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Re: Hoop Storage for 12000

the2messers@...
 

In Online Sewing e-magazine for Spring 2012, Diane shows how to make a hoop storage and/or carrier for our new BIG hoops.  The whole magazine can be purchased at onlinesewing.com for $4.  Joy


Filled with regret, Jim says:
Well not any more. Something that PayPal changed broke the payment system, and I've had too many higher priority projects to address the problem. I've taken down the page. When time permits I'll look at alternate ways to make it available. Sorry to disappoint!


Storage for Hoops2

cas <cas@...>
 


I forgot to mention it has a smaller zippered portion in the front that is great for the magnets.
 


Storage for Hoops

cas <cas@...>
 


 
It hangs on the wall behind my ironing station and it's easy to access the hoops without taking it off the hook, and easy to carry to class.
 


Janome 12000 Update Release - Question

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

I'd like to hear from anyone who had their machine updated by their dealer, since the dealers got the update already, and were there any glitches, ie machine issues?

I know they'll release sometime soon the update for ALL to access, but waiting to see if anyone already got the update done and feedback on the changes.

Thanks,
Julia
NY-MC12000







Re: Hoop Storage for 12000

vicki chrobak
 

Meryl?, I put up 2 clear pegbords from Amazon (2' X 4' each).  They work great for hanging hoops & all other sewing stuff.
Vicki Jo


On 11/12/2014 6:43 AM, merylm@... [janome12000] wrote:

Any great ideas for storing MC12000 hoops? I have little drawer organizers for feet and stuff, which I have labeled. I don't really use the storage tray that came with the machine. Right now my hoops are in their box in my closet nestled between my fabric shelving and some other storage bins. God help me if I have to travel with them. The embroidery hoops that came with my Viking live in a hard case with the embroidery unit. The extra, larger hoops I purchased are in the same place as my Janome hoops.


Why do I think there's a better way


Posted by: merylm@...


Re: Trip to dealer 15000

Tony Coley
 

Ms Sue,

You are correct that technology has passed by the technician. As a Janome Tech I can say that their training is top shelf. The hang up is the technician it trained to repair/service the machine but not how to operate. In our shop, we rely on the sales personnel to operate the machine. I have had customers call me and ask "how do I.....?" My first response is "Have you looked it up in the User's Manual?". Sales personnel should be able to answer operation questions. If they don't know, we strongly recommend they take the customers name, go find the answer then call the customer with the solution.
I will be the first to admit the manufacturers have recently(last 2 or 3 years) have introduced a large number of new models that havd a wide variety of features so sales folks are a little overwhelmed.
Happy Sewing with your new machine.
Tony in South Alabama


On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:39 PM, "cas@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
I agree with that Sue.  I think they need more training.  My husband is an auto tech and has been working on cars for almost 40 years, and he attends class all the time for more training – especially since cars have so many computerized parts.  The same holds true for sewing techs. 
 
They certainly should not attempt to blame the customer, and make me regret buying the machine because they are uncomfortable with it. 
 
During my experience I mentioned an older machine I have and he thought THAT was a great machine!  I’m thinking he was very familiar with that machine.
 
I found out on my 11000SE about the speed slider thing.  I was so aggravated that my machine sewed so slow.  I kept trying to change the setting in the set menu.  I finally realized I had bumped the slider, lol!  Speaking of which, one reason I bought the 15000 was so I would get great customer support, and I’m still hoping I will.  I bought the 11000 online and learned I sure wanted local support if I ever bought another machine.
Cas
 
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Trip to dealer 15000
 
 
I need to stick my two cents in here.  I really think some of this technology has forged ahead faster than some of our dealers can handle.  Some of you may remember a while back that I could not get my  embroidery speed to set at a faster rate.  I called my dealer and explained my problem and he called me back a few days later and told me my machine can't sew at 600.  What I did find out by accident is that the stitching speed slide on the front of the machine over rides the the set speed from the on screen settings.  I must have bumped that slide myself or maybe one of my little helpers messed with it although they are very good about not touching my machines.
Sue in WNY



Hoop Storage for 12000

Meryl Margolies
 

Any great ideas for storing MC12000 hoops? I have little drawer organizers for feet and stuff, which I have labeled. I don't really use the storage tray that came with the machine. Right now my hoops are in their box in my closet nestled between my fabric shelving and some other storage bins. God help me if I have to travel with them. The embroidery hoops that came with my Viking live in a hard case with the embroidery unit. The extra, larger hoops I purchased are in the same place as my Janome hoops.


Why do I think there's a better way


Re: MBX Software Dilemma

jcole110 <no_reply@...>
 

Your never replied if reloading/repairing MBX fixed finding the click to stitch function.   If your problem has not been resolved there is one more place you can look for the click to stich and photo preparation tools.  If you have MBX showing on a small screen not all of the functions in the digitizing tool bar will show.  If this is the case you will have a small arrow at the bottom of the digitizing tool bar which when clicked on will show those functions that do not fit in the space available. 


Most of the tool bars will show this type of arrow if the presentation space is too small, but the digitizing tool bar's arrow is particularly hard to see.


