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Re: New Free Motion Couching Foot?

Connie Headley <pollychromatic@...>
 

It is the high-shank version minus the little black guides, booklet and patterns...had great fun with it this weekend!

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From: joylaytor ;
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Subject: [janome12000] New Free Motion Couching Foot?
Sent: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 5:15:34 AM

 

Just saw mention of a new free motion couching foot. Do you suppose this will be a replacement for the Miracle Stitch foot?
http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/Machines/Accessories/Sewing_Machine_Feet/Free_Motion_Couching_Foot

Joy


Re: Janome MC1100SE vs Janome MC12000

lawson.emmalouise <lawson.emmalouise@...>
 

Hi Penney Thank you for your reply. I'm glad u have not had any issues with your bobbins. The MC12000 does look like wonderful machine & ideally I would like that one but being realistic it's out of my price range currently so an ex demo or refurbished MC11000SE will do great for me now, then as ex demo deals on the MC12000 come up then il consider the MC12000 again. Thanks for your advice :-)

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

Hello to the UK!
I owed a MC11000 for years and never had a single issue with the bobbin, the bobbin case, or the needle threader. In saying that I do work for a great dealer, and have seen MC11000's with those issues. I upgraded to the MC12000 and have never regreted the step up. As for our costomers who had difficult with their MC11000's and move to the MC12000 none of them have experienced the problems with the bobbin, boobin case, and the needle threader. If it is possible go for the MC12000 and enjoy it! If it's not possible, purschase the MC11000SE from a dealer who is close to you, and who offers customer services. Hope this helped.
Penney in Michigan

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

Hello I am a newbie from the UK. I have researched the MC11000 & found that many people have had long running issues with the bobbins. I am just wondering if this problem was fixed before Janome brought out the MC11000SE or if they too have the same issue as I really don't want to buy the MC11000SE with those bobbin issues so if they have not been fixed in the MC11000SE then I might save myself the bother of potential problems & go for the MC12000 instead. Any advice anyone can give me would be welcome Thank You


Re: Stitch Regulator

linynp
 

I have a bernina and stitch regulator. I rarely use it and in fact most only use it in the beginning and with practice end up not using it much thereafter. Like having training wheels. HTH

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New Free Motion Couching Foot?

joylaytor
 

Just saw mention of a new free motion couching foot. Do you suppose this will be a replacement for the Miracle Stitch foot?
http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/Machines/Accessories/Sewing_Machine_Feet/Free_Motion_Couching_Foot

Joy


New quilt picture

malehto
 

I just posted a picture of my latest quilt in the Mary's Creations photo album. It is the latest Hoop Sisters design. Had a lot of fun doing it but it sure gave my MC12000 a good workout.

Mary
in Savannah TX


Re: jpx format

Virginia
 

You are quite welcome.  I too had to look up my notes to be sure I explained it correctly.  It does not hurt to go back and refresh what we think we know.  Enjoy your program.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 3/30/2013 9:24:37 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, dse7sew@... writes:
 

Thanks Virginia, it worked beautiful. It is amazing how easy one forgets when you don't use something for a while. lol. Liz


Re: Janome MC1100SE vs Janome MC12000

Virginia
 

Hello as well:
 
I owned the 11,000 for 3 years and never had bobbin issues.  I upgraded to the 12,000 18 months ago and wish I had kept my 11,000 for no other reason but sentimental  reasons.  I love my 12,000 and would not trade that for anything else on the market.
 
If you purchase either the 11,000 or the 12,000 you will not regret it.
 
As Penny said the bobbin issues were when the machines were first introduced and Janome has corrected that.  The dealers recognized that as well and I have not heard of any one recently having those issues.
 
Virginia


Re: Stitch Regulator

sewnana1990 <marsha.ryan@...>
 

I tried it at the Hampton Quilt Festival in February. DID NOT LIKE IT AT ALL! It has a little gadget that has to set under your quilt. If somehow it gets dropped and you keep sewing the regulator stops.
Marsha

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "shejmartin1" <shejmartin1@...> wrote:

I received an email today advertising the Baby Lock Ellissimo Gold sewing machine with a stitch regulator. I bought my 12000 in 11/11 and this is the 1st time I'm slightly regretting the purchase as I would REALLY like to have a stitch regulator. Do you any of you have an opinion on this machine and what you think of a stitch regulator.


