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15000 Needle Threader Tips

cas <cas@...>
 

Ok, so I finally took my machine in.  I went to my original dealer.  The repair tech went and got some more training on the 15000.
 
On my machine he needed to do a manual adjustment and then calibrated the setting (computer setting) and it was working when I left.  He showed me how he threads it, and he does NOT pull the thread up into the cutter as instructed in the book.  He just feeds it through the hook and leaves it dangling there beside it.  He said pulling it up into the cutter can put stress on it and  pulling too hard that direction can change the alignment. 
 
It was working when I left the shop and I’m more than willing to skip that step if it will help.  He said at the seminar him and another tech were threading it that way and having no issues but many others were doing it exactly as the manual says to and were and having issues. 
 
Also he said it’s good to stick with the Janome or Organ needles (Janome branded needles are Organ needles as we know) because even the slight difference in Schmetz can set off the alignment.  Like I said, these threaders are too dang fussy!  He of course told me to quit breaking it.  He may have a point though, as I did switch to a Schmetz needle when I switched to sewing mode.  I used a denim needle.  You would think that would have a nice big hole, but maybe pulling the heavier poly thread I was using up to the cutter DID upset the persnickety little arrangement down there. 
 
He said many techs attempt to just calibrate the settings and do not manually make sure the hook is set right and hitting the eye first and that is why so many repairs fail.  I asked if he could show me how to do any of it and of course he said he could not because if I got in the computer and tried to calibrate it I could mess up the motherboard.  I wanted to know if I could do the manual part myself at least.
 
He showed me where the thread cutter is and put some oil on it.  That fixed it right away.  I had cleaned the whole area with a dry craft pipe cleaner but I had not oiled that blade, I just put oil in the little wick under the bobbin usually.  The oil must have dissolved fusible that was making the thread cutter not work. 
 
Well, I’m happy it’s home and well.  Gotta get that quilt done...
 
Cas


Using 15000 app

Janet Goodliffe
 

Jim, is there enough information applicable to the 9900 to buy the 15000 app and the foot app. They look really good. I realize not everything would apply, but is there enough crossover to justify the cost. Thanks for everything


Fighting his "merchant" instincts, Jim says:

The FootBook app is useful for just about any Janome machine with a top-loading bobbin. I'm not that familiar with the 9900, so I cannot in good conscience recommend the My 15000 app for use with that machine. There may be enough differences to make it very confusing.


Re: digitiler Jr

lynn <lynnschieber@...>
 

I have used Embird for several years and like it. It is a powerful program and does everything.


Lynn Sent from my iPhone


Re: Maggie Cooper's group

favymtz
 

Oops, I made an error in Maggie Cooper's email address and she was kind enough to let me know it's maggiecoops@... ( NOT .com.uk)


Re: Embroidery training

HEATHER COWAN
 

Louanne:  price is not always an indicator of good digitizing.  One well known digitized with very expensive designs and magazines has poorly digitized designs I MHO.  Most digitizers have free samples.  Download and try and see what you like.  I have never been disappointed in Sue Box, MomoDini, Sewswell, Hatched in Africa, and very inexpensive but lovely kids designs ... Go to JuJu Designs.   The built in designs I have tried have stitched out well.  I just did the Halloween Kitty on a broom and it was great.  
Good luck
Heather

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On Sep 15, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Lou Ann Bush louannbush@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

First, thanks for all the great information.  Several of you have referred to well digitized designs.  That might be part of my problem because I usually download from the less expensive design sites.  I'm trying to remember if I have even used the built in designs!  Would you say that Janome's designs are all well digitized?  I may have to come up with a project to use them!

Thanks, again.
 
The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.  Nicolas Chamfort


Re: digitiler Jr

HEATHER COWAN
 

I use Embird and love it.  Very user friendly.  Very affordable.  Great support, fast updates and reasonable priced upgrades. 
Heather

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On Sep 15, 2015, at 1:18 PM, maryjohirsch@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Is it true jr is no longer supported by Janome?

Has anyone used embird?


Re: digitiler Jr

Wanda Johnson <rjandwj@...>
 

I have used embird for years and love it.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Sep 15, 2015, 3:56:43 PM, maryjohirsch@... [janome12000] wrote:

Is it true jr is no longer supported by Janome?

Has anyone used embird?


Re: regular stitches to embroidery stitches

favymtz
 

Maggie's group is a closed group, she only accepts those who ask her if they can join, and who are really interested in learning to digitize, and or, perfect their digitizing skills. She's a fabulous teacher, and very kind and helpful.
Her email address is:


digitiler Jr

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

Is it true jr is no longer supported by Janome?

