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Re: Madeira Rayon

Jim Stutsman
 

The 7 types listed on the SET screen (Page 129 in the manual) are the only ones that Janome chose to put into the machine. Janome's Digitizer software has the ability to produce designs that show the exact color and thread number on the screen, but only for designs created in that software. Keep in mind that the color choices in the machine are not the full set of colors for each brand. They only provide equivalents for the 78 colors in Janome's thread chart, so they're not all that useful for designs that don't use Janome thread.


Madeira Rayon

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

I have the 12000 and would like the thread to read out the Madeira Rayon numbers. I see the choices for poly threads, but not rayon and the numbers are very different.  Anybody found a solution for this?


Rose, Lynn Haven, FL


Re: About updating to 15000

Kaye Lessard
 

Digizter for sure- does a lot more and easier to use - I have both
Kaye in la

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Re: Breaking thread and thread nesting

Jim Stutsman
 

What you have described are classic symptoms of damage to the hook race. Take off the needle plate, remove the bobbin case and use a magnifying glass to look at the edge of the metal "basket" that the bobbin case sits in. You are looking for pits or sharp edges. If you don't see them, pass a piece of nylon stocking around the edge to see if it snags. Also look at the bottom of the bobbin case. If it has a thin white or gray line on the edge, that's where a burr has filed it. This dust creates a lot of friction, causing heat.


If the hook race is damaged it can often be polished to remove the burr, but you have to have the right kind of polishing stone and good magnification to see it. In the worst case a new hook race would be needed, but I found that only happened about 10% of the time.


In any case, if you have hook race damage you should take it to your dealer. Take the magnifying glass too, as dealers often overlook this problem and fiddle with tension and other things that won't fix it. If the damage can be seen it can be fixed. Good luck!


Re: circular attachment

Jim Stutsman
 

No, it won't work. The circular stitching attachment works by snapping in place of the bobbin cover. The bobbin cover for the 15000 is not as wide as the one on the 12000, so anything that replaces the bobbin cover on the 12000 will not fit on the 15000. Your dealer will need to order the 202-135-007 part.


Re: acufil 12000

VLS
 

When you enter the size of your quilt you enter the actual size do not add 5 inches to the dimensions.  The 5 inches on all sides of your backing-batting that you add before you start to quilt your quilt is so you can quilt to the edge of the original quilt top.  If you did not add that extra fabric on the backing then your machine would not be able to move over to the edge of your quilt because your hoop would be in the way.
I believe the yellow box signifies the 5 inches of extra backing then that white line is your hoop.  The blue lines are the outside lines of each hooping and the red lines signify the center of that particular block or hoop.  If you look in the help menu of the program it is very well explained, step by step.
 
Vicki
 
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 5:25 PM
Subject: [janome12000] RE: acufil 12000
 
 

The instructions for multiple design layout says in step one to enter the overall size of embroidery area. Is this the finished size of the quilt or are you supposed to add a 5 inch margin all around to the finished size which it says to do in the notes?

What is the significance of the yellow box versus the blue/grey/red grid?

I have watched Diane’s video and read the acufil instructions over and over but I am stuck on Step 1. Thanks.

Judy in No. VA


Re: Artistic suite v Janome/Wilcom digitising suite. 4 Gail

maggie cooper
 

I'm not sure if you are called Gail or Molly or Chloe, but in answer to the question you posed, go for the program that is written specifically for Janome machines.
I looked at the Artistic Sewing Suite when it was first launched bearing the Janome  flash, which was quickly removed as it had not been endorsed by Janome, only the head of an overseas subsidiary, Janome USA. Apart from the cutwork or rhinestone functions, the actual digitising part was old fashioned and awkward. It has an upgrade which I haven't looked at as the program is only sold in the USA and Canada. The rest of the English speaking world having declined to sell what they perceived to be an inferior product to Janome Japan's Digitiser MBX version 4.

