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Re: Question - thread stand usage with 12K

Marsha
 

Linda,
 
I just use a regular single cone stand & inserted one of the silver thread guides from my 11000 in the round hole for the extra spool pin on top of the 12000.  Take the thread from the thread stand, thru the thread guide & into the machine’s threading path.  Works great for me.
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: NEWBIE

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

I like to use my stitch in the ditch foot.

Kathy TX

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Sandra Wilkinson <jthreads45@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,  I am new to the group but not new with the 12000, have had the pleasure of the machine from
it's birth.  Very happy with the machine!!  My only problem has been the threader but from looking at the
board others have the same problem. 
 
My next adventure will be learning how to quilt; several steps have been completed now I need help.  The top
of quilt, batting, and bottom are pinned and ready to sew.  The top is a jelly roll top so I think it would be easy
to stitch in the ditch.  Which acufeet should I use?   Any and all suggestions will be most helpful.
 
Thanks Sandy from Texas


New Machine

VLS
 

Jim
Are you and Diane going to Vegas in August for the unveiling of the new Top Of the Line Machine?  There are a few things that could be improved but the 12000 hasn’t been out that terribly long I was surprised when they are coming out with another one so soon.  Im anxious to see it.
 
Vicki


Re: Question - thread stand usage with 12K

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The silver guide comes with the optional spool stand that attaches to the right rear of the machine.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Linda True Norman &#92;(Home&#92;)" <lindahome@...> wrote:

I have a single heavy thread stand for my 5000 yard spools that's I've always used with my embroidery machines or when I'm stippling. The 11K had a square spool holder than popped off and a thread guide could be inserted. I'm not seeing that on the 12K - nor a silver guide between the feet under the upper lid area. So, I'm confused. I only see a bobbin thread cutter up there???

Linda True Norman
ltrue@...
www.theyogaman.com/truecreations
----- Original Message -----
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Subject: Re: [janome12000] Question - thread stand usage with 12K





There is a 5 thread stand and a 2 thread stand for the 12,000. they do have to be attached to the machine but there are other spool stands out there that just rest on the table.



In a message dated 7/6/2013 1:37:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lindahome@... writes:


How do you set up the 12K for use with a thread stand?? The regular spool holder won't hold them and there's no vertical spool stick and I don't see a thread guide for a thread stand.

Linda True Norman
ltrue@...
www.theyogaman.com/truecreations


Re: Question - thread stand usage with 12K

Linda True Norman \(Home\) <lindahome@...>
 


I have a single heavy thread stand for my 5000 yard spools that's I've always used with my embroidery machines or when I'm stippling.  The 11K had a square spool holder than popped off and a thread guide could be inserted.   I'm not seeing that on the 12K - nor a silver guide between the feet under the upper lid area.  So, I'm confused.  I only see a bobbin thread cutter up there???
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Question - thread stand usage with 12K

There is a 5 thread stand and a 2 thread stand for the 12,000.  they do have to be attached to the machine but there are other spool stands out there that just rest on the table. 
 
 
 
In a message dated 7/6/2013 1:37:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lindahome@... writes:
 

How do you set up the 12K for use with a thread stand??   The regular spool holder won't hold them and there's no vertical spool stick and I don't see a thread guide for a thread stand.
 


NEWBIE

Sandra Wilkinson <jthreads45@...>
 

Hi everyone,  I am new to the group but not new with the 12000, have had the pleasure of the machine from
it's birth.  Very happy with the machine!!  My only problem has been the threader but from looking at the
board others have the same problem. 
 
My next adventure will be learning how to quilt; several steps have been completed now I need help.  The top
of quilt, batting, and bottom are pinned and ready to sew.  The top is a jelly roll top so I think it would be easy
to stitch in the ditch.  Which acufeet should I use?   Any and all suggestions will be most helpful.
 
Thanks Sandy from Texas
 
 
 
 


Re: LS Stitch

sharff@swbell.net <sharff@...>
 

Hi Jim,

Your information is a big help.

