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Viewing software

angerxleben
 

What sofware would you recommend for someone who just wants to be able to view and maybe rename their designs and or print a catalog. I have a few friends that embroider, but are not computer savy, so they don't want to make the leap to MBX but would like to do the things I mentioned. I have MBX, but I'm not familiar with what else is out there?

Thanx!


Re: Sewing Machine Cabinet

sew3emb
 

I had written earlier, however it perhaps is floating in cyber-space so I will try again ;-)
Joan, I would love to see a picture of your sewing cabinet if you wouldn't mind posting one.

I love the idea of it fitting into a corner. Thanks, Zoe

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "shuttlegirl2002" <jvinall@...> wrote:

The 12000 does need a lot of space when embroidering, which meant I needed to pull my horn cabinet away from the wall when in that mode. After researching the newer Horn cabinets which will take the 12000 I decided to ask a carpenter to install some 80 cm kitchen worktop fixed to the wall but with three bedside cabinets to support the weight.

Installed as a corner space roughly 130cm x 220cm but fixed at a lower height so that the needle is at the level that it would be if it were in the lift of a Horn cabinet. There is now a lot more space for a volume of fabric and to put down the scissors and pins.

The bedside cabinets from Dunelm Mill were the only thing we could find at the required height of 60cm but they are quite nice looking oak with three drawers. The complete job cost less than a new Cabinet big enough to take the 12000.

I am well pleased with the outcome and the Horn cabinet is now against another wall and houses the overlocker and two other machines when necessary. I should perhaps add that I am not very tall at 5ft 2in, you would need to take your own height into consideration to avoid stress on your back.

Best regards from UK, Joan

Hope this is helpful. Joan in UK


Re: Quilting with 12000

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi,

I didn't use the 230 X 300 hoop but I did use the 230 X 230 hoop. It worked for me on a large wall hanging of about 60-70" square, but it was a challenge. That was before the 220 acuhoop was available to us. I was very glad to get that acuhoop as it is an awesome addition. I don't have a problem hooping but my challenge is getting it onto the machine - as I have my machine is a smaller place than where I hoop up my quilt.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Donna Morton" <demorton@...> wrote:

You might be able to use them in a quilt as you go project but they are not strong enough to hold even a table runner without lots of grief, especially if bulky seams are in the way.

Donna M
Canada

From: rosematt11@...
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:30 PM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Quilting with 12000


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: loops on top

Virginia
 

I have used "Cotton theory" Batting from Nancy's notions.  It is less expensive than the Battilizer, but not as wide.  I always use the soft and sheer.  good luck with your project
 
virginia


Re: Quilting with 12000

Donna Morton
 

My Acufil hoop works like a charm.  I did not have any luck using just the magnets and the GR hoop that came with the machine. 
 
Donna M
Canada
 

Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:58 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Quilting with 12000
 
 

I have used the magnetic hoops successfully when quilting a quilt. I have had no problems doing so.
Marsha

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "Donna Morton" wrote:
>
> You might be able to use them in a quilt as you go project but they are not strong enough to hold even a table runner without lots of grief, especially if bulky seams are in the way.
>
> Donna M
> Canada
>
> From: rosematt11@...
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:30 PM
> To: mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [janome12000] Quilting with 12000
>
>
> 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: Melanie,Artistic Suite software question

maggie cooper
 

Melanie, I have just uploaded a small collection of designs created either in Digitiser Pro version 3, and MBX.  I've included 13 redwork (line work designs)  out of 75 designs I have created for a quilt top. The Janome/wilcom MBX software makes digitising redwork so quick and easy. I've also included some Free standing lace crochet photos created in MBX, I love hand crochet, but stiffening hands have meant I cant do as much, but MBX with it's incomparable end user motif creator means I can create Filet  crochet, circular crochet doileys, granny squares, simply by making up the different  groups of crochet stitches and turning them into motifs.
 
Out of the all the digitising programs I own and use, MBX offers me most control, ease of use and so much more. My album is called Maggie Coopers,  and if you visit you tube, type in digimad, you'll see my videos using both MBX and Embird Studio. You can see how both programs operate.
maggie cooper uk.
 


