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Re: Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

it's beginning to look like there may be multiple items that didn't make the release of the 12000, probably because of the devastation from the earthquake & tsunami. In the case of the vertical spool pin, every Janome model has had one. All they would need to do is make one with a round base to match the hole that's already in the machine for the horizontal extra pin. So yes, I think it's very possible that we'll get one. It certainly couldn't hurt to make the suggestion.

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

I am impressed with the discussion and solutions that my question about the vertical spool pin and metallic threads has generated. Very inventive, Jim and worth consideration. Do you think that Janome might consider bringing out a vertical spool pin for the 12000 at some point in the future? I might contact Janome here in the UK and suggest it to them.
Vicki


Re: Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

maggie cooper
 

Jim, that is worthy of a Heath Robinson or Lube Goldberg gold star award except for one thing. You kept yours beautifully simple. 
Maggie in UK


Re: Rotary Even Foot

Julie
 

Jim, thanks so much for the reply.  Not sure I will keep it.

 

Julie

 

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:
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> 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.
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Re: newbie here & vertical spool thread guide

Marsha
 

OOPS!!!  Meant to type 2012 for the clothsetter!
 
Marsha


Re: Homebrew $3 vertical spool pin project

stitchnpatch
 

I am impressed with the discussion and solutions that my question about the vertical spool pin and metallic threads has generated. Very inventive, Jim and worth consideration. Do you think that Janome might consider bringing out a vertical spool pin for the 12000 at some point in the future? I might contact Janome here in the UK and suggest it to them.
Vicki


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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Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 2:54 PM
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@..., "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@..., "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@..., "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@..., "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@..., "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.

--
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.

--
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