Re: Janome MC1100SE vs Janome MC12000

penneyippen
 

Hello to the UK!
I owed a MC11000 for years and never had a single issue with the bobbin, the bobbin case, or the needle threader. In saying that I do work for a great dealer, and have seen MC11000's with those issues. I upgraded to the MC12000 and have never regreted the step up. As for our costomers who had difficult with their MC11000's and move to the MC12000 none of them have experienced the problems with the bobbin, boobin case, and the needle threader. If it is possible go for the MC12000 and enjoy it! If it's not possible, purschase the MC11000SE from a dealer who is close to you, and who offers customer services. Hope this helped.
Penney in Michigan

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

Hello I am a newbie from the UK. I have researched the MC11000 & found that many people have had long running issues with the bobbins. I am just wondering if this problem was fixed before Janome brought out the MC11000SE or if they too have the same issue as I really don't want to buy the MC11000SE with those bobbin issues so if they have not been fixed in the MC11000SE then I might save myself the bother of potential problems & go for the MC12000 instead. Any advice anyone can give me would be welcome Thank You


Re: jpx format

Liz
 

Thanks Virginia, it worked beautiful. It is amazing how easy one forgets when you don't use something for a while. lol. Liz


Re: Stitch Regulator

Patricia Ward
 

I tested a Babylock machine and did not like the stitch quality. To me the tension was not easily adjusted and seemed always to be too loose.
In my opinion the Janome 12000 has much better stitch quality all around.

If you want to quilt, set your speed control about half and disconnect your foot control and then use your on off button. I find that I have a good mastery of the stitch quality and consistency doing it this way esp when you do a practice piece to get yourself into the flow rhythm of the quilting and then just go from there. I also use the Supreme Slider to help with less drag.

Some say some chocolate or wine helps but I can't vouch for that.  VBG

Pat


On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 1:50 PM, shejmartin1 <shejmartin1@...> wrote:
I received an email today advertising the Baby Lock Ellissimo Gold sewing machine with a stitch regulator.  I bought my 12000 in 11/11 and this is the 1st time I'm slightly regretting the purchase as I would REALLY like to have a stitch regulator.  Do you any of you have an opinion on this machine and what you think of a stitch regulator.



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Stitch Regulator

shejmartin1
 

I received an email today advertising the Baby Lock Ellissimo Gold sewing machine with a stitch regulator. I bought my 12000 in 11/11 and this is the 1st time I'm slightly regretting the purchase as I would REALLY like to have a stitch regulator. Do you any of you have an opinion on this machine and what you think of a stitch regulator.


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

maggie cooper
 

If one is going to translate files then one needs to know under which format
the file was originally created and go back to that original format to
translate into each different format. From my experience, development in
PES and DST formats seem to be predominant.
Vicki.
 
Vicki, its highly unlikely any purchased designs come in their original format, that's tantamount to a digitiser saying 'here take my design and convert it into any format you want, I'm so filthy rich I dont need the revenue legitimate conversions generate'
 
Unless you own the identical software the digitiser used, having the digitising format is useless to you anyway, it contains no stitchable content so your machines couldnt use them. Digitising software comes in 2 flavours, Object based, Stitch based, of the 2 object based is the preferred standard. Stitch based software has been overtaken by object based software.
 
When you convert a stitch file you damage the integrity of the resultant format, each format has it's own peculiar to that format set of commands for items like colour, trims, jump lengths,hoop size,  the one thing all formats share is the basic needle up, needle down, X and Y co-ordinates for hoop placement. Even the start point commands are different, in one format a stitch might have to be placed at the point of origin then a jump to the first stitch of the actual design. Some formats translate long hoop XY co-ordinate moves to running stitch, so you get a line of stitching you didnt expect. Converting stitch formats is never a good idea, and should you change from one make of a machine to another, only do one conversion which makes the design a second generation design, not good, but not so damaged the result will be dissapointingly bad.
 
