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MBX v5

saba_cat2
 

Jim,
Any indication what Janome plans since the release of Artistic Digitizer for those who who own MBX v5? Leaving us high and dry? Very disappointed that they have not been forthcoming about this.

Deb


Re: Tension

Virginia
 

You should not be having any issues with newQuiltmaker if the upgrade was done correctly.  I use the red dot for regular sewing and the yellow dot for all embroidery.  That is exactly what I used for my 12,000 as well.  

My tensions are set exactly as they were set at the factory and not been touched.  I have owned the 7700 the 11,000 the 300E the 12,000 the 7700QCP and the 15,000 Quiltmaker and never have I ever touched the tensions.  I think you might consider a trip to the dealer if you are concerned.  

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: jan shaw <janrshaw@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Tension

Hi;
I have the MC15000 upgraded to Quiltmaker. While using the yellow dot bobbin case and straight stitch plate for embroidery if I use a pre-wound bobbin of 80 weight and a 40 weight rayon on the top, I have the same issue as the original poster; no bobbin thread showing on the back, even if the embroidery tension is set to 10 (or all the way to the right). Or if I tighten the screw on the bobbin case 1/4 to 1/2 turn, this does not make any bobbin thread showing on the back of the embroidery.

If I use a 60 weight bobbin thread, pre-wound or wound on the machine I can see "some" bobbin thread on the back when using  40 weight thread on the top.

If I use the red dot bobbin case and 40 weight thread in the bobbin and 40 weight on top when looking at the back of the embroidery I have the classic 1/3rd top thread 1/3 bobbin thread 1/3 top thread showing.

Question:  Is this the software "glitch" referenced above with the 12000, or does the Janome not "play well" with such a difference in bobbin weight to top thread weight? Or does Janome not use the 1/3,1/3,1/3 rule for the back of a piece of embroidery? 

The machine has been serviced twice since I noticed this.
thanks


Re: Make and Ironing Board

Narda Poulin
 

Thanks for the photo. That is a great idea, especially the tip about drilling holes ( I guess thar’s why an ironing boards have holes in them). Right now I am still just using a reg ironing board and have a large table but it has my cutting mat on it (with rolling carts under it as you have). Somehow we never seem to have enough room ....or material lol


On Mar 14, 2018, at 8:50 AM, cas <cassweet@...> wrote:

I recycled a desk.  It has the added benefit of storage underneath.  It had four drawers and I added a rolling cart with 7 drawers to the other side.  The whole works is on gliders since I have hardwood floors.  It takes up some room in here, but I needed a large ironing board and storage.  If you decide to do a project like this I suggest drilling holes in the desktop before you cover it so the batting and cloth can get air to dry totally.  I’ll see if I can upload a pic so you can see it.  The desktop is 22”x48” and has the added benefit of a small rotary cutting mat fitting perfectly on one end.

 

I don’t see how to add photos to group but it looks like if I include them in the email they automatically go there?
Cas

 

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Re: Make and Ironing Board

Moira Rogow
 

That is really ingenious! That is a great idea. I'm way past refinishing or repurposing things anymore, but I'm going to show that to my daughter. Really impressed!
Moira


On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 4:58:44 PM CDT, cas <cassweet@...> wrote:


I recycled a desk.  It has the added benefit of storage underneath.  It had four drawers and I added a rolling cart with 7 drawers to the other side.  The whole works is on gliders since I have hardwood floors.  It takes up some room in here, but I needed a large ironing board and storage.  If you decide to do a project like this I suggest drilling holes in the desktop before you cover it so the batting and cloth can get air to dry totally.  I’ll see if I can upload a pic so you can see it.  The desktop is 22”x48” and has the added benefit of a small rotary cutting mat fitting perfectly on one end.

 

I don’t see how to add photos to group but it looks like if I include them in the email they automatically go there?
Cas

 

Ironing.jpg


Re: Make and Ironing Board

Carole O'Mara
 

My husband was about to discard a large metal work bench with a shelf underneath and one drawer.  It was in great condition and now I use it for a large ironing table.  A number of years ago I bought a pressing mat made by June Tailor with marked grids at 20” x 60”, different angles etc.  I decided one day to wash it—big mistake.  The gridded top shrank and the heat resistant bottom didn’t.  I’ve tried to get another one to no avail even calling June Tailor company and that size has been discontinued.  Now I am trying to figure out what I can cover this large table with (31” x  63”) so I can have a large ironing surface.  Any suggestions???? 

