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New product announcement

Jim Stutsman
 

Ok, well more like a new old product announcement!   Long time readers are no doubt familiar with (and perhaps sick of hearing about) our iPhone/iPad app My 15000. We have had many requests for a version that could be used on a PC or Android device, neither of which was something we were interested in doing. That said, we have reviewed the structure of the app and realized we could implement it as a web app to be viewed in a browser. Previously we sold DVDs for the 12000 that were viewed using a web browser, but after numerous compatibility issues we had to abandon that. I was very skeptical that a web version would work, but pressed on and discovered that it actually can work. So we made a web version.


Of course there are so many different devices, operating systems, and browsers that we could not possibly test them all. So we made the first 10 "quick start" videos completely free so you could find out whether you can use them on your particular device. All videos use the same player, so if it works you can be assured that you'll be able to purchase a membership for all of them. If the free videos don't work, please DO NOT purchase a membership, because the paid videos won't work either! We've tested on Windows 7, 8, and 10 with Internet Explorer 10 and higher, FireFox, and Chrome, all good. Windows XP won't work. Android on an Asus tablet and a Kindle Fire also work. All modern web browsers (say from the last 3 years) should work fine. The videos are HD, so if you are using a cellular connection you're going to burn through a lot of bandwidth, which could result in overage charges. We can't do anything about that, because right now only Apple supports the type of streaming that adjusts automatically to the bandwidth. That's what we use in the iTunes apps.


Permanent access to the web app costs $59.99 USD, the same price as the apps. All of the same features are included, and we can (and will) update the videos as needed. If you have a 15000, but do not have our app, we invite you to check out My 15000 Online. Thanks!


Re: Is there a 17000 on the horizon?

Sandra Williamson
 

My dealer sells both ELNA & Janome & when I was interested in quilting machine, he sold me an Elna but when my interest changed to embroidery machine, he said it was only going to be the 15000! I've learned he never gives me bad info.
I've never heard of a 14000! My 15000 is superb though.


Re: Software

Beth
 

When I did Acufil before I printed out a "template" on a product called Template Magic which is a sticky product that when removed from backing paper can be reused MULTIPLE times.  It was great for the quilting.  I print templates from HL on plain paper to assist in embroidery previewing where I want to place the embroidery.


Re: Is there a 17000 on the horizon?

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

Yes, they do, up to a point. The problem arises when you've had a quilt folded for a while. Those channels can stand out when they're oriented with the direction of the quilt on a bed or hanging, especially if someone is the least bit off in hooping the next area to match the template, if the quilt is hooped too loosely, etc. And it's more pronounced with thicker battings.


---In janome12000@..., <jsm1144@...> wrote :

Those built in stippling blocks DO next together, if you look, the right sides bumps match up with the left side grooves and vice versa.  Top and bottom also match the same way


Another Question From Braid Dead Me :)

Meryl Margolies
 

I know there were instructions posted on how to tell the hours a 12000 has sewn. Can those be re-posted or must I be committed?


Thanks.


Reluctantly calling the white coat brigade, Jim says:

The posted instructions pertain to the 15000. There is no hourly meter on the 12000. For those who are about to ask where it is on the 15000, it's on the page that comes up when you press the question mark key.


Re: stitching time on Janome machines

cas <cas@...>
 

Judy Niemeyer patterns are so beautiful!
 
I’m doing this free Adventurous Quilter BOM, if anyone is interested:
 
Cas

Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:31 PM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] stitching time on Janome machines
 
 

My time ratio between the machine being on versus the actual stitching time really took a big hit once I started doing some Judy Niemeyer paper piecing projects! Lots of paper piecing in the projects I was doing.

Vikki
Houston, TX


Re: Is there a 17000 on the horizon?

janetpiekarski
 

Those built in stippling blocks DO next together, if you look, the right sides bumps match up with the left side grooves and vice versa.  Top and bottom also match the same way


Re: Repairs on Janome machines

Karen Edgecombe
 

You are absolutely right about the difference between long time sewers and newbies. I have noticed that many newbies don't read the book, either. I have sewn for 60 years, and I marvel at these new machines. Love, love, love them. I remember countless problems on previous machines!
Karen


Sent from my iPhone


2 new sites might be of interest

Joyce Daniel
 

I just found this site for area event/classes that are paired with Janome.

