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Re: New owner janome 12000

moomoomummy
 

I made the mistake of buying cheap thread for emboidery from ebay, and it kept snapping every few minutes! drove me batty!! the results are so much better with nice thread, I use Gutermann sulky :o)

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Janet <krjanetl@...> wrote:

I think of embroidery thread like a box of colors. I don't worry about the number I pick the colors I am drawn to. I have them in a big bin. I put each in a sandwich bag to avoid tangles.

I try to go to events that the local quit shops have and usually there is some kind of give away and sometimes it is thread. I am lucky. We have about 6 quilt shops in Sarasota.

There is an anita gooddesign pack that I bought because I like the colors and when I do that one I will use the exact colors the used.

Janet


On May 6, 2013, at 10:36 AM, "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:

Robin,

If the thread is embroidery thread, use red when the design shows red, blue for blue, etc. you don't need colour numbers to do your embroidery. The only numbers I ever used were the Janome colours and now they have more than one line so I've forgotten about that too. I sometimes go to the thread boxes I've had sinc I started 10 years ago and I paid $300 for 81 -100 metre spools so it is very pricy to say the least but I didn't know better at the time. I the know what the default of the Janome is asking for and can use any brand that is a similar colour. Now if I didn't have all those boxes I'd just pick a colour and run with it. Now when I go into OCD mode that is a different story. I then really obsess and get nothing accomplished.

Back to your threads - if you are really unhappy with them put them back for sale on eBay. They may suit someone else perfectly and you'll have some cash to buy other colours that you like. Another use for them could be test stitch outs. Now if your machine doesn't like the thread definitely sell it on eBay.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "rsh724" <rsh724@> wrote:

Hi Kathy,

I'm hoping you can learn a bit from my mistakes.

My first (and only at this point) embroidery machine is my Janome 11000SE, which is a very easy machine to use. (I haven't committed to the 12000 yet, but hope to soon.)

Anyway, my mistake was buying about 60 spools of no-name thread on eBay before I bought the machine, I was so excited to get started embroidering. But I didn't know which colors to pick, they don't have numbers that I can use to figure out the colors with the embroidery machine, and now I don't want to waste all that money that I spent, so I haven't bought much more thread. As a consequence, I rarely embroider because I don't have the right threads.

If I had it to do over again, I would have figured out which threads worked well on my machine, either through this group or by buying one or two of a brand first, and seeing how well it stitches out. (I suspect the 12000, like the 11000SE, will take any brand of thread without complaint, but I'm sure others on this group will let you know.)

I also would have made sure that the brand(s) I bought could be matched to the suggested colors on the machine. When I see a design I like with 15-20 thread changes I get overwhelmed with having to match the colors on my own.

Right now what I'm thinking of buying thread for each design I buy, as a way to build up a new supply of thread without breaking the bank at one time.

Finally, I would buy polyester instead of rayon.


Hope this helps a little bit,


Robin

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kmurphy1@" <kmurphy1@> wrote:

I am a new owner of the Janome 12000 I have been doing piecing and a few small monograms, I've never owned an embroidery machine and I have a lot to learn. Looking forward to sharing and learning new tips.
Kathy


Re: registration off

Virginia
 

Have you calibrated your hoops to your machine?  The directions are on page 129 in the manual.  That may help.
 
Virginia
 

In a message dated 6/2/2013 6:56:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, suemili48@... writes:
 

Last week I did a couple of shirts for my grandson.  The designs looked off but I it wasn't anything with straight lines and he moves around so much I wasn't sure.  Today I did a flag on a shirt for him and it is way off.  Now no matter how crooked the shirt is in the hoop, I would think the design would still be square in the hoop and it is not.  I remember with the 9000 we had the clothsetter that we could use to adjust but I don't know what to do.  This is one of the hoops I have that are a bit warped.

Is there a way to fix the registration of the hoop like we did with the clothsetter, with out selling my first born to buy one?

If I can figure out how to upload a picture to the files I will.

