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Janome needle threaders

Josephine Symons <jomyra45@...>
 

Thanks for your feedback Kathleen, and also Vikki. Your experience with the needle threader slightly concerns me as I know of several people who've had problems with the needle threader on other Janome models especially the 15,000.  There's nothing more frustrating than a finicky needle threader but I assumed that with the S9 not being so automated it would be more reliable. 

Once again any comments?
Many thanks 
Emily

On 30 Apr 2017, at 8:10 pm, Kathleen Chevalier kathleensews@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I bought my Skyline 9 about 6 weeks ago. I love it. I haven't done any embroidery yet, but the sewing features are great. I'm having some trouble with the needle threader, but others with higher end machines have problems, too.


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Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania, USA



From: janome12000@... <janome12000@...> on behalf of Josephine Symons jomyra45@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:39 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Skyline S9
 
 

I wonder if anyone has a Skyline S9 and would care to give their opinion of it?

Many thanks
Emily


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Jill Kenyon <jpkenyon@...>
 

Pat - do you take your 15000 to meetings?   I'd be afraid to make it travel that much.  Maybe I'm just chicken🐔🐔🐔

On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 3:23 PM, pat brioady pibby357@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Jollyne,
Re lifting a filled Tutto XL -
I squat a little, grab the bag by the support pieces on each end (the ones that fold to make the bag "flat" for storage, above the end pockets), and then pick it up (more like grunt and heft it up 😊) to get the wheels up into my SUV. Once up I can sort of steer it to where I want it. I measured the height of the SUV and it's just a hair under 30"! I'm 5'4."

I've often thought a step would be a nice help. Just a few inches (2-4?) could really make a meaningful difference. It needs to be sturdy, and portable would be good. Maybe one of those old stair-step exercise platforms. Too bad I gave mine away... tee hee

On the other hand, maybe some sort of Rube Goldberg-type contraption could be made to work. He always seems to be in my house for other stuff... ha ha

Hope this helps!
In any case, a good sense of humor certainly helps. :-) :-)

Pat
(Reno)

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Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Pat
 

Jollyne,
Re lifting a filled Tutto XL -
I squat a little, grab the bag by the support pieces on each end (the ones that fold to make the bag "flat" for storage, above the end pockets), and then pick it up (more like grunt and heft it up 😊) to get the wheels up into my SUV. Once up I can sort of steer it to where I want it. I measured the height of the SUV and it's just a hair under 30"! I'm 5'4."


I've often thought a step would be a nice help. Just a few inches (2-4?) could really make a meaningful difference. It needs to be sturdy, and portable would be good. Maybe one of those old stair-step exercise platforms. Too bad I gave mine away... tee hee


On the other hand, maybe some sort of Rube Goldberg-type contraption could be made to work. He always seems to be in my house for other stuff... ha ha


Hope this helps!
In any case, a good sense of humor certainly helps. :-) :-)


Pat
(Reno)






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Re: Skyline S9

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I work for an LQS and have used/demoed all the Skyline Series S5, S7 and S9 and love all of them.  If I didn’t already have the 15000, I would buy the S9. We haven’t set up the WiFi at work as we don’t have a laptop available for it. I have WIFI set up at home on my 15000 and really like the AcuMonitor feature. For a big machine it is relatively light weight for its size, but sturdy and doesn’t move around when sewing at 1000 SPM. Mostly I have done piecing on it  and some embroidery. It shifts in and out of these modes with no problem. There is a “setup and takedown” procedure from switching modes, but you would have that with any combo machine, but it isn’t cumbersome.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:39 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Skyline S9

 

 

I wonder if anyone has a Skyline S9 and would care to give their opinion of it?

Many thanks
Emily


Re: Skyline S9

Kathleen Chevalier
 

I bought my Skyline 9 about 6 weeks ago. I love it. I haven't done any embroidery yet, but the sewing features are great. I'm having some trouble with the needle threader, but others with higher end machines have problems, too.


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Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania, USA



From: janome12000@... on behalf of Josephine Symons jomyra45@... [janome12000]
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:39 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Skyline S9
 
 

I wonder if anyone has a Skyline S9 and would care to give their opinion of it?

Many thanks
Emily


Skyline S9

Josephine Symons <jomyra45@...>
 

I wonder if anyone has a Skyline S9 and would care to give their opinion of it?


Many thanks
Emily


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Jollyne Toste
 

Pat, 
How do you lift the darn thing when its all packed up???
I am pretty strong, but the size of the TuTTo XL makes it very difficult to lift.
Jollyne
Walnut Creek Ca

On Apr 28, 2017, at 9:45 PM, pat brioady pibby357@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Re a wheeled case for your 15000, I tried the Janome molded case and did not like it at all. I found it exceedingly cumbersome to get the machine into it, and then there was no real room for anything else.

I do have the Tutto XL wheeled case and I will have to say, I Love it. I can get virtually everything in it (embroidery unit, in its case will strap on top). I use the Velcro ended, adjustable straps to anchor the machine in (criss-cross, then hook and pull the straps snug) then can insert my accessory bag (the one with all the feet) and the instruction book fit inside. My 6" x8" Snapware box of needles, scissors, pencils, screw drivers, etc fits in one of the exterior pockets on the end, and then there is still another end pocket, and a full length zipper pocket on each side. And a zipper pocket on the inside. Hoops will fit into the exterior zip pockets.

And, if you have the Babylock Ovation serger, it can be used for it, too. You do have to unsnap the back cone holder (the instruction book does tell how to do it)) and then it fits perfectly!!!

