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9 mm walking foot

William D Lawson
 

I know this isn't a new topic but.....   My 9mm walking foot broke.  Just like the others.  The pin comes off and the spring comes out and while you are sewing you end up with pieces!  I took it back to my dealer and he said since it was just over 2 years old that it wasn't covered and that he had never had any broken ones returned to him.  Long story short, He is going to order me a new one but I will have to pay for it.  He said that parts are only covered for a year and that the board is covered for 5 years.  I really didn't use it very much.  Only to bind two baby quilts.  I just don't think it should have broken with that amount of use.  Oh well.  I have to have it.  I have purchased multiple machines ( 11,000: 12,000: and 15,000) from him and so has my sister, mother, cousin and daughter.  My family has been really good customers for him.  My mother has recommended him to many quilters and sewers. I hope this isn't an indication of our future customer service.


Re: Pattern for a cast cover?

Tracy
 

Anne,
Make it easy on yourself.  Go to the local thrift store/Goodwill and purchase a couple knit long-sleeve shirts in a size that is a snug fit for your casted arm.  (Just slide it down inside - you want it to be snug).  When you get home, cut off the sleeve, longer than the cast - you want to have it go from upper end of cast down to your finger knuckles.  Cut a slit in the side for your thumb, about 3-4in back from the finger end of the sleeve.  When you put it on you can fold over any excess that extends over your fingers.  It will keep your cast clean.  I had to do this in the past and it worked well and was inexpensive.  Just need to be able to use a pair of scissors.
Tracy


Re: Janome 15000 vs Destiny

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

When I first started looking to replace my sewing machine I looked at Brother as they were somewhat nearby and that's when I got abducted into the embroidery cult.  The Brother machines had a lot of features that others didn't have but I felt their stitching was not that great and they sounded clunky.  I asked the owner of the shop if he could adjust the tension for me as it seemed off and he said that it was stitching beautifully!  When I spoke with him about cleaning and repairs he said that he did the cleaning but not most repairs as the machines had so many features there wasn't a lot of room for him to work on the inside of them.  He told me that they always give out loaners when the machines needed repair as if that would be a feature that I'd like.  (No, I'd rather that he be able to fix things then and there.)  I don't think that it's a good idea to have electronics shipped anymore than absolutely necessary.  That's also one of the reasons I didn't even look at the Husqvarna machines often sold inside JoAnn's.  In this area they have to be shipped to the factory for even a cleaning.  I did like the laser guide on the Brothers, however, and wish Janome had that feature but wouldn't trade that for nice stitches!


Re: Choice of digitizer?

Cat - N
 

Maggie,

I would like to thank you for providing your assessment of these digitizing software programs.  I have been evaluating/comparing/reading about/etc. various programs for over a year and a half.  I like the sfumato stitch in Embird, but was unsure if it would have everything I wanted.  Wilcom told me the main differences between Hatch and MBX 5, and I was/am which to get.  I have lots of graphics tools, and have been using some 'lesser' dizitising software to auto digitize my own vector drawings, but have loved the Janome software since first seeing a video demo.

I would say that it is very confusing, since there is no 'real' comparison (chart?) showing differences in the software, so I have been creating my own, including adding up all the prices to see 'which' is the 'real value for the cost' if in fact there 'is' an actual 'comparable' product...but it does not seem there truly is.  In the meantime, I have been holding back because I saw no point to spending a 'bunch of money' on a 'lesser' product only to be 'missing a feature' I would actually use/want/need, and having to spend the additional 'ton of money' to get those features plus a duplication of whatever comes in the 'lesser' product.  (...if that makes any sense at all...LOL)

I had not asked the question yet, but was just about to when someone else asked, so I wanted to let you know that you have helped more than just one person in this group with your candid assessment.

Thanks, again.

