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Re: Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

Tracy
 

Looks like your upper tension is too loose.  When you are threading your machine, the presser foot much be in the "UP" position to open the tension disks and let the thread seat properly between them.  This is ALWAYS needed!!  So- cut your thread close to the spool (before it enters the thread path) and then gently pinch the needle and pull the thread out at the needle.  (This will help prevent getting frayed/shredded thread/gunk in your tension.... never pull your thread backwards thru your machine in other words!).  When you are ready to thread the needle- if you need more foom for your fingers you can then drop the foot, but not before.  Set your upper tension at about 4-5 and see if it's not better.

 

And- I don't think this is the issue- but make sure your bobbin goes into the bobbin case looking like the letter "P" with the thread coming off the left side.  It should not look like a "q".

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Problem with my 6600

Kim Normandin
 

I had something similar happen. Took it to my dealer and they found that a screw (or bolt) had come loose. It was a very easy fix. Fingers crossed that the same is true for yours!


On May 17, 2020, at 9:56 PM, Susan Jester <lovetostitch43@...> wrote:

Good morning.
  I don’t post much but I do love to read all the posts.  Anyway I’ve never had a problem with my 6600 until the other day.  All of a sudden she’s making this thudding sound when the needle is piercing the fabric and after a short while it will actually shudder and stop sewing like it’s hitting the needle plate.  There are nics on the needle plate.  I’ve cleaned her, put in a new needle and checked that the needle is center in the opening of the needle plate.  She hums right along with a needle in and no fabric under the presser foot.  But, if I add fabric it quickly goes downhill. It starts out sorta okay but you can tell that it’s struggle to pierce the fabric.  I don’t know what else to try.  I am taking her to my dealer tomorrow but I was wondering it anyone knows whats going on or anything else I can try to make her feel better.  Thanks in advance

--
Susan Jester
MC 6600P / MB-4 / 1100DX / CoverPro 2000CPX


Re: Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

Sharleen Brett
 

Thank you so much, Favymtz & Jan!  Since I’ve sewn on Janome machines for so many years, I guess I took it for granted that I knew how to insert the bobbin. But I absolutely had it in backwards!  My self-confidence is slowly by surely going to return as I spend more time on my machine. This online email group is such a blessing. I hope I am in a position to help you all out at some point but feel like I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!


Sharleen Brett                                         
Cell: (817) 939-6469


On May 18, 2020, at 4:07 PM, blue_lak via groups.io <blue_lak@...> wrote:

It looks like either the bobbin is in backwards, feeding the wrong direction, or the top thread isn't under the thread guide plate at the top. I usually have to hold a length of the thread between both hands to make sure it pops under that guide plate. When all else fails, take out both threads and rethread from the beginning.
Jan in MD


Artistic digitizer free trial???

William D Lawson
 

Has anyone logged onto and applied for the free (until the end of May) Artistic Digitizer???  I have been watching a lot of videos on how to use it.  I also signed into the Facebook page.  I got the password so that I can play with the software for a month.  Now I have the option of purchasing the software for $900 instead of the list price of $1200.  Is that a good deal or should I get something else???  I really like all the videos and they are supposed to continue those on the Facebook page.  I had the older version of the Janome digitizer with the dongle and had nothing but trouble trying to keep the dongle active.  I guess I am just looking for confirmation that it is not a waste of money.(I sure wish there was someone close to me who knows how to digitize with this program.  I learn better when I can collaborate with someone.)
Thanks,
Gwen Lawson
Lafayette, Indiana


Re: Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

blue_lak
 

It looks like either the bobbin is in backwards, feeding the wrong direction, or the top thread isn't under the thread guide plate at the top. I usually have to hold a length of the thread between both hands to make sure it pops under that guide plate. When all else fails, take out both threads and rethread from the beginning.
Jan in MD


Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12,000, broken thread message

Joy Stone
 

After sewing without problems for several years, I am now having a terrible time with my MC12,000 giving me the message “broken thread”,  after just a few stitches.  Initially, the thread was broken & I rethreaded it.  When the message kept appearing, I went to the instruction manual for help.  I changed thread, made certain I was threading the machine according to the instructions, changed the needle, and have even removed both the bobbin and the bobbin case for a “deep cleaning”.  I have turned off the machine, unplugged the machine, and still have the problem. I have turned back to my old Singer Athena 2000 (era 1980’s) as a back up for routine sewing.  Before I break quarantine and visit a dealer, does anyone have suggestions as to what else I can do?  Thank you.


