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Re: Digitizer MBX 4.5 lost cloth setter markings

Jim Stutsman
 

I'm shooting in the dark on this one. My best guess is that it's related to the template file used to create your new designs. See page 100 in the manual for that. You may be able to fix it by:
1. Create a new empty design using "File -> New" from the menu.
2. Choose the NORMAL template.
3. Open the problem design. Select all (CTRL-A), copy (CTRL-C), and then paste (CTRL-V) in the new design.
4. If that gives you the markings do "File -> Save As" to save the corrected version.

If anyone else has had this problem, how did you fix it?

Re: Facebook Echo

JILL BAILEY
 

But easy to join .. it’s closed as we kept getting completely random trolls posting under a comment re needles and machines about other stuff

Digitizer MBX 4.5 lost cloth setter markings

Jane Spearey
 

Hi, I am a new member, wondering if anyone has this problem? My newly made designs will not give me the cloth setter marking, even though the option is ticked in the box on the print preview. I have old files that show the marking, but am unable to think of a way to bring it back into a file. 

Re: Facebook Echo

Jim Stutsman
 

It’s a closed group, so only members can see it. Another reason why I don’t like Facebook!

Re: Facebook Echo

JILL BAILEY
 

Deb it’s on our Janome 15000 Fb virtual guild page on Facebook Jim is doing some videos on there for 4 dates 

Re: Ideas Wanted

Cat - N
 

I made zippered bags in the embroidery hoop last Christmas.  I made 19 in one day...the embroidery machine worked on each bag about 5 minutes on each bag...I didn't personalize because they were 'pick one' gifts...I worked all day making them, then turned them right side out the next day.  Some of the fabrics I used needed to be matched during cutting, so those took longer.  Then I made more the next day, so a total of 22 in only 2 days.  I made them in my RE18 hoop (5.5x7), so they were a nice size.  They were overwhelmingly received, and I ended up making at least a half dozen more soon after, because people liked them that much. 

First choice went to very close family, and they were told they could choose as many as they wanted.  My DIL selected several, some for herself, some for my grandson to carry crayons, etc., in.  My granddaughter chose several, and put nail polishes in them in a drawer, which keeps them nice and neat, and they travel with her easily.  Some friends use them to carry diabetic supplies with them...very discrete. 

I kept one for myself...the black and hot pink one, and I carry ear buds, a tape measure, an ink pen, and some other small items in it like right now some peppermints since I breathed something in the day after Christmas and the peppermint helps with breathing.  The bag fits into my inside jean jacket pocket nicely. One family member uses it for cosmetics she carries in her pocketbook.

The embroidery design I used was "Easy Zipper Bags 2" from digistitches.com (I have no affiliation with the website other than as a customer), and the design came in six different sizes (4x4, 5x7, 6x10, 7x12, 8x12, and 8x14).  I did greatly reduce the instructions...way too much taping, and the recommendation to use clear tape on the zipper teeth...yikes...lots of work. I only did that once, then just used painter's tape when/where necessary, but I had done quite a few ITH projects before, so making the bags was very fast after I condensed the instructions...but that's me...LOL

I chose the 5x7 size because I had lots of 9" zippers and I wanted a moderate sized bag.  I used a lightweight Pellon fusible interfacing, and the bags came out fantastic.  So many people loved them, that I went back and made more for several other people...one of my friends loved hers so much she called me and asked for one for her friend...LOL  I also made more purple ones at Christmas because apparently, a lot of my friends and their daughters (and my granddaughter) love purple, and I ran out of purple bags very quickly.   I have put photos of some of the bags into an album I just created.

I have made other zippered bags like those since then, and those  are definitely 'on my list' for 'token gifts' for special little 'thank you' kinds of things.

- Cat (in FL)


Re: Question about older machines

Mary E
 

I have the DC2014 and I love it. The speed control is great and the auto threader ALWAYS works (as opposed to my 15000 which is hit or miss), and I purchased one of those after market presser foot sets to use with it. I have used this machine to teach young children to sew and they love that it can go very slowly. Not a million stitches on it but the ones it has are very good. Zig zag stitch is especially good quality, even better than my 15000 in my opinion. 
Mary


On Saturday, January 19, 2019, Pixey via Groups.Io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have a friend who I was talking sewing with.  She has some basic sewing projects she wants to do, curtains, pillows, basic mending, etc. However, her ‘preferred’ machine (which is no longer available) was actually her grandmother’s treadle machine  because she could control the speed and sew very slowly.  I gather she had a bad runaway machine incident with an economy modern machine that left here afraid of the machine.  I showed her the speed control on my 6600P and she lit up with hope.  Unfortunately, her budget is more in the $300-$500 range.  We discussed the possibility of a retired  or used machine from a reputable vendor.

I was looking at some possibilities which would come with the speed control and spotted some in the 8000 and DC lines (8050, 8070, DC1050, DC2014, DC3050), but was not familiar with these lines.  Can you share some insights on whether these might be a good machine for her?

