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Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Marsha
 

thanks, Sherry!

Marsha

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

Absolutely beautiful!


Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Marsha
 

Maria,

Thanks so much! I've stitched both the buck & the cardinal several times....they're much prettier than the pictures on the site!

I did see your Christmas scene & loved it! I'm addicted to those pictures! I think you'll find more than 1 elephant picture on Suz's site...I remember at least 2! If you'll keep an eye on the BFC site, they have some sets on sale every week. Suz introduces new designs on Tuesdays & it's always discounted as well as several other design sets discounted for 1 week. She also introduces a new design on Fridays. She hasn't been exactly on schedule over the holidays but I imagine there will be a new design set on 1/3!

Have fun,

Marsha


Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Maria Boyle
 

Hello Marsha,

I just viewed your project photo. It is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the site you got your project from. I have saved it to my favorites. If you look at my album, Maria B, you will see that I did a window scene - Dashing through the snow. I made that as a Christmas gift for my mother in law.

I was telling my mom the other day, that I wish there was a project similar to the one I made, with elephants. My aunt loves elephants. And wouldn't you know it, they have one at your favorite site. I plan to also get the Cardinal for my mom and the buck for my brother who is a hunter.

Thanks again for sharing. :)
María

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On Jan 2, 2012, at 3:32 PM, "Marsha" <hobbied1@bellsouth.net> wrote:

Hi all,

got my 12000 at the end of November but was caught up in the holiday preparation & finishing up gifts so didn't get to play with the embroidery side much. With Christmas over, I decided to make myself a large picture & put the 12000 to the test. I've posted a couple of pictures in the "Marsha's Projects" photo album. The design came from BFC-Creations.com (my favorite design site!). Sorry, I'm a terrible photographer!!LOL. The machine embroidered like a dream with absolutely no problems other than the thread tail it leaves when starting a color or after a jump. Hope they fix that soon! Would love to see pics of others' projects!

Marsha



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Loops on top

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - just wondered if anyone else gets the occasional loop on top of the fabric when embroidering and what causes it? I've had a few today - the machine will stitch beautifully for maybe 5000 stitches then suddenly there'll be a loop on top and will then continue stitching perfectly for the rest of the design, maybe another 6000 stitches. I have been using cotton fabric, Isacord polyester thread, red needle, straight stitch plate, yellow spot bobbin holder with Coats bobbinfil and the 5x5 hoop.

Vicki


Re: picture embroidered with my 12000

Sherry Martin
 

Absolutely beautiful!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Marsha" <hobbied1@...> wrote:

Hi all,

got my 12000 at the end of November but was caught up in the holiday preparation & finishing up gifts so didn't get to play with the embroidery side much. With Christmas over, I decided to make myself a large picture & put the 12000 to the test. I've posted a couple of pictures in the "Marsha's Projects" photo album. The design came from BFC-Creations.com (my favorite design site!). Sorry, I'm a terrible photographer!!LOL. The machine embroidered like a dream with absolutely no problems other than the thread tail it leaves when starting a color or after a jump. Hope they fix that soon! Would love to see pics of others' projects!

Marsha


A couple of questions....

Marsha
 

What foot are you folks using for edge stitching & as a walking foot for decorative stitches? I like to use some of the decorative stitches for stitching thru fabric & batting sandwiches & the accufeed only works with straight stitches....

Marsha


picture embroidered with my 12000

Marsha
 

Hi all,

got my 12000 at the end of November but was caught up in the holiday preparation & finishing up gifts so didn't get to play with the embroidery side much. With Christmas over, I decided to make myself a large picture & put the 12000 to the test. I've posted a couple of pictures in the "Marsha's Projects" photo album. The design came from BFC-Creations.com (my favorite design site!). Sorry, I'm a terrible photographer!!LOL. The machine embroidered like a dream with absolutely no problems other than the thread tail it leaves when starting a color or after a jump. Hope they fix that soon! Would love to see pics of others' projects!

Marsha


Re: What do you do with left over Romeo stabiliser

Donna Morton
 

I don’t use Romeo either, only the fabric-type water solubles.  I also save the scraps but when I have the time I take those scraps and cut them into strips with straight edges.  I then overlap the strips and stitch them together with water soluble thread (YLI has one) in the needle and bobbin.  I get whole new sheets of stabilizer that can be hooped and used for more free standing lace.
 
