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Re: MBX5

favymtz
 

The link for Trevor is:
www.Sunsetstitches.com
Look on left side of the page for Digitizer Workshop which will link you to the place for more info. to sign up.


Re: 12000 blues

Pam Davison
 

I believe any machine type would have a problem if it was if you drop it on concrete (assuming your driveway is concrete).

Did you ever check to see if your car insurance would cover the machine? 


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From: mdaniel@... [janome12000]
Sent: ‎Monday‎, ‎October‎ ‎19‎, ‎2015 ‎10‎:‎04‎ ‎PM
To: mdaniel@... [janome12000]

 

I wish my 12000 was reliable!  I bought this machine in  April 2012 and bought a carrying case for it ($350).  May 2012 the case rolled out of my car and smashed onto the driveway.,  I had the case secured amongst boxes but it still rolled Janome repaired my machine the best they could  and wouldn't even talk to me about the fault of the case....it was mine and too bad.  Well, three years later and four more servicing the machine still doesn't perform properly.  I had a service done in June and the machine still stops at will and the arm just stops moving and thread breaks continually.  So last week I used a different service place and I embroidered today...machine just sits in one spot and embroiders without moving and thread breaks.  Each servicing is a minimum of $70 and maximum $100 each time!  I'm ready to change my machine type.  I'm so frustrated!


Can anyone relate?



12000 blues

Darlene Geiger
 

I wish my 12000 was reliable!  I bought this machine in  April 2012 and bought a carrying case for it ($350).  May 2012 the case rolled out of my car and smashed onto the driveway.,  I had the case secured amongst boxes but it still rolled Janome repaired my machine the best they could  and wouldn't even talk to me about the fault of the case....it was mine and too bad.  Well, three years later and four more servicing the machine still doesn't perform properly.  I had a service done in June and the machine still stops at will and the arm just stops moving and thread breaks continually.  So last week I used a different service place and I embroidered today...machine just sits in one spot and embroiders without moving and thread breaks.  Each servicing is a minimum of $70 and maximum $100 each time!  I'm ready to change my machine type.  I'm so frustrated!


Can anyone relate?


Re: Thread spool holder

J Fraker
 

I have one that mounts on the wall and I took a piece of clear vinyl and stapled it to the top of the thread rack.  It drapes over the thread, keeps the dust off, and lets me see the thread with no problem.
 


From: "'Vikki Youngmeyer' vikkiy@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 5:29 PM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Thread spool holder

 
One thing I would think about when using wall hanging options and carousels is that you may want to make a cover for it, as they do collect dust. Covering a carousel wouldn’t be difficult, but some thought needs to go into the design for one hanging on the wall. I have one in the closet and had a cover for it, but it made it difficult to see the thread colors, as I had to hold the cover up while looking for the thread color I needed. The light in the closet isn’t all that great. I’ve migrated most of the spools into my Koala cabinet and some plastic thread boxes.
 
Vikki
Houston,TX
 
 
 
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 11:23 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Thread spool holder
 
 
I have 2 large collections of embroidery thread, each with hundreds of colors as well as a bunch of odds & end threads.  I have one collection in a Koala drawer cabinet.  The other collection I have on a thread carousel made by Steve Lamb.  Here’s the link to his products:
 
 
 
both work well for me.
 
HTH,
 
Marsha



Re: Thread spool holder

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

One thing I would think about when using wall hanging options and carousels is that you may want to make a cover for it, as they do collect dust. Covering a carousel wouldn’t be difficult, but some thought needs to go into the design for one hanging on the wall. I have one in the closet and had a cover for it, but it made it difficult to see the thread colors, as I had to hold the cover up while looking for the thread color I needed. The light in the closet isn’t all that great. I’ve migrated most of the spools into my Koala cabinet and some plastic thread boxes.

