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Re: Buying a 12000

brittisl1018@...
 

Thank you all for all the advice!! 

Now I need to digest everything and mark some web pages.


Re: In a Janome advert!

Parker Chiudioni
 

Sarah....congrats! I'm looking at it on the back of my AQ mag and it's gorgeous! Congrats girl!




Parker Chiudioni
Circle Sewing Studios
703-910-7516


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Re: In a Janome advert!

joan12d
 

I admired this in the ad. It is so wonderful! Now I'm glad to know the story. Congratulations!


Re: Dual feed foot AD for 15K

rebecca8nc
 

Thanks Jim, I knew I didn't do anything to cause the break.


Re: Re water soluble stabilizer

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Sheila: Not me, Colleen was asking. I'm sure she'll see your post.

Julia
NY-MC12000


Changing hoop size

cas <cas@...>
 


I am a new owner of the 15000 and I have no previous embroidery experience.
 
I have completed a couple of designs from the Jenny Haskins event I attended.
 
Anyhow.......
 
I made one bookmark (designed it myself from included designs) and started making another but I am wondering if I can change the hoop size I originally selected.
 
I created the whole design and noticed the dimensions of the finished design.  I could use a smaller hoop, and a lot less stabilizer and fabric, but it wouldn't allow me to change, the other hoop options were grayed out and I could not click on them.
 
I looked all through the book and couldn't find the answer.
 
The only choice I saw was to start all over.  So I gave up for the day.
:-)

Tempted to give up for the day, Jim pushes on to say:
You didn't say what software your were using to create the design, so it's a hard to come up with a good answer. In AcuEdit you can change the hoop size using the Settings button (Gears) in the top right corner of the screen. This can be done at any time. You can also change the hoop size in the EmbLink Tool of the HorizonLink Suite. Just click the black drop-down button under the "Embroidery Edit" button. Digitizer MBX allows the hoop size to be changed at any time, even if the design is to big for the chosen hoop. It just won't let you send the design or save it until it fits.
 


Re: Buying a 12000

brittisl1018@...
 

Jim,

Thank you for responding.  My hubby & I have Mac & IBM experience so I'm not too worried about us figuring out the software.

I also have lots of experience using drawing/graphics/photography software on both IBM & MAC platforms so I'm not too worried about 'learning' how to use either Horizon Link or Stitch Buddy or Embrilliance.

My question - do you recommend
1. setting up the VM machine and using Horizon Link
 or
2. using the MAC software

Cost seems to be similar between setting up the VM machine or using MAC software.

Do recommend Stitch Buddy or Embrilliance Essentials?

I suspect I will be wanting to modify embroidery designs.


Flipping a coin, Jim says:
The simple answer is "It depends." In the long view of things, Janome seems to be leaning toward the iPad for new software rather than a conventional desktop or laptop. For minor editing, such as changing colors, modifying stitch layers and format conversion it works great. If that's the level of editing you want to do, then you don't even need a computer. Removing the iPad from the equation, then I would suggest Embrilliance, which lets you do a lot more editing than the minimal amount offered in StitchBuddy.

However if you want to create your own designs using digitizing software then you'll need a computer. I doubt that we'll see a full digitizer on an iPad until they get a LOT more powerful. Computers will still be needed for that. For digitizing the hands-down winner is Janome's Digitizer MBX 4.5, built by Wilcom in Australia. They have decades of experience in embroidery software. Embrilliance for the Mac aspires to be a digitizer, but is not there yet. So to have digitizing capability I would say go with a virtual machine.

Another factor is quilting. The AcuFil program is brilliant and makes quilting MUCH easier. It has no counterpart on the Mac or the iPad. For that you need HorizonLink. Ditto for Stitch Composer, which allows you to create your own stitches.

