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Re: S9 Embroidery

Cheryl Paul
 

After all that frustration - an easy fix. You will be a happy camper now that your S9 is working well and without a trip to the dealer.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

Finally figured it out!  I pulled the biggest DUH! ever.  After sewing for years - MY BOBBIN WAS IN BACKWARDS!!!!!  All's working great now.

Re: S9 Embroidery

Jim Stutsman
 

There is either far too much top tension, or little-to-no bobbin tension. Take the bobbin case out of the machine and send post a photo of it looking down. Get as close as you can while still keeping it in sharp focus. Take a shot of the bottom of the case as well. Also try flossing out the tension on top:
  • Press the LOCKOUT key.
  • Fold a narrow strip of fabric in half. Denim or other heavier fabric works well, but quilting cotton also works.
  • Slide the folded edge into the tension slot at the top of the machine.
  • Work it back and forth to dislodge any debris that might be in there.

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 



The left is the back and the right is the front!

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

I spoke too soon.  It's not fine.  Read my other message.

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:43 AM, Jim Stutsman wrote:
 
Cleaned and recleaned bobbin case.  Did not help.  I use the small cone shaped emb. thread on a metal stand with a thread guide to the right of the machine.  Had to use a matching color bobbin, but was not happy with the results.
Regular sewing is an problem too.  Top thread pulls the bobbin thread to the top, curls the fabric upwards and if I grab an end of the top thread I can just pull it out of the fabric.  Will send a separate reply with two pictures.  One picture shows the top of the fabric.  I tried zigzag and you'll see it looks more like an overcast stitch.  The other picture shows the bottom side (bottom) thread, and the zigzag looks like it should.


 

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Marsha_Comcast
 

Hi Ande,
I’m a fellow lurker. But when I couldn’t find anything on the Skyline S9 and the HP feet, the forums are usually pretty informative.
i just love the HP and HP2 foot and would do exactly what you have until I discovered my machine read the plate. Then it was all a go which made me very happy.
Happy HP Sewing!

Thanks,
Marsha

Re: MBX 5

Dotty Gullion
 

Carole Sneider I can't get thru to your email. My email is dottyinsc@.... please get in touch

Re: Customizer 11000

Roberta K
 

Hi Carole, 
I am the one who was asking about Customizer 11000. How do I get in touch with you by email.

Roberta in FL

Re: MBX 5

Carole Schneider
 

Dotty, my email is sewgram @ Comcast.net

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

Regular sewing is fine!

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Ande Jackson
 

I usually am a lurker, but thought I would chime in on this question.

I use the HP2 foot on my S9 with the regular straight stitch plate. My S9 is one of the original models. There are 2 holes on the foot, so either straight stitch position works well. The center (or right) position gives a 1/8 seam allowance and the left most position gives 1/4 inch. Love it!

Ande in SC

Re: S9 Embroidery

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

How is the regular sewing? Have you tried that lately? If that is messed up, chances are that is part of the problem.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Toni Valenstein
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 12:06 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] S9 Embroidery

 

Haven't used my S9 for a while and trying to embroider.  I have the backing on the hoop, with the fabric on top and the dissolvable clear Sulky on top of the fabric.  No matter what I've tried the tension is way off and the bobbin thread is being pulled to the top of the fabric.  I've switched plates (to the embroidery plate) switched bobbin cases to the one with the yellow dot.  Played with the tension settings.  Tried using Janome prewound bobbins.  I don't know what else to do???  Any suggestions?

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Marsha_Comcast
 

Hi June,
The last bit of information about using the HP foot and plate on the older version Skyline S9 was to try the HP plate and if the S9 reads the plate sensor and shows up on the screen then you can use the HP set up.
So it must depend on how old the old S9 is.
Hope that helps…somewhat.

Thanks,
Marsha

Re: S9 Embroidery

Jim Stutsman
 

Check the bobbin case, particularly the area at about the 8 o'clock position. There may be bobbin thread debris caught behind the spring, resulting in there being almost no bobbin tension. That will cause it to pull up. This can also happen if the bobbin is put in backward, as it will quickly come out of the tension. See the bobbin cover for correct orientation.

If that's not it, check for a bind on the top thread somewhere in the thread path. Make sure that you have a spool cap big enough to cover the end of the spool, but not so big it pulls the thread out away from the spool. If using the mini cap, which is really just a stopper, not a cap, make sure there isn't a burr on the end of the spool that is grabbing the thread.

Finally, if the embroidery foot P is plastic (Don't have an S9, don't know) check to see if it is cracked or damaged. A needle strike on a plastic foot can cause thread to snag and pull up the bobbin.

S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

Haven't used my S9 for a while and trying to embroider.  I have the backing on the hoop, with the fabric on top and the dissolvable clear Sulky on top of the fabric.  No matter what I've tried the tension is way off and the bobbin thread is being pulled to the top of the fabric.  I've switched plates (to the embroidery plate) switched bobbin cases to the one with the yellow dot.  Played with the tension settings.  Tried using Janome prewound bobbins.  I don't know what else to do???  Any suggestions?

Re: MBX 5

Dotty Gullion
 

Would love 2 have

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On Fri, May 31, 2019, 10:11 AM Carole Schneider <sewgram@...> wrote:
I have the customize CD as well as a notebook of instructions for it.  I would be most happy to give it to the person asking about it.  I loved my 11,000 but it finally died and I now have the 500e.  If anyone would like it just email me. You can have it for just the postage to send.  I live near Atlanta.

 

 

Re: MC11000 11 Heaven question

Jim Stutsman
 

The JBX format is yet another variant of JEF. It originated with the 12000 and Digitizer MBX. JBX files have the option of including an image, which is displayed on the machine under the design. The idea is that it lets you see what the design will look like on whatever image you provide. I doubt this is used much, but the JBX format is also used by the 12000 and up to save designs from the machine to USB or computer. AcuFil uses that format, so it apparently has provision for more data than just an image file.

Re: MC11000 11 Heaven question

candy
 

I’m so glad to see Jim Stutsman mention about choosing Jef+ over Jef files. I noticed this and really wondered which was the better choice. Isn’t there also one with an x in it that work for Janome Horizon 15000?

Re: MBX 5

Carole Schneider
 

I have the customize CD as well as a notebook of instructions for it.  I would be most happy to give it to the person asking about it.  I loved my 11,000 but it finally died and I now have the 500e.  If anyone would like it just email me. You can have it for just the postage to send.  I live near Atlanta.