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Re: sewing polyester

Sally Silvers
 

You have some good suggestions already and I'm going to add one more:  Pin a strip of paper, 1 inch or so, behind where your stitching will go.  Of course, you have to tear it away once you've stitched, but that will prevent stretching.


Re: Lighting- Luminess Light Station

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Great to know.  I am thinking of getting two large. One to cover my sewing machine and serger area.  The other for my work table.

Carolyn 🌹

On Jun 6, 2021, at 10:31 AM, Teresa Stanulis via groups.io <tstanulis@...> wrote:

Hi Carolyn,

I bought this for over my sewing machine and it has helped me a lot.  Actually, I bought one for over my quilting frame too, but I haven’t set it up yet.  It is big and kind of bulky, but provides great light.  The wheels move easily,if you need to roll it around to other areas.  One of the bulb units went out and I couldn’t figure out how to just replace the bulb, so I borrowed a unit from the one I haven’t put together yet.  I need to contact Grace company about getting a replacement.

Hope this helps!

Teresa Stanulis

On Jun 5, 2021, at 11:03 PM, Carolyn Gazerro <carolyngazerro@...> wrote:

Looking for feedback for this item.  Thinking of purchasing it.
https://www.graceframe.com/en/accessories/luminess


Re: sewing polyester

Pixey
 

Carole,

You don’t say how many shirts you want to hem. But if it is a large number or ongoing project, investing in a cover lock or serger with cover lock stitch capabilities might be worth exploring.  I have a Janome CoverPro 1000 CPX that I use to shorten hems and sleeves on t-shirts and golf style shirts and it is great at it.

Pixey


On Jun 5, 2021, at 8:45 AM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:



I would like to hem golf shirts--100% polyester, some poly & about 9% spandex.  How do I keep the hems from looking like ruffles? Since these fabrics don't ravel, I do not need to finish the raw edge...just trim, fold fabric to wrong side and stitch.  I'd like 2 rows of stitches about 1/4" apart as that would look best as these shirts are worn untucked.  I have MC15000.  Thank you for any suggestions.  

Carole - Colorado


Re: sewing polyester

favymtz
 

Kathy gave really good instructions, and I also feel that stabilizing the fabric to sew it is key. I'll add a few more tips that I find useful.
Sometimes I just starch the shirt hem and press it dry to gain that stabilization for the sewing.
There's bias knit fusible interfacing that comes on a roll that stabilizes the hem, it works great.
If using a  Stretch Twin needle, lessen the upper tension so that the fabric doesn't tunnel as you sew it.
(Or maybe using a blue bobbin case would accomplish the same thing, but I haven't tried it, only in theory it seems like it would work!)
Lightly stretch the hem as you sew it when using a straight stitch because the knit fabric needs to retain that stretchiness,
Otherwise your straight stitches will pop.
Many stitches work well for knits, I sometimes use the # 21 in Utility for knit hems, it's a little bit decorative, #25 is also a good one for knits and looks like the underside of a Cover Hem.
--
Favymtz


Re: Lighting- Luminess Light Station

Teresa Stanulis
 

Hi Carolyn,

I bought this for over my sewing machine and it has helped me a lot.  Actually, I bought one for over my quilting frame too, but I haven’t set it up yet.  It is big and kind of bulky, but provides great light.  The wheels move easily,if you need to roll it around to other areas.  One of the bulb units went out and I couldn’t figure out how to just replace the bulb, so I borrowed a unit from the one I haven’t put together yet.  I need to contact Grace company about getting a replacement.

Hope this helps!

Teresa Stanulis

On Jun 5, 2021, at 11:03 PM, Carolyn Gazerro <carolyngazerro@...> wrote:

Looking for feedback for this item.  Thinking of purchasing it.
https://www.graceframe.com/en/accessories/luminess


Lighting- Luminess Light Station

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Looking for feedback for this item.  Thinking of purchasing it.
https://www.graceframe.com/en/accessories/luminess


Re: sewing polyester

Padden, Jennifer R
 

It helps for you to use a walking foot with a ball point needle.


On Sat, Jun 5, 2021, 8:45 AM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

I would like to hem golf shirts--100% polyester, some poly & about 9% spandex.  How do I keep the hems from looking like ruffles? Since these fabrics don't ravel, I do not need to finish the raw edge...just trim, fold fabric to wrong side and stitch.  I'd like 2 rows of stitches about 1/4" apart as that would look best as these shirts are worn untucked.  I have MC15000.  Thank you for any suggestions.  

Carole - Colorado


Re: sewing polyester

Kathy Strabel
 

Carole--I do this when I sew the hems on poly/lycra swimwear. I usually make a separate tank-type of top to go over the briefs bottoms for myself.

Cut some 1" strips of washaway sticky stabilizer--enough to cover the circumference of your shirt bottom plus a little overlap. Do not leave any gaps in the stabilizer.    Press up your hem allowance, then stick the stabilizer on the inside of the shirt bottom, being sure to place it so your needle will penetrate the fabric AND the stabilizer. Stitch your hem as desired. I have the best results from using Janome purple tip needles and Coats and Clark Dual duty thread. You can use a double needle if you want single lines of thread spaced evenly, but I do not use that type of needle. Instead, I use one of the stretch stitches that resembles a serger stitch. AFter stitching your hem, your shirt bottom will be non-stretch until you soak or wash the shirt and the stabilizer disappears.   Good luck. You might want to do a couple practice runs before stitching on your golf shirts!! Happy (stretchy!) stitching!!!!   Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

On Sat, Jun 5, 2021 at 6:45 AM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

I would like to hem golf shirts--100% polyester, some poly & about 9% spandex.  How do I keep the hems from looking like ruffles? Since these fabrics don't ravel, I do not need to finish the raw edge...just trim, fold fabric to wrong side and stitch.  I'd like 2 rows of stitches about 1/4" apart as that would look best as these shirts are worn untucked.  I have MC15000.  Thank you for any suggestions.  

