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I got my machine!

sharon.hedt
 

Drove 2.5 hours each way today to pick up my new MC12000. Have unpacked the box and done a small test sew - Wow! Even my DH was amazed at how quiet and smooth the machine is!
Can't wait till tomorrow to test out the embroidery!
Cheers Sharon in Oz


Re: Digitizer MBX v 4 new update to K

suerevere@ymail.com
 

Wow... That's an easy fix. Thank you so much!!!!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

Here's the deal - Digitizer MBX uses Horizon Link to send designs to the machine. When you click the icon it should open Horizon Link and send the design to it. Except there's a bug, still in version 4.0K, that keeps it from opening Horizon Link. If you open Horizon Link FIRST, then it will work. This bug has been reported, and will almost certainly be fixed in the next update. Unfortunately 4.0K was already done when I discovered it. There's no need for you to install the 4.0K update since you are already at that version.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "suerevere@" <srevere@> wrote:

I just received my Digitizer MBX V4 a few days ago. Installed it but I have some questions. Everything seems to be working correctly EXCEPT I cannot get a direct connection with my machine. I know I can do it via thumb drive or save to computer and have Horizon Link send it, but it bothers me to not function properly. I figured since I had HL installed with the 859 driver, the 860 driver on the MBX install disk wouldn't install. When I plug the sewing machine into the computer nothing happens -- no request to look for drivers. I deleted the 859 driver that came with the HL and still had the same issue so I uninstalled everything and then re-installed the Dig MBX first and tried to get the computer to communicate with the computer - still nothing so I reinstalled everything. Then I thought I should update my Dig MBX but I noticed that the version that the software is updating to on the global site is 4.0K and my software is already 4.0K. I'm out of ideas. BTW, I'm running Windows 7.


Re: Digitizer MBX v 4 new update to K

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Here's the deal - Digitizer MBX uses Horizon Link to send designs to the machine. When you click the icon it should open Horizon Link and send the design to it. Except there's a bug, still in version 4.0K, that keeps it from opening Horizon Link. If you open Horizon Link FIRST, then it will work. This bug has been reported, and will almost certainly be fixed in the next update. Unfortunately 4.0K was already done when I discovered it. There's no need for you to install the 4.0K update since you are already at that version.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "suerevere@..." <srevere@...> wrote:

I just received my Digitizer MBX V4 a few days ago. Installed it but I have some questions. Everything seems to be working correctly EXCEPT I cannot get a direct connection with my machine. I know I can do it via thumb drive or save to computer and have Horizon Link send it, but it bothers me to not function properly. I figured since I had HL installed with the 859 driver, the 860 driver on the MBX install disk wouldn't install. When I plug the sewing machine into the computer nothing happens -- no request to look for drivers. I deleted the 859 driver that came with the HL and still had the same issue so I uninstalled everything and then re-installed the Dig MBX first and tried to get the computer to communicate with the computer - still nothing so I reinstalled everything. Then I thought I should update my Dig MBX but I noticed that the version that the software is updating to on the global site is 4.0K and my software is already 4.0K. I'm out of ideas. BTW, I'm running Windows 7.


Digitizer MBX v 4 new update to K

suerevere@ymail.com
 

I just received my Digitizer MBX V4 a few days ago. Installed it but I have some questions. Everything seems to be working correctly EXCEPT I cannot get a direct connection with my machine. I know I can do it via thumb drive or save to computer and have Horizon Link send it, but it bothers me to not function properly. I figured since I had HL installed with the 859 driver, the 860 driver on the MBX install disk wouldn't install. When I plug the sewing machine into the computer nothing happens -- no request to look for drivers. I deleted the 859 driver that came with the HL and still had the same issue so I uninstalled everything and then re-installed the Dig MBX first and tried to get the computer to communicate with the computer - still nothing so I reinstalled everything. Then I thought I should update my Dig MBX but I noticed that the version that the software is updating to on the global site is 4.0K and my software is already 4.0K. I'm out of ideas. BTW, I'm running Windows 7.


Re: A couple of questions....

Marsha
 

Thanks, Jim! I'm going to try the dual feed foot again on my next project of that type!

