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Rraffay <rraffay@...>
 

The emboidery arm detaches as an option that will make it lighter too

Reneah


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From: Frecia Kelly <fyfeesewingdemon@...>
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If the machine is "a few pounds lighter"....what did they leave out?  Or what metal parts were turned into plastic?
 
Fyfee

Re: I LOVE THIS MACHINE!

Frecia Kelly
 

If the machine is "a few pounds lighter"....what did they leave out?  Or what metal parts were turned into plastic?
 
Fyfee

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JOAN KOREN <jfkquilts@...>
 

I take a class where some of the gals have the new Brother Quattro and while this machine is heavy, it does come with its own rolling trolly for taking to classes.  That being said, one still has to lift it into the car and it takes 2 of us!  This machine does have lots of bells and whistles....more bang for the $ than the Janome IMHO. 
Joan
in TN
 
PS  Also, last time I was in the Bernina quilt shop, those gals also had that hugh 830 that they were bringing to class, which really amazed me.


 



 

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Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

At 38 pounds the 12000 is a few pounds lighter than the 11000, but it's also a tad longer. A rolling case would make it a lot easier to take to class. At Janome Institute the president of Janome America was making the rounds of the classrooms with a rolling case that looked like it might be a prototype for a 12000 combination case. I didn't get a chance to talk to him about it, but if I'm right you'll probably see it available in a few months.

I mentioned earlier that we tested out the top line Brother model. There is no way you would ever want to take that machine anywhere. The case for the embroidery unit alone is bigger than any suitcase I've ever owned, it's almost as heavy as the 12000, and it doesn't have wheels!

--- In janome12000@..., Kate <stitchesofmine@...> wrote:

How heavy is this machine? I have trouble toting my 11k to class because of the weight

Kate of WindSong Fibers Farm
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Re: I LOVE THIS MACHINE!

Patricia Ward
 

One of the things that my dealer emphasized was the 30 lbs for just the machine so that you could easily take it to class esp for the new machine instruction classes.  I thought oh.. only 30 lbs?  Doubt with my old arthritic shoulders that I can even lift that.  Then I really laughed when he said that he thinks Janome designed this for the over 50 crowd.. and I thought..' Hmm a mighty strong over 50 crowd".  

I really like my Jem 760 for taking to classes.. that is more my weight class.

Pat in MD


On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Chris Krause <nckrause@...> wrote:
Hi, Kate.  To answer your question, the machine is 37.9 lbs with the
embroidery unit and 30.2 lbs without. However, the embroidery unit has a
carry case, so I imagine you would carry your machine into class then get
the embroidery unit.  I'm guessing the 12000 has not been designed as a
machine that would be frequently taken to classes, but I do know that Janome
makes several lightweight models that are easily transported and very
popular with those who attend classes.

Chris

Re: I LOVE THIS MACHINE!

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Hi, Kate. To answer your question, the machine is 37.9 lbs with the
embroidery unit and 30.2 lbs without. However, the embroidery unit has a
carry case, so I imagine you would carry your machine into class then get
the embroidery unit. I'm guessing the 12000 has not been designed as a
machine that would be frequently taken to classes, but I do know that Janome
makes several lightweight models that are easily transported and very
popular with those who attend classes.

Chris

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From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
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Sent: October-22-11 2:40 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: I LOVE THIS MACHINE!

How heavy is this machine? I have trouble toting my 11k to class because of
the weight

Kate of WindSong Fibers Farm
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Kate <stitchesofmine@...>
 

How heavy is this machine? I have trouble toting my 11k to class because of the weight

Kate of WindSong Fibers Farm
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Winter approaches ...

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We've just published the Winter 2011 issue of our Online Sewing magazine. Some of you are already on that list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/onlinesewing), but I'm posting here in case you aren't. This issue has an item of interest to those who may be contemplating the 12000, a review of the machine and the Horizon Link software. This is a review, NOT a tutorial, so if you already have the machine don't spend $4 thinking it will help you learn how to use it. That information is coming, but it won't be in the Online Sewing magazine. We also review (again, not "how to") Digitizer MBX, the newest product in the Digitizer series.

If you happen to be on both lists, my apologies for double-posting you. Just trying to be thorough. Oh, and put on a sweater when you go out to rake leaves - it's getting chilly out there!

