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Re: Purchasing Embroidery Designs

J Fraker
 

MBX will resize and will keep the integrity of the design.  I don't know if there are size limitations on this.  I've resized several things in MBX and they turned out beautifully.  I would guess that purchasing something in the middle of the size range would be apt to cause the fewest problems if there are any.
 


From: "merylm@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:40 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Purchasing Embroidery Designs

 
I'm on a spree and I have a question.

I can't decide at the time of purchase what size embroidery I might use. Do I have to buy all possible sizes, or will MBX do it's magic and keep the integrity of the design?



Re: It's Contagious

J Fraker
 

For towels, I don't use stabilizer at all, but I do use two layers of tulle in the same color as the towel on top of all embroideries.  After embroidering, I cut the tulle away around the edges and it is then invisible.  This gives beautiful results and you can buy rolls of tulle off eBay in almost any color pretty cheap.  For everything else, I use almost exclusively a light weight cut away.  I find, especially on larger designs, that if I don't use a stabilizer that stays in, I get puckering no matter whether I hoop or don't hoop.  Generally, I don't hoop.  I pin the fabric to the stabilizer around the very edges and then use the basting stitch to secure the fabric to the stabilizer.  Be careful not to sew over any pins!  You can also use quilt basting spray, but I don't really like it.
 


From: "merylm@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 7:32 AM
Subject: [janome12000] It's Contagious

 
I fear I have caught the embroidery bug.  I've had my gently owned 12000 for more than a year and have not used it enough to justify its existence (or mine). I've now started embroidering. With the help of an experienced friend, I did 8 towels last weekend. Now I'm on my own and towels as holiday gifts and a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt for my granddaughter are on my radar.

I love the info I glean from this group. What are your stabilizer and hooping preferences/secrets? Do you hoop? If not, how do you keep the fabric steady?

I think I need to use my apps, but I learn better by doing.

Thanks.



Re: Hooping and stabilizers

HEATHER COWAN
 

I mostly use a medium tearaway from Marathon unless I need a wash away.  I hoop the stabilizer only.   I always found that fabric which was hooped stretched.  I starch my fabric quite a bit, place it in the hoop. And use the baste function to attach it to the stabilizer.  I very seldom have problems with puckering.  I believe it is because my fabric can float with the stabilizer and thread so there is no pulling or puckering...... Just works for me
Heather

On Oct 30, 2015, at 5:12 AM, merylm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I fear I have caught the embroidery bug.  I've had my gently owned 12000 for more than a year and have not used it enough to justify its existence (or mine). I've now started embroidering. With the help of an experienced friend, I did 8 towels last weekend. Now I'm on my own and towels as holiday gifts and a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt for my granddaughter are on my radar.


I love the info I glean from this group. What are your stabilizer and hooping preferences/secrets? Do you hoop? If not, how do you keep the fabric steady?


I think I need to use my apps, but I learn better by doing.


Thanks.


Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

J Fraker
 

You're not the only one.  I don't like any of them either.

 

From: "Anne Parker lokicat6@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 6:47 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

 
I don't know if I'm the only one, but so far I don't like any of the blocks that have arrived in my inbox.  I haven't even tried downloading one pattern because nothing has appealed.

Maybe it's just because I like the traditional patterns that are regular and the same on either side.  I'm definitely not a contemporary quilter!

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: Janome's 100 quilt designs

Claire Schutz
 

I don't receive any notices from Janome, in fact, again yesterday I tried to register and it won't go thru. Their site is terrible.  Will see if I can find what you are talking about, Claire S.


On 10/29/2015 1:17 PM, marysew@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

I have signed up to down load the quilt designs from Janome.  I would be interested to know if others taking advantage of this free offer from Janome find that the downloads take forever!!!!  I have very high speed internet from Charter so downloads normally are very short.  These quilt directions take so long that I can go off and do another project and come back some time later to find it is still downloading.  The picture and directions are only 3 pages.  Interested in your comments.  thanks  Mary



Janome's 100 quilt designs

JoAnn Novak
 

 Why not use scrap material to practice on.
  JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

 
Has anyone bought the fabric bundles?  I’m curious of the price.  I would have to buy two, one for my practice blocks, lol!
Cas


Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

Cat - N
 

I like the colors okay, but only a couple patterns so far even look nice to me. Some are very 'why bother/why waste fabric' to me...LOL ‎. I have a new grandbaby on the way, so that comes first for sure. 

