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Re: Thread Stand

Sherry Martin
 

Just wanted to add that I happened to have a Pfaff spool stand called a "creative spool stand" left from a Pfaff I used to have and it fits perfectly into the hole for the 2nd horizontal thread holder on the 12000. I have been using it for embroidery and it works great! There is one availble on ebay if you put in the description "Pfaff spool stand". You can also google it and find them for sale by other dealers.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "mc11000jes" <joan.e.smith@...> wrote:

Hi

Was busy sewing trying to keep busy (aniversary of my brothers suicide) and looked across the table at my Horizon 7700 with its 2 spool thread stand. Out of curiosity I decided to try it out on my MC12000 and it is a perfect fit, even to perfectly fitting those giant cones of thread (ie King Star metallic). I sold the 5 thread stand from my MC11000 not long ago as it definitely didn't fit but this is a good substitue until the 5 thread stand comes in stock - besides I might as well use it.

Whilst I think of it have noticed a lot of comments of people using feet from their previous Janome machines. If you do so, remember to put a reminder on the front of your machine regarding the width of your stitch as all these older feet were only made for a maximum width of 7mm and now you have access to 9mm width. Broken needles in your future if you forget. I've had fun with broken needles in hard to reach places in my past where I had to get a mechanic to get the nastier little pieces out so have decided to get what I need for the MC12000 as I need them. I'm keeping a couple of my old machines and they will fit them anyhow.

I am keeping my Horizon 7700 for taking to quilting classes etc. The MC4000 goes travelling with me in the caravan (it was the first combined gift from my father and husband just after our marriage). Am still making up my mind about my 6600 as my dad had put a deposit on it just before he died and I used part of my inheritance to finish paying it off, so every time I start to sell it my heart sinks. Ideally I would love someone in the family to have it instead.

By the way when I was talking about looking across the sewing table what I was talking about was that I have a lovely big conference room type table (1300mm by 1800mm) which means I have 2 machines set up opposite each other and I have room at the table for a couple of friends when we have a sewing day. Previously I had Horn cabinets but always had trouble with them as although not that tall (5 foot 8 inches) my knees always hurt so have sold them and found this lovely table when I was looking for a 2nd hand heavy duty book case (my sewing books and magazines are tall as well as heavy).

Joan
Newcastle NSW Australia


Re: Jump Thread Cutting Length Command

Sherry Martin
 

Just wanted to say that the 11000 had the capability to cut jump threads so you didn't need to upgrade to the 12000 to do that. It was included in one of the updates to the original 11000, either the one to make it the 11000SE or the one that added the 8x8 acufil hoop.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@...> wrote:



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

We consistently have tails left on top. This may be fixable with an update, we'll see.

To turn off the cutting command hold the plus key on the Cutting Length option until it reads OFF. With Cutting Command on jumps will be cut only when trim commands are found in the design. Neither of these settings will have an effect on tail length or whether it's on top or bottom.
Thanks for answering Jim you are wonderful and have been answering my questions since the 10000. However I must say I am very disappointed as that is one of the reasons I upgraded from the 11000 as I hate having to cut all those threads. I will be waiting for that upgrade

Kris in Aus


Re: Thread Stand

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Question regarding using the Horizon 7700 spool thread stand - have you
actually threaded and sewn and filled a bobbin using this? I know the screw
holes fit, but the filled bobbin was terrible - it was mushy and didn't feed
properly. In addition when trying to sew with it, I kept getting the message
about the thread breaking and to rethread the needle. The thread wasn't
broken and the needle was still threaded. It somehow was bypassing the
thread sensor.

There is a small metal guide and on the 7700 there is a place to put it
which doesn't exist on the 12000. To get around the problem and still use
the cones, I ended up using a standalone cone unit and put one of the cone
holders on it - works perfectly. I would like to know how to use the spool
holder if possible. What piece of the puzzle am I missing?

Vikki
Houston, TX


Re: my first project

gbmko
 

Very cute!

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

I just uploaded a photo of my first project on my 12000. I combined the gum leaves off a design I had and the fringed flower design a built in on the machine. I made it into a Xmas Card for my friend. Liz


Thread Stand

mc11000jes <joan.e.smith@...>
 

Hi

Was busy sewing trying to keep busy (aniversary of my brothers suicide) and looked across the table at my Horizon 7700 with its 2 spool thread stand. Out of curiosity I decided to try it out on my MC12000 and it is a perfect fit, even to perfectly fitting those giant cones of thread (ie King Star metallic). I sold the 5 thread stand from my MC11000 not long ago as it definitely didn't fit but this is a good substitue until the 5 thread stand comes in stock - besides I might as well use it.

