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Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Karen
 

When you use the dual feed foot on the 7700 your needle position setting for the 1/4 inch dual feed foot is 5.5. If the normal "O" 1/4 inch foot is used than the single stitch needle plate can be engaged.

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

We are talking about the 7700. Not the 12,000.




In a message dated 3/24/2013 7:32:50 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
maddieandbud@... writes:




i think when you use the dual feed 1/4 inch piecing foot, your needle
position moves to the right and you can't use your single stitch needle plate.

--- In _janome12000@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com) ,
Fmjfrazier@ wrote:

When using the dual feed foot for piecing stitch be sure you engage the
dual feed foot and carefully switch to the single hole plate. That may
help.
Be sure you are using the right size needle and that there is no burr on
the needle.

Virginia


In a message dated 3/23/2013 4:59:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
pjrulo@ writes:




Jim,

My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have some
ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece thread,
accufeed
1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I thought the machine
needed to be serviced so I took it in for maintenance. The top thread
was
making a tiny loop on the bottom fabric every once in a while. When it
came
back from the technician at first it would sew about 2 inches then the
stitches would get very tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I
rethreaded,
changed the needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension
to 6
and finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on
the
bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon
yesterday
at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot, changed the bobbin
case, all sorts of other things and finally told me I had to leave the
machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you have any idea what could
cause t
his issue? Your opinion is very much appreciated!

BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see
the
next one!

Thanks!
Pam


Re: 12000 stops during embroidery

oddduck25
 

My machine has done this. It's checking the bobbin. It seems like it kind of randomly does it. It always checks it between colors and when I stop it, but a few times it's completely stopped during the embroidery, checked the bobbin, and started again. My guess is that if you're doing entire designs in one color, that's enough stitches without a stop command that it will stop itself to check the bobbin. Clever machine.

-Whitney


Re: Software issue

maggie cooper
 

Perhaps another member (Bond calling P.Galore!) can assist you directly.
 
Oh James, I knew you'd call one day
 
Can do Jim,  
Mags


Re: Nests

Glynnis Ballou
 

Alice - have you tried raising the height of the embroidery foot?  It may be getting stuck on some dense areas, leading to nesting.  Just a thought.
 
Glynnis in KY

From: Alice Cromer
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:26 PM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Nests
 
Thanks for the responses to my post about thread nests.  I stitched out a sample this afternoon.  The thread was in the take up lever- yes all the way in.  I opened the door and looked.  I still got intermittent thread nests.
I am winding my own bobbins with Janome bobbin thread.  These are the bobbins  and thread that came with the machine.  I also tried Bottom Line in the bobbin.  I am using the embroidery bobbin case with the yellow dot.  It and the bobbin seem to be correctly in place.
 
I also use my 12000 for sewing and never have a problem.  In fact, I absolutely LOVE it.  I am an experienced quilter and machine embroiderer.  I just can’t figure out what’s going on here.  The machine will stitch perfectly then start “nesting” when you least expect it.
 
Thanks for your help.  I’m not giving up until I get this figured out.
 
Alice in Florida
 
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2013 5:10 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Nests
 
 
Sure, it's definitely worth using the single hole plate for embroidery, but I don't think it is related at all to the thread nesting. If you compare machine sewing to hand sewing, imagine the process of pulling the thread to the top with your fingers. The take-up lever is your fingertips, and the tension is how tightly they are gripping the needle. Without holding the needle in your fingertips - you get a loop. Don't hold the needle tightly enough - you get a loop. Run the machine without the thread in the take-up lever, or with little to no tension, you get a lot of loops, aka a thread "nest". When the needle is coming up, the thread is tucked snugly into the groove at the back of the needle, so there is no "play" in the thread. That's why the size of the hole in the plate is not a factor, although using the single hole plate provides more support to the fabric, resulting in a better stitch.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "Linda True Norman" wrote:
>
> Also, when I was playing with the 12000 last weekend, I mentioned the
> nesting under the needle plate/bobbin area, and Sue said it MIGHT be a
> choice of needleplates. Use the single hole one instead of the wide hole
> to give the thread less play coming up thru the needle plate and see if that
> cures it. Worth a try?
>
> Linda True Norman
> ltrue@...
> www.theyogaman.com/truecreations
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Katy McCue"
> To: <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 10:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [janome12000] Skipped Stitches
>
>
> When this happened to me it was because I had broken a needle. The damage
> done to the bobbin case created bumps and burrs in the plastic case. I tried
> filing them down, but they were too severe. The thread kept getting caught
> on the plastic as it came around the case. I finally had to get a new bobbin
> case. Examine your case and try your embroidery case to see if your stitches
> skip with it.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>


Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Virginia
 

We are talking about the 7700.  Not the 12,000.
 
