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Hoop calibration, how often?

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

Just curious....Do you, or how often (and when and why), do you check the calibration of your embroidery hoop to your machine? I haven't found any guidelines or recommendations other than the initial setup.

Jan in MD


Re: Mother's Day Gift!

jerles5
 

 I make reborn dolls and collect dolls. When we have had ink or marker on dolls we used Oxy 10 on the spots. You may have to reapply it a few times. Just let it sit a day or so then wipe off with a damp cloth to see if has taken it away. Sitting in the sun can accelerate the fading.
Hope this helps!
Brenda <><




 
One other thing you can try is leaving it out in "direct" sunlight for a couple of hours. 


Re: Hoop template grid peeling?

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

It amazes me as to people thinking that using products won’t discolor or wear over time. I never believed in “lifetime warranties” for any products since 1960 2 years after becoming stateside. Products wear out. The film coverings are to take care of the initial shipping of the products from overseas to the US and other countries. They aren’t a product to last a lifetime of 20 years of sewing once it has arrived at its final destination.

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 1:32 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Hoop template grid peeling?

 

 

The templates come with a protective film on them.  I'm not 100% sure of the reason...whether it is part of the manufacturing or to resist scratches during shipping.  If you don't take it off then in time film starts to peel.  Go ahead and take it off.  You will be amazed at how much easier it will be to see through the templates.

 

Pixey


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On Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:40 PM, blue_lak wrote:

 

My SQ23 template grid is peeling and it's getting worse with use. Any idea what triggers this? The other templates seem fine, just this one? 

Jan


Re: Hoop template grid peeling?

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Pixey,
Not something else with protective film that I didn't notice!  Our son-in-law made fun of us for never taking off the protective peel off coatings from things like alarm clocks and touch pads for ovens, etc. but the truth is that we never noticed them.  I'm still surprised to find this type of film on lots of things.  I even had a ruler with a colored film on it.  I ordered it online and was disappointed that I didn't get a clear one.  What a difference when I found out it was just a coating.  Now to check on those templates...
Ceil


Re: Hoop template grid peeling?

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks Pixey. That was just too obvious for me to notice. In looking closer, I can feel the grid texture on the underside of the template. Glad to know I don't have to buy another one.
Jan


---In janome12000@..., <pixeyam@...> wrote :

The templates come with a protective film on them.  I'm not 100% sure of the reason...whether it is part of the manufacturing or to resist scratches during shipping.  If you don't take it off then in time film starts to peel.  Go ahead and take it off.  You will be amazed at how much easier it will be to see through the templates.

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:40 PM, blue_lak <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

My SQ23 template grid is peeling and it's getting worse with use. Any idea what triggers this? The other templates seem fine, just this one? 

Jan


Re: Hoop template grid peeling?

Pixey
 

The templates come with a protective film on them.  I'm not 100% sure of the reason...whether it is part of the manufacturing or to resist scratches during shipping.  If you don't take it off then in time film starts to peel.  Go ahead and take it off.  You will be amazed at how much easier it will be to see through the templates.

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:40 PM, blue_lak wrote:

 

My SQ23 template grid is peeling and it's getting worse with use. Any idea what triggers this? The other templates seem fine, just this one? 

Jan


Re: Mother's Day Gift!

Cat - N
 

That reminds me...we used to remove iron scorch marks by putting lemon juice on them and putting the garment in the sun.  I have also heard lemon juice and salt but never tried it with the salt. 

As mentioned, UV can be very hard on plastics, and I know, with vinyl boat upholstery, if suntan oil got on the vinyl and then sat in the sun, the suntan oil would 'burn in' and was not removable...not that I ever found, anyway.  You don't 'know' there is oil on the vinyl, or see the 'stain' until much later, after it has burned in and the 'caramel' spot is 'permanently' in the vinyl.  I learned the hard way, and suntan oils were NEVER allowed on my boats after that...I personally provided all suntan and sunscreen products FOR EVERYONE after that awful experience!

