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Brief mechanical error

Pru Joy
 

I was very happily ensconced in creating a micro gothic label on the 15000 when all of a sudden there was no response on the touchscreen & a tock tock tocking sound coming from the head of the machine.  I turned the machine off & then on again & it was all back to normal.

Jim would you have any ideas as to what that brief glitch could be?  It could help me describe it better to the serviceman when I take it in for its clean & update in about a month or so.
    • The sound would suggest that something was keeping the embroidery carriage from moving. If there was any thread nesting on the back of the piece that would do it. A bit of fabric caught between the carriage and the back of the machine could do it as well. When you take it in for service have the technician remove the cover from the embroidery carriage and have a look inside, just to ensure that there is no debris inside. I have also seen this happen when a screw comes loose inside the carriage and floats around until it binds movement.


Horizon Link software

Patricia Finnegan
 

HI Jim I am new owner of the 15000. I'm able to connect the machine via wifi to the internet, is it suppose to stay connected or every time I open horizon link do I have to search for the machine? That is what I am having to do. Also I seem not to be able to turn on the Remote control on the horizon link, either by using wifi or USB cable.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. I miss you and Diane, but I know you are enjoying your semi-retirement.  Tell Diane hello for me. Patti 


Unfortunately HorizonLink Suite does not make a persistent connection to the machine. The machine is a passive device on the network, much like a printer. Each time you want to connect you need to go through that process. I don't know what you mean by "remote control" in HL S. Are you not able to send designs to the machine?


Re: Horizon Link Suite Ver 1.31

JUDY
 

It's for everyone and has to be dealer installed.  Not free

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On Aug 18, 2017, at 10:23 AM, newfilter@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Has any one received any info on how the new Ver. of the Horizon Link Suite will be delivered? Will it be a free upgrade with the AcuStitchTool component? Will only folks who choose to upgrade their machines get the new software or is it for everyone?

Thanks,

Deb in CA


New Needle Threader for the 15000

Cheryl Paul
 

Yes, the needle threader is a whole new part for the 15000 that needs to be installed by a Janome Technician. I understand that all dealers will have available to them at no cost from Janome a needle threader for every machine they have sold - definitely version 1 machines and probably the version 2’s as well. The new machine (which I think is Version 3) already has the new threader on it. If your dealer charges you, it should only be for the technician’s time, but that is probably up to each individual dealer. I know that the one in my neighbouring city is NOT charging her customers. I’m hoping my dealer does that OR I will go to my neighbouring city as the dealer there has told me she will do the upgrade for me.

I suggest that anyone with a 15000 do all the research you can about the cost, because this shouldn’t cost anyone very much. I will be a very impatient lady for the next couple of weeks waiting for that needle threader to make its way to our dealers. It will be so wonderful to finally be able to have 110% success threading my machine, as I don’t think I had even 10% since I bought my machine almost 4 years ago.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Dime Quilt topper

Gail
 

I bought the DIME Quilt Topper for the Acufill hoop.  I know how to put the topper on the hoop, but how do you line up a design in it.  With the heavy plastic top that comes with the Acuill hoop, I tape my template to it and line the quilt up using the grid and the template, but can't do this with the quilt topper.  

I must be missing something, can some offer a suggestion?

Gail in Florida



Horizon Link Suite Ver 1.31

Deb Keldrauk
 

Has any one received any info on how the new Ver. of the Horizon Link Suite will be delivered? Will it be a free upgrade with the AcuStitchTool component? Will only folks who choose to upgrade their machines get the new software or is it for everyone?

Thanks,

Deb in CA


Re: Sulky Puffy Foam Success

carol caseber <ccaseber@...>
 



Utube has a lot of info . Just ask a question.

On Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:11:42 AM EDT, windowdressings90@... [janome12000] wrote:


 

I also use Hatch, although I have not stitched puffy foam...yet. I get beautiful stitchouts on my 15000 with this software and it's very easy to use.


Linda


Re: Sulky Puffy Foam Success

Linda Rayburn
 

I also use Hatch, although I have not stitched puffy foam...yet. I get beautiful stitchouts on my 15000 with this software and it's very easy to use.

Linda


Sulky Puffy Foam Success

Pam Davison
 

Several months back I wrote about not being able to sew puffy foam with my Janome 15000.  At the time I was using 6D embroidery software.

 

By the time I got back to trying puffy foam again, I had I bought yet another digitizing software program (I am too embarrassed to tell the count I have now).  I bought Hatch by Wilcom and found a video that walked me through digitizing for puffy foam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdAlTaavufc).  I am sure the principals can be applied to other software.

 

I digitized the letter “A” for use with puffy foam and it stitched out perfectly (imho).

 

 

 

I am happy to say I can now use puffy foam on my Janome 15000.

