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Embroidery files -- what type?

JR <jill.renee84@...>
 

I am more convinced that the 12000 is the machine I want...just wondering...what embroidery files does this machine take? I already own a Pfaff Creative Vision and have a ton of .vp3 files... will the 12000 use these .... just wondering.

Also, is anyone out there using the 4D suite with the 12000 by any chance? One dealer told me I could...just wondering how that is working for anyone else?

Thanks so much for any input!!!


my 12000

rhonda.nance3
 

I had an 11000 and upgraded a year ago with the 12000. I had issues sewing threw thick fabrics with decorative stitches and inconsistency and inaccuracy with embroidery. My favorite items usually have high stitch count, heirloom designs. Plus, I love to make baby items, especially burp clothes using flannel and diapers. Hence the issue with the stitch consistence. I have to brag that the 12000 walking feet are fabulous....even when the aren't totally turned on.....they don't officially work with decorative stitches, but still give better gripping than any other feet I've used. If you haven't tried them....you're missing out!!

I also love to sew on the 12000...it is truly a pleasure. Honestly, sews so easily and beautifully...I joke it could sew by itself. When I put the pedal to the medal it is still sews smooth and doesn't rock the table. The stitch is consistent and beautiful. My original criteria for any machine was a beautiful and cosistent straight stitch. If it couldn't give me that...then nothing was going to get better from that point on.

I had the acu-quilt for the 11000 and loved it and the ease of quilting with it....haven't tried the one on this one yet.

But...having said that. In my opinion, the one horrible oversight on this machine is the threader. It is a joke. I have had mine replaced and adjusted so many time...I have lost track. At least the one on my 11000 worked. This one on the 12000 is clumsy and inaccurate.

I would love an upgrade to change that out. I just hope that if there is a new machine that they didn't add something that can't be upgraded on mine.

I think this will be my last sewing machine....but I may need a multi-needle stand alone embroidery machine someday...hehe!!

Happy to share!!

Rhonda


Re: spring magazine from Diane

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

All of Diane's works are available at www.onlinesewing.com. Help is on the way for both Acufil and Stitch Composer. I feel your pain, as both of those programs have a terrible user interface. However her new videos will make them very usable.

I should point out that we do not do subscriptions, for the simple reason that there are just 2 of us and we cannot guarantee that we can meet a regular schedule. By doing the newsletter quarterly we gave ourselves extra time to produce it, but the videos have proven to be far more popular so we devoted our time to finishing those. This delayed the magazine, and we still have to re-evaluate it.

Thanks for your interest!

--- In janome12000@..., "zoloja58" <vlthompson58@...> wrote:

Would you please tell me tthe name of Diane's magazine and videos so I can subscribed to them. I find the Aculfil ans Stitch Composer so confusing that I gave up trying to use them.

Thanks in advance for the information.


--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@> wrote:

I knew that this wouldn't be out 2 days after the first one came out! Some
people want instant gratification and don't realize that quality takes time!
I'm sure that once you let us know it is out there, 12000 owners will
probably be lining up to buy the video!



Good luck with your venture wherever it takes you!



Vikki

Houston, tX

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
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Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:09 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: spring magazine from Diane





The jury is still out on that. It's probably telling that only 3 people have
noticed that it hasn't come out! Diane has been spending 100% of her time on
the second volume of the 12000 video guide. I've been doing the editing and
will compile it into a DVD. I've been amazed at how good it is - the best
work she's ever done, which is saying something, considering how long she's
been sewing and that I am the harshest critic alive. The Stitch Composer and
Acufil videos are amazing in the step-by-step approach that explains what I
consider to be some very confusing software. Our goal is to have the DVD
ready for sale next month. Once that's done we will revisit the magazine and
decide how to proceed.

--- In janome12000@... <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com> ,
Patricia Ward <ward.pm@> wrote:

JIm, is there going to be a spring version of the magazine with some
helpful projects and tips? Or maybe Diane is too busy with the video?

Thought maybe I had missed it but I went to the site and didn't see it
listed.