Thanks for any help!
Sue in WNY



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Re: registration off

Susan Militello <suemili48@...>
 

Thanks Jim, 

I tried what you suggested and the hoops look good.  It's harder to tell with the smaller hoop but the the horizontal lines on the hoop matched up pretty well with the throat plate.  It was the 5.5 hoop that I was using.  The design I did was an applique and I know that they can move a bit when you trim, but I've been doing this for a lot of years and never had this problem before.

I'm going to add a picture to the photo files under Sue sews

thanks for your help.

Sue in WNY



On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Jim_Stutsman <jim@...> wrote:
 

The Clothsetter is used to hoop the fabric square in the hoop, but if the hoop itself is not square, it won't help. To check, put an empty hoop (SQ14 would be good) on the machine with the plastic template in it. Open a design for stitching, but don't stitch. The horizontal lines on the template should be absolutely parallel to the edges of the free arm. If they slant up or down you will need your embroidery unit adjusted. This is a dealer operation, but should not take more than a few minutes.



--- In janome12000@..., Susan Militello wrote:
>
> Last week I did a couple of shirts for my grandson. The designs looked off
> but I it wasn't anything with straight lines and he moves around so much I
> wasn't sure. Today I did a flag on a shirt for him and it is way off. Now
> no matter how crooked the shirt is in the hoop, I would think the design
> would still be square in the hoop and it is not. I remember with the 9000
> we had the clothsetter that we could use to adjust but I don't know what to
> do. This is one of the hoops I have that are a bit warped.
>
> Is there a way to fix the registration of the hoop like we did with the
> clothsetter, with out selling my first born to buy one?
>
> If I can figure out how to upload a picture to the files I will.
>
> Thanks for any help!
> Sue in WNY
>
>
>
> --
> check out my website at
> www.kidsstuffofwny.com
>




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Re: registration off

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The Clothsetter is used to hoop the fabric square in the hoop, but if the hoop itself is not square, it won't help. To check, put an empty hoop (SQ14 would be good) on the machine with the plastic template in it. Open a design for stitching, but don't stitch. The horizontal lines on the template should be absolutely parallel to the edges of the free arm. If they slant up or down you will need your embroidery unit adjusted. This is a dealer operation, but should not take more than a few minutes.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Susan Militello <suemili48@...> wrote:

Last week I did a couple of shirts for my grandson. The designs looked off
but I it wasn't anything with straight lines and he moves around so much I
wasn't sure. Today I did a flag on a shirt for him and it is way off. Now
no matter how crooked the shirt is in the hoop, I would think the design
would still be square in the hoop and it is not. I remember with the 9000
we had the clothsetter that we could use to adjust but I don't know what to
do. This is one of the hoops I have that are a bit warped.

Is there a way to fix the registration of the hoop like we did with the
clothsetter, with out selling my first born to buy one?

If I can figure out how to upload a picture to the files I will.

Thanks for any help!
Sue in WNY



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www.kidsstuffofwny.com


Re: Thread clip

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

Sorry, my bad. I guess my elevator forgot to make it to the top floor and I forgot which group I was in. Maybe you could take up mind reading for people like me :)

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

But this is a 12000 list and when you don't say what machine you are referring to, I must assume it's a 12000. In any case, what you are looking for is part #832420302, the square thread guide clip that won't fit in a round hole.

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

But my 8900 has a square hole.




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

I don't think those instructions were for the 12000. It does not have a square hole on top for the extra spool pin - it's round. The auxiliary spool stand that fits on the back of the machine comes with a thread clip that fits into the round hole.

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

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


registration off

Susan Militello <suemili48@...>
 

Last week I did a couple of shirts for my grandson.  The designs looked off but I it wasn't anything with straight lines and he moves around so much I wasn't sure.  Today I did a flag on a shirt for him and it is way off.  Now no matter how crooked the shirt is in the hoop, I would think the design would still be square in the hoop and it is not.  I remember with the 9000 we had the clothsetter that we could use to adjust but I don't know what to do.  This is one of the hoops I have that are a bit warped.

Is there a way to fix the registration of the hoop like we did with the clothsetter, with out selling my first born to buy one?

If I can figure out how to upload a picture to the files I will.

Thanks for any help!
Sue in WNY



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check out my website at
www.kidsstuffofwny.com


Re: FQM Straight Stitch 1 & 2 Difference

diane_stutsman <diane@...>
 

Straight stitch one has a tension of 4.6 and straight stitch two has a tension of 3.8. Try increasing the tension on straight stitch two and see if you get the look you want.

