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Re: Sock embroidery

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks Jan. Any particular brand that would withstand rough washing?
Vicki Jo


Re: Quilting feet for 11000

Sherry Martin
 

I just realized you said quilting feet not free motion feet. I was talking about the set of 3 free motion feet and a holder for them. If that is what you are talking about, they aren't snap-on feet they come witheir own spring motion ankle, and I was told they won't work with the new machine.

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

Do you mean the set that comes with 3 feet? I was told they didn't work so traded them in when I bought my 12000. But the 12000 comes with 4 different quilting/darning feet so I don't think you need them anyway.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@> wrote:


I bought the extra quilting feet for the 11000, was wondering if I can use them on the 12000. They were expensive so hoping I can. I put the card they came on in a safe place and am still looking for it :(
Kris in Aus


Re: Sock embroidery

Jan Driscoll
 

FYI  Though it’s not embroidery, I use fabric paint to do things like marking the back of a garment with an “X” or letters.  It would work for socks, it’s easy, quick, and doesn’t wash off.

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of vicki chrobak
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 1:04 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Sock embroidery

 

 

Is it possible to use the Free Arm to embroider socks? My mother is in
a nursing home & it is hard to mark socks with felt tips. Any ideas
appreciated. Also I can't find anything that looks like a "blocking
Plate". Where would it have been?

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Sock embroidery

vicki chrobak
 

I found the blocking plate! Duh.

--
Vicki Jo


Sock embroidery

vicki chrobak
 

Is it possible to use the Free Arm to embroider socks? My mother is in a nursing home & it is hard to mark socks with felt tips. Any ideas appreciated. Also I can't find anything that looks like a "blocking Plate". Where would it have been?

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Quilting feet for 11000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It depends on which feet you have. If they attach by screwing on, then they should work. Just be careful not to go wider than 7mm when using them. If they are snap-on, then you will need to get an 11000 foot holder to snap them onto.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@...> wrote:


I bought the extra quilting feet for the 11000, was wondering if I can use them on the 12000. They were expensive so hoping I can. I put the card they came on in a safe place and am still looking for it :(
Kris in Aus


Re: Quilting feet for 11000

Sherry Martin
 

Do you mean the set that comes with 3 feet? I was told they didn't work so traded them in when I bought my 12000. But the 12000 comes with 4 different quilting/darning feet so I don't think you need them anyway.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@...> wrote:


I bought the extra quilting feet for the 11000, was wondering if I can use them on the 12000. They were expensive so hoping I can. I put the card they came on in a safe place and am still looking for it :(
Kris in Aus


Quilting feet for 11000

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

I bought the extra quilting feet for the 11000, was wondering if I can use them on the 12000. They were expensive so hoping I can. I put the card they came on in a safe place and am still looking for it :(
Kris in Aus


Re: That Big Baby is Coming Home To Me!!

vicki chrobak
 

Hooray for you Anne!

--
Vicki Jo


That Big Baby is Coming Home To Me!!

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

I went on saturday to take my 11000 to have the led light replaced and had a look at the 12000, its coming home to me, have to get the cash together, we did a craft fair yesterday, very slow to get going but sold quite a bit eventually, that money has gone in my little box marked Big Baby........I will be avidly reading all your comments, really looking forward to getting my machine......


Re: DVD player

Jan Driscoll
 

Thank you very much for the good advice.  I will wait……………

Jan

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:11 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: DVD player

 

 

The price is OK. That's about $20 off the regular price. It will *PROBABLY* work. I say that because right now the 12000 has no support for external CD drives. It is supposedly coming in a future update, but right not it's not available. The other caveat is about the drive itself. Janome made their CD drive so it would operate on very low power, from the meager amount of power offered by the USB ports on their machines. When using non-Janome drives it is usually necessary to have an external power supply. If you are buying a CD or DVD player for use with the 12000, make sure it has that supply. It also would be a good idea to wait for the update to see exactly what works and what doesn't!