Pat


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Re: Stitch Limit on the 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It's hard to say without tearing down the machine and inspecting chips. However I think there is a good possibility of that, because of the model numbering. The 12000 has an internal model number of 859, while the 11000 is 860. That suggests that the 12000 was on the drawing board BEFORE the 11000, and it most likely uses the memory chips that were used in the 11000.

The memory chips are soldered onto the main board, so replacing them is not an option. That means if they were to do a 12000SE, it would need a new motherboard. It's not unprecedented to have a hardware component to a machine upgrade. The "Jump Cut" option on the 11000 involved hardware replacement BUT the parts involved were a lot cheaper than a motherboard. We won't really know the details until the new model is unveiled in August. Janome has been taking a beating from Brother, who put out new models every 1-2 years, so they might be trying to match them.

In any case, there's no point in getting mad at your dealer about the price you paid, not being warned of a new model, etc. Dealers are customers of Janome too, and are deliberately kept in the dark about new models for the simple reason that Janome cannot afford to stop selling the current model until the new one ships. Many times I would buy machines, only to have new models or substantially better prices happen a few weeks later. We live in extremely fast-paced times, where technology is concerned. If you want to always have the latest and best, it will be very costly, both in dollars and stress. It's not just Janome. Apple, who typically introduces new products annually, floored everyone last fall when they came out with a 4th generation iPad just a few months after the 3rd generation model. This is, unfortunately, the way of the world we live in. Competition is harder than ever, and companies cannot afford to rest if they want to survive.

--- In janome12000@..., "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

Is it true that the stitch limit is a hardware issue on our 12000. I asked Janome America via the Janome Forum about this and this is the reply I got:
________________________
"Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Horizon Memory Craft 12000. Although Janome always offers updates and upgrades whenever possible, in this case, the stitch limit is defined in the hardware of the machine and is not something that can be updated.
As we continue to add new technology to our products, the capabilities of newer models will exceed their predecessors. While we understand that this fact may be frustrating, we also hope that it is an acceptable consequence of Janome's commitment to innovation."
_________________________

I find this surprising as the 10000 did have an update that doubled the stitch count at the time the 10001 was brought on line. I can understand that they may not be able to tell us what's next or the element of surprise would be gone and folks might just wait for the newer machine. I will be very disappointed in Janome if what they replied to me becomes the next upgrade to our wonderful machines. I really like this machine and the quality of the sewing. It is the best machine I've owned since my Pfaff 1222, which doesn't have needle up/down and some other features that the modern machines have AND it does not embroider (except if I could free motion that well).

Janome also said that at this time there were no upgrade/updates for other hoops than what we already have.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: New sewing app!-DRAWings SNAP

berninahusq
 

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

There is a new app in the iTunes App Store for sewing enthusiasts. It's from Schmetz needles and is titled appropriately SCHMETZ.
Thanks Jim, I shared this link with one of my friends and she shared this free DRAWings SNAP iOS Embroidery application link http://www.drawingssnap.com/. You can also search for DRAWings SNAP in the Apple Store. It offers some free (and for purchase) embroidery files for download. It even has uses the Janome 12000 embroidery foot in the animated stitch outs of the designs which you can vary in speed (too cool!).

I apologize if this has been shared before in this group, but it may be new to others as it was new to me.

Enjoy!
Kanga


Re: Stitch Limit on the 12000

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Cheryl, I guess everything to this point is really speculation for I think that Janome has a record of keeping their cards very tight to their chest, so to speak.  You are correct about the upgrades to the other machines and I really look for this to happen again.  It is quite possible that this is a patented answer and that even these people don't even know what is in the works.  

I think it is possible to do this in an upgrade for if you remember the RE hoop came out and the thread cutter was put into the upgrade for the 11000 but of course it had to be done by the dealer. 

