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Re: design company recommendations

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

A lot depends on the style of butterfly you're looking to embroider. You should be able to find a free design on each site to sample how their stitching will work for you.  Use the search engines to find butterflies.
I've had great results with these 3 sites:
Hatched In Africa: Welcome to HatchedInAfrica.com

  Sue Box Creations: Sue Box Creations | Download Embroidery Designs | Search Results

 





Urban Threads Embroiderydesigns | Urban Threads: Unique and Awesome Embroidery Designs

 


Re: design company recommendations

Pam Davison
 

Anita Goodesign and Adorable Ideas have consistently good embroidery

 

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From: Sue Raabe susies.stitches@... [janome12000]
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 3:13 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] design company recommendations

 

 

I need to embroider a butterfly (an outline) on a purse pocket and I have no idea how to find a site that has proven designs.  It's been a while, and there are so many companies selling designs, but how do I know what company's designs stitch out properly?  I found a red work butterfly that would work, and is not part of a set, but I have no idea how it will stitch out. the companies I've bought from before didn't have what I need.  When I first started embroidering, I used the free designs, but I was told it's hit or miss, as most of them are beginning digitizers.  I'm not super fussy, just want a design I don't have to fiddle with, because I can't.  I leave to the professionals :-)


Re: My 15000 app

Cat - N
 

Jim,

About:
The app was paid for or Apple would not download it into your iPad. The button that says "Buy" is actually how you buy apps. Tap to buy - tricky, but you seem to have gotten the hang of it. Depending on how you have your iPad set up, downloading and installation will happen automatically and the button will change to "Open". Tap that and the app will open.

I have it on my 'list of things' to get the My15000 app but I noticed that after I bought the Foot Book app...which is very nice...that when I went to download a 'free' app, the iPad was asking about my payment information.  I have never had that happen like that before so it caught me by surprise...I freaked out a little, backed out of the download without getting the 'free' app, and haven't gone back to the app store since.  I know that sounds paranoid...LOL...but, believe it or not, in all of the smartphones and tablets in my digital arsonal...Blackberry, Apple, and Android...over the years, the only app I ever purchased (that didn't get billed by the cellular company 'back in the day') was the Foot Book app, so I have never, until then, had any kind of payment information 'stored' in any mobile device and don't want any stored and that readily available.  I find it unnerving that it could be so 'easy' with payment info saved, and would prefer to enter my payment information for EVERY purchase.

I am probably not looking for the 'right' thing but have not found how to 'undo' the apparently stored payment information  Is there an instruction on Apple's website that you know of that would tell me how to 'undo' my flub-up?  At this point, both iPads seem to know my credit card number...ugh...and I know it is probably just me that doesn't understand...LOL

- Cat

[Wondering if the NSA knows where I put my car keys...]
You can remove your credit card information using the information on this page. Apple is paranoid about security, so there's less risk trusting them with your card than most other websites. Periodically, such as when a card expires, they will ask the information to be updated. This is normal. If you want to buy an app without giving up your card you can purchase iTunes gift cards (sold wherever anything is sold) and use them to buy apps.


Re: My 15000 app and computer question

susies.stitches@...
 

Thanks!  The receipt was in my inbox this morning.  I must have it set up to automatically charge my credit card.  I was just worried that I hadn't paid for it.  The receipt was for the foot book and My 15000 app.  I had never encountered that before.
 
As for the computer question, I had the hard drive on my old computer transferred to some sort of of portable storage.  Now I can't seem to pull up any of my embroidery designs. They were there when I got it. It says it's a hard drive enclosure. The name on it is Nextstar if that means anything.  Is it possible they just disappeared?  They're also supposed to be on a portable hard drive, but it's MIA at the moment.  I probably don't need them all, but it would be nice for it to be my choice, not the storage device.

[Attempting clairvoyance - failing...]
The brand of drive enclosure is about as useful as knowing the brand of your mailbox when tracing a missing letter. It means nothing. You need to consult with whomever did the transfer to find your files.


