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Re: Acufil question

Pixey
 


I have a question about doing a big quilt like this...
Obviously you would need to sit the machine on a large table that supports most of the quilt, but how is it that the sheer weight of moving a quilt this big and heavy around doesn't strip the gears on the embroidery arm.  It seems inevitable that at some point you've got some significant dead weight hanging off the front of the machine...or am I missing a technique for managing the bulk of the quilt.

Sometimes, I'm still afraid of doing something that will "break" the machine.

Thanks,
Pixey

From: "capaul@..."
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:54 AM
Subject: [janome12000] RE: Acufil question

 
What is the maximum size of the quilt top you can input into the acufil system?
Answer:  You can make a quilt 129.92" X 129.92" (3300cm X 3300cm).  That is very big and you would have 15 columns and 15 rows.  I think Janome did it right by giving us such a large option.
Cheryl



Re: Question about quilting in the hoop

Pixey
 

I have done quilting designs using the GR hoop.  You really have to use VERY light batting and loosen the hoop a lot to keep it in the hoop.  However, I found another technique that works with heavier batting and used it to quilt a set of placemats to avoid having to hoop and re-hoop with the AQS hoop. 

I did not "hoop" the placemat in the GR hoop.  I hooped water soluble stabilizer into the hoop and then taped my placemat in place around the edges with a couple of pieces of painter's tape  (finally found a good use for the extra wide flanges the big hoops have).  Then I used the baste function to keep my placemats in place and stitched out my design.  Since it was only doing run stitch quilting, the single layer or water soluble held just fine.  Then I trimmed away the excess wet it down and done.
 
I have done this with other projects where it did a quick couple of tailor's tacking stitches by hand to hold the quilt in place on the water soluble stabilizer as well.  Also, if I was using a design with triple stitch run line, I would sometimes use really light weight tear away.

Pixey

From: "emgower@..."
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, March 9, 2014 11:40 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Question about quilting in the hoop

 
I have the 15000 too, and while trying to quilt in lg square hoop, the hoop kept popping off. I had to use the acuquilt hoop. Have you ever quilted with the lg. square?( I used a low loft batting) Also, do you have to adjust your tension?



Re: 15000 v bernina 830

bellecon3
 

I have the 12000 and quilt  with it more than anything.  This machine goes over anything LOL.  The quilt I just finished I embroidered some blocks and the machine quilted over the backing, batting, top, stabilizer just wonderfully.  It doesn't even sound like it is straining.  I don't know about jean hems.  I still have my Necci (sp?) I bought in the 80's that goes right over those doubled seams folder under for a hem so I still use it for that kind of stuff.


Re: 15000 v bernina 830

Pam Davison
 

I have the 15000 and do baby quilts all the time with no issues.  It is powerful enough for what I do (quilts, garment sewing, crafts).

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From: Debbie Wilson
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎March‎ ‎13‎, ‎2014 ‎8‎:‎13‎ ‎AM
To: janome12000@...

 

Is this a powerful machine. How does it sew over many layers. I have a bernina 830 that I find difficult. Trying to figure if this machine is powerful for quilting. I don't want to see shut off machine wArnings. I have a babylock eg I love and a janome 9900 which is great

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Re: 15000 v bernina 830

shejmartin1
 

I had a Pfaff before this machine and I had all kinds of trouble sewing through more than 2 layers of cotton even with the built-in walking foot engaged.  I have never had any trouble with my 12000.  And with the dual feed foot attached it just zips along.  I've never had a shut off warning while sewing.

I've had 2 problems in the 2 1/2 yrs I've owned it.  The bobbin winder clutch had to be adjusted or oiled or something (the bobbin would start winding and then slow way way down).  And when I took it in to have the bobbin winder adjusted, when I got back home the light on the left side of the needle was broken and I haven't got it fixed yet.  I don't if we did something while carrying it, but the light was loose and had come loose from the wiring, and the repairman said it may be hard to fix because the light is welded to the wire that came loose.  He was supposed to check and call me back and hasn't called yet, which is a little disappointing.  