--- In janome12000@..., "driscoll1942" <jandriscoll@...> wrote:
>
> I was told that a portable DVD player would work great with the 12000--copy all embroidery files on a disc and use that. Best Buy has a Dynex™ - Refurbished 9" Portable DVD Player listed on their outlet for 49.99. Would this work with the 12000 and is this a deal to good to be true?
>


Spool Stand

Sherry Martin
 

Hi,

I've seen quite a few discussions about thread stands here and didn't understand quite why until I went to do my 1st embroidery project on my new 12000 and the thread wouldn't fit on the spool on the machine.

I had a pfaff spool stand from a few years ago, almost forgot I had it. (I think it is called a pfaff creative spool stand). Anyway it fit perfectly in the whole on the top of the machine for the 2nd horizontal thread holder.

I googled pfaff spool stand and found that it is still available on the internet. It just holds one spool of thread which is all I cared about.

I haven't tried it yet to make positively sure it will work but since it fit perfectly in the hole I think it will be OK.


Re: Prewound cardboard sided bobbins - do they work in the 12000?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

NEBS plastic bobbins are size L, shorter than class 15 which is also sold as class A. They will work, BUT as they run lower on thread they tend to bounce around. We sold them for a while but stopped when we had several boxes of them with burrs due to a bad mold. I got tired of filing 144 bobbins at a time! They also have a VERY annoying habit of sometimes tying the thread on the bobbin before winding. When you get to the end, it can't pull the free end of the thread out of the bobbin, so the bobbin case gets popped up and often gets damaged as a result. So, no, I don't much like NEBS bobbins either! If they work for you, keep using them until they're gone, then get the genuine Janomes.

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

What about the Nebs bobbins for doing embroidery? I never had problems with them in the 11000 machine and was told they wouldn't work, but they worked for me. Are Nebs class 15 bobbins? They don't have cardboard sides. Is it just the carboard sides you would not use?

Julie


Re: DVD player

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The price is OK. That's about $20 off the regular price. It will *PROBABLY* work. I say that because right now the 12000 has no support for external CD drives. It is supposedly coming in a future update, but right not it's not available. The other caveat is about the drive itself. Janome made their CD drive so it would operate on very low power, from the meager amount of power offered by the USB ports on their machines. When using non-Janome drives it is usually necessary to have an external power supply. If you are buying a CD or DVD player for use with the 12000, make sure it has that supply. It also would be a good idea to wait for the update to see exactly what works and what doesn't!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "driscoll1942" <jandriscoll@...> wrote:

I was told that a portable DVD player would work great with the 12000--copy all embroidery files on a disc and use that. Best Buy has a Dynex™ - Refurbished 9" Portable DVD Player listed on their outlet for 49.99. Would this work with the 12000 and is this a deal to good to be true?


Re: Prewound cardboard sided bobbins - do they work in the 12000?

meowmie <meowmie@...>
 

As long as they are the correct class or size for your machine the NEBS should be fine. According to AllStitch the NEBs Class 15 (Size A) bobbins are the correct size for a Janome 11000. I purchase prewound all the time now because I don't like how my 11000 winds its own bobbins. I only use my own bobbin winding for special colors of my embroidery threads when I need the exact same color. For the cost of these expensive machines I'd not take the chance on using a cardboard bobbin. Now if the pre-wound bobbin companies would "recycle" bobbins - let us send them back - that would be great - give us a little discount for sending back the bobbins, cut down on waste and be more "green". Some will tell you the bulk prewounds won't work in your machine so you'll buy what they have to offer - but we do need to remember to buy enough things from the small stores so they stay in business.
 
Jen

From: Julie
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:40 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Prewound cardboard sided bobbins - do they work in the 12000?

 
What about the Nebs bobbins for doing embroidery? I never had problems with them in the 11000 machine and was told they wouldn't work, but they worked for me. Are Nebs class 15 bobbins? They don't have cardboard sides. Is it just the carboard sides you would not use?