Re: Sewing machine - sideways transport

Josephine Symons <josymons@...>
 

Good luck Nora and also as someone else advised, take it slowly and carefully .......with your eyes on full alert! 😊

Jo

 

Thank you, Jo.
There is hope achieving an acceptable result, following your instructions!
Regards
Nora


design company recommendations

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I need to embroider a butterfly (an outline) on a purse pocket and I have no idea how to find a site that has proven designs.  It's been a while, and there are so many companies selling designs, but how do I know what company's designs stitch out properly?  I found a red work butterfly that would work, and is not part of a set, but I have no idea how it will stitch out. the companies I've bought from before didn't have what I need.  When I first started embroidering, I used the free designs, but I was told it's hit or miss, as most of them are beginning digitizers.  I'm not super fussy, just want a design I don't have to fiddle with, because I can't.  I leave to the professionals :-)


Re: Clear View Foot

Cheryl Paul
 

I’ve been using my clear view foot this week and mine is not a single needle hole but one that moves to the right and would move all the way to the 9mm width on the right side. It would not go left more than a tick or two, but it isn’t needed on the left. This foot also has 2 little flanges that can be added, one for “stitch in the ditch” and the other for the scant 1/4”.


The footbook will give you all you need to know and it is a very good use of under $10.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Clear View Foot

Beverly Kern
 


I didn't like the metal foot on 1/4 " foot so I took it off it was always catching on my Fabric. So then I lost the screw so I couldn't use the 1/8" foot but it did break my needle once or twice so I think that is why I stopped using it. Not worth my time. Thank you all for listening to my two cents.

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 1:08 PM, 'cas' cas@... [janome12000]
wrote:
 

I remembered something about the Clear View Foot.  I could not use it with the patchwork setting, because it is meant to use with the needle centered, and the guide is supposed to be 1/4” from the needle.  There is another guide with it that is supposed to be 1/8” from the needle. 
 
I had taken the single stitch plate off and put the regular plate on so I could adjust the needle to the right get a scant 1/4” and somehow went too far to the left when I adjusted it back to center, and that’s how I broke it when the needle hit the foot.
 
For the best information, just look at the Footbook app Jim and Diane made.

Cas


Re: King Tut Thread

Janice Mawhiney
 

I have been using Presencia thread for years and agree that it is excellent. I find I have to clean the bobbin case each time I put in a new bobbin.
Janice


Re: My 15000 app

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

This a dumb question.  I went to the app store to purchase the app, and located the button that said "Buy".  I think the next icon said open.  I did that, and was able to watch some of the videos.  There was never any request for payment, but when I poked around, it appeared in the purchased section.  I know I'm explaining badly, but when you click buy, does it automatically use stored information for the purchase?  I tried several times to find a way to pay for it, and I couldn't.  Did the purchase of the Foot Book by any chance mean that that will happen every time I purchase an app? I just want to be sure I paid for it.  Usually there's some kind of confirmation notice.  I'm not that familiar with the IPad, but thought it would be easier to deal with rather than setting up the laptop.  I want to put someone's name on the pocket of a purse, so unless I create it in the embroidery mode, am I limited to the fonts in the monogram section of Decorative Stitches?  I really don't want to set up the embroidery unit just for that.  If I use a font I already have, would I be able to somehow send it to the machine and sew it that way?  I have software to create the name.  (Or would that involve setting the embroidery unit anyway?) If so, can I  send it to the machine from the PC? It looks like I have a lot to learn!

Thanks for your patience.  I'm not as concerned with sending designs to the machine, as I am with making sure I paid for the app.

[Allaying fears one post at a time!]
The app was paid for or Apple would not download it into your iPad. The button that says "Buy" is actually how you buy apps. Tap to buy - tricky, but you seem to have gotten the hang of it. Depending on how you have your iPad set up, downloading and installation will happen automatically and the button will change to "Open". Tap that and the app will open.

In Ordinary Sewing the monogram stitches are the only lettering you have. Lettering software will generate an embroidery design, which requires embroidery. You can send designs from your PC using the EmbLink Tool in HorizonLink Suite. This is all explained in the videos.


