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Re: New hoop and horizon link

Jim Stutsman
 

This addendum to the manual explains how to find the new hoop on the updated machine: https://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/soft/update/mc12kv120/page118.pdf

Your Horizon Link will need this update: https://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/horizon_link_v120.html
It is fully compatible with Windows 10.

After you get Horizon Link installed on your new computer you will need to install the USB driver. This is done with the JSMC859Installer program. If it's not on your desktop do a search for it.

New hoop and horizon link

Lisa Powell
 

I know this has been discussed before, but I couldn’t find it. I just bought the Essential RE18 hoop for my 12000. About 6 months ago I did the 1.2 update to my machine, and it shows that when I turn it on. But it only shows the original 4 hoops, and there is no “page 2” for hoops.
Also, I got a new laptop last weekend with windows 10. I installed my HorizonLink from the old disk I got with my machine, and it shows up on my computer. Does the HorizonLink update from the Janome website work on windows 10? It doesn’t appear that my machine wants to communicate with my computer via HorizonLink. 
I’d be willing to bet both issues are something I’m doing wrong, but I would sure appreciate some helpful hints if anyone has any! Thanks!!

Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Jim Stutsman
 

If you search for Glide you’ll find it. I put it in as “Fil-Tec Glide 40wt”, which caused people to not see it.

Re: ThreadBook 1.4

Deborah Blaker
 

Jim is the Glide thread in the app.  I don't see it.

Debbie Blaker 


On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 05:04:01 PM CST, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:


You can download the PDF manual here and the list of brands (constantly updated) here.

Re: 100 wt thread tension

favymtz
 

My experience:
I haven’t used “Microquilter” brand, only “Invisafil” which is also 100 wt.
I’ve only used  it in the top, not the bobbin.
For regular quilting with an AcuFlex foot, red bobbin case, all kinds of threads, I don’t need to adjust the tension.
Free motion quilting: use the Sewing Applications settings which automatically adjusts the tension, red bobbin case. Again I have used a variety of threads and don’t always use same types in top and bobbin. 

I also like Superior Bottom Line for quilting. And it’s my favorite for bobbin thread for Embroidery.
The only time I’ve had to use the Blue Bobbin case is for bobbin work.
 I think that my 15000 and 12000 are fabulous about dealing with tensions and a variety of threads. I’ve never had problems using different threads in the top and bobbin. I hear that some machines brands are very picky.

By the way, I really like the suggestion to use the 100 wt in the top for the Hand look quilting stitches, I’ll have to try that, I don’t much care for monofilament threads even the “best” brands. It always gets hooked around the uptake lever, thread guide, no matter which thread stands I try.
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Favymtz

Re: 100 wt thread tension

blue_lak
 

I've used the Microquilter #100 in the top with Janome #90 bobbin thread and the regular bobbin case. The quilt batting was Hobbs Poly Down, with a regular cotton backing. I don't recall having to adjust the thread tension significantly. In testing each project, I do often make small tweaks to get the best thread balance.
I have also used the Microquilter with the Janome bobbing thread for the Hand-look quilt stitch #1, p 85 in 12000 manual. The thread tension for that was cranked up to 9.6, and the batting was 80/20 cotton/poly.
Jan

Re: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Kathy Strabel
 

Favymtz, and others---Thank you so much for the helpful suggestions about my breaking thread on my 500e machine. I am happy to report that it seems to be working now--fingers crossed. I did not have any denatured alcohol in the house, so I did the thing of taking a piece of thread, folding it and running it through the entire thread path, without any alcohol or other solvent on the thread.  I used a light color of heavy weight thread, and did not see any errant lint, fibers, or thread bits, or other gunk attached to it when I pulled the thread through, but that was the thing that apparently worked.  I was able to complete a design with about 30,000 stitches in it, without a single break.  During that same stitch session, I did get the message that it was time to clean around the bobbin, so I know that is working, and--I also got the message that there may not be enough bobbin thread to finish the current color block, so that warning is also working. Since I had zero thread breaks in that stitch session, I am not 100% certain that the machine will tell me if/when I get a break and stop the machine. I will be vigilant and keep my eyes and ears on the stitching, so I will know if something happens----or, not. If  no warning of a break and no stopping of the machine does occur, I think it will be time to take the machine in for a check-up. But I am so glad to have this Group to depend on for great advice. 
Thank you, all!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

100 wt thread tension

Pixey
 

I recall in a prior discussion monofilament thread, some individuals mentioned using fine 100 wt thread instead. This suggestion also came up in a workshop I went to on Friday for hiding stitching in the ditch on quilts.

My question is this, if your are using 100 wt thread as both the top and bobbin thread, do you have to adjust your machine or bobbin tension?

Thanks,
Pixey

Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

Thank you. I will send an email later in week.  

