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Re: Embroidery question

sharon.hedt
 

Thanks Jim, I am guessing that I must have held the buttons down too long! I will have a play with this feature!
Cheers
Sharon in Aus

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

The + and - keys can be used to move the hoop forward by 1 stitch, 10, or 100 stitches, depending on how long you hold it down. See "Stitch backward/forward keys" on page 112 of the instruction book.


Re: Embroidery question

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The + and - keys can be used to move the hoop forward by 1 stitch, 10, or 100 stitches, depending on how long you hold it down. See "Stitch backward/forward keys" on page 112 of the instruction book.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@...> wrote:


Thanks vikki, I did try the + and - buttons but it jumped me forward to next colour change or back to previous one....I only needed to go back maybe 40 -50 stitches?
Thanks
Sharon in Aus


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

You should be able to hit the + or - button to go forward or backward within
a particular color sequence. I just shut everything down for the night, so I
can't verify it now; but I think that the presser foot had to be up for this
to work. There is also a "resume" command in the settings but I haven't
played with it. The default for that is "off".



Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: Embroidery question

meowmie <meowmie@...>
 

The 11000 allowed this so surely the 12000 does too. I don't ahve one to play with and find it though :).
 
jen

From: sharon.hedt
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2012 7:24 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Embroidery question

 

Thanks vikki, I did try the + and - buttons but it jumped me forward to next colour change or back to previous one....I only needed to go back maybe 40 -50 stitches?
Thanks
Sharon in Aus

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" wrote:
>
> You should be able to hit the + or - button to go forward or backward within
> a particular color sequence. I just shut everything down for the night, so I
> can't verify it now; but I think that the presser foot had to be up for this
> to work. There is also a "resume" command in the settings but I haven't
> played with it. The default for that is "off".
>
>
>
> Vikki
>
> Houston, TX
>




Re: Embroidery question

sharon.hedt
 

Thanks vikki, I did try the + and - buttons but it jumped me forward to next colour change or back to previous one....I only needed to go back maybe 40 -50 stitches?
Thanks
Sharon in Aus

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

You should be able to hit the + or - button to go forward or backward within
a particular color sequence. I just shut everything down for the night, so I
can't verify it now; but I think that the presser foot had to be up for this
to work. There is also a "resume" command in the settings but I haven't
played with it. The default for that is "off".



Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: Embroidery question

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

You should be able to hit the + or – button to go forward or backward within a particular color sequence. I just shut everything down for the night, so I can’t verify it now; but I think that the presser foot had to be up for this to work. There is also a “resume” command in the settings but I haven’t played with it. The default for that is “off”.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 


Embroidery question

sharon.hedt
 

I was doing embroidery yesterday when I had a thread break...and I am wondering if there is a way to get the machine to be able to go back a few stitches to resume after I re thread the machine from where the thread broke.
My old embroidery machine ( different brand) enabled me to do this but I could not get the 12000 to do this without resewing the entire colour change.
Thanks for your help
Sharon in Aus


low thread bobbins

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

This may be a bit tedious for some people. However, I have found a way to
use up the thread on bobbins when the machine says there isn't enough
thread.

I've been doing a "Lunch Box" quilt which has appliqué birds. Each bird has
some outline steps and minimal color steps that don't take a lot of thread.
Most of the birds start out with either an appliqué outline or bird feet -
these require very little thread. So I start out with a slightly filled
bobbin. When it requires the satin stitch to finish off an appliqué, I will
switch bobbins to one which has more thread and doesn't generate the
irritating message. It's really no big deal, as I have to pull off the hoop
to cut off the excess fabric so changing a bobbin at that time doesn't
impact me.

Apparently the bobbin sensor determines how much thread is needed for the
next color and it triggers the message or not depending upon the weight of
thread in the bobbin and what your particular setting is. If there are a
bunch of thread changes but not a lot of stitches you could use up some of
the slightly filled bobbins. On my last bobbin, I had 6" of thread left
after completing the bird feet. Not bad!

One can step thru the sequence and turn on the display to show what a
particular step is doing. You also know the stitch start of each thread
change, so you can calculate how many stitches each color will take.
Depending upon the design you may have multiple stitch colors in a row that
require few stitches compared with the rest of the design.

Just a thought!

