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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


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

J Fraker
 

Have you heard of the Snap Hoop from Designs in Machine Embroidery?  They don't make it for the Janome machines because of the location of the embroidery arm.  The Quilt Topper is sort of the substitute for the Snap Hoop.  It works with the Janome ASQ hoop.  It is just a plastic ring that has slits in it for magnets.  The magnets are very strong.  You attach the ASQ hoop to your machine, lay your quilt in the hoop where you want a design, put the DIME plastic ring on top and pin it in place with the magnets (there are 12 magnets that come with the Quilt Topper).  When you want to move to the next section of the quilt, instead of removing the ASQ hoop and re-hooping the quilt, you just take the magnets off, slide the quilt to the next area, and attach the Quilt Topper with the magnets again.  Saves a ton of time and effort.  I tried to find a video using the quilt topper, but haven't found one.  If you watch the snap hoop video on YouTube, it works in a similar manner.






From: "'Bill Sharon' orelake771@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:30 PM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

 
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.



Janome 15000 noise in embroidery arm

G Rulo
 

Today I started an embroidery design on my 15000.  I stopped the machine with one color stop remaining to go to church. Put the machine back in sewing mode and turned the machine off after returning the arm to it's original position.  When I got home I turned the machine on and placed it in the embroidery mode.  The arm moved out but when it moved to the left it made an awful noise. I was afraid to use it so I placed it back in sewing mode, again the awful noise when it moved to the right.  The machine has been serviced yearly and was just serviced in Feb of this year.  

I can't imagine what happened in the time I turned the machine off then back on. 

 I plan to take it to the shop on Tuesday when they open but wondered if anyone had experienced this situation.  

Thanks!

Pam 


Something is preventing the carriage from moving to the left. You might remove the carriage and check underneath for anything wedged in there. Otherwise you'll need your dealer, as it would have to be opened.


Re: DIME Quilt Topper and Splitting Batting

Pixey
 

Thanks for the follow up and tip.  I purchased the DIME Quilt Topper at a demo/workshop discount but had hesitated to use it after some of the comments...plus have been ridiculously busy with work and general life chaos.  I will have to give it a try when I get some breathing space.

Regards,
Pixey

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 30, 2017, at 8:20 PM, J Fraker frakersfunnyfarm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

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

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






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