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Re: Needle Plates for 15,000

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

From experience using various machines since 1968 and currently have the 15000 and the 9450, I would suggest doing a test trial for each project for the machines you have.

 

I’ve used the HP foot recently and had issues with it going over multiple layers for masks.  I rearranged the fabrics and the way I sewed them and the machine works just fine.

 

Minky is its own nightmare! Also there are different brands of Minke type fabric. I’ve used a number of different feet and machines over the years and have yet to come for the perfect machine/foot that works for every fabrix. I have made many work, but it’s not a slam dunk and it took some fiddling! Back in the “early days” we didn’t have multiple plates except on embroidery machines. I did use the regular plate (not embroidery plate) for the minke work as there was nothing else!

 

Rather than the plate, I would look into the specific feet as the fabric tends to be addressed as to what works best. In the long run if you don’t have internet or access to anyone to help you, I would suggest starting out with the standard plate and a couple of regular feet and see what works for you! I’ve done that with cast-off  machines I got in the past.

I know you want answers, like turning on the faucet and perfectly temperature water comes out! Sometimes life isn’t as easy as that! I’m glad that your only stress in life appears to be “what do I use and when and how”!

 

So put in a test piece – write down what you are doing – foot, foot plate, thread and tensions and fabrics  and see what happens. Make a spreadsheet with the results. Get creative and do some research rather than be upset the information you need isn’t out there! Ask others on their list what their information they have learned from their projects! Remember, even straight stitching and buttonholes started with someone taking a first step!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia Dickerson
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:16 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Needle Plates for 15,000

 

I don't know if anyone has the same problem as me, but I have trouble trying to decide which needle plate to use for each project.  Everything that I read refers to cotton and quilting.  I use my machine for other materials.  Which plate would be best for knit, minky, jeans, even heavier fabrics, etc.  I can't find any specific information explaining the needle plates.  Would it be better to use my HP setup or a regular needle plate?  I checked the instruction book and the workbook.   Right now, I am using minky fabric.  Should I use the HP setup?  It just talks about using cotton and quilting fabric with that.  I would think it would be best for minky to keep the material from sliding around, but will it hurt the foot if it isn't recommend for this fabric?  I really need some sort of guidelines.  Does anyone have any specific information that would be of help? Thank you so much for any help.


Re: Needle Plates for 15,000

Lyn Quine
 

Not sure if I’m right or not but I use the HP plate for quilting, the HP feet are 1/4” feet for stitching a 1/4” straight stitch, that to me is for quilting.

I use the general or zig zag plate for fancy stitches as well as the utility stitches where the needle has to make the stitch up to 9mm wide.  The straight needle plate is just that, you can only use the straight stitching all the wide stitches are greyed out and you can’t use them. 

I don’t think the plate is used with specific fabrics, it’s more to do with the stitches.  


Re: ID a stablizer?

Sewhat
 

Could it be pellon 820 Quilters Grid


Needle Plates for 15,000

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I don't know if anyone has the same problem as me, but I have trouble trying to decide which needle plate to use for each project.  Everything that I read refers to cotton and quilting.  I use my machine for other materials.  Which plate would be best for knit, minky, jeans, even heavier fabrics, etc.  I can't find any specific information explaining the needle plates.  Would it be better to use my HP setup or a regular needle plate?  I checked the instruction book and the workbook.   Right now, I am using minky fabric.  Should I use the HP setup?  It just talks about using cotton and quilting fabric with that.  I would think it would be best for minky to keep the material from sliding around, but will it hurt the foot if it isn't recommend for this fabric?  I really need some sort of guidelines.  Does anyone have any specific information that would be of help? Thank you so much for any help.


Re: ID a stablizer?

Diane
 

Sounds like Classic from Allstitch.

Diane B

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020, 2:56 PM Joyce Daniel <mdaniel@...> wrote:

I need to replace a stabilizer but not a clue what it’s called. Hope you can help.

White

Cutaway

Has a grid “embedded” into it

 

Also, who sells this type stabilizer?

Thanks!! Joyce

 

 

 

“All you have shall some day be given;

Therefore, give now, that the season

of giving may be yours, and not

of your inheritors.”

Kahill Gibran

 

“Give” is my favorite 4-letter word

 


ID a stablizer?

Joyce Daniel
 

I need to replace a stabilizer but not a clue what it’s called. Hope you can help.

White

Cutaway

Has a grid “embedded” into it

 

Also, who sells this type stabilizer?

Thanks!! Joyce

 

 

 

“All you have shall some day be given;

Therefore, give now, that the season

of giving may be yours, and not

of your inheritors.”

Kahill Gibran

 

“Give” is my favorite 4-letter word

 


Re: Need Masks

Mary Green
 

Ideally, yes. It is a restricted facility- my daughter is a pharmacist there, and I can assure you mailing masks to her is far faster than mailing to the facility. Every mask sent to her goes to a member of the medical facility there. It is her life you are saving as well, so I thank you. 


