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Re: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

linynp
 

Gerri like Estelle I've no problem and with the metallics (many different brands) no issues either but also use them frequently. With mono I have issues no matter what machine I'm using so I know it's user error ;)

Estelle what stitch number Di you use for sashiko?

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Nancy W


Re: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

sewnana1990 <marsha.ryan@...>
 

If you are near Lynchburg Virginia my dealer would just love to have you as a customer. I am the trainer there, hehehe
Marsha

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "just_sewing" <iluv2cre8@...> wrote:

Thanks to the kind ladies that answered my questions.
I went to the closest dealer to where I live. All I can say they must not be interested in selling a machine, as all the dealer was willing to show me was how the machine worked, by pressing a few buttons. And that was it! If I wanted to see more would have to make a appointment, but not next week as she would be far to busy. Looks like I will have to find a dealer further afield, who might be interested in selling a machine.All I kept thinking about was if they are like this when they sell what would they be like for backup ?
Anyway thanks Gerri


Re: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

just_sewing <iluv2cre8@...>
 

Thanks to the kind ladies that answered my questions.
I went to the closest dealer to where I live. All I can say they must not be interested in selling a machine, as all the dealer was willing to show me was how the machine worked, by pressing a few buttons. And that was it! If I wanted to see more would have to make a appointment, but not next week as she would be far to busy. Looks like I will have to find a dealer further afield, who might be interested in selling a machine.All I kept thinking about was if they are like this when they sell what would they be like for backup ?
Anyway thanks Gerri


Re: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

janetpiekarski
 

In general people, remember that "special" bobbin case isn't to be used automatically when doing embroidery. In the manual, it states that it should be used when NON Janome bobbin thread is used. The reason is that other bobbin thread may be thinner than Janome's and therefore need a tighter spring set on the bobbin case. That Yellow dot bobbin case is tighter. When used with Janome bobbin thread, you may get the top thread pulling down so much that the bobbin thread is almost a straight line. One good thing, I suppose is that you'd never run out of bobbin thread!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Laura Brayford <broomla@...> wrote:

Morning...
In answer to your 3 questions on the 12000, which I have and luv luv luv...
 
1. I bought the Ikea Edpedit Desk combination...which is a desk/bookcase combination and it is 60 5/8" wide (which includes the shelving unit attached) and 31 1/8" deep and it is plenty big enough for my machine...
 
2. I have had no problems with the bobbin case. You receive a bobbin case for sewing and then another bobbin case for doing embroidery...they are easily changed as there are no screws to take out of needle plate...
 
3. I have used metallics and monofilement and the only  piece of advice I have is that when using the metallics is that you slow the speed down...faster the machine is going the faster the metallic thread heats up and breaks....
 
If there have been any problems with my machine it is USER issues not machine issues....
 
Hope this helps your decision making....
 
Laura

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From: just_sewing <iluv2cre8@...>
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:05:31 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Need some info on the Janome mc12000


 

I am considering buying the 12000, I have 3 question

1. what is the length of the machine with the arm out, my sewing table is 65" wide. will the machine fit?

2. I know that previous model had a problem with the bobbin case, does the 12000 have that problem.

3. Are there any problems with metalics and monfilement?

I have been to our local dealer but the answer I am getting is not very helpful. If you want you can email me privately.

Thanks in advance Gerri


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

janetpiekarski
 

Unfortunately, the part number (actually 4 part numbers-one for the ankle-if you can call it that-and then one for each of those little feet-the closed toe and open toe (both metal) and then the plastic "big foot") doesn't appear on the Janome ordering page parts list. I found it by going to the parts list in the manual.

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

Hello Janet,
thanks for the info. The part number will be helpfull. I would be glad
to use that foot for FMQ.

Gerda


Op 23-04-13 18:44, janetpiekarski schreef:

The convertible free motion foot set that comes with the 8900 (which
has metal feet does fit onto the 12000 very nicely) I don't know the
part number but will find out. It's definitely not the foot set for
just a high shank, like Jim says, the apparatus from the 12000 gets in
the way (the 8900 has that same apparatus so they must have redesigned
it)

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@> wrote:

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
<mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.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: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

Virginia
 

I have not measured the arm but perhaps Jim can give you the correct measurements.  I have had my machine since October 2011 and have had no issues with bobbin, thread or any other concerns you have.
 
I run my machine for at least 4 hours or more a day.  And it just keeps on purring.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 4/24/2013 9:08:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, iluv2cre8@... writes:
 

I am considering buying the 12000, I have 3 question

1. what is the length of the machine with the arm out, my sewing table is 65" wide. will the machine fit?

