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Re: 6600P

Kathy Strabel
 

This is in reply to Darren Potton's comment about the Janome HP system--the HP needle plate in particular. Darren, I had been looking for a "skinny", straight sewing foot with the "ski toes". The regular/zigzag foot supplied with my machine ( Skyline 7) is kind of clunky and wide.  So, I was happy to find the HP foot, but kind of disappointed that it "must be" used in conjunction with the HP needle plate---another expense ranging in price from $50-$65. But I really wanted that skinny foot, so I bought both pieces. I find that the HP foot works perfectly fine with the straight stitch plate that came with my machine originally. I can sew either in the slot between the ski toes, or adjust the needle so it sews in the round hole on the right-side ski toe. I just have to be sure to choose the correct straight stitch. So, the purchase of the HP needle plate appears to be un-necessary, even though everything I have seen online from the Janome company says they have to be used together. If you received the HP set of foot and needle plate with your purchase, that probably does not affect you, but others who might be looking for one of those skinny, straight stitch feet might be interested in knowing the HP needle plate probably is not necessary. I have asked the seller if I need an RMA in order to return the needle plate for a refund, but have not heard back as yet. I have no problem paying a reasonable price for the foot alone, but I am not too pleased that the Janome company makes it sound like the HP needle plate is necessary. My sewing dollars have to stretch pretty far, and I imagine others are (or will be) in the same boat going forward.

 If anyone knows something about the HP foot/HP needle plate combo that I am missing, please let me know. Take care, everyone, be safe and healthy out there.
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 11:02 AM Darren Potton via groups.io <darrenpotton=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Kelly,

I have a Tol Bernina and they are great but like you wanted a workhorse.

I decided on the Janome 6700p which is the replacement for the 6600 I’ve only had it a week but it is truly a fantastic machine.

It comes with a host of accessories but what I like the most is the HP system, it’s a special needle plate and a foot that is the same as on industrial machines. It’s easy to switch stitch plates (3 included with machine) there are no screws just press a button and the machine knows which plate is attached.
The machine it’s self is solid and has a metal body, great range of stitches, thread cutter fast bobbin winder and is quiet.
The accufeed flex is brilliant although I have not needed to use that much yet.
The foot control is large so does not get lost under the work station.

Yesterday I was sewing for ten hours solid and all day today making theatre hats for my local hospital and the machine has been faultless.

I certainly recommend testing one at your dealers.

Darren.




On 16 Apr 2020, at 14:52, ikego58 <ikego58@...> wrote:

So, I follow a blog that recommends this sewing machine and I watched her review and this machine looks very good.  Also, this machine has gotten very good reviews on some other sites.  I see it might be a discontinued model though.  I have been thinking of trading in my used 11000 for one of these machines.  Or (don't hate me for being traitor!), I have been thinking of getting a used Bernina because the repair man at the shop I go to said they were the best : ).  But, most likely I will stick with Janomes as I know them.  But, I have found myself using my old Kenmore as my 11,000 is so fussy lately.  The needle threader is not working and the bobbin issue is back.  It will have to be repaired again,  Or if I don't trade it in, I will keep it for just embroidery.  But, I need an everyday very good working machine.  Doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, but the 6600p looks very good!  Is there a newer and similar one people can recommend.  Thank you!  Kelly



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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel





Re: Thread cutter on 11000

Cheryl Alm
 

Have you changed the needle and made sure it is seated correctly, also the wrong bobbin or the bobbin being I wrong can also make a lot of noise.


On Apr 16, 2020, at 2:01 PM, Jean Olson <jean_olson@...> wrote:

I bought this machine recently and first used from embroidery and the thread cutter worked just fine. However, I later found that when I am in sewing mode, it makes a horrible noise and I think the needle point is hitting something. Well, like so many, I have been only doing sewing - masks. It would be quicker and easier on my hands if it were working. I was actually planning on taking it in, when our restrictions started. As a senior, I am pretty much housebound. Might there be anything  that I could check to see what is happening and perhaps at least remedy it temporarily?

