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Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000 (AND all Janome-made machines)

Tracy
 

L size bobbins are not as tall when you set them on your sewing table/desk, as the Class 15 (also known as Size A like Jim said) bobbins.  Janome machines are made with a deeper area for the bobbin and so need to "officially" have a Class 15 bobbin used so it fits completely in the bobbin case.  This is true for all the Janome-made machines that I've used, seen, had brought to classes. 

 

You can, and I've done it, use Size L.  But they will bounce around because they are not as tall.  "Back in the day" folks that used Size L bobbins in machines that needed the taller Class 15, were told to put a dime in the bottom of the bobbin case and then set the Size L bobbin in place.  It works- but not a good idea to put anything metal into the bobbin case when you are supposed to use plastic bobbins.  Later came out the Bobbin Genies which are little washers that are sold to prevent the backlash of bobbins when stitching.  Those also work and because they are not metal- are a better plan if you are going to use Size L bobbins.  Another option I've heard people doing is to use the cardboard rings from cardboard sided bobbins (1 or 2) when using an L bobbin.  It also seems to work and because it's cardboard - doesn't create trouble with the plastic bobbins in the bobbin cases.

 

I will admit- when I first started using pre-wounds, I bought a couple gross "Nebs" as that is what I heard all about and how wonderful they were/are.  I didn't know they were Size L until I had issues with the bobbins bouncing around and did some research.  And- when I did learn the difference, I've been known to continue using them with the Genie washers or cardboard rings.  They don't bounce around when you make them just a bit taller.  And- since all of my machines are out of warranty from the dealer... I don't worry so much about voiding it and keep using them when that is what I have handy and they are the right color.

 

I know some folks have issues with bobbins and do much better by only using Janome branded bobbins with the J on them like shown in the video.  I have a few of them also and they work just fine.  But since they are Class 15- and I have an over-abundance of Class 15 bobbins.... it just depends on which one gets picked up when I'm winding my own.  (That doesn't happen all that often as I really like the extra miles of thread on pre-wounds.)

 

Just a tip- if you use pre-wounds and like to save them to use again... Be extra careful when winding thread onto them.  They are way more fragile than other bobbins and will break if you wind too fast or too full.  They are designed for thin thread afterall.  Using 40-50 wt thread will have them crack or pop much more often.  Just take care or since they are not that expensive... toss them or give them a new home with the pre-K or kindergarten children at the local school who can use them for art projects!

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Kathy Strabel
 

To mark as a Favorite, look at the title bar at at the top of the page while you are on the desired page. In the line where the URL is , there should be a small star at the right. Click on that star, which makes the page a favorite. The URL is the "address" of the page. You can give the page another name or leave it as is after you click on the star.  To go to the page later, click on "bookmarks" or Favorites at the top left of what ever page you are on. A list of your favorites will drop down. Click on the page from the list and it will open on your screen. This is for Windows operating systems. I have no idea about Apple or other systems.  Favorites and bookmarks are the same, I believe. Interchangeable terms I think. Hope this helps. Kathy


On Tue, May 4, 2021, 9:23 AM Helen Moslander <Hmoslander16@...> wrote:
Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

SewingRose
 

To enable the use of L prewounds, you can use a Bobbin Genie or silicone washer of the correct size under the bobbin, my dealer recommended this many years ago.  I purchased Coats prewounds in bulk in more than a dozen colours and never had any problems with thread quality, twisting or any other problems.  I have also used them (top and bottom) for sewing lingerie because the thread is so fine and strong.  Lastly, prewound thread makes beautifully fine FSL (lace) on your embroidery machine.  Hope this helps?


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Helen Moslander
 

Thank you so much everyone, so simple yet I make it difficult. Story of my life! 


On May 4, 2021, at 1:18 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Helen,
When you are logged into YouTube with the video you want up, you can choose 'save' on the right hand side right under the video. It will open a folder for you. At that point you can create a new folder--for example I have a Janome 15000 folder, and a JD ESA fonts folder. When you create the folder it will save that video to it. After that when you click on 'save' you can choose which folder you want to save a video to. Then you can access them by going to your YouTube account. Your folders will be listed on the left side of the screen. 
Alternately, if you are more comfortable with bookmarking a site, you can bookmark a video. Just pause the video and click the bookmark icon as always.
Hope that helps.
Kathy

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:23:06 AM CDT, Helen Moslander <hmoslander16@...> wrote:


Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Helene B
 

I think Janome contract out to a company to make the prewond bobbins and then puts their name on them for a higher price. If you can find out who has the contract they are probably available at a more reasonable price


On May 4, 2021, at 1:18 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Helen,
When you are logged into YouTube with the video you want up, you can choose 'save' on the right hand side right under the video. It will open a folder for you. At that point you can create a new folder--for example I have a Janome 15000 folder, and a JD ESA fonts folder. When you create the folder it will save that video to it. After that when you click on 'save' you can choose which folder you want to save a video to. Then you can access them by going to your YouTube account. Your folders will be listed on the left side of the screen. 
Alternately, if you are more comfortable with bookmarking a site, you can bookmark a video. Just pause the video and click the bookmark icon as always.
Hope that helps.
Kathy

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:23:06 AM CDT, Helen Moslander <hmoslander16@...> wrote:


Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Joyce Daniel
 

Wondering too…….Diane placed the bobbin on the winder, with the thread tail down….any reason for this?

