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Re: scant 1/4 seam

Richard and Debra
 

I have the 8900, which is basically the 12000, without the embroidery part.  My needle was not exactly in the center of my foot.  I could see it was to the left just slightly, and I could not get an accurate 1/4" either.  My dealer/tech adjusted the needle position and now I can get an accurate 1/4"; just a suggestion!

Deb (KY)


--- In janome12000@..., cissie0306 wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> maybe this topic is already been discussed in the group but I can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot (O) but I can with the Accufeed foot. When I move the needle all to the right I still can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot. Any tips are welcome.
>
> By the way Jim, love the dvd is has arrived in The Netherlands.
>
> Regards,
> Francisca
>


Re: Noisy embroidery arm

Becky Petersen
 

My husband got it fixed today. There was some thread caught on the gears. I have no idea how it got caught up under the cover, but am so grateful it was so simple.  The noises it made yesterday were very scary.  I was sure I was going to have to buy a whole new embroidery arm!

 

Thanks for the extra help, Jim.

 

Becky

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:40 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Noisy embroidery arm

 

 

Becky this may not be as big a problem as it seems. Have him remove the cover of the embroidery unit and look for anything that may be blocking movement from left to right. It could be as simple as a pin the fell in it. After removing all the screws from the cover, it still doesn't come right off - the parts snap together and you need to work slowly and carefully to avoid breaking them.

--- In janome12000@..., "Becky Petersen" wrote:
>
> I just began to have this problem today - sad. L I do not have a dealer within about 4 hours will have to call them. The embroidery unit started making a lot of noise and now isn't working correctly and now won't center when I start a design. It is as if the side to side motion isn't working.
>
>
>
> My husband is looking at it right now. (Don't worry, if it can be fixed, he can do it according to a Polish saying, He has "golden hands.") I have been using the embroidery unit and using it-and using it.
>
>
>
> I suppose the worst case scenario is that I have to replace the embroidery unit as this machine had no warranty as I bought it second-hand. We decided that it would be worth it to take the risk, however, as I got it very reasonably (just over 3K).
>
>
>
> Becky
>

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Re: scant 1/4 seam

Virginia
 

are you in the quilting mode?
 

In a message dated 2/28/2013 12:53:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, lawsonfox@... writes:
 

When I go to applications and choose the 1/4 seam, I still have to move my needle all the way to the right to get a true 1/4 inch seam so be sure to check it for your individual machine.

Gwen


From: Fmjfrazier@...
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:51:01 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] scant 1/4 seam

 

Go to the applications (little T-shirt) and select quilting; patchwork and the needle moves to the quarter inch for you perfectly.
 
Virginia
 
In a message dated 2/28/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, no_reply@... writes:
 

Hello all,

maybe this topic is already been discussed in the group but I can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot (O) but I can with the Accufeed foot. When I move the needle all to the right I still can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot. Any tips are welcome.

By the way Jim, love the dvd is has arrived in The Netherlands.

Regards,
Francisca


Re: scant 1/4 seam

sandy k
 

I can't either 

SandyK Magnolia Springs Quilts
From my iPhone 

On Feb 28, 2013, at 2:36 AM, cissie0306 <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Hello all,

maybe this topic is already been discussed in the group but I can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot (O) but I can with the Accufeed foot. When I move the needle all to the right I still can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot. Any tips are welcome.

By the way Jim, love the dvd is has arrived in The Netherlands.

Regards,
Francisca


Re: scant 1/4 seam

gschultz50
 

When I go to applications and choose the 1/4 seam, I still have to move my needle all the way to the right to get a true 1/4 inch seam so be sure to check it for your individual machine.

Gwen


From: Fmjfrazier@...
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:51:01 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] scant 1/4 seam

 

Go to the applications (little T-shirt) and select quilting; patchwork and the needle moves to the quarter inch for you perfectly.
 
