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MB 4 stitch out trouble

pam3968 <pam3968@...>
 

Hi everyone,

This is my first posting on this site but I have followed Jim for a while now and have always valued his opinion and many of the others that have more experience than I have.

Now for my problem, I have been having trouble stitching out small lettering about the size of .23 in height. I am using the student font created in MBX. The bottom of the lettering is not even and it just appears sloppy. The machine has been serviced recently and looked over by two different technicians. I have also used this same design on a cheaper brother model using all the same stabilizer and fabric, the stitching turned out great. So I ruled out that the design was the problem. I have been told that the MB 4 is not capable of doing lettering this small. I am wondering if this information is accurate, because I was under the impression when I purchased this machine (three or four years ago) that it should do small lettering.

I will appreciate any imput that is given.

Thanks

Re: How about teaching us the 12000 Jim Stutsman

redrocks55
 

Hi Jim

Iím all in favor of you doing a DVD, as I will be watching on my computer. Since I have a nice big monitor that would really be good and than I can take it watch it on the laptop when Iím at our cabin. I know the project has been a REAL labor of love.We really do appreciate what you and Diane do for us. You are the one we go to for help when we donít have any dealer support.

Thanks for all you do, Marcia

Re: How about using Caftsy for teaching us the 12000 Jim Stutsman

Patricia Ward
 

Well, Jim, I know that you and Diane have worked endlessly on this and my opinion on it is that you have to produce a medium that everyone can use so that you are not sitting and making two different formats and then having the bothersome trouble of shipping the right one to the right person.   Personally I will play mine on my laptop which is right here in the sewing room with my 12000 and I think that would be very handy if these videos are interactive. 

A tablet or iPad format would be even more handy but you have to do what is best for your production of it and to maybe make a smidgeon of profit. 

Really I am looking forward to this for the two of you do awesome work.  And if you say you two learned a heck of a lot then there is surely a lot we will learn from that!  

Pat


Pal and NTSC

Pinguin
 

Hi Jim,
I live in the Netherlands, and although we have the PAL system our TV's and DVD players can handle NTSC as well. So I don't think you have to make a separate PAL version. It just needs to be region free.
Gerda

Op 13-01-13 18:04, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

 

We haven't kept track of how much time we've spent on 12000 videos, but the hours are in the hundreds. Going through an intermediary like Craftsy would delay us getting them to market, and our share of the revenue would not ever compensate for the time invested. That said, I'm not sure we ever will be compensated, but we did learn a heck of a lot!

At this point we've actually made a prototype DVD that plays in a DVD player connected to a TV. That experience convinced me that we need a different distribution method, because of the problems in getting the videos to render correctly, and the problem of NTSC vs PAL, which would required two separate versions. I will probably still go with the DVD medium, but only one that plays in a computer. It gives me more flexibility and one version works everywhere. We're very close - stay tuned!

--- In janome12000@..., "di2go2000" wrote:
>
> I have never posted on this board, but joined in hopes of learning the 12000.There is great info here if you know the exact item you need help with. I need help with it all. My LQS has limited time to teach and not always when I have the time.
>
> I have bought several Craftsy videos to help me learn quilting and I think this would be the perfect place for Jim and wife to share their knowledge of the 12000. I love the Craftsy format because I have acess to the videos forever. Anyone else think this would be a good idea?
>
> Please consider,
> Dianne
>


Re: Design Gallery

nejsbjerg <aasepetersen@...>
 

It must be a bug! My MBX version is 4.0M R2...

Re: How about using Caftsy for teaching us the 12000 Jim Stutsman

vicki chrobak
 

Dianne, I like the Craftsy format too & think it would be a great place to learn different aspects of our machine & Horizon link capabilities.
Vicki Jo

On 1/13/2013 9:49 AM, di2go2000 wrote:
I have never posted on this board, but joined in hopes of learning the 12000.There is great info here if you know the exact item you need help with. I need help with it all. My LQS has limited time to teach and not always when I have the time.

I have bought several Craftsy videos to help me learn quilting and I think this would be the perfect place for Jim and wife to share their knowledge of the 12000. I love the Craftsy format because I have acess to the videos forever. Anyone else think this would be a good idea?

Please consider,
Dianne

Re: How about using Caftsy for teaching us the 12000 Jim Stutsman

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We haven't kept track of how much time we've spent on 12000 videos, but the hours are in the hundreds. Going through an intermediary like Craftsy would delay us getting them to market, and our share of the revenue would not ever compensate for the time invested. That said, I'm not sure we ever will be compensated, but we did learn a heck of a lot!

