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Bobbins (was info plz)

joylaytor
 

Vikki,
I believe it was Singer that had or has a machine that let you install a spool of thread near the bobbin and when the bobbin got low it would stop and fill it up for you. You still had the bobbin, though. I don't know what happened to that idea.
Joy

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:
Bobbins have given everyone problems since the day they were invented
-bobbin cases always needed adjusting. If one can a "flow thru" path on the
top thread, why can't a machine be designed to handle a "flow thru concept"
on the lower thread? Of course that would be like attaching a power cord to
a treadle machine! What a concept! Sorry, just grumpy tonite!


Re: Inspirations book

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We have it, and found it to be very disappointing. Basically it's a re-stating of the instruction book. There aren't really any projects, just simple examples for you to stitch. It has numerous QR codes (Those square barcode things that are all dots). Most people will need to use a smart phone or tablet to scan the code, but that takes you to a web page for a video that uses Flash and no smart phones or tablets support Flash, so you can't watch it anyway! Save your money.

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

Has anyone heard any more about the 12000 Inspirations book that was coming out a while back? Cost? Availability? Usefulness?


Inspirations book

Jeanne
 

Has anyone heard any more about the 12000 Inspirations book that was coming out a while back? Cost? Availability? Usefulness?


Re: 15000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

There are many remote desktop apps. SplashTop is quite affordable at $7:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/splashtop-2-remote-desktop/id382509315?mt=8
You will also need to install a free program on your Windows computer:
http://www.splashtop.com/personal

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

Re: iPad App mentioned - Splashtop

Which actual specific App are you referring to Jeannie?
It appears that you are referencing Splashtop2 Remote Desktop but there are
several Apps with the name Splashtop.


Re: Last call!

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Es ist in der Post. Vielen Dank!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "hubsy7171" <hubsy7171@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,.

I ordered the DVD 2 today. Am looking forward to it. Thank you for the work you and Diane. This text has been translated.

Best regards

Tina from Germany


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

Although there is more than a month of summer remaining, here in the US the traditional end of summer occurs on the first Monday in September, which we celebrate as "Labor Day". At that time our MC12000 video special with introductory pricing for members will disappear. To take advantage of the offer before it expires head on over to this site:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/yahoo12k/

After Labor Day the DVDs will still be available here:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/12kvideo/


Re: Windows

Donna Clendaniel
 


I just had to purchase a new computer (Acer-Aspire/M touch, Intel Core iS-4200U, Intel Graphics 4400, 8GB DDR3 Memory, 500 GB HDD) to be able to install Digistizer MBX.  My old compuer was outdated.  The one I purchased did not have a CD slot.  Not thinking until after the purchase (I had Best Buy install the various programs) I had to buy an external CD to install the Digitizer MBX.  The sales person at Best Buy said CD slots are on the way out (in about 2 yrs.) because you can down load most everything.  So beware when purchasing a new computer.  My thought is to use this computer as sewing dedicated only and I do plan on purchasing a Longarm robotics system in the near future as well. I did not purchase any microsoft products (Windows 8- 30 day trial with computer) because I thought I remembered you saying they were not needed buy, I could be remembering wrong.  I figured that was something I could purchase later if needed. So my question is will I need Windows 8 at any time.  I do have Horizon Link if that makes a difference. If there is anything else I need to think about your thoughts from experienced users will be greatly appreciated.

Donna in DE
Janome 12000
Janome Artistic 18

From: "Jim_Stutsman" To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:14:17 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Windows or Apple?

 

The machines are not tied to any particular operating system. They just listen to whatever is sent to them. Janome appears to have recognized that we are at the end of the era of PCs, be they Windows or Mac. The future is tablets. My youngest grandchildren were able to figure out how to use an iPad before they were 2. Now at 3 I seriously doubt that I could teach them how to do anything meaningful on a PC without adult help to get things started.

