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Re: Thread spool holder [1 Attachment]

Connie
 

Very nice thread holder Madeline. I definitely will try to make one. B

Connie S. 

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On Oct 17, 2015, at 6:06 PM, Madeline Burgoon mdburgoon@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

Here is my thread spool holder.  I have removed several spools to see the structure better.



On Saturday, October 17, 2015 2:57 PM, "'Sonnett & Roy' saluda@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 
Madeline:
I, too, would like to see a photo of your thread spool holder.
Keeping all those different colors of thread in plain view is such a problem
when in drawers.
Your husband had a wonderful idea.
S. Chalmers



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Re: fabric tube covering a cord?

Claire Schutz
 

This is a sewing question and I for one would like to know the answer, please post on group, thanks, Claire S.


On 10/17/2015 11:51 AM, mdaniel@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Not an embroidery question but it is part of an embroidery project. I need to cover, with a tube of fabric, a thick cord that will be the handle for a totebag (Maxwell pattern). Is there an ez way to cover this thick cord? I have always done piping so this has me befuzzled and its not explained in the instructions. Help?

Please email me privately so this non-embroidery question doesn't clog up the list.

TIA! Joyce in GA

mdaniel@...



Re: Thread spool holder

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Madeline,
Fantastic!  He's a keeper!  Thank you for sharing.


Re: Janome 12000 - doesnt recognize full bobbin in embroidery mode

xr8gal@...
 

Hi Jim,

Many thanks for your reply and answer, brilliant and witty as usual!

Yes the A board was changed as well as the LCD screen.  It took them 3 months as one part was on back order from Japan.

It looks like its back to the shop on Monday.  Was hoping maybe it was something I could do but obviously not.

As for my patience, it is growing quite thin!  Needless to say, I will be sending a stern email to the shop not only about the bobbin issue, but also about the scratched plate, greasy finger marks and the service that was supposed to be done but wasn't!  I'm considering contacting Janome Australia about it also.

Thanks again for you help.  I know that you are some distance away in the US but at least we can get an idea as to whether it is just a simple fix we can do or whether we have to take it back to the shop.  Your input in invaluable.

Best Regards,
Irene Lowe
Melton, Victoria, Australia



Question for Jim regarding LAN settings

Gail
 

I have had my machine for over a year and have been connected wirelessly with no problem  Recently, I got a new fiber optic network connection and I reconfigured the connections to the sewing machine.  No problem.  Today, I am unable to stay connected.  I tried to redo the connection and when I'm done the screen on the machine tells me I'm connected to my network.  When I try to connect the iPad or laptop, it may or may not connect, but if it does, I lose it right away. 

When I look at the screen with my LAN settings, it has my network name, my IP address and my machine name.  Does that mean that the machine is still connected to the network? 


Not sure If I should have DCHP on or off.  If on, my IP address does not show up, if Off, it does.  Have no idea what this means.


Any suggestions at all?  Not even sure what questions to ask next.

Gail


Shaking out the suggestion bag, Jim finds a bottle cap, some gum, lint, and this:

The fact that the machine has an IP, and you can connect albeit briefly, tells us that the WiFi is working. Some fiber optic services (e.g. Verizon FIOS) come with their own wireless router. It may be using a different wireless channel than your previous router, as the installer probably just left it at the default out of the box. The 15000 doesn't have much of a WiFi antenna, and it's sensitive to interference. If the router is further away from the machine than the original it may also have a weak signal.


You probably have support for the new network, so you could just call Bubba back out to tweak the router until the machine connection is stable. If you want to try it yourself, you can probably connect to the router from your computer. Take the IP from your machine and enter the first 3 numbers in your browser address bar, followed by .1. (For example, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.1.1) This will get you into the router configuration. Of course Bubba may have it password protected, in which case you won't be able to do anything, but if it's not you can probably change the WiFi channel. In the US there are 11 of them, but they are so close in frequency that it really boils down to 1, 6 and 11. The ones in between aren't far enough away in frequency to be useful. Default is usually 6, or it may say "Automatic". Try other frequencies if you can to see if it becomes more stable.


Worst case, you may need to get a WiFi extender. Those are available from anyplace where computer gear is sold.


Re: Serpentine Stitch on Horizon 12000

Luanne Oldsen
 

I've been trying to tweak the serpentine 9mm stitch in stitch composer, but I'm not sure what I'm doing. Can anyone help me?


Re: Thread spool holder

Madeline Burgoon
 

Here is my thread spool holder.  I have removed several spools to see the structure better.



