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threading the 12000

prc
 

I was told to make sure the presser foot is down when threading the needle, that it closes the tension disks and the thread cannot be pulled.  This works as advertised when the machine is in the regular sewing mode.  When in the embroidery mode the thread is not locked when the presser foot is down, is that normal?

Paul


Re: Variable ZigZag won't work

vicki chrobak
 

It takes one stitch, stops & foot goes up.�� No zig zag. No straight stitch. Repeats�� sometimes. I checked regular sewing menu & stitches work there.������
Vicki Jo

On 1/28/2014 2:59 PM, blue_lak wrote:
What exactly doesn't it do? stop stitching, or not zig-zag?



Re: Variable ZigZag won't work

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

What exactly doesn't it do? stop stitching, or not zig-zag?


Re: Digest Number 921

Virginia
 

What type of thread are you using?  Also I use a 90/14 for most everything including embroidery (red tip) Very rarely does my needle skip a stitch.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Sharilyn Pittman <sharilynpittman@...>
To: janome12000
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 2:10 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Digest Number 921

 
Anne,
 
My 12,000 often skips stitches when the needle is in the far right positions, especially when piecing a quilt. A tech in Colorado Springs and a tech in Dallas have both looked at it and found nothing wrong. Two suggestions that have helped are the purple tip Janome needle and the Acufeed foot. I have not had the problem using either of these, but would like a more permanent solution. I think others in this group have also had this problem.
 
Sherry


Variable ZigZag won't work

vicki chrobak
 

Although I haven't used variable zigzag often, it has worked.�� It worked for awhile this morning though initially refusing to do anything.�� Finally it quit.�� If anyone has some input, would greatly appreciate. Would like to avoid a trip to shop

I have tried Var. ZZ Center & left with QV foot, knee bar(tried removing & replacing) in & foot control plugged in (also tried unplugging).
I also tried using just Start/Stop button & just free quilting.�� All to no avail.��

-- Vicki Jo


Re: Digest Number 921

sharilynpittman
 

Anne,
 
My 12,000 often skips stitches when the needle is in the far right positions, especially when piecing a quilt. A tech in Colorado Springs and a tech in Dallas have both looked at it and found nothing wrong. Two suggestions that have helped are the purple tip Janome needle and the Acufeed foot. I have not had the problem using either of these, but would like a more permanent solution. I think others in this group have also had this problem.
 
Sherry


Re: foot control

landlgreer@...
 

I have the 12000.  Although, finances wouldn't be a major concern, I am very happy with it.  Was just trying to see how difficult it would be to get my problem fixed since it doesn't do it constantly.  Like a car with a problem and you take it in the shop but it never does it for the repairman.  Thank you all for your feedback.


Creating a pattern in AcuFil

kmccue@...
 

I'm attempting to make my first pattern for a quilt.  I chose a pattern that I wanted to put in the center of each square and then repeat in the four corners. After putting the 10 by 10 inch dimensions in the system and adding the pattern, it wouldn't let me resize the pattern to fit. How do I do this? I then tried to just design it on the sewing machine screen but the machine wouldn't allow me to choose the AcuFil hoop. Next I couldn't move the needle to match the center square of the quilt so that the design would be centered in the square's center block. I would appreciate any help I can get on this.
Thank You,
Katy


Old Trick Still Works

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

I learned this trick on the MC6500 years ago and find it still works on the MC12000. Stitch 22 in the Utility stitches is a 6-st zig zag. It travels 3 st at set length, then 3 tiny stitches to change direction. The longer your sl, the more pointed it looks. But if you set the sw to 3 and sl to 3.5, then turn the feed balancing dial all the way to the plus (counter clockwise), it stretches out the wave and truly looks serpentine (very similar to that Bernina stitch). The feed balancing dial is the one on the front, covered with a disk. It's shown on p. 94 of the manual. A thin screwdriver slipped in at 9 o'clock pops it right off.
Now to figure out if it works with the accufeed and that dual feed balance wheel.
Jan in MD


Re: Organization with color changes

Marsha
 

I print out my thread list (I use Embird & have it set not to join consecutive colors) & follow it rather than the colors on the machine.
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: janome 11,000

Frecia Kelly
 

Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:44 pm (PST) . Posted by:

Jim_Stutsman

If it just happened the one time I wouldn't worry about it. If you find it happening every time you try to park the arm then you need to take it back to the service technician.













It has happened twice now.  It always irritates me to have more problems with a machine after I pick it up from service than it had when it went in for service. 