I LOVE THIS MACHINE!

christitch <nckrause@...>
 

The basting stitch on my machine is now fine - on all four hoops! This morning I started over, attached the embroidery unit again, tested the basting stitch, and all is well. I finished a redwork design on a tea towel and have posted a picture in the Photos just to let you see how beautiful the redwork designs are.

Because this is a fabulous - and pricey - machine, I have found myself a little too timid about doing new things like popping out switchplates (love that feature!) and attaching embroidery units. To all you prospective 12000 owners I would just say watch the instructional DVD, read the manual carefully - and then just go for it! Thankfully Jim is always here to bail us out in this Yahoo group.

I love the built-in storage - all the feet AND the extra switchplate and bobbin case fit into the storage. I'm enjoying the needle threader (never used the one on the 10,000 and the 11,000 cuz some people had issues with it). Love the lights and the big machine bed...and I LOVE the size of the hoops!!!!

Can't wait for the Digitizer upgrade, I have so many existing designs I want to play with, but in the meantime I'll enjoy trying more of the beautiful built-in designs.

I'm looking forward to hearing from more of you as you get your machines, and discover what you can do with them!!

Chris in rainy (so what else is new?) Vancouver

Re: Basting Stitch...

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I was hoping this wouldn't be the case, but it seems that the hoop bracket on your embroidery unit is not quite straight. This is not a big deal to fix, but it does require a technician to remove the necessary parts to get to the screws that need to be loosened to straighten the hoop. Before you take the machine in, check all the hoops. It might also be a defective hoop.

I saw this problem from time to time on the 11000, usually when an "event" caused the hoop to be unable to move, either from a thread jam or because it was up against something. The force of the motors trying to move it was strong enough to shift the position of the bracket. It's a simple fix, but they are only just now conducting service seminars and most dealers have not yet been trained. Janome's head office is in Vancouver, and they have a technician who can correct the problem. If your dealer is unable to fix it, he/she should be able to have Janome Vancouver take care of it.

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
Behalf Of Chris Krause
Sent: October-20-11 3:45 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Basting Stitch...

Hi, Jim...thanks for the advice. I followed your helpful calibration
instructions and that put the basting stitches in the right location, but
unfortunately the stitched box is still not square. For example, the top
horizontal line of stitching is about 4mm too high at the left corner and
then slopes down towards the right, causing the right hand vertical line of
stitching to slope to the left at the lower right hand corner...you
get the picture. Anything else I can try?

Chris






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Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Oh, good grief! I just read my message and apparently I also need to
calibrate my thought processes to communicate clearly online, don't I?
Ignore the word slopes after the word stitching, please. ;)

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
Behalf Of Chris Krause
Sent: October-20-11 3:45 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Basting Stitch...

Hi, Jim...thanks for the advice. I followed your helpful calibration
instructions and that put the basting stitches in the right location, but
unfortunately the stitched box is still not square. For example, the top
horizontal line of stitching is about 4mm too high at the left corner and
then slopes down towards the right, causing the right hand vertical line of
stitching slopes to slope to the left at the lower right hand corner...you
get the picture. Anything else I can try?

Chris






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Re: Basting Stitch...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Hi, Jim...thanks for the advice. I followed your helpful calibration
instructions and that put the basting stitches in the right location, but
unfortunately the stitched box is still not square. For example, the top
horizontal line of stitching is about 4mm too high at the left corner and
then slopes down towards the right, causing the right hand vertical line of
stitching slopes to slope to the left at the lower right hand corner...you
get the picture. Anything else I can try?

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: October-20-11 1:59 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Basting Stitch...

You probably need to calibrate the hoop. I just checked ours and noticed
that it was about 4mm northwest of center. To calibrate it, put on a hoop (I
used SQ14) with the plastic template in it. Then touch SET, go to the
Embroidery (icon with machine & hoop) section and turn to page 4 of 6. Touch
the Hoop Calibration button. Then use the arrow keys to move the hoop so
that the needle passes through the hole in the template. Use the hand wheel
to test, then turn the needle back up to move the hoop. When you get it
centered, touch OK. This setting will be remembered. If you ever have to
have the embroidery unit serviced, you'll need to do this calibration again
when you get it back. This seems like something that should have been done
in the factory, but they have been in a rush to get the machines out.

For those of you with machines, it would probably be prudent to test the
hoop calibration. If you use the template to hoop your fabric (which is all
you have - no Clothsetter), and the calibration is off, then your designs
won't sew where you want them to.





