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T-shirt Blanket

ksd16a
 

Hi again everyone.
I got soooooooooooo many wonderful and amazing ideas in response to my earlier request for something to make for my cheerleader granddaughter and her cheer squad. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! Now to decide which item(s) to make them.....
Now I have another question - I have lots of t-shirts and want to make a two sided t-shirt blanket/quilt for my sons. There are so many options and have watched lots of videos and not sure what to do. Is it best to iron on interfacing or just use the shirts as they are? Best to add sashing or just sew the shirts together? I would prefer to sew the front and back rather than tie them. I don't have a long-arm so can't quilt them easily.. I have lots of my own shirts so I can practice on those as a test before I make the blankets for them. I would very much appreciate any suggestions or ideas from anyone who has made them.
Have a blessed week everyone!
Kathy


Re: Question about older machines

Joyce Daniel
 

Pixey,
I am in GA, near Atlanta and have an in-the-cabinet amazing machine that was given to me that needs a home. It sews wonderfully and does not do runaway sewing. If you can pick it up, it's yours. Just lmk.
Joyce
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Re: Ideas Wanted

Joyce Daniel
 

Judi,

I would really love your pouch directions posted in the file section please.

TIA! Joyce

 

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It is the spiritual experience of living

every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”

and giving full credit for blessings from our Lord

- Denis Waitley

 

**All lives matter to God, and should also, to each of us.

 


Quilt Maker Ver 3 Manuals and Workbooks

Jeanniett Chicky
 

I have just recently upgraded my 15000 to the Quilt Maker Ver 3.  I am in need of some type of Manuals to assist me with all of the new capabilties.  I currently have the"My 15000".  But need help with the Quilt Maker Ver 3.  Which workbooks and/or manuals do I need.  I will be purchasing the Quilters kit in the very near future.
Thank you.
Jeanniett


Hi again!

Anne Parker
 

I've only just realized that I haven't received any messages from this group - checked and then found out I was unsubscribed from the group.

No idea how that happened - I certainly don't remember doing it myself, but it was easy enough to join again.  Anyone else had the same experience?

Anne
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Appreciate group

Pixey
 

I just want to take a moment and say how much I appreciate Jim and this group. I was working on a dog collar yesterday evening on my 6600 and a hard buckle piece slipped and got in the way of the needle. It was immediately followed by machine making grinding, groaning, snapping sounds and sewer making cursing and moaning sound accompanied by the sinking feeling of a pending trip to the repair shop.

However, thanks to what I have learned in this group, I knew how to clean and check everything for damage (including bobbin race), turn things off to reset timing, etc. Appears no harm done and I was able to take a break to let nerves recover and come back to finish the collar.

The commercial collars do not fit my Shih Tzu well because she has a thick, short neck.

Pixey


Re: Question about older machines

Pixey
 

Thanks Mary and Jan.
Nice to get an endorsement of the DC line on the speed control.

I think she could get accustomed to the auto settings and buttons as she is generally comfortable with technology, it was mainly the speed aspects she was complaining over.

I do admit to a few concerns on the fabric weight side of things, but it does not sound like she will be trying to use really heavy fabric and linings.  Plus since she will be going very slowly, vibration should be less of an issue.  I did a little looking for a 6500 but could not find one locally and am not comfortable recommending an online buy.  To be honest, if she ran into something that particularly needed that level of “umph”, I would probably invite her over and let her use my 6600 (under supervision).

Pixey


On Jan 20, 2019, at 9:40 AM, blue_lak via Groups.Io <blue_lak@...> wrote:

Additional things to consider....
1. Curtains and pillows can be bulky if she's sewing home dec fabrics so be sure the choice is up to that work. 
2. If she's used to a treadle, would she be comfortable with buttons and auto settings/adjustments?
3. Older workhorse Kenmore 385 series machines were made by Janome and often found at online selling sites, and sometimes at sewing/vac repair shops (at least near me, sometimes).
Several years ago, my daughter had one of the DC series but complained that it vibrated and shook when she got going. Mind you, she's known for a lead foot on the gas pedal. She sold it and bought a used MC6500. She does a lot of costumes with all kinds of fabrics.
Jan Steiner


Re: Facebook Echo

Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Jill
I'm a member of your FB group and like that it's closed. I've enjoyed learning from your group.

Linda


On Jan 20, 2019, at 6:26 AM, JILL BAILEY <jillbaileydubs16@...> wrote:

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


New file uploaded to onlinesewing-janome@groups.io

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Judi has a set of instructions for making Zipper pouches the old school way :-)

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Re: Question about older machines

blue_lak
 

Additional things to consider....
1. Curtains and pillows can be bulky if she's sewing home dec fabrics so be sure the choice is up to that work. 
2. If she's used to a treadle, would she be comfortable with buttons and auto settings/adjustments?
3. Older workhorse Kenmore 385 series machines were made by Janome and often found at online selling sites, and sometimes at sewing/vac repair shops (at least near me, sometimes).
Several years ago, my daughter had one of the DC series but complained that it vibrated and shook when she got going. Mind you, she's known for a lead foot on the gas pedal. She sold it and bought a used MC6500. She does a lot of costumes with all kinds of fabrics.
Jan Steiner


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
 

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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

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