Marsha

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

Diane uses the G (Blind Hem) foot with the needle moved to the left as needed to achieve 1/16" or whatever you want the edge to be.

For decorative stitches, if you put the foot on but don't tell the machine you want Dual Feed stitches, then you can use any of the decorative stitches. It works best on stitches that don't have reverse cycles in them (backing up and stitching again), but there's no problem doing it.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Marsha" <hobbied1@> wrote:

What foot are you folks using for edge stitching & as a walking foot for decorative stitches? I like to use some of the decorative stitches for stitching thru fabric & batting sandwiches & the accufeed only works with straight stitches....

Marsha


Re: Loops on top

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

There are a couple of possibilities. A red tip needle is size 14, measuring 1.4mm. If a design has a stitch that is shorter than 1.4mm both ends of the stitch will be in the same hole and it will pull up in a loop. Switching to a smaller needle, such as a size 11 (blue tip) may help.

Another cause is polyester thread. This thread has a "memory" and is somewhat wiry. As it is flowing through the machine it tries to coil back the way it was wound on the spool and this can lead to it throwing a loop once in a while. On the MB-4 we have found that thread nets help prevent this.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

Hi - just wondered if anyone else gets the occasional loop on top of the fabric when embroidering and what causes it? I've had a few today - the machine will stitch beautifully for maybe 5000 stitches then suddenly there'll be a loop on top and will then continue stitching perfectly for the rest of the design, maybe another 6000 stitches. I have been using cotton fabric, Isacord polyester thread, red needle, straight stitch plate, yellow spot bobbin holder with Coats bobbinfil and the 5x5 hoop.

Vicki


Re: A couple of questions....

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Diane uses the G (Blind Hem) foot with the needle moved to the left as needed to achieve 1/16" or whatever you want the edge to be.

For decorative stitches, if you put the foot on but don't tell the machine you want Dual Feed stitches, then you can use any of the decorative stitches. It works best on stitches that don't have reverse cycles in them (backing up and stitching again), but there's no problem doing it.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Marsha" <hobbied1@...> wrote:

What foot are you folks using for edge stitching & as a walking foot for decorative stitches? I like to use some of the decorative stitches for stitching thru fabric & batting sandwiches & the accufeed only works with straight stitches....

Marsha


Re: loopy stitches & horizon link

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

1. Designs do have a tension setting built into the design file. Most converts simply leave it at the default value of 2.6. It's possible, though unlikely, that the designer set the tension for the cut line to be quite low. In any case, you can adjust the tension for that part of the design yourself using the SET screen. See page 128, item 1. After increasing the tension for the cut line, return it to the default setting. Note that unless there is something hinky with the design, or your tension is too low, you should not have to do this. It may be that the thread did not get pulled fully into the tension for this first stitch, which would cause this type of problem.

2. With some effort, we have been able to duplicate your Horizon Link problem. When you try to send a design to the machine while it's in sewing mode, it will switch to embroidery mode to allow you to send the design. HOWEVER buried in the fine print in the Help function of Horizon Link is this little nugget:
[Begin Nugget]
However, in the following cases, the sewing machine is blocked from switching to embroidery mode.

Twin needles are selected
The needle position is down
Emroidery "resume mode" is on
The embroidery carriage is not in the home position
[End Nugget]

If you have the Resume function turned on AND you are in sewing mode it will display the cryptic message "Resume the last pattern or cancel pattern resuming and start data transfer" instead of something reasonable like "Resume mode is on, cannot send". I think the intent here is to preserve whatever is in the "Ready to Sew" screen so you could resume if you needed to. If they just switch to embroidery and send the design, you lose the ability to resume. My guess is that in version 1.00 they just failed to send the design without reporting a problem, causing confusion as to why it wouldn't work. Now they have a message which causes confusion with poor wording, but I guess that's progress of a kind!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "songnbird" <songnbird@...> wrote:

two problems
1. I have been doing some applique quilt blocks in embroidery mode and the first line of stitches - the ones that hold down the applique fabric before trimming - are really loose on the bottom. Is there some tension adjustment that sould be done for just that stitching? The rest of the embroidery stitches are just fine.
2. ever since I updated Horizon Link, I'm having trouble transfering designs to my machine - I get a message that says "Resume the last pattern or cancel pattern resuming and start data transfer". What the heck is going on? As usual Help is not being very helpful!
thanks for any info on correcting these problems,
Linda near Buffalo, NY


Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Marsha
 

thanks, Sherry!

