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Re: 15000

Skeeter
 

The MC15000 does come with an acrylic extension table!
Leta
 

From: dawsewmad
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 3:11 PM
Subject: [janome12000] 15000
 
 

Hi I'm trading in my 12000 on the new machine and would like to know if I need to keep my acrylic extension table or does the new machine come with one?
Dawn


Re: 15000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Yes the 15000 comes with its own acrylic table so you can let the one you have go with the 12000.

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

Hi I'm trading in my 12000 on the new machine and would like to know if I need to keep my acrylic extension table or does the new machine come with one?
Dawn


15000

dawsewmad
 

Hi I'm trading in my 12000 on the new machine and would like to know if I need to keep my acrylic extension table or does the new machine come with one?
Dawn


Re: MBX on two computers

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

This message was approved yesterday, but didn't show up until today. I answered the sender offline - here is that reply:

To answer your question, you need to install this update before attempting to install MBX on Windows 8:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/digitizer_v4_win8.html

Then, after installing MBX, install these updates:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/digitizer_mbx_v40m.html
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/digitizer_mbx_v40q.html

At that point you should be ready to go. Note that these are updates to the computer software only. The dongle is only updated when moving to a new version of Digitizer, like from Pro to MBX. That is a one-time update the creates a new working dongle and destroys the old one. Because of this there is no problem at all running MBX on as many computers as you like, just one at a time.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "janette61232" <jn57rn2@...> wrote:

I am currently using MBX latest Version 4 on my XP computer. I also have a Windows 8 computer I plan to use with my 12000. I assume I will need to get an update (hasp driver?)to make it work with Windows 8. If I update the dongle to work on the Win 8, will I still be able to use it on my XP? I prefer my larger screen on the XP to do the digitizing. Janette Nash


Re: New 15000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

MSRP is $11,999. This should be considered the top price, as most dealers will have their own specials, allowance for trade-ins, etc.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "rosematt11@..." <rosematt11@...> wrote:


But what is the price of the 15000. I haven't seen a message that shows that.

Rose


Re: New 15000

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

But what is the price of the 15000. I haven't seen a message that shows that.

Rose


Re: Footbook

Janice Mawhiney
 

The Footbook app is amazing. If you don't have it, I highly recommend it! I use it lots.

Janice



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

I was wrong about that. iOS7 will work only on iPhones that have a retina display (4, 4S, 5 & whatever is released next week). On the iPad, though, it will work on the iPad 2, 3, 4 and whatever is next, as well as the iPad Mini. The list of compatible devices is at the bottom of this page:
http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/


Re: Mono Poly thread from Superior

monal
 

I have used fil tec bobbins (pre wounds ) no problem and also the pre-wound invisible from Superior. Much nicer than trying to wind the invisible. Cost effective also.

Mona
Comox BC
Canada


MBX on two computers

Janette Nash
 

I am currently using MBX latest Version 4 on my XP computer. I also have a Windows 8 computer I plan to use with my 12000. I assume I will need to get an update (hasp driver?)to make it work with Windows 8. If I update the dongle to work on the Win 8, will I still be able to use it on my XP? I prefer my larger screen on the XP to do the digitizing. Janette Nash


Re: New 15000

VLS
 

I was in Vegas and played with the new machine. We had one shipped to the store from there. However we were told not to show it until the first part of October. So my question is how did you see one if we are not suppose to show them yet. The only dealers who have them are the ones who attended the Janome Institute in Vegas. The other dealers will have them shipped from jamone in about a month.

Vicki

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, rdnance3@... wrote:

I saw and played with the new 15000!!! It's sweet!!! It's pretty amazing!!!


The screen is alot bigger, clearer, and easier to read. The processor is touch and go. Everything is so much simpler and faster.


There is a new hoop too....a magnetic hoop. No center piece to push down into the outer hoop...just held by strong magnets. I asked if that was Janome's answer to Brother's endless border hoop. I was told it will be much easier to endless border now.