- Cat (FL)


Re: Janome 15000 vs Destiny

Jim Stutsman
 

[But wait - there's more!]
In my previous ramblings I failed to note the other scanner feature that Brother has, namely the ability to scan image and create embroidery from them. This brings to mind the Janome Scan 'n Sew that was also a feature offered for the Memory Craft  8000 more than 20 years ago. I'm sure that the Brother technology has improved the auto-digitizing process, and they do throw in the ability to do on-screen drawing on the machine. Trying to draw on a sewing machine screen seems pretty ridiculous when you look at the number of apps and other devices that are much better suited to the task. Just because a machine has a computer in it, you don't have to try to make it replace your regular computer. Or maybe not - perhaps their next model will email or text you when the design has finished stitching.


Re: Janome 15000 vs Destiny

Cheryl Paul
 

From quote:
Can any one tell me if the Janome 15000 has a scanner like the Destiny
thanks
susie

No, it does not have or need a scanner.

Jim, Doesn’t the Ahusetter App do what the scanner does on the Destiny?  I would think that a separate function is much more flexibl
e. I haven’t actually needed to use the App yet, but have watched the videos and seen it demonstrated.  If you can give a bit of explanation I know that I will understand better.  

Cheryl - Saskatoon

[Finding the Explanation Bag near empty, Jim tries to wing it - crash likely!]
We haven't used a Brother machine for embroidery since the previous generation which used a "snowman" sticker to indicate design placement and a camera to find the snowman and position accordingly. The new version uses similar technology to scan the entire hoop area and display it on screen so you can fine tune positioning. As we've all learned, embroidery exerts pull on the fabric it is stitched on, and this can affect alignment when you are combining separate designs. The Clothsetter was a brilliant creation for placement, and the AcuSetter app is a close second. This new scanner system from Brother will likely do a better job of positioning than the previous model, but I don't see it as being superior to the Janome tools in any way. If Brother has indeed matched the capability of the Clothsetter that means they now have what Janome 8000 owners had in 1992. The Brother product update cycle is much shorter than Janome. I suppose the new features are designed to cause more "churn" as owners upgrade every few years. However as prices get higher and higher it seems likely that each new generation of machines, from all manufacturers, will have a smaller number of prospective buyers than the previous generation. If I'm wrong about this I would really like to know where everyone is buying their lottery tickets!


Re: Pattern for a cast cover?

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

As one who wears knit wrist braces, using velcro "tabs" for most of it will make it infinitely easier to put on and take off with one hand. If the cast includes the base of your thumb, you could use stretchy material fashioned like a fingerless glove and use velcro tabs from the wrist down the rest of the cast. The trick might be figuring out the best placement for the tabs so your movements don't keep pulling them open. I've also seen people use a man's tube sock with finger and thumb holes at the toe as a cover.
Jan


Re: Pattern for a cast cover?

cnystul in Mn.
 

Okay how about using a long sleeve shirt, blouse, knit t-shirt...then just cut it out and making some adjustments...maybe elastic on the ends to keep the sleeve up, etc...decorate as you wish.
 
Cathy Nystul


Selecting hoop size for design

susies.stitches@...
 

I have tried multiple free programs to find out what hoop size the design needs.  I was sure I saw it somewhere, but it seems to be MIA.  I tried Horizon Link, Ambassador, My Editor and Wilcom True Sizer.  I'm not trying to be frugal, but I think the problem is me, not the programs.  I have an old, but full version of Wilcom, which maybe I should try.  I used to be able to select a hoop size, but I haven't used it in years.  For me, it was way too complex.  I managed to do the basic operations, and that's really all I want.  I don't need digitizing at all.  If anyone knows how to find that information in any of the above programs, could you please explain it to me?  I really don't think it would help to purchase any other programs, although True Sizer Pro seems to show hoop sizes if I want to spend $50.  If I thought it would do any good, I'd buy it, but there's no sense throwing good money after bad.  Thanks for helping.  I've exhausted any other options.


[Trying to avoid my brain going MIA while jumping through hoops!]

