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Contact Janome

Sherry Martin
 

I contacted Janome today with accessories I would like to have for the 12000. Maybe if enough of us want certain items they will come out with them.

Janome did email back that the email was forwarded to the people responsible for the 12000.

I asked for:

A smaller hoop, maybe 4 x 4.

Acufil quilting hoops like on the 11000

A vertical thread holder (which I said should be included standard)


Re: New happy owner of the MC 12000

Sherry Martin
 

My wish would be for a smaller hoop (maybe the regular 4x4) that could be used with less stabilizer for smaller projects. I really like the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 for quilt block projects. On my 11000 I ordered the RE hoop extra which was the 5x7 hoop, but really wanted a square hoop for quilts blocks and the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 is a good size for me. But there are so many designs for the 4x4 hoop that I would also really like a smaller hoop that size.

--- In janome12000@..., "zefrenchfairy" <cathydefrance@...> wrote:

Hi
I thank you very much,Jim, for the warm welcome and so kinds words.

Yes, I also think the 5x7 (or 6x9), is a very useful hoop. I have (and created for my customers) tons of designs for 5x7 hoop. Of course , we can embroid them into the SQ 23x23 (9x9")but we need tu use and lost more fabric or stabiliser. So I should be happy to join my voice to all voices who will claim for a 5x7 hoop.

I am very satisfied of the results I obtain with the MC 12000, so I am preparing a project for a large embroidered quilt.

I did the 1.01 update (no problem. The Pdf is very clear)
The only problem I met, is when I decided to stitch and test some machine stitches. Only the straight stitches icons are clickables ... and finaly I thought the reason was that I did not change the needle plate yet. I changed it for the zigzag-plate and miraculously, the icons became clickable ... !
I like also this machine because all , absolutely all the functions are configurable as much as we need.
Yesterday, I phoned to my dealer to tell her, I am so happy I would like half-a-dosen of 12000. She smiled and said "no problem!" . I hope she did not take me at my words.

Many thanks again

Cathy
from Cathy de France - Embroidery designs
http://cathydefrance.com



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

Welcome Cathy! There is a 20 x 14cm hoop for all Janome embroidery machines before the 12000. In the US we call it 5 x 7, which is about the size in inches. Janome did not make that hoop for the 11000 until we begged for it. I hope we won't have to beg for one on the 12000. It is one of the most useful sizes. Unfortunately we cannot use 11000 hoops on the 12000, so a new hoop must be made by Janome.

NEVER apologize for your English! It is perfect, and I assure you I can only speak enough French to order Escargot in Paris, and I have great respect for those who know more than one language! Tres bon!

--- In janome12000@..., "zefrenchfairy" <cathydefrance@> wrote:

Hi
I am Cathy de France and as each of you, I am very very happy with my new and wonderful MC 12000 I am testing since Christmas. I am very captivated by this so soft and easy to use embroidery machine. I have also the 2170 Pfaff and the Janome 1600P .
All the different tests I did are absolutely perfect and very beautiful.
However, I think a rectangular ( 6x9 ) hoop would be fine. I read somewhere that there is a 20x14 cm for the 11000 I suppose. Do you know if it is possible to use the 20x14 on the 12000 ( The fastening sytem seams the same on the 2 machines, but may be the programm in the machine will not know this hoop...)

I sincerely apologize for the pityful english and I thank each of you for the details , tips and help to win our new embMachine over.

I wish you a Happy New Year
Cathy


Re: New happy owner of the MC 12000

zefrenchfairy <cathydefrance@...>
 

Hi
I thank you very much,Jim, for the warm welcome and so kinds words.

Yes, I also think the 5x7 (or 6x9), is a very useful hoop. I have (and created for my customers) tons of designs for 5x7 hoop. Of course , we can embroid them into the SQ 23x23 (9x9")but we need tu use and lost more fabric or stabiliser. So I should be happy to join my voice to all voices who will claim for a 5x7 hoop.

I am very satisfied of the results I obtain with the MC 12000, so I am preparing a project for a large embroidered quilt.

I did the 1.01 update (no problem. The Pdf is very clear)
The only problem I met, is when I decided to stitch and test some machine stitches. Only the straight stitches icons are clickables ... and finaly I thought the reason was that I did not change the needle plate yet. I changed it for the zigzag-plate and miraculously, the icons became clickable ... !
I like also this machine because all , absolutely all the functions are configurable as much as we need.
Yesterday, I phoned to my dealer to tell her, I am so happy I would like half-a-dosen of 12000. She smiled and said "no problem!" . I hope she did not take me at my words.