The new Janome Digitiser MBX, version 4.5 has an optional cutwork plug in, that the digitising element of the program, Easy Design offers a variety of cutwork functions to the user. However it does require the installation of the optional plug in to be used, in order to activate the cutwork tool, the ease of use is wonderful, as is the ability to connect directly to the machine. Another bonus,MBX 4.5 and the Horizon 15000 work together, the digitising program does the equivalent of saying, here's a cutwork design, do your thing. The 15000 then turns off its upper thread sensor whenever the cutting needles are in use.
The Janome/Wilcom software MBX v 4.5 is now optimised for graphic tablet users, and has 3 new freehand tools which do away with the need to use left and right mouse clicks when digitising, and with the smoothing function makes it easier to edit individual nodes. It also has the Janome/Wilcom cross stitch program as part of the program now and not a plug in. Fully supports the full range of Janome Embroidery only or embroidery/sewing combi's from the MC 10000 v2.21 through to the latest Horizon 15000.

I own Embird basic and many of its plug ins, Generations including its latest version released last month, Origins which is no longer available and will only operate on XP, and the Janome/Wilcom Digitiser MBX v 4.5. My preference, the Janome/ Wilcom program, why? because it's easy to use, isn't modular, has a fantastic True Type font to stitches engine plus 100 pre digitised Alphabets, including what some 'micro' alphabets, ideal for quilting labels, and underpinning it possibly the best stitch generator available, the one Wilcom uses for it's very expensive commercial software, Embroidery Studio 3.

Maggie Cooper


Re: acufil 12000 two more questions

Lorelei Gustafson <lore@...>
 

Judy: buy Jim’s and Diane’s instructional DVDs for the 12000. They are superior to anything/everything else available. 

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Lorelei Gustafson







Re: Color changes

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I'm new to Janome and the first design I stitched, I didn't pay attention to the color bars, and when the machine stopped I just assumed the color needed changing.  It really was kind of comical, and I should have known better. All of a sudden I realized that the machine was on color 9, and I was just starting color 8. I sold both my Elissimo and Espire to buy a 12000 floor model.  My goal was not to have to finance it, and there was no way I could get a new machine, so I'll be happy with what I have.  I do like the stitch quality better on the Janome -they lock better.  If the manufacturers don't keep improving the machines, they would probalby be out of business.  My goal was to get a better quality machine than I had, and I accomplished that, so I'm not regretting my purchase.  There will always be something better.  I couldn't trade my machines even if I wanted to; my dealer only sells Janome!  Hope this helps divert the topic of 12000 vs 15000 by sharing my mistake :-)  Sue


Re: acufil 12000

Judy Albert
 

 

The instructions for multiple design layout says in step one to enter the overall size of embroidery area. Is this the finished size of the quilt or are you supposed to add a 5 inch margin all around to the finished size which it says to do in the notes?

What is the significance of the yellow box versus the blue/grey/red grid?

I have watched Diane’s video and read the acufil instructions over and over but I am stuck on Step 1. Thanks.

Judy in No. VA


Re: Show Madeira thread colors

Marsha
 

Rose,
 
go to the “Set” menu on your 12000 & press the machine embroidery button @ the top (the one with blue on it).  Then use the arrows at the bottom to scroll through the pages til you come to the one with “thread selection” at the top.  Choose the Madeira one & then “OK” to save it. 
 
HTH,
 
Marsha
 


Re: circular attachment

Julie
 

Jim, I bought a circular stitching attachment today – and it’s P/N 200-304-003.  It did not say what machine it would fit, but while at my dealer’s we put it on a 12000 machine and it fit fine – or so it does seem to fit.  What would be the difference in the part number someone gave of 202-135-007 and what I bought?  Two of the sales people also agreed that it seemed to fit just fine.  Is it going to work because I don’t have my machine here to try it out.   If this fits the 12000 machine, it should also fit the 15000.

 

Thanks!