Don't get discouraged by what you hear in an answer for I have great hopes that nice things will come out in August in the form of an upgrade.  I too love this machine and am not even interested in a new TOL... but in my opinion that new TOL might be a newer version of this one and we will have the option to purchase the upgrade.  They will also probably change some little cosmetic detail.. like a red or blue faceplate instead of our dignified black? LOL

Pat


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 7:07 AM, Cheryl <capaul@...> wrote:
Hi Jim,

Is it true that the stitch limit is a hardware issue on our 12000.  I asked Janome America via the Janome Forum about this and this is the reply I got:
________________________
"Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Horizon Memory Craft 12000.  Although Janome always offers updates and upgrades whenever possible, in this case, the stitch limit is defined in the hardware of the machine and is not something that can be updated.
As we continue to add new technology to our products, the capabilities of newer models will exceed their predecessors. While we understand that this fact may be frustrating, we also hope that it is an acceptable consequence of Janome's commitment to innovation."
_________________________

I find this surprising as the 10000 did have an update that doubled the stitch count at the time the 10001 was brought on line.  I can understand that they may not be able to tell us what's next or the element of surprise would be gone and folks might just wait for the newer machine.  I will be very disappointed in Janome if what they replied to me becomes the next upgrade to our wonderful machines.  I really like this machine and the quality of the sewing.  It is the best machine I've owned since my Pfaff 1222, which doesn't have needle up/down and some other features that the modern machines have AND it does not embroider (except if I could free motion that well).

Janome also said that at this time there were no upgrade/updates for other hoops than what we already have.

Cheryl - Saskatoon







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best baby /projects designs

mel2sew
 

My first grandchild is expected in June and I hope to do some special embroidery projects for him with my 12000. What are some of the best you have made and who has the best designs? Any other recommendations you are willing to make would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
mel


Re: New owner janome 12000

mel2sew
 

When I purchased my 12000 in February at a deep discount, I asked the dealer if he was discounting it so much because Janome was planning to release a new model, and he flat out said no. Of course, I pretty much knew that he was either misleading me or was in the dark (not likely) but I got my machine at half off with the software and this machine has many more capabilities that I think I might ever be able to master, so I am happy with my purchase even if I am having to reconfigure the top of my sewing cabinet from using my 6600P. It is a small inconvenience to deal with considering the awesome machine I have now.


Mel

--- In janome12000@..., "dspringer_1972@..." <dspringer_1972@...> wrote:

I am very disappointed that my dealer did not advise me of the suspected new machine coming out. I just bought mine about 2 weeks ago. I am very upset as I went from a Viking Designer 1 to the 12000,. The only reason I did it was because of the USB issue but I paid close to the same amount of money and did not receive software. Big bummer.




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Re: spring magazine from Diane

Bonita Hunsaker <hunfam@...>
 

Hi all,

I don't comment or post much, but really enjoy and use all information from this group.  Jim and Diane, I have so enjoyed and been helped by your knowledge and information.  I am really looking forward to the new DVD and magazine if Diane is up to it!!  Thanks for everything!

Bonita
Springdale, ID

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On May 7, 2013, at 8:03 PM, "aggiesewnsew" <aggiesewnsew@...> wrote:

 

I, too, have been hoping for Diane's spring magazine. With the projects and all the information she provides, it's 'almost' like being in a class with her.

Thanks for all you do for us. You are truly appreciated.


Re: spring magazine from Diane

vaughnthompson58
 

Would you please tell me tthe name of Diane's magazine and videos so I can subscribed to them. I find the Aculfil ans Stitch Composer so confusing that I gave up trying to use them.

Thanks in advance for the information.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

I knew that this wouldn't be out 2 days after the first one came out! Some
people want instant gratification and don't realize that quality takes time!
I'm sure that once you let us know it is out there, 12000 owners will
probably be lining up to buy the video!



Good luck with your venture wherever it takes you!



