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Re: How far from the wall

Liz
 

Thank you Jim for that.I am not sure when my Machine will arrive,just want to be ready for when it does.Liz


Re: King Star metallic threads source

vicki chrobak
 

I found this site in a web search http://www.pointetopointe.com

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Vicki Jo


Re: Stitch samples

stitchnpatch
 

Jennie - I drew it out by hand as follows -
cut 2 pieces of calico and 1 piece of stabiliser 8" wide x 10" high.
Draw lines down centre and 1/2" either side
Draw lines across at 1/2" intervals.
Divide each large box in half horizontally.
I draw a small arrow at the top to show which way I stitched the row - I always start in the centre and work to the edge trying to keep to the centre line as much as possible (hence the centre line)
When I've stitched all the designs I store them in plastic wallets labelled with the category in a folder .

I've uploaded a photo showing the grid.

Hope that makes it clear how I created the samples - this afternoon I've managed to do the Satin stitches and Quilting stitches - still lots more to do.

Vicki


Re: Metallic threads

My-Stitches
 

It sounds wonderful, and does anyone have any idea where we can get it in the USA?
Mary

George - sounds good - who do you buy the thread from in the UK and how much does it cost?
Thanks
Vicki


Re: Stitch samples

meowmie <meowmie@...>
 

Did you print the grid from your computer or do it by hand? How much space is in between each of your gird lines? Give it up! Teel us the specifics :). Inquiring minds who like this idea better than their own want to know! lol
 
Jennie

From: stitchnpatch
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 4:17 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Stitch samples

 
I have just uploaded photos of the stitch outs that I have done of the Heirloom stitches for reference. I used 2 layers of calico and 1 layer of stitch and tear and created a grid to stitch them out on. I have done this before for my previous machines and found it really helpful as it gives me a really good idea of how the stitches look in reality. I would encourage others to do it - takes a while but is fascinating to do and you can pick up any issues with the stitches while you do it. Later on I'll start on the Decorative stitches.
Vicki




Re: Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

nettieangood
 

--- In janome12000@..., maggie cooper <maggiecoops@...> wrote:

Jim, that is worthy of a Heath Robinson or Lube Goldberg gold star award except for one thing. You kept yours beautifully simple. 
Maggie in UK
Not only can this be done but it has been done. I have a dear friend whose husband made an adapter for her and of course she told him he had to make two so that there was one for me. It is sitting on my machine right now and looks like it was always part of it. Nettie in Winnipeg, Canada


Re: How far from the wall

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

There is a sticker on the embroidery unit with the required distances of 10 inches on the left side and 13 inches from the back edge. If you can open the arm without hitting the wall you are good.

--- In janome12000@..., "Liz" <dse7sew@...> wrote:

Hi Jim, I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, but what distance from the wall does the Machine have to be so the Embroidery Hoop doesn't hit the wall when doing the larger embroidery's. Thanks Liz


Stitch samples

stitchnpatch
 

I have just uploaded photos of the stitch outs that I have done of the Heirloom stitches for reference. I used 2 layers of calico and 1 layer of stitch and tear and created a grid to stitch them out on. I have done this before for my previous machines and found it really helpful as it gives me a really good idea of how the stitches look in reality. I would encourage others to do it - takes a while but is fascinating to do and you can pick up any issues with the stitches while you do it. Later on I'll start on the Decorative stitches.
Vicki


Re: metallic threads

stitchnpatch
 

Thanks Maggie - I'll give Somac a ring on Monday. I have been using Isacord Threads (not metallic) up to now on my previous machines and have built up a good range of them as they have been very 'gunstig' (as the Germans say), good value. They seem to be working OK on the 12000, haven't tried any of my metallics yet or fancy threads.
Vicki


Re: For Jim - Hello and Thank you!