I would recommend that you make a list of the features your Bernina has that you can't live without and make sure the Janome has them.  When I first traded in my Pfaff for the Janome 11000, the 11000 didn't have an auto presser foot lift option and I really really missed it; which is one of the reasons I traded up to the 12000.

Sherry in (snowy again) Chicago


---In janome12000@..., <erinsluck09@...> wrote :

Is this a powerful machine. How does it sew over many layers. I have a bernina 830 that I find difficult. Trying to figure if this machine is powerful for quilting. I don't want to see shut off machine wArnings. I have a babylock eg I love and a janome 9900 which is great

Sent from my iPhone


15000 v bernina 830

Debbie Wilson <erinsluck09@...>
 

Is this a powerful machine. How does it sew over many layers. I have a bernina 830 that I find difficult. Trying to figure if this machine is powerful for quilting. I don't want to see shut off machine wArnings. I have a babylock eg I love and a janome 9900 which is great

Sent from my iPhone


Jim, new video for the 15000?

gardenia821@...
 

Hi Jim,

Any idea when your new video for the 15000 will be ready?  Thanks, keep up the great job.


Jim sez:

We're shooting for summer. 


Re: oesd designs

Patricia Ward
 

Just in case you did download the designs in the wrong format, you can go back into OESD to your account, find the downloads there, and redownload in JEF format.

Good luck.

Pat


On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM, <mike.north1@...> wrote:


Can anyone help please, I recently bought 2 designs from OESD not realising the format was 32 bit and I have windows 7  x86 64 bit . I have tried downloading with my digitizer to no avail , used artsizer but can not get the files to go anywhere to a folder or usb.  Am I not doing something or has this been a complete waste of money  The designs are the crane and koi collections . Any solutions greatly appreciated . If there is a solution do I need to download the horizonlink as well as the jef files ?

Thankyou Barbara 

With a confused look, Jim replies:
Designs don't come in 32-bit or 64-bit. They are just data files, so the version of Windows does not matter. When you say you "have tried downloading with my digitizer" are you trying to use Digitizer to download designs from the OESD website? It can't do that. You need to use a web browser to download files. If you are saying you are trying to send the designs to a USB drive or the machine, yes, Digitizer can do that, but we're going to need more details to understand why it's not working for you. HorizonLink is not available as a download, so if you want to use it you would need to install it from the CD included with your machine. It also can send designs to USB.

My best guess at your problem is that you have purchased designs from OESD in a format other than JEF. You should be able to open them in Digitizer and then send them to a USB drive or save them to a folder. You may need some instruction on how to use Digitizer to do this. It's a very powerful program, but there is some learning required. At the most basic level you should be able to use "File -> Open" from the menu to open a design and "File -> Save As" to save it as JEF. If I've guessed wrong, please re-post your problem with specific details.




Re: New Machine = Getting Started

Claire Schutz
 

Gail, you should have an icon on your computer, click on that and it will show the parts of Horizon Link.�� When you open each part in the upper right hand corner is a tiny questions mark (?), open that and help is there.�� Lots to see, Claire S.


On 3/11/2014 9:23 AM, Linda Treece wrote:
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Go to Janome .com there should be a section on Horizon Link
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Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 4:35 PM
Subject: [janome12000] New Machine = Getting Started

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Thanks

Gail



Re: oesd designs

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

Barbara,

If you purchased the designs as downloads, did you choose JEF file format? Can you open either of the designs, or is it that you can't get them to save to your computer when you try to download? As Jim said, you have to download through a web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer and save to a folder on your computer. If you haven't read through it, OESD website has a Frequently Asked Questions page under their Help section. It has screenshots that may help. As Jim said, more specific info is needed if this doesn't help.