Sewing Escape Retreats | Sew4Home


 

Also, this site with online videos for DIY that looks interesting.


OnlineFabricStore.net

 


Re: Embroidery of soft velvet suggestions, please

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Here’s a link to one option: http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elprojects/Projects.aspx?cs_productid=pr1393

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 10:06 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Embroidery of soft velvet suggestions, please

 

 

Hi group, any one have any suggestion on embroidery on soft elegant velvet?

Ginger

Stitchedinfaith.com


Re: Accessing Border stiches

Linda Rayburn
 

Jim after a lot of looking I finally found the individual border stitches! Go to the EmbLink Tool-Editing Embroidery Designs-At the top of the Home tab ,you will see Monogram, click on that and at very right end of the tool bar you will see the Border-Click on that and the designs will pop up. Simply click on the design you want as many times as you'd like (you can adjust the spacing between them also) then Click Enter. They will now appear on the screen.

Happy Sewing!
Linda


Re: stitching time on Janome machines

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

My time ratio between the machine being on versus the actual stitching time really took a big hit once I started doing some Judy Niemeyer paper piecing projects! Lots of paper piecing in the projects I was doing.

 

Vikki
Houston, TX

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:30 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] stitching time on Janome machines

 

 

Estelle,

Now that you mention it I have been doing a lot of paper piecing lately too.  That helps solve the mystery.  I haven’t been doing much embroidery other than simple butterflies.  I didn’t edit them at the machine.

 

That’s so true about the seam ripper, an important part of sewing if you care about your results.   It can be time consuming but I do like it when my seams match “perfectly”.  I used to think it was the worst thing ever and now I just consider it part of the process.

 

Cas

 

Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:23 PM

Subject: Re: [janome12000] stitching time on Janome machines

 

 

Cas,

 

I can frog stitch with the best!

 

I once had aa adult student tell me she didn’t need to learn how to remove stitches and another student told her that she must not be planning on doing much sewing in the future.

 

I think one doesn’t realize how long it takes to line up and hoop things, embroider and then start all over again. Also I have been doing a fair amount of paper piecing which has a small amount of stitching relative to all the lining up, pinning, trimming, folding and checking, getting up and going to the iron for pressing and back again.

 

This is all too bad since I like running the machine the most and doing all the prep the least but hey that’s most of life!

 

Estelle

 

 

On Mar 22, 2016, at 11:13 AM, 'cas' cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

 

Estelle, 
Do you spend a lot of time with your seam ripper like I do?  lol.  Apparently now more than ever.  Maybe because I’m learning new things.

Cas

 

 

 


Embroidery of soft velvet suggestions, please

Stitchedinfaith <stitchedinfaith@...>
 

Hi group, any one have any suggestion on embroidery on soft elegant velvet?
Ginger
Stitchedinfaith.com


Re: I'm new here!

Sandy Lightfoot
 

Dear Anne,

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in such detail. I’m also (originally) from England (now, Canada) and have sewn since the age of eight:-) The threader on my Quattro is amazing and has never failed me in six years, so am hoping the Janome 15000 will work just as well - (I’ll know when I see a demo of the machine).  I’m a bit disappointed that the embroidery foot has to be screwed on (the Bernina and Husqvarna both have snap-on feet), but I don’t think that (alone) will stop me getting one:-) the iPad idea really captivates me:-)

Thank you for supplying the link for the manual, which I’ll look at right away to get a feel for the machine to see if we can get along.

If the Digitizer V5 software is similar to the Bernina software, then I’ll probably stick with what I know, although with the Bernina software one can’t save a digitized design to JEF format, but I get around that by saving to JEF with my Brother software - it sounds a bit complicated, but it works for me.

You suggested:

<
and QC I think they are and used with FMQ straight stitch 2) and any other ones you'd like to see - and even take the type of thread and fabric you use the most to have a test sew. >>

Thanks for this advice, I’ll certainly do that.  I’m also very interested in the hand-look stitches so will ask to see a sample (or demonstration) of that technique, in fact would like to learn how to digitize those types of stitches. This feature has whetted my appetite even more!

