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Binding foot

Jeanette <gtlgal2622@...>
 

I recently saw Jim was using the binding foot on quilts. How does one turn the corner. I am very interested and I make quite a few quilts that go to hospitals and need secure binding since they get washed many times. Is it hard to learn?

Thanks in advance


Re: One for Jim

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The main problem with that foot is what you've already discovered. It interferes with the automatic presser foot height adjustment. That's why you get the error message when you turn the machine on with it installed. If you really are dead set on using it, try turning the adjusting screw to make the foot higher. If you get it high enough to stop getting the error message when you turn it on, then it should work correctly.

Note, however, that the QV foot included with the 12000 is identical to the large "toe" on the 11000 free motion set. The QC and QO feet perform the same function as the small metal toes, and they are all made for the 12000 - a much better option! You really need to be careful that the foot does not bottom out, because if it hits the plate repeatedly it could do some damage to the automatic presser foot lifter/adjuster.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@...> wrote:


I have the convertible free motion Quilting Foot Set that I purchased for the 11000 part no 202-001-003.

I read where if we are using an 11000 foot we are to use the 11000 shank (which I have ) but the foot holder for the free motion set doesn't need a shank as it screws directly onto the shank holder.

I have used it on the 12000 no problem but have to take it off before I shut the machine down as if I reboot the machine with this foot attached I get the raise presser foot and needle bar message when the needle bar and presser foot are already raised.

I know it sounds kinda stupid wanting to use this foot holder and feet for the 11000 on the 12000 when the 12000 comes with so many free motion feet but it doesn't have and open toe with the spring loaded foot holder and that is what I want.

Also got the emag and love it.
Kris in Aus


One for Jim

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

I have the convertible free motion Quilting Foot Set that I purchased for the 11000 part no 202-001-003.

I read where if we are using an 11000 foot we are to use the 11000 shank (which I have ) but the foot holder for the free motion set doesn't need a shank as it screws directly onto the shank holder.

I have used it on the 12000 no problem but have to take it off before I shut the machine down as if I reboot the machine with this foot attached I get the raise presser foot and needle bar message when the needle bar and presser foot are already raised.

I know it sounds kinda stupid wanting to use this foot holder and feet for the 11000 on the 12000 when the 12000 comes with so many free motion feet but it doesn't have and open toe with the spring loaded foot holder and that is what I want.

Also got the emag and love it.
Kris in Aus


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

maggie cooper
 

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, jean billingsley <jmb4@...> wrote:

so What features does it have ?
does it divide with line, curve, create voids, fill voids, merge, screen move out of the way?
I had Janome 10000 did not like it , got 11000SE with janome prov2.0, tried it don't use it.
got embird use it and I am trying out another I am seriously thinking about trading Janome Pro for.

So what is special about MBX? For digitizing?
Here's a link to the Janome USA MBX tutorials on You Tube made by Trevor Conquergood. There are 108 of them covering all the tools, functions and special effects.
This link is to one of my you tube videos showing a design being digitised and using the 'Branching' function, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k87XuA0Dj7s There are also a couple of videos showing how I use the 'Make user motif' which can be used as runline motifs, motif fills, stamps, as an altrnative to stipple which has been done to death.

I use Generations, but no longer teach it as it hasn't been upgraded since it was launched, only tweaked. I also use Embird and teach it, but dislike needing an editor to sort out a design prior to stitching. Origins, which I use just for myself as its no longer available, and MBX. I prefer MBX, not because its better or has more functions, a good digitiser rarely uses any of the fancy effects to create a good design, but because I like the user interface. Its all there on the one screen, no having to switch screens, trawl through seperate menus to find what you want, and no endless list of keyboard shortcuts as I loathe using keyboard combinations. I have enough trouble finding the keys when answering mails. Also I have programs which I have to use keyboard commands as the programs rely on them and not menus, so I dont want to have to learn yet more key combinations which conflict with those I have to use in my other mainly graphics software programs.

Maggie Cooper.


February Pack arrived today

grandma
 

My dealer called and I got my February pack today, 1 yard of fabric and 1 roll of Jenny Haskins water soluble magic stabilizer, 10 x 10 yards and instructions for a jacket to use the fabric, very nice.


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

MBX has all the features you mentioned, BUT if you didn't like Digitizer Pro you probably won't like MBX. It builds on Digitizer Pro and is an enhancement of that product.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, jean billingsley <jmb4@...> wrote:

so What features does it have ?
does it divide with line, curve, create voids, fill voids, merge, screen move out of the way?
I had Janome 10000 did not like it , got 11000SE with janome prov2.0, tried it don't use it.
got embird use it and I am trying out another I am seriously thinking about trading Janome Pro for.

So what is special about MBX? For digitizing?


