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Re: I got my machine!

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi,
Congratulations! You will love it!
Yes, you will want to try to get a service person closer that 5 1/2 hours. I'm so lucky because our city is small and I am about 20 minutes away when there is some traffic only 3 traffic lights and 2 of them are just to get out of my neighbourhood to the freeway. However, those of you who are a long ways away do probably shop in those cities at various times in the year. If I were you I'd make arrangements before I go to have a service done on the machine when you go and the machine is due. For 26 years I lived in the northern part of Saskatchewan and had a 4 hour trek to Saskatoon to have my machine serviced. Thankfully it was a work horse and I never had a problem with it - just maintenance. Oh, I forgot, my little boy (almost 40 now) decided it needed some oil and oiled it in places I wouldn't have thought of - then it needed a look at. Fortunately there was no harm done that was costly.

Got to run to the dentist. Grrrrrr

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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

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: MBX

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

As Donna said, Digitizer MB is at end of life. The only updates that will come out for it will be any that might be necessary to make it work with a future version of Windows.

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

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

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The update file cannot be used in Mac OS X, only in Windows. Those of us that use Macs use a program like Parallels or VMware Fusion to construct a Windows computer inside our Macs.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

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


Re: Horizon Link Upgrade

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Andrea you have met the arrogance that is Microsoft. They have chosen "msp" file type for the Microsoft Installer, without regard to the fact that it already was assigned to Paint Shop Pro. However you can get past that. Instead of double clicking on the download file, RIGHT click on it and choose "Open with" from the pop-up menu. When you get the list of programs, choose the Microsoft Installer. If it's not in the list you may have to search for it.

It's unfortunate that Janome has chosen this strange way of doing an update. Other people with Paint Shop Pro will likely have the same problem. It's also a little odd to have to do a "repair" to install an update.

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

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


Re: software for thread inventory

Maria Boyle
 

Hi Vickie,

I also have 5D pro, but all you need is 5D extra to o
Keep track of your threads.




María

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




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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

Sent from my iPad


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

Sent from my iPhone

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

Sent from my iPhone

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.  

Sent from my iPhone

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