Has anyone used embird?


Re: Janome Bobbins

janetpiekarski
 

Judy-Ken's Sewing Center-If you do a google search, you may find others but make sure you put prewound-Janome-108 in box R-A thread in the searching.  I really love them.


Re: regular stitches to embroidery stitches

sue tapp
 

I'm a lady from Illinois that would like the info on Maggies Forum as well

Thanks,
Sue


Re: Embroidery training

Lou Ann
 

First, thanks for all the great information.  Several of you have referred to well digitized designs.  That might be part of my problem because I usually download from the less expensive design sites.  I'm trying to remember if I have even used the built in designs!  Would you say that Janome's designs are all well digitized?  I may have to come up with a project to use them!

Thanks, again.
 
The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.  Nicolas Chamfort


Re: windows 10 Digitizer MBX

pam.fromthecraftroom <no_reply@...>
 

thank you so much I spent most of yesterday trying to find a solution for this,
all is working great now,
Jim you are my hero

Pam


windows 10 Digitizer MBX

pam.fromthecraftroom <no_reply@...>
 

Hi.
Help needed I have just installed windows 10 on my laptop

 I have Digitizer MBX and it won’t open in windows 10 I am getting a pop up saying
"unable to open HASP run-time (E0009)"

Any suggestions on what I need to get it working again appreciated.

Pam

From the Department of Summer Reruns, Jim finds this:

As posted before, when installing MBX on Windows 10 you need to install this dongle driver. If you continue to have problems after that see this post.


My 12000 App updated

Jim Stutsman
 

We have updated the My 12000 app to version 1.2. This app now works on both iPhone and iPad. The same search function we added to the My 15000 app is available, and video playback is substantially improved. If you already have the My 12000 app on your iPad it will be upgraded at no cost. If you want it on your iPhone as well you can open the App Store on the phone, locate the app and you will see a cloud with an arrow coming out of it. Tap that to install it on your iPhone, again at no cost.


Re: regular stitches to embroidery stitches

the2messers@...
 

There are two more ladies in Missouri that are wondering how to access "Maggie's Forum" so be sure to share when you get the site!


My Needle Change - Threader Experiment

cas <cas@...>
 

Well Anne, and other interested people.  I changed the needle, using the same size that started working for a while for no reason, just like it quit previously for no reason, and the threader no longer works.  I removed and put the new needle in four times, got another new needle and tried it a couple of times and gave up.  I followed all the tips we’ve been reading, and of course the manual instructions.
 
I’m back to hoping the dealer can adjust it.  If not, it’s too dang fussy in my opinion.  I was entirely ready to accept it was me inserting the needle wrong even after dozens of successful changes, just because if I’m doing it wrong I could learn to do it right.  I guess I’ll get proficient with the little needle gadget I have, the one I use with my $200 machine too!  I’m waiting to bring it in until another part arrives.  It’s only been since August 13th, good thing I’m so patient.  hah!
 
Cas


Re: Embroidery training

My-Stitches
 

Heather,

The other day I pulled down a sweatshirt that I embroidered 20 years ago, almost, with my first embroidery machine.  We used freezer paper for our stabilizer.  That's what was available and by gosh, it worked!  That ancient sweatshirt's embroidery still looks good and it never did pucker or misbehave in any way.

Mary

I know that the sellers of stabilizer disagree with me BUT.... I think a well digitized design will stitch out well ....... You do not need ten types of stabilizer .


Re: Janome Bobbins

cas <cas@...>
 

I found these, but don’t need that many.  10 at a time is great.  I was surprised the one’s packaged in Janome packaging didn’t appear to be Janome bobbins, and that one was chipped.  The rubberized ones don’t chip as easily.
 

Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:53 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Janome Bobbins
 
 

The prewound bobbins that come 108 in a box and use R-A bobbin thread ARE "J" bobbins which I discovered when I emptied my first bobbin from a box.  I was thrilled!!


Re: Janome Bobbins

cas <cas@...>
 

Do you have a link showing them?  Is there a brand?  Thanks.
Cas

Cranking up the link machine, this falls out:
These are Janome bobbins pre-wound with Robison-Anton bobbin thread. It's pretty easy to find sources, as the Janome pre-wounds are 108 to the box, while most others are 144. If you Google "108 bobbins" you will find multiple sources.

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