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Re: hoop size

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

A design that is 145 x 145 will fit in the SQ23 (230 x 230) hoop that came with your machine. There aren't any other options now, as Janome has not released any other hoops for the machine. Digitizer MBX offers a choice of hoop ASQ22, which I expect will be a magnetic hoop like those on the 11000, but no word on when that will be available.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <dse7sew@...> wrote:

I have a design 145x145, what hoop would I have to use to embroider this on the 12000 ?? Going by the ones that come with it I would have to use the 230x300 to fit it in OR is there another one that I could buy which is smaller and fits the machine to save wasteing material. Liz


Re: Prewound cardboard sided bobbins - do they work in the 12000?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I really don't like that idea! The problem with those bobbins is that when they get near empty the cardboard side can slip down, allowing the needle thread to wrap around the core of the bobbin. Then the needle thread cannot pull up, and it can lead to the bobbin case being pulled out of position and stabbed by the needle. Also, because the bobbin is thinner than the normal class 15, it can prevent the bobbin sensor from working correctly and may even interfere with the thread cutter.

It's better to wind them off onto a standard bobbin, and when they are gone don't get any more in that size.

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

Jim,

I have been using the prewound cardboard sided bobbins in my 7700. I put an extra piece of the cardboard on the bobbin of the bobbin case to give it a little extra thickness. Will the prewound cardboard sided bobbins work in the 12000? Thanks. Gina


Re: a couple of questions and Jim & Diane, safe travels

Carol Greer <CarolGinMD@...>
 

Gloria,
 
  The 4120QDC is an awesome machine!  Whether you use it as a travel machine or a secondary to any other machine you won’t be sorry you purchased it.
 
I bought my from Brubaker"’s at Quilt Odyssey in July.
 
CarolGinMD


Re: a couple of questions and Jim & Diane, safe travels

Marsha
 

Gloria,
 
The tutto bags are great!  Really sturdy & easy to maneuver.  Great protection for our expensive toys.  The 12000 won't fit the Xlg Bag though.  You'll need the XXLg one for that.  here's a link to a page with dimensions:
 
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: trilobal poly

Marsha
 

there are differences in the polyester threads:  round vs. trilobal.  haven't tried the BFC metallic yet but plan to because  I've had great luck with their regular threads & love the sheen.  here's the link to the page with the thread info if you'd like to see their description of "trilobal":
 
 
Marsha


hoop size

Liz
 

I have a design 145x145, what hoop would I have to use to embroider this on the 12000 ?? Going by the ones that come with it I would have to use the 230x300 to fit it in OR is there another one that I could buy which is smaller and fits the machine to save wasteing material. Liz


Prewound cardboard sided bobbins - do they work in the 12000?

Gina <ginaboydbarton@...>
 

Jim,

I have been using the prewound cardboard sided bobbins in my 7700. I put an extra piece of the cardboard on the bobbin of the bobbin case to give it a little extra thickness. Will the prewound cardboard sided bobbins work in the 12000? Thanks. Gina


Re: Sewing Room Pics

vicki chrobak
 

It's in there (on the right) but lowered for FME & yes I do love it! I also like the FM 725 that dh surprised me with for anniversary.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Sewing Room Pics

vicki chrobak
 

Its on the right where there are 2 machines on top of the table. Emb. arm off as I was doing FME.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Sewing Room Pics

Virginia
 

I loved the pictures but kept looking for the 12,000.  I know it is so difficult to wait.  I only had to wait 4 weeks but by the time the 4th week came I figured it would be longer and then I got the call it had come in.  My software upgrade took about 8 weeks.  That felt like an eternity.
 
Maybe it will come in before January wouldn't it be a great surprise if it came in by Xmas.
 
It could happen.
 
You are going to love it and lots of happy sewing to you when you get it.
 
Virginia


Re: Sewing Room Pics

Jan Driscoll
 

Hi

I ordered it a couple of weeks ago.  But was told it might not be here til January.  What will be will be.

Jan

 

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Fmjfrazier@...
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2011 4:00 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Sewing Room Pics

 

 

I do not see your 12,000.  Is it coming?

 

virginia


Re: Sewing Room Pics

Virginia
 

I do not see your 12,000.  Is it coming?
 
virginia


Sewing Room Pics

vicki chrobak
 

I just uploaded some pics of my sewing room.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: a couple of questions and Jim & Diane, safe travels

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We can't speak to the worthiness of Tutto bags, as we never used or sold them.

The 4120QDC would be a good class machine, but if you are looking for light weight you should also check out the 3160QDC. It has half the stitches (60 vs 120), but weights almost 2 pounds less. We sold a LOT of those as class machines. At the Houston Quilt show a couple of years back they even gave one away with the purchase of a 7700.

Given the "newness" of your machines, you should be able to get a good price for both. Good luck!

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

Diane and Jim,
Have safe travels!
Does anyone know yet if the 12000 will fit in the one extra large Tutto rolling bag? I just bought the 1X Tutto in red 2 weeks ago and haven't even used it yet.
Also, is the Janome 4120 QDC a very good machine for taking to classes etc? One dealer I spoke to said it was modeled from the 7700? I'm a little confused as to what to get, but I will need a second machine for quilt piecing and simple garment construction.
Well, I called several dealers, all within a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from me. Told them no games....just please be honest and tell me the bottom line for price and would I be better off to sell my 2 machines, the 11000 bought in February this year and the 7700 bought 2 months ago.
I've decided to sell my beloved machines privately and now I am having dream upon dream of me sitting at my new 12000 machine in my sewing room. Oh, I can't wait.
I am reading every post and making notes and lists of what I might need to buy extra.
Wish me luck on selling my machines so I can hurry up and join the happiness train!
And, Jim, I'm with you....NO SNOW! lol
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Gloria in MA


