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Work book for 15000 was - travel case for 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

I noticed at the link for Allbrands that there is now a Workbook for the 15000

http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome-horizon-memory-craft-15000-work-book/

I don't remember seeing this mentioned anywhere before - only the one for the 12000 which they also sell.

Pity there isn't an Allbrands in UK as I don't think those trolleys are available here - another question I will be asking at my free lesson on the 4th!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

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


Re: Using vacuum to clean machine?

Pru Joy
 

Thanks for that Jim 😊



Re: Using vacuum to clean machine?

JudyK B
 

I have the shark and mini attachments, love them for machine cleaning

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 22, 2015, at 7:53 PM, Pru Joy Bergemann prujoy@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I have just purchased a Shark vacuum that comes with a mini cleaning set.  Is it ok to use this to clean inside the machine instead of using either the little brush or the can of air?


Often mistaken for a can of air, Jim says:

I used a similar vacuum at the store for cleaning machines. It's very effective and perfectly OK to use.


Re: My new 15000 is not updated!

Teressa Sisemore
 

Thank You ladies,  and Jim.  
Jim always told me to keep the box because if you move you need to pack it in the original box, but the box was in sad shape and the girl at the store kept saying, you don't need the box do you?  I have no plans to ever move again so I did not take the box. (I could really educate some of the sales people on things I have heard Jim say over the last 15+ years)
As for the machine.  It was supposed to already have been updated, but obviously was not.  I knew the app was not coming with the machine and didn't mind because I got a good price on an event machine that has 2 hours and 58 minutes of sewing on it.  
Anyway, I got the machine updated, got Jim and Diane's "My 15000" app and have been learning as well as having stress relief listening to Diane's voice. 😀  
Jim, I do have a question, if I want to have my designs on my iPad mini do I need the AcuDesign app?

Thank You,

Teressa

PS  I was planning to sell my 11000SE but I've noticed that my husband has had several things in the past year that he said he was going to sell and he just hasn't gotten around to it, so... maybe I'll get around to it, maybe I won't  😉

Since you asked, Jim says:
You can actually keep designs on your iPad with AcuEdit, which is free. It's not all that great for organizing, as they all get dumped into a single location, but you can put designs in pretty easily and send them to the machine direct from the app. AcuDesign does provide some organizational tools, but it's not intuitive, has confusing controls and is still kind of buggy.


Re: Janome 9700

J Fraker
 

I had a 9700 for several years and loved it.  It was very reliable, sewed and embroidered beautifully.  I recently sold it only because I purchased a 12000 and didn't need two machines.  For regular sewing, I actually prefer it over the 12000.
 


From: "Suzanne Revere srevere@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:15 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Janome 9700

 
All, I have the 15000 but after both shoulders requiring surgery, it is too heavy for me to haul around for classes. I have a little 1/2 machine that is great for non-embroidery classes. However, I am thinking of purchasing my dealer’s floor model of the 9700. Anyone in this group have experience with this machine as far as reliability, etc. Since it has been replaced with the 9900 I am a tad concerned about parts, etc. Jim, any opinion? Thanks, Sue Revere

Playing the heavy, Jim says:
I'm biased because I never really cared for the 9500 or the 9700. Both are repackaged 10000 machines with a smaller screen. They are reliable enough, probably not as light as you should be considering. The B hoop (5.5 x 7.9) is the largest hoop, which could be OK for most classes. Reliability is fine, parts should not be an issue for another 10 years or so. Still I would recommend you sew on it in the store for a while before making the commitment to buy it. That's my heavily biased opinion. Others probably will see it differently, particularly owners of that machine.



Using vacuum to clean machine?

Pru Joy
 

I have just purchased a Shark vacuum that comes with a mini cleaning set.  Is it ok to use this to clean inside the machine instead of using either the little brush or the can of air?


Often mistaken for a can of air, Jim says:

I used a similar vacuum at the store for cleaning machines. It's very effective and perfectly OK to use.


