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Re: I need a 2nd machine for classes

J Fraker
 

I had a 9700 that was absolutely wonderful.  It did not have a cutter, but it was reasonably lightweight and embroidered beautifully.
 


From: "judy.j282@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:58 AM
Subject: [janome12000] I need a 2nd machine for classes

 
Hi all, I hope you don't mind me asking on this (brilliantly, wonderful) group but as I now have the 15000, best machine EVER, I need a second, smaller machine (Janome obviously) with many of the same features to carry to patchwork and quilting classes. I would want to be able to do applique, so the automatic foot up when I stop would be a must, a push button the push button cutter also a must ( you wouldn't believe how much time I spend locating my scissors on my current ageing 4900!!) , accufeed system possibly ( although I could make do with a walking foot), 9 mm stitch length would also be a bonus. 

Any feedback would be welcome xx

Judy, Cornwall UK 

Hoping not to disappoint, Jim says:
Your required features may not be available on any machine that is light and portable, particularly the automatic foot up and down. However the machines sold in the UK are not always the same models sold in the US, so you may need to visit a local dealer to see what's available. Hopefully our UK members will respond with what they use for a "roadie" machine.



Invisible Thread - Need Advice

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

I want to try using Invisible thread for a quilt project I am finishing. I plan to test on a sandwiched sample before tackling the project. If you have used it, what size needle did you use, any tips on machine settings (working on 12000 if that makes a difference) and the thread will be used in the top and bobbin area so will be winding my own bobbin. I should be able to use the dual feed with no issues?

Thank you
Julia
NY 12000



Re: app for 12000

Contessa@...
 

Yes please, anything about the 12000 will be bought by me.


I need a 2nd machine for classes

judy.j282@...
 

Hi all, I hope you don't mind me asking on this (brilliantly, wonderful) group but as I now have the 15000, best machine EVER, I need a second, smaller machine (Janome obviously) with many of the same features to carry to patchwork and quilting classes. I would want to be able to do applique, so the automatic foot up when I stop would be a must, a push button the push button cutter also a must ( you wouldn't believe how much time I spend locating my scissors on my current ageing 4900!!) , accufeed system possibly ( although I could make do with a walking foot), 9 mm stitch length would also be a bonus. 


Any feedback would be welcome xx


Judy, Cornwall UK 


Hoping not to disappoint, Jim says:

Your required features may not be available on any machine that is light and portable, particularly the automatic foot up and down. However the machines sold in the UK are not always the same models sold in the US, so you may need to visit a local dealer to see what's available. Hopefully our UK members will respond with what they use for a "roadie" machine.


Re: Magnets for 12000 Hoops

Nora Turecka
 

Funny thing that I also "overlooked" the small magnets for the MC12000 and only "discovered" them recently. However, I am a big fan of the AcuFil hoop with the larger magnets. Because  I always had trouble hooping towels, I tried using the AcuFil hoop for this purpose and had excellent results. The magnets held everything in place. So happy!

Nora

Am 24.01.2015 um 15:26 schrieb cnystul@... [janome12000]:

 

When I got my 12000 I saw the magnets and thought that I wouldn't need them and just left them in the box. Well this week I have been making Hipster Totes with three zippers on them. Using the GR hoop and on the first tote as I was almost done...(flipping the hoop back and forth adding pieces of fabric or pellon) the stabilizer came out of the hoop. The Hipster got too heavy but was lucky enough to get it all back in place and continue. So now on the second Hipster I thought "what about the magnets" I dug them out of the box and put them on the hoop...made my second and then third Hipster and the stabilizer stayed in the hoop nice and tight...super excited that those magnets do such a great job. Cathy




Re: New videos for the My 15000 app

Nora Turecka
 

I am one of the MC12000 owners (with an Ipad), who is interested in a MC12000 app.

Regards from Vienna, Austria

Nora


Am 12.02.2015 um 01:27 schrieb paul.cushing@... [janome12000]:

 

Jim, understand you have the 12000 cd's and the footbook ( which i have) but it seems you are doing additional topics and/or refreshed content for the 15000.  Since the two machines have a lot incommon would there not be value in having the 15000 iOS apps for a 12000 owner likt the FMQ?

Paul

Overcome by rampant verbosity, Jim says:
Like many, we did not expect the 15000 to come out so soon after the 12000. There were enough differences that it was clear we would need to make all new videos. We learned a lot of lessons on the 12000 videos:
  • DVDs are permanent and unchangeable. You have to get it right before you commit to making a large number of them.
  • DVDs are most economical in large quantities. We still have a lifetime supply of volume 2.
  • Most computers now come without a DVD drive.
  • Putting the videos on a web page becomes a nightmare when trying to support all the different web browsers and device screens. We spent many hours trying to make the DVDs play on any computer, and we still get occasional issues with some combination that doesn't work.
  • Mailing DVDs is messy, especially when going out of the US. More than once I had the Post Office automated system deliver an international shipment back to me just because my return address was on the front of the envelope. I have since learned to hide the return address on the back.
When Janome introduced the 15000 with an iPad (except for some UK purchasers) we realized that using an app would solve all of the above problems, plus giving us a chance to update or add videos. We have talked about doing a 12000 app, but unlike the 15000 there is no near guarantee that a 12000 owner would have an iPad. So what do you 12000 owners think? Would a 12000 app be of any interest?



