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Re: Yarn Couching Foot?

vicki chrobak
 

I opened my Husqvarna yarn couching Foot set today. It had 2 sets of guides. The smaller set fits almost perfectly on the 12000 lid. Neither the feet or ankle fit on the 12000. However, I read somewhere that a Pearl & Piping foot might work--at least maybe for freemotion. FWIW. But neither the HV ankle nor foot fit the 12000.
Vicki Jo


Re: Janome feet for 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The difference between the 11000 and 12000, as far as feet are concerned, is the zig zag width. On the 12000 it's 9mm. On all other top load computer models it's 7mm. However you can use all of the snap-on feet from the 11000 on the 12000 if you get a 7mm foot holder, part #830504017 or part #846572004. Just make sure not to use any stitch with a width greater than 7mm. You can also use high-shank screw-on feet, again making sure to keep the width to 7mm or less. If you are selling or trading your 11000, I would suggest keeping all the feet except those shown in the manual as being included with the machine.

--- In janome12000@..., "joycefite" <joycefite@...> wrote:

I just got my 12000 and have not opened yet. I plan to do so this weekend and watch the instructional CD first.

However I was told that the feet for the Janome 11000 fill not fit the Janome 12000. Is that 100% correct or will some of the previous feet fit the 12000 without issue?

I have a list of the new feet specifically for the 12000 but wondered if I should give up all of my previous feet.

Thanks for the reply.

Joyce


Janome feet for 12000

joycefite <joycefite@...>
 

I just got my 12000 and have not opened yet. I plan to do so this weekend and watch the instructional CD first.

However I was told that the feet for the Janome 11000 fill not fit the Janome 12000. Is that 100% correct or will some of the previous feet fit the 12000 without issue?

I have a list of the new feet specifically for the 12000 but wondered if I should give up all of my previous feet.

Thanks for the reply.

Joyce


Re: Yarn Couching Foot?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It's not the same as the same as the Miracle Stitcher foot. The Yarn Embroidery foot is a plastic foot used only in embroidery mode. You cannot move the needle in that mode, so it probably will not work, but I don't have one to confirm. They could, of course, make one that would work, but the original foot did not sell well so there is not much incentive.

--- In janome12000@..., "joylaytor" <joylaytor@...> wrote:

If that's the same as the old Miracle Stitcher foot, then the needle does hit it but you might be able to move it over enough to work. The zig zag width would be limited. Joy


Re: Yarn Couching Foot?

joylaytor
 

If that's the same as the old Miracle Stitcher foot, then the needle does hit it but you might be able to move it over enough to work. The zig zag width would be limited. Joy


Re: Yarn Couching Foot?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Janome has the Brush-Out Embroidery Kit, part #200383006. It has a special foot that feeds the yarn while it's being stitched down. This is a high-shank foot, so it would fit the 12000, but it's also positioned for a 7mm opening so the needle might hit it. We don't have one to try, but perhaps someone in the studio audience does. Anyone? Anyone? Beuhler?

--- In janome12000@..., "alisonwheelock" <alisonwheelock@...> wrote:

Jim,

I just bought a design that incorporates yarn couching (a Husquvarna design.) I know they have a couching foot, or system. Does the 12000 have that? I'm at work now and can't look at my machine, and everything that I see on the web doesn't tell what all feet came with our lovely machine!

Thanks--really appreciate all the help you are giving all of us!

Alison in Texas


Re: Bobbins

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Don't use the size L bobbins in your 12000, and don't waste money on an adapter. Wind them onto Janome bobbins instead. In the future use only class 15 (aka size A) prewound bobbins.

--- In janome12000@..., "malehto" <maalleh@...> wrote:

I get my Janome 12k on Saturday, upgrading from a Viking Designer SE. I am so excited. I have many prewound clear plastic bobbins. My dealer assures me that there is an adapter made for Brother machines that will work in the Janome so that I can use up all my prewound L bobbins. Cost is about $10. Will purchase new bobbins for the Janome once these are used up. If that does not work I will transfer the Viking prewounds to a Janome bobbin.


Re: What size surge procector

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I'm assuming you mean he got a 2500 VA uninterruptible power supply. That would be fine. If it's just a surge suppressor (no battery), size doesn't matter. Those are good until the first surge, but they weaken with each additional surge. Unfortunately you can't tell when it has absorbed a surge, so people tend to use them for years after they are no longer effective. A battery-backed UPS will protect against surges, as well as give you time to stop sewing and power down after a power failure.

--- In janome12000@..., "grandma" <ehuff12@...> wrote:

Hi, I am picking up my machine and software tomorrow. My husband picked up a surge protector for me. The size is 2500, is this okay?

