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Accessing Firefox

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

​I have seen computer questions answered here before, and I'm hoping someone has an answer for me,since many of you have helped me with past issues.  All of a sudden, I can't access Firefox.  I get a message that windows doesn't support it.  I tried deleting it in the control panel, and downloading it again, and get the same message.  I ran Trend Micro housecall and it didn't help.  I plan to purchase their Internet Security program regardless, but I'm wondering if that will solve the problem.  Several years ago I downloaded a program called Vipre, and it caused all kinds of problems.  I never got around to getting Trend Micro again because the repair shop said I didn't need it.  I'm wondering if worse comes to worse, and I have to wipe the computer clean and reinstall everything, if I will be able to reinstall all my programs.  Someone did that for me on another computer, and I lost the entire Office suite, because it wasn't valid on anymore computers. I have no idea what to do about Firefox.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.  Sue 

Since you didn't tell us which version of Windows you are using I can't be sure, but this may explain it:


Re: More about Organ Needles [1 Attachment]

cas <cas@...>
 

I wish those prices were still good, or we could buy direct.  I’ve been looking for a 6” tweezer like that. 
I was interested to read about the PD needles.  I wonder if that’s different than the titanium coated topstitch needles.
Cas
 

Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 2:50 PM
Subject: [janome12000] More about Organ Needles [1 Attachment]
 
 

Trying to learn more about Organ needles, I had found this PDF on the Diamond Needle Corp website. It has more info than most of us probably want, but on page 5 of the PDF there are comparisons, and descriptions - including model numbers- for each of the flat shank needles (as generally used for home machines).

It supports the info supplied to cjancola from allstitch.

Although the publication is several years old, the info still applies. Unfortunately I don't think their prices shown probably apply. :-( Drat. :-)

Hope this is helpful.

Pat








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Re: Advice for back up machine

Anne Parker
 

Hi Barbara

I guess it really comes down to what you want from a back up machine.  From what you've mentioned it seems to me you want a sewing machine rather than an alternative to your 15000's embroidery functions.

I think 'the worlds's your oyster' - as they say.  For me I would go for a vintage machine that is solid (ie heavy and can cope with sewing things such as jeans seams and canvas), mechanical/electronic (ie:  not computerised)  and does all the stitches you require in about 24 options (would come with reverse and various other functions including buttonholes of course).  There are also various other Janome machines that have not really changed their functions and options since the New Home days.  I would also look at what other makes and machines are available, both new and second hand - though if you know what you are buying, second hand is a real option.  These machines can also be serviced at home relatively easily for most things if you know how to go about it. :0)

One thing I would avoid are any Singers from around the 1980's onward (not that I have any experience of these).  I have been told/read that as the Singer name was sold (not sure to who) the quality of the machines deteriorated - I definitely wouldn't buy one now!

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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

"If you want to be happy - give up living your life to other peoples expectations"


Re: All about needles-The Sequel

Anne Parker
 

Bill

First of all thanks for posting the info - I thought I had said that alreay but obviously not - maybe I just thought it.  Must be my age! :0)

I know for sure I copied and saved it to avoid me having to think about it all yet again - when someone mentions the subject of Janome needles - which hopefully we now all know are not made by Janome but Organ and thus you can get them from Organ (or the equivalent from another maufacturer) at a much more reasonable price - especially if you buy them by the 100 per box.

I  must admit I do tend to use topstitch size 12 (any make except Singer) for pretty much everything now (sewing, embroidery plus with metallic thread) - unless of course I am sewing especially thin (eg organza) or thick (canvas) and getting issues (usually because of the thickness of thread -or lack of - that I am using) when I change the type and size of needle to suit.


Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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

"If you want to be happy - give up living your life to other peoples expectations"


Re: Advice for back up machine

Barbara Romanufa
 

Sewed on the Skyline 7 at the dealer for 20 minutes and bought it! Great price for Canada and there was no learning curve from my 15000. Hopefully I won't miss embroidery but think I'll enjoy sewing on it when my 15000 is doing its thing

Tanks for all the advice. Was very helpful.


