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Re: At last the great HOrizon 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

There's actually a Sashiko stitch in the 12000. Touch the Applications key (T-shirt), then Quilting, then Sculpture and it's the third one on that screen. You'll use the AD dual feed foot, as called for on the screen, with your regular thread in needle and bobbin. You can also achieve a hand-stitched look using one of the stitches in the Hand Look section of the Quilting application. Those use monofilament in the needle and quilting thread on the bobbin.

--- In janome12000@..., Fmjfrazier@... wrote:

Good Morning:

With the 11,000SE for a Shashiko stiich directions were to use stitch #63 (
hand look quilting stitch)and use monofilament thread on the top of the
machine and Janome Acrylic thread in the bobbin.

I think with our 12,000 it is the same procedure just look for the Hand
Look quilting stitch I am not sure what # it would be, but it should be in
the application feature.

Virginia


Dual feed 1/4 inch foot

Sherry Martin
 

I got my 12000 last week and have been putting it thru its paces.

I was really excited about the dual feed foot, but when I use the 1/4" foot I have a hard time seeing under the foot to tell if my fabric is up against the guide. Has anyone else had that problem?

But I did use it to attach my first binding and just loved how it zipped right along.


Re: Unusual request problem found & fixed

Donna Morton
 

Great! Glad it was an easy solution. Heads up to the rest of you -- Make sure you turn off "Consecutive Colour Grouping" in SET>Embroidery to preserve the colour order the digitizer intended. It is On by default.

Donna M
Canada

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicki Jo Chrobak
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:44 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Unusual request problem found & fixed

Donna, You were right! Thanks so much! Now it won't ruin anymore designs.
Vicki Jo

The 12000 has an option in the SET>Embroidery called �Consecutive Color
Grouping�. For some reason the default is ON. Turn this off to preserve
the colour order the digitizer intended.
Donna M
Canada


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Needle Threader Problem 12000

Sherry Martin
 

Hi,

My machine came with a size 14 needle. When I changed to the Janome blue size 12 needle I am having trouble with the hook for auto needle threading getting thru the needle. I have to push the needle over to the left a little and then push down the threader. Has anyone else had that problem? Or do I have the needle in wrong. I had a lot of trouble finding the spot to stick it up into when I changed the needle.

Also when I try to change the speed in the embroidery mode, it is set on 400 and it is grayed out and won't let me increase the speed. My dealer couldn't figure out what was wrong either over the phone so they are going to look at it when I go in for my lesson next week. Has anyone else had a problem like that?

Thanks


Re: quilting with the embroidery unit

Sherry Martin
 

I haven't tried yet, but I do know that the hoops that come with the machine seem a little more flimsy than the acufil hoops that I had with my 11000. My opinion is that it would have a really hard time with large quilts.

However, I used to have a Husqvarna Designer I and I used to use the sticky stabilizer and then just press the quilt down on it without hooping it. It worked most of the time. I think it would especially work if you did the basting stitch around the design first.

I was told they are coming out with acufil hoops next year.

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

I like to use my embroidery unit to quilt my quilts by digitizing simple outlines. But when I get to the middle of a queen size quilt, the weight of the quilt "drags" the design so it doesn't line up at the end, even though I support it all around as best I can. (I have a Bernina 165 for embroidery, very slow!)So, my question is, has anyone tried the 12000 yet for quilting a queen size? Did you have to use the smaller hoop to allow for the bulk of the quilt rolled up under the arm? How did it do with design alignment? It sounds like the new design of the embroidery unit is very stable, and I was just wondering if it prevents the quilt drag I'm experiencing at present. Thanks for any tips and info! Barb


Re: At last the great HOrizon 12000

Donna Morton
 

I’ll be waiting for the new quilting hoop before I try anything larger than the lap-size quilt I needed to finish.  The 230 X 230 hoop will work and the magnets do help but over-all they just are not sturdy enough for a larger quilt.  There is a tendency for the inner hoop to lift a bit and the magnets sometimes pop-off.  Too much like work after using the 11000 Acufil hoops!
 
Donna M
Canada
 

Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5:27 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: At last the great HOrizon 12000
 
 


I am sure you will enjoy the new machine. I have had "Mercury" since the end of October. I also have several other Janomes and enjoy them all. I am currently making quilted tote bags so I am exercising the accufeed feet quite a bit. She sews as if she's going through butter! I do have a question - is there a sashiko stitch on the 12000? Or do you have to use invisible thread in the top and colored thread in the bobbin to create that look?


Re: Unusual request problem found & fixed

vicki chrobak
 

Donna, You were right! Thanks so much! Now it won't ruin anymore designs.
Vicki Jo

The 12000 has an option in the SET>Embroidery called �Consecutive Color Grouping�. For some reason the default is ON. Turn this off to preserve the colour order the digitizer intended.
Donna M
Canada


Re: Unusual request & thank you all

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks Jim. It ruined a beautiful design. Donna also mentioned about the default on machine is set for color grouping is set to on. I'm going to try & change to off today so machine will follow original digitizer's design instructions/color sequence.

