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judithrs <abbieshat@...>
 

Hi ,
Received my Janome 12000 last week. Im very glad to have found this group. Does it run on 32 or 64 operating system . I have a 32 bit xp computer. If I need to replace it is using a Mac problematic.
I have installes Horizon linc...should there be audio on the help movies?
Thanks
Judy

Some questions for Jim

ANNE <amd15@...>
 

Hi Jim,

Hello from Annie in sunny Saudi Arabia. I have orderd the Horizon 12000 from the dealer in Dubai and hopefully it will be brought here to Saudi Arabia mid-January 2012 for me by a good friend who is visiting Dubai and will save me some expensive shipping! The dealer in Dubai has asked me to let him know about accessories or any items for the 12000 and he will order from Japan. Jim, can you tell me of any accessories that I would or should need? When I bought the 7700 I also bought all the extra feet, large binder, thread stand, I assume none of these will be of use with the 12000? Also, is there anywhere on line I can see exactly what feet do come with the 12000, I know it says 20 feet but what are they?

Thanks Jim and to everyone in this group, I honestly don't feel I would buy the 12000 if you weren't here as I have no-one at all to get advise or tuition from and have never used an embroidery machine but am willing to have a go!

Thanks again if you can offer any further information it would be of great help to me.

Best Wishes,
Annie Dunn
Saudi Arabia

Re: Edit a Design

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

In Windows 7 the files will be found in C:&#92;Program Files (X86)&#92;Janome&#92;Horizon Link&#92;Sample&#92;Embroidery Designs

--- In janome12000@..., "Liz" <dse7sew@...> wrote:


Thanks everyone for your help, It all works fine on my Windows XP Desktop but won't work on Windows 7 on my Laptop..AGHHHH Liz

Re: Accu Feed

Sherry Martin
 

I had the Pfaff Quilt Expression 3.0 with the IDT and didn't like it at all. I always felt like the IDT wasn't really strong enough to pull the fabric on the top. I had a lot of trouble with it when going over seams or when quilting a quilt sandwich with it skipping stitches. When I complained to my dealer, he always acted like I was doing something wrong. I also had all kinds of trouble with thread breaking when free motion quilting. I never did get that resolved even after having the machine in to be serviced numerous times. Then, when I traded in my Pfaff for the 11000, I felt like the 11000 sewed better even without a walking foot than the Pfaff did with the IDT engaged and free motion quilting was just great. I would never buy a Pfaff again.

--- In janome12000@..., "thedoghouse50" <thedoghouse50@...> wrote:

Actually Pfaff have the original dual feed system on their machines the IDT system which is brilliant, also Bernina have a built in dual feed on the 830 which will operate with all stitches.

Julie

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

Janome hasn’t limited our options at all. Instead they have added a feature the other machines do not have and that is the differential feed. Differential feed is usually only found on a serger.

You do not need to turn on the differential feed if you want to use decorative stitches on a quilt. The accufeed feet work just like a walking foot when you do not turn on the differential feed option so you are not limited to the stitches you use the foot with.

Turn on the differential feed for creating a lettuce edge hem or when sewing on knits and you are limited to just the straight stitches.

Donna M
Canada



From: stitchnpatch
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:36 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Accu Feed


So why do you think that Janome have limited our options for using this foot? I haven't come across that before with the other makes of machine I've had - I've been able to use the walking foot with all the embroidery designs and utility stitches on both my Brother and my Bernina.
Vicki

Re: Edit a Design

Liz
 

Thanks everyone for your help, It all works fine on my Windows XP Desktop but won't work on Windows 7 on my Laptop..AGHHHH Liz

Re: Accu Feed

thedoghouse50 <thedoghouse50@...>
 

Actually Pfaff have the original dual feed system on their machines the IDT system which is brilliant, also Bernina have a built in dual feed on the 830 which will operate with all stitches.

Julie

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

Janome hasn’t limited our options at all. Instead they have added a feature the other machines do not have and that is the differential feed. Differential feed is usually only found on a serger.

You do not need to turn on the differential feed if you want to use decorative stitches on a quilt. The accufeed feet work just like a walking foot when you do not turn on the differential feed option so you are not limited to the stitches you use the foot with.

Turn on the differential feed for creating a lettuce edge hem or when sewing on knits and you are limited to just the straight stitches.

Donna M
Canada



From: stitchnpatch
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:36 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Accu Feed


So why do you think that Janome have limited our options for using this foot? I haven't come across that before with the other makes of machine I've had - I've been able to use the walking foot with all the embroidery designs and utility stitches on both my Brother and my Bernina.
Vicki

Re: Accu Feed

Donna Morton
 

Janome hasn’t limited our options at all.  Instead they have added a feature the other machines do not have and that is the differential feed.  Differential feed is usually only found on a serger.
 