Thanks so much,
Linda

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

Whenever you want to do a series of decorative stitches or letters, the lock stitch is programmed in at the end. This causes the machine to stitch the pattern, lock the stitch, and stop. If you leave off the lock stitch it will repeat the pattern until you stop sewing. The lock stitch button (Circle with a dot in the middle) may be used to terminate a decorative stitch at any time. For example, say you are stitching a single decorative stitch (or sequence which does not end with a LS) as a border. You select the stitch and sew. It will repeat the stitch as long as you keep sewing. When you touch the lock stitch button the current pattern will finish and the machine will lock the stitch and stop. If you need to lock immediately, say at the edge of the fabric, you can touch the reverse button. That will cause the machine to lock the stitch immediately and stop.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Sharff <sharff@> wrote:

Hi Jim,I appreciate the knowledge and tips you share. 
My question about the LS Stitch is, "How do you use it?" Do you program it in when you do a design? Do you stop the machine when you finish a design and push the LS button? 
This is a pretty basic question but akin to my first computer experience, "What do I do with this square flat thing. Shove it into 'where'?"
Thanks,Linda


Re: Question - thread stand usage with 12K

Virginia
 

There is a 5 thread stand and a 2 thread stand for the 12,000.  they do have to be attached to the machine but there are other spool stands out there that just rest on the table. 
 
 
 

In a message dated 7/6/2013 1:37:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lindahome@... writes:
 

How do you set up the 12K for use with a thread stand??   The regular spool holder won't hold them and there's no vertical spool stick and I don't see a thread guide for a thread stand.
 


Re: Bobbin winding autostop

Cheryl Paul
 

No, our bobbin winders don't stop, but they do slow so that there is no spin left when they are full. As I have to use the foot feed, except when embroidery mode, I'm there so I just take my foot off the gas or push the start/stop button. The 6600 has a separate motor to run the bobbin winding so therefore it stops when it reaches the limit. The machines have 2 different winding systems.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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

Does the 12000 automatically stop winding the bobbin when it is full? I have a friend who has a 6600 and hers stops automatically when it is full. Mine does not stop, should I be contacting my dealer or did they not have this function on the 12000?

Loving the information everyone is providing and I'm LOVING my 12000!!

Thanks!
Carol


Re: Question - thread stand usage with 12K

itsatweetything
 

Hi,  You have to take the 2 screws out of the back of your machine, now you can screw the thread stand there. On my 4 thread stand, You put the thread
on the thread stand spools. There is a silver thingy(I don't know what it is called), and you pull it up, kinda like an antenna, it will be taller than the machine,
even with the machine lid up. Pull the thread from the spool, pull it thru the little silver thing, then over the lid of the machine.  On your machine, there is a 
little curved hook, between the 2 places where you store your feet, and slide your thread thru that curved hook, then thread your machine, like
you normally do.
There was a card or a piece of paper, with the instructions on it, to show you how it is done. 
Hope this helps.
Maureen


On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Linda True Norman <lindahome@...> wrote:
 

How do you set up the 12K for use with a thread stand??   The regular spool holder won't hold them and there's no vertical spool stick and I don't see a thread guide for a thread stand.
 



Re: Needle threader

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

As mentioned before, it's super easy to bend the hook. Don't try to use the threader on any needle smaller than size 10. The eyes aren't big enough and they will bend it every time. Also do not ever use the threader on twin, triple or wing needles.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "shejmartin1" <shejmartin1@...> wrote:

I also have had a problem. It was adjusted once but seems to be out of whack again. I have to pull the needle over to the left as I bring it down to get the little hook to go thru the needle and it is so small that I can't see if it is thru the needle, until I let go and see if the thread goes thru; so sometimes I have to try several times. I also notice that the smaller the needle is the more problems I have.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "seeker247@" <seaker247@> wrote:

I had the same problem. The dealer adjusted the position of the hook and it has been wonderful since then.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Carolyn B" <carolynab79@> wrote:

Any tips for the over-temperamental needle threader? It seems very difficult to find the needle position so that teeny hook gets through the eye. On my machine, it's definitely not the default up position I'm in after a thread cut. I have to manipulate it up and down a couple times before that hook finds the hole. I also have a 6300P with a needle threader and it's awesome, never had a problem with it. The 12000 I've wasted way too much time before I just give up and thread it manually. So far my only complaint. (I promise I'm not attempting it after a couple shots).

Thanks!