The Tutto case is not designed for air travel. It does have the spiffy Tutto feature where it can be "flattened" for storage, and the pull handle will also detach if needed.

Hope this helps...

Pat

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Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Liz Borgman
 

Great to hear you made that choice I know you won't be sorry 

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On Apr 29, 2017, at 8:33 AM, iambcdrom@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I purchased the Skyline S7 on the advice of this group and am certainly glad I did.  I go between it and my 15000 without even thinking about it.  Everything is just the same.

Barbara


Cutting templates

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I received an e-mail from Martelli about an upcoming sale, and happened to watch a video on their templates designed to cut shapes exactly the right size.  Has anyone used them?  I just bought 2 feet of gripper tape for my rulers, but was wondering how that compares with the Martelli "no slip" templates.  I like their cutters and the large mat.  Haven't tried any others, although I have the Go.  The dies are expensive, and I only tried it once.  Sue Raabe


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Judy Jackson
 

Same reason I got the S7 ( known as the Atelier 7 in the U.K.) I know I can switch between the two and use the same feet without worrying about what fits where! A great machine! 
Judy, Cornwall 

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On 29 Apr 2017, at 13:33, iambcdrom@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I purchased the Skyline S7 on the advice of this group and am certainly glad I did.  I go between it and my 15000 without even thinking about it.  Everything is just the same.

Barbara


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Barbara Romanufa
 

I purchased the Skyline S7 on the advice of this group and am certainly glad I did.  I go between it and my 15000 without even thinking about it.  Everything is just the same.

Barbara


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Pat
 

Re a wheeled case for your 15000, I tried the Janome molded case and did not like it at all. I found it exceedingly cumbersome to get the machine into it, and then there was no real room for anything else.


I do have the Tutto XL wheeled case and I will have to say, I Love it. I can get virtually everything in it (embroidery unit, in its case will strap on top). I use the Velcro ended, adjustable straps to anchor the machine in (criss-cross, then hook and pull the straps snug) then can insert my accessory bag (the one with all the feet) and the instruction book fit inside. My 6" x8" Snapware box of needles, scissors, pencils, screw drivers, etc fits in one of the exterior pockets on the end, and then there is still another end pocket, and a full length zipper pocket on each side. And a zipper pocket on the inside. Hoops will fit into the exterior zip pockets.


And, if you have the Babylock Ovation serger, it can be used for it, too. You do have to unsnap the back cone holder (the instruction book does tell how to do it)) and then it fits perfectly!!!


The Tutto case is not designed for air travel. It does have the spiffy Tutto feature where it can be "flattened" for storage, and the pull handle will also detach if needed.


Hope this helps...


Pat


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Re: Acufil using purchased designs?

Ceil J
 

Thank you, Jim!

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:50 PM, cjancola@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Can the Acufil system be used with designs purchased in the .jef format?  I've not found a way to import designs but this question has come up in another group trying to use the Edge to Edge Quilting system with Acufil.  Thanks.

AcuFil will open designs in JEF format using the "Design" button on the toolbar. Even though it produces JPX designs, it will not open a JPX design create in another app without reporting "Failed to create design data".




Acufil using purchased designs?

Ceil J
 

Can the Acufil system be used with designs purchased in the .jef format?  I've not found a way to import designs but this question has come up in another group trying to use the Edge to Edge Quilting system with Acufil.  Thanks.

AcuFil will open designs in JEF format using the "Design" button on the toolbar. Even though it produces JPX designs, it will not open a JPX design create in another app without reporting "Failed to create design data".



Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I imagine that would be a great choice.  I have the 3160, its predessor, and it sews very well.  I would have loved to trade up, but it would have cost me $200, and I'm still paying for my 15000!  in comparison to the embroidery machines, it's quite light.

A different topic, but does anyone have an opinion on the Tutto hard case for the 15000?  Unfortunately, the one I have for the 12000 is too small, and I need a bigger one.  I was wondering which is easier to use, and lighter.  Sue Raabr


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

norma carson
 

I love my 9900, check it out!
Norma


On Apr 28, 2017, at 6:07 AM, blue_lak <no_reply@...> wrote:

Look at the Skyline "S7," if it fits in your budget. Lighter weight, more compact than the 15000 or 12000, but the onscreen menu is much the same, it's a 9mm stitch width, most of the feet (including the Accuflex) are interchangeable with the 15000, has a knee lifter and thread cutter, and you can create and store your own stitches. The straight stitch function is great.
Jan in AMD



Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

Look at the Skyline "S7," if it fits in your budget. Lighter weight, more compact than the 15000 or 12000, but the onscreen menu is much the same, it's a 9mm stitch width, most of the feet (including the Accuflex) are interchangeable with the 15000, has a knee lifter and thread cutter, and you can create and store your own stitches. The straight stitch function is great.
Jan in AMD


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Liz Borgman
 

My sewing friends have an S7 uses the same feet as your 15000, also has many of the same features as the 15000. Check this one out before you decide 

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On Apr 27, 2017, at 3:26 PM, pb9046@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

QC4120.  Super light with all the bells and whistles.  I love mine!  Peg


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

pb9046@...
 

QC4120.  Super light with all the bells and whistles.  I love mine!  Peg


Re: Foot cutter intermittent.

Cheryl Paul
 

My thread cutter that is close to the foot control, takes quite a bit longer to engage than the one on the top. I sometimes think that it isn’t working, but it is. I think that it just takes getting used to as with anything new.


Cheryl - Saskatoon

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