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Re: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Pixey
 

Kathy,
I have only had it happen once or twice  (and due to user error) but I am pretty sure the machine will stop and alert you if there is a thread break.  

Given what you are describing, I could suggest a couple of possibilities...

You mention being good quality thread but also Floriani brand.  For some reason, some Janome embroidery machines can be really persnickety about threads and do not like Floriani brand.  Others have no trouble. So I would try a different brand.

Then you mentioned the style of the design and frequency of the shredding.  Given how much the circles and spirals result in pulling the thread in different directions as it goes through the needle and completes the stitch, I would wonder about the possibility of a tiny burr in the eye of the needle.  I would suggest changing the needle and maybe even using a Top Stitch needle with a larger eye.

Pixey


On Mar 7, 2020, at 1:12 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Greetings----Just a reality check for me here......I do not see any reference to this in the Owner's Manual......does this machine have a feature that alerts you when a thread break happens? I have been doing a new design and getting frequent thread breaks--I have checked/.adjusted the usual things--new needle, tension checks, etc. But those things seem OK. I just get some thread shredding about every 600-700 stitches. I am running my machine as I usually do, at 400SPM.    Am I imagining this, or is the machine supposed to stop stitching and beep when there is a thread break? I am in the same room, and I will hear that dreaded noise that happens when there is a thread break, and there is, indeed a thread break, but the machine just keeps banging that needle up and down. If I was in the next room, it might stitch out the entire color section with no thread!!   I have never experienced so many thread breaks in a design before.  When I do have a thread break, I believe the 500e machine would stop and tell me. But I could be mixing this up with my older embroidery machine of another brand???/  Am I missing something today???  I have not used that older machine for a couple of years for embroidery. It is a great sewing machine, but no more for embroidery. The design is a type which I have never tried before----a bird that is comprised of many concentric circles and spirals. Could it be something about the design itself? I am stitching on a T-shirt, properly hooped and using the plastic type of topping.  I am using threads of good quality--Floriani, Sulky, etc, which I have never had a problem with before.   Any ideas?   I have stopped stitching for now and am going to go to the gym to work off my sewing frustration!!   Thanks, I appreciate any input!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

I have embird, I find it challenging to use and has no written manual.  I can by a manual that is from 2006 (don’t think so ).  So I’m look for a software that I can use for my 15000 with a written manual as that is my learning style.
any suggestions would be appreciated, especially from Jim and Diane.  Thank you 



Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Sharon Simmons
 

Hi Jim – I have automatic updates turned on my ipad, but my ThreadBook has not updated.  Is it still in the process?  Thanks. Sharon

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:33 AM
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Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] ThreadBook 1.4

 

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: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Cathy LeBlanc
 

Kathy - I have the same machine and it does stop and let me know when the top thread breaks or if there does not appear to be enough bobbin thread. Check page 50 of your manual where it mentions the upper thread sensor. There is an option to turn it off so perhaps your machine has it turned off.
You make the change in the machine settings.
I was having some issue with my thread breaking and I found that the way you thread through the pre tension thread guide make a difference.
I was also having some trouble with the auto needle threader almost shredding some of the threads and that was causing breaks as well.
Cathy LeBlanc Burlington MA


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jim Stutsman
 

Actually I was searching for Durak, but autocorrect bit me when I posted. I think I have found what I need. Thanks!


Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Kathy Strabel
 

Greetings----Just a reality check for me here......I do not see any reference to this in the Owner's Manual......does this machine have a feature that alerts you when a thread break happens? I have been doing a new design and getting frequent thread breaks--I have checked/.adjusted the usual things--new needle, tension checks, etc. But those things seem OK. I just get some thread shredding about every 600-700 stitches. I am running my machine as I usually do, at 400SPM.    Am I imagining this, or is the machine supposed to stop stitching and beep when there is a thread break? I am in the same room, and I will hear that dreaded noise that happens when there is a thread break, and there is, indeed a thread break, but the machine just keeps banging that needle up and down. If I was in the next room, it might stitch out the entire color section with no thread!!   I have never experienced so many thread breaks in a design before.  When I do have a thread break, I believe the 500e machine would stop and tell me. But I could be mixing this up with my older embroidery machine of another brand???/  Am I missing something today???  I have not used that older machine for a couple of years for embroidery. It is a great sewing machine, but no more for embroidery. The design is a type which I have never tried before----a bird that is comprised of many concentric circles and spirals. Could it be something about the design itself? I am stitching on a T-shirt, properly hooped and using the plastic type of topping.  I am using threads of good quality--Floriani, Sulky, etc, which I have never had a problem with before.   Any ideas?   I have stopped stitching for now and am going to go to the gym to work off my sewing frustration!!   Thanks, I appreciate any input!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Pat B
 

Hi Jim,
do a search for Durak rather than Duran.
Pat


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Pat B
 

Jim, try a search for Durak instead of Duran.
pat


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I also have bought some of the Thread Nanny threads.  I loved the colors and it sewed out beautifully on two different sewing machines, Singer and the Janome 15,000.   I was very pleased with it.


Re: Thread - Off-brand?

Cynthia Dickerson
 

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 05:56 AM, Meryl Margolies wrote:
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: ThreadBook 1.4

Jocelyne Levesque
 

Thank-you


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jim Stutsman
 

It has been added. Does anyone know where I can find a chart for Duran Polysoft thread? It may only be sold in Europe. Thanks!


Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jocelyne Levesque
 

Hi Jim, 

I just recently aquired the Thread Book and getting ready to add my stash of threads.  However in the metallic section I do not see the Wonderful Spotlite library.  On your next update would it be possible to add it please?


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
maryjoe2@...


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.
--
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

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