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stabilizers

Barb Stone
 

Jim, you indicated that you are not fond of sticky stabilizers. What is your stabilizer of choice for hoopless embroidery?

Barb


Re: Update of Horizon

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The first Horizon Link update is available now:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/horizon_link_v101.html
It does not unzip files, something that Janome has never done in the past. I don't expect that to change, since Windows can unzip things.

If you want to settle on one set of software, I'd go with BuzzTools. Buzz Xplore is great for cataloging, and it interfaces with both Buzz Edit and Buzz Size so you can use one program as the "hub" of all your design processing.

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

Jim, Do you know of anything in the works to update the Horizon progam?
Specifically to convert, unzip & catalog designs with 3-D option &
customizing. I've been using a combination of HV 6.1 Customizing, 4D &
Buzz Size. I got a new laptop for christmas & would like to reduce the
software. I don't plan on digitizing but my dealer said Digi Jr. would
do all these things. I couldn't find any info. at the Janome site.
I've also been looking at BuzzExplore v2 & BuzzEdit. I know they don't
have the MC12000 hoops yet but an update should take care of that,
hopefully soon.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: New happy owner of the MC 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Welcome Cathy! There is a 20 x 14cm hoop for all Janome embroidery machines before the 12000. In the US we call it 5 x 7, which is about the size in inches. Janome did not make that hoop for the 11000 until we begged for it. I hope we won't have to beg for one on the 12000. It is one of the most useful sizes. Unfortunately we cannot use 11000 hoops on the 12000, so a new hoop must be made by Janome.

NEVER apologize for your English! It is perfect, and I assure you I can only speak enough French to order Escargot in Paris, and I have great respect for those who know more than one language! Tres bon!

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

Hi
I am Cathy de France and as each of you, I am very very happy with my new and wonderful MC 12000 I am testing since Christmas. I am very captivated by this so soft and easy to use embroidery machine. I have also the 2170 Pfaff and the Janome 1600P .
All the different tests I did are absolutely perfect and very beautiful.
However, I think a rectangular ( 6x9 ) hoop would be fine. I read somewhere that there is a 20x14 cm for the 11000 I suppose. Do you know if it is possible to use the 20x14 on the 12000 ( The fastening sytem seams the same on the 2 machines, but may be the programm in the machine will not know this hoop...)

I sincerely apologize for the pityful english and I thank each of you for the details , tips and help to win our new embMachine over.

I wish you a Happy New Year
Cathy


Update of Horizon

vicki chrobak
 

Jim, Do you know of anything in the works to update the Horizon progam? Specifically to convert, unzip & catalog designs with 3-D option & customizing. I've been using a combination of HV 6.1 Customizing, 4D & Buzz Size. I got a new laptop for christmas & would like to reduce the software. I don't plan on digitizing but my dealer said Digi Jr. would do all these things. I couldn't find any info. at the Janome site. I've also been looking at BuzzExplore v2 & BuzzEdit. I know they don't have the MC12000 hoops yet but an update should take care of that, hopefully soon.

--
Vicki Jo


New happy owner of the MC 12000

zefrenchfairy <cathydefrance@...>
 

Hi
I am Cathy de France and as each of you, I am very very happy with my new and wonderful MC 12000 I am testing since Christmas. I am very captivated by this so soft and easy to use embroidery machine. I have also the 2170 Pfaff and the Janome 1600P .
All the different tests I did are absolutely perfect and very beautiful.
However, I think a rectangular ( 6x9 ) hoop would be fine. I read somewhere that there is a 20x14 cm for the 11000 I suppose. Do you know if it is possible to use the 20x14 on the 12000 ( The fastening sytem seams the same on the 2 machines, but may be the programm in the machine will not know this hoop...)

I sincerely apologize for the pityful english and I thank each of you for the details , tips and help to win our new embMachine over.

I wish you a Happy New Year
Cathy


Re: I am about to be a new owner!!!

Judy <judyjanome@...>
 

Congrats. You will love it. Judyjanome

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On Dec 27, 2011, at 8:09 PM, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@...> wrote:

 

Hi,
I joined this group a few days ago to get some more information on the Janome 12000, and today I have paid a deposit to get my new machine!!

I am soooo excited! Thanks to everyone for posting your tips and hints, and to Jim for hosting a great group!

I may have more questions when I pick up my new machine next week!! :)

Cheers
Sharon in Oz


Re: Introducing myself from Denmark

Patricia Ward
 

Greetings, Laila,  Welcome to the best source for information and reliability for this machine.  Jim is the guru of Janome.
And you will love Janome machines.  I was converted from Bernina machines in 1995 and I have been very happy since with the quality of Janome; their machines just keep getting better and stronger while doing so many different things. 

