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Re: Introducing myself

Linda Lawes <linda.lawes1@...>
 

Dear Both

Hope we hear soon, but I know they will sort it all out ASAP, on the sales notice it did say they anticipated all delivered by the 24th , so possibly next week for all of us ! Took my part ex in to the dealership yesterday so that is all sorted as well.  I will let you both know if I hear, Heidi took my mobile number as the couriers will ring directly apparently. 

regards 

Linda 


On 16 Oct 2011, at 12:45, cathyquilt@... wrote:

 

Sorry, Vicki, hope you see my reply to Linda.
Got you both muddled up!
That's a good start!
Cathy.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" >
> Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.
>
> Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.
>
> I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.
>
> Vicki
>



Re: Introducing myself

L.C. Northcutt
 

Sorry, Vicki, hope you see my reply to Linda.
Got you both muddled up!
That's a good start!
Cathy.

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

Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.

Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.

I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.

Vicki


Re: Introducing myself

L.C. Northcutt
 

Hi Linda,

It was just by chance that I happened to 'phone Stockport last Friday about another question and was asked about when I would like to take delivery. As I am away all next week, I opted to have it delivered on Friday.
I expect you will hear sometime this week.
I will hopefully spend next weekend having a good "play".
I live the furthest one can get in the SE, a nice seaside town called Ramsgate!
Hope we keep in touch,
Cathy.

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

Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.

Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.

I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.

Vicki


Re: Hi and a couple of questions

Sue Sweet
 

Hi Jim and Vicki,
 
We haven’t had a lot of time to play with our store demo yet but were very impressed by the quality of the embroidery we have done so far.
As for sewing on leather, we had a customer ask us to test the very same thing. She had seen a sample of decorative stitch ( 120 I think Jim) but wanted to sew it on leather. We used the Accufeed Flex (double) foot and there was no difference to the sample of stitching done on cotton fabric. Very happy !
I am going to have to rethink my collection of machines and narrow it down to a couple of models to include the 12000.
Sue
 

Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:48 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Hi and a couple of questions
 
 

Vickie we've used several different threads in both needle and bobbin, with no issues at all. Tension has been perfect with everything. When altering some jeans for our granddaughter, Diane was impressed by the machine sensing the fabric and applying just the right amount of pressure. She used a triple stitch to duplicate the look of the original stitching and you can't tell they didn't come from the factory. Perfect tension!


Re: Introducing myself

stitchnpatch
 

Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.

Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.

I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.

Vicki


Re: Introducing myself

Linda Lawes <linda.lawes1@...>
 

Hi Cathy

I live just outside Oxford in the UK- are you near ?? :)) 


Linda



Introducing myself

L.C. Northcutt
 

Hi, I am Cathy also from the UK.
I have been an owner of Janome machines for nearly 30 years and I absolutely love them. I also decided to up-grade from my MC11000SE to the new Horizon 12000 at the launch show this month.
I have asked for my new machine to be delivered next Friday so I am really looking forward to trying out this new model.
I have been using the Horizon 7700 as well but have now sold that to help finance the 12000.
I live in the South East of the UK and hope some of the other UK owners may live reasonably near.
Many thanks for starting this group,
Cathy.


Re: Introducing myself from the UK

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Linda when you start using the 12000, it's going to be like coming out of a hard rain to sit in front of a warm fire. Bernina makes decent machines, but a 10-year-old Bernina is absolutely primitive compared to this machine. As for questions, no worries - we're here for you!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "lindalawes@..." <linda.lawes1@...> wrote:

Hi
I am Linda and just put down my money for the Janome 1200 at the launch show here in the UK.
I can't wait until I get this machine home, hopefully in the next week or so.

It seems you are all happy and loving this great looking machine. It will be a steep learning curve for me, I had a 10 year old Bernina and never sewn with a Janome. Luckily my local dealer visited the US to the launch and he will pass on all the tips I need !

I may need lots of basic help in the early days and so may post quite a bit !!

thank you for starting this group

Linda


Introducing myself from the UK

lindalawes@rocketmail.com <linda.lawes1@...>
 

Hi
I am Linda and just put down my money for the Janome 1200 at the launch show here in the UK.
I can't wait until I get this machine home, hopefully in the next week or so.

