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Re: Magnets

Carl Fuller
 

The magnet for pins wouldn't be strong enough to bother anything. The thought at the time was the magnetic writing of the floppy disks. I did many tests using magnets of much greater strength than you'd normally come across with no effect. I would literally scratch the surface of a floppy disk and then still be able to use it. The erasing feature for a disk at the time was very powerful. Usual erasing for someone on their home computer was rearranging the first bit or so to make it unrecognizable as data and the computer could then write over the area.
The rare earth magnets weren't available and are much stronger so they might be an issue. But with magnetic media only.
--
"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall." Cicero - 55 BC Fathom the Hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.


Re: loops on top

monal
 

Lovely - I like your choice of colours.

Mona

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

I just finished my first Hoopsisters quilt, the Feathered Star. I posted a picture in photos in the Mary's Creations album. Not the best picture but you get the idea. I did 9" blocks and did find some issues with one of the blocks. A quick call to Hoopsisters and they provided my class instructor with an updated file. I am ready to start another one. I like the idea of adding a layer of Soft N Sheer to the quilt sandwich.

Mary
Savannah TX

--- 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:


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







>


Re: Viewing software

angerxleben
 

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

There is an extremely good inexpensive program called Sew What Pro. It's an editing suite, can do all that Embird basic can do, has a Font to stitches converter, limited simple digitising, splits designs  and converts formats. It comes in 64 bit or 32 bit versions and costs $65 for the download version (burn the zip file to disc or keep on removable drives like usb, compact flash or camera cards along with its license key)  $75 for the CD version. They do an iconizer an indepent of any embroidery software called Sewiconize, in fact they do a nice range of embroidery software from an auto digitiser for clipart through to a raster image to vector image converter. It's a program site I recomend to folks who have no interest in digitising  but want to do the odd lettering or editing. It supports most formats and machine hoops including the 12k, is far cheaper than Embird  or the Buzz range, and well worth trying the free demos they offer. If you dont
like, well you dont have to buy.
Maggie Cooper UK
Thank you Maggie! I'll definately check it out. It's for my mom, so the price definately sounds better than the others. From what you descrbied it sounds like exactly what she wants!


Re: Magnets

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Yes, many years back when some machines used magnetic sensors. Janome uses only optical sensors which are unaffected by magnets, so don't worry about keeping the magnets away.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Janice Mawhiney" <robynsaunt@...> wrote:

Hi
No question is a dumb question, correct? (I hope.)

When I bought my pins and their magnetic holder the sales person warned me to never keep them near a computerized sewing machine. Is there any truth to that?

Janice


Magnets

Janice Mawhiney
 

Hi
No question is a dumb question, correct? (I hope.)

When I bought my pins and their magnetic holder the sales person warned me to never keep them near a computerized sewing machine. Is there any truth to that?

Janice


Re: Artistic Suite software question

Debe
 

Yes, I really should work more with it so I get more comfortable. It is so much easier to use the MBX that I understand more.=) I don't have the cutting system so can't use the rhinestone part, so that is a consideration to anyone buying the Art Suite that the cutter is a  fair bit of money added onto the basic cost. I bought the GO cutter so find that a bit faster than the cuting needles, & then I use MBX to digitize designs for that system.I guess it comes down to the one a person would use the most, so I hope this discussion helps others make a good choice to what they would use most. I do think MBX is easier to learn


Re: Artistic Suite software question

Cheryl Paul
 

Donna,

I have upgraded my Artistic Suite - again because I could and wanted to keep my software up to date. I didn't jump in and buy the Cameo cutter as it is expensive and I don't know where I can see it in operation. There isn't anyone in Saskatoon that has it that I am aware of. We do have a dealer, in fact 2, but I don't think there is enough interest for them to bring it in. I am going to check it out next winter, if I go to Arizona again. There is a big dealer there that has it - left it to late in January to check out closely, before coming home to the rest our cold and even longer winter.

