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Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Mattes
 

My wife is using "MyStuff Pro" for years to keep track of her sewing products on fairs. It's a generic and very powerful inventory app, and developer support is marvelous! 

The app takes some time to be set up for a specific purpose, but is definitely worth a try...

I couldn't develop such an app in less than years...

Mattes

acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Mary Mills
 

hi Jim I am trying to get my IPad and S9 to communicate, both have been loaded properly with no luck.  Took both IPad and machine to my local dealer, Joy, the shop owner tried too, even contacted Janome in Sydney Australia with no luck.  I have the best internet connection here, it’s good in Young where the shop is so that is not the problem.  Everything works fine individually just not talking!  Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks and regards Mary.  PS, love ThreadBook, sooo much easier to select threads after you so kindly added my GEM threads.

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

That is basically what SewingKitPro did Plus other features.  https://appshopper.com/productivity/sewingkit-pro 
My sewing Kit has poor ratings.

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Jim Stutsman
 

Vesta Software LLC has an app “My Sewing Kit” currently in the store. It’s last update was May of 2017. When I get caught up I’ll take a look at it and see what it does. ThreadBook took a year to develop, though more than half of that time was spent working out the best way to match colors. Here are a couple of questions for the group:

1. Would you use an app like this?   (App Store Link)

2. What features should it have?

Re: Calibration on Janome 12000.

Elizabeth Larson
 

Thanks for the information. I’m using the a AQ 8.7 hoop, and it appears to be parallel. I’ll just have to take it in for servicing right after the holidays. Am making a ton of Christmas gifts so it’s in heavy use right now. It’s not too bad and I’m just using acufil to quilt some throws. A classic case of severely underestimating how much time these projects would take.

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:04 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
You must be in embroidery mode to calibrate the hoop. Before trying to calibrate, put the plastic template in the hoop and select a design for that hoop. Whether the needle is centered or not, the horizontal grid lines should be parallel to the edges of the machine bed. If they are sloping in either direction you should have your dealer adjust it. If the hoop attachment mechanism is not straight you will not be able to get it centered. As long as the lines are parallel, though, you should be able to get it very close.

Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Hi Jim,
I have an App “Sewing Kit Ṗŕö” that is no longer maintained by the developer Vesta software. Last update was 2016.  It allowed me to keep records of my patterns, books, threads and notions.  It also allowed me to scan in patterns from the internet.
Is there another comparable App or would it be something you would consider developing.
TIA
 Carolyn 

Re: Calibration on Janome 12000.

Jim Stutsman
 

You must be in embroidery mode to calibrate the hoop. Before trying to calibrate, put the plastic template in the hoop and select a design for that hoop. Whether the needle is centered or not, the horizontal grid lines should be parallel to the edges of the machine bed. If they are sloping in either direction you should have your dealer adjust it. If the hoop attachment mechanism is not straight you will not be able to get it centered. As long as the lines are parallel, though, you should be able to get it very close.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

If the bobbin case is out and the wheel won't turn you likely have thread wound around somewhere inside the machine. There is nothing you can do about that. Sorry for the bad news!

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

Small cracks will not impact your sewing, so it's not a mandatory replacement. If the disc is split in half (I've seen it!) or has raised edges around a gouge, then you want to replace it. As I've previously said, I made this a part of every service, but most dealers never change it.

Calibration on Janome 12000.

Elizabeth Larson
 

Does anyone have an idea why my calibration window is grayed out on the 12000?  Am using My acufil hoop and it’s a good half inch or so off.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Kathy
 

I got the needle out, the embroidery hoop off and the embroidery arm off. The needle was just in the down position and not stuck on anything. The wheel is still frozen. Everything on the underside looks fine. Could it be something above, like the take up lever?  There were no thread nests or loose threads on the bottom. 


kathy in FL

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Wellwood
 

Should that white plastic piece be replaced if I can see a narrow crack on the left side? Not sure when this happened, but it is dark along the crack now. My dealer did not think it was a big deal, but I will be taking the machine in for regular maintenance in January.
Thank you for your guidance!
Jean, Alberta, Canada

   Sent from my iPad

On Dec 1, 2019, at 7:18 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

When we first started selling Janome pre-wound bobbins in our store, we found that frequently the final inches of thread would never be used because they actually tied the thread to the bobbin before winding it. There are three possibilities when the bobbin is at the end:
  1. The last of the thread is used up. Lack of pull from the bobbin thread causes the needle thread to go slack, triggering the broken thread sensor.
  2. The bobbin thread breaks, due to being tied or unable to feed. This leads to the above situation.
  3. The bobbin thread does not break or feed. The next stitch cannot be pulled up and the loop of thread under the bobbin case pulls it up out of the raceway. Once it clears the stopper the next stitch causes the needle to penetrate the case and jam the machine. The best outcome is when only the case is damaged. This is costly, but easily remedied. Worse is when the needle pierces the case and/or is deflected by it into the hook race. That leads to damage that will cause the machine to start clicking with every stitch, as the thread catches on burrs or notches in the hook race. If not corrected, this will lead to more damage, again because caught stitches cannot be pulled up and the bobbin case again spins out.
In your case let's hope the case is the only problem. In a pinch you can often buff out the holes and scratches with an emery board, but a new case is always the best idea. Before sewing again use a strong light and magnification to check all around the hook race (with bobbin case removed) for any damage. The white plastic base at the bottom may also be scratched or broken. This is somewhat of an Achilles' Heel for top loading machines.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