Enjoy,
Pat in Maryland, USA


On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 7:02 AM, laila.wachmann <laila.wachmann@...> wrote:
Hi, my name is Laila and I am from Denmark. Two weeks ago I purchased a Janome MC12000 and a Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX. The Janome brand is quite new to me, since I have been using a Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0 for the 3 years, I have been embroidering.
I am very excited to get to know my Janome machines better. I have heard so many great things - especially about the C12000.
I am convinced, that this group will be useful for me and please forgive me, if my english isn´t 100% correct :o)

Greetings from Denmark,
Laila




Re: Introducing myself from Denmark

Maria Boyle
 

Hello Laila,

Welcome to the group. I am not the moderator, just another member who, like you, recently got the MC12000. You are going to love this machine. I own a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond for 3 years now. I was not looking for another embroidery machine. However, I drove my friend to the Janome dealer, she was going to buy this machine. When the educator was demonstrating this machine and showing its options, I fell in love. That is how I became the proud owner. I even named her Baby Jane. :)

The things that sold me on the MC 12000, we're, 9mm stitches, the magnifier, pull out light. But what really blew me away was the free arm Embroidery capability and the easy stitch plate removal. This machine embroiders like a dream. I have made three embroidered projects and I only pick up my machine on November 23rd. Go to photos and check out my album, you can see the three projects I made. Album name Maria B.

Congratulations on your new baby. :).
As for your English.... It's perfect. :)




María

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On Dec 29, 2011, at 7:02 AM, "laila.wachmann" <laila.wachmann@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi, my name is Laila and I am from Denmark. Two weeks ago I purchased a Janome MC12000 and a Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX. The Janome brand is quite new to me, since I have been using a Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0 for the 3 years, I have been embroidering.
I am very excited to get to know my Janome machines better. I have heard so many great things - especially about the C12000.
I am convinced, that this group will be useful for me and please forgive me, if my english isn´t 100% correct :o)

Greetings from Denmark,
Laila



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Introducing myself from Denmark

laila.wachmann <laila.wachmann@...>
 

Hi, my name is Laila and I am from Denmark. Two weeks ago I purchased a Janome MC12000 and a Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX. The Janome brand is quite new to me, since I have been using a Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0 for the 3 years, I have been embroidering.
I am very excited to get to know my Janome machines better. I have heard so many great things - especially about the C12000.
I am convinced, that this group will be useful for me and please forgive me, if my english isn´t 100% correct :o)

Greetings from Denmark,
Laila


Re: I brought it home today!

mssewsue@...
 

Hi
Still waiting for my 12000 I am now number 6 on the wait list.
Patiently waiting'
susie brown


I brought it home today!

sewing2171
 

Hi, I brought my Christmas present home today, a Janome 12000. I am very pleased with myself...and enjoying putting it through its paces. Am already madly in love with it. I am sure I will have questions and am glad of this group for support. Kind regards, Nita


I am about to be a new owner!!!

sharon.hedt
 

Hi,
I joined this group a few days ago to get some more information on the Janome 12000, and today I have paid a deposit to get my new machine!!

I am soooo excited! Thanks to everyone for posting your tips and hints, and to Jim for hosting a great group!

I may have more questions when I pick up my new machine next week!! :)

Cheers
Sharon in Oz


Re: A word of caution

Sherry Martin
 

I tried both the regular bobbin case and the embroidery bobbin case with Janome bobbin thread (I pretty much only use Janome). To me I thought the embroidery bobbin case combined with the straight stich plate looked a little nicer on the back of the fabric. I didn't notice much difference on the front.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "janetpiekarski" <jsm1144@...> wrote:

That bobbin case for embroidery is not necessary if you're using Janome bobbin thread the tension on the case is too much. I think in the book it tell you that you only use it when using the thinner (like the MB-4 bobbin thread) bobbin threads. Other brands may be thinner too. I used it with the Janome bobbin thread and it WAS too much tension. (Hah, it does make the bobbin thread last forever)

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

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?

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

But for me, it's also a reminder for bobbin holder as well as plate.
If there is ANY room for a booboo, I can do it!

--
Vicki Jo

Actually, you don't HAVE to change that throat plate back after
embroidering. You can do straight stitching AND free motioning
stitching. It's a great feature if you're stitching on sheer or flimsy
fabric-less chance of getting sucked down into the bobbin area. The
fact that many stitches (actually, any that have width) are grayed out,
should be enough of an indication that the straight stitch throat plate
is in.



