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Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

suerevere@ymail.com
 

I traded in my previous Koala QuiltMate and upgraded to the Koala QuiltMate IV and I love it. Even though I can now stow my machine and the lift now is all electric so you can stop at any level, If you put any thread stands on the back of your machine you cannot stow it away anyway.


Re: Merging embroidery files

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I'm guessing that you are using Horizon Link, since you got it with your machine. When opening the program, choose the third option, "Editing embroidery designs". From the next screen click the Embroidery Edit button, which is highlighted, and choose the hoop you want to use. Then click the Design button in the "Place" section at the right end of the toolbar. This will allow you to choose a design from your Documents folder. Once you've done that, it will be placed in the hoop. You can also drag designs from open folders or your desktop and drop them in the hoop on the screen.

For stabilizers there are numerous online sources. One that a lot of people use and seem to like is AllStitch: http://www.allstitch.net
We have not used any online source as yet, having brought home a fair bit of stabilizer when we closed the store, but when we need something we'll probably try AllStitch.

--- In janome12000@..., "Vikki Youngmeyer" <vikkiy@...> wrote:

I am missing something that must be obvious to everyone else! How does one
merge two embroidery files to get one? I have a bird and a set of tail
feathers. I need them to be one image so I can stitch it out. The
instructions talk about "drag and drop" but I can't seem to be in the right
mode to have this happen. Multiple selections at one time aren't allowed.



Another question - this isn't so much a Janome topic - but where does one
get stabilizer for the larger hoops? Coming from the Janome 350e, the only
stabilizers I ever used were 12" which fit in the 5 x 7 hoop, which was the
largest one supported by that machine.



Thanks,



Vikki

Houston, TX


Merging embroidery files

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I am missing something that must be obvious to everyone else! How does one merge two embroidery files to get one? I have a bird and a set of tail feathers. I need them to be one image so I can stitch it out. The instructions talk about “drag and drop” but I can’t seem to be in the right mode to have this happen. Multiple selections at one time aren’t allowed.

 

Another question – this isn’t so much a Janome topic – but where does one get stabilizer for the larger hoops? Coming from the Janome 350e, the only stabilizers I ever used were 12” which fit in the 5 x 7 hoop, which was the largest one supported by that machine.

 

Thanks,

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

 

 


Re: Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Were you watching the video that came with your machine? What you have described sounds like a video for the 7700P, a non-embroidery Horizon machine. Even that machine has feet that have to be attached to use the Acufeed system (built-in even feed). The Pfaff dual feed system works as you described, but I cannot imagine how a Pfaff video would wind up in a Janome machine box. Does you video have any markings on it? The official Janome video is clearly marked as being for the 12000. Given that your machine was open box, I wonder if the wrong video may have been put in.

--- In janome12000@..., "Anne" <csarina43@...> wrote:

Yes I noticed it when reading through the instructions. Something else I found confusing was where the button was to unlock the needle plate so you could change it. Took me ages and a bit of searching before I found it hidden by the toolbox.

I completely forgot about changing the plate and bobbin when I worked the snow flake, did not really make that much difference.

One thing I did notice from the videos I had wtched before I got my machine, it appeared that you did not put a new needle plate on but pushed forward the small hole attached somehow to the zigzag plate. Also the even feed foot or what ever they called it seemed to be parmanantly attached to the machine and was pulled down to use and pushed back when you had finished using it. I was surprised to find the feet in the tool box and that you had to attach them to the machine.

Any comment Jim??????


Re: Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

Yes I noticed it when reading through the instructions. Something else I found confusing was where the button was to unlock the needle plate so you could change it. Took me ages and a bit of searching before I found it hidden by the toolbox.

I completely forgot about changing the plate and bobbin when I worked the snow flake, did not really make that much difference.

One thing I did notice from the videos I had wtched before I got my machine, it appeared that you did not put a new needle plate on but pushed forward the small hole attached somehow to the zigzag plate. Also the even feed foot or what ever they called it seemed to be parmanantly attached to the machine and was pulled down to use and pushed back when you had finished using it. I was surprised to find the feet in the tool box and that you had to attach them to the machine.

Any comment Jim??????

--- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@..." <pinguin60@...> wrote:

Has anyone noticed yet that in the manual they first tell you to change
the needle plate and then to change the bobbin case (referring to the
previous text for removing the needle plate)
Wouldn't it make more sense to combine these two: remove the standard
needle plate, change the bobbin case, put in the single hole plate.

