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dkuhlman4891
 

Hi all,
So glad I found this group. I have had my 12000 since 11/21 and am in heaven. I already found the answer to my first question, which had to do with the 7mm Q3 stitch.
I too wondered if they went the wrong way on the scant quarter inch. Glad I am not alone in that thinking. Has anyone seen release notes for the version 1.01 upgrade? Would like to know what was fixed besides the addition of the languages before I upgrade. Looking forward to getting to know you all!
Donna in SE MN.


Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroidery?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Yes, on the back the ideal mix is two strips of needle thread with a strip of bobbin up the middle, with all 3 strips about the same width. Sounds like yours is spot on!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Marla Cooprider <m1955seamstress@...> wrote:

Jim,
So does this mean 1/3 of top thread on either side of design with 1/3 of bobbin thread showing in the center on the back side of design? If so, my embroidery now that my dealer adjusted the tensions is great!
 
Thanks,
Marla


Re: Memory Stick

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The logic behind using small capacity memory devices has to do with how the devices are formatted in Windows. Models prior to the 12000 use the original Microsoft disk formatting scheme, whic is only good upto 2GB. That's why it was necessary to stay at 2GB or below. However the "normal" (meaning non-sewing) use of USB and CompactFlash memory is photos and data storage, where users want bigger amounts of memory. Consequently the devices get bigger and bigger, and the small ones are a lot harder to find. In the days of the 10000 we couldn't fill 8MB, and you'll never fill 8GB, but that just may be the smallest you can find!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:

Hi,

What my dealer told me was to NEVER use a large USB. The processors in our sewing machines don't like them. Also remember that the larger they are the longer it will take to load designs into the machine. Why on earth would you want to put more than a few designs to stitch out on a USB anyway. You can only do on design at a time. If you must have a very large memory USB, use it to store the designs as a backup for your computer.

After saying all that, I helped a lady with a MC10000, so out of date that I didn't even recognize what the files were on her PC Card. She had the whole Stitchitize 3000 designs on that one card or perhaps 2. I was horrified that she had been stitching away for years. I had her machine upgraded to the version 3 so that I could help her as she does not have a computer. Go figure BUT her card was a 256mb as that machine doesn't use USB's.

Still, my advise is to stay small, it's easier on the processor in your expensive embroidery machine. My dealer also sells Pfaff, Bernina and Babylock and she says that they all prefer the smaller memory devices.

Cheryl

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Fmjfrazier@ wrote:

I was never able to use anything but a 2gb in my 11,000SE maybe it has
changed.


Re: THE TREE...Where do you buy the pattern?

m1955seamstress
 

I know how you feel! Hope everything works out for you!  I'm looking forward to learning all about mine as well as the new software.  Haven't had mine long and had to take it back to my dealer this week for some tension issues that needed addressed but looking forward now to starting some projects after company next weekend!  The week prior to Christmas I might actually have time to start!  :)
 
Marla

From: Donna Morton
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2011 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] THE TREE...Where do you buy the pattern?

 
Pj’s at embroidery.com
 
From: seamgood
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:38 AM
Subject: [janome12000] THE TREE...Where do you buy the pattern?
 
 
Good morning everyone!
Where do you go to buy the tree pattern?
Donna, it is beautiful. Nice job.
Keep your fingers crossed...I have a lady coming over to hopefully buy my 11000 this weekend. Then I can get my new 12000! Oh, I can hardly sleep with all the excitement going on in my head.
Happy sewing!
Gloria in MA




Re: keeping bobbin cases straight and keeping bobbins straight as well...

Pinguin
 

I use a fine sharpie to write on my bobbn what kind of thread is on it (when I'm, afraid that I forget or won't recognize it in the future) or the color number.  It stays on for quite a while.
Gerda

Op 08-12-11 13:46, songnbird schreef:

 

To help me remember which bobbin case is which, I use a sharpie marker and write in the bottom of each bobbin case. EMB in the case with the yellow dot and REG in the other one. That way I don't have to refer to the manual or depend on my memory. After a while the marks need refreshing, but not too often.
Linda near Buffalo, NY


Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroidery?

m1955seamstress
 

Jim,
So does this mean 1/3 of top thread on either side of design with 1/3 of bobbin thread showing in the center on the back side of design? If so, my embroidery now that my dealer adjusted the tensions is great!
 
