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Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

pwgolfs2
 

I have the 15000, I transfer most designs via USB.  However, I use the WiFi in the machine a LOT for placement of my designs using the AcuSetter app.  I think the AcuSetter app functionality is one of my favorite features on the 15000


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On Friday, June 12, 2020, 10:30 AM, Lucy Akers <akerslucy@...> wrote:

I agree with lyn. I take my 12000 to class and will trade for the new machine if Janome ever comes out with one! At home, I use a 15000 but almost always use USB sticks to transfer designs rather than the wifi so it seems that a 14000 would have suited.


Re: Basting box on Janome 500E

Lyn Quine
 

I have similar problems with the 15000, and never had that problem on the 350e and I don’t think I had that problem with the 12000 either.  But the basting has never been 100% on the 15000, sometimes it will work if I do it for a second time without doing anything 8n between.  Other times I’ve tried pulling the thread up with mixed results.


Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

Virginia
 

From what I have read the 14,000 is the same machine as either the 12,000 or the 15,000 (before the upgrade to the QCP Version 3) but without wifi.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Lyn Quine <lynquine@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jun 12, 2020 4:58 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 12000 and 14000

I have the 12000, but I also have the 15000.  I would go for the 14000, the 12000 is discontinued so if you can get one new or exdemo, it’s old stock, I’d be cautious.  I’m not a lover of the wifi function on the 15000, it’s greedy on the wifi, we can’t use the internet when the 15000 is on the net, might be my internet, but we normally have at least 4 devices on the net all the time, we have to switch 3 of them off to use the internet for the 15000, so I stick to USB sticks.  But don’t get me wrong the 15000 is my pride and joy, I love using it, and I worry if it does something strange And it will be my error not the machine.  


Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

Lucy Akers
 

I agree with lyn. I take my 12000 to class and will trade for the new machine if Janome ever comes out with one! At home, I use a 15000 but almost always use USB sticks to transfer designs rather than the wifi so it seems that a 14000 would have suited.


Re: Basting box on Janome 500E

Kay Davis
 

Thanks for your reply, Diane.  I’ve tried that but it was pulled out of my hand and then tangled underneath.  Perhaps I didn’t pull up a long enough thread?  I’ve done this when quilting and it worked great. But the thread didn’t pull back and tangle in that instance. 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 8:44 AM Diane <Sewgran7@...> wrote:
I would also suggest you hold onto the thread until the stitching gets started.


Re: Basting box on Janome 500E

Kay Davis
 

Thanks for your answer, Heather. I’ve tried this as you say because it works so well when quilting. But the thread pulled back under and did the same thing. Should I have pulled up a longer length of bobbin thread?

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 9:41 PM HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> wrote:
Kay.  This is most annoying.  An easy fix is to just hit the needle up down button and pull up the bobbin thread the same was as we often do when quilting.  I found the cause to be that the bobbin thread didn’t play well with the top thread when the first baste stitch formed because it was a longer stitch.  Try it ..... as I said .... and easy fix and a nice clean start.  I do this a lot when embroidering also to keep the back tidy.
Hugs
Heather.....

On Jun 11, 2020, at 13:43, Kay Davis <kaquilt@...> wrote:


Basting boxes fail on my 500E machine. The top thread pulls out almost immediately after the stitching starts. This happens when I use the basting box function on the machine as well as when I add a basting box to the design with my Embrilliance software. They always stitched perfectly on my 300E. What can I do to fix this? TIA, Kay


Re: Basting box on Janome 500E

Diane
 

I would also suggest you hold onto the thread until the stitching gets started.


Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

Anne Stoye
 

I have a 12000, bought new some years ago and still going strong.  It is a great machine.  Every time they bring out a new model I discover a few extra features have been introduced that I really would use (and some I wouldn’t if I am being realistic).  I also have a 9400QCP which does not do embroidery but has a few extra sewing features I like.  I mostly do dressmaking (and occasional quilting) and, whilst the embroidery is nice to have and I like to design and embroider quilt labels, I could survive without embroidery.  If I were replacing my two machines with one I think I would be more likely to choose the M7 than a combined embroidery machine.  But having a second machine is good for when one is away being serviced or (only rarely, mended).  When I contemplate upgrading I try to assess whether the extra functionality is REALLY worth the cost of the upgrade.   Over the years I have also accumulated various extra feet for specialist jobs (btw I LOVE the FootBook app) and staying with Janome 9mm makes the most of this investment.  There are a few things that other brands have on their top of line machines that I would rather like but I take the view that Janome may do a catch up in the future.  When there are enough extra goodies on a new machine or my 12000 becomes terminally ill I will have a careful look at the options.  I think it is a very personal choice about which features each owner uses and values, and then an affordability/value for money issue for the marginal ones.  There are many stitches and features I have never used and am unlikely to use in the future.  Useful stitches not number of stitches is what matters to me. 

 

I am sorry that I can’t comment on the 14000.

 

Sewing is my major hobby and having the time and energy to sew is an indicator of my quality of life.  Having a machine that is reliable, versatile and enjoyable to use is important to me but making my machine last until there is a major step change in the features offered is sensible.  Depending on what you sew, the difference in price can mean a good coverstitch machine or overlocker that might make more difference to your sewing.  Even if I could afford a grand and new machine very regularly, having the top of the range model per se is not something that matters to me, and value for money for me is probably how I choose.

 

Have fun choosing.

 

Anne


Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

Lyn Quine
 

I have the 12000, but I also have the 15000.  I would go for the 14000, the 12000 is discontinued so if you can get one new or exdemo, it’s old stock, I’d be cautious.  I’m not a lover of the wifi function on the 15000, it’s greedy on the wifi, we can’t use the internet when the 15000 is on the net, might be my internet, but we normally have at least 4 devices on the net all the time, we have to switch 3 of them off to use the internet for the 15000, so I stick to USB sticks.  But don’t get me wrong the 15000 is my pride and joy, I love using it, and I worry if it does something strange And it will be my error not the machine.  


Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

JUDY
 

If you are computer savvy then I think you should get the 15000 it’s a great machine I have had for over 5 years. Love it!


On Jun 11, 2020, at 4:43 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

I would invite owners of these machines to weigh in as well. We no longer have the 12000.

From those choices I would definitely choose the 14000. It's actually a 15000 without WiFi, and has all the other great features. 


Re: Basting box on Janome 500E

HEATHER COWAN
 

Kay.  This is most annoying.  An easy fix is to just hit the needle up down button and pull up the bobbin thread the same was as we often do when quilting.  I found the cause to be that the bobbin thread didn’t play well with the top thread when the first baste stitch formed because it was a longer stitch.  Try it ..... as I said .... and easy fix and a nice clean start.  I do this a lot when embroidering also to keep the back tidy.
Hugs
Heather.....

On Jun 11, 2020, at 13:43, Kay Davis <kaquilt@...> wrote:


Basting boxes fail on my 500E machine. The top thread pulls out almost immediately after the stitching starts. This happens when I use the basting box function on the machine as well as when I add a basting box to the design with my Embrilliance software. They always stitched perfectly on my 300E. What can I do to fix this? TIA, Kay


Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

Jim Stutsman
 

I would invite owners of these machines to weigh in as well. We no longer have the 12000.

From those choices I would definitely choose the 14000. It's actually a 15000 without WiFi, and has all the other great features. 


Basting box on Janome 500E

Kay Davis
 

Basting boxes fail on my 500E machine. The top thread pulls out almost immediately after the stitching starts. This happens when I use the basting box function on the machine as well as when I add a basting box to the design with my Embrilliance software. They always stitched perfectly on my 300E. What can I do to fix this? TIA, Kay


Janome 12000 and 14000

KewelAunty
 


To Jim Stutsman.  I am looking at upgrading my sewing machine to a 12000 or 14000 Janome.  What machine would you recommend and why.  

