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Re: Metallic Thread

Jim Stutsman
 

Metallic thread works best with a large eye. Schmetz makes needles for metallic thread that have a larger-than-normal eye. If you don't have access to those, use a topstitch 14. Janome/Organ topstitch needles also have a larger than normal eye.

In addition, most metallic threads are wound in such a way that they feed best from the side of the spool when it is mounted vertically. As the thread unrolls it does not twist, as it would if the spool were mounted in the standard horizontal way. You can use the extra spool pin provided on some models, but only if it mounts vertically. There are third-party accessories that allow the thread to feed without twisting. Here are some examples:
http://a.co/d/bSspkYu
The Thread Director - Specialty Thread Spool Pin Adapter$24.99Sewforless.comFree shipping, no tax


Wades group

suerevere@ymail.com
 

oh.. that brings back memories... Huge group that was. Some of us are still here. Lol


Metallic Thread

Meryl Margolies
 

Undaunted by my failure, I intend to try metallic thread again. But...I'm needing some expert advice.
What's the best needle to use and MC12000-friendly thread brands would be helpful.
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Thank you,
Meryl


Re: Halloween

Pixey
 

So she does love her regular coats that fit around her neck, lay across the back of her body with a strap around the rib cage.  I made her several of them for her during the winter last year, because I was having trouble finding something that fit her well and we keep her trimmed.  She is also fine with kerchiefs.  I am not sure how she would go for something actually over her head, which is why I am leaning toward the Halloween themed fabric coat.  Plus my sewing time is limited and the trick or treaters are only 2 weeks away.
 
Pixey

 

On Oct 13, 2018, at 8:13 AM, Vikki Youngmeyer <vikkiy@...> wrote:

Before making any sort of a costume put some piece of clothing on the pup to see if she tolerates clothing! I did that one year – made capes and pirates hats for three keeshonds – two hated them, but the show girl loved her costume!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io [mailto:onlinesewing-janome@groups.io] On Behalf Of Pixey via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 6:03 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Halloween

 

So I have an orange T-shirt with a large embroidered witch on it that I pair with a purple sequined witch’s hat to give out candy.

 

This year I am pondering making a costume for our shih tzu (who will be barking every time the door rings and wanting the visitors to pet her).  But I haven’t decided if I just want to make her a coat out of Halloween themed fabric or get more elaborate with an actual costume of some type.

 

Pixey


On Oct 12, 2018, at 5:04 PM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Our middle son has requested Nana (Diane) to make custom costumes for he and his son every year for about the last 8 or 9 years. The first year the under-2 son was a golf ball and the son wore golf gear. Over the years they have been Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc., and various other challenges to put together. Of course the final decision on what they will be always comes mid-October or later, so it's a scramble.

How about you? What costume will you be creating this year?

 


Re: Janome 15000 Question for Jim

Betty S
 

Thanks Jim. It is not actually square (bad photo!!). It is the size and shape of a pencil lead.
Betty


Re: Halloween

stitchwitch10@...
 

I really enjoyed reading about the costumes this morning.  I was starting to think that maybe this was just a technical group and that I should drop out because while I still have 2 Janomes they are not the latest.  I joined this group this past summer thinking it was going to be more like the ooooold Wade’s group where people shared their ideas and told about what they were doing with their oooold Janomes that were the very best at the time.  We had to be very creative with our written descriptions because it was way before Yahoo and we were not able to share pix.  I have recognized a few names but I’m afraid there are not too many  Waders left.
Norma in Florida


Re: Janome 15000 Question for Jim

Jim Stutsman
 

If it was under the bobbin case and it's metal it could have come from anywhere. The brown ring magnet that holds the bobbin case down will attract bits of metal. I can't tell from the photo what it is. As long as it's sewing OK I wouldn't worry about it. I don't know of anything that could break off a square of metal that small.


Janome 15000 Question for Jim

Betty S
 

Hi Jim
While embroidering today the machine made a noise and then stopped. There was the start of a birds nest. I cleared the bits of thread and removed the bobbin holder to clean it. Under the bobbin holder I found a very small piece of metal and can't understand where it came from. This is a photo of it beside a needle to show you the size.
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The machine is sewing OK but I am wondering if you know what this is?
Betty


Re: Halloween

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Before making any sort of a costume put some piece of clothing on the pup to see if she tolerates clothing! I did that one year – made capes and pirates hats for three keeshonds – two hated them, but the show girl loved her costume!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io [mailto:onlinesewing-janome@groups.io] On Behalf Of Pixey via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 6:03 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Halloween

 

So I have an orange T-shirt with a large embroidered witch on it that I pair with a purple sequined witch’s hat to give out candy.