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 6:42 AM Mary Mills <mary.mills81@...> wrote:
I have Embird and happy to help you, just email me privately, regards, Mary

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Re: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

favymtz
 

Re: The Upper Thread Sensor 
It’s designed so that the machine can detect that the upper thread is threaded.
If it’s turned Off and the machine is threaded it will sew a few stitches, then stop and warn that the machine cannot sew.
One purpose of turning it Off is so that we can practice sew without thread to check if a design is properly placed.
Where is it located? I’m not exactly sure, But it’s somewhere near the thread uptake. We used to trick the old 11000 (That didn’t have an Off/On) by sliding an index card into the slot to do a practice test, so I assume it’s still in that area on all newer machines.
My analysis of your thread breakage is that you have a tiny burr somewhere in your upper thread path, maybe it’s even on the thread guide above the needle.
I helped someone figure it out on an 11000, by threading the machine, then we carefully kept pulling on the thread like it would move if sewing, until we could see and feel where it was catching up. When we located the spot we sanded it with crocus cloth. 
-favymtz 


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Favymtz 

Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Mary Mills
 

I have Embird and happy to help you, just email me privately, regards, Mary

Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Mary Mills
 

If you need help with Embird I am happy to help you, I have used it since 2001 and very happy with it.  Just email me privately, regards, Mary 

Re: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Cathy LeBlanc
 

Kathy,
I checked and found a Janome forum topic on thread break on the 500e that mentioned cleaning the thread sensor.
I copied the link, hope the link works, but if it does not, I googled Janome 500e thread sensor and it took me to the forum.
 https://www.janome.com/en/support/janome-forum/forum-room/forum-topic/?tid=5718
Hope this helps.
Cathy

Claire Re: FSL with 12000

Flossie Schayah
 

Claire,

Thanks for your reply about contacting the vendor. I have used Sue Box lace on greeting cards but not on fabric.

Flossie

Re: Feature on 500e Embroidery-only machine

Kathy Strabel
 

Thank you to those who replied to my thread breakage/no warning from my machine (500e).  I have checked and re-checked all the usual things, even put ANOTHER new needle in -topstitch style, which is my usual for embroidery. I was able to finish that design from yesterday (the bird made of swirls), but I still had to stop a few more times for broken thread--and no announcement or stopping of the needle from my machine.   SO now I am working on another design--I checked the upper thread sensor setting and the box is checked that it is "ON". I even turned it off, waited a minute, then turned it back on. My new design is stitching along as I am typing this, but it has already had one thread break, and the machine did not stop; I am not leaving the room while stitching!!   Does anyone know "where" the upper thread sensor is located in the machine? Maybe I have a piece of lint or thread blocking that sensor? I did clean and oil the machine about 2 weeks ago, and have used it before the last couple of days for these gifts I am making.  I had no trouble at all. It appears that the thread sensor is malfunctioning---I don't want to take it to the dealer if there is just a piece of errant thread or lint blocking its way, so if anyone can tell me where to look to locate the thread sensor--what it looks like, etc. Then I could just put my mini-vacuum attachment near it and get it cleaned out. If that does not work, then I would take it in. Can't do without the warning about a thread break and the machine stopping. Does the low bobbin warning also work off of the thread sensor? My bobbin has not yet been low enough to trigger that warning.   Oh, and also, there is no tension issue, and no burrs on the needle plate, or anywhere that I can determine along the thread path.   ARGHHHH!!!!
Kathy Strabel    Camas WA

Tracy Re: FSL with 12000

Flossie Schayah
 

Tracy,

Thanks very much for the detailed reply. My t shirts were purchased on $1 sale specifically so they could become really pretty dust clothes if the lace did not work out.

Flossie in Huntsville. Alabama

Re: Thread book

Mary E
 

Thank you!


On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Since the entire app was created around machine embroidery thread, I'm assuming you are asking about hand embroidery. We categorize those as "Floss", which isn't really a fiber type, but it helps us organize. Currently we have 17 types from these companies:
Anchor, Angel Floss, Au Ver a Soie d'Alger, DMC, J & P Coats, Valdani, and Weeks Dye Works. More will be added as we find them.

Re: Thread book

Jim Stutsman
 

Since the entire app was created around machine embroidery thread, I'm assuming you are asking about hand embroidery. We categorize those as "Floss", which isn't really a fiber type, but it helps us organize. Currently we have 17 types from these companies:
Anchor, Angel Floss, Au Ver a Soie d'Alger, DMC, J & P Coats, Valdani, and Weeks Dye Works. More will be added as we find them.

Thread book

Mary E
 

Will you be considering adding embroidery threads to this app? I have many of several different companies and it would help me keep track better
Mary E

Re: Best software for beginner. Not planning on digitalizing

Shirley Allen
 

I love my Buzz Tools software & have Buzz size, Buzz Edit, Buzz tools.  And yes you can get a manual & support on line.  I have never regreted my purchase from them.  Very easy information on using.  Hope that helps