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janome Memory Craft 1500

juanita crosland
 

Hi am changing to the 1500 this month as i love machine emb just like some feedback please on those that have one


Re: Metal Seam Guide attachment

cas <cas@...>
 

I’m glad I ordered one.  My last two blocks turned out too small.  I bet my O foot is bent.  I bought a metal magnet one too.
 
From: ceilsews
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2016 3:15 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Metal Seam Guide attachment
 
 

I have one of those old guides that was MY grandmother's.  It must be well over 50 years old!  Time to dig it out and put it on the 15000, especially since, the last time I used the big guide arm, it caught on the table and left a little design on the bed of the machine.


Re: Metal Seam Guide attachment

J Fraker
 




From: "'cas' cas@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, March 4, 2016 2:53 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Metal Seam Guide attachment

 
Thanks Anne,
I forgot the screw is attached to the clothe guide.  Thanks for explaining how the Singer guide works. I didn’t realize it has a sliding component.  I found a good picture, and it looks like I don’t have to buy a vintage Singer part:
I think I will like it better than the stick on guides.
Cas
 
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2016 5:07 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot
 
 
Cas

The Janome cloth guide doesn't have a screw - it attaches to the embroidery unit.

The screws I was talking about are those you may have if you have bought any other screw attached Janome attachments such as the circular sewing guide or binder.   Or you can purchase an additional presser foot screw since the hole in the bed is the same size - try your foot screw to see how it fits.  Though when you purchase the Singer seam guide that usually comes with a screw anyway which should fit, but do check as you don't want to ruin the screw hole in your needle plate.

The guide slides left and right to whatever distance away from the needle you need.  When you have it where you want it you just tighten the screw down.  It doesn't of course give you as many options and distance from the needle as the cloth guide.

In order to set it I put a quilting ruller under the presser foot and check to see that the needle will drop on the mark that will give me the seam width I want - so if I want a 1 inch seam I set the ruler under the foot with the needle touching the 1 in mark from the edge of the ruler - put the presser foot down to hold the ruler firmly in place - butt the seam guide hard up to the side of the ruler and tighten the screw and then remove the ruler.
 
You can also angle the Singer guide diagonally so you have a point to feed the fabric too when you are going round a curve

I think the new Janome guide foot will be useful for when you want to sew several rows of stitching next to each other and keep them straight without having to mark the fabric - you can't do that with the Singer guide. - I think it would be more accurate than using a quilting guide bar.
 
 
Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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

"Live like someone left the gate open". Kimberly Burnham

 



Re: Metal Seam Guide attachment

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I have one of those old guides that was MY grandmother's.  It must be well over 50 years old!  Time to dig it out and put it on the 15000, especially since, the last time I used the big guide arm, it caught on the table and left a little design on the bed of the machine.


Metal Seam Guide attachment

cas <cas@...>
 

Thanks Anne,
I forgot the screw is attached to the clothe guide.  Thanks for explaining how the Singer guide works. I didn’t realize it has a sliding component.  I found a good picture, and it looks like I don’t have to buy a vintage Singer part:
I think I will like it better than the stick on guides.
Cas
 
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2016 5:07 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot
 
 

Cas

The Janome cloth guide doesn't have a screw - it attaches to the embroidery unit.

The screws I was talking about are those you may have if you have bought any other screw attached Janome attachments such as the circular sewing guide or binder.   Or you can purchase an additional presser foot screw since the hole in the bed is the same size - try your foot screw to see how it fits.  Though when you purchase the Singer seam guide that usually comes with a screw anyway which should fit, but do check as you don't want to ruin the screw hole in your needle plate.

The guide slides left and right to whatever distance away from the needle you need.  When you have it where you want it you just tighten the screw down.  It doesn't of course give you as many options and distance from the needle as the cloth guide.

In order to set it I put a quilting ruller under the presser foot and check to see that the needle will drop on the mark that will give me the seam width I want - so if I want a 1 inch seam I set the ruler under the foot with the needle touching the 1 in mark from the edge of the ruler - put the presser foot down to hold the ruler firmly in place - butt the seam guide hard up to the side of the ruler and tighten the screw and then remove the ruler.
 
You can also angle the Singer guide diagonally so you have a point to feed the fabric too when you are going round a curve

I think the new Janome guide foot will be useful for when you want to sew several rows of stitching next to each other and keep them straight without having to mark the fabric - you can't do that with the Singer guide. - I think it would be more accurate than using a quilting guide bar.
 
 
Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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

"Live like someone left the gate open". Kimberly Burnham

 


Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

Thy probably have been inundated with emails from us all! X

Sent from my iPad

On 4 Mar 2016, at 10:38, 'Anne Stoye' annestoye@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

And I emailed Janome UK, who told me that they expected it to be available in about 3 weeks’ time but they did not yet know the price.  They will email me again when it is available (and I will tell you when they do).

