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Re: Color changes

Donna Clendaniel
 

The screen should tell you it is either pausing and moving to another spot using the same color  or it will tell you color change.
Donna



From: "susies stitches"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:10:52 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Color changes

 

When the machine stops and cuts the thread do you only change the color when it moves to an entirely different spot?  I have been foilowingb the chart faithfully but at one point found out that  I was on the wrong colors,, presumably because everytime the machine stopped and cut the thread, I changed to the next color.  On previous machines I've owned, it would resume with the same color in another spot if it wasn't finished with that color.  I have now started waiting until the needle moves to an entirely different spot before changing the thread, but I'm not sure it that's right either!  Its a train design with quite a bit of shading, and I probably won't be able to tell if it's right until it's finished.  This is the first time I've stitched on  a Janome; I've had other brands before.  I have no complaints about the machine, but it's quite different from what I've had, and I'm flying blind until I can get some lessons,  I'd appreciate any comments - I tried tha manal, but couldn't find an answer. I ordered .the embroidery DVD last night, but need an answer soon!  Thanks so much for your help.


Re: Color changes

vicki chrobak
 

Susie (?), If Consecutive Color Grouping is ON in embroidery set menu, the machine may skip consecutive colors that are almost the same.�� Turn it OFF to get all colors on your chart.�� Ask me how I know, LOL!�� Jim helped solve it for me.
Vicki Jo

On 1/4/2014 12:10 PM, susies.stitches@... wrote:



When the machine stops and cuts the thread do you only change the color when it moves to an entirely different spot? ��I have been foilowingb the chart faithfully but at one point found out that ��I was on the wrong colors,, presumably because everytime the machine stopped and cut the thread, I changed to the next color. ��On previous machines I've owned, it would resume with the same color in another spot if it wasn't finished with that color. ��I have now started waiting until the needle moves to an entirely different spot before changing the thread, but I'm not sure it that's right either! ��Its a train design with quite a bit of shading, and I probably won't be able to tell if it's right until it's finished. ��This is the first time I've stitched on ��a Janome; I've had other brands before. ��I have no complaints about the machine, but it's quite different from what I've had, and I'm flying blind until I can get some lessons, ��I'd appreciate any comments - I tried tha manal, but couldn't find an answer. I ordered .the embroidery DVD last night, but need an answer soon! ��Thanks so much for your help.


Re: surpised myself - walked out with a 15000

Virginia
 

Lou Ann I work for my dealer and after looking at the 2 machines.  I am really happier with my 12,000.  Not a bit sorry I did not trade up.  The only difference of the I
pad and the 200,000 is no temptation.  I think you will see that we may the best decision.

Virginia


From: "darlaine@..." <darlaine@...>
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2014 8:29 PM
Subject: [janome12000] surpised myself - walked out with a 15000

 
Took my MB 4 in for service and walked out with the 15000.  Go back in a week for lessons but for now I have a week to play and  decide what I need help with.



Re: Bobbin noise

Linda M <linlefmul@...>
 

Just loosen the screw on top of the bobbin winder, it takes 2 seconds and you can adjust it to as full or as little as you want.
 
Linda M.
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 04/01/2014 12:05:26 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] RE: Bobbin noise
 
 

I'll have to try and find Jim's directions on adjusting the bobbin winder because mine sure leaves a lot of room when it stops.  The Janome does a better job at winding consistently than the Sidewinder, but for the convenience I'll keep using it and help to 'guide' the thread as it's winding.  If I could get more thread on the bobbin with the Janome I would use that for projects where I only expect to use one bobbin full.  It sounds to me like I need to get some washers as my machine does the same as you describe with more noise when the bobbin is nearly empty.  Thanks for the info!


Color changes

susies.stitches@...
 

