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New Owner ,,, question regarding callibration and the plastic templates

judyjanome <judyjanome@...>
 

I picked up the machine last week. I love the 9 mm stitches. I tried a couple of the built in patterns. After I loaded the hoop (I owned the first 11000 a few years ago) I checked the needle and it was not in the center of the plastic templete. I thought I should go into the tools for the emb unit and callibrated the needle to move into the center of the plastic templete, and then clicked ok. I removed the plastic templete. Then I stiched out the design. Do you have to callabrate each hoop before use. I hope I am explaining myself. Last night I went to default in the tools menu which changed my settings back because I forgot to change out the zig zag stitch plate to the single hole plate. I again tried a small design when I finished checked the placement of the design in the hoop and it was perfect. There are two holes side by each in that single hole plate and the emb does start in the hole on the left but the placement was perfect. If all this was unnecessary what is the callibration option in the tool menu for. I am so sorry to go on about this but I did want you to understand. Thanks Judyjanome


Re: Picked up my 12000 today

Frecia Kelly
 

o.k.....now I have to see a photo of that thing the dealer made.  It sounds like it might work for several of my balky threads.  I have a very helpful husband who can use some winter projects.
 
Fyfee
 
 
Whooopeeeeeeeee! !!! Picked up my 12000 today!! It is still in the box as I am going to watch the instruction video quite a few times before I get it out of the box.

I use a lot of metallic thread and have little thing one of the dealers made. It is a vertical spindle set on a rotating disk, the metallic thread comes off the spool sideways and goes through a hole cut in a piece of wood that is also on the stand that holds the vertical spindle and disk. This makes the metallic thread come off the cone sideways and stay coming off sideways for approx 15cm and it rarely ever tangles..... .....hope this is clearer than mud
Kris in Australia


Re: Foot Pedal Hesitation

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks Jim & Janet, I'll check both today.

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Vicki Jo


Re: Foot Pedal Hesitation

janetpiekarski
 

Also, just a thought, check to see whether you have the machine set to slow start because I think if you do and you are timid with your pressure, it's going to be timid in its response.(Maybe)

--- In janome12000@..., "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

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: Rotary Even Foot

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Update -
Diane has tested the foot, with these observations:

* It does not line up perfectly with the feed dogs.
* The needle must be moved left to center between the red marks on the foot.
* It works just fine! She just showed me a scrap of Minkee with a rolled hem, as well as a nice seam. Due to not quite lining up with the feed dogs, it may pull require care to keep it straight on long seams, but otherwise it works great.

--- In janome12000@..., "Julie" <jjems@...> wrote:

Question about this "kit" - don't guess it's going to work with the 12000
machine either, is it? I've never had it open or used it.



Julie


Re: 12000 or keep 11000 question

vicki chrobak
 

Gloria--The one thing that really attracted me to the 1200 was the variable zigzag feature. Great for FM work. Just use the knee lift to control stitch width.

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Vicki Jo


Re: 12000/what to keep

robin_zelonis <robin@...>
 

Linda.
I would keep all the extra feet and just call another Janome dealer and order a high shank ankle. We stock high and low shank ankles all the time. Just another thing our customers misplace and need. You just have to remember 7mm opening for olf feet not 9mm.
Robin in Maine.

--- In janome12000@..., songnbird@... wrote:

Hi Jim,
I asked my dealer to order an 11K ankle for me , so I could use all my
extra feet and she said that Janome wouldn't allow it. Hmmmmmm! I really love
some of those feet that I purchased separately; what do you suggest?

Linda B


Re: The RE Hoop messages

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It worked for the 11000, so it's a proven strategy!

--- In janome12000@..., "Julie" <jjems@...> wrote:

The 5x7 (RE hoop) is a very necessary hoop, since you don't want to use
extra stabilizer you don't need with having to use the 9x9 hoop instead.
This time it's with an even bigger area you would be wasting than what the
11k had. Maybe Janome doesn't consider that a mistake because they can sell
another hoop - and 4 hoops already come with the 12k where only 2 came with
the 11k.



I guess writing to Janome is the answer for having Janome make a 5x7 hoop
for the 12k?



