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Re: Serger Stitches

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks Cheryl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great tips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to try "all of them".

Hold please (laugh).

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:18 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Serger Stitches

Hey June, Good Morning,

Have you tried using a different colour in each thread space - that’s 4 colours. Then do a test sample on scrap organza. Stretch the fabric out when you’ve stitched it to see what happens to the flat fell. If there is a picture of this in your manual, compare it - I don’t do much of this type of serging. From what you see on the bottom, compare to the cotton and see which tensions seem to be off and adjust them. You are a trooper, keep trying, you’ll get it. Remember that you really do need to experiment as each machine is just a little different, even if they have the same name, number, etc. Thread also makes a difference and we all have our preferences or use what is available to us in our individual sewing markets - we can just hope that most of our stores carry a good quality. Also remember that the organza is “see through” so it might look different than your other fabric because it is see through, but maybe isn’t really different. It just might show a different look.

If you have the “Footbook App” or Jim and Dianes and the serger is featured - watch it. Diane gives very good instruction. Maybe we need to get Jim and Diane to to a “Serger App” for us - if they have the time and are willing to do so.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Serger Stitches

June E Hudspeth
 

Cheryl: You are way too kind (big smile).

But, thank you for the really nice comment.

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:19 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Serger Stitches

Oh June, I don’t know if I mentioned - “Good for you” in trying to get the most out of your serger. You are a very good woman.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Serger Stitches

Cheryl Paul
 

Oh June, I don’t know if I mentioned - “Good for you” in trying to get the most out of your serger. You are a very good woman.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Serger Stitches

Cheryl Paul
 

Hey June, Good Morning,

Have you tried using a different colour in each thread space - that’s 4 colours. Then do a test sample on scrap organza. Stretch the fabric out when you’ve stitched it to see what happens to the flat fell. If there is a picture of this in your manual, compare it - I don’t do much of this type of serging. From what you see on the bottom, compare to the cotton and see which tensions seem to be off and adjust them. You are a trooper, keep trying, you’ll get it. Remember that you really do need to experiment as each machine is just a little different, even if they have the same name, number, etc. Thread also makes a difference and we all have our preferences or use what is available to us in our individual sewing markets - we can just hope that most of our stores carry a good quality. Also remember that the organza is “see through” so it might look different than your other fabric because it is see through, but maybe isn’t really different. It just might show a different look.

If you have the “Footbook App” or Jim and Dianes and the serger is featured - watch it. Diane gives very good instruction. Maybe we need to get Jim and Diane to to a “Serger App” for us - if they have the time and are willing to do so.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Serger Stitches

Cat - N
 

What is happening to your stitches?  Are you getting stitch formation?  Did you test on cotton?  Adjust tensions?  Might try it on plain cotton, then when it’s right, on organza to see what changes are due to fabric alone.

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Nov 16, 2020 at 10:23 PM, <June E Hudspeth> wrote:

Good Evening Everyone:

 

As I continue my journey to mastering or getting better at my little serger, I have a question.

 

I’m trying to do a 3 thread “wide” flatlock stitch.

 

Last time I did this stitch, my settings were:  Needle: 1, Next Needle: N (because I’m not using it); Upper Looper: 1 and Lower Looper: 4. 

 

I was using cotton fabric it worked great.  Now I’m using organza and it’s not working correctly.

 

So, my thoughts are, maybe because I’m using organza; the settings should be different?

 

Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Cat:  I know your out there (laugh) and Cheryl (laugh).

 

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

June


Serger Stitches

June E Hudspeth
 

Good Evening Everyone:

 

As I continue my journey to mastering or getting better at my little serger, I have a question.

 

I’m trying to do a 3 thread “wide” flatlock stitch.

 

Last time I did this stitch, my settings were:  Needle: 1, Next Needle: N (because I’m not using it); Upper Looper: 1 and Lower Looper: 4. 