When the machine stops and cuts the thread do you only change the color when it moves to an entirely different spot?  I have been foilowingb the chart faithfully but at one point found out that  I was on the wrong colors,, presumably because everytime the machine stopped and cut the thread, I changed to the next color.  On previous machines I've owned, it would resume with the same color in another spot if it wasn't finished with that color.  I have now started waiting until the needle moves to an entirely different spot before changing the thread, but I'm not sure it that's right either!  Its a train design with quite a bit of shading, and I probably won't be able to tell if it's right until it's finished.  This is the first time I've stitched on  a Janome; I've had other brands before.  I have no complaints about the machine, but it's quite different from what I've had, and I'm flying blind until I can get some lessons,  I'd appreciate any comments - I tried tha manal, but couldn't find an answer. I ordered .the embroidery DVD last night, but need an answer soon!  Thanks so much for your help.


Re: Bobbin noise

Carl Fuller
 

On winding bobbins. This might have come off another site but if it did I don't think it was private enough that they'd mind if I shared it here. I no longer "hold the tail piece" when winding bobbins. After reading the hint, I use this method. After getting the thread up through that goofy little hidden hole in the bobbin, (the one that moves around obviously) you've got extra thread, that you would hold onto for the first couple of windings. Instead of doing that, push this up or down through the center hole (much bigger hole and doesn't move either) and put the bobbin on the winder and have a go at it. No stopping to cut the twisted up tail piece, just keep on winding.


Re: Bobbin noise

Lou Ann
 

I'll have to try and find Jim's directions on adjusting the bobbin winder because mine sure leaves a lot of room when it stops.  The Janome does a better job at winding consistently than the Sidewinder, but for the convenience I'll keep using it and help to 'guide' the thread as it's winding.  If I could get more thread on the bobbin with the Janome I would use that for projects where I only expect to use one bobbin full.  It sounds to me like I need to get some washers as my machine does the same as you describe with more noise when the bobbin is nearly empty.  Thanks for the info!


From: blue_lak
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2014 5:50 PM
Subject: [janome12000] RE: Bobbin noise

 
I wind the first 3 or 4 wraps by hand, holding the thread end under my finger where I'm holding the bobbin. Then I put it on the winder and start a little slowly first and then let it rip. In an earlier message, Jim gave directions on how to adjust the metal guide to let the bobbin wind more fully, which mine needed very much. As for noise, there is less rattling with the washer and particularly when the bobbin is nearly empty. It's wafer thin and slightly smaller diameter than the bobbin. I am using Janome bobbins.
Aside from not filling the bobbins completely, does your Janome wind them consistently, slowly working from bottom to top and then back again? Does the Sidewinder wind consistently? If it's not, that could also explain some of the jumping around.
Jan


---In janome12000@..., wrote:

What is your "technique" for winding the bobbins?  Maybe mine are wound too tight at the beginning from my holding on to the tail and spinning too fast???  Should I hold the tail loosely and start out slow while filling the bobbin?  I bought a bobbin winder on-line so I wouldn't have to remove the thread in the middle of a project, but found it also keeps winding until I say it's full and stop it.  I really don't remember now if I've always had the bobbin jumping or if it started doing it with the bobbins wound on the separate winder.  I can get more thread on the bobbin using the separate winder and the machine doesn't seem to mind the full end of the bobbin which I'm glad because of the time saved.  I would prefer not going back to the Janome wound bobbins because it stops before the bobbin is full.  I'm guessing if there was too much thread it would create quite a mess down below!




 







Re: Variable zigzag feeedback

pullen_burry@...
 

Wonderful!  Many thanks Jim and Vicki Jo, this is what I had assumed would be the case.  Just needed reassurance after the posts that sounded a little doubtful. :)

 

Thanks again everyone for your input.

 

Kind regards

Jo


Re: new 12000 questions-J Bobbins

Lou Ann
 

Thanks for the information.  It's nice to know that I bought the right thing:)
Are the pink and blue ones made by Janome?  I don't remember seeing them hanging on the wall at my dealer, but he sells several brands of machines and I might have missed them.


