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Re: 5th Birthday Party!

Cat - N
 

Beautiful cake, and nice group of people.  Wonderful to have so many near you who sew. 

- Cat (Florida)



Re: Top Thread WOUND around bobbin while embroidering

Cat - N
 

The machine says its 'time(s)' are:

Power 705 h
Drive   354 h

Unless these are changeable/reset-able, it looks like the machine was "on" for 29.375 days, and 'sewing' (or otherwise 'engaged') for 14.75 days...unless I am mis-interpretting what these mean.

Again, thank you so very, very much!  Bless You!!!

Cat out...LOL!

-  Cat (Florida)


Re: Top Thread WOUND around bobbin while embroidering

Cat - N
 

I cannot thank you enough for this information !!!! 

I was 'told' it was a 6-year-old machine that was upgraded to v.2 1/29/09, which is written in the manual.  I upgraded it this year to v.3 then to v.3.10 myself.  

After reading your reply, I looked on the internet for what the SN means, since the nomenclature plate has no mfg date, and this SN starts with "53" which I see described 'by a dealer' as "5" being the year = 2005, and "3" being produced in Q3...which does appear possible as a 'first run' machine, since someone else said they got theirs in '2005...shortly after they were released.'

My gosh you are good !!!

I will take the machine back to the dealer close to me, and if still unhappy with their treatment, will drive it to a larger city dealer to see if the proper adjustment can be accomplished so the machine sews correctly.   I have many plans, and have several projects already started.  The machine is not my 'beloved MC15000" model...yet...but it is still a very nice machine and I will likely keep it when I get my new one, but I cannot practice and learn on a machine that doesn't work properly, especially when it is due to a mal-adjustment I am unqualified to make myself.

Thank you so very, very much!

- Cat (Florida)


Re: Thread shreading

fabricartistpam
 

I have never been able to use Floriani on my Janome machines.  I know some people love it but it hates me!  Shreds every time I attempt to use it. Finally I gave up and don't ever use it. 

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On Oct 27, 2015, at 8:20 AM, "HEATHER COWAN heather-c@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Are you only having problems with that brand of thread?  My experience with Floriani was that it was not as tightly spun and shredded easily.   The Marathon and Madeira poly and rayon threads are problem free for me.   Marathon metallic is the best I have used for ease of use.  Some threads are finicky .... They need to come off the spool correctly and have a certain type of thread path with little tension.  Some thread just needs put in the garbage bin ..... Too much work.
Heather 

On Oct 27, 2015, at 4:56 AM, Mary Jane Weddle maryjweddle@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 I too have had problems with my Floriani Thread shredding while using my 15000.  I have lowered the embroidery foot and slowed down the machine, but still experience shredding.  It seems to be worse when the machine is sewing toward the left side and slightly upward.  I have also had this problem when I am doing free motion quilting and moving the fabric toward the left and slightly upwards.  It is like it starts to shred and then the thread gets caught in the bobbin area and it makes a big mess with several threads appearing on top of the fabrics.  I can turn the fabric while doing free motion quilting and I do not have the problem.  It seems the machine just does not handle sewing toward the left very well.
I  would like a solution to this problem too.  If anyone has any suggestions, I would like to know what to do.
Thanks!

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:44 PM, Caron Ramsey-Lewis caronmaw@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I have the same problem with shredding on my 12000.  It is not consistent but some spools seem seem worse than others.  If it shreds while embroidering  between the needle and the top of the machine, could it still have to do with the bobbin? I would like to solve this problem as there is a lot of very bad language associated with it! Don't post much but read this group every day.

Caron
Carmichael, CA

Question:  Who owns nylons anymore????



Re: Thread shreading

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 

I have LOTS of Floriani thread. I have had problems with the Floriani and also some fine quilting threads. 

