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Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Marsha
 

are you sure it was steam a seam II Lite?  I’ve never had this problem with it but have had it with other brands with heavier adhesives especially the heat N bond ultrahold.  I’ve used the heat n bond lite without problems, too.  I also had this problem with a fusible batting from bosal that had heavy adhesive.
 
hth,
 
Marsha


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Pauline Dickerson
 

I use Elmers School glue for everything, as long as you iron it dry there is no problem with gumming the needle or sewing thru it and it washes
out. 

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 9:37 AM Lou Ann <louannbush@...> wrote:
I've seen Elmer's school glue used in YouTube videos (in the tube paste not liquid in the bottle) that is heat set after it's applied to the fabric. She used a smallish size iron that would fit in the hoop. It washes out when you're all done. To be honest I haven't tried it, yet, so don't know if it will gum up the needle or not. I'm pretty sure school glue is way cheaper than anything advertised for embroidery use so I plan on doing a practice piece after I'm done with my current project.


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Lou Ann
 

I've seen Elmer's school glue used in YouTube videos (in the tube paste not liquid in the bottle) that is heat set after it's applied to the fabric. She used a smallish size iron that would fit in the hoop. It washes out when you're all done. To be honest I haven't tried it, yet, so don't know if it will gum up the needle or not. I'm pretty sure school glue is way cheaper than anything advertised for embroidery use so I plan on doing a practice piece after I'm done with my current project.


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Cheryl Alm
 

Kk2000 is a temporary spray adhesive and is non- toxic.


On Mar 18, 2019, at 6:00 PM, Vikki Youngmeyer <vikkiy@...> wrote:

If you are looking for a temporary glue that isn’t a spray – UHU Stic adhesive is a glue stick. I use it when doing applique in the embroidery hoop. I have no luck spraying any glue on small embroidery applique pieces without it getting the spray on everything else!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lyn Quine
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 1:59 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

 

Many machine embroiderers use 505 temporary adhesive, just a light spray applied to the hoop away from the machine to hold applique pieces and it doesnt seem to gunge up the needle, advantage being its repositionable.  I don’t know if it is available all over the world or just here in the UK, im sure there are temporary fabri glues availableunder different names.  Ive never heard of or used steam a seam, but I now know not to use it.  Thank you for the heads up.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

srd.sonborne@...
 

Quilted Peppers: Wow! That's so good to know. I can proceed to machine quilt my quilts and projects to come - with confidence that I have the right machine to do the job. Can you recommend a good book or reference for beginning machine quilters? (I've already machine-quilted 3 quilts - with great effort and not very precise outcome - especially on the back of the quilt. Do you have any recommendations to insure that my stitches are uniform and that the tension is correct?


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

thequiltedpeppers <betsypeppers@...>
 

The free motion works great at one time I had a Hinterberg frame and used the 6500 on it to quilt with.
I then went to a long arm


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On Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:38 PM, srd.sonborne@... wrote:

I'm so happy to hear from other 6500 owners - and that it has been a workhorse. I wish I had bought it sooner. But "better late, than never." I saw the 6500 on Amazon at a very good price - but I went to a dealership very close to my home - under 2 miles away - to ask what kind of a deal they could offer. They met the Amazon price - actually it was lower because it was a "used" machine - but with the Warranty, it brought it up to the same price. It was too good a deal to pass up. And I wouldn't have had the same Warranty from Amazon. Anyway, it's done now and I'll be sewing on it a little probably most days of the week. I'm still waiting to hear from quilters, though, and how the free motion quilting works for them on this machine.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

srd.sonborne@...
 

Heather: Wow - that's a great price for a brand new MC6500 at Costco. Where are you located? We are Costco members and our daughter works for one of the warehouses in Seattle. That's good to know. 


