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Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Pat
 

I, too, am very confused about using magnets on or near my 15000.  I'd like to use a magnetic seam guide, but don't dare.  I also have magnetic pin cushions, that I keep away from her.  Can anyone give us a definitive answer?  Also, what can be said of using those same near a Viking Designer SE or a Bernina?  Thank you very much, your help and expertise is appreciated.

Pat Kowalczyk

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 4:44 PM wlstarn via Groups.Io <wlstarn=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

The magnets don't affect the computer?  Years ago, we were told not to use magnetic pincushion near the sewing machine because it would damage the computer.

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> wrote:

I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

penneyippen
 

I see a great proto-type for a new adventure!  We need magnetic hoops just like those other brands!  Just saying... ps hello from Grand Rapids/Muskegon MI.

New iPad problems

darlene Reese
 

Hi there.
i have recently purchased an iPad 128, replacing my iPad 32 which seems to not hold a charge for very long any more.
it seems that everything transferred over to the new one, but when I try to download a pattern from my Juju files, it sends it in a zip file to iCloud, and I don’t know how to pick it up.
on my old one, when I wanted to download a pattern, it would give me many options, and I usually chose the AirStitch option, then transferred it to a file in my Dropbox, Apps, Artistic .
what step am I missing on the setup so that I can transfer it this way on my new iPad?

i am completely lost.
i have checked the Dropbox file and iCloud, but it isn’t there.
can you help me?
thank you in advance.
Darlene

Magnets and sewing machines

Brenda Adams
 

I’ve look for the magnets. Seen any where from 40lb up to 1700 lb pulling force. What is yours?

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Jim Stutsman
 

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

favymtz
 

Please help us out by posting some pictures of what you’ve designed.
I too have never heard of fishing magnets and just looked them up online. It still looks like a mystery!
Thanks Diane.

Favymtz

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Favymtz 

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Diane Stutsman
 

This whole idea started when I found that there is no magnetic hoop that will fit the Janome from a (nameless) third party. The ASQ 22 Janome hoop is great for hooping and quilting light weight quilts. The one I just finished was the  Bonnie Hunter mystery scrap quilt with over 3000 pieces. Add that to Warm and Natural batting and the backing, and it was nearly impossible to use the magnets that came with the hoop. Even when I could clamp them on they often popped off during the quilting. That’s when I bought the heavy duty fishing magnets. They worked sort of, but the quilt was too loose in the hoop and tended to move. Jim and I spent quite a bit of time brainstorming then some more time at Home Depot. That is the cobbled together version. It has 1” molding, 1/4” square dowel, corner brackets, gorilla glue, thumb tacks and lots of tape. It really looks terrible but I used it for two whole days and it did the trick. Enter Jim.....”There’s got to be be something better. You need metal rods.” As we walked our 3.25 miles we kept throwing out ideas about how to hook metal rods together. Braiiinstorm, I had left over tent poles (don’t ask) we cut 4 pieces and strung them together with the cord they come with and tied the corner. It works perfectly. Just attach the template to the area, slide the frame into the hoop and put the magnets on the sides. The magnets hold the frame in place and the design stitches perfectly. Just make sure there is no drag on the quilt. Note: 6 magnets work but I just ordered another set to allow at least two on each side.

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Sewhat
 

I would love to see a picture of your fantastic fishing magnets and frame.  Amazing

Donna Strode


On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:46:58 PM EST, Nyssa Lanzafame <nyssajoe@...> wrote:


wow!  @Diane Stutsman would love to see a picture of this set up!!!


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:17 AM Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <diane.stutsman=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.



Re: 1600P

Jim Stutsman
 

This is pretty hard to diagnose without being able to see the machine. One thought - is the Westalee foot contacting the plate when it's installed? If it's not the right one for the 1600P it might be pushing the presser bar up, which would cause the tension to open a bit. With little or no tension you would probably have this problem.