Thanks,
Marla

From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:40 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroidery?

 
A simple "rule of thumb" is 1/3 - 1/3 - 1/3 of top - bobbin - top thread. If you are not using Janome bobbin thread you should use the yellow dot case and you should get the 'thirds' result.

--- In janome12000@..., "m1955seamstress" wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I should already know the answer to this question, but I was having trouble with the tension on my 12000. I just got it back and think it is ok now. However, I was told by another 12000 owner that she never has any top thread showing on the underside of her embroidery.
>
> I was told by my dealer and also a lady who works for him on two separate occasions that there will be some of the top thread pulled to the underside.
>
> The top side looks good and no bobbin thread showing.
>
> If anyone can post pictures of what is normal, I'd appreciate it. I looked back at some of my embroidery I did with my 11000 and it too showed some top thread pulled to the underside. Perhaps I was doing something wrong even with my 11000, but looks good on the top side on those too!
>
> Thanks for any advice you can supply!
>
> Marla
>




Re: Memory Stick

Donna Morton
 

Hi Cheryl
 
What you say is very true about the earlier Janome embroidery machines – small is better—but that is not the case with the 12000.  As I mentioned, the software engineer right from Janome Japan attended our meeting at Institute and told us that the size of the USB stick on the 12000 is no longer an issue.  The processor is quite different than earlier machines.  Owners can use any size they wish.  The only thing I would add is that any software that comes on the larger capacity USB sticks must be removed.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
 
From: Cheryl
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 7:58 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Memory Stick
 
 

Hi,

What my dealer told me was to NEVER use a large USB. The processors in our sewing machines don't like them. Also remember that the larger they are the longer it will take to load designs into the machine. Why on earth would you want to put more than a few designs to stitch out on a USB anyway. You can only do on design at a time. If you must have a very large memory USB, use it to store the designs as a backup for your computer.

After saying all that, I helped a lady with a MC10000, so out of date that I didn't even recognize what the files were on her PC Card. She had the whole Stitchitize 3000 designs on that one card or perhaps 2. I was horrified that she had been stitching away for years. I had her machine upgraded to the version 3 so that I could help her as she does not have a computer. Go figure BUT her card was a 256mb as that machine doesn't use USB's.

Still, my advise is to stay small, it's easier on the processor in your expensive embroidery machine. My dealer also sells Pfaff, Bernina and Babylock and she says that they all prefer the smaller memory devices.

Cheryl


--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, Fmjfrazier@... wrote:
>
> I was never able to use anything but a 2gb in my 11,000SE maybe it has
> changed.
>


Re: THE TREE...Where do you buy the pattern?

Donna Morton
 

Pj’s at embroidery.com
 

From: seamgood
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:38 AM
Subject: [janome12000] THE TREE...Where do you buy the pattern?
 
 

Good morning everyone!
Where do you go to buy the tree pattern?
Donna, it is beautiful. Nice job.
Keep your fingers crossed...I have a lady coming over to hopefully buy my 11000 this weekend. Then I can get my new 12000! Oh, I can hardly sleep with all the excitement going on in my head.
Happy sewing!
Gloria in MA


Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...

janetpiekarski
 

Don't forget about that trace basting. That 14 hoop with its roundness does waste a lot of fabric. I wanted to put a corner design on the corner of a ready made placemat (the design was a corner snowflake from urbanthreads) and I fused tearaway stabilizer to the corner and way beyond so I'd have something to hoop. Then I stitched the trace basting that bastes around the outside and the inside of the design. It came our perfectly!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:

Marla,

On the embroidery library site, if you go to Kenny's Corner, there is lots of embroidery help. We seem to be doing well on this forum as well. I'm glad you got your machine back and that all seems to be working well now. I know what a panic it must be when thousands of dollars are spent and we don't have the results we should.

