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sewnice@...
 

Is the 14000 a high shank machine?

thanks


Re: ruler foot

favymtz
 

Re: I know that Janome and Brother are both high shank, but some feet aren't compatible due to needle drop position...snap-on feet are ok as the adapter is Brother compatible, it's just the screw-on feet."
I had a Babylock (Same as Brother machine) and the feet were never compatible with my Janome machines due to the needle drop position.
It didn't matter if it was a snap on foot or a screw on foot, the feet didn't work at all, the needle would hit the foot. 

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Favymtz


Re: ruler foot

SewingRose
 

Can't help specifically with your machine models but I have a Janome Ruler Work Foot for my 9450, however the needle drop position doesn't line up with the Brother PQ1500SL.  Both machines are high shank and I wanted to be able to use the rulers on both machines so I bought a generic ruler foot on eBay, the seller stated it was compatible and he/she was correct.  I've since done ruler quilting on both machines, but suggest if you get hold of a ruler foot, attach it to both of your machines and turn the handwheel slowly to check needle drop position. 

For my machines I know that Janome and Brother are both high shank, but some feet aren't compatible due to needle drop position...snap-on feet are ok as the adapter is Brother compatible, it's just the screw-on feet.  The generic ruler work feet are much lower cost and clear plastic, they are also height adjustable at the screw due to a slotted area in the foot.  I've got in the habit of doing a slow rotation with the handwheel everytime I change feet...saves breaking a needle andalso putting a hole in the foot!

Hope this helps?  ;-)


Re: 15000 Quiltmaker v3 Upgrade question

Andrea LaVergne
 

Was the PC-2 foot used first in the Yarn Embroidery package with the  9000 or 10,000?  I remember using the foot and little cone to do couching when I was not embroidering ( of course my memory could be faulty!)
Andrea


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Suzanne Martin
 

I bought my 15k Horizon around May 2017. I have the manual with page 159
showing how to clean the upper thread guide. I don't like to remove the
plate as it is hard to do and I'm concerned I'll break something. Hardly
gets much thread dust in that area anyway. I can see why this option would
have been taken away due to the screws that some may be tempted to loosen or
tighten.

Later s/w upgraded to the Quiltmaker with HP plate and foot.

Thank you,
Suzanne Martin, GRI
Licensed Broker Associate
Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando LLC
Suzmar45@gmail.com
407-234-6906 <tel:407-234-6906>


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Lorraine Nygaard
 

Claire,

Thank you!

Lorraine 

 


On Aug 10, 2020, at 11:22 AM, Claire Schutz <cyschutz@...> wrote:



There is a difference between the two commonly known as Quiltmaker. The original 15K was updated to be called Quiltmaker from Memory Craft 15000. They both work the same (one original and the other updated).  Mine was purchased in 2014 and has the turquoise color strip. It also has the removable thread quide which is on pg 159 of the original manual. If you have the Quiltmaker that came out as that machine having that name, your manual does not show removing the guide. Look on pg 169, only shows cleaning the bobbin area.  Strange they removed this from the new machine as it stated in the old manual to clean it once a month.  Maybe the changes they made eliminate cleaning that.  I hope this helps the confusion. Aren't there other names in the world they could use? Ha, Claire S.

On 8/10/2020 10:00 AM, favymtz wrote:
Maybe Janome has changed back to the original design in which the little plate can be removed for cleaning the tensioner, if so, I sure would be glad to hear that!
My 15000 Quiltmaker was purchased in the Autumn of 2017, it's the first version of the Quiltmaker editions with the pink strip under the screen. The previous machines had either turquoise or silver strips, and on those machines the cover could be removed for cleaning.
I've looked at my original service manual and it does not have instructions to remove the panel, I just downloaded the most recent online manual and it does not give instructions either, and because it does not, my assumption is that the newest machines still cannot have the cover removed. I could be wrong.
Anyone have a brand new 15000 they've purchased within the last year to tell us differently?

Is this important iformation?
I think so, because if the lint is building up and causing tension trouble we should know if there's something we can do about it ourselves without having to take it in for the service tech to do it for us. Especially in these days when most Janome shops are working completely by appointments only. 
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Favymtz


Re: 15000 Quiltmaker v3 Upgrade question

Pixey
 

Thanks Favy.  That makes since...I was having trouble figuring out why they called it PC...but now know the C is for Couching.

