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Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

cas <cas@...>
 

I use mine quite often without pushing that icon.  For example, I use the dual feed foot with decorative stitches on a quilt or other bulky or uneven surface.  I will turn a binding to the front and then stitch it with a decorative stitch. 
Cas
Sorry, to beat this to death but I do want to understand how to use the dual feed system before I attempt to use it again.
 
thanks,
Caroline
 


Clear View Foot

cas <cas@...>
 

Sue, be aware that foot does not allow you to go left of center.  I found out by breaking mine the first time I used it.
Cas
 
I bought a foot that's supposed to help sew an accurate scant 1/4" seam (it's called the clear view something), but overlooked the obvious of attaching it to the machine, and seeing if there's an icon to adjust the needle position.  I'll check that before asking for help.  Even though I have sewing to do, the time invested in learning the machine will be far less frustrating than not knowing how to do something. So far, I've noticed a few new conveniences with the 15000, that make it easier for me.  It's so good to know that help is out there when I run into a snag.  Thanks for being there and being so helpful :-)


Re: 2 Separate Issues

Meryl Margolies
 

Miraculously, I got an email, right after writing this post and sending another email, that I would get a call from Janome. I did get that call, but when trying to call back to the extension left on the message, there was no answer. I guess I'll try again on Tuesday.


My friend was not that lucky. It's been significantly more than 90 days.


I'd hate to think there are financial troubles (it's a pretty big quilt shop, complete with more than one quilt cruise a year), but I'm thinking that would be more comforting to us than this blatant ignoring of the situation.


Thanks.


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

Caroline Wright
 

Ok, with Jim's help I located the icon and put the dual feed foot on, pressed the icon and it greyed out most of the stitches.  As I mentioned on a previous post, I used the dual feed foot (without knowledge of the icon) and sewed my quilt binding on with the L stitch and it worked OK.  With that said, maybe the stitches didn't stay consistent as I kind of had to help the quilt along.
Sorry, to beat this to death but I do want to understand how to use the dual feed system before I attempt to use it again.

thanks,
Caroline


Re: Love this group!

Jim Stutsman
 

Just like TV, there are commercials. Here's ours:

For in-depth information on your 15000 check out our app at http://www.my15000.com.

Detailed information about your presser feet can be found at .http://www.onlinesewing.com/footbook.html

 

 


Re: Love this group!

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Have to add an Amen to that!  It seems as if there's an answer to every question.  Is there a way to search for questions that may have been asked and answered?  I try to go back a few months, but it would be impossible to read all the previous messages.  I tend to try and find an answer on my own before asking the group.  I have to say, however, that my questions have always been answered, even if they'd appeared before.  I'm doing something I rarely do, which is reading the manual and installation instructions for the 15000.  I bought a foot that's supposed to help sew an accurate scant 1/4" seam (it's called the clear view something), but overlooked the obvious of attaching it to the machine, and seeing if there's an icon to adjust the needle position.  I'll check that before asking for help.  Even though I have sewing to do, the time invested in learning the machine will be far less frustrating than not knowing how to do something. So far, I've noticed a few new conveniences with the 15000, that make it easier for me.  It's so good to know that help is out there when I run into a snag.  Thanks for being there and being so helpful :-)


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

Caroline Wright
 

Thank you.

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On Jul 1, 2016, at 9:47 AM, Carol For Janome Stuff grannygeek4@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Would someone please tell me where this icon is located and what it looks like?  The more I read these posts the more confused I am.  😁

Caroline

Sent from my iPad

[Activating the confusion extinguisher]
Take a look at page 31 in the manual. You'll see the icon at the picture on the top of the page. It's a series of black triangles over a line.


2 Separate Issues

Meryl Margolies
 

My friend and I have 2 separate challenges we are facing. The similarity is that we both have these different issues with the same dealer. She has several machines, all Janome, including the 15000 and I have the 12000.


My issue: When I purchased the MBX 5.0 upgrade and installed it, I noticed that the software was registered to my dealer. When I called her, she realized she had made a mistake and  mailed me the wrong package - the one she installed on her computer. She said she would rectify the error and make the exchange. This was at least 3 months ago. After e-mails and phone calls, I still have not gotten a new and fresh copy that I can register to me.


My friend's issue: My friend purchased an "upgrade" to some design software (Artistic, I think). Unfortunately, she only had a stand-alone module and not the whole program, so the $700 upgrade is of no use to her. She also has made phone calls and sent e-mails, was promised a resolution, and has been met with silence and a $700 piece of software she can't use for anything.


I'm sure you all can understand the distress, frustration, and dissatisfaction we are facing.


