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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.


Re: Acufil stippling

Virginia
 

With the Acufil program you are limited to an 8.7 x8.7 sewing area.  Multiple hooping is the only way to do a large quilt using the program. You can open a JEF design in your program look in your help files it tells you step by step.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: shejmartin1
To: janome12000
Sent: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 10:48 am
Subject: [janome12000] Acufil stippling

 
I finally sat down for a few minutes and tried to figure out how to do acufil stippling.  When I enter the size of the quilt I want to stipple, a file automatically comes up as the best one to use based on the size of the quilt.

However, I want to make the stippling farther apart, which I think I can do using the Embird software I have (by enlarging a smaller design).  What I can't figure out is how to save the file so it is the one that the acufil program opens when I put in my quilt size.

I'm wondering if anyone has found some way to stipple an entire quilt with a larger stipple design then provided in the program.  I know I could stipple individual blocks but that's not what I am trying to do.

Sherry


Re: Setting Mode Problem with Stitch Speed

janetpiekarski
 

Threads also won't always cut if you don't have fabric under the hole in the throat plate-the fabric helps hold the thread, otherwise it shifts to the side when the cutter activates.


Re: Brought home my 15000 but screen locked up

m1955seamstress
 

I just found out from the dealer's daughter while ago that after I left their store they went to use their floor model and discovered it was having issues too now!  They had attached the embroidery arm off my machine to test it on their machine.  It made a horrible sound.  They tried it several times.  While I was there the daughter tested their floor model machine and it seemed fine.  But evidently later found out it was affected!

So now they not only are getting me a new machine but also one for them!  I feel so sorry for them!  She told me she had some classes to give coming up too!

So whatever is wrong with that embroidery arm messes up the machine!

Marla


Re: Brought home my 15000 but screen locked up

m1955seamstress
 

Yes, it is good to know it wasn't me!  I was sure it wasn't in this case, but always in the back of my mind with these fancy machines!  I'm sure I will love this machine one I get it!

Marla


Re: Acufil question

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

I will be using King Tut which is recommended to use the 90/14 needle.  Has anyone used this thread with the acufil? How does it work?


On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:08 AM, "shejmartin1@..." <shejmartin1@...> wrote:
 
The needle would depend on the fabric, batting,  and thread you are using more than the fact that you are using the acufil.  Personally, I find that the Janome blue tip needles work for almost anything I do regarding quilting and embroidery.



Re: MC12000 bobbin does not wind up properly

Nora Turecka
 

Jim, you are welcome back to Vienna anytime, only a few (Russian) tourists around, one of them was arrested yesterday or so. He is supposed to be released on a bail of 125.000.000 Euro (one of the richest Ukrainians around, so he is actually not Russian).

Will convince my husband to take care of the lint, he is a mechanical engineer after all and I will report the result.

Kind regards

Nora

Am 18.03.2014 um 07:50 schrieb Nora Turecka:

 

I have two Janome machines QCP7700 and MC12000. While the 7700 winds up bobbins nicely, the MC12000 tends up to produce loosely wound bobbins. I am the doing the same procedure every time and have no clue, what could be wrong.

Any suggestions? My dealer is 300 km afar in Bavaria...

Regards from Vienna

Nora

Fondly remembering his visit to Vienna, Jim replies:
There is a hidden tension spring in the bobbin winding path. If thread debris gets caught up in it the thread may not slip under the spring correctly, leading to the loose bobbin problem you are having. If you look at the picture on page 11 of the instruction book, the spring is the gray area next to item 3 in the second picture. You cannot get into that area without removing the top cover of the machine. DO NOT turn the screw shown in item 3! That adjusts the height of the thread as it's winding and changing it will create more problems.

Refer to page 135 and remove the thread guide cover. This will let you see into the spring area and you can gently probe with a long pin or needle to remove whatever has accumulated under the spring.

How does this debris get under the spring? When changing thread, people often pull the thread backward and wind it back on the spool. This does save thread, but pulling it backward under that spring tends to shave off little bits of thread. That piles up under the spring until it no longer holds the thread properly and bobbins start to wind loosely.



