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Basting Stitch...

christitch <nckrause@...>
 

Hi, Jim. Back to bug you again. That makes you the buggee and me the...uh, forget that! I just did a redwork design that's built into the machine and it's beautiful - on top and underneath! But I do have a concern. I traced the design - around the perimeter of the hoop - with basting stitches and the basting square is not square with the hoop. It hinks to the left. (I can send you a pic if you want to see what I mean). Is there something I need to adjust?

Chris in rainy Vancouver

Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Thanks, Jim - just what I need to know! Back to the playroom...uh, sewing
room.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: October-18-11 11:05 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Diane notes that when you push the lever down, it feels like something is
going to break. But it won't! Note that when you put the plate back on,
you'll need to press on the circle target on the right side of the plate. It
does take a fair bit of pressure to snap it back on.

--- In janome12000@..., "christitch" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight
snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed
instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it
moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I
meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle
plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push
further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to
be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris



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Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Diane notes that when you push the lever down, it feels like something is going to break. But it won't! Note that when you put the plate back on, you'll need to press on the circle target on the right side of the plate. It does take a fair bit of pressure to snap it back on.

--- In janome12000@..., "christitch" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris

Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Thanks, Gerda, the video was a great help.   I was just pushing the lever  too timidly, afraid I’d break something…love this machine, don’t want to mess it up!!  Today I’m planning to embroider one of the beautiful built-in redwork designs onto a tea towel  for a Christmas gift, so I wanted to switch to the straight stitch needle plate.

 

So glad there are knowledgeable sewists on this list…you made my day, Gerda.

 

Chris in sunny Vancouver

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Pinguin
Sent: October-18-11 10:23 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Switching needle plates on 12000...

 



Hello Chris,

when you watch this on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXPmfy1wbHQ&feature=related

you can see how switching the needle plate is done (at about 1 minute in the movie) and how far you have to push the lever down.

Gerda

Op 18-10-11 18:19, christitch schreef:

 

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris




Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Pinguin
 

Hello Chris,

when you watch this on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXPmfy1wbHQ&feature=related

you can see how switching the needle plate is done (at about 1 minute in the movie) and how far you have to push the lever down.

Gerda

Op 18-10-11 18:19, christitch schreef:

 

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris

Switching needle plates on 12000...

christitch <nckrause@...>
 

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris

Needle Threader

sharpie82
 

I am delighted that the needle threader is NOT automatic.  I loved the one on my 9K, hated the automatics on the 10K and 11K.

 
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Trading in my Pfaff CV 5.0

Pinguin
 

Hello,

I am a new member and I live in The Netherlands. My dealer had een introduction of the new Janome Horizon 12000 and it lookes like a nice machine. But it is not available for sale yet, as this demo machine was the only machine in Holland at that moment.

Now I'm debating if I should trade in my Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0 for the new Janome.
I like the fact that the embroidery unit is so compact and that it comes in a small case. The unit for my Pfaff comes in a huge case... And I like the fact that you can use the knee lift to change the width of the zig zag stitches while doing FM stitching.

Any input that can help me making my decision is welcome.

Gerda

Re: Needle Threader

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The threader is the same as the one used on the 7700. You pull it down and it hooks into the needle, staying there until you push it back up to pull the thread through. The motorized threader used on the 10000 and 11000 was implemented to prevent misalignment of the needle and threader hook, but it didn't really help that and frequently required service. The manual pull-down threaders work just as well, and won't engage if the needle is not all the way up. However if the needle is not all the way up into the needle clamp, even a little, the hook of the threader can still be bent. This has always been a common service problem, and likely always will be for all brands of machines. When you snap down the threader it slams the little hook through the eye of the needle with a lot of force, and if things are out of line it will bend that fragile little hook. So will moving the needle up or down while the hook is in the eye of the needle, which is so easy to do on machines with a START button right above the needle. This form of damage is easily avoided on the 12000 with the LOCK button on the screen. At first I thought it was a dumb idea, but I'm growing to like it more and more!

--- In janome12000@..., dbsews <no_reply@...> wrote:

The Janome website listed a built in needle threader on the 12000, but I don't see it, looking at photo's of the machine. Does it have a needle threader or not? I can't imagine a TOL without a needle threader.
That's kind of a deal killer for me.
Thanks in Advance,
donna in Ca.

Re: Needle Threader

Rraffay <rraffay@...>
 

My understanding it was between the accuflex feet or the automatic needle threader on the machine.  The accuflex won which I can appreciate.   Whether we push a button or pull a lever it still requires us...lol

Reneah


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-------- Original message --------
Subject: [janome12000] Needle Threader
From: JOAN KOREN <jfkquilts@...>
To: janome12000@...
CC:


 

Saw a demo of the 12000 on Saturday and the needle threader is NOT automatic.  Its like the threader on my Janome Gem Gold!.  The auto threader did not always work on my 11000SE anyway....had it fixed several times.
Joan
in TN


 
The Janome website listed a built in needle threader on the 12000, but I don't see it, looking at photo's of the machine. Does it have a needle threader or not? I can't imagine a TOL without a needle threader.
That's kind of a deal killer for me.
Thanks in Advance,
donna in Ca.

Needle Threader

JOAN KOREN <jfkquilts@...>
 

Saw a demo of the 12000 on Saturday and the needle threader is NOT automatic.  Its like the threader on my Janome Gem Gold!.  The auto threader did not always work on my 11000SE anyway....had it fixed several times.
Joan
in TN


 
The Janome website listed a built in needle threader on the 12000, but I don't see it, looking at photo's of the machine. Does it have a needle threader or not? I can't imagine a TOL without a needle threader.
That's kind of a deal killer for me.
Thanks in Advance,
donna in Ca.

