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Re: Magnets

Cat - N
 

That’s very similar placement to using the ASQ22 hoop with the DIME topper. The quilt kind of floats across the top of the hoop…not pushed down into it like if you use the Janome magnets that come with the hoop. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Oct 21, 2021 at 5:53 PM, <Pixey via groups.io> wrote:

I am only using the tops that have the magnets on them.  But I am laying my placemats on the empty hoop and then lining up the SewTites along the metal strips on the sides of the inner hoops.  I am only doing a light single run stipple style of stitching, so the push/pull is minimal and on a small placemat style project is less critical. I do not have a pending project, but this picture with it already stitched out, should give you a sense of what I am doing.  I did go with the small file size version of the picture.

Pixey




On Oct 21, 2021, at 10:22 AM, Roberta K via groups.io <robkon94@...> wrote:

Hi Pixey,

Could you please explain how you use the magnets in a bit more detail?

Thanks, 
Roberta in FL


Re: Need

Ceil J
 

Cat,
That's gorgeous too!  I just love how the simple quilted diamond center gives so much to the quilt!  And your border is wonderful.  Your friend did a great job too and it's kind of you to not try to one-up her.  We have a lull in babies among family and friends at the moment but one of my SIL's is a fantastic accomplished quilter and so I purchase a gift when she's in the mix.  I just finished a quilt for my granddaughter that was hexi blocks but she wanted a minky back so I took it to a longarmer.  Although I did make a mini version of it, I don't think I'll ever do a hexi block again. ;)
I have Hatch but am hardly skilled at digitizing.  There's just so much to do with these machines that it's been difficult for me to really focus in on each skill.  It seems I run into difficulty with every project so writing down what works is the only way to proceed now.  I did post about it but maybe put in too many photos but I did them small size but it still might be too  much.
I'm sure your friend will love and appreciate your work.  Lucky baby :)
Ceil


Re: Magnets

Ceil J
 

Pixey,
How strong are those tiles?  I've seen them advertised but never thought they were strong enough to do what you're doing.  I have the Diane magnets and they work well but they are so strong.  I think I'll see if I can find a way to get them onto strips like she did.
Ceil


Re: Sticky Stuff off hoops

a67skc70
 

Baby wipes are great for a lot of things besides babies. They are great for cleaning dye off rubber stamps too.
Linda



On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 08:20:36 PM CDT, Ceil J <cjancola@...> wrote:


I've had success with baby wipes.


Re: Saving designs to work on both 350E and the 15000

Pixey
 

I missed the last part of your query, about sharing designs.  If they are designs that you created, then yes, you can share them.  However, designs you have purchased or found on the internet are likely copyright protected against sharing, unless someone has explicitly put them out as rights-free.

But keep in mind the 350e had smaller hoops than the 15000 and had a lower stitch limit.  Hoop sizes were 125mm x 110mm and 200mm x 140mm.  Stitch limit was 64,000.

Pixey



On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:01 AM, Susan Kime via groups.io <susan.kime@...> wrote:



Hello

I have been part of this group for a long while and have found all your help amazing….

However I have a query now myself… How do I save designs  that I have already saved onto my 15000  to sew out on a 350e…. I have an EmbF5 folder on my 1500 that was created  which when I open there is another folder which says my design and in this are designs that I have either created in Horizon or got off the internet. When I put any of these onto a usb stick and put into my friends 350e nothing comes up..so what I am I doing wrong. I have formatted her usb in her machine before putting in mine to download designs. Also can I put any of my 15000 designs off the internet or designed myself that I have on my computer or in my machine onto her usb so that she can use them.. Hope you can understand what I am trying to do. Your advice will be much appreciated.

Regards Sue


Re: Magnets

Pixey
 

I am only using the tops that have the magnets on them.  But I am laying my placemats on the empty hoop and then lining up the SewTites along the metal strips on the sides of the inner hoops.  I am only doing a light single run stipple style of stitching, so the push/pull is minimal and on a small placemat style project is less critical. I do not have a pending project, but this picture with it already stitched out, should give you a sense of what I am doing.  I did go with the small file size version of the picture.

Pixey




On Oct 21, 2021, at 10:22 AM, Roberta K via groups.io <robkon94@...> wrote:

Hi Pixey,

Could you please explain how you use the magnets in a bit more detail?

Thanks, 
Roberta in FL


Re: Need

Cat - N
 

Thank you, Ceil.  The quilting was all done after the two borders went on…on my 15000 with 4” quilting guide bars. I draw two lines…the rest is ‘follow the leader’ lol. I doubt my skill for adding borders after quilting. 

