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Re: Thread clip

Robin Morrison
 

As well, I seem to not be able to get my bobbin wound evenly...

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On 2013-06-01, at 2:17 PM, "Kathy" <beadqueen@...> wrote:

 

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Re: Thread clip

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I don't think those instructions were for the 12000. It does not have a square hole on top for the extra spool pin - it's round. The auxiliary spool stand that fits on the back of the machine comes with a thread clip that fits into the round hole.

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

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Thread clip

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Re: Update using Mac

Cheryl Paul
 

Ginger,

You can do a lot on a MAC that is for Windows, but you cannot open .exe files as those are exclusive. Since I got my MacBook Pro 4½ years ago, I have had very little that I couldn't do before. The sewing stuff is specific, but my round about, was purchasing VMWare Fusions and then later Parallels and have little difficulty. In fact most of the time I'm not even aware that things are different. I do know that one has to be aware of updates and such, but I just download them on my MAC from the internet and go searching for them from Windows to actually do the update. I usually download everything to my "Downloads" folder from Safari, so the search isn't that cumbersome.

Jim, I hope I'm not out to lunch on this explanation.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Estelle Torpy <emtorpy@...> wrote:

Hi,

I have a Mac and I updated my Janome by downloading the update file, unzipping it and opening the folder. I then loaded the files onto a usb jump drive which I then plugged into the Janome 12000. It read the files and updated the machine.

I have since bought Parallels and Windows 7 to install on my Mac to run Horizon link.

Happy stitching,
Estelle

On Jun 1, 2013, at 8:35 AM, Fmjfrazier@... wrote:


Mac is not compatible with our Janome software so you can not do it with a Mac, go to your dealer and have him do the update for you.


In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:23:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!




Re: Update using Mac

manyamile1 <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you so much! I'll give it a try.

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

You should be able to update your machine with your Mac, though your procedure will be different from the instructions for Windows users.

1. Download the update from the Janome Global Site: http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/mc12000v110.html

2. Double click the Zip file in your Downloads folder. It will be unpacked into a new folder called UpdateMC12000V110.

3. Open the UpdateMC12000V110 folder and locate the folder "PROG". Open it.

4. Insert a USB flash drive into your Mac. Open it and make sure it is empty.

5. Drag the 4 files from the PROG folder into the USB drive. It's important that you move only the 4 individual files, NOT the PROG folder itself.

6. Right click the USB drive, choose "Eject", and unplug it from your Mac.

7. Double-click the file MC12000UpdateTool_EN in the UpdateMC12000V110 folder. It will open in preview.

8. Follow the instructions beginning with step 5.

OS X in the Mac puts some hidden files on every USB device that is plugged in. If the update does not start as explained in the instructions, those hidden files may be confusing the update software in the machine. You can remove them using a utility called "Blue Harvest":
http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/
It's free to try for 30 days, though if you are going to be doing a lot of design transfers to USB I would strongly recommend buying it.

You will also want software for working with designs. There is a Mac-specific program called "StitchBuddy" that works great for this. It also removes the hidden files mentioned above:
http://www.stitchbuddy.de

Have fun with your new "baby"!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, manyamile1 <no_reply@> wrote:

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!


Re: Janome Hoops

Susan Militello <suemili48@...>
 

Cheryl, The problem with my hoops was right out of the box.  I'm "pressing" mine in hopes that it will help fix the problem.  If you have straight hoops, I doubt you will have any problems later.