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

ikego58
 

Thanks, Kim!


Re: Need Masks

blue_lak
 

Most hospitals, at least here in the DMV area, are coordinating with one point/person (different for each hospital) for receiving masks, who then may determine which department is most in need at the hospital. If cloth masks, they go directly to the hospital laundry for sterilization before anything else. Their mail/package receiving systems usually can't handle these types of deliveries.
Jan


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

Kim Normandin
 

Woohoo!  Happy to hear you are back in business. 


On Apr 12, 2020, at 2:32 PM, ikego58 <ikego58@...> wrote:

Hi Kim,  you know, I had made sure the top thread was threaded, but I didn't actually rethread it. I did that, changed the needle, cleaned the bobbin area again AND I messed with the threader.  So, not sure what did the trick, but the bobbin thread came up correctly and I do not have anymore issues with the machine "tacking" at the beginning.  It was good, because 3 of my girls were finishing Easter dresses for today and I have been letting them use my edge stitch foot for certain topstitching et.  Anyway, there is some issue with the threader not working right yet, but I am happy the machine is working!  Thanks for the suggestion!  Take care and Happy Easter!  Kelly


Re: Need Masks

Ceil J
 

Wouldn't it be better to send them right to the hospital?


Need Masks

Mary Green
 

Northern Navajo Medical Center is in desperate need of masks- especially solid color-black, white, navy or grey. Elastic is OK, but they must have pleats. Please help! Send to:
Holly Green
400 Nelson Ave.
Apt. 3105
Farmington, NM 87401


Re: Cabin Fever and technology

Ann Jones
 

Good morning Cheryl
 Thank you for your letter from sunny but freezing Saskatoon. The images you painted are alive with feeling and love and have left a happy note here in sunny Adelaide -Autumn but still to be 30 degrees C this week. Understand your appliqué approach as I have similar. Potential to fail Year 9 sewing until my mother resued my smocking piece- a baby dress that my own child actually wore and we dressed her first grandchild in as a memory. Just completed a cot quilt with hand sewn appliqué. Turned circles to represent flowers and blossoms plus their leaves. Is very pretty though perhaps as it called The Rabbit Proof Fence (Hettie's Patch design) could have waited till after Easter :) 
Have done similar - pulling out the bread machine to make hot cross buns- not the best but had the spice taste. Luckily I do much bottling and freezing of fruits over summers and have quite a stash. Meanwhile back in the sewing room, which my family rolled their eyes at as another parcel of material used to arrive, I have enough to keep me busy in all sorts of crafts. Have a Scan n Cut that was going to sell as a step to far in the gadget area but just might see if more useful than gathering dust. Meranwhile have just started sewing a pattern Pandora's Garden Gate,  from E quilter bought some years ago and stashed. Involves much cutting and measuring and luckily bought double the main fabric as managed to get that dreaded fold cut on the last 4 of of 8. The material is bright with yellows and reds, not colours I usually use, and as long as I measure twice- carefully- and sew accurately will be another top completed.
Happy Easter to you too.
Ann- Australia



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On Monday, 13 April 2020, 3:05:53 AM ACST, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:


Happy Easter, Everyone.  

In Saskatoon, I can report SUNSHINE but a bit on the chilly side as it is several degrees below freezing and we still have the white stuff otherwise known as snow.

I just had to shout out a BE QUIET to my children and the oldest is 48 and the youngest is 4 with 2 between those ages.  They are trying to set up a "cousins" FaceTime or the media means for a get together this afternoon.  This started at about 9:00 am and I don't know how many texts I've gotten from then until now.  I plan to watch our church service at Noon and really don't want that noise distraction - I know I can silence my ringer, but then I forget to turn it on.  Jim and I would like to participate in this media thing, but I only need to know "how to" and "when" for that to happen.  Why I say "How to" is because all aren't smart enough (meaning "the boy" and oldest) to own an iPhone or iPad.  His wife has an iPhone but I think its as old as the hills and she only EVER uses it for emergencies.  My son and his family also have gone to "the farm" which belonged to her Grandma until she passed away several years ago - now her grandchildren and son own it.  I know that the phone works out there, but whether or not Annette took her phone is another thing, SO the girls may have to come up with some other means if they can get the 4 young Paul's on line with their 9 cousins.  If not it will be Regina, Rosthern, and Saskatoon on line this time.  Back to the "be quiet".  It seems that this past week was so busy.  The phone rang more than usual.  Jim and I both decided it was time to reach out to folks that were more than just the family.  I was able to get a jar of yeast from my Pharmacy and we both had prescriptions to get, so I ventured out after 20 days of not running my automobile.  Jim decided that HE was going to get our groceries this week so went in "senior hour" the next morning, and again to get some Walleye fish later that same day as it hadn't arrived at the store yet.

