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Re: Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

blue_lak
 

Look on p. 82 of the manual. It's in the Patchwork app with steps listed.
Jan


Quilt Stitches on Skyline 7 Model

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello- Group--
I am having fun trying some of the features I have not ever tried before. The Skyline 7 manual ( page 82) shows a way that the machine can automatically remember the length of a seam so you can stitch  many of that same (length) size seam automatically. I have installed the "0" foot, made slight adjustments in the pre-set needle position, and started sewing my 2-1/2" long seam, with standard 1/4" seam allowance.   The manual then states that when I stop sewing that seam, the machine remembers the length  and  a message will show on my screen asking if I want to do the SAME SIZE or a DIFFERENT size  (length) seam. However, that message does not show on my screen.  I have about 100, 2-1/2" long seams to do on this quilt, and flash feeding is not an option.   I would love to utilize this patchwork seaming technique on this gift quilt i am making.....any idea why I am not getting the message on my screen ??   I have adjusted my sewing table so I can stand while sewing, and this means I must use my hands a lot more to start, reverse,go forward  then tie off each seam. I am hoping that this "automatic" recall of stitching the same seam length can work for me.  I have not had the time to explore Stitch creator, and I am hoping that will not be necessary to get this patchwork seaming  feature activated.

Enjoy your day, be safe and healthy out there.
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Lyn Quine
 

Viola, Yes I’ve spoken to Peter in the past, and we’ve exchanged emails.  Very helpful, and so are the rest of the team.  I had a problem with the foot pedal on my 15000 and it was all sorted, new foot pedal under the warranty within a few days,.  I do get frustrated though, we have to wait so long for things to arrive in the UK, Artistic has been out for sometime, long before we got V5.5,


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Viola Tani
 

Sheri-A,
Many thanks for your useful comments, the free trial is available in the UK as well.  I do not know how people would hear about it unless they happen to look at the Janome UK website.  I checked on it as I receive the Janome Life Canada newsletters and read about the free trial there.  I am certainly interested to learn more about it.  Viola


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Viola Tani
 

Thanks Lyn,
You have gone the costly way of upgrading, I started off with the original Digitizer 10K and then jumped a couple of upgrades to MB 3.0.  Did you ever had contact with Peter at Janome Stockport, he was ever so helpful, he sent me a full copy of either V 2.0 or 3.0 several years ago just before Christmas so I could play with the software and I could then send it back to him in the new year if I did not want it. The full version of MBX 4.0 was actually given to me by someone so now I could upgrade from either of them to V 5.5 and it would only cost £375.00.  Hatch is quite expensive so I have to think that as well.  Thank you for your input, very useful.  Viola


Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

Andrea LaVergne
 

I purchased athletic knits from 2 sources- prints from Seweird Fabric and Sly Fox for solids, So Sew English can have a mixture of prints and solids. All 3 have had excellent fabrics and their FB sites are great to ask people what fabrics they have tried or to search for garments made fro a type of fabric.
Andrea


Re: MBX V5

Betty S
 

Hi Donna

Have you managed to sort this problem out? I think I had instructions for this and will search for them if you are still not sorted.

Betty


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Sheri-A
 

I've had the MBX 4.5 for years and have struggled with learning it. I did the Artistic Digitizer trial earlier this year and the thing that sold me was the training 
Anne Grieco Hein
 provided and the continual Facebook support (https://www.facebook.com/groups/artisticdigitizer). If I have a question, I get help very quickly in this group. They record the Facebook sessions and you can go back and watch them again.

The most fun I've had with this software is the ability to take my granddaughter's drawing and put them on tea towels.

At least try the trial and see how you like it if you can (limited to US and Canada I think). Tomorrow Anne will have a Facebook session for the newbies trying the software.  It's been a lot of fun to learn this way.


Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

Lou Ann
 

Take a look at Fabric Wholesale Direct.  They have a scuba knit that I've used to cover photo albums, cell phone covers-things like that.  This is actually spongy thick, 4-way stretch, and maybe beefier than you want.  I like this website because they have little 30 second videos showing how the fabric stretches and moves, even how it crumples up!


Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

valora hammond
 

I have also bought from Girl Charlee fabric and liked what they had and what I got. 


On Sep 30, 2020, at 2:54 PM, Estelle Torpy <emtorpy@...> wrote:

Hi Carole,

I have had good luck with buying knits from the following sources:

Fashion Fabrics Club

Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Sewing Workshop (Linda Lee)


Happy sewing,

Estelle



On Sep 30, 2020, at 1:43 PM, Carole Hollmann via groups.io <macee55@...> wrote:

For those who sew garments, I wonder if you could tell me where you find sturdy knit fabrics for knit/yoga pants and knit shirts.  During the pandemic, I've been cooped up in the house and--if nothing else--insist on being comfortable.  Since I often have to hem the pants or alter the shirts in some way, I think it's much easier to sew them from scratch.

I've had it with thin ready-to-wear yoga-type pants and the fact they have NO POCKETS.  I'm not looking for the shiny material that the young folks wear; rather a matte finish and four-way stretch.

Ready-to-wear shirts, after being washed one time, show that they are off grain and really don't wear very well.

Since I'm cooped up in the house so much, I might as well make good use of my time and sew some comfy clothes that fit!  If any of you have had good luck with any particular knits, I'd love your advice. 

I live in the US.

Thanks much!