 

I was using cotton fabric it worked great.  Now I’m using organza and it’s not working correctly.

 

So, my thoughts are, maybe because I’m using organza; the settings should be different?

 

Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Cat:  I know your out there (laugh) and Cheryl (laugh).

 

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

June


Re: Top thread

card.cuts@...
 

There's a bobbin case designed especially for this, with slightly lower tension than the standard bobbin case to correct the balance between the upper and lower threads. You can see it here:
https://www.janome.com/accessories/accessories/bobbin-holder-for-free-motion-quilting/


Re: machine suddenly stops

cherylalice drisdelle
 

Unplugged the machine and and re inserted the power cord Did the design 4 more times this pm and the issue seems to be resolved Thanks for all the help


On Nov 15, 2020, at 11:49 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Not sure what a "repeated pulse" sounds like, but there are a couple of possibilities. If it happens ONLY on this design, then there could be something funky about the design, especially if it was converted from another format. This has happened in the past, though is not very common any more. A design is essentially a computer program that instructs the machine on what to do next with each stitch. If it tells the machine to do something that is illogical, it can behave in unexpected ways. In such cases the problem will repeat at exactly the same place in that design, but not in any others. Turning the machine off and on again (Hat tip to "The IT Crowd"!) will reset it and work normally.

The other possibility is a sensor that is at the ragged edge of proper adjustment. In such cases the normal vibration from moving the embroidery carriage can cause the sensor to suddenly change. For example, say the presser foot height sensor is just barely in spec, and a little nudge causes it to trip. To the machine that looks like you suddenly lifted the presser foot while it was sewing, and it will stop, usually with a message like "Stopped for safety". If you are instead hearing a clicking or ticking, then it's more likely the first issue.


Re: Top thread

Lyn Quine
 

I would tighten the top tension, the bobbin thread a higher tension than than the top thread and is pulling it down, tighten the top tension a bit and it will equal it out.


Re: machine suddenly stops

Jim Stutsman
 

Not sure what a "repeated pulse" sounds like, but there are a couple of possibilities. If it happens ONLY on this design, then there could be something funky about the design, especially if it was converted from another format. This has happened in the past, though is not very common any more. A design is essentially a computer program that instructs the machine on what to do next with each stitch. If it tells the machine to do something that is illogical, it can behave in unexpected ways. In such cases the problem will repeat at exactly the same place in that design, but not in any others. Turning the machine off and on again (Hat tip to "The IT Crowd"!) will reset it and work normally.

The other possibility is a sensor that is at the ragged edge of proper adjustment. In such cases the normal vibration from moving the embroidery carriage can cause the sensor to suddenly change. For example, say the presser foot height sensor is just barely in spec, and a little nudge causes it to trip. To the machine that looks like you suddenly lifted the presser foot while it was sewing, and it will stop, usually with a message like "Stopped for safety". If you are instead hearing a clicking or ticking, then it's more likely the first issue.


Top thread

Vickie Wright
 

Hi my friend is an owner of the 9400 and she is having trouble when free motioning and the top thread shows on the bottom. I have told her different size needle. Anyone have any good advice? Thanks for help in advice
--
Vickie in Ohio and Florida


Re: machine suddenly stops

Kathy Strabel
 

Do you think your machine could be overheating and it is shutting down in order to cool off?   This must be so frustrating!!!  PLease post when you solve the problem so that others can know what happened. Good luck to you. 
Kathy S   Camas WA


Re: machine suddenly stops

Lou Ann
 

Did you check that you had good electrical connections at both the machine end and at the wall outlet?  Maybe it could be that it's loose and just looks plugged in but is actually having an intermittent connection.  Sorry, but that's my only thought!


machine suddenly stops

cherylalice drisdelle
 

while  doing an embroidery today the machine stopped and and made a repeated pulse sound 
Went away when I  turned machine off and on but it has just happened again
Any suggestions


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cat - N
 

Wow!  Roberta, you really waded through fire with your serger search.  I absolutely agree about features choice vs (blind) brand loyalty.   Not every brand makes the exact feature set you need in every machine or product line.  I think it pays to figure out what’s important to you, then find the machine that does what you need, that isn’t more of a compromise than you can appreciate.  Few things are worse in the long run than ‘settling’ thinking you will grow to love it...but find the opposite is true.  I cannot admit to brand loyalty with any brand. Janome met my needs for sewing and embroidery machines and I am very happy with my choices.  The specs that were important to me only existed in the Janome brand.

