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Re: Sewing on athletic nylon latex .

Theresa Lindal
 

Thank you so much Diane, all this new fabric coming on, every bit of help is very welcome.  I have been a follower of Jim and you, for many years can’t believe it, so glad you are keeping us all knowledgeable, so many new things and it’s so good you keep up on things, I’ve been sewing for many years but slowing down now somewhat love my 15000 thanks again.


Re: Sewing on athletic nylon latex .

Diane Stutsman
 

Hi, since Jim doesn’t sew he passed this one to me. Use a #90 stretch needle and a good quality polyester sewing thread. My all time favorite is metrosene. It is Strong and lint free. I have sewn tons of dance costumes, skating costumes and swim suits. Before I owned a serger I used a narrow zig zag (2.5 width x 2.5 length) it made a nice stretchy seam that didn’t pop. Good luck


Re: Needle threader problem on the 15000

Jim Stutsman
 
Edited

Needle threaders are a perpetual source of trouble. Janome has gone through a number of attempts to make one that works every time, but the fundamental problem is that they all require a very small piece of metal that either pokes the thread through the eye (early models from 6000-9000) or hooks it from behind and pulls it through the eye. Because the metal element is very small it can bend pretty easily. If the needle is misaligned just a little, it gets bent. If the needle is smaller than size 11 it may not go through and will bend. Factor in the motorized feature, and you have issues of it lining up properly. So here's what you do:

1. Put in a size 11 needle and push the threader button. (Nearly all service techs use size 14 per Janome recommendations, but that just sets you up to fail with 11.)
2. Turn the machine OFF. It won't go up now.
3. Get a STRONG light and magnifying glass so you can see the hook. It will be either left or right of the needle. If it is THROUGH the needle, then the hook is likely broken off and you'll need a new part. Stop here.
4. Very gently pull the needle forward and left or right so it lines up and the hook goes through the eye. Pull as little as possible, so as not to bend the needle. That would negate your efforts.
5. Once the needle is through the eye you can use a very small flat blade screwdriver to nudge it left or right, as needed to straighten it. Patience is critical, work slowly.
6. When you think you've got it, turn the machine back on and try it. Don't be discouraged if it still fails. This is a very fiddly process. I've spent upwards of an hour getting a threader to work right.

In the event that it still doesn't work, or if you need a replacement part, order a separate threader such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y331BM9/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_d6EeGbGNJVA6X?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You gotta love that it's a 6-piece package and they show 7 on the page!
That will keep you going. Next call your dealer and tell him/her that you want the threader fixed, but you can't give up the machine. Ask the repair tech to call you the day before he/she will have time to do it and book an appointment time to take it in to get it fixed while you wait. (Bonus points - when I got swamped with repairs every year after everyone finished Christmas sewing, we went to repairs by appointment so they didn't all come at once. You might suggest that.) When you take the machine in, take along some muffins, a plate of brownies, or even a small cake. This will help!


Needle threader problem on the 15000

William D Lawson
 

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone is safe and healthy.  Quilting has been
my “sanity saver” during this time of isolation.  

I have been working on an embroidered Christmas Tree skirt with LOTS of thread changes.

My threader has always worked perfectly until yesterday.  I know some have had problems 
from the beginning. I’ve seen suggestions for slightly bending your hook so that it hits the hole 
correctly but I don’t know how to keep the threader in the down position so I can adjust it. 

Jim, is this something I can do on my own or should I just take it in?  My repair man is really backed up.
My machine would be sitting in the shop for 5 to 6 weeks.  I would be lost without it for that long. Any
suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for being here for us. We all really appreciate all you do.
Gwen Lawson

ps....  I recently purchased a Quilt Maker Pro 18 with Prostitcher Premium and it is amazing!!!
 I am such a happy quilter.


Jim please read before my other message!!!

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Dummy me, yes I do have the foot app and guess what, they were all in there.  Please disregard my other message.  So sorry!!  Cindy


Missing Feet

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I have the Jamone Quilt Maker 15,000.  The case that came with it is missing feet.  I am trying to purchase these a little at a time but some of them I can't find and some that I do find and have purchased do not fit into the case.  Does anyone know what the following feet are for:  QV foot - I  foot - and the STD foot .  I am unable to find any foot with those Letters on it.  If anyone else would like to know what goes into the missing slots, I have the list  AP is the applique foot,  FB is the Large Border Guide foot, U foot is the Teflon Foot, L-2 foot is the Bead foot and the H foot is the cording foot.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks, Cindy


Re: Sewing on athletic nylon latex .

Kathy Strabel
 

Theresa----Do you mean nylon and Spandex?  Instead of latex?  If you are sewing nylon/spandex, use a Janome purple tip needle and one of the stretch stitches---I have a different machine  (Skyline7), so I don't know what stitches your machine has. I use one of the "lightning" stitches for seams and the triple zigzag for stitching elastic in, or finishing the waist or leg openings in swimwear, or topstitching armholes and neckline.  Nothing works as well as the Janome purple tip for me I believe Organ makes the Janome-branded needles. I have purchased the Purple Tip needles on Amazon.          By the way, if you are making swimwear, I have found that nylon/spandex fabrics fade very quickly. Polyester/Spandex blends with 4-way stretch are far superior as far as overall wear and fade resistance than nylon/Spandex blends for swimwear. Just in case you planned on swimwear and don't want to waste your time and effort on something that will fade quickly.  As for thread, I use Coats and Clark Dual Duty thread. Unfortunately, the variety of Polyester/Spandex blends is not as big as the nylon/Spandex fabrics.    I know you addressed your question to Jim, but I thought I would jump in and give my take on the subject also.  Happy stitching!   Kathy S, Camas WA


Sewing on athletic nylon latex .

