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Re: Floriani Thread

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

If you want to continue to use the silicone spray, I suggest that you spray some of that stuff on a piece of batting and tape the batting to the top of the sewing machine somewhere in the thread path.  That way you haven’t “contaminated” all your thread should it not work.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:54 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Floriani Thread

 

 

In the ongoing discussion of thread shredding - A friend of mine told me to very lightly spray a tine bit of silicone spray down the thread spool.  This is very unorthodox but has ended all of my thread issues.  This and using only top stitch needles.  I always use the silicone spray sparingly and not in my sewing room.  

 

I let the silicone dry completely before threading and have not had any more issues.  My machines are fine, no residue.  I can use any thread I want and I only use this when a spool is giving me trouble.  I always use this with metallics. 

 

As I said, this is unorthodox but it does work. 


Re: Quarter inch foot

Donna Morton
 

Here is my favourite way to achieve a scant 1/4 inch on my 15000.
 
Make sure you have Favourite Stitch in the SET menu turned on.
 
Use the straight stitch plate. Touch Home and then pick the Quilting menu in the upper right.  Select stitch 2.  It is a rather “wide” 1/4 inch for most.  Adjust by moving the needle to the right to 8.6 or 8.7.  You can do that if are using the straight stitch plate.
 
Now you are going to make this change into a Favourite Stitch that will come up every time you go to this menu.  See page 38 – 39 in the Version 1 Manual (might be a page or 2 different in the Version 2 Manual for saving the changed setting to Favourite stitches.
 
Donna M
Canada
http://www.snipandstitch.com


Hardly anytime for what I'm learning now.. and all the recent questions

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Right now my time is spent on Facebook, YouTube lessons, Email with only short spurts of time for the one thing I want to do...sewing and embroidery. With the holidays approaching quickly that puts my extra time in a deficit. Sad isn't it.  It is not a choice of learning or not learning a new venue. Its a matter of available time. Not sure why this needs to be addressed now as the choices you've given may not even be around after the first of the year.

Time to get back to working on my Christmas gifts and stream a YouTube video. Multitasking today.

Julia
NY


 


Re: One more survey

Pam Davison
 

No I have not - will have to check.

Sent from Windows Mail

From: mdaniel@... [janome12000]
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎November‎ ‎13‎, ‎2015 ‎1‎:‎29‎ ‎PM
To: mdaniel@... [janome12000]

 

Have you checked to see if there is an 'Android emulator' for your Windows phone?

I use a Blackberry Z10...which I absolutely love, and from Blackberry OS v.10.2.1 and up, BBOS10 DOES run Android apps, so I have my wonderful Blackberry Z10 and can use almost all the Android apps I am interested in.  I have only found a couple...Candy Crush, for one...that wouldn't run...not an issue for me at all.

- Cat




-----Original Message-----
From: Pam Davison pamyjo2001@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] One more survey

 
Notice it said for iOS or Android.  I am one of the few that have a windows phone - what about us?

Sent from Windows Mail

With tears running down his cheeks, Jim says:
Microsoft bought Nokia in an attempt to get some traction with Windows phone. Now the new Nokia phones are using Android, so it looks like they are giving up. With market share being in single digits I can't imagine anyone doing development for Windows phone, but hopefully I'll turn out to be wrong.



Re: One more survey

Cat - N
 

Have you checked to see if there is an 'Android emulator' for your Windows phone?

I use a Blackberry Z10...which I absolutely love, and from Blackberry OS v.10.2.1 and up, BBOS10 DOES run Android apps, so I have my wonderful Blackberry Z10 and can use almost all the Android apps I am interested in.  I have only found a couple...Candy Crush, for one...that wouldn't run...not an issue for me at all.

- Cat



-----Original Message-----
From: Pam Davison pamyjo2001@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] One more survey

 
Notice it said for iOS or Android.  I am one of the few that have a windows phone - what about us?

Sent from Windows Mail

With tears running down his cheeks, Jim says:
Microsoft bought Nokia in an attempt to get some traction with Windows phone. Now the new Nokia phones are using Android, so it looks like they are giving up. With market share being in single digits I can't imagine anyone doing development for Windows phone, but hopefully I'll turn out to be wrong.


