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Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

Sharon Simmons
 

May I ask just what the DIME Quilt Topper is?  Is it just the hoops?  Thanks, Sharon

 

I'm quilting my first whole quilt on the 12000 (not my first quilt, just my first using the embroidery machine).  I purchased the DIME Quilt Topper a few weeks ago, just about the time there was a discussion about it.  I hated it at first because the quilt sandwich was too far above the machine bed.  Turns out that's an operator error on my part.  I am quilting a large lap quilt and had trouble with some designs I was using with a lot of backtracking.  Got those done and am now doing the block corners (triangular shape) and decided to give the Quilt Topper another go.  I love it!  Turns out, I was just keeping the quilt too taut.  I kind of press it down into the hoop, put the quilt topper on, and it is stitching beautifully.  I'm using a single run feather design that I digitized myself with MBX.  It's a huge timesaver because I was going to have to do a lot of re-hooping.  In addition, many thanks to whoever it was that suggested splitting the batting.  Makes everything much easier.  I'm starting the quilting on a second quilt and am doing the center section, then will do each end.


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

Ceil J
 

Thank you for sharing this!  I also purchased the DIME and wasn't sure about it after reading your initial post.  I tried it, but like most new things, it probably takes some getting used to it.  Now I'll make sure to give it a shot.  I've got to check out the batting splitting.  Just did a very large quilt and it was quite difficult to maneuver.  What did we ever do before the web?  Well, guess we weren't quilting with these wonderful machines.  Thank you again.


DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

J Fraker
 

I'm quilting my first whole quilt on the 12000 (not my first quilt, just my first using the embroidery machine).  I purchased the DIME Quilt Topper a few weeks ago, just about the time there was a discussion about it.  I hated it at first because the quilt sandwich was too far above the machine bed.  Turns out that's an operator error on my part.  I am quilting a large lap quilt and had trouble with some designs I was using with a lot of backtracking.  Got those done and am now doing the block corners (triangular shape) and decided to give the Quilt Topper another go.  I love it!  Turns out, I was just keeping the quilt too taut.  I kind of press it down into the hoop, put the quilt topper on, and it is stitching beautifully.  I'm using a single run feather design that I digitized myself with MBX.  It's a huge timesaver because I was going to have to do a lot of re-hooping.  In addition, many thanks to whoever it was that suggested splitting the batting.  Makes everything much easier.  I'm starting the quilting on a second quilt and am doing the center section, then will do each end.


Re: Editing messages

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Thanks for the links.  There were some interesting explanations about email that I didn't know.  The first video explained what I already knew about how to trim messages, but it was good to  get a refresher.  It mentioned that using an ipad or iphone can sometimes cause problems, so as an experiment, I'm using a lap top.  As with the other two devices, when I click "reply to group", a new window opens, and there is nothing to trim.  I'm hoping that means that any previous posts are not being displayed when they appear on the digest.  Maybe it depends on which email program people use?  Now that I think of it, Comcast seems to include every previous message on any particular topic.  Glad I don't use it for for the Yahoo groups.  I'm going to follow the directions for setting up labels (I'm assuming that's the equivalent of folders?) so my inbox doesn't get so cluttered.  Hopefully. when this post appears, there will be nothing extraneous included.  Thanks again for the help and explanations.  Sue Raabe  susies.stitches@...


Re: Upgrade/Update 15000

Ceil J
 

Joanne,
Just had to reply, YES, Dave is the best!  When I was reading your post I was thinking that you have a great dealer too.  Yes, we have the same one.  I travel almost 3 hours to go to him and it's always worth the drive! Ceil


Re: I’m back

Cat - N
 

No kidding, Marge, you were in Jax on Saturday, too...very interesting.  I did the same as you, but only bought two packages of 10" squares of Wilmington "Icing On The Cake" Batiks and a Clover roller, hubby bought yet another rotary cutter, and my friend bought a pillow kit and a needle punch kit.  Very interesting that several of us in FL were there at the same time...not so surprising that we all had a great time...LOL

- Cat







Re: 15000 update

Livin inSP
 

I have the Janome 15000V2.  Can I get the FREE UPDATE and wait on the UPGRADE ($149)? I do know I have to return/exchange my P foot (& ankle) for new ones. I also get new needle threader installed.


Will the new FREE UPDATE: P foot, ankle foot, and new needle threader cause sewing and embroidery problems without installing the UPGRADE?


I do know what the new upgrade consists of but not sure I will use all the new feet that come with the upgrade at this time. I was more interested in the new needle threader.


When you do the free threader replacement & upgrade you will have a V3 machine. You do not need to get the $149 foot package, and everything will still work fine. The foot package is designed to bring you up to the same feet as a new Quilt Maker 15000. It's entirely optional.