Hope your problem has been resolved and you are once again enjoying MBX.

 

J


Re: Have you seen this???

Anne Stoye
 

 

What a good idea.  I have supported some other Kickstarter projects and am now a supporter of this one too.  Thank you very much for telling us about this.  I do hope they get enough support for it to come to fruition.  I think keen quilters would find this very useful or quilt groups could buy one to share.

 

Anyone interested needs to sign up in the next few weeks or they won’t be made, which would be a shame.

Anne

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Re: Missing parts

My-Stitches
 

Don't feel like an idiot. When the machine was new last year I asked
one of the Sewing Consultants at my store a question, and she had to
call Janome to find out that the piece in question was in one of
those hidden compartments!


You'd think they could have told us!


Mary




Oh my gosh do I ever feel like an idiot! Sue, they are right where
you said they'd be! I didn't even know that pulled off like that.
Sheesh...I'm so glad I asked you guys!! Thanks so much, Sue!


With egg on my face,
Lisa


Have you seen this???

JeannieH
 

I am so excited! This is the PERFECT accessory for my Quilt binding foot for my 15K! No longer will my kitten get wound up in loose binding! Check it out!



The Easy Binding Winder



Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Thanks Ceil

I think I will end up putting the cloth guide between that pocket and the trays as you suggest, as I can see me forgetting I put it under the padded section and looking all over for it!

I've got the section with the magnifiying lenses full with the bits that fit in the shapes - as well as the small magnets in the small rectangluar space.  It was fun trying to work out what went where !  I know there are gaps in the foot tray for the optional feet but there also seem to be odd shapes around them too - maybe there are other bits that come with the optional feet? Haven't looked into it yet.

With what I call the bits and pieces tray I just put the large magnets in the big rectangular space with the longish things like the lint brush and unpicker in the smaller oblong space, and the needles and spool caps in one or other of the other tiny rectangular spaces - not sure what I will use those for really though. Might move the magnets if I need that space for something.

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 11 November 2014 19:14, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Julia and Anne,
I have my big magnetic clips in the little pocket in the front and the cloth guide behind it between that little pocket and the trays.  I tried keeping it in the top section but it would not work for me as it was too much trouble to position it every time!  I wish Janome came out with a "suggested filling" of the case, wouldn't that be fun to do- pick among all the accessories and fill up that case with several ideas for the "serious quilter" or the "fashion sewer", etc? For some of the sections, I'd sure like to know what they were thinking. :)


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Re: Trip to dealer 15000

cas@...
 

I agree with that Sue.  I think they need more training.  My husband is an auto tech and has been working on cars for almost 40 years, and he attends class all the time for more training – especially since cars have so many computerized parts.  The same holds true for sewing techs. 
 
They certainly should not attempt to blame the customer, and make me regret buying the machine because they are uncomfortable with it. 
 
During my experience I mentioned an older machine I have and he thought THAT was a great machine!  I’m thinking he was very familiar with that machine.
 
I found out on my 11000SE about the speed slider thing.  I was so aggravated that my machine sewed so slow.  I kept trying to change the setting in the set menu.  I finally realized I had bumped the slider, lol!  Speaking of which, one reason I bought the 15000 was so I would get great customer support, and I’m still hoping I will.  I bought the 11000 online and learned I sure wanted local support if I ever bought another machine.
Cas
 

Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Trip to dealer 15000
 
 

I need to stick my two cents in here.  I really think some of this technology has forged ahead faster than some of our dealers can handle.  Some of you may remember a while back that I could not get my  embroidery speed to set at a faster rate.  I called my dealer and explained my problem and he called me back a few days later and told me my machine can't sew at 600.  What I did find out by accident is that the stitching speed slide on the front of the machine over rides the the set speed from the on screen settings.  I must have bumped that slide myself or maybe one of my little helpers messed with it although they are very good about not touching my machines.

Sue in WNY


Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Thanks Ceil

I won't be getting the My15000 app.  I don't have an iPad and the machine doesn't come with one in UK - but I have already got quite a few ideas of my own and will enjoy the challenge of designing and making a unique one myself!

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 11 November 2014 18:51, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Hi.
When you get the "My 15000" app, you will find detailed directions for a "Hoop and Accessory Holder" that Diane created.  It's also in the Spring 2012 issue of Online Sewing but I'm not sure if that's still available. Hope this helps.
Ceil



---In janome12000@..., wrote :

Hi Anne;
It was fun to unpack all those items with the V2 wasn't it!  I liked it because it made me familiar with what I have.
If you think of a great storage idea for those hoops, please post it.  At this point I am thinking about hanging them as well- I suppose they would maintain the correct shape. Maybe I will make an envelope storage to hang on the wall so each hoop has it's own slot. Still thinking.
Have fun!  I love my V2 as well :)



Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Thanks Beth

But I don't have an iPad and you don't get one with the machine in UK so no access to that project - but I have a few ideas myself and I expect there will be quite a few on pinterest or else where too.  I'm looking forward to the challenge of designing something myself once I've found a some other ideas to get my brain into gear!

