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Re: janome quilt topper

Gladys Miller
 

Janome falls short when it comes to instructions!  Something they need to improve.  I got a new Skyline S9 and I am just bumbling along!

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:28 AM, gail_menard@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Ok, I just got my Janome Quilt Topper and had expected some instructions with it.  Not even a picture of it in use.  Do I just put it on the hoop and put the magnets like I did with the original?



Gail in FL




janome quilt topper

Gail
 

Ok, I just got my Janome Quilt Topper and had expected some instructions with it.  Not even a picture of it in use.  Do I just put it on the hoop and put the magnets like I did with the original?



Gail in FL



Re: Dual feed feet

Jill Kenyon <jpkenyon@...>
 

Thank you.  Will the dual feed still work?

Yes, you will still have operational dual feed. What you won't have is the ability to adjust it using the knob at the right end of the machine. Also keep in mind that many decorative stitches are reverse-cycle stitches, meaning they sew both forward and backward to make the pattern. They may not feed the same in both directions with some fabrics when using dual feed, so you may see some stitch distortion. However there is no danger to the machine doing this. You just need to test what you're going to do on scrap first to make sure it will work as you want.


Dual feed feet

jpkenyon@...
 

Just got a stitch in the ditch foot for the dual feed system, only to find out, after the fact, that all the decorative stitches are frayed out when you turn on the dual feed.  Is there a workaround to that?


If you don't turn on the Dual Feed option on the screen, but you use the Dual Feed foot, you will have all the stitches. The only thing you will lose is the ability to use the knob at the right end of the machine to adjust the difference between the top and bottom feeding.


Re: Pillow Back Questions

Roberta K
 

Deb:

I did a similar type project not too long ago. I used fusible fleece and the accufil hoop on my 11000. There was no need for stabilizer.

Roberta in FL


Pillow Back Questions

Mary A Rease <bigmary@...>
 


Kind of sorry I started this because these days I have CRS!!!!

Most of us order through the data bases at the Yahoo Group Site. I do not see the batting stabilizer that Carolyn talked about, but it is not the Florini. It is less expensive. I do have some back in my Sewing Room. Hopefully it has a name on it.

Perhaps someone would write to Carolyn at her group and ask about it. She is VERY good about helping all she can but we must remember that she had some health problems recently and also lost her father. She is getting back in to it now.

If my head starts working I will contact her on the group and tell you what she says.

Mary

On 7/27/2017 10:01 AM, cjancola@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Mary,
I think that is the Florini embroidery batting that everyone is talking about here but cannot figure out how to order it from anembroideredaffair.  I did join that group but how to order is unclear.  It doesn't show up on her website.  The Florini is 60" while Nancy's Notion version is 30".  It would be good to find a reasonably priced source!
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Re: Windows Creators Update

Caroline Wright
 

Just a followup in case anyone else should have this problem. A tech at Microsoft (chat) took control of my virtual windows machine and worked some sort if magic, rebooted and now it is running at an acceptable speed.

Caroline

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Re: Pillow Back Questions

Virginia
 

It is probably Battilizer.  It is sold by Hoopsisters and your local dealer can order it, however Hoopsisters has it on sale for 20% off.  Not sure if it is sold by Nancy Notions.

virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Ward ward.pm@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 9:13 am
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Pillow Back Questions

 
Hi Mary, 
Do you have any idea what the name of this "batting stabilizer" is?     Or is it just that?  

Thank you,
Pat in MD

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 8:12 AM, Mary A Rease bigmary@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I know that Carolyn sells that type of batting stabilizer it works great.
If you are not a member of her Yahoo group you should be !!
Mary

On 7/26/2017 10:18 PM, Connie Strittmatter sewpicky1@... [janome12000] wrote:
 
I made embroidered pillows last Christmas and tested several stabilizers and fabrics before I settled on a batting type stabilizer.   It looks similar to warm and natural but very dense. I cut this product the size of the pillow top and used no additional stabilizer. As it stays in, the the pillow was very smooth.  I believe this product is sold under several labels including Nancy Zieman website.  You won't be disappointed!  