--- Injanome12000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>, vicki chrobak<tulsajo1@> wrote:

Cheryl, I found some cheap key rings/luggage tags with a label& labeled
1 "zigzag/regular", the other "straight stitch/embroidery". I hang the
appropriate one on Jim's metallic thread holder to remind me which
set-up I'm on.


Places to buy Stabilizer

Sherry Martin
 

I bought wide stabilizer at Ken's Sewing Center. It is an internet business I use a lot for both Janome accessories and a lot of other stuff like thread and stablizers. They have they're own brand which I have found just fine, and they sell other brands too.

I also have bought both stabilizer and thread from a site called Sew For Less.

Usually Ken's delivery is very quick while Sew for Less sometimes is slightly slower although both have been really good.

Even the 5x5 hoop seems to take pretty wide stabilizer because of the design of it, which kind of irks me.


Feet prices...

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Hope everyone's having a good Christmas break. My Vancouver dealer just got
in 9 of the new feet, and they range in price from $5 to $15. I imagine
prices would vary somewhat between countries, and dealers.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: December-27-11 2:48 PM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Janome does not typically list accessory prices, including feet, in their
brochures. I've heard that one or two of the feet have been released, but I
have no direct knowledge about which ones or how much they are.

The screws on the back of the machine are indeed for the thread stand, just
as they are on the 11000.

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

Jim,

I think I was watching a video before I got my machines and could well
have been watching the 7700P, I probably put in 1200 horizon and got heaven
knows what. I have gone right through the video that came with the machine,
all is now clear.....as mud in some cases but I will get there. I did have a
problem transferring from the USB to the memory on the machine, but I have
cracked that now. I am writing down things that confuse me so that I can ask
my dealer when I go for the lessons.....

Do you know if Janome have released the cost of the extra feet yet. I have
the brochure but no prices. There are one or two I want to get. I am going
to use some of the big designs on cushions will need the piping foot. I
bought one for my 11000, found it very useful.

On the back of the machine there are 2 deep set screws which seem to line
up with the thread guide for the 11000, is this where the thread guide
fits???



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Re: Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Janome does not typically list accessory prices, including feet, in their brochures. I've heard that one or two of the feet have been released, but I have no direct knowledge about which ones or how much they are.

The screws on the back of the machine are indeed for the thread stand, just as they are on the 11000.

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

Jim,

I think I was watching a video before I got my machines and could well have been watching the 7700P, I probably put in 1200 horizon and got heaven knows what. I have gone right through the video that came with the machine, all is now clear.....as mud in some cases but I will get there. I did have a problem transferring from the USB to the memory on the machine, but I have cracked that now. I am writing down things that confuse me so that I can ask my dealer when I go for the lessons.....

Do you know if Janome have released the cost of the extra feet yet. I have the brochure but no prices. There are one or two I want to get. I am going to use some of the big designs on cushions will need the piping foot. I bought one for my 11000, found it very useful.

On the back of the machine there are 2 deep set screws which seem to line up with the thread guide for the 11000, is this where the thread guide fits???


Re: Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

Jim,

I think I was watching a video before I got my machines and could well have been watching the 7700P, I probably put in 1200 horizon and got heaven knows what. I have gone right through the video that came with the machine, all is now clear.....as mud in some cases but I will get there. I did have a problem transferring from the USB to the memory on the machine, but I have cracked that now. I am writing down things that confuse me so that I can ask my dealer when I go for the lessons.....

Do you know if Janome have released the cost of the extra feet yet. I have the brochure but no prices. There are one or two I want to get. I am going to use some of the big designs on cushions will need the piping foot. I bought one for my 11000, found it very useful.

On the back of the machine there are 2 deep set screws which seem to line up with the thread guide for the 11000, is this where the thread guide fits???

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

Were you watching the video that came with your machine? What you have described sounds like a video for the 7700P, a non-embroidery Horizon machine. Even that machine has feet that have to be attached to use the Acufeed system (built-in even feed). The Pfaff dual feed system works as you described, but I cannot imagine how a Pfaff video would wind up in a Janome machine box. Does you video have any markings on it? The official Janome video is clearly marked as being for the 12000. Given that your machine was open box, I wonder if the wrong video may have been put in.

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

Yes I noticed it when reading through the instructions. Something else I found confusing was where the button was to unlock the needle plate so you could change it. Took me ages and a bit of searching before I found it hidden by the toolbox.

I completely forgot about changing the plate and bobbin when I worked the snow flake, did not really make that much difference.

One thing I did notice from the videos I had wtched before I got my machine, it appeared that you did not put a new needle plate on but pushed forward the small hole attached somehow to the zigzag plate. Also the even feed foot or what ever they called it seemed to be parmanantly attached to the machine and was pulled down to use and pushed back when you had finished using it. I was surprised to find the feet in the tool box and that you had to attach them to the machine.

