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Re: Janome 15000 cabinet

Jollyne Toste
 

Hi Caroline,
i finally got a Koala table, with hydraulic lifts.  It has great storage and a huge work surface. You can order it in several different heights. I’d recommend the 35” it saves your back when cutting or pinning Quilts. 
Hiwever you should be able to contact any company to get specs and ask if the Giant Janome will fit.  Good luck and happy shopping.
a good table is worth the $$.
Jollyne
walnut creek, Ca


Re: iron cleaning

Maria Morrow
 

I have found that the base of the iron affects what comes off easily. With my cheap $10 iron with a coated plate (not shiny steel), I heat I up, then as it is cooling, when it’s still quite warm but not cold, I use a wet Magic Eraser and everything comes off. With my also cheap, but $30 iron with a stainless steel plate, it took the whole house worth of solutions to get scorched starch off of it. 

Maria Morrow, Treasurer
Camellia Quilters
Mobile:  985-640-5024

On Apr 6, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Lyn Quine <lynquine@...> wrote:

They say rubbing the base of a warm/heated iron with a paracetamol tablet , use a cloth obviously, in the States it would be Acetaminophen.  It helps to remove more than just headaches!  Lol


Re: Janome 15000 cabinet

juliadlf.ny@...
 

I have a Horn but different model. 
If you go to the Horn of America website and do a search for the model you are considering it should list
under features the opening for the machine. 


Re: iron cleaning

Atemkeng Denis <denatem@...>
 

Apply wet baking soda on the bottom of the iron (warm) and leave for sometime. Then wipe it off with a soft cloth.
Denis


On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 10:20:22 PM GMT+3, <bhd02@...> wrote:


I can remove most gunk on a hot iron with a wad of waxed paper. Just be careful with your fingers.


Re: iron cleaning

bhd02@...
 

I can remove most gunk on a hot iron with a wad of waxed paper. Just be careful with your fingers.


Re: Janome 15000 cabinet

Caroline Wright
 

Thank you Jean, I will take a look at them.


On Apr 9, 2019, at 9:30 AM, jeanbean48 via Groups.Io <jeanbean48@...> wrote:

Hi Caroline,
I purchased a sewing cabinet from Eddycrest and my 15000 fits beautifully. It has great storage for thread, hoops and so much more. I chose the centerpiece xl model so my machine has ample room and it holds up my quilts with extra space behind the machine. I love mine and l am glad I got it.  Eddycrest.com 
Jean


On Apr 9, 2019, at 7:37 AM, Caroline Wright via Groups.Io <grannygeek4@...> wrote:

I'm looking for recommendations for a sewing cabinet for my 15000.   I like the Horn 9000 but can't figure out if my Janome will fit?

thanks,
Caroline


Re: Janome 15000 cabinet

jeanbean48
 

Hi Caroline,
I purchased a sewing cabinet from Eddycrest and my 15000 fits beautifully. It has great storage for thread, hoops and so much more. I chose the centerpiece xl model so my machine has ample room and it holds up my quilts with extra space behind the machine. I love mine and l am glad I got it.  Eddycrest.com 
Jean


On Apr 9, 2019, at 7:37 AM, Caroline Wright via Groups.Io <grannygeek4@...> wrote:

I'm looking for recommendations for a sewing cabinet for my 15000.   I like the Horn 9000 but can't figure out if my Janome will fit?

thanks,
Caroline


Janome 15000 cabinet

Caroline Wright
 

I'm looking for recommendations for a sewing cabinet for my 15000.   I like the Horn 9000 but can't figure out if my Janome will fit?