Any ideas?????


[Better call Saul]

I am only speculating, but my "gut" feel is that this dealer is in financial trouble. Unfortunately over our 25 year career as dealers we saw this sort of thing happen when dealers did not have enough money to order product. Your problem can probably be solved by contacting Wilcom and explaining what happened. They can change the registration so you are the registered owner.


Your friend probably has a bigger problem. It's likely that the dealer either does not have the software she needs, and cannot afford to get it, or that she does not have the money to refund. She should take the software back to the store and ask for store credit. If that fails, and it's been less than 90 days, she may be able to dispute the charge on her credit card.

Otherwise it may be necessary to file a claim against her in small claims court. This is usually very inexpensive, does not involve lawyers and can be fairly quick. However she should be prepared to accept the fact that she won't get money and will need to find a new dealer.


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

Caroline Wright
 

Would someone please tell me where this icon is located and what it looks like?  The more I read these posts the more confused I am.  😁

Caroline

Sent from my iPad

[Activating the confusion extinguisher]
Take a look at page 31 in the manual. You'll see the icon at the picture on the top of the page. It's a series of black triangles over a line.


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

J Fraker
 

Oh my, I didn't even realize there was a button on the screen.  I haven't tried using any decorative stitches with the Acuflex foot, but I probably would have eventually.  Glad I read this.



From: "Anne Parker lokicat6@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:56 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

 
I believe the Acuflex foot is engaged whether or not you select the icon on the screen - provided you have fitted it on the machine correctly. - though possibly the feed adjustment dial on the right of the machine isn't?

All the icon
​ does (as well as allow the feed adjustment)​
​ ​
i​s to grey out the stitches that should not be used with the Acuflex foot
​ so you can't select them by mistake - it's best not to use stitches where the feed dogs move backwards a lot.

If I'm not right on this I'm sure Jim will correct me.​


Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" Edgar's Mission | http://www.edgarsmission.org.au/

[Hoping there won't be a vote for AcuFlexit!]
That's correct. When you engage the foot the mechanics are engaged, but the stitch balance on the right end of the machine will not be functional. It requires the machine to "know" that the AcuFlex system is in use so the software can adjust the feed dogs for more or less feed.



Re: 12000 Acufeed feet

Caroline Wright
 

I can't find an acuflex icon on my 15000?  I'm the person who ask the original question about binding.  I used the dual foot and everything worked perfectly.  I do see the dual feed dial on the right of the machine but didn't adjust it.  Am I missing the icon?

Caroline

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[Missing the 50's!]
AcuFlex is Janome's name for the feed system. On the machine it's labeled as Dual Feed. You're not missing anything.


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

Paula McLaughlin <paularmcl@...>
 

Sounds right to me. Engaging the lever at the back of the foot is what I was meaning to say.

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On Jun 30, 2016, at 9:56 AM, Anne Parker lokicat6@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I believe the Acuflex foot is engaged whether or not you select the icon on the screen - provided you have fitted it on the machine correctly. - though possibly the feed adjustment dial on the right of the machine isn't?

All the icon
​ does (as well as allow the feed adjustment)​
​ ​
i​s to grey out the stitches that should not be used with the Acuflex foot
​ so you can't select them by mistake - it's best not to use stitches where the feed dogs move backwards a lot.

If I'm not right on this I'm sure Jim will correct me.​


Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" Edgar's Mission | www.edgarsmission.org.au

[Hoping there won't be a vote for AcuFlexit!]
That's correct. When you engage the foot the mechanics are engaged, but the stitch balance on the right end of the machine will not be functional. It requires the machine to "know" that the AcuFlex system is in use so the software can adjust the feed dogs for more or less feed.


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

Anne Parker
 

I believe the Acuflex foot is engaged whether or not you select the icon on the screen - provided you have fitted it on the machine correctly. - though possibly the feed adjustment dial on the right of the machine isn't?

All the icon
​ does (as well as allow the feed adjustment)​
​ ​
i​s to grey out the stitches that should not be used with the Acuflex foot
​ so you can't select them by mistake - it's best not to use stitches where the feed dogs move backwards a lot.

If I'm not right on this I'm sure Jim will correct me.​


Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" Edgar's Mission | www.edgarsmission.org.au

[Hoping there won't be a vote for AcuFlexit!]
That's correct. When you engage the foot the mechanics are engaged, but the stitch balance on the right end of the machine will not be functional. It requires the machine to "know" that the AcuFlex system is in use so the software can adjust the feed dogs for more or less feed.


Love this group!