 
 

In a message dated 3/24/2013 7:32:50 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, maddieandbud@... writes:
 

i think when you use the dual feed 1/4 inch piecing foot, your needle position moves to the right and you can't use your single stitch needle plate.

--- In janome12000@..., Fmjfrazier@... wrote:
>
> When using the dual feed foot for piecing stitch be sure you engage the
> dual feed foot and carefully switch to the single hole plate. That may help.
> Be sure you are using the right size needle and that there is no burr on
> the needle.
>
> Virginia
>
>
> In a message dated 3/23/2013 4:59:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> pjrulo@... writes:
>
>
>
>
> Jim,
>
> My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have some
> ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece thread, accufeed
> 1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I thought the machine
> needed to be serviced so I took it in for maintenance. The top thread was
> making a tiny loop on the bottom fabric every once in a while. When it came
> back from the technician at first it would sew about 2 inches then the
> stitches would get very tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I rethreaded,
> changed the needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension to 6
> and finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on the
> bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon yesterday
> at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot, changed the bobbin
> case, all sorts of other things and finally told me I had to leave the
> machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you have any idea what could cause t
> his issue? Your opinion is very much appreciated!
>
> BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see the
> next one!
>
> Thanks!
> Pam
>


Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Karen
 

i think when you use the dual feed 1/4 inch piecing foot, your needle position moves to the right and you can't use your single stitch needle plate.

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

When using the dual feed foot for piecing stitch be sure you engage the
dual feed foot and carefully switch to the single hole plate. That may help.
Be sure you are using the right size needle and that there is no burr on
the needle.

Virginia


In a message dated 3/23/2013 4:59:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
pjrulo@... writes:




Jim,

My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have some
ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece thread, accufeed
1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I thought the machine
needed to be serviced so I took it in for maintenance. The top thread was
making a tiny loop on the bottom fabric every once in a while. When it came
back from the technician at first it would sew about 2 inches then the
stitches would get very tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I rethreaded,
changed the needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension to 6
and finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on the
bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon yesterday
at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot, changed the bobbin
case, all sorts of other things and finally told me I had to leave the
machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you have any idea what could cause t
his issue? Your opinion is very much appreciated!

BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see the
next one!

Thanks!
Pam


Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Karen
 

i think when you use the dual feed 1/4 inch piecing foot, your needle position moves to the right and you can't use your single stitch needle plate.

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

When using the dual feed foot for piecing stitch be sure you engage the
dual feed foot and carefully switch to the single hole plate. That may help.
Be sure you are using the right size needle and that there is no burr on
the needle.

Virginia


In a message dated 3/23/2013 4:59:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
pjrulo@... writes:




Jim,

My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have some
ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece thread, accufeed
1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I thought the machine
needed to be serviced so I took it in for maintenance. The top thread was
making a tiny loop on the bottom fabric every once in a while. When it came
back from the technician at first it would sew about 2 inches then the
stitches would get very tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I rethreaded,
changed the needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension to 6
and finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on the
bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon yesterday
at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot, changed the bobbin
case, all sorts of other things and finally told me I had to leave the
machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you have any idea what could cause t
his issue? Your opinion is very much appreciated!

BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see the
next one!

Thanks!
Pam


Re: Nests

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Alice,

I use the Janome Bobbin thread that came with the machine and wind my own bobbins for machine embroidery like you but I use the bobbin case with the red dot. I use the bobbin case with the yellow dot when I use pre-wound bobbins non-Janome bobbins. I don't know if that will make a difference but you said it stitches fine when you are doing construction sewing. Just a thought.
 
I hope you solve the nesting problem so you can be happily embroidering away.

Estelle

On Mar 24, 2013, at 9:21 AM, vicki chrobak wrote:

 

One tiny little thing Alice: is your thread audibly "clicking" in between step 1 & 2? I lay my thread in at 1 then grab with my right hand to the right of 1 and hold until bringing over take-up lever at 4. That click is a must with these machines.
Vicki Jo
On 3/23/2013 5:26 PM, Alice Cromer wrote:

Thanks for the responses to my post about thread nests.  I stitched out a sample this afternoon.  The thread was in the take up lever- yes all the way in.  I opened the door and looked.  I still got intermittent thread nests.

