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Re: Testing the group

vicki chrobak
 

I'm functioning Jim:-) .
Vicki Jo

On 1/20/2013 12:01 PM, Jim_Stutsman wrote:
Since the last Yahoo "maintenance" there have been no postings at all to the group. This is pretty unusual, so I'm posting this test message just to confirm the group is functioning. There is no need to respond, as I'm just testing.


Testing the group

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Since the last Yahoo "maintenance" there have been no postings at all to the group. This is pretty unusual, so I'm posting this test message just to confirm the group is functioning. There is no need to respond, as I'm just testing.


Re: MBX problem now fixed...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Thanks - it worked!

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: January 15, 2013 7:00 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Cross-posting...MBX problem

Hi back from snowy Dallas, Texas (happens even less often!). I think you
might have Auto Scroll turned on. When this option is enabled, moving the
mouse to the edges of the work area causes the entire work area to move.
It's there to help you with large designs that need a bigger work area and
cannot be worked on while zoomed out. To turn it off, use the menu option
"Setup -> Work Environment". Click the "Scrolling" tab and uncheck "Auto
Scroll".

--- In janome12000@..., "Chris Krause" wrote:

Hi from snowy Vancouver (doesn't happen often!) I accidentally posted
this on another Janome list, but should have directed my question here.

My MBX problem may very easily stem from operator error but it's
frustrating. For example, if I go into Easy Design and start the
design process, then place a design into the hooped working area on
the screen, when I move my cursor to the toolbar along the top or
along the left side I lose sight of what I'm working on. It's as
though my cursor is rapidly dragging way, way across the working area
towards the left or top of my computer (towards the toolbars) and my
design hoop has then vanished somewhere to the right of my computer
screen. Clear as mud?

It's not a stable working environment - when I move my cursor to the
left the hoop on the screen moves to the right.

Any suggestions?



Chris



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Re: MB 4 stitch out trouble

pam3968 <pam3968@...>
 

Thank you for the advice. I had spoken to my dealer today and she is ordering the size 9 needle and is even letting me borrow some 60 wt thread to try with my machine. I will also look into the settings for the different fonts to see what adjustments I may need to make.

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

The thing about small letters is that they are made up of short stitches. An embroidered satin stitch can start getting in trouble if it gets shorter than 1mm. If, for example, you are using a size 90/14 needle, and the stitch is 0.8 or 0.9mm, then both ends of the stitch will be in the same hole. (The 90 part of the size means the needle is 0.90mm in diameter.)

Diane has done some very nice digitized lettering that was quite small. The secret? Size 9 needles (DBxK5-NY), 60wt thread and cut away stabilizer. You may also need to reduce the density, or you could change the font to one of the new ones that MBX added specifically for small lettering.

A couple of years before retiring we sold an MB-4 to a lady who had never sewn or embroidered, and she wanted it to start a business. She came to the store in tears with her first project, which was a mess of loops and birds nests. Of course she had bought designs that were dense enough to be bullet proof and was using tear away. We set her up with the size 9 needles and 80wt thread, and the result was near miraculous. She's no longer in tears and now has a second MB-4 to keep up with production.

--- In janome12000@..., "pam3968" wrote:

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: newbie here

Andrea LaVergne
 

Sue,
I didn't know Wades was still around. I remember how much information (sewing, food, etc!) was passed around on the Janome 9000. I met a lot of the ladies at the Janome Dealer conventions. Nice to know it still exists.
Andrea


Re: Cross-posting...MBX problem

Marlyn
 

Hi Jim:

I have had MBX for about 10 months now, and my hoop was constantly disappearing from the screen.  Couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong.
Thanks soooo much,
Marlyn







Re: Cross-posting...MBX problem

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Hi back from snowy Dallas, Texas (happens even less often!). I think you might have Auto Scroll turned on. When this option is enabled, moving the mouse to the edges of the work area causes the entire work area to move. It's there to help you with large designs that need a bigger work area and cannot be worked on while zoomed out. To turn it off, use the menu option "Setup -> Work Environment". Click the "Scrolling" tab and uncheck "Auto Scroll".

