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Re: Need

Cat - N
 

Thank you, Ceil.  The quilting was all done after the two borders went on…on my 15000 with 4” quilting guide bars. I draw two lines…the rest is ‘follow the leader’ lol. I doubt my skill for adding borders after quilting. 

I like a large diamond quilt on mural type panels. That’s a 2.5” wide gap. The panel includes everything except for the dark brown 1” (finished) border and the wider blue Jungle Babies print border, which backed snd bound the quilt as well. I loved the Jungle Babies panel…not so much all the brown, so I blue’d it up for the baby boy…my girlfriend’s son’s first baby. Lol.  But I needed a shower gift in a hurry so that was it. Then I got a look at the invitation. The shower was in Delaware (I’m in Florida) so I wasn’t ‘invited’ per se although had I been able to go, I’d have been welcomed. The DIL grandma wanted books instead of cards…so I made the reading pillow. Both embroidery/ITH appliqué designs are purchased but I adjusted the colors to match the panel using Hatch. 

The print is flannel…the panel and brown border are woven cotton. The pillowcase is my ‘design’ for toddler/travel sized pillows.  I make them to go with daycare/school nap quilts. Perfect size. Don’t take long to make. 

The quilt was a ‘nothing’ quilt…well, nothing that is particularly noteworthy or required much skill on my part. Lol. But we’ve been friends for well over 20 years so we’re all kind of ‘family’…theirs and mine. 

The baby shower snuck up on me. Baby isn’t due until well into November but the shower was set up for barely into October…November holidays and all. My friend’s house is being renovated so she didn’t have time or space to quilt her quilt (more twin than crib sized), but she did get it pieced. It was beautiful!!!  I digitized all the quilting on it except the center was also a gorgeous panel, so I diamond quilted that section at 2.5” too. In the pieced side squares, I quilted a moon and stars design, and in the top and bottom rectangles…part of the panel, I quilted my ITH clouds ‘block’ design (4 sets of clouds each top and bottom).  I created the moon and stars as e2e so I can send it to the long arm for edge/to-edge, or do all over QITH. 

I’ve been sewing for over 60 years but she has only been sewing for a couple years, so I am careful not to make things that might appear ‘competitive’ with her work, and babies need so much that it’s easy to make very useful but ‘skill simple’ stuff and let her do the intricate pieced work. Lol. I do enough of that for my family anyway. 

I don’t usually send pix since yahoo went away…storage being limited…but here is her quilt as well…so you don’t have to imagine…since I hinted at the quilting motifs. This is her work…not mine…I only sandwiched, quilted, made the binding (she cut the strips), and sewed the binding on it. The photos can be deleted so there’s room for more important pix. 
 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Oct 21, 2021 at 12:58 PM, <Ceil J> wrote:

Cat,
So adorable!!
Did you do the line quilting on the large piece before you put the borders on?  Beautiful work all around.


Re: Magnets

Jim Stutsman
 

Finding a specific video on YouTube is a study in frustration. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/DV9bDAYHOQg

Here are photos of the latest addition:


Re: Magnets

Carole O'Mara
 

I have used Diane’s DIY magnetic hoop—usually table runners or table toppers.  But I will use it for my next full size quilt.  With the smaller items, i.e placemats, table toppers, runners, I cut my borders wider than needed.  Also the backing and batting so there is enough fabric to cover the hoop and the magnets to hold everything.  All the extra fabric gets trimmed after the quilting is done on the embroidery machine.  Those extra strips can be cut to widths used to bind the quilt.  I’ve found many designs on embroidery sites—single run, continuous line, etc.  Cost sometimes is less than $2.  Once it’s downloaded to my computer it can be reused.  And with HLS I can resize.  I’d still like to see Diane’s hoop made of wood as mention in an earlier post.  If anyone has a photo, please post.

Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 9:16 AM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:

Thank you, Carole. Diane's idea is genius! And her voice is so soothing.
:-)

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, 09:43:39 AM CDT, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:


There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey




















Re: Need

Ceil J
 

Cat,
So adorable!!
Did you do the line quilting on the large piece before you put the borders on?  Beautiful work all around.


Re: Need

Cat - N
 

It’s the hoop I use most often, too…wonderful hoop…and my packaging was exactly like that for the RE18 Essentials hoop back in 2016/2017. 

I recently made a reading pillow for a baby shower gift, which I could have done in my GR Hoop, but I did the two designs in the SQ23 hoop…separately…so I could add a bit more space between them for that 20” pillow.  I could have made the design smaller…it came in several sizes…but the design size and purpose ‘makes’ the hoop choice for me. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Oct 21, 2021 at 10:18 AM, <Lynne Dean> wrote:

Hello Maria
The RE18 is an optional hoop which is approximately 5 x 7 and fits the MC12000 and MC15000.  I think it has become my most used hoop since I bought it.  If the package is still the same it came with a USB of 50 designs too.