Virginia
 
In a message dated 2/28/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, no_reply@... writes:
 

Hello all,

maybe this topic is already been discussed in the group but I can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot (O) but I can with the Accufeed foot. When I move the needle all to the right I still can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot. Any tips are welcome.

By the way Jim, love the dvd is has arrived in The Netherlands.

Regards,
Francisca


Re: scant 1/4 seam

Pinguin
 

Hello Francisca,
where are you in The Netherlands?
I ordered the DVD as well and guess it has arrived by now, but I'm not home at the moment.
Gerda

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, cissie0306 <no_reply@...> wrote:

Hello all,

maybe this topic is already been discussed in the group but I can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot (O) but I can with the Accufeed foot. When I move the needle all to the right I still can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot. Any tips are welcome.

By the way Jim, love the dvd is has arrived in The Netherlands.

Regards,
Francisca


Re: scant 1/4 seam

Virginia
 

Go to the applications (little T-shirt) and select quilting; patchwork and the needle moves to the quarter inch for you perfectly.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 2/28/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, no_reply@... writes:
 

Hello all,

maybe this topic is already been discussed in the group but I can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot (O) but I can with the Accufeed foot. When I move the needle all to the right I still can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot. Any tips are welcome.

By the way Jim, love the dvd is has arrived in The Netherlands.

Regards,
Francisca


Re: How do I order DVD?

cherylerae
 

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

One of the problems with mailing lists like this one is that there is
no easy way for new members to "catch up" on the information already
posted. There are now nearly 5,000 messages to wade through, and I don't
know anyone with that much free time! The DVD in question is an
interactive one that Diane and I made on the settings and sewing
applications of the 12000. It's menu driven, with extensive video
material. Volume 1 is for the sewing functions of the 12000. Volume 2,
currently in development, will focus on embroidery and software. Details
and a sample video can be found here:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/12kvideo
Members of this list can get a discounted price by ordering here:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/yahoo12k

Next month we will be offering the DVD to dealers. At that time the
price will increase by $10 and the Yahoo group special will go away.
Thanks for your interest!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "cherylerae" cherylerae@ wrote:

I am new to this board and am hearing all about this great DVD. How
do I order it? Is there an order blank somewhere?


I found the information and have the ordered processed! My dealer here
in Michigan says it is excellent and can't wait to receive it!


scant 1/4 seam

cissie0306 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello all,

maybe this topic is already been discussed in the group but I can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot (O) but I can with the Accufeed foot. When I move the needle all to the right I still can't sew a scant 1/4 seam with the standard foot. Any tips are welcome.

By the way Jim, love the dvd is has arrived in The Netherlands.

Regards,
Francisca


Re: DVD

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The blue dot bobbin case from the 6600 should be compatible with the 12000, but I doubt you will need it. The 12000 is a dream for quilting.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "mc11000jes" <joan.e.smith@...> wrote:

Thanks Jim. Have downloaded the file and am now searching for the manual for the 6600. I "cleaned up" when I moved into the new sewing room and am still searching for those things that I thought I wouldn't need for a while. Bad move. I even found the manual for the 2100 which I wore out many years ago, and of course now a charity group has put out a plea in case any of us still have it. Um, its here somewhere - and they can have it if I can ever find it again. Just at this moment would prefer to find my manual for the 6600 but have found other manuals for gadgets and machines that have gone to the big repairshop in the sky many years ago.

If I can't find it will have to resort to using the 7700 instead - at least I have the manual with it, think I also have a digital manual for it as well on my IPad so that might work.

I'm more used to wearing my machines out then selling them but starting to wonder if I can wear out my trusty old 6600.

