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Re: Thread question

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Sherryl,

Use your “blue” dot bobbin case if you are doing quilting, even in embroidery. I didn’t know this either until I attended an event when Liz Thompson, our Canadian National Education Manager was demonstrating embroidery quilting. I specifically asked her “why the blue dot bobbin” and her reply was: “You are still quilting, but only now in your embroidery hoop.” I don’t do much of this but I now understand that the bobbin needs to be looser when quilting, so that loops don’t form on top of the quilt. However, practice is the key to all things, until we get what works best on our machines.

Let us know how you make out - put up some pictures. I know I’d like to see what you’ve been busy at creating.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


shrinking cut away no show stabilizer

lindalhofer@...
 

I have had an issue with cutaway no show stabilizer.  After embroidery is finished and giving it a press the stabilizer shrinks.  what brand does not do this? and now that i have a large roll what is the solution for me? thank you  


Re: Thread question

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

You can reuse the pre-wound bobbins when empty and wind your own. There is a difference between the aftermarket “supposedly suited bobbins for Janome machines” and the actual bobbins manufactured by Janome. I bought a box of 50 red Janome bobbins that came directly from Janome. I know that for a fact as I was working in an LQS that sold Janome machines. We had an order come in one day with notions from Janome and bobbins were in that order. When you put the Janome bobbins side by side with the aftermarket ones you can see differences in the shapes.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lyn Quine
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:37 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Thread question

 

In honesty the thread was probably ok it’s more likely the bobbin, they say they fit multiple machine but actually they are often a little bit different to the branded ones for your machines.  I bought some prewounds, along with some thread, they were supposedly suited to Janomes.  I have 4 Janomes and all 4 machines, the stitch quality was really bad and they bounced around in the machine.  Bought Janome prewounds and they were great, no noise stitch quality great.  Sad to say, we can’t get Janome prewounds in the UK, we have to buy them from the States so there’s duty and VAT and shipping which makes them too expensive.


Re: Thread question

Lyn Quine
 

I often use Aurifil 50wt and recently started using Iris 50.  Had quite good results.  If I’m doing it on the embroidery side of my 15000 or 12000 I still use quilt cotton but experiment with the different bobbin cases and adjust the top tension.  


Re: Thread question

Sherryl Doran
 

I wind my own bobbins. Was just trying to decide if I could use my quilting thread on top in embroidery function even though it won't be actual embroidery but a quilting pattern. And wondered which bobbin case to use if I use quilting thread. Or must I use the embroidery bobbin case and embroidery thread in it since it will be an in-the-hoop project.


Re: Thread question

Sherryl Doran
 

Thanks for the info. Have to see if I have some embroidery thread in the right color that isn't shiny since I don't want the quilting to be different sheen than the parts of the quilt I have already done.


Re: Thread question

Sherryl Doran
 

Thanks for the reply. I always use my own bobbins that I wind myself. Guess I will just have to practice first.


Re: Thread question

Lyn Quine
 

In honesty the thread was probably ok it’s more likely the bobbin, they say they fit multiple machine but actually they are often a little bit different to the branded ones for your machines.  I bought some prewounds, along with some thread, they were supposedly suited to Janomes.  I have 4 Janomes and all 4 machines, the stitch quality was really bad and they bounced around in the machine.  Bought Janome prewounds and they were great, no noise stitch quality great.  Sad to say, we can’t get Janome prewounds in the UK, we have to buy them from the States so there’s duty and VAT and shipping which makes them too expensive.


Re: Thread question

Pixey
 

I usually use my regular polyester embroidery thread for my machine embroidery “quilting” because my quilted items are home decor such as wall hangings.

I know I was at an embroidery workshop one time and another participant was having fits with her machine with thread and needle breakage.  Turned out that the prior project she had been working on was piecing a quilt with cotton thread and she had forgotten to change her thread kit back out to polyester embroidery thread.  Once she went back to polyester thread, her problems went away.

If you want to use quilting thread, I would recommend slowing the machine down as much as possible and a top stitch needle with a larger eye to minimize thread drag.  And use the red dot bobbin case.

Pixey


On Aug 29, 2020, at 9:39 AM, Sherryl Doran via groups.io <crafttwoman@...> wrote:

I am getting ready to try to hoop a quilt project on my 12000. Since it will be a quilt pattern, not embroidery, which thread would you use, quilting or embroidery? And would quilt thread run ok in the embroidery bobbin? I use Superior So Fine #50 for quilting and Gutterman or Floriani for embroidery.


Re: Thread question

Lou Ann
 

My experience:  I had a roll of pre-wound bobbin thread that I don't remember where I got, but remember it was a "freebie" with some order.  On a recent "practice" piece I decided to use them up.  I'm sure glad it was practice because the stitch out was really bad.  I thought it might be my machine, but decided to try my regular pre-wound.  It continued to stitch out just fine.  It looked like "my" bobbin thread, but it obviously was not-probably a heavier weight?  Anyway, long way of my saying:  Practice, using the same fabric, batting, etc. before putting stitches to the "real" quilt!


Re: AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

Thanks For the info Jim!