Pes and DST are two of the OLDEST formats around, Pes is the legacy format of Brother software, and DST an industrial standard unchanged since it's inception, it's newer developed format isnt offered to domestic users only those who use industrial embroidery machines and comes in a variety of flavours to accomodate the variety of industrial machines. About 10 years ago, maybe a little longer, Pfaff released an embroidery collection of Hummel children, http://www.pfaff.com/global/82_3407.html I don't know if the designs in the link are the originals. They commited what in the digitising industry for domestic embroidery formats was a cardinal sin, they failed to test each stitch format to see what changes had occured in the conversion from the original native format, the results were horrific. Some purchasers were getting runlines across prestitched areas when using their format, other formats getting lock stitches which were impossible to remove half an inch away from where they should have been, horrendous colours, (pes, hus, jef, pfaff, hus, in fact most formats have their own colour catalogues which can vary enormously)  one format kept striking the frame and breaking needles. Pfaff had to aplogise then fix their designs for the intended format. A good digitiser has test stitchers using machines for each intended format, then adjusts the NATIVE digitising format to allow for the differences each format imposes on that design. DST and PES are NOT native formats. Every digitising software package uses reverse engineered formats usually at least 2 generations old, apart from their own, which will be the latest generation of their own stitch format. DST is an industry standard, which most software packages support.
 
If you own digitising software, the actual digitising part of the program should not be used to import stitch files, the editing part of the program is the one that is intended to be used for purchased designs, it imports the stitch files as are without attempting to recognise the tools or settings. If you own MBX this is important, if you open a stitch format design in MBX its stitch recognition kicks in, it will attempt to anilyse the needle penetration patterns and GUESS which tool, stitch type, pattern, density, underlay was used, then create objects in the resequence bar which much as I love the software, are invariably wrong. Why are they wrong? easy, a stitch format has absolutely no information regards density settings, stitch lengths, tools, underlay types, it only has hoop co-ordinates, needle up, needle down commands. Even the trim trigger can be totally different from its own trim trigger, 3 needle up commands, saving the design as a Jan still wont make theat design an editable design, all you have done is accepted the programs guessed settings and overwritten the original design.
 
''However, it's not perfect, but we got it from a friend of a friend of
a friend! Don't tell me we are all holier than thou and don't do this''
 
That is exactly what I am going to tell you, and I have told many others they should not do, apart from anything else it is theft, and as someone who has suffered from just this type of theft, I am disgusted by those who do it. I'm not Holier than thou, but for four decades had to generate an income from my own disciplines of illustration, prints, glass engaving, crafts,free motion art embroidery, and as a trained Arts and Crafts specialist and professional, I was sick to my eye teeth with those who took copies of my work but I did not have the funds to pursue them through the courts. 
 
I once asked a class of children if they thought stealing was ok, (I was also a primary education class teacher) I was amazed by their response. In their eyes theft from a shop was ok as they had plenty of money, it wasnt ok if friends stole their things as they didnt have plenty of money. If mummy or daddy  'borrowed' pens, pencils, paper, from work that wasnt stealing, if daddy made photo copies of mummy's knitting pattern books for her club, that wasnt stealing.  These were learned behaviours gained from observing the behaviours of adults, sharing items you have not created yourself and offered voluntarily for sharing, is theft. You are by your actions depriving a digitiser of their income generated by sales of that design. I have been asked countless times for copies of designs and always given the name of the site where purchased and refused to make a copy of the design in question. I've shared my own designs, I share my videos, but I have tracked down those who have copies removed my soundtrack and inserted their own and forced a removal of my work from their sites. I'm not alone in the way I feel about ''Sharing'', read Jims comments on customers who shared his work,
 
 
This lady proudly told us how much she enjoyed our publication and how she printed out copies for two of her friends. She might as well have said "Hey, I just put $10 worth of thread in my purse. Thanks for carrying such good products!" If she had known she was committing a crime, I doubt she would have been so forthcoming. On later digital products I put in a counter so I could see how many times each copy was downloaded. Surprise! One of our long-standing customers was downloading 2 copies every month, splitting the $4 cost with a friend. The $2 saved wouldn't even put a gallon of gas in the friend's Lexus, but it was hard for us to respect either of the ladies after that.
Back to the essence of this mail, Stitch conversions beyond second generation, which is, Native non stitch format, conversion to a stitch format 1st generation, reconversion to a different format using the previous 1st generation stitch format, 2nd generation.  Do not attempt  another conversion. By the 3rd conversion you have allready damaged the stitch formats content. And please, do consider the damage you do to a digitisers income as well as the damage you cause to their design when you make multiple conversions for sharing, under the law you are commiting an illegal act.
Maggie Cooper.
 