--- In janome12000@..., "Chris Krause" wrote:

Hi from snowy Vancouver (doesn't happen often!) I accidentally posted this
on another Janome list, but should have directed my question here.

My MBX problem may very easily stem from operator error but it's
frustrating. For example, if I go into Easy Design and start the design
process, then place a design into the hooped working area on the screen,
when I move my cursor to the toolbar along the top or along the left side I
lose sight of what I'm working on. It's as though my cursor is rapidly
dragging way, way across the working area towards the left or top of my
computer (towards the toolbars) and my design hoop has then vanished
somewhere to the right of my computer screen. Clear as mud?

It's not a stable working environment - when I move my cursor to the left
the hoop on the screen moves to the right.

Any suggestions?



Chris


Cross-posting...MBX problem

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Hi from snowy Vancouver (doesn't happen often!)  I accidentally posted this on another Janome list, but should have directed my question here.

My MBX problem may very easily stem from operator error but it's frustrating. For example, if I go into Easy Design and start the design process, then place a design into the hooped working area on the screen, when I move my cursor to the toolbar along the top or along the left side I lose sight of what I'm working on. It's as though my cursor is rapidly dragging way, way across the working area towards the left or top of my computer (towards the toolbars) and my design hoop has then vanished somewhere to the right of my computer screen. Clear as mud?

It's not a stable working environment - when I move my cursor to the left the hoop on the screen moves to the right.

Any suggestions?

 

Chris



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

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I've had great success with burned DVDs for our FootBook application, and I've decided to go the same route with the 12000. It circumvents the whole NTSC vs PAL problem, because what we ship is essentially a website on a DVD. While I do think that DVDs are on the endangered species list, the "cloud" systems such as Craftsy are not quite an adequate replacement. If Craftsy were to fold, as so many web startups have, the purchaser is left with nothing. By shipping a physical DVD, the medium should last at least as long as the purchaser, and we can link to an external website for errata and updates. I'm finalizing the videos as we speak and should have the whole thing ready to go by month end. Thanks for the feedback!

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

Jim, as you know I live in England, also create videos for MBX and Embird, I know there isnt a single method that is truly global. There are so many regions in America and Europe that have totally abysmal internet provision. So for those people a web based delivery system would mean they couldnt take advantage of your product. I know of enough people both in UK and the USA who are unable to attend webinars, download large files, have capped usage because they are in rural areas. Those of us who enjoy unlimited broadband, downloads and uploads, tend to forget there are many more who dont enjoy decent internet access. So your DVD to play in a PC sounds like a more even handed method of distribution. My concern with that would be for example, if I burn a DVD in my XP Alienware computer, it will not play on another PC only the one that created it. However if I burn a CD, that plays on any of the 5 computers here in my home, or on the computers of my neighbours. I havent burned any DVDs on my win 7 pc so dont know if they will play on any other computers.

As for NSTC versus PAL, here in UK, we still do have problems trying to access NSTC videos played through a TV, I have the additional problem in that I threw my all singing all dancing 42'' plasma TV away, I couldnt see the point in having such a time thief cluttering up my wall, a great print now occupies the space it left. But I loathe TV and that's my problem.

Maggie Cooper in England.

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

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


Hand towel...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Hello...I've added a photo of a Christmas project for my MIL to the Photos.
I sandwiched a Digitizer MBX initial between a Stitchitize design (details
with photo). MBX is worth it just for the plethora of fonts!

Happy stitching!

Chris


newbie here

suemonin <suemili48@...>
 

Good afternoon,

I'm a newbie here to the 12000 list but not to Jim Stutzman. Hi Jim, I am an old Wader, well still a member of Wades Digest from back in the early embroidery days. I purchased my 12000 last October and so far love everything about it.

I'm hoping to join this list and learn more about my new machine. The last Janome I had was a 9000 so you can see there has been a huge change in technology since that one. I've had a few Brothers in between while I worked for a local dealer but went back to Janome after retirement.

