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DigiPro MD vs MBX

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

Do I have to upgrade to MBX 4.0 from MB 3.0 to work with the 12000?


Re: New Owner of Janome 12000 says hello

Barbara
 

Enjoy........ glad to have u aboard...
Barbara from california

Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless


-----Original message-----
From: mel2sew <mel2sew@...>
To:
janome12000@...
Sent:
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 04:22:32 GMT+00:00
Subject:
[janome12000] New Owner of Janome 12000 says hello

 

Good evening. I am a new & proud owner of a Janome 12000 and I am so excited to start using this wonderful machine. I am also fairly new to machine embroidery as I have only used my Brother 780 to make quilt labels and to monogram a few towels, but I wanted to do more and have a larger hoop capability so I went for it all with this new machine.

I look forward to learning all that this machine can do. Melanie in Texas


Re: loops on top

cladydi328@...
 

Sorry Jim,I was just so fustrated I forgot the important stuff. Needle: organ size 11, thread: floriani, stablizer: batilizer
Stitches aren't to short. Got mad and spead up to 900 spm and then only one loop, but slow or fast it shouldn't make any difference. I did another block before this one and only had 2 or 3 loops, but this  one had a good dozen. I'm doing the next block on my Quattro to see how it comes out.
Thanks,
Diane in NC

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 12:24 am
Subject: [janome12000] Re:loops on top

 
We need more information. What type of thread? What type of fabric? What type of stabilizer? What type and size needle?

If there are very short stitches in the design, a needle that is too large can cause a loop, because both ends of the stitch are in the same hole. Very dense designs can also cause loops. With more information we should be able to provide some helpful advice.

--- In janome12000@..., cladydi328@... wrote:
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> Jim, Please help. I am embroidering a hoopsisters quilt. It is the star and feather(new one). Doing the embroidery I am starting to get loops on top. I have a new needle and have slowed down the machine. What else do I need to do? The embroidery on the first square had maybe three loops but on it, this second one I've already gotten 5 and am not finished. It was digitized by Sharon Shombler and it is beautiful. Please help. The material and thread is too expensive for this to mess up.
> Thanks,
> Diane in NC
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Re: Sending Embroidery Design to 12000

Sandra <luv2hug2@...>
 

Jim, 

I did get DVD lessons from Trevor along with MBX but unfortunately there is no Closed Captions so I don't watch it.

Sandra

Sent from my iPad

On 2013-04-12, at 12:50 PM, "m1955seamstress" <m1955seamstress@...> wrote:

 

Jim,
No, I didn't get that DVD. I had the Digitizer Pro, I believe, with my 11000. When I upgraded to the 12000, my dealer at the time as part of the deal threw in the upgrade to the MBX but I didn't receive that DVD. Is that something I can order? My dealer went out of business. I've been talking with another store when I have questions, but not sure if they could get me this DVD.

I tried earlier to go to Janome's webinar on MBX but had trouble as I think I may need to load something to view it. I'm guessing this gentleman's webinar would be better.

I have Windows 8 now (ugh). Regretting it I think!

Anyway, when I have time and can figure out how to run it, I will take a look. Any advice on how to go about viewing these webinars on Windows 8?!

Thanks!

