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Re: Darning Foot vs Free Motion Feet for free motion quilting

rocksmate@...
 

Leah Day leaves her feed dogs up, but she also sets the stitch length to zero, so they are going up and down but not doing anything to move the fabric in any direction.  I don't think there is any difference with the feed dogs up or down if the stitch length is zero.  At least, I can't see any difference.  Leah Day also thinks the blue dot bobbin holder is a rip off, and I'm not sure that is true for most FMQ stitchers.  Depends on how you have the upper tension set, really.  I can't recall if she changes the upper thread tension or if she leaves the machine on auto tension.  I personally don't like the auto tension on my machine, so I adjust for every project.  I have not had occasion to try the yellow dot bobbin case that is designed for embroidery.

Karen
sewing in Vermont, in hopes of seeing MC15000 in my sewing room in the near future, using a 7700QCP for everything except embroidery and serging


Re: Darning Foot vs Free Motion Feet for free motion quilting

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I have to add that I also have a Juki straight stitch machine, one of the machines Leah Day used when she proposed keeping the feed dogs up.  I do love her work and have learned a lot from her, but I have never found this to make a difference in my quilting (such as it is). 


Re: Darning Foot vs Free Motion Feet for free motion quilting

Patricia Ward
 

Maybe I am wrong but I figured if I went into the applications key and went to the free motion stitching that the machine would pretty much be calibrated for the free motion stitching with tensions and such. I have had good luck with good stitches and good tension using this setting. 

It is good to read that you don't find any major differences in the stitch quality with the feed dogs up or down; I will continue to use the application for free motion quilting and the feed dogs down.

Have fun!

Pat


On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM, <shejmartin1@...> wrote:



Her reasoning is that most sewing machines are calibrated to stitch with the feed dogs up so the stitch quality is better that way.  I couldn't tell much difference between having the feed dogs up or down on my 12000.



Sherry




Re: MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

Virginia
 

Go to the search and type in Janome 12,000 embroidery videl.  I do not have the link you have to go to the website direct.  Also look at the Acufil videls.  They are the both for the 12,000 and the 15,000.  Same machine (almost with a few  differences) and same size hoops.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: juliadlf.ny
To: janome12000
Sent: Mon, May 5, 2014 1:41 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

 
Viriginia: I did not see this post previously but thank you and yes, that does answer my question. I tried the Janome site but can't find the video showing the MC12000 doing embroidery.  I see some other videos but not the one for the how they embroidery unit works, etc.
Do you have a link?
Thanks again,
Julia


---In janome12000@..., wrote :

 Julia you do have the ability to move your hoop to put your needle in a different position.  I am sure the machine you are speaking about moves the needle in the sewing mode for seam allowances and the hoop to change to position in embroidery mode. should you need to correct the position for your design.  Go to Janome.com and there are videos showing the 12,000 in operation.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: juliadlf.ny
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Mon, May 5, 2014 12:27 am
Subject: [janome12000] MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

 
I just joined this group as I'm contemplating purchasing a 12000.  One feature I was wondering if this model has is the ability to move the needle in the embroidery mode. I saw this on the Brother machines and wondered if the MC12000 has that feature. I tried to find videos showing how the embroidery features work much not having luck. Any help?
Thanks
Julia
NY


Without changing position, Jim says:
Embroidery on Janome machines is done with the needle in the left position. This provides maximum support of the fabric when the standard needle plate is installed. What would be the advantage of moving the needle for embroidery?


Re: Darning Foot vs Free Motion Feet for free motion quilting

shejmartin1
 

Yes, that is what I did except that Leah Day covers the feed dogs with a Supreme Slider.


Her reasoning is that most sewing machines are calibrated to stitch with the feed dogs up so the stitch quality is better that way.  I couldn't tell much difference between having the feed dogs up or down on my 12000.



Sherry


Re: MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Viriginia: I did not see this post previously but thank you and yes, that does answer my question. I tried the Janome site but can't find the video showing the MC12000 doing embroidery.  I see some other videos but not the one for the how they embroidery unit works, etc.
Do you have a link?
Thanks again,
Julia


---In janome12000@..., <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote :

 Julia you do have the ability to move your hoop to put your needle in a different position.  I am sure the machine you are speaking about moves the needle in the sewing mode for seam allowances and the hoop to change to position in embroidery mode. should you need to correct the position for your design.  Go to Janome.com and there are videos showing the 12,000 in operation.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: juliadlf.ny <juliadlf.ny@...>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Mon, May 5, 2014 12:27 am
Subject: [janome12000] MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

 
I just joined this group as I'm contemplating purchasing a 12000.  One feature I was wondering if this model has is the ability to move the needle in the embroidery mode. I saw this on the Brother machines and wondered if the MC12000 has that feature. I tried to find videos showing how the embroidery features work much not having luck. Any help?
Thanks
Julia
NY


Without changing position, Jim says:
Embroidery on Janome machines is done with the needle in the left position. This provides maximum support of the fabric when the standard needle plate is installed. What would be the advantage of moving the needle for embroidery?