 

Anne

 


Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot

Anne Parker
 

Cas

The Janome cloth guide doesn't have a screw - it attaches to the embroidery unit.

The screws I was talking about are those you may have if you have bought any other screw attached Janome attachments such as the circular sewing guide or binder.   Or you can purchase an additional presser foot screw since the hole in the bed is the same size - try your foot screw to see how it fits.  Though when you purchase the Singer seam guide that usually comes with a screw anyway which should fit, but do check as you don't want to ruin the screw hole in your needle plate.

The guide slides left and right to whatever distance away from the needle you need.  When you have it where you want it you just tighten the screw down.  It doesn't of course give you as many options and distance from the needle as the cloth guide.

In order to set it I put a quilting ruller under the presser foot and check to see that the needle will drop on the mark that will give me the seam width I want - so if I want a 1 inch seam I set the ruler under the foot with the needle touching the 1 in mark from the edge of the ruler - put the presser foot down to hold the ruler firmly in place - butt the seam guide hard up to the side of the ruler and tighten the screw and then remove the ruler.

You can also angle the Singer guide diagonally so you have a point to feed the fabric too when you are going round a curve

I think the new Janome guide foot will be useful for when you want to sew several rows of stitching next to each other and keep them straight without having to mark the fabric - you can't do that with the Singer guide. - I think it would be more accurate than using a quilting guide bar.


Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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

"Live like someone left the gate open". Kimberly Burnham

 


Re: Workbook for 15000

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

Have now had this reply.......

Dear Judy,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

The MC15000 workbook is produced in America – we are in talks to try and obtain some copies for UK customers.

 

Should we be successful we will email you accordingly.

 

Kind regards,

 

Helen.


So if anyone is interested in getting the workbook in the uk I suggest you also contact Janome Uk to secure a copy.   Judy, Cornwall UK

Sent from my iPad

On 3 Mar 2016, at 20:50, judy.j282@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have sent this email to Janome UK. I hope anyone else in the uk who may need this book will also email them. Maybe with a few of us badgering them they may actually get it for us........


Hi, there has been a lot of discussion on the yahoo 15000 group about the work book. Quite a few members in America are finding this book very useful and we in the uk would also like to be able to purchase it. Please, Please could you not source it for us here? We have no local classes and although I attended the very good class with Ann White last year, I feel there is still a lot,to learn.....in my own time with the aid of this book. I look forward to your help, in this. 


Here's hoping!!


Judy, Cornwall UK 


Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot

Anne Stoye
 

And I emailed Janome UK, who told me that they expected it to be available in about 3 weeks’ time but they did not yet know the price.  They will email me again when it is available (and I will tell you when they do).

 

Anne

 


Re: Janome 14000

Valerie Munford
 

Sorry posted my previous reply before adding this. 
These are the differences between the 14000 and 15000. 
No cutter on the foot control
No acufil
No wifi
No accessory case
No asq22 hoop
No acufeed UD open toe foot
Magnifier - only 20 included
Couching feet are included as are the designs
Fewer machine stitches
Fewer embroidery designs. Some are the same as the 15000 and there are some that are completing new. 

Basically the machine doesn't have wifi or any of the Acufil accessories
Val 


Workbook for 15000

judy.j282@...
 

I have sent this email to Janome UK. I hope anyone else in the uk who may need this book will also email them. Maybe with a few of us badgering them they may actually get it for us........


Hi, there has been a lot of discussion on the yahoo 15000 group about the work book. Quite a few members in America are finding this book very useful and we in the uk would also like to be able to purchase it. Please, Please could you not source it for us here? We have no local classes and although I attended the very good class with Ann White last year, I feel there is still a lot,to learn.....in my own time with the aid of this book. I look forward to your help, in this. 


Here's hoping!!


Judy, Cornwall UK 


Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot

cas <cas@...>
 

That’s great, I liked it when I looked at Anne’s picture.  I bet I could get one on eBay.  I have stick on ones from Nancy’s Notions.  http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/6-in-1-stick-n-stitch-guide-clover.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiA3t-2BRCKivi-suDY24gBEiQAX1wiXLRi1Oq7-Ql97AioF2vJxCwro0O-DUEsTPZKTjUUbBIaAmK88P8HAQ
 
I don’t have a big screw though.  Anne, did you say I can use the screw off the cloth guide?  I don’t use the cloth guide because my machine is recessed with a custom insert and the embroidery unit is not attached.  I don’t see how the Singer metal guide is adjusted for different widths though.
Cas
 
 
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 4:55 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot
 
 

Wow! the Singer guide does work on my Janome 15000. I never liked the Janome guide as it doesn't allow for going around curves. For some reason I saved all my 1960's Singer feet and attachments; now I know why. Thanks!
Linda near Buffalo, NY


Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot

Irene Holland
 

I just checked w/ my dealer. They called Janome U.S. and were told the foot was not available yet in the U.S. and that there was not date yet for the release.

