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Re: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks Melanie!

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Melanie Dumas
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 5:40 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

I also have a 1200D and even though it seems complicated, take some time to make samples of the stitches you may be using and then try to improve them, just my suggestion (opinion.) It may take some time, but as the old adage states, “ Practice makes Perfect.”



On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:25 PM, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

 

WOW oh WOW Cheryl.

 

Thank you so much for your response.

 

I just got it back from a guy (who was great); he showed me a couple of things.  I’m going to try & hang with it for about another 6 months & if we’re not in a better place, I will do like you, sell the sucker and get something else.

 

I find it extremely complicated!

 

Thanks again,

 

June

 

 

 


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cat - N
 

I am not familiar with the Janome 1200D.  But, I took a quick look at the Janome 1200D User Manual, and I noticed that it looks A LOT like the Pfaff 4874 Creative...which I have...the mechanisms, I mean.

I was told several years ago by a Janome employee that Janome bought the tech and the company that made the Pfaff 4874.  Hmmm...

What kind of trouble are you having with the 1200D? 

- Cat (FL)







Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Melanie Dumas
 

I also have a 1200D and even though it seems complicated, take some time to make samples of the stitches you may be using and then try to improve them, just my suggestion (opinion.) It may take some time, but as the old adage states, “ Practice makes Perfect.”


On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:25 PM, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:



WOW oh WOW Cheryl.

 

Thank you so much for your response.

 

I just got it back from a guy (who was great); he showed me a couple of things.  I’m going to try & hang with it for about another 6 months & if we’re not in a better place, I will do like you, sell the sucker and get something else.

 

I find it extremely complicated!

 

Thanks again,

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 11:36 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

Hi June,

Yes, I did have the 1200D Serger, but it and I NEVER did get along well, so I sold it for less than ½ of what I paid for it and bought the AT2000 and I LOVE THAT MACHINE,  It doesn't have the Cover Hem capability, but the air threading is wonderful.  I have a Cover Hem 2000, that sits right beside it on built in sewing cupboard - a long desk like space that used to go around a corner, but now is a straight wall unit and not nearly long enough but the room can't accommodate more anyway, so I make do.  

I do have to clarify that the 1200D is not a bad serger, it somehow just didn't feel right for me and had way to many settings that were very badly explained in the manual.  That manual and many other "serger" manuals are not at all well written, hence needing multiple lessons at the dealers or taking many, many classes to learn "extras" that aren't just regular serging.  Also the set up for CoverHem was tedious to say the least.  I bought it so that I could sew using the "LuLu Lemon" stitch and that only worked as long as the afternoon class I took at my dealers.  If I could have left it set up with only that stitch, I'd have been fine, but one has other serging to do as well and the settings were fare too complicated, so I just took my losses and moved on.  The lady that bought my 1200D had another and she approached me, so I only had to say that if she would give me 5 brown bills (Canadian dollar coloured bills) it was hers.  She picked it up an hour later.  I really had to hustle to have it ready for her.  

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

WOW oh WOW Cheryl.

 

Thank you so much for your response.

 

I just got it back from a guy (who was great); he showed me a couple of things.  I’m going to try & hang with it for about another 6 months & if we’re not in a better place, I will do like you, sell the sucker and get something else.

 

I find it extremely complicated!

 

Thanks again,

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 11:36 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

Hi June,

Yes, I did have the 1200D Serger, but it and I NEVER did get along well, so I sold it for less than ½ of what I paid for it and bought the AT2000 and I LOVE THAT MACHINE,  It doesn't have the Cover Hem capability, but the air threading is wonderful.  I have a Cover Hem 2000, that sits right beside it on built in sewing cupboard - a long desk like space that used to go around a corner, but now is a straight wall unit and not nearly long enough but the room can't accommodate more anyway, so I make do.  

