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Re: Bobbins

Joan Hinson <jhinson58@...>
 

I purchased Class 15/A from Bobbin Central.  They are bob-tec bobbins and work wonderfully.  You can order a sample package to try before you buy.  They work in all the Janome machines.


--- On Thu, 11/3/11, itsatweetything wrote:

From: itsatweetything
Subject: [janome12000] Bobbins
To: janome12000@...
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 5:50 AM

 
I was wondering what size of pre=wound
bobbins, to get, for my 12,000?

Suggestions on where to get them?

Maureen


Re: Bobbins

Joan Hinson <jhinson58@...>
 

I have purchased prewound bobbins from Bobbin Centra.  It is a fil-tec bobbin and I use them on the Horizon Quilting machine and my Janome embroidery machines and they work perfectly.  They have cotton and polyester filled bobins.  They work much better than any bobbins I have purchased previously including Janome.


--- On Thu, 11/3/11, Patricia Ward wrote:

From: Patricia Ward Subject: Re: [janome12000] Bobbins
To: janome12000@...
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 11:32 AM

 
HI Maureen,
The only prewounds that I use in a Janome machine are those made by Janome.  Your dealer probably has them in packs to sell.    None of the other prewounds seem to fit properly in the bobbin case and I never want to take the chance of a hopping bobbin or a jam.

Pat

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 1:50 AM, itsatweetything <itsatweetything@...> wrote:
I was wondering what size of pre=wound
bobbins, to get, for my 12,000?

Suggestions on where to get them?

Maureen



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Re: Bobbins

Missi <missi@...>
 

I believe the take Class A / 15  like the 11000Se
 
 I use Fil-Tec  clear glide and they  are fantastic.  you can get them  super cheap at  bobbincentral.com
 
make an account Free and you can see prices
 
 
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Suggestions on where to get them?

Maureen



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Re: Bobbins

Patricia Ward
 

HI Maureen,
The only prewounds that I use in a Janome machine are those made by Janome.  Your dealer probably has them in packs to sell.    None of the other prewounds seem to fit properly in the bobbin case and I never want to take the chance of a hopping bobbin or a jam.

Pat


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bobbins, to get, for my 12,000?

Suggestions on where to get them?

Maureen



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it's amazing!!!

weejean66
 

I got my new baby last night and I love her!! I have been playing around getting used to the menu system etc. I have had no issues at all! every stitch has been perfect. I have booked in for a lesson with my dealer to go through the embroidery settings since I have no idea at all and it looks quite scary!

Jean


Bobbins

itsatweetything
 

I was wondering what size of pre=wound
bobbins, to get, for my 12,000?

Suggestions on where to get them?

Maureen


Re: using a mac

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Congratulations Vickie! No worries about your MacBook Pro. I'm using Fusion to run all the new Janome software and it works great. As for Digitizer MBX, there are two good reasons to upgrade it:

1. It allows creating designs for the largest 12000 hoop.

2. It contains a DVD tutorial by Trevor Conquergood of Stitchitize explaining how to use it.

If you've never used Digitizer, you've been missing out on a great tool. Trevor will show you how to use it!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vickie" <vickie_fowler@...> wrote:

Jim, I just ordered the 12000 and hope to have it by the first of Dec!. My question is this. I have a MacBook Pro running VMWare Fusion. Will this be sufficient to run the Horizon Link or do you recommend another program for running a virtual machine? I don't know whether to get the MBX or not. I have Digi Pro, but have never used it. What are the advantages of using MBX?

Thanks for all your valuable input!

--Vickie
(Fort Davis, TX)


using a mac

Vickie
 

Jim, I just ordered the 12000 and hope to have it by the first of Dec!. My question is this. I have a MacBook Pro running VMWare Fusion. Will this be sufficient to run the Horizon Link or do you recommend another program for running a virtual machine? I don't know whether to get the MBX or not. I have Digi Pro, but have never used it. What are the advantages of using MBX?

Thanks for all your valuable input!

--Vickie
(Fort Davis, TX)


Re: Got the box !!