Any comment Jim??????


Re: A word of caution

janetpiekarski
 

That bobbin case for embroidery is not necessary if you're using Janome bobbin thread the tension on the case is too much. I think in the book it tell you that you only use it when using the thinner (like the MB-4 bobbin thread) bobbin threads. Other brands may be thinner too. I used it with the Janome bobbin thread and it WAS too much tension. (Hah, it does make the bobbin thread last forever)

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

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?

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

But for me, it's also a reminder for bobbin holder as well as plate.
If there is ANY room for a booboo, I can do it!

--
Vicki Jo

Actually, you don't HAVE to change that throat plate back after
embroidering. You can do straight stitching AND free motioning
stitching. It's a great feature if you're stitching on sheer or flimsy
fabric-less chance of getting sucked down into the bobbin area. The
fact that many stitches (actually, any that have width) are grayed out,
should be enough of an indication that the straight stitch throat plate
is in.



--- Injanome12000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>, vicki chrobak<tulsajo1@> wrote:

Cheryl, I found some cheap key rings/luggage tags with a label& labeled
1 "zigzag/regular", the other "straight stitch/embroidery". I hang the
appropriate one on Jim's metallic thread holder to remind me which
set-up I'm on.


Re: Merging embroidery files

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Okay, I finally figured it out – it appears that you have to select the files to be merged from the Design file structure in the Place option.  You can open the initial file from the file folder on the “ribbon”. Sorry to be so dense! Thanks for your help.

 

I’ll check into Allbrands about the stabilizer.

 

Vikki

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Vikki Youngmeyer
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 11:01 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: RE: [janome12000] Re: Merging embroidery files

 

 

I still must be doing something wrong. I can get the first design in, however, any additional designs selected replace that design.

 

Vikki

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:41 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Merging embroidery files

 

 

I'm guessing that you are using Horizon Link, since you got it with your machine. When opening the program, choose the third option, "Editing embroidery designs". From the next screen click the Embroidery Edit button, which is highlighted, and choose the hoop you want to use. Then click the Design button in the "Place" section at the right end of the toolbar. This will allow you to choose a design from your Documents folder. Once you've done that, it will be placed in the hoop. You can also drag designs from open folders or your desktop and drop them in the hoop on the screen.

For stabilizers there are numerous online sources. One that a lot of people use and seem to like is AllStitch: http://www.allstitch.net
We have not used any online source as yet, having brought home a fair bit of stabilizer when we closed the store, but when we need something we'll probably try AllStitch.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" wrote:
>
> I am missing something that must be obvious to everyone else! How does one
> merge two embroidery files to get one? I have a bird and a set of tail
> feathers. I need them to be one image so I can stitch it out. The
> instructions talk about "drag and drop" but I can't seem to be in the right
> mode to have this happen. Multiple selections at one time aren't allowed.
>
>
>
> Another question - this isn't so much a Janome topic - but where does one
> get stabilizer for the larger hoops? Coming from the Janome 350e, the only
> stabilizers I ever used were 12" which fit in the 5 x 7 hoop, which was the
> largest one supported by that machine.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Vikki
>
> Houston, TX
>


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Re: Merging embroidery files

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I still must be doing something wrong. I can get the first design in, however, any additional designs selected replace that design.

 

Vikki

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:41 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Merging embroidery files

 

 

I'm guessing that you are using Horizon Link, since you got it with your machine. When opening the program, choose the third option, "Editing embroidery designs". From the next screen click the Embroidery Edit button, which is highlighted, and choose the hoop you want to use. Then click the Design button in the "Place" section at the right end of the toolbar. This will allow you to choose a design from your Documents folder. Once you've done that, it will be placed in the hoop. You can also drag designs from open folders or your desktop and drop them in the hoop on the screen.

For stabilizers there are numerous online sources. One that a lot of people use and seem to like is AllStitch: http://www.allstitch.net
We have not used any online source as yet, having brought home a fair bit of stabilizer when we closed the store, but when we need something we'll probably try AllStitch.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" wrote:
>
> I am missing something that must be obvious to everyone else! How does one
> merge two embroidery files to get one? I have a bird and a set of tail
> feathers. I need them to be one image so I can stitch it out. The
> instructions talk about "drag and drop" but I can't seem to be in the right
> mode to have this happen. Multiple selections at one time aren't allowed.
>
>
>
> Another question - this isn't so much a Janome topic - but where does one
> get stabilizer for the larger hoops? Coming from the Janome 350e, the only
> stabilizers I ever used were 12" which fit in the 5 x 7 hoop, which was the
> largest one supported by that machine.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Vikki
>
> Houston, TX
>


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