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Favymtz Re: FSL with 12000

Flossie Schayah
 

Thanks for your reply.

It sounds like my easiest solution is to find a lace that is meant to be sewn onto the fabric.

Flossie


Elizabeth Ann Re: FSL with 12000

Flossie Schayah
 

Once you wash away the soluble product do you hand sew or machine stitch the lace onto the garment? I seriously doubt my ability to center my finished lace in the hoop in order to use the final stitch row to attach it to my shirt.

I do love the thought of antique colored thread. Same weight thread on top and in bobbin? 60 or 40 weight?

Thanks for your reply,
Flossie


Re: still having trouble with my 550E

Lyn Quine
 

Is the lettering in the embroidery side or the alphabet on the sewing side?  


Re: posting pictures

Jim Stutsman
 

It's not necessary to create an album just to post pictures. Instead log into the group website, start your message, either as a new topic (left column of the screen) or as a reply (reply button below the post you are replying to). Enter the text of your post. Then look at the icons just above where you type. You'll see a picture icon to the left of the paper clip. Click that and you can upload a photo. Once the photo has uploaded, click it and choose edit and resize it so it is not huge. Thanks!


posting pictures

bhoryn
 

I was able to open an album but not able to post pictures to it?     Does my album have to be approved before I can post pictures in it.?

Beth


still having trouble with my 550E

bhoryn
 

I am still experiencing troubles with my machine when doing any lettering.     The thread always shreds and the white from the bobbin shows through the fabric.     I have tried numerous things, new needle, different threads, different stabilizers and different fabrics.  I even ordered prewound Janome bobbins rather than wind my own.  I think I need to take my machine back to the dealer to have them look at it it unless you can give me any suggestions.    I'm going to try to post a picture in the picture section    Thanks for any additional suggestions you may have for me.

Beth


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cat - N
 

Thank you, Jim.  

- Cat



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Thread - Off-brand?

It appears that they are just re-selling someone else’s thread under their name. For example, BroThread started by making a line of thread that contained all of the Brother thread colors. Recently they added another 78 to mirror the Janome colors. I don’t have any of the Thread Nanny threads, but their website photos seem to show spools with no manufacturing markings. They promise to duplicate the Brother colors. One reason there is no chart is likely because the chart would then reveal what company is making the thread.


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Jim Stutsman
 

It appears that they are just re-selling someone else’s thread under their name. For example, BroThread started by making a line of thread that contained all of the Brother thread colors. Recently they added another 78 to mirror the Janome colors. I don’t have any of the Thread Nanny threads, but their website photos seem to show spools with no manufacturing markings. They promise to duplicate the Brother colors. One reason there is no chart is likely because the chart would then reveal what company is making the thread.


Thread - Off-brand?

Cat - N
 

Have anyone ever heard of "Thread Nanny" thread?  I was 'gifted' some of it and found only a little about it/the company, namely, I found a website:

http://www.threadnanny.com

...and a Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ThreadNanny/

Is this a reseller of some other mfg/brand/import...an 'off-brand' company?

I opened a few cones and stitched some tests with it, and the tests seemed okay, so I wrote all the color numbers and names down, but I see even on the FB page that some folks are looking for a color chart and getting no response from the company.  It seems to be sold on Amazon, eBay, and their website but that's about all I have seen.  I haven't gone through their website looking at the colors or anything...no time for that sort of thing for me just now...LOL

Curious only...TIA

- Cat

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Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jim Stutsman
 

You can download the PDF manual here and the list of brands (constantly updated) here.


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Wayne and Karen
 


Thank you Jim. Fabulous work!


On Wed, 4 Mar 2020 at 2:32 am, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
ThreadBook version 1.4 has just been approved and should be in the App Store sometime later today or tomorrow. If you have automatic updates turned on, it will download once it's in the store. On the surface this will appear to be a minor update, with some functions made a bit easier to use. Inside, though, it's a major overhaul. The entire process of adding new threads to the Library has been updated. When new threads have been added you will get a notice on the "Contents" page. I've also rebuilt the help system and a full product manual is now included in the app. We now have 254 brands containing more than 30,000 different threads. Thanks so much to everyone for your help and continued support!


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Beverly Michaluk
 

Hi,

I am new to the thread box is there any YouTube videos on it?

Thanks for the great invention I know it’ll come in handy for me.

Bev


On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 7:32 AM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
ThreadBook version 1.4 has just been approved and should be in the App Store sometime later today or tomorrow. If you have automatic updates turned on, it will download once it's in the store. On the surface this will appear to be a minor update, with some functions made a bit easier to use. Inside, though, it's a major overhaul. The entire process of adding new threads to the Library has been updated. When new threads have been added you will get a notice on the "Contents" page. I've also rebuilt the help system and a full product manual is now included in the app. We now have 254 brands containing more than 30,000 different threads. Thanks so much to everyone for your help and continued support!

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Beverly


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Janet
 

Thanks so much

Janet


On Mar 3, 2020, at 10:32 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

ThreadBook version 1.4 has just been approved and should be in the App Store sometime later today or tomorrow. If you have automatic updates turned on, it will download once it's in the store. On the surface this will appear to be a minor update, with some functions made a bit easier to use. Inside, though, it's a major overhaul. The entire process of adding new threads to the Library has been updated. When new threads have been added you will get a notice on the "Contents" page. I've also rebuilt the help system and a full product manual is now included in the app. We now have 254 brands containing more than 30,000 different threads. Thanks so much to everyone for your help and continued support!


