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Re: software for thread inventory

Maria Boyle
 






María

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 7:31 PM, Judy <judyjanome@...> wrote:

I have 5d pro and have all my thread cataloged.  

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:31 PM, "Vickie" <vickie_fowler@...> wrote:

 

Does anybody use a program to keep track of your embroidery thread? I've used My Thread Box, but it doesn't seem to have been updated in quite a while. I realize I can just do this in Excel but will be rather time-consuming to create. I've looked at Easy Organizer Suite but it's rather expensive for thread inventory.

Thanks --Vickie
Fort Davis, TX


Re: I got my machine!

Maria Boyle
 

Don't believe the hype, Judy drove 1 1/2 hr to my place and I drive 4 1/2!
LOL
the gig is up




María

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Judy <judyjanome@...> wrote:

I drove 5 1/2 hours each way in nov to get mine. I am just thinking hope I can find a way to get it serviced closer when it needs it. Oh well. Judyjanome

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:47 AM, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@...> wrote:

 

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: I got my machine!

Judy <judyjanome@...>
 

I drove 5 1/2 hours each way in nov to get mine. I am just thinking hope I can find a way to get it serviced closer when it needs it. Oh well. Judyjanome

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:47 AM, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@...> wrote:

 

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: software for thread inventory

Judy <judyjanome@...>
 

I have 5d pro and have all my thread cataloged.  

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:31 PM, "Vickie" <vickie_fowler@...> wrote:

 

Does anybody use a program to keep track of your embroidery thread? I've used My Thread Box, but it doesn't seem to have been updated in quite a while. I realize I can just do this in Excel but will be rather time-consuming to create. I've looked at Easy Organizer Suite but it's rather expensive for thread inventory.

Thanks --Vickie
Fort Davis, TX


Re: MBX

Donna Morton
 

DigitizerProMB is at the end of its run.  If you need the 12000 hoops you will have to upgrade to MBX.  It is a wonderful upgrade and you will not be sorry to have all the new and updated features that MBX offers even if you do not have a 12000.
 
Donna M
Canada

From: MarleneU
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:45 AM
Subject: [janome12000] MBX
 
 

Hi Jim,
I know this has probably been covered, but I don't have the 12000.
Is there going to be an update for Digi Pro MB for the 12000, or do you have to upgrade to MBX?
Thanks,
Marlene


Re: Horizon Link Upgrade

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I don’t know where it is in the Mac operating system, but there should be something like a “file options” which allows you to select which program opens which type of files. Just reinstalling the program won’t change that. The procedure in Windows 7 is to select Microsoft Explorer, find the type of file you want to open, right click on it, select  program and check the box below  to “always use this program”. If the program doesn’t show up in that box, there is a browse button where you can go hunt for the program.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 


software for thread inventory

Vickie
 

Does anybody use a program to keep track of your embroidery thread? I've used My Thread Box, but it doesn't seem to have been updated in quite a while. I realize I can just do this in Excel but will be rather time-consuming to create. I've looked at Easy Organizer Suite but it's rather expensive for thread inventory.

Thanks --Vickie
Fort Davis, TX


Horizon Link Upgrade

Andrea LaVergne
 

I have downloaded the upgrade multiple times from 2 different Mac computers. The download comes through as hlink101.msp but "Kind" is Paint Shop Pro 5. On the MacBook Pro (10.6.8) running with VMWare Fusion (2.05) I actually have Paint Shop Pro 5 and when I open the hink101 is tries to open using Paint Shop.

I also downloaded the upgrade to an I Mac, then onto a thumb drive, which I placed in the MacBook Pro and that still wants to open as an image in Paint Shop. Is there a way that I can change the extension to an .exe or whatever it should be? This is the first download I've ever had a problem with.

Andrea


Angels

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

I have finished sewing the set of Angels, there is a photograph in Anne A's album. Thank you for your help Jim, the machine is staying!!


MBX

MarleneU
 

Hi Jim,
I know this has probably been covered, but I don't have the 12000.
Is there going to be an update for Digi Pro MB for the 12000, or do you have to upgrade to MBX?
Thanks,
Marlene


Re: A couple of questions....

janetpiekarski
 

The accufeed feet can be used for any stitch (some look terrible) but you can't use the DIFFERENTIAL portion in anything but the straight stitches (it's that icon that turns yellow and grays out all non functioning stitches)

--- 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: question about borders

janetpiekarski
 

Acutally, the quilting designs are on the 12000. They are in their own seperate group when you look at the built in designs. I know this because I quilted a KING sized quilt using the feather and the feathered circle throughout and it came out fabulous!!!

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

I eventually will be using my machine more for quilting than embroidery, although I love to combine embroidery applique blocks with regular quilt blocks in a quilt. Right now I've been havin fun playing with the embroidery part.

The 12000 hasn't yet come out with the acufil hoops and designs that were included with the 11000SE. Most people seem to think they will eventually. That means that right now it is hard to "hoop" a quilt. The hoops are a little flimsier than the acufil hoops were and the big magnets aren't included. However you can hoop sticky stabilizer and then stick your quilt on it and do embroidery. I was told by my dealer that the built in basting stitches that you can put around a design also helps a lot to keep the fabric from moving while embroidery is being stitched.

As far as using the 12000 to do the quilting on big quilts like free motion or other stitching, even though it is a nice big machine, you still have to drag the quilt through the machine. I would think quilting using a frame would still be less work than trying to do it on any regular sewing/embroidery machine.

So far I've only used it once for "stitch-in-ditch" quilting of a quilt that is about 48x54. It did a good job. I used my 11000 with the acufil hoops to do kind of one block at a time quilting using embroidery hoops. I always felt it was easier just to free motion quilt than to go to all of the work of trying to do stiple designs using the hoop and hooping the quilt over and over and trying to line things up.

The 12000 uses the JEF format just like all other Janomes.

I think we can talk about price. Some groups don't let you. I traded in a 6 month old 11000 plus my large 24x32 sew steady table, an almost new clothsetter, and a few other accessories (not many because most would work on my 3160). I received the 12000, a 3160 to take to class and a replacement sew steady table (still coming, the 1st one was cut incorrectly). I paid $6000.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "slotwitch" <msread5419@> wrote:

I don't have this machine yet but have lots of questions. One being,can you do a continous design on a quilt and borders with this machine. I presently have a frame, which extends to king size but only have it to queen and mid arm machine. As I'm getting older and it's harder for me to handle the larger quilts, which is why I'm considering going to an embroidery, sewing, quilting type machine such as the horizon. I saw it when it first came out and really impressed by it. I have a Janome 6500 now. I would love to hear from members who do use their machines for quilting also. I ran across a site that has quilting patterns, but don't know what format the 12000 runs the designs on. Would someone be able to tell me? I will be asking questions, questions and more questions before I purchase this machine. One would be price, if someone can reveal that,lol. Thank You
Sandy


Re: I got my machine!

Sherry Martin
 

Wow, I'm a light weight. My dealer is only 50 minutes away.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Maria Boyle <maruka1@...> wrote:

Hi Sharon,

Congratulations! You are going to love love love your new baby.
I drove 4 1/2 hrs each way to pick up mine back in November. LOL
The things we do to get what we want. :)




María

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:47 AM, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@...> wrote:

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



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Re: I got my machine!

Maria Boyle
 

Hi Sharon,

Congratulations! You are going to love love love your new baby.
I drove 4 1/2 hrs each way to pick up mine back in November. LOL
The things we do to get what we want. :)




María

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:47 AM, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@internode.on.net> wrote:

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



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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