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

MSRP for the upgrade is $499, so I hope you didn't pay $800 for it!

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

$1,000 to $1,500 I think I upgraded From Dig.Pro and it was $800 for the upgrade but I think new it is probably closer to $1,500


Re: Has anyone figure out Stitch Composer?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We're working on documenting the Stitch Composer. It's clearly a version 1 product with lots of room to get better!

The copy/paste operation is very confusing because you have to select the stitches you want to copy from the Stitch Point List on the left side of the screen. Once they are highlighted in blue you click the Copy button. Next you click where you want them to go, again in the list on the left side of the screen, NOT in the grid where you would expect to click. Click the Paste button and you're done.

There actually is Help for the Stitch Composer, but since they chose the horrible Microsoft Ribbon interface, it's hard to find. In the top right corner, under the red X you use to close the program you'll see a blue question mark. That invokes the help pages.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "oddduck25" <oddduck25@...> wrote:

I've figured out how to make basic stitches in it, but has anyone figured out the finer points, like how to copy and paste a set of points? Or is there any way to shift a group of points at a time? Generally I resort to tracing a picture to create my stitches, but I'd like to use the tools a little more to freehand some. I'm not sure I understand why Janome gave us NO help/info for this feature, because it's big part of why I bought the machine.

-Whitney


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

jean billingsley <jmb4@...>
 

so What features does it have ?
does it divide with line, curve, create voids, fill voids, merge, screen move out of the way?
I had Janome 10000 did not like it , got 11000SE with janome prov2.0, tried it don't use it.
got embird use it and I am trying out another I am seriously thinking about trading Janome Pro for.

So what is special about MBX? For digitizing?


Has anyone figure out Stitch Composer?

oddduck25
 

I've figured out how to make basic stitches in it, but has anyone figured out the finer points, like how to copy and paste a set of points? Or is there any way to shift a group of points at a time? Generally I resort to tracing a picture to create my stitches, but I'd like to use the tools a little more to freehand some. I'm not sure I understand why Janome gave us NO help/info for this feature, because it's big part of why I bought the machine.

-Whitney


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Prices vary WIDELY between countries and dealers. MSRP for Digitizer MBX is $1,799 USD. Most dealers will sell it for less, particularly if bought in conjunction with a machine.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

Typical â€" you ask a question and no one answers â€" just like the dealers in Houston! Anyone have a “ball parkâ€� figure? Am I looking at $100, $1000 or $10,000 for this program?



Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

Karen
 

$1,000 to $1,500 I think I upgraded From Dig.Pro and it was $800 for the upgrade but I think new it is probably closer to $1,500

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

Typical â€" you ask a question and no one answers â€" just like the dealers in Houston! Anyone have a “ball parkâ€� figure? Am I looking at $100, $1000 or $10,000 for this program?



Vikki

Houston, TX



From: janome12000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Vikki Youngmeyer
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:55 AM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional





So how much does MBX cost if you are buying it new for the first time?



Vikki

Houston, TX



From: janome12000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of malehto
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 7:37 AM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional





Thanks Jim and Donna for your feedback. Yes, I own the Janome 12000 and love it. I now have my answer. It will be MBX.

Mary in Savannah, TX

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com> , "Donna Morton" <demorton@> wrote:

I can speak from great experience here Mary. The learning curve on MBX is absolutely nothing compared to working with 4D and 5D software. The software comes with an 8 hour dvd to get you started. After that join Trevor’s Digitalk webinars (www.sunsetstitches.com) and you will be amazed at how quickly you get up and running with MBX. MBX is a treat to use for digitizing.

Donna M
Canada

From: malehto
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:03 PM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [janome12000] Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional


I am thinking of upgrading my digitizing software soon and would like your thoughts on a couple things. I already have 4D Professional so can upgrade to 5D for reasonable cost. But can also get Digitizer MBX (full version) for just a little more. I guess what I am asking is about the learning curve of MBX. Is it relatively simple to learn? I have seen some issues with Corel and MBX. I do not have Corel on my sewing computer. Is it better to go with 5D as I am already quasi familiar the the product or totally jump ship and go with MBX and be 100% Janome? Are there tutorial sites for MBX? And are they any good? Awaiting any comments before I commit. Thanks.

Mary in Savannah, TX
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Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

vicki chrobak
 

That is what she told me when I bought the digi jr. 4.0. But then I wasn't really interested in actually digitizing. And I didn't know there was MB & MBX. So She may have been talking about MB.

--
Vicki Jo

Your dealer must be a non-profit organization! The combined dealer COST for Junior and the corresponding upgrade is more than the dealer COST for the full MBX product. It's possible that he/she is basing this on the price of the upgrade of Junior version 3 to Digitizer MB version 3, which is discounted to get rid of them.


