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Re: Needle Juddered!

Pru Joy
 

Oh my goodness, thank you for all the feedback on this needle judder thing, sort of good to know that others have also experienced it. Perhaps it does that to prevent a major needle break. I shall certainly be much more careful in the future, it does teach you that doesn’t it!

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Re: AcuSetter App

Randi Kemper
 

I realized the app is on my iPhone and the updates came to it! What a blessing! Thanks Jim!
 
Randi Kemper
and the Cairn Terriers,Tessa and McIntosh
http://www.magicalmachineembroidery.net

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Re: Needle Juddered!

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Yes! Scares me to death it makes so much noise, it sounds like a major catastrophe! I've done it trying to sew over bulky seams. I'm so scared of it now that I slow wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy down anytime I come to an iffy seam, and stitch one stitch at a time.
Cas


Re: Needle Juddered!

Shirley Allen
 

Yes I have and it scares the bejebbers out of me.  Thank goodness it stillis OK but I check to be sure no damage is doned


Re: Needle Juddered!

Carole Hollmann
 

I've had this "juttering" happen a couple of times with heavy fabric and a brand new, heavy-duty needle.  Since one of Janome's favorite demonstration "tricks" is to go from sewing sheer fabric to sewing through fairly heavy leather, customers assume the machines are capable of sewing fairly heavy fabric.  I've had my machine for 3-1/2 years now and realize I bought a thoroughbred, but perhaps should have bought a workhorse.

Carole


Re: Needle Juddered!

Jim Stutsman
 

This sort of event is relatively rare, but it can definitely happen with that many layers and a bad needle. The sort of thickness is more in line with a commercial machine. A simple rule of thumb is to just try turning the hand wheel through the layers before you even thread the needle. If you have difficulty doing that, don't try to sew it. You risk blowing a fuse in the power supply, which necessitates a trip to the technician. If the needle is deflected and bends you risk damaging the bobbin case and/or hook race which leads to more expensive repairs. If you do manage to get the needle through, GO SLOW! I would set the speed control as low as it will go. With that many layers it might be better to go with a metal grommet and a hook!


Re: Needle Juddered!

blue_lak
 

Yes, when paper piecing and the needle hit a heavy multi-layer intersection with a lot of built up thread besides paper and fabric. I think it's the machine sensor realizing there was something it couldn't readily penetrate, ie an obstruction. If what you're sewing causes the machine to do that more than once, then it's safe to assume it's just too heavy and you run the risk of causing damage or messing up the timing. Jim can clarify and add more specific info in that regard.
Is it possible to modify how you are sewing all that together? Perhaps sew 3-4 layers together, and then sandwich those together and sew around the edges? As with garment construction, you could trim a layer or two around the outer edges of each sandwich to reduce bulk and then sew all sandwiches together?
Jan in MD


Needle Juddered!

Pru Joy
 

I was sewing a loop, onto a tortilla warmer that I was making, so it was going through about 14 layers of cotton + wadding, when the needle juddered & I didn’t force it any further.

I think the needle may have been a bit blunt & just couldn’t do any more. I have thrown it out but it wasn’t bent. Has anyone had such a “judder event”?



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Re: Ruffler question............

nunkuri@...
 

Oh!! Lightbulb moment!! Using dental floss .... and I’ve only ever used thread doubled, and invariably, one or both breaks before the gathering is done. Unbelievable frustration over many attempts meant buying the ruffler foot, but given my inbuilt hesitation, I’ve not even tried to attach it, let alone try it. But using dental floss is such a simple solution! I’m about to go to the bathroom, grab a roll and put it straight into my notions drawer. Thank you! The simplest things can really make your day! 
Best ruffled wishes, Mary Galea


On 27 Jun 2018, at 12:33 pm, onlinesewing@... wrote:

The ruffler attachment works great for shirt-weight fabrics, but heavy fabric will not ruffle well. In fact, if it's really heavy it could damage the attachment. You could ruffle "old school" by zigzagging over dental floss and pulling up the ruffles. 


