Date   

Re: machine suddenly stops

Kathy Strabel
 

Do you think your machine could be overheating and it is shutting down in order to cool off?   This must be so frustrating!!!  PLease post when you solve the problem so that others can know what happened. Good luck to you. 
Kathy S   Camas WA


Re: machine suddenly stops

Lou Ann
 

Did you check that you had good electrical connections at both the machine end and at the wall outlet?  Maybe it could be that it's loose and just looks plugged in but is actually having an intermittent connection.  Sorry, but that's my only thought!


machine suddenly stops

cherylalice drisdelle
 

while  doing an embroidery today the machine stopped and and made a repeated pulse sound 
Went away when I  turned machine off and on but it has just happened again
Any suggestions


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cat - N
 

Wow!  Roberta, you really waded through fire with your serger search.  I absolutely agree about features choice vs (blind) brand loyalty.   Not every brand makes the exact feature set you need in every machine or product line.  I think it pays to figure out what’s important to you, then find the machine that does what you need, that isn’t more of a compromise than you can appreciate.  Few things are worse in the long run than ‘settling’ thinking you will grow to love it...but find the opposite is true.  I cannot admit to brand loyalty with any brand. Janome met my needs for sewing and embroidery machines and I am very happy with my choices.  The specs that were important to me only existed in the Janome brand.

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 


Re: What is this thing?

Kathy Strabel
 

Hello Janome Group----Thank you to those that replied to my inquiry about the silver "button" on the rear surface of the Skyline 7  machine. It appears to be a support for an optional wide table which I do not possess. Instead, I have an after-market, 3rd party extension table. But it is good to know, at least, what the silver thingy is intended for. Happy sewing and stitching to all!   Kathy Strabel   Camas   WA.


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Roberta K
 

My only comment about this thread, is that brand loyalty is not always the best choice when investigating new machine purchases. When I first began using Janome sewing machines, about 20 years ago, I was thrilled to have a dealer about 2 miles from my home. My first Janome was the MC3000, which I still own. At that time I was struggling with learning to use a serger. 

My first serger was purchased from a Viking dealer inside a Joann’s Fabric store. It was the cheapest one they had, a White serger. The salesperson lied to me saying that they could teach me how to use it, but that did not work out too well. I ended up selling it for a few dollars, and buying a Brother serger, 1034D. Everything was fine until the tension went wonky and nobody could help me Fix it. I then went to my Janome dealer, who recommended a Janome Compulock serger. Another liar, since she did not know how to use it herself and so could not teach me. 

Me being young and naive, bought the machine without doing a test drive because I wanted to believe that any Janome is better than any other machine out there. Then I got to try to manage the settings on it, and it was a mess. Of course, the dealer would not take it back.

My frustration level was through the roof, so I decided not to do any more business with that dealer (who will remain nameless). Not too long after, I discovered a Babylock dealer. At that time the Babylock Evolution was the top of the line model. I saw it demonstrated and they had me at Jet-Air threading. And yes this dealer offered classes and tech support. 

I still own my Babylock Evolution, and I have never regretted the investment I made.

Lesson learned: It pays to be open minded about brands, and ALWAYS try before you buy. Seeing and sewing is believing.

Roberta in FL


Re: Janome 10000

Tracy
 

The MC10000 will not read a Jef+ format either.  It will only read .sew or .jef format designs.

I agree with Favymtz - use a copy/paste method to transfer designs to your compact flash card for the machine.  Be sure they are pasted into the file where the machine will find them.  And- make sure in your software that the design is oriented to fit inside the hoop when you save it in .jef.  The orientation being wrong is one of the absolute most common issues when someone says their machine doesn't show a design that they have put into the folder for one of the, older model especially, machines.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator

----Original message----

The default file format for Horizon Link is JPX. Your Janome 10000 will not read a JPX as you've discovered.   What you need to do is designate that you want a JEF or JEF+ format. To do this, Don't use the "Write a Design" nor the "Send" functions.
Instead
Use the "File" function and  "Save As" that way you can choose to Save it to your card and a JEF format.
Favymtz


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks for this great email Cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m saving this email (big smile).