maggie cooper
 

to return to the UK next year. I am a member of a enthusiatic group of quilters here in the eastern province and we meet up twice a week, every Sunday and Tuesday.
Annie, I havn't been to Dubai, but if it's anything like Abu Dhabi, stock up on fabric, trims, notions, , in fact everything for your sewing needs. I spent two weeks of sheer torture in Abu Dhabi last year, why sheer torture? well I didnt have the millions of pounds I needd to buy up the simply vast range of of things on offer for the sewist. I found trims that here in England I have paid upward of £20 a metre for from Mcullock and Wallis for a fraction of what I would pay here. The most beautiful what I would call lower end fabrics, the synthetc gorgetts, satins etc. The Indian fabric shops were Aladin's caves, the trims and notions simply unbelieveable. I found the good natural fibres and silks were actually more reasonably priced here in UK, particularly if as I do, you purchase from the Mills direct like Whaleys of Bradford.
I came home with my suitcase stuffed with Indian fabrics and trims. Oh for more pennies and a bigger suitcase.

Maggie in England.


How far from the wall

Liz
 

Hi Jim, I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, but what distance from the wall does the Machine have to be so the Embroidery Hoop doesn't hit the wall when doing the larger embroidery's. Thanks Liz


metallic threads

maggie cooper
 

Not George but another Brit who also rates this thread, here is a link to the makers site, Fujix which though it has its international offices in Japan seems to have its threads spun in China.
http://www.fjx.co.jp/english/catalog/index.html
and the link to a British distributor,
http://www.somac.co.uk/kingstar_thread.html
it's mainly telephone sales but they really are nice to deal with, no pushiness or flannel.
Then there's this one who I havent purchased from,
http://www.dowlings-sew.co.uk/products.php?cat=245
There are others which if you Google Kingstar threads, then ask for UK pages only, will come up.

I have had such good service from Somac and found they have the best price list, which is not displayed on the website, that making a phone call is a minor worry.
They offer a trial pack for £5.50, which includes 1 metallic,2x poly 1000m cops, backings, a couple of pre wound bobbins, which unless you know your bobbin case size you wont use, and the shade card. I keep looking at mine and salivating. Sad woman arent I, but I cant afford the 600 colours in the 5000m size and am slowly building up my 150 1000m cop collection.
Maggie in England.


For Jim - Hello and Thank you!

ANNE <amd15@...>
 

Jim, I want to thank you for allowing me to join this group. My name is Annie Dunn, I am from the UK but have lived a long time in Saudi Arabia, we are planning to return to the UK next year. I am a member of a enthusiatic group of quilters here in the eastern province and we meet up twice a week, every Sunday and Tuesday.

I am a big Janome fan and have owned the 6500upgraded to the 6600 nand then the 7700 and I have the 3160 which being smaller, lighetr and a great little machine I use to take to the group. I am also a member of the 7700 Yahoo group run by Janis and that has been invaluable to me.

I would love to learn and make quilts using the embroidery unit on the 12000, I have no clue whatsoever though about embroidery but am willing to learn. I have bought every accessory available for my Horizon 7700 and Jim, I need to know if any of these at all will fit the 12000? otherwise when I sell the 7700 I can then sell off my accessories that go with it. Some like the huge binding unit I have for it I have never even used yet! Also, are there going to be lots of accessories, extra feet etc. that one has to purchase for the 12000?

Jim, I want to congratulate both you and Diane for the marvellous, useful and very informative Footbook App! it is fantastic and helps one so much with all the feet, of course if I buy the 12000 I guess I won't need the App but never mind!

I am looking forward to reading and learning more about the 12000, our nearest dealer is in Dubai and I probably know more about the machines than he does, he simply sells them, there is no-one here to have lessons with or get advice from.

Thank you Jim and everyone.