Donna M
Canada
 

Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:16 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: What do you do with left over Romeo stabiliser
 
 

I don't use Romeo but the fabric-type water-solubles.  I toss all my scraps into a bin & use them whenever I want to serge a rolled hem, apply decorative machine stitching, gather or ruffle tulle or chiffon, or stitch on vinyl.  Makes anything that is difficult to sew because presser feet can't grip it easier. 
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: Left over bobbin thread when embroidering

vicki chrobak
 

I don't know if I'm just lucky or what. I set my bobbin menu to 1 & it worked. I use all thread left on bobbin in regular sewing mode without a problem.

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Vicki Jo

Hi - yesterday I was embroidering with black bobbinfil and ended up with
4 bobbins with quite a lot of thread left on each of them as the
machine wouldn't start stitching due to the bobbin sensor saying there
wasn't enough thread and I couldn't override it in embroidery mode. So -
I took another bobbin with a different coloured thread on it and wound
the black thread on to it and used it up that way - amazing how much
stitching it did. Using the different coloured thread meant I could
still see how much black I had left. So I shall be continuing to do
this until we can get the sensor adjusted.



Just thought this tip might be useful for someone having the same problems.



Vicki


Re: For Jim - Change of Mind!!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Congratulations Annie! You won't be sorry!

None of your Acufeed attachments can be used on the 12000, due to there being a different pattern of feed dogs. All snap-on feet can be used IF you purchase a foot holder for the 7700 or 11000. The spool stand from the 7700 *MIGHT* work on the 12000. Some on this list have found it works fine, others (including us) have found that it doesn't fit exactly right and impedes the top cover of the 12000 from opening completely. Also see this post:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/janome12000/message/749

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ANNE" <amd15@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

Yes, I guess I am like most women (not all!) and I have changed my mind, the more I read about the 12000 the more I like it so will plan on selling my 7700 and go ahead with the purchase from the Dubai dealer who has the 12000 already reserved for me. Before I go ahead Jim - sorry to ask this question again ........ I have all Accufeed and other accessories for the 7700. Can I use all of these or just some on the 12000 if I buy the holder for them that will fit the 7700 and can you please tell me again what the part number is for the holder? thank you so much.

Also, is there any specific other items I should ask the dealer to order for me that you can recommend?

Thanks to you and Diane, I wouldn't go ahead with this purchase if you didn't have this great group, I am very nervous re using the embroidery part of the machine but will just have to learn how to use it....

A very happy new year to you, your family and all the ladies on this group...

Best Wishes,
Annie Dunn
Saudi Arabia


loopy stitches & horizon link

songnbird
 

two problems
1. I have been doing some applique quilt blocks in embroidery mode and the first line of stitches - the ones that hold down the applique fabric before trimming - are really loose on the bottom. Is there some tension adjustment that sould be done for just that stitching? The rest of the embroidery stitches are just fine.
2. ever since I updated Horizon Link, I'm having trouble transfering designs to my machine - I get a message that says "Resume the last pattern or cancel pattern resuming and start data transfer". What the heck is going on? As usual Help is not being very helpful!
thanks for any info on correcting these problems,
Linda near Buffalo, NY


Left over bobbin thread when embroidering

stitchnpatch
 

Hi - yesterday I was embroidering with black bobbinfil and ended up with 4 bobbins with quite a lot of thread left on each of them as the machine wouldn't start stitching due to the bobbin sensor saying there wasn't enough thread and I couldn't override it in embroidery mode. So - I took another bobbin with a different coloured thread on it and wound the black thread on to it and used it up that way - amazing how much stitching it did. Using the different coloured thread meant I could still see how much black I had left. So I shall be continuing to do this until we can get the sensor adjusted.

Just thought this tip might be useful for someone having the same problems.

Vicki


For Jim - Change of Mind!!

ANNE <amd15@...>
 

Hi Jim,

Yes, I guess I am like most women (not all!) and I have changed my mind, the more I read about the 12000 the more I like it so will plan on selling my 7700 and go ahead with the purchase from the Dubai dealer who has the 12000 already reserved for me. Before I go ahead Jim - sorry to ask this question again ........ I have all Accufeed and other accessories for the 7700. Can I use all of these or just some on the 12000 if I buy the holder for them that will fit the 7700 and can you please tell me again what the part number is for the holder? thank you so much.