Re: Janome 9700

VLS
 

Being familiar with both the 9500 and 9700 I don’t really think you would be happy with it.  It is still quite heavy and you can not use a USB stick to
load designs.  One of the ladies in my embroidery club just bought the 15000 because her 9700 just gave her too many problems and she really did
not use it that much.  Seems like the machine always had problems reading the compact flash card.  That in my opinion is the biggest downfall of the machine
is having to use a compact flash card.
 
vicki
 

Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:15 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Janome 9700
 
 

All, I have the 15000 but after both shoulders requiring surgery, it is too heavy for me to haul around for classes. I have a little 1/2 machine that is great for non-embroidery classes. However, I am thinking of purchasing my dealer’s floor model of the 9700. Anyone in this group have experience with this machine as far as reliability, etc. Since it has been replaced with the 9900 I am a tad concerned about parts, etc. Jim, any opinion? Thanks, Sue Revere

 
Playing the heavy, Jim says:
I'm biased because I never really cared for the 9500 or the 9700. Both are repackaged 10000 machines with a smaller screen. They are reliable enough, probably not as light as you should be considering. The B hoop (5.5 x 7.9) is the largest hoop, which could be OK for most classes. Reliability is fine, parts should not be an issue for another 10 years or so. Still I would recommend you sew on it in the store for a while before making the commitment to buy it. That's my heavily biased opinion. Others probably will see it differently, particularly owners of that machine.


Re: travel case for 15000

Lynne Killgore & Dave Michel <killgoremichel@...>
 

Hi Everyone,


Ken's also had a softside trolley for $129 that is supposed to hold
the 15000 but have not checked the measurements yet.
http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/janome-7700-sewing-machine-trolley-p-31022.html


Lynne in snowy NE Ohio


Re: travel case for 15000

Lynne Killgore & Dave Michel <killgoremichel@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

Wow, I ask a simple question about the travel case and get some great answers.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far with the discussion about both the hard case and the Tutto.

Here is the link to the All Brands site http://www.allbrands.com/products/56592-janome-horizon-hard-shell-roller-case-mc15000-1200  

Also saw it at Ken's http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/search.php?q=trolley+case&Submit=Search

And at SewVacDirect with the best price  http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome-horizon-abs-rolling-trolley/ at $239.00

And Amazon but I think they were selling Ken's

My local dealer had a Janome educator in this weekend and one of the attendees had the hard case so the dealer made sure that I saw it. 

1) The case is nice, and the bag that comes with to put in the table with the legs attached and all the hoops is nice.
2)  but the handles are not balanced so you can pick it up easily (they are both on the back of the side so the center of gravity is way off).  It would take two people to lift into a car and that is NOT a realistic solution
3) AND the pull-up handle is VERY flimsy and I can just see it coming loose as you are pulling it along.  I had that happen once with a regular suitcase in the middle of running from one airport gate to another - NOT an experience I would like to repeat with something as heavy as the 15000.
4) the once nice thing is the 4 wheels do act like the new spinner suitcases that will move from any direction.

So at this point I am going to see if I can find Plan B.  I just can't justify spending that kind of money for a case that takes a lot of storage space and that feels essentially flimsy.  Maybe the Tutto since I could also use that as a regular suitcase, just not checkable on an airline.

Lynne in snowy NE Ohio




Re: Janome 9700

Pixey
 

Sue,

I can't speak to 9700 or the 9900, but if you are looking for a more portable machine strictly for embroidery classes/groups, I still love having my 350e for that purpose. It is delightfully portable with fairly compact hoops and still has a lot of the convenience features. The largest hoop size is slightly over 5.5X7.9 inches and it has never come up short in an embroidery class and is compact and not very heavy (at least in comparison to the 12000/15000).