Re: Artistic Suite software question

Cheryl Paul
 

Melanie,

I have Artistic Suite software and I don't care for it. I only bought it because I could. I always use my Digitizer MBX and really love it. If you can swing a deal with MBX, go for it but otherwise take the discount. Artistic Suite is NOT easy to use. I think your dealer has it on his shelf and wants it on someone else's would be my guess.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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

It's very popular, mostly because it's less expensive than other offerings and you can buy only what you need, one module at a time. It's not at all on the same level as MBX, but for many people it's all they need. That said, I don't use it, so I'm not really one to ask.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Melanie <mel2sew@> wrote:


Jim, I have heard a lot about Embird software--what about it?
Melanie



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim_Stutsman <jim@>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 6:06 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Artistic Suite software question





When the Artistic Suite first came out, prior to the 12000, we looked at it. I was not impressed, because this particular software had been offered by many others over the years under various names. The documentation made reference to floppy disks and dot matrix printers, which is a testament to how long it's been sitting on the shelf. It is not particularly easy to use, and I find it puzzling that Janome keeps flogging it instead of the far superior Digitizer MBX product. Try to get the same deal with MBX, but failing that take the discount.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "mel2sew" <mel2sew@> wrote:

I am in process of buying my 12000 and my dealer has offered to throw in the high-priced Artistic Suite software with my machine when I pick it up or he will knock the value off the cost of machine. I am not experienced or knowledgable in embroidery software, so I am not sure if I need the Artistic Suite or if there is more affordable software out there that does the everything it can do.

I want to be able to customize & digitize original redwork designs, logos, monograms, and brands for home decor items.

Do you use Artistic Suite? What can you tell me about it? DOes it have advantages over other software pkgs? What capabilities does it have that are worth the extra $$$? If you use other programs, other than money, why did you choose it? What would you recommend?

I have had people tell me that you have to spend lots of money to get really good and user-friendly digitizing software, but before I invest in any program(s), I want lots of information.

Thanks so much,
Inquiring newbie
Melanie


Re: Quilting with 12000

sewnana1990 <marsha.ryan@...>
 

I have used the magnetic hoops successfully when quilting a quilt. I have had no problems doing so.
Marsha

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Donna Morton" <demorton@...> wrote:

You might be able to use them in a quilt as you go project but they are not strong enough to hold even a table runner without lots of grief, especially if bulky seams are in the way.

Donna M
Canada

From: rosematt11@...
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:30 PM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Quilting with 12000


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: loops on top

monal
 

I think I will do the 8" blocks - I will be using warm and natural - not the batilizer and a lightweight cut away stabilizer. The batilizer is much too expensive for me at this time what with the cost of exchange etc (I live in Canada). I am using up my "stash of stabilizer and batting" as well as some of my materials. I did have to buy thread for the "C" colour but for all the rest well of course I will be using my stash.

Mona

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

I find with Hoopsisters designs if you put a layer of soft n sheer by sulky > or a light permanent stabilizer in the quilt sandwich my embroidery gives > me less issues. What size blocks are you doing? there are some stitch > issues with the 5 and 6 inch blocks.


In a message dated 4/13/2013 7:01:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
mlcashman@... writes:

keep me posted - I am starting this Feathered Ferns class in 8 days - so > excited

Mona

--- In _janome12000@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com) ,
cladydi328@ wrote:


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

Patricia Ward
 

I have had very good luck using all of the plastic feet that come with the 12000 and they just fasten onto the shank. I like the fact that they have that extra bar in the back that fastens into the shank as well because the foot is stable.  You can adjust your foot height if you need for a thick quilt but I have never had to do that. 

With the Supreme Glider that was designed for the 12000 my quilts just glide across the surface.  

Personally I am very happy with the foot options that the 12000 gives us. 

Pat


On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...> wrote:


I do not like the plastic feet that are for free motion that comes with the 12000 machine as well as the feet I purchased for the 11000.  I just like the little narrow open toe foot and the tiny closed toe foot for the 11000 better. To me the plastic feet are bulky and harder to do things like echo quilting and very detailed designs.

On Apr 14, 2013 10:01 AM, "freida" <freida@...> wrote:
 

There is a convertible free motion set for the 12000 and it comes with
the machine. The difference is the feet snap on to the shank and do not
screw on. It comes with the same 3 feet that the original convertible
free motion set has. If you are using one from your 11000 or any other
machine, you take the chance of damaging your machine and possibly
voiding your warranty.