On Saturday, October 17, 2015 2:57 PM, "'Sonnett & Roy' saluda@... [janome12000]"


 
Madeline:
I, too, would like to see a photo of your thread spool holder.
Keeping all those different colors of thread in plain view is such a problem
when in drawers.
Your husband had a wonderful idea.
S. Chalmers



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Re: Thread spool holder

Sonnett Chalmers
 

Madeline:
I, too, would like to see a photo of your thread spool holder.
Keeping all those different colors of thread in plain view is such a problem
when in drawers.
Your husband had a wonderful idea.
S. Chalmers



Re: AcuSetter now available at iTunes + 15000 updates!!!

Claire Schutz
 

Wonderful and thanking you and Diane in advance, Claire S.


On 10/17/2015 9:00 AM, Cheryl Paul capaul@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Sorry, I did mean the App Store. I’ve downloaded and it works, now to learn how to use that APP. Perhaps Diane is already working on a video for the My 15000 Aoo. I can always hope, can’t I. Thanks Jim and Diane - you do so much for us. Cheryl - Saskatoon


Yes, she will be doing a video for AcuSetter. 


Re: My 12000 App - What is the latest version?

Joyce Daniel
 

wondering too if we actually "need" to upgrade to Windows 10?

Fighting the battle between "want" and "need", Jim says:
There is no compelling reason to upgrade to Windows 10. There's nothing wrong with it, it's fine, but it is a bit different with more to learn. I have stayed with Windows 7, and probably will until Microsoft stops supporting it.


fabric tube covering a cord?

Joyce Daniel
 

Not an embroidery question but it is part of an embroidery project. I need to cover, with a tube of fabric, a thick cord that will be the handle for a totebag (Maxwell pattern). Is there an ez way to cover this thick cord? I have always done piping so this has me befuzzled and its not explained in the instructions. Help?

Please email me privately so this non-embroidery question doesn't clog up the list.

TIA! Joyce in GA

mdaniel@...


Re: My 12000 App - What is the latest version?

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks Jim. What is the latest version I should see?
Julia

The current version is 1.2.1. The numbers in parentheses and after the dash are not related to the App Store version.


Re: AcuSetter now available at iTunes + 15000 updates!!!

Cheryl Paul
 

Sorry, I did mean the App Store. I’ve downloaded and it works, now to learn how to use that APP. Perhaps Diane is already working on a video for the My 15000 Aoo. I can always hope, can’t I. Thanks Jim and Diane - you do so much for us. Cheryl - Saskatoon

Yes, she will be doing a video for AcuSetter. 


My 12000 App - What is the latest version?

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Jim:
I had several update notices on my IPad which included the My 12000. However, when I click on the Update icon for it, it goes to update, shows the circle to load the update and then bounces back to the Update icon showing again. I continue to have an alert that it needs to be updated.
Not sure if this is a problem with the App or with Apple. All my other apps that were needed to be updated went fine so just the My 12000 seems to be a problem.
I am on the latest version for the IPad.

Julia

Using his newly updated keyboard, Jim says:
I've had that problem with various apps from time to time. It's all Apple. First try powering off the iPad, then turning it back on. Often that will nudge it into completing the update. If it doesn't, delete the app and download it again. You'll get the latest version and you won't have to buy it again.


Re: Total stitches

cnystul in Mn.
 

Thanks Jim...that was great...I'll just keep on embroidering and sewing.
 
Cathy Nystul


Windows 10 question

Gail Berkler
 

Does anyone know, or particularly, Jim whether Windows 10 will work with our sewing software or will it mess it up?

Welcoming a new member, Jim says:

Everything works with Windows 10, although Digitizer MBX must be updated. See this page for the required updates.


Re: Thread spool holder

Connie
 

Madeline
This sounds like it would be easier than fumbling through boxes of thread. 
Could you post a photo?

Regards,
Connie S.

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 16, 2015, at 6:13 PM, Madeline Burgoon mdburgoon@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

My husband is a wood tinkerer.  He made a thread spool rack for my embroidery thread.  He used 12 (1 x 1)'s each 20" long and spaced them about an inch apart screwed to 2 cross pieces made of 1 x 4's on the back.  Next he drilled 10 holes in each of the 1 x 1's at an slight angle upward evenly spaced over the 20" pieces.  He cut dowels about 2" long (give or take), inserted them into the holes, hung the whole thing on the wall with picture hangers.  120 spools of thread with a home and I don't have to hunt anymore.


Janome 12000 - doesnt recognize full bobbin in embroidery mode

xr8gal@...
 