From: "capaul@..."
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 7:41 AM
Subject: RE: [janome12000] new 12000 questions-J Bobbins

 
Lou Ann,

The bobbins are the same for sewing and embroidery.  Janome machines and I've owned quite a few in the last 30 years ALL used the same bobbins.  I really like the pink and blue ones, but they do cost a bit more but they are so pretty.  They have a special resin in the centre core so that they grip the thread better.  I think there are clear ones that do that too but I can't tell them apart from my regular older Janome bobbins that I've used for all these years.  I did purchase some of those little silicon washers and then got scolded my our machine technician - he said that they aren't needed and could cause grief.  I've also purchased Neb bobbins - 144 in a box and was afraid to use them, until I started the Goose Tracks and Feathered Star HoopSisters quilts.  I needed so many bobbins that I decided I give them a try and they didn't cause me an ounce of grief - not once.  They are not a good quality bobbin by any means but they work and I've even rewound a few of them with no problem.  If you use the correct size bobbins, there should NEVER be a problem.

Cheryl - Saskatoon



Re: surpised myself - walked out with a 15000

Lou Ann
 

I know that temptation!  I bought my 12000 after Janome announced the 15000.  I love my 12000, but after watching the new one in a class my dealer offers I was very impressed.  If I had my 12000 paid off, I might have given into the temptation:)


From: "darlaine@..."
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2014 8:29 PM
Subject: [janome12000] surpised myself - walked out with a 15000

 
Took my MB 4 in for service and walked out with the 15000.  Go back in a week for lessons but for now I have a week to play and  decide what I need help with.



Re: Digitizer MBX 4.5 - Digitize Cutwork

Virginia
 

The cutwork is an additional upgrade.   It is a plug in and the needles are an additional fee.  Both are at an additional cost.




-----Original Message-----
From: Bea Rosier
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am
Subject: [janome12000] Digitizer MBX 4.5 - Digitize Cutwork

 
Has anyone loaded this upgrade?  I can’t find the Cutwork tool anyplace.  All my toolbars are displaying except the Machine Status and I’ve checked all the fly-outs.
Instruction book says it is on digitize toolbar but it isn’t there.  I have also done a ‘repair’ install, and it still isn’t there.
Help?


Re: new 12000 questions

Virginia
 

That is normal.


-----Original Message-----
From: Vikki Youngmeyer
To: janome12000
Sent: Sat, Jan 4, 2014 9:46 am
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: new 12000 questions

 
When I have turned my 12000 off after finishing an embroidery design, I have noticed that when I turn it again, a message pops up in the window asking me if I want to go back to the previous design. If I say “yes”, the arm goes thru the gyrations whether the hoop is attached or not.
 
Vikki
Houston, TX
 
From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@yaho ogroups.com] On Behalf Of xcvictorygirl
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 12:08 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: new 12000 questions
 
 
I see you've gotten good responses from your questions. The only thing I would add is to invest in a UPS and plug your machine into the protected side of that. It's a small price compared to the cost of the MC 12000. They provide surge protection and give you time to hit the stop button and turn it off. I wondered at the time we lost power and I was embroidering if I should "return to dock" position so the embroidery arm could be removed. We never know how long power will be off when we lose it and I hate leaving my unit open for extended periods! My UPS was the lowest price that the office supply store car ried, but I figured 5 minutes was plenty of time to get the machine shut down safely. The 12000 always asks me if I want to return to the same spot and I assume (dangerous to do that!) if you told it "yes" it would return to the spot where you told it to stop even if you had returned to the dock position and closed the arm. Maybe somebody out there has done that and can tell us all:)

--- In janome12000@..., "Joyce Daniel" wrote:
>
> Hi!
> I am finally getting the cover off my "new" 12000 and I have a few more questions I hope you can help me with please?
> These are Embroidery questions......
> -do you use the magnetic clips as you hoop each time?
> -if the power goes off, when I turn my machine back on, will it be at the same spot where it stopped?
> -is there a fast way to fast forward a design? or is it one click at a time?
> -when you turn on the machine, is it always in the "sew" mode or can you set it up to open in the embroidery mode?
> -I use thread on large cones......where does one "put" these cones and how best to thread the machine? I'm missing the little square hole where the metal thread guide should go. I love that thingy on my 9000 and 350E.
> -do the prewound size A bobbins work in this machine? cardboard or plastic?
> -in the middle of a design, can I go to the "change machine settings" page and change an option and it will return to the same spot in my design?
>
> Thanks and may 2014 be your best year yet in every way possible.
> Joyce in GA
>

