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12000/what to keep

thistlebug <pegijane39@...>
 

I am selling my 11000S and want to know what hoops and feet that I purchased separately should I keep for the 12000? I will keep the CD player but in hopes that I will be able to use it in the future but, will give the clothsetter up with the machine. Peg in FL


Re: Metallic threads

Jo Lynch <jolynch12@...>
 

Thank you Jim, since reading  your reply I have put a new Christmas design in not used any spray on a new spool of thread, still no problem  with a size 11 needle & it is stitching at 1,000SPMI am also using the GR hoop, must be the Australian luck   Will remember what you have said though
Thank you
Jo
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:58 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Metallic threads

 

Be careful about spraying silicone on thread BEFORE it goes through the tension. Over time the thread can carry the silicone onto the tension disks, where it can build up and begin reducing tension. It's better to apply after it comes out of the tension. There are some after-market products that are tiny sponges which stick to the machine in the thread path. You apply the silicone to the sponge. We've never found it necessary to lubricate the thread though. Using a topstitch size 14 needle is a big help.

As for taking to the roof, remember one has to suffer for one's art!

--- In janome12000@..., "Jo Lynch" wrote:
>
> I have not had any problems with Metalic thread on this machine. I give a puff of Silicone on the cone & just feed though the normal thread stand ---- this certainly was not the case with the 10 & 11. Jim I could not see myself climbing on the roof!!!!
> Cheers
> Jo


Re: Metallic threads

vicki chrobak
 

Maybe they were women in a former life.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: # of stitches in design

vicki chrobak
 

I did one with 44!!!! thread changes yesterday. Talk about a worn out puppy.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Metallic threads

vicki chrobak
 

Good one Jim! We do what we gotta do. Maybe someone will invent a fool-proof metallic thread????

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Metallic threads

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The lack of a vertical spool pin is kind of puzzling. That's something that's been on every Janome machine for at least the last 25 years. Feeding metallic thread from a vertical pin is the preferred method, since the thread rolls off without twisting.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

Hi - I haven't yet tried working with metallic threads on the 12000 but am looking forward to having a go when I have some time. I usually put the reel of thread on a vertical spool and wondered why Janome don't supply a vertical spool pin with the machine? Also my Isacord cones don't fit so I have to use a separate spool holder away from the machine whereas they do fit on my 350e.
Vicki


Re: Metallic threads

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Be careful about spraying silicone on thread BEFORE it goes through the tension. Over time the thread can carry the silicone onto the tension disks, where it can build up and begin reducing tension. It's better to apply after it comes out of the tension. There are some after-market products that are tiny sponges which stick to the machine in the thread path. You apply the silicone to the sponge. We've never found it necessary to lubricate the thread though. Using a topstitch size 14 needle is a big help.

As for taking to the roof, remember one has to suffer for one's art!

--- In janome12000@..., "Jo Lynch" <jolynch12@...> wrote:

I have not had any problems with Metalic thread on this machine. I give a puff of Silicone on the cone & just feed though the normal thread stand ---- this certainly was not the case with the 10 & 11. Jim I could not see myself climbing on the roof!!!!
Cheers
Jo


Re: # of stitches in design

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Good call Sue. As far as I know, the limit of 78 color changes is still true for the 12000. I'm also wondering whether Zena hit the limit in the software that converted the design to JEF format, rather than in the machine itself.

--- In janome12000@..., "Sue Sweet" <ssweet4@...> wrote:

Apart from the limitation on the number of stitches there also used to be a limit on the number of colour changes ( not actual colours). Maybe that’s something you ladies that have problems could look at ?

From: Donna Morton
Odd. In the time since I stitched out the first design with more than 100,000 stitches I have stitched 2 others in the 90,000 range in the 230 X 300 hoop. Neither the machine nor HorizonLink had problems accepting either of the 90,000 stitch designs.

From: Zena M
Today I tried to stitch out an Embroidery Library design on the 230 x 230 hoop. It had 55048 stitches, this was too many stitches for the machine. I reduced the design to 49273 and the design stitched out fine.


Re: Metallic threads

Sandy <realgrand@...>
 

I heard on one of the groups to turn the spool upside down. :-)


From: Jo Lynch
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Metallic threads

 
I have not had any problems with Metalic thread on this machine.  I give a puff of Silicone on the cone & just feed though the normal thread stand ----  this certainly was not the case with the 10 & 11.    Jim I could not see myself climbing on the roof!!!!
Cheers
Jo




Re: Metallic threads

Jo Lynch <jolynch12@...>
 

I have not had any problems with Metalic thread on this machine.  I give a puff of Silicone on the cone & just feed though the normal thread stand ----  this certainly was not the case with the 10 & 11.    Jim I could not see myself climbing on the roof!!!!
Cheers
Jo
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:58 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Metallic threads

 

So Funny Jim!!! I little more distance than I use but some metallic's need a long lead to the needle to relax.
 
Mary A. Rease
bigmary@...
 
 
--------Original Message from Jim -----------------
We tried something similar, putting the cones on the TV antenna on the roof, down through a vent in the attic, then through a heating duct into the sewing room and into the machine. It worked out well until the crows were attracted to the shiny thread. They went through several spools of it, but the nest is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.


