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Re: needle placement

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The needle is centered with a sensor, which can be adjusted. In your case it sounds like it needs to be adjusted. Your dealer should be able to take care of it. This problem is not related to any update.

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

Hi Jim, when I turn on my machine it comes up at straight stitch needle 4.5 but to get it to line up with the marks on my feet I have to move it over 4 spaces to 4.9. It is the same with the 1/4" O foot I need to move it over 4 spaces from 8.3 to 8.7
It seems to be out with all my feet, is this a machine problem or would it be an update done on the machine that would cause this to happen.
Dawn.


Re: Needle threader

tzfardaha
 

Ok...great idea... where is "find adjusted"? Just not quite aligned properly. I had to have find adjusted and it took about 30 seconds.


needle placement

dawsewmad
 

Hi Jim, when I turn on my machine it comes up at straight stitch needle 4.5 but to get it to line up with the marks on my feet I have to move it over 4 spaces to 4.9. It is the same with the 1/4" O foot I need to move it over 4 spaces from 8.3 to 8.7
It seems to be out with all my feet, is this a machine problem or would it be an update done on the machine that would cause this to happen.
Dawn.


Re: flat fell seam foot?

Andrea LaVergne
 

I use a work around for a Janome flat fell seam foot. I use the Janome shank adaptor from Fasturn, and the low shank plastic felling feet from Alphasew (4mm is P60960, 6mm is P60970). I do not know if their high shank feet fit because I could never find them to try them out. The short shank ones work nicely and they match the zig zag mouth in the stitch plate.
Andrea


Re: Flower Stitcher

Pinguin
 

Thanks Jim,

I didn't think it through enough.
The flower stitcher I have, doesn't use the feed dogs because the top moves the fabric (every time the needle goes up en down, it moves a bit). But the bottotm stitches will be too long.

I will look into the converter then.

Gerda

Op 02-04-13 15:30, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

 

Janome's flower stitcher, also low shank, was discontinued more than 20 years ago. It was quite expensive, and not something that was ever used much.

I don't think putting something on the machine bed is going to be much help. Whatever you put there will wind up stitched to your project. I also don't remember the flower stitcher not needing the feed dogs. Your best hope at making it work is an adapter that allows low shank feet to be used on high shank machines. There's one at the bottom of this page:
http://www.shirleyssewingstuff.com/tools/sewing_tools.html

I seem to remember using this adapter many years ago, perhaps even with the flower stitcher when we were trying to sell the last of them. I don't remember whether it worked or not.

--- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@..." wrote:
>
> I have a generic flower stitcher, but it is for low shank machines. It
> fits my Pfaff, but doesn't work well as it interferes with the IDT
> (double transport, walking foot attachment)
>
> The Janome is high shank, so the flower attachment doesn't come down
> enough to touch the machine bed. As it doesn't need the feed dogs to
> work, do you think it would be OK to put a layer of something (I don't
> know what yet) on the machine bed? Thick enough to cover the difference
> between the low and the high shank.
>
> Or is there a flower stitch attachment available for the Janome 12000
>
> Thanks,
> Gerda
>



Re: Flower Stitcher

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Janome's flower stitcher, also low shank, was discontinued more than 20 years ago. It was quite expensive, and not something that was ever used much.

I don't think putting something on the machine bed is going to be much help. Whatever you put there will wind up stitched to your project. I also don't remember the flower stitcher not needing the feed dogs. Your best hope at making it work is an adapter that allows low shank feet to be used on high shank machines. There's one at the bottom of this page:
http://www.shirleyssewingstuff.com/tools/sewing_tools.html

I seem to remember using this adapter many years ago, perhaps even with the flower stitcher when we were trying to sell the last of them. I don't remember whether it worked or not.

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

I have a generic flower stitcher, but it is for low shank machines. It
fits my Pfaff, but doesn't work well as it interferes with the IDT
(double transport, walking foot attachment)

The Janome is high shank, so the flower attachment doesn't come down
enough to touch the machine bed. As it doesn't need the feed dogs to
work, do you think it would be OK to put a layer of something (I don't
know what yet) on the machine bed? Thick enough to cover the difference
between the low and the high shank.

Or is there a flower stitch attachment available for the Janome 12000

Thanks,
Gerda


Flower Stitcher

Pinguin
 

I have a generic flower stitcher, but it is for low shank machines. It fits my Pfaff, but doesn't work well as it interferes with the IDT (double transport, walking foot attachment)

The Janome is high shank, so the flower attachment doesn't come down enough to touch the machine bed. As it doesn't need the feed dogs to work, do you think it would be OK to put a layer of something (I don't know what yet) on the machine bed? Thick enough to cover the difference between the low and the high shank.

Or is there a flower stitch attachment available for the Janome 12000

Thanks,
Gerda


Re: Windows 8 and quilt software

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Agreed, but if she has just purchased the 12000 she will likely want to use Horizon Link at some point and it's quite possible, even likely, that the Horizon Link packed in her machine is version 1.0. Therefore it should be updated, especially with regard to Windows 8.