thanks,
Caroline


Re: Bobbin cases, now Pre-wound bobbins

Jim Stutsman
 

The Janome packaged pre-wound bobbins can certainly be re-used when empty. However they are not the same as the 102-261-103 bobbins that are infused with rubber, and are stamped with a J on the stem. The pre-wounds are a bit thinner, probably so they can hold more thread. I think they are made with the idea that they are disposable, so Janome spends as little as possible on them. While they are not as robust as the standard bobbins, there is nothing wrong with re-using them. There's also nothing wrong with chucking them in the recycle bin, though I'm not sure that type of plastic actually recycles. As a child of Depression-era parents, I am quite attuned to wasting nothing. I vividly remember my maternal grandmother washing out empty plastic bread wrappers to use as plastic bags. My mother-in-law had a collection of bread wrapper twist-ties, neatly straightened and sorted by colors on a shelf in her kitchen. This sort of behavior affected both Diane and I, and we have been frugal as a result. We started out with nothing, and we still have most of it left.


Re: Bobbin cases

Lyn Quine
 

Would love to buy Janome prewounds, but not available in the UK, to buy from the states would cost in handling charges import and VAT.


Re: Bobbin cases

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Elizabeth,

Embroidery Library and Embroidery Designs (2 separate sites) have nice designs at a reasonable price. I’ve also got designs from Sew Swell, Zundt, Sue Box and others that are well digitized and very nice but a bit more money. Just use “Mr. Google”, you’ll get so many sites. It is best to purchase ones that are JEF format, however, many come in all the formats and you just pick out the JEF ones to stitch out. Remember that the stitch limit is 200,000 stitches on the 15000, but most of the designs don’t reach anywhere near that amount, so it shouldn’t be a concern unless the design is bigger than the hoop size for the machine. The 2 things to watch are stitch count, and the size of the design and of course the format as well.

I found it difficult to read your post as you typed it all in upper case letters - that makes it look as if everything you are saying is VERY important - Just an observation. However, we like to hear from everyone no matter how you type. I worked as a typist so I find it easy to do, but not everyone does.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Bobbin

JoAnn Novak
 

 I also use my empty prewound bobbins over & over.  Never have a

 problem.       JoAnn

Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

Narda,
I use my Janome empty prewound bobbins over and over;  that may have just been one weak bobbin.  
Maybe you could try again and if it happens again then talk to your service tech; I don't know but Jim would if there is such a thing as the bobbin winder making everything to tight.  

But I wanted you to know that I do use my bobbins over with success.

Pat 

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM Narda Poulin via Groups.Io <nardapoulin=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
I would think twice about using them twice I did that and after I had filled the bobbin as I was trying to put it in the case the side of the bobbin broke off in my hand so it was useless as well as all the bobbin thread on it....it could have been just a fluke but I only use them once...anyone else have that happen?



Re: Bobbin cases

Laura Catto (Brayford)
 

I use prewounds in my 12000 and 6500 ALL the time with no tension issues. I was also informed the yellow dot bobbin case is for when you doing embroidery and blue dot is good for free motion quilting and red dot for all the rest. I never use Janome thread. I use aurifil and again with no issues. You can get prewounds from a number of places in North American. The janome prewounds are also available in Canada. I use some called ClearTec...work like a charm

Laura
Edmonton, AB


On Apr 8, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Lyn Quine <lynquine@...> wrote:

I haven’t been able to buy Janome prewounds for a few years.  I was told by Janome UK they are no longer for sale which is a shame because they were brilliant, and I was told to use the normal bobbin case because, the normal one is set to the tension for Janome bobbin thread.  The yellow dot is for non Janome thread.  I used to buy them packaged in the Janome packaging.  If they aren’t in the packaging I would be reluctant to buy them.

As far as the Janome bobbins are concerned, I asked Janome UK if the Janome bobbins have the J on them and was told that only those that are sold loose by a dealer have the J, that is so they can be sure they are selling the correct ones as they aren’t packaged in the normal Janome packaging.  I always buy a pack now so that I can be certain they are genuine and I don’t have to make sure there is a J on loose ones.  I agree that the ones that are sold under a different name as suitable for multi brands are generic so are not quite the right size.  If you are lucky enough to be able to buy the genuine prewound bobbins that’s great, I wish I could, and I have never had one break when I have used it again, I always kept them for normal sewing thread, they should be ok as they are just standard Janome bobbins as I understand it.