Lynne


Re: Magnets

Cat - N
 

I don’t know if the clips are strong enough to hold inner and outer hoops together better…they seemed to me to be for holding floating elements until placement/basting stitches were done but also to secure sides of floating elements out from under/away from needle as hoop moves around. I do use them for that when it seems advantageous. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Oct 21, 2021 at 10:24 AM, <Pixey via groups.io> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
> On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:
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Re: Magnets

Roberta K
 

Hi Pixey,

Could you please explain how you use the magnets in a bit more detail?

Thanks, 
Roberta in FL


Re: Magnets

Kathy Skagen
 

Thank you, Carole. Diane's idea is genius! And her voice is so soothing.
:-)

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, 09:43:39 AM CDT, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:


There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey



















Re: Saving designs to work on both 350E and the 15000

Lyn Quine
 

Any designs you create yourself, can be shared they are your designs.  They must be put into the folder called my designs on the USB.  If you have put the whole embf5 file from your 15000 onto her USB then take the designs you have out of them put them into the correct folder on her USB and delete the folders from your 15000 from her USB.  I think that makes sense 😂   Also they might not be in the correct format, depends how you transferred them they might be jpx which is a format for the 15000.  Perhaps it would be easier to take them back to Horizon link or another software and resave a .jef and make sure they are in the right size hoop

As for giving her designs you have downloaded of the net or from the inbuilt designs on your 15000, then no that is file sharing and they aren’t yours to share, you have purchased them but that does not allow you to share them with others.  The inbuilt designs may also be in the jpx format.


On 21 Oct 2021, at 14:01, Susan Kime via groups.io <susan.kime@...> wrote:



Hello

I have been part of this group for a long while and have found all your help amazing….

However I have a query now myself… How do I save designs  that I have already saved onto my 15000  to sew out on a 350e…. I have an EmbF5 folder on my 1500 that was created  which when I open there is another folder which says my design and in this are designs that I have either created in Horizon or got off the internet. When I put any of these onto a usb stick and put into my friends 350e nothing comes up..so what I am I doing wrong. I have formatted her usb in her machine before putting in mine to download designs. Also can I put any of my 15000 designs off the internet or designed myself that I have on my computer or in my machine onto her usb so that she can use them.. Hope you can understand what I am trying to do. Your advice will be much appreciated.

Regards Sue


Re: Saving designs to work on both 350E and the 15000

Roberta K
 

Hi Sue,

I don’t own a 15000, but I don’t think that matters. If you want your saved designs to work with a 350e you have to save the designs with  the correct hoop designated. A hoop for the 350e (A or B) is different from the hoops of the 15000. That is why nothing is coming up.

Roberta in Fl


Re: Magnets

Pixey
 

I would definitely go with Diane’s approach if I were doing a larger quilt.  This just gives an alternate magnet to try.

Pixey


On Oct 21, 2021, at 9:43 AM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey



















Re: Magnets

Carole O'Mara
 

There is a video of Diane’s DIY Magnetic Hoop.  Search for it on youtube.com.  It makes quilting with your embroidery machine so easy.  
Carole 

On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project.  They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey
On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness@...> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops.  But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops.    They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins.  I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com   No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity.  I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey



















Re: Saving designs to work on both 350E and the 15000

Pixey
 

I don’t have mine anymore, but the 350e used a totally different folder structure from the modern EMB, Embf structure.  The folder structure was Embf5>MyDesign>design.JEF. It could not handle any sub folders.

Also, you need to use a small USB drive of 1G or less.

I would recommend creating a separate USB drive for the 350e (format it in the machine).  Then use your computer to move over the designs.  I used color coded dots to keep straight which USB was formatted for which machine.

Pixey




On Oct 21, 2021, at 8:01 AM, Susan Kime via groups.io <susan.kime@...> wrote:



Hello

I have been part of this group for a long while and have found all your help amazing….

However I have a query now myself… How do I save designs  that I have already saved onto my 15000  to sew out on a 350e…. I have an EmbF5 folder on my 1500 that was created  which when I open there is another folder which says my design and in this are designs that I have either created in Horizon or got off the internet. When I put any of these onto a usb stick and put into my friends 350e nothing comes up..so what I am I doing wrong. I have formatted her usb in her machine before putting in mine to download designs. Also can I put any of my 15000 designs off the internet or designed myself that I have on my computer or in my machine onto her usb so that she can use them.. Hope you can understand what I am trying to do. Your advice will be much appreciated.

Regards Sue


Re: Sticky Stuff off hoops

Kathy Skagen
 

Wonderful! I will look for that. Thank you!

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 09:52:40 PM CDT, prc <web.prc@...> wrote:


DK5 has a spray Cleaning Agent for the removal of adhesive residue that works great removing the 505 adhesive.  Here it is sold right next to the 505 adhesive in the store.