Pixey


On Aug 10, 2020, at 10:56 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:


The P foot is for regular embroidery, PC-1 and PC-2 are embroidery couching feet. Height adjustments are always available for all of these embroidery feet in the adjust screen and also in the Set screen.
Favymtz 

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Favymtz 


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Claire Schutz
 

There is a difference between the two commonly known as Quiltmaker. The original 15K was updated to be called Quiltmaker from Memory Craft 15000. They both work the same (one original and the other updated).  Mine was purchased in 2014 and has the turquoise color strip. It also has the removable thread quide which is on pg 159 of the original manual. If you have the Quiltmaker that came out as that machine having that name, your manual does not show removing the guide. Look on pg 169, only shows cleaning the bobbin area.  Strange they removed this from the new machine as it stated in the old manual to clean it once a month.  Maybe the changes they made eliminate cleaning that.  I hope this helps the confusion. Aren't there other names in the world they could use? Ha, Claire S.

On 8/10/2020 10:00 AM, favymtz wrote:
Maybe Janome has changed back to the original design in which the little plate can be removed for cleaning the tensioner, if so, I sure would be glad to hear that!
My 15000 Quiltmaker was purchased in the Autumn of 2017, it's the first version of the Quiltmaker editions with the pink strip under the screen. The previous machines had either turquoise or silver strips, and on those machines the cover could be removed for cleaning.
I've looked at my original service manual and it does not have instructions to remove the panel, I just downloaded the most recent online manual and it does not give instructions either, and because it does not, my assumption is that the newest machines still cannot have the cover removed. I could be wrong.
Anyone have a brand new 15000 they've purchased within the last year to tell us differently?

Is this important iformation?
I think so, because if the lint is building up and causing tension trouble we should know if there's something we can do about it ourselves without having to take it in for the service tech to do it for us. Especially in these days when most Janome shops are working completely by appointments only. 
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Favymtz


Re: 15000 Quiltmaker v3 Upgrade question

valora hammond
 

I wonder if PC-2 is for yarn couching?  Is there a diagram(pic) beside it?


On Aug 10, 2020, at 9:56 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:


The P foot is for regular embroidery, PC-1 and PC-2 are embroidery couching feet. Height adjustments are always available for all of these embroidery feet in the adjust screen and also in the Set screen.
Favymtz 

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Favymtz 


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

favymtz
 

Maybe Janome has changed back to the original design in which the little plate can be removed for cleaning the tensioner, if so, I sure would be glad to hear that!
My 15000 Quiltmaker was purchased in the Autumn of 2017, it's the first version of the Quiltmaker editions with the pink strip under the screen. The previous machines had either turquoise or silver strips, and on those machines the cover could be removed for cleaning.
I've looked at my original service manual and it does not have instructions to remove the panel, I just downloaded the most recent online manual and it does not give instructions either, and because it does not, my assumption is that the newest machines still cannot have the cover removed. I could be wrong.
Anyone have a brand new 15000 they've purchased within the last year to tell us differently?

Is this important iformation?
I think so, because if the lint is building up and causing tension trouble we should know if there's something we can do about it ourselves without having to take it in for the service tech to do it for us. Especially in these days when most Janome shops are working completely by appointments only. 
--
Favymtz


Re: 15000 Quiltmaker v3 Upgrade question

favymtz
 

The P foot is for regular embroidery, PC-1 and PC-2 are embroidery couching feet. Height adjustments are always available for all of these embroidery feet in the adjust screen and also in the Set screen.
Favymtz 

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Favymtz 


15000 Quiltmaker v3 Upgrade question

Pixey
 

I was doing a straight embroidery project (as opposed to a quilting project) on my 15000 the other day and noticed something that appears to have changed with the v3 Quiltmaker upgrade. I noticed that on the embroidery settings screen for the Embroidery Foot Height, it now offers 3 preset options which are labeled P, PC-1, and PC-2. I checked the v3 Quiltmaker manual and while the picture matches, it does not explain the purpose of the other two settings or what their default values are supposed to be. I am assuming it uses P for flat, PC-1 for a thin batting layer, and PC-2 for a thicker batting layer. Does anyone know if this is in fact the case?

Pixey


Re: ruler foot

Pixey
 

Actually for the older 7mm machines, the ruler foot is done as an add on toe to the convertible free motion quilting set (part number 202002004). The toe set is called the Free Motion Frame Quilting Feet Set (part # 767434005). 

I learned about this from the Janome rep when I attended a Janome/Sew Steady (Westalee) event at my dealer in January.  I was interested in getting a ruler foot for my 6600P because it has the larger flat surface area because it is set into its own table.