Julie


Re: 12000/what to keep

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Janome wouldn't allow it??? That's ridiculous, on two counts:

1. None of the new 9mm accessory feet are available yet.

2. Using the 11000 foot holder the existing 7mm feet fit perfectly, even the 1/4".

The only risk from using those feet would be to try to use them with a 9mm stitch. But that's a risk we've always had, for example not using the 1/4" foot with a zigzag stitch. I'm pretty sure that Janome doesn't have any hidden cameras in the machine that will detect what feet you are using. Don't post pictures of you using the feet to Facebook and you should be fine!

If your dealer is going to play the "We know what's best for you" card you can always order the foot holder online from Brubaker's: www.brubakersewing.com
Talk to Amy, explain that you heard about it on Yahoo, and maybe even get a discount.

--- In janome12000@..., songnbird@... wrote:

Hi Jim,
I asked my dealer to order an 11K ankle for me , so I could use all my
extra feet and she said that Janome wouldn't allow it. Hmmmmmm! I really love
some of those feet that I purchased separately; what do you suggest?

Linda B


Re: 12000 or keep 11000 question

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Wow, Gloria, the DVD *AND* the app? You're our hero, thanks so much!

I understand your dilemma. The 11000SE is a very capable machine, and so is the 7700. The 12000 is a merging of both of them, with big improvements in both the sewing and embroidery parts. On the embroidery side you have bigger hoops, higher speed, and a bit more stability. Sewing-wise you have the option of 9mm stitch width against your current 7mm. Even if you never use the 9mm, the arrangement of the feed dogs is such that things just work a little better. For example, the 1/4" foot has a guide that hits the feed dogs in just about every Janome model, but on the 12000 it's in between them. That's going to make it much easier to get a perfect 1/4 or scant 1/4. Lighting is amazing on the 12000, and the automatic presser foot control is also very impressive.

It's a shame you have to go so far to see it, because you really can't make a decision without actually sewing on the machine. I would suggest you make a day of it. Call the dealer ahead and make an appointment. If you think you might want to trade in your existing machines, pack them up to prepare (but don't mention that when you call - ask instead if you decide to buy, AFTER you have a quoted price). Take test fabrics with you. If you're a quilter, take a dozen squares. Make it clear when you call that you are going to need at least an hour on the machine, and make sure that someone who knows the machine will be there when you come. Ultimately no one but you can know if it's the right machine for you, but after a good test drive you'll know!

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

Good morning.
I own the 11000 SE...got it brand new about a year ago and have only used it a handful of times...family life got in the way of my sew time. The end of the summer this year, I bought the 7700. Again, have used 3 times for hemming pants and family life in the way again.
I am considering the 12000 but really don't know what it does more than the 11000. I don't have a dealer near me. Would have to travel almost 2 hours to just see it. Can someone tell me what the 12000 does that the 11000 doesn't? Thank you so much. I do enjoy reading all your posts. Hopefully I can make a very educated decision in the very near future.
And Jim, I did buy your CD and the Apple App for my phone of the foot book. I love them both!!! Well worth the money. Very well done. Thank you!
Sincerely,
Gloria


Re: 12000 or keep 11000 question

Patricia Ward
 

Gloria, I had the same machine set up... the 11000 and the 7700. I traded in the 7700 because with the 12000 you have the 7700 but with the added embroidery feature.  I kept my 11000 because I do like the machine and I had upgraded it to ver 3 so figured, I would keep it to use and I am glad I did. 
The 12000 has great features for quilting and of course all of that space on it for FMQ.  I have not used the embroidery yet but I am really enjoying sewing with it. It is powerful, quiet and fast.  I love the 9mm feature. 

So basically  think of the 12000 as a very advanced machine that incorporates all of the 7700 features into it but adds the new features of the larger embroidery, the direct link to Horizon Link on your computer and fast and more quiet as extras.  I can't believe how quiet it is, really. 

And there are added quilting features that the 7700 didn't have.... the choice of a stitch for a 1/4 seam or a scant 1/4 seam; the sensor to automatically set the height of your FM foot and you don't have to turn the little screw to adjust the foot to glide across your fabric.
I am sure there are features that I forgot to mention; someone else I am sure will have more to tell you.

I am one hour from my dealer but went to the launch on Oct 1.  If you have a good dealer, the drive is well worth it. 

Pat


Re: Rotary Even Foot

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Actually it vey well might. It's a snap-on foot so you would need a 7mm foot holder, as we've posted here before. I'll have Diane try it today and report back. That's actually a very useful foot, as we discovered when making FootBook. In the demo video she used it to put a rolled hem in Minkee, something that would be impossible with the regular rolled hem foot.

