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Re: oldie but goodie???

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, you've caught me in a memory lie! The 6500P was the predecessor to the 6600, and was in fact the one with paint issues. I once had one come in for repair that had been thrown out of a pickup truck in a traffic accident. It still sewed perfectly, but the aluminum body of the machine had cracked from impact. Replacement in such a case is not feasible, since the casting is not available as a part, and it would require removing virtually every part of the machine and installing in a new body.


Re: oldie but goodie???

xglsc1945@...
 

thank you Betsy.  
Linda


Re: oldie but goodie???

xglsc1945@...
 

sorry!  hit send too fast.  Jim was their a predecessor to the 6600 maybe a bit simpler?? but still with some extra stitches??


Re: oldie but goodie???

xglsc1945@...
 

Thank you Jim, 6600 might be the one, seems much fancier physically than I remember. 
I thank you very much for your help.


Re: Trash question

ritavlj
 

The waterproofing products can usually be found any place that sells to campers/backpackers.

I’ve found that the trick to the most waterproof bags is to limit the number of seams in your bag. For me that generally means I plan it out so I use only one piece of fabric and the seams are only on the sides. I then square off the corners. This gives you only a couple of relatively short bottom seams. I use a French seam and have the bulk of the seam on the outside of the bag leaving the inside with minimal seams inside yet having the extra safety of the French seaming.

Rita


Re: Trash question

Judy
 

I have used 1/4 “ plastic tubing like used for aquariums to hold the trash bag open. I broke off the head of a golf tee and used the pointed end to shove into the ends of the tubing to hold it together.
Just another idea…
~ Judy


Re: oldie but goodie???

Betsy
 

My 6500P does all that and is still going strong after 17 years with me and it was used


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On Sunday, July 11, 2021, 1:18 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

That sounds like some models that were introduced shortly before we closed some 10 years ago. Here are some possibilities:

Model 6600P - http://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/mc6600p/
Model 6700P - Successor to above - http://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/mc6700p/
Model 7700 - http://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/jnh7700/

A lot of people had issues on the 6600P with paint chipping and coming off the machine body. It was a pretty good workhorse though.
The 6700P was a short run, as the 7700 replaced it.
The 7700 may still be in production as a New Home product (Internet). It was a decent machine, though the wheel on the front was more of an effort to be cool (era of the iPod "click wheel") than practical feature.


Re: ThreadBook

Jim Stutsman
 

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll add it in the next update.


ThreadBook

Pixey
 

Hi Jim,

I don’t know if it is on your radar for the ThreadBook update, but Superior appears to have discontinued their variegated Rainbows line of thread and replaced it with a new variegated line called Fantastico. I picked some up while traveling and really like it. Spool describes it as #40 HTT Polyester.

Pixey


Re: oldie but goodie???

Jim Stutsman
 

That sounds like some models that were introduced shortly before we closed some 10 years ago. Here are some possibilities:

Model 6600P - http://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/mc6600p/
Model 6700P - Successor to above - http://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/mc6700p/
Model 7700 - http://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/jnh7700/

A lot of people had issues on the 6600P with paint chipping and coming off the machine body. It was a pretty good workhorse though.
The 6700P was a short run, as the 7700 replaced it.
The 7700 may still be in production as a New Home product (Internet). It was a decent machine, though the wheel on the front was more of an effort to be cool (era of the iPod "click wheel") than practical feature.


Re: sewing polyester

xglsc1945@...
 

All of the answers you have been given are great.  Yes to the wash away stabilizer, but you can also use a light tear away ON TOP where the double row of straight stitches form.  The one suggestion I'm not seeing is to lower the pressure foot pressure.  That will help with the wavy hem as well.  If these shirts are the new thin "performance" type fabric you may need to go to a ball point needle.  If they are typical golf shirts a universal 90/14 needle should do just fine.  I would also encourage you to consider a Janome coverstitch machine... enabling always happy to enable!  


oldie but goodie???

xglsc1945@...
 

Hello everyone thank you for allowing me to join.  I joined because I have a weird question about a machine that would have been introduced maybe 10/12 years ago.  Cant remember the number, name, but can give a pretty good description of its features.  When it came out I was working for a dealer but my main area of sales and education were Viking.  They sold Babylock as well, but I don 't think this was a babylock machine, I have Janome stuck in my head and I hope you can help.  This machine has become the unicorn that got away in my head, couldn't afford to add it to my "stable" at the time and I think I regret it to this day :D  

The machine was one of the machines that were really directed towards quilters.  There were other semi commercial straight stitch machines out there that quilters were buying, but this one was different.  It had the wide harp area (for its time), the pull up thread delivery system, high speed, just like you see out there today by Juki, Janome etc.  The difference was, and this is what grabbed my attention, there were multiple stitches that appealed to quilters.  Needle up down, I think it may have had a knee lift... Blanket Stitch, I believe a briar stitch, feather stitch, wavy stitch and others I can't remember.... AND it was programmable!!!  I remember programming the hand look quilt stitch into the machine for a customer AND there was a block alphabet you could program for labels.  I believe there were at least a couple of buttonholes as well.  No touch screen, just a small rectangular area where you could see the stitches you programmed (as I recall)  The machine stitched quietly with that certain... smooth, hum.  Not jerky or loud.  Very pleasant machine and I think it was under $2000.  At the time and still to this day sew on my Viking D1 from Viking.  She still sews beautifully and I don't really need another machine but I would like the larger harp, fast stitching and to ease up on my D1, maybe keep her for the embroidery.  

