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Patchwork Exercise in Workbook

cas <cas@...>
 

I’m still going through the workbook and trying to learn.  I think the directions are incorrect on pg. 56.  They tell you to sew triangles together and the picture is a diamond and it makes more sense to do the exercise with a diamond.  Instead of marking the corner where the seams meet they draw a line across the width of the diamond.  I didn’t understand the point of that either.   The video wouldn’t load and it says perhaps it has been removed.  I know it’s a video for the Clear Foot but I was hoping they would show the same exercise.
 
Anyhow, Diane has a lovely directions to piece together a star using Y seams in the My15000 app, within the Patchwork video, so I did that.
 
Is there any trick to not having your thread from balling up at the beginning of a seam?  I usually use a header and footer when I’m piecing but sometimes you have to start within a piece, like in the above exercise.  I start with needle down.  I end up with thread snarls under the cloth.  I use the straight stitch plate and that helps keep the fabric from going down the hole.
 
Thanks and happy Spring everyone!
Cas

Like David Copperfield, Diane has a few tricks for the sewing room:
The reason you get the snarl at the start of the seam is because of the loose thread ends, which tend to knot up. Before you start do needle-down and needle-up to pull up those loose ends and hold them until you have taken a couple of stitches.


Re: Coming attractions - Embroidery Party!

Socorro Morales
 

Yeah!!  Looking forward to seeing both of you again!!  And to the Anita Gooddesign workshop.


Re: Coming attractions - Embroidery Party!

Lou Ann
 

Wish I could come (OK is not that far), but going through chemo kind of ties me here for a few months.  Have fun!
 
The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.  Nicolas Chamfort


On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:33 PM, "socm9871@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
I'm signed up!!!  Will you and Diane be here too??

Yes, we'll be staying to help with the event. I probably won't be much help, but I can provide comic relief.



Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

prc
 

I have bought the blue ones before and I do not think they are the same quality as the clear ones with the "J" stamped on them.  I have had 5 or 6 of the blue bobbins break off on one end or the other.  I have never had one problem with the clear ones.

Paul


Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Jane Dunne
 

Thank you every one for your kind words. It is not easy and my condolences to each one here who has lost a family member or friend.
Hugs,
Jane


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Re: Coming attractions - Embroidery Party!

Cat - N
 

I will not be able to attend, but I would really love to go.  It sounds absolutely wonderful!

- Cat



Multiple Font Options

Sue McFarland
 

What is the best and most cost effective way to get significantly more font options than what is built into the machine?  If I purchase something such as the Brother  font package, will that be compatible?


Far from being the fount on font knowledge, Jim chooses the default font to say:

You need to be very careful purchasing font packages, as many of them are designed to be used with specific lettering programs. For example, Monogram Wizard has dozens of fonts, but you can only use them with Monogram Wizard software. This may also be true of Brother packages, although I don't have any brothers, so what do I know? There are two options I can suggest:

  • EmbroideryArts.com: they sell monograms as individual letters or packages of entire alphabets. You have to arrange the letters yourself in your project.
  • http://www.buzztools.com/buzzword.asp: BuzzWord is a complete lettering program that works with their font packs as well as TruType fonts on your computer. It has a lot of different modes for creating and positioning lettering and you can download a free trial.


Re: Coming attractions - Embroidery Party!

Socorro Morales
 

I'm signed up!!!  Will you and Diane be here too??


Yes, we'll be staying to help with the event. I probably won't be much help, but I can provide comic relief.


Re: Coming attractions - Embroidery Party!

Beth
 

Wish I could come but  a little far from Illinois.  Love Anita Designs!


Coming attractions - Embroidery Party!

Jim Stutsman
 

One of our dearest friends in the world is Caren Reneau, owner of Betty's Bobbin Box in Odessa, Texas. On April 29 and 30 she is hosting an Anita Goodesign event. Here are the details:

Betty's Bobbin Box 
2734 N. Grandview
Odessa, TX 79762
432 550 0093



April 29 & 30, 2016

This Anita Goodesign event will be a little different than any other we've ever sponsored in that you, the guest, will be able to choose what projects you would like to embroider.
You will be able to choose 8 projects from 15 which will be presented.  So, you will be working on a project that you love!

