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Re: thread nests on back of embroidery

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Most likely the thread is not in the take-up lever. Open the door on the left end of the machine so you can check it. There is a clip to prevent it from coming out of the lever, but new owners, being cautious, often don't tug hard enough to pull the thread over the clip and into the eye of the lever. Until you are used to the feel of it, try threading with the door open so you can see what's happening.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Alice Cromer" <acromer@...> wrote:

I have a new 12000. I have done machine embroidery for years on other
brands.



When stitching out a design, there is a popping sound in the bobbin area and
then a thread nest begins to form and I have to stop. Could you help me
trouble shoot this problem, please? I have changed the needle. I have
re-threaded the machine, cleaned out the bobbin area. I have tried
different stabilizers and fabrics. My deal told me to increase the tension,
but that doesn't help. I have tried Janome bobbin thread and both bobbin
cases.



I have a MB4 and it works beautifully. I was so hoping to be able to work
on two designs at once by using the 12000.



Suggestions?

Alice Cromer


Re: thread for embroidery and quilting

shejmartin1
 

Actually I have found the opposite. Any thread I have tried seems to work well in the machine especially compared to the Pfaff I had before this machine. I never could free motion quilt well with the Pfaff because any thread I tried would break. But so far I haven't had any problems with the 120000.

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

Do you find that the machine is fussy about thread? I can use sulky, or aurifil but other threads break and I have many spools of king tut. Why is that happening?


Re: Skipped Stitches

Pinguin
 

Hi,
I find that this happens when the needle is at the far right (or left).
Try to do some wide stitches (zig zag or decorative) and see of the needle misses the stitches at the side as well.
Then ask your dealer to try to adjust the machine.

Gerda

ps It frustrates me as well...

Op 22-03-13 15:02, sharilynpittman schreef:

 

Hello,

I am a new Memory Craft 12000 owner, and fairly new to this group. I am trying to finish piecing a quilt project that I started at a retreat last weekend. Very frustrated by missed stitches! I have changed needle, thread and cleaned the machine. Any other ideas about what is causing this? There are 3-5 stitches missing randomly on the seams.

Thanks,
Sherry



Re: thread nests on back of embroidery

Alice Cromer <acromer@...>
 

I have a new 12000. I have done machine embroidery for years on other
brands.



When stitching out a design, there is a popping sound in the bobbin area and
then a thread nest begins to form and I have to stop. Could you help me
trouble shoot this problem, please? I have changed the needle. I have
re-threaded the machine, cleaned out the bobbin area. I have tried
different stabilizers and fabrics. My deal told me to increase the tension,
but that doesn't help. I have tried Janome bobbin thread and both bobbin
cases.



I have a MB4 and it works beautifully. I was so hoping to be able to work
on two designs at once by using the 12000.



Suggestions?

Alice Cromer


Skipped Stitches

sharilynpittman
 

Hello,

I am a new Memory Craft 12000 owner, and fairly new to this group. I am trying to finish piecing a quilt project that I started at a retreat last weekend. Very frustrated by missed stitches! I have changed needle, thread and cleaned the machine. Any other ideas about what is causing this? There are 3-5 stitches missing randomly on the seams.

Thanks,
Sherry


Re: thread for embroidery and quilting

Pinguin
 

Hi,
I have problems with some threads too. Like 12 Wt sulky, I can use it on other machines without problems, but on the 12000 the thread breaks all the time.
Tuesday I go to my dealer and will ask him about it.

Gerda


Op 22-03-13 13:56, joanncompagnone schreef:

 

Do you find that the machine is fussy about thread? I can use sulky, or aurifil but other threads break and I have many spools of king tut. Why is that happening?



thread for embroidery and quilting

joanncompagnone
 

Do you find that the machine is fussy about thread? I can use sulky, or aurifil but other threads break and I have many spools of king tut. Why is that happening?


Re: Curve master foot

judyjanome <judyjanome@...>
 

I emailed them at waited a few days no reply...I found a business card I received at the show and called. This foot does snap on my designer diamond as well as a babylock machine, however I purchased it for the 12000 and expected it to work. Judyjanome 

Sent from my iPad

On Mar 21, 2013, at 8:42 PM, "annabell131@..." <annabell131@...> wrote:

 

I am glad you got a reply - I live in Australia and emailed them but havent heard a word 
 
 
 
 
-------Original Message-------
 
From: Judy
Date: 22/03/2013 2:25:27 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Curve master foot
 
 

