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Re: sewing cabinet

tzfardaha
 

I have it and my husband put it together. It's great.
check the prices because they really vary.


Re: My 12000 is having a hissy fit, please help

shuttlegirl2002 <pjvinall@...>
 

On Monday I took my 12000 back to the dealer who was very understanding, and didn't send it straight back to Janome.

He eventually found some metallic thread tangled in the upper thread path which was not visible until he undid some screws. He tested the machine by embroidering a snowflake and the words Merry Christmas in my own hoop.

I probably brought the problem upon myself by pulling a thread that I knew had shredded in the needle area, back towards the spool and it didn't all come out.

I am so glad that it didn't have to go back to Janome particularly before Christmas. Thank you Jim for your help. I will be more careful in future. Regards, Joan

--- In janome12000@..., "shuttlegirl2002" <pjvinall@...> wrote:

I have just spent about two hours trying to fathom out what is wrong with my machine. I was embroidering a design I have used several times before and kept getting birds nests of top thread underneath.

I have checked needle, cleaned fluff from around bobbin, tried bobbin thread and embroidery thread underneath, both bobbin holders and got the same result. Also made very sure that the thread was properly in the top tension.

Abandoned the unequal struggle and tried some straight sewing and it worked although the bobbin thread seemed a tad tight but no other problem.

Tried again with the hoop with a different design but this time it will only stitch a few stitches and claims to have a thread break, but it has not broken and there is no birds nest underneath. If I press the start button again it just does a few more stitches and claims that there is another thread break.

My 12000 is just about a year old and this is the first real problem I have had with it. I imagine I will be back at the dealer tomorrow and sending it back for at least a service but any help or advice would be welcome.

Regards to all on this lovely forum, Joan in Berkshire UK


Re: Help with AcuFill

Virginia
 

Your Acufil program has a help tool which if you click on each area has step by step directions how to use each part and you can print the pages.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 12/7/2012 8:24:21 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, dse7sew@... writes:
 

I am wondering if there is some sort of Manual or instructions to work with the AcuFill software. I have spent hours trying to design a quilt layout like the video says on the Janome site to no avail.
I am used to using the 5D Pro Software which is so easy to use because of the well explained instructions that came with it.
I live in Australia and can't seem to find much help from Janome or a Dealer. I know it is new but though there should be some help out there.
I have the 12000 machine and found it very easy to use and the stitches are perfect also the embroidery is beautiful.


Re: Help with AcuFill

Angela Maneth <amm2043@...>
 

There is a webinar on the janome.com website if you select the United States as the country of dealership. Select the projects tab and then select webinars. There is a webinar called Tips and Tricks for AcuFil Quilting. Hope that helps you and anyone else that might be interested.

Sent from my ASUS Pad


Re: when you have a problem let Janome know!

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

I am having a problem getting the light replaced as in several other posts. According to Janome UK they have not heard of the problem, so I coped the posts from here and sent them to the MD of Janome UK. I should say I know him having worked for Janome. I am awaiting a reply from him.

My dealer was told they did not have the part number for the light, conversation with Japan produced the number and also a delivery date 31st January!!!!! what's wrong with putting one in a padded airmail envelope and sending it?


Help with AcuFill

Liz
 

I am wondering if there is some sort of Manual or instructions to work with the AcuFill software. I have spent hours trying to design a quilt layout like the video says on the Janome site to no avail.
I am used to using the 5D Pro Software which is so easy to use because of the well explained instructions that came with it.
I live in Australia and can't seem to find much help from Janome or a Dealer. I know it is new but though there should be some help out there.
I have the 12000 machine and found it very easy to use and the stitches are perfect also the embroidery is beautiful.


Re: sewing cabinet

shejmartin1
 

Just wondering if you have actually got the cabinet yet; and if so whether you like it or not. Did you have to have the cut out for the machine made by someone else; or did you mean you ordered it that way?

--- In janome12000@..., tzfardaha <tzfardaha@...> wrote:

I splurged and bought:
I love the Kangaroo & Joey
from:http://www.kangarookabinets.com/sewing.php#kangaroo
(they shipped to a store for me in Canada and I bought a special cut-out for the Janome MC 12000.

