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Re: Skyline S9 Question

Marsha_Comcast
 

Hi June,
I have an update to the Skyline S9. I just tried the HP plate on the Skyline to see if it would sense the correct plate and it did! So I was told only the newer version Skyline allows the HP setup but I figure it was worth a try and it works! So hope this may help you too if you find a great deal on “last year’s” model.

Happy sewing!

Thanks,
Marsha

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Pixey
 

June,
I have a similar setup (got a great deal onmy machine at a Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving last year). I recently took my S9 for a sewing project class and it worked great. I did invest in the extra foot/accessories box like came with the 15000 so I could easily carry all the extras.

Like Cheryl mentioned, there are a few on-screen controls that are just slightly different between the 15000 and S9. But it was not too frustrating.

To be honest, I think aging effect is not the only factor associated with factor with taking the 15000 somewhere...the thing is just a massive, heavy, well built machine and weighs accordingly

Regards,
Pixey

Re: Skyline S9 Question

June E Hudspeth
 

Cheryl:

Thank you so much for the wealth of info; I truly appreciate it.

I myself will be 72 shortly and it's hard trying to drag the 15000 around (big smile).

But, I think the Skyline S9 is the answer to my prayers.

Thanks again!

June

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 9:40 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Skyline S9 Question

June,

I missed you question as I’ve gotten myself into a TV Series that we didn’t get on TV until I found it on Netflix. I watched 4 seasons in one weekend then was starving for more and can’t find Season 5 for “FREE” so I bought the books that is is derived from - I’m hooked - What else can I say - the internet has come second this once.

I have a Skyline S9 and have had an Elna 860 previously (traded because the “foot” wouldn’t lift when I quit sewing - I’m spoiled). I love this machine and have only once had a class where a bigger hoop would have been nice but we managed to flip the design and it worked for that project. As you have a 15000, you’ll never have that issue unless you are not at home with both machines available to you at the same time. The feet are all interchangeable with the exception of the HP series. I don’t think that Janome will upgrade the S9 either as they need to keep something for their TOL machines that folks pay all that extra money for the privilege of having that expensive machine. I could be wrong though on that score as I have no inside information at all - I’m just a Janome fan of 35 years or so.

One thing I do find is that sometimes I forget what machine I’m using and can’t find immediately how to get somewhere. The page down or page over as one example - the concept is the same but just on a different place on the screen. I straighten out pretty quickly though. I’m just glad that I can afford both machines as it is so much easier to take the S9 to a class than the 15000. At the age of 74, it is difficult to lift that machine in a case into the back of my Van or a friend’s SUV and then out when we get where we’re going and then ALL our stuff to sew as well. It would be nice if we could just say, “Beam me up Scottie” and have it all appear where it needs to be.

Have fun with your new machine - I’m sure you will love it.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Cheryl Paul
 

June,

I missed you question as I’ve gotten myself into a TV Series that we didn’t get on TV until I found it on Netflix. I watched 4 seasons in one weekend then was starving for more and can’t find Season 5 for “FREE” so I bought the books that is is derived from - I’m hooked - What else can I say - the internet has come second this once.

I have a Skyline S9 and have had an Elna 860 previously (traded because the “foot” wouldn’t lift when I quit sewing - I’m spoiled). I love this machine and have only once had a class where a bigger hoop would have been nice but we managed to flip the design and it worked for that project. As you have a 15000, you’ll never have that issue unless you are not at home with both machines available to you at the same time. The feet are all interchangeable with the exception of the HP series. I don’t think that Janome will upgrade the S9 either as they need to keep something for their TOL machines that folks pay all that extra money for the privilege of having that expensive machine. I could be wrong though on that score as I have no inside information at all - I’m just a Janome fan of 35 years or so.

One thing I do find is that sometimes I forget what machine I’m using and can’t find immediately how to get somewhere. The page down or page over as one example - the concept is the same but just on a different place on the screen. I straighten out pretty quickly though. I’m just glad that I can afford both machines as it is so much easier to take the S9 to a class than the 15000. At the age of 74, it is difficult to lift that machine in a case into the back of my Van or a friend’s SUV and then out when we get where we’re going and then ALL our stuff to sew as well. It would be nice if we could just say, “Beam me up Scottie” and have it all appear where it needs to be.

Have fun with your new machine - I’m sure you will love it.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: FootBook 4.2

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, we go all the way back to the 5500, which was the first fully computerized Janome. It was sold as the Memory 7.

Re: FootBook 4.2

Shirley Taylor
 

Would this cover feet for the10001 and 6500 P?

Re: Skyline S9 Question

June E Hudspeth
 

Hi Marsha:

 

Thanks, totally perfect.

 

I truly appreciate your info. 

 

You can never have “enough” info.

 

Thank you!

