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Re: Help Please Jim MBX install problem

Virginia
 

Pam when MBX first came out many of us found out after we tried to install it that we needed to uninstall our previous software Digitizer/Pro before installing the new MBX.   (We never had to do this before with upgrades)Therefore most of us had issues that were upgrading.  I struggled with my program for about a week when it was finally posted that we should have uninstalled completely our Digi/Pro.  I have 2 computers one a Dell running Windows 7 and that is where my issues were.
 
The second is an older XP.  I knew when I installed in my XP to uninstall Digi/pro first and everything went in smoothly.
 
My first suggestion to you is NOT to uninstall.  If you have not done this.  Take out your dongle.  Re-start your computer and then insert your dongle and open your program.  If that does not work.  Then DO NOT UNINSTALL( that is where you will create issues if you do).  Contact Janome either try to call Tech support or E-Mail Terry at Janome.com directly and I am sure they can solve the issue for you.
 
Virginia


Help Please Jim MBX install problem

pam.fromthecraftroom <fromthecraftroom@...>
 

Help Please Jim
Yesterday I tried to put my MBX upgraded from MB onto a second computer a brand new top spec Dell laptop that I purchased to go with my 12000 so I can have the computer next to the machine and free up the desktop PC.
I put the install disk in & all went well until it tells me to put the dongle in & it seems to be trying to update the dongle & says something like can't update dongle! And won't go any further with the install!
Now I am afraid it may damage the dongle if I keep trying.
MBX still works fine on the desktop ware I installed the software originally & did the original update from digitizer MB so I know the dongle is working fine.
I thought once I upgraded my MBX upgrade would be just MBX & would work when installed with the dongle but this does not seem to be so.
I am also worried if my main PC dies my MBX will be useless.

Pam


Re: New Machine

tzfardaha
 

useful link for webinars + tips etc.
http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Webinars



Re: New Machine

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - I was stitching a bag during the summer with some really thick seams and had the same problem of skipped stitches - I was trying to go through about 8 layers of fabric! I tried all sorts of things and in the end using a larger needle solved the problem. The bag turned out just as I'd hoped and I was really pleased with the end result - especially as it was for someone else.

Vicki


Re: New Machine

gbmko
 

Don't you use a roller foot on those tight seams on gloves? Or am I thinking of something else.

OK, I have a question. What if you don't want to use the A foot, because you want to use the dual feed foot, or the 1/4 inch foot? I'll agree that when using the A foot, I can sew through just about any thickness, (and have sewed through numerous denim seams at once when sewing a recycled denim bag). But when trying to use the dual feed, as soon as I come to any sort of area where the foot is uneven, either going up or down a seam, I get skipped stitches. Any suggestions? I have another machine that would sew a nice straight stitch with no skips, no matter how much of an angle the foot was forced to endure...I'd break a needle if not careful, but never a skipped stitch. I'm also getting skipped stitches at the corners of a placemat when sewing a 1/8 inch seam around the perimeter. Any suggestions for trouble shooting are much appreciated! It is the only thing that I have been disappointed in. Everything else about the machine is great.

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

Julie, I got used to using the roller foot on heavy seams with my
Vikings. However, Jim reminded me that the little black button on the A
foot performs pretty much the same function. Yes, I will also be
getting the teflon (U) foot.
Thank you for the input.
Vicki Jo

On 10/1/2012 9:44 AM, Julie wrote:


I don't know why you would need a roller foot. The Teflon works great
and so do the acufeed feet. I've not found anything yet that I would
have used a roller foot on that the Teflon foot can't do -- especially
sewing on vinyl. This is a really great machine that I've not found
any fault with and I bought it a year ago today. A 5x7 hoop would be
nice to have and I agree with that.

Julie in TX


Re: What's new at Brubakers-advertisement

darlaineep <darlaine@...>
 

I attended an Anita Goodesign event in August and it was worth every bit of $99. A fun educational event with lots of specials.

--- In janome12000@..., "mskins" <sewing@...> wrote:


For those of you who have an embroidery machine, or for those who think
they might want to get an embroidery machine, please consider joining us
for an exciting 2-day event on Friday, November 16 and Saturday,
November 17. Anita Goodesign is sending one of their talented and
skillful educators to present a full, 2-day program. You will see lots
of samples to spark your imagination, and there will be lots of
specials, too. You will also learn several new and exciting embroidery
techniques during these 2 days, and have an opportunity to make an item
or two to take home with you. The cost is $99 for two days, and lunch
will be provided both days. This event is being held at the Eden Resort
at 222 Eden Road in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The hotel is also
reserving a block of rooms for attendees at this event, at a special
price, if you are coming in from out of the area and want to stay right
at the hotel overnight. Call us at 717-354-8332 if you would like to
sign up for the Anita Goodesign embroidery party—we promise
you'll have a ton of fun! This event is sponsored by Janome
America and we will be featuring the Memory Craft 12000's for use during
this event.




