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Re: Flat felled seams in jeans

songnbird
 

I would NOT use a twin needle to do flat fell seams; there is just one bobbin thread which I think might get caught or wear out over time making all of your stitches come out :(
As far as the foot goes, use the F foot; it has a bit of a raised area underneath which  allows the thick seam to pass through relatively easily.


Linda near Buffalo NY


Re: Flat felled seams in jeans

VLS
 

I don’t know the answer to your question but I am interested to see if the skyline stitched thru that much thickness.  Seems like a lot
of these newer machines just wont do it.  Not like the old singers did anyway.
 
Vicki
 
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:03 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Flat felled seams in jeans
 
 

Hi all,

I am in the middle of making a pair of jeans on my 15000 (and my Skyline 7 while the 15000 is getting its upgrade) and wondered what foot to use for the flat felled seams?

My old Pfaff had a flat felled foot (in two sizes) designed with a large tunnel underneath that funneled the thick seam through so that the stitching was lined up.
On the top of the foot, one side of the foot was higher than the other side to travel over the thicker seam.

I am thinking of using a twin needle to sew the double line of stitches. I have increased the stitch length to 4.0.

Any hints or suggestions on what foot (feet) to use to make this job easier. Janome doesn’t seem to make a flat felled foot.

Estelle


Re: 15000 update

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Can you tell us more about the threader?  Is it still an automatic one?  Does it seem to work the same way?

Cas

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:30 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] 15000 update

 

 

Took mine to my wonderful dealer today!  While I was there he updated the machine with the software, new feet, and needle threader which he checked many time to ensure that it worked.  The update was free and he said he didn't understand why dealers would charge for it but it's up to the dealer, not Janome on this issue as apparently Janome can't set the rates for service.
Also got my upgrade kit at $135. (no tax as my dealer is in New Hampshire).  He's one of the top dealers in the country and has 71 update kits! 
He is such a great dealer.  I said I was interested in getting the binding foot (big, expensive one) in the future and he said to call him first (I said probably in the spring) so that he could make sure the woman was there who can give me a 45-minute lesson on how to use it.  Free lessons for life. 
I'm sharing all this to show what a dealer can and should be like.  He's a great guy and gives wonderful advice. 


Re: 15000 update

JudyK B
 

You are so blessed to have such a wonderful dealer at your fingertips; alas, wish more of them were like that.

After having my 15000 to the dealer and their part done, I am now unable to install the Horizonlink software update as I keep getting error message “Error 1402. Could not open key: UNKNOWN32\Janome.Stitch.Format\shell\Open\command.  Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.”

I have turned off windows firewall, turned off antivirus, tried multiple things and 2 hours later I still get the same message. Send an email to Janome support but still waiting to hear.
 
Judy Biles
 

 


Re: 15000 update

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I just purchased the 15,000 Memory Quilt machine with the new software and the new needle threader.  It works great but it has only been three days.  I love this new machine and you will love the upgrades!!!




Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.


Re: 15000 update

Ceil J
 

Took mine to my wonderful dealer today!  While I was there he updated the machine with the software, new feet, and needle threader which he checked many time to ensure that it worked.  The update was free and he said he didn't understand why dealers would charge for it but it's up to the dealer, not Janome on this issue as apparently Janome can't set the rates for service.
Also got my upgrade kit at $135. (no tax as my dealer is in New Hampshire).  He's one of the top dealers in the country and has 71 update kits! 
He is such a great dealer.  I said I was interested in getting the binding foot (big, expensive one) in the future and he said to call him first (I said probably in the spring) so that he could make sure the woman was there who can give me a 45-minute lesson on how to use it.  Free lessons for life. 
I'm sharing all this to show what a dealer can and should be like.  He's a great guy and gives wonderful advice. 


15000 question for Jim.

Betty Scott
 

Jim. I am hoping you can clarify something for me. I have purchased the update kit for the 15000. Here in the UK we have to install the new software ourselves and then the machine goes back to Janome UK to have the new needle threader fitted. It seems this may be done for a few weeks. I have updated my machine with the new software.


It says in the booklet which came with the update kit it states "Please change the presser foot holder and embroidery foot from your existing ones to the new ones included in this kit. The automatic needle threader may not work properly if the presser foot holder is not changed"


I am not sure if the above instructions mean that I have to change these parts now or after the new needle threader is fitted.