Marla

--- In janome12000@..., "Jim_Stutsman" wrote:
>
> Marla,
>
> Did you get Trevor Conquergood's DVD with your copy of MBX? That's a much better way to get started than the owner's manual. You can also pick up a lot of good information from his website, where he offers frequent webinars:
> http://www.sunsetstitches.com
>
> --- In janome12000@..., "m1955seamstress" wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In janome12000@..., maggie cooper wrote:
> > >
> > > ''When I click to send the design to the machine a message flashes very quickly that says something about Graphics Mode. It flashes very quickly so hard to read. I clicked on the icon for graphics mode but not sure why it's wanting me to go to Graphics Mode.''
> > >  
> > > Marla, normally that doesnt always show up, it isnt something to worry about if you see it again, its just Corel creating the graphic that is included with the stitch file.
> > > Maggie Cooper
> > >
> >
> > Maggie,
> > Thanks for that information. It is still flashing something this morning, so like you say, guess I won't be concerned!
> >
> > I really need a course on digitizing and for that matter using computers in general! I just don't use the digitizing program enough and then have to relearn the little that I do know! I had the entire manual printed at a printers so I can study up on digitizing someday! ;) I really need a course but I'm not aware of any in the vicinity. My closest Janome dealer is over an hour away. Sorry, just venting, I guess. I do love Janome but wish there were better training classes available for digitizing, etc! ;)
> >
> >
> > Thanks for your help!
> >
> > Marla
> >
>


Re: Quilting with 12000

Nora Turecka
 

Dear Rose,

As far as I know from the postings the 11000SE is a machine loved by their owners.

When I made the decision to buy a new embroidering machine, the local Janome dealer would not offer test drives, so I set out to Germany to make up my mind. They had all kinds of sewing machines from all established companies. I started with a test drive of the 11000 and then switched to the 12000. We used the same patterns and fabrics. I found the quality of stitching of the MC12000 superior to her older sister. I showed the results to my dear husband and he said, take the MC12000 despite the price difference of 2300 € (which included Digitizer MBX). And I am sooo happy since.

When I was a young girl, I had purchased the Singer Futura (one of the first electronic machines) and had used it mainly for sewing curtains, mending jeans and other simple jobs. However the plastic parts inside the machine simply lost their softeners, which resulted in incredible noise, when sewing and I got rid of it. I believe the best mechanic would not have been able to repair it.

After that I bought a preowned Brother Galaxy 2000 (combined sewing and embroidery), who did a good job for many years. When I started sewing quilts, I found that the working space right to the needle was rather small. At this time I bought the Janome 7700, which I like very much, because of the sturdy design, easy handling and big work space. At this point I missed the possibility of using bigger hoops with the Brother Galaxy. I had watched too many YouTube videos of Mary Osmond, promoting the AcuFil kit of the MC11000...and the rest is history.

I can say that I never regretted having spent my money on the MC12000, money I have earned myself but could have saved for hard times. Now I was in a lucky position to retire early at 56 (after having paid into the Austrian Social Security system for 40 years) to enjoy the pleasures of quilting, whenever I like, thanks God.

Our little Brother Galaxy replaced a Singer Concerto at my mother's household, because the Singer could not stitch anything else than a wacky straight stitch after a few years...

So, dear Rose, take your time, test drive with you own fabrics and designs and make a good choice. When it comes to the compatibility of hoops, I trust that Jim and the MC12000 ladies will be able to give you advice.

Kind regards

Nora
Vienna, Austria


Am 13.04.2013 um 02:30 schrieb rosematt11@...:

 

I am new to this group, so a big Florida hello to all of you.

I own a 11000SE and have really liked it, but nonethless am thinking I want to upgrade to the 12000. I quilt a lot and my dealer suggested I could use the 12x8 hoop to quilt with, with just the magnets holding the quilt sandwich in place? Has anyone out there tried that?

Also, if anyone wants to share the pros and cons of one machine over the other I am looking for advice.

Thanks, Rose



Re: New Owner of Janome 12000 says hello

Nora Turecka
 

Dear Melanie,

congratulations to your new baby. Welcome to this wonderful MC12000 group. Jim is always there for us with a piece of good advice and so are many experienced ladies eager to share their experience with you. 

I can read from all the postings that MC12000 are very happy owners and glad to have made this expensive choice.

What I like best is the AcuFil Quilting Kit, works like a miracle for me. I already quilted two quilts and every time I watch the machine embroider quilting designs on the quilt, I am simply amazed.