--- In janome12000@..., "Julie" <jjems@...> wrote:

Question about this "kit" - don't guess it's going to work with the 12000
machine either, is it? I've never had it open or used it.



Julie


Re: 12000/what to keep

robin_zelonis <robin@...>
 

Linda.
I would keep all the extra feet and just call another Janome dealer and order a high shank ankle. We stock high and low shank ankles all the time. Just another thing our customers misplace and need. You just have to remember 7mm opening for olf feet not 9mm.
Robin in Maine.

--- In janome12000@..., songnbird@... wrote:

Hi Jim,
I asked my dealer to order an 11K ankle for me , so I could use all my
extra feet and she said that Janome wouldn't allow it. Hmmmmmm! I really love
some of those feet that I purchased separately; what do you suggest?

Linda B


Re: 12000/what to keep

songnbird
 

Hi Jim,
I asked my dealer to order an 11K ankle for me , so I could use all my extra feet and she said that Janome wouldn't allow it. Hmmmmmm! I really love some of those feet that I purchased separately; what do you suggest?
 
Linda B


12000 or keep 11000 question

seamgood <seamgood@...>
 

Good morning.
I own the 11000 SE...got it brand new about a year ago and have only used it a handful of times...family life got in the way of my sew time. The end of the summer this year, I bought the 7700. Again, have used 3 times for hemming pants and family life in the way again.
I am considering the 12000 but really don't know what it does more than the 11000. I don't have a dealer near me. Would have to travel almost 2 hours to just see it. Can someone tell me what the 12000 does that the 11000 doesn't? Thank you so much. I do enjoy reading all your posts. Hopefully I can make a very educated decision in the very near future.
And Jim, I did buy your CD and the Apple App for my phone of the foot book. I love them both!!! Well worth the money. Very well done. Thank you!
Sincerely,
Gloria


Re: Picked up my 12000 today

grandma
 

Can you take a picture of it for us?

--- In janome12000@..., "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@...> wrote:

Whooopeeeeeeeee!!!! Picked up my 12000 today!! It is still in the box as I am going to watch the instruction video quite a few times before I get it out of the box.

I use a lot of metallic thread and have little thing one of the dealers made. It is a vertical spindle set on a rotating disk, the metallic thread comes off the spool sideways and goes through a hole cut in a piece of wood that is also on the stand that holds the vertical spindle and disk. This makes the metallic thread come off the cone sideways and stay coming off sideways for approx 15cm and it rarely ever tangles..........hope this is clearer than mud
Kris in Australia


Picked up my 12000 today

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

Whooopeeeeeeeee!!!! Picked up my 12000 today!! It is still in the box as I am going to watch the instruction video quite a few times before I get it out of the box.

I use a lot of metallic thread and have little thing one of the dealers made. It is a vertical spindle set on a rotating disk, the metallic thread comes off the spool sideways and goes through a hole cut in a piece of wood that is also on the stand that holds the vertical spindle and disk. This makes the metallic thread come off the cone sideways and stay coming off sideways for approx 15cm and it rarely ever tangles..........hope this is clearer than mud
Kris in Australia


Rotary Even Foot

Julie
 

Question about this “kit” – don’t guess it’s going to work with the 12000 machine either, is it?  I’ve never had it open or used it.

 

Julie


Re: 12000/what to keep

meowmie <meowmie@...>
 

Sell the extra items separately from what was standard with the 11000 - that way you can recoup a bit more of your money.

From: thistlebug
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:08 PM
Subject: [janome12000] 12000/what to keep

 
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: 12000/what to keep

Jo Lynch <jolynch12@...>
 

Jim, very interesting I have  extra feet on my 11.000, which I have kept, so I will ask my dealer to get me an 11,000 foot holder
Thank you
Jo
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:06 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: 12000/what to keep

 

The feet that came with your 11000SE will be listed in the front of the instruction book. Those should go with the machine. Any snap-on feet that you have can still be used as long as you buy an 11000 foot holder to snap them onto. None of the hoops will work, and as you noted, neither will the Clothsetter. Do keep the CD drive, as it should be usable after an upcoming update.

--- In janome12000@..., "thistlebug" wrote:
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