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Re: Buying Janome Needles + Bobbin thread

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

Thank you Anne, will look into these. Judy

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On 17 Jul 2015, at 13:19, Anne Parker annegparker@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Judy - and anyone else in UK

I haven't bought anything from here but do intend to when I need to - you do need to buy at least 10 packets - though not necessarily all the same I understand - and if your order is under £50 there is a £3 charge.

The top ones are 5 blue tip for embroidery for £1.37   The code number ends in 5507075 - whereas I believe the ones with Janome Blue tip on them are 5500075 - I think maybe the difference is just because they have the name Janome on the packet - though I don't know.

The next ones down HA x 130 EBBR were originally made for high end Brother machines and are chromium plated and double swagged (which I believe is the same as the cobra style head - sure Jim will put me right if I am wrong.)  I am thinking they are the same or at least similar to the purple tip 'Janome' needles.  I have bought some elsewhere so going to try them out when I need to and compare with the purple tip.

Another thing you should note is that if you buy a box of 100 Organ needles (rather than the packets) they will not have Organ on the shank just the needle number - I have had this confirmed direct from Organ in Germany.

One more thing - when I was at my training day with Janome in Stockport it was confirmed to me that the Brother green/blue reel of bobbin thread (which Brother make for their high end machines) is equivalent to the Janome one - if you look at the reels they both have #90 on them - you can currently get 5 reels of 1000 metres for £25 on ebay plus one charge of £2.38 for postage http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200970479910?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I have just bought one reel to try but it does look and feel exactly the same.  I am also buying a reel of Madeira bobbinfil which is #70 to test out.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

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


Re: Fringe Foot

Jim Stutsman
 

A very dear friend who has both the 15000 and the high shank 7mm fringe foot has advised me that you can use it as follows:
  • Decorative stitches - stitch #4
  • Size 11 needle
  • Width up to 8.3
She says that using two threads in the needle and a longer stitch will make it go faster. As always, when doing something like this, TEST FIRST by turning the hand wheel through the entire stitch pattern to make sure nothing hits. Enjoy!


Re: Annoucing FootBook version 4

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Jim

It all sounds wonderful - I may just have to persuade my step-son - when he moves to our area in October - to get it for his iPad/iPhone so I can use it.  He may even be persuaded to upgrade and give me the old iPad at a special price.  :0)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

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

Always a fan of special prices, Jim says:
All iPads are usable EXCEPT the first iPad. It cannot run iOS 8, and is stuck at iOS 5. Very few apps are available for that version. As long as an iPad is version 2 or later, it's good to go.


Re: Buying Janome Needles

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Thanks for the information regarding the purple tip Wilma

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

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


Re: Buying Janome Needles + Bobbin thread

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Judy - and anyone else in UK

I haven't bought anything from here but do intend to when I need to - you do need to buy at least 10 packets - though not necessarily all the same I understand - and if your order is under £50 there is a £3 charge.

The top ones are 5 blue tip for embroidery for £1.37   The code number ends in 5507075 - whereas I believe the ones with Janome Blue tip on them are 5500075 - I think maybe the difference is just because they have the name Janome on the packet - though I don't know.

The next ones down HA x 130 EBBR were originally made for high end Brother machines and are chromium plated and double swagged (which I believe is the same as the cobra style head - sure Jim will put me right if I am wrong.)  I am thinking they are the same or at least similar to the purple tip 'Janome' needles.  I have bought some elsewhere so going to try them out when I need to and compare with the purple tip.

Another thing you should note is that if you buy a box of 100 Organ needles (rather than the packets) they will not have Organ on the shank just the needle number - I have had this confirmed direct from Organ in Germany.

One more thing - when I was at my training day with Janome in Stockport it was confirmed to me that the Brother green/blue reel of bobbin thread (which Brother make for their high end machines) is equivalent to the Janome one - if you look at the reels they both have #90 on them - you can currently get 5 reels of 1000 metres for £25 on ebay plus one charge of £2.38 for postage http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200970479910?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I have just bought one reel to try but it does look and feel exactly the same.  I am also buying a reel of Madeira bobbinfil which is #70 to test out.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

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


Re: Buying Janome Needles

laucke2011@...
 

I went to the all stitch site to buy the organ needles equivalent to the purple tip only to be told it is $47.95 postage for a 100 needles costing $26.95 and that is without having to convert the US cost to Aussie dollars, might as well buy the janome ones Naomi


Re: Buying Janome Needles

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you for that information!
Looking at the picture of that needle here http://www.diamondneedle.com/pdf/FSN-05%20LARGEnew.pdf and comparing it to a purple tip needle, the purple tip seems to have much more of a point.  But the back of the purple needle pack does mention stretch fabrics.   I do remember that Jim said to avoid titanium needles as they won't break while some part of the machine may.  Not sure if these are available in titanium anyway.