Carole - Colorado



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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel





Re: sewing polyester

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Use a wide double needle. It will encase. You don’t need to fold it. If fabric still ravels use see through wash away on top, tear it away and just wash away the remainder of stabilizer.

🌹Carolyn


sewing polyester

Carole O'Mara
 

I would like to hem golf shirts--100% polyester, some poly & about 9% spandex.  How do I keep the hems from looking like ruffles? Since these fabrics don't ravel, I do not need to finish the raw edge...just trim, fold fabric to wrong side and stitch.  I'd like 2 rows of stitches about 1/4" apart as that would look best as these shirts are worn untucked.  I have MC15000.  Thank you for any suggestions.  

Carole - Colorado


Re: Bobbin Winding issues on 10000 & 550e

mah_jongg
 

Thanks Jim,

I'll email your response to my machine mechanic for a heads up on the solutions to my problems.

Thanks again & have a safe & happy holiday weekend.

mahjongg


Re: Bobbin Winding issues on 10000 & 550e

Jim Stutsman
 

Different symptoms, but the same problem. The bobbin winder clutch is sticking, which causes the needle to operate at full speed, and as it slips a bit, a squeal is generated. This has NOTHING WHATEVER to do with circuit boards. It's purely mechanical. To fix it she should pull off the hand wheel (It just snaps on) and disassemble the clutch, taking photos in the process to easy reassembly. Clean and lubricate as needed, then reassemble. That may or may not fix the failure of the winder to stop, but it needs to be done.

Mushy bobbins are due to there not being proper tension in the thread going to the winder. This usually is due to debris building up around the tension spring. DO NOT try to adjust this by turning the screw visible through the hole in the top cover of the machine. That will not fix the problem, but it will create new ones. What needs to happen is that the top cover is removed so the screws holding that cover over the winding path can be removed. Once that cover is off the problem will be easy to fix.


Bobbin Winding issues on 10000 & 550e

mah_jongg
 

My 10000 bobbin winding is similar to Kathy Strabel's issues except mine goes a few steps further. When winding the bobbin the needle bar goes up & down (really fast) the whole time it is winding. While it is winding, the machine is squealing loud and its kind of scary. Then, sometimes the bobbin does not stop winding when it is full. Had my repair person take a look at it. The only solution she could come up with is to replace the bobbing winder or the other possibility is that my circuit board could be going out.

Winding bobbins on the 550e is on the squishy side when done.  Tried double winding the thread around the tension disk but that did not work. Had to much of a pull & drag effect when winding.

Any and all help would be appreciated.

thanks,

Majongg


Re: Issue after 15000 Upgrade

Jim Stutsman
 

This will require tech intervention. If the upgrade was done by the dealer, it's likely that something is not put together properly. Sorry for bad news on a holiday weekend!


Issue after 15000 Upgrade

cndbrown49@...
 

After the installation of the Quiltmaker upgrade, the machine won't stitch if I use the automatic needle threader.  It acts like the presser foot is down making the thread tight.  Any fix for this???


Re: Bobbin Winding

Jim Stutsman
 

When the bobbin winder is engaged the clutch that drives the needle should disengage. Sometimes this doesn't happen, either because the clutch is not adjusted quite right, or because of a need for lubrication. You'll need dealer intervention for this. However, for safety until you can take it in, do this when winding a bobbin. Place a spool next to the needle bar and turn the hand wheel until the needle clamp screw contacts the spool. Then wind the bobbin. This will prevent the needle from moving, and hopefully save you from a stabbing.


Bobbin Winding

Kathy Strabel
 

Greeting to Janome users----My question is about bobbin winding on my Skyline 7 model.  The bobbin winding process goes fairly well except for one thing:  I do slide the bobbin-winding post to the right, after having loaded the thread as described in a video made by Jim Stutsman's wife. I place the prepped bobbin on the post then push the post to the right. Then I press the "go" button to start the actual winding part. Occasionally, the needle will go up and down once at the beginning of the winding process, but other times, the needle will go up and down the entire time that the bobbin is filling with thread.  I have my machine set up so I only use the push buttons, and not the foot pedal to sew. ( I set it up like that so I can stand up while sewing---makes a big difference in back/shoulder fatigue).     This has been happening since BEFORE I started winding bobbins per the instructions in that video, so I don't think that is the answer. Any idea why the needle insists on going up and down during the winding process?    Thanks....and Happy Sewing!!
Kathy STrabel   Camas WA


Re: Update computer to Windows 10

cnystul in Mn.
 

Thank you Jim for the help on the update. I think I will just update on my computer. I think it will be a lot easier. Again thank you...Cathy


Re: Public Service Announcement

ikego58
 

Thank you Jim!  I am going to pass this on to my family; it is very clearly written.  Kelly


Re: Not able to update S9

Cheryl Paul
 

Toni,

Did you read through all the directions? You need to unzip the file and do the setup EXACTLY as the instructions tell you. Try doing it all again. If that doesn’t work you might need to take it to your dealer and have them do the update for you. It should be easy, but it isn’t as easy as one would think. I’ve been where you are with my 11000 and I realized I didn’t really understand the procedure to get the information over correctly to the USB for the update.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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