My best wishes,
Annie
in Saudi Arabia


Re: Metallic threads

stitchnpatch
 

George - sounds good - who do you buy the thread from in the UK and how much does it cost?
Thanks
Vicki


Re: Metallic threads

E
 

Greetings from England,

Many of the problems with metallis threads are caused by the way that
these are spun and wound onto the cone. Many are spun from aluminium
filaments wound tightly around a synthetic thread core. In effect wound
like a spring, and being metal it also acts like a spring, causing the
resulting metallic thread to jump, kink, snap and shred when coming off
the spool and through the machine.

There are other metallic thread types, and these are constructed
differently. They still use a fibre and a metallic thread, but there is
no springiness added to the final thread, so problems are avoided before
they even start. The brand of thread I use is Kingstar Fujix, which is
made in Japan, and fairly readily available world wide. It comes in
three tones of gold, (spun using real gold metal thread), one of silver,
(using real silver), and several bright colours using aluminium metal
threads. All behave well. Need so special thread path, just thread as
any other embroidery thread, and a normal sewing or embroidery needle,
size 100. In fact Kingstar recommend that you do NOT use a special
metallic needle with their thread. Horizontal or vertical spool pins
work fine, but you will need to put a thread net on the spool to hold
the thread as it is used, and also slow the machine down a little too.
Otherwise no problems. All these are available in 1000 metre and 3000
metre cones. I use a lot of metallic thread in my one-off designs for
church vestments and banners etc., some even using all metallic thread
in the design, and have had no trouble with thread breakages, tangles
ever since I started using this thread. A tip you may also like is to
use a 40 weight polyester in a matching colour in the bobbin when using
this metallic. It give a better and smoother finish to the embroisery as
a whole for some reason. I have no connection with Kingstar, just a very
contented and non-hassled user.

Best wishes,

George.


Re: Metallic threads

Donna Morton
 

In my experience, the Janome Red or Blue Tip is the very best needle for metallic threads.  I recommend it to both our Janome and Husqvarna customers and they seldom have any more problems with metallic threads.
 
On the 12000, as Jim mentions, absolutely no problems with metallic threads.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:50 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Metallic threads
 
 

Size 14 is size 14. The topstitch needle has a larger eye than a standard 14 universal.

We've come up with a $3 fix for feeding metallic thread from a vertical spool pin. We'll be writing it up and uploading it shortly. Diane just did one of the redwork designs (Sunbonnet Sue with the basket) at 1,000 SPM using cheap metallic thread and a size 11 blue tip needle. No thread breaks!


--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "sewsew1115" wrote:
>
> Jim,
>
> Would a size 14 embroidery needle be comparable to a size 14 top stitch needle?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Lynn


Metallic Thread Spindle

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

I have posted pictures of the Thread spindle in a folder called krissy.
There is a name written on the side of the spindle and I googled it and nothing of that name came up.

I purchased the spindle from a Viking dealer about six years ago... apparently a clever hubby made this for his wife and when everyone saw it they wanted one so he made quite a few.

Kris in Aus


Re: newbie here & vertical spool thread guide

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Well that's just a matter of weeks now. I guess we can add it to the "Coming soon" list!

--- In janome12000@..., "Marsha Lemmons" <hobbied1@...> wrote:

OOPS!!! Meant to type 2012 for the clothsetter!

Marsha


Re: Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

it's beginning to look like there may be multiple items that didn't make the release of the 12000, probably because of the devastation from the earthquake & tsunami. In the case of the vertical spool pin, every Janome model has had one. All they would need to do is make one with a round base to match the hole that's already in the machine for the horizontal extra pin. So yes, I think it's very possible that we'll get one. It certainly couldn't hurt to make the suggestion.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

I am impressed with the discussion and solutions that my question about the vertical spool pin and metallic threads has generated. Very inventive, Jim and worth consideration. Do you think that Janome might consider bringing out a vertical spool pin for the 12000 at some point in the future? I might contact Janome here in the UK and suggest it to them.
Vicki


Re: Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

maggie cooper
 

Jim, that is worthy of a Heath Robinson or Lube Goldberg gold star award except for one thing. You kept yours beautifully simple. 
Maggie in UK