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Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Steve
 

I work as a Janome authorized technician.  Yesterday I looked to see if this part was available but it cannot be ordered.  The only way to get it is by removing it from a donor machine.  There isn’t even a part number for it.  Sorry and I hope you find what you need for your friend.

steve


Re: Hand look stitch

Tracy
 

Carole-

Yes, your plan should work.  I've used 100wt Invisifil on several machines when quilting.  It disappears so you don't have to change thread all the time to match colors of your fabric which is totally awesome in my book.  You'll still want to use an 80/12 needle due to the layers altho with the weight of the thread you could use a thinner/smaller one otherwise.

Have fun!

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Hand look stitch

Anne Parker
 

I haven't used the stitches like that, but I have tried them with two different coloured threads - black in top and red in bottom (I think).  I thought it looked great and still hand stitched but with two different colours.

I haven't actually used them for a project, but it is on my list to use - somewhere where I might use a normal decorative stitch!

Anne
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Re: Hand look stitch

Cheryl Alm
 

I have not used it for the hand look stitch, but I’ve used that thread combo for machine appliqué.  I use a Microtex size 60 or 70.  I’m not a fan of even the best brands of monofilament.
Cheryl


On Nov 4, 2020, at 9:58 PM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

I will be quilting using the hand look stitch on the 15000, top, backing and 80/20 batting.  Instead of using monofilament in the top I'm wondering if I can use Invisiline 100 wt in the top with 50wt in the bobbin.  I've used monofilament in the past for the same purpose but do not like working with monofilament.  Has anyone used the 100wt top and 50 wt bobbin?  

Thanks,
Carole


Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Cheryl Alm
 

Thanks, Jim, for that information and explaining it so well.   I’ll pass it on to my friend.  
Cheryl


On Nov 4, 2020, at 10:07 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The part itself was probably manufactured specifically for Janome by a company in Japan. The cost of creating parts like this is high - engineering, prototyping, molds, etc. On devices like TVs and computers that cost is spread out over hundreds of thousands of devices, so it’s pretty low. High end sewing machines are nowhere near that kind of volume, so the part price will be substantially higher. Say it was $100, just for the sake of argument. It’s a part that almost never fails on its own, so they don’t stock it in the various Janome country offices. That leaves no option except to replace the entire embroidery unit. Even if you could get someone in Japan to source the part, package and air ship it, the cost would be quite high. Your best option might be to try and find a machine that has been damaged beyond repair, and could be cannibalizes for parts. That’s unlikely. I would suggest contacting Janome technical support directly and seeing whether they might be able to do something.


Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Anne Stoye
 

At some stage I would expect the dealer to get a 12000 as a trade in with other things the matter and unrepairable or not worth repairing (I thought my machine might be nearing that stage last week but it has been reprieved) and spare parts can be harvested.  But there is a point when it is not worth spending a lot of money on repairing an ageing and well-used machine relative to the cost of a replacement.  I was considering the Atelier/Skyline 9 if my 12000 was to be written off.  I don’t do or need mega size embroidery and I think this machine would have ticked all my boxes. 

 

Anne


Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Jim Stutsman
 

The part itself was probably manufactured specifically for Janome by a company in Japan. The cost of creating parts like this is high - engineering, prototyping, molds, etc. On devices like TVs and computers that cost is spread out over hundreds of thousands of devices, so it’s pretty low. High end sewing machines are nowhere near that kind of volume, so the part price will be substantially higher. Say it was $100, just for the sake of argument. It’s a part that almost never fails on its own, so they don’t stock it in the various Janome country offices. That leaves no option except to replace the entire embroidery unit. Even if you could get someone in Japan to source the part, package and air ship it, the cost would be quite high. Your best option might be to try and find a machine that has been damaged beyond repair, and could be cannibalizes for parts. That’s unlikely. I would suggest contacting Janome technical support directly and seeing whether they might be able to do something.


12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Cheryl Alm
 

I’m making an inquiry for a friend who owns a 12000.  I’m including a photo of the connection on her machine where the embroidery arm connects.  It’s easy to see the damage.  She has been told that this part cannot be ordered and she would have to purchase a new embroidery unit that would cost approximately $1,500.00.  She was then told that she would be better off to upgrade to a newer machine.  Just looking for opinions since she felt like they were more interested in selling a machine instead of ordering a part.  Thanks for any insight.


Hand look stitch

Carole O'Mara
 

I will be quilting using the hand look stitch on the 15000, top, backing and 80/20 batting.  Instead of using monofilament in the top I'm wondering if I can use Invisiline 100 wt in the top with 50wt in the bobbin.  I've used monofilament in the past for the same purpose but do not like working with monofilament.  Has anyone used the 100wt top and 50 wt bobbin?  

Thanks,
Carole


Re: Transfer built-in stitches?

Cheryl Paul
 

Jan,

If you already have a Q001 in your software, rename the file I sent you so that you don’t overwrite a file that has been put in your software as it might be important to you. I’m not sure if you can use the file or not, but I thought I’d give it a try, after all we can create stitches so why wouldn’t we be able to copy them and both machines are 9mm, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

Good Luck.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Transfer built-in stitches?

Cheryl Paul
 

I copied a stitch from my Stitch Composer for the S9 or Continental M7. I’ll attach it. Check it out and see if this is what you are looking for. It is Q001 in my AcuTools S program. You should have a program like that for your Skyline S7, I think. But you definitely should be able to load it into your Horizon Link. If you don’t have a program for your S7, I don’t know how you could get it into your machine.

