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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Debbie
 

Would you please share what spray starch you use/prefer?  Thank you for the help

 

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Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 

 

I use heavy spray starch on all my fabric before cutting out quilt pieces.  I dislike having to bother with a leader and the starch nearly eliminates that problem.  It also makes for more accurate piecing.

 


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Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:40 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 

 

Thanks Jan this is all great info - I do use a leader, I just cut binding scraps into squares and keep them beside the machine. When I chain piece the "gobbling up" is not as big a problem. I have checked the needle drop and all is well. The foot I use is the clear view 1/4" foot sometimes I use the screw on guide, sometimes I don't, I like to see where the fabric is under the foot. I program one of my straight stitches like #4 which I never use to exactly a 1/4" seam and my desired stitch length and then when I piece I just hit 4 and go. As I say it's mostly with pieces where you begin at the point that it's a problem, so for those I always start with a fresh needle usually a smaller one maybe a 70 (which the threader won't even touch). As you see I have adapted but I have always thought if I could easily have a single hole throat plate, foot combo that is great for piecing I'd be happy. Maybe this new HP plate combo is my answer I will check it out. Thanks to all who have responded on my thread.

 

 

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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

J Fraker
 

I use heavy spray starch on all my fabric before cutting out quilt pieces.  I dislike having to bother with a leader and the starch nearly eliminates that problem.  It also makes for more accurate piecing.



From: "newfilter@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:40 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 
Thanks Jan this is all great info - I do use a leader, I just cut binding scraps into squares and keep them beside the machine. When I chain piece the "gobbling up" is not as big a problem. I have checked the needle drop and all is well. The foot I use is the clear view 1/4" foot sometimes I use the screw on guide, sometimes I don't, I like to see where the fabric is under the foot. I program one of my straight stitches like #4 which I never use to exactly a 1/4" seam and my desired stitch length and then when I piece I just hit 4 and go. As I say it's mostly with pieces where you begin at the point that it's a problem, so for those I always start with a fresh needle usually a smaller one maybe a 70 (which the threader won't even touch). As you see I have adapted but I have always thought if I could easily have a single hole throat plate, foot combo that is great for piecing I'd be happy. Maybe this new HP plate combo is my answer I will check it out. Thanks to all who have responded on my thread.



Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Deb Keldrauk
 

Thanks Jan this is all great info - I do use a leader, I just cut binding scraps into squares and keep them beside the machine. When I chain piece the "gobbling up" is not as big a problem. I have checked the needle drop and all is well. The foot I use is the clear view 1/4" foot sometimes I use the screw on guide, sometimes I don't, I like to see where the fabric is under the foot. I program one of my straight stitches like #4 which I never use to exactly a 1/4" seam and my desired stitch length and then when I piece I just hit 4 and go. As I say it's mostly with pieces where you begin at the point that it's a problem, so for those I always start with a fresh needle usually a smaller one maybe a 70 (which the threader won't even touch). As you see I have adapted but I have always thought if I could easily have a single hole throat plate, foot combo that is great for piecing I'd be happy. Maybe this new HP plate combo is my answer I will check it out. Thanks to all who have responded on my thread.


Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Great information, thanks  for sharing..

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On Aug 13, 2017, at 9:39 AM, blue_lak <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

The single hole needle plate locks the needle position so the only way to get any variation in seam width is to use a foot with an adjustable guide. The Janome Edge Guide Foot SE is one option. Other things that can help  with piecing when starting a seam at the point of a triangle is to spray your fabric with sizing, use a starter scrap of fabric, use 50 wt thread, use an embroidery needle, and a small size needle, e.g. 11. I've had the most success just using a starter scrap to avoid feed dogs gobbling fabric.
If you're really having trouble getting a scant 1/4" seam with your zig zag plate and foot, you might want to check to see if the needle drop position needs adjusting by your dealer. You can verify if it's correct if the needle drops into the center hole on the zipper foot when it's at 4.5 position.
Jan


Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I'm very lucky my needle threader works well. I have to leave a little tail after passing the thread through the cutter or it doesn't catch, but only about an inch. If the tail is too long, the thread loops around the screw, and sometimes I accidentally unthread the needle. The one on the S9 is great; kind of a combination of the 12000 and 15000. I haven't tried it since the dealer replaced it. I should do that. As much as I love the 15000, I'll sure be glad when it's paid for! Twenty four months was a little steep for me, but far better than credit card financing. I guess that's how he keeps his prices low. Trading the 12000 for the S9 was the best way to go for me. Private sales can be messy, and as they say "time is money". I can't imagine ever needing another machine, but I would definitely trade in again if I did; no haggling, no buyers backing out and no pay pal fees 🙂 Sue Raabe


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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

The single hole needle plate locks the needle position so the only way to get any variation in seam width is to use a foot with an adjustable guide. The Janome Edge Guide Foot SE is one option. Other things that can help  with piecing when starting a seam at the point of a triangle is to spray your fabric with sizing, use a starter scrap of fabric, use 50 wt thread, use an embroidery needle, and a small size needle, e.g. 11. I've had the most success just using a starter scrap to avoid feed dogs gobbling fabric.
If you're really having trouble getting a scant 1/4" seam with your zig zag plate and foot, you might want to check to see if the needle drop position needs adjusting by your dealer. You can verify if it's correct if the needle drops into the center hole on the zipper foot when it's at 4.5 position.
Jan


Re: new Janome items

Virginia
 

Many dealers depend on their managers to keep up with the updates.



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From: "Pam Davison pamyjo2001@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...>
Date: 8/12/17 7:31 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] new Janome items

 

My dealer knew nothing until I called.  I had to point him to the Janome global site to review the information.  Called again today and dealer still don’t have any information.  Do wish I had a dealer like yours.

 

Question for Jim - do Janome not notify dealers before the put information on their site?

 

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I have never known Janome to notify dealers when something is posted to the Janome Global site. Each country has their own website where the information gets posted when it becomes available in that particular country. However every dealer in the US got advance notice of Janome Institute, and should attend. Those who don't will eventually get the information, but they will be the last ones to do so and will have to wait the longest to get new product.


Re: new Janome items

Pam Davison
 

My dealer knew nothing until I called.  I had to point him to the Janome global site to review the information.  Called again today and dealer still don’t have any information.  Do wish I had a dealer like yours.

 

Question for Jim - do Janome not notify dealers before the put information on their site?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

I have never known Janome to notify dealers when something is posted to the Janome Global site. Each country has their own website where the information gets posted when it becomes available in that particular country. However every dealer in the US got advance notice of Janome Institute, and should attend. Those who don't will eventually get the information, but they will be the last ones to do so and will have to wait the longest to get new product.


Re: Janome updates

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi,
I thought that an update this soon was to good to be true but to lazy to go down to my sewing machine to see what the last version I put on really was. I discovered that I am totally up-to-date and have been since the last was released whenever that was. I do wish that Janome (and anyone that does updates that need downloading) would put a date for those updates - it would really simplify matters for everyone.

I haven’t ordered my upgrade yet, but I might find out the cost next week as one of my 2 dealers is in Las Vegas this week and the other is going to Minneapolis next week. I’m always torn as I have 2 wonderful dealers within a reasonable distance. One is in the next small city at 70-75 miles from my door and the other 7 miles across the river. Both have become business friends and I like them both. I do not play them against each other as all need to make a living or we wouldn’t have businesses, and I don’t like to play that game either. I will probably use the local dealer as that is where I bought my 15000 4 years ago.

I just took the 15000 in for a major service, as I haven’t done that since I purchased it - it has been to the shop to have the needle threader fixed several times and it still doesn’t like me, so I’ve got out my little needle threader from my serger box and it works fine and so do my eyes most of the time if my glasses are clean and I feel like bending my head to the correct level.