Gerda



Op 26-12-11 20:52, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

Considering that this is the first combination sewing/embroidery
machine that Janome has sold with a single hole plate, I don't think
changing it is critical. Like you, we've done embroidery using the
standard plate (and standard bobbin case) and it's been fine. It's
nice to have the option of a single hole plate, especially when
piecing quilts that have points on the ends of the pieces, but I don't
think it's critical for embroidery.

--- In janome12000@...
<mailto:janome12000%40yahoogroups.com>, "Cheryl" <capaul@> wrote:
Jim, how important is it that we change the needle plate to do
embroidery? I don't want to break anything in the machine, but I found
that the machine worked well with both needle plates for the
embroidery, through ignorance and forgetfulness.

Cheryl


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Ann
 

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

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Sherry Martin
 

I ordered a much bigger table than comes with the machine. I find the little table that came with the machine too small and too flimsy to be able to free motion quilt very well or even just straight line quilt a large quilt. Mine will be 24x32 if it ever gets made correctly. That's what I had for my 11000.

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

I don't see a reason for purchasing the Sew Perfect table, when you get one included with the machine. As for the mat, Janome has 2 of them. The smaller one fits most standard machines, while there is a larger one for the MB-4. I don't know if they'll make another one for the 12000.

--- In janome12000@..., Judy <judyjanome@> wrote:

The name of the sewing table is Sew Perfect Table. It's not the acrylic small table included with our 12000. Also Jim that anti vibration mat do you see Janome making that available to us. Judyjanome

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Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Maria Boyle
 

http://www.sewperfecttable.com/



María

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On Dec 26, 2011, at 7:12 PM, Maria Boyle <maruka1@...> wrote:

Oops. Forgot to include the website. Here it is.


http://dawhois.com/site/sewperfecttables.com.html



María

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On Dec 26, 2011, at 7:11 PM, Maria Boyle <maruka1@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

On Judy's defense, the sew perfect table she is taking about is not a small acrylic table that come with the machine. It is actually a table to set the machine on. It's a height adjustable table.
Here is the website for the table she is talking about. :)

Have a happy New Year.



María

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On Dec 26, 2011, at 6:55 PM, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

I don't see a reason for purchasing the Sew Perfect table, when you get one included with the machine. As for the mat, Janome has 2 of them. The smaller one fits most standard machines, while there is a larger one for the MB-4. I don't know if they'll make another one for the 12000.

--- In janome12000@..., Judy <judyjanome@...> wrote:

The name of the sewing table is Sew Perfect Table. It's not the acrylic small table included with our 12000. Also Jim that anti vibration mat do you see Janome making that available to us. Judyjanome

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Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Maria Boyle
 

Oops. Forgot to include the website. Here it is.


http://dawhois.com/site/sewperfecttables.com.html



María

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On Dec 26, 2011, at 7:11 PM, Maria Boyle <maruka1@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

On Judy's defense, the sew perfect table she is taking about is not a small acrylic table that come with the machine. It is actually a table to set the machine on. It's a height adjustable table.
Here is the website for the table she is talking about. :)

Have a happy New Year.



María

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On Dec 26, 2011, at 6:55 PM, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

I don't see a reason for purchasing the Sew Perfect table, when you get one included with the machine. As for the mat, Janome has 2 of them. The smaller one fits most standard machines, while there is a larger one for the MB-4. I don't know if they'll make another one for the 12000.

--- In janome12000@..., Judy <judyjanome@...> wrote:

The name of the sewing table is Sew Perfect Table. It's not the acrylic small table included with our 12000. Also Jim that anti vibration mat do you see Janome making that available to us. Judyjanome

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Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Maria Boyle
 

Hi Jim,

On Judy's defense, the sew perfect table she is taking about is not a small acrylic table that come with the machine. It is actually a table to set the machine on. It's a height adjustable table.
Here is the website for the table she is talking about. :)

Have a happy New Year.



María

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 26, 2011, at 6:55 PM, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

I don't see a reason for purchasing the Sew Perfect table, when you get one included with the machine. As for the mat, Janome has 2 of them. The smaller one fits most standard machines, while there is a larger one for the MB-4. I don't know if they'll make another one for the 12000.

--- In janome12000@..., Judy <judyjanome@...> wrote:

The name of the sewing table is Sew Perfect Table. It's not the acrylic small table included with our 12000. Also Jim that anti vibration mat do you see Janome making that available to us. Judyjanome

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Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I don't see a reason for purchasing the Sew Perfect table, when you get one included with the machine. As for the mat, Janome has 2 of them. The smaller one fits most standard machines, while there is a larger one for the MB-4. I don't know if they'll make another one for the 12000.