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Re: new 12000 questions

vicki chrobak
 

I totally, absolutely agree with you xvictorygirl about the UPS! A
small investment for peace of mind & replacing our machines. I also
keep my laptop plugged into it.
Vicki Jo

On 1/3/2014 12:07 PM, xcvictorygirl wrote:
I see you've gotten good responses from your questions. The only thing I would add is to invest in a UPS and plug your machine into the protected side of that. It's a small price compared to the cost of the MC 12000. They provide surge protection and give you time to hit the stop button and turn it off. I wondered at the time we lost power and I was embroidering if I should "return to dock" position so the embroidery arm could be removed. We never know how long power will be off when we lose it and I hate leaving my unit open for extended periods! My UPS was the lowest price that the office supply store carried, but I figured 5 minutes was plenty of time to get the machine shut down safely. The 12000 always asks me if I want to return to the same spot and I assume (dangerous to do that!) if you told it "yes" it would return to the spot where you told it to stop even if you had returned to the dock position and closed the arm. Maybe somebody out there has done that and can tell us all:)


Digitizer MBX 4.5 - Digitize Cutwork

Bea Rosier <beazoza@...>
 

Has anyone loaded this upgrade?  I can’t find the Cutwork tool anyplace.  All my toolbars are displaying except the Machine Status and I’ve checked all the fly-outs.

Instruction book says it is on digitize toolbar but it isn’t there.  I have also done a ‘repair’ install, and it still isn’t there.

Help?


Re: new 12000 questions-J Bobbins

Cheryl Paul
 

Lou Ann,


The bobbins are the same for sewing and embroidery.  Janome machines and I've owned quite a few in the last 30 years ALL used the same bobbins.  I really like the pink and blue ones, but they do cost a bit more but they are so pretty.  They have a special resin in the centre core so that they grip the thread better.  I think there are clear ones that do that too but I can't tell them apart from my regular older Janome bobbins that I've used for all these years.  I did purchase some of those little silicon washers and then got scolded my our machine technician - he said that they aren't needed and could cause grief.  I've also purchased Neb bobbins - 144 in a box and was afraid to use them, until I started the Goose Tracks and Feathered Star HoopSisters quilts.  I needed so many bobbins that I decided I give them a try and they didn't cause me an ounce of grief - not once.  They are not a good quality bobbin by any means but they work and I've even rewound a few of them with no problem.  If you use the correct size bobbins, there should NEVER be a problem.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: new 12000 questions

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

When I have turned my 12000 off after finishing an embroidery design, I have noticed that when I turn it again, a message pops up in the window asking me if I want to go back to the previous design. If I say “yes”, the arm goes thru the gyrations whether the hoop is attached or not.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of xcvictorygirl
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 12:08 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: new 12000 questions

 

 

I see you've gotten good responses from your questions. The only thing I would add is to invest in a UPS and plug your machine into the protected side of that. It's a small price compared to the cost of the MC 12000. They provide surge protection and give you time to hit the stop button and turn it off. I wondered at the time we lost power and I was embroidering if I should "return to dock" position so the embroidery arm could be removed. We never know how long power will be off when we lose it and I hate leaving my unit open for extended periods! My UPS was the lowest price that the office supply store carried, but I figured 5 minutes was plenty of time to get the machine shut down safely. The 12000 always asks me if I want to return to the same spot and I assume (dangerous to do that!) if you told it "yes" it would return to the spot where you told it to stop even if you had returned to the dock position and closed the arm. Maybe somebody out there has done that and can tell us all:)

--- In janome12000@..., "Joyce Daniel" wrote:
>
> Hi!
> I am finally getting the cover off my "new" 12000 and I have a few more questions I hope you can help me with please?
> These are Embroidery questions......
> -do you use the magnetic clips as you hoop each time?
> -if the power goes off, when I turn my machine back on, will it be at the same spot where it stopped?
> -is there a fast way to fast forward a design? or is it one click at a time?
> -when you turn on the machine, is it always in the "sew" mode or can you set it up to open in the embroidery mode?
> -I use thread on large cones......where does one "put" these cones and how best to thread the machine? I'm missing the little square hole where the metal thread guide should go. I love that thingy on my 9000 and 350E.
> -do the prewound size A bobbins work in this machine? cardboard or plastic?
> -in the middle of a design, can I go to the "change machine settings" page and change an option and it will return to the same spot in my design?
>
> Thanks and may 2014 be your best year yet in every way possible.
> Joyce in GA
>


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surpised myself - walked out with a 15000

darlaine@...
 

