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Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Pinguin
 

Has anyone noticed yet that in the manual they first tell you to change the needle plate and then to change the bobbin case (referring to the previous text for removing the needle plate)
Wouldn't it make more sense to combine these two: remove the standard needle plate, change the bobbin case, put in the single hole plate.

Gerda



Op 26-12-11 20:52, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

 

Considering that this is the first combination sewing/embroidery machine that Janome has sold with a single hole plate, I don't think changing it is critical. Like you, we've done embroidery using the standard plate (and standard bobbin case) and it's been fine. It's nice to have the option of a single hole plate, especially when piecing quilts that have points on the ends of the pieces, but I don't think it's critical for embroidery.

--- In janome12000@..., "Cheryl" wrote:
> Jim, how important is it that we change the needle plate to do embroidery? I don't want to break anything in the machine, but I found that the machine worked well with both needle plates for the embroidery, through ignorance and forgetfulness.
>
> Cheryl


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We've got ours in an older Koala, much like the Horn Quilter's Dream. It's too big to use the lift, but the machine is never idle long enough to store anyway. Given the large size of the new machines, the cabinet manufacturers are going to have to make new cabinets to fit. If you don't need a lift, then any piece of furniture that has a good sewing height will work. Otherwise I would wait a while to see what gets released by the various companies.

Note that while our 12000 is big, it's tiny compared to the Brother Quattro. When set up for embroidery, you need a space just slightly smaller than the deck of an aircraft carrier. We had one for a short time, and the dining room table was the only place big enough to set it up!

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

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: A word of caution

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Considering that this is the first combination sewing/embroidery machine that Janome has sold with a single hole plate, I don't think changing it is critical. Like you, we've done embroidery using the standard plate (and standard bobbin case) and it's been fine. It's nice to have the option of a single hole plate, especially when piecing quilts that have points on the ends of the pieces, but I don't think it's critical for embroidery.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:
Jim, how important is it that we change the needle plate to do embroidery? I don't want to break anything in the machine, but I found that the machine worked well with both needle plates for the embroidery, through ignorance and forgetfulness.

Cheryl


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Sherry Martin
 

I said Quilters Dream. The company is actually Dreamworld.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@...> wrote:

I got a Quilters Dream sew steady table with my machine. It is just a plexiglass table that goes around machine; not one that it sits down into. I exchanged a 24x32 table from my 11000 for a new 24x32 table t fit my new one.

HOWEVER, after I drove 45 min to pick up the table and then back home, the table didn't fit my machine. I have talked to the Quilters Dream people twice and they said it was the 1st table they made for this machine and I think they got the measurements mixed up where it juts out in front and back. I was measuring and telling them the measurements of table vs machine and they seemed to be mixed up front and back. So they said it would take several weeks to correct it. When I called my dealer he said the same thing had happened with some inserts he got from Horn. So just make sure that if you get a table for this machine that it fits it correctly.

My dealer said he thinks the Horn people may have just used the 7700 for the template for the new inserts, but the 12000 is slightly different in size.

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

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Sherry Martin
 

I got a Quilters Dream sew steady table with my machine. It is just a plexiglass table that goes around machine; not one that it sits down into. I exchanged a 24x32 table from my 11000 for a new 24x32 table t fit my new one.

HOWEVER, after I drove 45 min to pick up the table and then back home, the table didn't fit my machine. I have talked to the Quilters Dream people twice and they said it was the 1st table they made for this machine and I think they got the measurements mixed up where it juts out in front and back. I was measuring and telling them the measurements of table vs machine and they seemed to be mixed up front and back. So they said it would take several weeks to correct it. When I called my dealer he said the same thing had happened with some inserts he got from Horn. So just make sure that if you get a table for this machine that it fits it correctly.

My dealer said he thinks the Horn people may have just used the 7700 for the template for the new inserts, but the 12000 is slightly different in size.

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

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: question for Donna..

Patricia Ward
 

Thank you, Donna!  I was wondering if you did remove stitches under the overlapped parts...  otherwise it would be bullet proof.  So those are the designs I was looking at on the Janome 9000 card.  I have the MBX new software so I will follow your instructions and play and figure it out... good workbook lesson for me to try!  vbg 

I was thinking what pretty pillows that would make for gifts and a center of a matching wallhanging.  Maybe I can actually use some of my "try and see" work. 

Have a good week and Happy New Year.

