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Hand quilting by machine?

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I read this article this morning, and it’s pretty cool.  There’s always more to learn, huh?

 

https://janomelife.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/janome-hand-look-quilting/

 

Stitch 4 in the quilting section of stitches on the Janome 15000..


Re: Janome 15000 puckering

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Like Jim said, stabilizer. 

 

I resisted using stabilizer but really love the difference it makes.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.  I’ll even grab the printed instructions from interfacing bolts and sew on top of that.  I tear it off and toss it when I’m done.  The paper is nice and thin.  Tissue paper works too.  Even copy paper.  Anything that stops the thread and cloth from sinking into the big slot.

Cas

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 4:24 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Fwd: [janome12000] Re: Janome 15000 puckering

 

 

Help...need suggestions on a remedy.  My first email had so many typos...no wonder none of you replied lol. If you have any ideas, I'm all ....eyes.  Thanks. 

 

 

I have just started to try to use decorative stitches on my15000. No matter what I have tried, the fabric is puckering. I am using one or two layers of cotton. I have tried a new needle, new thread , less tension, more tension, re-threading, new sharp needle...I  feel like I have tried everything.


Jeans sewn on the 15000 and Skyline 7

Estelle Torpy
 

Thank you to all who wrote suggestions about sewing flat felled seams on denim. I posted some photos of me in my new jeans in an album named Estelle.

I used the Tessa jeans pattern from Seamwork magazine by Colette. The denim is a lightweight woven fabric. I ended up using the quarter inch foot and zipper foot to get even double straight stitching on the seams.

I stitched a 5/8" seam trimmed one side, folded and pressed the other side in to the stitch line and then top- stitched the seam allowance flat. I used a size 100 top-stitch needle to top-stitch the decorative stitching on the back pockets.

These jeans are so comfortable to wear with a slightly looser fit and a curved waistband. The waistband sits at my waist which is a personal preference for me. My adult daughter likes her jeans to sit lower.

Both my machines handled the denim with ease, even when sewing over 3 thicknesses. I did slow down when crossing the seam in the back where the yoke attaches to the lower part of the pant leg (6 layers). I sewed most of the jeans with a red 90 Janome needle.

Thanks again for your help.

Estelle, who is cutting out the next pair of jeans tonight.



Re: I’m back, also jacksonville Quiltfest

marjackpot@yahoo.com
 

Sounds good to me. Do you plan on going to the World Quilt Show in Orlando or the AQS show here in Daytona next spring.

I will be going to some of the smaller shows also this winter.

Marge in Fl.

PS how do you like the 500e?


Re: Janome 15000 puckering

Maria Morrow
 

Help...need suggestions on a remedy.  My first email had so many typos...no wonder none of you replied lol. If you have any ideas, I'm all ....eyes.  Thanks. 


I have just started to try to use decorative stitches on my15000. No matter what I have tried, the fabric is puckering. I am using one or two layers of cotton. I have tried a new needle, new thread , less tension, more tension, re-threading, new sharp needle...I  feel like I have tried everything.



The  first improvement came with heavily starching the fabric, letting it dry,  then ironing it and then sewing   I feel the machine should not make the fabric pucker without all this effort.   Very expensive machine should do all its functions without these issues. 


I am new to sewing so I know there are techniques and "tricks". But I read online and tried many things. 



Re: I’m back, also jacksonville Quiltfest

Roberta K
 

Cat and Marge:

For next year, maybe we can meet and have lunch?

Roberta


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

J Fraker
 

I put my template in place on the quilt, mark the center point, remove the template and drop my needle into the center point to hold the quilt in place, then attach the quilt topper.  You can use the piecing on the quilt top to get it aligned straight with the edges of the quilt topper, or measure if necessary.



From: "gail_menard@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

 
I do the same think with the AQS hoop.  I attach it to the machine, put the quilt on top, align it with the heavy plastic template, put the magnets back on and off I go.  

I bought the Quilt Topper and can't figure out how to use it accurately.  How do you line up your design with out the gridded plastic template?  I print a picture of my design and tape it to the template, and use that to align each section.  I must be missing something because I can't figure out how to align the quilt with the Quilt Topper.  It's just a big open square.  