There are some things that will still be PC-base. Digitizer MBX, for example, is a huge program that has more than 25 years of development behind it. Rebuilding it for use on a tablet would be a monument undertaking, and it would take a very long time to recover the cost. With the 15000 Janome is offering two paths. I think they are looking at the iPad as the future, even going as far as making a deal with Apple to get iPads to include with each 15000 sold (at least until they run out). They also have updated HorizonLink for the 15000, making it easier and better. I don't think they are abandoning Windows, nor do I think they will make software to run under OS X on Macs. Steve Jobs said that PCs are like trucks. For some jobs (Digitizer MBX) you need a truck, but most of us just need cars, which is his metaphor for the iPad. I really hope that Janome is embracing this idea, and not just trying to be trendy, because it clearly is where things are going.

--- In janome12000@..., "Kathy" wrote:
>
> My husband asked an interesting question last night. Since Janome machines and software are windows based, why would they pair it with an apple based iPad? Could it be that maybe they might change to apple so that we don't have to have 2 operating systems, when we prefer apple? Windows to sew and apple for everything else? I thought he raised an interesting question.
> Kathy
>


Re: Last call!

hubsy7171
 

Hi Jim,.

I ordered the DVD 2 today. Am looking forward to it. Thank you for the work you and Diane. This text has been translated.

Best regards

Tina from Germany

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

Although there is more than a month of summer remaining, here in the US the traditional end of summer occurs on the first Monday in September, which we celebrate as "Labor Day". At that time our MC12000 video special with introductory pricing for members will disappear. To take advantage of the offer before it expires head on over to this site:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/yahoo12k/

After Labor Day the DVDs will still be available here:
http://www.onlinesewing.com/12kvideo/


Re: 15000

Joyce Fite
 

Re: iPad App mentioned - Splashtop

Which actual specific App are you referring to Jeannie?
It appears that you are referencing Splashtop2 Remote Desktop but there are several Apps with the name Splashtop.


Re: Windows or Apple?

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The machines are not tied to any particular operating system. They just listen to whatever is sent to them. Janome appears to have recognized that we are at the end of the era of PCs, be they Windows or Mac. The future is tablets. My youngest grandchildren were able to figure out how to use an iPad before they were 2. Now at 3 I seriously doubt that I could teach them how to do anything meaningful on a PC without adult help to get things started.

There are some things that will still be PC-base. Digitizer MBX, for example, is a huge program that has more than 25 years of development behind it. Rebuilding it for use on a tablet would be a monument undertaking, and it would take a very long time to recover the cost. With the 15000 Janome is offering two paths. I think they are looking at the iPad as the future, even going as far as making a deal with Apple to get iPads to include with each 15000 sold (at least until they run out). They also have updated HorizonLink for the 15000, making it easier and better. I don't think they are abandoning Windows, nor do I think they will make software to run under OS X on Macs. Steve Jobs said that PCs are like trucks. For some jobs (Digitizer MBX) you need a truck, but most of us just need cars, which is his metaphor for the iPad. I really hope that Janome is embracing this idea, and not just trying to be trendy, because it clearly is where things are going.

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

My husband asked an interesting question last night. Since Janome machines and software are windows based, why would they pair it with an apple based iPad? Could it be that maybe they might change to apple so that we don't have to have 2 operating systems, when we prefer apple? Windows to sew and apple for everything else? I thought he raised an interesting question.
Kathy


Re: Embroidery thread hooks

gbo4
 

Here's a link to the photo of the clips which actually clips to to lid like a clothes pin.  It works so well because the thread slides into a looped area of the clip and is not restricted.  I also posted the pix in the group folder.

Hope this helps.

Georgia


From: bagelriddle
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:47 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Embroidery thread hooks

 
We most likely use some other term in Australia, can you therefore please tell me what a kitchen clip is and what it looks like? Is it one of those self adhesive bathroom hook thingies?????