--- In janome12000@..., Judy <judyjanome@...> wrote:

The name of the sewing table is Sew Perfect Table. It's not the acrylic small table included with our 12000. Also Jim that anti vibration mat do you see Janome making that available to us. Judyjanome

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Re: Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You're right, of course. If you HAD to change the plate, it should include the bobbin case change in the steps. However they only tell you to change the bobbin case if you are not using Janome bobbin thread. We have found that you can also use the normal bobbin case with pre-wound bobbins that have Robison-Anton bobbin thread.

--- In janome12000@..., "pinguin60@..." <pinguin60@...> wrote:

Has anyone noticed yet that in the manual they first tell you to change
the needle plate and then to change the bobbin case (referring to the
previous text for removing the needle plate)
Wouldn't it make more sense to combine these two: remove the standard
needle plate, change the bobbin case, put in the single hole plate.

Gerda


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Judy <judyjanome@...>
 

The name of the sewing table is Sew Perfect Table. It's not the acrylic small table included with our 12000. Also Jim that anti vibration mat do you see Janome making that available to us. Judyjanome 

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On Dec 26, 2011, at 3:03 PM, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

 

We've got ours in an older Koala, much like the Horn Quilter's Dream. It's too big to use the lift, but the machine is never idle long enough to store anyway. Given the large size of the new machines, the cabinet manufacturers are going to have to make new cabinets to fit. If you don't need a lift, then any piece of furniture that has a good sewing height will work. Otherwise I would wait a while to see what gets released by the various companies.

Note that while our 12000 is big, it's tiny compared to the Brother Quattro. When set up for embroidery, you need a space just slightly smaller than the deck of an aircraft carrier. We had one for a short time, and the dining room table was the only place big enough to set it up!

--- In janome12000@..., "judyjanome" wrote:
>
> I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY
>


Changing needle plate and bobbin case.

Pinguin
 

Has anyone noticed yet that in the manual they first tell you to change the needle plate and then to change the bobbin case (referring to the previous text for removing the needle plate)
Wouldn't it make more sense to combine these two: remove the standard needle plate, change the bobbin case, put in the single hole plate.

Gerda



Op 26-12-11 20:52, Jim_Stutsman schreef:

 

Considering that this is the first combination sewing/embroidery machine that Janome has sold with a single hole plate, I don't think changing it is critical. Like you, we've done embroidery using the standard plate (and standard bobbin case) and it's been fine. It's nice to have the option of a single hole plate, especially when piecing quilts that have points on the ends of the pieces, but I don't think it's critical for embroidery.

--- In janome12000@..., "Cheryl" wrote:
> Jim, how important is it that we change the needle plate to do embroidery? I don't want to break anything in the machine, but I found that the machine worked well with both needle plates for the embroidery, through ignorance and forgetfulness.
>
> Cheryl


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

We've got ours in an older Koala, much like the Horn Quilter's Dream. It's too big to use the lift, but the machine is never idle long enough to store anyway. Given the large size of the new machines, the cabinet manufacturers are going to have to make new cabinets to fit. If you don't need a lift, then any piece of furniture that has a good sewing height will work. Otherwise I would wait a while to see what gets released by the various companies.

Note that while our 12000 is big, it's tiny compared to the Brother Quattro. When set up for embroidery, you need a space just slightly smaller than the deck of an aircraft carrier. We had one for a short time, and the dining room table was the only place big enough to set it up!

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

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: A word of caution

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Considering that this is the first combination sewing/embroidery machine that Janome has sold with a single hole plate, I don't think changing it is critical. Like you, we've done embroidery using the standard plate (and standard bobbin case) and it's been fine. It's nice to have the option of a single hole plate, especially when piecing quilts that have points on the ends of the pieces, but I don't think it's critical for embroidery.

--- In janome12000@..., "Cheryl" <capaul@...> wrote:
Jim, how important is it that we change the needle plate to do embroidery? I don't want to break anything in the machine, but I found that the machine worked well with both needle plates for the embroidery, through ignorance and forgetfulness.

Cheryl


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Sherry Martin
 

I said Quilters Dream. The company is actually Dreamworld.

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

I got a Quilters Dream sew steady table with my machine. It is just a plexiglass table that goes around machine; not one that it sits down into. I exchanged a 24x32 table from my 11000 for a new 24x32 table t fit my new one.