Re: foot control

Cheryl Paul
 

If finances aren't a problem - go for the MC15000 as it is the latest technology and in my opinion a better machine.  The 12000 lost a lot of options that were on previous machines; i.e.  bobbin winding with a separate motor, automatic needle treader, to name 2.  I also think the 15000 is a bit quieter and it has the micro stitching which makes lettering much nicer and also the fine stitches in embroidery. However, the 12000 is a great machine as are all Janome's.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: MBX 4.5 Upgrade install issues

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Ginger,


I emailed for help and then got to impatient to wait for replies.  My daughter-in-law visited, and I gave the lot to her - she READ the little note on the dongle update CD fully - I just glanced at it - it said "Install first".  I did that and nothing seemed to happen so I put in the other which is the MBX 4.5 update, then got all those funny messages to enter access codes, etc.  I then put the first one in again an I got the proper messages to "Run" the program, so I did.  Then I got the Wilcom email with the codes on it, entered them and all was fine.  I didn't even have to re-do the "Cutwork" as it was already on my computer and just transferred over to the MBX upgrade.  I was a bit confused, but just sat here at my laptop and did one thing after another - I'm amazed that I don't end up in more trouble than I do as I can be such a ditz sometimes.  


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Organization with color changes

Lou Ann
 

Everybody has given me great ideas.  The best part?  I am not alone:)  Thanks, everybody.


Re: Organization with color changes

vicki chrobak
 

1. I print out color sheet first then look at colors. Generally there are repeats of same colors.
2. I choose from my threads for each color & write down the Brand & color # for each color by original colors on list.
3. I arrange colors in order on large thread rack, leaving spaces for repeats.
4. After each color is sewn, put a check mark to left, then if it will be used later, put in appropriate blank space.
HTH
Vicki Jo

On 1/26/2014 9:45 PM, xcvictorygirl wrote:
I'm looking for all your expert advice on how to get organized. Specifically, when you are embroidering a design with a lot of colors and even more color changes, how do you keep track! I recently finished a design that had 17 colors and 25 color changes and the only way I could figure out how to keep my thread in the right sequence was to write the color change numbers (as in color 11 = color 20) on a piece of scotch tape and stick it temporarily on the end of the spool. I usually line up my spools in the order they will stitch out but with so many colors and reusing the same colors more than once, it got confusing. I thought at the time that there must be a better way! Any suggestions?


Re: foot control

vicki chrobak
 

Is there any possibility at all that it may be sliding & getting under something?�� That has happened to me a few times--quite scary.�� Now have shelf liner under it & very few problems.
Vicki Jo

On 1/26/2014 5:19 PM, landlgreer@... wrote:

There is a problem with my machine that is going to be hard for anyone to believe because it only happens every 2 months or 6 weeks when I am using the foot control. I use it for piecing quilts and regular sewing then for quilting I use the start button. ��This is what is going to be unbelievable to many. ��When I am sewing at times, and take my foot of the control, it keeps sewing by itself. ��The only way to stop it is to take control out off machine. ��Once it is off it stops, then when I plug it back in, it has the big warning screen up. ��If I use the start button for awhile, a couple of hours, I can plug it back in and it works fine again, till it just decides to start back. ��Any ideas on how I can convince the technician it really happens considering it may not do it when I take it in?



Re: Organization with color changes

Lucy Akers <lucya@...>
 

I line mine up in order as they sew out but also write on the printout which number I used for each color since I almost never have the threads called for on the printout/original design.


Re: Organization with color changes

Tony Coley
 

victorygirl,
 
Really understand your problem.When I first started doing embroidery my bride would make a list of color change i.e. 1-25. She would layout the spools with color numbers i.e. 1-17. On the first list I woulf write the color number next to the color change number. Why did I do this?  I'm color blind. That was over 10 yrs. ago and it worked fine even after I went to a Toyota 15 needle machine.
Keep the faith and you will develop a system that works best for YOU.
Happy sewing
Tony

From: xcvictorygirl
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:45 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Organization with color changes

 
I'm looking for all your expert advice on how to get organized. Specifically, when you are embroidering a design with a lot of colors and even more color changes, how do you keep track! I recently finished a design that had 17 colors and 25 color changes and the only way I could figure out how to keep my thread in the right sequence was to write the color change numbers (as in color 11 = color 20) on a piece of scotch tape and stick it temporarily on the end of the spool. I usually line up my spools in the order they will stitch out but with so many colors and reusing the same colors more than once, it got confusing. I thought at the time that there must be a better way! Any suggestions?




Re: Software

Bea Rosier <beazoza@...>
 

I own the 12000 and. Love it.  But, if I didn't have the mc12 and was going to buy a new machine I would buy the mc15.  

On Jan 26, 2014, at 9:31 PM, "Gail" <gail_menard@...> wrote:

 

I am trying to decide if I want to upgrade to the 12000 or the 15000. What software, if any comes with these machines? Also, what is the major difference between the 2. I look on line and it's confusing.

Thanks for any help.
Gail in FL


Re: Organization with color changes

Janie Oren <jsoren@...>
 

I use a June Taylor thread rack that I've numbered the posts on (using a sharpie, write the number on the horizontal rail in front of each peg).  Place the colors in order on the corresponding peg.  If a color is used more then once, leave the peg empty for the 2nd (3rd, etc) color repeat, and once you've stitched that color out, move it to the correct empty peg.  Works great!