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Dual feed balancing dial

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

Hi, just love this new machine but need to know a few things. What is the dual feed balancing dial used for and should we mere mortals touch it or is it only for the technicians


Also I am trying to format a 128 meg USB stick. I go to the set menu select the USB port where the USB is located answer yes I want to format and nothing happens. The USB is one with a design on it that I put into the 11000 and the 12000 recognizes the embroidery folder and the design

Kris in Aus


Re: Rolling Tote

Virginia
 

The machine comes with 2 fantastic covers.  One for the machine itsefl and one for the Embroidery arm when it is not attached to the machine.  The one for the embroidery is going to keep your arm safe and stable and I do not think you will be toting the machine with the arm on without keeping it safe in its own case.  The machine itself without the arm attached will fit fine either in the Marie Osmond case that was available for the 11,000SE or the Horizon case either one will work.
 
VirginiaFL


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

vicki chrobak
 

Good idea Jim. Thanks. So far it's turning into a 2 hr. job & dh's intervention. Don't ask what I did because I don't know. <VBG>!

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Metallic threads update

stitchnpatch
 

I rang Somac yesterday afternoon and the sample pack arrived in the post this morning - very good value as it included the metallic thread, 2 cops of polyester, 2 packs of tearaway stabiliser, 6 prewound bobbins (which I'm not intending using) and the thread chart. I hooped up some fabric this afternoon, used Janome bobbinfil, forgot to change the stitch plate to the single hole, forgot to change the needle from a Microtex 70 and let it stitch out the design I'd chosen at 1000 stitches a minute - no problems! The machine coped really well, no loops, shredding, snapping, or other problems - I'm impressed and will certainly be using the metallics again.
Thanks for the recommendations.
Vicki


Re: Rolling Tote

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Hey Sally, good to see you here! As previous posts have indicated, the Horizon 7700 trolley can work. I'm not a big fan of that bag, though, as it's rather poorly made. Blue Fig makes very nice bags, and if they don't have one big enough yet, they will. At Janome Institute I saw the president of Janome America wheeling around a tote that looked like a hard shell type of carrier, and I suspect it may have been a prototype of a new product from Janome. You can bank on them having something available, though I have no idea of a time frame.

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

I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan. Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week. I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine. Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally


Re: Rolling Tote

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Vielen dank Tina. Freuen uns sehr, Sie hier zu haben!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "hubsy7171" <hubsy7171@...> wrote:

Hello, my name is Tina and I comes from Germany. Dear Jim, thank you that you created this group. Get next week I mean 12000, make me happy already much. My sewing machine dealer tested that the 12000 in the Trolley of the Horizon 7700 fits, if the interior bag is removed.
http://www.naehpark.com/naehpark/Naehmaschinen-Sonderausstattung/Janome/Naehmaschinen-Trolley-fuer-Janome-Horizon-7700.html
I am speak not English, and my message was translated.
Best regards tina


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Buzz Size does not yet have the 12000 hoops in it, but should soon. In the meantime you can use it to save for the M1 hoop on the MB-4, which will automatically be promoted to hoop GR when opened in the 12000 or HorizonLink.

By the way, you can update your Buzz Size to the latest version here:
http://www.buzztools.com/updates/downloads.asp

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

Pam--I have Buzz Size 2.01 (OLD!) but it has ability for custom sizing
hoops plus lots of large sizes.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I would hold off on using Embird for a while for two reasons:

1. Creating a custom hoop will not result in the correct code being put into the JEF design file. If the JEF file is not correctly formatted, it can cause the machine to malfunction.

2. Embird mistakenly assumed that designs for the 11000 had to be in JEF+ format. They did not quite reverse engineer that format correctly, and it caused problems for early adopters. The 12000 introduces the JPX format, which opens the door for further problems.

Give them a few months to work things out, and Embird should be fine.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@...> wrote:

I have a program called embird that I downloaded from the internet. In that program you can set up custom hoop sizes. I haven't tried it yet to see if it will work for the 12000 hoops.

It is a program kind of inbetween a really expensive program and the software that comes with the machine. You can do more editing than comes with machine, convert designs from other formats, buy extra text fonts,etc. It also has an upgrade that is a digitizing program but that is something I won't ever do, so the basic program works really good for me.


Re: Rolling Tote

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Sally!  Glad to see you here and also to know you are getting this wonderful machine.  My dealer in Dover said that Janome is working on a rolling tote for the 12000.  He didn't think that the 12000 would fit into the 7700 bag because this machine is a tad larger. 

I guess as with all machines, it is so new that all of the accessories and add ons are still on the drawing board or in the process of being made.

Pat


On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM, sallyhsews <SJHuhn@...> wrote:
I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan.  Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week.  I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine.  Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally




Re: Rolling Tote

hubsy7171
 

Hello, my name is Tina and I comes from Germany. Dear Jim, thank you that you created this group. Get next week I mean 12000, make me happy already much. My sewing machine dealer tested that the 12000 in the Trolley of the Horizon 7700 fits, if the interior bag is removed.
http://www.naehpark.com/naehpark/Naehmaschinen-Sonderausstattung/Janome/Naehmaschinen-Trolley-fuer-Janome-Horizon-7700.html
I am speak not English, and my message was translated.
Best regards tina

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@...> wrote:

I'm not positive that it will fit the 12000 but I had a tote from Blue Fig that fit my 11000. I actually traded it in when I got the 12000 because I bought a 3160 to take to classes and I wanted a smaller tote for that instead. I got what I think was a really good deal by trading in my 11000 and a 24x32 sew steady table, cloth setter and all other accessories that won't fit either the 12000 or 3160. I bought a 12000, a 3160 (which is the one the dealer said was the best for classes), and a replacement sew steady table.