Julie
--- In janome12000@..., "Jim_Stutsman" wrote:
>
> I really don't like that idea! The problem with those bobbins is that when they get near empty the cardboard side can slip down, allowing the needle thread to wrap around the core of the bobbin. Then the needle thread cannot pull up, and it can lead to the bobbin case being pulled out of position and stabbed by the needle. Also, because the bobbin is thinner than the normal class 15, it can prevent the bobbin sensor from working correctly and may even interfere with the thread cutter.
>
> It's better to wind them off onto a standard bobbin, and when they are gone don't get any more in that size.
>
> --- In janome12000@..., "Gina" wrote:
> >
> > Jim,
> >
> > I have been using the prewound cardboard sided bobbins in my 7700. I put an extra piece of the cardboard on the bobbin of the bobbin case to give it a little extra thickness. Will the prewound cardboard sided bobbins work in the 12000? Thanks. Gina
> >
>




Re: Prewound cardboard sided bobbins - do they work in the 12000?

Julie
 

What about the Nebs bobbins for doing embroidery? I never had problems with them in the 11000 machine and was told they wouldn't work, but they worked for me. Are Nebs class 15 bobbins? They don't have cardboard sides. Is it just the carboard sides you would not use?

Julie

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

I really don't like that idea! The problem with those bobbins is that when they get near empty the cardboard side can slip down, allowing the needle thread to wrap around the core of the bobbin. Then the needle thread cannot pull up, and it can lead to the bobbin case being pulled out of position and stabbed by the needle. Also, because the bobbin is thinner than the normal class 15, it can prevent the bobbin sensor from working correctly and may even interfere with the thread cutter.

It's better to wind them off onto a standard bobbin, and when they are gone don't get any more in that size.

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

Jim,

I have been using the prewound cardboard sided bobbins in my 7700. I put an extra piece of the cardboard on the bobbin of the bobbin case to give it a little extra thickness. Will the prewound cardboard sided bobbins work in the 12000? Thanks. Gina


Re: a couple of questions and Jim & Diane, safe travels

suerevere@ymail.com
 

I'm glad to hear you would recommend the 3160QDC. I just picked one up last week to use for classes. I love the weight. Safe travels .... I think we're all a little envious we can't attend your classes (sigh). If you ever want to come to Central Oregon to give some classes, you have a place to stay (lol).

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

... but if you are looking for light weight you should also check out the 3160QDC. It has half the stitches (60 vs 120), but weights almost 2 pounds less. We sold a LOT of those as class machines.


DVD player

Jan Driscoll
 

I was told that a portable DVD player would work great with the 12000--copy all embroidery files on a disc and use that. Best Buy has a Dynex™ - Refurbished 9" Portable DVD Player listed on their outlet for 49.99. Would this work with the 12000 and is this a deal to good to be true?


Re: hoop size

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

A design that is 145 x 145 will fit in the SQ23 (230 x 230) hoop that came with your machine. There aren't any other options now, as Janome has not released any other hoops for the machine. Digitizer MBX offers a choice of hoop ASQ22, which I expect will be a magnetic hoop like those on the 11000, but no word on when that will be available.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <dse7sew@...> wrote:

I have a design 145x145, what hoop would I have to use to embroider this on the 12000 ?? Going by the ones that come with it I would have to use the 230x300 to fit it in OR is there another one that I could buy which is smaller and fits the machine to save wasteing material. Liz


Re: Prewound cardboard sided bobbins - do they work in the 12000?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I really don't like that idea! The problem with those bobbins is that when they get near empty the cardboard side can slip down, allowing the needle thread to wrap around the core of the bobbin. Then the needle thread cannot pull up, and it can lead to the bobbin case being pulled out of position and stabbed by the needle. Also, because the bobbin is thinner than the normal class 15, it can prevent the bobbin sensor from working correctly and may even interfere with the thread cutter.

It's better to wind them off onto a standard bobbin, and when they are gone don't get any more in that size.

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

Jim,

I have been using the prewound cardboard sided bobbins in my 7700. I put an extra piece of the cardboard on the bobbin of the bobbin case to give it a little extra thickness. Will the prewound cardboard sided bobbins work in the 12000? Thanks. Gina