Upgrade/Update 15000

joannelendaro@...
 

Reporting in:


Did not purchase my machine from my dealer, purchase second hand.


Got the "Update" no charge.  I'm one of the lucky ones that never had problems with the needle threader no matter what needle I was using.  


My dealer also did servicing on my Janome Decor Excel 5018 (purchased 11-25-00).  It was a mess!!  I was so embarrassed when he took the case off to clean out the lint.  (insert very, very, shameful face) To the best of my knowledge I've only had this one serviced twice. (shameful face again!)  But in my defense it ran like a dream.  Well, almost...I did have issues with the heavier layers, think quilt bindings.  After cleaning and testing, he noticed that it wasn't feeding properly.  Off comes the case again and checking it out.  I had the feed dogs set at the highest level.  If you are a service person you are most likely wondering "what the heck??".  Evidently I'd worn out the feed dogs!  Yep, that a lot of sewing!  


Dealer also took time to explain what I was doing wrong with a project that had driven me 15 layers of crazy the weekend before.  Of course, user error, but I knew that already, just didn't know the one step I had missed somewhere along the line to make it all work.


Went to pay, no charge on the "update" and when I mentioned that I also wanted the "upgrade" he told me I didn't need it.  Has the kits, can install if I want, but with two Handiquilters I don't "need" it.  Saved me the money.


Pieced a customer backing last night and the threader worked like a charm using my Superior 90/12 needles with my Superior 50/3 thread.  This is standard equipment for me.


And that is why we all love, Dave LaValley at Bittersweet Fabrics Boscowen, NH


Joanne Lendaro

Grantham, NH


quilting is my pleasure, see my work at:

http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/


You most likely didn't wear out the feed dogs on your 5018, but rather the feed cam that moves them up and down. Dave did the only thing he could do, by raising them to the highest level. However if you look at them from the side, with them all the way up, you'll see that they are no longer level, but slanted. Once the feed cam starts to wear it keeps wearing, even after servicing. At some point the problem will resume and then the only option is to replace the feed cam. It's a horrible job, and may be more than the machine is worth.


The reason it happened is lack of service. All the lint that you saw absorbed the lubrication on the feed cam and slowly wore it down. This is why it's a good idea to have your machine serviced every year or two, just to prevent that happening. No need to hang your head in shame, because Janome never mentions this in the manual. It's a *very* common problem with older machines that are heavily used.


Re: I’m back

marjackpot@yahoo.com
 

I was there Sat. too, really a great show and some of the quilts were breathtaking.  The thing that surprised me about me was that I wondered the vender isles for several hours and only bought 1 panel and a spool of hand quilting thread.  i guess that means I have everything I need for awhile.LOL

You will love the 500,  I have the 400 and this is my 7th either embroidery or embroidery/combo Janome machines and this is the best one yet. Enjoy

 Marge in Fl.


Re: I’m back

Roberta K
 

Cat:

Yes! I did go to quiltfest on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Janome dealer was there and I took the plunge and bought a 500E. My favorite quilt was one that looked like it was done with machine embroidery. It was a Japanese geisha surrounded by gorgeous stitching around her.

I am happy to hear that you, your family and home came through the hurricane ok.

Roberta in FL


Re: Pacific International Quilt Festival

Norma Carson <norma7750@...>
 

Yes! this is a good show! quilt guilds from all around the area bus members in! would be good to meet you both! maybe you could wear a sign or something so we know it's you?
Norma
Lodi, CA

Great! I'll see if Diane can come up with some identifying plumage for us. We're looking forward to it.


Re: 15000 update

Tony Coley
 

Janome has not said anything about those specialty feet not working. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 27, 2017, at 2:05 PM, Pixey Mosley pixeyam@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Tony, 

You mention a new foot shank and P foot.  What about the AcuFeed (dual feed) feet holders or darning foot that also attach directly to the post?  Will the old ones continue working?

Regards, 
Pixey

Sent from my iPad




Re: Pacific International Quilt Festival

Jim Stutsman
 

We visited the museum the last time we were there, and will go again this trip. The exhibits change and it's a great place to visit.


Re: Pacific International Quilt Festival

JudyK B
 

Hi Jim, are you and Diane attending the Houston show? Judy in Houston

No, we won't be going this year. Since we are no longer dealers we lost the privilege of going to market, and it's a little expensive in time and travel to go to Festival.

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "jim.stutsman@... [janome12000]"
Date: 9/27/17 6:05 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Pacific International Quilt Festival

 

Diane and I are going to be in Los Gatos next week for almost two weeks of house and dog sitting for my oldest son. As it happens, the Pacific International Quilt Festival is going on in Santa Clara while we are there and we're planning on going. This brings up a few questions:


Is this a good show? I don't expect it will rival the Houston show at the end of October, but it does seem to have a lot of vendors.


