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Re: Acufil question

Patricia Ward
 

The needle I use depends on the thread weight.  Sometimes I will use a topstitch needle to do free motion or acufil quilting because I am using a 40 wt thread since I want the design to show.. then I use a topstitch needle with the larger hole.  If I don't and only use a 14 quilting needle the machine starts moving fast and it can shred the thread... that is King Tut cotton thread which is a nice thread. I put in a topstitch needle and I have no problems whatsoever.

Pat


On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:15 AM, nicole schmidt <nhs5@...> wrote:


This will be the first time I am using the acufil system.  Does anyone know what needle to use (embroidery or qulting or topstich)? Anyone know of a site that walks you through everything? I have already reviewed the videos on the Janome site but their pretty basic.


On Saturday, March 15, 2014 11:48 PM, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:
 
Cheryl,
Sad to say I didn't notice that.  It sure would make one impressive quilt.  Since it's still 129" by 129", that's more than adequate for me!  Thank you.






Re: Clothsetter

bdake@sbcglobal.net
 

I have used it a couple of times. Once I was embroidering on a long piece of fabric with a continuos design. I had to use it to make sure my designs lined up correctly. Other than that I haven't used it much.


Re: Acufil question

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Have you tried contacting Embird about the hoop issue? They do periodically update the hoops and may have an update available for free or a minimal charge. I know that Sew Iconz and Sew what Pro update their hoops and machines lists.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: Acufil question

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

Thank you for your help.  I did email questions to them as well.  They are great to work with and willing to answer any questions.  I appreciate your response and it helps me to feel more comfortable with the acufil.
 
Thanks,
Nicole


On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:01 AM, "favymtz@..." wrote:
 
Most of the time its a better choice to use the size 14 needle when doing stitching on multiple layers of a quilt. Its easier on the thread too. Size 11 (Janome blue tip) are meant for most general piecing and stitching. Remember, smaller needle equals thinner fabric and or layers, bigger needle equals thicker fabrics and or layers! Check out Superior Threads website (makers of King Tut thread) for info on needles and threads, they're good educators on the topic.



Re: Acufil stippling

Claire Schutz
 

Yes, this is a great site, I am new to 15K and have been reading a lot of info here.�� Check out the archives on the right side of the page.�� Claire S.


On 3/19/2014 6:31 AM, ceilsews wrote:
��

Sherry,
I don't have my machine yet but found a site you might find helpful.�� http://janomelife.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/acufil-quilting-can-i-change-the-size-of-the-stippling/



Re: Clothsetter

Susan Contreras <tomanyquilts@...>
 

Hi,
Does the clothesetter 10000 work with the 15000?
Susan 

Sent from my iPad

Jim says:
No, sorry the hoops for the 10000 are entirely different from those of the 15000. You need the part #859039008 Clothsetter for the 9900, 12000 or 15000. No other Clothsetter wil work for these models.


Re: Acufil stippling

shejmartin1
 

I printed out these directions and will try them.  The problem that I am working on now is that Embird doesn't have the ASQ22 hoop as an option for hoop size.  I tried to create a custom hoop of that size, but then when I try to open the design in the Acufil program it says the design is too big for the hoop.  I'll keep playing around and hopefully figure out something.

Sherry


Re: Clothsetter

vicki chrobak
 

Gail, I have never once used my 12000 clothsetter other than setting its alignment.�� But also don't use Acufil.
Vicki Jo

On 3/18/2014 5:19 PM, gail_menard@... wrote:


Does anyone have the Clothsetter?�� Is this a valuable tool?�� Is this something that will make lining up stippling in the Acufil program easier?�� I recently brought my machine home and I am just looking thru the manual and some of the different features.�� I have a one time discounted shopping day at my dealer and want to get the things I need.


Thanks for any help

Gail



Re: Acufil question

favymtz
 

Most of the time its a better choice to use the size 14 needle when doing stitching on multiple layers of a quilt. Its easier on the thread too. Size 11 (Janome blue tip) are meant for most general piecing and stitching. Remember, smaller needle equals thinner fabric and or layers, bigger needle equals thicker fabrics and or layers! Check out Superior Threads website (makers of King Tut thread) for info on needles and threads, they're good educators on the topic.


Re: Clothsetter

favymtz
 

If You can buy it, do it! Especially nice to get a sweet sale price. I wish every Janome dealer promoted the Cloth Setters to every embroidery machine purchaser. It truly makes hooping a lot easier because it holds the hoop steady, and yes it's fabulous with the acufil hoop!
Get in your car and go buy it!


Re: Clothsetter

marsha.ryan@...
 

