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Chatter about Janome Air threading Overlocker/Serger

SparkleFever
 

There's been some blog chatter about a forthcoming launch of a Janome Overlocker/Serger with air threading.

I'm not looking to to buy as I've already got two overlockers.

It struck me that if the combined selling prices of this new Janome overlocker and the Janome coverstitch machine are held below the price of the latest Babylock  combos such as the evolution/ovation etc, Janome may be onto a winner, at least in the UK where the prices of some brands seem very high compared with others.



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SparkleFever


Basic question

Mary Mills
 

I'm having a senior moment!  I have been using the straight stitch on my Janome S9 and now want to do some fancy stitching, I only seem to be able to use the utilities function or the Quilt function.  How do I change it to other stitches.  I've turned the machine off and on and the screen goes straight to the straight stitch.   sorry to bother you, Happy Easter!  Regards, Mary


Re: Horizon link

Jim Stutsman
 

Horizon Link can only be installed on a Windows computer, which an iPad most definitely is not. On the iPad you have Janome apps AcuEdit, AcuMonitor, AcuDesign, AcuSetter, AcuSketch, and ScreenSaverTool. None of those can run on anything except an iPad, although AcuDesign can also be used on an iPhone.


Re: Horizon link

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I thought I read that Horizon Link could be installed on an iPad, but if it needs to be installed from a CD, how can that be?  O still haven’t linked it to my machine from my laptop because I forget to take the laptop into my sewing room.  Shame on me 🤭


Re: Janome Bulletins

Jim Stutsman
 

You can get all of the Janome bulletins here: http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/janomebulletin.html


Janome Bulletins

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I would like to print out all the Janome Bulletins.  I have only found three,  JTM-1031, JTM-1035 and JTM-1038.  Is there a link I can go to where I can print out all the bulletins?   I would like to keep them in a book for reference.  Thank you for any help!


Re: Elastic

Patti Brommelsiek <pble2000@...>
 

Ah, a magic formula -- I wish! It depends on a few factors -- your particular elastic's elasticity, your waist/hip ratio, the fabric. But for me, I cut the elastic 6 to 8 inches smaller than my waist measurement (making sure that that measurement will go over my hips!). If I cut the elastic the same as the waist measurement, the garment will slide down and drive me crazy. I am about 10 inches smaller in my waist than hip. If your waist/hip measurements are closer together, I have no idea. [smile]

Patti


Re: Elastic

Carolyn Gazerro
 

I cut my elastic the width of waist plus1/2 inch overlap.  Same for wrists.  

Carolyn 🌹

On Mar 28, 2018, at 7:27 AM, danlin@... wrote:

Does anyone know the magic formula for cutting elastic for a waisband? How many inches smaller do you make it so that it fits properly?
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LindaB


Re: Thread

Carolyn Gazerro
 

I use RA poly and cotton also. Works well with my 15000. I also have the Janome poly that I use for small projects in order to use it up. I find it is not as strong as the RA.

Carolyn 🌹

On Mar 27, 2018, at 8:45 PM, Pixey via Groups.Io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Robison Anton is just a different brand of embroidery thread and happens to be what my local dealer carries. I have found it to work very well on Janome machines. They also make some cotton 50wt embroidery thread that I have used on some baby quilts but I like the polyester for quilted wall hangings, which is what I do most of these days.

Pixey



Elastic

LindaB 1
 

Does anyone know the magic formula for cutting elastic for a waisband? How many inches smaller do you make it so that it fits properly?
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LindaB


Re: Thread

Pixey
 

Robison Anton is just a different brand of embroidery thread and happens to be what my local dealer carries. I have found it to work very well on Janome machines. They also make some cotton 50wt embroidery thread that I have used on some baby quilts but I like the polyester for quilted wall hangings, which is what I do most of these days.

Pixey


Re: Horizon link

Randi Kemper
 

Ok I know after I got my 15000 update they sent me an email that I clicked on and it took me to a link so I could update. Guess I didn't save that link. Is there a way to get to it? I can't find it on the Janome site. I looked at the new updates on the instructions that came with the update from the dealer and it says to download the suite onto a usb drive and then install. I am confused. 
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Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


Re: Thread

Carole O'Mara
 

Hi Pixey,
This is great information and so helpful.  You mentioned Robinson Anton poly thread.  Is that machine embroidery thread?  I have all Janome poly embroidery threads which I use for regular embroidery.  It has a sheen to it.  I like idea of using stabilizer as a template.  thank you so much.  I learn so much from all the ladies using this forum.
Carole - Colorado Springs




On Mar 26, 2018, at 8:05 PM, Pixey via Groups.Io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Ok...now I know what you are doing...something I actually do myself all the time because I don’t have time to develop free motion skills, even if I did have the hand-eye coordination, which is doubtful.

For what you are doing, I usually just use my regular 50 wt polyester Robison Anton thread in the top and the bottom with the red dot bobbin case.  I don’t know if you have a clothsetter or not, but for me it makes a huge difference in my hooping accuracy.

One tip to offer when using a repeat free motion design, rather than printing a template and having the printer possible distort the design or print the run line too light to see, I make my own template from cutaway stabilizer.  I hoop the stabilizer.  Mark key points to correspond with my hoop center and corners, then stitch out the design in a bright contrasting color.  Then I trim around it.  I use painters tape to tape it to the quilt long enough to get the design centered in the hoop.  Remove and reuse.

Pixey






Re: Horizon link

Randi Kemper
 

Wow thanks Jim. I went into my downloads and found it! You are amazing!
 