Re: Sticky Stuff off hoops

Kathy Skagen
 

Thanks for letting me know that. I don't think I have used it before yesterday but I won't use it again.
:-)

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 09:23:34 PM CDT, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:


Maybe all true what you say. And did you know that you shouldn’t use alcohol on the hoops, it dries them out. Maybe yours are damaged.
Favymtz 

On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 7:43 PM Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:
Yes, I soaked it with lots of dish detergent and I used one of those green rectangles for scrubbing. (I can't think of the name right now.) I still had to use some rubbing alcohol to get the rest off. I have always had trouble getting it off. Maggie suggested using WD40 and I've tried that, too. I wonder if it is because the hoops are so old. They're from the 10001 so they're about 18-20 years old. Maybe the material was more porous then. I have not used my hoops for the 15000 yet. (Only once) So there's no build up on them. It will be interesting to see if the dish detergent works on them. That's what I would try first.

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 08:31:20 PM CDT, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:


Kathy, I don’t know why washing didn’t work! Did you scrub them with a dishcloth, not just soaking? I ask because I usually let my hoops get pretty guncky before I wash them because I rather like them a little sticky!
The sticky stuff I typically am removing by washing is the residue from double sided tape, and sticky stabilizer (I stick mine to the hoop not hoop it) and rarely have 505 on my hoops because I spray my fabrics and stabilizer before hooping them. 
Favymtz 

On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 5:14 PM Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:
Thanks for that option. I tried the soapy water today but it didn't work very well for me. Maybe the 505 adhesive it too sticky? Or  I waited too long to remove it and the build up was thicker.
Kathy

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 02:28:00 PM CDT, norma carson <norma7750@...> wrote:


Williams Electric Shave works great!
Norma

On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:12 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

Re getting sticky stuff off of hoops.
When I was a new embroiderer I used to use a very smelly spray that was designed for cleaning hoops, because I was told that's what to use. Yukk.
Finally I just resorted to filling up the kitchen sink with very warm water & dish soap, brand doesn't matter.
Wash them as you would a dinner plate, The hoops come out sparkling clean.

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Re: Magnets

Pixey
 

I always thought the magnetic clips that came with the larger, longer sided hoops, like the GR are more to hold the inner and outer hoops together tighter to prevent slippage of thinner materials, stabilizer, etc. or the inner hoop from coming out when taking the hoop off to trim an appliqué or in-the-hoop project. They really aren’t intended for quilted thicknesses like the, quilting specific hoops.

Pixey

On Oct 20, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Helen Aarness via groups.io <h.aarness=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thank you! I found those magnetic clips that were provided to be totally frustrating! I ordered these magnets and hope they work better.
On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I like to quilt placemats on my 15000 using my GR hoop or on my 500e using my RE28b hoop because the rectangular size lets me do it in fewer hoopings than trying to do it with the square ASQ quilting hoops. But because of the thickness, hooping the placemat doesn’t work that well.

I used to just float the placemat on the hoop securing it with painters tape on the edges but recently found a new magnetic product at my quilt store that works really great to hold it in place using the metal strips on the sides of the hoops. They are SewTites HD Magnetic Sewing Pins. I also found them available from Amazon and the dealer’s site sewtites.com No affiliation, just found them to be useful.

And for those who wonder, I do use the inner hoop to maintain rigidity. I just don’t hoop anything between them.

Pixey









Re: Need

Lynne Dean
 

Hello Maria
The RE18 is an optional hoop which is approximately 5 x 7 and fits the MC12000 and MC15000.  I think it has become my most used hoop since I bought it.  If the package is still the same it came with a USB of 50 designs too.

Lynne


Re: Magnets

valora hammond
 

She just attached the magnets to a board to make it easy to put on and take off.

On Oct 21, 2021, at 7:16 AM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@gmail.com> wrote:

What is the new hoop frame Diane has created using wood? Is there a picture of it or a video? I use Diane’s DIY magnetic hoop to do edge to edge quilting and love it. Thanks.

Carole






Re: Magnets

Carole O'Mara
 

What is the new hoop frame Diane has created using wood? Is there a picture of it or a video? I use Diane’s DIY magnetic hoop to do edge to edge quilting and love it. Thanks.

Carole


Re: Need

Dottie Newkirk
 

The Janome RE18 hoop SPECIFICALLY for the 12000, 14000 and 15000 is what she would need.  The 15 needs to be updated (unless it was already updated, in which case, the RE18 hoop will show up on recognized hoops) to recognize the RE18 hoop.  Dottie in Texas

On 10/20/2021 5:02 PM, Maria Morrow wrote:
Can anyone tell me what hoops in the size range of 5 x 7 will fit the 15000? I sold my 15000 and the lady who bought it isn’t on this group. I’d like to help her out with information on hoops that will work that are bigger than the hat hoop but way smaller than all the other hoops which are quite large.

Thank you,
Maria Morrow
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