Pixey

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

At Feb 22, 2015, 5:44:17 PM, Suzanne Revere srevere@... [janome12000]<'janome12000@...'> wrote:

All, I have the 15000 but after both shoulders requiring surgery, it is too heavy for me to haul around for classes. I have a little 1/2 machine that is great for non-embroidery classes. However, I am thinking of purchasing my dealer’s floor model of the 9700. Anyone in this group have experience with this machine as far as reliability, etc. Since it has been replaced with the 9900 I am a tad concerned about parts, etc. Jim, any opinion? Thanks, Sue Revere


Playing the heavy, Jim says:
I'm biased because I never really cared for the 9500 or the 9700. Both are repackaged 10000 machines with a smaller screen. They are reliable enough, probably not as light as you should be considering. The B hoop (5.5 x 7.9) is the largest hoop, which could be OK for most classes. Reliability is fine, parts should not be an issue for another 10 years or so. Still I would recommend you sew on it in the store for a while before making the commitment to buy it. That's my heavily biased opinion. Others probably will see it differently, particularly owners of that machine.


Re: Janome 9700

suerevere@ymail.com
 

All, I have the 15000 but after both shoulders requiring surgery, it is too heavy for me to haul around for classes. I have a little 1/2 machine that is great for non-embroidery classes. However, I am thinking of purchasing my dealer’s floor model of the 9700. Anyone in this group have experience with this machine as far as reliability, etc. Since it has been replaced with the 9900 I am a tad concerned about parts, etc. Jim, any opinion? Thanks, Sue Revere

Playing the heavy, Jim says:
I'm biased because I never really cared for the 9500 or the 9700. Both are repackaged 10000 machines with a smaller screen. They are reliable enough, probably not as light as you should be considering. The B hoop (5.5 x 7.9) is the largest hoop, which could be OK for most classes. Reliability is fine, parts should not be an issue for another 10 years or so. Still I would recommend you sew on it in the store for a while before making the commitment to buy it. That's my heavily biased opinion. Others probably will see it differently, particularly owners of that machine.


USB design not showing up in Janome 12000

fmacashley <no_reply@...>
 

After much trying and trying, I finally got my Janome 12000, R 18 hoop to accept new  design from USB email design, etc, etc,....now stitching to finish baby quilt before child grows up !!  Not sure the steps I did, but it is working. Thanks for bothering, Jim.  Thank you so much.


Re: Using customizer with MC10000

sasbs1420 <no_reply@...>
 

Is the driver on the customizer program disk?

Yes, it's on the Customizer CD as well as the Digitizer DVD. There is a folder called "drivers" that has drivers for Windows 98 and Windows NT 2000. Use the NT driver for XP. If you have a version of Windows later than XP the NT driver may work if it's 32-bit Windows, but definitely will not work on 64-bit.


designs from e mail previous email

fmacashley <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you Jim.

I cannot change the size in my "old" Buzz Tools.  When I bring the USB to Janome 12000, the small hoop opens and I've tried to change hoop to 18 hoop size, but it reverts back to small hoop.  I feel like a beginner and so how do I change to a R18  on Janome 12000 when the design I received is 4.63 x 6.85. 

I am stupidly stumped. 


Fighting against stumpedness, Jim says:

What happens when you attempt to open it in Horizon Link? It would be very helpful to have the design so I can see just what you are dealing with. Lack of meaningful information is preventing me from offering much useful information. You can email it to me if you want.


Thread breaking

Janet
 

I know I saw a conversation on this but can't find it. On my 12000 I keep getting the message that my thread is broken when it is not. I do notice that the tension is off so I am thinking the auto tension function is not working right. I am using Janome pre-wound bobbins but have tried various options, thread and designs. I am taking it into the dealer for repair but wanted to see if you had any thoughts on why this is happening. Janet

Seldom encumbered by the thought process, Jim says:
This can often be caused by thread debris being caught between the tension disks. Try folding a strip of fabric in half and "flossing" through the tension area (Presser foot UP, LOCK engaged). Then rethread and see if it makes a difference. If not, continue on to the dealer.


Re: travel case for 15000

Barb Engvall
 

Oh! That is the one that came with my 7700! I was wondering if the 15000 would fit in it! Terrific and thanks!