 

This year I am pondering making a costume for our shih tzu (who will be barking every time the door rings and wanting the visitors to pet her).  But I haven’t decided if I just want to make her a coat out of Halloween themed fabric or get more elaborate with an actual costume of some type.

 

Pixey


On Oct 12, 2018, at 5:04 PM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Our middle son has requested Nana (Diane) to make custom costumes for he and his son every year for about the last 8 or 9 years. The first year the under-2 son was a golf ball and the son wore golf gear. Over the years they have been Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc., and various other challenges to put together. Of course the final decision on what they will be always comes mid-October or later, so it's a scramble.

How about you? What costume will you be creating this year?


Re: Halloween

Ceil J
 

Those costumes are so creative!  Can't wait to hear what they will be this year!
I will be creating nothing!   I was thrilled to realize that when my daughter went off to college I was finally free from this task and more than happy to learn that she loves making costumes for her children.  One year with my brand new New Home 6000 I used many of the fancy stitches to make a Hungarian girl apron and skirt.  That turned out beautifully.  My favorite was the year she wanted to be Smurfette.  My grandson, on the cross country team does a fun run each year in costume.  Last year he was a dinosaur and his relay mate was in a ranger type outfit with a net. 
I'm happy just to watch :)


locked Re: Upcoming MC15000 videos

VICKIE
 

Tensions of course bird nest
I dont dizatize
love ipad
Thanks Vickie in Ohio


Re: Halloween

Pixey
 

So I have an orange T-shirt with a large embroidered witch on it that I pair with a purple sequined witch’s hat to give out candy.

This year I am pondering making a costume for our shih tzu (who will be barking every time the door rings and wanting the visitors to pet her).  But I haven’t decided if I just want to make her a coat out of Halloween themed fabric or get more elaborate with an actual costume of some type.

Pixey


On Oct 12, 2018, at 5:04 PM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Our middle son has requested Nana (Diane) to make custom costumes for he and his son every year for about the last 8 or 9 years. The first year the under-2 son was a golf ball and the son wore golf gear. Over the years they have been Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc., and various other challenges to put together. Of course the final decision on what they will be always comes mid-October or later, so it's a scramble.

How about you? What costume will you be creating this year?


Re: Missing New Messages

Pixey
 

There have been some unexpected issues going on the past several weeks in another group that a number of us are also members in. While dealing with those things, we have been a little neglectful of the onlinesewing-Janome friends.  Sorry!

On the plus side, no postings can also mean that no one’s machine started making really cranky, expensive fix-me noises over the last few days.

Pixey


On Oct 12, 2018, at 5:47 AM, Cynthia Dickerson <cindydickerson@...> wrote:

I come down each morning and the first thing I do is get on my computer and look for my lastest onlinesewing-janome group message.  It has been a sad week with no new messages.  It just really makes my day!!  This morning really put the smile back on my face when I finally saw a new message.  Thank you ladies and Jim for starting out my day great!! 


Re: AcuDesign question

favymtz
 

That is a very good explanation about what is likely the problem. Thank you.
I was never very attracted to AcuDesign having mostly used my MBX v5 and Horizon Link for most of my needs. But I do like to learn the apps and all things that help us get the best out of our machines and softwares.
Another question: Why did they make the app in such a way that we can't delete the designs out of it once they've been downloaded?
That's weird to me, and don't want to clog up my Ipad with unused designs...I thik it's another unthought through problem.
Thanks again.

[Another editorial, but shorter!]
I think they have grossly overestimated the value of the designs that they have embedded in the app. They are also thinking in terms of large PC programs that sell for a lot of money. Mobile apps are generally priced far lower, and I suspect the authors of AcuDesign and DRAWing Snap feel like the designs they are pushing will make them more money. What they have failed to grasp is that there are a LOT of designs that are much higher quality, and they will never make much on what they are selling. They wisely do not download designs unless you want them stored in your iPad, but they foolishly don’t give you the ability to remove the images of the ones you have no interest in.


Halloween

Jim Stutsman
 

Our middle son has requested Nana (Diane) to make custom costumes for he and his son every year for about the last 8 or 9 years. The first year the under-2 son was a golf ball and the son wore golf gear. Over the years they have been Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc., and various other challenges to put together. Of course the final decision on what they will be always comes mid-October or later, so it's a scramble.

How about you? What costume will you be creating this year?


