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

srd.sonborne@...
 

I've already free motion quilted a sizable quilt on my Kenmore domestic machine. And I plan to do so on my next quilt projects.

It's easier to do so with the 6500 because the throat is wider than my old Kenmore's - it has the needle down feature - and the pressure foot knee lever - all of which make it easier for FMQuilting. I've also got a wide space all around my machine - in front and along the left side - and I have a slick surface - so moving the quilt around works well.

But I probably won't ever make such a large quilt that I'd have to do it in sections - certainly never a king size for sure. I think the Quilt of Valor I did for my veteran son was an enlarged twin size quilt - and it worked fine on the Kenmore. So I expect that even a double size bed quilt would work on this 6500.


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

blue_lak
 

I had a 6500 and did a lot of piecing and quilting with it, but only with the walking foot. I upgraded to a MC1200 with AccuQuilt addition when it came out because I just couldn't ever control the quilt well enough to do even "adequate" free motion quilting on a large project. The problem was the large quilt bulk and weight. It was not the 6500 at all because I could do placemats and smaller baby quilts very well. I'm 70, with wrist issues that make it more difficult with any machine. So, what I do is a modified quilt-as-you-go for larger quilts and use a design with sashing between blocks. Depending on the size, I assemble the top in 2 or 3 vertical sections, layer each with slightly oversize batting and backing, then quilt each but not the adjoining sashing part. The unquilted sashing is used to join the sections. I learned it from Marti Michell's book Machine Quilting in Sections, but there are lots of videos online showing the process. Where there's a will, there's a way....
Jan


Re: Help finding Janome Event on FB

Pat
 

Thanks. I appreciate your help.
Pat Kowalczyk

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 1:34 PM candy <candycgill@...> wrote:
No it wasn’t an event like that.  The administrator explained it was just files added but Facebook asked for a time so she picked a random time 

On Apr 4, 2019, at 8:33 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

If it was a true Janome event this is how it worked.
The 15000 Virtual Guild advertised it but the actual event which was a live class, was on the Janome FB page. So that means you had to go the Janome page to view the event.
The last two events were very good and videos are still on that group to watch.
Favymtz


Re: Bobbin cases

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

"Optional Low Tension Bobbin Holder for Janome top loading machine. The low-tension bobbin holder has 20% less tension than the standard holder. If you are experiencing consistent loops on the back of your quilt during free motion quilting, this bobbin holder will help eliminate the problem. You will recognize the low-tension bobbin holder by the blue marking. Also use this bobbin holder for bobbin work and hand-look quilt "  from Janome https://www.janome.com/globalassets/bobbinholderbasics.pdf


i would invest in this bobbin, i did and am happy the cost is very reasonable!!!


Re: Bobbin cases

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

I use unwaxed dental floss. Works like a charm

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 5:54 PM onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Loops on the back would indicate insufficient TOP tension. The yellow dot case has increased bobbin tension, so it would be wrong for this application. Use the red dot case and try increasing the top tension until you get a good result. If you still have loops use the blue dot case, which has reduced tension. If you still have loops with that case you may have debris in the tension discs. Activate the LOCK function and use a folded strip of fabric to "floss" the tension.

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Re: Bobbin cases

Lyn Quine
 

I may be committing the sin of sins and ultimately shot down in flames, but i would tighten the top tension on the design screen.  When you change designs it will revert to default.  My argument is, if we aren’t supposed to change tension why are we given the ability to do it.  If we aren’t supposed to change the tension we wouldn’t be able to.  I would rather adjust the top tension where I can press a key to change it than turn a screw to adjust a bobbin case where there is no default.  To tighten the top tension go up to loosen go down.  

In my experience.a design can affect tension , i have a set of designs, i have done them on all 3 of my machines, and i have tension problems in the same place on all three machines, one is adjustable the other 2 are auto tension. I think it is the direction of the stitches that are the problem, i now stop the machine on at that point, change the tension, at the end of that section i change it back and i no longer have bobbin thread showing.  


Re: Bobbin cases

Jim Stutsman
 

Loops on the back would indicate insufficient TOP tension. The yellow dot case has increased bobbin tension, so it would be wrong for this application. Use the red dot case and try increasing the top tension until you get a good result. If you still have loops use the blue dot case, which has reduced tension. If you still have loops with that case you may have debris in the tension discs. Activate the LOCK function and use a folded strip of fabric to "floss" the tension.


Bobbin cases

Carole O'Mara
 

I am quilting (a single run purchased design) on a table runner on the 15000 in embroidery mode.  Using the red dot bobbin case, I did a test using the same top, batting and backing and the design looked good front & back.  I did the first block of the runner and it was a mess on the back--loopy, very loose.  I switched to the yellow dot bobbin case and the results were better but certainly not good.  I have not tried the blue dot as it is recommended for FM and has a loose tension.  I am using 40wt variegated thread by Sulky in both top and bobbin.  I'm wondering now if the thread is the culprit, but I've used 40wt top and bottom on other projects with good results.  Which bobbin case  should I use for quilting using embroidery mode?
Thanks, Carole


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

srd.sonborne@...
 