Cheers
Bagel

--- In janome12000@..., private party wrote:
>
> Very good idea. I have a couple of those in the kitchen drawer so I
> can just grab those and use them!! Super and cheap!! Nothing is
> usually cheap with TOL sewing machines !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> - JTB
>
>
> On 8/27/13, Georgia Olivier wrote:
> > I have clipped this 'kitchen clip' to the 12000 lid that opens so the thread
> > runs from the stand (mine is the older brother 10 spool stand I used with my
> > 10001) but provides a little extra guidance to the machine path. It's works
> > very well for me.
> >
> > Georgia



Windows or Apple?

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

My husband asked an interesting question last night. Since Janome machines and software are windows based, why would they pair it with an apple based iPad? Could it be that maybe they might change to apple so that we don't have to have 2 operating systems, when we prefer apple? Windows to sew and apple for everything else? I thought he raised an interesting question.
Kathy


Re: Remote monitoring on new machine

Zena M <zena.mayberry@...>
 

Regarding remote monitoring, not quite the same, but I have used a baby monitor
Zena

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

Pixey, I so agree with you. I have not seen anything yet in the new
machine except the new designs which we have not really seen close up that makes
me want to upgrade.

I rarely leave my machine when it is running, each time I do it seems
something happens. I think it likes our company.

Have a great day,

virginia


In a message dated 8/28/2013 2:35:13 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
pixeyam@... writes:





While it does sound like the new machine has some interesting
enhancements, am I the only one that thinks monitoring it remotely from another room is
a rather ridiculous feature in search of a user? In my embroidery club,
the no. 1 rule is not to leave your machine sewing unattended because
therein lies disaster. And my own experience has shown this to be true...through
a christmas decorated sweatshirt project for my mom where the sleeve
somehow flopped over under the needle when I stepped out of the room for just a
minute--literally.

Similarly, just this past weekend, I was doing a towel monogram request
from my mother-in-law and for the first time had a thread nest problem.
Because I was lounging only an arms length from the machine I could quickly
hear that something that sounded like it was straining and was able to
immediately hit the stop button. I caught the nest early, had minimal damage to
clean up, and was able to save the project. If I had been in another room
and relied on the iPad speaker to hear the problem and on the machine to
stop via wi-fi or the trouble sensors, I would have been shopping all over
town for a matching replacement towel.

Pixey


Re: Embroidery thread hooks

bagelriddle
 

We most likely use some other term in Australia, can you therefore please tell me what a kitchen clip is and what it looks like? Is it one of those self adhesive bathroom hook thingies?????

Cheers
Bagel

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, private party <chatterbox.jb@...> wrote:

Very good idea. I have a couple of those in the kitchen drawer so I
can just grab those and use them!! Super and cheap!! Nothing is
usually cheap with TOL sewing machines !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- JTB


On 8/27/13, Georgia Olivier <gbo4@...> wrote:
I have clipped this 'kitchen clip' to the 12000 lid that opens so the thread
runs from the stand (mine is the older brother 10 spool stand I used with my
10001) but provides a little extra guidance to the machine path. It's works
very well for me.

Georgia


Re: Info plz

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Actually, I would like to see technology on sewing machines evolve to where one could use an external spool of thread for the bobbin and not have to screw with winding it onto a bobbin. If one can have a path for the upper thread using anything on which the thread is wound that fits on the top of the machine, there should be a way to have a similar path for the lower thread – think “ant farms”! Bobbin case technology is archaic.

 

The newer long arm quilting machines have gotten away from small bobbins and can now handle bobbins that  hold twice as much as standard sewing machines do. That’s a start, but only a band-aid on an existing issue!

 

Bobbins have given everyone problems since the day they were invented –bobbin cases always needed adjusting. If one can a “flow thru” path on the top thread, why can’t a machine be designed to handle a “flow thru concept” on the lower thread? Of course that would be like  attaching a power cord to a treadle machine!  What a concept! Sorry, just grumpy tonite!