 

Take care,

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cat - N via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:37 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

LOL...oh...sorry...didn't even think of naming a brand.  I was very interested in the new Janome air threading serger, but I think I still want at least a 5-thread...and kind of hoping Janome comes out with a nice new model in a few years, now that they air threading tech.  But, just after I got the Pfaff, I saw the Baby Lock 8-thread serger (I forget the name at the moment) being demonstrated at a quilt show near here, and was offered a great price by the dealer, which included all the attachments.  Might have bought it right then, except that I already had the very nice Pfaff...and couldn't justify the cost at that moment. 

 

They don't make the machine I have anymore, but no telling what I will 'need' or want eventually.  My Pfaff is in excellent condition, does a whole bunch of stuff, and may last the rest of my lifetime for what I need...just cannot get attachments for it, since it was a retired model.  Who knows what the future will bring...will re-evaluate if/when I am in the market again...but making a list of 'wants' in a new serger. 

 

The 8-thread is air-threaded, and has extra space to the right of the needle.  I like the idea of special use machines...serger and separate cover hem machines...just do not have the space right now, since I already have 4 machines (2 embroidery, 1 sewing, and the serger), and hubby has 1 plus a long arm quilter on a 12' frame.  We are working on making a dedicated space...not there yet.

 

I looked up Program 10 in the 1200D manual.  Not complicated to create that Top Cover Stitch (LuLu Lemon) stitch...does the 3-needle, the 2-needle wide, and the 2-needle narrow, but some re-configuring of the machine is necessary.  I think conversion is possibly more complicated 'looking' and 'sounding' than complicated 'doing'...just have to remember...when company comes for dinner we have to pull the dining table apart to add the leaf in the table, too...LOL

 

My Pfaff 4874 does those 3 programs plus more "Deco" stitches, but each has its own program number.  The Pfaff book is 144 pages...has a lot of pix and step-by-step directions.

 

I have been working on an email, but have to stop on it for a bit...have to make some very necessary phone calls.  You might benefit from the threading for the Pfaff...the video is online but not on youtube...although you can look at youtube videos of Pfaff Coverlock 3, too...Sewing Machines Plus I think has the ones I looked at mostly for conversion to cover hem.  Again...it looked really complicated...until I actually did it a few times.

 

- Cat

 


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cat - N
 

LOL...oh...sorry...didn't even think of naming a brand.  I was very interested in the new Janome air threading serger, but I think I still want at least a 5-thread...and kind of hoping Janome comes out with a nice new model in a few years, now that they air threading tech.  But, just after I got the Pfaff, I saw the Baby Lock 8-thread serger (I forget the name at the moment) being demonstrated at a quilt show near here, and was offered a great price by the dealer, which included all the attachments.  Might have bought it right then, except that I already had the very nice Pfaff...and couldn't justify the cost at that moment. 

They don't make the machine I have anymore, but no telling what I will 'need' or want eventually.  My Pfaff is in excellent condition, does a whole bunch of stuff, and may last the rest of my lifetime for what I need...just cannot get attachments for it, since it was a retired model.  Who knows what the future will bring...will re-evaluate if/when I am in the market again...but making a list of 'wants' in a new serger. 

The 8-thread is air-threaded, and has extra space to the right of the needle.  I like the idea of special use machines...serger and separate cover hem machines...just do not have the space right now, since I already have 4 machines (2 embroidery, 1 sewing, and the serger), and hubby has 1 plus a long arm quilter on a 12' frame.  We are working on making a dedicated space...not there yet.

I looked up Program 10 in the 1200D manual.  Not complicated to create that Top Cover Stitch (LuLu Lemon) stitch...does the 3-needle, the 2-needle wide, and the 2-needle narrow, but some re-configuring of the machine is necessary.  I think conversion is possibly more complicated 'looking' and 'sounding' than complicated 'doing'...just have to remember...when company comes for dinner we have to pull the dining table apart to add the leaf in the table, too...LOL

My Pfaff 4874 does those 3 programs plus more "Deco" stitches, but each has its own program number.  The Pfaff book is 144 pages...has a lot of pix and step-by-step directions.

