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Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Caroline Wright
 

Julia, thank you...will check out the cabinets you suggested.  I understand the aching shoulders and neck. :-)


How far can the computer be from the sewing machine?

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Does anyone know how far away the computer can be from the machine and still wirelessly transfer designs?  Does this depend on the wireless system I have set up or is there a certain range with the machine? Right now my office and sewing room are combined but we’re moving and I will need to put my office on the first floor and the sewing room right above it on the second floor.  I’ve never used the machine to play around with designs, I do it all on the computer then send the designs to the machine.  Does anyone have any suggestions (other than to buy another computer) ?


From far away in an undisclosed location, Jim mumbles:

There is no distance limitation with regard to the computer and the machine. The limitation is how far each one is from the wireless router. As long as both the computer and the machine can "see" the wireless router and they are on the same network, you are fine. The computer doesn't even need to be connected wirelessly. You can connect by a cable and still get to the machine, again as long as both are on the same network. In general your computer will be able to work at a greater distance from the router because it has a better antenna. The wireless hardware inside the machine is pretty limited, so it will be more picky about connecting.


So what to do if the distance is too great? If your house is wired for Ethernet (Hardly any are, including mine built 10 years ago - I should have ponied up the $150 per jack to get extra drops!) you can plug in a wireless access point to extend the network. These are fairly inexpensive devices and are easy to install.


If your network is wireless-only it gets slightly more complicated. You can extend the network by using power line networking. This consists of two boxes that each plug into a wall outlet. One must be close enough to the router to run a cable from the box to the router. That gets the *wired* network onto the power lines of your house. The other box goes where you need the network to be. It has a socket that you can plug a cable into, which would allow an access point to be where you need it. The tricky part of this is that wiring in most houses is split. You have 220V coming in, which powers air conditioners, stoves, etc. That 220 comes from two separate 110V wires. Typically each of those 110V wires powers half the house. In my case the north half has one wire, the south half the other. The trick is that those wires are not connected to each other, so if you use power line networking both of the plug-in boxes have to be on the same wire. Otherwise it doesn't work.


If you can't use power line networking your last option is wireless range extenders. These are little boxes that connect to your router and then re-broadcast the signals. Usually one or two of these is enough to get coverage over the whole house, though they may not work in some cases. If you go this route it's best to buy from a "Big Box" store where you can return them if they don't work. There is more setup required than with power line networking (Essentially plug in and you're done) and it can get a little complex.


If you need additional help sorting this out email me for more specific help.



Re: Texas

karenj33857@...
 

Stay safe
Karen


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Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Caroline: I have the 12000 and I purchased the Horn Cabinet. Quilters Dream model. I got tired of my shoulders and back hurting when working on putting a quilt together and trying to keep the quilt on a level surface when just using the acrylic Janome table. Now everything sits at one level.Comes with an attachment which you slip onto the top draw to form a nice L shape to the left for working on quilts. No vibrations either when embroidering. Very sturdy cabinet and I'm very happy with my purchase. It has the airlift on it and no problems but they do make a lift that is electric as well. Best of all, your positioned to sit in front of the needle with enough room on either side of you. And the overall dimensions of the cabinet with the extension table on the back side is perfect for my space. Not too big and not too small.

I know that Horn and Sylvia make cabinets for the bigger dimensions of the 15000 (as well as I heard the latest Brother monster machine).

Julia

 


Re: Got my 15000 back again

annegparker@...
 

Glad it's all working Cas - I'll keep my fingers crossed it stays that way!  Haven't had much chance to sew lately - the garden plants are growing way too much!

Anne


Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Betty Scott
 

The Horn range of cabinets have one that fits the 15000. It is the Superior (and it lives up to its name).

Betty


Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Caroline Wright
 

Julia, what brand of cabinet do you use for your 15000?  I have been looking for one large enough.  Thanks.

Caroline


Texas

karenj33857@...
 

Jim where a you  located  in Texas? Are you and Diane safe.

Karen

On the 12th straight day of rain, Jim says:
We're in Frisco, in the northwest part of the Dallas Metroplex. We're fine, although my oldest son and I had a very "interesting" drive up from Austin last weekend. At the moment it appears that this will go in the books as the wettest month ever in Texas, on the heels of a prolonged drought.

Most of the Dallas/Fort Worth area sits on clay soil that does not absorb water. That's why there is so much flash flooding. The water comes up unbelievably fast. A low spot in a road can go from being easily driven through to floating the car within a couple of minutes. People who don't understand this wind up getting hurt or killed. Fortunately we live on fairly high ground and have not had to drive anywhere this weekend. It does kind of dampen our prospects for the daily walk though. 


Re: 15000V2 - Question

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

My v2 machine has a silver trim underneath the screen - the same colour as the over head light surround.  If you take a look here https://sewingtales.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/bunnies-in-the-hoop/ and click on the first photo a couple of times you can see it up close.

The background on the screen is green not black as I've changed it in the settings.

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: still with machine problem

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Have you got the straight stitch plate on or the acufeed function turned on.  Both will cause greying out of lots of stitches.

