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Re: Magnets and sewing machines

favymtz
 

The Acufil hoops are not interchangeable between the machine models.
Hoops are made specifically for each machine. An Acufil hoop for the 11000 won’t work on a 15000 and the hoops for the 500 series of machines only work on those. This is because the connection to the embroidery unit is specific to each machine.
The hoops also have different sized embroidery areas, the 15000 is larger than the 11000.
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Favymtz


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

kathy palma
 

Have you heard of badge magnets? They are used to prevent holes in your clothing when you have to wear a badge. The metal part has a glue strip attached where you place your badge, and the magnet goes inside your clothes.  These work on the hoops also. The metal strip attaches to the hoop, and the magnets go over the fabric just like the Viking magnets (I have those, too). The magnets are strong enough to hold fabric and at least 2 layers of stabilizer.  Don't know if they would be string enough to hold a quilt, though. These are the ones I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FGGK1N8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kathy in Buffalo


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Cat - N
 

Roberta,

I did not realize the Acufil hoops were the same.  I actually upgraded my 11000 to the v.3.0 kit, then to the v.3.10 update, so I also have the additional Acufil hoop (and designs) that came with the v.3 Professional Quilting Kit, too.

- Cat (FL)


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Roberta K
 

Cat:

I looked at the Acufil kit for the 500e up online, and now that I see it, I realize that it is the same as the acufil kit that was designed for the MC11000. I have only ever used that one with a 20” square, but it worked really well. As for doing an entire quilt, I could not because I don’t have the space. But I do have to say that I would probably stick with using the MC11000 kit since I already own it.

Roberta in FL


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Irene Holland
 

What strength are the magnets you are using?


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Joyce Golden
 

Glad to see someone is still asking for it. I gave up after waiting two years for it. Maybe now we will see some action.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Jim Stutsman
 

Part number is: 846652504


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Virginia
 

Jim can you tell me what the bobbin case assembly part is for the 15000?



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io" <onlinesewing@...>
Date: 2/25/20 9:12 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Magnets and sewing machines

Hey Valora! We have both, but the project is using fiberglass. The magnets hold onto the hoop, but overlap enough to keep the rectangle from coming up. I guess we need a catchy name for this rig!


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

favymtz
 

I enquired about the Hoop again in fall 2019 and was told it’s on their list of hoops to develop.
Maybe true, maybe not! In the meantime we use what’s available and or get creative and make our own!
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Favymtz


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

favymtz
 

Yes, Cynthia’s  Quilt Topper looks different from mine too. Mine is like yours Cat. Thin, very flexible material, but like I’ve said before I ordered extra magnets so I have 16. Having the 16 holds the fabric much better.
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Favymtz


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Jim Stutsman
 

Hey Valora! We have both, but the project is using fiberglass. The magnets hold onto the hoop, but overlap enough to keep the rectangle from coming up. I guess we need a catchy name for this rig!


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

valora hammond
 

Are the tent pole fiberglass so the magnets just hold them down (because the magnets sit on top of them) or are they metal so the magnets hold them in place.?  Thanks 


On Feb 24, 2020, at 4:32 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

It's here: #26118  


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Cat - N
 

Cynthia, I forgot to add these links...this is what both of my DIME Toppers look like:

https://www.shop.dzgns.com/products/janome-quilt-topper

https://www.kenssewingcenter.com/janome-quilt-topper.html

https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/dime-quilt-trooper-janome.php


- Cat (FL)




Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Cat - N
 

Thanks, Cynthia.  I wonder if they (DIME) changed the Topper between when you got yours and when I got mine.  I say that because my DIME Topped is thin, clear (not crystal clear, though) and very flexible.  It came with 12 magnets as well, but it was in a large zippy bag with it's 'paper' with the logo and some info about the Topper.  It didn't come with much info...just some...one page front and back, I think.  I got the DIME Topper for the 11000 and the one for the ASQ22 for the 15000 at the same time, and they were both in the same packaging ...just different sizes.

I wouldn't mind at all if the Topper was a more rigid material with guidelines on it.  Instead, mine had a thin clear, protective film over the clear plastic Topper, which I eventually peeled off as it began to bubble and peel on its own, and I drew 'cross hair' markings with a Sharpie on the centers of all four sides to correspond with the markings on my ASQ22 hoop for alignment.  I have not used the DIME Topper for the 11000 yet.

It has worked very well for me, although I have used it more for block quilting designs that e2e designs.  I have no affiliation with DIME either, just needed something to hold my quilts more steady and not have the magnets pop off, skewing my designs during stitching.  They don't always pop off, but when they do, it can be something of a problem, depending on the design.

Very odd that the two DIME Toppers are so different, from the same company.

- Cat (FL)


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Jim Stutsman
 

It's here: #26118  


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Meryl,  I am not sure who you are talking to and whose set up you want to see.  If it's me, there is a video where I show my setup.  Thanks, Cindy


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Cat,

My DIME Topper came with like a decal on top of the topper with the markings. The hoop topper is pretty rigid with a tiny bit of give.   Now there were no directions in the box.  I don't know if they just don't have any or if they were missed in the packaging.   When I opened the box and saw the hoop, I really thought, I paid $40.00 for this?  It is very thin, but I really think it is an unusual material.  It actually worked way better than I thought it would.  It comes with 12 magnets and I placed them two together, then one, then two, then one. etc.  If you look at my hoop, I placed them in the sections open in the hoop for the magnets and the two together, I placed them at each end of the cut-out space and then the one space for the magnet, I placed  the magnet in the middle of the cut-out.  I am sure you could arrange them as you would prefer.  Now when I was having trouble with the hoop not holding, I did try and add some of my own magnets to the hoop, and I could see a drag on the hoop and this scared me so I didn't do that again.  I was concerned I would knock the timing out on the embroidery arm of the Janome. This would be a question for Jim.   This is where I came up with the idea to try hanging up the quilt.  ( I also see someone else had the idea also in a post up above)  Great minds think alike!  I will tell that my quilt was very heavy.  It is a queen size quilt and I doubled the batting because one layer just felt like not enough to me since it is so large.  So I had a quilt top, two layers of batting and then the quilt bottom.  I have no problem sewing the rest of the quilt this way and still working on it and the DIME topper is working great with no slippage.  Now, I have no connection with DIME, so I am not trying to sell the hoop.  That would be an individual preference.  Hope this helps!


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Joyce Golden
 

I have been waiting over 5 years for DIME to develop one for the 15000. They kept promising that it would be out soon, but soon never came. Finally they told me that it wasn’t going to happen. The toppers would be the best we could hope for. Maybe they’ve changed their minds. I hope so. I just love their magnetic hoops for other machines. I do like Diane’s solution.

Joyce


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Sandra King
 

Will someone explain to me what the tent pole method is? I guess I missed that conversation.


Re: Magnets and sewing machines

Diane Stutsman
 

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