Thanks,
Elaine


Re: Bobbins

malehto
 

Since that was my first post, I try to do better next time. Don't know
how to add my name to member list yet.

Bought my first Viking in 1978 when warranties were still 25 years.
Kept it for 28 years. I will still be using the Viking 4D Professional
software for a time. Have to save up for the Janome software. Needless
to say I am very excited. I'm sure there is a lot I can learn while
saving. Thanks to everyone in this group. I look forward to getting to
know you.

Mary

Dallas TX area




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

maalleh (sorry you didn't sign)--I just got my 12000 after having HVs
since 1992 & you will LOVE Janome! Soooo user friendly. I've bought 3
different Janomes in the past month (actually dh surprised me with the
FM 725). I still have Ruby but I am a convert. You will not be sorry.
As for pre-wounds I can't say for sure as my test may have been a top
thread issue but changed both top & bobbin just to be sure.

--
Vicki Jo

I get my Janome 12k on Saturday, upgrading from a Viking Designer SE.
I
am so excited. I have many prewound clear plastic bobbins. My dealer
assures me that there is an adapter made for Brother machines that
will
work in the Janome so that I can use up all my prewound L bobbins.
Cost
is about $10. Will purchase new bobbins for the Janome once these are
used up. If that does not work I will transfer the Viking prewounds to
a
Janome bobbin.


Re: Bobbins

malehto
 

Since that was my first post, I try to do better next time. Don't know
how to add my name to member list yet.

Bought my first Viking in 1978 when warranties were still 25 years.
Kept it for 28 years. I will still be using the Viking 4D Professional
software for a time. Have to save up for the Janome software. Needless
to say I am very excited. I'm sure there is a lot I can learn while
saving. Thanks to everyone in this group. I look forward to getting to
know you.

Mary

Dallas TX area




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

maalleh (sorry you didn't sign)--I just got my 12000 after having HVs
since 1992 & you will LOVE Janome! Soooo user friendly. I've bought 3
different Janomes in the past month (actually dh surprised me with the
FM 725). I still have Ruby but I am a convert. You will not be sorry.
As for pre-wounds I can't say for sure as my test may have been a top
thread issue but changed both top & bobbin just to be sure.

--
Vicki Jo

I get my Janome 12k on Saturday, upgrading from a Viking Designer SE.
I
am so excited. I have many prewound clear plastic bobbins. My dealer
assures me that there is an adapter made for Brother machines that
will
work in the Janome so that I can use up all my prewound L bobbins.
Cost
is about $10. Will purchase new bobbins for the Janome once these are
used up. If that does not work I will transfer the Viking prewounds to
a
Janome bobbin.


Re: Bobbins

vicki chrobak
 

maalleh (sorry you didn't sign)--I just got my 12000 after having HVs since 1992 & you will LOVE Janome! Soooo user friendly. I've bought 3 different Janomes in the past month (actually dh surprised me with the FM 725). I still have Ruby but I am a convert. You will not be sorry.
As for pre-wounds I can't say for sure as my test may have been a top thread issue but changed both top & bobbin just to be sure.

--
Vicki Jo

I get my Janome 12k on Saturday, upgrading from a Viking Designer SE. I
am so excited. I have many prewound clear plastic bobbins. My dealer
assures me that there is an adapter made for Brother machines that will
work in the Janome so that I can use up all my prewound L bobbins. Cost
is about $10. Will purchase new bobbins for the Janome once these are
used up. If that does not work I will transfer the Viking prewounds to a
Janome bobbin.


What size surge procector

grandma
 

Hi, I am picking up my machine and software tomorrow. My husband picked up a surge protector for me. The size is 2500, is this okay?

Thanks,
Elaine


Re: Janome CD drive/upgrades

vicki chrobak
 

OK Jim, Thanks once again!  Especially for your patience. 
-- 
Vicki Jo

Whoa there! Don't get all excited - let me elaborate on what I said.



Both the Memory Craft 10000 and 11000 had paid upgrades. The 10000 
upgrade allowed users of the 10000 to upgrade their machine to the model
 10001. For the 11000 there were two upgrades. The first added support 
for the magnetic hoop SQ for quilting. The second upgraded the machine 
to the 11000SE. In both cases these upgrades were released after the 
machines had been out for several years. They were not bug fixes, but 
additional features.



In the case of the 12000, the first update has already been released, 
for bug fixes and adding additional languages. Any other updates over 
the next couple of years will almost certainly be free. Only when they 
release a 12001 or 12000SE or whatever will they come out with a paid 
upgrade. That will mean that instead of buying the 12001 or 12000SE or 
whatever you will be able to upgrade your machine for a very reasonable 
price.