ThreadBook 1.4

Jim Stutsman
 

ThreadBook version 1.4 has just been approved and should be in the App Store sometime later today or tomorrow. If you have automatic updates turned on, it will download once it's in the store. On the surface this will appear to be a minor update, with some functions made a bit easier to use. Inside, though, it's a major overhaul. The entire process of adding new threads to the Library has been updated. When new threads have been added you will get a notice on the "Contents" page. I've also rebuilt the help system and a full product manual is now included in the app. We now have 254 brands containing more than 30,000 different threads. Thanks so much to everyone for your help and continued support!


Re: A workable solution to magnets and sewing machines

Kathy Strabel
 

Favymtz- (and others)--This is from Kathy S, I am the one that initiated the magnets/sewing machine thread and then posted about my "bulldog clip" method. I have found out that the bulldog clip method was not my original idea, someone else had posted (on some other website, I do not know where, and it was a few years ago..)_  Dang, I thought I had come up with a good solution, but I cannot take credit for that.   

You mentioned that the handles for the bulldog type clips were standing straight up and getting in the way.  There is an easy solution to that.  ONce you have placed your clips around the hoop, you can temporarily remove the fold-down handles by squeezing the handles inward until you can just pull them off. THen, just the "business end" of the clip remains attached to the hoop and quilt sandwich. When ready to remove the clips, simply re-squeeze the handles and place them back in position on the clip's body to use for removing he clip.   Then slide your fabric to the next place and repeat.   

By the way, I did order several sets of "super strong" magnets online--they were flat and round, and encased in a rubbery material, and were a Viking product, I believe.  So I assumed they were sewing-machine approved, not TOO strong.They were very strong--it was hard to even pry them apart. The idea I had was to use those magnets on the RE28  hoop's edges, which have a metal strip embedded along the top surface. But the metal strip is pretty narrow and there was not enough metal for the magnets to "bite" very firmly. They fell of almost immediately, so I sent those magnets back.  They stuck, but not very well at all.  

I have found that using the largest hoop gives enough room so that the handles do not interfere with the presser bar lifter, or the needle threader pull-down thingy.  This works well for the RE28 hoop on my 500e machine. I cannot attest to how it would work with any other hoop and/or machine.  I am enjoying seeing how other people are approaching this issue.    Kathy Strabel    Camas WA


Re: FSL with 12000

Elizabeth Mccall
 

The 15000 has some lace designs, in with the all the built in designs,  that I stitched on dissoluble product , washed away the soluble product , then machine stitched  these on the back & front pockets  denim jackets. 
I was told to use the same thread in the bobbin as the top thread. It's nice to use an antique lace color. These  could be used on hand towels too that are difficult to sew on.
Elizabeth Ann 
Western NC Quilt Guild

On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 9:36 AM favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:
"Depending on the design" is the key statement.
Most free standing lace designs are too stitch dense to stitch directly onto fabric.
A tee shirt type knit would be especially vulnerable to a bad stitch out. It doesn't have the structure needed to hold up the embroidery.
That's why the free standing lace is stitched first onto water soluble stabilizer and then stitched onto the garment.
You can try it, but I'd suggest going to the 2nd hand store and getting a 'disposable' shirt of a similar or same fabric to experiment on.
IF you do decide to stitch directly onto the tee shirt, use a no show Mesh stabilizer.
Or look for a lace design that is meant to be stitched onto fabric, not a free standing lace.

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Favymtz


Re: Janome 15,000

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Lyn Quine and Favymtz,

Whew!!  Thank you so much, this is a real relief!!  I thought the motherboard must be going out!!  lol


Re: FSL with 12000

favymtz
 

"Depending on the design" is the key statement.
Most free standing lace designs are too stitch dense to stitch directly onto fabric.
A tee shirt type knit would be especially vulnerable to a bad stitch out. It doesn't have the structure needed to hold up the embroidery.
That's why the free standing lace is stitched first onto water soluble stabilizer and then stitched onto the garment.
You can try it, but I'd suggest going to the 2nd hand store and getting a 'disposable' shirt of a similar or same fabric to experiment on.
IF you do decide to stitch directly onto the tee shirt, use a no show Mesh stabilizer.
Or look for a lace design that is meant to be stitched onto fabric, not a free standing lace.

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Favymtz


Re: Re FSL: Mary Mills

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Flossie,

It would be lovely if you posted a picture, when you finish that FSL on your garment. It could create some new inspiration in our group.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: A workable solution to magnets and sewing machines

favymtz
 

Before this magnet conversation got too elongated, I tried the bulldog clips and didn't really like the way they functioned. The handles stick up too high and get in the way, ...
I felt like they were just too awkward, but others may like them though. I don't want to disparage or discourage anyone from trying them out.

My husband is a wonderful woodworker and made me a wood inner ring similar to the style that Jim & Diane are using. I have yet to find magnets that I like enough. I've tried a few that are available locally. I think what I'm going to end up with is making them. We're planning to model them after the SewTite magnets but make them wider. I have both sizes of the SewTite magnets and those magnets use the little 'super magnets' attached to plastic. The same super magnets are readily available in hardware stores, but it's getting the balance right of strong but not too strong. We're planning to use a strong adhesive to attach the magnets to wood.
Another issue is not having this gadget get too heavy, that would be a problem since we're already dealing with a heavy quilt.

If our version ends up working well I'll post pictures. Keeping fingers crossed!
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Favymtz