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Re: Uneven bobbin winding on MC500e , possibly other Janome models

Kathy Strabel
 

Vicky--The "hump jumper" is also called something like "height compensation tool". The one that came with my Janome is beige plastic, in a slight V shape. You use it when crossing bulky seams, or other thick areas. You slide it under the foot while stitching; it levels the foot out so you do not get skipped stitches or uneven stitches.  The small black knob on the regular zig-zag foot also performs this duty, but the knob on mine has ceased working, so I like to keep the hump jumper/height compensation tool handy, not hidden in a drawer where I have to look for it when I need it.
Hope that helps!
Happy stitching!!
Kathy S. Camas wA
 

On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 7:13 AM Vicky McEwen via Groups.Io <vickymc47=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Please  tell me  what  is a hump  jumper








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-------- Original message --------
From: Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...>
Date: 3/30/20 3:02 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Uneven bobbin winding on MC500e , possibly other Janome models

Hello, Group!    I have read several massages that the bobbin winding on some machines is less than satisfactory. I have found that my bobbins were winding unevenly on my MC500 machine. After eliminating some obvious things, like tension, bad thread, etc, it dawned on me that I was storing the "hump jumper" tool that comes with the machine, in a place just to the left of the bobbin winding post. The contour of the hump jumper tool fits perfectly in that space, but the tool interferes with the thread coming from the guide to the far left of the machine and going onto the bobbin.  It does not allow the thread to wind properly onto the lower area around the bobbin's core.   SO, if you also store your hump jumper there--remove it while winding a bobbin.  It makes a great storage space fior the tool, but not so great when  you are trying to wind a bobbin.
Take care, be safe and healthy
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA



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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




Re: Uneven bobbin winding on MC500e , possibly other Janome models

Vicky McEwen
 

Please  tell me  what  is a hump  jumper








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-------- Original message --------
From: Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...>
Date: 3/30/20 3:02 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Uneven bobbin winding on MC500e , possibly other Janome models

Hello, Group!    I have read several massages that the bobbin winding on some machines is less than satisfactory. I have found that my bobbins were winding unevenly on my MC500 machine. After eliminating some obvious things, like tension, bad thread, etc, it dawned on me that I was storing the "hump jumper" tool that comes with the machine, in a place just to the left of the bobbin winding post. The contour of the hump jumper tool fits perfectly in that space, but the tool interferes with the thread coming from the guide to the far left of the machine and going onto the bobbin.  It does not allow the thread to wind properly onto the lower area around the bobbin's core.   SO, if you also store your hump jumper there--remove it while winding a bobbin.  It makes a great storage space fior the tool, but not so great when  you are trying to wind a bobbin.
Take care, be safe and healthy
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

Uneven bobbin winding on MC500e , possibly other Janome models

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello, Group!    I have read several massages that the bobbin winding on some machines is less than satisfactory. I have found that my bobbins were winding unevenly on my MC500 machine. After eliminating some obvious things, like tension, bad thread, etc, it dawned on me that I was storing the "hump jumper" tool that comes with the machine, in a place just to the left of the bobbin winding post. The contour of the hump jumper tool fits perfectly in that space, but the tool interferes with the thread coming from the guide to the far left of the machine and going onto the bobbin.  It does not allow the thread to wind properly onto the lower area around the bobbin's core.   SO, if you also store your hump jumper there--remove it while winding a bobbin.  It makes a great storage space fior the tool, but not so great when  you are trying to wind a bobbin.
Take care, be safe and healthy
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

Upper Thread sensor

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello--Group--I hope all are being safe and healthy as we wait out the pandemic. 
I wrote in a couple weeks ago about some thread breakage and the MC500e machine not telling me there was a thread break and the needle not stopping. I have been stitching OK in the meantime...but today I actually had a tread break, and the needle just kept on stitching and I did not get the warning on the screen about a thread break. I just noticed a slight change in the sound of the stitching, then realized there was the thread break and no warning and/or no needle stopping. I thought maybe the thread sensor somehow got turned off, but no, it is ON. I turned it off, waited a little bit, then turned it back ON, just for good measure, but no difference.   I thought I was in the clear, because I have totally eliminated the thread that was breaking so often, and I did not have another thread break until today. This time, I was using a thread that my machine likes, and has given me absolutely no problems for many many months, and not a new spool of it.  Today's break was just one of those things that happens from time to time.  So.....my question is this: since the upper thread sensor is turned ON but not alerting me that a break has occurred and also not stopping the needle from continuing to "stitch" with no thread.....what else could this be?  I have scraped the thread path with a dollar bill, and done the "flossing" with  a heavier-weight thread doubled over and pulling it through the thread path. Any other suggestions??? 
Thanks so much, and --be safe and healthy out there!!!
Kathy Strabel    Camas WA

Re: Masks

Linda Wunder
 

I run a 1.25” strip - straight grain through my bias tape maker tool (I use the yellow one).   Then fold over again and press.  Then I zigzag the strips full length. They make ties about the right width. *** Be careful starting the zigzag stitch the throat plate on the machine will try to eat your strip—- you won’t be happy. 
Linda

On Mar 30, 2020, at 6:22 AM, Roberta K via Groups.Io <robkon94@...> wrote:

Ginger: 

What you can do is instead of using elastic, cut long strips of leftover fabric about 15-20” long and 1 1/2 inches wide, fold in half the long way, press, fold each edge in up to the fold, press and stitch along the edge. Finish the sides where the elastic was supposed to go, and sew the ties to each corner.