Took my MB 4 in for service and walked out with the 15000.  Go back in a week for lessons but for now I have a week to play and  decide what I need help with.


Re: new 12000 questions

erna_wooloowin
 

Dear Joyce

You can actually buy a thread guide that fits in the little whole separately. You do not have to buy the thread stand to obtain this thread guide. I guess because they deliver the thread guide standard with the 15000 you can now purchase it for the 12000 (same hole, same thread guide). Cost approx $ 5.00. Definately worth purchasing. Sorry don't know the part number.

Kind regards
Bernadette


On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 1:56 AM, Joyce Daniel <mdaniel@...> wrote:
 

Hi!
I am finally getting the cover off my "new" 12000 and I have a few more questions I hope you can help me with please?
These are Embroidery questions......
-do you use the magnetic clips as you hoop each time?
-if the power goes off, when I turn my machine back on, will it be at the same spot where it stopped?
-is there a fast way to fast forward a design? or is it one click at a time?
-when you turn on the machine, is it always in the "sew" mode or can you set it up to open in the embroidery mode?
-I use thread on large cones......where does one "put" these cones and how best to thread the machine? I'm missing the little square hole where the metal thread guide should go. I love that thingy on my 9000 and 350E.
-do the prewound size A bobbins work in this machine? cardboard or plastic?
-in the middle of a design, can I go to the "change machine settings" page and change an option and it will return to the same spot in my design?
 
Thanks and may 2014 be your best year yet in every way possible.
Joyce in GA
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



Re: Bobbin noise

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

I wind the first 3 or 4 wraps by hand, holding the thread end under my finger where I'm holding the bobbin. Then I put it on the winder and start a little slowly first and then let it rip. In an earlier message, Jim gave directions on how to adjust the metal guide to let the bobbin wind more fully, which mine needed very much. As for noise, there is less rattling with the washer and particularly when the bobbin is nearly empty. It's wafer thin and slightly smaller diameter than the bobbin. I am using Janome bobbins.

Aside from not filling the bobbins completely, does your Janome wind them consistently, slowly working from bottom to top and then back again? Does the Sidewinder wind consistently? If it's not, that could also explain some of the jumping around.

Jan



---In janome12000@..., <louannbush@...> wrote:

What is your "technique" for winding the bobbins?  Maybe mine are wound too tight at the beginning from my holding on to the tail and spinning too fast???  Should I hold the tail loosely and start out slow while filling the bobbin?  I bought a bobbin winder on-line so I wouldn't have to remove the thread in the middle of a project, but found it also keeps winding until I say it's full and stop it.  I really don't remember now if I've always had the bobbin jumping or if it started doing it with the bobbins wound on the separate winder.  I can get more thread on the bobbin using the separate winder and the machine doesn't seem to mind the full end of the bobbin which I'm glad because of the time saved.  I would prefer not going back to the Janome wound bobbins because it stops before the bobbin is full.  I'm guessing if there was too much thread it would create quite a mess down below!




 





new 12000 questions-J Bobbins

Lou Ann
 

Hmmmm.  Can you see a difference in the embroidery specific bobbins?  My dealer sold me what looks like "regular" bobbins in a Janome package.

From: sewingboy77 <no_reply@...>
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2014 12:33 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] new 12000 questions

 
The J bobbin are an embroidery specific bobbin which have a rubber mixed into the plastic when they make them so the bobbin sits better in the case and is quieter. If you buy the pre wound Janome bobbins they are all the J bobbin type.