Re: AcuSetter App

Charlotte Fields
 

For a variety of health reason I haven’t used my 15000 since I upgraded it, just did embroidery on another machine. I opened your 15000 app yesterday and have really relearned a lot. Just wanted to thank you for a well thought out product that is helping me. Charlotte


Re: Satin Stitch problems

Jim Stutsman
 

Have you broken any needles on the S9? When a design consistently messes up in the same spot repeatedly, it's often because the presser foot and/or needle plate has a nick in it that catches the thread. This was particularly bad on machines like your 11000SE that use a plastic presser foot for embroidery. You should also remove the needle plate and check the bobbin case for damage, top and bottom. If the case is not completely smooth you will have problems.


Re: Satin Stitch problems

Mary Mills
 

Yes I though that too so sewed it out on my Janome 11000SE without any problems, can't figure out what is going on.  I like to take the S9 to craft group as I can take the embroidery arm off and carry it separately in its own case.  Getting old now and can't manage the weight of the newer machines, thanks for your comments, regards, Mary


Re: Ruffler question............

Jim Stutsman
 

The ruffler attachment works great for shirt-weight fabrics, but heavy fabric will not ruffle well. In fact, if it's really heavy it could damage the attachment. You could ruffle "old school" by zigzagging over dental floss and pulling up the ruffles. 


Ruffler question............

Gloria Lewis
 

I am a new user to my Janome 15000.  I'm trying to gather a fairly heavy fabric and wondered if there was a foot that might make this task a little bit easier.  Should I purchase a ruffling foot?  Would it gather a heavier fabric?    Appreciate any advice!


Re: Satin Stitch problems

B Diane Landon <publicaddress@...>
 

Mary Mills, it sounds like your satin stitch is too dense which happens usually when someone “shrinks” the design. If this happens always in same spot of design contact the designer because it’s a design flaw.
I LOVE doing my quilt blocks on my S9. Some designers are better than others.

B Diane Landon Sent from my iPad


Re: AcuSetter App

Jim Stutsman
 

All of our videos for the 15000 are available in our My 15000 app for iPhone and iPad. Once you have the app, all new videos appear in it automatically.

For anyone who is new to the app:
  • No, we don't do a version for Android, Mac, or Windows. If you don't have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, we don't have an app for you.
  • The current version supports iOS 9 and later, which means iPhone 5 or later, iPad 2 or later, Apple TV 4 or later.
  • The new version, due out soon, will support iOS 11 and later. We needed to do this to support the download function for viewing offline. Existing users will still be able to get updated videos, but will not have access to the new app functions.
  • If you have an iPhone and an iPad and/or Apple TV (4 or 4k), one purchase gets you the app on all devices.


Re: AcuSetter App

Kris Tingley
 

I am new to acusetter and would like to watch the video you are talking about  Could you tell me how to view it.  Thanks for the help









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AcuSetter App

favymtz
 

I just watched the newest video about the AcuSetter App that Diane put together for us, and want to thank you for the very good tutorial on how to use it. I particularly liked the fact that she showed a completed stitch out to inspire the use of the AcuSetter App.
I wanted to comment on how I made my "stand" for my Ipad so that I get a good picture and the Ipad doesn't wobble. 
I have a piece of 1/4" plexiglass left over from when my husband made my sewing cabinet. It measures about 11" X 22". I open up one of the drawers on my sewing table just enough that I can balance one short end of the plexiglass on it and the other end of the plexiglass on the seat of my sewing chair. Coincidentally, both are 21" off the floor!  This holds my Ipad good and steady and I don't have to have any additional equipment in my small sewing room.
I love the creativity of Diane's boxes that will also do the trick, but just wanted to share what I do so that others can get their creative thinking caps on! 


Re: Satin Stitch problems

Mary Mills
 

Not tried adjusting the height of the pressure foot, I'll read up on it and and see if that works, thank you!  regards, Mary


Re: Satin Stitch problems

Mary Mills
 

Thanks Cas, but no, not using a fusible, don't particularly like them.   I'm using a thin fabric stabilizer in the hoop, then I add a thin cotton wadding and the first layer of fabric on top, that is sewn into a block then the applique fabric added.   I know this machine does not like particular brands of  thread and will accept others.   Its not a tension problem as other blocks sew like a dream.   Thanks, regards, Mary

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