Kangaroo & Joey Image Gallery
The Kangaroo can hop right into any sewing room
and fit perfectly. The Kangaroo has a three-position airlift that holds most sewing machines comfortably and moves effortlessly up and down. 
The wide room in front of the lift allows the sewer to sit comfortably
in the correct center needle sewing position. The Kangaroo comes with a quilt leaf on the back of the cabinet that folds up or down and will
help to expand your work area preventing large quilts or large pieces
of fabric from falling on the floor behind the cabinet.  An adjustable
shelf for machine storage and a large pull out drawer for all your
notions round out the features of this hopping cabinet. Need more
storage?  The Joey storage unit adds three drawers of storage space
yet is small enough to store in the Kangaroo’s pouch.  
The Kangaroo is offered in Beech, Teak, and Ash White melamine to complement any décor.  Adopt one of our Kangaroos today!
Closed Dimensions: 55�w x 21�d x 29-1/2�t
Open Dimensions: 55"w x 40-1/2 "d x 29-1/2"t (quilt leaf out)
Sewing Machines no larger then: 22 1/8� w x 11 1/8� d


Clothsetter for MC12000

berninahusq
 

My dealer told me that my Clothsetter arrived. I wasn't expecting it until after the holidays. I'll pick it up next week.
Kanga


when you have a problem let Janome know!

favymtz
 

I work at a Janome store and also own a 12K machine which I absolutely love. I've been letting the owner of our store know about the various conversations that go on in this group. In particular the issue about the machine embroidering with the foot up caught our attention, not having heard of anyone who had the problem. Bam! Today she announced that HER machine had done that very thing. It was embroidering a design that she'd digitized in MBX and it did it several times. Each time she shut the machine down but it repeated itself. A phone call was made to Gasmond at Janome (head of Service) and he said that he didn't think it was possible for such a thing to happen, and that he'd never heard anyone complain about it nor report on it. So, my friends, my advice is that if you are experiencing problems with your machine please, please do let Janome know, otherwise just talking about it won't get anything fixed.


Re: Newbie of 12000

monal
 

Another thing to help on the shaking or vibrating of the table is put a layer of foam underneath it - little hard to explain - but you know the foam "puzzle" pieces that you can buy for the floor to make a mat (some people put these under exercise equipment)- that all join together? Well, I found smaller ones at our dollar store and I have them under my Big H and it works really well - also helps keep some of the sound down also

Mona


As for the table vibrating, it is a function of the table and it's
instability, not the 12000 sewing machine.


Re: Newbie of 12000

Rosy <quiltinrosy@...>
 

Thanks for this info Vicki
 
 
 
 
 
Rosy1906
Ontario, Canada
 
 
 
 
Just in case you do not know where to find the piecing stitch do the following:
 
When  you turn the machine on it will be in Straight stitch mode and the straight stitch icon is yellow if you push the 2nd icon over to the right from the straight stitch one (the pattern selector icon).  Then go into the quilt section you will see the 1/4 inch scant stitch in there.
Hope this helps
 
Vicki


 


Re: Newbie of 12000

Weny
 

Thank you all for your prompt direction and advice. I did use the 1/4" piecing mode like what Vicky suggested, however I feel it's still not quite right. I played moving the needle position for a while, but then deciding that for this quilt top I should piece it in default mode. Next time I might try the 8 point something, just like Shejmartin's email.
Now onto machine embroidery that I am absolutely new. Does it require special bobbin thread, or can we use the same thread like the one used for the needle thread? From your experience, what's your favourite thread that gives you the best result? And also for stabilizer, do we have to use the Janome one?
Oh yes, the machine is put on and operated on an MDF top. Due to the size and weight, I actually feel a bit reluctant to move it to the wood table downstairs to see if it still vibrates. But hey, why not ask DH to do it, showing the benefits of going to gym? :)

Cheers,
Weny, chilly UK.


From: VLS ;
To: ;
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Newbie of 12000
Sent: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 5:15:22 PM

 

Just in case you do not know where to find the piecing stitch do the following:
 
When  you turn the machine on it will be in Straight stitch mode and the straight stitch icon is yellow if you push the 2nd icon over to the right from the straight stitch one (the pattern selector icon).  Then go into the quilt section you will see the 1/4 inch scant stitch in there.
Hope this helps
 
Vicki


Re: sewing cabinet

tzfardaha
 

I splurged and bought:

I love the Kangaroo & Joey

from:http://www.kangarookabinets.com/sewing.php#kangaroo
(they shipped to a store for me in Canada and I bought a special cut-out for the Janome MC 12000.

The Kangaroo can hop right into any sewing room and fit perfectly. The Kangaroo has a three-position airlift that holds most sewing machines comfortably and moves effortlessly up and down.  The wide room in front of the lift allows the sewer to sit comfortably in the correct center needle sewing position. The Kangaroo comes with a quilt leaf on the back of the cabinet that folds up or down and will help to expand your work area preventing large quilts or large pieces of fabric from falling on the floor behind the cabinet.  An adjustable shelf for machine storage and a large pull out drawer for all your notions round out the features of this hopping cabinet. Need more storage?  The Joey storage unit adds three drawers of storage space yet is small enough to store in the Kangaroo’s pouch.  
The Kangaroo is offered in Beech, Teak, and Ash White melamine to complement any décor.  Adopt one of our Kangaroos today!
Closed Dimensions: 55”w x 21”d x 29-1/2”t
Open Dimensions: 55"w x 40-1/2 "d x 29-1/2"t (quilt leaf out)
Sewing Machines no larger then: 22 1/8” w x 11 1/8” d



1/4" stitch

shejmartin1
 

I use the 1/4" piecing stitch, which you can find under decorative stitches and then under quilting. I change the needle position to about 8.7 usually; and I use the clearview 1/4" foot with the guide; and sew with the fabric right up next to the quide (although a teacher told me I shouldn't put the fabric right up next to the guide; that's the way I like to do it anyway). I also usually change the stitch length to 2.0 (just because that was what I was taught to use).

