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Re: AcuFeed Flex

Lyn Quine
 

I would email them and ask.  If we don’t ask we won’t get, because they don’t think there is much of a market for some things


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Judy Jackson
 

I wonder how long it will be before Janome UK are able to supply me with this foot? I love the HP plate and foot and an AcuFeed HP2  sounds just what we need.  



On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 at 15:17, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
The new AcuFeed Flex Professional foot HP2 is now in FootBook. It MUST be used with the HP needle plate, and it's pretty fabulous. I'll be posting a freebie preview to YouTube next week.


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Lyn Quine
 

I’ve emailed Janome UK about the new foot, it looks interesting I’ve got the new foot for the HP plate and it is very good, the best I’ve ever used.  I want the HP2 now!  Lol but I won’t hold my breath it isn’t on their product list in the shop yet.  They now have the V5.5 software in, they are loading it onto the system, I’m ordering that soon as it’s available


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Jim Stutsman
 

The new AcuFeed Flex Professional foot HP2 is now in FootBook. It MUST be used with the HP needle plate, and it's pretty fabulous. I'll be posting a freebie preview to YouTube next week.


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Lyn Quine
 

I had the same happen with the narrow foot, and disengaging, it does that when you go over a lumpy bit, the foot is long in relation to the top feed dog at the back, the foot tips up and that disengages the hook at the back, there’s not a lot you can do to stop it. That actually is my favourite foot, I use it a lot on both my 12 and 15000, for most jobs, and for a zip the zipper foot is excellent.


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Pixey
 

Glynis,
Can you elaborate a little more on how you use the leader piece.  I am familiar with the concept for piecing, but am having difficulty visualizing how it would work when doing a binding on a multi-layered quilt and working on a mitered corner. 

Thanks,
Pixey


On Jan 28, 2019, at 5:26 PM, Glynnis Ballou via Groups.Io <roclab54@...> wrote:

I have definitely encountered the same thing.  Because the "top foot" is behind the needle. But - I love that narrow foot for bindings.  So, I use a leader scrap that I can tug on to help feed.  Extra work for sure, but only 4 times on a large quilt and the extra effort is negligible.

Glynnis in KY


On Monday, January 28, 2019, 2:17:56 PM EST, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:


We've experienced the link pop-out before. Try reducing the foot pressure on the top of the machine.


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Glynnis Ballou
 

I have definitely encountered the same thing.  Because the "top foot" is behind the needle. But - I love that narrow foot for bindings.  So, I use a leader scrap that I can tug on to help feed.  Extra work for sure, but only 4 times on a large quilt and the extra effort is negligible.

Glynnis in KY


On Monday, January 28, 2019, 2:17:56 PM EST, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:


We've experienced the link pop-out before. Try reducing the foot pressure on the top of the machine.


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Cat - N
 

I definitely have more problems with the narrow foot holder.

I saw Jim's reply about foot pressure, and, of course, I didn't try reducing the foot pressure for the 'pop out' with the narrow holder and foot because I was only seaming two layers of fabric (satin) for a doggy garment at that time, which were already sliding freely (think "limbo") under the foot when the foot was down, so the presser foot wasn't touching the fabric at all...rather than futz with figuring out the problem right then, I just changed to the wide holder, which held the satin fabric layers well. 

I don't have any trouble with the wide foot holder, which rarely pops out, but the narrow one's little 'stomper' grabs a lot more air than fabric a lot of the time, and, of course is popped out when it is grabbing/clawing air. When it is grabbing fabric, I love it for bindings with the zipper foot in the holder, so I will give changing the foot pressure a try on the next quilt binding for sure if that little buggar is grabbing air instead of fabric.  (IDK would be so nice...wish manufacturing was still in Germany.)

Thanks much for the suggestion!

- Cat



15000 V3 workbook

JoAnn Novak
 

 Can you tell me how much??   JoAnn

Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

I bought mine off eBay but it came from Pocono Sew  & Vac in Stroudsburg, PA 18360. 567 Main Street, (507)421-4580. It is the latest version so you don't need to buy the addendum.


Re: AcuFeed Flex

Jim Stutsman
 

We've experienced the link pop-out before. Try reducing the foot pressure on the top of the machine.


Facebook Echo Week 3

Jim Stutsman
 

Our week 3 offerings are devoted to Free Motion Quilting (FMQ). I've no doubt that this group has many members who can do exquisite free motion quilting while playing the banjo, but if you are new to the art these videos may prove helpful. First up is a discussion and demonstration of some of the tools used for FMQ. Enjoy, and quilt responsibly!

https://youtu.be/eBEcKBcmlN4


AcuFeed Flex

Pixey
 

Thanks for the response on long term storage of a machine.