- Cat 

Sent from my BlackBerry Z10.
Warning:  The foregoing message is likely a combination of what I meant to say and words the nice machine liked better.
From: Patricia Ward ward.pm@... [janome12000]
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:18 AM
To: janome12000@...
Reply To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

 

Anne, you are not the only one.  I was shocked when I saw them and the colors.. so I will pass.  Well, it isn't that I don't have anything to do...  vbg

Pat

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 6:47 AM, Anne Parker lokicat6@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I don't know if I'm the only one, but so far I don't like any of the blocks that have arrived in my inbox.  I haven't even tried downloading one pattern because nothing has appealed.

Maybe it's just because I like the traditional patterns that are regular and the same on either side.  I'm definitely not a contemporary quilter!

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: Janome's 100 quilt designs

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Anne,
I agree with you!  At first I started to download all of them but then thought that I have so many UFO's now, that I could tackle these at a later date.  But when I thought about it, I really don't care for the blocks given thus far enough so I deleted them from my computer.
Ceil


Purchasing Embroidery Designs

Meryl Margolies
 

I'm on a spree and I have a question.


I can't decide at the time of purchase what size embroidery I might use. Do I have to buy all possible sizes, or will MBX do it's magic and keep the integrity of the design?


Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs--I'm one of the designers!

Sarah Ann Smith <sarahannsmith@...>
 

Six of the designs in this project are MINE! Including one on the first day!!!! Wooohooo!


I enjoyed the project so much that I made duplicate blocks, a set for Janome, a set for me. And the Michael Miller Cotton Couture fabric is unbelievably soft and silky. It is now my favorite solid—would make a lovely blouse, too.


I’ll have a blogpost publishing shortly (maybe today—I need to add a few photos is all) about the project.


Downloads haven’t taken long for me.


And even if your local dealer isn’t stocking the fabric, you may be able to find it online. Totally worth it…. I LOVE this stuff! Just googled, and you can find it here (by the quarter yard so purchase what you want) http://www.fatquartershop.com/michael-miller-fabric/cotton-couture-solids-michael-miller-fabrics . I wasn’t fond of the white as sashing—I found a funky “aged french newspaper” print, that looks like, well, old newspaper, that I will use instead of the white.


Cheers, Sarah


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Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

Patricia Ward
 

Anne, you are not the only one.  I was shocked when I saw them and the colors.. so I will pass.  Well, it isn't that I don't have anything to do...  vbg

Pat

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 6:47 AM, Anne Parker lokicat6@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I don't know if I'm the only one, but so far I don't like any of the blocks that have arrived in my inbox.  I haven't even tried downloading one pattern because nothing has appealed.

Maybe it's just because I like the traditional patterns that are regular and the same on either side.  I'm definitely not a contemporary quilter!

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

 




It's Contagious

Meryl Margolies
 

I fear I have caught the embroidery bug.  I've had my gently owned 12000 for more than a year and have not used it enough to justify its existence (or mine). I've now started embroidering. With the help of an experienced friend, I did 8 towels last weekend. Now I'm on my own and towels as holiday gifts and a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt for my granddaughter are on my radar.


I love the info I glean from this group. What are your stabilizer and hooping preferences/secrets? Do you hoop? If not, how do you keep the fabric steady?


I think I need to use my apps, but I learn better by doing.


Thanks.


Re: Written Instructions for the 15000 app

Anne Parker
 

Sandra

Just wondering if you've got the PDF of the manual - available here http://janome.com/en/support/manuals/  It's then really easy to search the PDF to find what you want and you could use that at the same time as the 15000 app.