When we first started selling Janome pre-wound bobbins in our store, we found that frequently the final inches of thread would never be used because they actually tied the thread to the bobbin before winding it. There are three possibilities when the bobbin is at the end:
  1. The last of the thread is used up. Lack of pull from the bobbin thread causes the needle thread to go slack, triggering the broken thread sensor.
  2. The bobbin thread breaks, due to being tied or unable to feed. This leads to the above situation.
  3. The bobbin thread does not break or feed. The next stitch cannot be pulled up and the loop of thread under the bobbin case pulls it up out of the raceway. Once it clears the stopper the next stitch causes the needle to penetrate the case and jam the machine. The best outcome is when only the case is damaged. This is costly, but easily remedied. Worse is when the needle pierces the case and/or is deflected by it into the hook race. That leads to damage that will cause the machine to start clicking with every stitch, as the thread catches on burrs or notches in the hook race. If not corrected, this will lead to more damage, again because caught stitches cannot be pulled up and the bobbin case again spins out.
In your case let's hope the case is the only problem. In a pinch you can often buff out the holes and scratches with an emery board, but a new case is always the best idea. Before sewing again use a strong light and magnification to check all around the hook race (with bobbin case removed) for any damage. The white plastic base at the bottom may also be scratched or broken. This is somewhat of an Achilles' Heel for top loading machines.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Barbara Wolcott
 

What you described Jim just happened to me. The needle had actually penetrated the bobbin case.  I would appreciate your thoughts on why I think this might have happened. I turned off the low bobbin sensor (not wanting to waste bobbin thread!).  It took a while but after releasing the stuck bobbin holder and removing the bobbin, it had a very small amount of thread very tightly wound which would not unwrap from the bobbin. Could this have been the cause?  If so, much cheaper to waste some bobbin thread than to risk damaging my machine. 

Barbara Wolcott
barb2220@...

On Nov 30, 2019, at 9:30 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

When the hand wheel won’t turn it’s usually because the bobbin case has pulled up over the stopper and gotten impaled by the hook. The needle may also have stabbed the bobbin case. Loosen the needle clamp and remove the needle if you can. If the wheel still won’t turn remove the throat plate and take out the bobbin case. If it won’t come out try turning the hand wheel backward to release it. Once you get the bobbin case out the wheel should turn. You will need a new bobbin case, and there may be some damage to the hook race. Inspect it carefully under strong light and magnification.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

When the hand wheel won’t turn it’s usually because the bobbin case has pulled up over the stopper and gotten impaled by the hook. The needle may also have stabbed the bobbin case. Loosen the needle clamp and remove the needle if you can. If the wheel still won’t turn remove the throat plate and take out the bobbin case. If it won’t come out try turning the hand wheel backward to release it. Once you get the bobbin case out the wheel should turn. You will need a new bobbin case, and there may be some damage to the hook race. Inspect it carefully under strong light and magnification.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Cat - N
 

Did you check for a thread nest?  I have had similar happen because of a thread nest in the bobbin area.

- Cat


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From: Kathy <poolekc@...>
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Sent: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] 14000 jammed big time

I looked at the other posts about the needle bar jamming, but my problem seems to be different.  I’ve been embroidering on a project for a couple of days. Then this afternoon while it was embroidering, I suddenly heard a loud thunk, and the machine stopped. I got the message to raise the needle bar, but the hand wheel won’t budge. I’ve turned if off and on several times, but nothing happens.  Help please. 

kathy in FL

Re: Skyline 7 foot

Kathy Strabel
 

Thank you, Pixey, and others who have given me some suggestions. Brick-and-mortar Dealers often do not have the full variety of feet in stock, so I rely on the net to scope out ALL of the things available. I am considering getting the Clear View Quilting set, it looks like the best visibility for me. I am liking this .io Group very much!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 1:33 PM Pixey via Groups.Io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Have you considered the Clear View Quilting Set, part # 202089005.  I use mine a lot without any of the guides screwed on it.  It would not give you a full zigzag, but would let you use the needle in the center position or to the right.

Another foot to consider might be the Border Guide Foot FB, part number 202084000.  It has the full stitch width slot with better markings on the center section than the satin stitch foot F.

Pixey


On Nov 29, 2019, at 5:56 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

I cannot seem to find a foot that fits my Skyline S7 machine. I want a clear plastic foot, like the satin foot I have, but with a much narrower space between the toes of the foot.. I would like to have one in a zig zag version, and one in a straight stitch version.  All the ones I have seen are metal and I can't see the stitch line up close to the needle. The S7 is a 9mm  width zigzag, with the snap-on foot.   Does anyone have any suggestions? I have looked at the Janome website for appropriate feet and accessories
for my S7, but it looks like maybe they don't offer what I am looking for?  Would a foot for another Janome model work?  I understand my S7 is a Category F  Janome. 
Thank you for any suggestions,
Kathy Strabel  ksbappa@...



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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




14000 jammed big time

Kathy
 

I looked at the other posts about the needle bar jamming, but my problem seems to be different.  I’ve been embroidering on a project for a couple of days. Then this afternoon while it was embroidering, I suddenly heard a loud thunk, and the machine stopped. I got the message to raise the needle bar, but the hand wheel won’t budge. I’ve turned if off and on several times, but nothing happens.  Help please. 


kathy in FL

Re: MC12000 embroidery module ribbon

Jim Stutsman
 

It doesn't take much for that ribbon to wrinkle up like an accordion. It's an inexpensive part that most dealers will have (because it is not unusual for it to do this). Dealer labor is also not very intense, so it should NOT be a high dollar repair. You might present it with a sad story about Christmas gifts that need to be done, along with a plate of gingerbread or sugar cookies.

Re: Janome App for embroidery machine

pflegemaus@...
 

I can not believe that Janome is so blocked by the old IPads in development. That's too bad. Thus, the 15000 has no further development in front of itself ... very much a pity ....