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Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

Carolyn Gazerro
 

An embroidery buddy is a stuffed animal that allows you to remove the stuffing so that you can personalize it.

 Carolyn


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

Sharon Simmons
 

What is Embroider Buddy?

Sharon

 

 


Re: Ideas to decorate Car Seat Covers

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Ok, thanks Bernice – and poodles.  LOL.  I want a poodle herd.

I have some of that glue too.  I haven’t started the project yet though.
Cas

 

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No I used the E6000 tube glue.
Bernice and the poodle herd.


On Sep 5, 2017, 3:17 PM -0600, 'cas' cassweet@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>, wrote:

 

Thanks for the ideas.  I’m finishing up a couple of quilt blocks and then I’ll take a closer look to see how much of the fabric I can hoop.  So you both think embroidery would be better than trying decorative stitches?

 

Bernice did you use Aleene’s fabric glue for the organza?

Cas

 

 

 

You could embroider on organza and the cut very close around the design and then glue them anywhere you want.

Bernice Ramsey and the poodle herd

 

I've done embroidery on car seats commercially. Easiest place is the back head rest. You need to take into account how much the area will be stretched to fit over the seat. Use a single color for,maximum effect.

Mary E

 


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

MarieD
 

Thanks, Pat. I can so relate to that.

Marie

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I'm sorry that there have been problems with embroidering on the stuffed
critters. So frustrating when it doesn't go as planned. :-(

A little off topic, but hopefully some levity... :-)


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Oh, yes...dark chocolate 🍫 is a staple in my house.
Carolyn


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

Pat
 

I'm sorry that there have been problems with embroidering on the stuffed critters. So frustrating when it doesn't go as planned. :-(

A little off topic, but hopefully some levity... :-)

I did chuckle when I read about the granddaughter playing with the monkey's components rather than monkey. It brought back the memories of the stuffed teddy bear I'd made for my nephew. The bear was made from a really nice, soft, plush, fake fur. The body went together well, and the head was finished, and really cute. I was tickled. But for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get the head to attach to the body and stay upright.
Since I my sister and nephew were going to be visiting with our Mom and Dad, and I was visiting, too, I took the two parts. My sister was a whiz at the sewing machine, so I thought she'd have a fix for the problem.
When my nephew saw the "bear" he loved it (I stitched the "neck" closed so the stuffing wouldn't escape). He never did care that the bear, which got named Headless, had no head. It was very soft and cuddly.
My sister did balk, however, when he started kindergarden and wanted to take the bear for show and tell!
The nephew turned 31 this year, a college grad with really good job and darling bride. His experience with a bear without a head hasn't seemed to do him any long-term damage.
Tee hee.

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Re: Vertical lettering

Barb Engvall
 

I got it figured out how to do it directly from the machine and it is easier…I don’t do much lettering so I am way out of practice!!

On Sep 5, 2017, at 2:51 PM, Barb Engvall catsnquilts@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

I need to do some vertical lettering where the name is reading vertically. Is there an easier way to do this: machine is the 15000. Used Horizon Link Suite, EmbLinkTool. Chose hoop, monogram, and then put each letter in individually, spacing them out and turning them to fit. Used FA Hoop. Very tedious but it got the job done but since I have a dozen names to do I'm hoping there is a more simple way! Thanks!

Barb

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Re: Ideas to decorate Car Seat Covers

Bernice Ramsey
 


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Don’t forget the dark chocolate!  It’s part of sewing methodology!

Cas

 

 

I wasn't sure if I should throw the elephant or the machine out the window, so I turned the machine off, closed the door, and had a glass of wine. 

 

The joys of sewing ...

 

Carole

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Sounds like the thread is not in the take-up lever. Rethread the top with the door open to make sure it snaps into the little latch on the lever. Double check the needle to make sure it is all the way up in the needle clamp.


Scant 1/4"

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Recently we were discussing a way to sew with the needle centered.  I posted a pic of one method.  I drew a red line showing how I line up the fabric.  The metal seam guide is metallic and there is a line on your needle plate to help you position it.

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/janome12000/photos/albums/1215668406/lightbox/683039120?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/683039120

 

Cas


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

Carole Hollmann
 

Update--

Thanks to all of you who gave me suggestions on the Embroider Buddy elephant. Mine does have removable "pods" in the body and head. 

I rotated the elephant (physically) so the head, trunk, and giant ears were on the left.  I used pins, tape, and clips and the elephant was placed well on the hoop. Yay!

I also started from scratch and made the overall lettering design smaller so it was about a 4-inch square.

I got about halfway through the embroidery when the tension looked wrong (too much white bobbin thread on top). 

When it finished that color, I retreaded, put in a new needle, checked and all the usual things. Now it won't sew at all. It just blobs up (technical term?). 

I wasn't sure if I should throw the elephant or the machine out the window, so I turned the machine off, closed the door, and had a glass of wine. 

The joys of sewing ...