Finally there's the issue of virtual machine maintenance. Windows Activation allows installation twice from a single source. The concept of a VM would suggest that's more than enough. However all of the virtual machine software companies continue to update their product offerings for better performance. At some point they will change the virtual processor characteristics enough that Windows Activation will fail. You are then forced to run the gauntlet to contacting Microsoft support, hoping that you can convince someone who may or may not know what a virtual machine is, to allow you to activate again. The alternative is to freeze your installation and never update the virtual machine software again.

Hopefully you can pull enough out of this data blizzard to reach a conclusion!


Re: Dual feed foot AD for 15K

dawsewmad
 

I find that when you go over thick seams that it jumps out of the holder at the back. Can we stop this from happening. 
Dawn


Jumping out of his holder, Jim says:
This happens when there is too much pressure on the foot. Reduce the amount of pressure on the foot and it should stop doing that.


Re: In a Janome advert!

Gail Berkler
 

Congrats on your success 


On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Estelle Torpy emtorpy@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I just received my American Quilter mag and was delighted to know who did the sample quilt in the Janome ad. Congratulations Sarah!

I attended a quilting retreat this past weekend where my 15000 got quite a workout and passed with flying colors! Sewing for three solid days and into the night!
The lighting on that machine, the beautiful straight stitch, quilting with the fabulous walking feet and the ease of use made the sewing such a pleasure.
I took my iPad with Jim and Diane’s app in place of the owner’s manual. Thank you Jim and Diane!

There was a women there who is getting a new machine for Christmas and of course I was happy to show off all of Janome’s fine features.

Happy stitching, Estelle


Dual feed foot AD for 15K

rebecca8nc
 

My dual feed foot just fell apart.   It looks like a pin broke.  Has others had a problem with this?

Thank

Rebecca



Picking up the pieces, Jim says:

We had the same thing happen with ours. The replacement looks like it might be made a little differently.


Re: little flowers

Marsha
 

lots of free standing flowers here:
 
 
hth,
 
Marsha


Re: Re water soluble stabilizer

sheilargodes@...
 

Julia
There are many issues that must be addressed when stitching free standing embroidery.  
First stabilizer.
Many brands available.  Several types.  Rather than listing all the options, it would be much easier to direct you if you can provide more info.  
What exactly - as close as you can - are you looking for in a design.  3d, large and bold, etc.
What will you do with the completed design.  Place it on a table as decor.  Sew it onto something else - if yes what will you sew it onto.
Will you do any other type of sewing in this project.  Such as other designs, a garment, a table runner etc.

After you provide some of this info, I can better help.  I do lots and lots and lots of embroidery on 5 different embroidery machines including 12000.  I am a twice certified Jenny Haskins Educator, a Martha Pullen Educator and have taught lots and lots of classes.  I conducted an online class with 42 embroiderers and we made a beautiful queen size quilt.  Had lots of techniques included.

Don't run out and buy stabilizer just to get started.  Stabilizer is expensive and not something that you want to purchase in a hurry.  You must decide, based on the project of the moment, what will be needed.

As an aside, have you given thought to the thread type - Rayon, Poly, Cotton, 40 weight, 60 weight, what brand.  What will you use for bobbin thread.  What fabric.  not only type such as cotton or poly, quality counts as well.  Especially when doing free standing embroidery.

this should give you lots to think about.  Post here, or email me privately if you wish.
sheilagodes@...


Re: Buying a 12000/working with a MAC

Norma Carson <norma7750@...>
 


Thank you Jim, just about got it licked!!
Norma
 
 
 
 

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Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Buying a 12000/working with a MAC

 


Looks like this is the group I need to be asking my questions (been asking my Embird group not too many have Macs I guess). I just got my MacBookPro (love it but) now I'm trying to run my Digitizing software on it (almost had it then...). So I downloaded and installed Windows 8 (with the help of support from Microsoft) with parallels. They assured me the 8.1 update would be no problem but just when I thought it was all done (got to the configuring phase) I lost everything! Can't even get 8 to run and also lost Embird (I'm sure it's there somewhere I just don't know where). So now today going back to Microsoft for more help.  My question for you is: should I be using VM or is the parallels OK? Also what about Windows 7? I wonder if they would let me trade in 8 for 7? I apologize as I know this is off topic, but it seems like there are more knowledgeable people on this group. If you want to take the time with me please reply off group. TIA
 
Norma Carson
 
 Answering virtually, Jim says:
Parallels is updated frequently, always in search of better speed and more features. The problem is that they often break something in an update and it can cripple existing virtual machines until they fix what they broke. VMware Fusion is on a slower update cycle, but they rarely break existing VMs.

