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Re: Quilting

Donna Morton
 

I usually use the blue dot bobbin case for quilting in the hoop.  Use the same weight thread on top and in the bobbin as this often gives a more balanced tension when quilting in the hoop.  Do a small test first though.

Donna M
Canada


Re: Janome Webinar

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Just thought I'd mention that at the bottom of the email it mentions that all webinars will be available on https://www.youtube.com/user/JanomeUSA the day after - so it may be worthwhile book marking and checking that link every so often.


Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 17 October 2014 21:51, cmgazerro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I did the same (delete message).  If you go to janome.com you will see the same page as on the email.  That will hold till they change the page.

Carolyn



MC15000 - cannot transfer designs via Wifi - FIXED

Susan Claughton <sue.claughton@...>
 

Hi

I re-installed both updates and now it is working fine - who knows

Sue



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Susan Claughton <sue.claughton@...>
Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Subject: MC15000 - cannot transfer designs via Wifi
To: janome12000@...


Hi

I have upgraded my MC15000 to version 2 and have updated the Horizon link suite to version 1.2 as well. Both updates seem to be functioning with one exception. I cannot transfer designs to my machine via WiFi (I was having trouble with this prior to the update as well). Both the machine and my laptop are on the same WiFi network and I have gone into connection settings in Horizon link and selected the machine. I have also re-installed the driver.
I can see designs that are on the machine just can't transfer new ones. There is enough space as I am only using 1.4Mb of the memory. It says it is a communication error - "Data transfer failed due to an error on the machine". 

I have tried sending the design via the cable and I get an error with that as well - It is also a communication error and it says "The machine is opening/saving a file. Start data transfer after opening/saving the file is completed" But it is nto doing anything with a file that I can tell. 

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Sue
Dundas, ON


MC15000 - cannot transfer designs via Wifi

Susan Claughton <sue.claughton@...>
 

Hi

I have upgraded my MC15000 to version 2 and have updated the Horizon link suite to version 1.2 as well. Both updates seem to be functioning with one exception. I cannot transfer designs to my machine via WiFi (I was having trouble with this prior to the update as well). Both the machine and my laptop are on the same WiFi network and I have gone into connection settings in Horizon link and selected the machine. I have also re-installed the driver.
I can see designs that are on the machine just can't transfer new ones. There is enough space as I am only using 1.4Mb of the memory. It says it is a communication error - "Data transfer failed due to an error on the machine". 

I have tried sending the design via the cable and I get an error with that as well - It is also a communication error and it says "The machine is opening/saving a file. Start data transfer after opening/saving the file is completed" But it is nto doing anything with a file that I can tell. 

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Sue
Dundas, ON

Transferring data from brain to finger, Jim says:
It sounds like the machine is the common element. Are you putting it into embroidery mode first? There should also be no unanswered messages on the screen. When the machine displays a message that is waiting for a response you cannot send to it until the message is cleared.


Re: Quilting

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

I have tried both bobbins, but think I might need to adjust the tension a little. One of the designs I used has a lot of sharp corners and I end up with an eyelash on the bottom side.


Re: Quilting

laucke2011@...
 

I bought myself an extra bobbin case because I wanted to use the same thread top and bottom (signature thread) and didn't want to play around with my existing bobbin case. I now have a bobbin case set to the signature thread that I know that works because I only use that thread for quilting. Naomi


Quilting

rosematt11@ymail.com
 

I have the 12000 and beginning a quilt using the ASQ22 hoop. Although using the machine in the embroidery settings, do I put the yellow dot bobbin in?  I plan to use Aurifil 50 cotton thread. The fabrics and batting are also 100% cotton.


Rose

Florida


Wearing 100% cotton, Jim says:

The yellow dot bobbin case has increased tension for use with finer bobbin thread. Before you start do a test sample in the SQ14 hoop. Pick a small quilt design and sew it with your thread, fabric and batting. Do one sample with each bobbin case. Then you can see which gives you the best result. I suspect you will wind up using the yellow dot case with a 50wt thread in the bobbin.


Re: Janome Webinar

cmgazerro@...
 