I’ll report back what I learn from Wendy, when I talk to her next week. My curiosity will need to have all the “new” information as soon as I can get it, just because I’m me and I NEED to know. I’m just glad that it isn’t a new machine as I really haven’t used mine enough to trade, but also know “me” and that I’d want it as son as I’ve seen it. I know that the “quilting” needle plate and foot are awesome as I have a friend with the 9400 and she swears by it.

Enough rambling so I’ll sign off.

JIM: Did your or Diane go to any of the Janome Institutes this time?

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I use the single hole straight stitch plate with the app for patchwork and set the width to 9 which sews an exact ¼”.  I use the O foot which has a ¼” guide on it.   I would prefer a scant ¼” though.  I’m waiting to hear how others like the new plate and settings.

 

If you want to use the straight stitch plate in the center you can add a cloth guide after you measure where the scant ¼” is.  I use a magnetic one or an adhesive one, depending on what I’m sewing.  I find if I line the fabric up right inside the opening of the F foot it’s ¼”. 

 

I’ve seen others complain about tension issues and have had tension issues myself, but being new to sewing I don’t know if it’s just me.  A friend said her dealer told her it’s a known issue and many 15000s go in to get the tension mechanism replaced. 

 

Happily, my needle threader is still working.  I had to take it back several times and the last time he swapped the whole mechanism. It would be nice if they came up with a new one, maybe a mechanical one, since this automatic one is thrown off so easily.

Cas

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 6:41 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 

 

I complained of tension issues while FMQ a few weeks back and now I am trying out a in the hoop bag and am also finding tension issues in embroidery mode. I am using the yellow dot bobbin and have the tension all the way up to max and finally getting a passable stitch. I have never had these problems so I guess it's time for an adjustment. I hope I can wait for the BIG UPDATE, get a service at that time and come home with a "new machine".

 

All of the update talk really has me excited. I am a quilter and the new foot and plate sound like the answer to one of my problems. I have yet to find a sure fire, 1/4" piecing solution, with any foot and single hole plate combo. When I sew triangular or any piecing that starts at the tip (point) of the pieces if I am not careful things get jammed down into the machine. I have asked several times here if anyone has figured out how to use a 1/4" foot with the single hole plate and for some reason my question is always misunderstood.

 

My needle threader is not working AGAIN, after it's last adjustment it only worked for a few sewing sessions. So it's back to the handy manual threader. I tried to auto thread a 70/10 needle and that was all she wrote. I am SUPER ANXIOUS to know if its true that they have come up with an new threader that will come with the update so if anyone knows for sure please let me know.


Re: new Janome items

Cat - N
 

Yes, Maria...Thank You!

- Cat




On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:25 am, pastatogo@... wrote:

 
Maria,

Thank you for sharing your email regarding the update for the Janome 15000. Great information!

Bernie/SC


Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Virginia
 

Remember there has been no news of an update for the 12000.  Only an upgrade for the 15,000 and that has to be ordered and paid for from what I understand.



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From: newfilter@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 9:55 am
Subject: [janome12000] Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 
I complained of tension issues while FMQ a few weeks back and now I am trying out a in the hoop bag and am also finding tension issues in embroidery mode. I am using the yellow dot bobbin and have the tension all the way up to max and finally getting a passable stitch. I have never had these problems so I guess it's time for an adjustment. I hope I can wait for the BIG UPDATE, get a service at that time and come home with a "new machine".

All of the update talk really has me excited. I am a quilter and the new foot and plate sound like the answer to one of my problems. I have yet to find a sure fire, 1/4" piecing solution, with any foot and single hole plate combo. When I sew triangular or any piecing that starts at the tip (point) of the pieces if I am not careful things get jammed down into the machine. I have asked several times here if anyone has figured out how to use a 1/4" foot with the single hole plate and for some reason my question is always misunderstood.