Acufil stippling

shejmartin1
 

I finally sat down for a few minutes and tried to figure out how to do acufil stippling.  When I enter the size of the quilt I want to stipple, a file automatically comes up as the best one to use based on the size of the quilt.

However, I want to make the stippling farther apart, which I think I can do using the Embird software I have (by enlarging a smaller design).  What I can't figure out is how to save the file so it is the one that the acufil program opens when I put in my quilt size.

I'm wondering if anyone has found some way to stipple an entire quilt with a larger stipple design then provided in the program.  I know I could stipple individual blocks but that's not what I am trying to do.

Sherry


Re: Acufil question

shejmartin1
 

The needle would depend on the fabric, batting,  and thread you are using more than the fact that you are using the acufil.  Personally, I find that the Janome blue tip needles work for almost anything I do regarding quilting and embroidery.


Re: Acufil question

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

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 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: Brought home my 15000 but screen locked up

Smith Sarah Ann <sarahannsmith@...>
 

Good to hear that your dealer is being so cooperative and supportive, and that it really was the machine, not you. Always makes one feel better! Here’s to smooth sailing (or should I say sewing) from here on out!

Cheers, Sarah

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MC12000 bobbin does not wind up properly

Nora Turecka
 

I have two Janome machines QCP7700 and MC12000. While the 7700 winds up bobbins nicely, the MC12000 tends up to produce loosely wound bobbins. I am the doing the same procedure every time and have no clue, what could be wrong.

Any suggestions? My dealer is 300 km afar in Bavaria...

Regards from Vienna

Nora

Fondly remembering his visit to Vienna, Jim replies:
There is a hidden tension spring in the bobbin winding path. If thread debris gets caught up in it the thread may not slip under the spring correctly, leading to the loose bobbin problem you are having. If you look at the picture on page 11 of the instruction book, the spring is the gray area next to item 3 in the second picture. You cannot get into that area without removing the top cover of the machine. DO NOT turn the screw shown in item 3! That adjusts the height of the thread as it's winding and changing it will create more problems.

Refer to page 135 and remove the thread guide cover. This will let you see into the spring area and you can gently probe with a long pin or needle to remove whatever has accumulated under the spring.

How does this debris get under the spring? When changing thread, people often pull the thread backward and wind it back on the spool. This does save thread, but pulling it backward under that spring tends to shave off little bits of thread. That piles up under the spring until it no longer holds the thread properly and bobbins start to wind loosely.


Re: 12000 won't turn on

Sharon Palmer <sharon.palmer15@...>
 

Thanks for the quick response Jim.  I called my dealer and will be taking it in on Sat.  Hopefully the fuse is all that is wrong.
Sharon in CO


On Sunday, March 16, 2014 1:32 PM, "sharon.palmer15@..." wrote:
 
HELP with 12000
I was doing a free standing lace angel this morning and walked away from the machine for a minute to let the dog in the house and when I went back the machine was dead.  I finally got the hoop off and found that the thread was all tangled around the bobbin.  I think I have all the thread out but now my machine will not even turn on.  I unplugged it and turned the power button off, waited over an hour before plugging it back in and trying to turn the power back on, but no luck, nothing the machine is still dead. I'm hoping that this is an easy fix because I work all day and the nearest dealer is over an hour away so won't be able to take it in until next weekend.
 
Thanks for any help
Sharon in CO


Not quite dead Jim responds:
The fix is easy - replace the fuse in the power supply. The hard part is getting to the fuse in the power supply. Call your dealer tomorrow and make an appointment for next weekend. Sorry for the bad news!
 



Re: Brought home my 15000 but screen locked up

m1955seamstress
 

Both he and his daughter seem very nice.  Yes, I do believe he was very embarrassed.  As I told him it wasn't his fault there was a problem.  But I did say I'd like to try the next one out before leaving with it.  He said he understood.  

Marla


Re: Brought home my 15000 but screen locked up

Patricia Ward
 

He sounds like  nice man who is highly embarrassed for the trouble and frustration you have had.  I sure hope your new machine is just perfect and you get to enjoy it.

Pat