Re: One more survey

Anne Parker
 

I'm definitely up for Periscope! - as I don't have an iPad (though the Apple TV will mean I will be able to watch the My 15000 app).

I like the idea of it being live when we could ask questions if we wanted rather than You Tube which is just watching.

I'm happy that I won't actually have to 'tweet' even if I have to belong to Twitter.  I do have old user that I had to create as directed by IBM when I was working, but I've never used it and never had anything sent to me from Twitter, so I'm thinking this would be the same (can't even remember what the name of it was now!).

Thanks for the link to DuckDuckGo - never heard of that one.  I use Firefox in which you can open a private browsing window -  is that the same thing?

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

As John, Paul, George and Ringo bring the sub to the surface, Jim says:
As it happens, Periscope only needs a login. That can be a Twitter account or a mobile phone number. I think they only want that so they can be assured that it is their app they are communicating with, not someone trying to capture their data streams.

Private browsing means nothing is being saved in your computer's history, but Google saves every search request and the IP address that it came from. They also use tracking cookies to monitor which sites you visit so they can serve up ads. It's disturbingly close to "Minority Report" (the Tom Cruise movie, not the recent TV show). Duck Duck Go doesn't keep anything. They will serve ads in the search results related to the search term (which is how they make money), but they do not track anything. Given that our respective governments are keenly interested in virtually every move we make online, I am trying to preserve what precious little privacy is left.

Periscope requires an iPhone or Android phone to create and view video, and they also support viewing on Apple TV. The app is free. I suspect the tricky bit is going to be to find a time when everyone is still awake in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.
 


Re: One more survey

Cat - N
 

I have used duckduckgo for some years now...absolutely agree.  Even on the occasions I am 'forced' to use google, I do not click on the links...haven't for many years...I highlight and copy the link, create a new tab, and paste the link into the URL field.   If the link does not show completely (has "..." at the end), I right-click to copy it but paste it into a notepad.exe window, then 'mine' the actual link out of all the 'drive thru' garbage.

- Cat




-----Original Message-----
From: vicki chrobak tulsajo1@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:25 am
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: One more survey

 
Jim, You can block those Facebook ads.  You will still get ads but they won't be personalized.  Agree about duckduckgo
Vicki Jo

On 11/13/2015 7:43 AM, sewbad54 wrote:
Feeling vaguely like he's being watched, Jim says:
Google, owner and operator of YouTube, knows more about you than anyone else on the Internet, although Facebook is fast catching up. Google also puts ads over YouTube videos, sometimes for products that you don't necessarily want to promote. I now use https://duckduckgo.com for search because they don't track you. Ever look at a product on Amazon, and then notice that every website you go to afterward has that product featured in an ad? That's Google!




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Re: One more survey

Anne Parker
 

I'm ok with the sailors outfit - still have mine from when I was in the WRNS!

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: Quarter inch foot

Anne Parker
 

Hi Colleen

Are you just selecting the straight stitch from the Utility menu or have you tried the Piecing application? This uses stitches Q1  to Q3 and allows you to use them with the straight stitch plate which has an oval hole on the right to allow movement of the needle.  I think it will be Q2 you want.   Take a look at page 60 of the manual
​.

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: One more survey

Pam Davison
 

Notice it said for iOS or Android.  I am one of the few that have a windows phone - what about us?

Sent from Windows Mail

With tears running down his cheeks, Jim says:
Microsoft bought Nokia in an attempt to get some traction with Windows phone. Now the new Nokia phones are using Android, so it looks like they are giving up. With market share being in single digits I can't imagine anyone doing development for Windows phone, but hopefully I'll turn out to be wrong.


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Bonita Hunsaker <hunfam@...>
 

I'm getting all of the emails, but can't seem to access the group page..very frustrated with yahoo..🙃 Sent from my iPhone

Sent from my iMac:
Trust me, we ALL get very frustrated with Yahoo! Try this link: Janome 12000/15000


Re: One more survey

Patricia Ward
 

Yes, it may be a new format to learn but truly keeping the mind active is what keeps it going.  If you continue to learn new things you slow down aging of the brain; I don't have a twitter account but stated that I am willing to learn and get one as well as learn the Periscope. 
I think you will find if you open your mind to learning new things like this, then it becomes easier and doesn't have to substract from your sewing time.