I am winding my own bobbins with Janome bobbin thread.  These are the bobbins  and thread that came with the machine.  I also tried Bottom Line in the bobbin.  I am using the embroidery bobbin case with the yellow dot.  It and the bobbin seem to be correctly in place.

 

I also use my 12000 for sewing and never have a problem.  In fact, I absolutely LOVE it.  I am an experienced quilter and machine embroiderer.  I just can’t figure out what’s going on here.  The machine will stitch perfectly then start “nesting” when you least expect it.

 

Thanks for your help.  I’m not giving up until I get this figured out.

 




Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Pinguin
 

Hello Jim,
thanks for the diagnosis.
And excuses for the confusion, this is a thread issue with the 12000, but I thought it was similar to the one of the 7700 as the lady mentioned the tiny loop.

Gerda


Op 24-03-13 19:52, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

 

I'm a little confused. Your post said it was a stitch issue on the 7700, but that machine can only go to 7.0 on the right. Only the 12000 (or 8700, 8900, 9900) can go to 9.0. Still, the problem is the same, no matter which machine is involved. I believe the hook timing is off just a bit. What's happening is that the tip of the hook is arriving a little late, as the thread loop is pulling up. Mostly it still catches the loop, but sometimes it pierces the thread, keeping the loop from pulling up until it breaks free from the hook. It's also possible that the timing is fine, but there is a burr on the tip of the hook. Either problem can be corrected by your dealer.

--- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@..." wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I just uploaded 2 pictures in a new album, named Thread Issues.
>
> Yesterday I made a stitch sample, I used the O-foot and put the needle
> in the far-right position (9.0)
>
> I think what happened is what you described, the tiny loop as if the
> thread loops around the needle.
>
> I never had this happen before with another machine.
>
> Gerda
>
> Op 23-03-13 16:32, pjrulo@... schreef:
> >
> > Jim,
> >
> > My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have
> > some ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece
> > thread, accufeed 1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I
> > thought the machine needed to be serviced so I took it in for
> > maintenance. The top thread was making a tiny loop on the bottom
> > fabric every once in a while. When it came back from the technician at
> > first it would sew about 2 inches then the stitches would get very
> > tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I rethreaded, changed the
> > needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension to 6 and
> > finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on
> > the bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon
> > yesterday at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot,
> > changed the bobbin case, all sorts of other things and finally told me
> > I had to leave the machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you
> > have any idea what could cause this issu
> > BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see
> > the next one!
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Pam
> >
> >
>



Re: Software issue

Virginia
 

Be sure to delete your recovery files each time you close you program.  also at times when the program gives us a problem you  cango to the revert file and that will correct many issues.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 3/24/2013 2:41:33 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lailawachmann@... writes:
 

Can someone pls. help me in a software issue. I use MBX Digitizer Pro, and is very satisfied with the program. Normally I pick the design from Design Gallery and opens it in Easy Design and send it through Horizon Link to my MC 12000. Yesterday I experienced, that Easy Design wouldn´t open. It said starting for very long time. I restarted the PC several times with the same result. I also tried to open Easy Design through Start/Programs – no succeed. (the dongle is lightening). I have had the program for nearly two years, and it has until now been working. In my desperation I uninstalled the MBX and installed it again. Now the Easy Design and the Design Edit icons on the desktop don´t look the way they normally do, and I still cannot open Easy Design. The Design Gallery isn´t there at all. I have been uninstalling and installing for several times with the same result.
I hope someone can help me – I am desperate.
Hopefully you understand my description :o)
Thanks in advance!

Br,
Laila from Denmark


Re: 12000 stops during embroidery

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I don't think this has anything to do with the machine, other than the software inside the machine. When the machine stops like this during embroidery, it's usually because something in the design confused it. It could be a design that isn't correctly formed, but it could also be the result of something that happened in MBX.

I'm wondering if you created the entire design from scratch in MBX, or if you also included a stitch file (any format EXCEPT JAN). Mixing stitch files with embroidery objects can cause some very weird effects, particularly with the first letter in a lettering object. I first saw this with a customer who was opening a stitch file (JEF) and then adding some lettering to it. The lettering was green, but the first letter was always shown as pink. It took a while to figure out, but the problem was the inclusion of several "manual" objects from the stitch file with 0 stitches in them. Once we removed all of those it worked fine.