Jan in MD


oesd designs

MIKE
 

Can anyone help please, I recently bought 2 designs from OESD not realising the format was 32 bit and I have windows 7  x86 64 bit . I have tried downloading with my digitizer to no avail , used artsizer but can not get the files to go anywhere to a folder or usb.  Am I not doing something or has this been a complete waste of money  The designs are the crane and koi collections . Any solutions greatly appreciated . If there is a solution do I need to download the horizonlink as well as the jef files ?

Thankyou Barbara 

With a confused look, Jim replies:
Designs don't come in 32-bit or 64-bit. They are just data files, so the version of Windows does not matter. When you say you "have tried downloading with my digitizer" are you trying to use Digitizer to download designs from the OESD website? It can't do that. You need to use a web browser to download files. If you are saying you are trying to send the designs to a USB drive or the machine, yes, Digitizer can do that, but we're going to need more details to understand why it's not working for you. HorizonLink is not available as a download, so if you want to use it you would need to install it from the CD included with your machine. It also can send designs to USB.

My best guess at your problem is that you have purchased designs from OESD in a format other than JEF. You should be able to open them in Digitizer and then send them to a USB drive or save them to a folder. You may need some instruction on how to use Digitizer to do this. It's a very powerful program, but there is some learning required. At the most basic level you should be able to use "File -> Open" from the menu to open a design and "File -> Save As" to save it as JEF. If I've guessed wrong, please re-post your problem with specific details.


Re: circular sewing attachment - question for Jim

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

I may be interested in the circular attachment.  I went on the Janome website for the 12000 and it shows a circular attachment but different numbers.
 
Nicole


On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:08 PM, Julie wrote:
 
Jim, I have a circular sewing attachment P/N 200-304-003.  Can you tell me what machines this will fit?  I bought it for my 12000 machine and now have the 15000 and it will not fit the 15k machine.  I probably will sell it but need to know what machines will take this part.
 
Thanks
 
Julie



Re: circular sewing attachment - question for Jim

Jim Stutsman
 

That part fits the 8200, 8900 and 12000. For the 15000 you will want part #202135007.


circular sewing attachment - question for Jim

Julie
 

Jim, I have a circular sewing attachment P/N 200-304-003.  Can you tell me what machines this will fit?  I bought it for my 12000 machine and now have the 15000 and it will not fit the 15k machine.  I probably will sell it but need to know what machines will take this part.

 

Thanks

 

Julie


Re: New Machine = Getting Started

Linda Treece <shades@...>
 


Go to Janome .com there should be a section on Horizon Link

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 4:35 PM
Subject: [janome12000] New Machine = Getting Started

 

I just brought my 15000 home today!  Is there an easy way to get started?  I am looking for a tutorial or something on how to use Horizon Link Suite.


Thanks

Gail


Re: New Machine = Getting Started

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Congrats!!! We have to keep in contact as I'm about to buy it too but there's a storm that will push my date back a few days. :(


Re: Acufil question-editing the stipple pattern

Virginia
 

I think if you read the tutorial again it says you can enlarge the stitches in MBX and then save them as a JPX.  that means you have you to have the MBX software program to do that .


-----Original Message-----
From: gbo4
To: janome12000
Sent: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 5:01 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Acufil question-editing the stipple pattern

 
I found a link telling how to increase the space between stipple lines but haven't tried it.
http://janomelife.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/acufil-quilting-can-i-change-the-size-of-the-stippling/
If anyone tries this, please let us know.
Georgia


New Machine = Getting Started

Gail
 

I just brought my 15000 home today!  Is there an easy way to get started?  I am looking for a tutorial or something on how to use Horizon Link Suite.


Thanks

Gail


Re: MBX 4.5 Upgrade install issues

joylaytor
 

Thanks for demystifying this for me, Jim!

Joy


Re: Acufil

dxcourt@...
 

I recently purchased the 12000 because of the Acufil option. I'm disappointed that the supplied quilting designs and stippling are so limited. I don't have the MBX software and don't have any plans to purchase. Do you have any quilting designs for Acufil that you'd be willing to share or sell for a nominal fee? 
Debi in NV