At this point we've actually made a prototype DVD that plays in a DVD player connected to a TV. That experience convinced me that we need a different distribution method, because of the problems in getting the videos to render correctly, and the problem of NTSC vs PAL, which would required two separate versions. I will probably still go with the DVD medium, but only one that plays in a computer. It gives me more flexibility and one version works everywhere. We're very close - stay tuned!

--- In janome12000@..., "di2go2000" wrote:

I have never posted on this board, but joined in hopes of learning the 12000.There is great info here if you know the exact item you need help with. I need help with it all. My LQS has limited time to teach and not always when I have the time.

I have bought several Craftsy videos to help me learn quilting and I think this would be the perfect place for Jim and wife to share their knowledge of the 12000. I love the Craftsy format because I have acess to the videos forever. Anyone else think this would be a good idea?

Please consider,
Dianne

How about using Caftsy for teaching us the 12000 Jim Stutsman

di2go2000
 

I have never posted on this board, but joined in hopes of learning the 12000.There is great info here if you know the exact item you need help with. I need help with it all. My LQS has limited time to teach and not always when I have the time.

I have bought several Craftsy videos to help me learn quilting and I think this would be the perfect place for Jim and wife to share their knowledge of the 12000. I love the Craftsy format because I have acess to the videos forever. Anyone else think this would be a good idea?

Please consider,
Dianne

Re: Foot up and down question

Pixey
 

Thanks Donna. That is more or less what I did but since I was sometimes working with several layers and the narrow Acufeed, as I slightly lifted it with the lever in the back to do fine tuning, I seemed to occasionally hit a trigger point and it would automatically go all the way back up....prompting mutters of minor irritation.
 
Pixey

From: Donna Morton
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Foot up and down question
 
Hi Pixey
 
I find I have the best luck by first lowering the foot with the foot up/down button.  Then I use the manual lever in the back.  Seems to stop the over-ride to automatic for me.
 
Donna M
Canada
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 1:40 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Foot up and down question
 
 
While I primarily bought the 12000 for its big hoop embroidery capabilities, I was doing a handbag project this past weekend where I wanted to utilize some of the 12000 specific sewing features, particularly the narrow AcuFeed zipper foot and built in precision cloth guide. 
 
I liked the way my project came out but encountered a machine idiosyncracy that was bugging me.  It was the automatic/powered presser foot up/down override.  I was trying to get a close start alignment on my fabric and whenever I would start to ease the foot up just a little bit with the lever in the back in order to slightly adjust my fabric, it would trigger auto up mode, which tended to startle me and and cause me to shift my fabric.  Then it wouldn't let me manually lower the foot with the back lever (only allowing me to use the foot down button on the front).  I really missed the ability to do a soft, slow, manual lowering of the presser foot on my fabric.
 
Is this a characteristic of the machine...that the manual foot down ability is disabled in favor of the automatic function?  Or is it something I've inadvertently configured in my settings somewhere...and if so, how do I change it?
 
Thanks,
Pixey

Re: Increasing stitch limit (was 12000/8900 Feet)

Julie
 

I think Janome does listen to what we have to say.¬† I complained a few years ago about the ‚Äúsorry‚ÄĚ zipper foot they have and sent them a picture of the Viking one that is so good.¬† They changed the zipper foot that now comes with the 12000 machine and it certainly is similar to the one for Viking.¬† I love it now.

 

Julie in TX

Re: Increasing stitch limit (was 12000/8900 Feet)

joylaytor
 

Virginia,
I agree that we should have the option of more than 100,000 stitches.   It would be nice to have that choice and just makes sense with our larger hoops.  Other machines do double that number.  
Joy


Re: Increasing stitch limit (was 12000/8900 Feet)

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

From my perspective, Janome has seldom been the innovator, but usually comes up last with the competition! Keep emailing and pounding away and maybe someone will get the hint to move forward into the 20th century!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Fmjfrazier@...
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 5:25 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Increasing stitch limit (was 12000/8900 Feet)

 

 

I totally at one time agreed with everyone that felt a design over 100,000 stitches does take a long time, but many of us love the designs on Embroidery Library and are finding out that many of the newer designs that will fit our large GR hoop have over 100,000 stitches and we are limited to either an 8x8 or even in some instances  a 5x7.  Now I know many say but "We want a 5x7 hoop" but those of us that love our big hoop are limited.  The new machines in the other brands are coming out with the larger number of stitches.  Shouldn't we have that option as well?

 

Virginia

 

In a message dated 1/11/2013 4:55:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, ward.pm@... writes:

 

Janet, I totally agree with you on this.   I did stitch an 8 x 8 Emb LIbrary fall cornucopia with a saying about 2 years ago. I think it was between 60K and 80K stitches and I thought I would never get it finished. I was stitching at 700 spm and it still took hours and hours. I tolerated doing it because it was for a wall quilt for my mother.
 