On Feb 21, 2015, at 9:11 PM, mjdutro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


It does not shout out that it folds on AllBrands so I am sending the link for SewVacDirect.

  http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome-horizon-rolling-trolley/


This is the one I have although it has Janome printed on it in red


Perfect for class or travel in a vehicle.  Not so for airplane travel.

Martie in CA




email designs

fmacashley <no_reply@...>
 

I've been ordering designs by email for years and received one this past week and absolutely cannot get it  to my usb that will show up on my Janome 12000; this seemed to have happened since I updated/for new hoop 18 or whatever.  Please ..anyone can you give baby steps to download, etc.  Yes, it did extract and all that.   Do you copy and paste, or do you drag it to embf on usb.  Yes, my usb is formatted and I have designs on it too.   It shows up on Buzz Tools, but does not show up on Janome 12000.  Does not extract on Buzz Tools, is in Jef format, and all that.  What am I doing wrong?  Thank you so much.

Overcoming his persistent shyness, Jim says:
You're not doing anything wrong. It's most likely that the design is coded for a hoop that you don't have. A lot of third party designs use the code for the 10000 hoop B (5.5" x 7.9"). RE-18 is 5.5" x 7", so a design coded for B will be ignored. Since the design shows up in Buzz Tools you should be able to change the hoop there. Try changing to SQ23 or GR, then saving as a new design. Then it should work.



Re: travel case for 15000

mjdutro@...
 

It does not shout out that it folds on AllBrands so I am sending the link for SewVacDirect.

  http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome-horizon-rolling-trolley/


This is the one I have although it has Janome printed on it in red


Perfect for class or travel in a vehicle.  Not so for airplane travel.

Martie in CA


Re: Acu Edit app

Barb Engvall
 

one of the “benefits" of a screen saver is you know if the machine is on or not…

On Feb 21, 2015, at 11:10 AM, capaul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Jim,  Are you saying that to turn off the screen saver or to just not have the pictures showing?  I haven't experimented.

OH,  it is my foot control that is faulty.  I used the one from my 12000 and everything worked fine.  Then I went one step further and used the 15000 one on my 12000 and the foot control failed again.  So it is off to the dealer and she can try it and then order me a new one.  Hopefully, it will be covered under our 2 year warranty (that's what we have in Canada).

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Taking time out from making a "Save the Screens!" poster, Jim says:
The concept of a screen saver came up way back in the early days of computing when screens were green or amber tubes. Over time the phosphors that made the dots for characters could be left glowing for so long that they burned. You could turn off the monitor and still see what was displayed on it. To avoid this "burn in" software was added to constantly shift the pattern on an idle screen so that it didn't get burned in. As color screens became popular these screen saver programs got very elaborate with animations, photos and other eye candy.

These days tube monitors are gone. Everything is LCD screens, which have a layer of special crystals sitting on top of a white light. The computer controls what colors are allowed to go through for each pixel, making a picture. They don't burn in *BUT* the backlight that shines through will eventually burn out. Older monitors use a form of fluorescent lamp for the backlight, though new ones use LEDs that last much longer. We still have screen savers, but now they are for entertainment only. You don't need them at all. In the case of our machines using the screen saver keeps the backlight on all the time. Some day it will fail. If you leave it on all the time that day will get here a lot sooner. If you really want to save your screen, turn off the screen saver feature. That said, the life of a backlight is MUCH longer than it was in the days of the 8000. Almost all of those are dark now, and some of the 9000s are starting to lose their backlights as well. The newer machines have better lights and in most cases they should last at least as long as you want to use your machine. If you like having the friendly display of photos going all the time you can continue to do so without guilt. I just want to make sure you know what the reality of the screen "saver" is!



Re: travel case for 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 


Martie,
Can you provide a link to the case?  I searched All Brands and could not find one that folded.
Thank you.
Ceil

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

Folding travel case for Janome 15000

Purchased from All Brands.  I do not have the room for the hard case or the tutto.  The soft folding case if perfect for me.  It was not outrageously expensive and fits into the closet shelf.   Martie in CA

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