HOWEVER, after I drove 45 min to pick up the table and then back home, the table didn't fit my machine. I have talked to the Quilters Dream people twice and they said it was the 1st table they made for this machine and I think they got the measurements mixed up where it juts out in front and back. I was measuring and telling them the measurements of table vs machine and they seemed to be mixed up front and back. So they said it would take several weeks to correct it. When I called my dealer he said the same thing had happened with some inserts he got from Horn. So just make sure that if you get a table for this machine that it fits it correctly.

My dealer said he thinks the Horn people may have just used the 7700 for the template for the new inserts, but the 12000 is slightly different in size.

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

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: Question regarding sewing table for my new machine

Sherry Martin
 

I got a Quilters Dream sew steady table with my machine. It is just a plexiglass table that goes around machine; not one that it sits down into. I exchanged a 24x32 table from my 11000 for a new 24x32 table t fit my new one.

HOWEVER, after I drove 45 min to pick up the table and then back home, the table didn't fit my machine. I have talked to the Quilters Dream people twice and they said it was the 1st table they made for this machine and I think they got the measurements mixed up where it juts out in front and back. I was measuring and telling them the measurements of table vs machine and they seemed to be mixed up front and back. So they said it would take several weeks to correct it. When I called my dealer he said the same thing had happened with some inserts he got from Horn. So just make sure that if you get a table for this machine that it fits it correctly.

My dealer said he thinks the Horn people may have just used the 7700 for the template for the new inserts, but the 12000 is slightly different in size.

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

I have decided to purchase a new table for the 12000. I do have the quilters dream from Horn but I don't want to go that route again. What is available for a machine that size? I have seen a table from Sew Perfect Tables and I thought I saw something from Janome. Also that anti vibration mat that Janome makes do you think they will make one larger for the 12000. Judy from WNY


Re: question for Donna..

Patricia Ward
 

Thank you, Donna!  I was wondering if you did remove stitches under the overlapped parts...  otherwise it would be bullet proof.  So those are the designs I was looking at on the Janome 9000 card.  I have the MBX new software so I will follow your instructions and play and figure it out... good workbook lesson for me to try!  vbg 

I was thinking what pretty pillows that would make for gifts and a center of a matching wallhanging.  Maybe I can actually use some of my "try and see" work. 

Have a good week and Happy New Year.

Pat


On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Donna Morton <demorton@...> wrote:


Hi Pat
 
Thanks for asking.  The design is actually on the Canadian Janome Life Blog.  Here is the link for others to go see what we are talking about
 
The wreath was made from the designs on a Janome 9000 card called Christmas 1.  Sorry, I don’t have the number of the card anymore, just the name of the card.  You can use the wreath tool in your Bernina software to create the design.  I used the Copy to Circle tool in Digitizer MBX to create the green part first, then I created the poinsettia on top.  I then made sure all the parts were selected before using the Remove Overlap tool (in the Edit Menu) to remove the excess stitches from under the poinsettias so the new design would not be too dense.  Try to do some colour sorting to reduce the number of colour changes or it will take a very long time to stitch out.
 
Enjoy the holidays!
 
Donna M
Canada



Re: question for Donna..

Donna Morton
 

Hi Pat
 
Thanks for asking.  The design is actually on the Canadian Janome Life Blog.  Here is the link for others to go see what we are talking about
 
The wreath was made from the designs on a Janome 9000 card called Christmas 1.  Sorry, I don’t have the number of the card anymore, just the name of the card.  You can use the wreath tool in your Bernina software to create the design.  I used the Copy to Circle tool in Digitizer MBX to create the green part first, then I created the poinsettia on top.  I then made sure all the parts were selected before using the Remove Overlap tool (in the Edit Menu) to remove the excess stitches from under the poinsettias so the new design would not be too dense.  Try to do some colour sorting to reduce the number of colour changes or it will take a very long time to stitch out.
 
Enjoy the holidays!
 
Donna M
Canada
 
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 9:21 AM
Subject: [janome12000] question for Donna..
 
 

Hello! 
The Christmas design that is shown on the Snip and Stitch site and I believe compiled by you is very pretty.   I have a few questions...  and I hope you will share information.
Were those two designs from the Janome older 9000 Christmas cards?   the greens and the poinsettia?   
So I am thinking you combined them into one design and then used the wreath tool ( we call it that in the Bernina software) to duplicate the merged design and then set it up as a wreath...  ( Forget what the tool is called in MBX)  

I would love to create something that pretty for stitching next year and if I may, copy your idea. 

Thank you.

Pat