Whilst I think of it have noticed a lot of comments of people using feet from their previous Janome machines. If you do so, remember to put a reminder on the front of your machine regarding the width of your stitch as all these older feet were only made for a maximum width of 7mm and now you have access to 9mm width. Broken needles in your future if you forget. I've had fun with broken needles in hard to reach places in my past where I had to get a mechanic to get the nastier little pieces out so have decided to get what I need for the MC12000 as I need them. I'm keeping a couple of my old machines and they will fit them anyhow.

I am keeping my Horizon 7700 for taking to quilting classes etc. The MC4000 goes travelling with me in the caravan (it was the first combined gift from my father and husband just after our marriage). Am still making up my mind about my 6600 as my dad had put a deposit on it just before he died and I used part of my inheritance to finish paying it off, so every time I start to sell it my heart sinks. Ideally I would love someone in the family to have it instead.

By the way when I was talking about looking across the sewing table what I was talking about was that I have a lovely big conference room type table (1300mm by 1800mm) which means I have 2 machines set up opposite each other and I have room at the table for a couple of friends when we have a sewing day. Previously I had Horn cabinets but always had trouble with them as although not that tall (5 foot 8 inches) my knees always hurt so have sold them and found this lovely table when I was looking for a 2nd hand heavy duty book case (my sewing books and magazines are tall as well as heavy).

Joan
Newcastle NSW Australia


Re: Krissyb here

Anna C Simon <rbs11739@...>
 

Kris,
 
I also would like to see more pictures of this wood spool holder. My husband is a very good carpenter, and I'm sure he could make me one.
You can email me off group as well.
 Thanks.
 
 
Ann Simon (in nowhere land) Bradford Pa.

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 12/17/2011 5:35:45 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Krissyb here
 
 

I would love to see that picture of the underneath of the wood spool
holder, as well.  My husband could make me one. But he will need
pictures.
 
Thank You
Maureen

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 10:19 AM, seamgood <seamgood@...> wrote:
 

Dear Kris,
Thank you so much for answering me. I am going to try to write to that store and see if they might have anymore. Does the little round disk on the big block spin around and how is it held in place...by a screw and bolt maybe? Oh, I would consider making one myself, I want one so badly! lol I'm a sucker for hand made wooden things!
I'll let you know how I make out writing to the store. Could you maybe take a picture of the underneath of the wooden spool holder for me so I can see exactly how it is put together. I just might be able to make me one! lol And would you say it is about 3 inches in length?
Thank you again, Kris. If you want to email me off line, I'm
seamgood@...
Thank you!
Gloria in Massachusetts



>
> I purchased that little wooden spoolholder at a small sewing shop in Brisbane Australia about six years ago. It was made by a clever husband of one of the sewing ladies. The shop has a website and I have searched it and cannot find the spindle for sale. The man who made it was retired and didn't make many.
>
> This is the website http://www.bevgorrysewing.com.au/
>
> Kris in Aus
>


 


Re: Krissyb here

itsatweetything
 

I would love to see that picture of the underneath of the wood spool
holder, as well.  My husband could make me one. But he will need
pictures.
 
Thank You
Maureen

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 10:19 AM, seamgood <seamgood@...> wrote:
 

Dear Kris,
Thank you so much for answering me. I am going to try to write to that store and see if they might have anymore. Does the little round disk on the big block spin around and how is it held in place...by a screw and bolt maybe? Oh, I would consider making one myself, I want one so badly! lol I'm a sucker for hand made wooden things!
I'll let you know how I make out writing to the store. Could you maybe take a picture of the underneath of the wooden spool holder for me so I can see exactly how it is put together. I just might be able to make me one! lol And would you say it is about 3 inches in length?
Thank you again, Kris. If you want to email me off line, I'm
seamgood@...
Thank you!
Gloria in Massachusetts



>
> I purchased that little wooden spoolholder at a small sewing shop in Brisbane Australia about six years ago. It was made by a clever husband of one of the sewing ladies. The shop has a website and I have searched it and cannot find the spindle for sale. The man who made it was retired and didn't make many.
>
> This is the website http://www.bevgorrysewing.com.au/
>
> Kris in Aus
>



Re: Jump Thread Cutting Length Command

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

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

We consistently have tails left on top. This may be fixable with an update, we'll see.