The Janome 8900 has arrived in our store and it is a beautiful
machine…everything the 7700 is and much more. My favorite feature is
the Accufeed FLEX system which allows the user to fully remove the
built-in top feeding system for more fabric clearance behind the needle
and the additional option to purchase a narrow Accufeed foot as well.



Thank you all for your business and your continued support. Our store is
closed this week as the entrance to our store is blocked due to street
closure, but we will reopen at 8 am on October 8, 2012.



Amy Smith

Brubakers Sewing Center

"Discover the FUN of Sewing!"


Re: Brubaker's code

vicki chrobak
 

I lost the Coupon code for Brubaker's. I know it's Yahoo something. Does anyone still have it?
Vicki Jo


What's new at Brubakers-advertisement

mskins <sewing@...>
 

 

For those of you who have an embroidery machine, or for those who think they might want to get an embroidery machine, please consider joining us for an exciting 2-day event on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17.  Anita Goodesign is sending one of their talented and skillful educators to present a full, 2-day program.  You will see lots of samples to spark your imagination, and there will be lots of specials, too.  You will also learn several new and exciting embroidery techniques during these 2 days, and have an opportunity to make an item or two to take home with you.  The cost is $99 for two days, and lunch will be provided both days.  This event is being held at the Eden Resort at 222 Eden Road in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  The hotel is also reserving a block of rooms for attendees at this event, at a special price, if you are coming in from out of the area and want to stay right at the hotel overnight.  Call us at 717-354-8332 if you would like to sign up for the Anita Goodesign embroidery party—we promise you'll have a ton of fun!  This event is sponsored by Janome America and we will be featuring the Memory Craft 12000's for use during this event.

 

 The Janome 8900 has arrived in our store and it is a beautiful machine…everything the 7700 is and much more. My favorite feature is the Accufeed FLEX system which allows the user to fully remove the built-in top feeding system for more fabric clearance behind the needle and the additional option to purchase a narrow Accufeed foot as well.

 

Thank you all for your business and your continued support. Our store is closed this week as the entrance to our store is blocked due to street closure, but we will reopen at 8 am on October 8, 2012. 

 

Amy Smith

Brubakers Sewing Center

"Discover the FUN of Sewing!"


Re: Thread choices

vicki chrobak
 

Embroidery Library has a thread exchange where you can put in brand & number & it will cross reference. It's not totally foolproof but helps me a lot. http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Match.aspx
Vicki Jo

On 10/1/2012 1:02 PM, dmjalack wrote:
I had a 11000 and purchased the 12000 assuming they would address the small number of threads recognized. I have almost every Madiera rayon thread and the machine only recognizes Madiera poly. It is so stressful to have to make choices in the threads offered and have thread numbers that are not mine shown on the screen. Any suggestions on how to compensate for this?


Re: Thread choices

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

If you have Digitizer MBX you can fix this by opening the design in EasyDesign and reassigning colors from the Madeira Rayon 40 chart. Since you asked the question, it's safe to assume that you do not have Digitizer MBX, but you should have the Horizon Link software that came with your machine. As it turns out, you can copy thread charts from Digitizer MBX to Horizon Link. If you have a friend who has Digitizer MBX, you're set. Here's what you need to do:

1. Open "My Computer", then drive C. Also open a USB flash drive.

2. Open "Program Files", or "Program Files (X86)" on 64-bit systems.

3. Open the "Janome" folder.

4. Open in order "Digitizer MBX" and then "RES".

5. Find the thread chart(s) you wish to copy. These will be files with the name of the thread (such as Madeira 40) and end in "tch". Drag them one by one to the USB flash drive folder.

6. Now go back up to the "Janome" folder and open "HorizonLink", then "DataFiles".

7. Drag the "tch" files you saved to the USB drive into the RES folder.

Now when you open a design in EDIT mode in HorizonLink, you can choose "Edit" from the menu and click on the color change tool. Your new chart will be in the list of available thread charts, and any colors you assign from that chart will "stick" when you take the design to the machine.

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

I had a 11000 and purchased the 12000 assuming they would address the small number of threads recognized. I have almost every Madiera rayon thread and the machine only recognizes Madiera poly. It is so stressful to have to make choices in the threads offered and have thread numbers that are not mine shown on the screen. Any suggestions on how to compensate for this?


Re: Foot Book

jtarateta <no_reply@...>
 

Great -- Thanks -I will look use the DVD. I have a Android.

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

Thanks for asking! If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad you can find it in the App Store. Just search "footbook". If you have none of those, but do have a DVD drive in your computer, you can get it on DVD. More information is available here:
http://onlinesewing.squarespace.com/footbook/

--- In janome12000@..., jtarateta <no_reply@> wrote:


Hi -- please can you tell me more about the foot book? Where can I find it and/or buy it?

Thanks,


Thread choices

dmjalack <dmjalack@...>
 

I had a 11000 and purchased the 12000 assuming they would address the small number of threads recognized. I have almost every Madiera rayon thread and the machine only recognizes Madiera poly. It is so stressful to have to make choices in the threads offered and have thread numbers that are not mine shown on the screen. Any suggestions on how to compensate for this?