a couple of questions and Jim & Diane, safe travels

seamgood <seamgood@...>
 

Diane and Jim,
Have safe travels!
Does anyone know yet if the 12000 will fit in the one extra large Tutto rolling bag? I just bought the 1X Tutto in red 2 weeks ago and haven't even used it yet.
Also, is the Janome 4120 QDC a very good machine for taking to classes etc? One dealer I spoke to said it was modeled from the 7700? I'm a little confused as to what to get, but I will need a second machine for quilt piecing and simple garment construction.
Well, I called several dealers, all within a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from me. Told them no games....just please be honest and tell me the bottom line for price and would I be better off to sell my 2 machines, the 11000 bought in February this year and the 7700 bought 2 months ago.
I've decided to sell my beloved machines privately and now I am having dream upon dream of me sitting at my new 12000 machine in my sewing room. Oh, I can't wait.
I am reading every post and making notes and lists of what I might need to buy extra.
Wish me luck on selling my machines so I can hurry up and join the happiness train!
And, Jim, I'm with you....NO SNOW! lol
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Gloria in MA


Re: Road Trip!

Patricia Ward
 

I hear you about the snow, Jim.  Who needs it?   Let it stay in the ski areas and no where else. 
Lucky Michigan people to get classes from you two!  
Good luck and drive safely! 

Pat


On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Jim_Stutsman <jim@...> wrote:
Next month Diane and I are taking to the road to go to Michigan for a few seminars. We're going to Gall Sewing and Vac Centers in Muskegon, Lansing, and Grand Rapids on December 8, 9, and 10. Details are available here:
http://www.gallsewingvac.com/

Diane will be doing her presser foot class, one of the most popular we ever had at our store. I'll be talking about computers in the sewing room, including the new features of DIgitizer MBX. Diane's hoping for snow, me - not so much!



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Re: Jim's Metalllic Thread Spindle

Chris Krause <nckrause@...>
 

Thanks for the link, I'll look into it. Sounds like a keeper!

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: janome12000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:janome12000@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: November-25-11 5:04 PM
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Jim's Metalllic Thread Spindle

We had pretty good results with WonderFil metallic thread. They use a rayon
core instead of polyester, which makes for a softer thread. We used it on
the MB-4 to do a triple-run stitch design at 800 stitches per minute with
only one break in 40,000 stitches.
http://www.wonderfil.net/wonderfilcms/v1/Default.aspx#fragment-13



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Re: Jim's Metalllic Thread Spindle

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

No, but most metallics have polyester cores, which is what "Trilobal Poly" means.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Anna C Simon" <rbs11739@...> wrote:

Jim,

Have you ever used BFC Threads? They say it is made with Trilobal Poly
fibers,whatever that is.

-------Original Message-------

From: Jim_Stutsman
Date: 11/25/11 19:31:52
To: janome12000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Jim's Metalllic Thread Spindle


We had pretty good results with WonderFil metallic thread. They use a rayon
core instead of polyester, which makes for a softer thread. We used it on
the MB-4 to do a triple-run stitch design at 800 stitches per minute with
only one break in 40,000 stitches.
http://www.wonderfil.net/wonderfilcms/v1/Default.aspx#fragment-13


Re: Jim's Metalllic Thread Spindle

Anna C Simon <rbs11739@...>
 

Jim,
 
Have you ever used BFC Threads? They say it is made with Trilobal Poly fibers,whatever that is.
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 11/25/11 19:31:52
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Jim's Metalllic Thread Spindle
 
 

We had pretty good results with WonderFil metallic thread. They use a rayon core instead of polyester, which makes for a softer thread. We used it on the MB-4 to do a triple-run stitch design at 800 stitches per minute with only one break in 40,000 stitches.
http://www.wonderfil.net/wonderfilcms/v1/Default.aspx#fragment-13

--- In janome12000@..., "Chris Krause" wrote:
>
> Thanks for the vertical thread spindle instructions, Jim. I finished mine
> yesterday and it works beautifully (added a pic of it in action to the photo
> section). Now if I could only find metallic thread that works beautifully,
> as well. I'm making a bunch of little sparkle felt mitts for gift card
> holders, and am adding silver embroidery. I do sew at a slow speed with a
> metallic needle, but had a lot of breakage until I tried the third type of
> metallic thread. The first was a so-so thickish Gutermann, the second was
> very fine (terrible!!!), and the third works pretty well - but there's no
> brand name on it! Argh! It's a polyester blend, and there's some French on
> the label, so I'm guessing it's some made-for-Canada blend (have no idea
> where or when I bought it). I guess I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled
> wherever I see metallic thread sold.
>
> Anyhow, the moral of the story is, if you're having difficulty with
> metallics consider trying a different brand of thread. I was amazed at the
> difference.
>
> Four types of machine feet for the 12000 arrived in Vancouver this week,
> along with a two thread spool stand - yay! Can't wait to get me some!
>
> Chris
>
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Re: Janome cherry Blossom Bobbins?

Donna Morton
 

Canadian dealers also have them in stock.
 
Donna M
Canada
 

Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2011 6:51 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Janome cherry Blossom Bobbins?
 
 

I think the Cherry Blossom bobbins were only made available in the US. They are being offered online here:
http://brubakerssewing.com/store/index.php/janome-cherry-blossom-bobbins.html

These don't weigh very much, so shipping should not be too expensive.

--- In mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com, "hubsy7171" wrote:
>
> Hello Jim, thank you for your nice greetings. Do you know whether one can take the "Janome Cherry Blossom Bobbins" for the 12000?
> Would be good, then white Bobbins for sew, and pink for embroidery. Best regards Tina
>