2. I know that previous model had a problem with the bobbin case, does the 12000 have that problem.

3. Are there any problems with metalics and monfilement?

I have been to our local dealer but the answer I am getting is not very helpful. If you want you can email me privately.

Thanks in advance Gerri



Re: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

Laura Catto (Brayford)
 

Morning...
In answer to your 3 questions on the 12000, which I have and luv luv luv...
 
1. I bought the Ikea Edpedit Desk combination...which is a desk/bookcase combination and it is 60 5/8" wide (which includes the shelving unit attached) and 31 1/8" deep and it is plenty big enough for my machine...
 
2. I have had no problems with the bobbin case. You receive a bobbin case for sewing and then another bobbin case for doing embroidery...they are easily changed as there are no screws to take out of needle plate...
 
3. I have used metallics and monofilement and the only  piece of advice I have is that when using the metallics is that you slow the speed down...faster the machine is going the faster the metallic thread heats up and breaks....
 
If there have been any problems with my machine it is USER issues not machine issues....
 
Hope this helps your decision making....
 
Laura

From: just_sewing
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:05:31 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Need some info on the Janome mc12000
 
I am considering buying the 12000, I have 3 question

1. what is the length of the machine with the arm out, my sewing table is 65" wide. will the machine fit?

2. I know that previous model had a problem with the bobbin case, does the 12000 have that problem.

3. Are there any problems with metalics and monfilement?

I have been to our local dealer but the answer I am getting is not very helpful. If you want you can email me privately.

Thanks in advance Gerri



Re: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

vicki chrobak
 

Gerri,
1. The width is not an issue. However, the depth, front to back, is a minor issue. You will need about 27 1/2 " to open & maneuver the embroidery arm & about 30 1/2" if you are going to leave acrylic table on for support. This is easily achieved by pulling your table away from the wall. Yes, the arm will extend partly over "thin air" but not a problem. My table is 18 1/2" deep & I have no problem.
2. No issues with the bobbin case. Actually it comes with 2 bobbin case & 2 needle plates, 1 each for embroidery, 1 each for regular/zigzag sewing.
3. I have had no problems with metallics. I use a separate thread stand.. I cannot answer for monofilaments.
I love my 12000 for everything, especially for FM, as it has the knee bar for variable zigzag. Also beautiful straight stitch & embroidery.
Vicki Jo

On 4/24/2013 1:05 AM, just_sewing wrote:
I am considering buying the 12000, I have 3 question

1. what is the length of the machine with the arm out, my sewing table is 65" wide. will the machine fit?

2. I know that previous model had a problem with the bobbin case, does the 12000 have that problem.

3. Are there any problems with metalics and monfilement?

I have been to our local dealer but the answer I am getting is not very helpful. If you want you can email me privately.

Thanks in advance Gerri


Re: Need some info on the Janome mc12000

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Gerri,

1- I measure 26" with the arm out.

2- I haven't had any issues with either bobbin case.

3- I have embroidered with several brands of metallics with no problems, I did use the red or larger needle. I have fallen in love with the built-in  Sashiko stitch that uses monofilament thread in the needle and white thread in the bobbin. It is beautiful on dark blue fabric.

This is just my experience with my 12000. I have had the machine for a year this month and it has been problem free, now the operator is another story! I just finished a wall hanging with free motion quilting that came out fabulous even though I haven't free motioned in quite a while. Yeah!
I bought the machine for better lighting, a larger throat (work area) and bigger hoops but I got so much more.

Good luck with your decision,

Estelle


On Apr 24, 2013, at 12:05 AM, just_sewing wrote:

 

I am considering buying the 12000, I have 3 question

1. what is the length of the machine with the arm out, my sewing table is 65" wide. will the machine fit?

2. I know that previous model had a problem with the bobbin case, does the 12000 have that problem.

3. Are there any problems with metalics and monfilement?

I have been to our local dealer but the answer I am getting is not very helpful. If you want you can email me privately.

Thanks in advance Gerri




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

Pinguin
 

Hello Janet,
thanks for the info. The part number will be helpfull. I would be glad to use that foot for FMQ.

Gerda


Op 23-04-13 18:44, janetpiekarski schreef:

 

The convertible free motion foot set that comes with the 8900 (which has metal feet does fit onto the 12000 very nicely) I don't know the part number but will find out. It's definitely not the foot set for just a high shank, like Jim says, the apparatus from the 12000 gets in the way (the 8900 has that same apparatus so they must have redesigned it)

--- In janome12000@..., "Jim_Stutsman" wrote:
>
> 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@..., 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
> >
>



Need some info on the Janome mc12000

just_sewing <iluv2cre8@...>
 

I am considering buying the 12000, I have 3 question

1. what is the length of the machine with the arm out, my sewing table is 65" wide. will the machine fit?

