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Janome 550e

bhoryn
 

I am going to be doing a thick in the hoop project and it is recommended that the last part be sewn out at the lowest speed (no problem) and also with the foot raised.    Can this be done on my machine?     Can find anything in the instruction book.    Thanks.  Beth in Ontario.  


Re: quilting on the 12000

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Sherryl,

I think that 2 layers of quilt batting is way to much for any magnet to hold. I made a quilt for my 6 year old grandson when he was a wee baby. I had many seams on the top and decided to use a minky backing with a layer of 80/20 quilt batting. I also used the AQS22 hoop. I may have moved up to the 15000 by this time but I did purchase the AQS quilting system for my 12000 when I had that machine. Long story short, I did have the magnets pop off nearly every time, but not all of them. I would pop it back on and keep going. I only had one hooping that was a problem, but that didn’t show up and I couldn’t find it when the quilt was complete - I was going to try and take out the stitching and do it over. It was frustrating, but worth the effort. I don’t think I would have had such a problem IF I’d used a cotton backing. The quilt was just a throw size, much bigger than for a crib. I also did a “Musica” quilt for my son-in-law (he’s has a Masters degree in Trombone Performance) to use as a wall hanging in his music room at home. I don’t seem to remember it having any issues at all and it was quilted much the same way as little Archer’s was. Those are my only big experiences in quilting with my 15000, but I’d do it again, IF the spirit moved me to do so. Lately, I’ve been making much bigger quilts for granddaughters (I have 13 grands), so I’ve taken them out to a long-arm quilter. I will be trying something on a big one soon, as it is quite expensive to take them out.

You do need to invest in the Quilt Kit, if you plan to quilt on your 12000 - believe me when I say it is worth the investment. the cost would be about the same as using an outsider to long-arm the quilt. The process is not difficult once you get into a rhythm of moving the quilt without removing the hoop from the machine. My problem is getting all the sandwich together, to even start the process.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: quilting on the 12000

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

I have the topper from dime...but I will say I felt like I wanted more magnets with two layers of battinge would def. need the extra magnets they sell!

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM Sherryl Doran via groups.io <crafttwoman=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the ASQ22 hoop but haven't checked into a topper. I will look at that, thanks.







 

 


Re: quilting on the 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

I have the ASQ22 hoop but haven't checked into a topper. I will look at that, thanks.


Re: quilting on the 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

I think I have tried to use binder clips before but the hoop sides were not deep enough to allow the clips to hold. I may revisit that method though and see if I can make it work. Thanks.


Re: quilting on the 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

Thanks for the video referral. I believe I have seen this or one like it before. This must be for very thin batting, because most of my quilts I make with two layers of batting and I am lucky if I can get one of those magnets to hold, let alone four or eight. And if I need to have the hoop plastic right where a seam happens to be I might as well forget it. I was just hoping there was some special trick or special equipment I needed to make it work.


Re: quilting on the 12000

Cat - N
 

There is a Janome Acufil Quilting Kit for the 12000 (and 14000) that will include the ASQ22 Magnetic quilting hoop, software, and  designs. I have seen quite a bit of variation in prices over time, but if you are interested, you can check with dealers/suppliers for prices and availability.  Acufil can be used for edge to edge (e2e) quilting, and also if you have ASQ22, there is a topper from Designs in Machine Embroidery (DIME) as well...or even ‘make your own’ if you are ‘handy’ or so inclined. The topper ‘may’ be ‘easier’ to use for large quilts than the Janome magnetic clamps...personal preference...the hoop does not need to be removed from the machine...just remove the topper and reposition the quilt. The topper only fits the ASQ22 magnetic quilting hoop. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Aug 17, 2020 at 9:23 AM, <Sherryl Doran via groups.io> wrote:

So I have the 12000 and the Horizon software which includes quilting patterns. But I can't use them because the hoops I have including the GR and SQ 23 have those magnetic clips that are supposed to hold the fabric/material to the hoop. Of course, they do not as a sandwiched quilt is too thick for the clips to hold, especially at seams. Is there another way to use the machine, another hoop maybe, to actually quilt on it. As is the quilting software on the machine and in Horizon as well as some I purchased from Amazing Designs is pretty useless. I will soon be ready to quilt two queen-size quilts and have been looking at possible designs to use to quilt one block at a time.


Re: quilting on the 12000

momin8tor5
 

Hi Sherryl, If you having trouble with the magnetic clips holding the sandwich in the hoop, try using binder clips instead.  The Medium size tends to work best for me.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sherryl Doran via groups.io <crafttwoman@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 5:56 am
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] quilting on the 12000

So I have the 12000 and the Horizon software which includes quilting patterns. But I can't use them because the hoops I have including the GR and SQ 23 have those magnetic clips that are supposed to hold the fabric/material to the hoop. Of course, they do not as a sandwiched quilt is too thick for the clips to hold, especially at seams. Is there another way to use the machine, another hoop maybe, to actually quilt on it. As is the quilting software on the machine and in Horizon as well as some I purchased from Amazing Designs is pretty useless. I will soon be ready to quilt two queen-size quilts and have been looking at possible designs to use to quilt one block at a time.