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Vicki Jo


Re: At last the great HOrizon 12000

Virginia
 

Good Morning:
 
With the 11,000SE for a Shashiko stiich directions were to use stitch #63 ( hand look quilting stitch)and use monofilament thread on the top of the machine and Janome Acrylic thread in the bobbin.
 
I think with our 12,000 it is the same procedure   just look for the Hand Look quilting stitch I am not sure what # it would be, but it should be in the application feature. 
 
Virginia


Re: At last the great HOrizon 12000

cynthiarunswithscissors <no_reply@...>
 

I am sure you will enjoy the new machine. I have had "Mercury" since the end of October. I also have several other Janomes and enjoy them all. I am currently making quilted tote bags so I am exercising the accufeed feet quite a bit. She sews as if she's going through butter! I do have a question - is there a sashiko stitch on the 12000? Or do you have to use invisible thread in the top and colored thread in the bobbin to create that look?


Re: Introducing myself

thedoghouse50 <thedoghouse50@...>
 

Thanks Jim. I think need to see this machine in action to really appreciate all it has to offer. I know this group will be a great help.

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

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


quilting with the embroidery unit

gbmko
 

I like to use my embroidery unit to quilt my quilts by digitizing simple outlines. But when I get to the middle of a queen size quilt, the weight of the quilt "drags" the design so it doesn't line up at the end, even though I support it all around as best I can. (I have a Bernina 165 for embroidery, very slow!)So, my question is, has anyone tried the 12000 yet for quilting a queen size? Did you have to use the smaller hoop to allow for the bulk of the quilt rolled up under the arm? How did it do with design alignment? It sounds like the new design of the embroidery unit is very stable, and I was just wondering if it prevents the quilt drag I'm experiencing at present. Thanks for any tips and info! Barb


Re: Unusual request & thank you all

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I loaded the design into Digitizer MBX and it automatically merged the first 2 colors, which are the same. Many of the Amazing Designs are simply conversions of designs made to run on commercial machines. They sometimes have repeated layers of the same color because the original format did not contain any color information at all. The digitizer would create consecutive layers, with cuts in between, to achieve specific effects or layer sequences. When these designs get converted to home machine formats it sometimes creates oddities like what you saw.

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

My Horizon showed 8 colors. But rep said machine must have merged
colors 1 & 2 in the version I downloaded. Apparently they corrected
it. It's gone now anyway.

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Vicki Jo


Re: Unusual request

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks Donna. I will seriously try to find that on my machine.

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Vicki Jo


Re: Unusual request

Donna Morton
 

The 12000 has an option in the SET>Embroidery called “Consecutive Color Grouping”.  For some reason the default is ON.  Turn this off to preserve the colour order the digitizer intended.
 
Donna M
Canada
 

Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Unusual request
 
 

Vickie,
 
I see 4 colors of thread, but 7 color changes.
 
1 and 4 are the same:  Maderia- #1003 Natural white
2 and 5 are the same: Maderia -#1374 Warm Wine
3 and 7 are the same: Maderia-#1083 Moonbeam.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Ann Simon (in nowhere land) Bradford Pa.
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 11/29/2011 5:42:13 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Unusual request
 
 

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.

--
Vicki Jo
 


Re: Unusual request & thank you all

vicki chrobak
 

My Horizon showed 8 colors. But rep said machine must have merged colors 1 & 2 in the version I downloaded. Apparently they corrected it. It's gone now anyway.

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Vicki Jo


Re: Unusual request

vicki chrobak
 

Anne, It is the one withe crane in upper left corner right? And did your software show 7 or 8 colors?

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Vicki Jo


Re: Unusual request

vicki chrobak
 

That's not the one. Looks like they took it down. The crane was in the upper left hand corner. Oh well...

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Vicki Jo


Re: Unusual request

Zena Mayberry <zena.mayberry@...>
 

Hi Vicki Jo

 

I searched the site and came up with Crane Sashiko a free design and stitched it on the Horizon stitch simulator it has 7 colours and all stitched out, number 7 being the gold

 

Zena

 

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of vicki chrobak
Sent: Wednesday, 30 November 2011 9:41 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Unusual request

 

 

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.

-- 
Vicki Jo


Re: Unusual request

Anna C Simon <rbs11739@...>
 

Vickie,
 
I see 4 colors of thread, but 7 color changes.
 
1 and 4 are the same:  Maderia- #1003 Natural white
2 and 5 are the same: Maderia -#1374 Warm Wine
3 and 7 are the same: Maderia-#1083 Moonbeam.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Ann Simon (in nowhere land) Bradford Pa.

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 11/29/2011 5:42:13 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Unusual request
 
 

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.

--
Vicki Jo