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On Oct 27, 2015, at 11:20 AM, HEATHER COWAN heather-c@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Are you only having problems with that brand of thread?  My experience with Floriani was that it was not as tightly spun and shredded easily.   The Marathon and Madeira poly and rayon threads are problem free for me.   Marathon metallic is the best I have used for ease of use.  Some threads are finicky .... They need to come off the spool correctly and have a certain type of thread path with little tension.  Some thread just needs put in the garbage bin ..... Too much work.
Heather 

On Oct 27, 2015, at 4:56 AM, Mary Jane Weddle maryjweddle@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I too have had problems with my Floriani Thread shredding while using my 15000.  I have lowered the embroidery foot and slowed down the machine, but still experience shredding.  It seems to be worse when the machine is sewing toward the left side and slightly upward.  I have also had this problem when I am doing free motion quilting and moving the fabric toward the left and slightly upwards.  It is like it starts to shred and then the thread gets caught in the bobbin area and it makes a big mess with several threads appearing on top of the fabrics.  I can turn the fabric while doing free motion quilting and I do not have the problem.  It seems the machine just does not handle sewing toward the left very well.
I  would like a solution to this problem too.  If anyone has any suggestions, I would like to know what to do.
Thanks!

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:44 PM, Caron Ramsey-Lewis caronmaw@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I have the same problem with shredding on my 12000.  It is not consistent but some spools seem seem worse than others.  If it shreds while embroidering  between the needle and the top of the machine, could it still have to do with the bobbin? I would like to solve this problem as there is a lot of very bad language associated with it! Don't post much but read this group every day.

Caron
Carmichael, CA

Question:  Who owns nylons anymore????



Re: Thread shreading

Lou Ann
 

Usually when I'm having problems with thread shredding I'm using Floriani brand.  It's supposed to be a good brand, but my 12000 doesn't like it.
 
The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.  Nicolas Chamfort



On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:32 PM, "HEATHER COWAN heather-c@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Are you only having problems with that brand of thread?  My experience with Floriani was that it was not as tightly spun and shredded easily.   The Marathon and Madeira poly and rayon threads are problem free for me.   Marathon metallic is the best I have used for ease of use.  Some threads are finicky .... They need to come off the spool correctly and have a certain type of thread path with little tension.  Some thread just needs put in the garbage bin ..... Too much work.
Heather 

On Oct 27, 2015, at 4:56 AM, Mary Jane Weddle maryjweddle@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 
I too have had problems with my Floriani Thread shredding while using my 15000.  I have lowered the embroidery foot and slowed down the machine, but still experience shredding.  It seems to be worse when the machine is sewing toward the left side and slightly upward.  I have also had this problem when I am doing free motion quilting and moving the fabric toward the left and slightly upwards.  It is like it starts to shred and then the thread gets caught in the bobbin area and it makes a big mess with several threads appearing on top of the fabrics.  I can turn the fabric while doing free motion quilting and I do not have the problem.  It seems the machine just does not handle sewing toward the left very well.
I  would like a solution to this problem too.  If anyone has any suggestions, I would like to know what to do.
Thanks!

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:44 PM, Caron Ramsey-Lewis caronmaw@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 
I have the same problem with shredding on my 12000.  It is not consistent but some spools seem seem worse than others.  If it shreds while embroidering  between the needle and the top of the machine, could it still have to do with the bobbin? I would like to solve this problem as there is a lot of very bad language associated with it! Don't post much but read this group every day.

Caron
Carmichael, CA

Question:  Who owns nylons anymore????




Top Thread WOUND around bobbin while embroidering

Cat - N
 

I hope it is not inappropriate for me to ask a question, since I have not yet purchased the MC15000 on my list of things to buy.  I joined this forum to read about the 12000 and 15000 in practical use while considering which was 'right' for me, then had an opportunity to acquire a previously owned MC11000 as a 'learn/practice' embroidery machine while I decided on which model (I was also considering a Babylock dealer offer.).  I am a super newbie to machine embroidery but have wanted a machine since 2003 and almost got the MC11000 back then...but things have changed so much, I was completely 'lost' in specs, etc.  The MC11000 that I have is at v.3.10, was checked out by a dealer immediately before I had opportunity to use it, and has been at my dealer before I really began to do embroidery with it.