Ginger, I am going to have to learn that I MUST change the needle plate. I just did a whole quilt with one of the machine's designs. I do see a bit of the gold showing on the backside, which of course would have to be black. It is meant to be a large wall hanging, so it won't matter. I hope my son in law likes it as it is for his music room. I'll post pictures when it is finished.

Cheryl - Saskatoon, Canada

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Marla Cooprider <m1955seamstress@> wrote:

Oh thank you, Ginger.  No, I'm sorry, guess I didn't explain well enough.  No loops.  Just showing some on the underside.  Now I did have a tension problem though!  The dealer had to take the top of the case off and turn a screw to adjust the upper tension plate.  He also adjusted the screw on the bobbin case some.  But mostly it was the upper tension, I guess. 
 
I found another site this evening on machine embroidery that looked like it had some good advice.  I just need to study up more on hooping and stablizers, etc. to make sure I get a good stitchout from my new 12000! :)
 
Marla


________________________________
From: "Fmjfrazier@" <Fmjfrazier@>
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...


 
Yes absolutely.  When you were explaining it the past few days I thought you meant there were loops and that is why I was concerned.

You are fine.  Trust me, worry no more.  I agree it did show on our 11,000 but not as much.  It is probably because the yellow dot bobbin case we use makes it tighter, which is good.

 It allows you to not have to use the same color thread on the top and bottom if we do not want to.

Take Care,

ginger



In a message dated 12/7/2011 8:00:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, m1955seamstress@ writes:
 
On the test piece we did at my dealer's store today with my machine there was about 1/3 or so of the backside showing the top thread and the rest was the bobbin thread.  I was supposed to take my test piece home, but I must have left it at the store.  So no pictures to post unless I get another test done soon.
 
Is this "normal"?  The top looked good.
 
Thanks,
Marla



________________________________
From: "Fmjfrazier@" <Fmjfrazier@>
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...


 
In the hoop embroidery you use the yellow dot.  It has a little tighter tension which is good.

You used the right one.

Virginia

In a message dated 12/7/2011 7:44:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, judyjanome@ writes:
 
I did a in the machine daisy design last night in the 5 by 5 hoop. It stitched out beautifully. There was absolutely no puckers at all and the machine is so quiet. However there was very little bobbin thread showing on the back just the top thread, and there was no bobbin thread on the top. I used Janome bobbin thread and the single hole needle plate. Bobbin case was the yellow dot case which I believe should have been the other one but I am having a hard time remembering that part. Judy

Sent from my iPhone


Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...

m1955seamstress
 

Thanks Cheryl.  Wasn't sure where this library site was located so just Googled Kenny's Korner and found it.  Is there a library site on this forum?  Sorry, I'm kind unfamiliar with forums yet!
 
Marla

From: Cheryl <capaul@...>
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2011 11:22 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...

 
Marla,

On the embroidery library site, if you go to Kenny's Corner, there is lots of embroidery help. We seem to be doing well on this forum as well. I'm glad you got your machine back and that all seems to be working well now. I know what a panic it must be when thousands of dollars are spent and we don't have the results we should.

Ginger, I am going to have to learn that I MUST change the needle plate. I just did a whole quilt with one of the machine's designs. I do see a bit of the gold showing on the backside, which of course would have to be black. It is meant to be a large wall hanging, so it won't matter. I hope my son in law likes it as it is for his music room. I'll post pictures when it is finished.