To turn off the cutting command hold the plus key on the Cutting Length option until it reads OFF. With Cutting Command on jumps will be cut only when trim commands are found in the design. Neither of these settings will have an effect on tail length or whether it's on top or bottom.
Thanks for answering Jim you are wonderful and have been answering my questions since the 10000. However I must say I am very disappointed as that is one of the reasons I upgraded from the 11000 as I hate having to cut all those threads. I will be waiting for that upgrade

Kris in Aus


Re: A question for Jim

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It's actually the "Design" button in the "Place" section of the ribbon toolbar at the top of the Horizon Link editing window. Yes, you can copy the designs directly to the EmbF inside the EMB folder on your flash drive. Keep in mind that when the large design was saved for stitching in the MA hoop, there may be multiple layers of stitching. In my case a large jacket back design created 5 layers of stitching, saved as design1.jef, design2.jef and design3.jef. On the 11000 you would stitch each of these in order without removing the hoop. On the 12000 when I opened the first design (design1.jef) it was put into the GR hoop. Then I used the EDIT function to add design2.jef and finally design3.jef. This left me with a single design to stitch in hoop GR (with 61 color changes and 74 minutes of stitching!). If all your design is in one file, you can just throw it in the flash drive, open on the machine and sew. But if you have multiple designs you must be careful to add them to the hoop in order to preserve the layering.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Grace Lubold" <glubold@...> wrote:

Thank you for your response. I still have 2 questions. What is the “place� button.... looked for one but could not locate it. The other question is, is it ok to just copy design directly to the embf folder on my thumb drive, not using any design program for the transfer? I did put in my design in the 12000 that way and was able to open it in the gr hoop. Am I creating a problem doing that? Thanks, Grace


Needle bar jammed

stitchnpatch
 

My 12000 has been busy embroidering Christmas designs during the last couple of days when a little while ago it suddenly decided to seize up and now the needle bar is jammed. I'm going to have to make a trip to my dealer on Monday and hopefully he will be able to get it going again quite quickly. Anybody else had a problem like this?
Vicki


Re: A question for Jim

Grace Lubold <glubold@...>
 

Thank you for your response.   I still have 2 questions.   What is the “place” button....   looked for one but could not locate it.   The other question is, is it ok to just copy design directly to the embf folder on my thumb drive,  not using any design program for the transfer?  I did put in my design in the 12000 that way and was able to open it in the gr hoop.   Am I creating a problem doing that?      Thanks,   Grace


Re: Krissyb here

seamgood <seamgood@...>
 

Dear Kris,
Thank you so much for answering me. I am going to try to write to that store and see if they might have anymore. Does the little round disk on the big block spin around and how is it held in place...by a screw and bolt maybe? Oh, I would consider making one myself, I want one so badly! lol I'm a sucker for hand made wooden things!
I'll let you know how I make out writing to the store. Could you maybe take a picture of the underneath of the wooden spool holder for me so I can see exactly how it is put together. I just might be able to make me one! lol And would you say it is about 3 inches in length?
Thank you again, Kris. If you want to email me off line, I'm
seamgood@gmail.com
Thank you!
Gloria in Massachusetts


I purchased that little wooden spoolholder at a small sewing shop in Brisbane Australia about six years ago. It was made by a clever husband of one of the sewing ladies. The shop has a website and I have searched it and cannot find the spindle for sale. The man who made it was retired and didn't make many.

This is the website http://www.bevgorrysewing.com.au/
>
Kris in Aus


Re: Jump Thread Cutting Length Command

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We consistently have tails left on top. This may be fixable with an update, we'll see.

To turn off the cutting command hold the plus key on the Cutting Length option until it reads OFF. With Cutting Command on jumps will be cut only when trim commands are found in the design. Neither of these settings will have an effect on tail length or whether it's on top or bottom.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@...> wrote:

I have the Cutting command selected and find that sometimes the thread gets used up or taken to the back but 2 out of 3 times it leaves a tail from 1/2 and ince to 1 1/2 inches

I have read the directions on Page 128 of the Instruction book and it says that "you need to set the jump stitch cutting length to OFF if you turn on the Cutting Command option."

Well I want to do that but can't find where to go to do turn off the jump stitch cutting length. I can see the length of the jump stitch in the Advanced/customize window but no option to turn it off............I know I am missing something here. Can some clever person point me in the right direction

Kris in Aus who absolutely loves this machine!!!!!