Any suggestions?

Gail in FL



Re: Basting

J Fraker
 

I watched a video on homemade quilt basting spray today.  Simple ingredients.  It has some good reviews, so I'm going to give it a try.



From: "Lynnmuir lynnmuir@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Basting

 
Thanks for info can you tell where you found instructions on Diane's video thanks in advance Lynn

Sent from my iPad

It's shown in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFDJDfDRq_Q) at about 8:25. You may want to watch the videos prior to this one to get the full context.

On 3 Oct 2017, at 10:43 PM, cjancola@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 
Someone mentioned basting a quilt here and I thought I add this:  I just completed a queen/full size quilt (with Cuddle on the back and batting so it weighed a lot) and used a technique I saw Diane use in one of the Quilt in the Hoop videos.  She thread basted it.  Not only did it work wonderfully for me- no pins which are difficult to open and close, and who love to stick me, but it was fast, very fast to do.  The only thing I wished I did was plan the basting areas but it turned out fine because you can just clip the threads anywhere and it works!  I used 12 wt thread and that worked well but lesser weight thread should also work.  I tried lesser but just preferred the heavy weight as it was so easy to handle.  And I used one of those needles with the pop in top.  That made the whole process go quickly too.
Ceil



Re: Basting

lynn muir
 

Thanks for info can you tell where you found instructions on Diane's video thanks in advance Lynn

Sent from my iPad

It's shown in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFDJDfDRq_Q) at about 8:25. You may want to watch the videos prior to this one to get the full context.

On 3 Oct 2017, at 10:43 PM, cjancola@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Someone mentioned basting a quilt here and I thought I add this:  I just completed a queen/full size quilt (with Cuddle on the back and batting so it weighed a lot) and used a technique I saw Diane use in one of the Quilt in the Hoop videos.  She thread basted it.  Not only did it work wonderfully for me- no pins which are difficult to open and close, and who love to stick me, but it was fast, very fast to do.  The only thing I wished I did was plan the basting areas but it turned out fine because you can just clip the threads anywhere and it works!  I used 12 wt thread and that worked well but lesser weight thread should also work.  I tried lesser but just preferred the heavy weight as it was so easy to handle.  And I used one of those needles with the pop in top.  That made the whole process go quickly too.
Ceil


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

Gail
 

I do the same think with the AQS hoop.  I attach it to the machine, put the quilt on top, align it with the heavy plastic template, put the magnets back on and off I go.  

I bought the Quilt Topper and can't figure out how to use it accurately.  How do you line up your design with out the gridded plastic template?  I print a picture of my design and tape it to the template, and use that to align each section.  I must be missing something because I can't figure out how to align the quilt with the Quilt Topper.  It's just a big open square.  

Any suggestions?

Gail in FL


Re: 15000 update

cas <cassweet@...>
 

That’s nice of them!  Let us know how you like it.

Cas

 

 

 

I've just taken my 15000 in for the upgrade to V3.  In Saskatoon and also Humboldt, Saskatchewan the dealers are also doing a service of our machines IF we purchase the upgrade.  A cleaning in Saskatoon is $129, so I think the price is worth it providing you didn't just have your machine cleaned and serviced recently.  I did have my serviced in August, but my dealer may give me a discount - have to see as the technician was sick yesterday on my appointed upgrade day.  The cost of the upgrade in Canada is $189. but that would be the same cost for me if I were to run across the border to have it done.  Our dollar isn't at par like it was a few years ago.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Thanks so much.  I’m really thinking about getting one instead of making one.  I need to order another “F” foot so I could save on shipping.  Has anyone else had their satin stitch “F” foot crack?  A corner of mine broke off.

Cas

 

 

 

No, haven't had that problem.  I do stitch in the ditch around the whole block before starting any other quilting.  This allows me to remove basting pins and keeps everything in place.  This is my first quilt using the embroidery machine, so I don't have all the answers.  I am using smaller designs right now, so I don't know what is going to happen if I stitch designs that extend at or near the outer limits of the hoop.  