It weights 6 lbs. more than the 12000....boo!! The foot control is at least 2x bigger and has this second pedal to the right of the big one that you push and it cuts your thread for you...lol!! They said it was in case your hands were full you could just hit it with your foot and it would cut the thread.


It has the newer bobbin system like the 9900 horizon...with the little side area where you loop the thread. Has independent bobbin motor so you can fill a bobbin while sewing or embroidering. Automatically stops....like the 11000 I guess.


Has a majorly sweet needle threader!!! Unlike the pitiful one on the 12000. It's precise and exact...seemingly hits it every time.


You can get them with or without the latest 16gig IPad. $400 difference. They loaded the two apps. It has the app where you can monitor the embroidery from the IPad from another room, etc. I said...too bad they didn't put a camera on it to watch it sew...so when the bobbin thread starts to come up through you can stop it and go to your machine.....I was told.....it's coming....I laughed and said right...he said no...I'm not joking...it's coming!! lol That would be sweet!! But it bothers me too....something more to see down the road.


The other app is like the embroidery screen edit area...you know..where the grid is so you can work on designs, on screen, on the machine. But it has more capabilities and much more powerful. That part is kinda nice....I'm not sure if I think the Ipad part is a deal maker but I use my computer alot tethered to my machine. Could prove interesting.


I was told everyone must name their machine...lol....I guess that's an IPad thing. Kinda funny and fun to think it needs a name...lol There is this this light up color bar...It's where the black line is on the 12000 above the word Horizon. You choose the color of the bar....there are like 15 or more color choices. You make it your color and it lights up across the front of the machine. Just about the exact size of the black bar above Horizon but not on the right side. I was told it is so when you are sewing in a class or group, it will be distinctive for you to see your machine...lol....I guess so you can find it easier among the sea of Janome machines....haha!! Not a deal maker...but fun. It has bells and whistles...no surprise there.


They have added a new hole in the sewing plate so you can do a true 1/4 inch stitch. They said you can order them, too for the 12000 to resolve that problem.


That's all I can remember. My heart was racing like I was looking at a race car. So much fun!! And I am thinking about getting one....the jury is still out.


Anyone interested in a 12000 for a heck of a deal....includes Accu-quilt. It's in perfect condition.


Oh...did you all know you can free arm like a bag or baby onsie on the 12000/15000? The smallest hoop, the F, I think, will fit in the onsie and if you take off the sewing surface like your going to do a cuff or sleeve, you can hang the body under and not have to pin and tape and stretch the onsie. Now that's of course if your design will fit in the hoop size. But they suggested doing socks and pant legs like this too. Just thought I'd share....Because I never thought about doing it that way....and I thought it was great and definitely worth sharing.


And yes....200,000 stitches per design. Sews quieter....Oh it has this little bag with lift out trays. It comes with all the available feet and accessories. (not ruffler, not binding unit etc.) but everything else.


Oh....has a stitch counter now. You can see how many stitches your machine has on it. The one I saw had '0'....good for buying a used machine!!


There is a new digitizer MBX... 4.0. Said it is much more improved...but I did not see it nor try it. I'm running digitizer pro3.0 and so I need to upgrade. But some older versions will no longer upgrade.... you will have to buy totally new. Yikes!!!! Luckily mine upgrades.


Happy sewing....RN


Re: Mono Poly thread from Superior

Patricia Ward
 

Thank you, Karen. It is always helpful to have an affirmative on a product that someone else has used.  

I have used other threads from Superior in my quilting but I have never used any type of monofilament.   This is good to know.

Pat


On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Karen Reed <maddieandbud@...> wrote:


I LOVE the Mono Poly from Superior.   It does not seem to stretch like the nylon invisible thread.  I have used the Poly in my Janomes 12000, 8900, and 4120  top thread and have not even had to change the thread tension.  I do not sew at top speed with any invisible thread.
I have not used the poly in the bobbin so I can not say on that. 
 
Karen Reed




Re: Mono Poly thread from Superior

Patricia Ward
 

Thank you, Cheryl.  When you wound your own bobbin did you do it very slowly as Jim suggested?   I was hoping maybe to use the prewounds from Superior so I could eliminate that risk of winding the stuff.   Maybe I will give them a try with the yellow dot bobbin case. 
I appreciate your sharing your experiences.