The time is 9:00 to 4:00 Friday 29th and Saturday 30th.  Lunch will be provided, of course.  We will be at the MCM Grande Hotel and Fun Dome 6201 E. Business 20.
Cost $99.00.

It will be two full days of fun and information.  We always learn a lot when we attend one of these functions. Anita Goodesign designs are known throughout the machine embroidery community to be top-notch in every way, not the least of which is their digitzing skills.  I have sold them in my shop for several years and have had nothing but success.  They are very well digitized  and cute cute.

Sign-ups are coming along nicely so we know we're going to be able to have tons of fun. We have lots of new people that are anxious to learn about embroidery and that's always exciting!

So, give us a call and get on board.  We're waiting for you and April 29 will be here soon!
Diane and I will be going out a couple of days before the event. Diane will be doing a couple of her classes and I will be on hand to answer questions and make a general nuisance of myself. If you plan to attend and want to stay at the hotel, mention Betty's Bobbin Box to get the special rate of $89 per night. How can you possibly not have a good time in a hotel that has a FUN DOME????



Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Anne Parker
 

I don't know the actual answer - if there is one.  I always thought they were just different colours so you could identify what type/weight of thread you had on them.  So you could use pink for say ordinary sewing thread, blue for say embroidery thread, and clear for bobbin thread - just my thoughts.

Having different colour bobbins is one of the reasons - apart from price - that I ordered 3 lots of 25 from China in great bobbin boxes (about £2 or £3 with postage each).  Each box has 5 different colours.  There are only a couple which are a bit tight over the bobbin winding spindle, but I haven't found any issues at all in using any of them.

Anne
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Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Terry L
 

Jane,
I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter.

I can see how the colored bobbins would be a great for organizing threads.
Terry



From: "Jane Dunne mikeandjane@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:41 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

 
Hi Norma,
They are no different. The pink ones represent breast cancer however I do forget what the blue ones represent. I have both colours because the price was right when I needed bobbins and I was supporting the breast cancer program at the same time having lost our eldest girl to breast cancer.

Jane

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Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Cat - N
 

Actually, the pink (cherry blossom case) bobbins were "celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Janome Tokyo" because "pink cherry blossoms are a well known symbol of Japan."   http://janome.com/en/blog/were-tickled-pink-about-our-cherry-blossom-bobbin-pack/

I don't think I ever saw anything about the blue (butterfly case) motif marketing 'theme' except that it was a "Limited Edition Blue Butterfly Series" or something to that effect.   

I got both because they are standard Janome bobbins in very pretty just colors with darling cases, thinking I would color code threads with them.  So far, I have not used them at all...just kept them in pristine condition because they are so lovely...and 'special, collector' bobbins, basically....LOL   The info does not seem to be on Janome's site anymore, only this remains:   http://janome.com/en/blog/special-offer-pink-and-blue-bobbins/

Which means...you guessed it...I have 'packrat'ed the beautiful pink and blue bobbins in their lovely, adorned cases, and have bought a bunch of clear Janome bobbins and pre-wound Janome bobbins for actual use, in addition to all the other Janome (and Kenmore) bobbins that I have been collecting for about the past 45 years or so...LOL.

Jane, I am so very sorry to hear about your eldest daughter.  I have lost several beloved, including a 22 year old nephew, his father, grandfather, uncle, and great grandfather, and now have a 30 year old nephew recently diagnosed....not to mention all the friends and other family members through the years, some of whom are still with us, including me.  It is a terrible thing to lose them and we have lots of terrible things that go wrong.  My very best to you...many hugs.


- Cat

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From: Jane Dunne mikeandjane@... [janome12000]
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To: janome12000@...
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Subject: [janome12000] Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

 

Hi Norma,
They are no different. The pink ones represent breast cancer however I do forget what the blue ones represent. I have both colours because the price was right when I needed bobbins and I was supporting the breast cancer program at the same time having lost our eldest girl to breast cancer.

Jane

Sent from my iPad



Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Patricia Ward
 

​From what my dealer told me they are the same as the clear except they are colors.  I use the pink ones for winding quilting thread onto and the blue for embroidery thread.  That way I can tell them apart and have the thread that I may need to do either technique.  I figured  PQ ( pink quilt) so then the blue ( BcdE)  Blue/embroidery. 