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

If you are looking for a temporary glue that isn’t a spray – UHU Stic adhesive is a glue stick. I use it when doing applique in the embroidery hoop. I have no luck spraying any glue on small embroidery applique pieces without it getting the spray on everything else!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lyn Quine
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 1:59 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

 

Many machine embroiderers use 505 temporary adhesive, just a light spray applied to the hoop away from the machine to hold applique pieces and it doesnt seem to gunge up the needle, advantage being its repositionable.  I don’t know if it is available all over the world or just here in the UK, im sure there are temporary fabri glues availableunder different names.  Ive never heard of or used steam a seam, but I now know not to use it.  Thank you for the heads up.


iPad upgrade

Jim Stutsman
 

I am currently working on a new iPhone/iPad app to be released in late spring or early summer. To get all the features I need in this app it needs to be based on iOS 12 or later. If you are currently using iOS 10 or later, you will have no problem as those models can be updated to 12. However if you have one of the iPads that Janome offered free you will be frozen at iOS 9. They simply are not powerful enough to upgrade. Our existing apps will continue to run on those models, and the content will continue to update. However the actual apps will not be able to be updated, so any new features we may add will not appear on older devices. Most people update iPhones every few years just because of the wear and tear, or better options on new models. iPads tend to go much longer between updates, though. When the battery goes they must be upgraded, since the battery is not replaceable.

If you are nursing an older iPad you may be interested in two new models just released by Apple. The iPad Air now has support for the Apple Pencil (1st gen), starting at $500. There is also a new iPad Mini, also with support for the 1st gen Apple Pencil, starting at $400. If you have a local Apple store you may also have some trade-in value on your existing iPad.

This has been an unpaid, public service announcement.


Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Lyn Quine
 

Many machine embroiderers use 505 temporary adhesive, just a light spray applied to the hoop away from the machine to hold applique pieces and it doesnt seem to gunge up the needle, advantage being its repositionable.  I don’t know if it is available all over the world or just here in the UK, im sure there are temporary fabri glues availableunder different names.  Ive never heard of or used steam a seam, but I now know not to use it.  Thank you for the heads up.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

HEATHER COWAN
 

Costco has the MC6500 for sale at Costco.ca for $1399.00 brand new. Don’t know if it’s available to our American sew friends or not. Best thing about buying at Costco is for one year ..... any problems and they take it back..... So if your local dealer [we like to support them first] doesn’t have or can’t get one ...... look into it.
Hugs
Heather

On Mar 18, 2019, at 07:13, Carole Schneider <sewgram@comcast.net> wrote:

I have had a 6500 since they first came out. My husband actually won it for me 😊I love,love,love this machine! It is a workhorse! I expect one day it will wear out and finding a replacement will not be fun! I don’t quilt anything bigger than a placemat so not sure how well it will do larger items but it is a great machine!



Re: Quilting on Steam a Seam II Lite

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

hi, i cannot tel if anyone has replied.  i have had this happen and was bummed.  I got through it, but not fun.  I sprayed silicon spray, onto a little rag, and then applied to needle.  i kept it right by the machine and applied it every few minutes to reduce stick and gunk build up. hope this helps.  i then never used the steam a seam again where i would be sewing. i will put a small bit to hold piece in place in the middle of applique where it will not be sewn.  i am not sure what all of the art quilters do to make it work better.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

m.drozdis
 

I am the owner of a 6500 that is still going strong. I’m 79, and I do expect my machine to outlast me. I think you’ll get a lot of use and happiness out of your purchase.

MarieD

On March 17, 2019 at 7:56 PM srd.sonborne@gmail.com wrote:


Yes, this 6500 is "used," but refurbished with a 3-year warranty by the dealership. I'm 81 years old - so I may, or may not, outlast the warranty!!


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

Carole Schneider
 

I have had a 6500 since they first came out. My husband actually won it for me 😊I love,love,love this machine! It is a workhorse! I expect one day it will wear out and finding a replacement will not be fun! I don’t quilt anything bigger than a placemat so not sure how well it will do larger items but it is a great machine!