I do have to clarify that the 1200D is not a bad serger, it somehow just didn't feel right for me and had way to many settings that were very badly explained in the manual.  That manual and many other "serger" manuals are not at all well written, hence needing multiple lessons at the dealers or taking many, many classes to learn "extras" that aren't just regular serging.  Also the set up for CoverHem was tedious to say the least.  I bought it so that I could sew using the "LuLu Lemon" stitch and that only worked as long as the afternoon class I took at my dealers.  If I could have left it set up with only that stitch, I'd have been fine, but one has other serging to do as well and the settings were fare too complicated, so I just took my losses and moved on.  The lady that bought my 1200D had another and she approached me, so I only had to say that if she would give me 5 brown bills (Canadian dollar coloured bills) it was hers.  She picked it up an hour later.  I really had to hustle to have it ready for her.  

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Thank you!

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From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Kaye Lessard
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 8:43 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

Check on Janome USA site sam f just did a class on the serger use


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi June,

Yes, I did have the 1200D Serger, but it and I NEVER did get along well, so I sold it for less than ½ of what I paid for it and bought the AT2000 and I LOVE THAT MACHINE,  It doesn't have the Cover Hem capability, but the air threading is wonderful.  I have a Cover Hem 2000, that sits right beside it on built in sewing cupboard - a long desk like space that used to go around a corner, but now is a straight wall unit and not nearly long enough but the room can't accommodate more anyway, so I make do.  

I do have to clarify that the 1200D is not a bad serger, it somehow just didn't feel right for me and had way to many settings that were very badly explained in the manual.  That manual and many other "serger" manuals are not at all well written, hence needing multiple lessons at the dealers or taking many, many classes to learn "extras" that aren't just regular serging.  Also the set up for CoverHem was tedious to say the least.  I bought it so that I could sew using the "LuLu Lemon" stitch and that only worked as long as the afternoon class I took at my dealers.  If I could have left it set up with only that stitch, I'd have been fine, but one has other serging to do as well and the settings were fare too complicated, so I just took my losses and moved on.  The lady that bought my 1200D had another and she approached me, so I only had to say that if she would give me 5 brown bills (Canadian dollar coloured bills) it was hers.  She picked it up an hour later.  I really had to hustle to have it ready for her.  

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: What is this thing?

Barbara Castle
 

I wonder if it supports the accessory tray. My 15000 has one and it appears to be independent of my embroidery unit. Maybe?

Barbara

On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:45 AM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Hello Janome Group--  Does anyone know what this thing is? The picture is taken of a Skyline 7 model, from the backside of the machine, and with the accessory tray removed. Located just underneath the tip of the pencil in the photo. It has a groove or slot in it, like for a standard screwdriver, not a Phillips head. Just wondering. I do not see this thing pointed out in the manual, nor any information about it.  It is stationary, does not push inwards. I am guessing it has something to do with the construction phase of the machine itself--maybe some sort of fastener to hold everything together?  Or a support for the accessory tray?? I would definitely NOT try to use a tool of any kind on it, but am curious as to its purpose.   Photo attached herein.
Thanks, Kathy S. Camas WA
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Re: What is this thing?

Mary Almond
 

I believe it supports the table


On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 10:49 AM valora hammond via groups.io <SOITEACH=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
It is a support to the extension table if one is purchased. 


On Nov 9, 2020, at 7:45 AM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Hello Janome Group--  Does anyone know what this thing is? The picture is taken of a Skyline 7 model, from the backside of the machine, and with the accessory tray removed. Located just underneath the tip of the pencil in the photo. It has a groove or slot in it, like for a standard screwdriver, not a Phillips head. Just wondering. I do not see this thing pointed out in the manual, nor any information about it.  It is stationary, does not push inwards. I am guessing it has something to do with the construction phase of the machine itself--maybe some sort of fastener to hold everything together?  Or a support for the accessory tray?? I would definitely NOT try to use a tool of any kind on it, but am curious as to its purpose.   Photo attached herein.
Thanks, Kathy S. Camas WA
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Re: What is this thing?

valora hammond
 

It is a support to the extension table if one is purchased. 