Re: MC6500Pro foot

blue_lak
 

You can use that foot for attaching elastic, though it's very limited in the size of elastic it will accommodate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijLipo5FfzA
Jan in MD


Re: quilting on the 12000

blue_lak
 

The ASQ22 is the quilt hoop. It comes with magnets that clamp down and around your quilt to hold it in place. This short Janome video gives a quick demo of how it's used. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea_OMo2QYIM
Jan in MD


quilting on the 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

So I have the 12000 and the Horizon software which includes quilting patterns. But I can't use them because the hoops I have including the GR and SQ 23 have those magnetic clips that are supposed to hold the fabric/material to the hoop. Of course, they do not as a sandwiched quilt is too thick for the clips to hold, especially at seams. Is there another way to use the machine, another hoop maybe, to actually quilt on it. As is the quilting software on the machine and in Horizon as well as some I purchased from Amazing Designs is pretty useless. I will soon be ready to quilt two queen-size quilts and have been looking at possible designs to use to quilt one block at a time.


Re: Janome 14000

Nyssa Lanzafame
 
Edited

HS - Has his been resolved?

Moderator note: Apparently not. The original poster has not posted an update.


Re: 14000

Cheryl Paul
 

Yes the 14000 is a high shank machine.

Cheryl -Saskatoon


Re: ruler foot

Kim Normandin
 

Always good information from you Favymtz!

Kim


On Aug 13, 2020, at 9:31 AM, favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:

What I was explaining is that in my experience with the 2 brands of machines, the Brother/Babylock feet don't work on a Janome due to the needle drop position. 
The needle will hit the foot.
The Janome feet will work on a Brother/Babylock, but the needle drop position might still be an issue, depending on the foot.
For example a Janome M foot for overedge stitching wouldn't work on a Brother because the needle might hit the pins on the foot. The spacing is different between the 2 brands.
Some may work, some not, so be careful!
It's not only about the adapter and ankle!

--
Favymtz


Re: ruler foot

favymtz
 

What I was explaining is that in my experience with the 2 brands of machines, the Brother/Babylock feet don't work on a Janome due to the needle drop position. 
The needle will hit the foot.
The Janome feet will work on a Brother/Babylock, but the needle drop position might still be an issue, depending on the foot.
For example a Janome M foot for overedge stitching wouldn't work on a Brother because the needle might hit the pins on the foot. The spacing is different between the 2 brands.
Some may work, some not, so be careful!
It's not only about the adapter and ankle!

--
Favymtz


Re: ruler foot

SewingRose
 

Well, if you are sure then the only thing I can think of is the adapter is different, although it is the one that came with the machine. I use Janome feet on a regular basis on the PQ1500SL (in fact used one just yesterday).  Love this S/S machine as so many feet are compatible, both from modern and vintage domestic machines and industrials, at last count I have 60+ feet plus the buttonhole attachment and still searching for a high/low shank adapter so I can use the vintage zigzag attachment.  ;-)


Re: Mac Embroidery Software Recommendation

Sharron Brittingham <brittisl1018@...>
 

I will download soon—as soon as I get moved into my new home & get my sewing room organized.
😀


14000

sewnice@...
 

Is the 14000 a high shank machine?

thanks


Re: ruler foot

favymtz
 

Re: I know that Janome and Brother are both high shank, but some feet aren't compatible due to needle drop position...snap-on feet are ok as the adapter is Brother compatible, it's just the screw-on feet."
I had a Babylock (Same as Brother machine) and the feet were never compatible with my Janome machines due to the needle drop position.
It didn't matter if it was a snap on foot or a screw on foot, the feet didn't work at all, the needle would hit the foot. 

--
Favymtz


Re: ruler foot

SewingRose
 

Can't help specifically with your machine models but I have a Janome Ruler Work Foot for my 9450, however the needle drop position doesn't line up with the Brother PQ1500SL.  Both machines are high shank and I wanted to be able to use the rulers on both machines so I bought a generic ruler foot on eBay, the seller stated it was compatible and he/she was correct.  I've since done ruler quilting on both machines, but suggest if you get hold of a ruler foot, attach it to both of your machines and turn the handwheel slowly to check needle drop position. 

For my machines I know that Janome and Brother are both high shank, but some feet aren't compatible due to needle drop position...snap-on feet are ok as the adapter is Brother compatible, it's just the screw-on feet.  The generic ruler work feet are much lower cost and clear plastic, they are also height adjustable at the screw due to a slotted area in the foot.  I've got in the habit of doing a slow rotation with the handwheel everytime I change feet...saves breaking a needle andalso putting a hole in the foot!

Hope this helps?  ;-)

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