I've got this unicorn machine in my head and it's driving me crazy.  Have I painted the machine in my head with roses and Angels singing as perfection OR was it discontinued because it was a dud.  AND was it a Janome???  If it was perfection as I am remembering, why was it discontinued!!  If anyone has this machine, or remembers it, or better still are still using it, PLEASE feel free to contact me directly 
xglsc@...


At the time 


Re: Trash question

a67skc70
 

you can waterproof seams by using a product to waterproof tent seams. I have gotten the product from a marina, but can not remember the name of it now. They use it waterproof the seams on pontoon tops.
Linda



On Thursday, July 8, 2021, 8:45:08 PM CDT, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Joyce,
I use Pellon 100 Vinyl Fuse. It is an iron on vinyl that you can iron onto any cotton material. It easy to use, but you would have to do some research on how to waterproof the seams if you want to be able to pour liquid into it. Also, use some iron on stabilizer like Craft Fuse or Decorbond to give the bag enough body to hang open. And/ or create a flat bottom by sewing across the bottom corners of the bag and that will keep the top open. Search for some bag patterns to see how they make the bottom of makeup bags.
Kathy

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, 05:34:00 PM CDT, Joyce Daniel <mdaniel@...> wrote:


Our SIL has a fishing boat in AK that he takes clients out on. He has a “trashbag” (actually a Walmart bag) hanging on an up/down handle. I would like to make something similar to the picture shown but would love your input.

What do I use for the inside waterproof lining?

How do I get the rim to stand open (like shown) so it’s not floppy when folks go to drop trash in it?

Thanks SO much for your input. Very much appreciated!! Joyce

 

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: 500e Broken thread massage

a67skc70
 

I have never lost a sock in either the washer or the dryer. Actually I have never lost anything. lol
Linda



On Monday, July 5, 2021, 2:37:02 PM CDT, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:


Oh! “The Singular Sock Sucker” in the dryer - I’m missing that (at least in recent years), but I have an “Over the Top Thrower” when I empty my dryer.  That one is bad as the dryer is in a tight space and I CAN’T move. it.  I read this post and to also to my husband and he laughed with me.  However, it reminded me of my MISSING sock.  He said, “It must be caught in a sleeve or pant leg.”  I assured him that it was NOT and told him about the “Over the Top Thrower” and he looked and rescued my sock for me.  I’ve got a wonderful man.

The other gremlin “Operatore Proximity Detector” has been in my machines a time or two.  Even the “Babysitter” Acumonitor APP doesn’t always catch those in time, as well as the right machine ie:  15000 or Skyline S9, has to be the machine left with that babysitter, for salvation.  You also need to be within WiFi distance as well.

Cheryl - Saskatoon





Re: 500e Broken thread massage

a67skc70
 

Somewhere I missed the ruffler story. that is one of the problems with not being on line for about a week or so.
Linda



On Monday, July 5, 2021, 11:02:24 AM CDT, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:


Cat----Thanks for the compliment. Yes, we have to find the humor in some things or else we might go screaming into the night!!!   Better to chuckle about some things.  

It is very frustrating to take any kind of a machine in for repairs, only to have the tech say they could not replicate the problem, so there would be nothing to fix. And then you get it home and it still acts up.  This is especially maddening if you live far away from your repair center. 

Your ruffler story is priceless. Yes, just how did the ruffler attachment re-set itself overnight??   Good luck on the little girls' dresses. If you think of it, please post a pic when completed. I don't have any little (or big) girls in my family, so I miss sewing girly things.
Take care, happy stitching to you!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA USA


Re: Trash question

Joyce Daniel
 

THANKS so much for all your great suggestions!!! I have boning on hand and will give that a try. (great suggestion) and love the idea of PUL which I also have on hand from Days for Girls so will also give that a try. Many thanks!!! I really appreciate it!!! Now, off to the grandson’s 6th bday party in the park!! Joyce in GA

 

 


Re: Trash question

georgebarbara1218@att.net
 

I’ve reused fibrous strapping that holds boxes closed. Bought something and had to go to a pickup area. They were throwing tons of it away. Gave me a bunch

On Friday, July 9, 2021, 02:58:18 PM CDT, Anne Stoye via groups.io <annestoye@...> wrote:


You could use Rigilene plastic boning in a channel at the top to hold the bag open.  Cut circumference plus a couple of inches overlap.  The gap in the casing means that you can put in the boning at the end or remove it for flatter storage.  Cable ties are another possibility.  Apologies for delay in responding – perhaps other people have made similar or better suggestions in the meantime.  Anne

 

How do I get the rim to stand open (like shown) so it’s not floppy when folks go to drop trash in it?


Re: Trash question

Cat - N
 

Cable ties…what a great idea!

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 

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Trash question

JoAnn Novak
 

 Joann fabrics use to sell a rubberized fabric that I have used many times but have not been able to find anymore.   Maybe try on line fabric stores.  JoAnn (Wisconsin)

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

On 7/9/2021 9:12 PM, Joyce Daniel wrote:

Our SIL has a fishing boat in AK that he takes clients out on. He has a “trashbag” (actually a Walmart bag) hanging on an up/down handle. I would like to make something similar to the picture shown but would love your input.

What do I use for the inside waterproof lining?

How do I get the rim to stand open (like shown) so it’s not floppy when folks go to drop trash in it?

Thanks SO much for your input. Very much appreciated!! Joyce

 

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: Trash question

Anne Stoye
 

You could use Rigilene plastic boning in a channel at the top to hold the bag open.  Cut circumference plus a couple of inches overlap.  The gap in the casing means that you can put in the boning at the end or remove it for flatter storage.  Cable ties are another possibility.  Apologies for delay in responding – perhaps other people have made similar or better suggestions in the meantime.  Anne

 

How do I get the rim to stand open (like shown) so it’s not floppy when folks go to drop trash in it?

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