Marsha

-- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@...> wrote:

Absolutely beautiful!


Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Marsha
 

Maria,

Thanks so much! I've stitched both the buck & the cardinal several times....they're much prettier than the pictures on the site!

I did see your Christmas scene & loved it! I'm addicted to those pictures! I think you'll find more than 1 elephant picture on Suz's site...I remember at least 2! If you'll keep an eye on the BFC site, they have some sets on sale every week. Suz introduces new designs on Tuesdays & it's always discounted as well as several other design sets discounted for 1 week. She also introduces a new design on Fridays. She hasn't been exactly on schedule over the holidays but I imagine there will be a new design set on 1/3!

Have fun,

Marsha


Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Maria Boyle
 

Hello Marsha,

I just viewed your project photo. It is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the site you got your project from. I have saved it to my favorites. If you look at my album, Maria B, you will see that I did a window scene - Dashing through the snow. I made that as a Christmas gift for my mother in law.

I was telling my mom the other day, that I wish there was a project similar to the one I made, with elephants. My aunt loves elephants. And wouldn't you know it, they have one at your favorite site. I plan to also get the Cardinal for my mom and the buck for my brother who is a hunter.

Thanks again for sharing. :)
María

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 2, 2012, at 3:32 PM, "Marsha" <hobbied1@bellsouth.net> wrote:

Hi all,

got my 12000 at the end of November but was caught up in the holiday preparation & finishing up gifts so didn't get to play with the embroidery side much. With Christmas over, I decided to make myself a large picture & put the 12000 to the test. I've posted a couple of pictures in the "Marsha's Projects" photo album. The design came from BFC-Creations.com (my favorite design site!). Sorry, I'm a terrible photographer!!LOL. The machine embroidered like a dream with absolutely no problems other than the thread tail it leaves when starting a color or after a jump. Hope they fix that soon! Would love to see pics of others' projects!

Marsha



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Loops on top

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - just wondered if anyone else gets the occasional loop on top of the fabric when embroidering and what causes it? I've had a few today - the machine will stitch beautifully for maybe 5000 stitches then suddenly there'll be a loop on top and will then continue stitching perfectly for the rest of the design, maybe another 6000 stitches. I have been using cotton fabric, Isacord polyester thread, red needle, straight stitch plate, yellow spot bobbin holder with Coats bobbinfil and the 5x5 hoop.

Vicki


Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Sherry Martin
 

Absolutely beautiful!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Marsha" <hobbied1@...> wrote:

Hi all,

got my 12000 at the end of November but was caught up in the holiday preparation & finishing up gifts so didn't get to play with the embroidery side much. With Christmas over, I decided to make myself a large picture & put the 12000 to the test. I've posted a couple of pictures in the "Marsha's Projects" photo album. The design came from BFC-Creations.com (my favorite design site!). Sorry, I'm a terrible photographer!!LOL. The machine embroidered like a dream with absolutely no problems other than the thread tail it leaves when starting a color or after a jump. Hope they fix that soon! Would love to see pics of others' projects!

Marsha


A couple of questions....

Marsha
 

What foot are you folks using for edge stitching & as a walking foot for decorative stitches? I like to use some of the decorative stitches for stitching thru fabric & batting sandwiches & the accufeed only works with straight stitches....

Marsha


picture embroidered with my 12000

Marsha
 

Hi all,

got my 12000 at the end of November but was caught up in the holiday preparation & finishing up gifts so didn't get to play with the embroidery side much. With Christmas over, I decided to make myself a large picture & put the 12000 to the test. I've posted a couple of pictures in the "Marsha's Projects" photo album. The design came from BFC-Creations.com (my favorite design site!). Sorry, I'm a terrible photographer!!LOL. The machine embroidered like a dream with absolutely no problems other than the thread tail it leaves when starting a color or after a jump. Hope they fix that soon! Would love to see pics of others' projects!