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

wow!  @Diane Stutsman would love to see a picture of this set up!!!


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:17 AM Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <diane.stutsman=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.



Re: 1600P

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

a complete service on the machine, and it was working for sewing with the hopping foot it came with. I did a bunch of samples.  then i got to the actual quilt...put on the westalee ruler foot and  it will not pick up the bobbin thread!!  roll the machine off to the side and needle up then down and it picks up the thread! everytime!  and i was using quilt sandwiches when i did the samples, so not sure what is happening, any thoughts to save my sanity?  (and this machine LOL!)

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

blue_lak
 

What strength magnets are you using? Are they the round type with the screw-on eye bolt? Inquiring minds would like to know....

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Kris Tingley
 

Where did you get your frame


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:17 AM, Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io
<diane.stutsman@...> wrote:
I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Elizabeth Mccall
 

Hi Diane & JIM, Can you sen along  more information via the Group? . Are you using the 15000, and what frame/hoop are you using?    What needle and what thread  are you using for a heavy project? 
Can you send a photo to show  WHAT  is a Fishing Magnet, and  where do you get them,, & how many needed try this technique ?
Thanks, 
Elizabeth McCall
Western NC
 

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:17 AM Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <diane.stutsman=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.



Re: Thread book app

Suzanne Martin
 

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Licensed Broker Associate

Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando LLC

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Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Thread book app

 


Helen Moslander.    I am looking for some particular colours in maderia threads and cannot find them here in Canada.  Looked on line yesterday but couldn’t see ant place where I could order just particular colours. Can you tell me where you order your threads.    Thank you 

 

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

wlstarn@...
 

The magnets don't affect the computer?  Years ago, we were told not to use magnetic pincushion near the sewing machine because it would damage the computer.

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> wrote:

I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Kathy Strabel
 

Diane and Jim--Thanks for the info re: magnets. I have never heard of "fishing magnets"---where would one find them, at a sporting goods store?  You said you use a "cobbled together hoop". What exactly does that mean? You have to use the original (lower ) hoop because that is where the attachment is to the embroidery arm, is that not correct?   I am still considering a DIY magnetic hoop, but want to be very clear about the process before I try anything. If you prefer, we can communicate privately.
Thanks 
Kathy Strabel   ksbappa@...

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:17 AM Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <diane.stutsman=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.





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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




Re: Thread book app

Helen Moslander
 

I ordered Isacord from their website. I have not used Madeira. Isacord was $4.10 each. 


On Feb 19, 2020, at 6:08 AM, bhoryn via Groups.Io <bhoryn@...> wrote:


Helen Moslander.    I am looking for some particular colours in maderia threads and cannot find them here in Canada.  Looked on line yesterday but couldn’t see ant place where I could order just particular colours. Can you tell me where you order your threads.    Thank you 

Re: Magnets and sewing machines

bhoryn
 

Can you post a picture?  Thanks 


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On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:17 AM, Diane Stutsman via Groups.Io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:

I have been experimenting with magnets on a large quilt with lots of piecing and  seams. The quilting hoop is great but the magnets that came with it tend to pop off with a heavily pieced quilt and warm and natural batting. Instead I use a cobbled together frame and fishing magnets. They are strong and have a handle on top. This makes it easy to remove the magnets, slide the quilt, slip in the frame and attach the magnets.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

favymtz
 

I saw what might be the same explanation (ad) for some magnets that could be used to simulate a magnetic hoop. In the US there’s a similar version, “Sew Tites”. I haven’t invested in them to experiment in hopes that DIME will release a magnetic hoop sometime soon for our 15000. I contacted them a few months ago and was told it’s on their list of products to make.
In the meantime I use the Acufil ASQ hoop, sometimes with the Topper, sometimes just with the regular ASQ magnets. If the item is real bulky I use the Topper and it’s magnets, if it’s not real bulky I use the clamps the hoop came with.
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Favymtz