One lady I met at a workshop, she was using bright coloured bobbins in her 9900, and the tension was awful, not surprising really they were for husqvarna machines, but she thought they looked pretty in the box!  


Re: Bobbin cases

Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

I've never had a problem reusing the Janome prewound bobbins.

Linda 


On Apr 8, 2019, at 6:44 AM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:

Narda,
I use my Janome empty prewound bobbins over and over;  that may have just been one weak bobbin.  
Maybe you could try again and if it happens again then talk to your service tech; I don't know but Jim would if there is such a thing as the bobbin winder making everything to tight.  

But I wanted you to know that I do use my bobbins over with success.

Pat 

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM Narda Poulin via Groups.Io <nardapoulin=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
I would think twice about using them twice I did that and after I had filled the bobbin as I was trying to put it in the case the side of the bobbin broke off in my hand so it was useless as well as all the bobbin thread on it....it could have been just a fluke but I only use them once...anyone else have that happen?



Re: Bobbin cases

Caroline Wright
 

I buy my prewound bobbins from Amazon and have used them for years on both my Janome 11000 SE and 15000 with no problems.  The only thing I do is to unwind about 10 pulls before inserting the bobbin as sometimes it appears to have a bit too much thread.  Here’s a link - they have both white and black thread.

On Apr 8, 2019, at 8:44 AM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:

Narda,
I use my Janome empty prewound bobbins over and over;  that may have just been one weak bobbin.  
Maybe you could try again and if it happens again then talk to your service tech; I don't know but Jim would if there is such a thing as the bobbin winder making everything to tight.  

But I wanted you to know that I do use my bobbins over with success.

Pat 

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM Narda Poulin via Groups.Io <nardapoulin=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
I would think twice about using them twice I did that and after I had filled the bobbin as I was trying to put it in the case the side of the bobbin broke off in my hand so it was useless as well as all the bobbin thread on it....it could have been just a fluke but I only use them once...anyone else have that happen?






Re: Bobbin cases

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I just purchased 50 bobbins from Sewing Machine Plus for $20.00.  They came in packages of 10 with a
SKU number of 102261103.  This is what Jim Stutman always recommended in the past as the best bobbins to get.  I just checked them and they do not have a "j" on them.


Re: Bobbin cases

Patricia Ward
 

Narda,
I use my Janome empty prewound bobbins over and over;  that may have just been one weak bobbin.  
Maybe you could try again and if it happens again then talk to your service tech; I don't know but Jim would if there is such a thing as the bobbin winder making everything to tight.  

But I wanted you to know that I do use my bobbins over with success.

Pat 

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM Narda Poulin via Groups.Io <nardapoulin=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
I would think twice about using them twice I did that and after I had filled the bobbin as I was trying to put it in the case the side of the bobbin broke off in my hand so it was useless as well as all the bobbin thread on it....it could have been just a fluke but I only use them once...anyone else have that happen?



Re: Bobbin cases

Lyn Quine
 

I haven’t been able to buy Janome prewounds for a few years.  I was told by Janome UK they are no longer for sale which is a shame because they were brilliant, and I was told to use the normal bobbin case because, the normal one is set to the tension for Janome bobbin thread.  The yellow dot is for non Janome thread.  I used to buy them packaged in the Janome packaging.  If they aren’t in the packaging I would be reluctant to buy them.

As far as the Janome bobbins are concerned, I asked Janome UK if the Janome bobbins have the J on them and was told that only those that are sold loose by a dealer have the J, that is so they can be sure they are selling the correct ones as they aren’t packaged in the normal Janome packaging.  I always buy a pack now so that I can be certain they are genuine and I don’t have to make sure there is a J on loose ones.  I agree that the ones that are sold under a different name as suitable for multi brands are generic so are not quite the right size.  If you are lucky enough to be able to buy the genuine prewound bobbins that’s great, I wish I could, and I have never had one break when I have used it again, I always kept them for normal sewing thread, they should be ok as they are just standard Janome bobbins as I understand it.

