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Janome Webinar

Claire Schutz
 

Someone mentioned recently that they were not notified about Janome's webinar, well, today I received  an ad from Janome about one of their machines and not being interested in that machine I almost deleted the ad. Fortunately I scrolled down and found info about a Webinar on Tues Oct 21st and their future schedule.  I am sure I probably deleted other notices.  Be sure to scroll to the end of their ads, it may have info about this or other issues.  Learned my lesson,  Claire S.



Re: marks on 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Thanks for the reply Maggie

It's good to hear that if you use the hoops properly then the scratches are not inevitable - :0).  Whilst I agree it's not an ornament I do like to keep my machines (and anything else) as good looking as possible.  I know they will not be perfect.

I have 12 vintage machines (oldest from 1883) which I have cleaned up and restored so that they look great and sew well. It's part of the pleasure for me to sew on something that looks good.

I remember the stainless steel sinks and cooker hoods - a nightmare to clean and people used to be surprized that they were easily damaged - mixing up stainless with scratch resistant.

If your going to put plastic over the stainless steel what is the point of having the stainless steel in the first place?  I guess maybe it's easier to see the measurments on the bed in metal though.

Interesting about the felt on the bottom of your Taijma hoops - maybe I will consider something similar for the 15000 should I find it necessary :0)

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 17 October 2014 13:30, maggiecoops@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK




Re: marks on 15000

Claire Schutz
 

In regard to the hoops, there is a little lip on the outer hoop which prevents you from having the inner hoop go thru too far.  The reason I mention this is I have another machine and the hoops do not have that and you can push the inner hoop too far and have other problems, I have done that.  I was pleased to see this can not be done with the 15K hoops, therefore, if used like you say Mags, no marks. The inner hoop protrudes very slightly, so no one needs to worry about doing what I have done with other manufacturers hoops. Also, I feel a little scratches between friends doesn't mean abuse but use,  Claire S.



On 10/17/2014 7:30 AM, maggiecoops@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK




marks on 15000

JoAnn Novak
 

  Well said.  I like your tips.
  I have a stainless steel sink in my kitchen.
  I am thinking about replacing it as it is terribly scratched.
  It is well used.  lol
  JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK




One Stitch Stop

Susan Richard
 

I am doing free motion quilting on my 12000. I am using the one stitch stop feature so I can pull the bottom thread to the top. Do the top and bottom threads need to be buried or can they simply be cut off? If they are cut will the stitching eventually start to come apart or are secure? Thanks Susan

Being of an age where he's starting to come apart, Jim says:
As Diane shows in her videos, after pulling the threads to the top you take a few short stitches, stop and then cut them off. This will lock the threads so they don't come out. Once that's done you can continue your free motion.


Re: marks on 15000

maggie cooper
 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK



Re: marks on 15000

Linda M
 

Whoever originally converted this to USD does not know what they are talking about
 

15.00 GBP = 24.1140 USD
British Pound US Dollar
1 GBP = 1.60760 USD 1 USD = 0.622045 GBP
Convert againUSD/GBP thumbnailView ChartMid-market rates: 2014-10-17 03:34 UTC
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 16/10/2014 8:38:35 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: marks on 15000
 
 

I saw package of this in Dollar Tree and yes, one dollar, Claire S.


On 10/16/2014 9:33 AM, capaul@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Anne, in response to your words:  £15 (equivalent to about 9.5 dollars) seems a lot of money for a bit of plastic protection?  


In Canada we pay $20 for a wee sheet of protective cover for our iPhones or Androids - it's the same I think for the iPad's and other tablets.  So $10 is half that price and you get 2 - I'm assuming one for each side of the needle plate.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

 


Re: marks on 15000

Claire Schutz
 

I saw package of this in Dollar Tree and yes, one dollar, Claire S.


On 10/16/2014 9:33 AM, capaul@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Anne, in response to your words:  £15 (equivalent to about 9.5 dollars) seems a lot of money for a bit of plastic protection?  