You are in a somewhat tenuous position right now, because of Windows Product Activation (WPA). You can only activate a copy of Windows twice. After that you have to call Microsoft support, give them a 40-digit number and enter a different 40-digit number that they give back to you. This exchange can only happen after you have convinced them that you are not trying to install it on more than one computer or are using an illegal copy.

What you need to do before starting over is to visit the Parallels website and make sure you have the latest version. If you bought a boxed product it could well be out of date. Also visit the forum to see if there are a lot of problems with updating Windows 8 to 8.1 under Parallels. Windows 7, in my opinion, is a far better version and if you are able to downgrade to that it would be worth doing.

Another option is Virtual Box, which is free. It's not as user-friendly as Parallels or VMware, but it's pretty stable and keeps getting better. I haven't used it with Windows 8, because I stayed with Windows 7 for those occasions when I need Windows.

If you need further help write me off-list: jim.stutsman@....


Re: To update right one or not!

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

One of the first updates I did ( 1.00 to 1.02 I think) my 15000 died, a black screen and no life in it, I had to send it back to my dealer to be resuscitated....now I have a mini panic attack each time there is an update! Thankfully has been ok since. Judy

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On 7 Oct 2014, at 13:44, mikeandjane@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Jim I have a question for you.

After reading about the dreaded black screen I am not sure whether to update right now or not.

I have two quilts that I need to finish for Christmas and of course my Christmas embroidery to do as well.

My dealer is an hour away and if he needs to,order that part it may take a couple of weeks without my machine and now as my 15000'is the only embroidery machine that I have I am not sure what to do here. I was getting ready to update it this morning when I read the posts and now am not sure what to do.

Would you please give me your opinion?


Thanks

Jane

Very cold in southern Ontario


Not all that hot in North Texas, Jim says:

We& #39;ve had 2 reports of a black screen, one after updating and the other unspecified. Updating the machine is not a dangerous process and I would consider these two results to be atypical. The instructions may be partly to blame, as they say a red screen is an indication that the update needs to be done again. However the screen does turn red a couple of times during the update, and turning it off to start over at those times could cause big problems. I would suggest waiting at least 10 minutes before turning the machine off, assuming that you don't get the "Finish" display. The update does take several minutes and at times it may not appear that something is happening unless you look very closely.


In your case, since your need for the machine is, shall we say 'critical', I would say hold off. The update doesn't add all that much - it won't change you r life or add features that you could not imagine living without. You can install it after the holidays and it will be just fine.


Re: In a Janome advert!

Estelle Torpy
 

I just received my American Quilter mag and was delighted to know who did the sample quilt in the Janome ad. Congratulations Sarah!


I attended a quilting retreat this past weekend where my 15000 got quite a workout and passed with flying colors! Sewing for three solid days and into the night!
The lighting on that machine, the beautiful straight stitch, quilting with the fabulous walking feet and the ease of use made the sewing such a pleasure.
I took my iPad with Jim and Diane’s app in place of the owner’s manual. Thank you Jim and Diane!


There was a women there who is getting a new machine for Christmas and of course I was happy to show off all of Janome’s fine features.


Happy stitching, Estelle


Re: To update right one or not!

HEATHER COWAN
 

Updated successfully... Printed instructions and followed and it was very easy.  However ... If you do not need any of the updates ... Why not wait ...  Heather

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On Oct 7, 2014, at 7:23 AM, mikeandjane@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Jim I have a question for you.

After reading about the dreaded black screen I am not sure whether to update right now or not.