- Cat



-----Original Message-----
From: blue_lak
To: janome12000 Sent: Sun, May 15, 2016 10:18 am
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Mother's Day Gift!

 
One other thing you can try is leaving it out in "direct" sunlight for a couple of hours. Check it after every hour so you don't expose it longer than needed. Cover all but a small test area first, using something that will keep the table from getting hot. If it works then cover all but the stained areas. UV can be hard on plastics but a couple of hours should be fine. 
Jan in MD


Re: New Computer recommendations

Cat - N
 

Lou,

You are correct, in my experience as well.  The HP printers 'used' to be quite good...real 'work horses' and not easy to 'kill' at all...lasted forever...LOL, although I did find truer color in other brands (MUCH better than the HP Color LaserJets)...very important in color separations and when printing trademarked colors, logos, etc., and color cartridges were about $150 each at the time...black was about $100 each, and not much price reduction in 'knock-off' toners at the time, either. 

I still have my HP LaserJet 4 Plus (from about 1995), although it needs a fuser, which is more expensive than a new printer...LOL  It has the internal JetDirect network card, which was an expensive 'model upgrade' but the printer was 'solid to a fault' with printing, moving paper through without skewing, etc. 

Today, HP printers seem to be made of the 'cheapest quality' materials that can be manufactured, and just 'thick enough' in materials so that the parts hold together when lifted...LOL  I am still using my HP LaserJet 6p from 2008 and it works beautifully, but the last HP printer I bought was in December 2015.  I did not buy it for printing, however...I bought it for ASF (auto sheet feeder/OCR) WiFi scanning, but the ASF works horribly when scanning and does not scan all the pages....I have to put each page on the flatbed...argh!   I had just previously purchased a Ricoh color laser printer, which is still in the box, but although it is WiFi, it has no scan or fax capability.  We got it as a super duper price that we couldn't pass up, 'broke' as we were at the time...LOL  The price was so good that we had to wait for delivery because they went on backorder within a couple hours of the sale announcement and the website got so busy with orders that it crashed and I had to call to complete my order...LOL. 

My favorite scanner...the best since my German made, high resolution, SCSI scanner...is a Canon photo printer/scanner I got in 2008...best 'mask' removal software I have ever used!  I couldn't use it to scan last December because the ink cartridge needs replacement.  (I know, right?  LOL)  I can order the ink...it wasn't available locally, although I don't need to print to it, but I needed scanning immediately, so I went to Staples and got the HP.  I haven't tested the Ricoh for printing photographs, but I would definitely choose the old Canon over the new HP Officejet for photo printing.  My hubby does drafting and has a wide format printer (I forget what kind) still in the box.  The wide format Epson we had did not have a driver for later versions of Windows, sadly, but it was fantastic at color reproduction for graphic images and photos too.  We do still have a Brother MFC printer/scanner/copier/fax that needs to be attached to another computer to use it for scanning or printing, since that PC 'died' a while back.  It did a super job, though, and we mostly used it for faxing/copying anyway...which we can still do...and I would buy another in a heartbeat.

I currently print embroidery templates, instructions, etc., on the HP OfficeJet, and it works fine for that, but I have not tried any special paper, card stock, etc., or really 'sampled' colors from the machine.  I am curious now, and will have to find out about the materials mentioned in this group, in case I decide to try some of those things...when I figure out what they are, being the 'newbie' to all these fantastic techniques that I currently am...LOL

- Cat


Re: Mother's Day Gift!

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Have you tried hydrogen peroxide applied slowly with a cu tip? You could go with bleach but I'd try the hydrogen peroxide first.


Re: Mother's Day Gift!