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Re: Pillow Back Questions

Ceil J
 

Mary,
I think that is the Florini embroidery batting that everyone is talking about here but cannot figure out how to order it from anembroideredaffair.  I did join that group but how to order is unclear.  It doesn't show up on her website.  The Florini is 60" while Nancy's Notion version is 30".  It would be good to find a reasonably priced source!
Ceil


Re: Pillow Back Questions

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Mary, 
Do you have any idea what the name of this "batting stabilizer" is?     Or is it just that?  

Thank you,
Pat in MD

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 8:12 AM, Mary A Rease bigmary@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I know that Carolyn sells that type of batting stabilizer it works great.

If you are not a member of her Yahoo group you should be !!

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/anembroideredaffair/info

Mary


On 7/26/2017 10:18 PM, Connie Strittmatter sewpicky1@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

I made embroidered pillows last Christmas and tested several stabilizers and fabrics before I settled on a batting type stabilizer.   It looks similar to warm and natural but very dense. I cut this product the size of the pillow top and used no additional stabilizer. As it stays in, the the pillow was very smooth.  I believe this product is sold under several labels including Nancy Zieman website.  You won't be disappointed!  




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Re: Pillow Back Questions

Deb Keldrauk
 

Thanks Connie, I see it on Nancy's notions embroidery batting - I'll order some.


Pillow Back Questions

Mary A Rease <bigmary@...>
 

I know that Carolyn sells that type of batting stabilizer it works great.

If you are not a member of her Yahoo group you should be !!

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/anembroideredaffair/info

Mary


On 7/26/2017 10:18 PM, Connie Strittmatter sewpicky1@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

I made embroidered pillows last Christmas and tested several stabilizers and fabrics before I settled on a batting type stabilizer.   It looks similar to warm and natural but very dense. I cut this product the size of the pillow top and used no additional stabilizer. As it stays in, the the pillow was very smooth.  I believe this product is sold under several labels including Nancy Zieman website.  You won't be disappointed!  




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Re: Windows Creators Update

Caroline Wright
 

Thanks Jim. I don't have anyway to reinstall Windows as it came with Parallels for free and has been updated on line since around 2012. It appears that a few people got help from Microsoft chat so will probably give that a try. My Mac is six years old and I will need to get a newer one in the near future so I may just have to put up with the slow windows for a while, if I can't get help from Microsoft.


Caroline


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Re: wide foot peddle for 12000

Lylian Jettar
 

Thank you for this question and answer as I just started having this problem with the foot pedal on my 15000. I will go to the dealer. I guess still under the 5 years warranty?

It should be covered by the electrical warranty, but it's open to dealer interpretation. A break in one or more wires of the cable is caused by strain or bending, not a manufacturing fault. The best approach is to just say it's causing error messages, leaving out that you know why. Good luck!

On 27/07/2017 7:26 AM, "bergren@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Hoping someone has an answer for this issue,  and if this has been previously discussed, am sorry for the duplication.  Does anyone know if the cord that goes from the wide foot peddle to the machine can be replaced.  I'm using my 11000 peddle currently, as the wide one seems to cause the machine to show an error message.  It stitches a couple of stitches and then an error message.  No problem at all with the 11000 peddle.  The number on this controller is 21380.  Thanks in advance for any help regarding this matter.  A new one is way over $100.00.


Kay  


The cables (cords) for foot controls are not sold separately, as they are soldered directly to the control board inside the foot control. The plug on the end of the wide foot control looks to be a standard 3-conductor plug that you could get at Radio Shack (oops, gone but not quite forgotten). The problem you are having, though, is not in the plug. There is a break in one of the 3 wires inside the cable. Somebody with some electronics skills could cut the cable somewhere before the break and then attach a new plug. Or find the break, cut out that part of the cable, then splice the wires. This would create an ugly lump in the cable, probably covered with black tape, but it would work. Unfortunately, while this is a fairly common problem, Janome does not provide replacement cables for dealers to order. You might see if your dealer would be willing to ship the controller back to Janome for repair, checking first to see the cost. It won't be covered by warranty, and you will be responsible for shipping charges, but they won't be very much. If the repair estimate is less than the cost of a new foot control do that. I guarantee that Janome will not repair it, but will just send a new one. Worth a try!



