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Re: Magnets and sewing machines

blue_lak
 

I've thought about additional magnets like yours Kanga, but wondered how well the stitching comes out since the quilt would then be a bit above the machine bed and a little loose since it wouldn't have the wraparound magnets holding the quilt down. I can see how Diane's tent pole inner frame does that.


Re: New iPad problems

darlene Reese
 

Thank you for your prompt response. I will print out that information so I can follow the steps correctly. What would we do without you and Diane..       you are both so knowledgeable.


Re: 12000

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, that’s the right procedure. Good luck!


12000

J Fraker
 

Can't remember if I'm supposed to say this or not, but I've decided to upgrade so my 12000 (just serviced) is for sale with all the original stuff plus extras.  I did list it in the database section (line 23, I think) so anyone can contact me via email for pictures or questions.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Pat
 

Thanks Jim, you and Dianne are a big help and it is appreciated.
Pat Kowalczyk


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Jim Stutsman
 

When posting via email PLEASE resize photos first. Once posted I cannot change it during moderation and it creates lots of problems, especially for those viewing the posts on phones. If posting from the web, you can tap the picture icon to add a photo to your post. Once added, click the picture and then the button that shows a pencil over a piece of paper. That will let you resize the picture. Best size for posting is usually 600-800 pixels maximum width. Thanks!


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

berninahusq
 

Hi guys,

Let me offer another option for a magnetic hoop on the Janome 12000 or 15000, both of which I have.  If you have the ASQ22 (I have two of them) you’re half way there.  If you purchase some of the Viking/Pfaff or generic hoop magnets (https://www.amazon.com/Magnets-Metal-Magnetic-Hoop-Embroidery/dp/B07RWSJ3CJ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Hoop+magnets&qid=1582236940&sr=8-1
you can use them on the ASQ22.


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These magnets are super strong and depending how many you use, your quilt sandwich ain’t going anywhere.  I have 16 magnetic hoops that I use with my Berninas, Babylock Solaris, Pfaff icon and Creative Vision and Viking Diamond Deluxe Royal so I must have at least 64 of these magnets.  I will even use them on my DIME Monster Snap Hoops in place of the magnetic top frame that comes with them because it is so weak.

Also if you are thinking about buying the DIME Janome Quilt Topper which fits the ASQ22, don’t waste your time.  These are SO flimsy, weak and poorly made that it came damaged in several pieces the mail.  Janome inner hoops are more sturdy that these things!  I just can’t imagine that they feel good about themselves in full conscience designing something so poorly made and charging $39.99 for it.  You’re better off with the magnets above.

Cheers and good luck,


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Diane Stutsman
 

Oops I was referring to a printed paper template of the embroidery design.


Re: ThreadBook Question

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, all of our apps are currently iOS only. I am considering Android for an app I'm doing for a client, but it will probably be at least a year before I have anything. Depending on the learning curve, it could be even longer. Thanks for checking for her - invite her to join our list!


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

blue_lak
 

Sorry, but I'm not following what you mean by "attach the template." I use the ASQ22 template to hold the quilt in place while I push on the 8 magnets, then slide out the template. With your tent pole inner frame, I don't understand how the tabs at the top and bottom of the template wouldn't interfere with placement of either.

Jan


Re: ThreadBook Question

Helen Moslander
 

Good morning, I have someone on Facebook wanting the threadbook app but has an android and says it does not come up on her list of apps. Is it iOS only? Thank you.


On Feb 19, 2020, at 6:12 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Start by tapping Favorites on the first screen. Select the brands you have or can easily get. That will narrow your choices later on. Once you've done that you can browse the Library for those brands you have and add your threads to the My Threads collection. Every menu page has a circle in the top right corner. Tap that for a page of instructions. Also see the Question and Answer section. Many of the answers there have embedded videos that can be helpful. If you're still having trouble you can request support, or post here with details about what you're having trouble with. Thanks for using our app!


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

favymtz
 

Brilliant, thanks so much!
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Favymtz


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

wlstarn@aol.com
 

Thank you!  I ❤️ my magnetic pincushion.  But maybe I should use caution around the 1989  Pfaff.

On Thursday, February 20, 2020 Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> wrote:

This question comes up so often I should have a ready-to-paste answer, but I don't. So here's the story. In olden times (pre-iPhone) some top of line machines used magnetic switches for various sensors. If a strong magnet got too close to the machine it could cause one of those switches to close, causing the machine to sense that something had happened that actually did not. Chaos ensued. These days optical switches are the norm, where a mechanical item breaks a beam of light. These types of sensors are not affected by magnets. In Janome top loading machines there is a magnet under the bobbin case. It's strength is very carefully designed so it holds the case down, but not so tightly that a stitch cannot slide under the case. If you were to put a super strong magnet right on top of the bobbin area it might pull the case up enough to cause the noise/nest/panic we've all come to know at some point. However if the magnet were close enough to do that you wouldn't be able to sew because the needle would break when it hit the magnet. So feel free to use your magnetic pin cushions, fishing magnets, or whatever. Just don't attempt to use your machine inside an MRI machine! Consider this - if magnets were dangerous to your machine, why did Janome use them on their quilting hoops?


Re: New iPad problems

Jim Stutsman
 

The downloaded zip file doesn't actually "go" anywhere until you get it from Safari. This page explains the process: https://www.imore.com/how-manage-downloads-safari-ipad

If your iPad is new it is most likely using iOS 13. Once you have the file and clicked the circled arrow, as explained in the above link, you can tap the Zip file and it will be unzipped into a folder with the same name. Tap that and you'll see all of the designs ready to use.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Jim Stutsman
 

This question comes up so often I should have a ready-to-paste answer, but I don't. So here's the story. In olden times (pre-iPhone) some top of line machines used magnetic switches for various sensors. If a strong magnet got too close to the machine it could cause one of those switches to close, causing the machine to sense that something had happened that actually did not. Chaos ensued. These days optical switches are the norm, where a mechanical item breaks a beam of light. These types of sensors are not affected by magnets. In Janome top loading machines there is a magnet under the bobbin case. It's strength is very carefully designed so it holds the case down, but not so tightly that a stitch cannot slide under the case. If you were to put a super strong magnet right on top of the bobbin area it might pull the case up enough to cause the noise/nest/panic we've all come to know at some point. However if the magnet were close enough to do that you wouldn't be able to sew because the needle would break when it hit the magnet. So feel free to use your magnetic pin cushions, fishing magnets, or whatever. Just don't attempt to use your machine inside an MRI machine! Consider this - if magnets were dangerous to your machine, why did Janome use them on their quilting hoops?


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
 

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