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Re: Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

Jo Lynch <jolynch12@...>
 

Jim, this is the metalic I have been using, same deal 11 needle 1,000 SPM with no thread breaking  Only difference is I am using a normal thread stand beside the machine
Jo
 
 
 

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Subject: [janome12000] Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

 

Here it is, a project worthy of the "Redneck Repairs" website. Using a handful of stuff that we had laying around, and a trip to Home Depot, we came up with a vertical spool pin that let us sew one of the built in redwork designs at 1,000 stitches per minute using a size 11 (blue tip) needle and some cheap metallic thread. All the gory details are available in this document I've uploaded to the files section: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/janome12000/files

No living creatures were harmed in creating this thing, but I did manage to glue 12 washers and a bobbin to a pencil. Great projects require great sacrifice!


Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Here it is, a project worthy of the "Redneck Repairs" website. Using a handful of stuff that we had laying around, and a trip to Home Depot, we came up with a vertical spool pin that let us sew one of the built in redwork designs at 1,000 stitches per minute using a size 11 (blue tip) needle and some cheap metallic thread. All the gory details are available in this document I've uploaded to the files section: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/janome12000/files

No living creatures were harmed in creating this thing, but I did manage to glue 12 washers and a bobbin to a pencil. Great projects require great sacrifice!


Re: newbie here & vertical spool thread guide

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Clothsetter in 2013? That's insane! It cannot possibly take that long to design one. I think your dealer was misinformed.

We have a working vertical spool holder that costs about $3 and some time. As soon as I get the pictures put together with some text I will upload it to the files area. Stay tuned!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Marsha" <hobbied1@...> wrote:

Hi,

Just found your list & joined. Looking forward to the tips on the 12000! Thanks so much for providing this service!

I've had my machine for a couple of weeks now & have done lots of regular sewing & embroidery on it. No problems so far & using it seems very intuitive to me. ( I also have the 9000, 10001, & 11000).

Really hope they come out with a clothsetter (my dealer said one was planned for release in 2013). Just makes it easier for hooping large layouts.

Most of my thread is on cones so the lack of a vertical spool pin was a problem. I discovered that the extra thread guide that fits my 10001 can be turned & fits perfectly over the thread cutter on the top of the 12000 (next to the bobbin winder). That allows me to use my freestanding thread holder & clip the thread through the thread guide before threading thru the machine. I'll be picking up another of the thread guides next time I'm into my dealer to replace the one on my 10001 unless someone has a better solution. I know this part was relatively inexpensive.


newbie here & vertical spool thread guide

Marsha
 

Hi,

Just found your list & joined. Looking forward to the tips on the 12000! Thanks so much for providing this service!

I've had my machine for a couple of weeks now & have done lots of regular sewing & embroidery on it. No problems so far & using it seems very intuitive to me. ( I also have the 9000, 10001, & 11000).

Really hope they come out with a clothsetter (my dealer said one was planned for release in 2013). Just makes it easier for hooping large layouts.

Most of my thread is on cones so the lack of a vertical spool pin was a problem. I discovered that the extra thread guide that fits my 10001 can be turned & fits perfectly over the thread cutter on the top of the 12000 (next to the bobbin winder). That allows me to use my freestanding thread holder & clip the thread through the thread guide before threading thru the machine. I'll be picking up another of the thread guides next time I'm into my dealer to replace the one on my 10001 unless someone has a better solution. I know this part was relatively inexpensive.


Re: Metallic threads

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Size 14 is size 14. The topstitch needle has a larger eye than a standard 14 universal.

We've come up with a $3 fix for feeding metallic thread from a vertical spool pin. We'll be writing it up and uploading it shortly. Diane just did one of the redwork designs (Sunbonnet Sue with the basket) at 1,000 SPM using cheap metallic thread and a size 11 blue tip needle. No thread breaks!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "sewsew1115" <ljstitcher@...> wrote:

Jim,

Would a size 14 embroidery needle be comparable to a size 14 top stitch needle?

Thanks,

Lynn


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

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Hey Judy, congratulations on your new "baby"! We found that our machine needed to have the hoop calibrated right out of the box. Calibration is done on the SET screen for embroidery, but you must be in embroidery mode before you start. It's not necessary to calibrate for each hoop, as they all start from the center and the center is the same for all of them. HOWEVER - if you use the "Reset all to default" it will remove the calibration and you will need to repeat it. There is an internal calibration that your dealer can do, and that one will "stick" even if you reset to defaults.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "judyjanome" <judyjanome@...> wrote:

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: Foot Pedal Hesitation

vicki chrobak
 

Janet, I did have speed on medium. After I switched to full speed, no hesitation. Thank you!

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Vicki Jo


Re: Metallic threads

sewsew1115 <ljstitcher@...>
 

Jim,

Would a size 14 embroidery needle be comparable to a size 14 top stitch needle?

Thanks,

Lynn

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

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@yahoogroups.com, "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


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@yahoogroups.com, "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@yahoogroups.com, 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.

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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@yahoogroups.com, "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@yahoogroups.com, 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@yahoogroups.com, "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@yahoogroups.com, 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@yahoogroups.com, "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@yahoogroups.com, "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