Are you able to clarify this?


Betty Scott


We're still a couple of weeks away from having our machine updated. However I have learned that part of the update is the replacing of those parts. The originals could make contact with the threader and prevent it from operating correctly. You can change them now without disrupting the current threader or its replacement.



Re: 15000 update

Betty Scott
 

Hello Cheryl


Here in UK we have to do the software update ourselves and the machine has to go back to Janome to have the needle threader changed. The software in the update kit is on a USB stick and also includes the Horizon Link update.


Betty


Re: 15000 update

Betty Scott
 

Anne


The update kit came from my local dealer so perhaps you should get in touch with your dealer.


Sorry your house move is not going smoothly.


Betty


Flat felled seams in jeans

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi all,

I am in the middle of making a pair of jeans on my 15000 (and my Skyline 7 while the 15000 is getting its upgrade) and wondered what foot to use for the flat felled seams?

My old Pfaff had a flat felled foot (in two sizes) designed with a large tunnel underneath that funneled the thick seam through so that the stitching was lined up.
On the top of the foot, one side of the foot was higher than the other side to travel over the thicker seam.

I am thinking of using a twin needle to sew the double line of stitches. I have increased the stitch length to 4.0.

Any hints or suggestions on what foot (feet) to use to make this job easier. Janome doesn’t seem to make a flat felled foot.

Estelle


Re: 15000 update

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Monika,

Took my 15000 to the shop Tuesday for the update and hoping to get it back tomorrow. My dealer here in Colorado charged $149.99 plus tax (another $13.64). This dealer also sells Babylock and Bernina machines and they are having new updates installed on their top of the line machines too, so the service guy is really slammed right now. I am impressed that I can have mine back in 4 days.

I will post after I check it all out. I am working on a quilt where I am using decorative stitches in a circle pattern and one of the new features is the ability to have the software space out the designs evenly in a circle, wahoo!

Estelle

PS My needle threader worked okay, so I don’t know that I could tell any difference with a new one.


On Sep 20, 2017, at 9:56 PM, Monika monika.murnane@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

Has anyone got the upgrade yet? Wondering how the new needle threader is working. Monika

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Re: Help!

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

Sorry everyone. I posted my reply under the wrong message. It was meant for the person having trouble with quilting.


Rose, Florida


Re: 15000 update

Anne Parker
 

Thanks for that info Betty.

My machine is currently packed and stored at my step-daughters in Nottingham while we move to Wales - though as our chain has just collapsed we have no idea when we will be moving, though our buyers are still keen.

I will get in touch with Janome regarding what I should do.  Did you contact them or did your dealer contact you to advise.  I haven't heard anything from Janome or the dealer I am registered with.

Anne
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15000 update

Monika <monika.murnane@...>
 

Has anyone got the upgrade yet? Wondering how the new needle threader is working. Monika

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Re: I’m back

Cat - N
 

Hi, Roberta.  Yes, I live about 40 miles from the west coast and about 60 from the east coast so, like the rest of the peninsula, the storm came over us.  It's winds were about 20 mph less by the time it got here, and the power went out before the storm hit, but there was plenty of impact for a lot of people, what with flooding, sink holes, damage to their homes, downed trees, and such.  We truly lucked out and got more of the 'lulls' in the bands than we did of the 'dirty' bands. We had lots of tree limbs, large and small, and plenty of the much smaller tree debris to pick up.  We don't flood here...we are high (for FL) and have great drainage. We are still cleaning it all up and getting it piled up and ready for pick up.  We had no damage to the house, lost our power but had a generator, so had internet and hurricane TV again immediately after the storm.  There was no gasoline in town...so many evacuees...for several days, so had to use the generator very sparingly.  We got power back amazingly quickly, all things considered...some are still without power here.  Then the internet, TV, and house phone went down, but Centurylink had a tech out to fix it about 6 hours after I called and reported it.  I credit the huge granddaddy oak trees that surround us for protecting this 'old' house, as they have done with all of the previous storms and hurricanes.  We didn't board up or evac, but I did repeatedly walk the yard and pick up any 'stick' that 'might' be able to damage a window when thrown by high winds, and it paid off.  We had Spanish Moss covering the windows...looked like a 'spider farm' had been smashed against the front side of the house...LOL...lots of sweeping it off the windows, doors, and etc....and the moss I couldn't reach with the broom fell off once it dried out, but no damage.  The biggest limb came down about 10-15 feet from the house.