 Thanks,

Carole – Colorado Springs






Re: Tension

Jim Stutsman
 

This is NOT a glitch, it's how it's supposed to work. The yellow dot case has INCREASED tension for the bobbin, and is only used if you need it, i.e. bobbin is pulling up. By tightening the yellow dot tension you only made it worse. With the bobbins you are using you only need the red dot case. Put the yellow one away for future use if you start getting bobbin pull-up.


Re: Tension

jan shaw
 

Hi;
I have the MC15000 upgraded to Quiltmaker. While using the yellow dot bobbin case and straight stitch plate for embroidery if I use a pre-wound bobbin of 80 weight and a 40 weight rayon on the top, I have the same issue as the original poster; no bobbin thread showing on the back, even if the embroidery tension is set to 10 (or all the way to the right). Or if I tighten the screw on the bobbin case 1/4 to 1/2 turn, this does not make any bobbin thread showing on the back of the embroidery.

If I use a 60 weight bobbin thread, pre-wound or wound on the machine I can see "some" bobbin thread on the back when using  40 weight thread on the top.

If I use the red dot bobbin case and 40 weight thread in the bobbin and 40 weight on top when looking at the back of the embroidery I have the classic 1/3rd top thread 1/3 bobbin thread 1/3 top thread showing.

Question:  Is this the software "glitch" referenced above with the 12000, or does the Janome not "play well" with such a difference in bobbin weight to top thread weight? Or does Janome not use the 1/3,1/3,1/3 rule for the back of a piece of embroidery? 

The machine has been serviced twice since I noticed this.
thanks


Make and Ironing Board

cas <cassweet@...>
 

I recycled a desk.  It has the added benefit of storage underneath.  It had four drawers and I added a rolling cart with 7 drawers to the other side.  The whole works is on gliders since I have hardwood floors.  It takes up some room in here, but I needed a large ironing board and storage.  If you decide to do a project like this I suggest drilling holes in the desktop before you cover it so the batting and cloth can get air to dry totally.  I’ll see if I can upload a pic so you can see it.  The desktop is 22”x48” and has the added benefit of a small rotary cutting mat fitting perfectly on one end.

 

I don’t see how to add photos to group but it looks like if I include them in the email they automatically go there?
Cas

 

Ironing.jpg


Re: Tension

Claire Schutz
 

And you ARE using the LOCK button when threading, Claire s.

On 3/13/2018 7:44 PM, danlin@... wrote:
yes I am changing my bobin cases and have gone to the Embroidery set screen and have set it at the highess setting and still absolutely no tension. What is weird is that there is some on the sewing mode! Thank you for the auick reply. I will try the update.
--
LindaB


Re: Tension

Virginia
 

Sorry. Do not know why the machines were underlined.



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Virginia via Groups.Io" <Fmjfrazier@...>
Date: 3/14/18 9:06 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Tension

If there are no loops pn the front and the front looks ok that is how it is supposed to be. I have the 15000 and had the 12000 and it was and is the same. If the bobbin thtead was showing on top that would be a problem. Embroidery is different. Not a good idea yo syart changing tensions. Let your dealer check that for you.



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-------- Original message --------
From: danlin@...
Date: 3/13/18 8:47 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Tension


-- yes I am using a thread stand. When I say the thread is loose I mean that there is absolutely no tension. The underneath of the embroidery has very little bobbin thread. What is so weird is that in sewing mode the tension is fine. 
LindaB


Re: Tension

Laura Galto <lgalto@...>
 

Just wondering if you tried a different thread. I had similar problem during the holidays. I changed to another brand of thread I had on hand. That was it; the spool was fine at first, but in the middle it started acting up.  Turned out it was “weird” in the center - kind of wavy. 

Always nice when it’s easy 😉. 

On Mar 13, 2018, at 7:44 PM, danlin@... wrote:

yes I am changing my bobin cases and have gone to the Embroidery set screen and have set it at the highess setting and still absolutely no tension. What is weird is that there is some on the sewing mode! Thank you for the auick reply. I will try the update.
--
LindaB


Re: Tension

Virginia
 

If there are no loops pn the front and the front looks ok that is how it is supposed to be. I have the 15000 and had the 12000 and it was and is the same. If the bobbin thtead was showing on top that would be a problem. Embroidery is different. Not a good idea yo syart changing tensions. Let your dealer check that for you.