Pat


On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Donna Morton <demorton@...> wrote:


Hi Pat
 
Thanks for asking.  The design is actually on the Canadian Janome Life Blog.  Here is the link for others to go see what we are talking about
 
The wreath was made from the designs on a Janome 9000 card called Christmas 1.  Sorry, I don’t have the number of the card anymore, just the name of the card.  You can use the wreath tool in your Bernina software to create the design.  I used the Copy to Circle tool in Digitizer MBX to create the green part first, then I created the poinsettia on top.  I then made sure all the parts were selected before using the Remove Overlap tool (in the Edit Menu) to remove the excess stitches from under the poinsettias so the new design would not be too dense.  Try to do some colour sorting to reduce the number of colour changes or it will take a very long time to stitch out.
 
Enjoy the holidays!
 
Donna M
Canada



Re: question for Donna..

Donna Morton
 

Hi Pat
 
Thanks for asking.  The design is actually on the Canadian Janome Life Blog.  Here is the link for others to go see what we are talking about
 
The wreath was made from the designs on a Janome 9000 card called Christmas 1.  Sorry, I don’t have the number of the card anymore, just the name of the card.  You can use the wreath tool in your Bernina software to create the design.  I used the Copy to Circle tool in Digitizer MBX to create the green part first, then I created the poinsettia on top.  I then made sure all the parts were selected before using the Remove Overlap tool (in the Edit Menu) to remove the excess stitches from under the poinsettias so the new design would not be too dense.  Try to do some colour sorting to reduce the number of colour changes or it will take a very long time to stitch out.
 
Enjoy the holidays!
 
Donna M
Canada
 
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 9:21 AM
Subject: [janome12000] question for Donna..
 
 

Hello! 
The Christmas design that is shown on the Snip and Stitch site and I believe compiled by you is very pretty.   I have a few questions...  and I hope you will share information.
Were those two designs from the Janome older 9000 Christmas cards?   the greens and the poinsettia?   
So I am thinking you combined them into one design and then used the wreath tool ( we call it that in the Bernina software) to duplicate the merged design and then set it up as a wreath...  ( Forget what the tool is called in MBX)  

I would love to create something that pretty for stitching next year and if I may, copy your idea. 

Thank you.

Pat


question for Donna..

Patricia Ward
 

Hello! 
The Christmas design that is shown on the Snip and Stitch site and I believe compiled by you is very pretty.   I have a few questions...  and I hope you will share information.
Were those two designs from the Janome older 9000 Christmas cards?   the greens and the poinsettia?   
So I am thinking you combined them into one design and then used the wreath tool ( we call it that in the Bernina software) to duplicate the merged design and then set it up as a wreath...  ( Forget what the tool is called in MBX)  

I would love to create something that pretty for stitching next year and if I may, copy your idea. 

Thank you.

Pat


Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

judyjanome <judyjanome@...>
 

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: A word of caution

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi All,

Well, I'm turkeyed out and the kids that live in town went home to put little ones to bed early, just one family here with their 2 little ones. I haven't turned my sewing machine since Saturday, but I do have a repair for my 4 grandchildren that live 3 doors away. Their dolly tent needs re-enforcing to hold the rods in place so that it will stand on it's own. Put together with cheap thin paper like fabric.

The handsome guy would be great, to change the bobbin and throat plate and clean the lint out of the machine. I did find out that that throat plate would work very well for centre straight stitching and free motion, but I wanted to use the blind hem and I was so frustrated. If I hadn't called a friend to ask her what that squiggle stitch was called, I would have felt very foolish and may not have got those pants hemmed on my 12000. I was ready to thread up the 7700 and do it, when my friend suggested the needle plate. I really felt silly then, but was able to do the job then. It was a lesson well learned. Actually, this was the first time that I changed the needle plate for embroidery. I did a huge 125 embroidery with the regular needle plate and regular bobbin, as I used Janome's pre-wound bobbins.

Jim, how important is it that we change the needle plate to do embroidery? I don't want to break anything in the machine, but I found that the machine worked well with both needle plates for the embroidery, through ignorance and forgetfulness.

Cheryl

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

Hey Cheryl, it's Christmas. Maybe Santa hears our wishes, tee-hee).

--
Vicki Jo

Yes, I also forget the bobbin holder. It seems like with all the bells
and whistles this machine has, maybe they could come up with an
automatic bobbin holder and needle plate changer (ha ha). I would
prefer a really good looking guy who just stands in the corner until I
get done embroidering and then comes over and changes them for me while I
admire him. Is that too much to hope for?


Two more sleeps!

sewing2171
 

Hi, It is just two more sleeps and then my new baby is coming home. I am so exciting and happy that Santa was so kind as to buy the 12000 for me. Also, thank you for this group. I am sure I will have questions when I start playing.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a lovely 2012.

Regards,
Nita


Re: Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

(When you have one design opened, you can save it to
the machine's computer or to any other device that's attached to it -
computer, flash drive. )
Thats the bit I cannot do.........for some reason I just do not get it.