Sue in WNY

On Jun 1, 2013 11:55 AM, "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:
 

Oh, Oh, I think I might be in trouble, I just store mine in the cloth bag from my humongous 12000 tote and lay them anywhere that they'll stay - they aren't necessarily on a level surface and may hang over an edge at times which is probably most of the time. I haven't had a problem yet, but after hearing what has been said in this thread, I think I'll have to find a GOOD home for my hoops. Let's hope that I haven't done any damage to them thus far.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@..., Fmjfrazier@... wrote:
>
> The hoops are large and I just keep them in the original box they came in.
> I have a great pattern for a stabilizer holder and am trying to come up
> with a holder for our hoops, but the patterns out there are not for our
> wonderful larger hoops.
>
> Virginia
>
>
> In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> beadqueen@... writes:
>
>
>
>
> How are you supposed to store the hoops to prevent warping?
>


Re: Janome Hoops

Cheryl Paul
 

Oh, Oh, I think I might be in trouble, I just store mine in the cloth bag from my humongous 12000 tote and lay them anywhere that they'll stay - they aren't necessarily on a level surface and may hang over an edge at times which is probably most of the time. I haven't had a problem yet, but after hearing what has been said in this thread, I think I'll have to find a GOOD home for my hoops. Let's hope that I haven't done any damage to them thus far.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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

The hoops are large and I just keep them in the original box they came in.
I have a great pattern for a stabilizer holder and am trying to come up
with a holder for our hoops, but the patterns out there are not for our
wonderful larger hoops.

Virginia


In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
beadqueen@... writes:




How are you supposed to store the hoops to prevent warping?


Re: Update using Mac

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi,

I have a Mac and I updated my Janome by downloading the update file, unzipping it and opening the folder. I then loaded the files onto a usb jump drive which I then plugged into the Janome 12000. It read the files and updated the machine.

I have since bought Parallels and Windows 7 to install on my Mac to run Horizon link. 

Happy stitching,
Estelle

On Jun 1, 2013, at 8:35 AM, Fmjfrazier@... wrote:

 

Mac is not compatible with our Janome software so you can not do it with a Mac, go to your dealer and have him do the update for you.
 
 
In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:23:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, no_reply@... writes:
 

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!




Re: Update using Mac

Virginia
 

Mac is not compatible with our Janome software so you can not do it with a Mac, go to your dealer and have him do the update for you.
 
 

In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:23:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, no_reply@... writes:
 

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!


Re: Janome Hoops

Virginia
 

The hoops are large and I just keep them in the original box they came in.  I have a great pattern for a stabilizer holder and am trying to come up with a holder for our hoops, but the patterns out there are not for our wonderful larger hoops.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, beadqueen@... writes:
 

How are you supposed to store the hoops to prevent warping?


Re: Basting quilts with Elmer's glue

Virginia
 

I have used Elmers glue 505 spray and my favorites KK2000 from Sulky, and Quilters choice basting glue.  I find Elmers does leave little white spots on the fabric and  flecks on the machine.  I am not impressed with the 505 it has gummed up my needle and is hard to clean off of the hoops even with soap and water.  I love the Sulky KK2000 and Quilters choice basting glue, and after I put the quilters choice on the fabric I touch it with my iron and it leaves no residue.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 6/1/2013 10:19:54 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jim@... writes:
 

Elmer's Glue??? Hmmm. I prefer Juicy Fruit gum myself, or duct tape if I'm out of gum.

The glue should not hurt your machine, other than the possibility of tiny bits of it falling into the bobbin area. Regular cleaning should take care of that. In truth I would be more concerned about the 505 spray. I had more than a few customers that used that and spray embroidery adhesive right at their machine. This would leave a sticky residue all over the machine, and inside the throat area. I'd like to get back some of the hours I lost with Q-Tips and alcohol cleaning it out. As long as you spray WELL AWAY from the machine, you should be OK. With both glue and spray I would probably change the needle a little more often.

--- In janome12000@..., "Kathy" wrote:
>
> Jim, what is your opinion on using this procedure? I've read that lots is people have done it and love it. Me, personally, I'm not sure. I like to use 505 basting spray. I don't want to gum up my beautiful machine and I haven't seen you address this particular topic. Sorry if I missed it.
>


Re: Janome Hoops

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I tossed the cardboard box a long time ago. I bought a plastic storage bin with wheels that has a lid. I store all the hoop stuff in it and roll it under the bed when it’s not in use. I’ve had no problems with warped hoops and I live in Houston, TX which can be quite humid at times.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Kathy
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2013 8:26 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Janome Hoops

 

 

How are you supposed to store the hoops to prevent warping?