If you are using a different foot or if you don't put your fabric right up next to the guide you might have to change the position of the needle.

I am working on a project now where I am sewing small 4 patch units(made from 2" squares) and units that have a triangle sewn in 2 opposite corners (kind of like flying geese but across from each other, not beside each other); and then sewing them together to make a bigger 4 patch. For some reason I've had to change the needle to 8.9 to get the right size when I am done. So I'm just saying depending on what you are piecing, the needle may have to be in a different place. I think the more seams you have in a finished block the smaller the seam needs to be to take care of the fabric you lose when pressing to one side. When I start a quilt unless it is a really easy block; I usually make a test block and get the seams right before doing the whole thing.

I also have used the 1/4" foot attachment for the walking foot and I actually hammered the guide over to the left a little so I could still use about an 8.7. When I put the fabric right up to the guide before I moved the guide; I almost couldn't move the needle over enough to get a good seam. I actually have trouble seeing the guide when using it; so I mainly just use it for attaching binding and not for patchwork.


Re: Newbie of 12000

VLS
 

Just in case you do not know where to find the piecing stitch do the following:
 
When  you turn the machine on it will be in Straight stitch mode and the straight stitch icon is yellow if you push the 2nd icon over to the right from the straight stitch one (the pattern selector icon).  Then go into the quilt section you will see the 1/4 inch scant stitch in there.
Hope this helps
 
Vicki


Never to old for adventure

Shirley Oglesby
 

To all in this group

I bought my first embroidery machine Janome E300 from Jim 2005, never having had any experience.  And because of all the thrilling things everyone is in the group is posting I am taking the plunge again.  Just bought the Janome 12000.  I have not picked it up yet and am trying to read all your posts about a cabinet for my new child (that will be in my price range).

I give thanks for this group and all the sewing mentors.

 

Shirley

Dallas Tx


Re: Newbie of 12000

Virginia
 

I find that if I leave my acrylic table on the machine it helps with the vibrating.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 12/4/2012 11:39:04 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, vikkiy@... writes:
 

For the scan 1/4" you can select the piecing stitch and move your needle to
where you want it.

As for the table vibrating, it is a function of the table and it's
instability, not the 12000 sewing machine. Any of these extruded plastic
tables will vibrate with any machine running at full speed. I've got a 3160
and it can almost set one of those suckers into orbit! My friend's cheapie
Brother machine does the same thing. When she runs one of those dog beds
thru it, it sounds like a threshing machine and everything around vibrates!


You want smooth and stability, find a good solid table that takes two hunks
to move!

Vikki
Houston, TX


Re: Newbie of 12000

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

For the scan 1/4" you can select the piecing stitch and move your needle to
where you want it.

As for the table vibrating, it is a function of the table and it's
instability, not the 12000 sewing machine. Any of these extruded plastic
tables will vibrate with any machine running at full speed. I've got a 3160
and it can almost set one of those suckers into orbit! My friend's cheapie
Brother machine does the same thing. When she runs one of those dog beds
thru it, it sounds like a threshing machine and everything around vibrates!
<GRIN>

You want smooth and stability, find a good solid table that takes two hunks
to move!

Vikki
Houston, TX


Newbie of 12000

Weny
 

Hallo everyone,
After some long thoughts between 8900 and 12000, I am now able to say that I am a fortunate and proud owner of shiny new 12000.
It arrived a week ago, but I haven't got time to play with it after unboxing it due to the children's sickness. Just now I managed to steal time -when everybody sleeps- to play with it. I piece my quilt top for the first project with the 12000.
My questions:
1. What set up do you use to get the scant 1/4 inch?
2. When I use the automatic button at medium speed, the machine sounds rather quiet and smooth eventhough I can still hear the motor running. When I speed it up to maximum speed, it sewed so fast that the table vibrates and the noise of te running motor is so obvious. Is it normal?

Weny, UK
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Re: Sewing Tables

Carl Fuller
 

I use a "counter height" dining room table that I got at one of the "Habitat for Humanity" stores. I got it on a special day sale for 40 bucks. I haven't cut a hole for it yet as I'm using it for my cutting table. But, considering there are tons of dining tables of every size and feature, think about it and then get someone to do the customizing for you. The machine at the current time is sitting on top of one of those plastic folding tables and it's working ok. Except I would like it "inside". Just haven't taken on the task yet.

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