I wish you lots of fun and Happy Sewing

Kind regards from Vienna, Austria

Nora


Am 13.04.2013 um 01:08 schrieb mel2sew:

 

Good evening. I am a new & proud owner of a Janome 12000 and I am so excited to start using this wonderful machine. I am also fairly new to machine embroidery as I have only used my Brother 780 to make quilt labels and to monogram a few towels, but I wanted to do more and have a larger hoop capability so I went for it all with this new machine.

I look forward to learning all that this machine can do. Melanie in Texas



Re: Converting color photos into color embroidery with MBX

Carol Carlgren
 

Thanks Jim!

Hubby will have a look at the DVD. I wasn't aware of the DVD until tonight. I had not even touched the software, that's hubby's department! We are looking at possibly doing a small embroidery business on the side and we were hoping to offer the photograph-to-embroidery service.

Kudos to you for doing Mozart! I would love to have musical talent!

Will keep plugging away. Although it's time to use the machine as a sewing machine now and do a quilt! :)

I need to retire! :)

Thanks again!
Carol

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

Digitizer MBX is a remarkably powerful piece of software, especially for the price. However it is not particularly adept at converting a photograph containing millions of separate color dots into embroidery with at most 78 colors. To achieve what you want, you will need to learn to do your own digitizing. If you haven't gone through Trevor's DVD that came with your software, do so now. You might also want to visit his website for more instruction:
http://www.sunsetstitches.com

Don't be discouraged! You must give yourself time to learn and practice. Nearly 30 years ago I decided to take piano lessons, something I never was able to do as a child. Once I semi-mastered the C Major scale, I was ready to attempt a sonata by Mozart euphemistically titled (in German) "For Beginners". I soon learned why it is said that Mozart is "too simple for children and too difficult for adults." With MANY hours of practice I was finally able to play an almost passable version of the second movement, but not the first. As I often have done, I tried to skip the learning process. Don't do that! Take your time and enjoy the journey. Digitizing is a lot of fun, and once you have had some successes you'll likely find it as addictive as the rest of us!

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

Hi Everyone!

So glad I was pointed in the direction of this forum!

I'm a brand new owner of a MC12000 and what little I have used it for--primarily embroidering built in designs with minor color changes as I didn't have all the colors that were suggested--but LOVING every minute of it! And I am sure we made the salesman's year when we bought it and the MBX software and other stuff as well!

My question is can the MBX software convert color photos to color embroidery? That is the primary reason we spent the money on the software was to have the ability to embroider pictures of our 5 Dachshunds!

Hubby has just started playing with the software and he did a project of his ham radio, but it converted the picture to grey scale and he wanted color, so he spent about 30 hours redrawing it only to find out that it only embroidered 3 colors even when the program showed 6 colors. I would hate to think that we wasted $1000 on the software that won't do what we want it to do!

Any suggestions would be helpful! Hubby is going to play with it more this weekend.

Thanks!
Carol


Re: Converting color photos into color embroidery with MBX

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Digitizer MBX is a remarkably powerful piece of software, especially for the price. However it is not particularly adept at converting a photograph containing millions of separate color dots into embroidery with at most 78 colors. To achieve what you want, you will need to learn to do your own digitizing. If you haven't gone through Trevor's DVD that came with your software, do so now. You might also want to visit his website for more instruction:
http://www.sunsetstitches.com

Don't be discouraged! You must give yourself time to learn and practice. Nearly 30 years ago I decided to take piano lessons, something I never was able to do as a child. Once I semi-mastered the C Major scale, I was ready to attempt a sonata by Mozart euphemistically titled (in German) "For Beginners". I soon learned why it is said that Mozart is "too simple for children and too difficult for adults." With MANY hours of practice I was finally able to play an almost passable version of the second movement, but not the first. As I often have done, I tried to skip the learning process. Don't do that! Take your time and enjoy the journey. Digitizing is a lot of fun, and once you have had some successes you'll likely find it as addictive as the rest of us!

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

Hi Everyone!

So glad I was pointed in the direction of this forum!

