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Re: Elegant Garden

grandma
 

I was just thinking the same thing to myself last night about wasting so much fabric. Maybe some light spray and stitch it in the hoop before we start was a suggestion to me by a friend? But I agree with you.

--- In janome12000@..., "llusby" <lindalusby@...> wrote:

I just wanted to post the first pics of the first set of quilt blocks done on my new MC12000. I embroidered all day and all night for a few days just so I could finish these up. I had surgery last week and wanted to make sure I had them all done before I forgot what I had intensions of doing! LOL! Sashing and assembly will now be much easier. Just wish the 12000 had a smaller hoop so you didn't have to waste so much fabric. I loved the RE hoop...


Re: Pictures

grandma
 

As you can see my laptop is next to the 12000. I store sewing stuff in the computer cabinet.How funny you have one just like mine!

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

Very nice! I've got a 2 door cabinet like yours, but it has computer gear in it.

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

I just uploaded pictures of my sewing room and my new 12000


Re: Elegant Garden

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Absolutely beautiful! Forgot to give you the dimensions of my bed, but hopefully it will fit. <G>

Janome just doesn't seem to get it regarding the RE hoop. They brought out the 11000 without one, and then added it later. I suppose if enough people complain they'll do it again for the 12000. Start emailing!

--- In janome12000@..., "llusby" <lindalusby@...> wrote:

I just wanted to post the first pics of the first set of quilt blocks done on my new MC12000. I embroidered all day and all night for a few days just so I could finish these up. I had surgery last week and wanted to make sure I had them all done before I forgot what I had intensions of doing! LOL! Sashing and assembly will now be much easier. Just wish the 12000 had a smaller hoop so you didn't have to waste so much fabric. I loved the RE hoop...


Re: Can't get machine to recognize design

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Wow! What the heck are you putting those on, a shower curtain? These designs are too large even for the GR hoop. At 80% the 339 width comes out to 271, which is still bigger than the 230mm width of GR. The best approach would seem to be to use Combine mode in Digitizer 3.0. Tell Digitizer that you have an 11000 and set it for hoop SQ. Then place the hoops on the design parts to get it in SQ-sized pieces. Save those to USB and print the template. On the 12000 each design will open for hoop SQ23. As you are hooping the fabric, use the printed template to make sure the crosshair lines up with the crosshair on the plastic hoop template. It doesn't matter if you are off a little, as long as the lines are straight. Before you start stitching each piece use the JOG keys to move the hoop so the needle is directly over the center of the printed template crosshair.

Given the sizes involved, I'm guessing this is a project measured in days, not hours. Be sure to upload a picture when you finish!

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

Jim,

I have the 12000, but only Digitizer Pro Software. No MBX yet. I bought a Husqvarna design that is huge--two parts, each part 345 mm height by 339 mm width. I thought it would fit in the SQ23 or GR hoop, but it doesn't. So I opened each half of the design in Digitizer Pro and resized it down to 80%. It will save in DigiPro as a JAN, but not JEF, as it says I don't have a hoop that would support that. So I created the GR hoop in DigiPro, but now the program says my machine won't support that hoop (I had a 10K). So I told DigiPro that I have an 11000, and it still won't save the design in JEF.

So, I exported the JAN file to my thumb drive, but the 12000 won't open it.

I also tried to open the original JEF files and resize them on the machine, but because they are too big for the GR hoop, my machine isn't seeing them.

Do you see any way around this, so I can sew out my two designs, or do I have to wait until I buy MBX? I would also be thrilled if I could combine the two halfs of the design (it's heart design) so I don't have to try to match them up, but I have no idea how to do that. I'm not sure I know how to match them up without a clothsetter, either! Any help you can give me is so, so appreciated.

Thanks much,
Alison


Elegant Garden

llusby <lindalusby@...>
 

I just wanted to post the first pics of the first set of quilt blocks done on my new MC12000. I embroidered all day and all night for a few days just so I could finish these up. I had surgery last week and wanted to make sure I had them all done before I forgot what I had intensions of doing! LOL! Sashing and assembly will now be much easier. Just wish the 12000 had a smaller hoop so you didn't have to waste so much fabric. I loved the RE hoop...


Re: Pictures

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Very nice! I've got a 2 door cabinet like yours, but it has computer gear in it.

