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are there any Janome 14000 owners out there

Kathy
 

Please if you have a Janome 14000, please respond and maybe we can compare notes on this machine. 


Thanks

Kathy in TX


sashiko

vesta@...
 

I want to do the sashiko stitch on a basket to be appliqued on my block.   What is the heaviest weight thread you've used in the bobbin (I'm using Superior mono-poly invisible in top)?


Which bobbin case and needle plate?


Thanks

Vesta


A pieced sewing machine block

Connie
 

I am beginning to decorate my new studio space and looking for a pieced block that resembles our Janome 15000. I would have swore I have seen one posted somewhere but a long search has resulted in no such block. Any suggestions out there?


Connie S.


Re: Urgent Help Required Please...

Judi Rutherford
 

The fact that the first 8” are fine then it has issues suggests the quilt might be “dragging” The weight of the quilt is working against you and the machine. Be sure you have as much of the quilt as possible support by the table so the feed dogs can move the quilt without it pulling. If you have the quilt in your lap try putting your ironing board at the same height (or as close as possible) to the sewing machine height and resting the quilt on that so it flows better through the machine. Keep the quilt in loosely in front of you so the feedbags can do their job.

Judi


Re: Urgent Help Required Please...

favymtz
 

Another issue is that your needle may be too small. Try a size 14 or possibly even 16 to go through the multiple layers.
The serpentine stitch and other stitches that are fairly simple, in other words that are mostly forward moving designs, can be used with the Acu-flex foot. The open toe version works well to see where you're going. Also, the quilting bars do fit into the back slot on the Acu-flex holder, be aware that they're a little tight fit, so insert them gently.


S9 Embroidery issues

JoAnn Novak
 

  I disagree with your dealer.      JoAnn

Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

On 8/9/2017 7:28 AM, Toni Valenstein tenquilt@... [janome12000] wrote:
 
I know that I need to use the water soluble stabilizer on anything with a nap, but I was embroidering on plain cotton, and my dealer said that I must use it with ANY type of fabric!



Toni VALENSTEIN
Hilton Head, SC

Sounds like your dealer likes to sell lots of water soluble stabilizer!






Re: Janome updates

Cheryl Paul
 

This link takes you to the download page of the 15000 update.  I’m not sure what else is coming but if I understand correctly there is to be a dealer update as well - this will probably have a cost as there may be something extra that needs to be purchased and installed by a Janome technician to use the new needle plate and foot, as something changes to allow the 15000 to read the information for positioning of the needle for sewing that precise straight quilt stitching line when piece, etc.

http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/mc15000v211.html

At least some part of the upgrade/update is still free.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Urgent Help Required Please...

Karen Price
 

PS  There doesn't appear to be any "gumming up" of the needle.


Re: Urgent Help Required Please...

Karen Price
 

Hi,

Thank you for your response.

I'm using 100% cotton quilting fabrics, Moda, Wyndam etc, for the background and appliqué, including Heat and Bond Lite, 100% batting, Aurifil 50wt thread, and Spoonflower printed Kona Cotton Ultra for the backing fabric, along with a new Smetz Quilting needle 75/11.



Re: S9 Embroidery issues

Toni Valenstein
 

I know that I need to use the water soluble stabilizer on anything with a nap, but I was embroidering on plain cotton, and my dealer said that I must use it with ANY type of fabric!



Toni VALENSTEIN
Hilton Head, SC

Sounds like your dealer likes to sell lots of water soluble stabilizer!





Re: S9 Embroidery issues

Toni Valenstein
 

Actually, the online vs. is better.  It can be d/l to iBooks on an iPad.  It is then searchable, you don’t need to thumb thru a table of contents to search for what your looking for.




Toni VALENSTEIN
Hilton Head, SC




Urgent Help Required Please...

Karen Price
 

Hello everyone


I need your help urgently please...  I'm a newbie quilter using a MC12000, which I'm also new to, and I'm trying to complete my quilt, which I'm gifting next week.  I'm attempting to use the Serpentine stitch that Diane kindly created for the MC12000.   To begin with, the stitching is fine for the first 8 inches or more, but then the stitching becomes very inconsistent, and I keep getting the odd skipped stitch.  I've tried the Acufeed Foot and the F Foot, I've cleaned my machine, changed the needle, rethreaded the machine etc etc. but to no avail.  In addition I'm sewing at a fairly slow speed. 


l'd prefer to be able to use the Acufeed Foot, and I'd also really like to be able to use the quilting guide/bar to assist me.  Is there a way I can use the Acufeed foot with the quilting guide and get consistent stitches?  


In addition, the machine tells me to use the F Foot, can I ignore this and use the Acufeed foot?


Thank you for your kind attention.


Kind regards,


Karen


The fact that it works for a few inches suggests that the fabric is a component in the problem. Does it have some sort of interfacing or batting that is gumming up the needle? This can be a problem with fabrics that have sequins or other embellishment glued on.


For anyone seeking help with a sewing problem, keep in mind that the more information we have, the better our chances of offering a solution. There are many factors in sewing and the more information you provide, the better.