I'll be mostly lurking, watching and reading about this machine.

Sue in WNY


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

maggie cooper
 

Jim, as you know I live in England, also create videos for MBX and Embird, I know there isnt a single method that is truly global. There are so many regions in America and Europe that have totally abysmal internet provision. So for those people a web based delivery system would mean they couldnt take advantage of your product. I know of enough people both in UK and the USA who are unable to attend webinars, download large files, have capped usage because they are in rural areas. Those of us who enjoy unlimited broadband, downloads and uploads, tend to forget there are many more who dont enjoy decent internet access. So your DVD to play in a PC sounds like a more even handed method of distribution. My concern with that would be for example, if I burn a DVD in my XP Alienware computer, it will not play on another PC only the one that created it. However if I burn a CD, that plays on any of the 5 computers here in my home, or on the computers of my neighbours. I havent burned any DVDs on my win 7 pc so dont know if they will play on any other computers.

As for NSTC versus PAL, here in UK, we still do have problems trying to access NSTC videos played through a TV, I have the additional problem in that I threw my all singing all dancing 42'' plasma TV away, I couldnt see the point in having such a time thief cluttering up my wall, a great print now occupies the space it left. But I loathe TV and that's my problem.

Maggie Cooper in England.

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

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


craftsy

tzfardaha
 

Count me in as another who wants a machine embroidery class with craftsy.


Re: MB 4 stitch out trouble

Andrea LaVergne
 

I can do beautiful small lettering on my MB4. The Digitizer has a few very small fonts and if they are used with size 9 needle and fine thread (50 wt. DMC machine embroidery has worked best for me) then things work out without the bird's nests.
Andrea


Re: MB 4 stitch out trouble

Glynnis Ballou
 

Thanks.  I guess if I'd looked at the fonts closer I would have seen that.
 
Glynnis in KY
From: Jim_Stutsman To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 11:08 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: MB 4 stitch out trouble
 
It's reflected in the name of the font: Helvetica *Small*, *Micro* Block, Times *Small*. They are also listed, along with suggested settings, on page 309 of the MBX manual.


--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, Glynnis Ballou wrote:
>
> Jim - is there a way to tell which fonts are designed for small lettering?
> Thanks.
>
> Glynnis in KY
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Jim_Stutsman
> To: mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:25 AM
> Subject: [janome12000] Re: MB 4 stitch out trouble
>
>  
> The thing about small letters is that they are made up of short stitches. An embroidered satin stitch can start getting in trouble if it gets shorter than 1mm. If, for example, you are using a size 90/14 needle, and the stitch is 0.8 or 0.9mm, then both ends of the stitch will be in the same hole. (The 90 part of the size means the needle is 0.90mm in diameter.)
>
> Diane has done some very nice digitized lettering that was quite small. The secret? Size 9 needles (DBxK5-NY), 60wt thread and cut away stabilizer. You may also need to reduce the density, or you could change the font to one of the new ones that MBX added specifically for small lettering.
>
> A couple of years before retiring we sold an MB-4 to a lady who had never sewn or embroidered, and she wanted it to start a business. She came to the store in tears with her first project, which was a mess of loops and birds nests. Of course she had bought designs that were dense enough to be bullet proof and was using tear away. We set her up with the size 9 needles and 80wt thread, and the result was near miraculous. She's no longer in tears and now has a second MB-4 to keep up with production.
>
> --- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "pam3968" wrote:
> >
> > 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: MB 4 stitch out trouble

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It's reflected in the name of the font: Helvetica *Small*, *Micro* Block, Times *Small*. They are also listed, along with suggested settings, on page 309 of the MBX manual.

--- In janome12000@..., Glynnis Ballou wrote:

Jim - is there a way to tell which fonts are designed for small lettering?
Thanks.

