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Making adjustments to a Janome made Kenmore

Jeff Turek
 

Good afternoon group. I have a Kenmore 100Stitch sewing machine made by Janome. I am troubleshooting the machine for a problem I'm having with shedding thread. I have the adjusters manual to check thread clearances, needle to hook clearances, needle bar height, etc., but I'm stymied by the tests all requiring a set of testing gauges to set clearances rather than just using standard feeler gauges as I can with all my Singers. Have any of you discovered a work-around for setting these tolerances?

Thanks for your help!

Jeff in VA


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Melanie Dumas
 

Oops I just realized my mistake as I had been embroidering and didn’t return the carriage to its home position…and was wanting to sew …
Oh well, it’s been one of those days!
Thank you anyway…


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Melanie Dumas
 

I have a 15000 which has been upgraded to Quiltmaker 15000. What does this mean “return carriage to stored position?”
How can I fix it?
Any help is much appreciated…Melanie


Alternatives to adjustment gauges

Jeff Turek
 

Hey, y'all,

This is a question for everyone who maintains their own machines.

I am working on a Kenmore/Janome (Kenmore 385.1960) The Adjuster's manual requires a set of adjustment gauges for setting various functions, ie., needle bar height, needle to hook adjustment, etc. Is there a guide to what you can do without a set of these gauges? Or is a set of these gauges a must have? With my Singers, I can use standard feeler gauges.

Jeff in VA 


Re: edge to edge quilting

Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...>
 

Favy has lots of good things to say about Hatch v3. I will probably upgrade in a few months. It would benefit me to watch the Hatch videos, too. I'll have to put it on my list! I thought that when I retired I'd have all this time to do things. Maybe there are too many things that I want to do and they have to go under the list of the things I have to do. I'm pretty impressed with all of the things that you have accomplished since you retired. I think you must move faster than I do!
:-)
Kathy

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 12:04:43 PM CDT, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:


Thanks Kathy.  I have used this approach for other non-stretchy, hard to hoop multi-things, like towels, tote bags, and placemats.

I did enjoy the getaway and have watched a number of the Hatch videos.  Am probably going to upgrade soon to v3.

Pixey 


On Jun 21, 2022, at 11:56 AM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Hi Pixey,
Thank you very much. That makes perfect sense. The idea looks great for quilting. But I don't quilt.
I hope you enjoyed your getaway and had success getting reacquainted with Hatch!
Kathy 

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:12:37 AM CDT, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:


Hi Kathy,

It seems to me that if you wanted to try and adapt this technique (using the magnets for t-shirts), you need to use a good fusible or sticky back stabilizer on the back of the shirt, including where the magnets go.  Otherwise the shirt will have too much stretch and badly distort.

Pixey


On Jun 19, 2022, at 10:55 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Thank you. That's wonderful! Would it also work on things that were not thick, like t-shirts?
Kathy

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 03:24:12 PM CDT, Diane Stutsman via groups.io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:


This works great for embroidery. I just embroidered 20 beach towels that were too thick to hoop.






Re: edge to edge quilting

Pixey
 

Thanks Kathy.  I have used this approach for other non-stretchy, hard to hoop multi-things, like towels, tote bags, and placemats.

I did enjoy the getaway and have watched a number of the Hatch videos.  Am probably going to upgrade soon to v3.

Pixey 


On Jun 21, 2022, at 11:56 AM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Hi Pixey,
Thank you very much. That makes perfect sense. The idea looks great for quilting. But I don't quilt.
I hope you enjoyed your getaway and had success getting reacquainted with Hatch!
Kathy 

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:12:37 AM CDT, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:


Hi Kathy,

It seems to me that if you wanted to try and adapt this technique (using the magnets for t-shirts), you need to use a good fusible or sticky back stabilizer on the back of the shirt, including where the magnets go.  Otherwise the shirt will have too much stretch and badly distort.

Pixey


On Jun 19, 2022, at 10:55 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Thank you. That's wonderful! Would it also work on things that were not thick, like t-shirts?
Kathy

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 03:24:12 PM CDT, Diane Stutsman via groups.io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:


This works great for embroidery. I just embroidered 20 beach towels that were too thick to hoop.






Re: edge to edge quilting

Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...>
 

Hi Pixey,
Thank you very much. That makes perfect sense. The idea looks great for quilting. But I don't quilt.
I hope you enjoyed your getaway and had success getting reacquainted with Hatch!
Kathy 

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:12:37 AM CDT, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:


Hi Kathy,

It seems to me that if you wanted to try and adapt this technique (using the magnets for t-shirts), you need to use a good fusible or sticky back stabilizer on the back of the shirt, including where the magnets go.  Otherwise the shirt will have too much stretch and badly distort.

Pixey


On Jun 19, 2022, at 10:55 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Thank you. That's wonderful! Would it also work on things that were not thick, like t-shirts?
Kathy

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 03:24:12 PM CDT, Diane Stutsman via groups.io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:


This works great for embroidery. I just embroidered 20 beach towels that were too thick to hoop.






