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Re: Loosening Screw

Jim Stutsman
 

It’s almost certainly due to vibration. Use that provided screwdriver to tighten it.


Re: On iPads

Jim Stutsman
 

You can’t run Paralells on an iPad. That’s the major difference between iPad and Mac. However as Janome transitions from PC to iPad the virtual computer software like Paralells and Fusion will not be needed. 


Re: Loosening Screw

LindaB 1
 

I solved the problem by using a screwdriver to tighten it. 
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Re: On iPads

Ceil J
 

Thanks for this information, Jim.
I've put off replacing my aging desktop for about 2 years now, even purchasing a PC laptop and then returning it.  The only reason I want a PC is to work with Horizon Line Suite as I do not like working on the machine to arrange embroidery.  If I could replace my PC with an ipad that would be great.  Will it run Parallels?
From what you say about the new iPad pros, what is the difference then between an iPad pro and a mac book? 
Ceil


Loosening Screw

Meryl Margolies
 

I have a MC12000, which I use mainly for embroidery.
As I am working, the screw that holds the foot onto the machine keeps loosening. Is this normal? Is it only due to the vibration of the machine.
If it's not normal, what should I do.?

Thank you,
Meryl


On iPads

Jim Stutsman
 

Just finished the Apple presentation, which introduced a new MacBook Air, a new Mac Mini, and new iPad Pros. As usual I have placed an order for a new iPad Pro, even though my existing one is just a few months past its first birthday. The really dramatic thing about the new models is that they have crossed the line from being “just a tablet” to being a full-fledged computer. Two of the most complex programs, AutoCAD and PhotoShop, are coming to iPad next year. They were demonstrated on the new iPad Pro. Both of these programs have traditionally required a powerful desktop computer, so moving them to iPad really highlights the direction that Apple is going in. It also underscores Janome’s wisdom in adopting the iPad. iPads have outsold all laptops of all brands, and this move will only make them more popular.

Now I’m not suggesting everybody run out and buy a new iPad. I clearly have an addiction, fostered by a need for powerful development hardware, but there’s no 12-step program for that. What I would suggest is that when it’s time for a new tablet, maybe consider spending a little more to get an iPad rather than Android. If your PC is on its last legs, maybe consider getting an iPad next time. If you want an iPad, but don’t have one, and want to save money, now is the time. eBay already has bunches of them listed and more will be going on the market immediately. My gut feeling is that today marks the beginning of the death of the laptop computers, and beyond that desktops.


Re: One-question Poll

Cheryl Paul
 

What's your favorite brand of thread for sewing and/or embroidery?

I don't have a favourite brand for sewing.  I've been lucky that my machines have never been fussy or given me any problems with any thread I've ever used.

I would say that my favourites for regular sewing are:  Metler, and Gutterman as they are the brands available at our stores here.  I also use Aurafil and an Italian thread that I can't spell, but is quite expensive and is cotton - those are only available as some of our quilt shops.  I don't like Coats and Clarke, but I don't have a logical reason for my dislike.
For embroidery:  I have  about 100+ colours of Marathon Poly, about 300 colours of Floriani and Florian has even more that I don't have yet, and a bit of Robison Anton which again it isn't readily available here.  I don't use Maderia as I don't see it available at our dealer stores and when it was the spools were so small that it didn't seem economical.  Having said that about small spools, it seems that the spools I have NEVER run out - I guess I need to do more embroidery.

A peeve I do have is that some colours like Brown, don't have many options for different shades also I'd like Black that isn't sooooo black - I guess that would be charcoal, but lots of shades of greys to black.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: One-question Poll

Sheila Cheatham
 

Glide

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Re: One-question Poll

Shirley Allen
 

Robinson Anton is the best


Re: One-question Poll

Pixey
 

Embroidery = mostly Robison-Anton polyester.  I also have some Exquisite polyester that I really like and a few spools of Madeira that came with design packs.

Sewing (crafting projects) Gutermann or Coats and Clark (mainly because these are the only general purpose threads available in my area).  I primarily use these on my 6600 which has less complicated threading paths and more easily accessible tension disks.

Pixey

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Re: One-question Poll

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

I like masterpiece by superior for piecing. King tut for quilting and just about any of their embroidery.  Also several Canadian threads.
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Re: Bobbins

Carole O'Mara
 

Are these bobbins for regular piecing (quilting) -  50 wt?

Thanks, 
Carole - Colorado Springs


Re: One-question Poll

Gail
 

I prefer Aurifil for piecing.  I have a lot of Madeira Rayon for embroidery, but would like to switch to Poly


Re: Bobbins

Lisa Powell
 

I bought Paxcoo bobbins, a 72-piece set, off of Amazon. There are 2 boxes of 36 each, every one a different color. My 12000 likes them! They’re plastic, not the paper ones.


Re: One-question Poll

Sharon Simmons
 

I use Mettler metrosene, Superior and Aurifil for piecing.  For machine embroidery, I like Robison-Anton and Maderia.  For hand embroidery, I like Cosmo.  For hand applique, I use YLI silk. For wool applique, I use Valdani.  Sharon

 


Re: One-question Poll

Jim Stutsman
 

Back in 1987 when we first opened our store, our ENTIRE inventory consisted of a rack of Mettler Metrosene thread and 10 Janome sewing machines. She has preferred Metrosene for many years for ordinary sewing, though Superior Bottom Line and King Tut have been favorites for quilting. Embroidery is a mixed bag, as we have a wide variety of leftovers from the store. There is a full set of Madeira Rayon, MANY mini-cones of Robison-Anton polyester, a few random spools of Sulky (mostly multicolor), some Floriani 60wt Micro Poly, and some other random stuff. She uses Janome pre-wound bobbins for embroidery. For quilting Bottom Line is preferred, but we don't have any pre-wound bobbins for anything other than embroidery.


Re: One-question Poll

Kathy
 

Robinson Anton for embroidery. Regular poly for sewing


Re: One-question Poll

Ceil J
 

Jim,
Curious to know how Diane would answer this question.  :)  Also, ask her about bobbins.


Re: One-question Poll

Dottie Newkirk
 


What's your favorite brand of thread for sewing and/or embroidery?
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Recently I've been using (mostly) Superior thread for both sewing and embroidery.  Dottie in Texas


Re: One-question Poll

sharynn
 

Robinson Anton for Embroidery.


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