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

Jim she is talking about the quilt program not the Horizon Link.

Beth I do not know anyone that has had any problems installing The Acuquilt
program with Windows 8.

the update Jim is speaking about is for the Horizon Link not the quilt
program.

Virginia


In a message dated 4/1/2013 4:32:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
jim@... writes:




You should have no problems installing in Windows 8. The Horizon Link
software has an update that you may need:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/horizon_link_v110.html

--- In _janome12000@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com)
, "enick7510" <enick7510@> wrote:

Just purchased my 12000 and very glad to have found this group. My
question is whether the accufil program is ok with windows eight. My
instructions to install stops with windows 7. Thanks for any help.

Beth


Re: Windows 8 and quilt software

Virginia
 

Jim she is talking about the quilt program not the Horizon Link.
 
Beth I do not know anyone that has had any problems installing The Acuquilt program with Windows 8.
 
the update Jim is speaking about is for the Horizon Link not the quilt program.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 4/1/2013 4:32:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jim@... writes:
 

You should have no problems installing in Windows 8. The Horizon Link software has an update that you may need:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/horizon_link_v110.html

--- In janome12000@..., "enick7510" wrote:
>
> Just purchased my 12000 and very glad to have found this group. My question is whether the accufil program is ok with windows eight. My instructions to install stops with windows 7. Thanks for any help.
>
> Beth
>


Re: Windows 8 and quilt software

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You should have no problems installing in Windows 8. The Horizon Link software has an update that you may need:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/horizon_link_v110.html

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "enick7510" <enick7510@...> wrote:

Just purchased my 12000 and very glad to have found this group. My question is whether the accufil program is ok with windows eight. My instructions to install stops with windows 7. Thanks for any help.

Beth


Re: loading stitches in Stitch Creator

joylaytor
 

I was wondering the same thing also I hope Jim can tell us how to do it

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

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


Windows 8 and quilt software

enick7510
 

Just purchased my 12000 and very glad to have found this group. My question is whether the accufil program is ok with windows eight. My instructions to install stops with windows 7. Thanks for any help.

Beth


Re: flat fell seam foot?

Virginia
 

You can use your walking foot and set the height of your presser foot a little higher and use the hump jumper(or whatever they call it).
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 4/1/2013 8:20:06 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, gbmko@... writes:
 

Does Janome make a flat fell seam foot for the 12000? I love using this seam when I'm sewing strips together for clothing, and drag out my Bernina, as the foot makes it so easy...actually don't know how to sew it so perfectly without the foot. OK, working on that old 830 is a dream, so except for limited space, I don't mind getting it out occasionally to keep it in working order...but if it's available for the 12000, I want to buy one! I don't see it as an option. Is it available for any machine? Barbara jean


Re: Needle threader

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The nature of needle threaders makes the tiny hook vulnerable to damage. Although you can't bring the threader down if the needle isn't all the way up, if the needle isn't all the way up into the clamp, the hook may not go through the eye cleanly, causing it to bend. Also using the threader on needles smaller than 10 can cause damage because the hook is too big to go through the eye. Fortunately the threader is a snap-on piece that can be easily replaced and adjusted. In our store needle threaders were the top repair item, and just about every class I had to fix at least one.

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

I'm having trouble threading the needle quickly and easily. Does this part break easily? I'm even using the magnifier and can't tell that there is a hook going into the eye of the needle. It might be going next to the needle by a fraction of an inch. Is this an easy/quick fix?


Re: Needle threader

Terry Carter
 

Very easy fix. Just not quite aligned properly. I had to have find adjusted and it took about 30 seconds.

On 2013-04-01, at 5:42 AM, Jeanne wrote:

 

I'm having trouble threading the needle quickly and easily. Does this part break easily? I'm even using the magnifier and can't tell that there is a hook going into the eye of the needle. It might be going next to the needle by a fraction of an inch. Is this an easy/quick fix?



Re: New Free Motion Couching Foot?

oddduck25
 

I saw that and wondered about it. I love couching yarn and so far have been using a rolled hem foot or the cording foot with thin yarn. I have the yarn embroidery foot. Is this foot different than that? It was hard to see from the picture.

-Whitney


Needle threader

Jeanne
 

I'm having trouble threading the needle quickly and easily. Does this part break easily? I'm even using the magnifier and can't tell that there is a hook going into the eye of the needle. It might be going next to the needle by a fraction of an inch. Is this an easy/quick fix?


flat fell seam foot?

gbmko
 

Does Janome make a flat fell seam foot for the 12000? I love using this seam when I'm sewing strips together for clothing, and drag out my Bernina, as the foot makes it so easy...actually don't know how to sew it so perfectly without the foot. OK, working on that old 830 is a dream, so except for limited space, I don't mind getting it out occasionally to keep it in working order...but if it's available for the 12000, I want to buy one! I don't see it as an option. Is it available for any machine? Barbara jean


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