Thanks,
Pixey



Re: Facebook Echo

Andrea B. Herschel
 

This link doesn't appear to be working.   This is the message I got:

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Re: Ideas Wanted

SALLY JOHNSON
 

I would love the instructions!


On Jan 19, 2019, at 10:28 AM, Judi Rutherford <willwork4fabric@...> wrote:

I would make zipper pouches.  They are quick to make particularly in an assembly line :-).  

You can use fun colors and personalize with a logo or initials.  I buy my zippers at Zipit on ETSY she has a great selection and great prices. 

There are lots of tutorials on line if you have never made zipper pouches.  I make mine 11.5" wide and 9 inches deep and use fusible fleece to give them some body.  I have a set of instructions I hand out when I teach them as part of a quick gifts class.  If you would them let me know and I will post them to the files section.

Judi 


Cloth guide

Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

The question was asked about how to get an actuate 1/4" seam and what foot is best to use.

I can't find that email nie😳😥

There was a comment about using the cloth guide. I just tried it (on my 12000). It works great - even and accurate.

I was just curious if others use this tool. What would the disadvantage be.

One of these days, just maybe, I'll own a 15000.

TIA

Linda

Re: Ideas Wanted

Kaye Lessard
 

Makeup towel!!!
Kaye in la

Re: 1/4" feet

Daisy Kutz
 

Thanks for all your input. I have been using flange, but I am going to try O and compare.
Catherine

Re: Ideas Wanted

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

Head bands with initials

On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 9:28 AM Judi Rutherford <willwork4fabric@...> wrote:
I would make zipper pouches.  They are quick to make particularly in an assembly line :-).  

You can use fun colors and personalize with a logo or initials.  I buy my zippers at Zipit on ETSY she has a great selection and great prices. 

There are lots of tutorials on line if you have never made zipper pouches.  I make mine 11.5" wide and 9 inches deep and use fusible fleece to give them some body.  I have a set of instructions I hand out when I teach them as part of a quick gifts class.  If you would them let me know and I will post them to the files section.

Judi 


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Question about older machines

Pixey
 

I have a friend who I was talking sewing with. She has some basic sewing projects she wants to do, curtains, pillows, basic mending, etc. However, her ‘preferred’ machine (which is no longer available) was actually her grandmother’s treadle machine because she could control the speed and sew very slowly. I gather she had a bad runaway machine incident with an economy modern machine that left here afraid of the machine. I showed her the speed control on my 6600P and she lit up with hope. Unfortunately, her budget is more in the $300-$500 range. We discussed the possibility of a retired or used machine from a reputable vendor.

I was looking at some possibilities which would come with the speed control and spotted some in the 8000 and DC lines (8050, 8070, DC1050, DC2014, DC3050), but was not familiar with these lines. Can you share some insights on whether these might be a good machine for her?

Thanks,
Pixey

Re: Facebook Echo

Jim Stutsman
 

https://www.facebook.com/tadyer1/videos/10218114328959409/

Re: Ideas Wanted

Judi Rutherford
 

I would make zipper pouches.  They are quick to make particularly in an assembly line :-).  

You can use fun colors and personalize with a logo or initials.  I buy my zippers at Zipit on ETSY she has a great selection and great prices. 

There are lots of tutorials on line if you have never made zipper pouches.  I make mine 11.5" wide and 9 inches deep and use fusible fleece to give them some body.  I have a set of instructions I hand out when I teach them as part of a quick gifts class.  If you would them let me know and I will post them to the files section.

Judi 


Re: Facebook Echo

Deb Keldrauk
 

Jim would it be possible for you to post a link to this tension disc clearing video? I follow a few 15000 FB groups are you speaking of your FB group? Anyhow, I can’t seem to locate the video.
Thanks

Re: 1/4" feet

Judi Rutherford
 

HP Foot. I love it.

Re: Ideas Wanted

bhd02@...
 

There are many in the hoop zippered bags, or even easy not- hooped patterns out there. Snap bags are fun, can be quilted or not. Tissue holders would be another idea.

Re: Needle Threader

Lyn Quine
 

I use all sizes of needle in my 15000, I use Schmetz , never used Organ, have occasionally used Janome, and a few times I’ve used Klasse and Topstitch.  I sometimes have a problem threading if the thread breaks, then it has a hissy fit and refuses to thread, then on the next colour change it’s fine.  I have found since I upgraded to V3 and had the threader pin replaced (part of the upgrade) I have to make sure the needle is in the correct place, so I press the needle up/down twice, as I thread I hold the thread tight at the top at the spool, and make sure it is firmly in the threading part, then it usually thread without a problem.  If I don’t hold the thread then it might not.  But Schmetz needles are fine either universal or Microtex, which are great for embroidery, they have a thinner shaft, larger eye, and a sharper point, costs a bit more, but excellent for all sewing especially embroidery, and recommended for quilting