I have two quilts that I need to finish for Christmas and of course my Christmas embroidery to do as well.

My dealer is an hour away and if he needs to,order that part it may take a couple of weeks without my machine and now as my 15000'is the only embroidery machine that I have I am not sure what to do here. I was getting ready to update it this morning when I read the posts and now am not sure what to do.

Would you please give me your opinion?


Thanks

Jane

Very cold in southern Ontario


Not all that hot in North Texas, Jim says:

We've had 2 reports of a black screen, one after updating and the other unspecified. Updating the machine is not a dangerous process and I would consider these two results to be atypical. The instructions may be partly to blame, as they say a red screen is an indication that the update needs to be done again. However the screen does turn red a couple of times during the update, and turning it off to start over at those times could cause big problems. I would suggest waiting at least 10 minutes before turning the machine off, assuming that you don't get the "Finish" display. The update does take several minutes and at times it may not appear that something is happening unless you look very closely.


In your case, since your need for the machine is, shall we say 'critical', I would say hold off. The update doesn't add all that much - it won 't change your life or add features that you could not imagine living without. You can install it after the holidays and it will be just fine.


Re: In a Janome advert!

HEATHER COWAN
 

Inspirational ... .thanks for sharing your work.  Well deserved accolades.
Hugs heather

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On Oct 7, 2014, at 7:25 AM, Smith Sarah Ann sarahannsmith@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have to share! I’ve been affiliated with Janome for a decade now, and they have been incredibly generous in supporting me through their artist/teacher program (a loan machine). In exchange, I do stuff for them. When the Artistic line of software and machines debuted, I made them a banner for their show booth with the Artistic logo. Last year, they told me they wished they had something similar for the Janome Horizon line I’ve been using this past decade. So I made them a quilt-modern-ish banner to use in the booth, and it was at International Quilt Festival in Houston last year.

Well, about two days ago my new issue of American Quilter arrived (the magazine you get with AQS membership). I flipped through it, put it down to make tea and what leaped off the back cover but a close up of MY banner in the new Janome ad that features the 8900 (on which it was stitched, or was it on the 7700????)! So I blogged all about it (link below)!!!!

I’m THRILLED that they like it enough to use it in a nationwide ad, that the photography is so good (it is really hard to do a good photo of a quilt with white in it), and that it looks good. Randy Thomas, the VP, told me it was an oversight that my name/credit for making the banner isn’t in the ad and that will be corrected (tho it will appear minus my name for a while as those ads are in the pipeline already). So now I’ve been on the cover of several books, featured on the high-visibility last page (in The Quilt Life), now on the back cover. Next goal: the FRONT cover of a magazine LOL!

Anyway, if you’d like to see, I blogged about it here:

http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog/?p=9818

Going off to walk the dog, then pet the back cover again <grin> Can you tell I’m tickled silly? <BEAM>

Cheers, Sarah

Check out my DVD: Art Quilt Design: From Photo to Threadwork
Author of bestseller ThreadWork Unraveled
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Re: Re water soluble stabilizer

Claire Schutz
 

Stitch the designs on tulle or fine netting, then attach. The washaway stab is vilene, Claire S.

On 10/6/2014 10:58 PM, Colleen Bulman newfiddler@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Hi all. I realize I have to use water soluble stabiliser for little flower designs and the little hoop but darned if I can find any designs out there. There is plenty of them but no little free standing designs. Can someone please help me here. Is that stabiliser called vliesofix? I have not done anything like this for years and am on a learning curve again. Cheers Colleen B

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Re: In a Janome advert!

cmgazerro@...
 

Congratulations Sarah.  Even though you did the banner from the heart and not expecting accolades, it is nice to see your efforts are appreciated.  Enjoy your moment of fame!

Carolyn


Re: little flowers

Kay Allen
 

Try emblibrary.com, embroidery designs.com. They both have a lot of two signs that are free. I have purchased many of their designs also. They always stitch out beautifully.


Kay Allen
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