Vikki

Houston, tX

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:09 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: spring magazine from Diane





The jury is still out on that. It's probably telling that only 3 people have
noticed that it hasn't come out! Diane has been spending 100% of her time on
the second volume of the 12000 video guide. I've been doing the editing and
will compile it into a DVD. I've been amazed at how good it is - the best
work she's ever done, which is saying something, considering how long she's
been sewing and that I am the harshest critic alive. The Stitch Composer and
Acufil videos are amazing in the step-by-step approach that explains what I
consider to be some very confusing software. Our goal is to have the DVD
ready for sale next month. Once that's done we will revisit the magazine and
decide how to proceed.

--- In janome12000@... <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com> ,
Patricia Ward <ward.pm@> wrote:

JIm, is there going to be a spring version of the magazine with some
helpful projects and tips? Or maybe Diane is too busy with the video?

Thought maybe I had missed it but I went to the site and didn't see it
listed.

Pat


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Re: New owner janome 12000

mel2sew
 

When I purchased my 12000 in February at a deep discount, I asked the dealer if he was discounting it so much because Janome was planning to release a new model, and he flat out said no.  Of course, I pretty much knew that he was either misleading me or was in the dark (not likely) but I got my machine at half off with the software and this machine has many more capabilities that I think I might ever be able to master, so I am happy with my purchase even if I am having to reconfigure the top of my sewing cabinet from using my 6600P.  It is a small inconvenience to deal with. 
 
Mel

-----Original Message-----
From: Vikki Youngmeyer
To: janome12000
Sent: Tue, May 7, 2013 9:16 pm
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: New owner janome 12000

 
I work for an LQS and the owner mentioned nothing about a new machine coming out at out any time soon. I remember when the 6500 was replaced by the 6600 and the owner was informed when ordering a 6500 and couldn’t and had to order a 6600. New machines are big business and the longer they can keep the new models under wraps, they can get rid of any existing stock at normal prices and not discounting them. It’s marketing pure and simple!
 
Sorry about your purchase. I got burned on the 6500/6600 deal!
 
Vikki
Houston, TX
 
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Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:55 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: New owner janome 12000
 
 
I am very disappointed that my dealer did not advise me of the suspected new machine coming out.  I just bought mine about 2 weeks ago.  I am very upset as I went from a Viking Designer 1 to the 12000,.  The only reason I did it was because of the USB issue but I paid close to the same amount of money and did not receive software.  Big bummer.
 
 
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Re: Bobbin winding

Carl Fuller
 

I adjusted my bobbin winder too. Basically it wasn't filling up as much as I thought it should when compared to any you purchase. So I just adjusted it until it filled somewhere in between a purchased bobbin and what it was doing originally. Just be careful. It's a timely process to get it right if you get it off some. No other way to check it except to wind a bobbin.. Thats when you find out if you did it right or not. Pretty sure the adjustment is in the book. If not, I wouldn't have attempted it.


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Stitch Limit on the 12000

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Jim,

Is it true that the stitch limit is a hardware issue on our 12000. I asked Janome America via the Janome Forum about this and this is the reply I got:
________________________
"Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Horizon Memory Craft 12000. Although Janome always offers updates and upgrades whenever possible, in this case, the stitch limit is defined in the hardware of the machine and is not something that can be updated.
As we continue to add new technology to our products, the capabilities of newer models will exceed their predecessors. While we understand that this fact may be frustrating, we also hope that it is an acceptable consequence of Janome's commitment to innovation."
_________________________

I find this surprising as the 10000 did have an update that doubled the stitch count at the time the 10001 was brought on line. I can understand that they may not be able to tell us what's next or the element of surprise would be gone and folks might just wait for the newer machine. I will be very disappointed in Janome if what they replied to me becomes the next upgrade to our wonderful machines. I really like this machine and the quality of the sewing. It is the best machine I've owned since my Pfaff 1222, which doesn't have needle up/down and some other features that the modern machines have AND it does not embroider (except if I could free motion that well).

