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Re: Facebook Echo

Andrea B. Herschel
 

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Re: Ideas Wanted

SALLY JOHNSON
 

I would love the instructions!


On Jan 19, 2019, at 10:28 AM, Judi Rutherford <willwork4fabric@...> wrote:

I would make zipper pouches.  They are quick to make particularly in an assembly line :-).  

You can use fun colors and personalize with a logo or initials.  I buy my zippers at Zipit on ETSY she has a great selection and great prices. 

There are lots of tutorials on line if you have never made zipper pouches.  I make mine 11.5" wide and 9 inches deep and use fusible fleece to give them some body.  I have a set of instructions I hand out when I teach them as part of a quick gifts class.  If you would them let me know and I will post them to the files section.

Judi 



Cloth guide

Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

The question was asked about how to get an actuate 1/4" seam and what foot is best to use.

I can't find that email nie😳😥

There was a comment about using the cloth guide. I just tried it (on my 12000). It works great - even and accurate.

I was just curious if others use this tool. What would the disadvantage be.

One of these days, just maybe, I'll own a 15000.

TIA

Linda


Re: Ideas Wanted

Kaye Lessard
 

Makeup towel!!!
Kaye in la


Re: 1/4" feet

Daisy Kutz
 

Thanks for all your input. I have been using flange, but I am going to try O and compare.
Catherine


Re: Ideas Wanted

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

Head bands with initials

On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 9:28 AM Judi Rutherford <willwork4fabric@...> wrote:
I would make zipper pouches.  They are quick to make particularly in an assembly line :-).  

You can use fun colors and personalize with a logo or initials.  I buy my zippers at Zipit on ETSY she has a great selection and great prices. 

There are lots of tutorials on line if you have never made zipper pouches.  I make mine 11.5" wide and 9 inches deep and use fusible fleece to give them some body.  I have a set of instructions I hand out when I teach them as part of a quick gifts class.  If you would them let me know and I will post them to the files section.

Judi 


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Question about older machines

Pixey
 

I have a friend who I was talking sewing with. She has some basic sewing projects she wants to do, curtains, pillows, basic mending, etc. However, her ‘preferred’ machine (which is no longer available) was actually her grandmother’s treadle machine because she could control the speed and sew very slowly. I gather she had a bad runaway machine incident with an economy modern machine that left here afraid of the machine. I showed her the speed control on my 6600P and she lit up with hope. Unfortunately, her budget is more in the $300-$500 range. We discussed the possibility of a retired or used machine from a reputable vendor.

I was looking at some possibilities which would come with the speed control and spotted some in the 8000 and DC lines (8050, 8070, DC1050, DC2014, DC3050), but was not familiar with these lines. Can you share some insights on whether these might be a good machine for her?

Thanks,
Pixey


Re: Facebook Echo

Jim Stutsman
 

https://www.facebook.com/tadyer1/videos/10218114328959409/


Re: Ideas Wanted

Judi Rutherford
 

I would make zipper pouches.  They are quick to make particularly in an assembly line :-).  

You can use fun colors and personalize with a logo or initials.  I buy my zippers at Zipit on ETSY she has a great selection and great prices. 

There are lots of tutorials on line if you have never made zipper pouches.  I make mine 11.5" wide and 9 inches deep and use fusible fleece to give them some body.  I have a set of instructions I hand out when I teach them as part of a quick gifts class.  If you would them let me know and I will post them to the files section.

Judi 



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

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