Pixey


On Aug 9, 2020, at 8:51 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

If you decide to try Ruler Work on your 11000 machine make sure to buy the Janome Ruler foot. It's a screw on foot designed for the high shank. I don't have an 11000 to try it out on but I would doubt you'd have any troubles using it, but check with a Janome dealer to make sure. You could even take the machine to a Janome shop and try the foot out, because it's very doubtful that they would have an 11000 on site.
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Favymtz


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Claire Schutz
 

Yes, you are correct, some people don't realize the updated Quiltmaker is removable but not an original Quiltmaker. Alsways check the manual.  Claire S

On 8/9/2020 8:11 AM, favymtz wrote:
Beginning with the QuiltMaker Edition of the 15000 the top cover to clean the tensioner DOES NOT pop off, don't even try!
It has to be removed by a service technician.
The reason I was told by our dealer is that in the newer 15000's there's a little pre-tensioner designed for smoother thread feeding that has been added into the thread path and that's why they don't want the user messing with that area.
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Favymtz


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Virginia
 

I use my yellow dot bobbin case on my 15000QCP and 12000 and have perfect tension. If you read the manual it does suggest it perhaps your dealer could suggest something if you are having tension issues. My dealer did replace my bobbin assembly part back in March because of consistant nesting with regular sewing and embroidery. It took 7 weeks for the part to come from Japan.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: Claire Schutz <cyschutz@...>
Date: 8/8/20 9:48 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Inconsistent tension on 1500

Yes, do remove this cover occasionally as there may be fuzz, had this happen to me and think some may not think of this. Manual shows but it may be difficult to pop open. Claire S.


On 8/8/2020 1:47 PM, Elizabeth Mccall wrote:
Hi Nyssa, I have not taken off the top tension cover. I'm not sure how to access this , but will look into it. 
I clean my machine often, cleaning the bobbin case & area around it. Also I take it in yearly for a checkup.
It just seems the yellow dot works better for a smooth tension.
Thanks so much for your answer.
Elizabeth Ann McCall

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 2:28 PM Nyssa Lanzafame <Nyssajoe@...> wrote:
if the stitch balance works better with the yellow, it should be fine.  but it seems like that would indicate that the upper tension is a little tighter than the factory setting should be, or that the thread is hanging up somewhere....possibly a burr or a lint or a piece of thread somewhere, have you taken your top tension cover off to look?


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Virginia
 

I have the quiltmaker 15000QCP  and it is onlyb2 years old which is about when the machine came out after thec15000 and the part does pop off and so does my 9400 and my 12000 did also.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: favymtz <favymtz@...>
Date: 8/9/20 9:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Inconsistent tension on 1500

Beginning with the QuiltMaker Edition of the 15000 the top cover to clean the tensioner DOES NOT pop off, don't even try!
It has to be removed by a service technician.
The reason I was told by our dealer is that in the newer 15000's there's a little pre-tensioner designed for smoother thread feeding that has been added into the thread path and that's why they don't want the user messing with that area.
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Favymtz


Re: ruler foot

favymtz
 

If you decide to try Ruler Work on your 11000 machine make sure to buy the Janome Ruler foot. It's a screw on foot designed for the high shank. I don't have an 11000 to try it out on but I would doubt you'd have any troubles using it, but check with a Janome dealer to make sure. You could even take the machine to a Janome shop and try the foot out, because it's very doubtful that they would have an 11000 on site.
--
Favymtz


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

favymtz
 

Beginning with the QuiltMaker Edition of the 15000 the top cover to clean the tensioner DOES NOT pop off, don't even try!
It has to be removed by a service technician.
The reason I was told by our dealer is that in the newer 15000's there's a little pre-tensioner designed for smoother thread feeding that has been added into the thread path and that's why they don't want the user messing with that area.
--
Favymtz


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Lou Ann
 

Based on the signature at the bottom of the PDF, I would say the author was Maggie Cooper.  She was a wonderful teacher and digitizer who sadly passed away a while back.


Re: Inconsistent tension on 1500

Claire Schutz
 

Yes, do remove this cover occasionally as there may be fuzz, had this happen to me and think some may not think of this. Manual shows but it may be difficult to pop open. Claire S.


On 8/8/2020 1:47 PM, Elizabeth Mccall wrote:
Hi Nyssa, I have not taken off the top tension cover. I'm not sure how to access this , but will look into it. 
I clean my machine often, cleaning the bobbin case & area around it. Also I take it in yearly for a checkup.
It just seems the yellow dot works better for a smooth tension.
Thanks so much for your answer.
Elizabeth Ann McCall

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 2:28 PM Nyssa Lanzafame <Nyssajoe@...> wrote:
if the stitch balance works better with the yellow, it should be fine.  but it seems like that would indicate that the upper tension is a little tighter than the factory setting should be, or that the thread is hanging up somewhere....possibly a burr or a lint or a piece of thread somewhere, have you taken your top tension cover off to look?

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