Pat ​


On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 7:24 PM, Norma Russen njrussen@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Can someone please tell me about the blue and pink bobbins that Janome sells? What are they used for, and how are they different from the normal clear Janome bobbin?

Norma Russen




Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

It’s advertising, plain and simple! Except for color, they are standard Janome bobbins identical to the clear ones. I have a set of pink that I store embroidery thread on when I have to use embroidery thread in the bobbin.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2016 6:24 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

 

 

Can someone please tell me about the blue and pink bobbins that Janome sells? What are they used for, and how are they different from the normal clear Janome bobbin?

Norma Russen


Re: Flashdrives for 14000

Judy Van Kalken
 

What is the difference between the 12000 and 14000?

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Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

There's no functional difference between the clear, blue, or pink bobbins. They were pricey when first available, but a bit lower now I think. Depending on how you store or organize your bobbins, they can be very useful for distinguishing different type or specialty threads. I use the pink for all cotton quilting, blue for polyester embroidery, and the clear for everything else related to regular sewing. Somehow I still manage to get the wrong bobbin into the wrong storage box but the wrong color bobbin is easy to spot.
Jan in MD


Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Jane Dunne
 

Hi Norma,
They are no different. The pink ones represent breast cancer however I do forget what the blue ones represent. I have both colours because the price was right when I needed bobbins and I was supporting the breast cancer program at the same time having lost our eldest girl to breast cancer.

Jane


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Re: MC11000 driver problem

Cat - N
 

Okay, so...now I am confused...no surprise there, I admit...LOL, and I completely apologize for my absolute ignorance.

Does Customizer 11000 use a different driver than the PC Folder Tool?  I have Customizer 1.5 and I transfer designs from the PC to the MC 11000 (v.3.10) by USB cable all the time using Customizer 1.5 on 64-bit Windows 8.1.  I upgraded my Customizer v.1.3 on Janome's website:

    http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/software.html

    Customizer
    Adds Windows 7 / 64-bit compatibility and other minor improvements

There is an OS Compatibility Kit that says on page 3 that shows the message that will display on 64-bit systems and says to "Select Install" in the instruction:

    http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/soft/update/os/osinstall.pdf

I am pretty sure I did all of this last year, although the whole machine embroidery thing was completely new to me, and I lost two computers in rapid succession, so I installed it all three times, the last time being on this 64-bit Windows 8.1 PC.  So, I 'could' be 'missing' something.

I have PC Folder Tool v.1.4, and I have RUN it but never did anything else with it except 'drill' through the folder structure then "X" out of the program...so I don't know if it works or not, and I am not even sure what it is supposed to do, and not sure if I even need/want it.

The only driver issues I have had, when using Customizer 1.5 to send designs, was if the MC11000 was turned off, or if I forgot and plugged the MC 11000 into the new USB hub I have, or if I plugged the MC 11000 into a USB connector of a version it doesn't like...I have 3 versisons on this laptop and I forget which is which. 

Is my stuff a 'freak' of technology?  Hope I didn't jinx it by saying...LOL...but now wondering how things will work when I get my 15000 because I also plan to keep the MC 11000, too.  Should I worry?

- Cat

Spraining his brain while trying to remember too far back, Jim says:
The PC Folder Tool fell through the cracks, as it was little understood. It *should* use the same driver as Customizer 11000, assuming that it has been updated for 64-bit operation. We covered PC Folder Tool in an issue of the now-defunct 11Heaven newsletter. Other than to write the article, we never used it and I don't think many 11000 owners did either.

While it does sound like your melange of USB hubs and ports could be challenging, I don't think you'll have any issues with the 15000. Janome has yet to implement USB 3, and quite possibly USB 2. USB 3 ports are downward compatible with USB 2, but maybe not USB 1.

Windows 8.1 may be a problem, as Janome did have to put out updates for it, at least with the Digitizer software. None of the Windows 8 variants got much love. You may be eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, though some have run into nightmares doing that.


Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

 

Can someone please tell me about the blue and pink bobbins that Janome sells? What are they used for, and how are they different from the normal clear Janome bobbin?

Norma Russen

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