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Typical – you ask a question and no one answers – just like the dealers in Houston! Anyone have a “ball park” figure? Am I looking at $100, $1000 or $10,000 for this program?

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Vikki Youngmeyer
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:55 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

 

 

So how much does MBX cost if you are buying it new for the first time?

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of malehto
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 7:37 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

 

 

Thanks Jim and Donna for your feedback. Yes, I own the Janome 12000 and love it. I now have my answer. It will be MBX.

Mary in Savannah, TX

--- In janome12000@..., "Donna Morton" wrote:
>
> I can speak from great experience here Mary. The learning curve on MBX is absolutely nothing compared to working with 4D and 5D software. The software comes with an 8 hour dvd to get you started. After that join Trevor’s Digitalk webinars (www.sunsetstitches.com) and you will be amazed at how quickly you get up and running with MBX. MBX is a treat to use for digitizing.
>
> Donna M
> Canada
>
> From: malehto
> Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:03 PM
> To: janome12000@...
> Subject: [janome12000] Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional
>
>
> I am thinking of upgrading my digitizing software soon and would like your thoughts on a couple things. I already have 4D Professional so can upgrade to 5D for reasonable cost. But can also get Digitizer MBX (full version) for just a little more. I guess what I am asking is about the learning curve of MBX. Is it relatively simple to learn? I have seen some issues with Corel and MBX. I do not have Corel on my sewing computer. Is it better to go with 5D as I am already quasi familiar the the product or totally jump ship and go with MBX and be 100% Janome? Are there tutorial sites for MBX? And are they any good? Awaiting any comments before I commit. Thanks.
>
> Mary in Savannah, TX
>


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Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

My guess is that you upgraded to MBX from a prior version of Digitizer. When you got to the page where you choose options, if you failed to check "Design Gallery" it would install MBX, but leave the prior version of Design Gallery, which would not work. To fix it, just run the installation again and be sure to check the "Design Gallery" option during the install.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, cmcharbo <no_reply@...> wrote:



The only problem I've encountered is my dongle works fine with Easy Design but won't work with Design Gallery. Has anyone else had this issue? I have emailed Terry at Janome technical and they are looking into it. I get a hasp error, security device not found. Thanks.
Cynthia


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Your dealer must be a non-profit organization! The combined dealer COST for Junior and the corresponding upgrade is more than the dealer COST for the full MBX product. It's possible that he/she is basing this on the price of the upgrade of Junior version 3 to Digitizer MB version 3, which is discounted to get rid of them.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

Mary--My dealer told me it was cheaper to buy digi jr. 4.0 then upgrade
to MBX--FWIW. Might save a few $.

--
Vicki Jo

Thanks Jim and Donna for your feedback. Yes, I own the Janome 12000 and love it. I now have my answer. It will be MBX.

Mary in Savannah, TX


Re: Online Sewing Spring issue is now available

Lee Beasley <slpslee@...>
 

Wow, gee, thanks for the heads-up. Great projects and it's a real bargain. I don't have a 12000 (yet) or even a Janome any more, but these projects can easily be translated to any machine. That hoop holder looks VERY useful, and you can never have too many in-the-hoop projects, either. I know I'll need to go "collect" the issues I don't have. I'm always in favor of anything I can read on my iPad. Just finished publishing my first iBook, and it was a riot. I've never had so much fun--hardly.

Lee B.


Re: Online Sewing Spring issue is now available

Julie
 

I love it, Jim.  Wow, 51 pages.  Just ordered and will have a great time with everything in this issue.

 

Julie in TX

 

Online Sewing Spring issue is now available

Posted by: "Jim_Stutsman" jim@...   Jim_Stutsman

Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:51 pm (PST)



This has been the mildest winter in many years. I suppose that's a consequence of climate change, but it's been great. It's still a few weeks until the equinox, but we've got your spring projects ready NOW! The Spring 2012 issue of Online Sewing Magazine is ready. This issue has a hoop holder for your 12000 hoops. You can get it here:
http://onlinesewing.squarespace.com/issues/


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

vicki chrobak
 

Mary--My dealer told me it was cheaper to buy digi jr. 4.0 then upgrade to MBX--FWIW. Might save a few $.

--
Vicki Jo

Thanks Jim and Donna for your feedback. Yes, I own the Janome 12000 and love it. I now have my answer. It will be MBX.

Mary in Savannah, TX


Re: Digitizer MBX vs 5D Professional

cmcharbo <no_reply@...>
 

The only problem I've encountered is my dongle works fine with Easy Design but won't work with Design Gallery. Has anyone else had this issue? I have emailed Terry at Janome technical and they are looking into it. I get a hasp error, security device not found. Thanks.
Cynthia