Lucy Akers
 

Each morning I look forward to opening my email Digest of this group's posts and reading what all of you in my Janome Framily are doing. It's wonderful to be part of such a nice group with such a terrific moderator who knows ALL! Thank you Jim and thank you all.


[And we look forward to those fresh blueberry muffins you bring every Thursday!]

As for knowing ALL, that would only be true if one of my acquaintances were named Ernie All. I don't actually know Ernie, just Bud Some, Edna May Maybe and Clovis Whoyoutryingtofool.


12000 Acufeed feet

Jane Handy
 

Hello Jim and Diane

I've seen a query regarding using a walking foot for sewing binding onto a quilt and it prompted me to think about a concern I had some time ago.

I forgot to press the icon on the machine to let it know that I had the even feed foot on, and I used a decorative stitch that involved moving backwards and forwards (this stitch was grayed out when the icon was selected correctly).  I had forty fits and thought I may have done something really bad, but there seems to be no harm done - I've never made the same mistake again!  However, I thought I'd read somewhere that in updating the version of the 12000 that more stitches were available for use with the even feed feet - did I dream this?  When these feet are used can we still use the seaming stitches that require the few backward locking stitches?

The answer to this question may be of use to Caroline too.
Many thanks.

Jane

[Having sweet dreams...]
The main purpose in the AcuFlex button is to disable the zig zag stitches. That's not because using them will harm the machine, but because reverse cycle (feeding forward and backward) stitches may not look as good using an even feed foot. Janome always wants their machines to produce the best looking stitches and this is another way of ensuring that. You did nothing wrong, and sometimes it may be advantageous to use an AcuFlex foot with a decorative stitch. I won't tell if you won't!


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

Paula McLaughlin <paularmcl@...>
 

Also, don't forget to engage the foot with the button at the top of your screen! I forgot to do that at first!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 29, 2016, at 8:54 PM, Paula McLaughlin paularmcl@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I think the acufeed foot works better than a walking foot!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 29, 2016, at 7:13 AM, grannygeek4@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have the 15000 which does not come with a walking foot.  I did check Jim Diane's foot book. I want to sew the binding on the back of the quilt and then pull around to the front and use a decorative stitch.  Which foot is best to use?  Thanks.


Caroline


The 15000 uses the AcuFlex system, which has the walking foot built in. You can use either the narrow or the wide AcuFlex foot to attach the binding.


Re: Sewing binding on a quilt

Paula McLaughlin <paularmcl@...>
 

I think the acufeed foot works better than a walking foot!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 29, 2016, at 7:13 AM, grannygeek4@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have the 15000 which does not come with a walking foot.  I did check Jim Diane's foot book. I want to sew the binding on the back of the quilt and then pull around to the front and use a decorative stitch.  Which foot is best to use?  Thanks.


Caroline


The 15000 uses the AcuFlex system, which has the walking foot built in. You can use either the narrow or the wide AcuFlex foot to attach the binding.


Sewing binding on a quilt

Caroline Wright
 

I have the 15000 which does not come with a walking foot.  I did check Jim & Diane's foot book. I want to sew the binding on the back of the quilt and then pull around to the front and use a decorative stitch.  Which foot is best to use?  Thanks.


Caroline


The 15000 uses the AcuFlex system, which has the walking foot built in. You can use either the narrow or the wide AcuFlex foot to attach the binding.


Re: Los Gatos visit

joan12d
 

I also recommend the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I visited on my one trip (so far) to the area. That day there were children's activities so my granddaughter was occupied while my daughter and I toured the museum and gift shop.
Joan in MD


Los Gatos visit

C S
 

You are in my neck of the woods (just minutes away). We are very lucky to have several (many) quilt stores in the Bay Area.  The closest shop to Los Gatos is:

1.  Prairie Queens Quilt
Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping Center, 14922 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Usually open 10:00-6pm and I think they will be open on the 4th but I'm not sure..
Decent sized shop, usually a good selection of quilts

Followed by
2.  Golden State Quilting
2435 Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA  95008
United States
Smaller shop, good selection of fabrics (new owners, doing good things)

I highly suggest you visit the
3.  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles if they are open. They have great exhibits that are always changing.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

4.  A little further afield (within 30min)
The Granary
1326 S Mary Ave
Sunnyvale, CA  94087
Smaller shop that packs in a ton and they have a good selection

5. 5 -8 more minutes up the road is our largest quilt shop
Eddies Quilting Bee
480 S Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA  94086

I'll stop here, though we have many more all within an hours drive or less. Enough to keep you busy for several visits to see your son.

Enjoy!

Cindy

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