Linda Lawes <linda.lawes1@...>
 


Thanks Jim

What I ended up thinking  - so another problem you have solved, thank you .   I wondered about the quilting patterns on the embroidery menu, but I think i will leave that for another day- too much to look at already :)) 





regards 


Linda 

On 2 Nov 2011, at 18:33, Jim_Stutsman wrote:

 

The magnets really are for thin fabrics, e.g. a single layer of cotton. They don't cover it in the manual, but the magnets help to clamp the fabric so it can't pull back into the center of the hoop. Without the magnets, thin fabric can be easily pulled through the hoop. With them in place it's very hard to pull. Diane thinks they could also be used with quilted fabric. Another thing for us to test!

--- In janome12000@..., Linda Lawes wrote:
>
>
> Dear all
>
> Well got the big box last night- sew (!) exciting.
>
> As a new Janome girl I said I would let you know howe I got on.
>
>
> Well opened the box, unpacked the machine, so far ,
>
> Sewed straight lines, tried some of the deco stitches ( they are great) changed some of the feet, filled a bobbin, changed the foot plate and connected and set up the embroidery arm. And last night tried some free motion quilting ( never done this before either) .
>
> What can I say, so far a walk in the park! One question I do have
>
> I have never used magnets to hold down fabric in a hoop before, and with a thick piece of felt and stabiliser ( that came with my machine) I could not hoop the largest hoop. I didn't get where to put the fabric and the magnets.
>
> Are the magnets only for thin fabric??? I can see where they fit, I just didn't now if the fabric was under the inner hoop before the outer goes on, or the fabric was folded over the hoop and held in place with the magentas. Either way the fabric and stabiliser was too thick for the magnets to stay in place.
>
>
> thanks
>
>
>
> Linda ( not sewing now- off to work:((
>



Re: Got the box !!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The magnets really are for thin fabrics, e.g. a single layer of cotton. They don't cover it in the manual, but the magnets help to clamp the fabric so it can't pull back into the center of the hoop. Without the magnets, thin fabric can be easily pulled through the hoop. With them in place it's very hard to pull. Diane thinks they could also be used with quilted fabric. Another thing for us to test!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Linda Lawes <linda.lawes1@...> wrote:


Dear all

Well got the big box last night- sew (!) exciting.

As a new Janome girl I said I would let you know howe I got on.


Well opened the box, unpacked the machine, so far ,

Sewed straight lines, tried some of the deco stitches ( they are great) changed some of the feet, filled a bobbin, changed the foot plate and connected and set up the embroidery arm. And last night tried some free motion quilting ( never done this before either) .

What can I say, so far a walk in the park! One question I do have

I have never used magnets to hold down fabric in a hoop before, and with a thick piece of felt and stabiliser ( that came with my machine) I could not hoop the largest hoop. I didn't get where to put the fabric and the magnets.

Are the magnets only for thin fabric??? I can see where they fit, I just didn't now if the fabric was under the inner hoop before the outer goes on, or the fabric was folded over the hoop and held in place with the magentas. Either way the fabric and stabiliser was too thick for the magnets to stay in place.


thanks



Linda ( not sewing now- off to work:((


Re: depth on surface that is needed

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You need 13 inches behind the machine for any hoop that uses the arm in open position. None of the hoops extend beyond the end of the arm, so the arm itself serves as a measuring device. Nice!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:

Can anyone give me a clue as to the depth needed behind the machine for
using the embroidery unit and the largest hoop?

I am hoping my machine will be in this week yet and I am trying to get my
sewing room arranged to bring her home.

Thank you for any info...

Pat


Re: Question

itsatweetything
 

Thank you Jim
Thank you Bryden
 
Things are making more sense. And I was able to get one design to the stick, and I am stitching it on my machine right now. My first one. wow.
 
I have been ignoreing the laundry, the housework, the grocery shopping, and even my
bird, which he is telling me about, right now. So I feel like I have accomplished something today. With your help, of course. Again, Thank you.
 