Diane

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, kjasa <no_reply@...> wrote:

I can't find this information in the manual for my 12000. Besides the feet & feed dog enabled/disabled, what is the difference between the "Free Quilting- Straight Stitch 1" and "Straight Stitch 2"? I like the open toe foot on the Stitch2 but my FMQ looks better with the Stitch 1. I tried switching to the open toe foot for Stitch 1 but it did not work at all. Help!


FQM Straight Stitch 1 & 2 Difference

kjasa <no_reply@...>
 

I can't find this information in the manual for my 12000. Besides the feet & feed dog enabled/disabled, what is the difference between the "Free Quilting- Straight Stitch 1" and "Straight Stitch 2"? I like the open toe foot on the Stitch2 but my FMQ looks better with the Stitch 1. I tried switching to the open toe foot for Stitch 1 but it did not work at all. Help!


Re: Thread clip

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

But this is a 12000 list and when you don't say what machine you are referring to, I must assume it's a 12000. In any case, what you are looking for is part #832420302, the square thread guide clip that won't fit in a round hole.

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

But my 8900 has a square hole.




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

I don't think those instructions were for the 12000. It does not have a square hole on top for the extra spool pin - it's round. The auxiliary spool stand that fits on the back of the machine comes with a thread clip that fits into the round hole.

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

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Re: Janome Hoops

annabell131@gmail.com <annabell131@...>
 

Thank you all for your in-put on hoops
 
Cheers
Anna 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Thread clip

Virginia
 

If I remember the 11,000 has a square hole and so does the 7700.
 

In a message dated 6/1/2013 6:18:19 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jim@... writes:
 

I don't think those instructions were for the 12000. It does not have a square hole on top for the extra spool pin - it's round. The auxiliary spool stand that fits on the back of the machine comes with a thread clip that fits into the round hole.

--- In janome12000@..., "Kathy" wrote:
>
> Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?
>


Re: Thread clip

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

There is a thread clip for the 12000 as I have one. The two spool part number is 859429005 and the 5 spool part number is 859430009.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of Jim_Stutsman
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2013 5:18 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Thread clip

 

 

I don't think those instructions were for the 12000. It does not have a square hole on top for the extra spool pin - it's round. The auxiliary spool stand that fits on the back of the machine comes with a thread clip that fits into the round hole.

--- In janome12000@..., "Kathy" wrote:
>
> Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?
>


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Re: Thread clip

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

But my 8900 has a square hole.

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

I don't think those instructions were for the 12000. It does not have a square hole on top for the extra spool pin - it's round. The auxiliary spool stand that fits on the back of the machine comes with a thread clip that fits into the round hole.

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

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Re: Thread clip

Robin Morrison
 

As well, I seem to not be able to get my bobbin wound evenly...

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On 2013-06-01, at 2:17 PM, "Kathy" <beadqueen@...> wrote:

 

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Re: Thread clip

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I don't think those instructions were for the 12000. It does not have a square hole on top for the extra spool pin - it's round. The auxiliary spool stand that fits on the back of the machine comes with a thread clip that fits into the round hole.

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

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Thread clip

Kathy <beadqueen@...>
 

Jim, I was looking at the instructions for winding a bobbin. To use an auxiliary thread stand, you said to use the thread clip that fits in the square hole on top of the machine. Where can I get one of these?


Re: Update using Mac

Cheryl Paul
 

Ginger,

You can do a lot on a MAC that is for Windows, but you cannot open .exe files as those are exclusive. Since I got my MacBook Pro 4½ years ago, I have had very little that I couldn't do before. The sewing stuff is specific, but my round about, was purchasing VMWare Fusions and then later Parallels and have little difficulty. In fact most of the time I'm not even aware that things are different. I do know that one has to be aware of updates and such, but I just download them on my MAC from the internet and go searching for them from Windows to actually do the update. I usually download everything to my "Downloads" folder from Safari, so the search isn't that cumbersome.