Carole

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Sounds like the thread is not in the take-up lever. Rethread the top with the door open to make sure it snaps into the little latch on the lever. Double check the needle to make sure it is all the way up in the needle clamp.


Vertical lettering

Barb Engvall
 

I need to do some vertical lettering where the name is reading vertically. Is there an easier way to do this: machine is the 15000. Used Horizon Link Suite, EmbLinkTool. Chose hoop, monogram, and then put each letter in individually, spacing them out and turning them to fit. Used FA Hoop. Very tedious but it got the job done but since I have a dozen names to do I'm hoping there is a more simple way! Thanks!

Barb

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Re: DO NOT TRIM, part 2

Donna Morton
 

In the Set menu for embroidery you can turn off the cut at the end of a colour change/end.  See page 128 in your manual.  It will still do a tie off but you can leave long thread tails to bury in the quilt.
 
Donna M
Canada
http://www.snipandstitch.com


Re: Ideas to decorate Car Seat Covers

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Thanks for the ideas.  I’m finishing up a couple of quilt blocks and then I’ll take a closer look to see how much of the fabric I can hoop.  So you both think embroidery would be better than trying decorative stitches?

 

Bernice did you use Aleene’s fabric glue for the organza?

Cas

 

 

 

You could embroider on organza and the cut very close around the design and then glue them anywhere you want.

Bernice Ramsey and the poodle herd

 

I've done embroidery on car seats commercially. Easiest place is the back head rest. You need to take into account how much the area will be stretched to fit over the seat. Use a single color for,maximum effect.

Mary E

 


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

Cheryl Paul
 

Carole,  At some point in time or other, I think we all get into something that we say, “How did this happen to me?”

I’m not sure how you can do this embroidery without taking your elephant apart, unless you try to use the wee hoop, which is 100 X 40 mm.  However, this still may be awkward to get lined up so that all is straight.  You could try to use the AcuSetter APP as it really works well for lining things up so that they sew straight.  However, you need your iPad, design in the 15000 and the picture taking that needs to be done with this APP.  It really sounds more difficult that it is.  I watched a video done by Pocono Sew and Vac some time ago.  Here is the link to it:

I also found when I tried this that the iPad does a good job even though it is very difficult to hold it steady, it did a very good job.  I thought that it would be way off, as I wasn’t able to hold my iPad as steady as I’d like - it worked really well.

Your only limitation is the size of the hoop and how much the design can be rotated and still fit.  You might even be able to use the SQ14 hoop or the RE18 hoop using this method as the precision of hoop placement isn’t the be all when using the APP.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

MarieD
 

I bought the monkey for my granddaughter. It's one where you can pull the
stuffing ball out of the head so you can embroider it without problem. She
takes out and plays with the head and belly stuffing balls and ignores the
monkey. That's life with grandkids.


Is there any place you can remove the stitching, remove the stuffing, then
stitch it back up later? I'd be frustrated trying to work around the head.


MarieD

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The problem is not what to do to stabilize or attach to stabilizer, the
problem is the head hits the machine.


Re: Ideas to decorate Car Seat Covers

Mary E
 

I've done embroidery on car seats commercially. Easiest place is the back head rest. You need to take into account how much the area will be stretched to fit over the seat. Use a single color for,maximum effect.
Mary E


On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 'cas' cassweet@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I bought some car seat covers that aren’t that pretty.  They are plain black.  They were going to be my husband’s for his work car.  I decided to use them for my car and need ideas to decorate them.  I’m not sure I can sew directly on them because of the way they are shaped.  They would still need to stretch to be comfortable too.

 

I’ll probably just decorate the front two bucket seat covers.  Maybe stitch the shoulder area?  Sew decorative stitches?  Embroider?  They are microfiber with a foam lining.

Any ideas?
Cas


Re: Ideas to decorate Car Seat Covers

Bernice Ramsey
 


Re: Embroider Buddy on Janome15000

Claire Schutz
 

The problem is not what to do to stabilize or attach to stabilizer, the problem is the head hits the machine.  When I had this problem I even lowered the design, didn't work. When I turned the design to the left and placed the bear with the head to the left, all was fine. There are new ones where you can remove the stuffing from the head as well as the stomach, wonderful, Claire S.

On 9/5/2017 11:45 AM, cmgazerro@... [janome12000] wrote:
 
Using the basting stitch is how I do all of my designs.  In fact when I have multiples of the same design I use two pieces of freezer wrap pressing shiny sides together. Hoop the paper, use basting stitch.  Then I cut out center 1/8 inch from stitching.  This creates a smaller hoop.  My stabilizer is cut to fit inside the machine hoop.  This saves on stabilizer. I again use the basting design to centered design and stabilizer.  This also avoids forcing the fabric and stabilizer in the machine hoop.  Works great for me!

Carolyn 🌹
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Re: DO NOT TRIM, part 2

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Can you just stop where you want and use the needle up down button to pull the thread to the top and snip it yourself? 

Cas

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