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

 


15000

JeannieH
 

Okay, I'll admit that I am a little upset with Janome for the new machine. Don't get me wrong it is beautiful and tweaks my fancy totally. However, my 12000 is less than 6 months old---could have waited, should have waited? Would have waited. I spent my savings on the 12000. Regarding the iPad control. I occasionally use my computer connect---especially when gkids are here. There is this great app call Splashtop that allows me to remotely connect via my iPad to my computer. If I have to run downstairs to check the kids or the stove I have what my machine is doing on my iPad. 

Jeannie




Re: Towel Monogramming Question

Pixey
 

Thanks for the advice on increasing the stabilizer. You are right about the towels having been fluffy...these were definitely plusher than ones I've embroidered on in the past for baby gifts (and what I had on hand to "test" the monogram on).  I never thought about upping the stabilizer because of it.  Unfortunately, since she only brought me one the one set, experimentation wasn't much of an option. 
 
Pixey


Re: Info plz

joylaytor
 

Uh Oh, now that I have revealed my design, I better patent it right away :-)
Joy


Re: D2f files

maggie cooper
 

Think of a D2F as a storage jar, the motifs are the bits you pop in the jar. When you create a motif and use the NEW option, that's creating a D2F storage jar, you give that a name, and then when its open you name the motif to go in it. It's wonderfully simple and so easy to use. In fact it's the best motif maker I have out of all my embroidery digitising programs. But don't keep all your motifs in one D2f file, as the more you make the longer it takes to scroll through them. Split them into types, runstitch, satin stitch, candlewicks, different star shapes, borders, etc. I have 2 experimental D2f folders where I play with various stitch shapes and see how they work as runline or fill motifs. Then when I'm happy with one bring it in as a stamp, then create a motif and save it to one of my D2F categories. Then I open my experiment D2F in the program and delete the original.

Linda, if you want to join my group you need to contact me off list, just use my e mail address at the top of this mail, and I'll send an invite via Yahoo, my group is unlisted and by invitation only.
Maggie Cooper.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "lindabeaulieu863" <lindabeaulieu863@...> wrote:



Thank you very much. I think I understand. The D2f is a file like a folder where all the motives are stored. I thought that each motif was a D2f file. Thank you. I have been following Trevors classes for 1 year now and enjoy them very much.Always like it when you also share your knowledge with Trevor.s group. How can a person join your group.Thank you again.


Re: Info plz

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It's fun to speculate on what might happen in the future, but the fundamental part of the machine that makes stitches has not changed substantially in over 100 years. We still need a needle and a bobbin, and the hook goes around to make a stitch. I remember back in the 70s there was some research into seeing if they could "weld" fabric with ultrasonic waves, but it never went anywhere. Just about all the changes we have seen in the past 50 years have been made so the machine could do more, particularly embroidery. There's probably still room to improve that, maybe doing away with the need to hoop, but the basic sewing functions are probably not going to change much.

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

I thought a CD drive would be "old fashioned" I suppose in 2 years we will have the next new version: no need for wirelss, we"ll just THINK the design and "poof" it will show up on the virtual screen floating in the air and throat depth will be a thing if the past because no hoops will be needed: fabric will be kept taught with invisible air vents and the needle will be free floating above the surface...(I am just trying to keep up!!!!)
Joy :-) :-)

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

I thought so too, looking at the picture, but Diane told me it's storage for the stylus that you use on the screen. CD drives are on the way out - it's all going to the cloud.

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

Does the 15000 have a CD drive? it looks like it from the pictures, but I see no mention of it.
Joy


Re: Info plz

joylaytor
 

I thought a CD drive would be "old fashioned" I suppose in 2 years we will have the next new version: no need for wirelss, we"ll just THINK the design and "poof" it will show up on the virtual screen floating in the air and throat depth will be a thing if the past because no hoops will be needed: fabric will be kept taught with invisible air vents and the needle will be free floating above the surface...(I am just trying to keep up!!!!)
Joy :-) :-)

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

I thought so too, looking at the picture, but Diane told me it's storage for the stylus that you use on the screen. CD drives are on the way out - it's all going to the cloud.

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

Does the 15000 have a CD drive? it looks like it from the pictures, but I see no mention of it.
Joy