My needle threader is not working AGAIN, after it's last adjustment it only worked for a few sewing sessions. So it's back to the handy manual threader. I tried to auto thread a 70/10 needle and that was all she wrote. I am SUPER ANXIOUS to know if its true that they have come up with an new threader that will come with the update so if anyone knows for sure please let me know.


Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Patricia Ward
 

​About that 1/4" seam.... what I do is use the zig zag plate and the O foot, move the needle over to the right until a test tells me I have the seam width I want and then I use a piece of fabric to lead my chain piecing into the foot...  on Fons and Porter they call them spiders.  That solves my problem.   
I even had the catch in the hole with my Bernina machine using the 1/4" foot and the single hole needleplate...  I think those points are just bound to get down into that hole because there isn't enough for the feed dogs to catch on to to take them through.  

Yes, I too am excited about the upgrades and new feet.  I want to get into this ruler quilting thing.  Can't wait until someone from my dealer in DE goes to institute and reports back.  

Pat in MD​

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:41 AM, newfilter@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I complained of tension issues while FMQ a few weeks back and now I am trying out a in the hoop bag and am also finding tension issues in embroidery mode. I am using the yellow dot bobbin and have the tension all the way up to max and finally getting a passable stitch. I have never had these problems so I guess it's time for an adjustment. I hope I can wait for the BIG UPDATE, get a service at that time and come home with a "new machine".


All of the update talk really has me excited. I am a quilter and the new foot and plate sound like the answer to one of my problems. I have yet to find a sure fire, 1/4" piecing solution, with any foot and single hole plate combo. When I sew triangular or any piecing that starts at the tip (point) of the pieces if I am not careful things get jammed down into the machine. I have asked several times here if anyone has figured out how to use a 1/4" foot with the single hole plate and for some reason my question is always misunderstood.


My needle threader is not working AGAIN, after it's last adjustment it only worked for a few sewing sessions. So it's back to the handy manual threader. I tried to auto thread a 70/10 needle and that was all she wrote. I am SUPER ANXIOUS to know if its true that they have come up with an new threader that will come with the update so if anyone knows for sure please let me know.





Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Deb Keldrauk
 

I complained of tension issues while FMQ a few weeks back and now I am trying out a in the hoop bag and am also finding tension issues in embroidery mode. I am using the yellow dot bobbin and have the tension all the way up to max and finally getting a passable stitch. I have never had these problems so I guess it's time for an adjustment. I hope I can wait for the BIG UPDATE, get a service at that time and come home with a "new machine".


All of the update talk really has me excited. I am a quilter and the new foot and plate sound like the answer to one of my problems. I have yet to find a sure fire, 1/4" piecing solution, with any foot and single hole plate combo. When I sew triangular or any piecing that starts at the tip (point) of the pieces if I am not careful things get jammed down into the machine. I have asked several times here if anyone has figured out how to use a 1/4" foot with the single hole plate and for some reason my question is always misunderstood.


My needle threader is not working AGAIN, after it's last adjustment it only worked for a few sewing sessions. So it's back to the handy manual threader. I tried to auto thread a 70/10 needle and that was all she wrote. I am SUPER ANXIOUS to know if its true that they have come up with an new threader that will come with the update so if anyone knows for sure please let me know.


Re: new Janome items

Bernie Giannotti
 

Maria,

Thank you for sharing your email regarding the update for the Janome 15000. Great information!

Bernie/SC


Re: Janome updates

Anne Parker
 

I agree with you Ruth - I downloaded it then too.

I'm wondering if they just haven't published the machine update yet - as if you look at the Bulletin for the AcuStitch Tool, this is a new tool in Horizon Link Suite v1.31 for MC15000 Quilt Maker but there is no update to Horizon Link Suite v1.31 on the Global site yet. So maybe both the machine update and the Horizon Link Suite update will be on the site soon.