AcuDesign question

favymtz
 
Edited

I have been watching the segments in the 15000 app to learn about AcuDesign. I seem to have a problem but maybe it's just me trying to follow the directions and I'm missing something.
I have watched the video numerous times, going back and forth between it and my app and following the steps.
Explanation:
I'm following Video AcuDesign Version 2 Tutorial
The point of changing the names of the files and tagging them as "class" is to enable them to be placed first in it's own package
with the final outcome with them being in a new package containing the 3 designs being used. Correct?
I've created my New Package named "Class"
At this point in the Tutorial is where I get a problem; Time is 7:24 in the video.
My 3 designs show up and "start to shake" as described, I check mark them.
But, when I select the Property button "to assign a new category" the Properties window doesn't open as yours does in the video. 
So that's where my process ends because I was never able to move the 3 designs into the "Class" package.
However, I was able to go ahead and continue to make the "Lady" design just by opening the designs and working with them on the app.
The questions I'd like to have you answer if you can, are:
What am I missing with the properties function? 
Why can't I get the designs into the Class package?
The 3 Packages that the renamed & tagged files created; can they still be deleted as you describe later in the video?

I hope that this makes sense and you can shed some expert light on it!
Thank you,
Favy

[Jim's Response - long!]
I'm ashamed to say that I haven't checked the accuracy of the video against the most recent update to AcuDesign. I believe that was the one intended to fix the Dropbox crash bug. All of the buttons still match the video, but when you tap the button to assign a category it does not do what it's supposed to, it removes the button from the screen and terminates the edit mode. There's no way to put a good spin on this - it's a serious bug that removes functionality. As often happens when fixing bugs, new bugs get introduced. Unfortunately that's not the only bug - there are lots more. To remove the unwanted packages you use the "Settings" button (gear icon). Under User Information choose My packagesFrom there you have two choices. You can tap the Edit button, which will light up a red circle next to all but the first package. Tap the circle, then the red Delete button. That will delete the package. If it has nothing in it, the app will probably crash. When you open it again the package will be gone. An alternate way to delete a package is to swipe LEFT on it, which will expose the delete button. You will discover that you cannot delete the last package. Also if you delete a package using the trash can icon on the main screen the large view will disappear, but the package will still show on the row of packages at the bottom of the screen. You can't do anything with it and it will show 0 designs. If it is the sole remaining user package, then it becomes a zombie package that you can't get rid of. If you create a new package you can then delete it, but you'll have a different zombie. To get designs into a package it appears that you need to do it during the import phase. However if you create a new package while importing you may encounter yet more bugs. 

I also own the DRAWings Snap app, which was written by the same company that did AcuDesign for Janome. It has exactly the same bugs and was last updated 11 months ago for the same reason of restoring Dropbox functionality. It's a shame that both of these apps, while having a lot of nice features, are so crippled by bugs. If the authors had spent as much effort in testing as they did in hawking designs of dubious quality that you cannot delete, they would have a lot more positive reviews. DRAWings Snap, in particular, is now offering their editing package, formerly $50, for $30 while asking the user to give it a 5-star rating in the App Store.

Here's what I would suggest. If you already have AcuDesign, whether it was free or you paid $50 for it, report any and all problems to Janome Tech Support. The only way those bugs can be fixed is if they get reported. If you have not purchased AcuDesign, don't. It pains me to put a "Do not buy" advisory on a Janome product, but the quality of the current version does not begin to meet the Janome quality standard. If you want design software that is easier to use and works better, spend $10 for StitchBuddy HD. It doesn't do everything that AcuDesign does, but it will meet the needs of most people. It's also fully supported and deserves the 5-star rating it has in the App Store. I'm adding it to the not-so-short list of things we need to make a video for.


 


Quiet sincerity

Jim Stutsman
 

It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegone, and also on this list. Perhaps everyone is preparing, as we are, for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin in a short while. As you can see, our pumpkin patch is nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.


Missing New Messages

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I come down each morning and the first thing I do is get on my computer and look for my lastest onlinesewing-janome group message.  It has been a sad week with no new messages.  It just really makes my day!!  This morning really put the smile back on my face when I finally saw a new message.  Thank you ladies and Jim for starting out my day great!! 


Re: Is this group active?

VICKIE
 

I havent either 
I was just ask to update pw?????


Re: Cleaning out bobbin

Jim Stutsman
 

Vacuuming is fine, but it may not be enough. Metallic thread tends to catch more than other threads and you may have bits of it that can't be pulled out by a vacuum alone. This is especially a problem if you use the thread cutter with metallic thread, as it will get caught between the blades of the cutter and stop the cutter from working. Take off the needle plate and bobbin case and use a strong light to look for the glint of metallic bits. Tweezers can be helpful in teasing it out of crevices and crannies.

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