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Re: Sewing chair

Chris House
 

Seems like I am always on the edge of my chair when sewing so I changed to a stool w/ wheels because was not using the chair back or arms.  Much better and adjustable height too.


Re: My Magnet Hoop

sewnice@...
 

OH my gosh those are beautiful!  Including the embroidery

WOW

Sharon


Re: 14000

sewnice@...
 

Hi KewelAunty,
I just bought the 14000, and so far love it. I am told it is the same as the 15000 except for the wifi connection.  Don't know if that is really true, but it is a very nice machine.  I has the 11000se, and wanted to up grade.  The price was right.  I am still on a learning curve, but so far so wonderful.

hope this helps
Sharon


Re: hand look stitches.

sewnice@...
 

does any one know what the hand look stitch is on the 14000


thanks
Sharon


Re: hand look stitches.

Cheryl Paul
 

I’m not sure if the hand look stitches can be brought into Stitch Composer, but you could make such stitches if you had a backdrop picture to bring in. What makes them different is that the programming in the M7 is such that when you engage the line of stitches ie: in decorative, you can have a sewing machine, high heel, clasp, etc. in a row; now instead of using different stitches you just bring in the same stitch over and over - that will give you individual looks for each stitch as it sews. The video I saw on-line used 7 copies of the stitch. I’m putting a link to a video that I found this morning - I’m not sure if it is the same one I saw first or another that came via “notifications”. It is good, but remember how our educators and others are trying to give us information using Facebook, Instagram and other media as we can’t go see them at “live” events - AND they have “no camera man/woman” so quality sea sickness is a possibility at times.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=236303227588530&ref=watch_permalink

I hope this video helps explain a bit better what I was trying to say in words in previous posts. It is really amazing what can be found using “Mr. Google” - I find all kinds of things that I’d never thought of before.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: My Magnet Hoop

favymtz
 

We did get the idea for the magnetic hoop from Jim and Diane but with differences. The wood frame is all one piece. The wood is Oak and the darker wood at the corners is Purple Heart (I first said it was Walnut). He made it that way because he wanted it to be pretty, it’s not for functionality!
He pieced and glued the wood frame and then routed the corners, I think.
So, solid wood would work fine, as long as it’s sanded smooth, no splinters.
My husband also makes beautiful wood bowls and other things on his wood lathe. He also built our house!
On another note, I recently asked him to make my urn...
I sent a picture of it to my sisters and they all got freaked out.
Favymtz


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Favymtz 


Re: Sewing chair

Kathleen Chevalier
 

The book "Dream Sewing Spaces" by Janette Raney-Black has lots of ideas and an excellent section on ergonomic measurements for you sewing space. As for a chair, I have an office chair with no arms, a good one that adjusts for height and back. It has 5 "legs" with castors (rollers) on them. I suggest that you get one with the 5 legs, not the cheaper ones with 4.

Of course, Koala and Horn, who make sewing furniture, have excellent chairs. Pricey, but worth it, if you sit at your sewing machine for very long each day.

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Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania


Re: Sewing chair

favymtz
 

I am also 5 ft tall, and because of that, my oh so handy husband made my sewing tables. The table height is 29" from the floor. I think commercial sewing cabinets are 32". My tables have the Horn lift mechanisms in them so that's the sewing height, of course when I embroider I have to raise the machines up.
My chairs are adjustable height rolling chairs that I purchased at a furniture store. They work great.
It's SO important that we have ergonomically proper height furniture. One day I was sewing all day at a gathering and my machine was on a regular height banquet table. My hands were almost at shoulder height to sew. I had neck and shoulder pain, numbness and tingling for about a month afterward, my goodness that was scary!
favymtz

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Favymtz 


Re: Troubles...

Lyn Quine
 

Are you using a Janome branded bobbin?  The bobbins we can buy that will supposedly fit multiple machines are generic, they are not the correct size for Janomes, they will clatter and bounce in the bobbin case and pop the the top and even knock out the timing.  The only way to make sure you have the correct bobbin is to buy one in a Janome blister pack.  Or if they have a J on them, although not sure if the J marked ones are available.  I always buy mine in a pack either from a dealer on eBay or the Janome website.


Re: Troubles...

