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Re: Photo album, now Monofilament

Jim Stutsman
 

That's a good tip. There were a few times in the store where monofilament was wound at high speed and it actually compressed the core of the bobbin so much that it couldn't be removed from the winder!


Re: Photo album

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Carole: I have and currently using YLI monofilament. I found that slowing the speed down when winding the bobbin is essential so the thread does not "stretch". Many advised me on this when I first started using this type of thread.
I finished my edge to edge yesterday and will start working on the borders in sewing mode. Not sure yet what effect I want yet.
I'm amazed at how well the automatic threader works with monofilament. Threads that needle each time and no tension issues so far. I started using this type of thread
with my 12000 and pleased to see that it works great in the QuiltMaker 15000.


Re: Needle Threader

Jim Stutsman
 

You shouldn't use any needle smaller than a size 11, because smaller sizes have an eye that may not allow the threader hook to pass through. Unfortunately Janome service classes always start with inserting a new size 14 needle in the machine prior to adjusting. A threader that works with a 14 may not be adjusted right for an 11, so the first time you use it with a size 11 it bends the hook. When presenting a machine for service it's a good idea to provide a new size 11 needle and ask that it be put in the machine after cleaning. One way to do that, while creating a little good will with the dealer, is to ask that a pack of size 11 needles be included with the repair. When you pick it up, if the pack still has all 5 needles in it don't leave the shop until you've tested the threader.


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Meryl Margolies
 

Sadly the male end from the machine won't go into the female end of the extender. Maybe it's just a bad unit. I'll return it and try another.
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Thank you,
Meryl


Needle Threader

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I just had my 15000 Quiltmaker machine cleaned.  I did not realize that my needle threader was broken.  My repairman told me which size organ needles can only be used with the needle threader and now I can't remember the size of needles he said was ok to use with it.  Does anyone know the sizes of needles to use and not to use?  Thank you!


Re: Questions about monofilament thread

Jim Stutsman
 

Superior lives up to their name. Their threads are excellent and work great on Janome machines. Keep using it.


Re: Resume setting 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

The Favorite Stitch option doesn't need names, because it keeps the settings for each stitch you modify. For example if you set the straight stitch length to 2.0 and the zig zag length to 2.5, they each retain that setting. Don't be misled by the word "Favorite". It should really be "Memorized Settings".


Re: Facebook Echo

Jim Stutsman
 

Reminds me of a story I read about a lady who cut the ends off every roast she ever cooked, because her mother had done that. She finally asked her mom why she did it and was told that it was because her roasting pan wasn't big enough for the full roast. I don't know what is accomplished by doing the counter-clockwise twist, but it won't hurt anything.


Re: Resume setting 15000

Carole O'Mara
 

Thanks, I did that.  But, can’t I give that Favorite Stitch a name??  If I just Favorite Stitch stitches, how do I know which one to select?  
Carole





Re: Facebook Echo

Sharon Simmons
 

Thank you, Jim for the video and information to prolong our machines.  I watched the YouTube video about winding bobbins which is exactly the way I wind a bobbin on my 15000 with one exception:  I was told when you put the bobbin on the winder, to turn it counter-clockwise until it clicks and then start winding your bobbin.  I’m not sure what this does, but I’ve done it every time.  Sharon

 

 

Here's another post I've made to Facebook:

Your machine cost a lot of money, so you naturally want it to last as long as possible. To that end we offer this:
A video with a couple of tips: https://youtu.be/3XaXmeFG0Y0
Blog posts with some more: Prolonging the Life of Your Machine - 1
Prolonging the Life of Your Machine - 2
Prolonging the Life of Your Machine - 3

 


Questions about monofilament thread

J Fraker
 

I just finished reading the information about prolonging the life of machines.  There's a bit in there about the use of monofilament thread.  I use a lot of it.  I use the Superior Threads brand of polyester monofilament.  How do you feel about it?  I use it in both my longarm and my 12000 and other than it being difficult to see when I'm threading, I've never had any problems.  Is this brand okay to use or is there something better?


Re: Embroidery Unit Hours 15000

thequiltedpeppers <betsypeppers@...>
 

LOL I agree

 

 

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That term does not apply to members of this list. We may be "seasoned", "experienced", or even "mature", but we dang sure ain't old!


Re: Facebook Echo

Jim Stutsman
 

Here's another post I've made to Facebook:

Your machine cost a lot of money, so you naturally want it to last as long as possible. To that end we offer this:
A video with a couple of tips: https://youtu.be/3XaXmeFG0Y0
Blog posts with some more: Prolonging the Life of Your Machine - 1
Prolonging the Life of Your Machine - 2
Prolonging the Life of Your Machine - 3

 


Re: Embroidery Unit Hours 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

That term does not apply to members of this list. We may be "seasoned", "experienced", or even "mature", but we dang sure ain't old!


Re: Embroidery Unit Hours 15000

Betty S
 

I am "a little old lady" and I can assure you that my 15000 is lucky if it is NOT used once a month!


Re: Embroidery Unit Hours 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

Sounds like sales talk - If it works that’s all that matters. But it sounds good. I’ll bet the machine was owned by a little old lady that only used it once a month!


Re: Embroidery Unit Hours 15000

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

oh....when i bought the machine i was told by dealer that they checked the embroidery unit and it had no hours on it....so that leaves me scratching my head....i was thinking that like the old machines ( i have an 11000 also) that maybe you pushed certain buttons to see how many hours it had been stitching in embroidery mode or something....


Re: Embroidery Unit Hours 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

The numbers on the Help screen are all that is available. They don't break out the hours on the embroidery unit, as it has no processor or memory inside it.


Embroidery Unit Hours 15000

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Is there a way for me to see the Embroidery Unit Hours?  On the "?" screen you can see machine hours and stitching hours. TIA


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Jim Stutsman
 

No. The square hole is the only one that supports direct connection. It expects anything plugged into the USB port to be a USB flash drive.