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Re: Resolution

Ceil J
 

Thank you for all you do and for being "here", JIm.  I'm wishing you and Diane a safe and healthy new year! 
Ceil


On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 6:33 PM Mary Mills <mary.mills81@...> wrote:
Thanks Jim!   I and my family are victims of someone ‘being unkind’. And hopefully everyone will take your advice. Happy New Year to everyone!    Xxxx


Re: Resolution

georgebarbara1218@att.net
 

Still miss having you and Diane at the store. Hope all is well with you and your family. Retirement is great. Found a UFO from your class days and finally quilted and embellished and bound it. Thank goodness for hobbies like embroidery and quilting to get us thru this year. You still have a wonderful sense of humor. Enjoy reading your responses to everyone. Happy and Healthy New Year to you both!

On Dec 31, 2020, at 9:45 AM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@gmail.com> wrote:

 I’ve enjoyed each morning seeing a post on this forum from someone/somewhere who were alway ready to help with our quilting and embroidery issues. A BIG thanks to Jim and Diane for bringing us together through the magic of technology. Wishing you all a happy new year.

Carole









Re: Resolution

Mary Mills
 

Thanks Jim!   I and my family are victims of someone ‘being unkind’. And hopefully everyone will take your advice. Happy New Year to everyone!    Xxxx


Re: When a thread breaks on e500 embroidery machine

Jim Stutsman
 

Diagnosing from afar is dodgy at best, but I'll take a chance. The loop is happening either because a stitch was skipped, or because the needle went into the same hole as a previous stitch. If it were skipping it could be due to the machine being very slightly out of time, but far more likely would be a burr on the hook race, bobbin case, or needle plate. However that would show up in pretty much every project, so we can probably rule that out. You said the designs are "simple redwork-type", which I assume means straight stitch lines as opposed to satin stitches. A size 14 needle, regardless of type, measures 1.4mm in diameter. If any stitch is shorter than 1.4mm it can result in two stitches through the same hole, which will result in a loop on top and usually a nest underneath because the bobbin thread did not catch. You might try a size 11 needle, not necessarily metallic. Metallic needles have a very large eye, which could be working against you here. If the tea towels have a fairly open weave, that also could lead to two or more stitches in the same hole.

Years ago I nearly had to buy back an MB-4 machine. The owner was trying to use it commercially. All the designs that she bought were well digitized, but very detailed. Using a size 14 needle and 40wt thread she had exactly the problems you are having. We went through a lot of trial and error until we switched to a size 8 needle and 60wt thread. At that point it performed beautifully and she had no more problems.


When a thread breaks on e500 embroidery machine

Kathy Strabel
 

Greetings and wishing everyone a better 2021
I am having a problem with thread breaks on a particular project--also getting some of those "loopies".  I will provide as much info as I can so that someone might have a good comment or recommendation without having to write out things I have already tried.  Here goes:

I am embroidering on those 100% cotton tea towels, not the flour sack kind, but the ones that look more like a linen fabric, Made in India, and sold in quilt stores/craft shops all over. Towels are machine washed, dried and lightly ironed, stabilized and hooped properly.

The design I am using is a pair of designs digitized by the same person and purchased from a large and trusted online source. One is a rooster, the other is a hen and a chick, in a very simple redwork-type of format. One color throughout.  The rooster one gave me a bit of trouble in the form of a couple small bird nests on the test stitchout, but the stitching on the "good" piece (tea towel) went beautifully.

I started this project with a new needle, in my preferred type and size  metallic type, size 14. Very much like a topstitch needle, except made for metallic threads. I have used this type and size for a few years and it has always worked very well. I am using the same spool of thread for both designs. It is a Floriani thread that I have used successfully before, though not a brand-new spool.