I contacted curve master and they 
know that no ankle fits machine yet. She promised me that she would call me with an answer within 2 weeks.  4 seemed to fit the best but my machine did not sound right so not willing to ruin my machine over a foot.  Jim mentioned using the 11000 ankle however I thought I would call curve master before purchasing the 11000 ankle thus adding to the cost of using this foot. Will let you know what they say. Judyjanome 


 


Re: Curve master foot

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

I am glad you got a reply - I live in Australia and emailed them but havent heard a word 
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
From: Judy
Date: 22/03/2013 2:25:27 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Curve master foot
 
 

I contacted curve master and they 
know that no ankle fits machine yet. She promised me that she would call me with an answer within 2 weeks.  4 seemed to fit the best but my machine did not sound right so not willing to ruin my machine over a foot.  Jim mentioned using the 11000 ankle however I thought I would call curve master before purchasing the 11000 ankle thus adding to the cost of using this foot. Will let you know what they say. Judyjanome 


 


Re: Curve master foot

Judith Killen
 

I did  have one but found it a disappointment. It did perform differently on different fabrics. It took an art and a non relaxed sewer for some success. I also found I had to use a finer needle and a finer thread. Overall I was not happy with the results and found it quicker and more accurate to carry out the traditional method.
Judith

From: Judy To: "janome12000@..."
Sent: Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Curve master foot

 
I contacted curve master and they 
know that no ankle fits machine yet. She promised me that she would call me with an answer within 2 weeks.  4 seemed to fit the best but my machine did not sound right so not willing to ruin my machine over a foot.  Jim mentioned using the 11000 ankle however I thought I would call curve master before purchasing the 11000 ankle thus adding to the cost of using this foot. Will let you know what they say. Judyjanome 



Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2013, at 12:49 PM, "janetpiekarski" <jsm1144@...> wrote:

 
I don't know if anyone has alerted you, Vikki, but the 3160 and the 12000 cannot interchange ankles but only for the reason that the 3160 is a low shank and the 12000 is a high shank. If they were both high shank, like the 6600,7700 10001, you could. Sorry if this has already been addressed.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:
>
> I bought a product that had multiple quarter rounds for Drunkards patterns
> and had various feet for various machines. I have a Janome 12000 and the
> foot specified did not fit the "ankle" of the 12000. I did get one of the
> other feet to work - I believe it was a Singer and it was slanted foot.
> Since then I have found that changing out the "ankle" of the 12000 to the
> ones used on prior Janome machines worked with this foot.
>
>
>
> I had a Janome 3160 and used the ankle on it in my 12000. This being said,
> the Janome will support the "ankle" from older machines when it comes to
> some snap on feet. Janome Corp won't come out and give it a recommendation
> as a solution, but there has been enough grass roots use of the ankles from
> the 6600, 6500 and other older machines using these ankles on the 12000 that
> the 12000 can handle it with the smaller feet. The ankle for the older
> machines shouldn't cost that much, and they appear to support the snap on
> feet that were associated with that ankle.
>
>
>
> As for your curve master foot, I would suggest that you contact the
> distributor, because they may not know that the 12000 uses a larger ankle
> than previous Janome models did. If they plan to sell to the 12000 market,
> they need to know this!
>
>
>
> Vikki
>
> Houston, TX
>




Re: Thread for FSL

Beverly Leischner
 

Irene,
I saw FSL that had been done with rayon thread top and bobbin. It had been well rinsed, was very soft and I liked the sheen of the rayon in the lace.
You might try a small design to see how it turns out.
Bev L, Alberta, Canada


Re: Curve master foot

Judy <judyjanome@...>
 

I contacted curve master and they 
know that no ankle fits machine yet. She promised me that she would call me with an answer within 2 weeks.  4 seemed to fit the best but my machine did not sound right so not willing to ruin my machine over a foot.  Jim mentioned using the 11000 ankle however I thought I would call curve master before purchasing the 11000 ankle thus adding to the cost of using this foot. Will let you know what they say. Judyjanome 



Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2013, at 12:49 PM, "janetpiekarski" <jsm1144@...> wrote:

 