Janome also said that at this time there were no upgrade/updates for other hoops than what we already have.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: New owner janome 12000

audrey <Contessa@...>
 

Many thanks everyone.
I shall keep a lookout for the newer Janome 12000.
Sadly, here in the Uk, we always seem to be about 6 months behind the US for getting new things.
Meanwhile, I have just bought a newsletter from Jim.
Has anyone gone from Brother to Janome embroidery machines? I quite like my Brother (Innovis One) but fancy a change and the 12000
seems to have quite a lot going for it.
I’d welcome any comments you may have – good or bad.
Many thanks


Re: spring magazine from Diane

Andrea LaVergne
 

I've noticed that the Spring Magazine has been missing, however I suspected that you and Diane have been working diligently on the embroidery video, so I didn't whine!
Andrea


Re: Bobbin

antonsew
 

I have the same issue - bobbin does not stop when full. I hear a faint click sound as it is nearing the completion.

but it continues to wind struggling through - but does not switch it self off.

tried to adjust the screw but it does not change things for me. will have to call mechanic :)

--- In janome12000@..., "shejmartin1" <shejmartin1@...> wrote:


I did mine myself. You just loosen the screw by the bobbin winder which moves the thing that stops the bobbin over. I guess there is a chance you can loosen it too much so you have to be careful, which is probably why Jim says have the dealer do it.

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

It's not anything you are doing, but your dealer can fix it quickly. It's a simple adjustment.

--- In janome12000@..., "Janet" <krjanetl@> wrote:

When I a winding the bobbin it does not stop when full. It tries to keep winding. Is this right or is there something wrong. I have read the manual and believe I a setting it up correctly and the manual says it should stop when it is completed.

By the way I am new to the group. I just traded my 11000se to the 12000. So far I miss my 11000. Janet


Re: New sewing app!

Beverly Leischner
 

Hi 'antonsew'

Your flowers are really beautiful. Did you digitize them or would you share where one could look at them and perhaps purchase.

Will definitely be looking for the tread app. Thanks for that info as I have threads from many various manufacturers so it would be very useful.

Bev, Alberta, Canada


using monograming to create several lines

gwenzie01
 

Help please.. How do I get 5 or 6 lines of a poem in the monogram screen. I am using the sq23 hoop.I write a line and sometimes go to the second line and it will go back to the smaller hoop. How can I get it to stay on the larger hoop. What am I missing. or do I have to do this somewhere else.


Re: New owner janome 12000

Virginia
 

The news about a new machine really should not be upsetting.  The 12,000 is a wonderful machine and the only thing I can think of that an update could improve is allowing us to stitch designs with more than 100,000 stitches and Jim has explained in many mails why we should not really worry about that because of the length of time it takes to stitch those designs.  Now I am not saying there is no upgrade, but if we are all happy with what we have then we should not even worry about it. I for one have had not one issue with my machine so what they could improve is beyond my thinking.  I have been a Janome embroidery and sewing machine owner since 1996 and Janome has never disappointed me yet.
 
Think about it, if we bought a car you know they come out with a new car every year and we cannot (or most of us cannot) replace our cars every year.  So enjoy your machine it is the best in the market right now, no matter what we hear.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 5/7/2013 10:16:27 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, vikkiy@... writes:
 

I work for an LQS and the owner mentioned nothing about a new machine coming out at out any time soon. I remember when the 6500 was replaced by the 6600 and the owner was informed when ordering a 6500 and couldn’t and had to order a 6600. New machines are big business and the longer they can keep the new models under wraps, they can get rid of any existing stock at normal prices and not discounting them. It’s marketing pure and simple!

Sorry about your purchase. I got burned on the 6500/6600 deal!

Vikki

Houston, TX

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of dspringer_1972@...
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:55 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: New owner janome 12000

 

I am very disappointed that my dealer did not advise me of the suspected new machine coming out.  I just bought mine about 2 weeks ago.  I am very upset as I went from a Viking Designer 1 to the 12000,.  The only reason I did it was because of the USB issue but I paid close to the same amount of money and did not receive software.  Big bummer.

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Re: spring magazine from Diane

aggiesewnsew
 

I, too, have been hoping for Diane's spring magazine. With the projects and all the information she provides, it's 'almost' like being in a class with her.

Thanks for all you do for us. You are truly appreciated.