Jim Stutsman
 

The bobbin case was not the only thing damaged. More than likely the needle hit the hook race, which is the aluminum "basket" that the bobbin case sits on. That would cause it to be noisy. Worse, though, is that a nick, gouge, or other damage to the hook race will catch thread while sewing and not allow it to release once it's made the trip around the bobbin case. When the stitch doesn't release it will quickly cause other stitches to pile up and force the bobbin case up past the stopper, causing what you saw. You can examine the hook race yourself with a strong light and magnifying glass. Look for anything that is not perfectly smooth. Also check the bobbin case stopper. It may be damaged or out of position, so it allows the bobbin case to pop up easily. If there is damage you'll need to see your dealer again. Janome has a tool for buffing hook race damage, part #OILSTONE.


Troubles...

Lucy Fino
 

I have the Horizon 15000 and have thoroughly enjoyed it until last week. I started to sew and all of a sudden the needle broke and the bobbin door popped open and the bobbin popped up. I took it to the repairman immediately and he said it was probably just a bur in the bobbin case and that he would buff it out and clean and oil it. Once home it sounded loud so I took it back. He said the bobbin case was worn and that I could keep sewing without damaging the machine or he could replace it if it bothered me. I asked him to replace it and it seemed to be sewing OK and then it happened again, bobbin door popped open, bobbin popped up... 😢 Has anyone had this happen or know what’s causing it?  Please help. Thank you. Lucy


Re: 14000

Mary E
 

I have a 15000 and if ai buy another one, I will get a 1400 as the WiFi option is not of primary concern to me. My machine is 5 years old and I love it.
Mary E


On Thursday, June 18, 2020, KewelAunty <kewelaunty@...> wrote:
I am considering a Janome 14000.  People say they like their 14000 but I am wondering if there is anything people do not like about the machine.  I know no machine is perfect  and I am wondering if what sewers do not especially care for on their 14000 would be a deal breaker for me,  Thank you for your responses.
Sandy


Re: Sewing chair

Mary E
 

I use a massage therapist rolling stool. It can be adjusted o about any height and I find that the fact i moves easily makes my core muscles work.


On Friday, June 19, 2020, Vickie Wright <okbee@...> wrote:

Ladies I am 5ft and challenged when sitting at machine. 

What chair do you recommend 
thanks happy sewing
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Vickie in Ohio and Florida


Re: Sewing chair

Lyn Quine
 

I am quite tall, but I treat my machine the same as a computer work station.  I use an office wheeled chair, it adjustable for height and the seat is also adjustable.  I prefer the wheeled chair to a dining chair, I can move my position in front of the machine rather than move body, less back and neck ache.  


Re: Sewing chair

Padden, Jennifer R
 

I found it easier to lower my table.  I had to cut off a bit or the legs on my tables and then a readily available chair worked well at my sit down quilter and my domestic machine.  I have a taller table for my embroidery machine, but I don't usually spend a long time sitting still in front of that machine.  I found that I had to use a booster for the foot pedal with the taller tables.  With the lower tables I can put the foot pedal on the floor and have the best ergonomic posture for me.  Being short is a challenge sometimes, right?


Sewing chair

Vickie Wright
 

Ladies I am 5ft and challenged when sitting at machine. 

What chair do you recommend 
thanks happy sewing
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Vickie in Ohio and Florida


Re: hand look stitches.

Lyn Quine
 

Could the hand stitches on both machines be altered in stitch composer.


Re: My Magnet Hoop

blue_lak
 

It's obviously well made and I know you're pleased with it. I can see they are different, but what are the hoop corners made of and how are they attached to the wood sides?
Jan in MD


14000

KewelAunty
 

I am considering a Janome 14000.  People say they like their 14000 but I am wondering if there is anything people do not like about the machine.  I know no machine is perfect  and I am wondering if what sewers do not especially care for on their 14000 would be a deal breaker for me,  Thank you for your responses.
Sandy


Re: hand look stitches.

Anne Hein DE
 

The handlook stitches in the m7 are different from the 15000 hand look stitches. The difference is the m7 the stitches change how they look each time you add one. So if you pick one of the special handlook stitches and press once the stitch may point a bit to the right press again it may move a bit to the left - it makes the stitches look very crooked. In the 15000 there are hand look stitches but the way they are programed they just don't get as crooked looking as the m7 and the m7 has more of them. 

Cheers
Anne in DE

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