--
Freida Doubts
Sew E-Z





Re: Bought It

Virginia
 

Actually Rose it is a 9.7 by 11.7 hoop.  Larger than you thought. 
 

In a message dated 4/14/2013 10:01:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rosematt11@... writes:
 

I did buy the Horizon 12000, plus the upgrade to MBX. Have some routine sewing to do, but have already digitized a diamond single line run to put on the sashing of a quilt-as-you-go project. I plan to use the 8x12 hoop, holding the sandwich in place with the magnets like my dealer suggested...will let you know how that works out.

Loving it, Rose


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

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 

I do not like the plastic feet that are for free motion that comes with the 12000 machine as well as the feet I purchased for the 11000.  I just like the little narrow open toe foot and the tiny closed toe foot for the 11000 better. To me the plastic feet are bulky and harder to do things like echo quilting and very detailed designs.

On Apr 14, 2013 10:01 AM, "freida" <freida@...> wrote:
 

There is a convertible free motion set for the 12000 and it comes with
the machine. The difference is the feet snap on to the shank and do not
screw on. It comes with the same 3 feet that the original convertible
free motion set has. If you are using one from your 11000 or any other
machine, you take the chance of damaging your machine and possibly
voiding your warranty.

--
Freida Doubts
Sew E-Z


Re: Artistic Suite software question

maggie cooper
 

 I find it puzzling that Janome keeps flogging it instead of the far superior Digitizer MBX product. Try to get the same deal with MBX, but failing that take the discount.
(from Jim )
 
Jim, I have heard a lot about Embird software--what about it?
Melanie
 
It's very popular, mostly because it's less expensive than other offerings and you can buy only what you need, one module at a time. It's not at all on the same level as MBX, but for many people it's all they need. That said, I don't use it, so I'm not really one to ask.
(from Jim)
 
Melanie, I have tried the Artistic software and like Jim found it outdated, awkward , not as easy or friendly to use as Janome/Wilcoms own software. It's main selling point it had a cutwork feature, but the standard digitising wasn't as intuitive as  the Janome/Wilcom package or the stitch engine as good. It was a program past its sell by date.
 
I use Embird, it's a good program, modular, not as inexpensive as Embird users tend to believe, also not as intuitive or user friendly as Janomes MBX. The learning curve can be steep, but having said that any digitising programs learning curve to a first time user can be daunting. I still use Embird, mainly as teach I it, but my program preference for my own work is the Janome/Wilcom software, I never need to take a design into an editor to sort out poorly pathed program generated underlay runs, (a requirement 90 percent of the time in Embird) remove overlapping areas of stitching. In the Janome software I have everything I need on one screen, no jumping from module to module, and it supports Janome embroidery machines. It does appear pricey but the investment is well worth it.
 
I also own Generations, now unused as the writers have failed to fix numerous issues, blaming them on end users, Origins, no longer available but I hang onto it as it was a lovely little program. I had stitch Era Universal, I've uninstalled it and have actually deliberately broken the disc as it was horrendous to use, I did have the Brother digitising program but it was stitch based and until the launch of their  Next software was not the most friendly software around, the new version now resembles the Janome/Wilcom  user interface. I've looked at Florriani's Total Control, again it resembles the Janome/Wilcom MBX but lacks some of the better MBX functions.
 
If you can persuade your dealer to stop offering you the inferior Artistic Suite software, ( it's a Janome USA sales drive, not a Janome Japan corporate choice) and push for the Janome/Wilcom package MBX, you'll have a far better program.
Maggie Cooper UK.


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

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The reason Gerda wanted to use the convertible free motion set was to get the metal foot with the small eyelet. The QC foot that comes with the 12000 is plastic and larger than the metal foot in the convertible set.

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

There is a convertible free motion set for the 12000 and it comes with
the machine. The difference is the feet snap on to the shank and do not
screw on. It comes with the same 3 feet that the original convertible
free motion set has. If you are using one from your 11000 or any other
machine, you take the chance of damaging your machine and possibly
voiding your warranty.

--
Freida Doubts
Sew E-Z


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

Freida Doubts
 

There is a convertible free motion set for the 12000 and it comes with the machine. The difference is the feet snap on to the shank and do not screw on. It comes with the same 3 feet that the original convertible free motion set has. If you are using one from your 11000 or any other machine, you take the chance of damaging your machine and possibly voiding your warranty.