Irene


Re: lost spring

bdake@sbcglobal.net
 

Thank you for your responses. I took your advice and called my dealer. I am three hours away from her now but she was so helpful. (More than the local dealer)  She knew right away what had happened. I am mailing the foot to her (along with the broken spring) and she is sending me a replacement. I am so grateful for your responses. I can still use my machine to finish the diaper bag I was working on. Yeah.


Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot

Cheryl Paul
 

It probably is already. Just contact a Janome Dealer and order it.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: lost spring

Virginia
 

I too had that happen and my dealer just gave me a new foot.  Take your spring and foot into your dealer he should replace it for you.  




-----Original Message-----
From: bdake@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Thu, Mar 3, 2016 8:15 am
Subject: [janome12000] lost spring

 
Sorry my previous message didn't go through. I was sewing with the even feed foot on my 15000 when I heard a strange noise like a crunch. I am now looking at a spring laying on the plate. Ok, I'm thinking maybe it came from the EVF so I remove it and replace it with a regular foot. Sews fine. Put back on the EVF and sews fine. Being faint of heart and loving my machine I decided it needed to go to the sewing machine hospital. The spring came from somewhere and was there for a reason, even if it is tiny. Had to happen when I'm making a gift for a baby shower. Guess I'll have to use one of my other machines. Not a happy quilter.

Springing into action, Jim says:
It sounds like the spring got under the foot. There are a number of springs inside the machine, above the needle, but most are wrapped around other parts and unlikely to fall under the foot. The even feed, or in this case AcuFeed, foot has a "helper" spring that assists its feed dogs returning to the front when the needle comes up out of the fabric. That could wind up getting caught during stitching, hence the crunch. There have been other reports of AcuFeed feed breaking, so I'm leaning toward that being the problem. Because of how the AcuFeed foot works, it might still be seeming to work without the spring, but might not do its job very well. If other feet are working OK, I would keep using the machine. You can have your dealer look at the machine, as well as the AcuFeed foot and spring, at your convenience. I don't think there is any danger in continuing to use the machine though.


Re: 9mm Janome Guide Foot

songnbird
 

Wow! the Singer guide does work on my Janome 15000. I never liked the Janome guide as it doesn't allow for going around curves. For some reason I saved all my 1960's Singer feet and attachments; now I know why. Thanks!
Linda near Buffalo, NY


Janome 14000

Ann
 

I just purchased the Janome 14000.  Will this model be included in this Yahoo group?  I have the 11000 and it was one of those that had a lot of problems with embroidery and I finally just quit trying to do it.  I bought it just after it came out and a lot of people had troubles with it until they finally worked out the problems.  I still wanted to embroider so I thought I'd upgrade to the 14000.  It's supposed to come in on Friday and I'm as excited as a little kid waiting for her new toy!!


The 14000 is essentially a 15000 without the WiFi capability. It has fewer built-in stitches and designs and doesn't come with all the hoops that the 15000 does. However it's price is substantially lower than the 15000. Yes, we will definitely support the 14000. I've added it to our FootBook app after finding that it comes with the Embroidery Couching Foot Set (also just added), which was not available at the time the 15000 was launched. There's a good chance that the My 15000 app will also apply to the 14000, although I have been unable to download the instruction book to verify that.


Re: 15000 Workbook Applique Sampler

audrey chase <Contessa@...>
 

I bought this workbook (I live in the Uk) when I first owned my 12000 – I have since upgraded to the 15000 and have sold the wookbook.

I found it so useful for learning the machine. That’s why I want the one for the 15000, but apparently us in the Uk won’t be getting it.

How bonkers is that?


lost spring

bdake@sbcglobal.net
 

Sorry my previous message didn't go through. I was sewing with the even feed foot on my 15000 when I heard a strange noise like a crunch. I am now looking at a spring laying on the plate. Ok, I'm thinking maybe it came from the EVF so I remove it and replace it with a regular foot. Sews fine. Put back on the EVF and sews fine. Being faint of heart and loving my machine I decided it needed to go to the sewing machine hospital. The spring came from somewhere and was there for a reason, even if it is tiny. Had to happen when I'm making a gift for a baby shower. Guess I'll have to use one of my other machines. Not a happy quilter.


Springing into action, Jim says:

It sounds like the spring got under the foot. There are a number of springs inside the machine, above the needle, but most are wrapped around other parts and unlikely to fall under the foot. The even feed, or in this case AcuFeed, foot has a "helper" spring that assists its feed dogs returning to the front when the needle comes up out of the fabric. That could wind up getting caught during stitching, hence the crunch. There have been other reports of AcuFeed feed breaking, so I'm leaning toward that being the problem. Because of how the AcuFeed foot works, it might still be seeming to work without the spring, but might not do its job very well. If other feet are working OK, I would keep using the machine. You can have your dealer look at the machine, as well as the AcuFeed foot and spring, at your convenience. I don't think there is any danger in continuing to use the machine though.

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