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Re: Facebook Echo

Deb Keldrauk
 

Jim would it be possible for you to post a link to this tension disc clearing video? I follow a few 15000 FB groups are you speaking of your FB group? Anyhow, I can’t seem to locate the video.
Thanks


Re: 1/4" feet

Judi Rutherford
 

HP Foot. I love it.


Re: Ideas Wanted

bhd02@...
 

There are many in the hoop zippered bags, or even easy not- hooped patterns out there. Snap bags are fun, can be quilted or not. Tissue holders would be another idea.


Re: Needle Threader

Lyn Quine
 

I use all sizes of needle in my 15000, I use Schmetz , never used Organ, have occasionally used Janome, and a few times I’ve used Klasse and Topstitch.  I sometimes have a problem threading if the thread breaks, then it has a hissy fit and refuses to thread, then on the next colour change it’s fine.  I have found since I upgraded to V3 and had the threader pin replaced (part of the upgrade) I have to make sure the needle is in the correct place, so I press the needle up/down twice, as I thread I hold the thread tight at the top at the spool, and make sure it is firmly in the threading part, then it usually thread without a problem.  If I don’t hold the thread then it might not.  But Schmetz needles are fine either universal or Microtex, which are great for embroidery, they have a thinner shaft, larger eye, and a sharper point, costs a bit more, but excellent for all sewing especially embroidery, and recommended for quilting


Re: Opening designs in HL Suite 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

There are differences between AcuFil in HL Suite and the standalone AcuFil program used with the 12000. When you use the "Create Original AcuFil Design" the program expects you to be opening a design that was specifically created as a quilting design. That restricts you to the designs provided with the program in the built-in "Design Folder". If you want to use a purchased design you need to start from the "Edit Designs" option on the start page.

Regarding your "This app can't run" message, I can't really say since I don't have any context about when it happened or even what app it's referring to. I'm assuming that you are using Windows 7 or later. If you are still using Windows XP it's likely that would cause such a message. Otherwise I don't have enough information to answer that question.


Re: Needle Threader

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Well it was working for the Janome needles and then I switched needles to Schmetz.  It would not work with the Schmetz needles.  I just assumed it was because I did not have a Janome needle in the machine.  I must of broken the needle threader with the Schmetz needle.  I will only be using Organ needles from now on.


Re: Ideas Wanted

Pam from Warm and Sunny Florida
 

Make-up bags are perfect! My 13 yr old granddaughter made one in less than 20 minutes with a zipper. She used a quilted placemat. Go to YouTube to find directions. Sounds like a fun project


Re: 1/4" feet

Tracy
 

Daisy - 

Some folks use a 1/4in foot with a flange on the right side of the foot.  Some use one that does not have a flange.  Some folks use a normal presser foot and move the needle to the right so that where the needle falls is 1/4in away from the edge of the foot.  Some do this with the needle so it will let 1/4in fall on one of the lines on the bed of the machine that they choose to be 1/4in away from the needle drop.  Some of my beginning sewists- I put painter's tape on the bed of the machine so the left edge of the tape is 1/4" away from their needle and the tape ends right in front of the feed dogs.  By the time the fabric is under the foot and needle punctures it- it's too late so having the tape in the front is a better idea for them to learn with.  The tape method also works if you do not have a 1/4" foot and your needle doesn't move side to side like on some very basic machines.

I personally do not use a special foot but use my cloth guide as my measure because the edge of the fabric will just slide right along it and it works great for me.  And- this lets me use whatever foot is on my machine so I don't have to change it.  I do have 1/4" feet (several) but seldom use them if my cloth guide is handy.

Tracy in Nashville, TN


Re: Facebook Echo

Tracy
 

Roberta -

I buy a package of UNWAXED dental floss and pull a string of it out and floss with it.  It's amazing what you can get out of the tension disks on your machine!  You must be sure that the package of floss says it's UNWAXED.  If it doesn't say - it's not the one you want as it will be filled with wax and that leaves a residue that you do not want.