Re: Advice for back up machine

Cheryl Paul
 

I have a back-up Skyline S9 as my back-up embroidery machine - it is lighter and smaller to take to classes on machine embroidery and other sewing as well.  I got it because it has the WiFi like my 15000, so it is technologically up-to-date as well.  I also have a 4120, that I use for sewing classes that don't require embroidery as it is also much lighter than ether of the embroidery machines AND it has a thread cutter, and a good many decorative stitches and buttonhole options.

I'd go for as much machine as you can afford - you wouldn't regret it.  If you want to do some embroidery with your back-up machine, I'd go for something much newer than either the 10000/10001 and the 9700.  Technology has changed so much since those machines were launched that you could end up not being happy with the quality of the embroidery, transferring designs as the computer stuff might not be compatible and the screen or motherboard could die - those would be the issues I'd worry about.  Definitely the 14 year old machine would be my last choice, if I were you.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Digest Number 2257

Tina Lew
 

I use a janome jem platinum 760 for back up. It's only 12 lbs. Great for taking to non embroidery type classes. It's computerized also. There is no embroidery capability. I'm not sure if there is a newer model out. It's very light weight and portable.

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Re: Advice for back up machine

Barbara Romanufa
 

I live in Alberta, Canada, which also makes a big difference in the price of machines.  I have looked at the Skyline 7 as a lot of people suggested but it's over $3000.00 here and that is more than I wanted for a second machine.  I am going to try the Janome 9700 this moning, but I am afraid not having a thread cutter or knee lift would be a problem for me--yes I am spoiled! 

Still very undecided but may wait for a bit and have a second look at the Skyline 7 or maybe I'll love the Janome 9700 this morning.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for all the suggestions.  They were helpful and I am staying away from the Janome 1. 


Re: Advice for back up machine

Lucy Akers
 

Where are you? I have an 11000 that is in excellent condition. I haven’t offered it for sale because it tends to cut the thread short when cutting jump stitches and you have to rethread. If you happen to be in AZ you could try it out!


Stitching problem solved

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 


Just as I suspected, the machine was clunking because I had the bobbin threaded wrong. I thought it went through the narrow groove next to the bobbin, and it turned out it goes through the flat, wider one.  The basting didn't hold, but that's ok.  I'll use temporary fabric glue.  I was finally stitching a design, and the hoop came undone.  I had hooped mesh stabilizer, and it must have been too thin to get the hoop tight enough.  I also noticed the machine didn't go faster than 600 spm.  Does it depend on the design?  I was doing red work.  Since I doubt I could have lined the fabric up exactly the same as before, I'm taking it out.  I put a new blade in the seam ripper, and cut my finger!  I'm going to cut a piece of batting to fit he outer edges of the hoop to make it thicker unless someone has a better solution.  I'm determined to win this challenge.  Sue Raabe




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Re: All about needles-The Sequel

Ceil J
 

Lou Ann,
Exactly!  That's why I've been buying them by the hundred from Allstitch (I think they have the lowest price including shipping but that might have changed).  That way whenever I start a new project, I pop in a new needle and don't worry.  I'll also change the needle in the middle of a huge design so as not to invite problems. For the cost of these needles, and considering the cost of our machines and fabric, I'd rather not play around trying to get every last minute out of a needle.  That said, I do keep those that don't have a lot of wear on them, and use them for small projects.  I made a mat out of felt to store those needles and it serves me well. I've found that it's often a fresh needle that solves any problem once I'm sure the threading is correct!


Re: All about needles-The Sequel

Lou Ann
 

Thanks for all the information on Organ needles.  I had bought the "bulk" size of 100 needles in a couple of sizes and have found I'm not as likely to keep using a dull needle when I have a big box full:)  I'll have to try a box of the Organ brand of what Janome sells as their purple tip. I've seen several comments from members about using this needle for embroidery and so am looking forward to trying them.
 