Many thanks again

Cathy
from Cathy de France - Embroidery designs
http://cathydefrance.com

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

Welcome Cathy! There is a 20 x 14cm hoop for all Janome embroidery machines before the 12000. In the US we call it 5 x 7, which is about the size in inches. Janome did not make that hoop for the 11000 until we begged for it. I hope we won't have to beg for one on the 12000. It is one of the most useful sizes. Unfortunately we cannot use 11000 hoops on the 12000, so a new hoop must be made by Janome.

NEVER apologize for your English! It is perfect, and I assure you I can only speak enough French to order Escargot in Paris, and I have great respect for those who know more than one language! Tres bon!

--- In janome12000@..., "zefrenchfairy" <cathydefrance@> wrote:

Hi
I am Cathy de France and as each of you, I am very very happy with my new and wonderful MC 12000 I am testing since Christmas. I am very captivated by this so soft and easy to use embroidery machine. I have also the 2170 Pfaff and the Janome 1600P .
All the different tests I did are absolutely perfect and very beautiful.
However, I think a rectangular ( 6x9 ) hoop would be fine. I read somewhere that there is a 20x14 cm for the 11000 I suppose. Do you know if it is possible to use the 20x14 on the 12000 ( The fastening sytem seams the same on the 2 machines, but may be the programm in the machine will not know this hoop...)

I sincerely apologize for the pityful english and I thank each of you for the details , tips and help to win our new embMachine over.

I wish you a Happy New Year
Cathy


Re: stabilizers

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We do most of our non-hooped embroidery on the MB-4 using FastFrames instead of hoops. They can be used with sticky stabilizer, but we usually use binder clips instead. On the 12000 we have some water-soluble sticky stabilizer that we like. It doesn't leave nearly the residue that conventional stabilizers do (Sulky Sticky!), and it can be cleaned off with a damp cloth. We carried it in the store with our own label on it, and it's available from lots of dealers as well as online. It call "Adhesive Wash Away" and it's sold in rolls packed in plastic tubes.

--- In janome12000@..., "st1b" <st1b@...> wrote:

Jim, you indicated that you are not fond of sticky stabilizers. What is your stabilizer of choice for hoopless embroidery?

Barb


Re: Update of Horizon

meowmie <meowmie@...>
 

hmm, maybe it doesn't have 3d - write to Steve (support@...) and ask him :).
 
Jennie

From: vicki chrobak
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:07 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Update of Horizon

 
Jennie, I just looked at it but didn't see any 3-D capability.  Did I miss it?
--
Vicki Jo

Did you try Sew-What Pro by Sands computing? They have Sew What Pro and Sew Cat and Sew Art which does all of that and is VERY reasonalby priced AND Steve already updated Sew What Pro for the hoops for the 12000. SewCat even lets you catalog and see the designs that are zipped so you don't have to unzip too see them. They also have great support on their yahoo group.
 
Jennie




Re: Update of Horizon

vicki chrobak
 

Jennie, I just looked at it but didn't see any 3-D capability.  Did I miss it?
-- 
Vicki Jo

Did you try Sew-What Pro by Sands computing? They have Sew What Pro and Sew Cat and Sew Art which does all of that and is VERY reasonalby priced AND Steve already updated Sew What Pro for the hoops for the 12000. SewCat even lets you catalog and see the designs that are zipped so you don't have to unzip too see them. They also have great support on their yahoo group.
 
Jennie


  


Re: Update of Horizon

vicki chrobak
 

Thanks so much Jim. Looks like some very useful updates.

--
Vicki Jo


stabilizers

Barb Stone
 

Jim, you indicated that you are not fond of sticky stabilizers. What is your stabilizer of choice for hoopless embroidery?

Barb


Re: Update of Horizon

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The first Horizon Link update is available now:
http://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/horizon_link_v101.html
It does not unzip files, something that Janome has never done in the past. I don't expect that to change, since Windows can unzip things.

If you want to settle on one set of software, I'd go with BuzzTools. Buzz Xplore is great for cataloging, and it interfaces with both Buzz Edit and Buzz Size so you can use one program as the "hub" of all your design processing.