So now I am doing the hen and chick design; I did not do a test stitchout because it is basically the same design as the rooster--same towel, same thread, checked the upper and lower threading--all fine. Nothing odd about the bobbin area, the spool of thread is mounted correctly and engaged in all the guides from my spool stand to the guides on the machine itself. No changes to tension upper or lower. Same, same, same. About every few hundred stitches, I get a large loop up top, and if I don't catch it immediately, it makes a small bird nest on the back.  If I do catch it immediately, I back up the needle to maybe 30 stitches before the loop formed, and re-stitch. However, it does not appear that the new stitches get a lockstitch--it just seems to start stitching without a lock stitch. And, since I am manually stopping the machine to cut the loop, I don't get any error code showing.  I am concerned that the design will pull out where I have made the repairs. Tea towels get washed a lot! 

On this same note, my thread will occasionally slip out of the needle's eye--usually it is when the needle is traveling to a new section. But aren't I supposed to get an error code, and the machine should stop and tell me there is a thread break? I do not see anything on this in the Instruction Book.   My brain is foggy on this---I may be confusing this with my previous machine of another brand???  I don't mean this happens occasionally with this particular project, I mean overall occasionally it happens.

I last cleaned and oiled my e500 about 10 days ago.  Reassembled correctly and no problems. For luck, I replaced the new needle I used yesterday when I started this project, with another brand new needle. Still getting the loopies. I always use the lower stitch speed of 400SPM.  I am stumped because the companion piece stitched out quite nicely, but the hen design just is not working well. The only difference is the design itself, all other things are the same. Oh, the hen design is not appreciably more fancy than the rooster one--no lines of jerky satin stitches, etc.

So, I hope I have provided enough info--maybe too much??    Comments welcome.
Happy NEW  Year!!!   Kathy S.   Camas WA


Re: New Year

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

Jim and Diane,  thank you for your help in 2020.  Many of us had time to use our machines resulting in ???
Your answered ? With patience making the terrible year a little brighter.  
Wonderful 2021 to you both.  

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 1:25 PM Elizabeth Mccall <mountainlady989@...> wrote:
Dear Jim, Thank you for kind words of encouragement !  Having 3 family members that have received the first shot of vaccine, as they work every day on the front lines of the hospitals and nursing homes, I hope our county can get the vaccine soon.  
 I live in a county with a very strong quilt  guild and we are still making baby layette sets, Linus blankets and community quilts. I was told by a person working for the department of children and family services, that the need is greater than ever . So, if you have time to sew some flannel blankets for babies and quilts for older children , contact your local quilt guild or family services to get them to the right people.
Elizabeth Ann McCall 
Western NC

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 2:01 PM June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

I for one, can’t wait for 2020 to be “done” and “gone”.

 

But, Jim, you stated it best, we all need to “BE KIND”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Let’s make this world a better place, starting with the USA.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Resolution

 

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind

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Re: New Year

Elizabeth Mccall
 

Dear Jim, Thank you for kind words of encouragement !  Having 3 family members that have received the first shot of vaccine, as they work every day on the front lines of the hospitals and nursing homes, I hope our county can get the vaccine soon.  
 I live in a county with a very strong quilt  guild and we are still making baby layette sets, Linus blankets and community quilts. I was told by a person working for the department of children and family services, that the need is greater than ever . So, if you have time to sew some flannel blankets for babies and quilts for older children , contact your local quilt guild or family services to get them to the right people.
Elizabeth Ann McCall 
Western NC

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 2:01 PM June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

I for one, can’t wait for 2020 to be “done” and “gone”.

 

But, Jim, you stated it best, we all need to “BE KIND”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Let’s make this world a better place, starting with the USA.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Resolution

 

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind


New Year

June E Hudspeth
 

I for one, can’t wait for 2020 to be “done” and “gone”.

 

But, Jim, you stated it best, we all need to “BE KIND”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Let’s make this world a better place, starting with the USA.

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Resolution

 

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind


Re: Annual service on 15k

favymtz
 

Virginia you say "I have never paid extra for service on any embroidery unit." and likely that's true for others who have sewing/embroidery machines.
This is an issue that is dependent upon how the individual Janome dealerships do their service on sewing & embroidery machines.
Some will charge extra for the unit, others include the unit as part of the basic fee. 
At our local shop the service for a sewing/embroidery machine is more than a "sewing only" machine due to the fact that it takes more time to service.
It's always recommended that the unit be serviced along with the machine, it has moving parts and it needs to be cleaned just like the machine does.
-- Favymtz


Re: Resolution

darlene Reese
 

Happy New Year to you and Diane. And thanks for being such an inspiration to us all.
You have certainly helped me out on more than one occasion.