2. I know that previous model had a problem with the bobbin case, does the 12000 have that problem.

3. Are there any problems with metalics and monfilement?

I have been to our local dealer but the answer I am getting is not very helpful. If you want you can email me privately.

Thanks in advance Gerri


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

janetpiekarski
 

The convertible free motion foot set that comes with the 8900 (which has metal feet does fit onto the 12000 very nicely) I don't know the part number but will find out. It's definitely not the foot set for just a high shank, like Jim says, the apparatus from the 12000 gets in the way (the 8900 has that same apparatus so they must have redesigned it)

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

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: 5x7 HOOP for the 12K

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 

Good idea if you have more than one design to do.  I will remember this.  Thanks for the suggestion.

On Apr 23, 2013 11:25 AM, <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote:
 

Has anyone thought about if you rotate your 5x7 design in the GR hoop you can 2 in the hoop which saves stabilizer.  I have done that for in the hoop projects using sticky stabilizer.
 
In a message dated 4/23/2013 12:20:51 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lindahome@... writes:
 

 
 
Every embroidery house has 5x7 designs....LOTS of them.    We shouted loud enough with the 11K and got the 5x7.  I'm hoping enough shout again and Janome offers the 5x7 hoop for the 12K!!   
 
I've been to the Janome website and left my comments for them to make a 5x7 hoop for the 12K.  
 
The more who ask for it, the sooner it will come???
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2013 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Is It Possible? Another new machine?

I have to say that I too do not think I am interested in a new machine at this time.  I truly love this machine and do not see how it can be improved (unless it would be with a 5 X 7 frame and possibly upping the stitch count).


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:
 

I would sooner think that there will be an opportunity to purchase an upgrade to this machine making it a different version and that all 12000s coming out after a certain date will be that version. This machine hasn't been on the market for the five years that they usually take for the R and D to be recovered and to come up with the "latest and greatest"
Truthfully I am so happy with this machine that anything newer doesn't interest me.

Pat
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 19, 2013, at 8:35 AM, "elainesjosiegirl" <elainekaiser@...> wrote:

> Heard a rumor from a dealer that this summer Janome will be coming out with a step up from the 1200. They have said there will be a conference announcing the changes in the machine this summer. Hopefully there will be an upgrade for the 12000 as I cannot afford a new machine. Lets keep our ears open!
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Re: 5x7 HOOP for the 12K

Virginia
 

Has anyone thought about if you rotate your 5x7 design in the GR hoop you can 2 in the hoop which saves stabilizer.  I have done that for in the hoop projects using sticky stabilizer.
 

In a message dated 4/23/2013 12:20:51 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lindahome@... writes:
 

 
 
Every embroidery house has 5x7 designs....LOTS of them.    We shouted loud enough with the 11K and got the 5x7.  I'm hoping enough shout again and Janome offers the 5x7 hoop for the 12K!!   
 
I've been to the Janome website and left my comments for them to make a 5x7 hoop for the 12K.  
 
The more who ask for it, the sooner it will come???
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2013 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Is It Possible? Another new machine?

I have to say that I too do not think I am interested in a new machine at this time.  I truly love this machine and do not see how it can be improved (unless it would be with a 5 X 7 frame and possibly upping the stitch count).


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:
 

I would sooner think that there will be an opportunity to purchase an upgrade to this machine making it a different version and that all 12000s coming out after a certain date will be that version. This machine hasn't been on the market for the five years that they usually take for the R and D to be recovered and to come up with the "latest and greatest"
Truthfully I am so happy with this machine that anything newer doesn't interest me.

Pat
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 19, 2013, at 8:35 AM, "elainesjosiegirl" <elainekaiser@...> wrote:

> Heard a rumor from a dealer that this summer Janome will be coming out with a step up from the 1200. They have said there will be a conference announcing the changes in the machine this summer. Hopefully there will be an upgrade for the 12000 as I cannot afford a new machine. Lets keep our ears open!
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Re: Walking foot and decorative stitches

sandra.sproles
 

Thanks for your quick reply. Once I pick out the stitches I have put in I will choose another and hopefully get this quilt finished before the baby is born!
Sandra

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

Your problem is stitch 109. This is a reverse-cycle stitch, meaning it goes forward and backward in creating the stitch. Stitches of this type do not work well with layers, especially flannel which is grabby by nature. Pick a stitch that goes forward only and use one of the Dual Feed feet.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "sandra.sproles" <sandrasproles@> wrote:

I am working on a flannel baby quilt and trying to use a decorative stitch between rows of blocks. It is thick because there is flannel on the front and back and batting between. I am having trouble feeding the quilt evenly, it is binding and wrinkling on the back. I am using decorative stitch 109. Should I be using foot F as the decorative stitch says or the walking foot ( I have tried both)? Is there an adjustment I don't know about?
Thanks for your help. I learn so much from this group.
Sandra


5x7 HOOP for the 12K

Linda True Norman <lindahome@...>
 

 
 
Every embroidery house has 5x7 designs....LOTS of them.    We shouted loud enough with the 11K and got the 5x7.  I'm hoping enough shout again and Janome offers the 5x7 hoop for the 12K!!   
 
I've been to the Janome website and left my comments for them to make a 5x7 hoop for the 12K.  
 
The more who ask for it, the sooner it will come???
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2013 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Is It Possible? Another new machine?

I have to say that I too do not think I am interested in a new machine at this time.  I truly love this machine and do not see how it can be improved (unless it would be with a 5 X 7 frame and possibly upping the stitch count).


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:
 

I would sooner think that there will be an opportunity to purchase an upgrade to this machine making it a different version and that all 12000s coming out after a certain date will be that version. This machine hasn't been on the market for the five years that they usually take for the R and D to be recovered and to come up with the "latest and greatest"
Truthfully I am so happy with this machine that anything newer doesn't interest me.

Pat
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 19, 2013, at 8:35 AM, "elainesjosiegirl" <elainekaiser@...> wrote:

> Heard a rumor from a dealer that this summer Janome will be coming out with a step up from the 1200. They have said there will be a conference announcing the changes in the machine this summer. Hopefully there will be an upgrade for the 12000 as I cannot afford a new machine. Lets keep our ears open!
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Re: Walking foot and decorative stitches

Virginia
 

Try making the stitch a little longer and use your dual feed foot.  I have used this stitch on both my 7700 and my 11,000 and my 12,000 and never had a problem.  Jim is right it is a stitch that goes back and forth does at times create problems. 
 
MOM
 

In a message dated 4/22/2013 2:07:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, sandrasproles@... writes:
 

I am working on a flannel baby quilt and trying to use a decorative stitch between rows of blocks. It is thick because there is flannel on the front and back and batting between. I am having trouble feeding the quilt evenly, it is binding and wrinkling on the back. I am using decorative stitch 109. Should I be using foot F as the decorative stitch says or the walking foot ( I have tried both)? Is there an adjustment I don't know about?
Thanks for your help. I learn so much from this group.
Sandra


Re: Walking foot and decorative stitches

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Your problem is stitch 109. This is a reverse-cycle stitch, meaning it goes forward and backward in creating the stitch. Stitches of this type do not work well with layers, especially flannel which is grabby by nature. Pick a stitch that goes forward only and use one of the Dual Feed feet.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "sandra.sproles" <sandrasproles@...> wrote:

I am working on a flannel baby quilt and trying to use a decorative stitch between rows of blocks. It is thick because there is flannel on the front and back and batting between. I am having trouble feeding the quilt evenly, it is binding and wrinkling on the back. I am using decorative stitch 109. Should I be using foot F as the decorative stitch says or the walking foot ( I have tried both)? Is there an adjustment I don't know about?
Thanks for your help. I learn so much from this group.
Sandra


Re: Hemming Chiffon

Virginia
 

Go to the Janome website there is a video on doing a rolled hem.  You start with a long thread and fold over and do a few straight stitches and then roll the hem and sew slowly.  You can also try a washaway stabilizer underneath to give the chiffon some stability.  I like using my serger for rolled hems rather than my 12,000 it gives me more freedom and much easier to do.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 4/22/2013 9:19:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kmccue@... writes:
 

I have had my 12000 2 months now and I am attempting my first 1/4 inch rolled hem on a chiffon prom dress. Anyone have a suggestion for how to make this go smoothly? So far the fabric has puckered and twisted under the rolled hem foot. Help!
Katy


Walking foot and decorative stitches

sandra.sproles
 

I am working on a flannel baby quilt and trying to use a decorative stitch between rows of blocks. It is thick because there is flannel on the front and back and batting between. I am having trouble feeding the quilt evenly, it is binding and wrinkling on the back. I am using decorative stitch 109. Should I be using foot F as the decorative stitch says or the walking foot ( I have tried both)? Is there an adjustment I don't know about?
Thanks for your help. I learn so much from this group.
Sandra