Re: software

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Digitizer MBX is version 4 of Janome's Digitizer. Most dealers are still waiting for upgrades to be shipped. It comes with 10 hours of DVD instruction by Trevor Conquergood. You can also learn a lot from Trevor here:
http://www.sunsetstitches.com

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

what is the currant/newest version of the MBX software for the 12000 and are there any classes for it online or in person?
Thanks
Judy


Re: new

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

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

Where can I find this update? I'm new to the list and have had my machine
less than a month.



Vikki

Houston, TX


Re: A question for Jim

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Yes, that's clear and the GR hoop is the only one that will work. I've done some experimenting and found out how you can do it. Here's how:
1. Open your large design in EasyDesign.
2. Select the 11000 machine and the MA hoop.
3. Save the design as a JEF to your Documents folder (Windows 7) or My Documents (XP). This will create one or more JEF designs. If more than 1 they will be numbered.
4. Open Horizon Link for editing. Select the GR hoop.
5. Use the Place button to insert the first MA design from the (My) Documents folder.
6. If you have multiple MA designs repeat the Place operation for each in order.
At this point you should have a design ready to stitch. Only one thing could make it fail - if the original design has any objects that are larger than 200mm Digitizer will refuse to save it for the MA hoop. Fixing that is very complicated, and you had best wait for the MBX upgrade.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Grace Lubold" <glubold@...> wrote:

In regard to my question about transferring designs to the 12000, my problem is specifically transferring larger designs to take advantage of the bigger hoops for the 12000. I just got a design that is 9.40 x 4.5 mm. It is too big for any but the MA hoop for the 11000. What do I do? I hope this is more clear. Grace


Jump Thread Cutting Length Command

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

I have the Cutting command selected and find that sometimes the thread gets used up or taken to the back but 2 out of 3 times it leaves a tail from 1/2 and ince to 1 1/2 inches

I have read the directions on Page 128 of the Instruction book and it says that "you need to set the jump stitch cutting length to OFF if you turn on the Cutting Command option."

Well I want to do that but can't find where to go to do turn off the jump stitch cutting length. I can see the length of the jump stitch in the Advanced/customize window but no option to turn it off............I know I am missing something here. Can some clever person point me in the right direction

Kris in Aus who absolutely loves this machine!!!!!


my first project

Liz
 

I just uploaded a photo of my first project on my 12000. I combined the gum leaves off a design I had and the fringed flower design a built in on the machine. I made it into a Xmas Card for my friend. Liz


Re: Accu Feed vs Differential Feed

Sherry Martin
 

That helps a lot. So does this mean you can always use the dual feed device (at least for most stitches), but on only the indicated stitches you can also use the dial to balance the fabric? And also that you only have to push the dual feed icon when you want to use the dial?

So essentially if all you care about is using the dual feed, you just attach the foot making sure the lever is engaged in the back and start sewing?

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

Probably the best place to start is to get the terminology down. The term "AcuFeed" was introduced with the 6600P and extends also to the Horizon 7700. However it is not used at all in the 12000 manual. They now refer to this as the "Dual Feed Device." It performs essentially the same function, adding a second set of feed dogs to the top fabric, so that the layers of fabric are clamped together as you sew. Typically this function is engaged when you have a problem keeping the fabric layers together as you sew, such as sewing two pieces of dissimilar fabric together. It's also great for "puffy" fabrics, such as Minkee Blankee, which are very soft and don't feed well with the bottom feed dogs alone. Anyone who has ever tried to stitch two layers of cotton with batting (wadding) in between knows the value of a dual feed system. On less advanced machines this function is achieved with an even feed (walking) foot, but the 12000 has it built in.

Differential Feed is a term most often used with sergers (overlockers), which have separate feed dogs at the front and back of the machine. By adjusting the ratio of the rate of front feeding to back feeding, it's possible to gather fabrics or to eliminate puckers by smoothing it out. On the 12000 this function is called the Dual Feed Balance adjustment.

You use the Dual Feed option when you need it, simple as that. If your fabric layers are "creeping" or not feeding well, you can almost always correct it with the Dual Feed function. Once you are using the Dual Feed option, if the fabric is puckering on the top or the bottom, you can smooth it out using the Dual Feed balance. This is illustrated on page 31 of the manual. This dial adjusts the rate of feed of the Dual Feed device against the rate of feed on the bottom feed dogs. Start with it set to 0 and test on scrap, then adjust if needed.


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

Following all the discussion earlier in the week about engaging the Accu Feed can you tell me what's the difference between the Accu Feed and the Differential Feed and when should I use each of them?

Thanks

Vicki


software

judithrs <abbieshat@...>
 

what is the currant/newest version of the MBX software for the 12000 and are there any classes for it online or in person?
Thanks
Judy