Maureen

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:49 PM, Jim_Stutsman <jim@...> wrote:
 

Since you have the 3D software you should be able to convert your designs to the JEF format used by Janome machines. Once you have a design in JEF format you can get it in your USB stick by following these steps:

1. Insert the stick in the machine and turn the machine on, if necessary.

2. When the "DO NOT" symbols disappear from the screen, remove the stick.

3. Plug the stick into your computer. Open it from "My Computer" unless it opens automatically.

4. Find the EMB folder and open it.

5. There will be a single folder in EMB, called EmbF. You can use that folder, or you can create more of your own. I like to use folders to classify designs, such as "Birds", "Flowers", etc.

6. Open the EmbF folder, or one you have created, and drag your JEF files into it.

7. When all files are in the stick, click the "Safe Removal of Hardware" icon and ask to remove the drive. Usually it's drive E, but it could be F or G, depending on what other drives you have.

8. Put the stick in the machine. Open designs by following the steps on page 132 of the instruction book.



--- In janome12000@..., "itsatweetything" wrote:
>
> Hi, Well, I am a confused again. I have the 12,000. But, I have
> never had Janome before. All my designs, are in the pes or vip
> format. I know I have to convert them over to the jef format. But,
> there is more to it, then that. My problem is, I have the Viking 3D
> software. And there is a special way to write the files, to the
> stick, and I can't get it to work. Does anyone, have the Viking
> software, be able to help me with this problem.
> Thank you
> Maureen
>



depth on surface that is needed

Patricia Ward
 

Can anyone give me a clue as to the depth needed behind the machine for using the embroidery unit and the largest hoop?  

I am hoping my machine will be in this week yet and I am trying to get my sewing room arranged to bring her home. 

Thank you for any info...

Pat


Got the box !!

Linda Lawes <linda.lawes1@...>
 


Dear all

Well got the big box last night- sew (!) exciting. 

As a new Janome girl I said I would let you know howe I got on.


Well opened the box, unpacked the machine, so far ,

Sewed straight lines, tried some of the deco stitches ( they are great) changed some of the feet, filled a bobbin, changed the foot plate and connected and set up the embroidery arm. And last night tried some free motion quilting ( never done this before either) .

What can I say, so far a walk in the park! One question I do have 

I have never used magnets to hold down fabric in a hoop before, and with a thick piece of felt and stabiliser ( that came with my machine) I could not hoop the largest hoop. I didn't get where to put the fabric and the magnets.

Are the magnets only for thin fabric??? I can see where they fit, I just didn't now if the fabric was under the inner hoop before the outer goes on, or the fabric was folded over the hoop and held in place with the magentas. Either way the fabric and stabiliser was too thick for the magnets to stay in place.


thanks 



Linda ( not sewing now- off to work:(( 


Re: Question

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Since you have the 3D software you should be able to convert your designs to the JEF format used by Janome machines. Once you have a design in JEF format you can get it in your USB stick by following these steps:

1. Insert the stick in the machine and turn the machine on, if necessary.

2. When the "DO NOT" symbols disappear from the screen, remove the stick.

3. Plug the stick into your computer. Open it from "My Computer" unless it opens automatically.

4. Find the EMB folder and open it.

5. There will be a single folder in EMB, called EmbF. You can use that folder, or you can create more of your own. I like to use folders to classify designs, such as "Birds", "Flowers", etc.

6. Open the EmbF folder, or one you have created, and drag your JEF files into it.

7. When all files are in the stick, click the "Safe Removal of Hardware" icon and ask to remove the drive. Usually it's drive E, but it could be F or G, depending on what other drives you have.