For Jim

francis deer
 

I recently bought an LED light that is USB powered from Janome for my MC11000.   It plugs into the USB port and works really well to help illuminate the work area, as the lights have dimmed over time.  However, I have to remove it from the machine port every time I want to use a USB stick.  The question is...is it possible to use a USB hub in the machine port, so I can have both plugged in at the same time?  I don't want to do anything that will harm the machine.

Jim, whose lights have also dimmed over time, says:
The internal structure of the 11000 isn't geared to working with a hub. It won't damage the machine, but it won't work either. What I would suggest is getting a USB phone charger that plugs into the wall and has a USB port on it. That would power the light and free up the ports on your machine.


Re: app for 12000

joan12d
 

I'll buy it too.


Re: New videos for the My 15000 app

iluvsew2
 

Yes,yes please make app 4 the 12000


Re: New videos for the My 15000 app

theeter822
 

Interesting. I admit I mixed up Airplay with Airdrop. But, I do have the 2nd generation of iPad provided via Janome 15000 and it does have IOS 8 installed on it. But, it does not have an Airplay app on it or am I able to find the app to load. Everything I find from the Apple support site says that in order to use Airplay you have to have Apple TV which is another device which is not free. I also saw there a couple statements that said iPad 4th generations and above needed to operate Airplay. So, needless to say, I am very confused. 

Still struggling with the many changes in iOS 8, Jim says:
This version of iOS presented many huge changes and has caused enormous stress in those of us who must write for it. The Airplay icon will appear on the bottom of the video player in apps that support it. You can also find it by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to expose the control center. Tap the Airplay button to expose the options, which you will have to scroll to see all of them. Yes Apple TV is yet another $100 device, but by getting the "Reflector" app for your Mac or Windows computer you can Airplay from the iPad to that device. The app is $12.


Re: New videos for the My 15000 app

Cheryl Paul
 

Thanks Jim.  I use Apple products, but the questions were always coming about the Androids and PC's so I just wanted to understand the process - your explanation says it all.  You also explained another option in a previous post so all should be happy.  Again, thanks for all that you and Diane do for us.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Piping foot for the 15000

Jane Dunne
 

I  have been trying to find a piping foot for my machine. Am confused between horizontal foot, low shank foot and high shank foot. Which one for my machine and where to find one.

Thanks

Jane


With his left foot low shank and his right foot high shank, Jim staggers in to say:

Piping foot I for the 15000 & other 9mm machines is a snap-on foot. The part number is 202088004. It should be available in a blister pack from dealers in Canada. This post in the JanomeLife blog in Canada mentions that foot. If you can't find a dealer on this page use the "Contact Us" link there to ask Janome Canada directly.


FMQ on the 12000

Steph Tidwell
 

I am trying to FMQ and when I press the t-shirt and go into the quilting and it drops the feed dogs.  I do have the right foot on..but every so oftern I get a beep..then it says "Warning...make sure the correct foot is attatched"  It gets very annoying.  Sometimes it happens 5 min in or every few seconds.

What am I doing wrong.  I even tried exiting out of the tshirt and just dropping the feed dogs.  I still get the beep.


Hoping to spare you the guilt trip, Jim says:

One thing about technology is that it seems to cause people to assume that when it doesn't work they did something wrong. You are doing nothing wrong. The problem is a misadjusted sensor that is right on the very ragged edge of being set correctly. From time to time it drifts enough to tell the machine that something is wrong and you get the message. This particular problem was rampant in the early days of the 11000 and it was caused by the linkage in the presser foot knee lifter being slightly out of adjustment. That's probably not the problem on the 12000, but it is a problem with some sensor involving the height of the presser foot. Your dealer should address this.


Re: Quilt designs

Quasar4
 

Thank you for the designs they are great.


Re: Quilt designs

JudyK B
 

Thanks Andrea, I purchased a few of them; who can go wrong at $.75 and sets too. Good to know you have used some of them and they worked up fine.
 
Judy


On Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:34 PM, "Andrea LaVergne lscsew@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
I can vouch for the quilt or continuous line designs from  http://www.juliasneedledesigns.com/QuiltBlocks1.htm.  I have used them as is and also imported them into Digitizer, copied a portion (segment) and then used the feature that copies to a circle to create even more designs.  When packages are on sale for $.50 it is a fast and cheap way to get placemats or quilt squares quilted. Some of them are single, some triple stitch, and  stem stitch so you do have to look at the design.  I’ve used many of her outline designs for dish towels and my family members love them.
Andrea



convertible free motion set (H/S)

laucke2011@...
 