Thank you,
Sandy



Re: 550e speed setting

mah_jongg
 

That is exactly what I did. Sewing an embroidery library design (after kreative kiwi) I turned on quiet mode because the machine was way too noisy for me. That design was 32000 stitches and wearing on my nerves. Turned off quiet mode and its back to normal. This I won't forget.

thank you,


Re: 550e speed setting

Jim Stutsman
 

You have probably turned on "Quiet Mode". I don't have the manual for the 550E, but on the 500E it's item 9 on page 50. Quiet mode clamps the speed at 400 because more speed means more noise.


550e speed setting

mah_jongg
 

Hi,

Was doing a Kreative Kiwi design & I turned the speed down (have in the past) but now I cannot change the speed back to up to 600. Its grayed out. This happened yesterday and today I still cannot get it back. Works when you hit default, but after I go in and start changing the settings its back to grayed out at 400 when I get to the screen on page two.

I'm baffled. Resets to 600 on default then automatically goes back to grayed out 400. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Mahjongg


Re: reviews of the M7

jan shaw
 

I too sat down at the M7 and was amazed at the machine. For me, it has become "THE" sewing machine. I have had many Pfaff's, own the Janome  MC15000, and a Singer Featherweight. I am a beginning quilter and can not say enough about the M7 with the HP2 foot. I now enjoy piecing and that is something I never thought I would say. 
As for running thick fabrics through it, is this a necessity on your part? I have sewn Denim jean hems with it without a problem. I'm about to try bag making
jan


Re: reviews of the M7

Cheryl Paul
 

Welcome to the group.

I purchased the Continental M7 Before Christmas best purchase I’ve made in a long long time. I’ve been with Janome machines for over 35 years and loved each and every one of the 10 or so I’ve owned in that time. This one is the best if the best. I got to try it when taking a Bra Class in November. Bra fabric can be tricky sewing, especially all the short seams and stretching elastic on to the fabric. I’ve never had issues with any of my Janome’s and bra sewing but this machine was comfortable from the very first seam. I had my mind made up within the first hour of sewing in that class that the M7 was for me. I sealed the deal right after the second class a week later and picked it up the next day.

Since Covid 19 hit I’ve been spending more time sewing - quilting specifically. I decided to really give the new HP system on this machine a test.
I’ve always been “about ¼ in” seam sewer but the new HP foot makes me more right on with those ¼” seam allowances. It also sewed up a sweater knit beautifully, sweatshirt fleece and a t-shirt as well. What I haven’t done yet is a dress but I will soon and I know I’ll be equally happy with results with that too.

I think you should go and try this machine for yourself. It will be different than your Bernina but I think you’ll like it and find it easy to use.

Cheryl


Re: reviews of the M7

Pam Davison
 

Accidentally pressed sent before I was finished what I was saying is don't believe the hype about all the layers that it goes through I do think it's a a good machine but it's started choking at about the 6th layer of rolled up denim I asked Janome what their settings were for going through all those layers they never responded but they did respond to other post that I had put on Instagram so I know they didn't miss it they just never responded


From: Pam Davison <pamyjo2001@...>
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 7:46:09 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] reviews of the M7
 
I have the M7 I've had it now for about six or seven months it's a pretty good machine that has more penetration power than the 15000 but don't believe the hype about all the layers that it Goes Pro


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Deb K. <dekay929@...>
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 5:17:20 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] reviews of the M7
 
Hello,
Nice to see new “faces” welcome, this is a great place for things Janome. I am a long time Janome user and a new M7 owner. I really like the new machine and as a quilter it’s a great fit. I also own a Janome 15000 a combo sewing, embroidery machine. I’d been using the 15000 mostly for quilting and occasionally embroidery. When I sat down at the M7 I really felt it was different and I loved the way it sounded and felt. I have never owned a Bernina but I have friends that wouldn’t switch so that’s all up to you. The harp space is WONDERFUL. The M7 does have a low bobbin sensor, a top thread breakage sensor as well; both can be turned off. The machine has everything that a quilter or garment sewist could want AND MORE. I give it very high marks.

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