 


Janome MC1100SE vs Janome MC12000

lawson.emmalouise <lawson.emmalouise@...>
 

Hello I am a newbie from the UK. I have researched the MC11000 & found that many people have had long running issues with the bobbins. I am just wondering if this problem was fixed before Janome brought out the MC11000SE or if they too have the same issue as I really don't want to buy the MC11000SE with those bobbin issues so if they have not been fixed in the MC11000SE then I might save myself the bother of potential problems & go for the MC12000 instead. Any advice anyone can give me would be welcome Thank You


Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Pinguin
 

It was a design that was included with a workshop at my dealer. So I may assume it was not converted a couple of times like you suggest.
I can't check the design now, as it is on the USB Stick and I left it at the dealer.

Gerda


Op 29-03-13 01:40, Vikki Youngmeyer schreef:

 

Not all designs “translate” 100 percent into other formats. If one creates a design using PEF format, it doesn’t always come out perfectly when transferred to other formats.  Also, how many times has it been reconstructed for different formats? You start with a format for Brother machines and translate it into a format for Pfaff machines then take that format and create a JEF format. I’m getting dizzy just thinking about this!

 

So maybe after three or four translations it finally becomes a Janome JEF file. However, it’s not perfect, but we got it from a friend of a friend of a friend! Don’t tell me we are all holier than thou and don’t do this. In addition one may h



Re: Problems with embroidering wider satin stitches

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Not all designs “translate” 100 percent into other formats. If one creates a design using PEF format, it doesn’t always come out perfectly when transferred to other formats.  Also, how many times has it been reconstructed for different formats? You start with a format for Brother machines and translate it into a format for Pfaff machines then take that format and create a JEF format. I’m getting dizzy just thinking about this!

 

So maybe after three or four translations it finally becomes a Janome JEF file. However, it’s not perfect, but we got it from a friend of a friend of a friend! Don’t tell me we are all holier than thou and don’t do this. In addition one may have a legitimate copy of the design. However, it was built using one format, changed to another format – by the designer and JEF format is down the list. It’s one thing if the file went from PES format to JEF, but a completely different scenario if it went from DST to PES to HUS and finally to JEF. Every extension change is only as good as the software doing it – most are good most of the time; however, some of the strokes don’t always get transferred correctly. It depends on the software used and the specific algorithm used to translate it.

 

If one is going to translate files then one needs to know under which format the file was originally created and go back to that original format to translate into each different format.  From my experience, development in PES and DST formats seem to be predominant.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: jpx format

Virginia
 

Open the design Edit selection then instead of using the open file selection on the tool bar use the Import Design from the Edit menu. click the deisgn to import the design should appear in the box. 
 
If you print off from the help screen there are explanations as to how to do each step.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 3/28/2013 12:20:06 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, dse7sew@... writes:
 

I am going nuts trying to get a design from jef format to open up in AcuFil jpx format so I can arrange to do a quilt. Also how do I get the size of the design. I only have Horizon Link & AcuFil software. Thanks for any help. Liz


New MBX owner

Virginia
 

Maggie would you please send an invite to one of my very best software buddies.  she would love to join our group.
 
Her address is: dwoods043@...
 
Thank you,
 
Virginia


Stitch Composer question

Pinguin
 

This is what the Janome website says:
It's Easy To Customize Built-In Stitches

Go beyond adjusting the length and width of the built-in stitches. You can bring any decorative stitch from your MC12000 into Stitch Composer and customize it any way you like. Then you can save your custom version as a .stx file--don't worry, the MC12000 won't allow you to save over an original built-in stitch.

But how can I bring the stitch from my MC12000 into Stitch Composer?

Gerda


loading stitches in Stitch Creator

Pinguin
 

Hello,
I thought it was possible to alter machine stitches with the Stitch Creator software. But I don't know how to load them into the program.
Has anyone worked with the program?
I found 2 instruction movies from Janome that were helpfull as I find it hard to understand how to work with it.

Gerda