 

Also, she cris-crossed when threading the take up leaver. Left to right.

 

I have never done either of these techniques, but will try it on all 5 Janomes…… is this new to anyone else and if so, does it work/help/etc?

Joyce

 

 


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

DEBORBEE@...
 

If you "like" a video Youtube keeps a list of them (forever) under Menu...usually left upper corner of webpage, next to their logo.
New to embroidery machines but lifetime web-user!


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Kathy Skagen
 

Helen,
When you are logged into YouTube with the video you want up, you can choose 'save' on the right hand side right under the video. It will open a folder for you. At that point you can create a new folder--for example I have a Janome 15000 folder, and a JD ESA fonts folder. When you create the folder it will save that video to it. After that when you click on 'save' you can choose which folder you want to save a video to. Then you can access them by going to your YouTube account. Your folders will be listed on the left side of the screen. 
Alternately, if you are more comfortable with bookmarking a site, you can bookmark a video. Just pause the video and click the bookmark icon as always.
Hope that helps.
Kathy

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:23:06 AM CDT, Helen Moslander <hmoslander16@...> wrote:


Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

Lyn Quine
 

Not all L bobbins and size 15 are the same.  I’ve always found it best to use only Janome bobbins, supplied in the Janome blister pack.  I did try size L prewound bobbins and the are slightly smaller than a Janome bobbin, they bounce and clatter in the machine.  I have used Janome prewound bobbins, they had a better quality thread and less prone to causing pick up issues when half full, the thread in the non Janome bobbins tended to pull back and curl because of the nature of the thread.  Janome thread doesn’t do that it’s good to the point at which the machine warns it’s getting low.



On 4 May 2021, at 17:23, TC Wiley <tcwiley@...> wrote:

I have had my 15000 for 5 years and I love it. I have been using size L pre wound bobbins for embroidery and have been pretty lucky. Occasionally a bobbin acts up and that one goes in the garbage. I recently learned that I should have been using size 15 pre wound bobbins. Is that what y’all use? What is the difference between size 15 and size L?


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

I've been out of the business for 10 years now, but as I recall size L is shorter than Class 15. An equivalent would be size A.


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Jim Stutsman
 

On the YouTube site you can subscribe to the videos on that page, which will let you know if/when we publish new ones. There are probably ways to mark as favorite, but I'm not very astute on YouTube, due to the large noise to value ratio. You can also just bookmark the page in your browser.


Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

TC Wiley
 

I have had my 15000 for 5 years and I love it. I have been using size L pre wound bobbins for embroidery and have been pretty lucky. Occasionally a bobbin acts up and that one goes in the garbage. I recently learned that I should have been using size 15 pre wound bobbins. Is that what y’all use? What is the difference between size 15 and size L?


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Helen Moslander
 

Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Kathy Strabel
 

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Quilt binding set foot

Suzi Bohannon
 

Thank you for the great information.   I think i had slowly figured that out this afternoon after buying the one for my 15000 this morning.   Maybe i can find someone to purchase the other set.
Thanks again for your help.   I really appreciate this group and have benefited from the great support from Jim and Diane.
Suzi


Re: Quilt binding set foot

Cheryl Paul
 

Suzi, I don’t think you can order the foot separately. That is because the bottom plate has a little plate that fits into the same space as the plastic bobbin cover and the sizes are different on 7mm machines (at least mine are different) than the 9mm bobbin covers. However, Janome might have made that adjustment with newer models than the 7mm that I own. I know that tI have 2 binder attachments that fit the 7mm & 9mm machines and a separate one for my cover hem machine too. I’m not sure what I was thinking but I did buy them at separate times and a few years apart. I really only ever use the one for my 9mm machines as I probably wouldn’t finish a quilt on my little 4120 because of the bulk that a quilt has.

Also they are quite expensive, just so that you are aware of that part of the equation. I do not regret any of the purchases that I’ve made for this attachment as it is pleasure to use once you’ve got through the practice stage and it didn’t take me long. I always watch the video every time I use it as it could possibly save me grief JUST IN CASE I forgot how it worked and so far I haven't.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Jim Stutsman
 
Edited

That woman may have been the one I've been married to for over half a century: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XaXmeFG0Y0


Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Kathy Strabel
 

I recently saw a video of a woman showing an alternate way to wind a Janome bobbin that always comes out even. I must say that even though I could embroider the Mona Lisa on my Janome e500,and I make my own swimwear on my S7, the bobbin-winding feature leaves a lot to be desired. But, of course, I cannot recall where I actually saw this video.  Does anyone know of this alternate bobbin-winding technique?  I remember that it uses the cutting blade on the  lower portion of the post that you place the bobbin on for winding. Any help appreciated
Kathy Strabel.


Re: Quilt Binding set

Pixey
 

Suzi,

I don’t think it is possible to buy the snap-on foot separate from the set in which they are sold.  That said, since the bobbin cover plates are shaped different on 7mm and 9mm machines, I would not expect that the guide would be interchangeable between the machines either.

Pixey


On May 3, 2021, at 8:04 AM, Suzi Bohannon <szbohannon18@...> wrote:

Does anyone know if it’s possible to purchase a quilt binding set foot separate from whole set, such as 9mm foot instead of 7mm foot?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.


Quilt Binding set

Suzi Bohannon
 

Does anyone know if it’s possible to purchase a quilt binding set foot separate from whole set, such as 9mm foot instead of 7mm foot?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

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