Re: Pillow Back Questions

Connie
 

I made embroidered pillows last Christmas and tested several stabilizers and fabrics before I settled on a batting type stabilizer.   It looks similar to warm and natural but very dense. I cut this product the size of the pillow top and used no additional stabilizer. As it stays in, the the pillow was very smooth.  I believe this product is sold under several labels including Nancy Zieman website.  You won't be disappointed!  


Connie S.

On July 26, 2017 at 9:44 AM "newfilter@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:



I am making a pillow, the front is a kind of a pieced mini quilt 24"x24". For the back I have an embroidery design, it's not too dense more of an outline design. I brought the design (6"x6") into embrilliance and added lettering Happy Birthday and centered it in a arc over the top and the persons name below. It looks great in the software, I have opened the finished jef in AccuDesign and it looks good and stitches out on the simulator. Now for the hard part actually embroidering it! I am using a kona cotton solid for the pillow back and had originally thought I'd just use cotton quilt batting underneath and hoop up both together (use some tempy spray adhesive) in my SQ23 hoop, baste it and GO. Is this the best approach? Should I use a second stabilizer? I had considered floating the sandwich on some sticky tear away but that cotton batting will probably just get too stuck and fall apart when torn away. What do you experts suggest?




Re: wide foot peddle for 12000

Charlene Kay Bergren
 

Thanks so much for the information – I’ll give it a try to send it back to Janome with research first on cost.

 

Kay

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:53 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] wide foot peddle for 12000

 

 

Hoping someone has an answer for this issue,  and if this has been previously discussed, am sorry for the duplication.  Does anyone know if the cord that goes from the wide foot peddle to the machine can be replaced.  I'm using my 11000 peddle currently, as the wide one seems to cause the machine to show an error message.  It stitches a couple of stitches and then an error message.  No problem at all with the 11000 peddle.  The number on this controller is 21380.  Thanks in advance for any help regarding this matter.  A new one is way over $100.00.

 

Kay  

 

The cables (cords) for foot controls are not sold separately, as they are soldered directly to the control board inside the foot control. The plug on the end of the wide foot control looks to be a standard 3-conductor plug that you could get at Radio Shack (oops, gone but not quite forgotten). The problem you are having, though, is not in the plug. There is a break in one of the 3 wires inside the cable. Somebody with some electronics skills could cut the cable somewhere before the break and then attach a new plug. Or find the break, cut out that part of the cable, then splice the wires. This would create an ugly lump in the cable, probably covered with black tape, but it would work. Unfortunately, while this is a fairly common problem, Janome does not provide replacement cables for dealers to order. You might see if your dealer would be willing to ship the controller back to Janome for repair, checking first to see the cost. It won't be covered by warranty, and you will be responsible for shipping charges, but they won't be very much. If the repair estimate is less than the cost of a new foot control do that. I guarantee that Janome will not repair it, but will just send a new one. Worth a try!


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wide foot peddle for 12000

Charlene Kay Bergren
 

Hoping someone has an answer for this issue,  and if this has been previously discussed, am sorry for the duplication.  Does anyone know if the cord that goes from the wide foot peddle to the machine can be replaced.  I'm using my 11000 peddle currently, as the wide one seems to cause the machine to show an error message.  It stitches a couple of stitches and then an error message.  No problem at all with the 11000 peddle.  The number on this controller is 21380.  Thanks in advance for any help regarding this matter.  A new one is way over $100.00.


Kay  


The cables (cords) for foot controls are not sold separately, as they are soldered directly to the control board inside the foot control. The plug on the end of the wide foot control looks to be a standard 3-conductor plug that you could get at Radio Shack (oops, gone but not quite forgotten). The problem you are having, though, is not in the plug. There is a break in one of the 3 wires inside the cable. Somebody with some electronics skills could cut the cable somewhere before the break and then attach a new plug. Or find the break, cut out that part of the cable, then splice the wires. This would create an ugly lump in the cable, probably covered with black tape, but it would work. Unfortunately, while this is a fairly common problem, Janome does not provide replacement cables for dealers to order. You might see if your dealer would be willing to ship the controller back to Janome for repair, checking first to see the cost. It won't be covered by warranty, and you will be responsible for shipping charges, but they won't be very much. If the repair estimate is less than the cost of a new foot control do that. I guarantee that Janome will not repair it, but will just send a new one. Worth a try!