On Nov 9, 2020, at 7:45 AM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Hello Janome Group--  Does anyone know what this thing is? The picture is taken of a Skyline 7 model, from the backside of the machine, and with the accessory tray removed. Located just underneath the tip of the pencil in the photo. It has a groove or slot in it, like for a standard screwdriver, not a Phillips head. Just wondering. I do not see this thing pointed out in the manual, nor any information about it.  It is stationary, does not push inwards. I am guessing it has something to do with the construction phase of the machine itself--maybe some sort of fastener to hold everything together?  Or a support for the accessory tray?? I would definitely NOT try to use a tool of any kind on it, but am curious as to its purpose.   Photo attached herein.
Thanks, Kathy S. Camas WA
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Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Kaye Lessard
 

Check on Janome USA site sam f just did a class on the serger use


What is this thing?

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello Janome Group--  Does anyone know what this thing is? The picture is taken of a Skyline 7 model, from the backside of the machine, and with the accessory tray removed. Located just underneath the tip of the pencil in the photo. It has a groove or slot in it, like for a standard screwdriver, not a Phillips head. Just wondering. I do not see this thing pointed out in the manual, nor any information about it.  It is stationary, does not push inwards. I am guessing it has something to do with the construction phase of the machine itself--maybe some sort of fastener to hold everything together?  Or a support for the accessory tray?? I would definitely NOT try to use a tool of any kind on it, but am curious as to its purpose.   Photo attached herein.
Thanks, Kathy S. Camas WA


12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

JoAnn Novak
 

 I have an Elna & a Janome.  I LOVE my Elna, so very happy I bought it.

 JoAnn

Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

On 11/8/2020 4:46 PM, Maree Mercer wrote:
Here in Australia you can buy Elna machines which are actually Janome machines, made in the Janome factory, the only difference being the branding. I lost my much loved Janome 12000 in the Townsville NQ 2019 flood event and have replaced it with an Elna 920, which is EXACTLY the same as the Janome 14000, and love it. It is very similar to the 12000, with just a few more bells and whistles. I can use all my Janome accessories on it. All the menus etc would be very familiar to someone who has used a Janome 12000. The Elna equivalent of the 12000 is the Elna 900. Not sure if you can buy Elnas where you are, but worth looking into. Also, they are thousands of dollars less then the Janome.


Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Cheryl Alm
 

Yes we have Elnas here in the US.  I heard from my friend today and she has purchased a 12000 from eBay. 


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Maree Mercer <mareesky54@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:46:25 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection
 
Here in Australia you can buy Elna machines which are actually Janome machines, made in the Janome factory, the only difference being the branding. I lost my much loved Janome 12000 in the Townsville NQ 2019 flood event and have replaced it with an Elna 920, which is EXACTLY the same as the Janome 14000, and love it. It is very similar to the 12000, with just a few more bells and whistles. I can use all my Janome accessories on it. All the menus etc would be very familiar to someone who has used a Janome 12000. The Elna equivalent of the 12000 is the Elna 900. Not sure if you can buy Elnas where you are, but worth looking into. Also, they are thousands of dollars less then the Janome.


Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Maree Mercer
 

Here in Australia you can buy Elna machines which are actually Janome machines, made in the Janome factory, the only difference being the branding. I lost my much loved Janome 12000 in the Townsville NQ 2019 flood event and have replaced it with an Elna 920, which is EXACTLY the same as the Janome 14000, and love it. It is very similar to the 12000, with just a few more bells and whistles. I can use all my Janome accessories on it. All the menus etc would be very familiar to someone who has used a Janome 12000. The Elna equivalent of the 12000 is the Elna 900. Not sure if you can buy Elnas where you are, but worth looking into. Also, they are thousands of dollars less then the Janome.


Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Good Evening:

Hi to: Cheryl of Saskatoon 

I saw in a msg earlier today that you have a Janome Serger 1200D.  Are you happy with it?  Do you know of any good resources to provide help?  I've spent countless hours and found next to nothing on You Tube or the internet.  I signed up for a basic serger class from Craftsy and other than that, nothing.  Manual is OK, but not much wording.  I sure wish there was a workbook, just like they have with the 15000 Janome Sewing Machine.

Thanks for any info.

June


Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Cheryl Alm
 

Thanks, Cheryl.   My friend and I no longer live close to one another.  She did take the machine to a local dealer.  She really loves her 12000 and is not interested in a learning curve on another model so she is set on finding another 12000.  Since the 12000 is no TOL they are available for online sales, so if she doesn't find one that has been preowned, she may go that route.
Thanks for your input.  The folks in this group are so helpful and kind. 
Cheryl - Ohio - USA  

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Cheryl Paul <capaul@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:56 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection
 
Hi Cheryl Alm,
Your friend has the 12000 and the embroidery arm for it is exactly the same as the one used on the 15000.  Those 2 machines also use the same hoops, so if she upgraded the RE hoop would be useful to her on the new machine.  She really should take the machine in to have the dealer look at it.  Perhaps if you live close you could go with her to help with a decision and to see that she isn't feed a "bill of goods" by them.  If they are a good honest people, she shouldn't have a problem, but we know that isn't always what happens in this world we live in.  

I also had a problem with my 12000 and the plug in point on the machine had some crushed holes in it and the pins would not fit, so the attachment would connect.  I had to have that cord replaced and it cost me over $100 USD to have repaired - I'm Canadian and was on holiday in the Arizona when this happened immediately when arriving and setting up my machine.  It took most of the month I was there to get the part, but at least the sewing machine sewed and Mulqueen's help my place in the cue so that I could go to classes and sew.  While there I had a another catastrophe when the upper looper snapped off on my 1200D Serger - that I had fixed when I got back home to Saskatoon - that one warranty covered, so I dodged a bullet there.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Hand look stitch

Tracy
 

Carole-

I've used 100wt thread on many quilts that have been washed and dried and ironed.  Never has the thread been an issue.  I don't use the highest heat on my iron any longer since I've got wool pressing surfaces and also use Best Press which can scorch your fabrics if your iron is too hot.  But I love the smell of my Best Press so I just turn my iron down to a med-hot temp and all is well.  But again - 100wt thread is not an issue for what I've made.  I use the Wonderfil (Invisifil) brand.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: 12000 Embroidery Arm Connection

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Cheryl Alm,
Your friend has the 12000 and the embroidery arm for it is exactly the same as the one used on the 15000.  Those 2 machines also use the same hoops, so if she upgraded the RE hoop would be useful to her on the new machine.  She really should take the machine in to have the dealer look at it.  Perhaps if you live close you could go with her to help with a decision and to see that she isn't feed a "bill of goods" by them.  If they are a good honest people, she shouldn't have a problem, but we know that isn't always what happens in this world we live in.  

I also had a problem with my 12000 and the plug in point on the machine had some crushed holes in it and the pins would not fit, so the attachment would connect.  I had to have that cord replaced and it cost me over $100 USD to have repaired - I'm Canadian and was on holiday in the Arizona when this happened immediately when arriving and setting up my machine.  It took most of the month I was there to get the part, but at least the sewing machine sewed and Mulqueen's help my place in the cue so that I could go to classes and sew.  While there I had a another catastrophe when the upper looper snapped off on my 1200D Serger - that I had fixed when I got back home to Saskatoon - that one warranty covered, so I dodged a bullet there.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Hand look stitch

Ceil J
 

I have used 100wt from both Superior Threads (Microquilter) and Invisifil.  Using them for quilting designs and stitch in the ditch has been wonderful.  I have ironed them with no issues.  Ceil


Re: Hand look stitch

Donna Morton
 

I doubt that the invisifil thread will melt under a type home iron. Polyester is heat resistant. Perhaps the quilt shop was thinking about nylon thread which will melt at a much lower temperature.

DonnaM
Canada
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