LouAnn                                             

I hear wisdom comes with age.  I'm still waiting. 





Re: Advice for back up machine

J Fraker
 

I had a 9700 for years and loved it.  It was very reliable and never had any problems.  I sold it when I bought my 12000 because I didn't need two machines and it was still running great.



From: "iambcdrom@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 1:01 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Advice for back up machine

 
I hope it is alright to put this question to this group.  I know they are all Janome sewers and probably have the advice I need. 

I am looking for a back up machine to my 15000, like it is sewing a pillow now and I am watchinig and would love to be sewing the napkins I must hem.  I am looking at a Janome 9700 brand new with warranty but no extras and a used 14 year old Janome 10001 with all the extras you could buy (at least a lot)!  They are just about the same price with the Janome 9700 being a couple hundred more.

I am leaning towards the 10001 but could change my mind very easilly.  Any help or adivce would be appreciated. If a private message would be better please that's fine.

Barbara
iambcdrom@...

[Retired dealer speaks of retired machines]
The Memory Craft 9700 is on the retired machines list. It was introduced after the 10001 and is very similar to the 10001 except for having fewer stitches and a smaller screen. If you are being offered one new it must have been in mothballs for several years. Even so, it's a better bet than a 14-year-old 10001. That's a lot of time on a machine, and there are some problems that could run into money. I would definitely not go for that one.

If you don't need embroidery on your backup there are other models that might be a better option. Even if you do need embroidery there are better alternatives. I'll leave it to the group to chime in with their choices of backup machine.




More about Organ Needles

Pat
 

Trying to learn more about Organ needles, I had found this PDF on the Diamond Needle Corp website. It has more info than most of us probably want, but on page 5 of the PDF there are comparisons, and descriptions - including model numbers- for each of the flat shank needles (as generally used for home machines).


It supports the info supplied to cjancola from allstitch.


Although the publication is several years old, the info still applies. Unfortunately I don't think their prices shown probably apply. :-( Drat. :-)


Hope this is helpful.


Pat








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Re: Advice for back up machine

Virginia
 

I have the 12,000 and the 7700.  The 7700 is a fabulous machine. 

-----Original Message-----
From: iambcdrom@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Advice for back up machine

 
I hope it is alright to put this question to this group.  I know they are all Janome sewers and probably have the advice I need. 

I am looking for a back up machine to my 15000, like it is sewing a pillow now and I am watchinig and would love to be sewing the napkins I must hem.  I am looking at a Janome 9700 brand new with warranty but no extras and a used 14 year old Janome 10001 with all the extras you could buy (at least a lot)!  They are just about the same price with the Janome 9700 being a couple hundred more.

I am leaning towards the 10001 but could change my mind very easilly.  Any help or adivce would be appreciated. If a private message would be better please that's fine.

Barbara
iambcdrom@...

[Retired dealer speaks of retired machines]
The Memory Craft 9700 is on the retired machines list. It was introduced after the 10001 and is very similar to the 10001 except for having fewer stitches and a smaller screen. If you are being offered one new it must have been in mothballs for several years. Even so, it's a better bet than a 14-year-old 10001. That's a lot of time on a machine, and there are some problems that could run into money. I would definitely not go for that one.

If you don't need embroidery on your backup there are other models that might be a better option. Even if you do need embroidery there are better alternatives. I'll leave it to the group to chime in with their choices of backup machine.


Re: Advice for back up machine

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

My backup machine is a 9700 and had been a very good machine.

Linda in Texas 

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On Mar 24, 2017, at 8:38 AM, iambcdrom@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I hope it is alright to put this question to this group.  I know they are all Janome sewers and probably have the advice I need. 