I have been working on an email, but have to stop on it for a bit...have to make some very necessary phone calls.  You might benefit from the threading for the Pfaff...the video is online but not on youtube...although you can look at youtube videos of Pfaff Coverlock 3, too...Sewing Machines Plus I think has the ones I looked at mostly for conversion to cover hem.  Again...it looked really complicated...until I actually did it a few times.

- Cat


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Cat:

 

So, spill the beans, which is your “coveted” new serger (big smile).

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cat - N via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:25 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

Pixey, my Janome dealer told me that their customers frequently purchase two separate machines rather than an 'elaborate' (multifunctional) coverlocker.  By then, I already had the Pfaff, but I seriously contemplated getting a separate coverstitch machine, too...or another, lower end serger and leaving the Pfaff in cover hem configuration. 

 

I especially contemplated it after making 6 knit outfits for my 4-year-old grandson.  It was an 'assembly line' process, mostly because I didn't want to be converting the serger to coverstitch and back to make each outfit using the matching color.  Instead, I used 'generic colored' threads for all interior seams, and only threaded with 'color matching' threads for the cover hem part...which I did last...and I stitched all shirts and shorts that used the same color at the same time before loading the next color.  But while I was making those, I realized just how nice it would be to have two separate machines to perform those very different functions, and just moving from machine to machine. 

 

Fortunately for my bank account, the Pfaff is easy enough to convert, once you figure out just how easy it is, and soon after making those 6 outfits at once, having converted it back to a 4-thread overedge until needed again, I needed to re-convert it to cover hem again to re-hem a t-shirt for my son. 

 

By the time I need a new serger, if ever, I have pretty much already decided which one (or current model of it) I am most interested in...unless something else is invented.  LOL

 

- Cat (FL)

 

 


Re: Janome 10000

Cheryl Paul
 

Also the file format for the Janome 10000 is JEF. It will read SEW files but NO OTHERS. Jef+ came out with the MC11000, so don’t buy that format or save to it for your 10000 sewing machine.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Janome 10000

Cheryl Paul
 

All I remember about the LuLu Kemon stitch it that it was #10 on the dial, used 3 needles in the cover hem position and I think that the looper threads were the top I took this class 4 it 5 years ago and never tried to set it up again so I really can’t help with this. I will say that I did enjoy the class. This dealer does a lot of sewing personally, has a lady technician who also sews. I think they do some experimenting when time permits. She is one of the best people I know in the business to really get help and she sells fabric too but it’s mostly quilting. She does carry a bit of fashion because she does make many of the things she wears.

I suggest playing with the #10 setting. It does many different things if memory serves me correctly.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cat - N
 

Pixey, my Janome dealer told me that their customers frequently purchase two separate machines rather than an 'elaborate' (multifunctional) coverlocker.  By then, I already had the Pfaff, but I seriously contemplated getting a separate coverstitch machine, too...or another, lower end serger and leaving the Pfaff in cover hem configuration. 

I especially contemplated it after making 6 knit outfits for my 4-year-old grandson.  It was an 'assembly line' process, mostly because I didn't want to be converting the serger to coverstitch and back to make each outfit using the matching color.  Instead, I used 'generic colored' threads for all interior seams, and only threaded with 'color matching' threads for the cover hem part...which I did last...and I stitched all shirts and shorts that used the same color at the same time before loading the next color.  But while I was making those, I realized just how nice it would be to have two separate machines to perform those very different functions, and just moving from machine to machine. 

Fortunately for my bank account, the Pfaff is easy enough to convert, once you figure out just how easy it is, and soon after making those 6 outfits at once, having converted it back to a 4-thread overedge until needed again, I needed to re-convert it to cover hem again to re-hem a t-shirt for my son. 

By the time I need a new serger, if ever, I have pretty much already decided which one (or current model of it) I am most interested in...unless something else is invented.  LOL

- Cat (FL)



Re: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks so much Pixey!

 

This sure is a complicated machine, but I vow to conquer it (laugh).