Hi Jim,


I need a question answered please, if you can.


I have just received my 12000 back from repairs to the screen.  Screen went white, all sorts of circuit boards and parts replaced, took over 3 months, and service was meant to be done at the same time.


Just fired it up in embroidery mode, put the hoop on etc and now machine is telling me that bobbin needs filling despite the fact that it is totally full!  I put a new one in before I started.


Machine came back with software in 1.0 version despite an upgrade to 1.2 some months before this happened, also was meant to be serviced and it came back in the same dusty state as I left it - nothing done, not to mention that the service person scratched the silver plating and left huge greasy fingerprints all over the silver.  The shop will be receiving a phone call from me on Monday!


After I upgraded it back to 1.2 today, I went into the bobbin mode in Settings for both sewing and embroidery and set the bobbin detect totally down to zero in case thats what the problem was.


I tried the machine on normal sewing mode and it detects the bobbin and sews out fine.  It looks like the service person also tried in normal sewing because I received the tell-tale piece of fabric under the needle when I got the machine back.  They would not have tried it in embroidery mode as I did not give them my embroidery unit.  Why then is it complaining when in embroidery mode?  Nothing I can do will let me begin sewing in embroidery mode.


Hope you can help before I totally lose it with the sewing shop.


Many thanks,

Irene Lowe

Melton, Victoria, Australia


Wiping his greasy fingerprints from the keyboard, Jim says:

It's not a good idea to try to diagnose a problem in a machine that is literally on the other side of the world, but that's never stopped me before. There is only one actual sensor for the bobbin, but how the software in the machine uses it is a little different in embroidery mode versus sewing mode. From your description it appears that they changed the A board at minimum. Replacement parts are never updated on the shelf, but a technician with attention to detail should do the update. My best guess is that one or both cables for the bobbin sensor either did not get connected or is connected incorrectly.


It's also possible that they didn't recalibrate the bobbin sensor, something that needs to be done in the event of a board change like you've had. I would start by doing that before tearing the machine down to look for cable issues. The process is simple, but requires three calibration bobbins from Janome. They may not have those, so when you take the machine in have an empty bobbin, a full bobbin, and one that is half full. Those will be close enough to the standard calibration bobbins to set the machine. If that doesn't clear the problem, then it's probably a cable.


There are MANY different cables connected to the A board, since it is the primary controller for all functions of the machine. With very little room to move, it's not uncommon for a cable to be left out or misconnected. In this case the bobbin sensor has two connections to the U2 board in the top of the machine. U2 is connected to the A board through 4 or 5 separate cables, so there is a lot of room for error.


I must say that for this type of repair to take 3 months is inexcusable. You must be blessed with extraordinary patience!


Re: Storing hoops

J Fraker
 

I put my black case back in the box the day I bought it and have never taken it out again.  My 9700 had a nice hard case that slipped over the top, was the same color as the machine, and I was very disappointed to have bought such an expensive machine and gotten such a crappy case.
 


From: "lokicat6@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 1:33 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Storing hoops

 
Janie

I'm not even sure why I am keeping it as I don't intend to use it at all.  From the replies on this forum it seems no one really uses it.  Maybe we should feed back to Janome and ask them for an additional foot instead! I think I would be more inclined to use it if I was a different colour - even red with white writing or white with red writing.  I don't like black at the best of times.

I am probably keeping it for posterity so the machine is complete to be passed on when I am no longer around - I guess I should just put it in the boxes that the machine came in which are up in the loft!  I guess I should do the same with the embroidery unit case since I don't take the machine anywhere and honestly couldn't see me taking it in that case anyway.

It would be a good idea to cover your machine.  I use a lap quilt I made - much prettier - and I 'clip' it together at this time of year, at the sides with long flower headed pins.  The machine is in a generally unheated room and at this time of year temperatures drop.  It's currently around 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) over night though I do have a heater in there to keep it around 45 F (7C).  During the summer I just lay it over the machine and roughtly tuck it in at the sides, especially on the right near the computer boards, to stop the dust getting in.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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Acu Feed walking foot

Sandra King
 

Tonight, when I started to put my acu feed quarter inch walking foot on my 15000, it came apart in three pieces.  I don't know if it's broken, but I never could put it back together.  Need some advise, Jim.  Am I gonna have to buy a new foot?

Sandra King


Trying not to go to pieces, Jim says:

There have been a few others on the list who have had similar problems. You will need a replacement, but a good dealer will not charge you. The broken foot can be returned to Janome for credit, so it's no loss to the dealer.

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