Marsha


Re: What do you do with left over Romeo stabiliser

Donna Morton
 

I don’t use Romeo either, only the fabric-type water solubles.  I also save the scraps but when I have the time I take those scraps and cut them into strips with straight edges.  I then overlap the strips and stitch them together with water soluble thread (YLI has one) in the needle and bobbin.  I get whole new sheets of stabilizer that can be hooped and used for more free standing lace.
 
Donna M
Canada
 

Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:16 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: What do you do with left over Romeo stabiliser
 
 

I don't use Romeo but the fabric-type water-solubles.  I toss all my scraps into a bin & use them whenever I want to serge a rolled hem, apply decorative machine stitching, gather or ruffle tulle or chiffon, or stitch on vinyl.  Makes anything that is difficult to sew because presser feet can't grip it easier. 
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: Left over bobbin thread when embroidering

vicki chrobak
 

I don't know if I'm just lucky or what. I set my bobbin menu to 1 & it worked. I use all thread left on bobbin in regular sewing mode without a problem.

--
Vicki Jo

Hi - yesterday I was embroidering with black bobbinfil and ended up with
4 bobbins with quite a lot of thread left on each of them as the
machine wouldn't start stitching due to the bobbin sensor saying there
wasn't enough thread and I couldn't override it in embroidery mode. So -
I took another bobbin with a different coloured thread on it and wound
the black thread on to it and used it up that way - amazing how much
stitching it did. Using the different coloured thread meant I could
still see how much black I had left. So I shall be continuing to do
this until we can get the sensor adjusted.



Just thought this tip might be useful for someone having the same problems.



Vicki


Re: For Jim - Change of Mind!!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Congratulations Annie! You won't be sorry!

None of your Acufeed attachments can be used on the 12000, due to there being a different pattern of feed dogs. All snap-on feet can be used IF you purchase a foot holder for the 7700 or 11000. The spool stand from the 7700 *MIGHT* work on the 12000. Some on this list have found it works fine, others (including us) have found that it doesn't fit exactly right and impedes the top cover of the 12000 from opening completely. Also see this post:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/janome12000/message/749

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ANNE" <amd15@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

Yes, I guess I am like most women (not all!) and I have changed my mind, the more I read about the 12000 the more I like it so will plan on selling my 7700 and go ahead with the purchase from the Dubai dealer who has the 12000 already reserved for me. Before I go ahead Jim - sorry to ask this question again ........ I have all Accufeed and other accessories for the 7700. Can I use all of these or just some on the 12000 if I buy the holder for them that will fit the 7700 and can you please tell me again what the part number is for the holder? thank you so much.

Also, is there any specific other items I should ask the dealer to order for me that you can recommend?

Thanks to you and Diane, I wouldn't go ahead with this purchase if you didn't have this great group, I am very nervous re using the embroidery part of the machine but will just have to learn how to use it....

A very happy new year to you, your family and all the ladies on this group...

Best Wishes,
Annie Dunn
Saudi Arabia


loopy stitches & horizon link

songnbird
 

two problems
1. I have been doing some applique quilt blocks in embroidery mode and the first line of stitches - the ones that hold down the applique fabric before trimming - are really loose on the bottom. Is there some tension adjustment that sould be done for just that stitching? The rest of the embroidery stitches are just fine.
2. ever since I updated Horizon Link, I'm having trouble transfering designs to my machine - I get a message that says "Resume the last pattern or cancel pattern resuming and start data transfer". What the heck is going on? As usual Help is not being very helpful!
thanks for any info on correcting these problems,
Linda near Buffalo, NY


Left over bobbin thread when embroidering

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - yesterday I was embroidering with black bobbinfil and ended up with 4 bobbins with quite a lot of thread left on each of them as the machine wouldn't start stitching due to the bobbin sensor saying there wasn't enough thread and I couldn't override it in embroidery mode. So - I took another bobbin with a different coloured thread on it and wound the black thread on to it and used it up that way - amazing how much stitching it did. Using the different coloured thread meant I could still see how much black I had left. So I shall be continuing to do this until we can get the sensor adjusted.

Just thought this tip might be useful for someone having the same problems.

Vicki