If you google Blue Fig they have a web site, and the sizes of their totes are listed.

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

I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan. Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week. I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine. Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

vicki chrobak
 

Pam--I have Buzz Size 2.01 (OLD!) but it has ability for custom sizing hoops plus lots of large sizes.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Sherry Martin
 

I have a program called embird that I downloaded from the internet. In that program you can set up custom hoop sizes. I haven't tried it yet to see if it will work for the 12000 hoops.

It is a program kind of inbetween a really expensive program and the software that comes with the machine. You can do more editing than comes with machine, convert designs from other formats, buy extra text fonts,etc. It also has an upgrade that is a digitizing program but that is something I won't ever do, so the basic program works really good for me.

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

The best solution to your design conversion problem would be Janome's new Digitizer MBX. However it's not yet available to all dealers, and that's overkill if you don't want to create your own designs. That digitizing software comes from Wilcom, and they also have a free conversion program:
http://www.wilcom.com.au/PRODUCTS.aspx/TrueSizer.aspx

To convert your designs with TrueSizer follow these steps:
1. Download and install TrueSizer e2. Open it when done.

2. Open one of your PES designs using "File -> Open".

3. Use the measuring tool (Type M) to get the overall size of your design. If necessary, rotate the design using the rotate tool on the top toolbar.

4. Use "File -> Save As" to open the file save dialog. Change the format at the bottom to "Janome JEF".

5. Click the "Options" button in the bottom right corner and select either the MB-4 machine. That will give you the M1 hoop which is 200 x 240mm (about 8" x 10").

6. When you open the design in HorizonLink, the hoop will be changed to the size necessary to stitch it on the 12000. When opening the design in your machine, pay close attention to the hoop displayed on the screen and make sure you use that hoop.

If you have a design that is larger than the M1 hoop this process won't work. For the moment only Digitizer MBX will do what you need. Eventually the 3rd party conversion programs will be updated, but for now this is your best option.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Pam Rowe" <waginwag@> wrote:





Thanks for your help, have downloaded the foot app and look forward to ones
for the 12.



I have some large designs I would like to convert from pes to jef but my
buzz hasn't got hoop sizes in its programme yet. Has anyone solved this
problem.
&#937;>

Pam__


Re: Rolling Tote

Sherry Martin
 

I'm not positive that it will fit the 12000 but I had a tote from Blue Fig that fit my 11000. I actually traded it in when I got the 12000 because I bought a 3160 to take to classes and I wanted a smaller tote for that instead. I got what I think was a really good deal by trading in my 11000 and a 24x32 sew steady table, cloth setter and all other accessories that won't fit either the 12000 or 3160. I bought a 12000, a 3160 (which is the one the dealer said was the best for classes), and a replacement sew steady table.

If you google Blue Fig they have a web site, and the sizes of their totes are listed.

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

I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan. Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week. I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine. Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally


Rolling Tote

sallyhsews
 

I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan. Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week. I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine. Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The best solution to your design conversion problem would be Janome's new Digitizer MBX. However it's not yet available to all dealers, and that's overkill if you don't want to create your own designs. That digitizing software comes from Wilcom, and they also have a free conversion program:
http://www.wilcom.com.au/PRODUCTS.aspx/TrueSizer.aspx

To convert your designs with TrueSizer follow these steps:
1. Download and install TrueSizer e2. Open it when done.

2. Open one of your PES designs using "File -> Open".

3. Use the measuring tool (Type M) to get the overall size of your design. If necessary, rotate the design using the rotate tool on the top toolbar.

4. Use "File -> Save As" to open the file save dialog. Change the format at the bottom to "Janome JEF".

5. Click the "Options" button in the bottom right corner and select either the MB-4 machine. That will give you the M1 hoop which is 200 x 240mm (about 8" x 10").

6. When you open the design in HorizonLink, the hoop will be changed to the size necessary to stitch it on the 12000. When opening the design in your machine, pay close attention to the hoop displayed on the screen and make sure you use that hoop.

If you have a design that is larger than the M1 hoop this process won't work. For the moment only Digitizer MBX will do what you need. Eventually the 3rd party conversion programs will be updated, but for now this is your best option.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Pam Rowe" <waginwag@...> wrote:





Thanks for your help, have downloaded the foot app and look forward to ones
for the 12.



I have some large designs I would like to convert from pes to jef but my
buzz hasn't got hoop sizes in its programme yet. Has anyone solved this
problem.
&#937;>

Pam__


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

Ambassador pulsemicro.com is a programme that converts designs from pes to jef, it will convert most of the popular machine programmes.

There is also another one I think its called wilcon, if you put in conversion programmes for embroidery desiigns you should find it on there, both of them are free


converting large designs to fit our hoops

Pam Rowe <waginwag@...>
 

 

 

Thanks for your help, have downloaded the foot app and look forward to ones for the 12.

 

I have some large designs I would like to convert from pes to jef but my buzz hasn’t got hoop sizes in its programme yet.  Has anyone solved this problem.

 

Pam__


Re: thread stand ---- Jim

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Hey, it's as free as it is crude - go ahead and share!

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

Jim,

Would you mind if I share your .pdf for the thread guide with another of my groups? Several ladies there are looking for an alternative for metallic threads & I think they could probably adapt yours to work for them.

Marsha


thread stand ---- Jim

Marsha
 

Jim,

Would you mind if I share your .pdf for the thread guide with another of my groups? Several ladies there are looking for an alternative for metallic threads & I think they could probably adapt yours to work for them.

Marsha


Re: Thread stands

Virginia
 

Mine works fine.  You can pull the thread guide all the way up and it is fine.  As far as the round if you squeeze the metal guide together it fits fine.
 
virginiaFL