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-------- Original message --------
From: danlin@...
Date: 3/13/18 8:47 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Tension


-- yes I am using a thread stand. When I say the thread is loose I mean that there is absolutely no tension. The underneath of the embroidery has very little bobbin thread. What is so weird is that in sewing mode the tension is fine. 
LindaB


Re: Tension

LindaB 1
 

yes I am changing my bobin cases and have gone to the Embroidery set screen and have set it at the highess setting and still absolutely no tension. What is weird is that there is some on the sewing mode! Thank you for the auick reply. I will try the update.
--
LindaB


Re: Tension

LindaB 1
 


-- yes I am using a thread stand. When I say the thread is loose I mean that there is absolutely no tension. The underneath of the embroidery has very little bobbin thread. What is so weird is that in sewing mode the tension is fine. 
LindaB


Re: Quilting question

J Fraker
 

I used to watch Sewing With Nancy all the time, and she said never use that shiny gray stuff for an ironing board cover because it is sort of waterproof.  If you are using steam, you need a cover that is cotton so the excess steam that goes through the piece you are ironing will be absorbed into the cover and not leave a wet spot.  I have to say, I agree with this as I have tried it both ways.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:18 PM, Narda Poulin via Groups.Io <nardapoulin@...> wrote:
I have covered my ironing board a few times and i just use leftover cotton fabric from quilts. You can buy actual iron board covering ( the shiny grey stuff) I don’t know where though. I’m sure if you asked Google they would give you an answer.lol



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cas <cassweet@...>
 


Re: Tension

Virginia
 

Ypur top thread is supposed to pull to the bottom.  That is correct. The top is all you should see on the yop
 Do not know what you mean by loose. Are you using a spool stand?
 
 
 
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-------- Original message --------
From: danlin@...
Date: 3/13/18 4:52 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Tension
 
I have the 12000 and am having problems with the tension in embroidery mode only. There is none! The thread pulls through loosely whether the foot is down or up. The top thread is what you see on the underneath, very little bobin thread. In the sewing mode no problems. Does anyone know what could be causing this? 
--
LindaB


Re: Tension

Jim Stutsman
 

Are you changing bobbin cases for embroidery? Even if you are, it's probably a top tension issue. Since the mechanism is the same for both sewing and embroidery, it has to be due to the machine software making it looser. First check your settings in the Embroidery SET screen. Make sure the tension hasn't been set toward the minus. Also make sure that the thread is actually going into the tension when threading for embroidery - use the LOCK button before threading. If none of that pans out, then I would download and install/reinstall the 1.20 machine update. It's rare, but something in the machine programming may have gotten glitched, particularly if there were power issues at some point. It only takes a single bit to change between 0 and 1 to drastically change how the machine operates. If that doesn't clear it up, see your dealer for a checkup.


Re: zigzag question

Mary E
 

thanks Jim. I checked for scratches and there were none, and thoroughly cleaned out the bobbin case. I used a beading needle to go through the spring coils, and although I didn't see any lint, the tension on the zigzag is much better. I have it set 2.2
Mary

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 9:26 AM, <onlinesewing@...> wrote:
A couple of things to check:

  1. Remove the regular bobbin case and inspect it top and bottom. Look for any kind of roughness. Sometimes a broken needle pierces the case and causes a bump. This will appear like whacky tension and may make a clicking sound as you sew.
  2. Look at the regular case from the top. You'll see a thin metal spring running from the 6 o'clock position to about the 8 o'clock position. Sometimes thread lint will ball up at the 8 o'clock end, forcing the spring out a bit. That cause the tension to be off. Use the thinnest, finest needle you have to gently tease the lint ball out from behind the spring. This will restore normal tension.



Tension

LindaB 1
 

I have the 12000 and am having problems with the tension in embroidery mode only. There is none! The thread pulls through loosely whether the foot is down or up. The top thread is what you see on the underneath, very little bobin thread. In the sewing mode no problems. Does anyone know what could be causing this? 
--
LindaB

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