The ability to upgrade the machine is not common to all brands, which 
may be why you have not encountered it before. There will probably be a 
few minor updates over the next few years before they do a major 
upgrade, so rest easy. You made a wise investment and it will pay 
dividends in satisfaction for years to come!



--- In janome12000@..., vicki chrobak  wrote:

>

> Jim, Why would we have to pay for upgrades to our machines after paying 

> all this money?  I've never had to do that with my previous brand!

> 

> -- 

> Vicki Jo

>


Re: Bobbins

malehto
 

I get my Janome 12k on Saturday, upgrading from a Viking Designer SE. I am so excited. I have many prewound clear plastic bobbins. My dealer assures me that there is an adapter made for Brother machines that will work in the Janome so that I can use up all my prewound L bobbins. Cost is about $10. Will purchase new bobbins for the Janome once these are used up. If that does not work I will transfer the Viking prewounds to a Janome bobbin.

--- In janome12000@..., "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

As noted, size A is equivalent to the class 15 bobbins used in the 12000. Stay away from L size, which are the same diameter, but shorter, and NEVER use coins to raise up a short bobbin! Sounds crazy, I know, but some people do this.

When searching for pre-wound bobbins online, one secret is to include "108" in your search terms. The Janome pre-wounds are packed 108 to a box. L-size, such as NEBS, are packed 144 to a box. This can help you determine if what you are getting is a true Janome bobbin. The boxes themselves are plain white, with no branding. Janome's part number is RAPREW108, if you want to have your local dealer order them.

--- In janome12000@..., "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


Re: Janome CD drive/upgrades

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Whoa there! Don't get all excited - let me elaborate on what I said.

Both the Memory Craft 10000 and 11000 had paid upgrades. The 10000 upgrade allowed users of the 10000 to upgrade their machine to the model 10001. For the 11000 there were two upgrades. The first added support for the magnetic hoop SQ for quilting. The second upgraded the machine to the 11000SE. In both cases these upgrades were released after the machines had been out for several years. They were not bug fixes, but additional features.

In the case of the 12000, the first update has already been released, for bug fixes and adding additional languages. Any other updates over the next couple of years will almost certainly be free. Only when they release a 12001 or 12000SE or whatever will they come out with a paid upgrade. That will mean that instead of buying the 12001 or 12000SE or whatever you will be able to upgrade your machine for a very reasonable price.

The ability to upgrade the machine is not common to all brands, which may be why you have not encountered it before. There will probably be a few minor updates over the next few years before they do a major upgrade, so rest easy. You made a wise investment and it will pay dividends in satisfaction for years to come!

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

Jim, Why would we have to pay for upgrades to our machines after paying
all this money? I've never had to do that with my previous brand!

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Janome CD drive/upgrades

vicki chrobak
 

Jim, Why would we have to pay for upgrades to our machines after paying all this money? I've never had to do that with my previous brand!

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Version 1.1

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks for the link Jim. My machine had 1.0.

--
Vicki Jo


Yarn Couching Foot?

Alison Wheelock
 

Jim,

I just bought a design that incorporates yarn couching (a Husquvarna design.) I know they have a couching foot, or system. Does the 12000 have that? I'm at work now and can't look at my machine, and everything that I see on the web doesn't tell what all feet came with our lovely machine!

Thanks--really appreciate all the help you are giving all of us!

Alison in Texas


Re: Janome CD drive

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The software packed with the machine is still at version 1.0. The 1.01 upgrade is for the machine itself. When you first turn it on the version displays briefly on the screen. If you need that upgrade, it's available here:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/mc12000v101.html

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

Jim, My CD was with the machine was version 1.0. How do I get 1.1?

--
Vicki Jo

History (10000& 11000) tells us that at some point there will be at
least one paid upgrade. However the lack of CD support is a regression
from previous models, so I'm fairly certain that the next upgrade will
be free, just as version 1.01 was. Of course I am not in a position to
know anything at all with regard to what Janome will or won't do!


Re: Pen Tablet

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It currently does not have a tablet. It's pretty clear that Janome has been watching Brother and duplicating some of their features (Brother Innovis 6700D has 2 USB ports, 12000 has 2 USB ports), and maybe they'll release a drawing tablet sometime in the future. However I think the tablet is more of a gimmick than a needed feature. Trying to draw on a tablet while watching a screen not much bigger than a phone is not solving a problem. A much better way would be to use the tablet on a computer running Digitizer MBX in graphic (Corel) mode, then turning it in to real embroidery. Second choice would be to add the capability to Horizon Link, but either way this is a job for a computer with a bigger screen and a lot more power.

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

Does our machine have the capability of using a pen/drawing tablet in
anyway or is it a future possibility?

--
Vicki Jo