Randi Kemper
and the Cairn Terriers,Tessa and McIntosh
http://www.magicalmachineembroidery.net

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Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


Re: Horizon link

William D Lawson
 

Well I should have known that!!!  I didn't find it in my download files but I did find it in my trashcan.  Thank you for all of your help Jim.  I don't know what we would do if we didn't have you to answer all of our questions.  You are truly  life saver!!!!

Gwen


Re: Thread

Carole O'Mara
 

Hi Jill.  Thank you for your response.  I had always been told to use only 100% cotton thread for quilting.  There are so many designs available on line and in AcuFil.  I’ve had some things done by long arm quilters, but not all quilts need that kind of custom work.  I’m hoping that I can do some things using AcuFil and purchased designs for some of my quilts.  Thanks for helping.  It’s just the encouragement  I need to try something new.
Carole




On Mar 26, 2018, at 4:35 PM, Jill Kenyon <jpkenyon@...> wrote:

I use the Acufil quilting quite often using Warm and Natural batting.  To be honest, I just use Coats and Clarks all purpose for both top and bobbin.  I've never had any trouble and have used designs that came with the Acufil as well as designs downloaded on line.

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 6:32 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
Hi Pixie.  Thanks for your response.  Sorry I didn’t make myself clearer.  I will be using the design to quilt—a run line design—stitching all over, not dense.  I will be stitching through all layers using the largest hoop with the magnets to hold the sandwich.  I don’t want to do stitch in the ditch and am useless at free motion.  There are many designs available that are loopy, swirly, some with an actual design in it (star) that would look like  free motion.   Thanks for any advice.  
Carole




On Mar 26, 2018, at 11:45 AM, Pixey via Groups.Io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Hi Carole,
I am not entirely clear what effect you are trying to get because I know people use the term “quilt” differently.  When you say use embroidery mode to quilt with a purchased design and higher stitch count...is it a picture style design or still a run line style design.  If it is a picture style design, are you doing it on a block before adding the backing or are you stitching through all layers.  you really want to do a test stitch out to see what the back looks like because most designs with fills and layers of color are not intended to be reversible.  Either way 50 wt thread should be fine unless it is a really small, very dense design.

Can you provide a few more details?

Pixey


On Mar 24, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

Everyone was so helpful when I needed advice on how to use AcuFil that I now have another question.  I have the 12000 and have used the included designs in AcuFil for quilting single run borders .  I used 50 wt thread top and bobbin.  I would like to use the embroidery mode, using a purchased design from an embroidery site, to quilt the quilt.  What weight should I use since there will be a higher stitch count?  Thanks again for any advice.   
Carole – Colorado Springs






Re: Thread

Pixey
 

Ok...now I know what you are doing...something I actually do myself all the time because I don’t have time to develop free motion skills, even if I did have the hand-eye coordination, which is doubtful.

For what you are doing, I usually just use my regular 50 wt polyester Robison Anton thread in the top and the bottom with the red dot bobbin case.  I don’t know if you have a clothsetter or not, but for me it makes a huge difference in my hooping accuracy.

One tip to offer when using a repeat free motion design, rather than printing a template and having the printer possible distort the design or print the run line too light to see, I make my own template from cutaway stabilizer.  I hoop the stabilizer.  Mark key points to correspond with my hoop center and corners, then stitch out the design in a bright contrasting color.  Then I trim around it.  I use painters tape to tape it to the quilt long enough to get the design centered in the hoop.  Remove and reuse.

Pixey




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Re: Horizon link

Jim Stutsman
 

The file name is Horizon Link Suite_v1.31.zip.


Re: Horizon link

William D Lawson
 

Jim,
I'm thinking it would be a very good idea to save the update file that Janome sent me.  I looked in the download file but I really don't remember what the file name was for that.  Do you happen to know?  I would like to save it on a flash drive just in case I upgrade my computer.
Thanks,
Gwen


Re: Thread

Jill Kenyon <jpkenyon@...>
 

I use the Acufil quilting quite often using Warm and Natural batting.  To be honest, I just use Coats and Clarks all purpose for both top and bobbin.  I've never had any trouble and have used designs that came with the Acufil as well as designs downloaded on line.


On Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 6:32 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
Hi Pixie.  Thanks for your response.  Sorry I didn’t make myself clearer.  I will be using the design to quilt—a run line design—stitching all over, not dense.  I will be stitching through all layers using the largest hoop with the magnets to hold the sandwich.  I don’t want to do stitch in the ditch and am useless at free motion.  There are many designs available that are loopy, swirly, some with an actual design in it (star) that would look like  free motion.   Thanks for any advice.  
Carole




On Mar 26, 2018, at 11:45 AM, Pixey via Groups.Io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Hi Carole,
I am not entirely clear what effect you are trying to get because I know people use the term “quilt” differently.  When you say use embroidery mode to quilt with a purchased design and higher stitch count...is it a picture style design or still a run line style design.  If it is a picture style design, are you doing it on a block before adding the backing or are you stitching through all layers.  you really want to do a test stitch out to see what the back looks like because most designs with fills and layers of color are not intended to be reversible.  Either way 50 wt thread should be fine unless it is a really small, very dense design.

Can you provide a few more details?

Pixey


On Mar 24, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

Everyone was so helpful when I needed advice on how to use AcuFil that I now have another question.  I have the 12000 and have used the included designs in AcuFil for quilting single run borders .  I used 50 wt thread top and bobbin.  I would like to use the embroidery mode, using a purchased design from an embroidery site, to quilt the quilt.  What weight should I use since there will be a higher stitch count?  Thanks again for any advice.   
Carole – Colorado Springs

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