Re: Metallic threads

Mary A Rease <bigmary@...>
 

So Funny Jim!!! I little more distance than I use but some metallic's need a long lead to the needle to relax.
 
Mary A. Rease
bigmary@...
 
 
--------Original Message from Jim -----------------
We tried something similar, putting the cones on the TV antenna on the roof, down through a vent in the attic, then through a heating duct into the sewing room and into the machine. It worked out well until the crows were attracted to the shiny thread. They went through several spools of it, but the nest is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.


Re: # of stitches in design

Sue Sweet
 

Apart from the limitation on the number of stitches there also used to be a limit on the number of colour changes ( not actual colours). Maybe that’s something you ladies that have problems could look at ?
 
Sue
 

Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:47 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: # of stitches in design
 
 

Odd.  In the time since I stitched out the first design with more than 100,000 stitches I have stitched 2 others in the 90,000 range in the 230 X 300 hoop.  Neither the machine nor HorizonLink had problems accepting either of the 90,000 stitch designs.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
From: Zena M
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:10 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: # of stitches in design
 
 

Today I tried to stitch out an Embroidery Library design on the 230 x 230 hoop. It had 55048 stitches, this was too many stitches for the machine. I reduced the design to 49273 and the design stitched out fine.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" >
> I haven't seen an "official" number, but I've heard 250,000. I've also heard that designs in that range are rejected as being too large. The limit for the 11000 and MB-4 is 100,000, so I'm sure that at least that size will work on the 12000. There is also an upcoming update to the 12000 that will add CD support, so it's possible that there will be a change in the stitch limit at that time.
>
>


Re: Metallic threads

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We tried something similar, putting the cones on the TV antenna on the roof, down through a vent in the attic, then through a heating duct into the sewing room and into the machine. It worked out well until the crows were attracted to the shiny thread. They went through several spools of it, but the nest is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

--- In janome12000@..., "Fabric Therapy" <twistedbobbins@...> wrote:

My dealer sold the cone tree stand separately, and it was worth it to me as most of my spools are jumbo spools. I also do a lot of twin needle metallic embellishment on my projects lately for the holidays.

When I work with metallic threads to get the threads to "relax" I put my spools in over sized coffee cups on the floor and then thread both strands through a separate cone tree and then onto the telescoping antenna of the Horizon cone tree, and then thread the machine.


Re: Metallic threads

Fabric Therapy
 

My dealer sold the cone tree stand separately, and it was worth it to me as most of my spools are jumbo spools. I also do a lot of twin needle metallic embellishment on my projects lately for the holidays.

When I work with metallic threads to get the threads to "relax" I put my spools in over sized coffee cups on the floor and then thread both strands through a separate cone tree and then onto the telescoping antenna of the Horizon cone tree, and then thread the machine.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

Hi - I haven't yet tried working with metallic threads on the 12000 but am looking forward to having a go when I have some time. I usually put the reel of thread on a vertical spool and wondered why Janome don't supply a vertical spool pin with the machine? Also my Isacord cones don't fit so I have to use a separate spool holder away from the machine whereas they do fit on my 350e.
Vicki


Metallic threads

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - I haven't yet tried working with metallic threads on the 12000 but am looking forward to having a go when I have some time. I usually put the reel of thread on a vertical spool and wondered why Janome don't supply a vertical spool pin with the machine? Also my Isacord cones don't fit so I have to use a separate spool holder away from the machine whereas they do fit on my 350e.
Vicki


Re: Foot Pedal Hesitation

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It could be a defect in the foot pedal. It could also be hanging up on carpet or the edge of the cabinet so it doesn't move smoothly.

--- In janome12000@..., vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

Has anyone else experienced foot pedal hesitation in regular sew? I was
doing some very slow delicate work with straight stitch & it was weird.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Clothsetter

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

No, there is nothing in common between the hoops of the two machines.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vickie" <vickie_fowler@...> wrote:

Jim, can the 11000 clothsetter be used on the 12000?

Thanks --Vickie
Fort Davis, TX


Re: newsletter

vicki chrobak
 

Thank you Jim for both links.

--
Vicki Jo


Foot Pedal Hesitation

vicki chrobak
 

Has anyone else experienced foot pedal hesitation in regular sew? I was doing some very slow delicate work with straight stitch & it was weird.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: # of stitches in design

Donna Morton
 

Odd.  In the time since I stitched out the first design with more than 100,000 stitches I have stitched 2 others in the 90,000 range in the 230 X 300 hoop.  Neither the machine nor HorizonLink had problems accepting either of the 90,000 stitch designs.
 
Donna M
Canada
 

From: Zena M
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:10 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: # of stitches in design
 
 

Today I tried to stitch out an Embroidery Library design on the 230 x 230 hoop. It had 55048 stitches, this was too many stitches for the machine. I reduced the design to 49273 and the design stitched out fine.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" wrote:
>
> I haven't seen an "official" number, but I've heard 250,000. I've also heard that designs in that range are rejected as being too large. The limit for the 11000 and MB-4 is 100,000, so I'm sure that at least that size will work on the 12000. There is also an upcoming update to the 12000 that will add CD support, so it's possible that there will be a change in the stitch limit at that time.
>
>