 

Julie


Breaking thread and thread nesting

Barbara
 

Jim... Happy New Year... I have a question I'm having trouble with my 12000. I had 14,000 stitches it worked great then about 12,000. The Thread starts breaking and then I get nestes
in the bobbins. I notice that when I took out the bobbin case it was warm have you had any trouble with this. Now I can't seem to get my machine to finish stitching the sleeves on my shirt.I have cleaned the bobbin area changed my needle put my thread on thread holder away from the machine. Can you help me?


Re: acufil 12000 two more questions

Virginia
 

There is no specific purpose of the "stipple names " other than for the measurements to fit inside of the correct hoop.  Not sure what you mean about the page3 designs. If you are referring to the single outline designs you can create your own borders etc with those designs. They are not really primitive they are probably the most popular.  Hope this helps.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Albert
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 11:52 pm
Subject: [janome12000] RE: acufil 12000 two more questions

 
What is the significance of the stipple names, e.g. 100x100.jef?  Can you use any one of the various stipple designs or are these specific sizes that somehow relate to the size of the computed acufil size?  And also, what are the stippling designs for (pg 3), they look pretty primitive and don’t match the other stipple designs.
Thanks,
Judy from No.VA
 
From: Judy Albert [mailto:judy.albert@...]
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 6:34 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: acufil 12000
 
 
What is the difference between multiple settings and multiple designs in the Acufil menu and how do I use Acufil when I want to go around an embroidered design in the center of the quilt? (I.E. I don't want any stitching over the embroidery design which has an irregular shape in the middle of the quilt.
Thanks,
Judy in No.VA
 


Re: About updating to 15000

gail janczak
 

Should I buy the artistic suite or digitizer- is there a big difference?

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From: Terry Carter ;
To: ;
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: About updating to 15000
Sent: Tue, Jan 7, 2014 5:27:16 AM

 

There seems to be a huge difference in prices that dealers are charging for the 15000. Our dealer charged $7500 period.

If you traded in something then that of course depended on what you traded in.

I personally love this machine and it will be my last machine and I have no regrets in purchasing it.

Terry in Canada.

On 2014-01-06, at 6:24 PM, Julie wrote:

 

The person below expresses my feelings better than anyone else.  If I trade in my MC12000 machine that is 2 years old for the MC15000, then that MC15000 machine is costing me $16,000 if I add in what I paid for the 12000 and what I’ll have to pay extra just to get the 15000.  THAT is the bottom line, and there is no way I can even come close to believing it would be worth it.  Where is the sense in that?

 

Of course, I got use of the MC12000 for 2 years but I also don’t know why I would l trade a perfectly good machine in AND pay another $7000 to get a machine that is almost identical to what I already have.   I’m sure I would like the 15000 machine but I am very happy with the 12000 – so another reason it would not make sense and there are things on the 12000 that I like better than what they have done with the 15000.  Now, the accessory holder is a very fine piece of equipment which I would like to have, but my dealer said they could order that for around $70 – so there you go!

 

Julie

 

 

Re: About updating to 15000

Sun Jan 5, 2014 3:52 pm (PST) . Posted by:

shejmartin1

This is why I can't justify it. I bought my 12000 two years ago. At that time I sold every other machine I owned and traded in my 11000 which was only a year old for it. When I called the store about how much I would have to pay to upgrade to the 15000, they would give me $5000 for my 12000 and make me pay the whole $12,000 for the 15000 so a $7000 difference. I financed my 12000 and am still paying for it. I would love to have the 15000 but just can't afford it.


Because my biggest frustration with the 12000 has always been the fact that there isn't smaller hoops for it, I got a Brother embroidery machine for Christmas that has 4x4 and 5x7 hoops. It cost $600. I do a lot of small size embroidery on quilt blocks and barely ever need the very big hoops. Now I can embroider and sew at the same time which has been very nice.

 




Re: a digitizer?