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 11 November 2014 17:19, Beth Weigt beth_weigt@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

As for hoop storage - if you bought the "My 15000" app from Jim and Diane, there is project section with a suggested hoop storage project.

Sent from my iPad



Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Julia and Anne,
I have my big magnetic clips in the little pocket in the front and the cloth guide behind it between that little pocket and the trays.  I tried keeping it in the top section but it would not work for me as it was too much trouble to position it every time!  I wish Janome came out with a "suggested filling" of the case, wouldn't that be fun to do- pick among all the accessories and fill up that case with several ideas for the "serious quilter" or the "fashion sewer", etc? For some of the sections, I'd sure like to know what they were thinking. :)


---In janome12000@..., <annegparker@...> wrote :

Hi Julia

The 4 small magnets fit short end down in the spare compartment next to the yellow dot bobbin holder in the same tray as the magnifying glasses and the 8 big ones in the large open area in the other tray (7 on one side of the tray handle and 1 on the other )

Just tried the cloth guide in the case and for me it has to fit so the velcro closes over both sides of it - is that what others do?  But good to have a place for it.  I just have to remember it's there now!  Haven't tried it out yet!

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 11 November 2014 17:00, juliadlf1 <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Someone on the forum suggested to me to use the lid area of the cloth accessory case  and it works perfectly for me. It has an area you can slip the cloth guide behind the pad. I would assume the accessories for the 15 and 12 are the same setup in the cloth accessory case.

Now if I could figure out how to store all those magnets for the hoops, including the Acufil, I'd be most appreciative. Right now I have them stored in a small glass vase on my shelf.

Julia
NY-MC12000



Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Hi.
When you get the "My 15000" app, you will find detailed directions for a "Hoop and Accessory Holder" that Diane created.  It's also in the Spring 2012 issue of Online Sewing but I'm not sure if that's still available. Hope this helps.
Ceil


---In janome12000@..., <h.aarness@...> wrote :

Hi Anne;
It was fun to unpack all those items with the V2 wasn't it!  I liked it because it made me familiar with what I have.
If you think of a great storage idea for those hoops, please post it.  At this point I am thinking about hanging them as well- I suppose they would maintain the correct shape. Maybe I will make an envelope storage to hang on the wall so each hoop has it's own slot. Still thinking.
Have fun!  I love my V2 as well :)


Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Barb

Thanks about the tip for the cloth guide - and also the template for the smallest hoop - I think it would be so easy to lose it.  My hoops and templates are all still in the plastic bags they came in but in the front of the machine cover (which I have never used so far and can't see me using it at all!)

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 11 November 2014 16:12, Barb Engvall catsnquilts@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Mine came already put away (it was a floor model) in the storage box and the cloth guide was in the roof of the case in that padded section. The magnets and the template for the smallest hoop were in the front pocket. I have a little cabinet that has a small shelf on it that I store my hoops. They are out of the way but accessible and won’t get dropped. 




On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:16 AM, Anne Parker annegparker@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I had great fun unpacking my 15000 v2 machine and finding all the bits and pieces - think it took me 4 hours to find everything and check it all - and then work out which ones fitted in what part of the accessory case.  I even managed to fit in the magnets for the hoops so hopefully I won't be losing them!  A diagram with what goes where would have been useful.  I only noticed yesterday that there is a pocket inside at the front of the case and the padding in the lid is actually removeable - so more can be squeezd in. 

I guess they must pack most of the bits on a production line basis, with the embroidery test the last thing they do on the machine before packing it so leave all the things needed for that on the machine.  Makes sense to me anyway :0)  

I've stored the hoops in the front of the machine cover as mentioned in the manual - but I find it really chunky and floppy to get on and off the machine - do people use the cover at all?  I've ended up just using a fleece throw to cover the machine it at the moment (will be making it's own cover at some time!)

The only place I can find to store the cloth guide is with the hoops. Any other suggestions for that? What do other people do with their hoops?  I'm thinking I may be able to hang them up somewhere to make them easy to access. 

Still love the machine!

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






Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Hi Julia

The 4 small magnets fit short end down in the spare compartment next to the yellow dot bobbin holder in the same tray as the magnifying glasses and the 8 big ones in the large open area in the other tray (7 on one side of the tray handle and 1 on the other )

Just tried the cloth guide in the case and for me it has to fit so the velcro closes over both sides of it - is that what others do?  But good to have a place for it.  I just have to remember it's there now!  Haven't tried it out yet!

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 11 November 2014 17:00, juliadlf1 <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Someone on the forum suggested to me to use the lid area of the cloth accessory case  and it works perfectly for me. It has an area you can slip the cloth guide behind the pad. I would assume the accessories for the 15 and 12 are the same setup in the cloth accessory case.

Now if I could figure out how to store all those magnets for the hoops, including the Acufil, I'd be most appreciative. Right now I have them stored in a small glass vase on my shelf.

Julia
NY-MC12000



Re: Finding all the bits and pieces!

Beth
 

As for hoop storage - if you bought the "My 15000" app from Jim and Diane, there is project section with a suggested hoop storage project.


Sent from my iPad

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