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Re: Janome 15000 puckering

Claire Schutz
 

I would suggest you go to https://lindeegembroidery.com/    on her home page she tells about her videos for puckering. Her information will surprise, we always think of stabilizing first but check out what she tells as the problem.  Great info, Claire S.

On 10/4/2017 6:23 AM, Maria Morrow mariamorrowquilter@... [janome12000] wrote:
 
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: Janome 15000 puckering

Maria Morrow <mariamorrowquilter@...>
 

Thank you!  Today at my quilting group, they told me the same thing! I am getting stabilizer right away. Thank you so much, Maria 

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On Oct 4, 2017, at 11:56 AM, 'cas' cassweet@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

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.


Re: Janome 15000 puckering

Pauline Dickerson
 

try using a stabilizer under the fabric. Sometimes the tension is just to tight for the weight of fabric

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 7:23 AM, Maria Morrow mariamorrowquilter@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

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: Jeans sewn on the 15000 and Skyline 7

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Cas,

I used the original Tessa pattern, here’s the link


You found the alteration to taper the legs of that pattern. The legs on the original Tessa pattern is 20 1/2” around. I haven’t looked at the tapered leg pattern so I don’t know what the size difference is. 
My jeans are very comfortable and not baggy but not skin tight either. I wore them to a conference that went from 7am to 9pm with a lot of sitting. They still looked pretty good at the end of the day. 

I have also made a couple of Oslo jackets from Seamwork which I find work well in knit fabrics.

I highly recommend the Tessa pattern. I am now making a pair with slightly stretch denim.

Estelle


Re: Upgrade/Update 15000

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Wow!!!  Those quilts are amazing.   


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On Oct 5, 2017, at 7:04 AM, joannelendaro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Nope....actually wore the feed dogs.  Dave was surprised and said he'd never seen that before.  He just replaced the actual feed dogs, not the entire unit. Stole the feed dogs off of unit and placed on my machine.  Laughingly said I wouldn't be able to wear the new ones out.  


Joanne Lendaro
Grantham, NH

quilting is my pleasure, see my work at:


QBS Convertible Free Motion Foot

Deb Keldrauk
 

Does anyone know if the QBS convertible quilting foot holder will still fit my machine once it has been upgraded with the new needle threader?

Thanks,

Deb in CA


Error Message

Patricia Finnegan
 

Jim I trying to import a design from dropbox into my AcuDesign and I'm getting an error message "The operation couldn't be completed. (dropbox.com error 400.). I'm have an iMac with the latest operating system and all my devices are up to date with the lashes iOS. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Patti Finnegan

PS I tried to attach a photo 


A couple of things come to mind. For one, the Dropbox program interface changed recently. Some of my apps that use Dropbox require the Dropbox app itself to be updated before it can be used. Also the Dropbox version 1 interface was discontinued September 1. If the AcuDesign was using it, and did not get updated, then it could cause problems. Try using iCloud instead. It works in all the same places that Dropbox does.


Re: Janome 15000 noise in embroidery arm

Annette Sharpe
 

I had this and it turned out that the belt had come off on the embroidery arm.  It made a tremendous noise when it happened.


Re: embroidery blanks

VLS
 

Try towel hub.  Very reasonable and decent quality.  Nice variety of colors.  https://www.towelhub.com/
 
Vicki
 

Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:05 AM
Subject: [janome12000] embroidery blanks
 
 

Been search the web for embroidery blanks.  Would really like fingertip towels size (10 by 18) but will settle for hand size towels (not linen).  No bargains out there?  I can get it for the same price at various local stores.


Re: Hand quilting by machine?

Ceil J
 

Cas,
Thanks I read that too and was happy to see how well the thin thread worked instead of the mono-filament.  I have good quality mono-filament thread but don't care for it.  Feels like I'm sewing with fishing line.  I will certainly be trying this in the future!  Also surprised to learn that this stitch is one that is on my "old" MC6000. I never saw mention that it could be used for a hand stitched look!


Re: Upgrade/Update 15000

joannelendaro@...
 

Nope....actually wore the feed dogs.  Dave was surprised and said he'd never seen that before.  He just replaced the actual feed dogs, not the entire unit. Stole the feed dogs off of unit and placed on my machine.  Laughingly said I wouldn't be able to wear the new ones out.  

Joanne Lendaro
Grantham, NH

quilting is my pleasure, see my work at:


embroidery blanks

Toni Valenstein
 

Been search the web for embroidery blanks.  Would really like fingertip towels size (10 by 18) but will settle for hand size towels (not linen).  No bargains out there?  I can get it for the same price at various local stores.


Re: I’m back, also jacksonville Quiltfest

Cat - N
 

Sounds good....lots of fun...I would like that.

- Cat (FL)



 
Cat and Marge:

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

Roberta



Re: 15000 update

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I took my machine in to have the white disk in the bottom of the bobbin case replaced.  I ended up withe the new needle threader and P foot, a new spring that goes across the bobbin case, another piece that was bent, a new bobbin case, and some kind of upgrade.  When he turned it on, I noticed it said Quiltmaker.  I wasn't planning on doing anything, so I don't know what exactly what the upgrade was.  He said something about it including Acusketch.  It ended up costing me only $35 for the new manual I had ordered.  I had been reading the posts, but since I didn't plan on purchasing anything, I didn't pay that much attention to the details. I'm very appreciative of everything my dealer did.  It's great to have someone who doesn't take advantage of those of us who don't know that much about the machines and what they truly need.  Sue Raabe


Re: Janome 15000 noise in embroidery arm

G Rulo
 

Deb,

I didn’t see anything that would have prevented the arm from moving, no trash in the area, etc. so I decided to take it to the dealer. He is an hour away and only services the machines on the weekend. I’ll be sure to respond to the group once I get his answer. Thanks for checking.

Pam

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Re: Jeans sewn on the 15000 and Skyline 7

Patricia Ward
 

Nice job, Estelle.   They have a good fit and look really nice.  

Pat in MD

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:27 AM, emtorpy@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


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: Jeans sewn on the 15000 and Skyline 7

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Those turned out great!  The fit is perfect.  Thanks for the tips on sewing the flat felled seams.  I like jeans that sit at the waist too, and room for my behind.  Is this the pattern you bought?
https://www.seamwork.com/exclusives/tapered-leg-jeans

J
Cas


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.


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