Re: edge to edge quilting

Pixey
 

Hi Kathy,

It seems to me that if you wanted to try and adapt this technique (using the magnets for t-shirts), you need to use a good fusible or sticky back stabilizer on the back of the shirt, including where the magnets go.  Otherwise the shirt will have too much stretch and badly distort.

Pixey


On Jun 19, 2022, at 10:55 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Thank you. That's wonderful! Would it also work on things that were not thick, like t-shirts?
Kathy

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 03:24:12 PM CDT, Diane Stutsman via groups.io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:


This works great for embroidery. I just embroidered 20 beach towels that were too thick to hoop.






Re: This is for Jim re embroidery files

Jim Stutsman
 

First some clarification - AcuEdit is a Janome app, not mine. There are a lot of videos on YouTube on how to use AcuEdit. This link will get you started:
     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=acuedit+janome

Another app that is great for managing your designs is StitchBuddy. It has some nice management features and can send your designs to AcuEdit. Having your designs only on the iPad is not a problem as long as you have the iPad back up automatically. But if you run out of storage on iCloud, or you don't back up when you charge, you could lose them. The same goes for USB flash drives. They have a lifetime, and will wear out over time. When that happens whatever is on them is lost. I suggest that everyone follow the 3-2-1 backup rule, which I haven't posted in a while. Here it is:

3: Have at least 3 copies of any digital content you don't want to lose.

2: Store it on at least 2 different types of media. (Those old 3 ½ inch floppies aren't much use now!)

1: At least one copy of your data should be in a different location to guard against fire, theft, etc. I use BackBlaze for this.


This is for Jim re embroidery files

Fiona Williams
 

Hi Jim,

So sorry to bother you. I am not very techy and finally after many years of owning the 15000 I am attempting to learn it. I use your program Accu Edit to save all of my designs because I am not sure what else to do. I am afraid if I have them on a usb I will lose it and all my designs as a result. I did a couple of courses and tried saving some designs to my machine but it tells me it is full and I don’t see how that is even possible.
My other issue is all of my designs stored in Accu Edit are given numbers so I cannot search for particular designs. Is it alright to change the numbers to names or will I screw something up. Trust me I can screw anything up when it comes to technology.

Thank you for any help you may give.

Sincerely,
Fiona


Re: edge to edge quilting

Roberta K
 

Hi Diane,
I am planning on doing some quilting with my 500e, using a Monster hoop. I understand that the blue dot bobbin holder works on the 15000, but should I use it on my embroidery machine?

Thanks, 
Roberta in FL


Re: 11000 light bulb

Mary Almond
 

OK! Thanks Jim


On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 5:12 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
It's actually not a light bulb, but an LED display. Replacement requires part number 860506104, available only to dealers. It also means removing the entire front cover of the machine, which I would not recommend trying yourself, even if you can get the part.
 


Re: edge to edge quilting

Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...>
 

Thank you. That's wonderful! Would it also work on things that were not thick, like t-shirts?
Kathy

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 03:24:12 PM CDT, Diane Stutsman via groups.io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:


This works great for embroidery. I just embroidered 20 beach towels that were too thick to hoop.






Re: Needle Position

katz11west
 

Thanks Jim and Lynn, glad to hear it is in the normal position.  


Re: edge to edge quilting

Jim Stutsman
 

I believe it's the same for the 15000, though they may have changed the part number. If it fits in the machine correctly, and you can turn the hand wheel through a couple of revolutions without seeing anything bad, you should be good.


Re: 11000 light bulb

Jim Stutsman
 

It's actually not a light bulb, but an LED display. Replacement requires part number 860506104, available only to dealers. It also means removing the entire front cover of the machine, which I would not recommend trying yourself, even if you can get the part.
 


11000 light bulb

Mary Almond
 

Need some help with purchasing and changing the light bulb on my Janome 11,000. didnt get any help from manual!


Re: edge to edge quilting

Pixey
 

I really appreciated the updated, more detailed video in the app. Especially the tips on vertical alignment. That was one piece I had been struggling with because it was really difficult feeling for the small template alignment marks through the bulk of the quilt.

I do have a question on the blue dot bobbin holder. I have one that I bought several years ago (originally for my 6600P). Will it work with my 15000 or is there a ‘different’ blue dot bobbin holder I need to get? Visually, it looks the same as my 15000 bobbin holders (shape of plastic, placement of holes, spring loaded swing arm, etc.

Pixey

On Jun 19, 2022, at 3:23 PM, Diane Stutsman via groups.io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:

This works great for embroidery. I just embroidered 20 beach towels that were too thick to hoop.





Re: edge to edge quilting

Diane Stutsman
 

This works great for embroidery. I just embroidered 20 beach towels that were too thick to hoop.


Re: edge to edge quilting

Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...>
 

Diane,
Does this hoop adaptation also work for embroidery if not doing quilting?
Thanks,
Kathy
On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 08:15:02 AM CDT, Diane Stutsman via groups.io <diane.stutsman@...> wrote:


I’m so glad you like this method. Any thread will be fine as long as you get a balanced stitch. I’ve used a lot of different threads depending on how I want the finished look.The blue dot bobbin is my favorite because of the looser tension. You can use a heavier weight thread in the bobbin with great results. Happy quilting!
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