It seems you are all happy and loving this great looking machine. It will be a steep learning curve for me, I had a 10 year old Bernina and never sewn with a Janome. Luckily my local dealer visited the US to the launch and he will pass on all the tips I need !

I may need lots of basic help in the early days and so may post quite a bit !!

thank you for starting this group

Linda


Re: Hi and a couple of questions

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Vickie we've used several different threads in both needle and bobbin, with no issues at all. Tension has been perfect with everything. When altering some jeans for our granddaughter, Diane was impressed by the machine sensing the fabric and applying just the right amount of pressure. She used a triple stitch to duplicate the look of the original stitching and you can't tell they didn't come from the factory. Perfect tension!

The 20 feet include all the usual suspects, basically 9mm versions of the standard feet that have always been included with top of line Janome models. The Teflon (Ultra Glide) foot is not included, and I suspect the 9mm version of that foot is not yet available to dealers. You can use the 7mm foot for your project if you get a high shank foot holder to attach it. You can either use the foot holder from the 7700 (Part #846572004) or the 11000 (Part #830504017).

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

Hi - my name is Vicki and I live in the UK. I'm really looking forward to getting my machine which I hope will be delivered by the end of the month. I do have a couple of questions for those of you who already are playing with your machines - sounds like you are having great fun.

When embroidering what type of threads are you using in the needle and in the bobbin and have you had any issues with tension?

Feet - all of the advertising literature says there are 20 feet but doesn't say what they are, is there one suitable for stitching leather eg a teflon foot? I only ask as I am doing a workshop in November when we shall be embroidering on leather then making it into a bag. The embroidering isn't an issue but the construction might be.

Thanks
Vicki


Re: Introducing myself

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Cheryl if you can do a dual trade-in, that's a hero deal. When Diane got the 7700 she thought it was the best machine ever. That's only happened twice before, first with the 7500 and again with the 6600. Now that she's got the 12000, she has decided that it's the ultimate best machine ever. The 7700 hasn't been turned on since the 12000 came out of the box.

Try a blitz approach on your husband. Clip pictures of the 12000 from the brochure and magazine ads. Leave them around the house, in drawers, on his pillow, in his truck, etc. After all Christmas is coming soon, and a few hints won't hurt!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, long.cheryl1918@... wrote:

The hardest thing I've done in a while is convince myself to walk away from the 12000 at Betty's Bobbin Box! I may have to go back to work and get one before it's all done. Right now I have an 11000SE, 7700, 1200D and a Jem Platinum so my sewing room is extremely well equipped. The only justification I've come up with so far is that Caren will take my 7700 & 11000 in trade so that would give me more space in my sewing room. For now my husband doesn't necessarily think that's a good reason.
Cheryl Long in Midland TX


Hi and a couple of questions

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - my name is Vicki and I live in the UK. I'm really looking forward to getting my machine which I hope will be delivered by the end of the month. I do have a couple of questions for those of you who already are playing with your machines - sounds like you are having great fun.

When embroidering what type of threads are you using in the needle and in the bobbin and have you had any issues with tension?

Feet - all of the advertising literature says there are 20 feet but doesn't say what they are, is there one suitable for stitching leather eg a teflon foot? I only ask as I am doing a workshop in November when we shall be embroidering on leather then making it into a bag. The embroidering isn't an issue but the construction might be.

Thanks
Vicki


Introducing myself

long.cheryl1918@...
 

The hardest thing I've done in a while is convince myself to walk away from the 12000 at Betty's Bobbin Box! I may have to go back to work and get one before it's all done. Right now I have an 11000SE, 7700, 1200D and a Jem Platinum so my sewing room is extremely well equipped. The only justification I've come up with so far is that Caren will take my 7700 & 11000 in trade so that would give me more space in my sewing room. For now my husband doesn't necessarily think that's a good reason.

It's so good to see that Jim Stutsman is moderating this group, I look forward to learning about this gorgeous machine and finding a REALLY good reason to jump in and buy one.