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Re: Basting quilts with Elmer's glue

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Elmer's Glue??? Hmmm. I prefer Juicy Fruit gum myself, or duct tape if I'm out of gum.

The glue should not hurt your machine, other than the possibility of tiny bits of it falling into the bobbin area. Regular cleaning should take care of that. In truth I would be more concerned about the 505 spray. I had more than a few customers that used that and spray embroidery adhesive right at their machine. This would leave a sticky residue all over the machine, and inside the throat area. I'd like to get back some of the hours I lost with Q-Tips and alcohol cleaning it out. As long as you spray WELL AWAY from the machine, you should be OK. With both glue and spray I would probably change the needle a little more often.

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

Jim, what is your opinion on using this procedure? I've read that lots is people have done it and love it. Me, personally, I'm not sure. I like to use 505 basting spray. I don't want to gum up my beautiful machine and I haven't seen you address this particular topic. Sorry if I missed it.


Basting quilts with Elmer's glue

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

Jim, what is your opinion on using this procedure? I've read that lots is people have done it and love it. Me, personally, I'm not sure. I like to use 505 basting spray. I don't want to gum up my beautiful machine and I haven't seen you address this particular topic. Sorry if I missed it.


Re: Update using Mac

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You should be able to update your machine with your Mac, though your procedure will be different from the instructions for Windows users.

1. Download the update from the Janome Global Site: http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/mc12000v110.html

2. Double click the Zip file in your Downloads folder. It will be unpacked into a new folder called UpdateMC12000V110.

3. Open the UpdateMC12000V110 folder and locate the folder "PROG". Open it.

4. Insert a USB flash drive into your Mac. Open it and make sure it is empty.

5. Drag the 4 files from the PROG folder into the USB drive. It's important that you move only the 4 individual files, NOT the PROG folder itself.

6. Right click the USB drive, choose "Eject", and unplug it from your Mac.

7. Double-click the file MC12000UpdateTool_EN in the UpdateMC12000V110 folder. It will open in preview.

8. Follow the instructions beginning with step 5.

OS X in the Mac puts some hidden files on every USB device that is plugged in. If the update does not start as explained in the instructions, those hidden files may be confusing the update software in the machine. You can remove them using a utility called "Blue Harvest":
http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/
It's free to try for 30 days, though if you are going to be doing a lot of design transfers to USB I would strongly recommend buying it.

You will also want software for working with designs. There is a Mac-specific program called "StitchBuddy" that works great for this. It also removes the hidden files mentioned above:
http://www.stitchbuddy.de

Have fun with your new "baby"!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, manyamile1 <no_reply@...> wrote:

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!


Janome Hoops

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

How are you supposed to store the hoops to prevent warping?


Re: Janome 12000 FA10 Hoop

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

Wow thanks for that info Vicki - will persist with Dealers then 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Janome 12000 FA10 Hoop

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

Ok Sue I will try laying it flat with something heavy on top and then will use my table - thanks again for your reply 
 
 
 
 
Cheers
Anna


Re: Janome 12000 FA10 Hoop

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

Thanks for that Info Virginia - but I fear its too late for my hoop its already warped same as the Dealers hoop 
 
 
 
 Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Janome 12000 FA10 Hoop
 
 

When I first got my machine I always felt like the hoops were not right,  I tried calibrating and that did not help.  My dealer suggested to keep my acrylic table on the machine at all times even when I embroider.  Voila no more problems with my hoops. It keeps your hoops level and so much nicer.
 
Virginia
 
  
 

 


Update using Mac

manyamile1 <no_reply@...>
 

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!