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Digitizer 4.5

dbrotsch@...
 

I have been using digitizer for some time and never had this happen. I have must have activated something but I don't know what. After I bring in a design, either Jan or Jef in, the design is in the center of the hoop. I can not move it from the center. I grab it and move it to the corner only to have the whole hoop move on the screen and instead of the design moving to the corner the whole hoop has moved in the direction ie. upper left corner of my screen----and the design is still in the center of the hoop. What have I done to cause this action?
Dot



Re: 5x7 hoop

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I agree!  When I was looking for an embroidery machine I like the fact that the Janome had so many hoops BUT today I went to do and ITH project that said it would fit a Brother  5 x 7 hoop and I had to use the SQ23!  Yikes!
Can we only use Janome hoops?


Re: 5x7 hoop

Lou Ann
 

Yeah and unfortunately patience is not one of my virtues!
From: Vaughn Thompson
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:46 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: 5x7 hoop
 
I know many people, including myself, that are very disappointed in the hoops for the 12000. You waste so much stabilizer with the SQ hoop. I was speaking with a Janome sales person shortly after purchasing my machine (18 months ago) that a 5x7 was in the works. It sure would be nice to have.
 
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
 


Re: 5x7 hoop

Patricia Ward
 

Gee, last I heard they didn't know what to name it.   Such major brain- torturing decisions. Meanwhile thousands of us wait for the finished product.    Unbelievable!  

Pat


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:46 AM, Vaughn Thompson <vlthompson58@...> wrote:


I know many people, including myself, that are very disappointed in the hoops for the 12000. You waste so much stabilizer with the SQ hoop. I was speaking with a Janome sales person shortly after purchasing my machine (18 months ago) that a 5x7 was in the works. It sure would be nice to have.

 

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"

 





Re: Left needle position with convertible free motion foot

sue@...
 

another question.  what is the advantage in using the QB-S.  I have just purchased the QB-H, but wonder if I should return it and get the 9mm size instead



Hoping not to be returned, Jim replies:
Unless you are going to be using a zig zag stitch wider than 7mm, you can keep the QB-H foot. The main difference between QB-H and QB-S is the width of the opening in the plastic toes. For free motion stitching, the opening in the closed toe may not allow stitching in either left needle or center needle position. You can still use the straight stitch plate, just make sure the stitch you choose allows the needle to be centered in the hole of the foot.


Re: 5x7 hoop

vaughnthompson58
 

I know many people, including myself, that are very disappointed in the hoops for the 12000. You waste so much stabilizer with the SQ hoop. I was speaking with a Janome sales person shortly after purchasing my machine (18 months ago) that a 5x7 was in the works. It sure would be nice to have.

 

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"

 


Re: Left needle position with convertible free motion foot

Gail
 

Thanks Jim, that's what I was looking for.

Gail


Re: Left needle position with convertible free motion foot

Gail
 

Jim, the Convertible FM foot I just bought #202146001 says to move the needle to the left position. It also says to use the straight stitch plate.  There are 2 clear view feet, one for the left needle position and one for the center. The needle would almost hit the foot if it was in the center position the way it is, just like the 8900.  Is there a way to use the straight stitch plate with the needle in the left?  I used it today, but had to move the needle over and used the zigzag plate.

Gail in FL



Jim says:

That's the QB-S foot. On the 15000 it can be used from the center needle position or the left needle position with the straight stitch plate. The closed toe foot has an elongated hole, so it will work with the needle in either position. Stitch #4 will give you a left needle position. However if you use the QB-S foot holder with the ruler foot in the Free Motion Frame Quilting foot set the needle must be in the center.


Re: Left needle position with convertible free motion foot

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I bought the convertible free motion foot set from my dealer as I had tried a similar if not the same foot on an 8900 and absolutely loved it.  While the dealer's assistant somehow got the foot on their machine and it worked, my machine absolutely rejected it. It was very difficult to get on and my machine made an awful noise and gave me an error message (something about lowering the pressure foot slowly and then powering off, I think).  Also the needle was not centered in the feet.  When I contacted my dealer he said the foot set wasn't really meant for the 15000, nor was it necessary.  I've found that the feet that came with the machine do work just fine.   My dealer took the foot set back and I now have a nice supply of thread.


Re: Bobbin winder

janetpiekarski
 

Just so no one gets confused, the 12000 does not have the quick thread system for winding the bobbin, you do it as you have done with other machines past.  The 15000 and the 9900 are the only machines that have that grey slitted thing, which as mentioned, can be ignored.


Left needle position with convertible free motion foot

Gail
 

I recently upgraded from the 8900 to the 15000. I just purchased the convertible free motion foot for the 15000 and it says to use the left needle position.  I put my straight stitch plate on like I did with the 8900 but could not move the needle to the needle hole on the left.  I could only do this with the zigzag plate on.  I realize this is a safety feature, but there was a setting on the 8900 that allowed you to do this. 

 

With the 8900 I was told it was important to use the straight stitch plate for free motion because it would give better stitch quality but I can't seem to do this with the 15000.  Am I missing something or is there a way to do this.