Cheryl - Saskatoon, Canada

--- In janome12000@..., Marla Cooprider wrote:
>
> Oh thank you, Ginger.  No, I'm sorry, guess I didn't explain well enough.  No loops.  Just showing some on the underside.  Now I did have a tension problem though!  The dealer had to take the top of the case off and turn a screw to adjust the upper tension plate.  He also adjusted the screw on the bobbin case some.  But mostly it was the upper tension, I guess. 
>  
> I found another site this evening on machine embroidery that looked like it had some good advice.  I just need to study up more on hooping and stablizers, etc. to make sure I get a good stitchout from my new 12000! :)
>  
> Marla
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: "Fmjfrazier@..."
> To: janome12000@...
> Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...
>
>
>  
> Yes absolutely.  When you were explaining it the past few days I thought you meant there were loops and that is why I was concerned.
>
> You are fine.  Trust me, worry no more.  I agree it did show on our 11,000 but not as much.  It is probably because the yellow dot bobbin case we use makes it tighter, which is good.
>
>  It allows you to not have to use the same color thread on the top and bottom if we do not want to.
>
> Take Care,
>
> ginger
>
>
>
> In a message dated 12/7/2011 8:00:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, m1955seamstress@... writes:
>  
> >On the test piece we did at my dealer's store today with my machine there was about 1/3 or so of the backside showing the top thread and the rest was the bobbin thread.  I was supposed to take my test piece home, but I must have left it at the store.  So no pictures to post unless I get another test done soon.
> > 
> >Is this "normal"?  The top looked good.
> > 
> >Thanks,
> >Marla
> >
> >
> >
> >________________________________
> >From: "Fmjfrazier@..."
> >To: janome12000@...
> >Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:46 PM
> >Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...
> >
> >
> > 
> >In the hoop embroidery you use the yellow dot.  It has a little tighter tension which is good.
> >
> >You used the right one.
> >
> >Virginia
> >
> >In a message dated 12/7/2011 7:44:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, judyjanome@... writes:
> > 
> >>I did a in the machine daisy design last night in the 5 by 5 hoop. It stitched out beautifully. There was absolutely no puckers at all and the machine is so quiet. However there was very little bobbin thread showing on the back just the top thread, and there was no bobbin thread on the top. I used Janome bobbin thread and the single hole needle plate. Bobbin case was the yellow dot case which I believe should have been the other one but I am having a hard time remembering that part. Judy
> >>
> >>Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >
>




Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...

Cheryl Paul
 

Marla,

On the embroidery library site, if you go to Kenny's Corner, there is lots of embroidery help. We seem to be doing well on this forum as well. I'm glad you got your machine back and that all seems to be working well now. I know what a panic it must be when thousands of dollars are spent and we don't have the results we should.

Ginger, I am going to have to learn that I MUST change the needle plate. I just did a whole quilt with one of the machine's designs. I do see a bit of the gold showing on the backside, which of course would have to be black. It is meant to be a large wall hanging, so it won't matter. I hope my son in law likes it as it is for his music room. I'll post pictures when it is finished.

Cheryl - Saskatoon, Canada

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Marla Cooprider <m1955seamstress@...> wrote:

Oh thank you, Ginger.  No, I'm sorry, guess I didn't explain well enough.  No loops.  Just showing some on the underside.  Now I did have a tension problem though!  The dealer had to take the top of the case off and turn a screw to adjust the upper tension plate.  He also adjusted the screw on the bobbin case some.  But mostly it was the upper tension, I guess. 
 
I found another site this evening on machine embroidery that looked like it had some good advice.  I just need to study up more on hooping and stablizers, etc. to make sure I get a good stitchout from my new 12000! :)
 
Marla


________________________________
From: "Fmjfrazier@..." <Fmjfrazier@...>
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...


 
Yes absolutely.  When you were explaining it the past few days I thought you meant there were loops and that is why I was concerned.

You are fine.  Trust me, worry no more.  I agree it did show on our 11,000 but not as much.  It is probably because the yellow dot bobbin case we use makes it tighter, which is good.

 It allows you to not have to use the same color thread on the top and bottom if we do not want to.

Take Care,

ginger



In a message dated 12/7/2011 8:00:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, m1955seamstress@... writes:
 
On the test piece we did at my dealer's store today with my machine there was about 1/3 or so of the backside showing the top thread and the rest was the bobbin thread.  I was supposed to take my test piece home, but I must have left it at the store.  So no pictures to post unless I get another test done soon.
 
Is this "normal"?  The top looked good.
 
Thanks,
Marla



________________________________
From: "Fmjfrazier@..." <Fmjfrazier@...>
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroid...


 
In the hoop embroidery you use the yellow dot.  It has a little tighter tension which is good.