Re: Bobbin winding autostop

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

That's true. Janome is very conservative on how they set the bobbin winder.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "shejmartin1" <shejmartin1@...> wrote:

We wouldn't have had to adjust the stopper on the bobbin winder if it had been adjusted correctly when we got our machines. My bobbins were only winding a little over half full before they stopped turning.

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

This is changed a bit from previous models. At the bottom of page 11 in the manual it tells you to stop when the bobbin stops turning. It also notes that the machine will stop after 1.5 minutes for safety. I think the reason they did it this way was that a lot of people adjust the stopper on the bobbin winder to make a fuller bobbin. However it's really easy to adjust it a little too full, causing the thread to slip off the full bobbin and wind around the spindle of the bobbin winder. That creates a service problem, and can jam the winder so it doesn't work at all. In addition, there is no practical way for the owner to lubricate the bobbin winder. Over time it may get dry and start "stuttering" when winding. On previous models, with auto-stop, this would cause it to stop winding before the bobbin was full. With these changes on the 12000 it will continue to work until the bobbin winder just gives up entirely.

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

Does the 12000 automatically stop winding the bobbin when it is full? I have a friend who has a 6600 and hers stops automatically when it is full. Mine does not stop, should I be contacting my dealer or did they not have this function on the 12000?

Loving the information everyone is providing and I'm LOVING my 12000!!

Thanks!
Carol


Re: Needle threader

shejmartin1
 

I also have had a problem. It was adjusted once but seems to be out of whack again. I have to pull the needle over to the left as I bring it down to get the little hook to go thru the needle and it is so small that I can't see if it is thru the needle, until I let go and see if the thread goes thru; so sometimes I have to try several times. I also notice that the smaller the needle is the more problems I have.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "seeker247@..." <seaker247@...> wrote:

I had the same problem. The dealer adjusted the position of the hook and it has been wonderful since then.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Carolyn B" <carolynab79@> wrote:

Any tips for the over-temperamental needle threader? It seems very difficult to find the needle position so that teeny hook gets through the eye. On my machine, it's definitely not the default up position I'm in after a thread cut. I have to manipulate it up and down a couple times before that hook finds the hole. I also have a 6300P with a needle threader and it's awesome, never had a problem with it. The 12000 I've wasted way too much time before I just give up and thread it manually. So far my only complaint. (I promise I'm not attempting it after a couple shots).

Thanks!


Re: Bobbin winding autostop

shejmartin1
 

We wouldn't have had to adjust the stopper on the bobbin winder if it had been adjusted correctly when we got our machines. My bobbins were only winding a little over half full before they stopped turning.

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

This is changed a bit from previous models. At the bottom of page 11 in the manual it tells you to stop when the bobbin stops turning. It also notes that the machine will stop after 1.5 minutes for safety. I think the reason they did it this way was that a lot of people adjust the stopper on the bobbin winder to make a fuller bobbin. However it's really easy to adjust it a little too full, causing the thread to slip off the full bobbin and wind around the spindle of the bobbin winder. That creates a service problem, and can jam the winder so it doesn't work at all. In addition, there is no practical way for the owner to lubricate the bobbin winder. Over time it may get dry and start "stuttering" when winding. On previous models, with auto-stop, this would cause it to stop winding before the bobbin was full. With these changes on the 12000 it will continue to work until the bobbin winder just gives up entirely.

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

Does the 12000 automatically stop winding the bobbin when it is full? I have a friend who has a 6600 and hers stops automatically when it is full. Mine does not stop, should I be contacting my dealer or did they not have this function on the 12000?

Loving the information everyone is providing and I'm LOVING my 12000!!

Thanks!
Carol


Question - thread stand usage with 12K

Linda True Norman <lindahome@...>
 

How do you set up the 12K for use with a thread stand??   The regular spool holder won't hold them and there's no vertical spool stick and I don't see a thread guide for a thread stand.
 


Re: Needle threader

seeker247@ymail.com
 

I had the same problem. The dealer adjusted the position of the hook and it has been wonderful since then.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Carolyn B" <carolynab79@...> wrote:

Any tips for the over-temperamental needle threader? It seems very difficult to find the needle position so that teeny hook gets through the eye. On my machine, it's definitely not the default up position I'm in after a thread cut. I have to manipulate it up and down a couple times before that hook finds the hole. I also have a 6300P with a needle threader and it's awesome, never had a problem with it. The 12000 I've wasted way too much time before I just give up and thread it manually. So far my only complaint. (I promise I'm not attempting it after a couple shots).