My question is 'what' could have gone so seriously and quickly, and dastardly 'wrong' that top thread became wound around the bobbin over the bobbin thread while embroidering? 

The embroidery 'seemed' to be going 'flawlessly' based on my 'novice perception' of what it should look like, and the machine was making a straight run of satin stitching angled from the back of the hoop toward the left front of the hoop when there was a slight noise, then the fabric/stabilizer in the hoop was 'pushed' up, and by the time I pressed the STOP button to look, the bobbin window was pushed up, as was the bobbin, and there was top thread wound around the bobbin over the bobbin thread.

I have not found any answer on the internet (yet) and am wondering if this could be caused by the thread jumping out of the take up lever...though I have no idea why that would happen halfway through a straight run...although it was moving at quite a speedy clip.  I stupidly cleared the whole top thread track without checking...duh...but I didn't think of it until later.

I would greatly appreciate any possible explanations and/or ways to avoid this EVER happening again.  I was so 'freaked' when it happened on the 11000 that I took photos of the mess, and would haul the bobbin, hoop, with fabric/design still inside, and maybe the whole machine to the dealer if it was not raining...I cannot imagine my reaction IF it had happened on a brand new 15000!

Thank you for any assistance, and if my question is inappropriate to ask in this group, I understand, and thank you as well for advising me of my indiscretion.

- Cat (Florida)

All wound up, Jim says:

There are multiple things that could cause the problem you describe, with the thread coming out of the take-up lever being only one of them. In this case my best guess would be that the bobbin case stopper was set too far forward in the machine. This was a problem with early product 11000 machines. If you bought a previously owned 11000 it could be from that era. A lot of dealers were unaware of the problem, including me. I had a couple of customers who had machines with that problem. They could sew for days, then all of a sudden the bobbin case would jump out and jam. I did not know what the problem was until I happened to take one of the machines to a service class where it was pointed out. We have not seen this type of problem on any machine since the first 11000 run, so I would not expect you to have it with a 15000.


Re: Thread shreading

HEATHER COWAN
 

Are you only having problems with that brand of thread?  My experience with Floriani was that it was not as tightly spun and shredded easily.   The Marathon and Madeira poly and rayon threads are problem free for me.   Marathon metallic is the best I have used for ease of use.  Some threads are finicky .... They need to come off the spool correctly and have a certain type of thread path with little tension.  Some thread just needs put in the garbage bin ..... Too much work.
Heather 

On Oct 27, 2015, at 4:56 AM, Mary Jane Weddle maryjweddle@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I too have had problems with my Floriani Thread shredding while using my 15000.  I have lowered the embroidery foot and slowed down the machine, but still experience shredding.  It seems to be worse when the machine is sewing toward the left side and slightly upward.  I have also had this problem when I am doing free motion quilting and moving the fabric toward the left and slightly upwards.  It is like it starts to shred and then the thread gets caught in the bobbin area and it makes a big mess with several threads appearing on top of the fabrics.  I can turn the fabric while doing free motion quilting and I do not have the problem.  It seems the machine just does not handle sewing toward the left very well.
I  would like a solution to this problem too.  If anyone has any suggestions, I would like to know what to do.
Thanks!

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:44 PM, Caron Ramsey-Lewis caronmaw@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I have the same problem with shredding on my 12000.  It is not consistent but some spools seem seem worse than others.  If it shreds while embroidering  between the needle and the top of the machine, could it still have to do with the bobbin? I would like to solve this problem as there is a lot of very bad language associated with it! Don't post much but read this group every day.

Caron
Carmichael, CA

Question:  Who owns nylons anymore????



Re: 5th Birthday Party!

L.C. Northcutt
 

Thank you so much, Ceil!
I am so lucky to have such an amazing group of members, both male & female!
I have just trimmed the group down from over 90 members to 65 active members with an additional "News Group Only" of nearly 20!
I now have a waiting list which I need to tackle shortly!
The support of my local Sewing Machine trader has been invaluable. He offers a 10% discount on everything!
Janome UK are also so supportive!
All best wishes,
Cathy from UK.
 