Vikki
Houston, TX


Re: Skipping stitches and breaking thread

Pinguin
 

Thanks Jim, for you advice regarding Horizon Link, it works now! Once I had figured out the Dutch words for My Computer etc. I found the JSMC859 but with an exclamation mark beside it. It said it needed a driver and I could install it from the CD-rom.
I'm glad that problem is solved.

I already made sure to put in my needle all the way up, so that is not the problem. And it is only on the far right that it misses the stitches. So maybe I just have to take my machine to the dealer.

Thanks again,
Gerda

Op 15-01-12 21:07, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

 

You've changed needles, but also make sure that the needle is up into the clamp as far as it will go? Loosen the clamp a lot, then push up on the needle and tighten.

Regarding your PS - Right click on "My Computer" & choose "Properties". In the property dialog click the "Hardware" tab and then the "Device Manager" button. In the device manager look for the JSMC859 device. Does it have a question mark next to it? If so, double click to see what the problem is (most likely driver). If it's missing, then it has not been detected or installed. There should be a desktop icon that says "JSMC859 Installer". Double click that to install/reinstall the driver.

--- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@..." wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I have a problem, I'm doing decoratieve stitches (satin nr.3 and
> quiltstitch 31) but every now and then the needle skips a stitch on the
> right side of the stitch (when the needle swings right) And when this
> happens with more stitches after each other, the thread tangles and breaks.
> The thread also sometimes shreads and breaks.
>
> I tried different needles. And I cleaned the bobbin area. But it still
> happens.
>
> Tomorrow I will call my dealer, but maybe one of you has a solution now.
>
> Thanks,
> Gerda
>
> PS My machine and Horizon link via Mac/Parallels still don't talk
> although the computer 'sees' the connection.


Re: Makeshift Couching Foot Link--oops

vicki chrobak
 

Here it is!
http://freemotionquiltingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/08/free-motion-couching-foot-tutorial.html

Buying an extra QV foot would be required unless you have something from a previous machine.


Re: Skipping stitches and breaking thread

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You've changed needles, but also make sure that the needle is up into the clamp as far as it will go? Loosen the clamp a lot, then push up on the needle and tighten.

Regarding your PS - Right click on "My Computer" & choose "Properties". In the property dialog click the "Hardware" tab and then the "Device Manager" button. In the device manager look for the JSMC859 device. Does it have a question mark next to it? If so, double click to see what the problem is (most likely driver). If it's missing, then it has not been detected or installed. There should be a desktop icon that says "JSMC859 Installer". Double click that to install/reinstall the driver.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "pinguin60@..." <pinguin60@...> wrote:

Hello,

I have a problem, I'm doing decoratieve stitches (satin nr.3 and
quiltstitch 31) but every now and then the needle skips a stitch on the
right side of the stitch (when the needle swings right) And when this
happens with more stitches after each other, the thread tangles and breaks.
The thread also sometimes shreads and breaks.

I tried different needles. And I cleaned the bobbin area. But it still
happens.

Tomorrow I will call my dealer, but maybe one of you has a solution now.

Thanks,
Gerda

PS My machine and Horizon link via Mac/Parallels still don't talk
although the computer 'sees' the connection.


Makeshift Couching Foot Link

vicki chrobak
 

Several of us have been look for a couching foot for our babies--found this & thought it had great possibilities.
Vicki Jo


Skipping stitches and breaking thread

Pinguin
 

Hello,

I have a problem, I'm doing decoratieve stitches (satin nr.3 and quiltstitch 31) but every now and then the needle skips a stitch on the right side of the stitch (when the needle swings right) And when this happens with more stitches after each other, the thread tangles and breaks.
The thread also sometimes shreads and breaks.

I tried different needles. And I cleaned the bobbin area. But it still happens.

Tomorrow I will call my dealer, but maybe one of you has a solution now.

Thanks,
Gerda

PS My machine and Horizon link via Mac/Parallels still don't talk although the computer 'sees' the connection.


Re: Horizon 12000 Question

Julie
 

27” from the very front of the machine to the back wall will do it.  I just moved my table away from the wall instead of having it flush with the wall.

 

julie

 

> Jim - What is the total depth of the 12000 with the embroidery unit, largest hoop, in the lowest embroidery placement and with the attached table unit. I need to know how far out from the wall my sewing table needs to be to use my embroidery unit to the fullest. I am making final decisions on the purchase of the 12000. Thank You.
> Linda Lee


I'm now a 12000 owner!

gbmko
 

Just had to share that I brought home the MC12000 and the Digitizer MBX today (Sat)! I have church and a wedding to attend on Sunday, and then I'll have time to open the box. thanks to everyone for the great questions and answers on this site. Barbara Jean in HI


Re: Janome Life

vicki chrobak
 

Great site Sherry--Love seeing the cording foot!