 

OMG, I sure wish mine did come with a DVD!  But, alas, no it did not.  I found a you tube on threading, but they don’t speak in English (big smile).

 

We shall persevere!

 

Thanks again!

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Pixey via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:21 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

My mom also has the 1200D and has really liked hers.   The only thing that mom found a bit tedious on hers was going back and forth between the basic edge serging and cover lock stitch...which she sometimes needed on the same project.  For this reason, I bought the 1100D (which is pretty much the 1200D without coverlock) and a separate 1000CPX Coverlock machine that sits next to it.

 

Though I typically like my 1100D, I have to admit that I have found that it can be a little aggressive if working with a lighter weight fabric.  The other day I was doing a project with some lightweight nylon and it was giving me a little trouble so I pulled my older 644D lighter weight backup basic serger out of the closet and found it worked better for that fabric than the 1100D.

 

Did yours come with a DVD that had a video with tips on use and shows how to thread it?  I ask because there is one bit of the upper looper threading path that I intuitively do backwards and then gnash teeth when my thread breaks.  I finally took a picture of it and keep it on my iPad to remind me how it is supposed to go.

 

Pixey

 



On Nov 8, 2020, at 7:16 AM, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

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: Janome 1200D Serger

Pixey
 

My mom also has the 1200D and has really liked hers.   The only thing that mom found a bit tedious on hers was going back and forth between the basic edge serging and cover lock stitch...which she sometimes needed on the same project.  For this reason, I bought the 1100D (which is pretty much the 1200D without coverlock) and a separate 1000CPX Coverlock machine that sits next to it.

Though I typically like my 1100D, I have to admit that I have found that it can be a little aggressive if working with a lighter weight fabric.  The other day I was doing a project with some lightweight nylon and it was giving me a little trouble so I pulled my older 644D lighter weight backup basic serger out of the closet and found it worked better for that fabric than the 1100D.

Did yours come with a DVD that had a video with tips on use and shows how to thread it?  I ask because there is one bit of the upper looper threading path that I intuitively do backwards and then gnash teeth when my thread breaks.  I finally took a picture of it and keep it on my iPad to remind me how it is supposed to go.

Pixey



On Nov 8, 2020, at 7:16 AM, June E Hudspeth <juneeh@...> wrote:

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: Janome 1200D Serger

June E Hudspeth
 

Cat:

 

You made my day and my eyes got all “watery”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

You and Cheryl are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thanks for your offer and I’ll have to keep you updated on my progress (big smile).

 

Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cat - N via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:58 AM
To: Onlinesewing-Janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

It’s a new thing but will be less intimidating as you use it. It’s easy to feel we might break them by using them when we aren’t familiar with them, and even more so as the price goes up,  but we can’t get familiar if we don’t use them. 

 

I went very slowly with mine. Well, that’s a lie...lol. My hubby had cut out pieces to make a bag and the minute the box arrived, he set up the machine and presented me with the (ahem) ‘opportunity’ to serge those pieces to make his bag...first time in my life (I was over 60) that I ever touched a serger...but no pressure...lol. The bag came out fine, thanks to an elaborate, ‘button pusher’ serger...and maybe a little because I have been sewing since I was a toddler except while my kids’ schedules did not permit.  My hubby had done the same thing when I got my first embroidery machine ever...sounds habitual...lol

 

After that, I took my learning process very slowly. 

 

I tried to take a serger class, but the instructor didn’t know my machine so wouldn’t let me into the class. I didn’t care if she knew my machine...I just wanted to sit, listen, absorb, then go home, grab my book, and fiddle. I wanted to learn the ‘when to use which stitch’ and ‘which stitch not to use for what’ but they wouldn’t let me have a seat in the class for that...even though I was willing to travel 70 miles for it. Lol. I knew sergers, regardless of brand, do similar things...it’s basically just the ‘levers and switches’ that are different between machines...but there is more to it than the machine, too. 

 

That is really super you have a serger club nearby. Not sure how much help I’d be but you’re welcome to contact me ‘offline’ if you feel the need...even if you just need to ‘scream’...lol

 

You will get there...just ‘strap in and enjoy the ride’ and remember you can just walk away when you can’t think about it anymore...it will wait patiently for your return. 


