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Unusual request

vicki chrobak
 

I downloaded  free design last night at Amazing Designs called Sashiko Crane as I was thinking about buying the collection it came from.  I transferred the .jef version to a memory stick through Horizon.  The printout & Horizon both showed 8 color changes.  The design was gorgeous until I loaded # 8 (gold).  The machine started stitching the same design as color 1 except from the middle up.  When I checked the listed color changes on the machine it showed only 7 color changes.  I re-downloaded again today  & repeated without actually embroidering & the machine still showed only 7 colors. 

I was wondering if there is someone who could download the same design & see if your machine only shows 7 colors.  I told Amazing Designs but they said they showed no problems.
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Vicki Jo


At last the great HOrizon 12000

iluvsew2
 

On Monday, 11/28/2011 my wonderful H 12000 came home with me. It is super. I am already embroidering. Great bells ans wistles. Thank you for this great Group. I've learned a lot and will continue to read every digest.


Re: Introducing myself

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Welcome Julie!

Traditionally Janome has used a device called a "Clothsetter" to align designs. It's a mechanical device designed to ensure accurate placement of the fabric in the hoop. There currently is no Clothsetter for the 12000, much to everyone's consternation, but we have been told one is coming. Even without it, placement is not that difficult because the Janome software allows printing of templates for designs and we can use those to aid in getting the fabric in the hoop. It's not necessary to get it dead on, only straight. Then one can use the screen of the machine to adjust the hoop position for accurate placement.

--- In janome12000@..., Jules Porter <thedoghouse50@...> wrote:

HiI am Julie and I live in the UK.
I have just joined and am so glad to have found this group as I am considering getting the 12000.  I havent owned a Janome before I have a Brother and a Husqvarna Viking. There isnt much info on the machine at the moment so I would appreciate it if you could answer something for me?  How do you align/join large embroidery designs as this is one of the main features I am looking at on these top end machines.
Thanks Julie


Introducing myself

Jules Porter <thedoghouse50@...>
 

Hi
I am Julie and I live in the UK.
I have just joined and am so glad to have found this group as I am considering getting the 12000.  I havent owned a Janome before I have a Brother and a Husqvarna Viking. There isnt much info on the machine at the moment so I would appreciate it if you could answer something for me?  How do you align/join large embroidery designs as this is one of the main features I am looking at on these top end machines.

Thanks Julie


Re: Using the Embroidery Unit on the 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Most of the complexity in embroidery is external to the machine, i.e. learning how to stabilize fabrics, what needles and thread to use, and how to get things in the hoop properly. Have no fear - you can ask questions here and Diane and I will have something ready within the next couple of months. She's working on it every day, and I will be as well once we finish the road trip.

--- In janome12000@..., "ANNE" <amd15@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I own the 7700 and so I am familiar with the accufeed feet etc but have never in my life had any contact or used an embroidery machine and after reading some of your messages it seems quite daunting! are there any ladies (or men) out there who have bought the 12000 as absolute beginners using the embroidery unit and what do you think? is it very complicated to use? I am gathering the valuable info on here so I can decide whether to buy the 12000 or not but have to remember that there is no-one here in Saudi Arabia at all that I can get advice from other than this great group which will probably be excellent for me...

Thanks for any advice you can give now.

Best Wishes,
Annie Dunn
Jubail, Saudi Arabia


Re: Using the Embroidery Unit on the 12000

weejean66
 

I also had the 7700 and upgraded. I found it quite daunting to begin with but I am slowly relaxing! I found the computer part the hardest to get used to but getting there with practice. I have managed to download an appliqué font and have successfully made a baby name wall hanging :)
I think it will take me a while to use all the features on this wonderful machine!
Jean, West Lothian

--- In janome12000@..., "ANNE" <amd15@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I own the 7700 and so I am familiar with the accufeed feet etc but have never in my life had any contact or used an embroidery machine and after reading some of your messages it seems quite daunting! are there any ladies (or men) out there who have bought the 12000 as absolute beginners using the embroidery unit and what do you think? is it very complicated to use? I am gathering the valuable info on here so I can decide whether to buy the 12000 or not but have to remember that there is no-one here in Saudi Arabia at all that I can get advice from other than this great group which will probably be excellent for me...

Thanks for any advice you can give now.

Best Wishes,
Annie Dunn
Jubail, Saudi Arabia


Using the Embroidery Unit on the 12000

ANNE <amd15@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

I own the 7700 and so I am familiar with the accufeed feet etc but have never in my life had any contact or used an embroidery machine and after reading some of your messages it seems quite daunting! are there any ladies (or men) out there who have bought the 12000 as absolute beginners using the embroidery unit and what do you think? is it very complicated to use? I am gathering the valuable info on here so I can decide whether to buy the 12000 or not but have to remember that there is no-one here in Saudi Arabia at all that I can get advice from other than this great group which will probably be excellent for me...

Thanks for any advice you can give now.

Best Wishes,
Annie Dunn
Jubail, Saudi Arabia


Re: Sock embroidery

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks Jim. I look forward to hearing. I just did a boo-boo on something else that I "thought" would take the square hoop but... tooo small & luckily I got machine turned off before damage was done. Still trying to get used to Janome language <VBG>.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Sock embroidery

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It looks like it could work. Diane was able to get a sock in the free arm hoop in a position where it could be embroidered. When we get a chance we'll try it.

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

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@...>
 

We have those feet from Diane's 7700. She's put them on the 12000 and they work just fine.

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

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.


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@..., "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@..., "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@..., "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@..., "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!

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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......