Re: Clear View Foot

cas <cas@...>
 

I remembered something about the Clear View Foot.  I could not use it with the patchwork setting, because it is meant to use with the needle centered, and the guide is supposed to be 1/4” from the needle.  There is another guide with it that is supposed to be 1/8” from the needle. 
 
I had taken the single stitch plate off and put the regular plate on so I could adjust the needle to the right get a scant 1/4” and somehow went too far to the left when I adjusted it back to center, and that’s how I broke it when the needle hit the foot.
 
For the best information, just look at the Footbook app Jim and Diane made.

Cas


Re: King Tut Thread

Estelle Torpy
 

I generally use Bottom Line (60 wt) with King Tut and get great looking stitches.

My new favorite quilting thread is Presencia. I used dark grey on the top and cream on the bottom and you would never know it. The stitches came out perfect on my Janome 15000 and the Skyline 7 without any adjustments to the tension. I was piecing, doing walking foot quilting and free motion quilting.

I had never heard of this thread but my local shop changed hands and the new owners carry several different products new to me.

Estelle


On Jul 4, 2016, at 6:39 AM, norasusanne@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Dear ladies, dear Jim,


Recently I used King Tut Thread for quilting (straight line) and decorative stitches and I had a somehow strange experience


a) decorative stitches on white cotton: decorative stitches with blue, variegated yarn looked ugly

    same stitches with red variegated yarn look OK

    bobbin thread was King Tut as well

b) quilting decorative stitches on a quilt was somehow OK with red thread, but had better results, when changing the bobbin thread to red Gütermann cotton (NE50)


Needle was topstitch #90/14 as recommended.


I thought that you always could use the same thread also for the bobbin. Obviously not true..


Is there any recommendation for a thread from Superior Threads for the bobbin in combination with King Tut?


Thank you for sharing your experience.


Nora

Vienna, Austria


[unfamiliar with King Tut or his mummy]

The first thing that comes to mind is the bobbin case. You should be using the red dot case, not the yellow. Beyond that I don't know why you would get different results from two colors of the same thread. 




Re: Sewing machine - sideways transport

Estelle Torpy
 

Go slow! 

I stitch out a sample and then using the sample figure out where the right side of the design will stitch and draw a line there so that if the designs are not hitting that line I need to adjust the fabric. Hold the fabric with a very light touch, just enough to keep the fabric straight.

Remember to stabilize the fabric for decorative stitches, it makes a big difference in the finished appearance. I often use strips cut from machine embroidery wash away stabilizer.

Have fun with your large decorative designs,

Estelle

 

On Jul 4, 2016, at 6:56 AM, norasusanne@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Dear ladies,

dear Jim,


I know that this question is not an easy one, because it is about a Brother machine. Still I dare to put it, as a proud owner of 2 Janome machines.


I have an older combined sewing/embroidery machine Brother Galaxy 2000 (7 mm machine. It is smaller than my Janome babies but still is working perfectly well. Nice stitches but small throat. Regular decorative stitches are plenty and look good.


Now my question: There a few large decorative stitches (especially for children) like a small baseball cap and a tulip, using the sideways transport. I am not able to keep a straight line with those stitches - because the machine obviously needs to move the fabric to the right and to the left and the stitches get wonky.


I asked a Brother lady at a fair in Germany, but she obviously had no idea, what I was talking about because she recommended to draw a line on the fabric and to follow this line, which is not possible due to the nature of those particular stitches.


I know that many of you have more than one sewing machine and might have an idea on how to solve this problem. So far I had not cared about those stitches but they are ideal for children's stuff, so I would like to use them.


Thank you


Nora

Vienna, Austria




Re: King Tut Thread

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

There can be slight behavior differences between different color threads: different dye, different milling machine, 2 ply versus 3 ply, etc. Minute tension/twist differences from one machine to another within the same factory can still be within manufacturing tolerances. And, since King Tut is cotton, the moisture content can vary from one spool to another. Doing a test stitching when changing to a different color of the same thread lets you tweak your thread tension, or change bobbin thread to get consistent stitching. I've used 40 wt King Tut with 50 wt Mettler cotton in the bobbin for Accufil quilting, red dot bobbin, 90/14 needle. It didn't like any of the 40 wt cotton threads in the bobbin, but the Mettler is also a 3 ply like the King Tut so that may have helped.  
Jan in MD


Re: King Tut Thread

Nora Turecka
 

Thank you, Patricia. I will try to find Masterpiece in one of the German online stores.