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marsha_Comcast
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:06 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Skyline S9 Question

 

Hi June!
I’m still putting it through it’s paces. And so far I have zero complaints, issues, or misgivings. It’s still not as light as some of the smaller portable sewing only machines but I knew that going in.
I found a floor model at a store within an hour drive that was the best price I’d seen and they told me that Janome has a Skyline series special going until the end of May. The special is you can choose up to $400 in accessories (Janome’s chosen selection) and most of the feet will fit the 15000 also, so that was a bonus. I do wish it had the HP foot, that is my favorite. And the max hoop size can be limiting depending on what you’re doing. 
It has great stitch quality and navigating the screen is kind of a simplified version of the 15000 so that learning curve is almost flat.

That was probably way more than you wanted to know. But if you have any questions, please ask and I’ll try to be briefer.

Thanks,
Marsha

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Marsha_Comcast
 

Hi June!
I’m still putting it through it’s paces. And so far I have zero complaints, issues, or misgivings. It’s still not as light as some of the smaller portable sewing only machines but I knew that going in.
I found a floor model at a store within an hour drive that was the best price I’d seen and they told me that Janome has a Skyline series special going until the end of May. The special is you can choose up to $400 in accessories (Janome’s chosen selection) and most of the feet will fit the 15000 also, so that was a bonus. I do wish it had the HP foot, that is my favorite. And the max hoop size can be limiting depending on what you’re doing. 
It has great stitch quality and navigating the screen is kind of a simplified version of the 15000 so that learning curve is almost flat.

That was probably way more than you wanted to know. But if you have any questions, please ask and I’ll try to be briefer.

Thanks,
Marsha

Re: Skyline S9 Question

June E Hudspeth
 

Hi Marsha:

 

I tried to find this post on FB; but was not successful.

 

Hopefully, it’s OK to respond to this email.

 

I also have a 15000, which I totally love; but I also need another lighter machine for classes.  What made you decide on a Skyline S9 and are you happy with it?

 

Thanks so much!

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marsha_Comcast
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 4:06 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Skyline S9 Question

 

I have a 15000 that I love. And I just bought a Skyline S9 for smaller projects and for classes. The only part I’m not seeing identified in the manual, is a toggle switch on the back behind where the embroidery arm mounts.
I’m just a curious sort and like to know what and why things are. So if anyone knows what it’s called or what it does, I would love to know.

thank you,
Marsha

Re: Question for Jim on 15000 Horizon

mimi jo
 

Jim, thanks. You are so helpful. 

 
Jo Ann Levert

On May 13, 2019, at 5:25 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

I wish I could say you were the first person to ever do this, but there have been MANY who made this mistake. What you pulled out was NOT lint, but the oil wick that holds oil for the hook race. You may have noticed that one end of it has a small metal piece on it. That end goes in first, unless it came out inside the tube. I have never been able to push the wick back in, though I did have a lot of customers that pulled it out. What I did as a substitute, that worked pretty well, is to take a pipe cleaner, double it, and then push the folded end into the hole. Cut off the surplus and push the cut ends down so they are below the surface. Finish with a couple of drops (NO MORE!) in the hole. That should take care of things and keep it going. If you want it restored back to factory state you'll need to have your dealer order the piece that it came out of. That piece is now part of a single assembly, so it may not be possible to order only that part, and you would probably be looking at an hour of labor to put it in. My advice is to do the pipe cleaner, keep on sewing, and never mention it again!

Re: Question for Jim on 15000 Horizon

Jim Stutsman
 

I wish I could say you were the first person to ever do this, but there have been MANY who made this mistake. What you pulled out was NOT lint, but the oil wick that holds oil for the hook race. You may have noticed that one end of it has a small metal piece on it. That end goes in first, unless it came out inside the tube. I have never been able to push the wick back in, though I did have a lot of customers that pulled it out. What I did as a substitute, that worked pretty well, is to take a pipe cleaner, double it, and then push the folded end into the hole. Cut off the surplus and push the cut ends down so they are below the surface. Finish with a couple of drops (NO MORE!) in the hole. That should take care of things and keep it going. If you want it restored back to factory state you'll need to have your dealer order the piece that it came out of. That piece is now part of a single assembly, so it may not be possible to order only that part, and you would probably be looking at an hour of labor to put it in. My advice is to do the pipe cleaner, keep on sewing, and never mention it again!

Re: FootBook 4.2

Cheryl Watson
 

Thank you Jim. Your apps are wonderful. 


On May 12, 2019, at 4:14 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

I have just submitted a small revision of our first-ever app to the App Store for review. Once approved, the update will install automatically if you have selected that option. Where is the option? Tap Settings, then iTunes & App Stores. Under AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADs make sure Updates is turned on.