--- In janome12000@..., vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

Jim, Do you know of anything in the works to update the Horizon progam?
Specifically to convert, unzip & catalog designs with 3-D option &
customizing. I've been using a combination of HV 6.1 Customizing, 4D &
Buzz Size. I got a new laptop for christmas & would like to reduce the
software. I don't plan on digitizing but my dealer said Digi Jr. would
do all these things. I couldn't find any info. at the Janome site.
I've also been looking at BuzzExplore v2 & BuzzEdit. I know they don't
have the MC12000 hoops yet but an update should take care of that,
hopefully soon.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: New happy owner of the MC 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Welcome Cathy! There is a 20 x 14cm hoop for all Janome embroidery machines before the 12000. In the US we call it 5 x 7, which is about the size in inches. Janome did not make that hoop for the 11000 until we begged for it. I hope we won't have to beg for one on the 12000. It is one of the most useful sizes. Unfortunately we cannot use 11000 hoops on the 12000, so a new hoop must be made by Janome.

NEVER apologize for your English! It is perfect, and I assure you I can only speak enough French to order Escargot in Paris, and I have great respect for those who know more than one language! Tres bon!

--- In janome12000@..., "zefrenchfairy" <cathydefrance@...> wrote:

Hi
I am Cathy de France and as each of you, I am very very happy with my new and wonderful MC 12000 I am testing since Christmas. I am very captivated by this so soft and easy to use embroidery machine. I have also the 2170 Pfaff and the Janome 1600P .
All the different tests I did are absolutely perfect and very beautiful.
However, I think a rectangular ( 6x9 ) hoop would be fine. I read somewhere that there is a 20x14 cm for the 11000 I suppose. Do you know if it is possible to use the 20x14 on the 12000 ( The fastening sytem seams the same on the 2 machines, but may be the programm in the machine will not know this hoop...)

I sincerely apologize for the pityful english and I thank each of you for the details , tips and help to win our new embMachine over.

I wish you a Happy New Year
Cathy


Update of Horizon

vicki chrobak
 

Jim, Do you know of anything in the works to update the Horizon progam? Specifically to convert, unzip & catalog designs with 3-D option & customizing. I've been using a combination of HV 6.1 Customizing, 4D & Buzz Size. I got a new laptop for christmas & would like to reduce the software. I don't plan on digitizing but my dealer said Digi Jr. would do all these things. I couldn't find any info. at the Janome site. I've also been looking at BuzzExplore v2 & BuzzEdit. I know they don't have the MC12000 hoops yet but an update should take care of that, hopefully soon.

--
Vicki Jo


New happy owner of the MC 12000

zefrenchfairy <cathydefrance@...>
 

Hi
I am Cathy de France and as each of you, I am very very happy with my new and wonderful MC 12000 I am testing since Christmas. I am very captivated by this so soft and easy to use embroidery machine. I have also the 2170 Pfaff and the Janome 1600P .
All the different tests I did are absolutely perfect and very beautiful.
However, I think a rectangular ( 6x9 ) hoop would be fine. I read somewhere that there is a 20x14 cm for the 11000 I suppose. Do you know if it is possible to use the 20x14 on the 12000 ( The fastening sytem seams the same on the 2 machines, but may be the programm in the machine will not know this hoop...)

I sincerely apologize for the pityful english and I thank each of you for the details , tips and help to win our new embMachine over.

I wish you a Happy New Year
Cathy


Re: I am about to be a new owner!!!

Judy <judyjanome@...>
 

Congrats. You will love it. Judyjanome

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On Dec 27, 2011, at 8:09 PM, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@...> wrote:

 

Hi,
I joined this group a few days ago to get some more information on the Janome 12000, and today I have paid a deposit to get my new machine!!

I am soooo excited! Thanks to everyone for posting your tips and hints, and to Jim for hosting a great group!

I may have more questions when I pick up my new machine next week!! :)

Cheers
Sharon in Oz


Re: Introducing myself from Denmark

Patricia Ward
 

Greetings, Laila,  Welcome to the best source for information and reliability for this machine.  Jim is the guru of Janome.
And you will love Janome machines.  I was converted from Bernina machines in 1995 and I have been very happy since with the quality of Janome; their machines just keep getting better and stronger while doing so many different things. 