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

Janome Purple Tip Needle

"Per Bob Cohen-Allstitch
I got confirmation from Organ that they are the exact same needle."

You get 100 needles for $26.95.  Previously, I paid $7 for 5.  I split the order with a Guild friend.

W. Al-Uqdah



On Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:43 AM, "Sharon Moos quiltcorgi@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 
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Announcing FootBook version 4

Jim Stutsman
 

I had originally planned to have version 4 ready in January, but apps I was doing for others disrupted the schedule. Now, at last, it is ready. Here are the details:

  • This is a complete rewrite from scratch. My app skills have progressed a bit from the first version and I wanted to make it as good as I possibly could.
  • Version 4 will utilize as much of the screen as it can. That means that larger phones will have more feet visible at once. If newer iPhones or iPads come out with larger screens it will automatically adjust to use the available space by filling it with more feet, not just making them larger.
  • A search function has been added. When entering 1-3 letters it will match by the letter of the foot. For more letters it will match part numbers or words in the description. Search is VERY fast.
  • It is now possible to print out lists of feet, including those that you have or those that you want. Of course you can still print out full instructions for individual feet. (Thank you Sue R. for that suggestion!)
  • If you have FootBook installed on multiple devices (e.g. iPhone & iPad) the lists of what you have and what you want will still be synchronized between them, but more reliably than before.
  • You can now select machines that you own and the feet that are included with those machines will automatically be added. Unlike the way this worked before, you can change or unselect the machine and the feet will be removed. On the detailed foot information page for a given foot those feet that came with the machine will be marked as "Included". They will appear in lists with a sewing machine icon, as opposed to the star and heart icons for "Have" and "Wish List".
  • Background music has been removed from all videos. We have also re-recorded all of the audio with a much better microphone than the first version.
  • This update, like previous updates, will be free to existing owners. However it is based on iOS 8, so if you have 7 or earlier you will not get the update. Earlier versions will still be available for purchase on older devices, but Apple does not allow them to be updated.
  • The *BIG* improvement in this version is that we can now add new feet to the app WITHOUT doing an update to it. This will allow us to add new feet as soon as we can get them for photo and video processing.
Although I have been given the "Ready for sale" notice from Apple, it may be a few hours before it actually shows up in the App Store and you get the opportunity to update. We took a calculated risk by doing a closed beta, testing only in house. However I spent more than two months in the testing phase and have hopefully ferreted out all the bugs. There are one or two oddities that may show up with rotation, but they don't affect usability. These may be iOS bugs. If you do find a problem, please let me know directly so I can fix it ASAP. Like all developers, we live and die by your reviews. If you like the update a review would be appreciated. 


Re: Fringe Foot

Lynette Jurasevich <stevovaso@...>
 

Thanks Jim. I always appreciate your help. I too live on the "fringe" of reality...so fitting I should have a fringe foot!! :)



From: "stevovaso@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2015 1:56 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Fringe Foot

 
I have the 15000 and would like to find a Janome Fringe Foot for it. I don't believe they make one for it yet, but wondered if I used the older Janome Fringe Foot, # 200016108 and ONLY use a 7mm stitch width or less, would this be ok? They said this foot is for high shank models.
Thanks

Living on the fringe of reality, Jim says:
Yes, that foot will work, providing you don't exceed 7mm in width. Frankly I doubt that you'll see a 9mm fringe foot any time soon, as it was not that good of a seller.



Re: Buying Janome Needles

Linda M <linlefmul@...>
 

 
Yes they do.  In Canada, all Janome machines come with Organ brand needles.  Even if the package says Janome, the shank of the needle usually says Organ.
 
 
 

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Date: 16/07/2015 5:59:13 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Buying Janome Needles
 
 

I understand that Organ make needles for Janome. 

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On Jul 16, 2015, at 09:29, Wilma Aluqdah aluqdah@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Janome Purple Tip Needle

"Per Bob Cohen-Allstitch
I got confirmation from Organ that they are the exact same needle."

You get 100 needles for $26.95.  Previously, I paid $7 for 5.  I split the order with a Guild friend.

W. Al-Uqdah



On Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:43 AM, "Sharon Moos quiltcorgi@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 
Kens sewing center

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Re: Buying Janome Needles

cas <cas@...>
 

I saw 100 Organ needles for around $8 on Amazon but I don’t have the link handy.  That was size 90 topstitch.  The size 80 was around $10 from the same merchant.


Re: Buying Janome Needles

Dona-Mae <bdonamae@...>
 

I understand that Organ make needles for Janome. 

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On Jul 16, 2015, at 09:29, Wilma Aluqdah aluqdah@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Janome Purple Tip Needle

"Per Bob Cohen-Allstitch
I got confirmation from Organ that they are the exact same needle."

You get 100 needles for $26.95.  Previously, I paid $7 for 5.  I split the order with a Guild friend.