Re: S9 Stitch recall

favymtz
 

Mary,.
do you mean that you want the machine to also remember the stitch setting that you've changed?
Resume Mode means that when you turn your machine back on the machine will ask you if you want to Resume. That means it picks up where you left off. If you adjusted a stitch it will remember it for that session of "Resume."
Favorite Stith Adjustment is maybe what you want in addition to a Resume Mode?
The instructions are in the Manual around or on page 40 of the online downloaded Manual. The printed manual may be a different page.
You have to first turn on the option for Favorite Stitch Adjustment in the Settings. (Sewing Settings-Page 4)
Then when you pick a stitch you can save it with the adjusted settings that you want, so everytime you use that stitch you don't have to adjust it again.
Once it's saved as a Favorite, you can always select the Default settings as well.
--
Favymtz


Re: Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

favymtz
 

It looks to me like you don't have your bobbin in correctly. Make sure you look at the diagram on the bobbin cover. The bobbin thread should be coming off toward the left, to look like a letter P.
Also make sure that it's in the tension of the bobbin case.
The machine will sew without the bobbin in correctly, but you get the stitches looking like yours.
--
Favymtz


Re: S9 Stitch recall

Jim Stutsman
 

Resume Mode is enabled by setting the switch in item 12 on page 101. What it does is remember where you were when the machine is turned off, so that you can go right back when you turn it on again. There is no “going to” Resume Mode. If it’s enabled, it asks to resume when you turn the machine on. That’s it. Perhaps you could be a bit more specific about exactly what you want the machine to do, and someone who has an S9 (We don’t) can help.


Re: S9 Stitch recall

Mary Mills
 

Hi Jim me being extra dense here!   On page 101 I see the Resume Mode paragraph, I selected in the Quilts page of the machine number 2, !/4" stitch, now how to I get it to go to Resume Mode?  Sorry really need an idiots guide!   thanks and regards, Mary


Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

Sharleen Brett
 

I must confess that I haven’t used my machine in a few years and I’m having to relearn everything. But I have referred to my manual so many times trying to figure this one out. I am sewing zigzag stitch M (#8) on a single layer of fabric. I am sewing on the right side and sending you a picture that shows what I get on the top side and what I get on the backside. Actually, the backside looks more like a zigzag stitch but is still very funky looking. I have played with tension and the feed balancing dial (which was way off the 0), but nothing seems to make any difference. I’m sure it’s an operator error, but can anyone offer any suggestions of what I should do differently?

Any and all help is appreciated!



Sharleen Brett


New laptop

zeekabo <Zeekabo@...>
 

I need suggestions for a new laptop to use with Horizon Link and the Artistic Edge. Any thoughts woukd be appreciated. Thank you!


Problem with my 6600

Susan Jester
 

Good morning.
  I don’t post much but I do love to read all the posts.  Anyway I’ve never had a problem with my 6600 until the other day.  All of a sudden she’s making this thudding sound when the needle is piercing the fabric and after a short while it will actually shudder and stop sewing like it’s hitting the needle plate.  There are nics on the needle plate.  I’ve cleaned her, put in a new needle and checked that the needle is center in the opening of the needle plate.  She hums right along with a needle in and no fabric under the presser foot.  But, if I add fabric it quickly goes downhill. It starts out sorta okay but you can tell that it’s struggle to pierce the fabric.  I don’t know what else to try.  I am taking her to my dealer tomorrow but I was wondering it anyone knows whats going on or anything else I can try to make her feel better.  Thanks in advance

--
Susan Jester
MC 6600P / MB-4 / 1100DX / CoverPro 2000CPX


Re: S9 Stitch recall

Jim Stutsman
 

If you want to customize the stitch and remember the settings turn on the Favorite Stitch function. It’s item 10 on page 101 in the manual. You could also use the Patchwork application on page 90.