Since our isolation, I have baked bread, watched Netflix, attempted to do some sewing.  I'm hung up on a stupid class I decided to take that is mostly appliqué and I hate appliqué, but it was meant to use our Janome feet, and some of those hundreds of decorative stitches.  The feet and stitches was what I saw, but I've only done 3 squares of 12 and I'm appliquéd out.  I'm not sure I will survive this quilt, which I'm making into individual wallhangings - very small wallhangings.  We've had to cancel classes until we are allowed to meet together again.   It's not a hard quilt to do, but I find this kind of work tedious.  Anyone interested in seeing the quilt look here:  http://www.stitchconnection.com/index.html 

The bread making was very satisfying and it was also very good.  The second batch was better as I used a different recipe that used less flour, so it seems lighter.  I will give a loaf to our grandson as he lives with 2 other guys and they each do their own cooking.  I told him to "share" and they enjoyed the first loaf, so I'm assuming they enjoy the one I give him today as well.  I still have enough flour for several more batches.  I'm giving my Bosch machine a good workout again.  I baked a lot of bread in the 42 years I've had the machine, but not many since I moved to the city in 1996.  I'm glad it still works both the machine and me.  Bread making is easy when I don't need to use so much elbow grease to get the mixture together.

Enough said for this sunny Easter.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Cabin Fever and technology

June E Hudspeth
 

Good Afternoon Cheryl Paul:

 

Not sure this is politically correct to respond to your email; but going to give it a whirl 😊.

 

I love this email.

 

My husband & I did a cruise to Alaska & we loved it.

 

I bought some fabric at a quilt shop on one of our stops, believe it was in Juneau.  I am just finishing up a quilt (stained glass) with this fabric.

 

Thanks for brightening up my day!

 

June in Sacramento

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:21 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Cabin Fever and technology

 

Happy Easter, Everyone.  

In Saskatoon, I can report SUNSHINE but a bit on the chilly side as it is several degrees below freezing and we still have the white stuff otherwise known as snow.

I just had to shout out a BE QUIET to my children and the oldest is 48 and the youngest is 4 with 2 between those ages.  They are trying to set up a "cousins" FaceTime or the media means for a get together this afternoon.  This started at about 9:00 am and I don't know how many texts I've gotten from then until now.  I plan to watch our church service at Noon and really don't want that noise distraction - I know I can silence my ringer, but then I forget to turn it on.  Jim and I would like to participate in this media thing, but I only need to know "how to" and "when" for that to happen.  Why I say "How to" is because all aren't smart enough (meaning "the boy" and oldest) to own an iPhone or iPad.  His wife has an iPhone but I think its as old as the hills and she only EVER uses it for emergencies.  My son and his family also have gone to "the farm" which belonged to her Grandma until she passed away several years ago - now her grandchildren and son own it.  I know that the phone works out there, but whether or not Annette took her phone is another thing, SO the girls may have to come up with some other means if they can get the 4 young Paul's on line with their 9 cousins.  If not it will be Regina, Rosthern, and Saskatoon on line this time.  Back to the "be quiet".  It seems that this past week was so busy.  The phone rang more than usual.  Jim and I both decided it was time to reach out to folks that were more than just the family.  I was able to get a jar of yeast from my Pharmacy and we both had prescriptions to get, so I ventured out after 20 days of not running my automobile.  Jim decided that HE was going to get our groceries this week so went in "senior hour" the next morning, and again to get some Walleye fish later that same day as it hadn't arrived at the store yet.

Since our isolation, I have baked bread, watched Netflix, attempted to do some sewing.  I'm hung up on a stupid class I decided to take that is mostly appliqué and I hate appliqué, but it was meant to use our Janome feet, and some of those hundreds of decorative stitches.  The feet and stitches was what I saw, but I've only done 3 squares of 12 and I'm appliquéd out.  I'm not sure I will survive this quilt, which I'm making into individual wallhangings - very small wallhangings.  We've had to cancel classes until we are allowed to meet together again.   It's not a hard quilt to do, but I find this kind of work tedious.  Anyone interested in seeing the quilt look here:  http://www.stitchconnection.com/index.html 

The bread making was very satisfying and it was also very good.  The second batch was better as I used a different recipe that used less flour, so it seems lighter.  I will give a loaf to our grandson as he lives with 2 other guys and they each do their own cooking.  I told him to "share" and they enjoyed the first loaf, so I'm assuming they enjoy the one I give him today as well.  I still have enough flour for several more batches.  I'm giving my Bosch machine a good workout again.  I baked a lot of bread in the 42 years I've had the machine, but not many since I moved to the city in 1996.  I'm glad it still works both the machine and me.  Bread making is easy when I don't need to use so much elbow grease to get the mixture together.