I am looking for a back up machine to my 15000, like it is sewing a pillow now and I am watchinig and would love to be sewing the napkins I must hem.  I am looking at a Janome 9700 brand new with warranty but no extras and a used 14 year old Janome 10001 with all the extras you could buy (at least a lot)!  They are just about the same price with the Janome 9700 being a couple hundred more.

I am leaning towards the 10001 but could change my mind very easilly.  Any help or adivce would be appreciated. If a private message would be better please that's fine.

Barbara
iambcdrom@...

[Retired dealer speaks of retired machines]
The Memory Craft 9700 is on the retired machines list. It was introduced after the 10001 and is very similar to the 10001 except for having fewer stitches and a smaller screen. If you are being offered one new it must have been in mothballs for several years. Even so, it's a better bet than a 14-year-old 10001. That's a lot of time on a machine, and there are some problems that could run into money. I would definitely not go for that one.

If you don't need embroidery on your backup there are other models that might be a better option. Even if you do need embroidery there are better alternatives. I'll leave it to the group to chime in with their choices of backup machine.



Re: Advice for back up machine

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Barbara,

I bought a Janome Skyline 7 as a back up and take to class machine. I love it because it takes the presser feet as the 15000 and uses the same general configuration as the 15000.

I had an older Pfaff that I loved but I kept expecting it to do the little things that I was use to on the 15000. It became rather frustrating for me to go back and forth between machines. With the Skyline and 15000 they use the same bobbins and both have a touch screen. I can even interchange the power cords and foot pedal.

I am very happy with my pair of Janomes.

Good luck in your decision,

Estelle



On Mar 24, 2017, at 7:38 AM, iambcdrom@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I hope it is alright to put this question to this group.  I know they are all Janome sewers and probably have the advice I need.  

I am looking for a back up machine to my 15000, like it is sewing a pillow now and I am watchinig and would love to be sewing the napkins I must hem.  I am looking at a Janome 9700 brand new with warranty but no extras and a used 14 year old Janome 10001 with all the extras you could buy (at least a lot)!  They are just about the same price with the Janome 9700 being a couple hundred more.

I am leaning towards the 10001 but could change my mind very easilly.  Any help or adivce would be appreciated. If a private message would be better please that's fine.

Barbara
iambcdrom@...

[Retired dealer speaks of retired machines]
The Memory Craft 9700 is on the retired machines list. It was introduced after the 10001 and is very similar to the 10001 except for having fewer stitches and a smaller screen. If you are being offered one new it must have been in mothballs for several years. Even so, it's a better bet than a 14-year-old 10001. That's a lot of time on a machine, and there are some problems that could run into money. I would definitely not go for that one.

If you don't need embroidery on your backup there are other models that might be a better option. Even if you do need embroidery there are better alternatives. I'll leave it to the group to chime in with their choices of backup machine.





Re: All about needles-The Sequel

cas <cas@...>
 

Janome and Organ needles

 

Janome red tip needles are size 14 universal.

Janome Blue tip are size 11 universal

Janome Purple tip -needle of choice for embroidery and quilting

I spoke with a rep from Diamond Needle Corp in NJ about the Janome purple tip needles. He couldn't talk directly about the Janome needles but said that the Organ HAx130EB was also a cobra reinforced blade, light ball point and comes in several sizes as well as a topstitch model (HAx130N). He said they are sold for the Brother and Babylock 6 and 10 needle embroidery machines.   http://www.diamondneedle.com/pdf/FSN-10.pdf

 

Organ needles make the purple tip for Janome.   You can buy them from Marathon threads in Canada or USA.   The number is 15x1SP.   You can also get it in ballpoint which I like 15x1SPBP.   Allstitch in USA has 100 for about $27.   They have the cobra head and elongated eye which makes a little different opening in fabric giving thread a smoother path.   I love them for free motion as well as embroidery.   They were primarily designed for elastic but are great for all home sewing and embroidery machines.  