You used the right one.

Virginia

In a message dated 12/7/2011 7:44:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, judyjanome@... writes:
 
I did a in the machine daisy design last night in the 5 by 5 hoop. It stitched out beautifully. There was absolutely no puckers at all and the machine is so quiet. However there was very little bobbin thread showing on the back just the top thread, and there was no bobbin thread on the top. I used Janome bobbin thread and the single hole needle plate. Bobbin case was the yellow dot case which I believe should have been the other one but I am having a hard time remembering that part. Judy

Sent from my iPhone


Re: Memory Stick

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi,

What my dealer told me was to NEVER use a large USB. The processors in our sewing machines don't like them. Also remember that the larger they are the longer it will take to load designs into the machine. Why on earth would you want to put more than a few designs to stitch out on a USB anyway. You can only do on design at a time. If you must have a very large memory USB, use it to store the designs as a backup for your computer.

After saying all that, I helped a lady with a MC10000, so out of date that I didn't even recognize what the files were on her PC Card. She had the whole Stitchitize 3000 designs on that one card or perhaps 2. I was horrified that she had been stitching away for years. I had her machine upgraded to the version 3 so that I could help her as she does not have a computer. Go figure BUT her card was a 256mb as that machine doesn't use USB's.

Still, my advise is to stay small, it's easier on the processor in your expensive embroidery machine. My dealer also sells Pfaff, Bernina and Babylock and she says that they all prefer the smaller memory devices.

Cheryl

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Fmjfrazier@... wrote:

I was never able to use anything but a 2gb in my 11,000SE maybe it has
changed.


Re: THE TREE...Where do you buy the pattern?

Mary A Rease <bigmary@...>
 

OMG!!! This Tree is all over the different Yahoo Groups - mine included.
 
It is PJ's Tree-mendous design. PJ's is also sold by AnitaGooddesign.
 
I bought mine at www.embroidery.com
 
Go to that site and put  "Tree-mendous" in the Search window. This is the least expensive site right now.
 
It is also available at this site
 


Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroidery?

m1955seamstress
 

Thanks, that's what I think too! I was having tension problems with my new 12000, but seems fine now.


From: Sherry Martin ;
To: ;
Subject: [janome12000] Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroidery?
Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 4:03:46 AM

 

I looked at the several little applique projects I did that I talked about in my earlier post (What I Love About Embroidery on this machine).

The ones I did without the yellow bobbin and without straight stitch plate had bobbin thread showing on both the top and the bottom. On the bottom all I could see was bobbin thread.

The ones I did with yellow bobbin and straight stitch plate looked really really good on top and on the bottom mostly just top thread showed with just a little bobbin thread.

Since this was applique these were heavy satin stitches only.

As long as it is looking good on top and there is no puckering, I'm not really concerned how it is looking on the bottom.

--- In janome12000@..., "m1955seamstress" wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I should already know the answer to this question, but I was having trouble with the tension on my 12000. I just got it back and think it is ok now. However, I was told by another 12000 owner that she never has any top thread showing on the underside of her embroidery.
>
> I was told by my dealer and also a lady who works for him on two separate occasions that there will be some of the top thread pulled to the underside.
>
> The top side looks good and no bobbin thread showing.
>
> If anyone can post pictures of what is normal, I'd appreciate it. I looked back at some of my embroidery I did with my 11000 and it too showed some top thread pulled to the underside. Perhaps I was doing something wrong even with my 11000, but looks good on the top side on those too!
>
> Thanks for any advice you can supply!
>
> Marla
>


THE TREE...Where do you buy the pattern?

seamgood <seamgood@...>
 

Good morning everyone!
Where do you go to buy the tree pattern?
Donna, it is beautiful. Nice job.
Keep your fingers crossed...I have a lady coming over to hopefully buy my 11000 this weekend. Then I can get my new 12000! Oh, I can hardly sleep with all the excitement going on in my head.
Happy sewing!
Gloria in MA


Re: Question regarding stitch out -- Some suggestions

cynthiarunswithscissors <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks for the data for this embroidery pattern.I purchased this and will attempt to make it, not sure if I'll use my 12000 (Mercury) or MB4 (Tron). BTW - I am still also waiting for my Digitizer upgrade.

