?

Many thanks
Janice



Re: Re phone wallet

Virginia
 

Coleen do not be discouraged.  I have made numerous ones of this phone wallet and if you do the 2 steps (one the tab in the 4x4) and then the rest in your SQ hoop you will do fine.  Go to the Embroidery Garden  website and be sure the PDF you downloaded is the most current how you can find out if it is is to contact Reen the owner of the website and she will be sure to help.  It is not difficult once you make one.  (p.s after the initial download she sent us an updated one.  Also cut your phone fabrics a little bit larger you can always cut them back  that might make it a little easier to handle.)

If I can help do not hesitate.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Colleen Bulman newfiddler@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:14 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re phone wallet

 
Hi Jim Glad you had an excessive Thanksgiving day I don't feel so bad after all and Christmas is next.  Thanks heaps for your reply. CB

Sent from my iPad

On 28/11/2014, at 6:55 am, "Colleen Bulman newfiddler@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

 
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

dbosio <dbosio@...>
 

I really have not had a problem with metalic thread breaking or shredding on my 12000 or my new 15000.  I have used Madeira and Floriani metalic threads on an external thread stand placed near the macine to the left side of the machine.  I did the whole Golden Tapistry by AnitaGoodesign with metalic Madeira thread without a problem.  But, I recently took a Floriani class in which the teacher stated we should turn the spool of metalic thread upside down on a vertical spool thread holder, off the machine, to stop the thread from breaking or shredding.   It takes the kinks out of the thread as it comes off the spool.   I have not tried it yet, but I have heard from a friend that it works. Delores


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Re: Re phone wallet.

Denise wood
 

Yes that is correct. I have made this purse and while the finished product is great I found it one of the hardest things I have made and the instructions quite confusing!!

I am feeling more alert than you Jim as we don’t really celebrate Thanks giving in New Zealand.

 

Cheers Denise

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Friday, 28 November 2014 7:04 a.m.
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re phone wallet.

 

 

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.


Janome 15000 purchase

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Santa’s being good to me and letting me upgrade from the 12000 to the 15000; however I will need to trade in the 12000.  I purchased the DVDs for the 12000 when they first came out. Can I include them with the trade-in? Without the 12000 I will have no use for them, and have enough CDs DVDs to collect dust for the next millennium!

 

I will be needing those self-same items for the 15000. Can you give me a link as to where I can order them? Or are they in a different format?

 

Vikki Youngmeyer

Houston, TX


In his best "Ho ho ho" voice, Jim says:

Congratulations on being Santa's favorite! Yes you can absolutely include your DVDs with the trade. The 15000 videos are in the form of an iPad app, which you can learn about here. In the US your new 15000 should come with a shiny new iPad as well.

___


Re: Re phone wallet.

Colleen
 

I am so embarrassed hope you are ok. Thanks CB

Sent from my iPad

On 28/11/2014, at 7:04 am, "Colleen Bulman newfiddler@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

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: Re phone wallet

Colleen
 

Hi Jim Glad you had an excessive Thanksgiving day I don't feel so bad after all and Christmas is next.  Thanks heaps for your reply. CB

Sent from my iPad

On 28/11/2014, at 6:55 am, "Colleen Bulman newfiddler@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

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 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.


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