I'm working on my Disappearing Nine-Patch quilt now - about 45 x 45 inches. And after viewing a dozen or more videos on free motion quilting and practicing by pencil drawing several motifs, I've chosen a modified paisley all-over pattern. And I'm having good success with moving around the quilt and the foot is not doing any chirping. The biggest problem is controlling the length of the stitches and controlling the speed with the pedal.


Re: Help finding Janome Event on FB

candy
 

No it wasn’t an event like that.  The administrator explained it was just files added but Facebook asked for a time so she picked a random time 

On Apr 4, 2019, at 8:33 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

If it was a true Janome event this is how it worked.
The 15000 Virtual Guild advertised it but the actual event which was a live class, was on the Janome FB page. So that means you had to go the Janome page to view the event.
The last two events were very good and videos are still on that group to watch.
Favymtz


Re: Help finding Janome Event on FB

favymtz
 

If it was a true Janome event this is how it worked.
The 15000 Virtual Guild advertised it but the actual event which was a live class, was on the Janome FB page. So that means you had to go the Janome page to view the event.
The last two events were very good and videos are still on that group to watch.
Favymtz


Re: Tips to check automatic needle threader?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Just want to update this post as I did finally get my machine in for repair of the automatic needle threader yesterday.
The little piece that actually threads the eye of the needle was bent. Two things could have caused this per the dealer.
If when changing out needles, I did not insert the needle up in the shaft all the way. Hence the threader could have hit
the shaft inside of the eye. Also he said to be sure if using lower weight threads, to hand thread the needle. 40 and 50 should be
no issues but other weights may cause problems. 
One of the features, and their are many, I love on the Quiltmaker 15000 is the needle threader. 
Julia


Re: Horizon Link Software - Microsoft Surface Pro4

June E Hudspeth
 

Oh WOW – thank you Anne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Hein DE
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:27 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Horizon Link Software - Microsoft Surface Pro4

 

If you contact Janome tech support they will send you a link to download Horizon Link Suite.

 

Anne in DE


Re: Help finding Janome Event on FB

Pat
 

Dear Virginia and Candy,
Thank you both for responding.  I will look for the topic on the FB page.

Pat


Re: Help finding Janome Event on FB

candy
 

Someone from the site explained to me that there was no actual event.  Facebook insisted they put a time, but what it was was just files related to the topic being added to the site.


Re: Horizon Link Software - Microsoft Surface Pro4

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I have some after market applications for dog shows software that don’t “fit” properly on my HP Envy running Windows 10. I am able to get them to fit if I change the option in the Display settings/Display/Scale and layout from 125% to 100%. Surface Pro probably has similar options.

 

Vikki

Houston, X

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of favymtz
Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:43 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Horizon Link Software - Microsoft Surface Pro4

 

I have a student who owns a Janome 9900 machine and a Surface Pro. She was able to load the equivalent of Horizon Link which is AcuTools onto her Surface Pro. It does run but with some difficulties. For example one thing it does is that the screen will not show the program full size like it does on a regular windows computer and is therefore hard to use.

My explanation for why Janome has Windows programs and IPad apps is to attempt to meet the needs of all users. 

Favymtz


Re: Help finding Janome Event on FB

Virginia
 

Pat go to Facebook and post there. I belong to that group as well but don't remember the message about this.



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From: Pat <pattikowalczyk@...>
Date: 4/3/19 7:13 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Help finding Janome Event on FB

I signed up for a Janome "event" on  FB. The FB group it was on was the "Janome 15000 FB Virtual Guild."  When the time for the event came, I could not find a way to access it.  I know this is not exactly pertinent to this forum, but if there are any members of this group reading this, can you please give me a clue.  I thought I savvy with computers and all....now I know better.  
Thanks so much,
Pat Kowalczyk


Re: 15000 tension help

kmurphy1@bellsouth.net
 

Thankyou, I will work on this today.


Re: Horizon Link Software - Microsoft Surface Pro4

Anne Hein DE
 

If you contact Janome tech support they will send you a link to download Horizon Link Suite.

Anne in DE


Help finding Janome Event on FB

Pat
 

I signed up for a Janome "event" on  FB. The FB group it was on was the "Janome 15000 FB Virtual Guild."  When the time for the event came, I could not find a way to access it.  I know this is not exactly pertinent to this forum, but if there are any members of this group reading this, can you please give me a clue.  I thought I savvy with computers and all....now I know better.  
Thanks so much,
Pat Kowalczyk

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