Theresa Lindal
 

Hi Jim 
what needle on 15000 Janome for atlhletic fabric nylon latex and kind of thread.

thank you ahead😊😊

Theresa


Re: AcuSketch

joan12d
 

Thank you so much! Deleting and downloading again worked!
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from Joan in Frederick MD


Re: MC 15000 thread break message

Mail Administrator
 

Janome, not nanometers...lol spell check 


From: Mail Administrator <tericloth6@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:59 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] MC 15000 thread break message
 
Mine did that too, called the tech line, and I ended up sending it back, got another one, it works like a charm.    But I was broken hearted when that broken thread message kept showing up, nanometers is so good, please call who you got it from, they will remedy this.

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of JoAnn Novak <vinjosew@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:13 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC 15000 thread break message
 

  Mine did that also.  My dealer did a minor adjustment

  JoAnn (Wisconsin) Temp in Florida

Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.
On 1/25/2021 8:52 PM, Lynda Lu Gibb wrote:
My new 15000 MC Quiltmaker is giving me a thread break message and stopping, there is no thread break. I have replaced bobbin checked thread path > Stitching a FSL design from a good digitizer. Please give any advice you have. 


Re: MC 15000 thread break message

Mail Administrator
 

Mine did that too, called the tech line, and I ended up sending it back, got another one, it works like a charm.    But I was broken hearted when that broken thread message kept showing up, nanometers is so good, please call who you got it from, they will remedy this.


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of JoAnn Novak <vinjosew@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:13 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC 15000 thread break message
 

  Mine did that also.  My dealer did a minor adjustment

  JoAnn (Wisconsin) Temp in Florida

Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.
On 1/25/2021 8:52 PM, Lynda Lu Gibb wrote:
My new 15000 MC Quiltmaker is giving me a thread break message and stopping, there is no thread break. I have replaced bobbin checked thread path > Stitching a FSL design from a good digitizer. Please give any advice you have. 


MC 15000 thread break message

JoAnn Novak
 

  Mine did that also.  My dealer did a minor adjustment

  JoAnn (Wisconsin) Temp in Florida

Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

On 1/25/2021 8:52 PM, Lynda Lu Gibb wrote:
My new 15000 MC Quiltmaker is giving me a thread break message and stopping, there is no thread break. I have replaced bobbin checked thread path > Stitching a FSL design from a good digitizer. Please give any advice you have. 


MC 15000 thread break message

Lynda Lu Gibb
 

My new 15000 MC Quiltmaker is giving me a thread break message and stopping, there is no thread break. I have replaced bobbin checked thread path > Stitching a FSL design from a good digitizer. Please give any advice you have. 


Re: AcuSketch

Janet
 

just tried.  It did not work.  I deleted the app and reinstalled it.  Now it works.  

Janet


On Jan 25, 2021, at 7:07 PM, joan12d via groups.io <joan12d@...> wrote:

Still not successful today.
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from Joan in Frederick MD


Re: AcuSketch

joan12d
 

Still not successful today.
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from Joan in Frederick MD


Re: AcuSketch

Lyn Quine
 

I had the problem before Christmas, I deleted the app and downloaded again and it works fine, just opened it and it’s ok.  


Re: AcuSketch

Janet
 

I just tried.  I can’t get in as well.   They must have an issue with app.  When this happens for other apps I try again the next day most time they corrected the problem by then

Janet


On Jan 24, 2021, at 9:30 PM, joan12d via groups.io <joan12d@...> wrote:

Today I wanted to use AcuSketch. When I tried to open it on my iPad, it just flashed the orange opening screen and disappeared! I have opened my other Janome apps successfully, turned the iPad off, back on, logged into Apple ID. Still it will not open. AcuSketch is still listed on the Janome website. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome!
Thanks!
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from Joan in Frederick MD


Re: AcuSketch

Jim Stutsman
 

It sounds like it's crashing. Try this: double tap the HOME button. If your iPad doesn't have that button, swipe up just a little so that it exposes all the apps. Swipe UP on the AcuSketch app to terminate it. Then try to launch it again.


AcuSketch

joan12d
 

Today I wanted to use AcuSketch. When I tried to open it on my iPad, it just flashed the orange opening screen and disappeared! I have opened my other Janome apps successfully, turned the iPad off, back on, logged into Apple ID. Still it will not open. AcuSketch is still listed on the Janome website. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome!
Thanks!
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from Joan in Frederick MD


Re: Dime Monster Snap Hoop

CindyP
 

I just ordered the monster snap hoops for my 550e.  I bought the 8x8 and the 8x12.  Does anyone know if there is any special set up I need to do?  Do I just use the select the regular hoop that is the same size?

Thanks!
Cindy

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