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Re: New Janome 12000?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Welcome Ann! It's very early in the release of the 12000, but so far all reports have been very positive. It really is an amazing machine.

--- In janome12000@..., "Ann" <annsew65@...> wrote:

Hi all! I'm currently the owner of the Janome 11000 upgraded to SE and one who had monstrous problems with my machine and its' bobbin area. I've been thinking of upgrading to the 12000, but I'm gun shy! I thought I'd join the group so I could hear how all of you are liking your new machines. I may be in the market - probably after the new machine has been out for a while and can see that there are no further problems with the bobbin area!! I think there are a lot of us who are like the Missouri slogan - show me!

Hope you all are having tons of fun with this new machine - and I'm here to absorb all your comments and possibly make a decision at a later date. So far, it sounds as though all of you are really liking the machine and its' new features. I'm green with envy - but am holding onto my indecision for a while.


Thanks for letting me join!

Ann C


Re: New to Group

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Tut mir ganz leid! That's a long time to wait, but I promise it's worth it. Welcome to the group - we'll get you informed on all the features so you'll be ready to go when your machine arrives.

--- In janome12000@..., "elto01" <rolf.utlaut@...> wrote:

Hello,

I´m Susanne from Lotte in Germany.
I have ordered the new 12000 and am having to wait until November.
Horrible !!!

Susanne


Re: Lorenne Font...

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It is a really good looking font, and it is NOT in the fonts included with the program. I've reported it and hopefully we'll see it in the first update to MBX. Of course they could also just remove it from the manual, which would be tragic!

--- In janome12000@..., "christitch" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim. I was trying out fonts for felt Christmas stockings in MBX's Easy Design and noticed a Lorenne font on page 302 of the MBX Onscreen Manual (showing the packaged fonts). It doesn't seem to be coming up in Easy Design, however...have I just overlooked it somehow?

Chris


New Janome 12000?

Ann
 

Hi all! I'm currently the owner of the Janome 11000 upgraded to SE and one who had monstrous problems with my machine and its' bobbin area. I've been thinking of upgrading to the 12000, but I'm gun shy! I thought I'd join the group so I could hear how all of you are liking your new machines. I may be in the market - probably after the new machine has been out for a while and can see that there are no further problems with the bobbin area!! I think there are a lot of us who are like the Missouri slogan - show me!

Hope you all are having tons of fun with this new machine - and I'm here to absorb all your comments and possibly make a decision at a later date. So far, it sounds as though all of you are really liking the machine and its' new features. I'm green with envy - but am holding onto my indecision for a while.


Thanks for letting me join!

Ann C


New to Group

elto01 <rolf.utlaut@...>
 

Hello,

I´m Susanne from Lotte in Germany.
I have ordered the new 12000 and am having to wait until November.
Horrible !!!

Susanne


Lorenne Font...

christitch <nckrause@...>
 

Hi, Jim. I was trying out fonts for felt Christmas stockings in MBX's Easy Design and noticed a Lorenne font on page 302 of the MBX Onscreen Manual (showing the packaged fonts). It doesn't seem to be coming up in Easy Design, however...have I just overlooked it somehow?

Chris


Re: New to group

joylaytor
 

Hi Jean,
Since this is your first embroidery machine, I hope your dealer will or has given you a little lesson on how to stabilize your fabric, how to hoop the fabric and stabilizer properly, what needle and thread to use, what type of bobbin thread is good, how to attach the hoop, and how to start the machine.
Joy


Re: Free motion quilting feet - help!

joylaytor
 

Yes, you do have to make sure the free-motion feet are attached correctly. Unlike most other feet, there are two bars for each of the 3 plastic feet. Make sure to put the rear bar on first and then the front one. This will make the feet level instead of stick up. Then use the Free Quilting option on the quilt screen as Jim has mentioned. If necessary, you can adjust the height of the feet in the Set menu under Ordinary Sewing, FMQ Foot Height (3rd page). So far I have found that the feet adjust well on their own.
Joy


New here

Cyn groups
 

Hi all,

I am seriously thinking about upgrading my 11000 SE to the 12000 and wanted to be on this group to learn from all of you.  I am green with envy with all the gals/guys who already have the new machine...  :>

Thanks everyone.
Cyn in HI

On Oct 30, 2011, at 4:58 PM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:

 