I enjoyed reading your blog very much, so have signed up for your updates.  Good job!

Sandy Lightfoot, B.C. Canada.




Accessing Border stiches

Linda Rayburn
 

I would like to make a embroidered stich pattern combo in Horizon Link or Acu Design using some of the individual border stitches which are found on the machine under Embroidery-2/3 Letter Monograms after all of the monogram fonts- "Borders". (See pg174 ,115 in the manual) can you tell me how to pull these up on Pattern Combo on Horizon Link or if it's even possible. Or can I only do it on the machine?

I'm looking to create some frame designs with them for pillows.


Thanks for your help!

Linda


Always loving a good frame-up, Jim says:

Some, but not all, of the border designs from page 174 are in the Monogram section of the Pattern Combo Tool in HorizonLink Suite. They're on the right side of the screen in the "Symbol" section. Those stitches are not included in AcuDesign, even with the Lettering module. You could create a string of designs in the EDIT screen of the machine and then import it into AcuDesign to make your layout. This is not trivial, but neither is it impossible.


Re: stitching time on Janome machines

cas <cas@...>
 

Estelle,
Now that you mention it I have been doing a lot of paper piecing lately too.  That helps solve the mystery.  I haven’t been doing much embroidery other than simple butterflies.  I didn’t edit them at the machine.
 
That’s so true about the seam ripper, an important part of sewing if you care about your results.   It can be time consuming but I do like it when my seams match “perfectly”.  I used to think it was the worst thing ever and now I just consider it part of the process.
 
Cas
 

Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] stitching time on Janome machines
 
 

Cas,

 
I can frog stitch with the best!
 
I once had aa adult student tell me she didn’t need to learn how to remove stitches and another student told her that she must not be planning on doing much sewing in the future.
 
I think one doesn’t realize how long it takes to line up and hoop things, embroider and then start all over again. Also I have been doing a fair amount of paper piecing which has a small amount of stitching relative to all the lining up, pinning, trimming, folding and checking, getting up and going to the iron for pressing and back again.
 
This is all too bad since I like running the machine the most and doing all the prep the least but hey that’s most of life!
 
Estelle
 
 
On Mar 22, 2016, at 11:13 AM, 'cas' cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 
 
Estelle, 
Do you spend a lot of time with your seam ripper like I do?  lol.  Apparently now more than ever.  Maybe because I’m learning new things.
Cas
 
 
 


Re: Repairs on Janome machines

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Cas,
I previously thought my ratio was high!  My machine sat unused for about 7 months when we moved too.  (Our move is still in progress, unbelievably, so my machine-use time is very low.
Ceil


Re: stitching time on Janome machines

Estelle Torpy
 

Cas,

I can frog stitch with the best! 

I once had aa adult student tell me she didn’t need to learn how to remove stitches and another student told her that she must not be planning on doing much sewing in the future.

I think one doesn’t realize how long it takes to line up and hoop things, embroider and then start all over again. Also I have been doing a fair amount of paper piecing which has a small amount of stitching relative to all the lining up, pinning, trimming, folding and checking, getting up and going to the iron for pressing and back again.

This is all too bad since I like running the machine the most and doing all the prep the least but hey that’s most of life!

Estelle


On Mar 22, 2016, at 11:13 AM, 'cas' cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Estelle, 
Do you spend a lot of time with your seam ripper like I do?  lol.  Apparently now more than ever.  Maybe because I’m learning new things.
Cas
 
 


Re: Repairs on Janome machines

bonnie waluda <waludabonnie@...>
 

No wonder I could not find the hours anywhere.  Thank you for the quick response.

Sent from my iPad

On Mar 22, 2016, at 8:55 AM, Cheryl Paul capaul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bonnie,

The 12000 does not have the “hours” available to you. That was a new feature on the 15000, and I wish they had not given us the 2 numbers as it only makes us paranoid. Obviously the sewing time (needle up/down) is the important one, but we all like to keep both levels down, like our mileage on our automobiles. Makes no sense, as the more hours on sewing, means that we done some work and make beautiful things.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Ankle for low shank feet?

pble2000@...
 

Anne,
That is exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you. My dealer carries both Janome and Brother so I should be able to find this very easily.

Patti

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