 

Vikki

Houston,TX

 

 

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 11:23 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Thread spool holder

 

 

I have 2 large collections of embroidery thread, each with hundreds of colors as well as a bunch of odds & end threads.  I have one collection in a Koala drawer cabinet.  The other collection I have on a thread carousel made by Steve Lamb.  Here’s the link to his products:

 

 

 

both work well for me.

 

HTH,

 

Marsha


12000 Loose thread and sound coming from the bobbin case area.

hatton97@...
 

I used my 12000 all throughout last week for sewing and embroidery with no issues, however today when I tried to embroider, the threads are very loose and after a minute or so the machine begins to make a sound that, to me sounds like it may be the bobbin case moving or jerking. I'm getting a birds nest underneath sometimes and frequent thread break errors, but the thread does not actually break. I've changed the needle and bobbins three times, used three brands of thread and have checked and rechecked to make sure the right needle plate and bobbin case are in the machine. I've even tightened the bobbin tension as directed by my dealer. Their only solution is to bring it in, but that is 5 hrs away. Hoping someone will have some ideas for me.

Jim's ideas:
This is a classic case of insufficient NEEDLE tension. Because the problem is on the bottom everyone always immediately goes to the bobbin case, which is totally wrong. Set the bobbin tension back where it was, if you can. The number one cause of this problem is failure to get the thread in the take-up lever. If you've tried three brands of thread you would have re-threaded three times, so that is probably not the issue.

More likely is the fact that there is debris caught between the tension disks so they don't close completely. Take a strip of fabric about 2" wide and fold it in half. With the presser foot UP (or LOCK engaged) use the folded edge to "floss" through the tension slot at the top of the machine. This will often dislodge whatever is in there. After you've done that re-thread and take one or two stitches, then stop sewing. Pull on the needle thread just above the needle, with the presser foot down. You should feel substantial resistance. If you don't repeat the flossing.

If it's something sticky you may not be able to get it out, and you'll have to take the machine in. I once had a machine where a piece of the sticky label on the end of a spool rode on the thread into the tension where it stuck itself. That was a one-off, which is good, because it's a very labor-intensive repair. I'm a little worried that your dealer had you tighten the bobbin. That shows a lack of understanding as to what is going on. If you do have to take it in, be sure to point out the lack of tension on the needle thread. This tension can be adjusted as well, but when a problem comes on suddenly like this, adjusting that tension is just masking the problem and potentially making it worse. No tension should be adjusted at all until it has been proven that there is nothing embedded between the tension disks.

Also see page 135 in the instruction book. That area is a popular place for thread clots and debris, though it usually causes excessive needle tension. You should check and clean it whenever stitching seems to be problematic.


Re: Thread spool holder

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Marsha,
WOW! That's the mother of all spool holders! What a fantastic idea.
Ceil


Re: fabric tube covering a cord?

Joyce Daniel
 

Thanks Linda for the GREAT explanation of how to get this fat cord into the fabric tube. I knew it could be done, just couldn’t figure it out or find instructions on it. My Fast Turn tubes are too skinny for the fat cording or that would have worked. Thanks for your help with this!!

Joyce in GA…..who is doing the happy dance !!

 

Re: fabric tube covering a cord?

Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:28 am (PDT) . Posted by:

windowdressings90

This method encases the seam allowance: you need to have your cording twice as long as your final finished length. Place your fabric wrong side out and fold it over the welting. Use your zipper foot and move your needle to the right so you are not sewing snugly up to the welting. Now sew along the welting to 1/2" from bottom edge of your fabric, pivot and sew across going over the welting. Hold the uncovered welting a few inches above the seam and slowly pull the fabric down toward the uncovered welting all the way to the end. Now you have turned your welting right side out. You may have to adjust your needle position depending on the thickness of the fabric to get the fabric to turn easily.

Linda

 

If my people, who are called by my name,

will humble themselves and pray and

seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then I will hear from heaven,

and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

 


Re: MBX5

cmgazerro@...
 