I'm a brand new owner of a MC12000 and what little I have used it for--primarily embroidering built in designs with minor color changes as I didn't have all the colors that were suggested--but LOVING every minute of it! And I am sure we made the salesman's year when we bought it and the MBX software and other stuff as well!

My question is can the MBX software convert color photos to color embroidery? That is the primary reason we spent the money on the software was to have the ability to embroider pictures of our 5 Dachshunds!

Hubby has just started playing with the software and he did a project of his ham radio, but it converted the picture to grey scale and he wanted color, so he spent about 30 hours redrawing it only to find out that it only embroidered 3 colors even when the program showed 6 colors. I would hate to think that we wasted $1000 on the software that won't do what we want it to do!

Any suggestions would be helpful! Hubby is going to play with it more this weekend.

Thanks!
Carol


Re: New Owner of Janome 12000 says hello

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

 
Hi Melanie
 
I live in Australia and I love my 12000 - its easy to use, sews and well.  I upgraded from the 11000 and loved that too
 
Cheers
Anna
 
 
 
 


Re: loops on top

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We need more information. What type of thread? What type of fabric? What type of stabilizer? What type and size needle?

If there are very short stitches in the design, a needle that is too large can cause a loop, because both ends of the stitch are in the same hole. Very dense designs can also cause loops. With more information we should be able to provide some helpful advice.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, cladydi328@... wrote:


Jim, Please help. I am embroidering a hoopsisters quilt. It is the star and feather(new one). Doing the embroidery I am starting to get loops on top. I have a new needle and have slowed down the machine. What else do I need to do? The embroidery on the first square had maybe three loops but on it, this second one I've already gotten 5 and am not finished. It was digitized by Sharon Shombler and it is beautiful. Please help. The material and thread is too expensive for this to mess up.
Thanks,
Diane in NC









Converting color photos into color embroidery with MBX

Carol Carlgren
 

Hi Everyone!

So glad I was pointed in the direction of this forum!

I'm a brand new owner of a MC12000 and what little I have used it for--primarily embroidering built in designs with minor color changes as I didn't have all the colors that were suggested--but LOVING every minute of it! And I am sure we made the salesman's year when we bought it and the MBX software and other stuff as well!

My question is can the MBX software convert color photos to color embroidery? That is the primary reason we spent the money on the software was to have the ability to embroider pictures of our 5 Dachshunds!

Hubby has just started playing with the software and he did a project of his ham radio, but it converted the picture to grey scale and he wanted color, so he spent about 30 hours redrawing it only to find out that it only embroidered 3 colors even when the program showed 6 colors. I would hate to think that we wasted $1000 on the software that won't do what we want it to do!

Any suggestions would be helpful! Hubby is going to play with it more this weekend.

Thanks!
Carol


Quilting with 12000

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

I am new to this group, so a big Florida hello to all of you.

I own a 11000SE and have really liked it, but nonethless am thinking I want to upgrade to the 12000. I quilt a lot and my dealer suggested I could use the 12x8 hoop to quilt with, with just the magnets holding the quilt sandwich in place? Has anyone out there tried that?

Also, if anyone wants to share the pros and cons of one machine over the other I am looking for advice.

Thanks, Rose


New Owner of Janome 12000 says hello

mel2sew
 

Good evening. I am a new & proud owner of a Janome 12000 and I am so excited to start using this wonderful machine. I am also fairly new to machine embroidery as I have only used my Brother 780 to make quilt labels and to monogram a few towels, but I wanted to do more and have a larger hoop capability so I went for it all with this new machine.

I look forward to learning all that this machine can do. Melanie in Texas


Re: loops on top

cladydi328@...
 