The candlewicking/french knots that I will be doing is part of the Stitchers Garden quilt and am trying to use a minimum of at least 3 new stitches per block but as it is a lot of applique then is getting harder to find more new edge stitches as I go. We don't use the embroidery hoops instead it is learning how to use your feet and the other side of our machines. Last month I used the bottonhole foot and stitch for the first time as well as bobbin work on the individual block border (used the 6600 as I had a spare bobbin case for that which I had used before - query will the extra bobbin cases fit the 12000? I have the one for bobbinwork plus one with a blue dot or should I just accept them as part of the 6600/7700?) This month I will be doing a border on 2 blocks of french knots in gold metalic thread - not my favourite thread but find will try (can you hear the gritted teeth from here). Will have to the March block in a catch up after I get back from Cowra though.

Thanks

Joan
Newcstle Australia


Re: DVD

mc11000jes <joan.e.smith@...>
 

Thanks Jim. Have downloaded the file and am now searching for the manual for the 6600. I "cleaned up" when I moved into the new sewing room and am still searching for those things that I thought I wouldn't need for a while. Bad move. I even found the manual for the 2100 which I wore out many years ago, and of course now a charity group has put out a plea in case any of us still have it. Um, its here somewhere - and they can have it if I can ever find it again. Just at this moment would prefer to find my manual for the 6600 but have found other manuals for gadgets and machines that have gone to the big repairshop in the sky many years ago.

If I can't find it will have to resort to using the 7700 instead - at least I have the manual with it, think I also have a digital manual for it as well on my IPad so that might work.

I'm more used to wearing my machines out then selling them but starting to wonder if I can wear out my trusty old 6600.

The candlewicking/french knots that I will be doing is part of the Stitchers Garden quilt and am trying to use a minimum of at least 3 new stitches per block but as it is a lot of applique then is getting harder to find more new edge stitches as I go. We don't use the embroidery hoops instead it is learning how to use your feet and the other side of our machines. Last month I used the bottonhole foot and stitch for the first time as well as bobbin work on the individual block border (used the 6600 as I had a spare bobbin case for that which I had used before - query will the extra bobbin cases fit the 12000? I have the one for bobbinwork plus one with a blue dot or should I just accept them as part of the 6600/7700?) This month I will be doing a border on 2 blocks of french knots in gold metalic thread - not my favourite thread but find will try (can you hear the gritted teeth from here). Will have to the March block in a catch up after I get back from Cowra though.

Thanks

Joan
Newcstle Australia

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

Sparky doesn't like cold weather, and when he found out that it's summer down under he begged to take your shipment. He's not back yet, but we did get a postcard of him surrounded by girls in bikinis on Bondi Beach: "Having a blast, surfing is great, see you in May!" Apparently he's forgotten that he is a "working" dog, so we have begun taking applications. I've asked a 3-toed sloth from the next street over to come in for an interview, and he said he'd come right in. No sign of him yet, but Darrel (our search duck) says he's expected by the middle of next month.

Candlewicking is a stitch in Digitizer MBX, if you want to do it in embroidery, but as a stitch we did it as a French Knot. Diane spent a fair amount of time working this out back on the Memory Craft 10000, which was the first machine to have it as a stitch. I've uploaded our writeup on it to the Files section as "French Knot.pdf". As noted, you will want to use the larger of the Beading Feet, which has a channel under it to allow the knot to slide through. Due to the large number of stitches, taken in a small area, you should use a liberal amount of stabilizer. Your bobbin case damage was likely sustained when the battered fabric was pushed into the needle hole, preventing it from feeding. Please do not ask how we know this! On the 6600 there are instructions on page 48 of the manual for programming the stitch. Ignore the suggested F foot, and use the instruction book in place of stitch 70 in Diane's text. You'll want to experiment with it until you achieve the desired look.


Re: Noisy embroidery arm

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Becky this may not be as big a problem as it seems. Have him remove the cover of the embroidery unit and look for anything that may be blocking movement from left to right. It could be as simple as a pin the fell in it. After removing all the screws from the cover, it still doesn't come right off - the parts snap together and you need to work slowly and carefully to avoid breaking them.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Becky Petersen" <Becky@...> wrote:

I just began to have this problem today - sad. L I do not have a dealer within about 4 hours will have to call them. The embroidery unit started making a lot of noise and now isn't working correctly and now won't center when I start a design. It is as if the side to side motion isn't working.