I don't know if anyone has alerted you, Vikki, but the 3160 and the 12000 cannot interchange ankles but only for the reason that the 3160 is a low shank and the 12000 is a high shank. If they were both high shank, like the 6600,7700 10001, you could. Sorry if this has already been addressed.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" wrote:
>
> I bought a product that had multiple quarter rounds for Drunkards patterns
> and had various feet for various machines. I have a Janome 12000 and the
> foot specified did not fit the "ankle" of the 12000. I did get one of the
> other feet to work - I believe it was a Singer and it was slanted foot.
> Since then I have found that changing out the "ankle" of the 12000 to the
> ones used on prior Janome machines worked with this foot.
>
>
>
> I had a Janome 3160 and used the ankle on it in my 12000. This being said,
> the Janome will support the "ankle" from older machines when it comes to
> some snap on feet. Janome Corp won't come out and give it a recommendation
> as a solution, but there has been enough grass roots use of the ankles from
> the 6600, 6500 and other older machines using these ankles on the 12000 that
> the 12000 can handle it with the smaller feet. The ankle for the older
> machines shouldn't cost that much, and they appear to support the snap on
> feet that were associated with that ankle.
>
>
>
> As for your curve master foot, I would suggest that you contact the
> distributor, because they may not know that the 12000 uses a larger ankle
> than previous Janome models did. If they plan to sell to the 12000 market,
> they need to know this!
>
>
>
> Vikki
>
> Houston, TX
>


Re: Curve master foot

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Okay, let me rephrase it, I have borrowed an ankle from the 6600 parts machine at work and used it on my 12000 – both are high shank models. Sorry about the “fox paw”.  I have access to many Janome parts. What I’m saying is that there is way the 12000 can use snap on feet from earlier machines by changing out the ankle. Yes, both ankles have to be “high shank” oriented. So sorry about that misinformation!

 

Vikki

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of janetpiekarski
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:49 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Curve master foot

 

 

I don't know if anyone has alerted you, Vikki, but the 3160 and the 12000 cannot interchange ankles but only for the reason that the 3160 is a low shank and the 12000 is a high shank. If they were both high shank, like the 6600,7700 10001, you could. Sorry if this has already been addressed.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" wrote:
>
> I bought a product that had multiple quarter rounds for Drunkards patterns
> and had various feet for various machines. I have a Janome 12000 and the
> foot specified did not fit the "ankle" of the 12000. I did get one of the
> other feet to work - I believe it was a Singer and it was slanted foot.
> Since then I have found that changing out the "ankle" of the 12000 to the
> ones used on prior Janome machines worked with this foot.
>
>
>
> I had a Janome 3160 and used the ankle on it in my 12000. This being said,
> the Janome will support the "ankle" from older machines when it comes to
> some snap on feet. Janome Corp won't come out and give it a recommendation
> as a solution, but there has been enough grass roots use of the ankles from
> the 6600, 6500 and other older machines using these ankles on the 12000 that
> the 12000 can handle it with the smaller feet. The ankle for the older
> machines shouldn't cost that much, and they appear to support the snap on
> feet that were associated with that ankle.
>
>
>
> As for your curve master foot, I would suggest that you contact the
> distributor, because they may not know that the 12000 uses a larger ankle
> than previous Janome models did. If they plan to sell to the 12000 market,
> they need to know this!
>
>
>
> Vikki
>
> Houston, TX
>


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Re: Thread for FSL

deemgee1 <dar.dick@...>
 

I just completed several pieces of FSL using aurifil 50 wt. Turned out just lovely, but I sure had to clean out the bobbin case, etc., a lot. The lint build up was the most I've ever experienced.
Darlene

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Irene Lowe" <irene.lowe@...> wrote:
I might go with that. I might also try sewing out the motifs in a Aurifil 50wt and see what results I get. Anything that works!

Cheers,
Irene Lowe
Melton, Victoria, Australia


Re: Thread for FSL

Irene Lowe <irene.lowe@...>
 

Hi everyone,

Thanks to everyone for their great suggestions. I'm doing the washing today so I'm going to try putting the lace motifs in a hosiery bag and running them through one wash cycle.

Vikki - I guess my original question was not only based around whether I will ruin my machine by running a different thread in it, but to also get a good result with the softness of the motifs. I vaguely remember reading somewhere to use a finer thread in the machine to make the motifs softer. I wanted some idea as to what thread to use but if the laundry idea works, then I might go with that. I might also try sewing out the motifs in a Aurifil 50wt and see what results I get. Anything that works!

Cheers,
Irene Lowe
Melton, Victoria, Australia

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

As I understood it there was an issue regarding the sewing and the stabilizer at the time of sewing and issues that might impact sewing on the 12000, not what happens after the embroidery is removed from the machine. Maybe I'm missing something, not an uncommon situation in my case <GRIN>! The answers I have seen so far have dealt with the embroidery after the embroidery had been done on the machine, not what stabilizer/embroidery is doing to the machine at the time of stitching, at least that is what I am interpreting given the last comment from Irene's post below. I don't want to ruin my brand new machine :).