Also, is there any specific other items I should ask the dealer to order for me that you can recommend?

Thanks to you and Diane, I wouldn't go ahead with this purchase if you didn't have this great group, I am very nervous re using the embroidery part of the machine but will just have to learn how to use it....

A very happy new year to you, your family and all the ladies on this group...

Best Wishes,
Annie Dunn
Saudi Arabia


Re: question about borders

msread5419@...
 

thank You Sherry. that answered my questions
Sandy


-----Original Message-----
From: Sherry Martin
To: janome12000
Sent: Sun, Jan 1, 2012 10:24 pm
Subject: [janome12000] Re: question about borders

 
I eventually will be using my machine more for quilting than embroidery, although I love to combine embroidery applique blocks with regular quilt blocks in a quilt. Right now I've been havin fun playing with the embroidery part.

The 12000 hasn't yet come out with the acufil hoops and designs that were included with the 11000SE. Most people seem to think they will eventually. That means that right now it is hard to "hoop" a quilt. The hoops are a little flimsier than the acufil hoops were and the big magnets aren't included. However you can hoop sticky stabilizer and then stick your quilt on it and do embroidery. I was told by my dealer that the built in basting stitches that you can put around a design also helps a lot to keep the fabric from moving while embroidery is being stitched.

As far as using the 12000 to do the quilting on big quilts like free motion or other stitching, even though it is a nice big machine, you still have to drag the quilt through the machine. I would think quilting using a frame would still be less work than trying to do it on any regular sewing/embroidery machine.

So far I've only used it once for "stitch-in-ditch" quilting of a quilt that is about 48x54. It did a good job. I used my 11000 with the acufil hoops to do kind of one block at a time quilting using embroidery hoops. I always felt it was easier just to free motion quilt than to go to all of the work of trying to do stiple designs using the hoop and hooping the quilt over and over and trying to line things up.

The 12000 uses the JEF format just like all other Janomes.

I think we can talk about price. Some groups don't let you. I traded in a 6 month old 11000 plus my large 24x32 sew steady table, an almost new clothsetter, and a few other accessories (not many because most would work on my 3160). I received the 12000, a 3160 to take to class and a replacement sew steady table (still coming, the 1st one was cut incorrectly). I paid $6000.

--- In janome12000@..., "slotwitch" wrote:
>
> I don't have this machine yet but have lots of questions. One being,can you do a continous design on a quilt and borders with this machine. I presently have a frame, which extends to king size but only have it to queen and mid arm machine. As I'm getting older and it's harder for me to handle the larger quilts, which is why I'm considering going to an embroidery, sewing, quilting type machine such as the horizon. I saw it when it first came out and really impressed by it. I have a Janome 6500 now. I would love to hear from members who do use their machines for quilting also. I ran across a site that has quilting patterns, but don't know what format the 12000 runs the designs on. Would someone be able to tell me? I will be asking questions, questions and more questions before I purchase this machine. One would be price, if someone can reveal that,lol. Thank You
> Sandy
>


Re: question about borders

Sherry Martin
 

I eventually will be using my machine more for quilting than embroidery, although I love to combine embroidery applique blocks with regular quilt blocks in a quilt. Right now I've been havin fun playing with the embroidery part.

The 12000 hasn't yet come out with the acufil hoops and designs that were included with the 11000SE. Most people seem to think they will eventually. That means that right now it is hard to "hoop" a quilt. The hoops are a little flimsier than the acufil hoops were and the big magnets aren't included. However you can hoop sticky stabilizer and then stick your quilt on it and do embroidery. I was told by my dealer that the built in basting stitches that you can put around a design also helps a lot to keep the fabric from moving while embroidery is being stitched.

As far as using the 12000 to do the quilting on big quilts like free motion or other stitching, even though it is a nice big machine, you still have to drag the quilt through the machine. I would think quilting using a frame would still be less work than trying to do it on any regular sewing/embroidery machine.