Cynthia


keeping bobbin cases straight

songnbird
 

To help me remember which bobbin case is which, I use a sharpie marker and write in the bottom of each bobbin case. EMB in the case with the yellow dot and REG in the other one. That way I don't have to refer to the manual or depend on my memory. After a while the marks need refreshing, but not too often.
Linda near Buffalo, NY


Re: I finished stitching out The Tree -- 3 things I forgot to mention

Donna Morton
 

 
 
Make sure you use the magnets on the SQ23 and GR hoops!!  When stitching a section of the tree in the SQ23 hoop, move it to the upper right.  There are two pictures in the group photo’s in my Album called Donna M.
 
Make sure you update your machine if you haven’t.  Version 1.01 is available from this link:
 
 
Donna M
Canada


Re: I finished stitching out The Tree

Donna Morton
 

Firstly, I do not find that the design is overly dense at all. The digitizer did a fine job. The density of the design, on the satin stitch edges is not the problem. In my case I’m pretty sure I could have prevented the poorer tension.
 
I’m pretty happy with my results but yes, I did have poor tension on the back in a couple of spots.  The first one on the outer edge of Tree 5 and the second two on part 9.  These can be overcome.
 
The design that is being added to the hoop must stay flat – especially on the outer edges where it joins the one in the hoop!  If it pops up a little then the sensor foot lifts a little when it really doesn’t need to, thinking there is a really thick area to stitch through when there isn’t and you get the poorer tension on the back.  Mine was very minor in 3 places.  No one else will ever notice it.  In both cases I turned away from the machine for a second or two when I should have stayed and watched what was going on.
 
Stabilizer slippage in the hoop could still add to the poor tension. In an effort to avoid this I rotated the designs so they would fit in the smallest hoop possible.  Some will fit in the SQ14 and the others will fit in the SQ23. I lined my inner hoops with shelf matting. The stabilizer must be good and taut and it must stay very taut, especially because the SQ23 is rather large for the task at hand.
 
The designs must be trimmed closely (some I trimmed a little too close and the satin is pulling away – a chance to fix with a decorative stitch!) and they must not overlap when putting them together.
 
Hope this helps.  It really is a nice project.  I enjoyed stitching it out.  By the way if you only have 12 inch wide aqua magic like I had on hand, invest in some water soluble thread.  Use it in the bobbin and on top to stitch a couple of lengths together to make wider stabilizer for the hoop.
 
I’m teaching for the next three days so will not have time to hang out on the group. 
 
Bye for now.
Donna M
Canada


Re: How Much Top Thread Should Show on Underside of Embroidery?

Sherry Martin
 

I looked at the several little applique projects I did that I talked about in my earlier post (What I Love About Embroidery on this machine).

The ones I did without the yellow bobbin and without straight stitch plate had bobbin thread showing on both the top and the bottom. On the bottom all I could see was bobbin thread.

The ones I did with yellow bobbin and straight stitch plate looked really really good on top and on the bottom mostly just top thread showed with just a little bobbin thread.

Since this was applique these were heavy satin stitches only.

As long as it is looking good on top and there is no puckering, I'm not really concerned how it is looking on the bottom.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "m1955seamstress" <m1955seamstress@...> wrote:

Hi,
I should already know the answer to this question, but I was having trouble with the tension on my 12000. I just got it back and think it is ok now. However, I was told by another 12000 owner that she never has any top thread showing on the underside of her embroidery.

I was told by my dealer and also a lady who works for him on two separate occasions that there will be some of the top thread pulled to the underside.

The top side looks good and no bobbin thread showing.

If anyone can post pictures of what is normal, I'd appreciate it. I looked back at some of my embroidery I did with my 11000 and it too showed some top thread pulled to the underside. Perhaps I was doing something wrong even with my 11000, but looks good on the top side on those too!

Thanks for any advice you can supply!

Marla