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

Lyn Quine
 

I have the 6600P which is very similar to your 6500, i have quilted on it, but only using the walking foot, not free motion, and it is very good.  Janome machines are easy to use, and i have done free motion on my other machines and they have all worked well.  I have fitted the adjustable foot and attached the ruler foot to it on the 6600, and with rulers is excellent, so I suppose that is similar to free motion, its a guided free motion.  I think you can use the ruler foot for free motion too.  

I find white wine for white and cream fabrics, rose for pastels an red for darks works very well too, relaxes the shoulders........


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

srd.sonborne@...
 

I'm so happy to hear from other 6500 owners - and that it has been a workhorse. I wish I had bought it sooner. But "better late, than never." I saw the 6500 on Amazon at a very good price - but I went to a dealership very close to my home - under 2 miles away - to ask what kind of a deal they could offer. They met the Amazon price - actually it was lower because it was a "used" machine - but with the Warranty, it brought it up to the same price. It was too good a deal to pass up. And I wouldn't have had the same Warranty from Amazon. Anyway, it's done now and I'll be sewing on it a little probably most days of the week. I'm still waiting to hear from quilters, though, and how the free motion quilting works for them on this machine.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

Betsy
 

My 6500 is 17 years old and I still use it almost everyday.  It has only needed service once 15 years ago.

It is a true workhorse and I love it for piecing, dress making, and home décor.

 

 

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From: Vikki Youngmeyer
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 4:02 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

 

I had a 6500 and ran it into the ground! It took a while! Any 6500s out there now are used and the 6600 and 6700 have replaced that model. The older 6600s are a lot better than the 6500s.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of srd.sonborne@...
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:04 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

 

Good to hear and thank you for responding. Do you use it for machine quilting? That's the main reason I wanted another machine - because the Kenmore was just being strained to its max. I'm hoping this 6500 is a bit sturdier. Anyway, I'm a slow quilter - producing a quilt or two every year or two. I'm also elderly so I'm more methodocial and careful. I've just installed the even feed foot yesterday and it worked great on a sampler quilt I'm using for testing. I'm about to install the darning/quilting foot and see how it performs on free motion quilting. Any tips you may give me would be most appreciated.

 


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

srd.sonborne@...
 

I thought I replied. Maybe it's still under approval. Yes, this 6500 is a "used" machine - but totally refurbished with a 3-year warranty.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

Cheryl Alm
 

I bought a brand new 6500 in September.   I owned one several years ago and traded it when I bought my 12000.  This is an awesome machine.  I also owned a 6600 but prefer the 6500.  Just checked Amazon and there are still a few for sale.


On Mar 17, 2019, at 7:02 PM, Vikki Youngmeyer <vikkiy@...> wrote:

I had a 6500 and ran it into the ground! It took a while! Any 6500s out there now are used and the 6600 and 6700 have replaced that model. The older 6600s are a lot better than the 6500s.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of srd.sonborne@...
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:04 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

 

Good to hear and thank you for responding. Do you use it for machine quilting? That's the main reason I wanted another machine - because the Kenmore was just being strained to its max. I'm hoping this 6500 is a bit sturdier. Anyway, I'm a slow quilter - producing a quilt or two every year or two. I'm also elderly so I'm more methodocial and careful. I've just installed the even feed foot yesterday and it worked great on a sampler quilt I'm using for testing. I'm about to install the darning/quilting foot and see how it performs on free motion quilting. Any tips you may give me would be most appreciated.


Re: New Owner of a used Janome 6500 Memorycraft - March 2019

srd.sonborne@...
 

Yes, this 6500 is "used," but refurbished with a 3-year warranty by the dealership. I'm 81 years old - so I may, or may not, outlast the warranty!! LOL

Anyway, for me, it's a huge difference from my old Kenmore - for machine quilting anyway - which is the main reason why I purchased it. I didn't need it for straight stitching or piecing. But it's the machine quilting, especially free motion quilting, which needs a precision machine. And after taking my first free motion stitches today, I already know it's head and shoulders above the old Kenmore. So - it's an excellent buy for me - especially with the warranty.

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