By the way, I am enjoying sewing on it. I have a 6600 but I enjoy using this one more. I actually had a 15000 that I bought used but it was just overkill for me and I was irritated by it. I was leery about selling it - thought I probably would regret it. Finally I did sell it and haven't regretted it at all. Beautiful machine but just too over the top for me:-)


Re: 6600P

Cheryl Alm
 

I have owned several Janome machines since 2005, I upgraded frequently since I was working at a quilt shop and wanted to keep up with the newest features. My first Janome was a 6500P.  When the 6600P came out, I gifted the 6500 to my daughter and bought the 6600P then it was later traded for the next latest-greatest.  🙂. Long story short, I was at my daughters a couple of years ago and did some sewing on the 6500 and had to ask myself why I ever gave it up.  I came home and ordered a 6500.   It’s a real work horse and even though the 6600 has  the dual feed foot and start stop button, I’ve not regretted buying a 6500 again.  I do most of my piecing on it and use my 15000 for mostly just embroidery.


On Apr 16, 2020, at 9:52 AM, ikego58 <ikego58@...> wrote:

So, I follow a blog that recommends this sewing machine and I watched her review and this machine looks very good.  Also, this machine has gotten very good reviews on some other sites.  I see it might be a discontinued model though.  I have been thinking of trading in my used 11000 for one of these machines.  Or (don't hate me for being traitor!), I have been thinking of getting a used Bernina because the repair man at the shop I go to said they were the best : ).  But, most likely I will stick with Janomes as I know them.  But, I have found myself using my old Kenmore as my 11,000 is so fussy lately.  The needle threader is not working and the bobbin issue is back.  It will have to be repaired again,  Or if I don't trade it in, I will keep it for just embroidery.  But, I need an everyday very good working machine.  Doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, but the 6600p looks very good!  Is there a newer and similar one people can recommend.  Thank you!  Kelly


Re: 6600P

Lyn Quine
 

Hi Kelly, I have a 6600P, it is a good solidly built machine, it is a work horse that will tackle most things I put under its needles.  It has the in built acufeed foot that is very good, and you can buy other feet for it as in the Acufeed 1/4” foot, Stitch in the ditch foot etc.  Unfortunately it is no longer made so getting a new one is unlikely.  It’s the machine I take to quilting classes.  It is heavy, it’s a metal body, no free arm.  Plenty of utility and fancy stitches.  I think it copes with heavy work of bags etc., better than the lighter machines.  It doesn’t have a carry case like many of the machines, and is on the big size so if you wanted to take it class a rolling case is useful, I have a large size Tutto bag for it, most normal size bags are just too small.  I’ve never regretted buying it, it’s a good addition to my Janome stable of 4.  😂 


Re: 6600P

Janet Wallis
 

I have both the 11000 and the 6600P and use the 11000 mostly for embroidery.  Absolutely love the 6600 and definitely recommend it.   You won't be sorry if you chose to go that route.


On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 9:52 AM ikego58 <ikego58@...> wrote:
So, I follow a blog that recommends this sewing machine and I watched her review and this machine looks very good.  Also, this machine has gotten very good reviews on some other sites.  I see it might be a discontinued model though.  I have been thinking of trading in my used 11000 for one of these machines.  Or (don't hate me for being traitor!), I have been thinking of getting a used Bernina because the repair man at the shop I go to said they were the best : ).  But, most likely I will stick with Janomes as I know them.  But, I have found myself using my old Kenmore as my 11,000 is so fussy lately.  The needle threader is not working and the bobbin issue is back.  It will have to be repaired again,  Or if I don't trade it in, I will keep it for just embroidery.  But, I need an everyday very good working machine.  Doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, but the 6600p looks very good!  Is there a newer and similar one people can recommend.  Thank you!  Kelly


Re: 6600P

Pam Davison
 

The newer model to the 6600 is the 6700 I do have the 6700 and have been pleased with it's performance


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of ikego58 <ikego58@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:46:34 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] 6600P
 
So, I follow a blog that recommends this sewing machine and I watched her review and this machine looks very good.  Also, this machine has gotten very good reviews on some other sites.  I see it might be a discontinued model though.  I have been thinking of trading in my used 11000 for one of these machines.  Or (don't hate me for being traitor!), I have been thinking of getting a used Bernina because the repair man at the shop I go to said they were the best : ).  But, most likely I will stick with Janomes as I know them.  But, I have found myself using my old Kenmore as my 11,000 is so fussy lately.  The needle threader is not working and the bobbin issue is back.  It will have to be repaired again,  Or if I don't trade it in, I will keep it for just embroidery.  But, I need an everyday very good working machine.  Doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, but the 6600p looks very good!  Is there a newer and similar one people can recommend.  Thank you!  Kelly


Re: 6600P

Darren Potton
 

Hi Kelly,

I have a Tol Bernina and they are great but like you wanted a workhorse.