Virtually any design-oriented program should be able to show the stitched size of a design, in either millimeters or inches. I suspect that your problem stems from a digitizer who used a third party program to construct the Janome-compatible version of the design. Some of those third party programs do not set the code in the design corresponding to the required hoop size. Janome machines and software will absolutely not allow using any design where that code does not match the required hoop size for the design. For example, an 8" x 8" design may have the hoop code set for a 5" x 7" hoop. There is no way for you to see this because almost no software will show you what that hoop code is. An exception is Janome's Digitizer software, which puts the hoop on screen corresponding to the hoop code, but displays the stitches according to how they were digitized. This allows you to instantly see the problem, and fix it by simply choosing the appropriate hoop. However if you don't have the Janome Wilcom software buying it to solve this problem is truly cracking walnuts with a steamroller. What you might try instead is a free trial of Buzz Xplore V2. This will open the design regardless of the hoop code. You may then be able to select a new hoop and save the design, which would correct the code. If that fails email me the design and I will see if I can determine what the problem is.


Re: Pattern for a cast cover?

Cat - N
 

Oh my goodness, so sorry you are injured.  I don't have a pattern for a cast cover, but I would think it would be a fairly simple item to fabricate.  I would think a measurement around each end and the middle, and draw a pattern using the widths and, of course, the length you need.  I would actually thing you could use a number of things to make them out of...knit, cotton, or even (maybe...depending on the length/width, of course) microfiber 'shop' towels, with velcro.  I mention the microfiber shop towels because they are already serged all around so you might need to tuck some under and just attach velcro.  If the size is good, you would need to cut or anything.  In the USA, they come in many different colors and weights, and are relatively inexpensive for a dozen.  The fabric was a little wiggly to stitch (I used soft, thick microfiber) and 'edge joined' the towels together (love 9mm stitches), but the 15000 handled it wonderfully, except for the fabric wanting to 'catch' on the 'sharp' edges of the needleplate (my 15000 was brand new at the time).

You could also sew elastic at each end of a rectangle of fabric, then sew the length into a tube that you could just pull over the cast...might require two hands to do the elastic, though.

I hope your arm heals quickly, perfectly, and painlessly.

- Cat (FL)




Re: Janome 15000 vs Destiny

Virginia
 

No it does not.  You can go to the Janome website and see what features the Janome 15,000 has.  The Janome MBX software has all of the features that you might be looking for, but that is not built into the machine.



-----Original Message-----
From: mssewsue@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 11:44 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Janome 15000 vs Destiny

 
Can any one tell me if the Janome 15000 has a scanner like the Destiny
thanks
susie

No, it does not have or need a scanner.


Re: Upgrade

Virginia
 

Be sure you load the driver for Windows 10 that is on the Janome.com website and then install your CD into the computer, you should have no issues, however be sure you make note of the version of your software to be sure you have the latest version, now that is for your Version 5 program.  BUT BEFORE you deal with that just do as I said take care of your Janome machine update first then do your software, one thing at a time.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Geraldine Emery emerygm@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 6:44 am
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Upgrade

 
I have Windows 10.  Will I come across anything that might be different?


On June 18, 2016, at 6:24 PM, "Milton Frazier Fmjfrazier@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 
It is very simple Geraldine.  Just download your instructions on the Janome Global website and print them off and read them.  If you go slowly and do as it says you will have no issues.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Geraldine Emery emerygm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 5:55 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Upgrade

 
How hard is it to upgrade from version 1.1 to 1.2 on my janome 12000? Is this something I can do myself or should I take it to my dealer?

[In full support of DIY]
You can do it yourself using the information on this page. Read all the instructions first and you should be fine.


Reactivation of Digitizer V.5

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

I am looking at reformatting my computer to get back some missing accessories but first wanted to make sure of the steps needed to secure reinstallation of Digitizer V5. I think I need to uninstall in first, do the reformatting thing, then reinstall. My question is do I need the old dongle again? And since it is an upgrade do I have to install V4 first?


Thanks, Rose


[Reformatting the response]

By all means uninstall first - that gives you back one of your 3 installations. Reformat, then reinstall using the V5 DVD. DO NOT install V4 - you will never need it again. You also no longer need the dongle, which no longer functions. V5 should auto-update after installation, but if it doesn't you should. The initial DVD version was updated some time ago.