Pat


On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 1:36 PM, <capaul@...> wrote:


Pat,


I have used Superior monofilament thread and had no problem with it.  I did wind my own bobbin with it though.  I have also used pre-wounds of embroidery thread that were not Janome and with my "yellow dot" bobbin case I've had no issues - they were the Class 15 bobbins and they are a bit thinner than the ones I buy with no thread on them, but they don't rattle and sew just the same as the others as they are the correct size for the Janome machine.  I've used about 25 so far on my HoopSisters Feathered Star as I'm not doing the backing on this quilt so don't change the bobbin to colours as they tell me to and I've not had a single incident with them.


Cheryl - Saskatoon 



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

Hello Everyone,
I have a question about using the class 15 ( A style) prewound bobbins -- prewound with the Mono Poly thread from Superior.

With prewounds I have never used anything but the prewound Janome bobbins and I am reluctant to try another prewound brand as I am afraid they will be just a tad less thick and maybe bounce around in the bobbin case.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Also is this a good monofilament thread to use in the top for some quilting?   I have never used monofilament and know that not all are created equally... This one is supposed to be a good one.

Any advice or answers will be much appreciated.

Pat




Re: Mono Poly thread from Superior

Cheryl Paul
 

Pat,


I have used Superior monofilament thread and had no problem with it.  I did wind my own bobbin with it though.  I have also used pre-wounds of embroidery thread that were not Janome and with my "yellow dot" bobbin case I've had no issues - they were the Class 15 bobbins and they are a bit thinner than the ones I buy with no thread on them, but they don't rattle and sew just the same as the others as they are the correct size for the Janome machine.  I've used about 25 so far on my HoopSisters Feathered Star as I'm not doing the backing on this quilt so don't change the bobbin to colours as they tell me to and I've not had a single incident with them.


Cheryl - Saskatoon 



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

Hello Everyone,
I have a question about using the class 15 ( A style) prewound bobbins -- prewound with the Mono Poly thread from Superior.

With prewounds I have never used anything but the prewound Janome bobbins and I am reluctant to try another prewound brand as I am afraid they will be just a tad less thick and maybe bounce around in the bobbin case.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Also is this a good monofilament thread to use in the top for some quilting?   I have never used monofilament and know that not all are created equally... This one is supposed to be a good one.

Any advice or answers will be much appreciated.

Pat


Re: Mono Poly thread from Superior

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 

I used the MonoPoly by Superior to add the strips onto my Hoopsisters quilt and had no problems with it. I did use the prewound bobbins. One bobbin goes a long way. I have tried other monofilament thread and this one seemed to work better than others I had used. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 7, 2013, at 11:18 AM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:

 

Hello Everyone,
I have a question about using the class 15 ( A style) prewound bobbins -- prewound with the Mono Poly thread from Superior.

With prewounds I have never used anything but the prewound Janome bobbins and I am reluctant to try another prewound brand as I am afraid they will be just a tad less thick and maybe bounce around in the bobbin case.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Also is this a good monofilament thread to use in the top for some quilting?   I have never used monofilament and know that not all are created equally... This one is supposed to be a good one.

Any advice or answers will be much appreciated.

Pat


Re: Mono Poly thread from Superior

Karen
 

I LOVE the Mono Poly from Superior.   It does not seem to stretch like the nylon invisible thread.  I have used the Poly in my Janomes 12000, 8900, and 4120  top thread and have not even had to change the thread tension.  I do not sew at top speed with any invisible thread.
I have not used the poly in the bobbin so I can not say on that. 
 
Karen Reed


Mono Poly thread from Superior

Patricia Ward
 

Hello Everyone,
I have a question about using the class 15 ( A style) prewound bobbins -- prewound with the Mono Poly thread from Superior.