Anything we need to know before going, like good places to park, etc.?


Anyone planning to attend?


It looks like Ray's Sewing Center in San Jose will be there, so I'm sure we'll see some familiar Janome faces.



Re: Pacific International Quilt Festival

William D Lawson
 

Hey Jim,

I've heard that there is a quilt museum in San Jose but every time that I have been in San Jose to see my daughter, it has not been open.  You might check that out while you are there.  Let me know what you think of it.  

Thanks,
Gwen
Lafayette, Indiana


Re: Pacific International Quilt Festival

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Have a wonderful trip! 

Cas


Pacific International Quilt Festival

Jim Stutsman
 

Diane and I are going to be in Los Gatos next week for almost two weeks of house and dog sitting for my oldest son. As it happens, the Pacific International Quilt Festival is going on in Santa Clara while we are there and we're planning on going. This brings up a few questions:


Is this a good show? I don't expect it will rival the Houston show at the end of October, but it does seem to have a lot of vendors.


Anything we need to know before going, like good places to park, etc.?


Anyone planning to attend?


It looks like Ray's Sewing Center in San Jose will be there, so I'm sure we'll see some familiar Janome faces.



Editing messages

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

When replying to a post, what is the best option to choose?  When I choose reply to group, all that I see is a new message.  If all the previous posts are not seen, how do we edit them out?  Sometimes I see them on the digest, but since they're not in view when I send it, how do I take them off? It's a tremendous amount of work for you, and confusing to follow.  And what causes all those random characters that take up more space than the messages?  I have managed to (somewhat) keep up with the mechanics of reading and sending posts, but have no idea how to deal with the issues you described!  I'm sure a lot of us would like to make your job easier, but don't know how 🙃. Sue Raabe  susies.stitches@...

Good questions! Since there are dozens, maybe hundreds, of different ways of emailing I can't be real specific. However here are a number of sites that explain how to trim, as well as general guidelines on using the group:




As for those posts that contain pages of spurious character "garbage", that happens when a message uses HTML (web language). It let's you use different fonts, add cute puppies or kitties, rainbows, butterflies, and other essentials. However Yahoo does a lot of slicing and dicing, and all that cuteness often gets broken, resulting in a spew of trash. Sometimes I can edit those posts to eliminate the nonsense, but very often after I have edited and try to save Yahoo gives me the helpful message "An error occurred while saving". When that happens I have no option but to save it as-is. One of the biggest offenders of this is Microsoft's option to edit email messages in Microsoft Word. Even the simplest of font changes, or something as mundane as bold-facing a single word, can generate hundreds and hundreds of extra characters. There should be a special punishment awaiting whomever built that option!


Re: 15000 update

Pixey
 

Tony, 

You mention a new foot shank and P foot.  What about the AcuFeed (dual feed) feet holders or darning foot that also attach directly to the post?  Will the old ones continue working?

Regards, 
Pixey

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 26, 2017, at 6:56 PM, Tony Coley coleyct@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Have upgraded 6 machines in the last 3 days. The Update kit comes with 3 items: New Foot Shank, New P foot and a new Thread Guide Plate.
On 2 kits the new Thread Guide Plate would not hold the thread tail. Had to open another kit. Janome confirmed that they have had issues with the plate.]

T. Coley
All About Sewing
Mobile, AL


On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:49 AM, "Janice Swenson swensonjanice@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 
So do we get a new P foot along with the up grade and threader change on the 15000? Or is the new P foot in the accessories that we purchase for $149.00.

Jan Swenson
North Dakota

The threader update includes the new P foot and the snap-on foot holder. Both of those items are replaced.



Re: Where to go for update

Teressa Sisemore
 

The dealer in San Antonio who sold me my 15000 sold their business and the new owner is not an authorized Janome dealer. I Called the authorized dealer here and they want to charge me to install the update, and something like 149.00 for the kit. I was going to have them clean the machine as well, but they don’t seem to want my business and yes I feel like they are punishing me for not buying a machine from them. I would rather drive to Austin than do business with people like that. Jim, don’t you have a good dealer in Austin that you would recommend? Also, is the new threader a part of the update or is that a separate thing? Sorry if that question is redundant, I haven’t had time to touch my 15000 in almost a year and I am behind on these posts. Thanks Jim, Teressa Sisemore

The update is free, but subject to dealer charge for installation. It does include an improved needle threader. I don't know much about the dealer in Austin, but I remember our District Sales Manager being impressed by them. That probably relates more to them being a customer of Janome than to their relationship with their customers. You might call them and see how they respond to the idea.

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