Faviola,

Can you give me the the link to Trevor's webinar.  Searched but could not find it.
Thanks,
Carolyn


Re: Thread spool holder

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

Wow. That carousel looks amazing! If only we could get something like that in the UK!

Judy, Cornwall

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On 19 Oct 2015, at 17:22, 'Marsha Lemmons' hobbied1@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have 2 large collections of embroidery thread, each with hundreds of colors as well as a bunch of odds & end threads.  I have one collection in a Koala drawer cabinet.  The other collection I have on a thread carousel made by Steve Lamb.  Here’s the link to his products:
 
 
 
both work well for me.
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: Thread spool holder

Marsha
 

I have 2 large collections of embroidery thread, each with hundreds of colors as well as a bunch of odds & end threads.  I have one collection in a Koala drawer cabinet.  The other collection I have on a thread carousel made by Steve Lamb.  Here’s the link to his products:
 
 
 
both work well for me.
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: Thread spool holder

Cat - N
 

I did, Vicki, and we both want to thank you! ‎   

- Cat 

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Warning:  The foregoing message is likely a combination of what I meant to say and words the nice machine liked better.
 

Cat
Tell your hubby he did a great job.
 
Vicki
 


Re: MBX5

favymtz
 

Look at Trevor Conquergood's website, Sunset Stitches. He's going to be doing a free informational webinar on MBX5 next week, Oct 29. You have to sign up in advance.


Re: Thread spool holder

bdake@sbcglobal.net
 

Very nice.


Re: Thread spool holder

VLS
 

Cat
Tell your hubby he did a great job.
 
Vicki
 

Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:22 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re:Thread spool holder
 
 
Hi, all.  I hope it is okay if I share 'my' thread storage with you, even though I am a pretty new member, and very new (this year) to machine embroidery.   I have been only reading posts in this group, which I enjoy immensely, because I do not yet have the MC15000 I plan on getting.  But, while learning about the MC15000, I acquired a MC11000, which I upgraded to V.3.1, so I could 'practice' and learn.

Although he still has finish work to do on the cabinet, hubby built a custom cabinet for the machine. and he 'lets' me use it and actually finished the top and mounted specific things to make it easy for me.  The cabinet is his original design, but he out-did himself on it, including thread storage...which was a concern for me since we live in Florida and have so many windows.  To store thread, he built in a pull-out drawer with peg board, and put a nice, small light where it illuminates the thread to make it easy to see the colors.  The drawer closes flush and out of the way until I need it. 

There are two (2) photos...I hope it is okay to send photos...one shows the drawer pulled out, and the other shows it pushed almost all the way back into the cabinet.  Under the top, right next to the cabinet, you can see the light, although it is switched off in the photo.  To the left of the thread drawer is the front left door of the cabinet, also with peg board that starts 'beyond' the thread drawer when closed.  As you can see, there are only about 120 spools of thread to store in the drawer now...you can see some spools are on top of the cabinet for my current project...and I need to get some more 'pegs' because some spools have to sit on the floor of the cabinet now.  But, there is plenty of space for lots more thread, and no UV to worry about, no clutter, and they are pretty easy to see and get when needed. 

My solution may not work for everyone, but, I am such an absolute newbie at machine embroidery, I need all the help I can get.

- Cat (Florida)




Thread spool holder

JoAnn Novak
 

  Your cabinet is very nice and looks sturdy.  Which is great for the 15000.
  You are so fortunate to have a create hubby.
  JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

  The cabinet is his original design, but he out-did himself on it, including thread storage...which was a concern for me since we live in Florida and have so many windows.  To store thread, he built in a pull-out drawer with peg board, and put a nice, small light where it illuminates the thread to make it easy to see the colors. 