W. Al-Uqdah



On Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:43 AM, "Sharon Moos quiltcorgi@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 
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Re: Needle Threader 15000

My-Stitches
 

And on the other hand, I have a Pfaff 2140/70 and the needle threader has never, ever worked reliably.  After many trips to service, they put in some sort of fix-it kit.  That didn't help either. Oh, well, I've never really liked that machine much anyway.

Mary


You are soooo correct Jim, have that item as the 11000 was just as bad.
I have a Pfaff 2140/70 with a pull down needle threader, works for 15
years now. Unfortunately this type is considered outdated, not
computerized, guess that is why it works, ha.


Fringe Foot

stevovaso@...
 

I have the 15000 and would like to find a Janome Fringe Foot for it. I don't believe they make one for it yet, but wondered if I used the older Janome Fringe Foot, # 200016108 and ONLY use a 7mm stitch width or less, would this be ok? They said this foot is for high shank models.
Thanks


Living on the fringe of reality, Jim says:

Yes, that foot will work, providing you don't exceed 7mm in width. Frankly I doubt that you'll see a 9mm fringe foot any time soon, as it was not that good of a seller.


Re: Buying Janome Needles

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

Janome Purple Tip Needle

"Per Bob Cohen-Allstitch
I got confirmation from Organ that they are the exact same needle."

You get 100 needles for $26.95.  Previously, I paid $7 for 5.  I split the order with a Guild friend.

W. Al-Uqdah



On Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:43 AM, "Sharon Moos quiltcorgi@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 
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Re: Buying Janome Needles

HEATHER COWAN
 

I purchase the organ 15x1SP from Marathon Threads in Winnipeg Manitoba. Canada.  You can read about it on their web site under flat shank needles ..... Scroll down.   Although it says it was developed for elastic it is what Janome uses for problematic stitching. It is the same as the purple needle Janome sells but about half the price.  It has the special cobra shaped head, larger eye and a fine ball point top and works great in my Janome 15000.  If you have skipped stitches in embroidery or free motion this is an amazing needle.  Just in case you question the ball point needle tip ....... I recently discovered that the round shank industrial machine needles that I use on my Janome MB4 also have a fine ball point tip.  Supposedly it prevents cutting of the thread or fraying of the threads ...... Different idea from being told we need sharper needles.  Always something new to learn.
Hugs Heather

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On Jul 16, 2015, at 7:58 AM, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone happen to know which of the Organ needles is equivalent to the Janome purple needle or is that a special needle made just for Janome (other than the purple color)?


Re: Buying Janome Needles

Sharon Moos
 

Kens sewing center


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Re: Buying Janome Needles

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

Bill Cohen from Allstitch.com sent me the Organ needle that is exactly the same. I will send the info when I return home.  I ordered some and I am very pleased.
W. Al-Uqdah



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-------- Original message --------
From: ceilsews <no_reply@...>
Date: 07/16/2015 8:18 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Buying Janome Needles

 

Does anyone happen to know which of the Organ needles is equivalent to the Janome purple needle or is that a special needle made just for Janome (other than the purple color)?


Re: Buying Janome Needles

Frecia Kelly
 

go to the needle coop group.


Needle Coop

 


Re: Buying Janome Needles

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

Thank you Anne for the info on the needles and the Barnyarns offer. I have now signed up for their newsletter! I was buying Janome blue tips in the packs of 5, so glad to see I can use different ones for embroidery. 

Judy, Cornwall

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On 16 Jul 2015, at 11:37, Anne Parker annegparker@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Janome needles are made by Organ - it says Organ on the shank if you look.  Janome do not make needles themselves.  You can buy packs of 100 Organ embroidery needles but make sure you buy from a reputable dealer - there have been occasions where there have been fake ones, though I believe that has been mainly the commercial ones.  I've found Organ needles are generally cheaper than most other makes.

I use Schmetz (my favourite) as well as Organ, Klasse and other makes.  I buy a test pack.  If they work I use them and buy more.  If they don't I don't buy again.  I've just ordered a box of 100 Schmetz 75/11 embroidery needles from Barnyarns - http://www.barnyarns.co.uk/embroidery-needles-size-75-11-box-100-type-e.html  Their standard price is £51 but as I subscribe to their email list I got a 12% discount plus free postage as their current email list offer - so price was £44.88

I have been advised not to use Singer needles - especially the older ones - in a horizontal hook machine.  The scarf on the older needles is not as deep (or not there at all on really old ones) so if these are used the hook could hit the needle.  I don't know if the scarf on the newer ones is ok as I don't have any modern Singer needles but it has been advised not to use these either just to be sure.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

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

Never having been a good singer, Jim says:
I agree that you should not use Singer needles. They are optimized for Singer machines, and awful for everything else. Unfortunately they are the easiest to find in a pinch, due to the euphemistically-named Singer "sewing centers" that can be found in most supermarkets and "big box" discount stores.

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