My husband is looking at it right now. (Don't worry, if it can be fixed, he can do it according to a Polish saying, He has "golden hands.") I have been using the embroidery unit and using it-and using it.



I suppose the worst case scenario is that I have to replace the embroidery unit as this machine had no warranty as I bought it second-hand. We decided that it would be worth it to take the risk, however, as I got it very reasonably (just over 3K).



Becky


Noisy embroidery arm

Becky Petersen
 

I just began to have this problem today - sad. L I do not have a dealer within about 4 hours will have to call them. The embroidery unit started making a lot of noise and now isn't working correctly and now won't center when I start a design. It is as if the side to side motion isn't working.



My husband is looking at it right now. (Don't worry, if it can be fixed, he can do it according to a Polish saying, He has "golden hands.") I have been using the embroidery unit and using it-and using it.



I suppose the worst case scenario is that I have to replace the embroidery unit as this machine had no warranty as I bought it second-hand. We decided that it would be worth it to take the risk, however, as I got it very reasonably (just over 3K).



Becky


Re: How do I order DVD?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

One of the problems with mailing lists like this one is that there is no easy way for new members to "catch up" on the information already posted. There are now nearly 5,000 messages to wade through, and I don't know anyone with that much free time! The DVD in question is an interactive one that Diane and I made on the settings and sewing applications of the 12000. It's menu driven, with extensive video material. Volume 1 is for the sewing functions of the 12000. Volume 2, currently in development, will focus on embroidery and software. Details and a sample video can be found here:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/12kvideo
Members of this list can get a discounted price by ordering here:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/yahoo12k

Next month we will be offering the DVD to dealers. At that time the price will increase by $10 and the Yahoo group special will go away. Thanks for your interest!

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

I am new to this board and am hearing all about this great DVD. How do I order it? Is there an order blank somewhere?


How do I order DVD?

cherylerae
 

I am new to this board and am hearing all about this great DVD. How do I order it? Is there an order blank somewhere?


Re: DVD

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Sparky doesn't like cold weather, and when he found out that it's summer down under he begged to take your shipment. He's not back yet, but we did get a postcard of him surrounded by girls in bikinis on Bondi Beach: "Having a blast, surfing is great, see you in May!" Apparently he's forgotten that he is a "working" dog, so we have begun taking applications. I've asked a 3-toed sloth from the next street over to come in for an interview, and he said he'd come right in. No sign of him yet, but Darrel (our search duck) says he's expected by the middle of next month.

Candlewicking is a stitch in Digitizer MBX, if you want to do it in embroidery, but as a stitch we did it as a French Knot. Diane spent a fair amount of time working this out back on the Memory Craft 10000, which was the first machine to have it as a stitch. I've uploaded our writeup on it to the Files section as "French Knot.pdf". As noted, you will want to use the larger of the Beading Feet, which has a channel under it to allow the knot to slide through. Due to the large number of stitches, taken in a small area, you should use a liberal amount of stabilizer. Your bobbin case damage was likely sustained when the battered fabric was pushed into the needle hole, preventing it from feeding. Please do not ask how we know this! On the 6600 there are instructions on page 48 of the manual for programming the stitch. Ignore the suggested F foot, and use the instruction book in place of stitch 70 in Diane's text. You'll want to experiment with it until you achieve the desired look.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "mc11000jes" <joan.e.smith@...> wrote:

What can I say but wow what did you feed Sparky to get him here so fast? Only ordered the DVD late evening of 18 February and the envelope says it was posted on the 25 February and arrived here in Newcastle NSW Australia today (its the 27 February here I think we are a day ahead of the USA). I wasn't expecting to receive the DVD for a couple of weeks - usually feels like things have been sent by slow camels and can take up to 3 months so still feeling stunned at the speed of delivery. Already browed through it and will go back again later for in-depth look. To think I've doing patchwork the hard way not realising I could set the length of the seam not to mention all the applique work I've been doing not knowing about what that button ment to go around corners. Thankyou to both of you and especially to Dianne.