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

I just uploaded pictures of my sewing room and my new 12000


Can't get machine to recognize design

Alison Wheelock
 

Jim,

I have the 12000, but only Digitizer Pro Software. No MBX yet. I bought a Husqvarna design that is huge--two parts, each part 345 mm height by 339 mm width. I thought it would fit in the SQ23 or GR hoop, but it doesn't. So I opened each half of the design in Digitizer Pro and resized it down to 80%. It will save in DigiPro as a JAN, but not JEF, as it says I don't have a hoop that would support that. So I created the GR hoop in DigiPro, but now the program says my machine won't support that hoop (I had a 10K). So I told DigiPro that I have an 11000, and it still won't save the design in JEF.

So, I exported the JAN file to my thumb drive, but the 12000 won't open it.

I also tried to open the original JEF files and resize them on the machine, but because they are too big for the GR hoop, my machine isn't seeing them.

Do you see any way around this, so I can sew out my two designs, or do I have to wait until I buy MBX? I would also be thrilled if I could combine the two halfs of the design (it's heart design) so I don't have to try to match them up, but I have no idea how to do that. I'm not sure I know how to match them up without a clothsetter, either! Any help you can give me is so, so appreciated.

Thanks much,
Alison


Pictures

grandma
 

I just uploaded pictures of my sewing room and my new 12000


Re: Need help with variable zigzag & freemotion

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks ever so much Jim. It worked. I did have to change pressure foot pressure to 2 & may try to lessen top tension next time. It would be great to have a few extra sentences in the manual about this.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Need help with variable zigzag & freemotion

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks Jim. Now I'll try to get to that T-Shirt again. It's testing my patience today. But I will get there.

--
Vicki Jo

The knee lever only controls zigzag width, although when it stops you
can also use it to raise or lower the presser foot. To get it to start
stitching without a foot control you must push the START button, and
STOP to stop stitching. Use the slide control to set a medium speed.
It's not necessary to lower the feed dogs - the machine will do it for
you. When you choose variable zigzag on the Application key (T-shirt)
and Quilting, everything is preset for you.


Re: Need help with variable zigzag & freemotion

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The knee lever only controls zigzag width, although when it stops you can also use it to raise or lower the presser foot. To get it to start stitching without a foot control you must push the START button, and STOP to stop stitching. Use the slide control to set a medium speed. It's not necessary to lower the feed dogs - the machine will do it for you. When you choose variable zigzag on the Application key (T-shirt) and Quilting, everything is preset for you.

--- In janome12000@..., Vicki Jo Chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

I put feed dogs down (I think). Got to the page where I select Center 2
or Left 2, put in the knee bar, I have QV foot attached to the ankle
that was attached to "A" foot as I see no other ankles that will work.
I removed foot pedal &couldn't get it to start stitching. Now I can't
find the place where I selected Center 2. What am I doing wrong?
Vicki Jo


Need help with variable zigzag & freemotion

vicki chrobak
 

I put feed dogs down (I think). Got to the page where I select Center 2 or Left 2, put in the knee bar, I have QV foot attached to the ankle that was attached to "A" foot as I see no other ankles that will work. I removed foot pedal &couldn't get it to start stitching. Now I can't find the place where I selected Center 2. What am I doing wrong?
Vicki Jo


Re: Yarn Couching Foot?

Liz
 

The Husqvarna Yarn Couching Feet Set can be used for free motion but it is also used with Special Husqvarna Embroidery Designs which were designed especially for those feet which the cord or wool is threaded through guides on the back of the machine and through a hole in the foot. I have seen & done some lovely designs with this method. Liz


Re: Yarn Couching Foot?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I was under the impression that we were talking about free motion couching. It sounds like you are talking about a regular sewing foot. For that the Janome Beading Feet set would work like your HV foot. You'll also need a 7mm shank to attach the foot to:

Part #830504017 or part #846572004: High shank foot holder for 7mm feet

Part #200321006

The Beading Feet Set consists of 2 feet, one with a 2mm groove and the other with a 4mm groove. The string of beads (or yarn) is fed through the groove to be stitched down with a narrow zig zag.

--- In janome12000@..., Vicki Jo Chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

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: 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