As a follow-up, I keep having problems when I try to use the new Accufeed Flex system feet on my 15000 and S9. Most recently I was trying to sew the binding on some placemats. I was using the narrow foot VD foot because I was sewing a half inch binding close to the edge. When I would get to the corner and try to make the 90 degree turn and start to sew the next side, the top feed mechanism was initially not grabbing the placemat. Then as the bottom feed dogs continued to push it, it jammed up against the top feed foot and then the dual feed link would disengage (pop out altogether). Did not have this problem on my 6600 Accufeed system. (I was trying it on both because I was pondering investing in the quilt binder attachment.)

Am now wondering if I should have used the wider feed foot but moved the needle to the right. Has anyone else encountered problems when starting to sew with the narrow AcuFeed Flex foot?

Pixey


Re: 15000 V3 workbook

Karen Cone
 

I have the manual as well but not the workbook!  If you find out where to purchase this, I would love to know.
Thanks,
Karen


On Jan 27, 2019, at 10:11 AM, Randi Kemper <randisbear1@...> wrote:

Where did you find the work book. I have the manual but not the workbook.
--
Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


Re: 15000 V3 workbook

Margaret Reiter
 

I bought mine off eBay but it came from Pocono Sew  & Vac in Stroudsburg, PA 18360. 567 Main Street, (507)421-4580. It is the latest version so you don't need to buy the addendum.


Re: Storage question

Jim Stutsman
 

This is an interesting question. As far as the "shelf life" of a machine is concerned, if it's kept in a cool, dry environment it should be essentially unlimited. There may be some small changes. I am reminded of the issue of the covers of the Memory Craft 10000, almost 20 years ago. Most people kept them in a dark closet, since the machine was in frequent use. When pulling out the cover they were surprised to see that the ivory color was almost lemon yellow. Some facet of the plastic caused it to change color when kept in the dark. If exposed to full sun it would eventually drift back toward white, but would not stay that way if stored in the dark again.

I can get behind the storage idea for two scenarios: 1) If Janome completely stops innovating, or new machines are relentlessly worse than those that went before. This can happen from time to time with new models, but it's definitely not a trend. Janome R&D does a pretty good job of improving the products through each iteration.  2) If Janome quits making machines entirely. Back in the early 90s it was predicted that the number of sewing machine companies would decline to the point that only 1 or 2 were left. That hasn't happened, but there has been a significant decline in the strength of the brands, specifically Pfaff and Singer. The big players now are Brother and Janome, in that order.

If it were me, I would probably not do it. Most machines today have embedded computers, and computer technology continues to evolve to levels we never dreamed of. Today I might wish that I'd bought an Apple 1 and put it "on ice", but only because it would have tremendous resale value as an antique. From a functional standpoint it would be nearly useless. Sewing machines are not quite to that level of development, but they have gotten much better over the years. From the standpoint of the machine manufacturers, given the price of the top of line machines, they only way to keep going is to keep making big improvements to encourage upgrades.


Storage question

Pixey
 

This is probably a Jim question but welcome others perspective as well...
What is the life of a sewing machine that is kept in the box in a climate controlled storage unit?

As background, I currently have a 6600P that I love for sewing. But, it is 10 years old and gets moderately heavy use as my go-to sewing machine (especially anything involving dual feed...the new Accufeed Flex system and I do NOT have a good relationship). I know that Janome has recently retired it in favor of the new 6700P, but I do not like it as well as my 6600P. I am pondering whether I should get a second, back-up machine before the back stock runs out and put it in storage until the day something happens with mine and it cannot be repaired. But I did not know if there is a natural “decay” process that I need to be aware of, hence my opening question.

Thanks,
Pixey


Re: 15000 V3 workbook

Randi Kemper
 

Where did you find the work book. I have the manual but not the workbook.
--
Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


saving from Emblink solved!

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

ok forget last topic or copy and pste this to it please:

after 'stepping' away long enough to write the email, I went back, and figured out that i have to be in  "Edit" mode to save!!!


EmbLink save design on PC

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

Hello, 
Can i save a design that I fussed with on the machine...then decided that I really needed a knockdown stitch for, so that means getting it to the PC.  so I went to the PC and opened emblink...and successfully 'received' the design from Emblink.  However, the save buttons are light grey and cannot be clicked  :(  i really want to save it so that I can open it in a program that will let me add the knockdown stitches.  Any ideas?
TIA!


Re: 15000 V3 workbook

Margaret Reiter
 

I purchased the workbook for $49.99. It is amazing to me, step by step projects to use all the features this machine has, what feet to use, what needle plate, positioning, etc. This workbook is not a manual. It covers quilting, sewing embroidery, the Ipad, the link etc. I inherited the Janome 15000MC and there is no one near me to go for lessons or help. This workbook was the answer for me. I have heard of the pen, not seen it and have not heard of an upgrade. I am in the USA

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