I can't access the app as I don't have an iPad so I use the search facility on the manual whenever I need to remind myself about something, and sometimes then find the point in the actual manually to refer to while sewing.  I find the manual really good - much better and comprehensive than any manual for any other machines I have.  It is now starting to get dog-eared!

I've also checked out the short videos on the Janome website about using each of the feet, though they are really short and the voice is sort of sickly sweet - can't stand it! :0)  I have been using most of the types of feet for many years though so I guess I'm aware of what to do mostly - though there is always something new to learn and feet are very often used for a purpose they weren't made for!

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: Janome's 100 quilt designs

Anne Parker
 

I don't know if I'm the only one, but so far I don't like any of the blocks that have arrived in my inbox.  I haven't even tried downloading one pattern because nothing has appealed.

Maybe it's just because I like the traditional patterns that are regular and the same on either side.  I'm definitely not a contemporary quilter!

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: Written Instructions for the 15000 app

Narda Poulin
 

I am hoping she is referring to the acudesign ap....that woul be a real great thing to have.

Wondering how many thousands of words a video is worth, Jim says:
The app features 9 videos specifically for AcuDesign, all of which are indexed with closed captions available. The search page allows direct access to virtually every function of the program. Producing a manual would essentially duplicate that and would require far more time and resources than we are able to dedicate.


Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

You never know what you will get in these multiple blocks! Look for applique in the future. The beauty about all these blocks is that some will appeal to someone, yet others will gravitate to other blocks!

 

Vikki

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:59 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Janome's 100 quilt designs

 

 

Speaking of which ... if you do today’s paper pieced pattern be aware it consists of eight sections!  I didn’t realize it till I went to put my four sections together.  I’ve never made a paper pieced block consisting of 8 sections before.  I mean there are many sections within a quarter but usually the four square quarters are sewn together to create a block.  So I have a lovely half a block and wasted a couple of hours making it.  Of course I don’t have enough of the same scraps to create the other half...

I should have read the pattern instead of assuming it would be like all the others I’ve done.

Cas


Written Instructions for the 15000 app

Sandra King
 

Jim, this is a long shot, but thought I would ask.  I've been going through the videos on the 15000 app and making notes.  It is too much for me to remember at one time.  It got a little overwhelming starting and stopping the video to make notes.  Will there ever be a written manual for sale that explains the steps done in the videos?  I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Cyberangel Sandra


Avoiding long shots and slot machines, Jim says:

The 15000 comes with a written manual and we created video to go with it. Given that you are the only one to request a manual to accompany the video that accompanies the manual, it' snot going to happen. By any chance have you looked at the Search tab in the app? It is essentially an index to all the videos, allowing you to go directly to a topic of interest. If you want written words try turning on the closed captions. Every word spoken is there. Hope this helps!


Janome's 100 quilt designs

JoAnn Novak
 

  Could someone tell me where to find the quilt designs?
  I am fairly new to Janome.
  Thank you,   JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

I have signed up to down load the quilt designs from Janome.  I would be interested to know if others taking advantage of this free offer from Janome find that the downloads take forever!!!!  I have very high speed internet from Charter so downloads normally are very short.  These quilt directions take so long that I can go off and do another project and come back some time later to find it is still downloading.  The picture and directions are only 3 pages.  Interested in your comments.  thanks  Mary




Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

cas <cas@...>
 

 
Has anyone bought the fabric bundles?  I’m curious of the price.  I would have to buy two, one for my practice blocks, lol!
Cas


Re: Janome's 100 quilt designs

cas <cas@...>
 

Speaking of which ... if you do today’s paper pieced pattern be aware it consists of eight sections!  I didn’t realize it till I went to put my four sections together.  I’ve never made a paper pieced block consisting of 8 sections before.  I mean there are many sections within a quarter but usually the four square quarters are sewn together to create a block.  So I have a lovely half a block and wasted a couple of hours making it.  Of course I don’t have enough of the same scraps to create the other half...
I should have read the pattern instead of assuming it would be like all the others I’ve done.
Cas

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