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Re: Quilt binding video from Janome Canada

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Our FootBook app (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad) and DVD have a video for this binder that shows all the steps, including how to adjust the binder and miter the corners.
http://www.onlinesewing.com/footbook
Not quite as free as YouTube, but (in our humble opinion) more informative and contains information on 43 separate feet and attachments!

--- In janome12000@..., "mrsmole_uk" <joannely1@...> wrote:

Just saw this and thought it looked pretty simple but the next up-coming video should show what happens at the dreaded corners....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lRJq-L00j0&feature=digest_thu

Jo Ann
http://fitforaqueen.wordpress.com/


Quilt binding video from Janome Canada

mrsmole_uk <joannely1@...>
 

Just saw this and thought it looked pretty simple but the next up-coming video should show what happens at the dreaded corners....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lRJq-L00j0&feature=digest_thu

Jo Ann
http://fitforaqueen.wordpress.com/


Re: At last the great HOrizon 12000

Maria Boyle
 

Congratulations! I got my baby on Tuesday 11/29/11. I named her Baby Jane. Anyone else name their new Horizon? It's out of the box and on my sewing table. Can't wait to play with her. I have to leave for work in 10 minutes, so I guess I will have to wait until tomorrow.




María

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On Nov 29, 2011, at 4:24 PM, "iluvsew2" <MYSWTT@...> wrote:

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.



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Re: Needle Threader Problem 12000

Sherry Martin
 

Boy you are such a genius! I wish you could live with me for a couple of weeks until I figure out everything on the machine. I had an 11000 before and I was an accountant and know computers so I thought I would just breeze thru. The learning curve is higher than I thought.

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

The hook on the needle threader has to be small enough to go through the eye of a needle. Unfortunately that makes it very fragile and easily bent. Factory calibration is done using a 14 needle, which has a bigger eye than a size 11, which is about the smallest you can count on the threader to work with. However if the threader is not lined up PERFECTLY it can get bent on sizes smaller than 14. I used to use a size 11 to set the threader just to make sure everything was right. I cannot remember us ever having a class in the store where there wasn't at least one needle threader to fix. This was true for every single threader design, from the old "push button" ones to the motorized to the pull-down styles. In truth the best threader is the external one provided with the MB-4 and some of the sergers. It can still get bent, but you just get a new one - problem solved. Adjusting the threader is a tedious repair, and I don't miss doing it!

Your embroidery speed issue is due to the machine being set in "Quiet" mode. That affects quite a number of things, including the top speed. Turn off Quiet mode and you'll be rocking again!

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

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: Dual feed 1/4 inch foot

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Diane suggests using the Cloth Guide in tandem with the 1/4 inch foot. Set it for a 1/4 inch seam and it extends the guide for easy alignment.

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

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: Needle Threader Problem 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The hook on the needle threader has to be small enough to go through the eye of a needle. Unfortunately that makes it very fragile and easily bent. Factory calibration is done using a 14 needle, which has a bigger eye than a size 11, which is about the smallest you can count on the threader to work with. However if the threader is not lined up PERFECTLY it can get bent on sizes smaller than 14. I used to use a size 11 to set the threader just to make sure everything was right. I cannot remember us ever having a class in the store where there wasn't at least one needle threader to fix. This was true for every single threader design, from the old "push button" ones to the motorized to the pull-down styles. In truth the best threader is the external one provided with the MB-4 and some of the sergers. It can still get bent, but you just get a new one - problem solved. Adjusting the threader is a tedious repair, and I don't miss doing it!

Your embroidery speed issue is due to the machine being set in "Quiet" mode. That affects quite a number of things, including the top speed. Turn off Quiet mode and you'll be rocking again!

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

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: 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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Re: Unusual request

vicki chrobak
 

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

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Vicki Jo