In Canada we pay $20 for a wee sheet of protective cover for our iPhones or Androids - it's the same I think for the iPad's and other tablets.  So $10 is half that price and you get 2 - I'm assuming one for each side of the needle plate.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


MY STORY

krissy.b@...
 

I purchased the 12000 and loved it.  I always had Janome machines and updated when a new version came out.  However when I heard that Janome was bringing out another machine so soon, I was so angry, I sold my 12000 and bought a Commercial 15 needle embroidery machine, vowing never to buy another domestic embroidery machine .   

I then purchased the 8900 Janome for sewing, lovely machine and great for free motion embroidery.   BUT I missed all the lovely "bells and whistles" of the Horizon embroidery machines.  

So I am now the owner of the 15000, beauty if ever I saw one !!!  My friend helped me unpack it from the box and she went to unpack the embroidery unit and I said, "don't bother as I won't be using this machine for embroidery, only sewing.

Well things change !!  after looking at some of the beautiful built in designs, (you guessed it) I am busily stitching out embroideries.

Kris in Aus



Re: unexpected purchase!

Helen Aarness
 

Thank you for the information.  As it turns out, the dealer gave me the Version 1 of the 15000, not v2 as was on my receipt.  I really don't know what recourse I have.  I did get a great deal on the machine, and I have upgraded it to v2.  So, I don't think the AcuDesign is Janomes problem.  I should have been more aware.

Speaking as a former dealer, Jim says:
Janome has made the AcuDesign app available to dealers at a reasonable cost. That would allow a dealer with V1 stock to sell it as V2. Of course it's up to the dealer. In our case we would probably have updated everyone for free due to the minimal cost, but every dealer has their own decision to make.


Re: marks on 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Hi Cheryl

I did my conversion the wrong way around for US Dollars  :0) - £15 is actually around 24 US Dollars or 27 Canadian dollars.

I can get 2 quality iPad protectors for just under £5 on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=iPad%20protective%20film) so I still say it's pricey. (I can get cheap ones for 6 for just under £2 but would not buy those)

My main point though is that Janome is making a machine that has a bed that is going to get damaged using it - not very good design really.  If that is unavoidable I would expect to have the protectors included with the machine, not have to buy them, especially with all the other accessories they provide - but as I said maybe I am just being pessimistic and I will not get the issue. :0)

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 16 October 2014 15:33, capaul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Anne, in response to your words:  £15 (equivalent to about 9.5 dollars) seems a lot of money for a bit of plastic protection?  


In Canada we pay $20 for a wee sheet of protective cover for our iPhones or Androids - it's the same I think for the iPad's and other tablets.  So $10 is half that price and you get 2 - I'm assuming one for each side of the needle plate.

Cheryl - Saskatoon



Re: Screen saver app for the 15000

janetpiekarski
 

I think if you go to the set area and turn OFF the screen saver, the screen will just go dark and not do any burning or aging, isn't that correct??


Stumbling around in the dark, Jim says:
Yes, that's correct. Disabling the screen saver actually saves the screen!


Re: Digitizer - should I sell it with 11000?

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Barb,

I wouldn't sell the Digitizer as it is better than any other program that I've used.  I have a MacBook Pro and Parallels to run my Windows.  I love it and have never had a moments trouble using it.  I haven't used Embrilliance but it may be good, however it isn't free and you already have a program that is excellent and I'm sure does more and also saves to the format you need.  However, if it isn't upgraded it will only recognize the machine you have.  That isn't a problem as you'll see in a post that Jim responded to Helen (I think).  You just pick the 11000 machine and a hoop size that is up to 8".  The upgrade is great - I use mine all the time.  I love digitizing - not that I'm good at it, but it is my computer game.  I am rather lazy in stitching out what I create, but I do have fun.  I just helped a friend (and she has her own copy, but doesn't feel confident in using the program) and she seems pleased with what I've done for her - she stitched it out as she has the 12000, so could test as well as I could and I didn't have the time at the moment (getting ready for a quilt retreat and my trip to Arizona at the end of October).  