On Aug 29, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The Lightning-to-Camera adapter doesn't really allow you to use a connected USB stick. You need a USB stick with dual connectors, which are about the same price or less:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085ZZXGPF/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_rLMsFb2NXYM52

I have this one, though I don't much like it. The weird bend makes it difficult to connect.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CIEBU22/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_1LMsFbHJBSAWW

I also have one similar to this. You slide the connector you need out, which retracts the one you're not using. The downside is when you plug it in there is not enough "catch" to keep the connector from sliding back in.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F792KCB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_wOMsFbM7XP9QC


Re: AcuEdit question

Jim Stutsman
 

The Lightning-to-Camera adapter doesn't really allow you to use a connected USB stick. You need a USB stick with dual connectors, which are about the same price or less:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085ZZXGPF/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_rLMsFb2NXYM52

I have this one, though I don't much like it. The weird bend makes it difficult to connect.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CIEBU22/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_1LMsFbHJBSAWW

I also have one similar to this. You slide the connector you need out, which retracts the one you're not using. The downside is when you plug it in there is not enough "catch" to keep the connector from sliding back in.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F792KCB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_wOMsFbM7XP9QC


Re: AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

Thanks Mattes.  I appreciate your generosity in pointing that out.  If I go that route though, I will go ahead and purchase the full version and unlock all the features. 

I was doing some research on the Apple site and may try to get the lightening to camera adapter and test whether it will work for transferring files from iCloud using the iPad to a basic small USB stick.  If that works, it opens up the option of using my iPad as an on- the-fly embroidery file manager a lot more.

Pixey


On Aug 29, 2020, at 7:09 AM, Mattes <info@...> wrote:

Because it's often overlooked: You can use the free version of StitchBuddy HD, and just benifit from the thumbnails shown for embroidery designs in  Files ... while still using other apps, including the "Copy to AcuEdit" process Jim mentioned before.

Mattes


Thread question

Sherryl Doran
 

I am getting ready to try to hoop a quilt project on my 12000. Since it will be a quilt pattern, not embroidery, which thread would you use, quilting or embroidery? And would quilt thread run ok in the embroidery bobbin? I use Superior So Fine #50 for quilting and Gutterman or Floriani for embroidery.


Re: AcuEdit question

Mattes
 

Because it's often overlooked: You can use the free version of StitchBuddy HD, and just benifit from the thumbnails shown for embroidery designs in  Files ... while still using other apps, including the "Copy to AcuEdit" process Jim mentioned before.

Mattes


Re: stretch stitch on MC 6500 pRO?

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

Thank you so much will be so much better than guessing
--
Vicki Jane Hull- Wardwell


Re: AcuEdit question

Pixey
 

Thanks Mattes.  I know you are on the group, and StitchBuddy has gotten referenced positively in the past.  I definitely have some things to consider.  I may look at exploring the lightning to USB options referenced in the AcuDesign importing video.

There have just been so many times, I decide midway through a project that I want a different design that I did not grab on the USB and had already shut down my laptop.  I did recently copy all my color charts and project instruction PDFs to iCloud to have them at hand by the machine and that is working out great.

Pixey


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:04 AM, Mattes <info@...> wrote:

Thanks for mentioning, Jim, I'm flattered (transparency notice: I'm the developer of StitchBuddy). Maybe a recommendation for transferring designs into StitchBuddy: Once you've activated iCloud synching, a dedicated StitchBuddy folder will be created and every file / folder placed inside  will be synched to the cloud and all devices. So you can use Apple's Files app to copy multiple designs / folders. And with previews of embroideries in Files, designs can be managed and opened from there. Apple calls this feature "Open in place". - Yes, transferring designs to an embroidery machine still requires a USB stick if your machine doesn't feature a direct USB connection to computers (does any Janome?)...

Stay well and healthy, Mattes


Re: MC350E error message

Virginia
 

Take your needle out perhaps it came loose with the move
 Then turn your machine on and see if the message is still there. If so take to your dealer. The 350 is probably close to 20 years old, may be time for a new machine.  Virginia. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: Judy <judywentz@...>
Date: 8/28/20 8:04 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC350E error message

I have been rearranging my sewing studio.  Moved my MC350E to a new location and now I have an error message when I turn it I.  It says to raise the needle.  I raised the needle but the message does not go away.  Nothing works.  Is there a reset I can do or do I need to take my machine to the shop?  It looks nice in its new location though.
thanks for any help anyone can give.


Re: MC350E error message

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Have you tried replacing the needle? Maybe when you moved the machine around it got jostled and the needle loosened or bent.

 

Vikki

Houston,TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Judy
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:04 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC350E error message

 

I have been rearranging my sewing studio.  Moved my MC350E to a new location and now I have an error message when I turn it I.  It says to raise the needle.  I raised the needle but the message does not go away.  Nothing works.  Is there a reset I can do or do I need to take my machine to the shop?  It looks nice in its new location though.
thanks for any help anyone can give.


Re: AcuEdit question

Mattes
 

Thanks for mentioning, Jim, I'm flattered (transparency notice: I'm the developer of StitchBuddy). Maybe a recommendation for transferring designs into StitchBuddy: Once you've activated iCloud synching, a dedicated StitchBuddy folder will be created and every file / folder placed inside  will be synched to the cloud and all devices. So you can use Apple's Files app to copy multiple designs / folders. And with previews of embroideries in Files, designs can be managed and opened from there. Apple calls this feature "Open in place". - Yes, transferring designs to an embroidery machine still requires a USB stick if your machine doesn't feature a direct USB connection to computers (does any Janome?)...

Stay well and healthy, Mattes

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