..I hope it is okay to send photos...one shows the drawer pulled out, and the other shows it pushed almost all the way back into the cabinet.  Under the top, right next to the cabinet, you can see the light, although it is switched off in the photo.  To the left of the thread drawer is the front left door of the cabinet, also with peg board that starts 'beyond' the thread drawer when closed.
- Cat (Florida)





Re: Thread spool holder

Cat - N
 

Hi, all.  I hope it is okay if I share 'my' thread storage with you, even though I am a pretty new member, and very new (this year) to machine embroidery.   I have been only reading posts in this group, which I enjoy immensely, because I do not yet have the MC15000 I plan on getting.  But, while learning about the MC15000, I acquired a MC11000, which I upgraded to V.3.1, so I could 'practice' and learn.

Although he still has finish work to do on the cabinet, hubby built a custom cabinet for the machine. and he 'lets' me use it and actually finished the top and mounted specific things to make it easy for me.  The cabinet is his original design, but he out-did himself on it, including thread storage...which was a concern for me since we live in Florida and have so many windows.  To store thread, he built in a pull-out drawer with peg board, and put a nice, small light where it illuminates the thread to make it easy to see the colors.  The drawer closes flush and out of the way until I need it. 

There are two (2) photos...I hope it is okay to send photos...one shows the drawer pulled out, and the other shows it pushed almost all the way back into the cabinet.  Under the top, right next to the cabinet, you can see the light, although it is switched off in the photo.  To the left of the thread drawer is the front left door of the cabinet, also with peg board that starts 'beyond' the thread drawer when closed.  As you can see, there are only about 120 spools of thread to store in the drawer now...you can see some spools are on top of the cabinet for my current project...and I need to get some more 'pegs' because some spools have to sit on the floor of the cabinet now.  But, there is plenty of space for lots more thread, and no UV to worry about, no clutter, and they are pretty easy to see and get when needed. 

My solution may not work for everyone, but, I am such an absolute newbie at machine embroidery, I need all the help I can get.

- Cat (Florida)




Re: fabric tube covering a cord?

Claire Schutz
 

Yes, and there also a set of tube turners wherever they sell sewing items. Thought maybe someone had a special hint, Claire S.


On 10/17/2015 9:45 PM, J Fraker frakersfunnyfarm@... [janome12000] wrote:
 
You can use the zipper foot to enable you to sew close to the cording and adjust your needle position as necessary.
 

From: "Claire Schutz cyschutz@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] fabric tube covering a cord?

 
This is a sewing question and I for one would like to know the answer, please post on group, thanks, Claire S.


On 10/17/2015 11:51 AM, mdaniel@... [janome12000] wrote:
 
Not an embroidery question but it is part of an embroidery project. I need to cover, with a tube of fabric, a thick cord that will be the handle for a totebag (Maxwell pattern). Is there an ez way to cover this thick cord? I have always done piping so this has me befuzzled and its not explained in the instructions. Help?
Please email me privately so this non-embroidery question doesn't clog up the list.
TIA! Joyce in GA





Re: Thread spool holder

cas <cas@...>
 

We painted trim strips (usually used around doorways) white and mounted them to the wall with little L brackets.  Now I have a thread wall.  It’s out of the sun and I don’t open windows so it should stay pretty nice.  I arranged all my embroidery thread in numerical number, it sure helps when making a lot of color changes.  The 15000 tells me which number to use in my brand.
Cas


Re: Thread spool holder [1 Attachment]

cmgazerro@...
 

I use Robison Anton poly thread.  There are 453 colors to chose from.  Purchased scrap booking plastic storage carts with pull out drawers and rollers.  The cart holds 6 or 7 drawers.  The drawers are a little bit more than two inches high.  Cut plastic templates 2 inches wide by depth of drawer and slit them 2 inches apart.  Arranged them to interlock similarlar to sectionals in corrugated boxes.  Each drawer holds 36 spools.  Threads are in numerical order so I purchased the RA color card for reference.  The same could be done with fewer threads possibly arranged by color.

Carolyn

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