 

Organ Brand Needles for Sergers, Sewing & Embroidery Machines
15x1SP BP - Flat Shank Stretch/Elastic Needle

Size 14/90 - Ball Point - 100 Needles/Box
These are the same needles as Janome Purple Tips

15x1SP BP in a size 11 & 14. I’ve been using these with success in my embroidery.

 

 

Product Detailed Description

 

Flat Shank Embroidery Needles For Home Machines: Regular Eye Stretch Needle Ballpoint

These Organ needles are for home embroidery machines. They have a flat shank and will work in all home embroidery machines such as: Juki, Husqvarna, Viking, Baby Lock, Janome, Brother, Bernina, Singer, Pfaff and more.

15x1SP: HAx1 SP This is a special version of the 15x1 embroidery needle for stretch or elastic materials and tightly woven knits. It is made to higher standards, it has a snake's head shape due to a combination of a slightly bulged eye and a slightly reduced blade above the eye.

Ball Point: Ball point machine embroidery needles are designed to alleviate making holes in knit or loosely woven materials. The cross fibers which constitute the knit o loosely woven materials are relatively far apart as compared to those in tightly woven materials. When an embroidery needle with a standard "set" or "sharp" point encounters one of those fibers in penetrating the fabric, it cuts right through the fiber. This creates a hole in the fabric. The ball point needle pushes aside the fiber it encounters in penetration and thereby avoids making a damaging hole in the fabric. (It is also recommended to use the thinnest possible needle for a particular fabric)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 8:15 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: All about needles-The Sequel
 
 

Some time back, there was some information about Organ needles.  I went to Organ's website and could not find the "model" number of the needles I had bought in bulk.  I would love to  buy a box of 100 of the new purple needles that everybody is currently talking about but I don't know if they make an equivalent needle.  Does anybody have any information about buying the new Janome purple needles in bulk?  Thanks.
 
LouAnn                                             

I hear wisdom comes with age.  I'm still waiting. 


Re: Advice for back up machine

Betty <betty.strickland38@...>
 

I have the 9900 as a backup to my 15000 and I would not trade it for anything.
 
Betty
 



From: "iambcdrom@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 12:01 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Advice for back up machine

 
I hope it is alright to put this question to this group.  I know they are all Janome sewers and probably have the advice I need. 

I am looking for a back up machine to my 15000, like it is sewing a pillow now and I am watchinig and would love to be sewing the napkins I must hem.  I am looking at a Janome 9700 brand new with warranty but no extras and a used 14 year old Janome 10001 with all the extras you could buy (at least a lot)!  They are just about the same price with the Janome 9700 being a couple hundred more.

I am leaning towards the 10001 but could change my mind very easilly.  Any help or adivce would be appreciated. If a private message would be better please that's fine.

Barbara
iambcdrom@...

[Retired dealer speaks of retired machines]
The Memory Craft 9700 is on the retired machines list. It was introduced after the 10001 and is very similar to the 10001 except for having fewer stitches and a smaller screen. If you are being offered one new it must have been in mothballs for several years. Even so, it's a better bet than a 14-year-old 10001. That's a lot of time on a machine, and there are some problems that could run into money. I would definitely not go for that one.

If you don't need embroidery on your backup there are other models that might be a better option. Even if you do need embroidery there are better alternatives. I'll leave it to the group to chime in with their choices of backup machine.




Re: All about needles-The Sequel

Cat - N
 

I saved 'bookmarks' for two (2) companies that sell the Organ 'purple tip' needle for when I need to get some. I had a supply of Janome brand purple tip needles already, so have not purchased the Organ brand from either of these suppliers and cannot give any recommendation...also, I have no affiliation with either one:

http://www.allstitch.net/product/organ-home-embroidery-needles-15x1-sp-bp-9014-stretch-1469.cfm

http://www.ctsusa.com/search.aspx?si=&sp=15x1SP+BP+Organ+Needles+Ball+Point+Stretch+or+Elastic+100pcs


- Cat



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