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Re: still having trouble with my 550E

Roberta K
 

Beth:

Have you tried using the the bobbin holder with the yellow dot? Other than that the tension on the top thread is too tight or the tension on the bobbin thread is too loose. It’s easier to try changing to the yellow dot bobbin holder than to start adjusting the red dot bobbin holder tension.

Roberta in FL


Re: posting pictures

bhoryn
 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 3:54 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

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!


Re: still having trouble with my 550E

bhoryn
 

Here is a picture of the shredded thread.  Any suggestions or help is very much appreciated.  


Trying again to add pictures

bhoryn
 

This is the lettering I had trouble with


Re: FSL with 12000

Flossie Schayah
 

Does anyone know what built in laces on the 12000 are meant to be sewn directly onto fabric?

Page 142 of the 12000 Instruction Book shows the built in Lace patterns. My notes show that I stitched the 2 butterflies onto thick stabilizer for a card using 40 weight thread at 110%.

I am planning to use my free arm sewing machine to literally stitch stabilizer to the back of the neckline curve as well as stay stitch the soluble to the front. I hope there won't be much movement. I am not planning to embroidery  onto or past the neck.

I was hoping to use a beautiful lace from Sue Box but I guess it is too dense for a t shirt.

Thank you to everyone who has tried to help me,
Flossie


Re: still having trouble with my 550E

Lyn Quine
 

Yes thank you.  I have problems with alphabets on the sewing side, I think I need to try and use the dial on the side of the machine to ‘balance’ the stitching.  That’s why I asked.

it sounds as though the tension is tight on the top thread, it’s pulling the bobbin thread up.  That is probably why it’s shredding too.  Is the thread being held back or getting caught and pulling back on itself.  Are you using the horizontal spindle for the thread.  Is it a spool of thread or a mini cop/cone which needs to be on a threadstand at the side or back of the machine?


Re: Re FSL: Mary Mills

Flossie Schayah
 

I am currently recovering from minor surgery but I hope to decorate the t shirt in time for our vacation at the end of May. If I succeed in fancying up my t shirt I will try to post a picture.
 
Flossie


Re: still having trouble with my 550E

bhoryn
 

The lettering was made in Embird from an alphabet or font I have in my embroidery files and then transferred to the USB stick to put in my machine.    Does that answer your question ?

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:04 PM, Lyn Quine <lynquine@...> wrote:

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


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

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