Vikki

Houston, TX





From: Irene Lowe <irene.lowe@...>
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 6:15 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Thread for FSL



Hi everyone,

I have been doing a little bit of FSL lately on my 12000, sewing out some lace motifs for crazy patchwork. The ones I've made so far have sewn out really well, however they are very stiff even after I soaked all the washaway stabilizer out. I am using regular 40wt polyester Janome thread in top and bobbin and was wondering if a 50wt cotton would make the motif softer? If so, can anyone recommend any brands? I don't want to ruin my brand new machine :)

Thanks
Irene Lowe
Melton, Victoria, Australia



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Re: Curve master foot

janetpiekarski
 

I don't know if anyone has alerted you, Vikki, but the 3160 and the 12000 cannot interchange ankles but only for the reason that the 3160 is a low shank and the 12000 is a high shank. If they were both high shank, like the 6600,7700 10001, you could. Sorry if this has already been addressed.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

I bought a product that had multiple quarter rounds for Drunkards patterns
and had various feet for various machines. I have a Janome 12000 and the
foot specified did not fit the "ankle" of the 12000. I did get one of the
other feet to work - I believe it was a Singer and it was slanted foot.
Since then I have found that changing out the "ankle" of the 12000 to the
ones used on prior Janome machines worked with this foot.



I had a Janome 3160 and used the ankle on it in my 12000. This being said,
the Janome will support the "ankle" from older machines when it comes to
some snap on feet. Janome Corp won't come out and give it a recommendation
as a solution, but there has been enough grass roots use of the ankles from
the 6600, 6500 and other older machines using these ankles on the 12000 that
the 12000 can handle it with the smaller feet. The ankle for the older
machines shouldn't cost that much, and they appear to support the snap on
feet that were associated with that ankle.



As for your curve master foot, I would suggest that you contact the
distributor, because they may not know that the 12000 uses a larger ankle
than previous Janome models did. If they plan to sell to the 12000 market,
they need to know this!



Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: Thread for FSL

Andrea LaVergne
 

The Zundt event in Sacramento was great, Brad and Tracey put together a good program. I had heard and followed the advise of "crock pot" cooking to remove the stabilizer, the one thing that Brad forgot to remind people might save you the $500. plumbing fee I had! If you pour the hot liquid with the dissolved stabilizer into cold pipes, the stabilizer turns back to a gooey substance, there isn't a problem if you cool it before pouring it out. I had done about 15 Christmas ornaments for last minute gifts and had a plumber out on Christmas Eve!
Andrea


Re: wedding favours

Janice Mawhiney
 

Wow. they are impressive.
Janice


Re: computer requirements

rsh724
 

Hi Janice,

Search for "Janome 12000 windows 8" and "Janome 12000 windows compatibility."

I found these:

http://www.janomespecials.com/mc12000/horizon-link.htm

http://content.janome.com/fusetalk/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=13&threadid=5778

Hope this helps.

Robin

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Janice Mawhiney" <robynsaunt@...> wrote:

Hi
I cannot find a list of computer requirements. (I am sure I saw one!) I am buying a new laptop and want it to work as smoothly as possible with my sewing machine. What system requirements should I get? Does Windows 7 work better than Windows 8?

Any advice is appreciated.

Janice


Re: Curve master foot

malehto
 

The curve master is part of the Martelli product line. Martelli is an authorized Janome dealer so they should know about the 9mm stitch width and any ankle issues with the 12000. I watched a demo of the curve master at the Dallas Quilt show earlier this month. Quite impressive, but I did not buy it. Not yet anyway.

Mary
Savannah TX

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

I bought a product that had multiple quarter rounds for Drunkards patterns
and had various feet for various machines. I have a Janome 12000 and the
foot specified did not fit the "ankle" of the 12000. I did get one of the
other feet to work - I believe it was a Singer and it was slanted foot.
Since then I have found that changing out the "ankle" of the 12000 to the
ones used on prior Janome machines worked with this foot.



I had a Janome 3160 and used the ankle on it in my 12000. This being said,
the Janome will support the "ankle" from older machines when it comes to
some snap on feet. Janome Corp won't come out and give it a recommendation
as a solution, but there has been enough grass roots use of the ankles from
the 6600, 6500 and other older machines using these ankles on the 12000 that
the 12000 can handle it with the smaller feet. The ankle for the older
machines shouldn't cost that much, and they appear to support the snap on
feet that were associated with that ankle.



As for your curve master foot, I would suggest that you contact the
distributor, because they may not know that the 12000 uses a larger ankle
than previous Janome models did. If they plan to sell to the 12000 market,
they need to know this!



Vikki

Houston, TX