I don't mean to put down the software, but just feel that MBX is much easier to use, if folks aren't into crystals, bling and cutwork.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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

For those wanting to add crystals and cut fabric for in the hoop applique designs, the Artistic Suite (Version 6 with the latest update from the Artistic Suite site) is a fun program to use in conjunction with the Silhouette Cameo cutter. I digitize for in the hoop applique all the time with the Artistic Suite. A few basic steps is all it takes and the results are terrific.

Donna M
Canada

From: Deb Edwards
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 8:45 AM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Artistic Suite software question



I agree with Cheryl. I MUCH prefer MBX over Artistic Suite. Thought I understood it basically once, but now it seems almost foriegn. I thought there was a big mistake when I first openeit & it kept talking about floppy disks when almost no computers even had them anymore, That was 4 yrs ago I think, & it hasn't really changed. Janome Canada is really pushing it now, but you would think they could have found newer technology. JMO


Re: loops on top

cladydi328@...
 

Mary,
I just looked at your picture. The quilt turned out beautiful. I'm stil having sum issues with looping. I ordered some maderia thread, hope this will help. I've used it before on the 12000 with no problem. I'll try the soft 'n sheer also.
Thanks,
Diane in NC


-----Original Message-----
From: malehto To: janome12000
Sent: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am
Subject: [janome12000] Re:loops on top

 
I just finished my first Hoopsisters quilt, the Feathered Star. I posted a picture in photos in the Mary's Creations album. Not the best picture but you get the idea. I did 9" blocks and did find some issues with one of the blocks. A quick call to Hoopsisters and they provided my class instructor with an updated file. I am ready to start another one. I like the idea of adding a layer of Soft N Sheer to the quilt sandwich.

Mary
Savannah TX

--- In janome12000@..., 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@..._ (mailto:janome12000@...) ,
> 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> >
>


Re: loops on top

malehto
 

I just finished my first Hoopsisters quilt, the Feathered Star. I posted a picture in photos in the Mary's Creations album. Not the best picture but you get the idea. I did 9" blocks and did find some issues with one of the blocks. A quick call to Hoopsisters and they provided my class instructor with an updated file. I am ready to start another one. I like the idea of adding a layer of Soft N Sheer to the quilt sandwich.

Mary
Savannah TX

--- 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:


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







>


Re: Viewing software

maggie cooper
 

There is an extremely good inexpensive program called Sew What Pro. It's an editing suite, can do all that Embird basic can do, has a Font to stitches converter, limited simple digitising, splits designs  and converts formats. It comes in 64 bit or 32 bit versions and costs $65 for the download version (burn the zip file to disc or keep on removable drives like usb, compact flash or camera cards along with its license key)  $75 for the CD version. They do an iconizer an indepent of any embroidery software called Sewiconize, in fact they do a nice range of embroidery software from an auto digitiser for clipart through to a raster image to vector image converter. It's a program site I recomend to folks who have no interest in digitising  but want to do the odd lettering or editing. It supports most formats and machine hoops including the 12k, is far cheaper than Embird  or the Buzz range, and well worth trying the free demos they offer. If you dont like, well you dont have to buy.
Maggie Cooper UK
 


Re: Sending Embroidery Design to 12000

m1955seamstress
 

Well, guess what?  I do have Trevor Conquerwood's DVD after all!  All this time I didn't know I had it!  Oh my.  I thought it was something to do with installation.  

After viewing part of a video Trevor sent me about general information about digitizing I decided to check the manual.  

Lo and behold there it is in the front inside cover of the manual.  In my defense, my dealer didn't tell me but guess next time I better read want it says on the DVD!

I'm looking forward to viewing it!

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: Artistic Suite software question

Donna Morton
 

For those wanting to add crystals and cut fabric for in the hoop applique designs, the Artistic Suite (Version 6 with the latest update from the Artistic Suite site) is a fun program to use in conjunction with the Silhouette Cameo cutter.  I digitize for in the hoop applique all the time with the Artistic Suite.  A few basic steps is all it takes and the results are terrific. 
 