 

Gail in FL



Speaking from the center, Jim says:

The Convertible Free Motion Set is designed to work in center needle position. If you could move the needle to the left, it would completely miss the open toe and eyelet foot. Additionally the straight stitch plate for the 15000 already has a single hole in the center. All you need to do is select the straight stitch, center needle, when using that foot. Drop the feed dogs or leave them up, whichever is your preference.


5x7 hoop

cnystul in Mn.
 

I was wondering if there is a 5x7 hoop for the 12000 made by Elna or another company that is compatible with Janome...I desperately miss the 5x7. I have made up the 5x7 hoop that was used to make with the GR hoop but still need the smaller hoop. Cathy


Re: Bobbin winder

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

My first time winding the bobbin on my 12000 did not come out right.  I put the thread through the hole on the bobbin and hold it tight that way the bobbin will wind good and go all the way to the top.  I just stop after it has wound so long ad cut the thread on the top of the bobbin.  Have had any issues.

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:53 AM, Moira wrote:
 
You can simply remove the disc where the cutting blades are... then take off the thread and replace the disc . just hold in the little spring that holds the bobbin in place whilst you do this so as not to bend the spring.... My mechanic said to thread the bobbin through the little hole in the bobbin the way we have always did before to completely avoid this problem .... and it works fine for me...
Moira



Re: question

Nicole Schmidt-Nutt
 

Maureen,
 
I believe you can use any kind of thread.  A great site to check out thread on is Quilting Thread by Superior Threads, Sewing Thread, Cotton, Polyester, & Silk Threads
They will tell you on all thread they sell what it can be used for.  Great site.

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:13 AM, Maureen Stone wrote:
 
I use BFC embroidery thread on my 12000. And I don't have any trouble with it.
Recently, my friend purchased a long arm quilting machine, and asked me, what
kind of thread to use.  I don't have any idea?  Can you use embroidery thread?
Or is there special thread?

Thank You
Maureen



Re: question

Patricia Ward
 

Have your friend contact Superior Thread.  They are www.superiorthread.com   They have all lines of threads for the long arm machine and for home quilting and embroidery. I really like their thread and their service!    For much free motion quilting I use King Tut.  

They have some tutorials and some people to help her choose. I know two long armers who use only their threads.

Pat


On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 11:33 PM, Maureen Stone <itsatweetything@...> wrote:


I use BFC embroidery thread on my 12000. And I don't have any trouble with it.
Recently, my friend purchased a long arm quilting machine, and asked me, what
kind of thread to use.  I don't have any idea?  Can you use embroidery thread?
Or is there special thread?

Thank You
Maureen




Re: Bobbin winder

Moira <mmunro3@...>
 

You can simply remove the disc where the cutting blades are... then take off the thread and replace the disc . just hold in the little spring that holds the bobbin in place whilst you do this so as not to bend the spring.... My mechanic said to thread the bobbin through the little hole in the bobbin the way we have always did before to completely avoid this problem .... and it works fine for me...
Moira


question

itsatweetything
 

I use BFC embroidery thread on my 12000. And I don't have any trouble with it.
Recently, my friend purchased a long arm quilting machine, and asked me, what
kind of thread to use.  I don't have any idea?  Can you use embroidery thread?
Or is there special thread?

Thank You
Maureen


Re: MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Thank you Deb. I appreciate the response. I was at the local dealer today and saw how you move the design for placement plus many more features but I'm sure I'll forget most and just have to learn step by step and practice. I did finally find some of the MC12000 videos on the Janome site. I was able to get most of my questions answered but since the dealer did not work with a computer hook-up, I'll have to do more research.
I love a big screen to view designs so will be working with a laptop hookup.

Julia
NY


Re: Bobbin winder

m1955seamstress
 

I had this happen a couple days ago!  I was so frustrated with myself!  So I took first a needle then a seam ripper to the threads.  Then, thankfully, I was able to take a pair of tweezers and grab hold of the thread.  Then I carefully unwound the thread counter-clockwise.  Gotta say I was saying my prayers that the thread didn't break  And I made sure the thread stayed under the gray disk while unwinding.

Then I read my manual and followed the directions very carefully on how to wind the bobbin!  (Pages 12-13)

Let me tell you, I will also be very careful from here on out!

Marla


Re: MC12000 - Question Embroidery feature

Debe
 

Hello,
I think it was Julie who asked the question so hope my answer helps a bit more. First you can calibrate your hoop so that the needle will always start in the center of the hoop. This is explained on pg 129 of the manual. The next thing if you are doing continuous embroidery there are instructions in the manual on pg126 on doing continuous borders that may help you.
As has previously been mentioned the needle does not move in embroidery mode, it always stays in the left needle position. It is the hoop that moves. In the "ready to sew" window there are 4 arrows below the design screen. When these are pressed they move the hoop in the direction of the arrow so you can precisely align the needle with the crosshair markings on your project. This is explained on pg115 "starting to sew embroidery".
Deb

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