I don't do many things like that and don't really want to. 
Pat

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM, janetpiekarski <jsm1144@...> wrote:

Again, remember how long a design will take when you have more than 100,000 stitches. One example-120,000 at 800 stitches per minute would take 2.5 hours of STITCHING time, that doesn't include stopping for thread changes and bobbin changes.  I for one and not in favor of making the designs take a day to stitch! That is IMHO

--- In janome12000@..., "joylaytor"  wrote:
>
> I agree about increasing the 100,000 stitch limit and we should add this
> to the email to Janome.  I did email them about all these issues about a
> week ago and did get an email response saying they would let their team
> know.  We'll see what happensJoy
> --- In janome12000@..., Fmjfrazier@ wrote:
> >
> > I think perhaps increasing the stitch limit might be a good idea to
> add as
>




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Re: Design Gallery

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The instructions are a PDF:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/soft/update/dmbx40m/MBXV4MR2_inst.pdf
If you don't have Adobe Reader installed, then you won't be able to see anything. Reader is a free download:
http://get.adobe.com/reader/
If you already have Reader installed, it may be out of date. Download it again and see if that helps.

--- In janome12000@..., Madeline Burgoon wrote:

Jim,
Every time that I try to download the instructions to upgrade Digitizer MBX, it goes nowhere.√ā¬† I can't seem to get the instructions.
Madeline

From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:58 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Design Gallery

√ā¬†
Have you installed the latest upgrade to Digitizer MBX?
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/digitizer_mbx_v40m.html
If you have, then I will submit it as a bug.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "nejsbjerg" wrote:

Thank you Jim for your suggestion, but it is not the solution. My language is set to Danish, measurement to Metric (only alternative is American). I do hope that you can come up with another idea - or maybe someone in Europe outside GB can.

Aase

Re: 12000 not stopping!

turcotte37
 

Hi Jeanna thanks for your reply. I am not from the uk I am from canada. I was told that it was a sensor that loosenned by the vibration of the machine but if you only had yours a few weeks it wouldn't be the cause.They tignthened it but it started doing it again randomly and it is always on things that I have digitised.

--- In janome12000@..., "jeana_david" wrote:

Hi,I had the exact same problem about 9 months ago and I had only had my machine a few weeks. I had also digitised a simple applique alphabet and the same thing happened, foot up and a non stop machine. I tried different letters of the alphabet and the same thing happened on a fairly random basis, most were fine ,some triggered the same fault. I sent the designs to friends and they sampled them with no problems. Like you a faulty sensor was suspected and the machine & designs went back to Janome uk. After testing by hem,No fault was found,I have digitised and sewn out other designs with no problems since. Perhaps its a software fault. So I will be interested how you get on. Where are you in the UK. It would be nice to get together with another 120000 owner.Regards Jeana David

--- In janome12000@..., "turcotte37" wrote:



--- In janome12000@..., "jeana_david" wrote:
Hi
I was just wondering what janome did for your machine as I am having the same problem.Thanks
Hi All,
I am bereft, my lovely new 12000 is going back to Janome!
I had digitised an applique alphabet set and was trying a sample yesterday when I found I had a problem. After a colour change stop,I pressed start,the foot stayed up but the machine started and would not stop ,even with pressing the start/stop button, until the next colour change,when it reverted to normal. I tried a built in design which seemed Ok so I assumed it was a blip.I did a 2nd sample of the same shape today,which was perfect,I then did another shape, also perfect, and to make sure I did a 3rd which developed the same problem with the foot staying up an the machine refusing to stop.Pressing the button had no effect and I had to let it finish the section with the foot up.
i have spoken to my dealer and to a lady at Janome Uk and the conclusion was a faulty sensor somewhere. Has anyone else had this problem.The machine is about 6 weeks old.Thanks Jeana

Re: question on Janome Giga Hoop D

Virginia
 

The Giga Hoop is actually 2 5x7 sewing areas side by side.  You sew one side of the hoop and then remove the hoop turn it around and sew the other side.  Designs in the Giga hoop are extremely difficult to line up and unless you have a software program that will split the design for you for the Giga Hoop it is almost impossible to do it.  It is really better if used as a layout hoop and years ago when it came out it was meant to be used with customizer which in reality was a layout software program.
 