Carole Hollmann


Re: Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Lyn Quine
 

I upgraded from v4 Jr to V4 to V5 and V5.5.  Personally I find V5 and 5.5 far easier to use than v4 or V4.  Makes so much more sense to me.  There are lots of free YouTube videos for Hatch  and Hatch 2 which is almost the same as V5 and V5.5.  I’ve not used artistic, and personally I wouldn’t go for it, if I was going to change I’d go to Hatch2 mainly because the support here in the UK would be quicker, with Hatch you go to Wilcom direct with V5.5 we have to go to Janome, who go to Wilcom, and then back to us.  Wilcoms in Australia so it can take up to 36-48 hours for an answer, but if it’s the weekend even longer.  But when I’ve had problems, usually a windows 10 update it’s always sorted, the support is there, it’s just the time it takes.

i am quite upset that MBX probably won’t continue, Janome now have Artistic MBX will be slowly dropped.  Another reason why I’d go for Hatch because Wilcom will push it forward.  Hatch came about because Janome were losing interest in MBX.


Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Carole,

I have had good luck with buying knits from the following sources:

Fashion Fabrics Club

Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Sewing Workshop (Linda Lee)


Happy sewing,

Estelle



On Sep 30, 2020, at 1:43 PM, Carole Hollmann via groups.io <macee55@...> wrote:

For those who sew garments, I wonder if you could tell me where you find sturdy knit fabrics for knit/yoga pants and knit shirts.  During the pandemic, I've been cooped up in the house and--if nothing else--insist on being comfortable.  Since I often have to hem the pants or alter the shirts in some way, I think it's much easier to sew them from scratch.

I've had it with thin ready-to-wear yoga-type pants and the fact they have NO POCKETS.  I'm not looking for the shiny material that the young folks wear; rather a matte finish and four-way stretch.

Ready-to-wear shirts, after being washed one time, show that they are off grain and really don't wear very well.

Since I'm cooped up in the house so much, I might as well make good use of my time and sew some comfy clothes that fit!  If any of you have had good luck with any particular knits, I'd love your advice. 

I live in the US.

Thanks much!

Carole Hollmann


Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

Carole Hollmann
 

For those who sew garments, I wonder if you could tell me where you find sturdy knit fabrics for knit/yoga pants and knit shirts.  During the pandemic, I've been cooped up in the house and--if nothing else--insist on being comfortable.  Since I often have to hem the pants or alter the shirts in some way, I think it's much easier to sew them from scratch.

I've had it with thin ready-to-wear yoga-type pants and the fact they have NO POCKETS.  I'm not looking for the shiny material that the young folks wear; rather a matte finish and four-way stretch.

Ready-to-wear shirts, after being washed one time, show that they are off grain and really don't wear very well.

Since I'm cooped up in the house so much, I might as well make good use of my time and sew some comfy clothes that fit!  If any of you have had good luck with any particular knits, I'd love your advice. 

I live in the US.

Thanks much!

Carole Hollmann


Artistic Digitizer October 2020 free trial

Viola Tani
 

Has anyone signed up for this, it starts tomorrow.  I read past messages when it was offered in May.  I am tempted but not really have the time and I am puzzled by the costs.  Full new version of MBX 5.5 costs £ 999.00, Artistic Digitizer costs £ 675.00 so is it anywhere near the same spec as MBX 5.5 or what is missing from it.  I've looked at the comparison charts but cannot see anything obvious.

I have an upgraded MB v 3.0 and a full version of MBX 4.00 so I could upgrade to MBX 5.5 for £ 375.00 if I wanted.  I also have a PE Design Next that I never got used to.  I must be mad to even think that I would want to learn another software.  Any ideas, folks.  Viola


Stitches so small

Cowgirlquilt
 

I did something I guess but my stitches are so small it would be to use seam ripper if an error.  It was a beautiful stitch.   How can I adjust stitches  or tension 


Re: MBX v5 upgrade or Hatch

Sewhat
 

Who is your Janome Dealer?  I would love to contact them.  You got a very good price.


MBX V5

Sewhat
 

My resequence toolbar docker will not stay open anymore.  I believe it was after a windows ten update.  Object properties and Thread work fine;  It's just the resequence toolbar.  I am hoping that I just overlooked something maybe???  I am using Digitizer on my laptop windows 10.   I suppose I need to write to Janome, but I wanted to get this groups input first.  You all are the best!  Donna


Re: Upper thread tension very loose on mc15000 and not sewing

Melanie Dumas
 

Thank you for the information. I knew that there was something with the tension but I just couldn’t think of how to fix it. I’ll give it a try.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
This type of problem is sometimes caused by thread debris getting caught between the tension discs. That holds them open, so you can’t get proper tension. You can probably fix it by following these steps:
1. Lock the machine. That opens the tension discs.
2. Take a narrow strip of fabric and fold it in half. Put the folded edge in the tension slot at the top of the machine and work it back and forth like dental floss.
3. Thread the machine all the way, but stop before threading the needle.
4. Unlock and sew a couple of stitches, then stop, leaving the presser foot DOWN.
5. Pull on the free end of the thread. You should feel resistance. If you do, thread the needle and go. Otherwise repeat from step 1.

If that doesn’t solve the problem you’ll need dealer assistance, but it should not require going back to Janome.










Re: Upper thread tension very loose on mc15000 and not sewing

Melanie Dumas
 

Thank you, I’ll try it.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 9:21 PM Virginia via groups.io <Fmjfrazier=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
When you thread be sure that once you pass the thread through the top (before you bring it down)pull it towards you so it will get under the tension. In fact you will feel a little tug or snap and then you can continue to thread.  That way you know it is under the lite metal piece that it goes under. Hopefully zi am explaining this clearly.  Virginia


Re: Upper thread tension very loose on mc15000 and not sewing

Lyn Quine
 

It could be the sensor, there’s one near the tension discs, but if the top thread is loose perhaps there’s fluff in the tension discs, give it a brush through or run a bit of lint free cloth throu the tension discs, slowly and carefully

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