Re: MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Jim: When doing continuous machine embroidery, having the option to move the needle to accurately place the next design. Are there any videos that Janome has done which shows a tutorial on the embroidery? I have a Janome 7700 so I'm already familiar with the sewing aspects, just need clarification/visual on the embroidery functions.
Thanks,
Julia
NY


Jim's reply:
OK, I see what you are asking - can the hoop be moved to a precise location under the needle for placement. Yes, Janome has made that very easy. It's not done with a camera like the Brother, but the feedback I've heard from dealers is that the Janome is more accurate in placement. You should be able to find some relevant videos here:


Re: MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

Julie
 

I think she is trying to ask if the needle can be moved to the center of the design when doing embroidery.  The answer would be yes.

 

Julie

 

MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

Sun May 4, 2014 9:27 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

juliadlf1

I just joined this group as I'm contemplating purchasing a 12000. One feature I was wondering if this model has is the ability to move the needle in the embroidery mode. I saw this on the Brother machines and wondered if the MC12000 has that feature. I tried to find videos showing how the embroidery features work much not having luck. Any help?
Thanks
Julia
NY


Without changing position, Jim says:
Embroidery on Janome machines is done with the needle in the left position. This provides maximum support of the fabric when the standard needle plate is installed. What would be the advantage of moving the needle for embroidery?


Re: MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

Virginia
 

 Julia you do have the ability to move your hoop to put your needle in a different position.  I am sure the machine you are speaking about moves the needle in the sewing mode for seam allowances and the hoop to change to position in embroidery mode. should you need to correct the position for your design.  Go to Janome.com and there are videos showing the 12,000 in operation.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: juliadlf.ny
To: janome12000
Sent: Mon, May 5, 2014 12:27 am
Subject: [janome12000] MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

 
I just joined this group as I'm contemplating purchasing a 12000.  One feature I was wondering if this model has is the ability to move the needle in the embroidery mode. I saw this on the Brother machines and wondered if the MC12000 has that feature. I tried to find videos showing how the embroidery features work much not having luck. Any help?
Thanks
Julia
NY


Without changing position, Jim says:
Embroidery on Janome machines is done with the needle in the left position. This provides maximum support of the fabric when the standard needle plate is installed. What would be the advantage of moving the needle for embroidery?


Re: Apple computer

kmurphy1@bellsouth.net
 

You just made my decision for me, Apple MacBook Pro is in my future.
Thankyou,
Kathy Murphy

Sent from my iPad


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Re: 15000 foot lifter chirp

Sheri-A
 

Jim,

Thanks so much for the reply.

Sheri in Texas


Re: Darning Foot vs Free Motion Feet for free motion quilting

Anne Hein DE
 

One thing to try when fmq with feed dogs up is to shorten the stitch length to one or zero. I could be wrong but in this case the feed dogs would just go up and down giving support from the bottom without drag.


Just a thought.


Ann
Sent from my iPhone


Re: 15000 foot lifter chirp

gbporter2002@...
 

Does the bobbin sensor let you know when it's low in the sewing mode..I have it set to let me know at -1 and it runs out and no warnng comes up....GA FROM OH


MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

juliadlf.ny@...
 

I just joined this group as I'm contemplating purchasing a 12000.  One feature I was wondering if this model has is the ability to move the needle in the embroidery mode. I saw this on the Brother machines and wondered if the MC12000 has that feature. I tried to find videos showing how the embroidery features work much not having luck. Any help?
Thanks
Julia
NY


Without changing position, Jim says:
Embroidery on Janome machines is done with the needle in the left position. This provides maximum support of the fabric when the standard needle plate is installed. What would be the advantage of moving the needle for embroidery?



Re: Darning Foot vs Free Motion Feet for free motion quilting

Patricia Ward
 

To free motion I always go into the t shirt icon choices and choose the free motion quilting either one or two and use the feet that the machines suggests. The feed dogs always drop and I would think you have much better control without that drag of the feed dogs. Personally I think that stitch quality has a lot to do with the smoothness of your movements and the speed. 
Pat

Sent from my iPad

On May 4, 2014, at 9:25 AM, <shejmartin1@...> wrote:

I just finished Leah Day's Crafty class about free motion quilting.  She uses an open toe darning/hopping foot to free motion quilt without putting the feed dogs down (she covers them with a Supreme Slider).  She also is using a Janome 7700.    She says the stitch quality is almost always better with the feed dogs up, but covered.