 

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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Narda Poulin
 

This new needle threader. ... is it for the Janome 15000 .. can the old one be replaced with this new one .... mine broke 2 weeks after I bought the machine

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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Debbie
 

Thank you Jan for that very useful information.

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of blue_lak
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:15 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 

 

FWIW, I only use "sizing", never "starch", and only from a spray bottle, never aerosol. Why?
Starch can scorch at high iron temps.
Starch saturates fibers making fabric easier to distort when pressing, where sizing generally does not unless you spray too much.
Starch leaves plant particulates (corn, rice, etc.) in the fabric that have to be washed out or it will draw insects and leave odors over time. In other words, you'd want to wash the finished quilt soon after completion.
Starch can sometimes actually make it harder for the needle to penetrate.
Sizing is the finish that fabric mills and dry cleaners use to give fabric body, stability, and protection without stiffness.
Aerosols are harder to control the spray pattern and do contain nasty aerosol chemicals that you really don't want indoors. 
I've tried several different brands of sizing and think they all give pretty much the same result. Buying by the gallon and refilling the original 8 oz bottle is the lowest cost. Note: starch can clog spray bottle nozzles, whereas sizing does not.
Jan

 

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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Debbie
 

Thank you Vikki

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:25 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 

 

I use Mary Ellen’s Best Press – Caribbean scent.

 

Vikki

Houston,TX



Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

J Fraker
 

I use Faultless Heavy Starch that you can find at any store.  I should think any kind would work, though.  The key is using enough and ironing well.  When the fabric is starched, it becomes almost like sewing pieces of paper together.  You don't want to overdo it, of course.  You wouldn't want ten layers of spray starch or anything like that.  I find that just one good spray with the heavy starch works fine.  I put a towel over my ironing board, spray the fabric, turn it over and iron it mostly dry on the wrong side, then flip it back to the right side and pass the iron over that. Then you are ready to cut out your pieces.



From: "'debbie' dprice@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:45 AM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 
Would you please share what spray starch you use/prefer?  Thank you for the help
 
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:58 PM
To: janome12000@...
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.
 

From: "newfilter@... [janome12000]" <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.
 
 
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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi,

I got a text from one of my local dealers yesterday. She was so excited to tell me that Janome says the new needle threader that they have spent 4 years on correcting the problem. When asked, “ Does it work100% of the time”. They replied, “Not just 100 but, 110%.” Awesome, I’m so excited, as she told me it was FREE as well. Now, some dealers may charge but she is choosing to not charge her customers. She’s included me, even though I bought my machine from a dealer that is closer to my house. This lady has sold me a few machines now and I’ll buy from her in the future - she “rocks”, and she has fabric too.

Cheryl - Saskaoon


Prefered Spray Starch or Spray Sizing !!

Mary A Rease <bigmary@...>
 

If I am making quilt Pieces I use a heavy Spray Starch - Magic Spray Starch.

Back in the day - when I used to sell at Craft Shows - I did a lot of T-Shirts and Sweat Shirts with embroidery. I found that Magic Sizing worked great for stretch type fabrics. Rather than prewash the shirts I would steam them in the area where I was going to put the embroidery. Then I would do a couple Spray Sizing applications, Pressing to dry each time (Not Ironing !!). I would add a piece of a Soft Cutaway like Poly Mesh, and embroider. I very seldom had any puckering even after washing the item.

Mary A Rease - bigmary@...
Rease's Realistic Designs
http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/collections.php?id=RRD
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/reasesrealisticdesigns/


On 8/16/2017 8:41 AM, 'debbie' dprice@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

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

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:58 PM
To: janome12000@...
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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Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

FWIW, I only use "sizing", never "starch", and only from a spray bottle, never aerosol. Why?
Starch can scorch at high iron temps.
Starch saturates fibers making fabric easier to distort when pressing, where sizing generally does not unless you spray too much.
Starch leaves plant particulates (corn, rice, etc.) in the fabric that have to be washed out or it will draw insects and leave odors over time. In other words, you'd want to wash the finished quilt soon after completion.
Starch can sometimes actually make it harder for the needle to penetrate.
Sizing is the finish that fabric mills and dry cleaners use to give fabric body, stability, and protection without stiffness.
Aerosols are harder to control the spray pattern and do contain nasty aerosol chemicals that you really don't want indoors. 
I've tried several different brands of sizing and think they all give pretty much the same result. Buying by the gallon and refilling the original 8 oz bottle is the lowest cost. Note: starch can clog spray bottle nozzles, whereas sizing does not.
Jan


Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I use Mary Ellen’s Best Press – Caribbean scent.

 

Vikki

Houston,TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:41 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Tension and Excitement about Update hope for threader

 

 

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

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:58 PM
To: janome12000@...
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.

 


From: "newfilter@... [janome12000]" <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.

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


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

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:58 PM
To: janome12000@...
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.

 


From: "newfilter@... [janome12000]" <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.

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


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.

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