Glynnis in KY


________________________________
From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:25 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: MB 4 stitch out trouble

 
The thing about small letters is that they are made up of short stitches. An embroidered satin stitch can start getting in trouble if it gets shorter than 1mm. If, for example, you are using a size 90/14 needle, and the stitch is 0.8 or 0.9mm, then both ends of the stitch will be in the same hole. (The 90 part of the size means the needle is 0.90mm in diameter.)

Diane has done some very nice digitized lettering that was quite small. The secret? Size 9 needles (DBxK5-NY), 60wt thread and cut away stabilizer. You may also need to reduce the density, or you could change the font to one of the new ones that MBX added specifically for small lettering.

A couple of years before retiring we sold an MB-4 to a lady who had never sewn or embroidered, and she wanted it to start a business. She came to the store in tears with her first project, which was a mess of loops and birds nests. Of course she had bought designs that were dense enough to be bullet proof and was using tear away. We set her up with the size 9 needles and 80wt thread, and the result was near miraculous. She's no longer in tears and now has a second MB-4 to keep up with production.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "pam3968" wrote:

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: MB 4 stitch out trouble

Glynnis Ballou
 

Jim - is there a way to tell which fonts are designed for small lettering?
Thanks.
 
Glynnis in KY

From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:25 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: MB 4 stitch out trouble
 
The thing about small letters is that they are made up of short stitches. An embroidered satin stitch can start getting in trouble if it gets shorter than 1mm. If, for example, you are using a size 90/14 needle, and the stitch is 0.8 or 0.9mm, then both ends of the stitch will be in the same hole. (The 90 part of the size means the needle is 0.90mm in diameter.)

Diane has done some very nice digitized lettering that was quite small. The secret? Size 9 needles (DBxK5-NY), 60wt thread and cut away stabilizer. You may also need to reduce the density, or you could change the font to one of the new ones that MBX added specifically for small lettering.

A couple of years before retiring we sold an MB-4 to a lady who had never sewn or embroidered, and she wanted it to start a business. She came to the store in tears with her first project, which was a mess of loops and birds nests. Of course she had bought designs that were dense enough to be bullet proof and was using tear away. We set her up with the size 9 needles and 80wt thread, and the result was near miraculous. She's no longer in tears and now has a second MB-4 to keep up with production.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "pam3968" wrote:
>
> 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 using Caftsy for teaching us the 12000 Jim Stutsman

debbsie
 

I really like the idea of putting 12000 lessons on Craftsy.  As updates arrive, the new features could be added to the lessons on Craftsy.  Perhaps the Foot Book could be made available as part of these lessons.

Once you have the DVD, it can't really be added to.  I'm sure a lot of people would sign up.  Buying a DVD has the above mentioned limitations but if that were the only choice, I'd buy that.  It would be nice if the Foot Book and the 12000 lessons could be combined onto one CD.  There have been a lot of new feet released for the 12000 that might not have been added to the Foot Book DVD.

DebbieV


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:49 AM, di2go2000 <dsanders57@...> 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: MB 4 stitch out trouble

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The thing about small letters is that they are made up of short stitches. An embroidered satin stitch can start getting in trouble if it gets shorter than 1mm. If, for example, you are using a size 90/14 needle, and the stitch is 0.8 or 0.9mm, then both ends of the stitch will be in the same hole. (The 90 part of the size means the needle is 0.90mm in diameter.)

Diane has done some very nice digitized lettering that was quite small. The secret? Size 9 needles (DBxK5-NY), 60wt thread and cut away stabilizer. You may also need to reduce the density, or you could change the font to one of the new ones that MBX added specifically for small lettering.

A couple of years before retiring we sold an MB-4 to a lady who had never sewn or embroidered, and she wanted it to start a business. She came to the store in tears with her first project, which was a mess of loops and birds nests. Of course she had bought designs that were dense enough to be bullet proof and was using tear away. We set her up with the size 9 needles and 80wt thread, and the result was near miraculous. She's no longer in tears and now has a second MB-4 to keep up with production.

--- In janome12000@..., "pam3968" wrote:

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


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