I did the same (delete message).  If you go to janome.com you will see the same page as on the email.  That will hold till they change the page.
Carolyn


Janome Webinar

Claire Schutz
 

Someone mentioned recently that they were not notified about Janome's webinar, well, today I received  an ad from Janome about one of their machines and not being interested in that machine I almost deleted the ad. Fortunately I scrolled down and found info about a Webinar on Tues Oct 21st and their future schedule.  I am sure I probably deleted other notices.  Be sure to scroll to the end of their ads, it may have info about this or other issues.  Learned my lesson,  Claire S.



Re: marks on 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Thanks for the reply Maggie

It's good to hear that if you use the hoops properly then the scratches are not inevitable - :0).  Whilst I agree it's not an ornament I do like to keep my machines (and anything else) as good looking as possible.  I know they will not be perfect.

I have 12 vintage machines (oldest from 1883) which I have cleaned up and restored so that they look great and sew well. It's part of the pleasure for me to sew on something that looks good.

I remember the stainless steel sinks and cooker hoods - a nightmare to clean and people used to be surprized that they were easily damaged - mixing up stainless with scratch resistant.

If your going to put plastic over the stainless steel what is the point of having the stainless steel in the first place?  I guess maybe it's easier to see the measurments on the bed in metal though.

Interesting about the felt on the bottom of your Taijma hoops - maybe I will consider something similar for the 15000 should I find it necessary :0)

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 17 October 2014 13:30, maggiecoops@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK




Re: marks on 15000

Claire Schutz
 

In regard to the hoops, there is a little lip on the outer hoop which prevents you from having the inner hoop go thru too far.  The reason I mention this is I have another machine and the hoops do not have that and you can push the inner hoop too far and have other problems, I have done that.  I was pleased to see this can not be done with the 15K hoops, therefore, if used like you say Mags, no marks. The inner hoop protrudes very slightly, so no one needs to worry about doing what I have done with other manufacturers hoops. Also, I feel a little scratches between friends doesn't mean abuse but use,  Claire S.



On 10/17/2014 7:30 AM, maggiecoops@... [janome12000] wrote:

 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK




marks on 15000

JoAnn Novak
 

  Well said.  I like your tips.
  I have a stainless steel sink in my kitchen.
  I am thinking about replacing it as it is terribly scratched.
  It is well used.  lol
  JoAnn
Life's biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK




One Stitch Stop

Susan Richard
 

I am doing free motion quilting on my 12000. I am using the one stitch stop feature so I can pull the bottom thread to the top. Do the top and bottom threads need to be buried or can they simply be cut off? If they are cut will the stitching eventually start to come apart or are secure? Thanks Susan

Being of an age where he's starting to come apart, Jim says:
As Diane shows in her videos, after pulling the threads to the top you take a few short stitches, stop and then cut them off. This will lock the threads so they don't come out. Once that's done you can continue your free motion.


Re: marks on 15000

maggie cooper
 

Anne, stainless steel as nice as it looks when brand new is a real bind to keep free from scuff marks and scratches. The stainless steel inset was designed not for its beauty by Janome, but to assist the free movement of fabric when doing free motion quilting. So it wasn't a bad design choice, if it gets scuffed by hoops then the inner hoop hasn't been properly bedded into the outer hoop. If the stabiliser or threads scuff or scratch the stainless steel then as someone else has pointed out non stick contact plastic can be used to prevent that happening. The machine is a tool, not an ornament, and no matter how well we take care of our tools, they will show some signs of use.


On my Tajima industrial machine the large rectangular hoop has thin felt applied to the base of the hoop to prevent any real damage to the large very shiny support table. It works a treat, my support table shows no signs of scratches, some very slight scuff marks, which to me means I'm underusing my machine. Also means I haven't used my sewists silicon spray to keep the table slick and slippery as often as I should do.


I purchased the Janome 8200QCP sewing machine rather than the 8900 precisely because it didn't have the stainless steel bed, I was relieved to find the 9900 didn't have a stainless steel bed either. Why? easy, all my oven ware, saucepans, cooker hood, and draining board and sink is stainless steel, and contrary to it's name it does stain, does scratch easily, requires constant cleaning, which I begrudge as it robs time that could be spent with my machines.

