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ISO: A good service tech in the St. Louis, Mo. area

maryjoe2@...
 

Hello, can anyone recommend a good trusted Janome service tech in the ST. Louis, Mo area or one that does Janomes too. Thanks!

Mary
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Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cat - N
 

Thank you, Meryl.

I have had minimal issues with the thread...occasional shredding, but it happens with other thread occasionally, too.  I don't have a problem with the colors either, and they have stayed vibrant so far.  It's difficult to tell them from the Metro thread by looking at them.  I already had a complete Metro collection, so have used some of the Thread Nanny thread when I needed extra shades of colors, and no problems with it so far.  I just never heard of them and wasn't finding much about the company or the thread.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with this thread. 

- Cat




Re: FSL with 12000

Claire Schutz
 

I would contact Sue Box, they give good help, Claire S.

On 3/4/2020 3:57 PM, Flossie Schayah wrote:
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: Trying again to add pictures

Cheryl Paul
 

Beth,

I can understand why you are upset - that is nasty and your machine shouldn’t be pulling the bobbin thread up like that. I’d be taking that in to your dealer, if the advise given doesn’t work for you. Try rethreading your machine again, to be sure that ALL tension disks have the thread firmly in them, use your yellow dot bobbin case, try another thread, colour doesn’t matter for testing, but if you don’t have a second spool of the exact colour you need, borrow one or buy a new one IF you can’t get the original to work, try using a matching colour in the bobbin (last resort). Try to stitch another font for your lettering, there might be some reason that the one you are using just doesn’t digitize nicely - it should but sometimes strange things happen for no good reason. Using another font or two will give you an idea if the machine is sewing correctly - I’d even resort to using one of the built in fonts as they should sew out well or Janome wouldn’t have used them as permanent fixtures for the machine designs. IF all fails, and it were my machine, I’d take it to be serviced. Frustration isn’t at all fun and you want your machine to work so you can have FUN.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: still having trouble with my 550E

bwabit
 

Just a thought, try wrapping the thread only once around the tension bar with the yellow bobbin holder. I accently wrapped it only once and the thread was loose.


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Meryl Margolies
 

I bought a selection of Thread Nanny threads quite some time ago. Love the colors and stitches without any problems. Would buy again.
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Thank you,
Meryl


Re: FSL with 12000

Tracy
 

Flossie-

I looked at the designs in the machine's manual- but cannot tell from the photo if they are free-standing or not.  That being said- if you fuse no-show-mesh or another cut-away to the underside of the tee, and float a tear-away under your hoop, you should be able to stitch the lace directly onto the shirt.  You might want to give this a try on a "test shirt" (one that you use for all sorts of designs when you want to see how they stitch out.... I've got several of these that started out to be "oops" shirts but then I use them for testing designs).  You will have time to perfect your technique if the shirt is for you to wear in May.  I've had great luck using fusible no-show-mesh on stretchy fabrics to hold things still and not prevent the tees (or other items) from being stiff as a board when done.  But- it will always support the design that way.  Trim it down after the stitching is done because you will want the no-show-mesh to be behind the entire hooping of the shirt.  Re-heating it when your stitching is done, will loosen the hold of the fusible and let you peel it back, trim, then heat a 3rd time to re-seal the edges. 

I wouldn't use water-soluble or heat-soluble on this as it won't support the design thru wearing and washing.  A topping can be added if your shirt has any nap to it but that won't support the design either.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Trying again to add pictures

Tracy
 

Looks like, from your picture, you need to loosen your upper tension.  If you match the bobbin thread to the upper thread - you won't see all the white coming thru- even if it does.
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


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!

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