Re: 15000 update

Cheryl Paul
 

I've just taken my 15000 in for the upgrade to V3.  In Saskatoon and also Humboldt, Saskatchewan the dealers are also doing a service of our machines IF we purchase the upgrade.  A cleaning in Saskatoon is $129, so I think the price is worth it providing you didn't just have your machine cleaned and serviced recently.  I did have my serviced in August, but my dealer may give me a discount - have to see as the technician was sick yesterday on my appointed upgrade day.  The cost of the upgrade in Canada is $189. but that would be the same cost for me if I were to run across the border to have it done.  Our dollar isn't at par like it was a few years ago.
Cheryl - Saskatoon


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

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.


Re: Janome 15000 puckering

Maria Morrow
 


I have just started to try to use decorative stitches on my15000. No matter what I have tried, the fabric is puckering. I am using one or two layers of cotton. I have tried a new needle, new thread , less tension, more tension, re-threading, new sharp needle...I  feel like I have tried everything. The  first improvement is heavily stacking the fabric, letting it dry,  then ironing it and then sewing   I feel the machine should make the fabric pucker without all this effort.   Very expensive machine should do all its functions without these issues. 


I am new to sewing so I know there are techniques and "tricks". But I read online and tried many things. 


Decorative stitches pull the fabric much more than straight stitches. Even though it's not embroidery, the effect is the same and so is the fix. Use a stabilizer. Usually a lightweight tear-away is sufficient. Even a bit of freezer paper applied to the back with an iron can help a lot. It has nothing to do with the machine, just the physics of thread pulling on fabric. Note that if you are sewing on the bias it will be even more of a problem. Try stabilizer and life should be good again.



Re: Feet question

norma carson
 

yes those are dual feed holders (walking feet) the one on the left holds the bigger ones and they just slip right in to the slots on the sides...
Norma
Lodi, CA


On Oct 2, 2017, at 6:11 PM, lapowell48@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Can anyone help me to identify these two feet? I bought my machine used about 3 years ago and these came with it. They look like the dual feed holders, but the one on the left has presser feet on it?? I know it's not the even feed foot which I really want. I have the FootBook app and love it!!

Thanks!




Re: Janome 15000 noise in embroidery arm

Deb Keldrauk
 

Pam,
So what happened with this, did you resolve or need service?
curious Deb in CA


Basting

Ceil J
 

Someone mentioned basting a quilt here and I thought I add this:  I just completed a queen/full size quilt (with Cuddle on the back and batting so it weighed a lot) and used a technique I saw Diane use in one of the Quilt in the Hoop videos.  She thread basted it.  Not only did it work wonderfully for me- no pins which are difficult to open and close, and who love to stick me, but it was fast, very fast to do.  The only thing I wished I did was plan the basting areas but it turned out fine because you can just clip the threads anywhere and it works!  I used 12 wt thread and that worked well but lesser weight thread should also work.  I tried lesser but just preferred the heavy weight as it was so easy to handle.  And I used one of those needles with the pop in top.  That made the whole process go quickly too.
Ceil


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

J Fraker
 

No, haven't had that problem.  I do stitch in the ditch around the whole block before starting any other quilting.  This allows me to remove basting pins and keeps everything in place.  This is my first quilt using the embroidery machine, so I don't have all the answers.  I am using smaller designs right now, so I don't know what is going to happen if I stitch designs that extend at or near the outer limits of the hoop.  



From: "'cas' cassweet@... [janome12000]" To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, October 2, 2017 3:08 PM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

 
I understand you let the fabric lay along the bottom of the hoop, but does the stitching pull the cloth sideways when you do it that way?
Cas



Feet question

Lisa Powell
 

Can anyone help me to identify these two feet? I bought my machine used about 3 years ago and these came with it. They look like the dual feed holders, but the one on the left has presser feet on it?? I know it's not the even feed foot which I really want. I have the FootBook app and love it!!

Thanks!


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I understand you let the fabric lay along the bottom of the hoop, but does the stitching pull the cloth sideways when you do it that way?

Cas

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