--
Vicki Jo


Janome Life

Sherry Martin
 

Just read on a website called Janome Life that a number of accessories for the 12000 have started arriving at dealers, including 2 different thread stands. Some feet that I remember are a ditch stitch foot & straight stitch foot for the dual feed and a piping foot.

Just google Janome Life.

I am going to my dealer for the next 2 Saturdays for some group lessons on the 12000 so hopefully they will have some of the accessories in stock.


Re: Problem installing Digitizer Upgrade to MBX

m1955seamstress
 

Jim,

Thanks for the information. Well, my husband was able to load it on his laptop this morning after all. Then he saved it to an external hard drive and was able to get it going on this old desktop! So guess we will wait on the laptop awhile longer.

I have more learning to do here! I figured out how to send a design from the Digitizer to my machine via the Horizon Link this afternoon, so that's a start! :)

Have a great weekend,

Marla

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

The Digitizer MBX disc is a DVD, not a CD. That's why your computer can't read it. Some computers don't come with DVD drives to save the manufacturer cost. It's something to check for when buying a new computer. You have to read through the code words to see what you are getting:
DVD-ROM means you can read DVDs, but you cannot burn them.
DVD-R means you can read DVDs and burn standard, single layer DVDs.
DVD-DL means you can read DVDs and burn dual-layer high capacity DVDs.
If you don't want to buy a new computer, you can buy an external DVD drive for less than $100 at an big box electronics store, or online sources such as Amazon or NewEgg. They connect by USB.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "m1955seamstress" <m1955seamstress@> wrote:

Hello again,

I have another problem! I just received my Digitizer MBX upgrade. I have Digitizer Pro.

My husband and I tried to install the upgrade, but the drive is not reading the CD.

We have Windows XP, but my husband says it should work.

We've had problems with the disc drive in the past; but it read the Horizon Link fine and we had installed it earlier. My husband put the Horizon Link CD back in the drive tonight to check and it read that CD.

Then my husband put the Digitizer CD in his work laptop with
Windows 7. It did not read the disc either.

Are we doing something wrong or do I have a defective Digitizer CD?!

Any advice you can supply will be greatly appreciated! I don't know at this point if it's our old computer or the Digitizer CD! Or maybe we are doing something wrong here! We have thought about getting a new laptop for me, but if it's not the problem I will hang onto the old desktop awhile longer.

Thanks,

Marla Cooprider

PS If I missed a post about this, I apologize. I did a search but didn't find a topic about this.


Re: Horizon 12000 Question

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

See this post:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/janome12000/message/345

The distances are unaffected by design placement or hoop size.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, <theagedpage@...> wrote:

Jim - What is the total depth of the 12000 with the embroidery unit, largest hoop, in the lowest embroidery placement and with the attached table unit. I need to know how far out from the wall my sewing table needs to be to use my embroidery unit to the fullest. I am making final decisions on the purchase of the 12000. Thank You.
Linda Lee


Horizon 12000 Question

theagedpage@...
 

Jim - What is the total depth of the 12000 with the embroidery unit, largest hoop, in the lowest embroidery placement and with the attached table unit. I need to know how far out from the wall my sewing table needs to be to use my embroidery unit to the fullest. I am making final decisions on the purchase of the 12000. Thank You.
Linda Lee


Re: stitches on 7700 and other questions

Julie
 

Wow – you are the male version of a Fairy Godmother!  Thanks so much

 

Re: stitches on 7700 and other questions

Posted by: "Jim_Stutsman" jim@...   Jim_Stutsman

Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:02 am (PST)



Here's a stitch chart for the 7700:
http://www.sewingmachines.co.uk/janomemc7700stitch.htm

I found 2 projects using Digitizer MBX here:
http://janomespecials.com/mc12000/projects.htm
My guess is that they have removed all projects for previous versions now that MBX is here. As for lessons, if you don't have Digitizer MBX it is possible to get an instructional DVD for Digitizer Pro/MB V3 from Trevor Conquergood:
http://www.sunsetstitches.com