This version requires a minimum of iOS 11 to install. If you are on an older iPhone or iPad that does not support iOS 11, fear not! You will continue to get new content updates, including new feet with videos. The only thing you won't get is modifications to the app itself. In this case the only change is some bug fixes and a few changes in the menu structure. The app will hopefully be approved in a few days, but the foot updates are in place now. If you have used the app recently the only addition will be the new HD Roller Foot. It's a great addition to your collection for cording, edge stitching, and more.

Question for Jim on 15000 Horizon

mimi jo
 

A cord like string was sticking up and out the tiny hole at bottom of bobbin case. It was under the bobbin when I changed bobbin after having machine's annual service.   I thought it was fuzz. It came out of the tiny screw hole you can see when you examine the bobbin casing.  It wasn't fuzz noted as I cleaned it,  but a cord like string.  It came out.  What does it do and should I put it back?  I might be able to take a picture of it if my description is lacking.  Machine embroiders fine, but better with red dot case, now. I heard that the yellow dot bobbin case might need replacing because they wear out. Service tech did not recommend but was not having any problems before service.
Really thank you for your knowledge and for administering the group.  You are appreciated.  
Big hugs, Jo Ann

Quick Thanks

Deb Keldrauk
 

Just a quick note - Jim thanks for the update to the foot book. I have been using all your apps for years now, BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT ON APPS. You and Diane have been so great, consistently dependable and I just wanted to take this chance to say thank-you for being that go-to place for solid answers.
Deb in CA

Re: Happy Mothers Day!

Tami Morgan
 

Thank you Jim and Diane for all you do!

Sent from Tamis iPad

Re: Janome 15000 cabinet

Anne Parker
 

You can also fit one or even 2 low pedestals under the large BEKANT IKEA desk.  I have a couple of low pedestals on wheels that I bought from a recycled office furniture supplier - think they came at £20 each - which I am planning to use once I've re-organised my studio.  I think I may need to raise the table an inch as I have it on it's lowest height and the frame underneath may get in the way, but that should still be ok for me with regard to the height of the sewing surface of the 15000.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. Desiderata - By Max Ehrmann © 1927

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Pixey
 

I went back to my dealer with the same question.  If you toggle it and watch the end of the machine you will see the switch for lowering the feed dogs toggle at the same time.  So it is an “alternate” switch for lowering the feed dogs.  I suspect it was a design carryover from an earlier model but then they realized that you really cannot get to it easily with the embroidery unit installed and added the feed dog toggle at the end of the machine.

Pixey


On May 12, 2019, at 6:06 PM, Marsha_Comcast <mminten@...> wrote:

I have a 15000 that I love. And I just bought a Skyline S9 for smaller projects and for classes. The only part I’m not seeing identified in the manual, is a toggle switch on the back behind where the embroidery arm mounts.
I’m just a curious sort and like to know what and why things are. So if anyone knows what it’s called or what it does, I would love to know.

thank you,
Marsha

Re: Janome 15000 cabinet

Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

Just went to look at this table and it's really a great idea and not expensive compared to the typical sewing table/cabinet.

It's definitely on my wish list.

Linda from Texas


On Apr 11, 2019, at 2:06 AM, Anne Parker <dylanfawr@...> wrote:

I don't have a cabinet for my machine.  I use a BEKANT desk from IKEA.  It's part of their office furniture range and can be raised and lowered as needed.

I bought the largest size 160cm x 80cm (72 in x 32 in) with oak veneer top and white legs, with manual adjustment for £150 https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/desks/office-desks/bekant-desk-oak-veneer-white-spr-39022807/- but you can get more expensive versions that have electric adjustment.

I have mine set at the lowest height of 65cm - about 26 in (which puts the machine sewing surface at just the right height for me being short) but it can go up to 85cm - about 34 in - the electric sit/stand versions will actually go to a height of 125cm (50 in).

They also have a 10yr guarantee and are very sturdy.  I have mine on carpet and don't have any problems regarding vibration.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion"  Martha Graham

Re: Happy Mothers Day!

cladydi328@...
 

Thank you Jim and Diane. Diane hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.
Diane in NC
 
 

I know this list contains a large number of mothers, grandmothers, and even great grandmothers (Aren't ALL grandmothers great?), so we're wishing all of you a wonderful day. You have survived the toughest job there is and you deserve every bit of recognition that you get!

Re: Happy Mothers Day!

Sara
 

Thank you Jim.  Wish Diane I Happy Mothers Day for me....Sara

In a message dated 5/12/2019 5:15:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, onlinesewing@... writes:

I know this list contains a large number of mothers, grandmothers, and even great grandmothers (Aren't ALL grandmothers great?), so we're wishing all of you a wonderful day. You have survived the toughest job there is and you deserve every bit of recognition that you get!