I have the clothsetter and love it. I wouldn't be able to get my designs to line up 'near' perfect if I didn't. How I know? When I purchased the 12k I had been used to the 10K and 11K with clothsetter table. Until Janome came out with clothesetter for the 12K I had a horrible time. Don't know if it was because I was already used to it or not but as soon as the 12K clothsetter came out I ordered one. Love it! If you do get it, just remember to calibrate it with the machine, and check it again as time goes on because somehow it does get out of line.

Marsha


Re: Acufil stippling

Virginia
 

Your help files in the Acufil program gives you the instructions how to open a JEF file.  I am not familiar with embird but as long as you can save your design in a JEF and it fits in the 8.7 8.7 sewing area you can open the design in your Acufil program. I have the Janome MBX program and  save my quilting stipple etc in a JEF and then have imported into the Acufill program with no issues using the directions in the help file.  At one time Janome had a video and free webinar on its website, you could check you tube it might be on there as well.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: gail_menard
To: janome12000
Sent: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 12:42 am
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Acufil stippling

 
Virginia,
Are you referring to the help files in the Acufil program or her Embird program?

Gail


Re: Clothsetter

Patricia Ward
 

I finally bought this because I was trying to get accurate placement with the GR hoop on doing a border along the edge of a long tablecloth.  It works great for that. However for embroidery using just one design I find that I can get away with a template and then the grid in the hoop. 

For accurate placement if you are using the acufil hoop and you are unsure, then I would say the investment in the clothsetter is good.  You can't go wrong with it if you can get it at a discount.

Pat


On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM, <gail_menard@...> wrote:



Does anyone have the Clothsetter?  Is this a valuable tool?  Is this something that will make lining up stippling in the Acufil program easier?  I recently brought my machine home and I am just looking thru the manual and some of the different features.  I have a one time discounted shopping day at my dealer and want to get the things I need.


Thanks for any help

Gail





Re: Free motion quilting/ do I have the correct part?

Patricia Ward
 

Jim says:

FootBook is in the process of being updated to correspond to the newly available item. For the 12000 you get 202106009. For the 15000 (& 9900) ONLY you get 202135007, which only recently came out.


A question, Jim,
My dealer sold me the Convertible Free Motion Quilting Foot Set for the 9900... because it is 9mm for use on my 12000.  It is part number 202146001.

Is this incorrect? 

Thanks!
Pat

Wishing spring would finally get here, Jim says:
That's the perfect choice. This is the latest incarnation of the convertible set and is entirely right for the 8200, 8900, 9900, 12000, 15000 and all 7mm high shank models.


Re: Acufil stippling

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Sherry,
I don't have my machine yet but found a site you might find helpful.  http://janomelife.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/acufil-quilting-can-i-change-the-size-of-the-stippling/


Re: Clothsetter

VLS
 

Gail
I do have the clothsetter but have not used it a lot.  I do not use it for the acufil program at all.  If you properly mark your quilt in the places that the program shows you, and then use your heavy plastic grid that came with your hoop you will get it lined up straight with no problems.  Leave the hoop attached to the machine so you know your hoop is straight then bring your hoop to the forward spot by using the forward option on the machine and it will be easier to hoop the next area.  When you mark your quilt put a couple of short lines along the top and bottom of the area and it will also help to get it all straight.  When I mark my quilt I use a frixion pen, they are so nice, easy to get the marks back off the fabric.  I also always have my acrylic table attached to the machine.  It would be lots harder to re-hoop without it.
 
Vicki
 

Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:19 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Clothsetter
 
 


Does anyone have the Clothsetter?  Is this a valuable tool?  Is this something that will make lining up stippling in the Acufil program easier?  I recently brought my machine home and I am just looking thru the manual and some of the different features.  I have a one time discounted shopping day at my dealer and want to get the things I need.

 

Thanks for any help

Gail


Re: Acufil stippling

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Wow, this is disappointing.  I was hoping to be able to use the entire 9.1 by 11.8 area!


Clothsetter

Gail
 


Does anyone have the Clothsetter?  Is this a valuable tool?  Is this something that will make lining up stippling in the Acufil program easier?  I recently brought my machine home and I am just looking thru the manual and some of the different features.  I have a one time discounted shopping day at my dealer and want to get the things I need.


Thanks for any help

Gail


Re: Acufil stippling

Gail
 

Virginia,

Are you referring to the help files in the Acufil program or her Embird program?


Gail


Re: Free motion quilting

Gail
 

Thanks for the info Jim.  However, I was just looking at Footbook and it says to get #858820007 for the 12000 and the 15000.  It says to  "choose the version appropriate for the zigzag width of your machine".  I am about to purchase on and just want to be sure I am getting the right one,


Please advise.

Thanks

Gail


Jim says:

FootBook is in the process of being updated to correspond to the newly available item. For the 12000 you get 202106009. For the 15000 (& 9900) ONLY you get 202135007, which only recently came out.