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Re: Janome 6600p 05 May 2011 04:17 #64188

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Hi Leslie,
I like using the Sliver in the Ditch it gives a quilt or wall hanging just a bit of glitz it comes in some lovely colours.
We quilters have all these lovely threads and don't experiment enough with them.
Anne
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Re: Janome 6600p 04 May 2011 23:59 #64184

Anne - I'm glad that seemed to work - makes me want to do some experimenting with new and different threads!
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Re: Janome 6600p 03 May 2011 14:35 #64091

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Leslie, I started to set the machine up as you sugested then I had another idea, why not put an empty spool on the spindle at the back and then put the thread I wanted to use ie; Sliver by Sulky, on top and threaded the machine without going through the high up thread guide just through the little loop guide attatched to the top of the machine,I used an empty reel ( it measures 4cm) high.
Well it worked, I have only sewn a test piece but it seems to be OK.
Thank you so much for your input it has really helped me.
I hope this all makes sense
Anne.
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Re: Janome 6600p 02 May 2011 03:41 #63966

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Leslie what a brilliant idea I will certainly try this as I like to use the stacked flat embroidery threads.
Will keep you posted on how I get on
Anne
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Re: Janome 6600p 01 May 2011 21:27 #63956

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Thank you for the i information Leslie. I have a Janome 6500 and have alway used the thread hook above the machine. I am going to try your suggestion. I do have trouble with
my tension while free motion sewing. I will see if it helps.
Thanks
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Re: Janome 6600p 01 May 2011 18:29 #63940

I honestly haven't had any problems with my Janome 6600 and King Tut thread (use it alot!) or other stacked spools... however, I read the following on the Janome 6600 forum in Yahoo groups:

Put one of your spool caps on your spool pin about half way down so that when you put your spool of thread on it, it will feed horizontally off the spool and into thread guide #2, by-passing the antennae. To repeat...you don't use the antennae for this.

Basically, your spool will sit high enough that the thread goes directly into the first thread guide on the machine (NOT through the wire do-hickey that you can pull up or down, and that holds the thread up higher above the machine).

I've never tried this, since I haven't had any problems, but it makes sense!
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Re: Janome 6600p 05 Apr 2011 05:01 #61589

Hi,

I think the wonder thread guide is what you're looking for.

http://www.wonderthreadguide.com/

Good luck!

Annette from the Netherlands
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Re: Janome 6600p 19 Mar 2011 13:58 #60486

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anne1 wrote:
Thanks Margo for your quick reply I don't think the Handiquilter gizmo would work but it has given me an idea for a little job for DH to make me some thing I could stand beside my machine.
Thanks again
Anne1

Glad it sparked an idea for you, Anne.


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Re: Janome 6600p 19 Mar 2011 13:25 #60485

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Thanks Margo for your quick reply I don't think the Handiquilter gizmo would work but it has given me an idea for a little job for DH to make me some thing I could stand beside my machine.
Thanks again
Anne1
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Re: Janome 6600p 19 Mar 2011 12:58 #60483

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anne1 wrote:
Hi everyone,
I want to sew with some of the flat threads, eg; Sliver and some metalics,also King Tut all of which should come off the spool horizontally when sewing as they are stacked on the spool.
I have a Janome 6600p and the only spool pin is at the back and the thread comes up and over vertically which is fine for crosswound threads but not for flat threads.
I have just watched a Cindy Needham video on the Superior Threads web site and she gives advice for the different threads and says the same thing.
I wondered if anyone has any ideas how I could overcome this problem.
Maybe a spool pin and some glue would do the trick ( just kidding)
Don't tell me to change my machine my DH would divorce me and next year it's our 50th anniversary and I have to get my long service medal.
Hope I haven't bored you,
Look forward to any advice.
Anne1


Anne, all you need is a cone holder like Cindy showed in the video for cross-wound spools or cones.
http://www.superiorthreads.com/shop/category/thread-stand/products/

To adapt it for stack wound spools, you can use this adapter from HandiQuilter and just mount it on the pin of the cone holder! http://www.handiquilter.com/shop/product/horizontal-spool-pin/


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Janome 6600p 19 Mar 2011 12:34 #60480

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Hi everyone,
I want to sew with some of the flat threads, eg; Sliver and some metalics,also King Tut all of which should come off the spool horizontally when sewing as they are stacked on the spool.
I have a Janome 6600p and the only spool pin is at the back and the thread comes up and over vertically which is fine for crosswound threads but not for flat threads.
I have just watched a Cindy Needham video on the Superior Threads web site and she gives advice for the different threads and says the same thing.
I wondered if anyone has any ideas how I could overcome this problem.
Maybe a spool pin and some glue would do the trick ( just kidding)
Don't tell me to change my machine my DH would divorce me and next year it's our 50th anniversary and I have to get my long service medal.
Hope I haven't bored you,
Look forward to any advice.
Anne1
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