With prewounds I have never used anything but the prewound Janome bobbins and I am reluctant to try another prewound brand as I am afraid they will be just a tad less thick and maybe bounce around in the bobbin case.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Also is this a good monofilament thread to use in the top for some quilting?   I have never used monofilament and know that not all are created equally... This one is supposed to be a good one.

Any advice or answers will be much appreciated.

Pat


Re: Invisible Thread

Virginia
 

I have the 12,000 and the 7700 and do Hoopsisters all the time and have no issues with invisible thread.  Also Hoopsisters are Janome users.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 9/7/2013 5:33:59 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, gardenia821@... writes:
 

On the 12000 or new 15000 machine,  can I use invisible thread in both the bobbin and upper thread at the same time. This is a method used by the Hoopsisters.  I tried this last week on a quilt binding, looks great.  But, then was told not to do that when I was in the store.  So what is the correct answer?


Re: Invisible Thread

Virginia
 

Also you might not want to use the thread cutter, because sometime the thread will wrap around the bobbin.
 

In a message dated 9/6/2013 11:39:56 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jim@... writes:
 

Yes you can use the invisible thread in both needle and bobbin, on any machine. Dealers will say not to do that, for these reasons:

Winding a bobbin with invisible thread at full speed will stretch the thread to the point that it will pull the core of the bobbin so tight against the stem of the winder that it cannot be removed. More than once I had to take vice-grips and pliers to destroy a bobbin that got jammed on the winder. When you wind a bobbin with invisible thread, do it SLOWLY.

While invisible thread is not actually invisible, it's close. This thread is very wiry and has a memory, so it's constantly trying to form the loops that came from being wound on a spool. When threading the machine, it's very easy to miss thread guides or the take-up lever. This can lead to the thread snapping into the innards of the machine. I can't tell you how many machines were brought in for service because they "just stopped". The hand wheel would be almost impossible to turn. In every case, the problem was invisible thread that had gotten wound up in the parts that move the needle up and down. It takes a minimum of an hour to get it out, after disassembling a lot of stuff. In really bad cases, where they kept on sewing, some of the thread melted into bushings, making for a really horrible time. Just remembering those repairs is enough to make me cranky!

So, yes, you can use invisible thread but do it CAREFULLY. Make certain everything is threaded properly and sew slower than normal so you can stop sooner if there is trouble. If you are using it for embroidery, do not leave the machine unattended and running for even a second. Stop at the first sign of trouble and don't go again until you have fixed it.


Re: Invisible Thread

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Yes you can use the invisible thread in both needle and bobbin, on any machine. Dealers will say not to do that, for these reasons:

Winding a bobbin with invisible thread at full speed will stretch the thread to the point that it will pull the core of the bobbin so tight against the stem of the winder that it cannot be removed. More than once I had to take vice-grips and pliers to destroy a bobbin that got jammed on the winder. When you wind a bobbin with invisible thread, do it SLOWLY.

While invisible thread is not actually invisible, it's close. This thread is very wiry and has a memory, so it's constantly trying to form the loops that came from being wound on a spool. When threading the machine, it's very easy to miss thread guides or the take-up lever. This can lead to the thread snapping into the innards of the machine. I can't tell you how many machines were brought in for service because they "just stopped". The hand wheel would be almost impossible to turn. In every case, the problem was invisible thread that had gotten wound up in the parts that move the needle up and down. It takes a minimum of an hour to get it out, after disassembling a lot of stuff. In really bad cases, where they kept on sewing, some of the thread melted into bushings, making for a really horrible time. Just remembering those repairs is enough to make me cranky!

So, yes, you can use invisible thread but do it CAREFULLY. Make certain everything is threaded properly and sew slower than normal so you can stop sooner if there is trouble. If you are using it for embroidery, do not leave the machine unattended and running for even a second. Stop at the first sign of trouble and don't go again until you have fixed it.


Invisible Thread

gardenia821@...
 

On the 12000 or new 15000 machine,  can I use invisible thread in both the bobbin and upper thread at the same time. This is a method used by the Hoopsisters.  I tried this last week on a quilt binding, looks great.  But, then was told not to do that when I was in the store.  So what is the correct answer?