Tony Coley
 

As a professional embroiderer, I often "farm out" my digitizing for faster service. I use anydigitizing.com. Exceptional service and top quality digitizing. Less than 24 hrs. on any design.
Regards,
Tony Coley
Stitches by Chris


On Friday, January 10, 2014 12:13 PM, jean billingsley <jmb4@...> wrote:
 
I use Embird. I have buzz tools but don't use it much at all. I still use smart sizer gold to view designs and resize for the 10001.
i have Digitizer 10000 did not like it. Have Digitizer mb use to use it for lettering. but the dongle light is on but it does not work.
i like embird it doesn't have a dongle. just a key. I use it alot. If you use what ever program you have on a daily basis you
will discover more an more about how to use the program. 2004 I got my Janome 100001 and digitizer 10000 . I never did
like that program. I liked the Janome Digiziter Pro. for lettering. I did not use it for much else. I do alot of photo stitch and
Embird was the best I found at the time. although I did look at generations. but it did not do the random photo stitch that I
wanted to do. Now Generations has a photo stitch module with there newest upgrade. i may try it out again and see if i like
it. I did pay for the Embird upgrade twenty dollars, no much compared to other programs. I do have the iconizer to view
designs too. i am trying to make my self use that program more, but I usuallly go back to smart saver gold, its old.
On well, i guess it just what ever you get used to and what works for you.



Re: acufil 12000 two more questions

Judy Albert
 

What is the significance of the stipple names, e.g. 100x100.jef?  Can you use any one of the various stipple designs or are these specific sizes that somehow relate to the size of the computed acufil size?  And also, what are the stippling designs for (pg 3), they look pretty primitive and don’t match the other stipple designs.

Thanks,

Judy from No.VA

 

From: Judy Albert [mailto:judy.albert@...]
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 6:34 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: acufil 12000

 

 

What is the difference between multiple settings and multiple designs in the Acufil menu and how do I use Acufil when I want to go around an embroidered design in the center of the quilt? (I.E. I don't want any stitching over the embroidery design which has an irregular shape in the middle of the quilt.

Thanks,

Judy in No.VA

 


acufil 12000

Judy Albert
 

 

What is the difference between multiple settings and multiple designs in the Acufil menu and how do I use Acufil when I want to go around an embroidered design in the center of the quilt? (I.E. I don't want any stitching over the embroidery design which has an irregular shape in the middle of the quilt.

Thanks,

Judy in No.VA

 


Re: suggestions for selling...

Pam Davison
 

There is always craigslist and eBay.  Check your local dealer they may be able to sale for you or send customers your way.


From: jilleryan@...
To: janome12000@...
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:42:29 -0800
Subject: [janome12000] suggestions for selling...

 
Hi ladies (and Jim)  - not sure if this will be allowed to be posted but I'm looking for suggestions on where to sell my 12000.  I've decided embroidery isn't really my gig so I'd like to downsize.  I've tried the sewitsforsale yahoo group and I know I can put it in the database on this group but I'm wondering if there are other places to post (someone mentioned zijiji???)?  Thanks for any suggestions y'all might have!

Jill


Re: a digitizer?

jean billingsley <jmb4@...>
 

I use Embird. I have buzz tools but don't use it much at all. I still use smart sizer gold to view designs and resize for the 10001.
i have Digitizer 10000 did not like it. Have Digitizer mb use to use it for lettering. but the dongle light is on but it does not work.
i like embird it doesn't have a dongle. just a key. I use it alot. If you use what ever program you have on a daily basis you
will discover more an more about how to use the program. 2004 I got my Janome 100001 and digitizer 10000 . I never did
like that program. I liked the Janome Digiziter Pro. for lettering. I did not use it for much else. I do alot of photo stitch and
Embird was the best I found at the time. although I did look at generations. but it did not do the random photo stitch that I
wanted to do. Now Generations has a photo stitch module with there newest upgrade. i may try it out again and see if i like
it. I did pay for the Embird upgrade twenty dollars, no much compared to other programs. I do have the iconizer to view
designs too. i am trying to make my self use that program more, but I usuallly go back to smart saver gold, its old.
On well, i guess it just what ever you get used to and what works for you.