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Re: Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

Sharleen Brett
 

Thank you for that, Tracy!  As it turns out, the bobbin was inserted as a “q” rather than a “p.”  But I ‘ll bet I also forgot to thread with the presser foot in the “up” position. So I’ll redo that as you suggested and also double-check the tension which I had played with but ended up leaving in the default mode. 

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this group! Thank you all so much!

Sharleen in Charlotte 


On May 19, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Sharleen Brett <gsbrett@...> wrote:

What a great way to remember the correct direction!  (Now I have no excuse to make that mistake again!). 

Thanks so much, Kathleen!


Sharleen Brett                                         
Cell: (817) 939-6469


On May 19, 2020, at 9:49 AM, Kathleen Chevalier <kathleensews@...> wrote:

I'm so glad that it was a cheap, easy fix. I learned to hold the bobbin with thread dangling down. If it makes a P it is Perfect so go ahead and install it. If it makes a q, quit and turn it over. With this hint I always put the bobbin in the right way.

On Mon 5/18/2020 8:07 PM, Sharleen Brett wrote:
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




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Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania


Re: Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12,000, broken thread message

Lynda Lu Gibb
 

I had the same thing happen.. I took of the throat plate , cleaned the sensor  at the top right corner under there,very carefully then replaced it and The message stopped.


Re: Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

Sharleen Brett
 

What a great way to remember the correct direction!  (Now I have no excuse to make that mistake again!). 

Thanks so much, Kathleen!


Sharleen Brett                                         
Cell: (817) 939-6469


On May 19, 2020, at 9:49 AM, Kathleen Chevalier <kathleensews@...> wrote:

I'm so glad that it was a cheap, easy fix. I learned to hold the bobbin with thread dangling down. If it makes a P it is Perfect so go ahead and install it. If it makes a q, quit and turn it over. With this hint I always put the bobbin in the right way.

On Mon 5/18/2020 8:07 PM, Sharleen Brett wrote:
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




--
Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania


Re: Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12,000, broken thread message

Marsha_Comcast
 

I'm not sure where you're located but my local Dealer and all that I know of are allowing curbside drop-off and pick-up for service and repair. So if they're close, you might check. And from what I hear the turn around time is quick since that's kind of all they're doing. Hope it gets resolved soon for you.


Re: Zigzag stitch on Janome 9400

Kathleen Chevalier
 

I'm so glad that it was a cheap, easy fix. I learned to hold the bobbin with thread dangling down. If it makes a P it is Perfect so go ahead and install it. If it makes a q, quit and turn it over. With this hint I always put the bobbin in the right way.

On Mon 5/18/2020 8:07 PM, Sharleen Brett wrote:
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




--
Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania


Re: Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12,000, broken thread message

Virginia
 

When was the last time you had it serviced,  sometimes a piece of thread you cannot see will interfere with the sensor. I would suggest taking it to your dealer.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Joy Stone via groups.io" <jlstonemd@...>
Date: 5/18/20 4:24 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12,000, broken thread message

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: Artistic digitizer free trial???

Pam Davison
 

I'm basing it on the price of hatch software right now which is about $900 so that's comprable I have to say it's a huge improvement over the previous version of artistic Suite in my opinion


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Kim Normandin <Knormandin2@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:21:05 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Artistic digitizer free trial???
 
I’m no expert on this subject but I think this is a fantastic deal.  The on-line support that has come with this software is incredible. And if I remember correctly, any updates to the software are free. That is huge.  I purchased Bernina software many, many years ago and each update is $700 to $800.  I would like to switch to the Artistic Digitizer and would do in a snap if it was in my budget right now. 


On May 18, 2020, at 10:33 PM, William D Lawson <lawsonfox@...> wrote:

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: Artistic digitizer free trial???

Kim Normandin
 

I’m no expert on this subject but I think this is a fantastic deal.  The on-line support that has come with this software is incredible. And if I remember correctly, any updates to the software are free. That is huge.  I purchased Bernina software many, many years ago and each update is $700 to $800.  I would like to switch to the Artistic Digitizer and would do in a snap if it was in my budget right now. 


On May 18, 2020, at 10:33 PM, William D Lawson <lawsonfox@...> wrote:

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

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!

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