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Re: Moving and need new sewing area

Barbara Anderson
 

Welcome.  I live in Lynn Haven which is about 30 miles west.  Unfortunately our Janome dealer was destroyed in the hurricane but said they are starting to rebuild this week.  Quilting by the Bay was also destroyed but is partly open.

. Barbara Anderson

On Mar 9, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Pam from Central NY via Groups.Io <twinpw@...> wrote:

Hi all, it’s Pam from Central NY, but moving to to Port St John Florida in April if all goes well. I was hoping my Florida sewing friends would know where the great sewing stores are in that area. We are excited, nervous, scared and more nervous! I know it will be fine, but letting go of 40 years plus is going to be hard. I am hoping there will be some great sewing stores to lead me on new adventures. We are selling most everything, but not my Janome 15000 or featherweights. Also taking my Koala quilt sewing table and squeezing it in a little room. Can’t wait to see what is available since most of my stash will go to my daughter. Thank you for any input about what might be in my new area. (Near Merritt island)


Moving and need new sewing area

Pam from Warm and Sunny Florida
 

Hi all, it’s Pam from Central NY, but moving to to Port St John Florida in April if all goes well. I was hoping my Florida sewing friends would know where the great sewing stores are in that area. We are excited, nervous, scared and more nervous! I know it will be fine, but letting go of 40 years plus is going to be hard. I am hoping there will be some great sewing stores to lead me on new adventures. We are selling most everything, but not my Janome 15000 or featherweights. Also taking my Koala quilt sewing table and squeezing it in a little room. Can’t wait to see what is available since most of my stash will go to my daughter. Thank you for any input about what might be in my new area. (Near Merritt island)


Re: Bobbin issues

bhd02@...
 

P.S. The info is in my 1500 manual p. 104. My dear husband downloaded the manual to pdf. and found it with the Search function. Thanks again for the quick responses.


Re: Bobbin issues

bhd02@...
 

That's what I need. Had forgotten about the red machine. It was already set as low as possible, so will leave it, then when it comes up, will turn it off knowing how far I can go. So thankful for this group!


Re: Bobbin issues

Lyn Quine
 

On the SETTINGS screen on the 15000 you press the red machine at the top of the screen and adjust the bobbin thread part which is the second part down on the screen.  Press the blue machine icon at the top of the screen for the embroidery side.  Ive set mine to .5, and there isn’t much left on the bobbin when it refuses o go any further.  You can put it to 0 but that would turn it off and you old run out.


Re: Bobbin issues

Lyn Quine
 

Unless they were Janome prewounds (which unfortunately are no loner available in the UK) he yellow dot case i needed for prewounds.  


Re: Bobbin issues

Jim Stutsman
 

See page 79 , item 2, of the 9900 instruction book for adjusting the bobbin sensor warning threshold. The manual is a little misleading regarding the yellow dot case. Use it ONLY if you are getting bobbin thread pulled up during embroidery. This is regardless of what brand of bobbin thread, unwound or pre-wound, you are using.


Re: Digitizer program

rbojbo@...
 

Both programs have things to recommend them.  Which program is "best" is largely personal preference.  This is a decision you must make based on your needs.

I would recommend that you upgrade your software to either the latest Janome Digitizer or the Artistic Digitizer.  The new features are amazing.  Digitizer Pro is several upgrades ago and no longer supported by Janome. (https://www.janome.com/support/general-support/software-support/)  Win 7 is also approaching end of life.

Find a dealer who is willing to demonstrate both programs for you.  Select the one that feels right for you.  We all have our own preferences but only you can pick the "best" for you.

Jean


Re: Bobbin issues

bhd02@...
 

Maybe I'm missing something, but the only mention of bobbin setting in my SET screen relates to cleaning the bobbin area and speed of bobbin winding. A friend who has the 9900 looked it over also and couldn't find it. Re the bobbins, p.  116 of the manual says to use the yellow dot bobbin case with thread that isn't Janome. Would that apply also to prewounds?


Re: Bobbin issues

Lyn Quine
 

Have you adjusted the bobbin warning in settings?  You set it for both sewing and embroidery.  I have m8ne set to .5 and keep it going until the machine refuses.  If there isn’t much more to do I turn the setting to 0, which means it will run out so be careful.  I do the same on the 15 and 12000.  I can usually get 3000 more stitches out of it.  I also use a generic bobbin thread in the yellow dot case, but I us an 80/2, that means it’s thinner and I can get more on the bobb8n.  I always use Janome bobbins, I won’t use generics they bounce they arenit quite yhenright size.  I’ve managed to find a Gunold bobbin thread that is 100/2 so even thinner, more goes on the bobbin and will go further.


Re: Bobbin issues

Jim Stutsman
 

The bobbin warning can be made to trigger sooner or later by adjusting in the SET screen. If it still comes up too soon it can be recalibrated by a dealer. The process is simple and only takes a few minutes. 


Re: Digitizer program

Jim Stutsman
 

Almost all software that you buy is sold as a license to use the software, not the actual software. However you can sell the media, such as CD, DVD, etc. that the software is sold on. In the case of Digitizer Pro, if it uses a USB dongle then it can be sold as the dongle and the installation DVD. In the case of those with a software dongle selling would require the publisher to transfer the registration, which I doubt any would do. In the past there have been people selling older versions of Digitizer after upgrading to a newer one. Most were not aware that their old dongle was deactivated during the upgrade, making the sold version useless. If buying a used copy of Digitizer it is important to verify that it's working before completing the sale.


Bobbin issues

bhd02@...
 