To be honest with you I had the hoop for 3 years and found it to be a nightmare. (Just my opinion)
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 1/11/2013 2:49:13 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, seamgood@... writes:
 

Hi all,
My friend just bought the Janome 350E embroidery machine and is interested in the Giga Hoop D. It says it is for the 350E, but I don't know anything about it. I am a Janome girl from the get go, but own the 12000. Can someone tell me if this hoop would be for her 350E and does the design need to be split? It says it is a dual position???
Thanks so much.
I just love my 12000!
Gloria in Massachusetts

Re: Increasing stitch limit (was 12000/8900 Feet)

Virginia
 

I totally at one time agreed with everyone that felt a design over 100,000 stitches does take a long time, but many of us love the designs on Embroidery Library and are finding out that many of the newer designs that will fit our large GR hoop have over 100,000 stitches and we are limited to either an 8x8 or even in some instances  a 5x7.  Now I know many say but "We want a 5x7 hoop" but those of us that love our big hoop are limited.  The new machines in the other brands are coming out with the larger number of stitches.  Shouldn't we have that option as well?
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 1/11/2013 4:55:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, ward.pm@... writes:
 

Janet, I totally agree with you on this.   I did stitch an 8 x 8 Emb LIbrary fall cornucopia with a saying about 2 years ago. I think it was between 60K and 80K stitches and I thought I would never get it finished. I was stitching at 700 spm and it still took hours and hours. I tolerated doing it because it was for a wall quilt for my mother.
 
I don't do many things like that and don't really want to. 
Pat

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM, janetpiekarski <jsm1144@...> wrote:
Again, remember how long a design will take when you have more than 100,000 stitches. One example-120,000 at 800 stitches per minute would take 2.5 hours of STITCHING time, that doesn't include stopping for thread changes and bobbin changes.  I for one and not in favor of making the designs take a day to stitch! That is IMHO

--- In janome12000@..., "joylaytor"  wrote:
>
> I agree about increasing the 100,000 stitch limit and we should add this
> to the email to Janome.  I did email them about all these issues about a
> week ago and did get an email response saying they would let their team
> know.  We'll see what happensJoy
> --- In janome12000@..., Fmjfrazier@ wrote:
> >
> > I think perhaps increasing the stitch limit might be a good idea to
> add as
>




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Re: Design Gallery

Madeline Burgoon
 

Jim,
Every time that I try to download the instructions to upgrade Digitizer MBX, it goes nowhere.  I can't seem to get the instructions.
Madeline

From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:58 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Design Gallery
 
Have you installed the latest upgrade to Digitizer MBX?
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/digitizer_mbx_v40m.html
If you have, then I will submit it as a bug.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "nejsbjerg" wrote:
>
> Thank you Jim for your suggestion, but it is not the solution. My language is set to Danish, measurement to Metric (only alternative is American). I do hope that you can come up with another idea - or maybe someone in Europe outside GB can.
>
> Aase
>

Re: Design Gallery

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Have you installed the latest upgrade to Digitizer MBX?
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/digitizer_mbx_v40m.html
If you have, then I will submit it as a bug.

--- In janome12000@..., "nejsbjerg" wrote:

Thank you Jim for your suggestion, but it is not the solution. My language is set to Danish, measurement to Metric (only alternative is American). I do hope that you can come up with another idea - or maybe someone in Europe outside GB can.

Aase

Re: Design Gallery

nejsbjerg <aasepetersen@...>
 

Thank you Jim for your suggestion, but it is not the solution. My language is set to Danish, measurement to Metric (only alternative is American). I do hope that you can come up with another idea - or maybe someone in Europe outside GB can.

Aase

Re: Increasing stitch limit (was 12000/8900 Feet)

Patricia Ward
 

Janet, I totally agree with you on this.   I did stitch an 8 x 8 Emb LIbrary fall cornucopia with a saying about 2 years ago. I think it was between 60K and 80K stitches and I thought I would never get it finished. I was stitching at 700 spm and it still took hours and hours. I tolerated doing it because it was for a wall quilt for my mother.
 
I don't do many things like that and don't really want to. 
Pat


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM, janetpiekarski <jsm1144@...> wrote:
Again, remember how long a design will take when you have more than 100,000 stitches. One example-120,000 at 800 stitches per minute would take 2.5 hours of STITCHING time, that doesn't include stopping for thread changes and bobbin changes.  I for one and not in favor of making the designs take a day to stitch! That is IMHO

--- In janome12000@..., "joylaytor"  wrote:
>
> I agree about increasing the 100,000 stitch limit and we should add this
> to the email to Janome.  I did email them about all these issues about a
> week ago and did get an email response saying they would let their team
> know.  We'll see what happensJoy
> --- In janome12000@..., Fmjfrazier@ wrote:
> >
> > I think perhaps increasing the stitch limit might be a good idea to
> add as
>




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