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

One other thing you can try is leaving it out in "direct" sunlight for a couple of hours. Check it after every hour so you don't expose it longer than needed. Cover all but a small test area first, using something that will keep the table from getting hot. If it works then cover all but the stained areas. UV can be hard on plastics but a couple of hours should be fine. 
Jan in MD


Re: Temporary Adhesive

Jane Handy
 

Hello

Just watched this you-tube video about spray basting a quilt - would this suit your requirements:-
I don't know which country you are in or how much this costs but it looks like some good stuff.

Jane


On Saturday, 14 May 2016, 19:33, "'cas' cas@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Is there an less expensive temporary adhesive than

KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive 3.6 oz.?

 
The best price I found is $15 with shipping.  I can’t find it locally.
 
They really seem to have the market covered.  I use school glue for quilting, but I need a temporary adhesive to spray on the mat used with my Scan and Cut.
 
I bought a “temporary” Elmer’s product not realizing it became permanent in less than an hour.  I don’t want to sew through that!  Ruined my mat too.  I read the Sulky actually disappears. How is that possible?  It seems like it must be a natural ingredient I can make myself if it truly disappears.  Yes, I looked online but can’t find any articles about what it is made of.
 
Thanks.
Cas



Re: Mother's Day Gift!

Jane Handy
 

Now, being an old wife I'll give you an old wives' tale - milk is supposed to get rid of ballpoint pen ink so that would be worth a try and it should not harm the plastic.  Nothing lost if it doesn't work - just drink the rest LOL!!

Jane


On Sunday, 15 May 2016, 2:35, "'cas' cas@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Good advice to spot test.  You covered my butt for suggesting acetone.  I’ve been worried she might listen and dissolve the printer.   She could test it underneath the printer or somewhere she wouldn’t have to look at it.  I don’t think it would actually dissolve, it might leave a weird melted looking spot though.
 
I totally understand not wanting the blue spot Bernie, I’m like that too!
 

Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Mother&#39;s Day Gift!
 
 
Isn't there a fabric dye remover product?  I seem to recall one, although many years past...yes:

    http://www.amazon.com/Rit-Dye-Powdered-Remover-2-Ounce/dp/B00BMLIEOA

It looks like they sell it at other places like Wal-mart and Michaels, etc., too.

A lot of nail polish remover does not contain acetone anymore.  You would need to read the ingredient list.  You can buy acetone, though...the purer, the better but do understand that acetone WILL dissolve some plastics.  You might try mineral oil or universal solvent, which is a petroleum distillate I believe.  Maybe baby oil...or start with olive oil, which shouldn't hurt the plastic.  Maybe paint thinner or linseed oil.   Hair spray is another thing we used to use to remove ink.  There are various alcohol 'level' products, too...I never buy the 70-some-odd-%...always the 90-some-odd-% alcohol...which is much harder to find.  You could also try Everclear or Vodka, Gin, or other clear grain alcohol. (all guesses...LOL)

Whatever you try, try a teeny smidgeon on the most inconspicuous spot first.  Sorry you are having to deal with this in the first place, and congratulations on your new baby!
 
- Cat


 
-----Original Message-----
From: 'cas' cas@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, May 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Mother&#39;s Day Gift!

 
Did you try nail polish remover or acetone?  You would want to rinse it right away with a damp cloth.  I don’t know what type of plastic the stain is on, but acetone will melt some types of plastic.  Can you just exchange it?
 
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 12:07 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Mother's Day Gift!
 
 
Hey Jim,
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question regarding the "Blue Dye"  but it didn't work.  Any other suggestions or do I just get over being "Anal" and live with it? 
 
Again, thank you so much!
 
Bernie SC.
 
[In the mood for blues, Jim plays the Bleeding Gums Henderson commemorative album.]
If it was caused by dye from the fabric it may not be easily removed. We had problems with machines that absorbed dye from fabrics and did not find anything that would remove it. My guess is that the dye bonds with the plastic, and the only way to remove it would be to remove a layer of plastic.



Re: Temporary Adhesive

Jane Jones
 

There is also another brand that is way cheaper.  We found it at an apparel conference (DAX).  I will look tomorrow for the name.