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 


Re: What is this thing?

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello Janome Group----Thank you to those that replied to my inquiry about the silver "button" on the rear surface of the Skyline 7  machine. It appears to be a support for an optional wide table which I do not possess. Instead, I have an after-market, 3rd party extension table. But it is good to know, at least, what the silver thingy is intended for. Happy sewing and stitching to all!   Kathy Strabel   Camas   WA.


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Roberta K
 

My only comment about this thread, is that brand loyalty is not always the best choice when investigating new machine purchases. When I first began using Janome sewing machines, about 20 years ago, I was thrilled to have a dealer about 2 miles from my home. My first Janome was the MC3000, which I still own. At that time I was struggling with learning to use a serger. 

My first serger was purchased from a Viking dealer inside a Joann’s Fabric store. It was the cheapest one they had, a White serger. The salesperson lied to me saying that they could teach me how to use it, but that did not work out too well. I ended up selling it for a few dollars, and buying a Brother serger, 1034D. Everything was fine until the tension went wonky and nobody could help me Fix it. I then went to my Janome dealer, who recommended a Janome Compulock serger. Another liar, since she did not know how to use it herself and so could not teach me. 

Me being young and naive, bought the machine without doing a test drive because I wanted to believe that any Janome is better than any other machine out there. Then I got to try to manage the settings on it, and it was a mess. Of course, the dealer would not take it back.

My frustration level was through the roof, so I decided not to do any more business with that dealer (who will remain nameless). Not too long after, I discovered a Babylock dealer. At that time the Babylock Evolution was the top of the line model. I saw it demonstrated and they had me at Jet-Air threading. And yes this dealer offered classes and tech support. 

I still own my Babylock Evolution, and I have never regretted the investment I made.

Lesson learned: It pays to be open minded about brands, and ALWAYS try before you buy. Seeing and sewing is believing.

Roberta in FL


Re: Janome 10000

Tracy
 

The MC10000 will not read a Jef+ format either.  It will only read .sew or .jef format designs.

I agree with Favymtz - use a copy/paste method to transfer designs to your compact flash card for the machine.  Be sure they are pasted into the file where the machine will find them.  And- make sure in your software that the design is oriented to fit inside the hoop when you save it in .jef.  The orientation being wrong is one of the absolute most common issues when someone says their machine doesn't show a design that they have put into the folder for one of the, older model especially, machines.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator

----Original message----

The default file format for Horizon Link is JPX. Your Janome 10000 will not read a JPX as you've discovered.   What you need to do is designate that you want a JEF or JEF+ format. To do this, Don't use the "Write a Design" nor the "Send" functions.
Instead
Use the "File" function and  "Save As" that way you can choose to Save it to your card and a JEF format.
Favymtz


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks for this great email Cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m saving this email (big smile).

 

Take care,

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cat - N via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:37 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

LOL...oh...sorry...didn't even think of naming a brand.  I was very interested in the new Janome air threading serger, but I think I still want at least a 5-thread...and kind of hoping Janome comes out with a nice new model in a few years, now that they air threading tech.  But, just after I got the Pfaff, I saw the Baby Lock 8-thread serger (I forget the name at the moment) being demonstrated at a quilt show near here, and was offered a great price by the dealer, which included all the attachments.  Might have bought it right then, except that I already had the very nice Pfaff...and couldn't justify the cost at that moment. 