Enjoy,
Pat in Maryland, USA


On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 7:02 AM, laila.wachmann <laila.wachmann@...> wrote:
Hi, my name is Laila and I am from Denmark. Two weeks ago I purchased a Janome MC12000 and a Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX. The Janome brand is quite new to me, since I have been using a Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0 for the 3 years, I have been embroidering.
I am very excited to get to know my Janome machines better. I have heard so many great things - especially about the C12000.
I am convinced, that this group will be useful for me and please forgive me, if my english isn´t 100% correct :o)

Greetings from Denmark,
Laila




Re: Introducing myself from Denmark

Maria Boyle
 

Hello Laila,

Welcome to the group. I am not the moderator, just another member who, like you, recently got the MC12000. You are going to love this machine. I own a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond for 3 years now. I was not looking for another embroidery machine. However, I drove my friend to the Janome dealer, she was going to buy this machine. When the educator was demonstrating this machine and showing its options, I fell in love. That is how I became the proud owner. I even named her Baby Jane. :)

The things that sold me on the MC 12000, we're, 9mm stitches, the magnifier, pull out light. But what really blew me away was the free arm Embroidery capability and the easy stitch plate removal. This machine embroiders like a dream. I have made three embroidered projects and I only pick up my machine on November 23rd. Go to photos and check out my album, you can see the three projects I made. Album name Maria B.

Congratulations on your new baby. :).
As for your English.... It's perfect. :)




María

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On Dec 29, 2011, at 7:02 AM, "laila.wachmann" <laila.wachmann@...> wrote:

Hi, my name is Laila and I am from Denmark. Two weeks ago I purchased a Janome MC12000 and a Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX. The Janome brand is quite new to me, since I have been using a Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0 for the 3 years, I have been embroidering.
I am very excited to get to know my Janome machines better. I have heard so many great things - especially about the C12000.
I am convinced, that this group will be useful for me and please forgive me, if my english isn´t 100% correct :o)

Greetings from Denmark,
Laila



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Introducing myself from Denmark

laila.wachmann <laila.wachmann@...>
 

Hi, my name is Laila and I am from Denmark. Two weeks ago I purchased a Janome MC12000 and a Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX. The Janome brand is quite new to me, since I have been using a Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0 for the 3 years, I have been embroidering.
I am very excited to get to know my Janome machines better. I have heard so many great things - especially about the C12000.
I am convinced, that this group will be useful for me and please forgive me, if my english isn´t 100% correct :o)

Greetings from Denmark,
Laila


Re: I brought it home today!

mssewsue@...
 

Hi
Still waiting for my 12000 I am now number 6 on the wait list.
Patiently waiting'
susie brown


I brought it home today!

sewing2171
 

Hi, I brought my Christmas present home today, a Janome 12000. I am very pleased with myself...and enjoying putting it through its paces. Am already madly in love with it. I am sure I will have questions and am glad of this group for support. Kind regards, Nita


I am about to be a new owner!!!

sharon.hedt
 

Hi,
I joined this group a few days ago to get some more information on the Janome 12000, and today I have paid a deposit to get my new machine!!

I am soooo excited! Thanks to everyone for posting your tips and hints, and to Jim for hosting a great group!

I may have more questions when I pick up my new machine next week!! :)

Cheers
Sharon in Oz


Re: A word of caution

Sherry Martin
 

I tried both the regular bobbin case and the embroidery bobbin case with Janome bobbin thread (I pretty much only use Janome). To me I thought the embroidery bobbin case combined with the straight stich plate looked a little nicer on the back of the fabric. I didn't notice much difference on the front.

--- In janome12000@..., "janetpiekarski" <jsm1144@...> wrote:

That bobbin case for embroidery is not necessary if you're using Janome bobbin thread the tension on the case is too much. I think in the book it tell you that you only use it when using the thinner (like the MB-4 bobbin thread) bobbin threads. Other brands may be thinner too. I used it with the Janome bobbin thread and it WAS too much tension. (Hah, it does make the bobbin thread last forever)

--- In janome12000@..., "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@> wrote:

Yes, I also forget the bobbin holder. It seems like with all the bells and whistles this machine has, maybe they could come up with an automatic bobbin holder and needle plate changer (ha ha). I would prefer a really good looking guy who just stands in the corner until I get done embroidering and then comes over and changes them for me while I admire him. Is that too much to hope for?

--- In janome12000@..., vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@> wrote:

But for me, it's also a reminder for bobbin holder as well as plate.
If there is ANY room for a booboo, I can do it!

--
Vicki Jo

Actually, you don't HAVE to change that throat plate back after
embroidering. You can do straight stitching AND free motioning
stitching. It's a great feature if you're stitching on sheer or flimsy
fabric-less chance of getting sucked down into the bobbin area. The
fact that many stitches (actually, any that have width) are grayed out,
should be enough of an indication that the straight stitch throat plate
is in.



--- Injanome12000@... <mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>, vicki chrobak<tulsajo1@> wrote:

Cheryl, I found some cheap key rings/luggage tags with a label& labeled
1 "zigzag/regular", the other "straight stitch/embroidery". I hang the
appropriate one on Jim's metallic thread holder to remind me which
set-up I'm on.