- Cat

 

 

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 

 




On Nov 10, 2020 at 6:55 PM, <June E Hudspeth> wrote:

Hi Cat:

 

It just overwhelms me; so I’m doing a Craftsy serger video and was just looking for more “help/assistance” with operating this machine.

 

But, as Cheryl & another person said; I need to be patient and take my time to learn this machine. 

 

I’ve also joined a Serger Club; they meet monthly; but I’m so intimidated; because I’m truly slow. 

 

However, I’m not a quitter and I will “conquer” (big smile).

 

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

June (Sac)

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cat - N via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 9:27 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

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 10000

Cat - N
 

Once the file is SAVED, it's a regular file function to COPY it anywhere else you want to put it.

So...

SAVE / SAVE AS the stitch file (.JEF) anywhere you want...DESKTOP, MY DOCUMENTS, or create a new FOLDER anywhere you want. 

Then, just DRAG AND DROP, or use Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V to COPY / PASTE, or RIGHT-CLICK on the filename and COPY then RIGHT-CLICK on the correct folder on the USB Disk to PASTE. 

- Cat


Re: Janome 1200D Serger

Cat - N
 

It’s a new thing but will be less intimidating as you use it. It’s easy to feel we might break them by using them when we aren’t familiar with them, and even more so as the price goes up,  but we can’t get familiar if we don’t use them. 

I went very slowly with mine. Well, that’s a lie...lol. My hubby had cut out pieces to make a bag and the minute the box arrived, he set up the machine and presented me with the (ahem) ‘opportunity’ to serge those pieces to make his bag...first time in my life (I was over 60) that I ever touched a serger...but no pressure...lol. The bag came out fine, thanks to an elaborate, ‘button pusher’ serger...and maybe a little because I have been sewing since I was a toddler except while my kids’ schedules did not permit.  My hubby had done the same thing when I got my first embroidery machine ever...sounds habitual...lol

After that, I took my learning process very slowly. 

I tried to take a serger class, but the instructor didn’t know my machine so wouldn’t let me into the class. I didn’t care if she knew my machine...I just wanted to sit, listen, absorb, then go home, grab my book, and fiddle. I wanted to learn the ‘when to use which stitch’ and ‘which stitch not to use for what’ but they wouldn’t let me have a seat in the class for that...even though I was willing to travel 70 miles for it. Lol. I knew sergers, regardless of brand, do similar things...it’s basically just the ‘levers and switches’ that are different between machines...but there is more to it than the machine, too. 

That is really super you have a serger club nearby. Not sure how much help I’d be but you’re welcome to contact me ‘offline’ if you feel the need...even if you just need to ‘scream’...lol

You will get there...just ‘strap in and enjoy the ride’ and remember you can just walk away when you can’t think about it anymore...it will wait patiently for your return. 

- Cat


Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Nov 10, 2020 at 6:55 PM, <June E Hudspeth> wrote:

Hi Cat:

 

It just overwhelms me; so I’m doing a Craftsy serger video and was just looking for more “help/assistance” with operating this machine.

 

But, as Cheryl & another person said; I need to be patient and take my time to learn this machine. 

 

I’ve also joined a Serger Club; they meet monthly; but I’m so intimidated; because I’m truly slow. 

 

However, I’m not a quitter and I will “conquer” (big smile).

 

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

June (Sac)

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cat - N via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 9:27 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Janome 1200D Serger

 

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 10000

darlene Reese
 

When I use the save as, it does not give me the option to save to the USB drive. How do I do this?


Re: Janome 10000

favymtz
 

The default file format for Horizon Link is JPX. Your Janome 10000 will not read a JPX as you've discovered.
What you need to do is designate that you want a JEF or JEF+ format. 
to do this, Don't use the "Write a Design" nor the "Send" functions.
Instead
Use the "File" function and  "Save As" that way you can choose to Save it to your card and a JEF format.
--
Favymtz

2961 - 2980 of 30560