Re: Needle Threader

Rraffay <rraffay@...>
 

Yes it does...You need to pull it down .  It is not automatic.

Reneah


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-------- Original message --------
Subject: [janome12000] Needle Threader
From: dbsews <no_reply@...>
To: janome12000@...
CC:


 

The Janome website listed a built in needle threader on the 12000, but I don't see it, looking at photo's of the machine. Does it have a needle threader or not? I can't imagine a TOL without a needle threader.
That's kind of a deal killer for me.
Thanks in Advance,
donna in Ca.

Needle Threader

dbsews <no_reply@...>
 

The Janome website listed a built in needle threader on the 12000, but I don't see it, looking at photo's of the machine. Does it have a needle threader or not? I can't imagine a TOL without a needle threader.
That's kind of a deal killer for me.
Thanks in Advance,
donna in Ca.

Re: Discovery: Using the Embroidery bobbin case

Reneah Raffay <rraffay@...>
 

Jim,
 
In playing with the machine at the store, I found the same results.  But, I also found when using the embroidery bobbin case and the straight stitch plate with the hand quilting stitch, the results were AMAZING.  We have the Sashiko machine by Babylock at the store and sewed out a sample straight stitch on it.  Did the same on the 12,000 with OESD thread.  The stitch on the 12000 was equal or better.
 
Reneah

From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:51 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Discovery: Using the Embroidery bobbin case

 
As those who have the machine know, the 12000 comes with a second bobbin case for use in embroidery. They recommend using that case and the straight stitch plate for embroidery. Diane just finished an experiment, stitching the same design on Minkee Blankee fabric. One was done with the embroidery case and straight stitch plate, the other with the regular case and plate. The same stabilizer and thread was used on each. The tops of both pieces were pretty much identical. On the back the one done with the embroidery case showed less bobbin thread and more top thread, an indication that the embroidery bobbin case is simply higher tension. Both pieces were excellent. This would suggest that it's perfectly acceptable to use the regular case and plate for embroidery.



Discovery: Using the Embroidery bobbin case

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

As those who have the machine know, the 12000 comes with a second bobbin case for use in embroidery. They recommend using that case and the straight stitch plate for embroidery. Diane just finished an experiment, stitching the same design on Minkee Blankee fabric. One was done with the embroidery case and straight stitch plate, the other with the regular case and plate. The same stabilizer and thread was used on each. The tops of both pieces were pretty much identical. On the back the one done with the embroidery case showed less bobbin thread and more top thread, an indication that the embroidery bobbin case is simply higher tension. Both pieces were excellent. This would suggest that it's perfectly acceptable to use the regular case and plate for embroidery.

Re: Introducing myself

Linda Lawes <linda.lawes1@...>
 

Dear Both

Hope we hear soon, but I know they will sort it all out ASAP, on the sales notice it did say they anticipated all delivered by the 24th , so possibly next week for all of us ! Took my part ex in to the dealership yesterday so that is all sorted as well.  I will let you both know if I hear, Heidi took my mobile number as the couriers will ring directly apparently. 

regards 

Linda 


On 16 Oct 2011, at 12:45, cathyquilt@... wrote:

 

Sorry, Vicki, hope you see my reply to Linda.
Got you both muddled up!
That's a good start!
Cathy.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" >
> Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.
>
> Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.
>
> I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.
>
> Vicki
>


Re: Introducing myself

L.C. Northcutt
 

Sorry, Vicki, hope you see my reply to Linda.
Got you both muddled up!
That's a good start!
Cathy.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.

Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.

I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.

Vicki

Re: Introducing myself

L.C. Northcutt
 

Hi Linda,

It was just by chance that I happened to 'phone Stockport last Friday about another question and was asked about when I would like to take delivery. As I am away all next week, I opted to have it delivered on Friday.
I expect you will hear sometime this week.
I will hopefully spend next weekend having a good "play".
I live the furthest one can get in the SE, a nice seaside town called Ramsgate!
Hope we keep in touch,
Cathy.

--- In janome12000@..., "stitchnpatch" <stitchnpatch@...> wrote:

Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.

Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.

I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.

Vicki

Re: Hi and a couple of questions

Sue Sweet
 

Hi Jim and Vicki,
 
We haven’t had a lot of time to play with our store demo yet but were very impressed by the quality of the embroidery we have done so far.
As for sewing on leather, we had a customer ask us to test the very same thing. She had seen a sample of decorative stitch ( 120 I think Jim) but wanted to sew it on leather. We used the Accufeed Flex (double) foot and there was no difference to the sample of stitching done on cotton fabric. Very happy !
I am going to have to rethink my collection of machines and narrow it down to a couple of models to include the 12000.
Sue
 

Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:48 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Hi and a couple of questions
 
 

Vickie we've used several different threads in both needle and bobbin, with no issues at all. Tension has been perfect with everything. When altering some jeans for our granddaughter, Diane was impressed by the machine sensing the fabric and applying just the right amount of pressure. She used a triple stitch to duplicate the look of the original stitching and you can't tell they didn't come from the factory. Perfect tension!

Re: Introducing myself

stitchnpatch
 

Hi Cathy and Linda - I'm in Milton Keynes so not that far from Linda.

Cathy - just curious about how you've requested to have your machine delivered on friday? I also signed up last week at Ally Pally for the 12000 but haven't heard anything yet from Janome.

I haven't owned a Janome sewing machine before but I do have a 350e embroidery machine and an overlocker. My other machines are a Bernina (which I'm going to sell) and a Brother, but I'm sure I'll get used to the 12000 very quickly as I've been really happy with the Janomes I've owned so far.

Vicki