I definitely want to know how you make out, so please keep this thread going.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Transfer built-in stitches?

favymtz
 

No you cannot transfer a built-in decorative stitch out of the machine into your computer to then transfer it into another machine.
However, because I have both a 12000 and 15000 machine and the accompanying software programs, Horizon Link and Horizon Link Suite; I was able to take the serpentine stitch out of the HLS Stitch Composer built in stitches and put it in my 12000. 
I have attached the file to this email, and hopefully it sends okay.
Another option is to design your own Serpentine Stitch using your Stitch Composer, Years ago, Diane Stutsman gave an instruction sheet for doing so and I've attached it.
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Favymtz


Transfer built-in stitches?

blue_lak
 

Seems this has been asked before, but does anyone know if we can use Horizon link to transfer any of the built-in decorative stitches from our machine to our computer? I much prefer the serpentine stitch on the S7 and would like to load it into my 12000.
Jan


Re: Built in designs on 12000

Anne Stoye
 

Thank you very much for the advice on preserving the built-in designs on the 12000.  I am very grateful (have installed original Horizon Link from CD Rom, updated it from website and BINGO).

 

What a lot of knowledge there is within this group and how lucky we are that you share it.

 

Anne

 

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Re: Mac with digitizer

Andrea LaVergne
 

I run Mac with Fusion and Win 10. I have no problems with Hatch 2 or Digitizer 4.0.
Andrea LaVergne


Re: Ready to Toss this out the window!!!

Cheryl Paul
 

Kathy, I don’t think this is a big problem, just some have had the problem - those are the only ones we hear about, not the happy campers. I can say that I haven’t had any issues for a long time and I still have my 15000 which is now 7 years. I haven’t done any heavy duty things like “quilting quilts” I just make the tops for the most part. My Continental M7 which I got a year ago is my “go to” machine and it only popped the hook once and that was because I hadn’t engaged it properly. However, having said that I love the HP2 system and really am unhappy when I have to change it to do decorative stitching - it just works so well, that I sometimes think I just might only ever straight stitch - I love it (HP2 foot that is).

When I was having the issue and this was a while ago, I used to make a habit of checking to see if the hook was still in place. It got to be a habit, one I’m sure I didn’t need to have, but it gave me comfort to know that the hook was where it was suppose to be and place it correctly if it wasn’t. After all your hand might be close just in guiding your fabric that it wouldn’t be a big effort to do that little check every so often. It would definitely help in lowering the frustration level and your blood pressure at the same time.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Mac with digitizer

Cheryl Paul
 

I have a MacBook Pro - I’ve used this computer for about 7 years and have had NO issues with Parallels, Windows 10 - all updated to the latest versions and that included the Mac. I run both Digitizer V5.5 (and 5.0 previously), Hatch 2, Florian FTCU and Artistic Simple Cut. Sometimes I have more than one of those programs running and switch back and forth - absolutely NO problems at all. Digitizer has always been a slow program to open - like maybe a minute or two at most. Since I switched to a MacBook, I have had no issues with running my Digitizing software. Any problems I have had with any software are usually something that I’ve done or my interest service is acting up which is rare in Saskatchewan (cities at least). We have 2 major providers of internet service our SaskTel, which is owned by the Government of Saskatchewan and Shaw Cable. I don’t believe most have any issues with either provider. However, we do have some of the best internet service in the world and the Government believes that EVERYONE should have good service no matter where you live and they are always working to make it better. It isn’t cheap, but most don’t complain to much about the cost as it is reliable.

I think that maybe folks that are having trouble with their software may not have the amount of RAM memory to adequately run the software. I was told years ago that Digitizer needed lots of RAM memory and an exceeding good graphics card as this software was a “pig” for memory. I have 16GB of RAM on the computer I’m using right this minute to write this message - I believe that I might be into about 8GB of “overkill” but I don’t have problems. My previous MacBook had less but at that time I didn’t have problems with the software, but something else in the guts of the computer wasn’t reliable anymore and it had lived its life expectancy for doing more than email and surfing the internet. I know that I am about due for a new computer, but I’m waiting for the next generation of “Apple” to hit the market - COVID-19 has put a monkey wrench into so many things making life more difficult than just trying to stay alive.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

PS: I wouldn’t go back to a PC unless I absolutely had to - like Apple ceasing to exist.


Re: Ready to Toss this out the window!!!

favymtz
 

The main thing to remember is that not all feet are good for all purposes.
The narrow Acuflex feet are for more delicate sewing where we aren't trying to feed heavy loads through the machine, and the wider Acuflex feet are built for more robust sewing.

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Favymtz


Re: Mac with digitizer

Lyn Quine
 

My daughter had V5 on a MacBook Pro with parallels it was so slow, it could take over an hour to get v5 open.  It was slowed down so much by parallels and windows so you need lots more memory.  And she found the Mac side was very slow too even when she hadn’t fired up windows.  Now she has got a windows laptop and removed the partition and her Mac is back to normal.  I reminded her to back up the designs, on an external drive in case there were any problems.  


Re: Ready to Toss this out the window!!!

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello Group---THanks to all who replied with sympathy and suggestions with the hook popping out while I sew with the narrow AccuFeed foot. It is nice to know that others have dealt with this problem. I would think that Janome would come up with a solution for this very frustrating problem but so far I have not heard anything about a fix or a "cure" for it. Looks like we sew-ers just have to adapt. For a while, I was using a piece of Gorilla Tape (extra sticky) across the slot where the hook gets inserted, to hold the hook in. That was somewhat successful, but I think Janome could do much better with this known problem.  I did try the wider, regular AccuFeed foot and it does work better because it has those two additional fabric "grabbers" that advance the fabric from the sides in addition to the larger one that advances the fabric from the middle of the foot. But that wider foot is so "clunky"--for lack of a better word.  THanks again to all who replied, and all those who have been frustrated like I have, with this annoying problem.
Happy Stitching!  Kathy S.

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Have a good one!
Kathy Strabel




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