Yikes! I broke my data once and it took weeks to heal. I would guess that the message refers to data that was in the machine memory that got corrupted during the update. As long as it came up the second time without error, all should be well.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" wrote:
>
> Hi - tonight I downloaded the upgrade to the machine software and after reading the included pdf file got it to work. All went well until I switched the machine back on and the message briefly came up 'broken data' before it went to the normal start-up screen. I decided to switch the machine off and back on again and this time it was fine. Just thought I'd mention it in case it happens to anyone else.
>
> Vicki
>



Re: Free motion quilting feet - help!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Diane encountered the same thing the first time she tried free motion. The solution is to let the machine do all the work. After attaching the foot, as Donna has explained, go to the Application screen (the key that looks like a T-shirt). Select Quilting, then Free Quilting. Choose one of the Q feet. The machine will then automatically set the presser foot height for you. As you go into the thicker areas it seems to auto-sense and adjust the height as you sew. Yet another reason this machine is so amazing!

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

Tonight I decided to have a play with the Free Motion Quilting feet and the Quilting programme however I wasn't entirely happy with the way the feet attached to the machine. Maybe I was doing something wrong but for example the large round one (QV? sorry I'm away from the machine at the moment) pointed up towards me at the front and the back was down so low it wouldn't allow the fabric to move. When I've used a similar style foot on a different make of machine it lay flat onto the fabric and floated on top of the quilt sandwich. I went into the settings and raised it as high as I could and then it worked - but was that the right thing to do? I was using 2 layers of quilting cotton and a piece of thin batting.
Vicki


Re: Upgrading machine software

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Yikes! I broke my data once and it took weeks to heal. I would guess that the message refers to data that was in the machine memory that got corrupted during the update. As long as it came up the second time without error, all should be well.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

Hi - tonight I downloaded the upgrade to the machine software and after reading the included pdf file got it to work. All went well until I switched the machine back on and the message briefly came up 'broken data' before it went to the normal start-up screen. I decided to switch the machine off and back on again and this time it was fine. Just thought I'd mention it in case it happens to anyone else.

Vicki


Re: new member

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Welcome! Sorry you have to wait so long for your machine, but we'll do our best to entertain you while wait.

--- In janome12000@..., "dawsewmad" <dawsewmad@...> wrote:

Hi I'm from a nice and sunny Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. I have ordered my new machine and am having to wait until Dec also for my machine. I am keeping busy by reading all the posts on the new machine. I have owned Janomes for many years and through several models and still think of my 9000 as my best machine. I have sold my 11000 SE to get the new machine.
dawsewmad


Re: Free motion quilting feet - help!

Donna Morton
 

The free-motion feet attach the same as the “sew on button” foot.  Hook the back bar on the back of the ankle and then lower the presser bar to attach the front bar to the ankle.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:41 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Free motion quilting feet - help!
 
 

Tonight I decided to have a play with the Free Motion Quilting feet and the Quilting programme however I wasn't entirely happy with the way the feet attached to the machine. Maybe I was doing something wrong but for example the large round one (QV? sorry I'm away from the machine at the moment) pointed up towards me at the front and the back was down so low it wouldn't allow the fabric to move. When I've used a similar style foot on a different make of machine it lay flat onto the fabric and floated on top of the quilt sandwich. I went into the settings and raised it as high as I could and then it worked - but was that the right thing to do? I was using 2 layers of quilting cotton and a piece of thin batting.
Vicki


Upgrading machine software

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - tonight I downloaded the upgrade to the machine software and after reading the included pdf file got it to work. All went well until I switched the machine back on and the message briefly came up 'broken data' before it went to the normal start-up screen. I decided to switch the machine off and back on again and this time it was fine. Just thought I'd mention it in case it happens to anyone else.

Vicki


Free motion quilting feet - help!

stitchnpatch
 

Tonight I decided to have a play with the Free Motion Quilting feet and the Quilting programme however I wasn't entirely happy with the way the feet attached to the machine. Maybe I was doing something wrong but for example the large round one (QV? sorry I'm away from the machine at the moment) pointed up towards me at the front and the back was down so low it wouldn't allow the fabric to move. When I've used a similar style foot on a different make of machine it lay flat onto the fabric and floated on top of the quilt sandwich. I went into the settings and raised it as high as I could and then it worked - but was that the right thing to do? I was using 2 layers of quilting cotton and a piece of thin batting.
Vicki


Re: New to group

weejean66
 

Thank you both so much for the advice.  I am looking forward to the new challenges the 12000 will bring!