Re: Pattern for a cast cover?

cas <cas@...>
 

I don’t have a pattern for a cast cover, but I bet you’ll come up with something cute.  You are great at figuring out stuff!  Sorry to hear you injured your wrist and I hope it heals fast.  I can’t imagine changing foot holders with one hand.
 
Happy Father’s Day all you Fathers!!
Cas


Re: Upgrade

Gerry Emery
 

I have Windows 10.  Will I come across anything that might be different?



On June 18, 2016, at 6:24 PM, "Milton Frazier Fmjfrazier@... [janome12000]" <janome12000@...> wrote:


 

It is very simple Geraldine.  Just download your instructions on the Janome Global website and print them off and read them.  If you go slowly and do as it says you will have no issues.


Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Geraldine Emery emerygm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 5:55 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Upgrade

 
How hard is it to upgrade from version 1.1 to 1.2 on my janome 12000? Is this something I can do myself or should I take it to my dealer?

[In full support of DIY]
You can do it yourself using the information on this page. Read all the instructions first and you should be fine.


Re: AcuSetter App for Ipad

Colleen
 

Hi silly old me thanks for pending help I just found the acusetter app and it looks very interesting must try it out soon.Can you just use squares of material embroider them or quilt them and sew them altogether for a cushion or quilt or do you use one huge piece of material. Also does anyone know where I can get a crazy quilt design in the hoop where you put the piece down on the lines and trim them and after all the pieces are sewn down the machine embroiders over the lines etc. I saw a thing on you tube and it looked so easy.  I must have easy and quick as concentration is not so good and arms get very sore.  Thanking you in great anticipation. CB

Sent from my iPad

On 18/06/2016, at 9:41 AM, Pam Davison pamyjo2001@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I just recently used it with great success.  There are several videos that show you how to use it.  One of the ones that I found helpful was https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InfjxCTT_K4.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: bigfun34209@... [janome12000]
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 3:52 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] AcuSetter App for Ipad

 

 

Has anyone tried the AcuSetter App for Ipad yet?



Re: AcuSetter App for Ipad

Colleen
 

What does the acusetter app do what's it for how do you it and where do you get it from. Is this a new one and is it for the 15000. This is al new to me as I haven't sewed for ages and am just getting life back.  Cheers Coleen Bulman in wet NZ

Sent from my iPad

On 18/06/2016, at 1:54 PM, Paula McLaughlin paularmcl@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I use it all the time! I just quilted a whole quilt in the hoop using one of the built in quilting designs. It really helped with placement.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 17, 2016, at 12:47 PM, bigfun34209@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone tried the AcuSetter App for Ipad yet?



Pattern for a cast cover?

Anne Parker
 

Hi all

This is a bit off topic, but I hope it's ok to ask.

Having been pulled over by my dog 6 weeks ago I eventually got my left wrist injury diagnosed as a scaphoid fracture, and it's now in a short arm cast.  It's likely I'll have to wear one for 12 weeks, and as I do lots of gardening and DIY (currently in the process of drilling out solid walls for new back boxes for electrical accessories) I want to make some covers on the 15000 to keep it clean.

Has anyone ever made a cast cover and do you have a pattern or general instructions for making one?  I have some ideas and thought I might use it as an opportunity to try out using decorative stitches on the 15000, but not sure how they will work on what I guess will need to be stretchable fabric or jersey.

Any ideas?

​It's a 'pain' having to use your right hand to unscrew the foot holder to put the embroidery foot on and then screw that up by the way!!​


Anne
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Janome 15000 vs Destiny

mssewsue@...
 

Can any one tell me if the Janome 15000 has a scanner like the Destiny

thanks

susie


No, it does not have or need a scanner.


Re: Upgrade

Virginia
 

It is very simple Geraldine.  Just download your instructions on the Janome Global website and print them off and read them.  If you go slowly and do as it says you will have no issues.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Geraldine Emery emerygm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 5:55 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Upgrade

 
How hard is it to upgrade from version 1.1 to 1.2 on my janome 12000? Is this something I can do myself or should I take it to my dealer?

[In full support of DIY]
You can do it yourself using the information on this page. Read all the instructions first and you should be fine.

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