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what format

Liz
 

I bought a CD of designs which has jef and jef+ what is the difference and which should I use on the 12000?? thanks Liz


Re: Embroidery question

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

I;ve done it too, now I tend not to leave the stylo on the button but tap it until I am about where it stopped sewing and then gently lower the needle to check, if its ok, press the start button, if not just a couple more taps and try again.......


Re: Embroidery question

Sherry Martin
 

Yes, you have to be careful with the button. If I don't pay attention sometimes I've gone way past where I want to be because it just keeps going faster and faster.

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

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: low thread bobbins

Sherry Martin
 

I use up my bobbin thread when doing patchwork. When sewing fairly small patchwork pieces I can just sew until the thread completely runs out. Since the pieces are small if I don't notice that the thread is out right away, I haven't sewn very much extra. Just completed a 50 x 60 quilt and used up 6 bobbins of small amounts of thread.

Also when the bobbin thread runs out completely, most of the time I get a message that the machine needs rethreaded like when you get when the top thread gets messed up. Although this doesn't seem to happen every time.

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

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: New Accessories

Marsha
 

If you turn the square based thread guide sideways, you can slide it over the thread cutter that is mounted beside the bobbin winder assembly.  I'm using one from my 11000 & it works fine to add an additional thread guide.
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: New Accessories

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Vikki is right, you don't really need it. But I like Judy's binder clip idea. It appeals to the McGiver in me! (Sorry, old US television show that Oz was probably spared from!)

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

Jim
i live in Australia and guess the new accessories listed on Janome Life may not yet be available here.
My problem is the thread stand. I purchased it for my 7700 and kept it after I traded up to the 12000.
Unfortunately the silver thread guide that went in the top of the 7700 machine to carry thread from the antennae does not fit the 12000. Can't get a square peg in a round hole!!
Any suggestion or will it be ok to use with out?

And despite getting my machine just befre christmas I have been away and have not used it yet!!!
Thanks

Heather
Qld Australia


Re: New Accessories

Judy <judyjanome@...>
 

I purchased this thread stand as well. It does fit perfectly on the back of the machine but you are right thread guide does not fit. What I did was take one of those small binder clips and attach it to the open lid of my machine - raise the telescope of the stand and thread through the telescope down through the round hole of the attached binder clip and then thread as usual. I ran gold metallic and I was pleased.

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Re: New Accessories

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I use it without that guide. Works fine.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of HDD
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 1:44 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] New Accessories

 

 

Jim
i live in Australia and guess the new accessories listed on Janome Life may not yet be available here.
My problem is the thread stand. I purchased it for my 7700 and kept it after I traded up to the 12000.
Unfortunately the silver thread guide that went in the top of the 7700 machine to carry thread from the antennae does not fit the 12000. Can't get a square peg in a round hole!!
Any suggestion or will it be ok to use with out?

And despite getting my machine just befre christmas I have been away and have not used it yet!!!
Thanks

Heather
Qld Australia


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New Accessories

mcmaster_heather
 

Jim
i live in Australia and guess the new accessories listed on Janome Life may not yet be available here.
My problem is the thread stand. I purchased it for my 7700 and kept it after I traded up to the 12000.
Unfortunately the silver thread guide that went in the top of the 7700 machine to carry thread from the antennae does not fit the 12000. Can't get a square peg in a round hole!!
Any suggestion or will it be ok to use with out?

And despite getting my machine just befre christmas I have been away and have not used it yet!!!
Thanks

Heather
Qld Australia


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