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Re: Needles for threader

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

Thank you Heather,
It was all the way up in this borrowed Singer and still flat area showed.
Only have one hand which complicates most stuff. esp. the tightening.
Good to know about the needles when my machine gets home.
Vicki
Gov just grounded us 40 more days I agree. except  4 my poor machine.

On April 21, 2020 at 11:59 AM HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> wrote:

Hi Vicki:  If the screw is loosened enough ..... not so loose it falls out but just a bit more than needed for the old needle to slide out .... and you push the needle up as far as you can .... it is high enough.  Then the trick is to keep it up there while you tighten the screw.  There is a little brush with a hole at the end of the handle with one side of the hole flat like the needle.  If you find one it is handy as you put the needle in it and then use the brush like a handle to lift the needle into place and hold it there while you tighten the screw.  I bet if you change to Organ needles you will have NO problems.  I haven’t used Klasse but have used Schmitz.  Prefer the Organ which is also used by many manufacturers.  Breathe, relax and let your hands find the correct position for the needle and don’t overthink it.  My hands work better than my brain at this sort of thing ..... duh ... okay .... most things.
Good luck .... hugs heather ...


Re: lock machine

Meridee Steele
 

To lock the machine you just touch the key symbol on the touch screen. This makes sure the needle is always in the right position for threading. Once threaded touch key symbol again to unlock. 

On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 at 1:07 AM, vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...> wrote:
How do you lock a machine?
Vicki
On April 18, 2020 at 5:13 PM Meridee Steele <merideesteele25@...> wrote:

Hi Kathleen. I have a 12000 which has the pull down needle threader. I used to have your problem of it sometimes working, sometimes not. 
I re read the manual and now always lock the machine when threading and it works 100% of the time! You may be doing this but if not, try it. I love this threader now. 


Re: design?

DIANNE COOPER
 

Tattered stitches

On Apr 21, 2020 12:19 PM, Joyce Daniel <mdaniel@...> wrote:

Wondering…..I found a gnome design that was “Gnome for the Holidays”.

I cannot find it in my designs and don’t have a clue where I saw it to redownload it.

Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated…..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: design?

Estelle Torpy
 

I have a Gnome for the holidays design from Julia’s Needle Designs, here’s the link


Embroidery Library and Urban Threads also have Gnome for the holidays design. In fact if you google Gnome for the holidays embroidery design you will find a number of different embroidery designs with that name.

Good Luck,

Estelle


On Apr 21, 2020, at 10:19 AM, Joyce Daniel <mdaniel@...> wrote:

Wondering…..I found a gnome design that was “Gnome for the Holidays”.
I cannot find it in my designs and don’t have a clue where I saw it to redownload it.
Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated…..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: Stitch Anatomy

Mary E
 

I may be totally wrong, but I think in machines that have zigzag capability the straight stitch is actually a very widened out zigzag. My Singer from 1948 is straight stitch only and you can really tell the difference...it's a true straight stitch machine.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 3:22 PM Nyssa Lanzafame <Nyssajoe@...> wrote:
i am wondering about the anatomy of a stitch. my machines seem to make a stitch that starts on the top left and ends to the right, just by a thread width.  then the next one starts just the left of the end of the stitch above it.  is this normal...is it a tension thing?


Stitch Anatomy

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

i am wondering about the anatomy of a stitch. my machines seem to make a stitch that starts on the top left and ends to the right, just by a thread width.  then the next one starts just the left of the end of the stitch above it.  is this normal...is it a tension thing?


design?

Joyce Daniel
 

Wondering…..I found a gnome design that was “Gnome for the Holidays”.

I cannot find it in my designs and don’t have a clue where I saw it to redownload it.

Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated…..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: Needles for threader

HEATHER COWAN
 

Hi Vicki:  If the screw is loosened enough ..... not so loose it falls out but just a bit more than needed for the old needle to slide out .... and you push the needle up as far as you can .... it is high enough.  Then the trick is to keep it up there while you tighten the screw.  There is a little brush with a hole at the end of the handle with one side of the hole flat like the needle.  If you find one it is handy as you put the needle in it and then use the brush like a handle to lift the needle into place and hold it there while you tighten the screw.  I bet if you change to Organ needles you will have NO problems.  I haven’t used Klasse but have used Schmitz.  Prefer the Organ which is also used by many manufacturers.  Breathe, relax and let your hands find the correct position for the needle and don’t overthink it.  My hands work better than my brain at this sort of thing ..... duh ... okay .... most things.
Good luck .... hugs heather ...

On Apr 21, 2020, at 6:07 AM, vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...> wrote:


I have looked every where,
I insert my needle should all of the flat part be inside?
I have a dental mirror and can see but not sure if up all the way
would leave any flat part visible.
Thank you.
Vicki
On April 18, 2020 at 5:38 PM HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> wrote:

Kathleen:  I use Organ needles which is the company that makes Janome needles.  I find they work great but must be at least 80/11 or the eye is too small for the threader.  When I have had trouble with my threader it has ALWAYS been that I haven’t seated the needle all the way up in the needle hole.  I take care now to make sure it is as high as it will go with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.  Sometimes if you damage the little hook that snags the thread and brings it through the needle ...... it cannot be bent back to be effective.  My advice would be if it doesn’t work the first time don’t keep trying and maybe bend or break that little wire hook.  Check that your needle is seated all the way up and ..... make sure your needle is in the correct position by hitting the needle up and needle down button.  Good luck.....   ps .... I have the 15000 and the 9900 [which is the older model of the S9] and love them both.
Hugs
Heather

On Apr 1


Re: 6500P

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

Governor has a hefty fine for anyone caught doing anything in/near their shop. I do not know his home number.