And who knows with the videos we may learn more sewing tricks and time savers as well as new techniques.  Diane is very very clever and she makes these machines do everything but wash the kitchen floor! 

Just my $1.00 worth... 2¢ doesn't buy anything anymore! 

Pat

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 9:45 AM, J Fraker frakersfunnyfarm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I don't know about everybody else, but with email, complicated phones, yahoo groups, etc., I have way too much stuff going on anyway.  One more thing would just take away from my sewing time, besides the fact that I don't want to have to learn to use yet another means of communication.  Why not just make a YouTube channel?  YouTube videos are quickly and easily accessible, and it would be very easy for you to post videos on there.  Most of us probably already know how to use YouTube and it is easy to post an email link to videos.
 

From: "jim.stutsman@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:06 PM
Subject: [janome12000] One more survey

 
This is the last one, I promise. The purpose of the previous survey was to see if there would be any interest in us providing short, live videos once or twice a month on topics of interest. I got this idea when we were working on methods to use AcuSetter with an iPad while trying to keep it steady and take a picture. From the previous survey I learned:

* Slightly less than half of you know what Twitter is. I was not surprised at this.

* About 1 in 5 have a Twitter account. Again, no surprise.

* About 1 in 8 know what Periscope is. I've actually never met anyone over 40 who knows about it, so that's about what I expected. Not that I'm assuming group members are over 40 - I suspect most of you are 41 or 42 at most!

* About 1 in 50 actually user Periscope. Hello youngsters!

So I'm running one more single question survey to see what level of interest, if any, there would be in us setting up a Periscope account. This would requires a Twitter account and the Periscope app on a mobile device (iOS or Android). Here is the survey link: Periscope Survey
Don't click the big black "SurveyMonkey" square, as it just takes you to a pitch page that tries to get you to sign up for a "free" (Don't believe that! Free is $26.) survey.
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Re: Janome 15000

Luanne Oldsen
 

I wonder if there is any chance of seeing this app on android?  Its hard to justify the expense of an ipad .......but I'm thinking about it. 

Luanne

Finding the chance bag empty, Jim says:
I don't do Android development, so it won't be available on that platform. However we just made it available for Apple TV, which has an entry price of $150, well below even the least expensive iPad.


Re: One more survey

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

I like the idea because Youtube can be a great black whole for dumping time into once you're on the edge. What I would like to know is what size these data streams might be? While at home it's not an issue, but does it have the potential to be a hog on my data plan if I'm traveling?
thanks
Jan

Inveterate data hog Jim says:
I would definitely not watch any live stream while on cellular data, but the videos can be saved for viewing when you're back on WiFi.


Re: One more survey

vicki chrobak
 

Jim, You can block those Facebook ads.  You will still get ads but they won't be personalized.  Agree about duckduckgo
Vicki Jo

On 11/13/2015 7:43 AM, sewbad54 wrote:

Feeling vaguely like he's being watched, Jim says:

Google, owner and operator of YouTube, knows more about you than anyone else on the Internet, although Facebook is fast catching up. Google also puts ads over YouTube videos, sometimes for products that you don't necessarily want to promote. I now use https://duckduckgo.com for search because they don't track you. Ever look at a product on Amazon, and then notice that every website you go to afterward has that product featured in an ad? That's Google!





Re: Posted picture

J Fraker
 

Very pretty!


From: "Janet Krail krjanetl@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:17 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Posted picture

 
Figured out how to post pictures. Yea! This is the beginning of my Christmas quilt. Put it in album called "Christmas Quilt".

Janet




Re: Floriani Thread

lynnschieber@...
 

In the ongoing discussion of thread shredding - A friend of mine told me to very lightly spray a tine bit of silicone spray down the thread spool.  This is very unorthodox but has ended all of my thread issues.  This and using only top stitch needles.  I always use the silicone spray sparingly and not in my sewing room.  

I let the silicone dry completely before threading and have not had any more issues.  My machines are fine, no residue.  I can use any thread I want and I only use this when a spool is giving me trouble.  I always use this with metallics. 

As I said, this is unorthodox but it does work. 