Cheryl Long in Midland TX


Re: Only one more sleep!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

May I suggest a menu of flat food, i.e. items that can be slid under the door to the sewing room? Pizza, cheese slices, thin bread. crackers. Spaghetti would fit, but it's so hard to push after it's cooked!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Chris Krause" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Thanks for the advice, Jim, I'll check the market. I want to be prepared
cuz any little bit I can save tomorrow will go toward goodies for the new
machine at some point. Have a good weekend, all...I won't be leaving my
sewing room!

Chris


Re: Only one more sleep!

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Thanks for the advice, Jim, I'll check the market. I want to be prepared
cuz any little bit I can save tomorrow will go toward goodies for the new
machine at some point. Have a good weekend, all...I won't be leaving my
sewing room!

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: October-14-11 2:09 PM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Only one more sleep!

At six years I would guess you can expect something close to half the price
of a new 11000. Of course every dealer is different, your mileage may vary,
yada yada. One thing working against you is that the 11000 price has been
steadily falling, and as more trade-ins come into the market, prices will
drop even more. You might survey the market (Craig's List, eBay) to see what
they are going for now to get an idea if you are being offered a good price.





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Re: Only one more sleep!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

At six years I would guess you can expect something close to half the price of a new 11000. Of course every dealer is different, your mileage may vary, yada yada. One thing working against you is that the 11000 price has been steadily falling, and as more trade-ins come into the market, prices will drop even more. You might survey the market (Craig's List, eBay) to see what they are going for now to get an idea if you are being offered a good price.

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

My 12000 is here and I get to pick it up tomorrow...yay! I'm trading in an MC11000 which has been upgraded to an SE; it's six years old and in excellent condition. Would anyone know how much I might expect for a trade-in? (I should point out that my dealer is offering me a good price on the new machine - comparatively speaking!) Feel free to email me privately.

Chris


Only one more sleep!

christitch <nckrause@...>
 

My 12000 is here and I get to pick it up tomorrow...yay! I'm trading in an MC11000 which has been upgraded to an SE; it's six years old and in excellent condition. Would anyone know how much I might expect for a trade-in? (I should point out that my dealer is offering me a good price on the new machine - comparatively speaking!) Feel free to email me privately.

Chris


Re: First Impressions

Donna Morton
 

Hi Everyone
 
To answer Tina’s Questions:
 
Yes, the designs read faster from the USB stick.  The new HorizonLink software that comes with the machine sends designs to the machine in a flash!
 
The thread stand from the 11000 is not a good fit although I am using mine until the new ones arrive.  It will fit on the screws at the back but the thread clip does not fit in the extra spool pin holder on the top of the machine.
 
My machine arrived just this past Tuesday afternoon and I have used the embroidery unit all day yesterday and today – even while watching Trevor’s Digitizer webinar today.  I really like that the 1 stitch stop now works for all embroidery designs.  On the 11000 the one stitch stop only worked with designs placed in one of the acufil hoops.  The basting is finally run by the stop/start button and stops immediately if you need it too. 
 
I’ve just started stitching a design that I purchased sometime ago from Embroidery Library called Sleepy Hollow.  It is a large design and I did split it for stitching out in smaller hoops but never got around to actually doing a stitch out.  So glad I didn’t.  It fits perfectly in the big 230 by 300 hoop!   I did have to split it by colour and save in 2 files because of the stitch count as the HorizonLink software reported that the design was over 100,000 stitches.  I hope they make a change to this software to automatically split a design into two sections like they did for our old Customizer software at one point.
 
It is great that the support table can stay in place during embroidery!  Ingenious design.  Will help with heavy or large items as well as keeping these larger hoops level during a stitch out. 
 
The sensor foot system is wonderful!  While Janome has provided a newly designed ergonomic knee lift (it really does work), when in embroidery all you have to do is press Start.  The foot lowers itself!
 
The design is currently stitching at top speed – 1000 stitches per minute.  So quiet in comparison to previous models.  No thread breaks at all over the 2 days I used the machine.  The thread cutter is whisper quiet – you don’t even realize that the thread is being trimmed.
 
The new bobbin thread that comes with the machine is nice and fine and the bobbin winder does an excellent job of winding the bobbin.  I do not miss the bobbin winder on the 11000.
 
I do miss the needle threader!  I never really had any problems with the needle threader on my 10000 or my 11000 but I know it what a good thing to switch back to a manual system as many did have nothing but problems.
 