On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 12:41 PM, 'cas' cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Is there an less expensive temporary adhesive than

KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive 3.6 oz.?

 
The best price I found is $15 with shipping.  I can’t find it locally.
 
They really seem to have the market covered.  I use school glue for quilting, but I need a temporary adhesive to spray on the mat used with my Scan and Cut.
 
I bought a “temporary” Elmer’s product not realizing it became permanent in less than an hour.  I don’t want to sew through that!  Ruined my mat too.  I read the Sulky actually disappears. How is that possible?  It seems like it must be a natural ingredient I can make myself if it truly disappears.  Yes, I looked online but can’t find any articles about what it is made of.
 
Thanks.
Cas



Re: Temporary Adhesive

Jane Jones
 

Try WAWAK sewing - it is $9.99 for KK2000, 


I think there may be a first time buyer discount coupon also if you google it.

Jane

On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 12:41 PM, 'cas' cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Is there an less expensive temporary adhesive than

KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive 3.6 oz.?

 
The best price I found is $15 with shipping.  I can’t find it locally.
 
They really seem to have the market covered.  I use school glue for quilting, but I need a temporary adhesive to spray on the mat used with my Scan and Cut.
 
I bought a “temporary” Elmer’s product not realizing it became permanent in less than an hour.  I don’t want to sew through that!  Ruined my mat too.  I read the Sulky actually disappears. How is that possible?  It seems like it must be a natural ingredient I can make myself if it truly disappears.  Yes, I looked online but can’t find any articles about what it is made of.
 
Thanks.
Cas



Foots

Bernadette de Souza
 

Hello. I have a Janome 12000, I have using it mostly for embroidering and at times for sewing. Last week it was used  for sewing too. But now when i try to attach the sewing foot  it does not attach. When I lift up the Presser foot lifter, the foot remains at the bottom, its not attached to the Presser Foot Holder.

Kindly please advise me what went wrong. If there is any adjustments to done or I am not doing correct.

Thank you. God bless.

Bernadette de Souza.

[Jim's advice]
Try a different foot. If it also fails to attach then the problem is in the foot holder, which will likely need replacement. If it works then the foot that will not attach has lost the bar that the foot holder attaches to. Either should be replaced under warranty.



Re: New Computer recommendations

Lou <piano4221@...>
 

I purchased an HP Color  Laser Printer nine years ago and it has been great. I do lots of printing for a couple of groups I am in and have been very happy with the quality of the color. It prints on both sides, etc. and that was needful for me. I was amazed at how long the toner lasts and in the long run is much more economical that the small printers with cartridges. I buy toner online from another company and have had no problems with that either. It sounds as though there quality has gone down since my purchase.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10



Re: Temporary Adhesive

cas <cas@...>
 

Thanks Ceil.  I saw many offers on Amazon.  The price is up there.  I’d have to shop for other things to get free shipping.  Gasp!
I still want to know what it’s made of.  I bet it’s just aerosol starch or something.  How else could it “disappear”.  The certified Sulky teacher in the comments section says it disappears too.
 

From: ceilsews
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 1:51 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Temporary Adhesive
 
 

This is the only stuff I know of that's considered "safe".  Amazon may have a better deal if you can find other things to buy and get free shipping.  Also they have a lot of Q&A that might be interesting to you.

http://www.amazon.com/Sulky-4-23-Ounce-Temporary-Spray-Adhesive/dp/B000YYZSDG#Ask


Re: Mother's Day Gift!

cas <cas@...>
 

Good advice to spot test.  You covered my butt for suggesting acetone.  I’ve been worried she might listen and dissolve the printer.   She could test it underneath the printer or somewhere she wouldn’t have to look at it.  I don’t think it would actually dissolve, it might leave a weird melted looking spot though.
 
I totally understand not wanting the blue spot Bernie, I’m like that too!
 

Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Mother&#39;s Day Gift!
 
 

Isn't there a fabric dye remover product?  I seem to recall one, although many years past...yes:

    http://www.amazon.com/Rit-Dye-Powdered-Remover-2-Ounce/dp/B00BMLIEOA

It looks like they sell it at other places like Wal-mart and Michaels, etc., too.

A lot of nail polish remover does not contain acetone anymore.  You would need to read the ingredient list.  You can buy acetone, though...the purer, the better but do understand that acetone WILL dissolve some plastics.  You might try mineral oil or universal solvent, which is a petroleum distillate I believe.  Maybe baby oil...or start with olive oil, which shouldn't hurt the plastic.  Maybe paint thinner or linseed oil.   Hair spray is another thing we used to use to remove ink.  There are various alcohol 'level' products, too...I never buy the 70-some-odd-%...always the 90-some-odd-% alcohol...which is much harder to find.  You could also try Everclear or Vodka, Gin, or other clear grain alcohol. (all guesses...LOL)

Whatever you try, try a teeny smidgeon on the most inconspicuous spot first.  Sorry you are having to deal with this in the first place, and congratulations on your new baby!

 
- Cat


 
-----Original Message-----
From: 'cas' cas@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, May 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Mother&#39;s Day Gift!

 
Did you try nail polish remover or acetone?  You would want to rinse it right away with a damp cloth.  I don’t know what type of plastic the stain is on, but acetone will melt some types of plastic.  Can you just exchange it?
 
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 12:07 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Mother's Day Gift!
 
 
Hey Jim,
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question regarding the "Blue Dye"  but it didn't work.  Any other suggestions or do I just get over being "Anal" and live with it? 
 
Again, thank you so much!
 
Bernie SC.
 
[In the mood for blues, Jim plays the Bleeding Gums Henderson commemorative album.]
If it was caused by dye from the fabric it may not be easily removed. We had problems with machines that absorbed dye from fabrics and did not find anything that would remove it. My guess is that the dye bonds with the plastic, and the only way to remove it would be to remove a layer of plastic.


Re: Temporary Adhesive

SewKitty <stevovaso@...>
 

Hi Cas

JoAnn's Fabrics has it for $11.99 + 3.99 S&H with a 15% off total purchase. Only about $1 difference.

I recently took a promotional class for the Brother Scan 'n Cut at the Sacramento Sewing and Quilt Show (didn't buy it) and the demonstrator from Meisner's says she prefers the Brother ScanNCut Low Tack Adhesive Mat to adhere fabrics rather than the High Tack mat. Then for the fabric spray she uses Terial Arts Terial Magic Fabric Spray - $14.47 on Amazon with good reviews....
  • Allows you to play with single ply fabric in a whole new way
  • It replaces stabilizers and fusibles for quilters and embroiderers
  • Keeps fraying in check for scrapbookers and crafters
  • Gives the fabric a firmer hand for holding shapes and folds for all fabric projects
  • Suitable for any quilter, sewer, crafter, embroiderer or other DIY'er's toolbox






From: "'cas' cas@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:41 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Temporary Adhesive

 
Is there an less expensive temporary adhesive than

KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive 3.6 oz.?

 
The best price I found is $15 with shipping.  I can’t find it locally.
 
They really seem to have the market covered.  I use school glue for quilting, but I need a temporary adhesive to spray on the mat used with my Scan and Cut.
 
I bought a “temporary” Elmer’s product not realizing it became permanent in less than an hour.  I don’t want to sew through that!  Ruined my mat too.  I read the Sulky actually disappears. How is that possible?  It seems like it must be a natural ingredient I can make myself if it truly disappears.  Yes, I looked online but can’t find any articles about what it is made of.
 
Thanks.
Cas



Re: New Computer recommendations

srevere@...
 

followup to my original post --

I did end up with an Asus and I think I'll be quite happy.
Thanks for all the input,
SueR