Donna M
Canada
 

Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 8:45 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Artistic Suite software question
 
 

I agree with Cheryl. I MUCH prefer MBX over Artistic Suite. Thought I understood it basically once, but now it seems almost foriegn. I thought there was a big mistake when I first openeit & it kept talking about floppy disks when almost no computers even had them anymore, That was 4 yrs ago I think, & it hasn't really changed. Janome Canada is really pushing it now, but you would think they could have found newer technology. JMO


Re: Jim: Problem with MC 6600

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It sounds like the thread cutter is stuck in the "cut" position, so the stitches are catching on it. You can remove the thread cutter cover from the machine by laying the machine on its back and using a Phillips screwdriver through the hole at the left end of the bed to loosen the screw holding the cover on. Then you'll be able to see the cutter, and maybe what's jamming it. If you can't clear it, have your dealer look at it. Don't make the mistake of dumping oil into the cutter. It doesn't need it, and it will cause more problems.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Susan L Smith <quiltingsusan@...> wrote:

I know this is a 12000 group (and I love my 12000) but I have a 6600
problem (love this machine, too). I hope you can help me.
Yesterday, while sewing a binding onto a quilt, I was brought to a
screeching halt by a thread nest under the sole plate. I took care of the
nest, removed the sole plate and cleaned everything really well, pulled out
a couple of pieces of thread and thought all is well.

I rethreaded top and bobbin and changed needles thinking this might would
help prevent this from happening again. But it didn't. When pulling the
bobbin thread up to the top, the top thread is getting hung up on something
under the sole plate. I took the plate off to see if I could 'fix' the
problem. The top thread is getting caught up on something behind the
bobbin in the mechanism under and to the left of the feed dogs. What could
be causing this? With the initial nest, I heard a 'clang' and then a
whirring stressed noise and the feed dogs tried to move the fabric. Is the
timing messed up? Is this something I can fix so that I don't have to take
it to the 'hospital' 2 hours away?

Thank you,
Susan Smith (in extremely rural south Texas)
"If you feel like a big fish, you might need to reassess the size of your
pond." ~ Patricia Walsh


Re: Artistic Suite software question

Debe
 

I agree with Cheryl. I MUCH prefer MBX over Artistic Suite. Thought I understood it basically once, but now it seems almost foriegn. I thought there was a big mistake when I first openeit & it kept talking about floppy disks when almost no computers even had them anymore, That was 4 yrs ago I think, & it hasn't really changed. Janome Canada is really pushing it now, but you would think they could have found newer technology. JMO


Jim: Problem with MC 6600

Susan L Smith <quiltingsusan@...>
 

I know this is a 12000 group (and I love my 12000) but I have a 6600 problem (love this machine, too).  I hope you can help me.
Yesterday, while sewing a binding onto a quilt, I was brought to a screeching halt by a thread nest under the sole plate.  I took care of the nest, removed the sole plate and cleaned everything really well, pulled out a couple of pieces of thread and thought all is well.
 
I rethreaded top and bobbin and changed needles thinking this might would help prevent this from happening again.  But it didn't. When pulling the bobbin thread up to the top, the top thread is getting hung up on something under the sole plate.  I took the plate off to see if I could 'fix' the problem.  The top thread is getting caught up on something behind the bobbin in the mechanism under and to the left of the feed dogs.  What could be causing this?  With the initial nest, I heard a 'clang' and then a whirring stressed noise and the feed dogs tried to move the fabric.  Is the timing messed up?  Is this something I can fix so that I don't have to take it to the 'hospital' 2 hours away? 
 
Thank you,
Susan Smith (in extremely rural south Texas)
"If you feel like a big fish, you might need to reassess the size of your pond." ~ Patricia Walsh


Re: Viewing software

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You can do that with the basic Embird program as well as Buzz Xplore from Buzz Tools. Both are available as a free trial. Of course if they are 12000 owners, they already have Horizon Link, which provides those functions.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "angerxleben" <cowgirl1970@...> wrote:

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!


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