Roberta in FL

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Roberta K
 

If you go on YouTube and search for DIY face mask or something similar, you will find that a bunch of tutorials have popped up overnight. Some are easy to follow and some not so much. But you can definitely get the hang of it from watching.

Roberta in FL

Re: Masks

Roberta K
 

Ginger: 

What you can do is instead of using elastic, cut long strips of leftover fabric about 15-20” long and 1 1/2 inches wide, fold in half the long way, press, fold each edge in up to the fold, press and stitch along the edge. Finish the sides where the elastic was supposed to go, and sew the ties to each corner.

Roberta in FL

Re: VirtualBox

Sherry Guequierre
 

Thank you Jim for your opinion of VirtualBox and also the great buying tip for Windows 10.  Spending so much time at home these days gives me the opportunity to hopefully get this all set up and working.

Sherry

Re: VirtualBox

Jim Stutsman
 

The chief advantage of VirtualBox is that it's free. That means it doesn't get updated as often as Fusion and Parallels, and there is a small risk that at some point the publisher might decide that they don't want to support it any more. However every version has gotten better, and it's now on par with the other virtualization software for Mac. It's not especially difficult to use, though it may not be quite as polished in the user presentation side. The main requirement for all of them is that you need a copy of Windows 10. The best (cheapest) way to do that is to download a trial copy (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO) and install it. You will soon be nagged to pay for an activation key. Keys vary in price, depending more on the seller than anything else, but you can buy just the key on eBay for less than $20 USD: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R1.TR12.TRC2.A0.H1.Xwindow.TRS0&_nkw=windows+10+pro+key&_sacat=0  The keys listed as "instant" will be emailed to you as soon as your payment clears. You can buy just one, but it doesn't hurt to have a spare or two in case of trouble. Are they legal? Why so cheap? Yes, they are legal. They are "surplus" keys. Very large companies buy the keys in bundles to save money. Often they don't need all the keys in the bundle, so the surplus are sold off. There may also be cases where a computer reseller has bought a bunch of keys, but due to a sales slump they may have excess to sell. If there were a problem, Microsoft and eBay would have duked it out long ago. Do be aware that a key might not work. A guy selling keys in a computer in his mother's basement may not be the best record keeper, and may accidentally sell the same key twice. It will only work for the first buyer. That's why all the eBay listings tout the validity of their keys.

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

B Diane Landon
 

This link has video and sewing instructions for the mask most are https://www.weneedmasks.org/sew-a-mask/
B Diane Landon Sent from my iPad

VirtualBox

Sherry Guequierre
 

Hi Jim,

I have purchased my first MacBook Pro and have been watching YouTube videos on installing VMware Fusion and Windows 10 so I can install Digitizer.  I came across a video that mentioned VirtualBox.  Are you familiar with it and if so do you recommend it?  Thanks for any information you can share.

Sherry

Re: Sewing strips

Diane
 

Some companies cut the strips to measure from the tip and some from the inside angle.  Just measure your strips and sew accordingly.  


On Sat, Mar 28, 2020, 12:22 PM Janet via Groups.Io <krjanetl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

How do i sew 2 1/2 strips that are cut using shears?  It appears that I would measure from the tip of the triangle
Janet





Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Steven C. Haber
 

Here’s a link to the pattern our local hospital is recommending, but they seem to be accepting any type:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rz5pk5s0p634eh1/Beebe%20COVID-19%20Face%20Mask_FINAL.pdf?dl=0

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Karen Cone
 

I am making several for our near by nursing homes and hospitals.

On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 11:11 AM <bhd02@...> wrote:
Any chance of getting a photo and directions for this type of mask?

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

bhd02@...
 

Any chance of getting a photo and directions for this type of mask?

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands le

Shirley Allen
 

Thats great.  You are doing a great service-keep sewing

Re: Masks

Shirley Allen
 

Good for you****

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands le

B Diane Landon
 

Many places here need masks. We sewers have formed a group online where those who need masks fill out a form. Then we sewers make the masks and report on a second form. Needs are matched up with finished product. There are several styles and we make what is requested Many places have made a safe drop off place. Mine is the church across the street, a box outside Door in a covered spot. However, do to my health and age I don’t go out even that far. I will place my completed masks in a bag outside my door and another person will collect and take to church. During the civil war women rolled bandages and knitted socks. During WWII both women and men rolled bandages and knitted socks. During this war all persons are sewing, collecting product, delivering to exchange point. More than one none sewer has procured materials for the masks. We are all in this together
B Diane Landon Sent from my iPad

Sewing strips

Janet
 

How do i sew 2 1/2 strips that are cut using shears? It appears that I would measure from the tip of the triangle
Janet

Re: Masks

bhd02@...
 

FYI, In my stash I found two "Pin Wheel Bejewel" rolls of quilting cotton cuts 21/2". Cut lengthwise, they are the perfect size for four mask straps. I'm making them for a local dealer.