So far I've only used it once for "stitch-in-ditch" quilting of a quilt that is about 48x54. It did a good job. I used my 11000 with the acufil hoops to do kind of one block at a time quilting using embroidery hoops. I always felt it was easier just to free motion quilt than to go to all of the work of trying to do stiple designs using the hoop and hooping the quilt over and over and trying to line things up.

The 12000 uses the JEF format just like all other Janomes.

I think we can talk about price. Some groups don't let you. I traded in a 6 month old 11000 plus my large 24x32 sew steady table, an almost new clothsetter, and a few other accessories (not many because most would work on my 3160). I received the 12000, a 3160 to take to class and a replacement sew steady table (still coming, the 1st one was cut incorrectly). I paid $6000.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "slotwitch" <msread5419@...> wrote:

I don't have this machine yet but have lots of questions. One being,can you do a continous design on a quilt and borders with this machine. I presently have a frame, which extends to king size but only have it to queen and mid arm machine. As I'm getting older and it's harder for me to handle the larger quilts, which is why I'm considering going to an embroidery, sewing, quilting type machine such as the horizon. I saw it when it first came out and really impressed by it. I have a Janome 6500 now. I would love to hear from members who do use their machines for quilting also. I ran across a site that has quilting patterns, but don't know what format the 12000 runs the designs on. Would someone be able to tell me? I will be asking questions, questions and more questions before I purchase this machine. One would be price, if someone can reveal that,lol. Thank You
Sandy


Re: Horizon Link

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Ah yes, my mistake! I forgot that Horizon Link uses that horrible ribbon interface. That was Microsoft's "improvement" in Office 2007, making everything harder to find!

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

Jim, It isn't quite that straight forward but I did find it by "Customizing" my tool bar. The version is an option that can be chosen. I thought I had updated the program, but with all the company and so on through the holiday, I couldn't remember what I updated and what I didn't. I am up to date on everything sewing for the time being. Thanks for the help.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@> wrote:
From the program menu choose "Help -> About" and the version number will be shown.
--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Cheryl" <capaul@> wrote:
Happy New Year to all.
Jim, where in Horizon Link does it tell us what version we have? It doesn't have the about Horizon Link in a place like other Windows programs.
Cheryl - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada


question about borders

slotwitch <msread5419@...>
 

I don't have this machine yet but have lots of questions. One being,can you do a continous design on a quilt and borders with this machine. I presently have a frame, which extends to king size but only have it to queen and mid arm machine. As I'm getting older and it's harder for me to handle the larger quilts, which is why I'm considering going to an embroidery, sewing, quilting type machine such as the horizon. I saw it when it first came out and really impressed by it. I have a Janome 6500 now. I would love to hear from members who do use their machines for quilting also. I ran across a site that has quilting patterns, but don't know what format the 12000 runs the designs on. Would someone be able to tell me? I will be asking questions, questions and more questions before I purchase this machine. One would be price, if someone can reveal that,lol. Thank You
Sandy


Re: Horizon Link

Cheryl Paul
 

Jim, It isn't quite that straight forward but I did find it by "Customizing" my tool bar. The version is an option that can be chosen. I thought I had updated the program, but with all the company and so on through the holiday, I couldn't remember what I updated and what I didn't. I am up to date on everything sewing for the time being. Thanks for the help.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:
From the program menu choose "Help -> About" and the version number will be shown.
--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Cheryl" <capaul@> wrote:
Happy New Year to all.
Jim, where in Horizon Link does it tell us what version we have? It doesn't have the about Horizon Link in a place like other Windows programs.
Cheryl - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada


Re: Horizon Link

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

From the program menu choose "Help -> About" and the version number will be shown.

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

Happy New Year to all.

Jim, where in Horizon Link does it tell us what version we have? It doesn't have the about Horizon Link in a place like other Windows programs.

Cheryl - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada


Re: What do you do with left over Romeo stabiliser

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Another trick Diane uses is to stitch pieces of the water soluble stabilizer together using water soluble thread. You wind up with a bigger piece that is still fully water soluble. She's also stitched them together with regular sewing thread, which usually comes out when it's soaked, but you probably wouldn't want to do that with lace.

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

What do you do with any water soluble film you have left over after you have sewn a design???? I am having problems with sewing out a design and have several quite large bits of romeo which are not big enough to go in a 12000 hoop.....its expensive so loathe to throw it away.