If you created the entire design in MBX, but saved it as JEF instead of JAN, that would also create this type of problem. To check for it, use the Resquence bar in Objects view. Look for objects with 0 stitches and delete them. This may fix the problem.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, GLENDA T <t_glenda@...> wrote:

Don't know if anyone else has had this problem I could not find anything on group messages.  I made a basic design with weave fill using Janome MBX software, just like I have done several times before with no problems.  During stitch out the embroidery machine stopped while doing the design and gave no message on screen.  No broken thread and it had a full bobbin at the start.  I pushed the start button and the embroidery continued.  I stitched a block type name on a towel and had problem with first letter of 6 that I was working on.  Other 5 stitched with no problems. This design is the weave fill #1 that I have never had any issues with before.  Digitized and stabilized the same as I have done for many towels designs in the past.  
I just had the annual service done on my machine and there were no problems.  I have only done one other design on the machine since service and had the same issue with machine stopping but it was a very complicated design with top stitches that were too small and figured that was what caused it then. They were straight single line and small satin stitches so I figured that was the problem there and moved nodes further apart which seemed to stop the problem on that design.   
Any ideas on what would have caused the machine to stop?  Thanks for any help or advice on what may be wrong. Wonder if I should take it back to have the tech check it again but wanted to see if others had the same problem before I do that.  Thank you, Glenda


Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I'm a little confused. Your post said it was a stitch issue on the 7700, but that machine can only go to 7.0 on the right. Only the 12000 (or 8700, 8900, 9900) can go to 9.0. Still, the problem is the same, no matter which machine is involved. I believe the hook timing is off just a bit. What's happening is that the tip of the hook is arriving a little late, as the thread loop is pulling up. Mostly it still catches the loop, but sometimes it pierces the thread, keeping the loop from pulling up until it breaks free from the hook. It's also possible that the timing is fine, but there is a burr on the tip of the hook. Either problem can be corrected by your dealer.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "pinguin60@..." <pinguin60@...> wrote:

Hello,
I just uploaded 2 pictures in a new album, named Thread Issues.

Yesterday I made a stitch sample, I used the O-foot and put the needle
in the far-right position (9.0)

I think what happened is what you described, the tiny loop as if the
thread loops around the needle.

I never had this happen before with another machine.

Gerda

Op 23-03-13 16:32, pjrulo@... schreef:

Jim,

My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have
some ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece
thread, accufeed 1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I
thought the machine needed to be serviced so I took it in for
maintenance. The top thread was making a tiny loop on the bottom
fabric every once in a while. When it came back from the technician at
first it would sew about 2 inches then the stitches would get very
tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I rethreaded, changed the
needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension to 6 and
finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on
the bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon
yesterday at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot,
changed the bobbin case, all sorts of other things and finally told me
I had to leave the machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you
have any idea what could cause this issu
BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see
the next one!

Thanks!
Pam


Re: Software issue

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Oh Laila - you did the "normal" thing for a problem with a Windows program, but MBX is not quite normal. Uninstalling and reinstalling is NOT recommended, due to the Corel Draw program not installing correctly after an uninstall. There is a way to fix it, but I do not have the steps for that. Perhaps another member (Bond calling P.Galore!) can assist you directly. I would normally direct you to technical support, but I don't think Janome has very extensive software support in Europe.

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

Can someone pls. help me in a software issue. I use MBX Digitizer Pro, and is very satisfied with the program. Normally I pick the design from Design Gallery and opens it in Easy Design and send it through Horizon Link to my MC 12000. Yesterday I experienced, that Easy Design wouldn´t open. It said starting for very long time. I restarted the PC several times with the same result. I also tried to open Easy Design through Start/Programs – no succeed. (the dongle is lightening). I have had the program for nearly two years, and it has until now been working. In my desperation I uninstalled the MBX and installed it again. Now the Easy Design and the Design Edit icons on the desktop don´t look the way they normally do, and I still cannot open Easy Design. The Design Gallery isn´t there at all. I have been uninstalling and installing for several times with the same result.
I hope someone can help me – I am desperate.
Hopefully you understand my description :o)
Thanks in advance!