Maggie Cooper UK



Re: marks on 15000

Linda M <linlefmul@...>
 

Whoever originally converted this to USD does not know what they are talking about
 

15.00 GBP = 24.1140 USD
British Pound US Dollar
1 GBP = 1.60760 USD 1 USD = 0.622045 GBP
Convert againUSD/GBP thumbnailView ChartMid-market rates: 2014-10-17 03:34 UTC
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 16/10/2014 8:38:35 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: marks on 15000
 
 

I saw package of this in Dollar Tree and yes, one dollar, Claire S.


On 10/16/2014 9:33 AM, capaul@... [janome12000] wrote:
 

Anne, in response to your words:  £15 (equivalent to about 9.5 dollars) seems a lot of money for a bit of plastic protection?  


In Canada we pay $20 for a wee sheet of protective cover for our iPhones or Androids - it's the same I think for the iPad's and other tablets.  So $10 is half that price and you get 2 - I'm assuming one for each side of the needle plate.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

 


Re: marks on 15000

Claire Schutz
 

I saw package of this in Dollar Tree and yes, one dollar, Claire S.


On 10/16/2014 9:33 AM, capaul@... [janome12000] wrote:

 

Anne, in response to your words:  £15 (equivalent to about 9.5 dollars) seems a lot of money for a bit of plastic protection?  


In Canada we pay $20 for a wee sheet of protective cover for our iPhones or Androids - it's the same I think for the iPad's and other tablets.  So $10 is half that price and you get 2 - I'm assuming one for each side of the needle plate.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


MY STORY

krissy.b@...
 

I purchased the 12000 and loved it.  I always had Janome machines and updated when a new version came out.  However when I heard that Janome was bringing out another machine so soon, I was so angry, I sold my 12000 and bought a Commercial 15 needle embroidery machine, vowing never to buy another domestic embroidery machine .   

I then purchased the 8900 Janome for sewing, lovely machine and great for free motion embroidery.   BUT I missed all the lovely "bells and whistles" of the Horizon embroidery machines.  

So I am now the owner of the 15000, beauty if ever I saw one !!!  My friend helped me unpack it from the box and she went to unpack the embroidery unit and I said, "don't bother as I won't be using this machine for embroidery, only sewing.

Well things change !!  after looking at some of the beautiful built in designs, (you guessed it) I am busily stitching out embroideries.

Kris in Aus



Re: unexpected purchase!

Helen Aarness
 

Thank you for the information.  As it turns out, the dealer gave me the Version 1 of the 15000, not v2 as was on my receipt.  I really don't know what recourse I have.  I did get a great deal on the machine, and I have upgraded it to v2.  So, I don't think the AcuDesign is Janomes problem.  I should have been more aware.

Speaking as a former dealer, Jim says:
Janome has made the AcuDesign app available to dealers at a reasonable cost. That would allow a dealer with V1 stock to sell it as V2. Of course it's up to the dealer. In our case we would probably have updated everyone for free due to the minimal cost, but every dealer has their own decision to make.


Re: marks on 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Hi Cheryl

I did my conversion the wrong way around for US Dollars  :0) - £15 is actually around 24 US Dollars or 27 Canadian dollars.

I can get 2 quality iPad protectors for just under £5 on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=iPad%20protective%20film) so I still say it's pricey. (I can get cheap ones for 6 for just under £2 but would not buy those)

My main point though is that Janome is making a machine that has a bed that is going to get damaged using it - not very good design really.  If that is unavoidable I would expect to have the protectors included with the machine, not have to buy them, especially with all the other accessories they provide - but as I said maybe I am just being pessimistic and I will not get the issue. :0)

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 16 October 2014 15:33, capaul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Anne, in response to your words:  £15 (equivalent to about 9.5 dollars) seems a lot of money for a bit of plastic protection?  


In Canada we pay $20 for a wee sheet of protective cover for our iPhones or Androids - it's the same I think for the iPad's and other tablets.  So $10 is half that price and you get 2 - I'm assuming one for each side of the needle plate.

Cheryl - Saskatoon



Re: Screen saver app for the 15000

janetpiekarski
 

I think if you go to the set area and turn OFF the screen saver, the screen will just go dark and not do any burning or aging, isn't that correct??


Stumbling around in the dark, Jim says:
Yes, that's correct. Disabling the screen saver actually saves the screen!

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