Jean

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On 30 Oct 2011, at 18:31, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

 

Great suggestion Alison! (And sorry we never got to meet when we had the store.) There are some great redwork designs built into the machine that could be used to decorate tea towels. That would make a nice first project.

--- In janome12000@..., "alisonwheelock" wrote:
>
> Hi Jean,
>
> I'm Alison from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and although I've heard of Jim and had subscribed to a newsletter he put out years ago, I've never met him, but I literally thank God for his wisdom that he is so willing to share! I'm also new to the group. I just got my 12000 a week ago yesterday, but had to wait three day to even open the box due to work and personal committments! But it is wonderful.
>
> Don't be worried that you're a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I am too, as my last embroidery machine was the 10000 and I bought that 10 years ago--no upgrades since then. So I have a lot to learn, too. We'll learn together.
>
> I'd suggest you just find a design you think is pretty and grab a piece of scrap material like a cotton, figure out how to stabilize it, and embroider your first design. You'll be thrilled watching the machine stitch away. Don't think you have to do something grandiose the first time--just get used to hooping and using a stabilizer. You can always embroider a shirt or a pillow later--now you just need to get used to the baiscs of embroidery, which is choosing a stablizer, putting fabric in the hoop, and going through the steps of embroidery. And don't worry that a question may be stupid. None are. Just ask away, and everyone is always willing to help. Us embroiderers love each other!
>
> Hugs from Texas,
> Alison
>


new member

dawsewmad
 

Hi I'm from a nice and sunny Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. I have ordered my new machine and am having to wait until Dec also for my machine. I am keeping busy by reading all the posts on the new machine. I have owned Janomes for many years and through several models and still think of my 9000 as my best machine. I have sold my 11000 SE to get the new machine.
dawsewmad


Re: MBX software question...

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I'm thinking this is a bug, and I'm going to report it as such. Funny thing is, we did this in class at Janome Institute and I don't remember opening Horizon Link first. Of course I also don't remember what day it is - oh yes, Sunday, thank you for reminding me!

--- In janome12000@..., "Chris Krause" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Thanks, Jim...I had already installed Horizon Link but I didn't know I
needed to have Horizon Link open when I tried to send a design to the
machine with MBX. It's working now. (The update of the 12000 went very
smoothly, as did the upgrades in previous machines).

Hope everyone's having a good Sunday.

Chris


Re: New to group

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Great suggestion Alison! (And sorry we never got to meet when we had the store.) There are some great redwork designs built into the machine that could be used to decorate tea towels. That would make a nice first project.

--- In janome12000@..., "alisonwheelock" <alisonwheelock@...> wrote:

Hi Jean,

I'm Alison from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and although I've heard of Jim and had subscribed to a newsletter he put out years ago, I've never met him, but I literally thank God for his wisdom that he is so willing to share! I'm also new to the group. I just got my 12000 a week ago yesterday, but had to wait three day to even open the box due to work and personal committments! But it is wonderful.

Don't be worried that you're a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I am too, as my last embroidery machine was the 10000 and I bought that 10 years ago--no upgrades since then. So I have a lot to learn, too. We'll learn together.

I'd suggest you just find a design you think is pretty and grab a piece of scrap material like a cotton, figure out how to stabilize it, and embroider your first design. You'll be thrilled watching the machine stitch away. Don't think you have to do something grandiose the first time--just get used to hooping and using a stabilizer. You can always embroider a shirt or a pillow later--now you just need to get used to the baiscs of embroidery, which is choosing a stablizer, putting fabric in the hoop, and going through the steps of embroidery. And don't worry that a question may be stupid. None are. Just ask away, and everyone is always willing to help. Us embroiderers love each other!

Hugs from Texas,
Alison


Re: 12,000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Welcome Maureen! You can install the Horizon Link software without connecting your machine to the computer. The software driver will install on the first connection, but you can use the software without being connected. One of the reasons the software was created this way was so you could work with designs and stitches while away from your machine.

--- In janome12000@..., "itsatweetything" <itsatweetything@...> wrote:

Hi, I am new to the group. I got my 12,000 10 days ago. It is awesome. I have never had a Janome product. And I am looking forward to working on this one. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it,yet. Also, I haven't installed the Horizon Link, to my computer. I need to move my computer to the sewing room, and hook it up. Do I need to have the sewing machine hooked up, to install the software? I was wondering if I should install it, before I move the computer. Just wondering.
Maureen