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Re: Ruler foot

vicki chrobak
 

Jim, Guess I missed  this thread.  Does the ruler foot apply to the 12000?
-- 
Vicki Jo (aka VJo)
T-Town Woman

Jim says:
It's not technically a foot, but a toe for the convertible free motion feet. The set of 2 includes the thick ruler foot that allows you to easily follow the edge of a ruler while free motion quilting, as well as an open toe foot that faces left. It' side signed to be used with a machine on a frame, where you are facing the left end of the machine while quilting.


  


Quilt Binder Set

shejmartin1
 

Thanks, Jim, for the info on the tape binder.  I have just ordered the 5/16" one.

Another question, has anyone who uses the Quilt Binder set ever tried to feed a double thickness of fabric through it so the binding will be stronger?  I'm a little worried that without the double thickness bindings won't hold up as well.

Sherry

Doubling down, Jim mentions:
While making the videos for FootBook, Diane did try folding a fabric strip in half before feeding it into the binder. It worked "ok", though it got balky at the seams. Not a great experience.


Ruler foot

Jim Stutsman
 

Our iPhone/iPad app FootBook has just been updated in the iTunes App Store. Version 3.1.1 includes information and video for the ruler foot previously mentioned on this list.


Quilt Binder Set

shejmartin1
 

I just purchased the Quilt Binder Set for my Janome 12000.  I usually don't like 1/2" bindings on my quilts; so I am wondering if the 5/16" tape binder that is available for the Quilt Binder Set that fits the Janome 7 mm machines would also fit the 12000.  I assume this is just the part that the fabric feeds thru, not the plate that hooks onto the machine.

Sherry

Jim's reply, not legally binding:
Yes, the 5/16" option (#795824014) and 7/16" option (#795824007) both fit on the Quilt Binder for the 12000 or 7mm machines. These are just the part that the fabric goes through.


Re: needle positions

Claire Schutz
 

Gail, having recently purchased the 15K I would also suggest you follow the manual.  This is the first time any manual actually showed you how to move, etc. the needle and st lengths.  I mean it shows which button to tap.  Currently the book is by my side.  Claire S.


On 4/15/2014 9:59 PM, gail_menard@... wrote:
 

I guess I can't do what I was trying to do.  I wanted to use the blanket stitch with the stitch in the ditch (S) foot and wanted to move the needle to the left so it was right along my edge.  If the only way to move the needle is with the width control, I think I'm stuck.


 Crawling out from under the blanket, Jim says:

The blanket stitch in the Application screen expands using the expand key (arrow at the top). This reveals additional settings for width, length, and needle position (oval).




Downloading from a CD

Flo
 

I have a pattern on a CD that I just got and want it on my 15000, do I put the design on a stick and then install on the 15000 or what is the best way? 


Jim suggests:
On the 15000 you have 2 options.
1. Open the CD in HorizonLink Suite (EmbLink Tool, Editing Designs) and open the designs you want one at a time and send them to the machine via WiFi or USB cable.
2. Open the CD in HorizonLink Suite as above and send the designs you want to a USB flash drive.


Re: Acufil Stippling First Try

xxooms222
 

Does using the lockout key make a difference? I thought that was just a safety item and that having the presser foot up is what controls the tension?


Trying to make a difference, Jim says:
Because the 12000 and 15000 have the ability for the machine to raise and lower the presser foot automatically, the tension discs may not always be open when the foot is raised. The lockout key makes certain that they are, as well as ensuring that the needle is in the proper position for using the threader.


Re: Acufil Stippling First Try

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

This has happened to me when I forgot to use the lockout key when threading the needle or replacing the bobbin. You can get those eyelashes with embroidery as well.
Jan in MD


Re: Acufil Stippling First Try

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Sherry,
Did you have your thread cutter on?  I did one test block and my dealer said that the back didn't look as good as it could as I had the thread cutter engaged and had some little threads caught in the back.  If there is no thread cutting going on, how do the thread get clipped?


Re: needle positions

Gail
 

I guess I can't do what I was trying to do.  I wanted to use the blanket stitch with the stitch in the ditch (S) foot and wanted to move the needle to the left so it was right along my edge.  If the only way to move the needle is with the width control, I think I'm stuck.


