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Re: Threading Machine Tips

favymtz
 

re: Superior Thread Stand: oh, that would be sad if they don't make it anymore, it's a really good thread holder.
It's the one I get the best results with for monofilament thread and metallics...
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Favymtz


Mbx 5.5 will not open

Kaye Lessard
 

I  need advice
I have mbx5.5 on laptop windows 10
I was trying to send designs from a removable hard drive to a usb stick- looking at designs in manage designs - opening them -then write to usb 
It wouldn’t write or let me export 
Then it wouldn’t let me see designs!!!
They are older designs
So after using horizon link I decided to download sew iconzer
It put red X on my designs
So I uninstalled it!!
Now I am getting designs open with Corel
Will not let me change Jef files to digizter mbx
 
So I tried to repair the program -went to janome site downloaded the latest hasp driver
Then using the usb stick that came with v5.5 upgrade
I tried repairing the program
But then I got a crc error!!!
Now the digizter mbx will not open at all!!!
I have sent an email to janome- waiting for answer
Thought about I installing then reinstalling
But do I use the v5.0 cd then usb stick ?
If I’m suppose to use the usb stick what do I do if it is corrupted? 
Any guidance is appreciated !!
kaye in la


Re: Janome HD Roller Foot for Janome 7mm and 9mm High Shank Machines

Pixey
 

I purchased one on sale last fall to use on my HD9 when sewing purse style projects but have not had a chance to use it yet because things got sidetracked for a few months by my husband’s recovery from broken leg.  May be trying it soon as I am currently at work on a new purse project.

I suspect the confusion about compatibility comes from the fact that there have been two different styles of Acufeed used on Janome machines.  The older Acufeed system on the 6600P came all the way down from the machine to hook into the foot and was much more ‘in-the-way’ behind the shaft than the newer Acufeed Flex style of the 15000 where most of the mechanics are actually located within the removable foot system and the single connection point to drive the motion is much higher and more out of the way.

Pixey

On Mar 25, 2021, at 11:16 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

Janome dealers should all carry the foot compatible with the 15000. Just last week I asked my dealer about it and am scheduled to go in and test it out before purchasing it.
It's pretty expensive so they're letting me try before buying.
The video I saw about it also showed doing a sort of "free motion" quilting using the foot which is what I was interested in trying.

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Favymtz


Re: Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

June E Hudspeth
 

Thank you so much for these great tips!

 

I never realized or thought about switching end of spool with notch; as it’s always frustrating when it gets caught.

 

Love this group!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of favymtz
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:42 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

 

Interesting that you say you always heard that the thread should come off the bottom not the top of the spool when in the horizontal position!
I always have heard and done the opposite, Off the Top! If possible.
And I just have always taken notice of which end of the spool has that little notch and turn it the other way so we don't have it get stuck.
I really don't think I've ever noticed that turning the spool one way or the other has affected my stitching.
Don't throw your spool away Kathy, just turn it around!
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Favymtz


Re: Threading Machine Tips

Ann Holland
 

Thank you 


On Mar 25, 2021, at 9:16 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:



I copied some good information regarding how to thread the sewing machine based on the types of spools.
This is from the "We All Sew" website sponsored by Bernina, so the machines in the pictures aren't our Janomes!
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Favymtz

<SEWING MACHINE THREAD SPOOL PIN TIPS.pdf>


Re: Janome HD Roller Foot for Janome 7mm and 9mm High Shank Machines

Carole O'Mara
 

I ordered the HD Roller Foot and should have it Monday--with a free return--so I can try it at home on my machine and fabrics.  I, too, am interested in using it for free motion look.  But this foot appears to be useful for shadow quilting or following a design in a fabric. I do as much as I can using the embroidery mode (on the 15000) to quilt my quilts.  There are many stitches to choose from instead of straight stitch in the ditch that I've used, too.   I'll report back.  I'll be interested to hear our thoughts after you try it.
Thanks,
Carole - CO


Re: Threading Machine Tips

Pixey
 

Sadly, the last time I checked, I was told that Superior had discontinued this version of their thread stand.