One lady I met at a workshop, she was using bright coloured bobbins in her 9900, and the tension was awful, not surprising really they were for husqvarna machines, but she thought they looked pretty in the box!  


Re: Bobbin cases

Narda Poulin
 

I would think twice about using them twice I did that and after I had filled the bobbin as I was trying to put it in the case the side of the bobbin broke off in my hand so it was useless as well as all the bobbin thread on it....it could have been just a fluke but I only use them once...anyone else have that happen?


On Apr 7, 2019, at 4:16 PM, Elizabeth Mccall <mountainlady989@...> wrote:

HI THERE, I HAD A LOOSE BOBBIN THREAD ON MY 15000, AND MY DEALER FOUND  MY RED DOT CASE WITH BURRS ON IT, CAUSED BY A NEEDLE HITTING IT. 
 I FOUND OUT FROM MY DEALER THAT THE ONLY TIME THE YELLOW CASE MUST BE USED, IS WHEN USING A LIGHT WEIGHT EMBROIDERY THREAD OR JANOME  PRE -WOUND BOBBINS., I FOUND THEM IN  WHITE AND BLACK THREAD . FOR 65 PENNIES EACH  AT MY DEALER. & THEY AR JANOME & CAN BE USED AGAIN. ,
THE BOBBIN FOR A JANOME MUST BE JANOME BRAND, FOUND WITH A LETTER "J" ON THE SHAFT OF THE BOBBIN, SO DON'T BE CHEAP & USE THE REAL ONES.. ALSO NEVER USE A PAPER PRE WOUND BOBBIN.

DOES ANYONE USE  A FAVORITE  SITE FOR EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR THE 15000 ? OR FAVORITE SITE FOR MATERIAL. 
THANKS ,  ELIZABETH

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 6:38 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
Thanks to all for the advice about red dot, yellow dot, blue dot bobbin cases.  I found the problem was with my choice of thread (Sulky 40wt variegated).  My machine does not like it.  I used the red dot bobbin case, changed to 50 wt Aurfil in both top and bobbin, and size 12 needle.  Voila!!  No skipped stitches, nests, loose tension.  The ASQ 22 hoop held the quilt layers together securely.  Thanks again.  
Carole


Re: Bobbin cases

Elizabeth Mccall
 

HI THERE, I HAD A LOOSE BOBBIN THREAD ON MY 15000, AND MY DEALER FOUND  MY RED DOT CASE WITH BURRS ON IT, CAUSED BY A NEEDLE HITTING IT. 
 I FOUND OUT FROM MY DEALER THAT THE ONLY TIME THE YELLOW CASE MUST BE USED, IS WHEN USING A LIGHT WEIGHT EMBROIDERY THREAD OR JANOME  PRE -WOUND BOBBINS., I FOUND THEM IN  WHITE AND BLACK THREAD . FOR 65 PENNIES EACH  AT MY DEALER. & THEY AR JANOME & CAN BE USED AGAIN. ,
THE BOBBIN FOR A JANOME MUST BE JANOME BRAND, FOUND WITH A LETTER "J" ON THE SHAFT OF THE BOBBIN, SO DON'T BE CHEAP & USE THE REAL ONES.. ALSO NEVER USE A PAPER PRE WOUND BOBBIN.

DOES ANYONE USE  A FAVORITE  SITE FOR EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR THE 15000 ? OR FAVORITE SITE FOR MATERIAL. 
THANKS ,  ELIZABETH

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 6:38 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
Thanks to all for the advice about red dot, yellow dot, blue dot bobbin cases.  I found the problem was with my choice of thread (Sulky 40wt variegated).  My machine does not like it.  I used the red dot bobbin case, changed to 50 wt Aurfil in both top and bobbin, and size 12 needle.  Voila!!  No skipped stitches, nests, loose tension.  The ASQ 22 hoop held the quilt layers together securely.  Thanks again.  
Carole