I must admit I thought I read on here that some people were already using the profession plate and foot - though of course they won't have the machine update that greys out everything except for stitches to the left of the machine, plus a few other updates - a tapering section and I think an addition to the applications - but don't quote me!!

Anne
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new Janome items

Maria Morrow
 

Hello All,

Here's some info from my favorite Janome dealer. He's awesome. He gives the best customer service!  I didn't even buy my 15000 from him and he helps me. 

You can order anything from him. If you live outside of Texas, no sales tax. Also free shipping if you spend $50 or more. 

He has a whole wall of AccuQuilt dies and a ton of supplies besides machines!

Maria 


On Aug 8, 2017, at 6:11 PM, Mark <mark@...> wrote:

#1. Janome has brought out an update to your MC15,000. I will email you when I get the stuff in and you can come by with the machine next time you are over this way and we will do the update...This update includes a new presser foot shank and embroidery P foot. This is a free of charge update so you will not be charged anything for this.
They also have some new presser feet that work with the machine upgrade. This is a set of 5 feet and 1 needle plate. This is priced at $149

#2 Janome is introducing a new professional machine model# 6700P. This is a 1200 stitch per minute machine with the accu-feed flex walking foot system. It is a heavy duty machine designed for the person who sews for a living. Retail for the machine is $3799 and is going to have an introductory price of $3299.

There are also some new apps for the MC15000 on i-tunes that you can download.

#3  Janome has a new digitizer software coming out call Artistic Digitizer Software. It combines their digitizing, cutting, crystal, applique and stencil software all into one.

#4 They have a new product called the weightless quilter. This is a device that sits around your machine and it holds your quilt for you sew you do not have all the weight of the fabric down towards the floor. This is used when you are free motion sewing a quilt on your machine. It floats left and right and back and forth "sew" it moves with your motion. Sells for $299

They also have a bunch of new accessories for their long arm quilting machines.

Thanks for the email and if you need anything let me know. Have a fantastic week and stay dry over there!!

Oh and if your friend wants one of those machines just have her give me a call and I will be happy to set her up with it.

Talk to you soon!

Mark Wynn
Sew Vac City
3800 state Hwy 6 South
Suite 100
College Station, TX 77845

979-693-6592

Always held tight in HIS GRIP!!!



Re: JANOME RULER FOOT

Judy Van Kalken
 

Will that new ruler set work on the 12000?

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It's possible that it will, but there is no indication that they will be doing an update to the 12000. At this point we just don't have enough information. Your dealers will know much more after they have attended Janome Institute.


Re: Janome updates

audrey chase <Contessa@...>
 

Anyone know anything about a new needle threader being fitted F.O.C. for the 15000?


Re: JANOME RULER FOOT

saba_cat2
 

I have purchased the Ruler Foot and Open Toe Frame #83 76734005 and Convertible Free Motion Quilting Foot Set #202146001.  It now appears that Janome has a new Ruler Work Foot (QR) as part of the the Quilt Maker Accessory Upgrade Kit.  This would then make the prior to item unnecessary?

The ruler foot sold in the Frame Quilting Set was developed for the 1600P series of machines that are often used on quilting frames. Owners of embroidery machines, such as the 15000, discovered that it fit nicely on the Convertible Free Motion set. However if the height of the convertible foot holder was set too high, it could collide with the machine when lifted by the automatic foot lifter - if the latter was also set high. It appears that Janome has realized that the popularity of the foot justified making a set of accessories that could transform the 15000 into a quilting model. Obviously the parts you have purchased will continue to work, but if you get the full upgrade package for your machine your original ruler foot will be redundant. The convertible free motion set will still be a valid addition though.


On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:36 PM, "iambcdrom@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Thank you Jim. Now to go in an argue with my dealer.  I had the correct numbers to begin with and they said no, the one the sold was correct--

Thanks again, don't know what we'd do without you.

Barbara


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