Slight change of subject. I need to do a fair bit of candlewick stitch soon on my trusty old 6600P. I've looked at my footbook on my IPad (yes I put a nice compliment months ago when I purchased it especially because I often only purchase after reading other purchasers comments and was surprised at the time not to find any comments when searching ITunes - come other people, if you're happy tell others by going back into ITunes and leaving a comment), anyhow back to the subject. I only ever used candlewick stitch once on my brand new (at that time) MC11000 and it destroyed the bobbin case. Sold the MC11000 to fund my MC12000 purchase and still happy I did by the way. Not too enthusastic about taking the MC12000 to class to do candlewicking so going to use the 6600 instead. My query is - what foot? Am I guessing correctly that it would be worthwhile purchasing the shorter front F foot? Cann't find any clues in footbook or other places I've looked so far. Will be away for this months class (going to Cowra) so have a month to order a foot and get it in.

Joan
Newcastle
NSW
Australia


DVD

mc11000jes <joan.e.smith@...>
 

What can I say but wow what did you feed Sparky to get him here so fast? Only ordered the DVD late evening of 18 February and the envelope says it was posted on the 25 February and arrived here in Newcastle NSW Australia today (its the 27 February here I think we are a day ahead of the USA). I wasn't expecting to receive the DVD for a couple of weeks - usually feels like things have been sent by slow camels and can take up to 3 months so still feeling stunned at the speed of delivery. Already browed through it and will go back again later for in-depth look. To think I've doing patchwork the hard way not realising I could set the length of the seam not to mention all the applique work I've been doing not knowing about what that button ment to go around corners. Thankyou to both of you and especially to Dianne.

Slight change of subject. I need to do a fair bit of candlewick stitch soon on my trusty old 6600P. I've looked at my footbook on my IPad (yes I put a nice compliment months ago when I purchased it especially because I often only purchase after reading other purchasers comments and was surprised at the time not to find any comments when searching ITunes - come other people, if you're happy tell others by going back into ITunes and leaving a comment), anyhow back to the subject. I only ever used candlewick stitch once on my brand new (at that time) MC11000 and it destroyed the bobbin case. Sold the MC11000 to fund my MC12000 purchase and still happy I did by the way. Not too enthusastic about taking the MC12000 to class to do candlewicking so going to use the 6600 instead. My query is - what foot? Am I guessing correctly that it would be worthwhile purchasing the shorter front F foot? Cann't find any clues in footbook or other places I've looked so far. Will be away for this months class (going to Cowra) so have a month to order a foot and get it in.

Joan
Newcastle
NSW
Australia


Re: Horizon MC12000 Video and Foot Book

annabell131@gmail.com <annabell131@...>
 

 
 My DVD arrived safely today to Western Australia  wahoooooooooooo  cant wait to see it.
 
Thank you so much
 
Cheers
Anna
 
 
 


Re: Bobbin work

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Diane suggests Utility stitch 5, Quilt 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30, or Heirloom 16 & 37. Open stitches work best and you should really try different ones to see what you like. There are MANY to choose from.

The tacking stitches on the video are on the second Applications (T-shirt) screen. Look for the button labeled "Tacking". The icons in the DVD are actual images from the 12000 screen.

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

Newbie me again What stitches would look nice for bobbin work. ie looks nice on underside. I want use a decorative thread in my bobbin for my quilting but don't know which stitches look good on both sides

Also. I saw on your DVD about tacking stitches (great video btw). Not sure what numbers they are on the 12000.


Bobbin work

dbrhlngls <dbrhlngls@...>
 

Newbie me again What stitches would look nice for bobbin work. ie looks nice on underside. I want use a decorative thread in my bobbin for my quilting but don't know which stitches look good on both sides

Also. I saw on your DVD about tacking stitches (great video btw). Not sure what numbers they are on the 12000.