Enough said for this sunny Easter.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

ikego58
 

Hi Theresa,  I don't think we are too far from each other; I am in Southern New England too.  I am starving waiting for my perfectionist daughter to finish making the potatoes or something!  Then, we are going to do a "social distance" Easter egg hunt at my parent's house and I am grateful it is not raining!  Happy Easter!

Anyway, I will thread the machine the way you say next time, thank you!  Kelly


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

ikego58
 

Hi Kim,  you know, I had made sure the top thread was threaded, but I didn't actually rethread it. I did that, changed the needle, cleaned the bobbin area again AND I messed with the threader.  So, not sure what did the trick, but the bobbin thread came up correctly and I do not have anymore issues with the machine "tacking" at the beginning.  It was good, because 3 of my girls were finishing Easter dresses for today and I have been letting them use my edge stitch foot for certain topstitching et.  Anyway, there is some issue with the threader not working right yet, but I am happy the machine is working!  Thanks for the suggestion!  Take care and Happy Easter!  Kelly


Cabin Fever and technology

Cheryl Paul
 

Happy Easter, Everyone.  

In Saskatoon, I can report SUNSHINE but a bit on the chilly side as it is several degrees below freezing and we still have the white stuff otherwise known as snow.

I just had to shout out a BE QUIET to my children and the oldest is 48 and the youngest is 4 with 2 between those ages.  They are trying to set up a "cousins" FaceTime or the media means for a get together this afternoon.  This started at about 9:00 am and I don't know how many texts I've gotten from then until now.  I plan to watch our church service at Noon and really don't want that noise distraction - I know I can silence my ringer, but then I forget to turn it on.  Jim and I would like to participate in this media thing, but I only need to know "how to" and "when" for that to happen.  Why I say "How to" is because all aren't smart enough (meaning "the boy" and oldest) to own an iPhone or iPad.  His wife has an iPhone but I think its as old as the hills and she only EVER uses it for emergencies.  My son and his family also have gone to "the farm" which belonged to her Grandma until she passed away several years ago - now her grandchildren and son own it.  I know that the phone works out there, but whether or not Annette took her phone is another thing, SO the girls may have to come up with some other means if they can get the 4 young Paul's on line with their 9 cousins.  If not it will be Regina, Rosthern, and Saskatoon on line this time.  Back to the "be quiet".  It seems that this past week was so busy.  The phone rang more than usual.  Jim and I both decided it was time to reach out to folks that were more than just the family.  I was able to get a jar of yeast from my Pharmacy and we both had prescriptions to get, so I ventured out after 20 days of not running my automobile.  Jim decided that HE was going to get our groceries this week so went in "senior hour" the next morning, and again to get some Walleye fish later that same day as it hadn't arrived at the store yet.

Since our isolation, I have baked bread, watched Netflix, attempted to do some sewing.  I'm hung up on a stupid class I decided to take that is mostly appliqué and I hate appliqué, but it was meant to use our Janome feet, and some of those hundreds of decorative stitches.  The feet and stitches was what I saw, but I've only done 3 squares of 12 and I'm appliquéd out.  I'm not sure I will survive this quilt, which I'm making into individual wallhangings - very small wallhangings.  We've had to cancel classes until we are allowed to meet together again.   It's not a hard quilt to do, but I find this kind of work tedious.  Anyone interested in seeing the quilt look here:  http://www.stitchconnection.com/index.html 

The bread making was very satisfying and it was also very good.  The second batch was better as I used a different recipe that used less flour, so it seems lighter.  I will give a loaf to our grandson as he lives with 2 other guys and they each do their own cooking.  I told him to "share" and they enjoyed the first loaf, so I'm assuming they enjoy the one I give him today as well.  I still have enough flour for several more batches.  I'm giving my Bosch machine a good workout again.  I baked a lot of bread in the 42 years I've had the machine, but not many since I moved to the city in 1996.  I'm glad it still works both the machine and me.  Bread making is easy when I don't need to use so much elbow grease to get the mixture together.

Enough said for this sunny Easter.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

Theresa Turnbull
 

Hi  I always pass the thread through the pickup lever from to right – or I find it is always jumping out and causing bobbin tangles  
Theresa from a gloriously warm southern England


Re: Hoop Storage?

Jim Stutsman
 

Obviously the Cabin Fever has gotten me! Thanks for the correction.


Re: Hoop Storage?

Pixey
 

Actually, it is under the Projects section...not Resources. 

But I really appreciate the question having been asked because I had totally missed those options for more helpful information at the bottom of the screen on the app.

Cheers,
Pixey (who has now been retired for a bit over a week and is really enjoying it!)


On Apr 11, 2020, at 5:37 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

It's in the Resources section of the My 15000 app.

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