2021 Resolution

Joyce Daniel
 

My 3 blocks on my office/sewing room desk:

 

-    Live Simple

-    Give More

-    Expect Less

 

 

We are all tourists, God is our travel agent

who has already identified our routes,

bookings, and destinations…..trust Him always

and enjoy the beautiful life He has given you.

Charlie Chaplin

 


Re: Resolution

Gail Berkler
 

I agree we all just need to be kind.  Happy New Year one and all.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM nancy chachere via groups.io <Nchachere=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I wish to give thanks to the blessing that is this group. Thank you Jim and Diane!  Thanks to all who contribute!






Re: Resolution

Shirley Allen
 

On 12/31/2020 8:02 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io wrote:
So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind

This is so true & I hope most people will do this, as we have too much hate & anger among us.  Thank you & Diane for all your patience & kindness you have showed through the years.  Not to mention all the help you have given all of us.  May you & your family have a wonderful New Year & a healthy one too.  God Bless Shirley from NJ


Re: Resolution

Jean Near
 

Happy New Year!
Take care and be safe!


On Dec 31, 2020, at 8:20 AM, Sara Jane via groups.io <irishsaraj@...> wrote:

Amen to that! 


On Dec 31, 2020, at 8:02 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind


Re: Resolution

nancy chachere
 

I wish to give thanks to the blessing that is this group. Thank you Jim and Diane! Thanks to all who contribute!


Re: Resolution

Margaret Schwab
 

Thank you, Jim for the great resolution. 
Margaret, Saskatoon, Canada

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 7:03 AM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind


Re: Resolution

Sharleen Brett
 

Amen to that, Jim! 

Happy New Year to all!

Sharleen In SC                                 


On Dec 31, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Sara Jane via groups.io <irishsaraj@...> wrote:

Amen to that! 


On Dec 31, 2020, at 8:02 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind


Re: automatic bobbin winder

Cat - N
 

Amazon sells the SideWinder new for about $23 with free Prime shipping...not sure what shipping cost would be without Prime, but they often have additional sellers with new and used products. Just scroll down a little bit in the ad and look for the link, if there is one.  If you don’t have Prime, maybe a family member would order it on your behalf and have it shipped to you as a gift item.  Depending on where you live, there might be tax as well.  

Not sure what your price range is, but I have seen people trying to sell them for anywhere between about $10 and I think the top price was over $300...maybe $324 or so on eBay...many with what seems to be exorbitant shipping costs, too. I hardly ever look at eBay any more because of stuff like that last. Lol. You really need to know the product and value to shop eBay anymore, it seems. 

You might even catch a sale / coupon at Joann’s and get a decent price...they have had 50% and 60% off coupons that I have used at Joann’s and at Michael’s. Sure whittled down the costs of some (overly?) pricey items for me. Just make sure what is excluded from the coupon, though. 

This is ‘Year End Sales’ time at online businesses, so you might want to check out coupons/coupon codes, discounts, and sale prices there as well. 

Could be you’ll need a ‘Sherlock Holmes adventure’ to find what you want at the price you think is right. Lol

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Dec 31, 2020 at 7:56 AM, <mah_jongg via groups.io> wrote:

Saw a used SWF winder on ebay. Out of my price range.
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Re: Resolution

Roberta K
 

I agree.

Roberta in FL


Re: Resolution

Tericloth
 

Happy New Year everyone!!! Wish you all great health and happiness, more sewing is a great resolution!!!


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of cladydi328 via groups.io <cladydi328@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:47 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Resolution
 
Happy New Year to you and Diane
Diane in NC


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 31, 2020 8:02 am
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Resolution

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind

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