Have fun with your new machine?  Get Jim and Diane's APP - it is awesome.  That is if you haven't got it already.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: marks on 15000

Cheryl Paul
 

Anne, in response to your words:  £15 (equivalent to about 9.5 dollars) seems a lot of money for a bit of plastic protection?  

In Canada we pay $20 for a wee sheet of protective cover for our iPhones or Androids - it's the same I think for the iPad's and other tablets.  So $10 is half that price and you get 2 - I'm assuming one for each side of the needle plate.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: marks on 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

I've downloaded the accessory catalogue from here now - www.janome.co.jp/e/pdf/home/AccessoryCatalog.pdf
Then searched it for 'Protective Sheet' and it displayed a picture on page 81. 

It certainly does look just like the better quality tablet screen protectors.

If the hoop etches a design in the bed surely that's a design fault of Janome?  I'm surprized given all the other accessories they supply including the protector for the left side of the bed (as I understand it) that they don't also provide the one for the right side to 'correct' their design error.

I agree that it's worth having to protect the machine - but maybe I am finding issues where I won't have any (my
​ pessimism coming out again!) - especially given the tip about pushing the top hoop down a bit.  Has anyone ever thought about binding the bottom hoop with fabric or is that not possible - I know this will all become evident when I get the machine, but still waiting for my ordered V2 to get to UK. :0)

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 16 October 2014 00:40, sewbad54 <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Anne look in the Janome accessories catalogue 2013 (this is the latest edition) bottom of page 15 for info but know picture. For me £15.00 is a price I was happy to pay to protect my machine from scratches as I have seen etching caused by the outer  hoop scraping the bed of the machine


I don't use screen protectors so can't comment if they are the same thing. The protectors are quite thick so do stop scratches  from pins etc.



Blessed are the pessimists, for they shall never be disappointed.


Re: New here, and to 15000

Helen Aarness
 

Oh dear it seems in my old age I have started repeating myself! yum yum! wine and brownies you really know how to make me feel welcome! Thanks


Re: unexpected purchase!

Helen Aarness
 

Thank you for the warm welcome and for the information. Maybe they decided not to give The Accu design app away anymore because I couldn't find a card in my machine. When I got home from work I looked through everything again and it just isn't there. Maybe I should try to call the dealer that I bought the machine from but he really isn't much help. I really look forward to being on this list thank you for moderating and for your answer

Picking a card a random and getting a Joker, Jim says:
It's not very big - about the size of a business card with a QR (Square dots) code on it. If you don't have it contact Janome and ask about it.


Digitizer - should I sell it with 11000?

Barb Engvall
 

I have an opportunity to sell my 11000 and am pondering whether I should include the Digitzer software with it…I keep seeing things about Embrilliance - will it do the digitizing? I would prefer to work on my Mac side of things…and I don’t do a lot of digitizing at this point, but that could change when I retire. The main thing I have done is just create custom embroidered labels for quilts. Any advice is appreciated...

Thanks…


Re: marks on 15000

sewbad54 <no_reply@...>
 

Anne look in the Janome accessories catalogue 2013 (this is the latest edition) bottom of page 15 for info but know picture. For me £15.00 is a price I was happy to pay to protect my machine from scratches as I have seen etching caused by the outer  hoop scraping the bed of the machine


I don't use screen protectors so can't comment if they are the same thing. The protectors are quite thick so do stop scratches  from pins etc.


Re: Webinar on V2 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Hi Julie

Even though I am in UK I signed up for the US newsletter - you can do that here http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/Search - and I think that is how I got to know about the Webinars as they come out.

You may have to work out what time they run if you are not in their timezone though the last one told me the time in GMT too.

You can also search on Janome Webinars on You-tube and you get this - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=janome+webinars - plus you can subscribe to the JanomeUSA channel from there - I just clicked on JanomeUSA and it brought up various options - I then clicked on Videos and got this - https://www.youtube.com/user/JanomeUSA/videos - the Webinar on the new features of 15000 V2 is the first one of those displayed.


Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 15 October 2014 17:41, 'Julie' jjems@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

How do you find out about any Webinars from Janome?  At one time I used to get notices but haven’t seen any lately.

 

Julie


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