--
Freida Doubts
Sew E-Z


Bought It

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

I did buy the Horizon 12000, plus the upgrade to MBX. Have some routine sewing to do, but have already digitized a diamond single line run to put on the sashing of a quilt-as-you-go project. I plan to use the 8x12 hoop, holding the sandwich in place with the magnets like my dealer suggested...will let you know how that works out.

Loving it, Rose


Re: loops on top

Virginia
 

I find with Hoopsisters designs if you put a layer of soft n sheer by sulky or a light permanent stabilizer in the quilt sandwich my embroidery gives me less issues.  What size blocks are you doing?  there are some stitch issues with the 5 and 6 inch blocks. 
 

In a message dated 4/13/2013 7:01:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, mlcashman@... writes:
 

keep me posted - I am starting this Feathered Ferns class in 8 days - so excited

Mona

--- 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: Artistic Suite software question

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It's very popular, mostly because it's less expensive than other offerings and you can buy only what you need, one module at a time. It's not at all on the same level as MBX, but for many people it's all they need. That said, I don't use it, so I'm not really one to ask.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Melanie <mel2sew@...> wrote:


Jim, I have heard a lot about Embird software--what about it?
Melanie



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 6:06 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Artistic Suite software question





When the Artistic Suite first came out, prior to the 12000, we looked at it. I was not impressed, because this particular software had been offered by many others over the years under various names. The documentation made reference to floppy disks and dot matrix printers, which is a testament to how long it's been sitting on the shelf. It is not particularly easy to use, and I find it puzzling that Janome keeps flogging it instead of the far superior Digitizer MBX product. Try to get the same deal with MBX, but failing that take the discount.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "mel2sew" <mel2sew@> wrote:

I am in process of buying my 12000 and my dealer has offered to throw in the high-priced Artistic Suite software with my machine when I pick it up or he will knock the value off the cost of machine. I am not experienced or knowledgable in embroidery software, so I am not sure if I need the Artistic Suite or if there is more affordable software out there that does the everything it can do.

I want to be able to customize & digitize original redwork designs, logos, monograms, and brands for home decor items.

Do you use Artistic Suite? What can you tell me about it? DOes it have advantages over other software pkgs? What capabilities does it have that are worth the extra $$$? If you use other programs, other than money, why did you choose it? What would you recommend?

I have had people tell me that you have to spend lots of money to get really good and user-friendly digitizing software, but before I invest in any program(s), I want lots of information.

Thanks so much,
Inquiring newbie
Melanie


Re: Artistic Suite software question

mel2sew
 

Jim, I have heard a lot about Embird software--what about it?
Melanie
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim_Stutsman
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 6:06 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Artistic Suite software question

 
When the Artistic Suite first came out, prior to the 12000, we looked at it. I was not impressed, because this particular software had been offered by many others over the years under various names. The documentation made reference to floppy disks and dot matrix printers, which is a testament to how long it's been sitting on the shelf. It is not particularly easy to use, and I find it puzzling that Janome keeps flogging it instead of the far superior Digitizer MBX product. Try to get the same deal with MBX, but failing that take the discount.

--- In janome12000@..., "mel2sew" >
> I am in process of buying my 12000 and my dealer has offered to throw in the high-priced Artistic Suite software with my machine when I pick it up or he will knock the value off the cost of machine. I am not experienced or knowledgable in embroidery software, so I am not sure if I need the Artistic Suite or if there is more affordable software out there that does the everything it can do.
>
> I want to be able to customize & digitize original redwork designs, logos, monograms, and brands for home decor items.
>
> Do you use Artistic Suite? What can you tell me about it? DOes it have advantages over other software pkgs? What capabilities does it have that are worth the extra $$$? If you use other programs, other than money, why did you choose it? What would you recommend?
>
> I have had people tell me that you have to spend lots of money to get really good and user-friendly digitizing software, but before I invest in any program(s), I want lots of information.
>
> Thanks so much,
> Inquiring newbie
> Melanie
>


Re: loops on top

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Good catch Vicki - we use thread nets on the MB-4 for the same reason.

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

I've had lots of loops on the top of my embroideries - I use Isacord thread, also polyester like Floriana and have found that using thread nets over the cones and standing them on a separate thread stand nearly eliminates them all. On a bad day one or two still sneak in!

Vicki