You do not need to turn on the differential feed if you want to use decorative stitches on a quilt.  The accufeed feet work just like a walking foot  when you do not turn on the differential feed option so you are not limited to the stitches you use the foot with. 
 
Turn on the differential feed for creating a lettuce edge hem or when sewing on knits and you are limited to just the straight stitches.  
 
Donna M
Canada
 
 
 

Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:36 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Accu Feed
 
 

So why do you think that Janome have limited our options for using this foot? I haven't come across that before with the other makes of machine I've had - I've been able to use the walking foot with all the embroidery designs and utility stitches on both my Brother and my Bernina.
Vicki

Re: Accu Feed

stitchnpatch
 

So why do you think that Janome have limited our options for using this foot? I haven't come across that before with the other makes of machine I've had - I've been able to use the walking foot with all the embroidery designs and utility stitches on both my Brother and my Bernina.
Vicki

Accu Feed

janetpiekarski
 

When you use the accufeed feet and select the option, you are engaging the differential mechanism (that's that dial on the right side of the machine above the switch). This allows the top layer to feed faster or slower than the bottom layer to avoid puckering. If you use the Accufeed feet without selecting the option, all you're doing is not engaging that differential feature. Then it becomes like the "normal" even feet foot that we used to have. It's fine to use it whenever but remember that it may fight you when you use reverse cycle (stitches that stitch forward and back as they make their pattern) stitches.

Re: Edit a Design

joylaytor
 

Liz, I don't see them in Documents\HorizonLink but I was able to find the files on the computer here:

C:\Program Files\Janome\HorizonLink\Sample\Embroidery Designs
with various folders underneath (such as 01_Favorite Designs and so on) with design files inside the folders.

Keep in mind that you should copy the file and move it to another directory so you don't overwrite the original.  Hope this helps.
Joy


Re: Dissappointed Embroidering Kids' Shirts

Sherry Martin
 

Also my dealer really likes the basting option in the embroidery mode. You can stick the T shirt on the sticky stabilizer, then before actually embroidering it, put a double basting stitch around it so it won't be as likely to move while embroidering it.

--- In janome12000@..., "dkuhlman4891" <dkuhlman4891@...> wrote:

Could you hoop sticky stabilizer and just 'stick' your shirt to it and achieve your project? My dealer has good luck with that approach.


--- In janome12000@..., "oddduck25" <oddduck25@> wrote:

This morning after my two young children went to school, I went straight to my 12000 to embroider some Christmas shirts for them. The designs I had chosen were both about 9" wide, and I was excited to not have to resize them to use them! I tacked some stabilizer to the backside of one shirt, and tried to hoop it sideways so I could use the free arm while embroidering. This is one of my favorite features of the Janome machines! Imagine my dismay when I absolutely could NOT get the shirt on the hoop! :(

The 9" hoop is so large that there was no way to get the shirt on it such that I could embroider it. I even tried hooping and turning inside out so the rest of the shirt lays on top, but it was stretched so tight I couldn't get enough of it out of the way to embroider. The only way would be to split the side seam and embroider it flat, which defeats the purpose of the free arm feature.

I ended up resizing the designs, and stitching them out on my 11K. I'm so glad I didn't trade it in now. I wrote Janome and begged them to make a 5x7 or 6x8 hoop for the 12K. I'm posting this to ask you to write them too. I can't be the only person who'd like to embroider smaller round objects with the free arm. I realize now I also won't be able to embroider those pre-fab canvas bags that I like to give away as gift wrapping, either.

So think about dropping Janome a line and asking for some hoop sizes between the 5x5 and the 9x9 size. My kids thank you!

Re: ditch quilting

Sherry Martin
 

No. But when I took my lesson for my machine, my instructor said there is a stitch-in-ditch foot available for the 12000. I think she meant for the dual feed.

She said it is one of the 1st accessories that she has been able to order for the new machine. I am looking forward to an open toe dual feed foot.

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

I has anyone used the 11000 convertible even feed set on their 12000. I'm looking at the open toe with the ditch guide. I like the accu feet but miss the open toe and ditch guide,sure hope that it is on the new feet list.
Dawn.

Re: Edit a Design

meowmie <meowmie@...>
 

Yes, you can, open the design in edit mode, save it to a usb drive and transfer to your computer. I've done that for a few of the designs.
 