 Crawling out from under the blanket, Jim says:

The blanket stitch in the Application screen expands using the expand key (arrow at the top). This reveals additional settings for width, length, and needle position (oval).



Re: Acufil Stippling First Try

shejmartin1
 

I have done 2 quilts this way now, and haven't had any problems with tension.  I used the regular bobbin holder and a Janome blue tip needle, regular cotton fabric with not too many seams, and fairly light weight batting (Quilters Dream Poly Select) with Exquisite embroidery thread which is a polyester 40 wt thread on both top and in the bobbin.

Maybe you could try changing to the other bobbin holder, using a different needle, or slowing down your machine and see if that does anything?

Sherry


needle positions

Gail
 


I've had my 15000 for a couple of weeks now and was trying to do some topstitching today.  I wanted to nudge my needle over a couple of positions and couldn't figure out how to do it.  I had the 8900 previously and I could move the needle to both sides.  How do I do this on the 15000.

Gail



With a nudge Jim awakes and speaks:

Needle position is changed with the width control, as on all Janome computerized machines. However if you have the straight stitch needle plate on, it won't allow you to do that.


Re: Acufil Stippling First Try

jal622006@...
 

I also am working on a Acufil stipple design .My problem is what the back side looks like .I call them eyelashes.

I thought it was the tension but moving it has not helped. Have you had any problem like this? 

                                                                                 Judy


Re: My 15 minutes of fame

Lyn Jeglum <bmmlmj@...>
 

Great video. Fantastic idea and so easy. I sat at the machine right away and made some blocks. The first few were a little off but in no time they were turning out beautifully. Thank you for letting us know about the video. I was looking for something different and there it was.

Lyn

Sent from my iPad.


Re: My 15 minutes of fame

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 

You made it look easy.  I may have to try this process also.  I have always liked the Drunkard's Path designs.  Thanks!


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM, <nancymroz@...> wrote:
 

Barbara,  just watched the video.  Thanks for doing it.  I bought the circular attachment for my 15000 and haven't used it yet.  You have inspired me!  



Re: My 15 minutes of fame

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you so much for sharing this!  It was very informative as I've had my eye on that attachment but wasn't sure what to do with it except to sew in circles.  I appreciate your very clear teaching style!  Please let us know when you have another video!


Re: My 15 minutes of fame

loisfisherwoman
 

I too watched your video and am amazed how easy you make it all seem.  I suppose practice, practice, practice helps.  Thanks for sharing your expertise with us.

Lois in FL


Re: My 15 minutes of fame

gbmko
 

thanks for the encouraging comments! to answer...how did I come up with this idea? I'll share someday...I signed a contract with American Quilter magazine, so maybe that all needs to go through them until the contract is up? Not sure....but will check!

But...I want to encourage everyone to just sit at there machine and play.  trying ideas out doesn't always work, but you always learn, and it is not wasted time!  You never know when all your accumulated experience, or something you see in a class gets you to wondering about something else that you've never seen done.  I used to think that if I didn't actually make a project that I had wasted time.  But not anymore.  sometimes I'll just sit and play with different feet, fabric, stitches etc.


I'll post a picture of a quilt I made from Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book that was quilted on the attachment, using a quilt as you go method. It was very fast to quilt it! Barbara Jean


thread cutter

landlgreer@...
 

My thread cutter was fine, then I did some embroidery and it worked fine.  When I starting quilting it has not worked.  Have cleaned and cleaned.  I remember a post about it long ago, but can not find it.  Please let me know if I can do anything without taking it in to be repaired.  Have tried all three bobbin cases I have.  Thanks.


Re: My 15 minutes of fame

Claire Schutz
 

Barbara Jean, glad I looked at this video.  Your explanation was very clear to understand and complete.  Will definitely look into this attachment.  Glad you showed additional ways to use it,  Claire S.


On 4/13/2014 9:54 PM, gbmko@... wrote:
 

American Quilter's Society, on their Facebook page posted a link to YouTube of video's I made (my husband did the filming...we are both amateurs, and I was thinking when I made them that they were just for the staff to understand my article, or I might have painted my fingernails!) on how  to piece a Drunkard's Path Block on the circular sewing attachment, and how to use the attachment to make the shapes. They call it "Walking a fearless path: convex