I like a large diamond quilt on mural type panels. That’s a 2.5” wide gap. The panel includes everything except for the dark brown 1” (finished) border and the wider blue Jungle Babies print border, which backed snd bound the quilt as well. I loved the Jungle Babies panel…not so much all the brown, so I blue’d it up for the baby boy…my girlfriend’s son’s first baby. Lol.  But I needed a shower gift in a hurry so that was it. Then I got a look at the invitation. The shower was in Delaware (I’m in Florida) so I wasn’t ‘invited’ per se although had I been able to go, I’d have been welcomed. The DIL grandma wanted books instead of cards…so I made the reading pillow. Both embroidery/ITH appliqué designs are purchased but I adjusted the colors to match the panel using Hatch. 

The print is flannel…the panel and brown border are woven cotton. The pillowcase is my ‘design’ for toddler/travel sized pillows.  I make them to go with daycare/school nap quilts. Perfect size. Don’t take long to make. 

The quilt was a ‘nothing’ quilt…well, nothing that is particularly noteworthy or required much skill on my part. Lol. But we’ve been friends for well over 20 years so we’re all kind of ‘family’…theirs and mine. 

The baby shower snuck up on me. Baby isn’t due until well into November but the shower was set up for barely into October…November holidays and all. My friend’s house is being renovated so she didn’t have time or space to quilt her quilt (more twin than crib sized), but she did get it pieced. It was beautiful!!!  I digitized all the quilting on it except the center was also a gorgeous panel, so I diamond quilted that section at 2.5” too. In the pieced side squares, I quilted a moon and stars design, and in the top and bottom rectangles…part of the panel, I quilted my ITH clouds ‘block’ design (4 sets of clouds each top and bottom).  I created the moon and stars as e2e so I can send it to the long arm for edge/to-edge, or do all over QITH. 

I’ve been sewing for over 60 years but she has only been sewing for a couple years, so I am careful not to make things that might appear ‘competitive’ with her work, and babies need so much that it’s easy to make very useful but ‘skill simple’ stuff and let her do the intricate pieced work. Lol. I do enough of that for my family anyway. 

I don’t usually send pix since yahoo went away…storage being limited…but here is her quilt as well…so you don’t have to imagine…since I hinted at the quilting motifs. This is her work…not mine…I only sandwiched, quilted, made the binding (she cut the strips), and sewed the binding on it. The photos can be deleted so there’s room for more important pix. 
 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Oct 21, 2021 at 12:58 PM, <Ceil J> wrote:

Cat,
So adorable!!
Did you do the line quilting on the large piece before you put the borders on?  Beautiful work all around.


Re: Magnets

Jim Stutsman
 

Finding a specific video on YouTube is a study in frustration. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/DV9bDAYHOQg

Here are photos of the latest addition:


Re: Magnets

Carole O'Mara
 

I have used Diane’s DIY magnetic hoop—usually table runners or table toppers.  But I will use it for my next full size quilt.  With the smaller items, i.e placemats, table toppers, runners, I cut my borders wider than needed.  Also the backing and batting so there is enough fabric to cover the hoop and the magnets to hold everything.  All the extra fabric gets trimmed after the quilting is done on the embroidery machine.  Those extra strips can be cut to widths used to bind the quilt.  I’ve found many designs on embroidery sites—single run, continuous line, etc.  Cost sometimes is less than $2.  Once it’s downloaded to my computer it can be reused.  And with HLS I can resize.  I’d still like to see Diane’s hoop made of wood as mention in an earlier post.  If anyone has a photo, please post.

Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 9:16 AM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:

Thank you, Carole. Diane's idea is genius! And her voice is so soothing.
:-)

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, 09:43:39 AM CDT, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:


There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey




















Re: Need

Ceil J
 

Cat,
So adorable!!
Did you do the line quilting on the large piece before you put the borders on?  Beautiful work all around.


Re: Need

Cat - N
 

It’s the hoop I use most often, too…wonderful hoop…and my packaging was exactly like that for the RE18 Essentials hoop back in 2016/2017. 

I recently made a reading pillow for a baby shower gift, which I could have done in my GR Hoop, but I did the two designs in the SQ23 hoop…separately…so I could add a bit more space between them for that 20” pillow.  I could have made the design smaller…it came in several sizes…but the design size and purpose ‘makes’ the hoop choice for me. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Oct 21, 2021 at 10:18 AM, <Lynne Dean> wrote:

Hello Maria
The RE18 is an optional hoop which is approximately 5 x 7 and fits the MC12000 and MC15000.  I think it has become my most used hoop since I bought it.  If the package is still the same it came with a USB of 50 designs too.