I have the foot book app which says this will fit the 12000 but my Janome agent has looked it up in her book and it says not for the 12000, so she sold me what looks exactly like it minus the open toe and plastic foot, it says QBS on the side. So I am asking why does Janome say it doesn't fit the 12000 if it does. Naomi


Unfortunately this question needs to be addressed to Janome. We've already established that it works.


Re: New videos for the My 15000 app

Cheryl Paul
 

Jim,

I think that the 12000 owners would appreciate an APP, but the problem would then be that not all own and iPad and many will have an Android device - what to do then?  I'm not a software engineer or writer - how difficult would it be to have both?  - just a question that I've wondered about for years.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Addressing the eternal question, Jim says:
Basically the answer is that we already have both - the DVDs are essentially a website on a disk. We could also make a website that is actually a website, but it immediately gets complicated. I made the DVDs work with just 4 browsers, for both Mac and PC compatibility. About 10% of the purchasers had problems of one sort or another due to their particular version of Windows, their browser, or other factors that made their computer "different". I have no desire to go down that road again.

Apple has been heavily criticized for having a "closed" system - you do it their way or you don't do it at all. The positive side of this is "it just works". In the case of app videos every video is stored 5 times in files that are 10 seconds long. We start playing with the best quality video for the current connection, whether it be cellular data or WiFi. Depending on how well that 10 second slice works, the next piece will be of lower or higher quality. On a really bad cellular connection we can even degrade down to audio only. To do this from a website would require exotic plugins for each browser and operating system, which we don't have the resources for. By using the Apple software we know that if the network is up the video will play.

There's also an issue of screen size. We base our shooting on what size the output screen will be. In the case of various computers, and Android in particular, the sizes are all over the map and video quality may be awful.

We're well aware that not everyone has an iPad, and that's fine. What we are considering is having two different methods for distributing video:
1. Via an iPad app - simple tap and watch interface.
2. Via video files on a USB drive in MP4 and AVI formats. The user will have to figure out how to play them on whatever equipment that want to use. I'm really ambivalent about this, because I envision a legion of "How do I get this video on my Fleegmeister 3000 tablet?" questions. Most Mac and Windows PCs will play them by just double clicking, but tablets are a different animal. I'd much rather have a method where the user can play them with no particular skill or knowledge required. Unfortunately the world of computers is far too complex for that!


Re: New videos for the My 15000 app

laucke2011@...
 

I am like others I have a 12000 and and ipad air but still prefer to use my computer (not a mac) which has a 22 inch screen against the ipad screen. I have ordered the footbook for computer rather than use it on my ipad which I did purchase as well just to take with me when I go to Janome shop. So a 12000 app for me would have to be available for pc not just ipad. Naomi


Re: Re r 18 hoop

Colleen
 

Hi thanks for your reply. Yes I did that but it is not there but it is in Horizon Link. Jim suggested I download again. I have put the design into the r18 hoop on horizon link and sent it to machine and I just need to do the tracing thing and see how that works.  Cheers Colleen B

Sent from my iPad

On 13/02/2015, at 8:14 am, cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

From what I think I understand it will still be ok to stitch it out, since you know it is the right size when you edited it on your machine.  The machine does not know what hoop you have attached.  The RE18 is listed on the second page, did you push the down arrow on the hoop selection screen?
Cas
 
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:37 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re r 18 hoop
 
 

The other day I downloaded a A Good design bookmark and put it in Horizon Link and changed the hoop size to R18 because it came up on the hoop list I then transferred it to the machine and there it was just fitted nicely but on the machine no R18 size came up. I have tried to look for the download for the R18 hop but cannot find it on the internet. Not sure what to do here.Will it be okay if I just go ahead and sew it out. There is no room to enlarge. Al help will be greatly appreciated. Colleen B Sent from my iPad

Hoping to help, Jim says:
Your machine may need to be updated. See this page for instructions and software. If your machine is V1.2 (12000) or V2.0 (15000) already then you need to turn the page on the hoop screen to find RE-18.


Re: Quilt designs

bellecon3
 

Thanks, I just went on there and bought some at .75.  If they don't work, well then I am not out too much.
Lori

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:34 PM, Andrea LaVergne lscsew@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I can vouch for the quilt or continuous line designs from  http://www.juliasneedledesigns.com/QuiltBlocks1.htm.  I have used them as is and also imported them into Digitizer, copied a portion (segment) and then used the feature that copies to a circle to create even more designs.  When packages are on sale for $.50 it is a fast and cheap way to get placemats or quilt squares quilted. Some of them are single, some triple stitch, and  stem stitch so you do have to look at the design.  I’ve used many of her outline designs for dish towels and my family members love them.

Andrea


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