I have a Janome 12000.  I experimented with using both the free motion feet that just snap on and the darning foot that came with the machine.  I couldn't figure out a way to use the free motion feet without the feed dogs down.  When using the darning foot, I couldn't figure out a way to adjust it so it was higher above the quilt.  I'm thinking the convertible free motion set that I can buy might work better.  Anyway, I didn't notice much difference in stitch quality; but felt slightly that maybe it was easier to stitch with the darning foot because the fabric didn't move quite so easily.


I'd like to know which feet, people free motion quilt with.  Should I follow what Leah Day says on our machines?  


And Jim, do you and your wife an opinion?  Thanks.



Diane says:

She would not leave the feed dogs up while covered, as the feed dogs will drag on the covering. Either cut a hole for the feed dogs or drop them. The hopping foot is great when there are a lot of seams to go over. Since it is hopping from the needle movement you cannot adjust the height and you don't need to. To do free motion with the feed dogs up, pick stitch #1 instead of the quilting stitches.


Re: 15000 foot lifter chirp

Jim Stutsman
 

When you start to sew with the foot up it will flash that light while lowering. The machine also periodically checks the bobbin thread remaining, which will make a click sound. Everything you have described is normal.


Darning Foot vs Free Motion Feet for free motion quilting

shejmartin1
 

I just finished Leah Day's Crafty class about free motion quilting.  She uses an open toe darning/hopping foot to free motion quilt without putting the feed dogs down (she covers them with a Supreme Slider).  She also is using a Janome 7700.    She says the stitch quality is almost always better with the feed dogs up, but covered.


I have a Janome 12000.  I experimented with using both the free motion feet that just snap on and the darning foot that came with the machine.  I couldn't figure out a way to use the free motion feet without the feed dogs down.  When using the darning foot, I couldn't figure out a way to adjust it so it was higher above the quilt.  I'm thinking the convertible free motion set that I can buy might work better.  Anyway, I didn't notice much difference in stitch quality; but felt slightly that maybe it was easier to stitch with the darning foot because the fabric didn't move quite so easily.


I'd like to know which feet, people free motion quilt with.  Should I follow what Leah Day says on our machines?  


And Jim, do you and your wife an opinion?  Thanks.



Diane says:

She would not leave the feed dogs up while covered, as the feed dogs will drag on the covering. Either cut a hole for the feed dogs or drop them. The hopping foot is great when there are a lot of seams to go over. Since it is hopping from the needle movement you cannot adjust the height and you don't need to. To do free motion with the feed dogs up, pick stitch #1 instead of the quilting stitches.


Apple computer

kmurphy1@bellsouth.net
 

Janome group,
Does anyone use an apple computer with the 15000 horizon suite?
Thank you,
Kathy Murphy
Kmurphy1@...

Sent from my iPad


Answering with his MacBook Pro, Jim says:
Diane and I do.


Re: Has anyone used "Creative Feet"

autumn_jubilee
 

Hello,

Will Foot Book ever be available for Android? 

Pretty please,  Jim : )

Heather


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Sighing deeply, Jim says:
Imagine that the only way to do embroidery was to do it free-motion on a straight stitch treadle machine. That's the Android development system compared to Apple iOS. Most app development companies have dedicated Android and iOS developers. It's very difficult for one person to do both, and those developers that do work on both platforms prefer iOS because the tools are so much better.

Then there's the question of which Android. There are 6 different versions of Android, and the latest work on less than 15% of the devices. And that's not counting Amazon Kindle, which is different from all the others. One of my app clients who is trying to find an Android developer has been told that at the very best their Android app will work on 80% of the devices.

Finally there is the issue of virus. Some 97% of malware is on Android devices. Of the malware on iOS devices, the only infections have been on "jailbroken" devices that have been modified by their owners to bypass Apple's internal security.

So to answer your question, no FootBook will not be available for Android. Janome seems to agree, having chosen the iPad for the 15000.


15000 foot lifter chirp

Sheri-A
 

I'm a newbie. I just got my 15000 and am wondering if it is normal to hear a chirp or adjusting sound every time I start to sew. I notice that the light on the presser foot button blinks at the same time and the noise comes from the same area.


Thanks, 

Sheri