Jim, I hope I'm not out to lunch on this explanation.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Estelle Torpy <emtorpy@...> wrote:

Hi,

I have a Mac and I updated my Janome by downloading the update file, unzipping it and opening the folder. I then loaded the files onto a usb jump drive which I then plugged into the Janome 12000. It read the files and updated the machine.

I have since bought Parallels and Windows 7 to install on my Mac to run Horizon link.

Happy stitching,
Estelle

On Jun 1, 2013, at 8:35 AM, Fmjfrazier@... wrote:


Mac is not compatible with our Janome software so you can not do it with a Mac, go to your dealer and have him do the update for you.


In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:23:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!




Re: Update using Mac

manyamile1 <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you so much! I'll give it a try.

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

You should be able to update your machine with your Mac, though your procedure will be different from the instructions for Windows users.

1. Download the update from the Janome Global Site: http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/mc12000v110.html

2. Double click the Zip file in your Downloads folder. It will be unpacked into a new folder called UpdateMC12000V110.

3. Open the UpdateMC12000V110 folder and locate the folder "PROG". Open it.

4. Insert a USB flash drive into your Mac. Open it and make sure it is empty.

5. Drag the 4 files from the PROG folder into the USB drive. It's important that you move only the 4 individual files, NOT the PROG folder itself.

6. Right click the USB drive, choose "Eject", and unplug it from your Mac.

7. Double-click the file MC12000UpdateTool_EN in the UpdateMC12000V110 folder. It will open in preview.

8. Follow the instructions beginning with step 5.

OS X in the Mac puts some hidden files on every USB device that is plugged in. If the update does not start as explained in the instructions, those hidden files may be confusing the update software in the machine. You can remove them using a utility called "Blue Harvest":
http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/
It's free to try for 30 days, though if you are going to be doing a lot of design transfers to USB I would strongly recommend buying it.

You will also want software for working with designs. There is a Mac-specific program called "StitchBuddy" that works great for this. It also removes the hidden files mentioned above:
http://www.stitchbuddy.de

Have fun with your new "baby"!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, manyamile1 <no_reply@> wrote:

I just bought the Horizon 12000! So Excited! I do not have a windows computer but an older Mac. Can I still do the update from the Janome Global site, downloading to a Mac and moving over via a USB? Do I need to wait until I get a windows sometime down the road? Thank you and love this site. So helpful!


Re: Janome Hoops

Susan Militello <suemili48@...>
 

Cheryl, The problem with my hoops was right out of the box.  I'm "pressing" mine in hopes that it will help fix the problem.  If you have straight hoops, I doubt you will have any problems later.

Sue in WNY

On Jun 1, 2013 11:55 AM, "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:
 

Oh, Oh, I think I might be in trouble, I just store mine in the cloth bag from my humongous 12000 tote and lay them anywhere that they'll stay - they aren't necessarily on a level surface and may hang over an edge at times which is probably most of the time. I haven't had a problem yet, but after hearing what has been said in this thread, I think I'll have to find a GOOD home for my hoops. Let's hope that I haven't done any damage to them thus far.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

--- In janome12000@..., Fmjfrazier@... wrote:
>
> The hoops are large and I just keep them in the original box they came in.
> I have a great pattern for a stabilizer holder and am trying to come up
> with a holder for our hoops, but the patterns out there are not for our
> wonderful larger hoops.
>
> Virginia
>
>
> In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> beadqueen@... writes:
>
>
>
>
> How are you supposed to store the hoops to prevent warping?
>


Re: Janome Hoops

Cheryl Paul
 

Oh, Oh, I think I might be in trouble, I just store mine in the cloth bag from my humongous 12000 tote and lay them anywhere that they'll stay - they aren't necessarily on a level surface and may hang over an edge at times which is probably most of the time. I haven't had a problem yet, but after hearing what has been said in this thread, I think I'll have to find a GOOD home for my hoops. Let's hope that I haven't done any damage to them thus far.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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

The hoops are large and I just keep them in the original box they came in.
I have a great pattern for a stabilizer holder and am trying to come up
with a holder for our hoops, but the patterns out there are not for our
wonderful larger hoops.

Virginia


In a message dated 6/1/2013 9:48:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
beadqueen@... writes:




How are you supposed to store the hoops to prevent warping?