I decided on the Janome 6700p which is the replacement for the 6600 I’ve only had it a week but it is truly a fantastic machine.

It comes with a host of accessories but what I like the most is the HP system, it’s a special needle plate and a foot that is the same as on industrial machines. It’s easy to switch stitch plates (3 included with machine) there are no screws just press a button and the machine knows which plate is attached.
The machine it’s self is solid and has a metal body, great range of stitches, thread cutter fast bobbin winder and is quiet.
The accufeed flex is brilliant although I have not needed to use that much yet.
The foot control is large so does not get lost under the work station.

Yesterday I was sewing for ten hours solid and all day today making theatre hats for my local hospital and the machine has been faultless.

I certainly recommend testing one at your dealers.

Darren.




On 16 Apr 2020, at 14:52, ikego58 <ikego58@...> wrote:

So, I follow a blog that recommends this sewing machine and I watched her review and this machine looks very good.  Also, this machine has gotten very good reviews on some other sites.  I see it might be a discontinued model though.  I have been thinking of trading in my used 11000 for one of these machines.  Or (don't hate me for being traitor!), I have been thinking of getting a used Bernina because the repair man at the shop I go to said they were the best : ).  But, most likely I will stick with Janomes as I know them.  But, I have found myself using my old Kenmore as my 11,000 is so fussy lately.  The needle threader is not working and the bobbin issue is back.  It will have to be repaired again,  Or if I don't trade it in, I will keep it for just embroidery.  But, I need an everyday very good working machine.  Doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, but the 6600p looks very good!  Is there a newer and similar one people can recommend.  Thank you!  Kelly


Thread cutter on 11000

Jean Olson
 

I bought this machine recently and first used from embroidery and the thread cutter worked just fine. However, I later found that when I am in sewing mode, it makes a horrible noise and I think the needle point is hitting something. Well, like so many, I have been only doing sewing - masks. It would be quicker and easier on my hands if it were working. I was actually planning on taking it in, when our restrictions started. As a senior, I am pretty much housebound. Might there be anything  that I could check to see what is happening and perhaps at least remedy it temporarily?

By the way, I am enjoying sewing on it. I have a 6600 but I enjoy using this one more. I actually had a 15000 that I bought used but it was just overkill for me and I was irritated by it. I was leery about selling it - thought I probably would regret it. Finally I did sell it and haven't regretted it at all. Beautiful machine but just too over the top for me:-)


Re: Needle Plates for 15,000

Diane
 

You should keep the regular plate on for most general sewing as it allows you to use zig zag and other stitches.  The single needle  plate is best for embroidery and fabrics that tend to get sucked into the hole but you can only use straight stitches.  The HP  plate is used mainly for piecing quilts.   The needle is set in the left position and it only does straight stitches.

Diane B




On Wed, Apr 15, 2020, 4:23 PM Cynthia Dickerson <cindydickerson@...> wrote:
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.


6600P

ikego58
 

So, I follow a blog that recommends this sewing machine and I watched her review and this machine looks very good.  Also, this machine has gotten very good reviews on some other sites.  I see it might be a discontinued model though.  I have been thinking of trading in my used 11000 for one of these machines.  Or (don't hate me for being traitor!), I have been thinking of getting a used Bernina because the repair man at the shop I go to said they were the best : ).  But, most likely I will stick with Janomes as I know them.  But, I have found myself using my old Kenmore as my 11,000 is so fussy lately.  The needle threader is not working and the bobbin issue is back.  It will have to be repaired again,  Or if I don't trade it in, I will keep it for just embroidery.  But, I need an everyday very good working machine.  Doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, but the 6600p looks very good!  Is there a newer and similar one people can recommend.  Thank you!  Kelly


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

 

 

 

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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

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