On April 18, 2020 at 2:09 AM Tracy <TJOriginals@...> wrote:

Vicki-
You might try calling your dealer and see if the machine is ready and if you can do curb-side pickup for it.  The only issue would be if you wanted to try it out before taking it home with you.  But- if you make an appointment and were the only customer inside the shop and wore a mask... You might be able to pick up your machine now rather than wait.  I have had experience with some of the newer Singer machines and they are not worth much IMO.  All the plastic parts etc inside make them not as good as they once were.  I've also used the little $75 machines when a young girl came to my sewing club with it.  It worked well for the doll clothes.  My issue is it didn't have a light so it was hard for me to see what was going on with it.  But- my vision is also screwy (has been for 30yrs) and I have issues with it more than just needing great lighting.
Tracy

 


lock machine

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

How do you lock a machine?
Vicki

On April 18, 2020 at 5:13 PM Meridee Steele <merideesteele25@...> wrote:

Hi Kathleen. I have a 12000 which has the pull down needle threader. I used to have your problem of it sometimes working, sometimes not. 
I re read the manual and now always lock the machine when threading and it works 100% of the time! You may be doing this but if not, try it. I love this threader now. 


Re: Needles for threader

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

I have looked every where,
I insert my needle should all of the flat part be inside?
I have a dental mirror and can see but not sure if up all the way
would leave any flat part visible.
Thank you.
Vicki

On April 18, 2020 at 5:38 PM HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> wrote:

Kathleen:  I use Organ needles which is the company that makes Janome needles.  I find they work great but must be at least 80/11 or the eye is too small for the threader.  When I have had trouble with my threader it has ALWAYS been that I haven’t seated the needle all the way up in the needle hole.  I take care now to make sure it is as high as it will go with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.  Sometimes if you damage the little hook that snags the thread and brings it through the needle ...... it cannot be bent back to be effective.  My advice would be if it doesn’t work the first time don’t keep trying and maybe bend or break that little wire hook.  Check that your needle is seated all the way up and ..... make sure your needle is in the correct position by hitting the needle up and needle down button.  Good luck.....   ps .... I have the 15000 and the 9900 [which is the older model of the S9] and love them both.
Hugs
Heather

On Apr 1


Re: Sewing on bra hooks

Diane Stutsman
 

The HD roller foot is perfect. It stitches next to the hooks and the roller keeps it moving evenly.

On Apr 20, 2020, at 2:24 PM, vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@comcast.net> wrote:

I think I would email Bali and ask about a foot.
Let us know too.
Vicki

Thank you to everyone who replied - I was relieved to know that I am not the only person who finds this step tricky. I believe that there are special feet for the "trade" ie people using industrial machines that are not available to home sewers. I am trying out the various suggestions (Cheryl's from yesterday and an earlier suggestion about using the zipper foot). My first go (to replace the hooks on an existing bra) worked much better.

Anne




Re: Sewing on bra hooks

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

I think I would email Bali and ask about a foot.
Let us know too.
Vicki


Thank you to everyone who replied - I was relieved to know that I am not the only person who finds this step tricky. I believe that there are special feet for the "trade" ie people using industrial machines that are not available to home sewers. I am trying out the various suggestions (Cheryl's from yesterday and an earlier suggestion about using the zipper foot). My first go (to replace the hooks on an existing bra) worked much better.

Anne



6500P in shop

vjw_65@...
 

He said he would text me when it is ready he knows how badly she is needed.
Sorry, could not remove the excess text off this email.
Vicki
Do you know if cloth tortilla warmers are made like the potato baker bag?

>You should check to see if they do curb side pick up. He could still be at his shop.


Re: 6500P

mah_jongg
 

You should check to see if they do curb side pick up. He could still be at his shop fixing the machines.


Re: 5 thread stand holder #859430009

mah_jongg
 

Yes it does. Works that for my 10000 but the 550e has to be screwed on.

Thanks


Re: 5 thread stand holder #859430009

mah_jongg
 

Thank you. It worked.


Re: Sewing on bra hooks

Anne Stoye
 

Thank you to everyone who replied - I was relieved to know that I am not the only person who finds this step tricky. I believe that there are special feet for the "trade" ie people using industrial machines that are not available to home sewers. I am trying out the various suggestions (Cheryl's from yesterday and an earlier suggestion about using the zipper foot). My first go (to replace the hooks on an existing bra) worked much better.

Anne


Re: Bobbin Winder Spindle

Carole Hollmann
 

Thank you, Jim and Vikki. My husband was able to pull it up, but didn’t have to take it off completely. Cleaned out the thread, clicked it back down, and now back in business. 

And, Jim, I’m so glad you have ESP so you knew what machine I was talking about!  

Thanks much. 

Carole Hollmann


On Apr 18, 2020, at 6:40 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Which machine do you have? If it's the 15000 you can pull up on the disk that the bobbin sits on to remove it so you can unwind the thread. When you put the disk back on note that there is a notch on the base of the spindle that needs to line up with the bottom of the disk. Otherwise it won't wind right. If you don't have the 15000 you may have to wait for service, as other models don't have this feature.


Re: 5 thread stand holder #859430009

blue_lak
 

The actual installation starts at about 1:00 min. She's speaking an Asian language, but her demo is spot on. You don't need additional screws, just loosen the ones in the machine enough to slide the metal mounting bracket down over them and then retighten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HjD5dnWap8
Jan

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