Am wondering about the bobbin warning popup. It shows long before the bobbin is empty. I can usually sew another seam before it refuses to go any more. The thrifty side of me is wondering if there is a fix or if one must discard the remaining thread before rewinding? I've also found the machine to be very touchy about any non-Janome bobbin. I've been told in classes that class 15 prewounds will work but my machine doesn't like them. My plan is to stock up on the Janome label bobbins, but am wondering if anyone else has this issue.

FYI: have been using the #15 utility overcast stitch for making Tooth Fairy pillows for a friend. Love it.


Re: Dual Feed foot

bhd02@...
 

Thanks. Am getting ready to make a second one in aqua. Sew fun!


Re: Digitizer program

Virginia
 

Digitizer pro cannot create a cut file, however the other can. Keep in mind once you purchase software it usually is for the original owner and not transferable or salelable (if there is such a word). I would stick with what I have if I were you but not all software is compatible with windows 10. What version digipro do you have?



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Pam from Central NY via Groups.Io" <twinpw@...>
Date: 3/5/19 6:10 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Digitizer program

I am wondering which program is better, the Digitizer Pro or Janome Artistic digitizer? My old windows 7 computer is going and I would like to go without a dongle. It would need to work on a MacBook Pro. What is everyone thoughts. I am on the fence on buying the Artistic and selling my Digitizer Pro or keeping the Digitizer Pro and finding another windows 7 computer. Would love help on deciding what would be best for my Memory Craft 15000. Thank you, Pam in Central NY


Re: Janome 15000 timing issue

dhickeyds9
 

Hi Moira,
I live in San Antonio also and I take my 15000 to Grome,s sewing machine company 
At 4719 Manitou SATX 78228, (210) 684-0376 . They upgraded me to the quilt maker and had no problem. Curtis was nice and explained everything to me. You can give them a try.
Deborah


Re: circular stitcher projects

Patricia Ward
 

Yes, that is what I did making sure to put wrong sides together and then turning down a flap to be topstitched down thus showing the wrong side of the fabric  to make the design. 

HTH
Pat


On Mar 5, 2019, at 8:51 PM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

So, if I understand, you did each block separately and then sewed them together.  Seems like a good way to quilt a large quilt.  I am trying to  finish my quilts with my 15000, and not have to send out to long armer.  Thanks so much for responding.
Carole




On Mar 5, 2019, at 5:02 PM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:

In each of the projects, I used two layers of quilting fabric and one layer of muslin for the inner lining of a circle so to speak...  I layered the squares of fabrics like a quilt sandwich and then placed them onto the pin, did a circle with a straight stitch and then left an opening to turn each one.  The tricky part is making sure you have layered them in the proper order and sides of fabric so that when you turn them you have right sides out.  

My machine had no problem turning the circles-- in fact those projects were done so long ago they were on an MC 10000.    So if that machine had no problem turning the fabric, you know the 15000 won't.  

I don't think I would try anything like quilt batting or flannel.. that might add too much bulk.  

HTH
Pat

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 6:53 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
Just saw the 3 photos of projects done with the circular attachment posted by Patricia Ward. So very nice.   Did you do anything special to get all the bulk contained so the circular attachment could turn freely?  I've used it on small projects with success and tried once with a large quilt, without success.  The bulkiness did not rotate smoothly.  
Thanks,
Carole




Re: circular stitcher projects

Carole O'Mara
 

So, if I understand, you did each block separately and then sewed them together.  Seems like a good way to quilt a large quilt.  I am trying to  finish my quilts with my 15000, and not have to send out to long armer.  Thanks so much for responding.
Carole




On Mar 5, 2019, at 5:02 PM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:

In each of the projects, I used two layers of quilting fabric and one layer of muslin for the inner lining of a circle so to speak...  I layered the squares of fabrics like a quilt sandwich and then placed them onto the pin, did a circle with a straight stitch and then left an opening to turn each one.  The tricky part is making sure you have layered them in the proper order and sides of fabric so that when you turn them you have right sides out.  

My machine had no problem turning the circles-- in fact those projects were done so long ago they were on an MC 10000.    So if that machine had no problem turning the fabric, you know the 15000 won't.  

I don't think I would try anything like quilt batting or flannel.. that might add too much bulk.  

HTH
Pat

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 6:53 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
Just saw the 3 photos of projects done with the circular attachment posted by Patricia Ward. So very nice.   Did you do anything special to get all the bulk contained so the circular attachment could turn freely?  I've used it on small projects with success and tried once with a large quilt, without success.  The bulkiness did not rotate smoothly.  
Thanks,
Carole




Re: circular stitcher projects

Patricia Ward
 

In each of the projects, I used two layers of quilting fabric and one layer of muslin for the inner lining of a circle so to speak...  I layered the squares of fabrics like a quilt sandwich and then placed them onto the pin, did a circle with a straight stitch and then left an opening to turn each one.  The tricky part is making sure you have layered them in the proper order and sides of fabric so that when you turn them you have right sides out.  

My machine had no problem turning the circles-- in fact those projects were done so long ago they were on an MC 10000.    So if that machine had no problem turning the fabric, you know the 15000 won't.  

I don't think I would try anything like quilt batting or flannel.. that might add too much bulk.  

HTH
Pat

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 6:53 PM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
Just saw the 3 photos of projects done with the circular attachment posted by Patricia Ward. So very nice.   Did you do anything special to get all the bulk contained so the circular attachment could turn freely?  I've used it on small projects with success and tried once with a large quilt, without success.  The bulkiness did not rotate smoothly.  
Thanks,
Carole


circular stitcher projects

Carole O'Mara
 

Just saw the 3 photos of projects done with the circular attachment posted by Patricia Ward. So very nice.   Did you do anything special to get all the bulk contained so the circular attachment could turn freely?  I've used it on small projects with success and tried once with a large quilt, without success.  The bulkiness did not rotate smoothly.  
Thanks,
Carole

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