S9 Stitch recall

Mary Mills
 

Hi Jim, I am sewing out a 1/4" seam and I want to be able to recall this stitch next time I use the machine, I read in the manual I can do it through the 'ordinary sewing mode'  I can't seem to find how to turn this function on in the manual.   Thanks and regards, Mary 


Re: The blob at the beginning of sewing

valora hammond
 

Ok. Just a guess here for the thicker fabrics.  Since the machine auto adjust for thickness, have the hover/pivot function turned on- and then just stop at the thickness- let the foot adjust to the thickness and the continue sewing.  Not sure if that would help but did when trying to free motion over badly pressed seems.  


On May 16, 2020, at 4:42 AM, Pam Davison <pamyjo2001@...> wrote:



Use the hump jumper for the thicker seams.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Carole Hollmann via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 7:11 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] The blob at the beginning of sewing

 

Favymtz —

 

The reason why I was the most recent complainer about the blob at the beginning of a seam is that I once attended a sewing event where we had a large room of Janome is 15000 machines. The one I was using was perfect; I could start a seam not quite on the material and have nary a blob. This did not require any thread holding. I then moved to five or six other other machines with my fabric scrap in hand and most were also perfect. I have cursed my personal machine ever since. 

 

You have now saved me from my futile desire for perfection. I will now always hold my thread to the right when I start. I must have tested it 50 times in the last two days sewing masks and other things and the thread-to-the-right technique worked every time.  And you are correct that you only have to hold the top thread.  Yay!

 

Now does anyone have suggestions on how to sew through thicker material?  I’m not talking multi-layer denim—just a double or triple layer of thicker, rougher cotton. It is as if the feed dogs aren’t pulling the fabric through. 

 

Thanks so much for the suggestion!!

 

Carole


Re: iPads and iPhones

Cat - N
 

Thank you, Jim.  I had done another run-through in SETTINGS, and on the iPad Air, had turned off pretty much everything 'iTunes & App Stores' and/or 'Apps' and/or anything 'Automatic' and/or 'Downloads' related, so I will go through the iPad 4 to make sure I have everything turned off there, too.  I did download a few more 'trial apps' and they did not show up on the Janome iPad Air so...woo hoo...Thank You!

Thank you, also, for the info on the REMINDERS and NOTES apps.  I seem to recall some discussion in the Group about NOTES working well as a 'free form database'...which I have been planning to dig out of my SAVED EMAIL and re-read.

I hardly used Siri on either of my 5s iPhones and I think never on the iPads, but have been trying Siri out more and more...it seems to work better now that it used to years ago.  The BBOS10 Blackberry Assistant did so much more than Siri did, so I used it quite a lot, so hoping Siri is more like the BA app.  I have definitely seen Siri 'get it wrong' on other things, but I suppose that is to be expected with anything 'AI' related.

I had already been 'trialing' REMINDERS and NOTES, but I am really wanting a 'replacement' for the BBM Groups apps so that whichever of us puts something on a shopping list, calendar, etc., it shows up on both of our phones.  That was sooooo nice about the BBM Groups functions, and until recently, BBM was available for Android and iPhone so BBM Groups could include literally all of your family and friends in whichever Groups you created to consolidate all those things into, and it made planning events and such sooooo nice and sooooo easy since everybody in that Group got the same calendar, the same lists, the same shared BBM Messages, the same photos, and, well...I have not seen anything on Android or iPhone that comes anywhere close.

- Cat



Re: The blob at the beginning of sewing

Suzanne Martin
 

I've tried only pulling the top thread to the right and it worked great!  Thank you so much for this tip!

Thank you!
Suzanne Martin, GRI
Associate Broker
Charles Rutenberg LLC
suzmar45@...
(407) 234-6906

On Sat, May 16, 2020, 11:29 AM Jet via groups.io <jet31062=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was taught in Home Ec class to pull the top thread and bobbin thread to the left whenever you start sewing!  This was in ‘76 or ‘77. I still always bring up my bobbin thread!

Jeanette




Re: The blob at the beginning of sewing

Ceil J
 

Cynthia,
Yes, I remember seeing that video and thinking that I had to bring up the bobbin thread too but it works with just the top thread!  Thank you for the reminder.  Great quick video.
Ceil


Re: The blob at the beginning of sewing

Jet
 

I was taught in Home Ec class to pull the top thread and bobbin thread to the left whenever you start sewing! This was in ‘76 or ‘77. I still always bring up my bobbin thread!

Jeanette

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