Lynne


Re: Magnets

Cat - N
 

I don’t know if the clips are strong enough to hold inner and outer hoops together better…they seemed to me to be for holding floating elements until placement/basting stitches were done but also to secure sides of floating elements out from under/away from needle as hoop moves around. I do use them for that when it seems advantageous. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Oct 21, 2021 at 10:24 AM, <Pixey via groups.io> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
> On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:
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Re: Magnets

Roberta K
 

Hi Pixey,

Could you please explain how you use the magnets in a bit more detail?

Thanks, 
Roberta in FL


Re: Magnets

Kathy Skagen
 

Thank you, Carole. Diane's idea is genius! And her voice is so soothing.
:-)

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, 09:43:39 AM CDT, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:


There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey



















Re: Saving designs to work on both 350E and the 15000

Lyn Quine
 

Any designs you create yourself, can be shared they are your designs.  They must be put into the folder called my designs on the USB.  If you have put the whole embf5 file from your 15000 onto her USB then take the designs you have out of them put them into the correct folder on her USB and delete the folders from your 15000 from her USB.  I think that makes sense 😂   Also they might not be in the correct format, depends how you transferred them they might be jpx which is a format for the 15000.  Perhaps it would be easier to take them back to Horizon link or another software and resave a .jef and make sure they are in the right size hoop

As for giving her designs you have downloaded of the net or from the inbuilt designs on your 15000, then no that is file sharing and they aren’t yours to share, you have purchased them but that does not allow you to share them with others.  The inbuilt designs may also be in the jpx format.


On 21 Oct 2021, at 14:01, Susan Kime via groups.io <susan.kime@...> wrote:



Hello

I have been part of this group for a long while and have found all your help amazing….

However I have a query now myself… How do I save designs  that I have already saved onto my 15000  to sew out on a 350e…. I have an EmbF5 folder on my 1500 that was created  which when I open there is another folder which says my design and in this are designs that I have either created in Horizon or got off the internet. When I put any of these onto a usb stick and put into my friends 350e nothing comes up..so what I am I doing wrong. I have formatted her usb in her machine before putting in mine to download designs. Also can I put any of my 15000 designs off the internet or designed myself that I have on my computer or in my machine onto her usb so that she can use them.. Hope you can understand what I am trying to do. Your advice will be much appreciated.

Regards Sue


Re: Saving designs to work on both 350E and the 15000

Roberta K
 

Hi Sue,

I don’t own a 15000, but I don’t think that matters. If you want your saved designs to work with a 350e you have to save the designs with  the correct hoop designated. A hoop for the 350e (A or B) is different from the hoops of the 15000. That is why nothing is coming up.

Roberta in Fl


Re: Magnets

Pixey
 

I would definitely go with Diane’s approach if I were doing a larger quilt.  This just gives an alternate magnet to try.

Pixey


On Oct 21, 2021, at 9:43 AM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey



















Re: Magnets

Carole O'Mara
 

There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey



















Re: Saving designs to work on both 350E and the 15000

Pixey
 

I don’t have mine anymore, but the 350e used a totally different folder structure from the modern EMB, Embf structure.  The folder structure was Embf5>MyDesign>design.JEF. It could not handle any sub folders.

Also, you need to use a small USB drive of 1G or less.

I would recommend creating a separate USB drive for the 350e (format it in the machine).  Then use your computer to move over the designs.  I used color coded dots to keep straight which USB was formatted for which machine.

Pixey




On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:01 AM, Susan Kime via groups.io <susan.kime@...> wrote:



Hello

I have been part of this group for a long while and have found all your help amazing….

However I have a query now myself… How do I save designs  that I have already saved onto my 15000  to sew out on a 350e…. I have an EmbF5 folder on my 1500 that was created  which when I open there is another folder which says my design and in this are designs that I have either created in Horizon or got off the internet. When I put any of these onto a usb stick and put into my friends 350e nothing comes up..so what I am I doing wrong. I have formatted her usb in her machine before putting in mine to download designs. Also can I put any of my 15000 designs off the internet or designed myself that I have on my computer or in my machine onto her usb so that she can use them.. Hope you can understand what I am trying to do. Your advice will be much appreciated.

Regards Sue


Re: Sticky Stuff off hoops

Kathy Skagen
 

Wonderful! I will look for that. Thank you!

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 09:52:40 PM CDT, prc <web.prc@...> wrote:


DK5 has a spray Cleaning Agent for the removal of adhesive residue that works great removing the 505 adhesive.  Here it is sold right next to the 505 adhesive in the store.

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