Needless to say, my machines were not turned on for about a week before the hurricane, and I still haven't turned them on...first I don't trust power during that kind of thing, UPS or not, plus we were just too busy getting ready for the storm then the cleanup.  I have so much sewing and embroidery to do and am so far behind, so I am hoping to spend a lot of time next week 'communing' with the machines...LOL

Are you going to QuiltFest?  We are going on Saturday with friends.  My dealer will be there and I am anxious to talk to them about the update for the 15000.  Should be fun...I am looking forward to it.

I hope you had no damage as well...such a big, bad storm!

- Cat



Re: Help!

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

You need to tent the quilt on the table around the sewing machine. That way you create slack to allow the hoop to move freely. I've done several quilts on my 12000 and never had distortion by doing it this way. It's important to have the weight supported on the table or in your lap depending on the area you are quilting. Also make sure you have the acrylic table under the hoop.

Sent from my iPad


Re: AcuSketch

sandy k
 

Right now I just have the iPad that came with 
The machine.  I will get the pencil when I upgrade.  Thanks for the link.  That looks perfect.  

SandyK Magnolia Springs Quilts
From my iPhone 

On Sep 20, 2017, at 12:58 PM, sandys7777@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

HI
Jim what stylus pen would be good for this.  Tried it out today, it was fun. But just used my finger.
Thanks
Sandy

It depends on which iPad you have. If you have an iPad Pro or the 2017 iPad you would want to use the Apple Pencil. It's fabulous. Otherwise you'll need to use one of the after-market models with a soft tip. Diane uses a "slap" bracelet type stylus on her iPad Mini 3. It's like one that she got free from Janome in a class, which was appropriated by a grandson.


Re: I’m back

Roberta K
 

Hi Cat

I fogot you live you live on the west side. I hope you did not have damage or flooding. I live between Jacksonville and Lake City. While I live in an area that is pretty high ground, many others around here were not so fortunate, with low lying ground near the St. Mary's River. Many live on dirt roads that became unpassable and so were stranded for a while. We only had our power down for one day.

Roberta in Fl
11000


Re: 15000 update

Cheryl Paul
 

Our Upgrade launch was yesterday in Saskatoon.  Our dealer is going to charge $189. Canadian, for the upgrade which is the recommended amount suggested by Janome Canada and that will include the technician's installation of the needle threader fix, and a machine cleaning.  I also checked this with the dealer an hour away and she is doing the same thing for her customers.  This is for the ones that purchased their machines at their stores.  There may be a bit more charge for customers that purchased elsewhere and want the upgrade done at these 2 places.  Those folks will also have to wait until all the upgrades are done on the machines sold here.

Also Horizon Link Suite will be offered after the 15000's are upgraded, by giving a link to do this.  I'm thinking that Janome is being protective about the upgrade/updates to software, so that it can't be shared.

I've got my machine booked in for the end of next week.  I'll report back on how all the features work, once I try them out.

Cheryl 

---In janome12000@..., <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote :

I think it depends where you live. From what I understand the upgrade is free with the needle threader .The accessories are at a cost however the dealer has the option to charge labor.



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-------- Original message --------
From: "zarasgranny@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...>
Date: 9/20/17 5:17 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] 15000 update

 

I have received the new quilting accessories and software update for the Janome 15000. It cost £120 (UK). I have to install the update myself and when this is done the machine is to be sent to Janome UK to have the new needle threader fitted free of charge. Not to the local dealer as we thought. Janome will arrange carriage both ways free of charge.

It seems that the needle threader will only be installed free if the upgrade is purchased. (I may be wrong!)

Betty


 


Re: I’m back

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Karen,
Glad you are safe and could make it back to our group.  

Pat in MD

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:07 AM, qunbexhpw7fgmfi43qabhzqpffih6hrrocsxgmsk@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:



I know you haven’t missed me, because I have only posted a couple of time.

I missed you.

But, I’m back. 

 Hurricane Irma put me out.

No electricity etc.

Really missed this group.

Karen




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