WiFi

Gail
 

I just moved to a new house and my laptop cannot find my 15000 in the sewing room.  When I move the machine  closer to the router, it can find it, just not in the sewing room.  My laptop and iPad work in the sewing room fine so I think the Janome must have a weaker signal or something.


There must be some kind of device I can get that will boost the signal to my sewing room.  Does anyone know what that might be and if it's difficult to set up?

Gail in FL


WiFi is based on radio and requires an antenna. The structure of the machine is not really conducive to a world class antenna, and walls inside your home will weaken a signal that's not all that strong to begin with. Because this is such  common problem there are MANY devices available to extend the range of the router. I would suggest a search on Amazon for "WiFi Range Extender". You'll get a huge flood of them. Ignore any with less than 4 stars and less than 100 reviews. Read the reviews, but mainly the 1 and 2 star ones. That's where you find out any problems. For example the Netgear extender badged as "Amazon's Choice" has an average of 4 stars, with more than 20,000 reviews. However there are a lot more negative reviews than you might think. Look at the dates of the bad reviews. If they are more than a year old, it could be a manufacturing or design problem that's been fixed. If you find one that looks promising see if you can buy it locally (Target, Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples). The price may be higher, but if it doesn't work or is too hard to set up it's an easy return. 



Windows Creators Update

Caroline Wright
 

I accidentally allowed Windows to install their Creators version a few weeks ago and my system has slowed to a crawl.  I am running Windows on my Mac with Parallels virtual.  I have followed Jim's advice in not allowing Parallels to update, always saying "remind me later" as he said it may affect my MBX 5.0 software.  So far so good with that.  

My Mac has 32 GB of memory and 16 allocated to Windows.  Unfortunately, when Windows became so slow, I deleted the old Windows version thinking it may help so now I can't go back to a previous version.  I'm not sure there is any fix to my problem but thought I  should check with the expert.  One reason that I stuck with Parallels is that it allowed me to drag files back and forth between the two systems and keep both running at the same time.


Thanks for any suggestions.  May have to just kick the whole system to the curb and start over.  :-)


Caroline


I've been away from Windows for so long that I had to hit Google to even find out what the Creators version of Windows 10 is. While there are a lot of features in it, the main point seems to be enhanced graphics with 3D and other wonders. That's fine on a Windows-based computer with a nice graphics card, but in a Windows virtual machine using Parallels the graphics are done in software. That means that exotic, high definition graphics will be VERY slow.


The tried and true solution for big Windows problems is to wipe the disk and reinstall Windows from scratch. In your case that would mean building a new virtual machine using your original Windows 10 media, CD or USB. As long as you are doing that you might want to try VMware Fusion. There is a free trial period and it offers the same "side by side" operation that Parallels does, as well as drag and drop between operating systems. It's not as flashy, but it's much more stable.


As for shunning all updates to the virtual machine software, you do miss bug fixes that way. I would suggest that instead of applying updates you download the Parallels or VMware software again, which will get you the latest version. BUT you should ALWAYS keep the each version you download, dating them as you go. Then if a version breaks Windows activation you can go back to the previous one and install that, using your purchased key to unlock it. And always keep backups of your virtual machine. Another option, available in both Parallels and VMware, is snapshots. When installing new software or Windows upgrades, make a snapshot first. Then if things go wrong you can just restore back before the snapshot and life goes on.


Pillow Back Questions

Deb Keldrauk
 

I am making a pillow, the front is a kind of a pieced mini quilt 24"x24". For the back I have an embroidery design, it's not too dense more of an outline design. I brought the design (6"x6") into embrilliance and added lettering Happy Birthday and centered it in a arc over the top and the persons name below. It looks great in the software, I have opened the finished jef in AccuDesign and it looks good and stitches out on the simulator. Now for the hard part actually embroidering it! I am using a kona cotton solid for the pillow back and had originally thought I'd just use cotton quilt batting underneath and hoop up both together (use some tempy spray adhesive) in my SQ23 hoop, baste it and GO. Is this the best approach? Should I use a second stabilizer? I had considered floating the sandwich on some sticky tear away but that cotton batting will probably just get too stuck and fall apart when torn away. What do you experts suggest?

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