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Re: Rag Quilt Question

Lou Ann
 

My opinion is yes to the X since it will probably get washed often and it'll need adequate stitches to hold the batting in place.  However, read the information that came with the batting.  It should tell you how close the stitching lines need to be to maintain the integrity of the batting.  I would use a wash-away Vilene type topping since flannel has a little bit of loft to it.  I bet it turns out cute!
 
LouAnn                                             

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



On Monday, May 1, 2017 10:54 PM, "Linda lindamrobertson7@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 


Rag Quilt questions --

I am making a rag quilt for a baby, I'm cutting 9 1/2 " squares with 3/4 " seams.

I'm going to monogram two squares with the baby's name and birth info.

1). STABILIZER --
I'm going to use a tear away stabilizer on the back side of the square - do I need to use something on the top so the threads won't sink into the flannel?

2). Should I still sew the X through the 3 layers of fabric on the squares that I monogram?

I hope this makes sense.

Any tips would be appreciated.

P.S. I have the 12000

Linda in Texas

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Re: Threading

Lou Ann
 

My guess on why some brands have features that work better than other brands (auto threading) is because of copyright protection.  They probably have small differences.  I asked my dealer when I sold my first embroidery machine, a Singer XL?000, why nobody else had the self winding bobbin mechanism.  He said it was because Singer owned the rights and would probably never let it go.  I still miss that feature.  When the bobbin thread got low, the machine would stop and rewind the bobbin-all by itself-from a spool behind a little door on the front of the machine and then resume stitching when the bobbin was full.
 
LouAnn                                             

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


Threading

Josephine Symons <jomyra45@...>
 

Thanks for your input Cheryl, all most interesting.

I'm still left wondering why it is that some machine brands have needle threaders that are consistently reliable while others seem to be so finicky and unreliable. 

On 2 May 2017, at 1:42 am, Cheryl Paul capaul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have the S9 and love it. The WiFi is set up on mine, but I’ve only used it to monitor once as most of my embroidery is on my 15000 as the S9 is in a sewing table that doesn’t allow for the embroidery attachment. Why did I buy it, when I have another bigger machine? Well, I wanted a smaller embroidery machine that had most of the features I had on the big one to take out to classes, etc. AND because I could. I use the S9 mostly for sewing as the set up is exactly the right height for me to sew without stress to my body. The machine is not nearly as heavy as the 15000, so that is an advantage when it needs to come with me somewhere and I get to sew on something very nice.

Answer to the person with needle threader issues:
The needle threader didn’t work all the time, but I discovered that if I engage the “lock” key, it works most of the time. This is something that you need to experiment with - I sometimes hold the thread and have a NOT good experience, but then I just put it in all the right paths and let it go and it works. It threads the same way as the 15000, only, I’m the motor that works it instead of something built into the mechanics of the machine - I get to have control.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Rag Quilt Question

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Rag Quilt questions --


I am making a rag quilt for a baby, I'm cutting 9 1/2 " squares with 3/4 " seams.


I'm going to monogram two squares with the baby's name and birth info.


1). STABILIZER --
I'm going to use a tear away stabilizer on the back side of the square - do I need to use something on the top so the threads won't sink into the flannel?


2). Should I still sew the X through the 3 layers of fabric on the squares that I monogram?


I hope this makes sense.


Any tips would be appreciated.


P.S. I have the 12000


Linda in Texas


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New ruler foot

Gail
 

I was at the Paducah quilt show last week and the Janome dealer said they were coming out with a new ruler foot for the machines like the 15000 and 9400 with the auto press or foot lift.  Has anyone else heard of this?  Suppose to be available by the end of the year.