I could go on and on but I must get ready for a class I’m teaching tomorrow.  For those who do not know me, I’m a retired home economics teacher and now I teach at http://www.snipandstitch.com in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.  Some of you may have seen the designs I digitized with Digitizer MB in Quiltmakers’ Quilt and Embroidery special editions last spring and last fall.  I’m a long time Janome fan and way back when the MC10000 was in its heyday I even created a quilt for Janome Digest showcasing how to use the gigahoop.  Back in those days I relied heavily on Jim’s expertise with computers to help me out and it was great to chat with Jim and Diane at Janome Institute this September. 
 
Bye for now.
DonnaM
Canada
 
 
 
 

Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:02 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Intro
 
 

Hi,my name is Tina, I live in New Zealand and have ordered the 12000, we are having a demonstration on the 12000 on the 2nd November, and our machines don't arrive till sometime in December, I have a question for those of you who already have the machine, does it read the usb stick faster than the 11000 does? also will the thread stand from 11000 fit the 12000, Thanks,Tina.


Re: Intro - Hobbits and Stands and USB - Oh my!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I'm baffled as to why NZ has to wait so much longer, when the 12000 is already making an appearance in Australia. Are they still upset about that whole "Lord of the Rings" movie thing? Like you could really recreate Middle Earth in the Outback? Sorry, I got a little distracted there!

OK, the thread stand. We just tried putting the 7700 thread stand on the 12000. It *almost* works, but it holds the handle up just high enough so that the lid doesn't quite open all the way. If you were on a tight budget you could probably make it work, but after selling a kidney to finance the 12000, what's a few more bucks for the official stand? The 11000 stand actually might be a better bet. There are screws on the back of the 12000, just as there are on the 11000, but they won't line up properly. However in the store we never actually screwed the stand down to the machine. We just used the metal bracket to hang it on the handle, and it worked fine. You could do that on the 12000 as well, continuing to use your existing stand. Mind you, we don't have one to test, but I'm sure it would work.

Yes, the USB is much faster. There's also something else. When we operated the store, we always gave away a USB drive with every embroidery machine. Once we spent a bundle to get some USB "bracelets" that sported our name and phone, but the rubbery bit that made into a clasp for the bracelet made it really hard to get them fully plugged in. After that I just bought the cheapest ones I could get. One of my last purchases was a lot of very cheap no-name USB drives from a seller who was the Internet equivalent of the stranger wearing a trench coat in a back alley. They worked great in every computer I tried, but refused to be recognized at all in a single Janome machine. Since I had no recourse, we just used them in-house for the computers. I tried one in the 12000 and it worked great, no problems. So I have to say that the USB system in this machine is much better than any they've had before.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Tina Jensen" <jensen.rt@...> wrote:

Hi,my name is Tina, I live in New Zealand and have ordered the 12000, we are having a demonstration on the 12000 on the 2nd November, and our machines don't arrive till sometime in December, I have a question for those of you who already have the machine, does it read the usb stick faster than the 11000 does? also will the thread stand from 11000 fit the 12000, Thanks,Tina.


Re: Intro...

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Wow Chris, you had me all puffed up like a balloon until you crashed & burned me with that Mac comment! Fortunately I'm not alone - my Apple fans & I brought down the Internet in several places upgrading our i-devices to iOS 5. In the UK the demand was higher than for a World Cup match. It took me most of yesterday to get a good enough connection to update 3 computers, an iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. I think we'll hold off on updating Diane's devices for a few days until the demand dies down.

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

I've been anticipating the arrival of this machine since the beginning of the summer and I'm so glad to have found this list. I've been googling and you tubing like crazy, trying to find out more info about the new machine and it's so nice to now be part of a group that's enthused about the 12000 and it's capabilities. (In this group I don't feel like I have to justify my trade up for the new machine - y'all understand why I want one!)
I'm also delighted that Jim Stutsman is moderating this list - as a former Janome dealer and the author of Janome machine and software pubs., he brings a wealth of knowledge, an honest evaluation and a sense of humour to the job. Too bad he's a Mac man...kidding, kidding!

Chris in B.C.

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