8. Put the stick in the machine. Open designs by following the steps on page 132 of the instruction book.

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

Hi, Well, I am a confused again. I have the 12,000. But, I have
never had Janome before. All my designs, are in the pes or vip
format. I know I have to convert them over to the jef format. But,
there is more to it, then that. My problem is, I have the Viking 3D
software. And there is a special way to write the files, to the
stick, and I can't get it to work. Does anyone, have the Viking
software, be able to help me with this problem.
Thank you
Maureen


Re: Question

Bryden Shiells
 

Hi There

I don't have the Janome 12K but have had numerous previous models..... I assume you are able to convert the designs to .jef - with previous models (and my current 350E), you turn the machine on, insert the USB stick into the slot on the machine - there will be symbols on the screen telling you not to turn the machine off nor remove the stick.... this disappears in a few seconds.... and you can then remove the stick.

The machine has created folders on the stick - some for embroidery (using starting Emb) and some for ordinary sewing settings you want to save (a line of decoratives for instance).... within the emb folders there may be subfolders called MyDesigns (this is on my 350E) and that is where you save your designs converted to jef.....

Wilcom Truesizer will convert to .jef if you do not have a programme to do that - it is free.....

Bryden

----- Original Message -----
From: "itsatweetything" <itsatweetything@gmail.com>
To: <janome12000@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 11:49 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Question


Hi, Well, I am a confused again. I have the 12,000. But, I have
never had Janome before. All my designs, are in the pes or vip
format. I know I have to convert them over to the jef format. But,
there is more to it, then that. My problem is, I have the Viking 3D
software. And there is a special way to write the files, to the
stick, and I can't get it to work. Does anyone, have the Viking
software, be able to help me with this problem.
Thank you
Maureen



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Question

itsatweetything
 

Hi, Well, I am a confused again. I have the 12,000. But, I have
never had Janome before. All my designs, are in the pes or vip
format. I know I have to convert them over to the jef format. But,
there is more to it, then that. My problem is, I have the Viking 3D
software. And there is a special way to write the files, to the
stick, and I can't get it to work. Does anyone, have the Viking
software, be able to help me with this problem.
Thank you
Maureen


Re: Question

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Horizon Link does not convert designs from a "foreign" format to JEF. You will need external software for that. Janome's Digitizer MBX and Digitizer Junior will do it, as well as a whole lot more. To convert a lot of designs at once you need Digitizer MBX using the Design Gallery program. That's not available in Digitizer Junior. A good 3rd party solution is Buzz Xplore from Buzz Tools. It converts any format to any format, and will do groups of designs to save time. You can download a free trial copy here:
http://www.buzztools.com/updates/bx2-trial.asp

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

I just loaded the horizon link, on my computer. And I am playing with it. My first question is: How do I go about, changing my designs, that I already have, that are in pes and vip format, to the Jef format. And is there a way to do that, so I don't have to do one at a time? And is that all I have to do, so the designs will work on my 12,000.

Maureen


Re: Horizon Link features

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

To answer your questions:

1. Once the design is open, either in the Viewing window or the Edit window, you can choose the Print option from the File menu. That's the round ball at the top left corner of the Horizon Link window.

2. If you open an MA hoop design (2 parts in 1 JEF file) in the largest hoop, it will combine the parts to a single design. If the design requires multiple JEF files to preserve the sequence of the layers, it's much more complex. We're going to need to do some heavy work-arounds for that. The biggest problem is that the "Design" button in the "Place" section of the toolbar will only show the designs that are built in or in your My Documents folder. You can't even open a file from the desktop. Hopefully this will be fixed soon!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "st1b" <st1b@...> wrote:

I have 2 questions -

1) How does one go about printing the design template in Horizon Links which I think that I need for placement on the garment?

2) If I am using a .jef design that I used on my 11000 that is a two-part design since I was moving the hoop upon completion of the first part, does the Horizon software combine the two designs into one? Again if I can print out the design and I see the center arrow placement, I will know if I now have one design.


Re: Question

Missi <missi@...>
 

Embird  will allow you to do it all at one  time through folders and all.. nice program to have
 
 
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 3:43 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Question

I just loaded the horizon link, on my computer. And I am playing with it. My first question is: How do I go about, changing my designs, that I already have, that are in pes and vip format, to the Jef format. And is there a way to do that, so I don't have to do one at a time?  And is that all I have to do, so the designs will work on my 12,000.   

Maureen



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