Gail in FL



Re: Skyline S9

Cheryl Paul
 

I have the S9 and love it. The WiFi is set up on mine, but I’ve only used it to monitor once as most of my embroidery is on my 15000 as the S9 is in a sewing table that doesn’t allow for the embroidery attachment. Why did I buy it, when I have another bigger machine? Well, I wanted a smaller embroidery machine that had most of the features I had on the big one to take out to classes, etc. AND because I could. I use the S9 mostly for sewing as the set up is exactly the right height for me to sew without stress to my body. The machine is not nearly as heavy as the 15000, so that is an advantage when it needs to come with me somewhere and I get to sew on something very nice.


Answer to the person with needle threader issues:
The needle threader didn’t work all the time, but I discovered that if I engage the “lock” key, it works most of the time. This is something that you need to experiment with - I sometimes hold the thread and have a NOT good experience, but then I just put it in all the right paths and let it go and it works. It threads the same way as the 15000, only, I’m the motor that works it instead of something built into the mechanics of the machine - I get to have control.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Janome needle threaders

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi,

I own both a 15000 and a Skyline 7 and use them almost daily. I quilt, sew garments, especially for my two grandchildren and bags. The few times that I have had any problems using the threader on the 15000 was when I was going too fast and didn’t follow the instructions carefully. The Skyline 7 is a bit more straightforward and has never failed to work in the 15 months that I have owned it.

I think both of them are great machines for a variety of sewing operations and I love that they use the same feet and operate almost identically. I have taken both to different quilting retreats and because the 7 is smaller and lighter it worked well when I had to share a table with another quilter. When I had a table to myself I prefer using the 15000 because of the throat space and more lighting available with the pull out light. I have demonstrated Walking Foot quilting and Free-motion quilting with rulers using both machines.

I tell quilters all the time "relax and enjoy the stitching”. 
Happy stitching to you with whatever machine makes you happy,

Estelle

On Apr 30, 2017, at 6:33 PM, Josephine Symons jomyra45@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


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. 


---
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





Travel case for large machines

Connie
 

Just wanted to share with group  perhaps another option for wheeled bag for the 15000 and and other similar sizes of janome machines.  I was already the owner of a Brother Laura Ashley Innovis 5000 machine. It came with an upholstered type bag on wheels and telescoping handle.  My Janome 15000 fits in this bag perfectly. Embroidery unit would need to be packed separately. There are side handles  that I use for lifting machine to the back of my HondaCR-V. 

I have traveled to my dealer (who is about 90 miles away ) at least 5 times with this machine and I feel it's safely protected for travel in this softsided bag.  The bag is very pretty and I have also used it as a weekender travel bag for my clothes , etc.  Perhaps this bag is available for a separate purchase as it came with my Brother machine. 


Regards,

Connie S.


Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Anne Parker
 

Thanks for the overall height - I'll consider that when buying another car next year, though would need a reasonable height and low back for the dog.

Just thinking - regarding getting it into the car.  How about one of those fold up dog ramps you can get, then you could wheel it up  the ramp into the car maybe? - push or drag it, probably more control if you push.

I'll need to get a ramp for my dog at some point so may consider a wheeled case now that has come to mind.  At 4ft 11ins I need something to help me take it anywhere!

Anne
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Re: Travel machine ( mostly for patchwork sessions)?

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Does your 15000 fit in the XL?  I love mine, but couldn't get the machine in.  I didn't try putting it in from the top because I didn't think it would fit, and it's so heavy.  I may look at some small combo machines to take to class.  One of the dealers I go to offers embroidery retreats where you can work on whatever you like, and there are instructors to help you if you need them.  Maybe I should consider trading my12000 and 3160 for two separate machines for sewing and embroidery.  Maybe they wouldn't be as heavy.  I don't know if I can get them without a huge outlay.  I'm still paying for the 15000 🙂  I'll look up what they have been selling for on eBay.  I wouldn't buy one there, but it would give me some idea.  The 3160 is hard to go back to after using the 15000!  If a newer machine isn't too much bigger, it should fit in the tote I bought for the D1 years ago.  Thanks for the information.  Sue Raabe


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.


---
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.


---
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

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