Re: S9 Embroidery issues

Ceil J
 

Thanks, Jim.  Seems that part is available online.  I'd only tackle this if it's winter and the machine won't run well without the replacement.  I'll try to be clearer with my questions in the future.
Ceil


Re: S9 Embroidery issues

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Toni,
Glad to read that you got your tension problem resolved.   I know that makes you much happier and is a relief.

Using a washable topper is important if your fabric has a nap to the top like a towel or some sweatshirts or t shirts.  THis keeps the stitches from sinking down into the fabric. Some people will use a tulle the color of the item being embroidered for they say the stitches still sink in when the item is laundered. However with the tulle you really have a lot of trimming to do to get all of the little pieces away from the design.   I have never had a problem with using the Solvy or vilene for a topping on towels and they look fine after laundered.

Have fun!  

Pat in MD

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 7:19 AM, Toni Valenstein tenquilt@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I brought my machine back to the dealer, with a sample embroidery.  I left it with them to check it out.  Later in the day they called to say it was ready.  They found some threads, cleaned it out, but also adjusted the tension.  I took it home and embroidered 3 different projects, w/o any problem.  YAY!!! This makes me very happy.

BTW, they told me to always use clear dissolvable stabilizer OVER the fabric, as well as the regular stablizer under the fabric.  Never had to do that on my Pfaff.  Wonder what other thoughts are on that?

Thanks to all that listened to my complaints, and advised.




Computer can't send designs via cable to my 14000

Kathy
 

I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I recently upgraded from my 12000 to the 14000. Before, there was no problem with my computer sending designs via cable to the 12000. Now, the 14000 is a different story. My dealer is clueless and so far Janome is no help. We have decided that it's got to be the driver that goes to the 14000. I have Digitzer MBX 4.0V. The upgrade on the website says it's the 4.0R which apparently that's what I need, but when I installed it, it still says 4.0V. Can someone tell me what's wrong and where to find the driver for the 14000?


Thanks

Kathy in Texas 


As mentioned in a recent post, the USB driver is available in Horizon Link Suite. Look for the last entry JsmcxxxInstall, where xxx will be different from one model to another. Digitizer MBX 4 came out long before the 14000 and does not contain the USB driver you need.


Re: S9 Embroidery issues

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Thanks!  I also need to check on the 15000 manual, which he ordered for me in June.  When I picked up the replacement S9 in July, it wasn't in yet.   I've een using the online version, but for me, book form is much easier.  I could have it printed locally, and put it in abinder, but it's just one more thing to do.  I'd rather sew!  Sue Raabe


Re: S9 Embroidery issues

Ceil J
 

Jim, so sorry.  It seems my brain is getting as dull as a used pencil.  I was responding to your reply to someone:
That white plastic piece does get a lot of wear and tear, especially if a needle breaks or isn't in the holder tightly. It will affect stitch quality if it's damaged. I used to routinely change those during tune-ups and I ordered 25 at a time. However many dealers don't do anything with it. Before taking it in to your dealer call and make sure it's in stock. No use waiting for a couple of weeks for it to be ordered! The part number is 627191000 and it's called the "Hook race bottom plate". I know it fits the 15000, as I've replaced ours. In fact it fits pretty much all of the Janome top-load machines. This is an inexpensive part and can be replaced quickly.

[Following up]
This piece is user-replaceable, though patience is required. It's held in place with a single very small Phillips screw AND some glue. Remove the screw, then break it loose from the small amount of glue that's in there. The piece is a little challenging to remove, as it appears to be too big to fit through the top of the hook race. Since you are discarding it you can bend, twist, or pry as needed, though you should be VERY careful not to scratch the hook race itself. The new one is also a little tricky. Just line up the part that sticks out with the wide opening in the hook race, then tip it up, slide in, push down. It's best to be somewhat gentle as you don't want to damage it going in. Then line up the screw hole and put in the screw. The screw is sufficient to hold it, so no glue is needed. I think they may use the glue only to hold it in place during manufacturing. Note that the screw is small and very easy to drop down into the machine, so use caution!


Re: Machine and computer can't connect...

Chris Krause
 

Thanks for your help - my problem's solved.


I verified the router's IP address by checking my iPad's wifi settings, changed the machine's IP address accordingly and now all is working properly.


I appreciate your prompt response ☺


Chris


Re: S9 Embroidery issues [1 Attachment]

Toni Valenstein
 

I brought my machine back to the dealer, with a sample embroidery.  I left it with them to check it out.  Later in the day they called to say it was ready.  They found some threads, cleaned it out, but also adjusted the tension.  I took it home and embroidered 3 different projects, w/o any problem.  YAY!!! This makes me very happy.

BTW, they told me to always use clear dissolvable stabilizer OVER the fabric, as well as the regular stablizer under the fabric.  Never had to do that on my Pfaff.  Wonder what other thoughts are on that?

Thanks to all that listened to my complaints, and advised.


Toni VALENSTEIN
Hilton Head, SC




Janome 12000

beryl.preston@...
 

Please can you tell me how to find the stitch count and usage on my 12000 I am going to sell it and I need to be able to show the stitch count.Thank you.


That information is not available on the 12000.

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