Thanks!


Re: Bobbin winding autostop

Carol Carlgren
 

Thanks for the info, Jim! I used my friend's 6600 and I thought it was the cat's meow to have the bobbin stop automatically. Understandable on the problems that feature might cause.

Thanks again!
Carol

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

This is changed a bit from previous models. At the bottom of page 11 in the manual it tells you to stop when the bobbin stops turning. It also notes that the machine will stop after 1.5 minutes for safety. I think the reason they did it this way was that a lot of people adjust the stopper on the bobbin winder to make a fuller bobbin. However it's really easy to adjust it a little too full, causing the thread to slip off the full bobbin and wind around the spindle of the bobbin winder. That creates a service problem, and can jam the winder so it doesn't work at all. In addition, there is no practical way for the owner to lubricate the bobbin winder. Over time it may get dry and start "stuttering" when winding. On previous models, with auto-stop, this would cause it to stop winding before the bobbin was full. With these changes on the 12000 it will continue to work until the bobbin winder just gives up entirely.

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

Does the 12000 automatically stop winding the bobbin when it is full? I have a friend who has a 6600 and hers stops automatically when it is full. Mine does not stop, should I be contacting my dealer or did they not have this function on the 12000?

Loving the information everyone is providing and I'm LOVING my 12000!!

Thanks!
Carol


Re: Bobbin winding autostop

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

This is changed a bit from previous models. At the bottom of page 11 in the manual it tells you to stop when the bobbin stops turning. It also notes that the machine will stop after 1.5 minutes for safety. I think the reason they did it this way was that a lot of people adjust the stopper on the bobbin winder to make a fuller bobbin. However it's really easy to adjust it a little too full, causing the thread to slip off the full bobbin and wind around the spindle of the bobbin winder. That creates a service problem, and can jam the winder so it doesn't work at all. In addition, there is no practical way for the owner to lubricate the bobbin winder. Over time it may get dry and start "stuttering" when winding. On previous models, with auto-stop, this would cause it to stop winding before the bobbin was full. With these changes on the 12000 it will continue to work until the bobbin winder just gives up entirely.

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

Does the 12000 automatically stop winding the bobbin when it is full? I have a friend who has a 6600 and hers stops automatically when it is full. Mine does not stop, should I be contacting my dealer or did they not have this function on the 12000?

Loving the information everyone is providing and I'm LOVING my 12000!!

Thanks!
Carol


Re: Bobbin winding autostop

Carol Carlgren
 

Hi Virginia

I forgot to mention that it doesn't stop even with winding the bobbin thread that came with the machine. I have yet to have it automatically stop at all with any thread.

Carol

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

Mine does sometimes. It seems to stop when I wind regular thread or
bobbin thread, but not if I am winding decorative thread. I honestly do not
feel it is a problem. It is not always good to wind till the end.

Virginia


In a message dated 7/5/2013 11:53:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
abhelix@... writes:




Does the 12000 automatically stop winding the bobbin when it is full? I
have a friend who has a 6600 and hers stops automatically when it is full.
Mine does not stop, should I be contacting my dealer or did they not have this
function on the 12000?

Loving the information everyone is providing and I'm LOVING my 12000!!

Thanks!
Carol


Re: Bobbin winding autostop

Carol Carlgren
 

Hi Virginia!

The threads I'm have wound are Aurifil and Mettler embroidery thread.

Why would you not want a full bobbin? Can you explain why it's not always good to wind till the end? I have never heard of this before.

Carol

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

Mine does sometimes. It seems to stop when I wind regular thread or
bobbin thread, but not if I am winding decorative thread. I honestly do not
feel it is a problem. It is not always good to wind till the end.

Virginia


In a message dated 7/5/2013 11:53:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
abhelix@... writes:




Does the 12000 automatically stop winding the bobbin when it is full? I
have a friend who has a 6600 and hers stops automatically when it is full.
Mine does not stop, should I be contacting my dealer or did they not have this
function on the 12000?

Loving the information everyone is providing and I'm LOVING my 12000!!

Thanks!
Carol