Jim, Please help. I am embroidering a hoopsisters quilt. It is the star and feather(new one). Doing the embroidery I am starting to get loops on top. I have a new needle and have slowed down the machine. What else do I need to do? The embroidery on the first square had maybe three loops but on it, this second one I've already gotten 5 and am not finished. It was digitized by Sharon Shombler and it is beautiful. Please help. The material and thread is too expensive for this to mess up.
Thanks,
Diane in NC


 
 
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Re: using the convertible free motion set on the Janome 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

No, you can't even get it on. The automatic presser foot lifting mechanism interferes with the attachment of the foot.

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

Hello,
does anyone know if I can safely use the convertibel free motion set
from my 6600 on the Janome 12000 (not the disc, that is for 7 mm) It is
just that I like the little metal open foot a lot.

Thanks,
Gerda


using the convertible free motion set on the Janome 12000

Pinguin
 

Hello,
does anyone know if I can safely use the convertibel free motion set from my 6600 on the Janome 12000 (not the disc, that is for 7 mm) It is just that I like the little metal open foot a lot.

Thanks,
Gerda


Re: Sending Embroidery Design to 12000

m1955seamstress
 

Thanks, Jim!  I appreciate your advice! I wish I could shuck this computer but stuck with it now!  

Marla 

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 12, 2013, at 4:53 PM, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

 

Contact Trevor through the Sunset Stitches website (www.sunsetstitches.com) to see about getting the DVD. I'm sure he can help.

Windows 8 appears to be Microsoft's attempt at making a combination toaster & blender, and it fails on both counts. With the exception of Janome software, I have eliminated Windows from my life. When I need Windows I use Windows 7.

When you sign up for a webinar you will get an email directing you to a web page. Click that link and you should find information on testing your computer's connectivity, as well as fixing any problems you may have.

--- In janome12000@..., "m1955seamstress" wrote:
>
> Jim,
> No, I didn't get that DVD. I had the Digitizer Pro, I believe, with my 11000. When I upgraded to the 12000, my dealer at the time as part of the deal threw in the upgrade to the MBX but I didn't receive that DVD. Is that something I can order? My dealer went out of business. I've been talking with another store when I have questions, but not sure if they could get me this DVD.
>
> I tried earlier to go to Janome's webinar on MBX but had trouble as I think I may need to load something to view it. I'm guessing this gentleman's webinar would be better.
>
> I have Windows 8 now (ugh). Regretting it I think!
>
> Anyway, when I have time and can figure out how to run it, I will take a look. Any advice on how to go about viewing these webinars on Windows 8?!
>
> Thanks!
>
> Marla


Re: Sending Embroidery Design to 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Contact Trevor through the Sunset Stitches website (www.sunsetstitches.com) to see about getting the DVD. I'm sure he can help.

Windows 8 appears to be Microsoft's attempt at making a combination toaster & blender, and it fails on both counts. With the exception of Janome software, I have eliminated Windows from my life. When I need Windows I use Windows 7.

When you sign up for a webinar you will get an email directing you to a web page. Click that link and you should find information on testing your computer's connectivity, as well as fixing any problems you may have.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "m1955seamstress" <m1955seamstress@...> wrote:

Jim,
No, I didn't get that DVD. I had the Digitizer Pro, I believe, with my 11000. When I upgraded to the 12000, my dealer at the time as part of the deal threw in the upgrade to the MBX but I didn't receive that DVD. Is that something I can order? My dealer went out of business. I've been talking with another store when I have questions, but not sure if they could get me this DVD.

I tried earlier to go to Janome's webinar on MBX but had trouble as I think I may need to load something to view it. I'm guessing this gentleman's webinar would be better.

I have Windows 8 now (ugh). Regretting it I think!

Anyway, when I have time and can figure out how to run it, I will take a look. Any advice on how to go about viewing these webinars on Windows 8?!

Thanks!

Marla


Re: Sending Embroidery Design to 12000

m1955seamstress
 

Jim,
No, I didn't get that DVD. I had the Digitizer Pro, I believe, with my 11000. When I upgraded to the 12000, my dealer at the time as part of the deal threw in the upgrade to the MBX but I didn't receive that DVD. Is that something I can order? My dealer went out of business. I've been talking with another store when I have questions, but not sure if they could get me this DVD.