Re: New Machine

vicki chrobak
 

Julie, I got used to using the roller foot on heavy seams with my Vikings.  However, Jim reminded me that the little black button on the A foot performs pretty much the same function.  Yes, I will also be getting the teflon (U) foot.
Thank you for the input.
Vicki Jo

On 10/1/2012 9:44 AM, Julie wrote:


I don’t know why you would need a roller foot.  The Teflon works great and so do the acufeed feet.  I’ve not found anything yet that I would have used a roller foot on that the Teflon foot can’t do – especially sewing on vinyl.  This is a really great machine that I’ve not found any fault with and I bought it a year ago today.  A 5x7 hoop would be nice to have and I agree with that.

 

Julie in TX



Re: New Machine

Julie
 

I don’t know why you would need a roller foot.  The Teflon works great and so do the acufeed feet.  I’ve not found anything yet that I would have used a roller foot on that the Teflon foot can’t do – especially sewing on vinyl.  This is a really great machine that I’ve not found any fault with and I bought it a year ago today.  A 5x7 hoop would be nice to have and I agree with that.

 

Julie in TX

 

Re: New Machine

Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:35 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"vicki chrobak" vchrobak

Whew-that's a relief! I certainly couldn't imagine how they could
improve on the 12000--except a smaller hoop & a roller foot.
Vicki Jo


Re: New Machine

vicki chrobak
 

DUH! You just gave me a huge Avon moment Jim. I had totally forgotten that from The Foot Book DVD. That will definitely work. Thank you. I will still get the U foot-that teflon comes in handy.
Vicki Jo

On 9/30/2012 2:16 PM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Foot U (part #202091000) is optional for the 12000. For heavy seams, such as jeans, you also have a handy feature on the standard A foot. I've put up a short video on how it works here:
http://onlinesewing.com/seams/
Although the video is short, it's high resolution. Unless you have rock star bandwidth, it will likely stall out on the first play. Just let it finish downloading and then you can replay it all the way through.

--- In janome12000@..., vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:
No I haven't Jim. I presume that is an optional foot since I don't see
it listed in the manual? Yes, I've used teflon feet before & they are
good for certain things but I really like the roller foot for going over
heavy seams (i.e. jeans, etc.). Makes it much easier.
Vicki Jo

On 9/30/2012 11:36 AM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Have you ever tried the Ultra-Glide (aka Teflon) foot? Diane has found it works at least as well and usually better than the roller foot.
--
Vicki Jo


Re: New Machine

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Foot U (part #202091000) is optional for the 12000. For heavy seams, such as jeans, you also have a handy feature on the standard A foot. I've put up a short video on how it works here:
http://onlinesewing.com/seams/
Although the video is short, it's high resolution. Unless you have rock star bandwidth, it will likely stall out on the first play. Just let it finish downloading and then you can replay it all the way through.

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

No I haven't Jim. I presume that is an optional foot since I don't see
it listed in the manual? Yes, I've used teflon feet before & they are
good for certain things but I really like the roller foot for going over
heavy seams (i.e. jeans, etc.). Makes it much easier.
Vicki Jo

On 9/30/2012 11:36 AM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Have you ever tried the Ultra-Glide (aka Teflon) foot? Diane has found it works at least as well and usually better than the roller foot.


Re: New Machine

vicki chrobak
 

No I haven't Jim. I presume that is an optional foot since I don't see it listed in the manual? Yes, I've used teflon feet before & they are good for certain things but I really like the roller foot for going over heavy seams (i.e. jeans, etc.). Makes it much easier.
Vicki Jo

On 9/30/2012 11:36 AM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Have you ever tried the Ultra-Glide (aka Teflon) foot? Diane has found it works at least as well and usually better than the roller foot.


Re: New Machine

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Have you ever tried the Ultra-Glide (aka Teflon) foot? Diane has found it works at least as well and usually better than the roller foot.

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

Whew-that's a relief! I certainly couldn't imagine how they could
improve on the 12000--except a smaller hoop & a roller foot.
Vicki Jo
On 9/30/2012 8:46 AM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
The 8200 and 8900 are non-embroidery versions of the 12000. They have the same feed system, with differing number of stitches and accessories. They are being promoted for quilting.


Re: New Machine

vicki chrobak
 

Whew-that's a relief! I certainly couldn't imagine how they could improve on the 12000--except a smaller hoop & a roller foot.
Vicki Jo

On 9/30/2012 8:46 AM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
The 8200 and 8900 are non-embroidery versions of the 12000. They have the same feed system, with differing number of stitches and accessories. They are being promoted for quilting.


Re: New 12000 Owner's Question

berninahusq
 

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

You have a couple of choices. Part #830504017 is the fool holder for the 11000. Part #846572004 is the one for the 7700.
Thanks Jim!