I am going to have another go this morning to load a design to stitch out.

I had not problem with the 11000, I must admit just now I have a problem sorting out everything on the screen, its a steep learning curve.

I am 4 years older than I was when I got the 11000, my brian seems to be turning to mush......


Re: Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You do not have to stitch the designs at all in order to save them on your computer. You can do it all using the Horizon Link software that came with your machine. Here's how to find the instructions:

1. Open Horizon Link and choose "Editing Embroidery Designs" from the opening screen.

2. Click the blue question mark in the top right corner of the program window.

3. The Help menu is now open. Click the "Contents" tab on the left side of the help window.

4. Click the "Managing File" topic from the list. This will show you how to use the tool. You'll want to have your USB drive connected to your computer, or have it plugged into your machine and have your machine connected to your computer by USB cable.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Anne" <csarina43@...> wrote:

I want to transfer a set of designs from a USB into a file in the computer memory, they are designs I use a lot and would prefer to have them in the machine memory rather than use the USB every time I want to sew them.

Do I have to actually sew the designs first or is there a way I can create a folder and put the designs in without sewing them out?

I have only just got my machine, having had an 11000 previously. I am really still at the playing stage with the embroidery side of the machine, I am quite happy with the sewing side.

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


Re: Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I think you have to do them one at a time. You open each design, but don’t have to stitch it out. When you have one design opened, you can save it to the machine’s computer or to any other device that’s attached to it – computer, flash drive.

 

Vikki

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Anne
Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2011 1:39 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

 

 

I want to transfer a set of designs from a USB into a file in the computer memory, they are designs I use a lot and would prefer to have them in the machine memory rather than use the USB every time I want to sew them.

Do I have to actually sew the designs first or is there a way I can create a folder and put the designs in without sewing them out?

I have only just got my machine, having had an 11000 previously. I am really still at the playing stage with the embroidery side of the machine, I am quite happy with the sewing side.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" wrote:


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Re: Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

Sherry Martin
 

I know that you can open each design from the USB stick and then save it on the sewing machine. You shouldn't have to sew it out.

What I'm not sure about is if you can transfer designs all at once as a group. I didn't learn that you could in the lesson I took with my machine. You may have to open each design individually and then save it.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Anne" <csarina43@...> wrote:

I want to transfer a set of designs from a USB into a file in the computer memory, they are designs I use a lot and would prefer to have them in the machine memory rather than use the USB every time I want to sew them.

Do I have to actually sew the designs first or is there a way I can create a folder and put the designs in without sewing them out?

I have only just got my machine, having had an 11000 previously. I am really still at the playing stage with the embroidery side of the machine, I am quite happy with the sewing side.

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


Re: Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

I want to transfer a set of designs from a USB into a file in the computer memory, they are designs I use a lot and would prefer to have them in the machine memory rather than use the USB every time I want to sew them.

Do I have to actually sew the designs first or is there a way I can create a folder and put the designs in without sewing them out?

I have only just got my machine, having had an 11000 previously. I am really still at the playing stage with the embroidery side of the machine, I am quite happy with the sewing side.

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


Re: Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

What sort of problems?

 

Vikki

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Anne
Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2011 12:06 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

 

 

Hi,

I seem to be having somw trouble putting designs from a UBS into a file in the computer. I do not seem to be able to find anything in the instruction book.

Can any one help please.............


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Transferring designs from USB to a file in the machine.

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

Hi,

I seem to be having somw trouble putting designs from a UBS into a file in the computer. I do not seem to be able to find anything in the instruction book.

Can any one help please.............


Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Anne & Mike Dunn <amd15@...>
 

Hi Jim,
 
Thank you for suggesting I stay on with the group, I would like to do this as I find it all so interesting and who knows - could change my mind about the 12000, a woman's prerogative! ha.....
 
Have a great Christmas Day and my warm wishes,
Annie
saudi Arabia


Re: hoop storage

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

That looks very good! I hadn’t even considered a soft-sided carrier. Do you have any details about the zipper she used?

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Donna Morton
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2011 3:37 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] hoop storage

 

 

The following link shows and explains what one of our customers did.  http://janomelife.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/wonderful-idea-for-the-horizon-mc12000-hoops/

 

Donna M

Canada

 

Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2011 1:17 PM

Subject: [janome12000] hoop storage

 

 

Any one come up with a plastic container large enough to store the hoops? I haven’t used my hoops all that much, but the cardboard box in which they came is starting to show some wear. I really like the padded storage case for the embroidery unit – too bad the hoops didn’t come in a light-weight plastic box.

Vikki

Houston, TX


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