I tried earlier to go to Janome's webinar on MBX but had trouble as I think I may need to load something to view it. I'm guessing this gentleman's webinar would be better.

I have Windows 8 now (ugh). Regretting it I think!

Anyway, when I have time and can figure out how to run it, I will take a look. Any advice on how to go about viewing these webinars on Windows 8?!

Thanks!

Marla

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

Marla,

Did you get Trevor Conquergood's DVD with your copy of MBX? That's a much better way to get started than the owner's manual. You can also pick up a lot of good information from his website, where he offers frequent webinars:
http://www.sunsetstitches.com

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "m1955seamstress" <m1955seamstress@> wrote:



--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, maggie cooper <maggiecoops@> wrote:

''When I click to send the design to the machine a message flashes very quickly that says something about Graphics Mode. It flashes very quickly so hard to read. I clicked on the icon for graphics mode but not sure why it's wanting me to go to Graphics Mode.''
 
Marla, normally that doesnt always show up, it isnt something to worry about if you see it again, its just Corel creating the graphic that is included with the stitch file.
Maggie Cooper
Maggie,
Thanks for that information. It is still flashing something this morning, so like you say, guess I won't be concerned!

I really need a course on digitizing and for that matter using computers in general! I just don't use the digitizing program enough and then have to relearn the little that I do know! I had the entire manual printed at a printers so I can study up on digitizing someday! ;) I really need a course but I'm not aware of any in the vicinity. My closest Janome dealer is over an hour away. Sorry, just venting, I guess. I do love Janome but wish there were better training classes available for digitizing, etc! ;)


Thanks for your help!

Marla


Re: 1/4 inch foot and buttonhole foot

janetpiekarski
 

Did anyone mention the stabilizing plate for the buttonholes?? That's what it for! Uneven surfaces...

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

ARgh!!!Just want to share my frustration that the 0 foot (1/4 inch) and the clear quilting foot don't have a full 9 mm opening! You need to have the wide plate in, to have the needle go far right, but there is no sensor to prevent you from accidently forgetting that your needle was in far left postition. I was topstitching with needle far left, then switched to the clear foot, and, now I have a broken needle and broken foot. At least with my Bernina, when I'd forget, the needle would break, but the foot was metal and unaffected. I like all the markings on that clear foot, and as it comes with a center guide, it would be so useful to be able to work with the whole 9mm width, and not have to worry about breaking it! there are quite a few prescision sewing suggestions I could make to janome, for example, we need a buttonhole foot that can be locked straight/flat, instead of hinging. It is almost impossible to get a decent looking buttonhole (it IS impossible with the R foot) on a toddler dress at the neck when you have a bias binding and piping around the neckline. The height difference causes the foot to hinge up or down, and it won't move! I have to use the F foot, do the manual settings for the length and the jean a ma jig (and still usually have to unstitch at least once)...or get my Bernina out.

Speaking of buttonholes, is there a way to adjust the density on just the right side, or the left side, not the whole buttonhole?

for those of us who have more than one brand sewing machine, wouldn't it be nice to be able to put all our favorite features on ONE machine?

the VD foot is my new favorite for quilt piecing (especailly now that I BROKE my clear foot....did I mention I broke my foot?). the edge of the foot is 1/4 inch from the needle, so I can use center needle position and the straight stitch plate (which won't allow me to forget and pick a stitch I can break a needle on!) for precision stitching and not lose triangle points. You just need to have a little starter piece, as this foot pulls from the back, not near the needle. It's also the best for using with the circular sewing attachment, too. And I still love how beautifully my fabric gathers using the preset gathering function, and this machine has the best straight stitch, top and bottom, of any machine I've ever owned. My topstitching is gorgeous, if I may say so myself!

Ok, need to find a new needle, and get my sewing done. Barbara Jean