Also - no matter what you are going to floss your tension with... dental floss, a clean dollar bill (or $5, $20... whatever - but needs to be crisp and clean), a strip of fabric...  Put a piece of fabric or paper under your foot and cover the hole into the bobbin area.  Keeps the gunk from getting down in there when you are cleaning/flossing. 

And- be sure your presser foot is UP to get your flossing back deep into the back of the tension.

Tracy in Nashville, TN


Re: Ideas Wanted

Charles Maier
 

For a cute cheerleader gift for 20girls and coaches, we did notebook covers for small notebooks.
We sewed Megaphones with the girls names on them.
The megaphones were applique and embroidered names.
There are also bows with there names on them
I hope this helps.
My daughter cheered from Jr. high thru college.
Those backpacks that look like a pull bag is nice also.
Good luck,
Karen


Re: Ideas Wanted

Sharon Moos
 

I’ve made personalized hand towels and they are appreciated


Opening designs in HL Suite 15000

Carole O'Mara
 

My designs (purchased) aren't opening in HLSuite.  I've opened Create Orig Acufil Design; input size of block; opened Design.  then went to my personal design folder; clicked on the design.   Message 1:  Failed to create original design.  Message 2:  This App can't run on your PC.  All the designs show with HL icon.  It does open Designs in built in Design Folder.  No problem when I had the 12000. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks,
Carole 


Re: 1/4" feet

JILL BAILEY
 

If u have the 15000 there are a few ways each I think give great results , but rem the foot etc is only as good as your hand controlling the fabric , if u push the fabric or pull as such your stitch line will be wobbly ..
so you can use the O ¼” foot and move the needle to the right and measure ie 8.4 to check then save as fav 
use 0 foot and use patchwork ¼” setting 
use Hp foot and plate 
use Quilt decrotive 1/4” stitch on normal sewing 
i personally like patchwork setting but that’s me ..


Re: 1/4" feet

Marsha_Comcast
 

I really like the HP foot for 1/4” seam piecing.


Re: Facebook Echo

bhd02@...
 

Just caught up on the last couple days of posts. Appreciate, not only the good info, but the humor. Just lost a fur buddy and it helps.


Ideas Wanted

ksd16a
 

Hello all. My granddaughter is a cheerleader at our high school. Wanted to
make something with the high school logo and her name but not sure what to
make. Now I decided to make something for all 20 cheerleaders and sponsors
- crazy I know!  I thought about a Christmas ornament but wanted something
they could use. Coasters would work but not sure that is practical for high
school girls. Was going to order inexpensive bags and embroider on them but
the cheaper ones don't hold up well. Then thought about making denim rag
bags but that would take a long time to make the bag and embroider on it
and clip all the edges. Hand towels - they could use them for a long time.
Key chains - they all are/will be driving soon. Note book/journal with
covers - always can use something to keep notes/thoughts in. More ideas?
Thanks much for any suggestions.
Kathy


1/4" feet

Daisy Kutz
 


What foot do you think gives most accurate 1/4" seam for quilting?
thanks.
catherine


Re: Facebook Echo

Jim Stutsman
 

Fold a narrow strip of fabric in half. Raise the presser foot. Insert the fabric into the right hand threading slot at the top of the machine. Pull it in as far as it will go, then work it back and forth to dislodge whatever may be stuck in there. Yesterday a video was posted in the 15000 Facebook group suggesting the use of denim, as it tends to grab onto debris better.


Re: Facebook Echo

Roberta K
 

Hi Jim,
i would like to know how to floss the tension disks on the 11000?

Thanks,
Roberta in FL


Re: Continuing Monofilament discussion

Patricia Ward
 

I have to agree with Faviola about the Superior Mono Poly.  I too have used the thread and the bobbins together and yes, it really does work very well.  I do drop my tension just one click . I have really good results too.  

Pat 

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 8:36 PM favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:
I really like Superior monofilament thread and I’ve even purchased the pre-wound monofilament bobbins and they work great too.
A very good alternative to monofilament thread is Invisafil 100wt thread, it comes in several neutral colors and is fantastic for anything that you’d not want the stitching to show prominently on.

~faviola