AJ's Stitchin' Time provides on-site Commercial Embroidery Machine Repair, Service, and Training on most brands of machines.
I am currently a certified, trained and/or authorized Commercial Embroidery Machine Technician for the following commercial embroidery machines. I am authorized to service, train and do warranty work on these machines.
- Pantograms GS1501,
- Pro Capsule,
Chinese Dahao based embroiodery machines: I also provide Embroidery Machine Service, Repair, and Training on most Chinese machines using Dahao operating software including Aemco, Butterfly, Consew, Dublin, Feiya, Mesa, Meistergram, Prodigi, Ricoma, and Yamata. These are chinese machines and for the most part use the same operating software and are built from the same blueprint.
I am not certified, and/or trained to work on Barudan, Brother, and Melco commercial embroidery machines. I do a lot of work on these machines and know the mechanical sides of the machines pretty well. I am still learning the electirical and software sides of the machines. I would be happy to work on your machine and in most cases I can repair them, However, I cannot guarantee that I can repair these machines.
In February 2015, AJST has added to the types of machines that we can service. I have been trained on Durkopp Adler 867 Industrial Commercial Sewing Machine. I am authorized to service Durkopp Adler, Pfaff, and KSL Industrial Commercial Sewing Machines.
My schedule is constantly changing. Check back frequently for up to date information.
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Projected Travel Plans
Updated = 09/04/2015
This week - Happy Labor Day Weekend.Se ptember 6 - 12 - Gainesville Georgia Vonore, Tennessee
Se ptember 13 - 19 - Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Florida Brunswick, Waycross, Georgia Parris Island, South Carolina
Florida Road Trip = $550.00 - I am setting up a road trip to Florida, If I have enough participants I will be able to do this for $550.00 which covers travel, lodging, and the first two hours of service. Call now to reserve your service. Tracee @ 678-431-1467
Se ptember 20 - 26 - Fall Break
Se ptember 27 - October 3 -
October 4 - 10 -
October 11 - 17 -
October 18 - 24 -
October 25 - 31-
November 1 - 7-
Waiting for more customers to share the travel cost.
Moores Hill, Indianna
Places I have been recently.
On-Site Embroidery Machine Training
AJST offers on-site Embroidery Machine Training on Toyota, SWF, ZSK, Happy, Prodigi, Meistergram, Ricoma, Brother, Happy, Tajima commercial embroidery machines. We specialize in Chinese machines using Dahao operating software including Aemco, Butterfly, Consew, Dublin, Feiya, Mesa, Meistergram, Prodigi, Ricoma, and Yamata.
The old saying is "If you can Hoop it You can stitch it." At AJST we provide quality embroidery and heat pressed items or we can decorate your things. Here are a few examples of what we have done in the past.
We are embroidering Jute (Burlap ) Bags. The bags come in three sizes and an assortment of colors.
Call Tracee @ 678-431-1467 and order your bag today.
Perhaps the most misunderstood and difficult part of using your commercial embroidery machine is how to set and maintain the thread tension. When your machine is properly tensioned the embroidery will look uniform and you will have a lot less thread breaks and birds nest.
Understanding tension is difficult because there are a number of things that affect the tension, including your brand of machine, the thread path, thread type, color, age of the thread, and environment of where your thread is stored. Some companies I work with don’t teach much about setting your tension because it is difficult to understand. They will tell you to never touch the tension knobs. I can come and set the tension on your machine but I would rather teach you about tension. It reminds me of the Chinese proverb of Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. I don’t mind coming and setting your tension but when you learn how to manage your tension you will have better results with your embroidery machine. This article will give you a better understanding of Tension and how it affects your embroidery.
Basically what you are managing is a tug of war between the upper and lower thread. All things being equal and in a perfect world the upper thread should be twice as hard to pull as the bobbin thread. Use a satin or stiehl stitch when setting your tension using the Rule of One-Thirds. You should see the one thirds on the back of the item sewn, one-third upper thread, one-third bobbin and one-third upper thread. Once you set the tension on your machine you will be able to check it periodically to maintain the settings. Here is a test design for checking your tension.
Thread is thread… right? WRONG. You can reduce thread breaks and make your embroidery look better by using a higher quality thread. I am not suggesting that you replace all of your old thread, just be aware that you may have more problems with what you have now. Replace it as you use it with the higher quality thread.
Here are a few things you need to know about thread.