Pixey 


On Mar 25, 2021, at 11:16 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:



I copied some good information regarding how to thread the sewing machine based on the types of spools.
This is from the "We All Sew" website sponsored by Bernina, so the machines in the pictures aren't our Janomes!
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Favymtz

<SEWING MACHINE THREAD SPOOL PIN TIPS.pdf>


Diane’s magnetic hoop

Sandra King
 

Will someone please tell me where I can find information on Diane’s magnetic hoop.
Thanks,  Sandra King


Re: Janome HD Roller Foot for Janome 7mm and 9mm High Shank Machines

favymtz
 

Janome dealers should all carry the foot compatible with the 15000. Just last week I asked my dealer about it and am scheduled to go in and test it out before purchasing it.
It's pretty expensive so they're letting me try before buying.
The video I saw about it also showed doing a sort of "free motion" quilting using the foot which is what I was interested in trying.

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Favymtz


Threading Machine Tips

favymtz
 

I copied some good information regarding how to thread the sewing machine based on the types of spools.
This is from the "We All Sew" website sponsored by Bernina, so the machines in the pictures aren't our Janomes!
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Favymtz


Re: Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

favymtz
 

Interesting that you say you always heard that the thread should come off the bottom not the top of the spool when in the horizontal position!
I always have heard and done the opposite, Off the Top! If possible.
And I just have always taken notice of which end of the spool has that little notch and turn it the other way so we don't have it get stuck.
I really don't think I've ever noticed that turning the spool one way or the other has affected my stitching.
Don't throw your spool away Kathy, just turn it around!
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Favymtz


Re: AcuStitch

favymtz
 

No, you cannot change from mm to inches in the AcuStitch program.

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Favymtz


AcuStitch

Jeanniett Chicky
 

Jim

Working with the AcuStitch program can I change the measurements to inches from meters.  I changed my settings on the machine to be inches but cannot find a place to change the measurements to inches.  Also where can I find a new list of decorative stitches for the Quilt Maker upgrade.

Thank you in advance

Jeanniett


Janome HD Roller Foot for Janome 7mm and 9mm High Shank Machines

Carole O'Mara
 

I have just watched video for a roller foot that has a small 'tire' on the side.  It can be used for free motion quilting, stitch in the ditch and much more. It was originally meant for sewing leather/vinyl.  I saw the video on YouTube but was not able to link here.  However go to YouTube and put in Gina's Pro Tips - Bernina Leather Roller Foot #55 in the search bar.  The demo is done on a Bernina.  I was able to find the foot on Sewvacdirect for Janome 7mm & 9mm w/o AcuFeed but shows compatibility with MC15000 (I have MC15000 with Acufeed).  So some conflict there.   I looked on Janome site to find this foot that is compatible with 15000 but no luck finding it.  Does anyone have this foot for know about it?  How do you like/use it?  
Thanks,
Carole - CO

 


Re: Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

Kathy Strabel
 

Greetings----This may be a long shot, but I had an incident a few days ago with my S7 Janome making a loud squealing noise and got that message saying to slowly raise the needle bar, then turn the machine back on.  The S7 is a sewing-only, no embroidery.  I raised the needle bar, turned off the machine, turned it back on a minute later, but the tension was still amiss. As I pulled the upper thread spool off of the pin, I noticed that the thread had gotten caught in that little notch that some thread manufacturers put in the edge of the spool to keep the thread from un-spooling during storage, etc.  I have been told that the upper thread should always be placed on the spool pin so that the thread unreels from BENEATH the spool, not over the top of the spool. However, this particular spool looks like the thread was loaded onto it "backwards" , making it necessary to have the thread unreeling from over the top of the spool, and somehow the thread found that notch and was stretched very taut. Always be sure to slide the spool cap (AKA the unreeling disc) firmly to the right so that it holds the thread spool securely on the pin and also prevents the thread from getting in between the spool itself and the spool cap.  The spool cap should be at least the same diameter as the thread spool, or a little wider, so there is no gap between the spool and the spool cap. Give this a try and let us know if this turns out to be your problem as well.  BTW, the thread that I was using was my usual, go-to sewing thread---Coats and Clark Dual Duty.  Many other spools of that same type of thread have not given me any trouble, only this particular spool. So it is going in the trash. 
Happy stitches to all!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

favymtz
 

Bottom Line is a versatile thread, and it comes in so many colors.
I use it in the bobbin for almost all of my embroidery.
It's also great for the:
Hand look quilt stitch in the bobbin with mono-filament in the top.
Machine Applique
Machine Quilting (same thread top & Bobbin)
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Favymtz