Nora


Re: Sewing machine - sideways transport

Nora Turecka
 

Thank you, Jo.
There is hope achieving an acceptable result, following your instructions!
Regards
Nora


Re: Sewing machine - sideways transport

Nora Turecka
 

Thank you, Claire. Your recomendations sound very helpful. I'll continue practising.

Nora


Re: Sewing machine - sideways transport

HEATHER COWAN
 

Also slow the stitch speed down when doing those maxi stitches.  All pfaff stitches can be opened in Embird and saves as embroidery files for other machines.  Wish Janome let us bring all stitches and buttonholes into the hoop like the Pfaff does.  I love my Janome but miss this feature.
Heather



Re: Sewing machine - sideways transport

Josephine Symons <josymons@...>
 

My experience has been that I need to constantly check that the RH edge of the fabric is always in line with the side of the machine ..... i.e. It must never even slightly move toward the diagonal, one way or the other, and be sure to avoid any 'drag' on the fabric. 

Pfaff have some beautiful very intricate maxi stitches, Bernina, HV and Brother also have some lovely sideways moving stitches and they all need to be handled carefully....... Definitely stabilise, avoid any drag on the work and keep the edge of the work always perfectly 'vertical'. 

HTH
Jo

Dear ladies,

dear Jim,


I know that this question is not an easy one, because it is about a Brother machine. Still I dare to put it, as a proud owner of 2 Janome machines.


I have an older combined sewing/embroidery machine Brother Galaxy 2000 (7 mm machine. It is smaller than my Janome babies but still is working perfectly well. Nice stitches but small throat. Regular decorative stitches are plenty and look good.


Now my question: There a few large decorative stitches (especially for children) like a small baseball cap and a tulip, using the sideways transport. I am not able to keep a straight line with those stitches - because the machine obviously needs to move the fabric to the right and to the left and the stitches get wonky.


I asked a Brother lady at a fair in Germany, but she obviously had no idea, what I was talking about because she recommended to draw a line on the fabric and to follow this line, which is not possible due to the nature of those particular stitches.


I know that many of you have more than one sewing machine and might have an idea on how to solve this problem. So far I had not cared about those stitches but they are ideal for children's stuff, so I would like to use them.


Thank you


Nora

Vienna, Austria



Re: Love this group!

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Thanks to all of you for explaining the clearview foot.  I don't know if I would have tried it with a left needle position, but now I won't!  As for the DVD's, I'm not sure how to go about buying the app. There didn't seem to be any info on how to get it. It's well worth the investment to have a resource to turn to if I get stuck, or just to learn more about the machine.  Are the 12000 DVD's at all relevant to the 15000?  If it's all included with the app, I might as well include them in the sale of my 12000, unless that's not allowed. I know embroidery designs can't be sold; would this fall into that category?  Speaking of selling embroider designs, is it OK or not OK to sell sealed design CD's that haven't been opened or used?  If not, can I give them away?  There was a time when I thought I'd have use for designs I purchased, and never used them, especially if they were on sale.  Anything I downloaded I'll keep.  I'm not sure what exactly is considered sharing, and don't want to deprive a digitizer of any potential income.  It's been quite a while since I've attended any trunk shows where that's usually explained, and I've forgotten.  Sue

P.S.  I purchased the foot book, but haven't had a chance to use it yet.  I did browse through it though.  I need all the resources I can get; I hate wasting time going around in circles :-)

[Opening up the Shameless Commerce Division]
The 12000 videos are of no real value on the 15000. You are free to sell them or give them away, whatever you prefer. To purchase the 15000 app simply go to the My 15000 website and click on the left button where it says "Click here for iOS app". iOS means iPhone or iPad. Design CDs that you have purchased can also be sold or given away, provided that you do not keep copies for yourself. Design sharing is any instance where one copy of a design is purchased with more than one party getting a copy. That is a copyright violation, or in less polite terms, theft.

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