L.C.Northcutt ( www.thanetpatchwork.org.uk )


I think I must have a ghost in my 15000!

Jane Dunne
 

Hi everyone,

Strange things happened late last week and I wondered if anyone else had this happen to them!

I have been embroidering hand towels for a craft sale and had my jumpdrive(usb stick etc) in slot 1 and I did about 36 towels on speed 900 I thought! 

When I went to speed it was set at 900 but showing only 700 and so I upped it to 1000 and id shows at 800!

If I want 600 for metallic threads I need to set it at 700 or it sews at 500!

VERY weird I thought. Stitching out just fine but the machine actually did something to the designs on the jump drive too!

I had turned the machine off to see if when I turned it back on the speed settings would be correct but alas it was not to be!

So I decided pick out a design but none were showing up! I knew I had at least 20 on my stick so went downstairs to the computer and checked and low and behold they were all scrambled for lack of a better word that I can't remember right now!

So I have re formatted the jump drive and put new designs on and am ready to work today.

Jim I think it might need to be seen by the dealer who is an hour away and if I leave my machine I am not going to finish my craft sale items for Nov 21 and my Christmas embroidery and finish the three quilt tops all for Christmas.

So you can see I am in a pickle of a place right now!

By the way Jim and Diane I just wanted to let you know that Linda (the educator from Janome in Toronto Canada) thinks very highly of both of you AND your Apps!

I told her what I was doing  and asked her if she knew you guys and her answer was that you both are awesome and the apps are fabulous!

SO that is coming from Ontario Canada to you both! I just hope everyone on this list knows how much work both of you put into this group and your apps!

You need to be THANKED and I am doing that right now!

I have had no lessons on my 15000 not the dealer's fault it is just too far to go as my husband drives and what is he supposed to do while I am there so   I have totally learned to use my machine with your wonderful App!

Keep up the fantastic work you guys as you are worth your wieght in gold !


Also there is a free App for quilting calc and it is wonderful too!

It is from Robert Kaufman and just goggle it as Robert Kaufman or quilting calc.

It is so very easy to use and you don't have to do anything to find the correct yardage for binding, pieces, batting or backing etc.

Try it! I don't know how I came across it but it is wonderful and FREE!


Have fun!

Thanks,


Jane


Anticipating more ghosts as Halloween approaches, Jim says:

When you set the speed for embroidery it's important to realize that you are setting the MAXIMUM speed. The actual speed will vary with the design, simply because the longer the stitch the longer the needle needs to be out of the fabric so the hoop can move. On the 15000 you can set the maximum speed using the slide control on the front, with the SET maximum speed being the speed when the slider is all the way right. There is no reason to set the machine for anything less than the maximum in the SET screen. If you need to adjust, e.g. with metallic thread, just use the slider to slow things down.


The USB drive problem almost certainly came about due to unplugging at the wrong time. In your computer the directory must be written before you unplug the drive. You indicate your intention to unplug using the "Safe Removal of Hardware" tool in the bottom right corner of the screen. If you don't ask for permission using that tool you can wind up with the directory of the drive not being complete. No permission is needed on the machine, but you should honor the "Do not remove" and "Do not turn off" warnings that display on the screen of the machine.


Re: Problem... needing help!!

J Fraker
 

I was thinking exactly the same thing as you said.  Mine shreds occasionally well above the bobbin.  Seems to be around the take-up lever.

Ditto on the nylons.
 


From: "Caron Ramsey-Lewis caronmaw@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 10:44 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Problem... needing help!!

 
I have the same problem with shredding on my 12000.  It is not consistent but some spools seem seem worse than others.  If it shreds while embroidering  between the needle and the top of the machine, could it still have to do with the bobbin? I would like to solve this problem as there is a lot of very bad language associated with it! Don't post much but read this group every day.

Caron
Carmichael, CA

Question:  Who owns nylons anymore????



Re: MBX5

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

What does cutwork do?



On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:56 AM, "Anne Parker lokicat6@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Theresa

Ouch was my thought too - which is why I will be holding off for a while. 