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


Re: double needle function

HEATHER COWAN
 

Hi Jannis ... Glad it worked.  I had trouble with my 2144 if I didn't use blue bobbins ..... Machines can be finicky.   
I'll be here so call when you've got a day plan and we can play ..... And change filters.... Thanks for pattern...
Hugs
Heather

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On May 29, 2015, at 9:09 PM, 'Vikki Youngmeyer' vikkiy@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Maybe you need to find a “yellow” dot or paint a stripe of yellow nail polish on the straight stitch plate. We can’t “halt” senility, but we can give it a run for its money!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

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Subject: [janome12000] Re: double needle function

 

 

OMG I am really losing it!!!   That was the problem! 

I had the straight stitch needle plate on for embroidery and had taken it off when I took out the yellow dot bobbin case...   so instead of putting on the zig zag plate I again picked up the straight stitch plate and put it back on.

Oh dear oh dear.. I must be starting with senility.  Yikes!!!!  

Jim, you are a life saver once again!   Thank you from the bottom of my old heart.

Pat

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Re: 15000V2 - Question

lora jane hanlon <beaglelady@...>
 

Also the accessory bag is purple on the Version 2 instead of teal, unless the machine head was sent back, I kept everything but the head and the new one has been shipped. Evidently in testing it for a week Janome couldn't fix the intermittent problem either, so they are shipping me a version 2 demo machine as a replacement. When it gets here if I see anything obvious I will let you know. Janie


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Re: 15000V2 - Question

m1955seamstress
 

I just have to wonder how much more these machines can do. Honestly. Will they play music and make coffee or maybe we can send emails to each other with our sewing machines? Lol.


Marla in Indiana


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Re: double needle function

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Maybe you need to find a “yellow” dot or paint a stripe of yellow nail polish on the straight stitch plate. We can’t “halt” senility, but we can give it a run for its money!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

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Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 4:26 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: double needle function

 

 

OMG I am really losing it!!!   That was the problem! 

I had the straight stitch needle plate on for embroidery and had taken it off when I took out the yellow dot bobbin case...   so instead of putting on the zig zag plate I again picked up the straight stitch plate and put it back on.

Oh dear oh dear.. I must be starting with senility.  Yikes!!!!  

Jim, you are a life saver once again!   Thank you from the bottom of my old heart.

Pat

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Re: Got my 15000 back again

cas@...
 

Thanks Pat!  I’ve completed 3 Hoopsisters blocks, definitely a challenge for me and the machine LOL.
Cas
 

Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 5:56 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Got my 15000 back again
 
 

I sure hope nothing more gives you any problems! 

Happy sewing!!!

Pat
 
On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 8:44 PM, cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I got my 15000 back.  The motherboard had to be reinstalled and it seems to be working so far!  Yay!!!!
Cas


 


Re: Straight stitch needle plate

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I left the zigzag plate on my machine the last time I did embroidery. Had no problems, and the machine gave me no dire warning messages about it.  Just forgot!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

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Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 3:06 PM
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Subject: [janome12000] Re: Straight stitch needle plate

 

 

Would it make any difference if the zigzag plate was used instead of the straight stitch plate when doing embroidery?

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Re: still with machine problem

Steph Tidwell
 

Did you try changing the silver plate? One is a straight stitch only plate



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Date: 05/29/2015 1:47 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] still with machine problem

 

Upon further investigation...   Many of my stitches are greyed out in all of the areas as are many of the sewing applications.

The quiet mode is not on.

Is something stuck:  A bad chip?  At this point the machine is almost useless because many of the things I would want to be using are not available as they are greyed out. 

Pat


Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

xr8gal@...
 

When I first got my machine, I used to take it off.  I then had a problem whereby I could not get it on.  I would slide it in and the machine never recognised it was attached.  It was so heavy and I have problems with right arm following breast cancer treatment, so my husband used to have to do it and he was getting more & more frustrated because it took him about 10 times of sliding on and off before the machine recognised it.  So once it was on and working, it stayed on!!

The machine stays put, I never move it as it is too heavy for me, so the embroidery unit stays on it permanently.  I figure this was is less stress on the unit and the machine than having my husband try and slide it on and off.  I've never had any problems with it being on.

I'm glad that Jim also says it is ok to leave on. :)

Cheers,
Irene Lowe
Melton, Victoria, Australia


Re: 15000V2 - Question

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks for the replies.  I relayed the information regarding the color and wifi certification on the machine to help in making sure if she goes with the 15000, she gets the V2.
 
I had a suspicion Jim that something did change on the V2 from the V1 other than "cosmetic" otherwise why didn't Janome just do an update on the V1 without releasing another model as V2.

Again, as always, thanks for the information.

Julia

V1 of Jim offers this observation:
Janome first did the "rebranding" update of a machine when they replaced the 10000 with the 10001. This allows them to have a new model faster than the usual 4-5 year cycle for developing new machines. By updating existing machines, owners of the first version don't feel left out and it actually reinforces the fact that Janome machines can be updated. I expect we'll see this practice continue through each generation of machines.


Re: Straight stitch needle plate

Bernice Ramsey
 

I have used both and can't tell any difference.  I usually put the straight stich plate on if I am quilting a quilt.
Bernice Ramsey

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On May 29, 2015, at 1:06 PM, zarasgranny@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Would it make any difference if the zigzag plate was used instead of the straight stitch plate when doing embroidery?

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