Jen
 

From: Liz
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 7:46 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Edit a Design

 
I have an inbuilt design I like on the machine and would like to be able to edit it in my 5D software to use it with another design. What I want to know, is it possible to put it on a USB from the machine to be able to use it in my software. Liz



Re: Edit a Design

Donna Morton
 

No need actually.  If you have loaded the HorizonLink software then all the built-in designs are already on your computer.  Look in documents>HorizonLink.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
 
 

From: Liz
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 7:46 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Edit a Design
 
 

I have an inbuilt design I like on the machine and would like to be able to edit it in my 5D software to use it with another design. What I want to know, is it possible to put it on a USB from the machine to be able to use it in my software. Liz

Edit a Design

Liz
 

I have an inbuilt design I like on the machine and would like to be able to edit it in my 5D software to use it with another design. What I want to know, is it possible to put it on a USB from the machine to be able to use it in my software. Liz

ditch quilting

dawsewmad
 

I has anyone used the 11000 convertible even feed set on their 12000. I'm looking at the open toe with the ditch guide. I like the accu feet but miss the open toe and ditch guide,sure hope that it is on the new feet list.
Dawn.

Re: AccuFeed

Donna Morton
 

Our Janome Educator uses all the stitches with the accufeed foot.  I have used many of them myself with no problem.  Just do not select the Accufeed option and all the stitches are available for use.  It will not cause any problems.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
 
 

Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 5:02 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: AccuFeed
 
 

Officially, I guess. But if it did what you wanted why not use it?
Maybe Jim could tell us if it could cause problems???

--
Vicki Jo

So we are limited to five stitches with "walking foot" capability?

Re: AccuFeed

robin_zelonis <robin@...>
 

If you don't 'tell' the 12000 you are going to use the accufeed foot by hitting the button, it won't grey out all the stitches. Just select they stitch you want with the accufeed foot attached. Some stitches might not stitch out as well with the accufeed foot, but most will. I did most decorative stitches on my 6600 with the accufeed foot and they looked fine.

Robin in Maine

--- In janome12000@..., "dkuhlman4891" <dkuhlman4891@...> wrote:

So we are limited to five stitches with "walking foot" capability?

--- In janome12000@..., vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@> wrote:

Page 31 of manual says only U1 to 4 & Q1 to 7 can be sewn with dual feed
device.

--
Vicki Jo

Can I use the Accufeed foot on stitches that don't light up when I
select the AccuFeed funtcion? Example - I am working a tutorial
published in the Online Sewing First Edition. I am creating a grid
quilted background using stitch Q62 - and this stitch does not 'light
up' when I select AccuFeed. I am stitching through a quilting sandwich
so I need a walking foot. I tried using the AccuFeed food with Q62
(even though it said to use the F foot) and it seemed to work okay.
Just wondering if this is a good practice or not -- if not - what are my
'walking foot' options if the stitch doesn't light up when I select
AccuFeed??

Re: AccuFeed

vicki chrobak
 

Officially, I guess. But if it did what you wanted why not use it? Maybe Jim could tell us if it could cause problems???

--
Vicki Jo

So we are limited to five stitches with "walking foot" capability?

Re: Dissappointed Embroidering Kids' Shirts

dkuhlman4891
 

Could you hoop sticky stabilizer and just 'stick' your shirt to it and achieve your project? My dealer has good luck with that approach.

--- In janome12000@..., "oddduck25" <oddduck25@...> wrote:

This morning after my two young children went to school, I went straight to my 12000 to embroider some Christmas shirts for them. The designs I had chosen were both about 9" wide, and I was excited to not have to resize them to use them! I tacked some stabilizer to the backside of one shirt, and tried to hoop it sideways so I could use the free arm while embroidering. This is one of my favorite features of the Janome machines! Imagine my dismay when I absolutely could NOT get the shirt on the hoop! :(

The 9" hoop is so large that there was no way to get the shirt on it such that I could embroider it. I even tried hooping and turning inside out so the rest of the shirt lays on top, but it was stretched so tight I couldn't get enough of it out of the way to embroider. The only way would be to split the side seam and embroider it flat, which defeats the purpose of the free arm feature.

I ended up resizing the designs, and stitching them out on my 11K. I'm so glad I didn't trade it in now. I wrote Janome and begged them to make a 5x7 or 6x8 hoop for the 12K. I'm posting this to ask you to write them too. I can't be the only person who'd like to embroider smaller round objects with the free arm. I realize now I also won't be able to embroider those pre-fab canvas bags that I like to give away as gift wrapping, either.

So think about dropping Janome a line and asking for some hoop sizes between the 5x5 and the 9x9 size. My kids thank you!