I'm glad I held off from buying the Cutwork Kit, which is £199 in UK, as if I understand correctly it seems the cutwork function is included in V5 - though you would still need to buy the cutting needles at £45 a time.  I'm told the cutting needles last an awful long time though, especially as you don't use them that much, but again it would depend if you were using them to cut templates or just on fabric.

By holding off on the Cutwork Kit, and just buying the cutting needles when I do get V5, it sort of makes me feel better about spending the £350 since if I had bought the cutwork kit I would be £150 worse off when I do upgrade.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 



Re: Fantastic hoop storage!

Connie
 

Linda
This is a functional and great looking hoop storage system. Please share close up photo and instructions for making this!!!

Connie S.

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 26, 2015, at 8:55 PM, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:

Did I miss some posts about lindabeaulieu863's fantastic hoop storage system?  I noticed it shown in the photos section.  Linda, please share your dimensions if you want to, I'd love to make something like this for my hoops, it would be perfect!
Ceil



Re: Problem... needing help!!

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 

I too have had problems with my Floriani Thread shredding while using my 15000.  I have lowered the embroidery foot and slowed down the machine, but still experience shredding.  It seems to be worse when the machine is sewing toward the left side and slightly upward.  I have also had this problem when I am doing free motion quilting and moving the fabric toward the left and slightly upwards.  It is like it starts to shred and then the thread gets caught in the bobbin area and it makes a big mess with several threads appearing on top of the fabrics.  I can turn the fabric while doing free motion quilting and I do not have the problem.  It seems the machine just does not handle sewing toward the left very well.
I  would like a solution to this problem too.  If anyone has any suggestions, I would like to know what to do.
Thanks!

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:44 PM, Caron Ramsey-Lewis caronmaw@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I have the same problem with shredding on my 12000.  It is not consistent but some spools seem seem worse than others.  If it shreds while embroidering  between the needle and the top of the machine, could it still have to do with the bobbin? I would like to solve this problem as there is a lot of very bad language associated with it! Don't post much but read this group every day.

Caron
Carmichael, CA

Question:  Who owns nylons anymore????



Re: MBX5

Anne Parker
 

Theresa

Ouch was my thought too - which is why I will be holding off for a while. 

I'm glad I held off from buying the Cutwork Kit, which is £199 in UK, as if I understand correctly it seems the cutwork function is included in V5 - though you would still need to buy the cutting needles at £45 a time.  I'm told the cutting needles last an awful long time though, especially as you don't use them that much, but again it would depend if you were using them to cut templates or just on fabric.

By holding off on the Cutwork Kit, and just buying the cutting needles when I do get V5, it sort of makes me feel better about spending the £350 since if I had bought the cutwork kit I would be £150 worse off when I do upgrade.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 


Re: Problem... needing help!!

Caron Ramsey-Lewis <caronmaw@...>
 

I have the same problem with shredding on my 12000.  It is not consistent but some spools seem seem worse than others.  If it shreds while embroidering  between the needle and the top of the machine, could it still have to do with the bobbin? I would like to solve this problem as there is a lot of very bad language associated with it! Don't post much but read this group every day.

Caron
Carmichael, CA

Question:  Who owns nylons anymore????


Fantastic hoop storage!

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Did I miss some posts about lindabeaulieu863's fantastic hoop storage system?  I noticed it shown in the photos section.  Linda, please share your dimensions if you want to, I'd love to make something like this for my hoops, it would be perfect!
Ceil



Re: 5th Birthday Party!

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

That sewing machine cake is amazing!  You're so fortunate to be in what looks like a wonderful group!  Green with envy here!
Ceil


Re: MBX5

Cheryl Paul
 

My past experience in purchasing upgrades in Canada was that they were about $500, but sometimes the dealer will negotiate, especially if you are buying something else that has a bit of a price to it. I have no information about this upgrade, just passing on what I have paid in the past.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: MBX5

Theresa Turnbull
 

I have MBX4.5 and Jonome UK tell me that the upgrade cost will be 350GBP – ouch
Theresa
Southern England
 

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