Re: Quarter inch foot

Deb Keldrauk
 

Here is what I have done on my 15000. I prefer this for a quarter inch setting. First, I use the zig zag plate so I can move the needle freely. I didn't like using the programmed icon, in the little shirt>piecing option, mostly because it always nagged me about chain piecing and did I want the next line of stitching to be the same AARRGGH. 

I choose stitch number 4, it is for installing a zipper, it is a simple straight stitch and the needle position is set to the far left, I don't do many zippers so probably won't use that one much.

I turned on Favorite Stitch memory in the settings first then I took that stitch #4 and set it manually exactly where I wanted my 1/4" seam allowance to be, I place the needle and measured and tested until I got it exactly correct for me. I also adjusted the stitch length to what I like for my piecing and saved it all as my favorite stitch. Now when I piece I just turn on my machine and hit stitch #4 put my 1/4" foot on and I am set. (If I need the zipper setting I'd just have to press the DFT square and it will move back to where it belongs for that sewing session or until I go back and press FAV1 again).

I also don't use the O foot. I purchased a 1/4" clear piecing foot. It does have a flange but that can be removed with a screw. I'd rather eye it only, no flange because I tend to push my fabric up against that thing as I'm running and it can get off. My accuracy is better just watching the fabric run on the edge of that clear foot.

I hope this info can help you Colleen

Best,
newfilter - Deb in CA


Re: One more survey

J Fraker
 

I don't know about everybody else, but with email, complicated phones, yahoo groups, etc., I have way too much stuff going on anyway.  One more thing would just take away from my sewing time, besides the fact that I don't want to have to learn to use yet another means of communication.  Why not just make a YouTube channel?  YouTube videos are quickly and easily accessible, and it would be very easy for you to post videos on there.  Most of us probably already know how to use YouTube and it is easy to post an email link to videos.
 


From: "jim.stutsman@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:06 PM
Subject: [janome12000] One more survey

 
This is the last one, I promise. The purpose of the previous survey was to see if there would be any interest in us providing short, live videos once or twice a month on topics of interest. I got this idea when we were working on methods to use AcuSetter with an iPad while trying to keep it steady and take a picture. From the previous survey I learned:

* Slightly less than half of you know what Twitter is. I was not surprised at this.

* About 1 in 5 have a Twitter account. Again, no surprise.

* About 1 in 8 know what Periscope is. I've actually never met anyone over 40 who knows about it, so that's about what I expected. Not that I'm assuming group members are over 40 - I suspect most of you are 41 or 42 at most!

* About 1 in 50 actually user Periscope. Hello youngsters!

So I'm running one more single question survey to see what level of interest, if any, there would be in us setting up a Periscope account. This would requires a Twitter account and the Periscope app on a mobile device (iOS or Android). Here is the survey link: Periscope Survey
Don't click the big black "SurveyMonkey" square, as it just takes you to a pitch page that tries to get you to sign up for a "free" (Don't believe that! Free is $26.) survey.




Re: One more survey

Beverly Kern
 

I do not have a1500 yet I still have the 8900 3 yrs now I love it but want the 1500. So I do not understand any of what your referring to? Is it had to learn I do not even know if I can get the app. I am more than willing to put the time in I have a Baby lock embroidering machine.
Thank you
Beverly Kern

Welcoming a new member, Jim says:
The app we mention is "My 15000". It is a complete video reference for the 15000. Unfortunately we do not have an Android version. However you can still get a lot of valuable help from this list.


On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 1:53 AM, Cheryl Paul capaul@... [janome12000]
wrote:
 

Hi Jim, Since I’m 45- well married for 45 years and don’t really know much about Twitter, let alone Periscope, how do we learn to use it. You might need to do a video on YouTube or in the 15000 app to get us or at least me on board. As such a young person, I’m gain to learn new things. Thank you for all your help. Cheryl - Saskatoon


Thinking that "Social Media" is something they warned us against in Health class, Jim says:
With 6% of the membership responding we're running about 6 to 4 in favor of Periscope. Although it is a creation of the birds at Twitter, you don't have to use Twitter at all. If we decide to go forward it will not impact the list operation in any way. This would just be a little something extra, some schmalz if you will. It could turn out to be dreck! One minor benefit would be impressing your children/grandchildren with your increasing level of technical prowess.

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