 

They don't make the machine I have anymore, but no telling what I will 'need' or want eventually.  My Pfaff is in excellent condition, does a whole bunch of stuff, and may last the rest of my lifetime for what I need...just cannot get attachments for it, since it was a retired model.  Who knows what the future will bring...will re-evaluate if/when I am in the market again...but making a list of 'wants' in a new serger. 

 

The 8-thread is air-threaded, and has extra space to the right of the needle.  I like the idea of special use machines...serger and separate cover hem machines...just do not have the space right now, since I already have 4 machines (2 embroidery, 1 sewing, and the serger), and hubby has 1 plus a long arm quilter on a 12' frame.  We are working on making a dedicated space...not there yet.

 

I looked up Program 10 in the 1200D manual.  Not complicated to create that Top Cover Stitch (LuLu Lemon) stitch...does the 3-needle, the 2-needle wide, and the 2-needle narrow, but some re-configuring of the machine is necessary.  I think conversion is possibly more complicated 'looking' and 'sounding' than complicated 'doing'...just have to remember...when company comes for dinner we have to pull the dining table apart to add the leaf in the table, too...LOL

 

My Pfaff 4874 does those 3 programs plus more "Deco" stitches, but each has its own program number.  The Pfaff book is 144 pages...has a lot of pix and step-by-step directions.

 

I have been working on an email, but have to stop on it for a bit...have to make some very necessary phone calls.  You might benefit from the threading for the Pfaff...the video is online but not on youtube...although you can look at youtube videos of Pfaff Coverlock 3, too...Sewing Machines Plus I think has the ones I looked at mostly for conversion to cover hem.  Again...it looked really complicated...until I actually did it a few times.

 

- Cat

 


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cat - N
 

LOL...oh...sorry...didn't even think of naming a brand.  I was very interested in the new Janome air threading serger, but I think I still want at least a 5-thread...and kind of hoping Janome comes out with a nice new model in a few years, now that they air threading tech.  But, just after I got the Pfaff, I saw the Baby Lock 8-thread serger (I forget the name at the moment) being demonstrated at a quilt show near here, and was offered a great price by the dealer, which included all the attachments.  Might have bought it right then, except that I already had the very nice Pfaff...and couldn't justify the cost at that moment. 

They don't make the machine I have anymore, but no telling what I will 'need' or want eventually.  My Pfaff is in excellent condition, does a whole bunch of stuff, and may last the rest of my lifetime for what I need...just cannot get attachments for it, since it was a retired model.  Who knows what the future will bring...will re-evaluate if/when I am in the market again...but making a list of 'wants' in a new serger. 

The 8-thread is air-threaded, and has extra space to the right of the needle.  I like the idea of special use machines...serger and separate cover hem machines...just do not have the space right now, since I already have 4 machines (2 embroidery, 1 sewing, and the serger), and hubby has 1 plus a long arm quilter on a 12' frame.  We are working on making a dedicated space...not there yet.

I looked up Program 10 in the 1200D manual.  Not complicated to create that Top Cover Stitch (LuLu Lemon) stitch...does the 3-needle, the 2-needle wide, and the 2-needle narrow, but some re-configuring of the machine is necessary.  I think conversion is possibly more complicated 'looking' and 'sounding' than complicated 'doing'...just have to remember...when company comes for dinner we have to pull the dining table apart to add the leaf in the table, too...LOL

My Pfaff 4874 does those 3 programs plus more "Deco" stitches, but each has its own program number.  The Pfaff book is 144 pages...has a lot of pix and step-by-step directions.

I have been working on an email, but have to stop on it for a bit...have to make some very necessary phone calls.  You might benefit from the threading for the Pfaff...the video is online but not on youtube...although you can look at youtube videos of Pfaff Coverlock 3, too...Sewing Machines Plus I think has the ones I looked at mostly for conversion to cover hem.  Again...it looked really complicated...until I actually did it a few times.

- Cat

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