Br,
Laila from Denmark


12000 stops during embroidery

GLENDA T
 

Don't know if anyone else has had this problem I could not find anything on group messages.  I made a basic design with weave fill using Janome MBX software, just like I have done several times before with no problems.  During stitch out the embroidery machine stopped while doing the design and gave no message on screen.  No broken thread and it had a full bobbin at the start.  I pushed the start button and the embroidery continued.  I stitched a block type name on a towel and had problem with first letter of 6 that I was working on.  Other 5 stitched with no problems. This design is the weave fill #1 that I have never had any issues with before.  Digitized and stabilized the same as I have done for many towels designs in the past.  
I just had the annual service done on my machine and there were no problems.  I have only done one other design on the machine since service and had the same issue with machine stopping but it was a very complicated design with top stitches that were too small and figured that was what caused it then. They were straight single line and small satin stitches so I figured that was the problem there and moved nodes further apart which seemed to stop the problem on that design.   
Any ideas on what would have caused the machine to stop?  Thanks for any help or advice on what may be wrong. Wonder if I should take it back to have the tech check it again but wanted to see if others had the same problem before I do that.  Thank you, Glenda
 


Re: Nests

vicki chrobak
 

One tiny little thing Alice: is your thread audibly "clicking" in between step 1 & 2? I lay my thread in at 1 then grab with my right hand to the right of 1 and hold until bringing over take-up lever at 4. That click is a must with these machines.
Vicki Jo

On 3/23/2013 5:26 PM, Alice Cromer wrote:

Thanks for the responses to my post about thread nests.  I stitched out a sample this afternoon.  The thread was in the take up lever- yes all the way in.  I opened the door and looked.  I still got intermittent thread nests.

I am winding my own bobbins with Janome bobbin thread.  These are the bobbins  and thread that came with the machine.  I also tried Bottom Line in the bobbin.  I am using the embroidery bobbin case with the yellow dot.  It and the bobbin seem to be correctly in place.

 

I also use my 12000 for sewing and never have a problem.  In fact, I absolutely LOVE it.  I am an experienced quilter and machine embroiderer.  I just can’t figure out what’s going on here.  The machine will stitch perfectly then start “nesting” when you least expect it.

 

Thanks for your help.  I’m not giving up until I get this figured out.

 


Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Pinguin
 

Hello,
I just uploaded 2 pictures in a new album, named Thread Issues.

Yesterday I made a stitch sample, I used the O-foot and put the needle in the far-right position (9.0)

I think what happened is what you described, the tiny loop as if the thread loops around the needle.

I never had this happen before with another machine.

Gerda

Op 23-03-13 16:32, pjrulo@... schreef:

 

Jim,

My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have some ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece thread, accufeed 1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I thought the machine needed to be serviced so I took it in for maintenance. The top thread was making a tiny loop on the bottom fabric every once in a while. When it came back from the technician at first it would sew about 2 inches then the stitches would get very tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I rethreaded, changed the needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension to 6 and finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on the bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon yesterday at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot, changed the bobbin case, all sorts of other things and finally told me I had to leave the machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you have any idea what could cause this issu
BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see the next one!

Thanks!
Pam



Software issue

lailawachmann
 

Can someone pls. help me in a software issue. I use MBX Digitizer Pro, and is very satisfied with the program. Normally I pick the design from Design Gallery and opens it in Easy Design and send it through Horizon Link to my MC 12000. Yesterday I experienced, that Easy Design wouldn´t open. It said starting for very long time. I restarted the PC several times with the same result. I also tried to open Easy Design through Start/Programs – no succeed. (the dongle is lightening). I have had the program for nearly two years, and it has until now been working. In my desperation I uninstalled the MBX and installed it again. Now the Easy Design and the Design Edit icons on the desktop don´t look the way they normally do, and I still cannot open Easy Design. The Design Gallery isn´t there at all. I have been uninstalling and installing for several times with the same result.
I hope someone can help me – I am desperate.
Hopefully you understand my description :o)
Thanks in advance!

Br,
Laila from Denmark


Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Pjrulo <pjrulo@...>
 

Thanks Jim and Virginia. They said my thread could have not been feeding correctly for the feeding issue. I knew that and made sure that was not the issue. I also changed the needles, made sure nothing was caught in the thread path, removed the foot and reinstalled it, made sure there were no burrs on the foot, the bobbin case, changed threads. The store owner, technician and I were all baffled. Hopefully Janome can assess the issue without it going back to the factory. As you said I am blessed to own the 12000 and love piecing on it!

Thanks for your input.

Pam



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Re: Nests

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The fact that it sometimes stitches perfectly is an important clue. There are a couple of things that could cause this. First is stabilizer. Using one that is wrong for the fabric can lead to all sorts of stitch problems, including nesting. New embroiderers often use lightweight tear away for all projects, because it's inexpensive and easily removed. It also can be literally torn apart by stitching, causing problems. Try using a cut away, at least until you have learned what goes with what. Also make sure you are getting both fabric and stabilizer in the hoop. While it should not be "drum" tight, it also should not have a great deal of "flutter".