Re: Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

Ceil J
 

I've used all kinds of combos and they all seemed to work well.  What I always do is test them out first.  That way, if there is a problem, you'll be either able to tweek it or not use it.  I make up a large fabric sandwich to test as it really all depends on several factors including the stitch size the design has.  But I do find less problems with Bottom Line in the bobbin when embroidering with the blue dot case.  When I use the red dot case ON MY MACHINE the Janome bobbins and a package of maybe 60 my dealer sold to me, work best.  I have a wonderful dealer who adjusted my tension so it works best with both of these.  Not sure if that's true for every machine.


On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 9:57 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
I've never tried  60 wt Bottom Line thread in the bobbin.  Can I use an Aurfil 50wt in top since the Bottom Line is finer?   I have used Wunderfil 100 wt but only for machine applique for a 'no show' effect.  
Thanks,
Carole - CO


Re: Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

Carole O'Mara
 

I've never tried  60 wt Bottom Line thread in the bobbin.  Can I use an Aurfil 50wt in top since the Bottom Line is finer?   I have used Wunderfil 100 wt but only for machine applique for a 'no show' effect.  
Thanks,
Carole - CO


Re: Diane's DIY magnetic hoop

Debe
 

Wellll.... I hate to be the bearer of maybe bad news. This same problem started with my 15000 about a year ago. I coordinated Janome Club for my dealer & it happened once again while I was demonstrating a technique at club ( I had thought like you I had not threaded right or it came out of the tension system), all of a sudden the upper tension would just go, often I would hear a noise in what seemed like the thread cutter area. I would turn the machine off (may have to do this 1 or more times) & then it would work great for quite a while. My dealer looked at it that day & couldn't figure out what was wrong. He cleaned it & then it seemed to work good again. Then COVID hit & I didn't get it into the shop. It kept getting worse & worse. Then I started getting a message to lift the needle slowly &  turn off the machine when I turned the machine on. Well, my dealers wife started having the same problem & so they felt that it needed a new module. That was replaced & I quit getting the needle message but now the noise was even louder & then the upper tension would go again. Janome says they have never heard of this problem,. yet it has happened to both of our machines. He took her machine all apart & could not figure what it was but finally the Janome Tech says it probably needs a new tension system ( I think that is what they said). The last few times I tried sewing it would make an awful noise when I either used the thread cutter or sometimes when the pressure foot lifted automatically & then the tension would go again. The machine would have to be turned off for a few days before it would seem to right itself. In the mean time I have not sewn on my 15000 for almost a year as not sure if I could finish something or not before it had another temper tantrum.. I really liked the 15000 & how it embroidered as it was so good. So glad I have the reliability of the 12000 even though the quality of embroidery is better on the 15. Looks like all the gizmos I love may be the downfall of that machine. I am very disheartened to say the least. They are waiting for the part to come & will try it on her machine first & then if that fixes the problem they will do mine. So in the meantime I have a useless machine. Right now not sure I would recommend it to anyone.
Deb


Re: New Top of the Line Janome Machines?

Cheryl Paul
 

Our Canadian Education Manager has gone to Japan a few times before Janome Institute and seen the reveal - this is usually a couple months before Institute. We usually see her at the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference at the very end of May each year - before COVID of course. At that time, I’ve asked her many times - “What’s the latest new stuff to come this year?” She always says she doesn’t know and that she would gladly tell us if she did, BUT she can’t because she would lose her job if she did. The local Janome staff know “nothing” until the big Institute every 2 years, when the launch is made. Liz, says that they find out a few weeks before Institute and only a very few, because they are invited to come to test the machines and sew samples for presentation at the Institute. I’m sure that Janome isn’t much different then any company with their latest inventions as they really don’t want to be "scooped" before the date picked for the reveal.

There would have been a time that I would have been very sceptical about an answer like our Educator gives, but I’m not anymore. We’ll know when we know and I’ve become OK with that. My money will go anyway if the item interest me. As I’m getting older, I’m not quite so eager to get the newest big machine on the market. What I’ve got is the greatest of its time and I’ve become happy with that - not saying I wouldn’t buy the new one when it comes, just that I don’t get so excited about “what will come”.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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