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Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You probably need to calibrate the hoop. I just checked ours and noticed that it was about 4mm northwest of center. To calibrate it, put on a hoop (I used SQ14) with the plastic template in it. Then touch SET, go to the Embroidery (icon with machine & hoop) section and turn to page 4 of 6. Touch the Hoop Calibration button. Then use the arrow keys to move the hoop so that the needle passes through the hole in the template. Use the hand wheel to test, then turn the needle back up to move the hoop. When you get it centered, touch OK. This setting will be remembered. If you ever have to have the embroidery unit serviced, you'll need to do this calibration again when you get it back. This seems like something that should have been done in the factory, but they have been in a rush to get the machines out.

For those of you with machines, it would probably be prudent to test the hoop calibration. If you use the template to hoop your fabric (which is all you have - no Clothsetter), and the calibration is off, then your designs won't sew where you want them to.

--- In janome12000@..., "christitch" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim. Back to bug you again. That makes you the buggee and me the...uh, forget that! I just did a redwork design that's built into the machine and it's beautiful - on top and underneath! But I do have a concern. I traced the design - around the perimeter of the hoop - with basting stitches and the basting square is not square with the hoop. It hinks to the left. (I can send you a pic if you want to see what I mean). Is there something I need to adjust?

Chris in rainy Vancouver

Basting Stitch...

christitch <nckrause@...>
 

Hi, Jim. Back to bug you again. That makes you the buggee and me the...uh, forget that! I just did a redwork design that's built into the machine and it's beautiful - on top and underneath! But I do have a concern. I traced the design - around the perimeter of the hoop - with basting stitches and the basting square is not square with the hoop. It hinks to the left. (I can send you a pic if you want to see what I mean). Is there something I need to adjust?

Chris in rainy Vancouver

Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Thanks, Jim - just what I need to know! Back to the playroom...uh, sewing
room.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: October-18-11 11:05 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Diane notes that when you push the lever down, it feels like something is
going to break. But it won't! Note that when you put the plate back on,
you'll need to press on the circle target on the right side of the plate. It
does take a fair bit of pressure to snap it back on.

--- In janome12000@..., "christitch" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight
snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed
instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it
moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I
meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle
plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push
further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to
be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris



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Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Diane notes that when you push the lever down, it feels like something is going to break. But it won't! Note that when you put the plate back on, you'll need to press on the circle target on the right side of the plate. It does take a fair bit of pressure to snap it back on.

--- In janome12000@..., "christitch" <nckrause@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris

Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Thanks, Gerda, the video was a great help.   I was just pushing the lever  too timidly, afraid I’d break something…love this machine, don’t want to mess it up!!  Today I’m planning to embroider one of the beautiful built-in redwork designs onto a tea towel  for a Christmas gift, so I wanted to switch to the straight stitch needle plate.

 

So glad there are knowledgeable sewists on this list…you made my day, Gerda.

 

Chris in sunny Vancouver

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Pinguin
Sent: October-18-11 10:23 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Switching needle plates on 12000...

 



Hello Chris,

when you watch this on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXPmfy1wbHQ&feature=related

you can see how switching the needle plate is done (at about 1 minute in the movie) and how far you have to push the lever down.

Gerda

Op 18-10-11 18:19, christitch schreef:

 

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris




Re: Switching needle plates on 12000...

Pinguin
 

Hello Chris,

when you watch this on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXPmfy1wbHQ&feature=related

you can see how switching the needle plate is done (at about 1 minute in the movie) and how far you have to push the lever down.

Gerda

Op 18-10-11 18:19, christitch schreef:

 

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris

Switching needle plates on 12000...

christitch <nckrause@...>
 

Hi, Jim. I'm enjoying playing with my new machine, but have hit a slight snag. I want to pop out one needle plate for another and have followed instructions on page 100 of the new instruction book.

Here's my issue. When I go to push down the needle plate release lever it moves loosely up and down by 1/4" or so. If I try to push any further I meet resistance. How far does the lever go down when it releases the needle plate on your machine? Does your lever move loosely before you push further?

I don't want to push too hard and break anything - unless I'm supposed to be pushing hard!

Thanks for any suggestion you can offer me...

Chris

Needle Threader

sharpie82
 

I am delighted that the needle threader is NOT automatic.  I loved the one on my 9K, hated the automatics on the 10K and 11K.

 
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