Also be advised that needle size matters. On designs with lots of dense or short stitches, a size 14 needle can lead to stitches that have both ends in the same hole, pulling out. This will cause nesting, among other things. If you are currently using purchased designs to learn your machine, stop. Use the built-in designs until you have arrived at perfect stitching, then move to the commercial ones. All designers are not created equal, and you'll learn that some are a lot better than others. Many a tear has been shed over a design that was faulty, leaving the purchaser to wrongly blame herself or her machine for the trouble.

Keep trying, and you'll get it. We're all more than willing to help, but when posting a problem do remember that we can't see it. Be VERY descriptive and include important things like the size and type of needle used, brand and weight of thread, source of the design, type of fabric, type of stabilizer and any other fact you might think of. The more you tell us, the better the answers you will get!

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

Thanks for the responses to my post about thread nests. I stitched out a
sample this afternoon. The thread was in the take up lever- yes all the way
in. I opened the door and looked. I still got intermittent thread nests.

I am winding my own bobbins with Janome bobbin thread. These are the
bobbins and thread that came with the machine. I also tried Bottom Line in
the bobbin. I am using the embroidery bobbin case with the yellow dot. It
and the bobbin seem to be correctly in place.



I also use my 12000 for sewing and never have a problem. In fact, I
absolutely LOVE it. I am an experienced quilter and machine embroiderer. I
just can't figure out what's going on here. The machine will stitch
perfectly then start "nesting" when you least expect it.



Thanks for your help. I'm not giving up until I get this figured out.



Alice in Florida



From: janome12000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2013 5:10 PM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Nests





Sure, it's definitely worth using the single hole plate for embroidery, but
I don't think it is related at all to the thread nesting. If you compare
machine sewing to hand sewing, imagine the process of pulling the thread to
the top with your fingers. The take-up lever is your fingertips, and the
tension is how tightly they are gripping the needle. Without holding the
needle in your fingertips - you get a loop. Don't hold the needle tightly
enough - you get a loop. Run the machine without the thread in the take-up
lever, or with little to no tension, you get a lot of loops, aka a thread
"nest". When the needle is coming up, the thread is tucked snugly into the
groove at the back of the needle, so there is no "play" in the thread.
That's why the size of the hole in the plate is not a factor, although using
the single hole plate provides more support to the fabric, resulting in a
better stitch.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"Linda True Norman" <lindahome@> wrote:

Also, when I was playing with the 12000 last weekend, I mentioned the
nesting under the needle plate/bobbin area, and Sue said it MIGHT be a
choice of needleplates. Use the single hole one instead of the wide hole
to give the thread less play coming up thru the needle plate and see if
that
cures it. Worth a try?

Linda True Norman
ltrue@
www.theyogaman.com/truecreations
----- Original Message -----
From: "Katy McCue" <kmccue@>
To: <janome12000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com> >
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Skipped Stitches


When this happened to me it was because I had broken a needle. The damage
done to the bobbin case created bumps and burrs in the plastic case. I
tried
filing them down, but they were too severe. The thread kept getting caught
on the plastic as it came around the case. I finally had to get a new
bobbin
case. Examine your case and try your embroidery case to see if your
stitches
skip with it.

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Re: Stitch issue on 7700

Virginia
 

When using the dual feed foot for piecing stitch be sure you engage the dual feed foot and carefully switch to the single hole plate.  That may help.  Be sure you are using the right size needle and that there is no burr on the needle.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 3/23/2013 4:59:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, pjrulo@... writes:
 

Jim,

My question is for the 7700 machine and I'm, hoping you might have some ideas as to what could cause my issue. I'm using Masterpiece thread, accufeed 1/4 inch foot on quilt stitch 93 piecing quilts. I thought the machine needed to be serviced so I took it in for maintenance. The top thread was making a tiny loop on the bottom fabric every once in a while. When it came back from the technician at first it would sew about 2 inches then the stitches would get very tiny and the fabric wouldn't feed thru. I rethreaded, changed the needle, turned it off, turned it on, changed the top tension to 6 and finally it stopped doing this but now it does the little top loop on the bottom side about every 2 inches. I spent most of the afternoon yesterday at the shop. They tried everything, changed the foot, changed the bobbin case, all sorts of other things and finally told me I had to leave the machine. They were going to call Janome. Do you have any idea what could cause t his issue? Your opinion is very much appreciated!

BTW - I love the Volume 1 video guide for the 12000, can't wait to see the next one!

Thanks!
Pam