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Re: warning message on 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

I was told changing the foot pressure might cure it, but it did not. I will note your invoice reading to the repair shop, thanks.


Re: warning message on 12000

Lynne Dean
 

Hi Sherryl

i had this problem earlier this year.  When I asked here it was suggested that I should alter the auto presser foot pressure.  It continued so as soon as my dealer opened up after the lockdown it went for its annual service with a note detailing this problem.  According to the invoice “reset auto presser auto initialising sensor position” has cured it!

Such a relief not to have that beeper going off every few stitches.  It only does it now each time I switch between foot plates as a reminder.

Lynne


Re: warning message on 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

Thanks, Jim!


Re: To stitch regulator

Sally on the WE(s)T Side
 

I have the Janome 9400 updated and a Janome 6600P craigslist bargain.  Both are a dream come true for FMQ.  I would never ask for a stitch regulator because I always try the machines with them at quilt shows and they are never as smooth and quiet as my Janomes with sliding speed controllers.  It just takes a bit of time and daily practice at the machine and doodling on paper to make smooth hand movements that produce even stitches.

Sally, who failed a first attempt at FMQ in the 90's and was pleasantly surprised with success with the nice large bed Janome machines

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Re: To stitch regulator

Ceil J
 

Before I ultimately bought my 15000, I looked at every brand and store that I could reasonably visit.   At one Bernina shop the owner told me that she didn't recommend the stitch regulator (much to my surprise) as it did have a learning curve and once it was mastered, many didn't use it anymore.  I tried it but was unable to get consistent stitches.  The owner said that with practice I would learn to get even stitches without the regulator.  When I tried on my Juki which is a straight stitch machine with speed control, I set the speed control to a certain spot that worked well with how I moved the fabric and was able to get somewhat good results.  But I really prefer to let the 15000 do my embroidery! 


Re: warning message on 12000

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, it's definitely a sensor that is ever so slightly on the ragged edge of being misadjusted. Next time you take it in ask them to check the sensors on pages 34-40 of the 12000 service manual. Just checking them won't take that long, and adjusting is not a big time consumer. They'll probably complain about you asking to do this, so take a plate of brownies with you. it might help!


warning message on 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

I will be happily sewing along on my 12000, then suddenly, a warning message comes on that says to be sure I have the proper presser foot on. I do, so why am I getting this message. I told the repair shop about it when I took the machine in for cleaning, but they said it didn't do it when they were running it. I have determined that it USUALLY occurs after the machine has been running a while, maybe 45 minutes or so. If I am only doing regular sewing it is not really a problem, except for the annoyance of having to choose OK and then continuing. But if I am doing any decorative sewing or embroidery, BIG PROBLEM, because the machine wants to start over at the beginning of the pattern or design. Someone told me it is a sensor problem. Do I take it back to the shop and insist they run it until the warning message pops up for them? I do thoroughly clean under the stitch plate, bobbin case, etc. and it usually puts off another warning for a while.


Re: quilting on the 12000

Sherryl Doran
 

Thanks, Cheryl!


Re: computerized quilting on the 12000?

Shirley Allen
 

THANK YOU


On 8/19/2020 3:50 PM, Mary Almond wrote:
I started out with a grace frame and used a Janome 1600 machine with it. I did buy a stitch regulator to keep the stitches more even.  I quilt many many quilts on it!  It definitely paid for itself! I now have a tin Lizzy that I love but of course is a bit more money!

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On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 8:46 AM favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:
No, it won't work exactly like a long arm quilter but it's similar. You put the machine on a platform and guide it with the arms attached to the platform.
The Grace Frames have nothing to do with the Acufil embroidery!
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Favymtz

 


Re: To stitch regulator

Shirley Allen
 

 THANK YOU


On 8/19/2020 1:20 PM, Nyssa Lanzafame wrote:
i second Jim...i  bought a bernina for the BSR....I would not even try Free motion Quiilting until i had it....then after getting and thinking, huh, not quite the magic i expected, i tried FMQ on the 15000 and was delighted! it was easier, and came out just as well!!!  if you think that the BSR actually has 100% perfect stitch length all the time, it does not.    so i was empowered  :)
give it a try if you have not already.
                                                                        

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:20 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Keep in mind that I've been out of the dealership for 9 years now, but I don't think Janome has ever made a stitch regulator. If they have not, it could be due to patents. That's why they didn't have integrated dual feed until the Pfaff patent expired. I doubt that any stitch regulator can match what a seasoned free motion quilter can do manually, and Acufil allows for pretty much perfect stitching every time.

 


Re: To stitch regulator

Shirley Allen
 

THANK YOU


On 8/19/2020 2:51 PM, Patricia Ward wrote:
Shirley,  really I don't think the stitch regulator that I have for my older Bernina 730E was even worth the money.   I have found my FMQ on my 15000 to be so easy and enjoyable.  I set my speed bar at a certain speed and then use my foot pedal to do the quilting; the speed will not go any faster than the bar allows it even if I put the pedal to the metal so to speak.  
 
And as an aside; on the sewing lists where people sell things, I see the Bernina Stitch Regulators on there for sale quite frequently. 
 
Just my opinion... 
 
Pat 

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:16 PM Shirley Allen <sowhat1935@...> wrote:
Jim,  Does Janome (or Elna) make a stitch regulator similar to the one Bernia has ?  If not do you think they might someday?  Thanks.  curious minds need to know.  Shirley from NJ

 


Re: computerized quilting on the 12000?

Mary Almond
 

I started out with a grace frame and used a Janome 1600 machine with it. I did buy a stitch regulator to keep the stitches more even.  I quilt many many quilts on it!  It definitely paid for itself! I now have a tin Lizzy that I love but of course is a bit more money!

Virus-free. www.avast.com


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 8:46 AM favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:
No, it won't work exactly like a long arm quilter but it's similar. You put the machine on a platform and guide it with the arms attached to the platform.
The Grace Frames have nothing to do with the Acufil embroidery!
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Favymtz


Re: To stitch regulator

Patricia Ward
 

Shirley,  really I don't think the stitch regulator that I have for my older Bernina 730E was even worth the money.   I have found my FMQ on my 15000 to be so easy and enjoyable.  I set my speed bar at a certain speed and then use my foot pedal to do the quilting; the speed will not go any faster than the bar allows it even if I put the pedal to the metal so to speak.  

And as an aside; on the sewing lists where people sell things, I see the Bernina Stitch Regulators on there for sale quite frequently. 

Just my opinion... 

Pat 

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:16 PM Shirley Allen <sowhat1935@...> wrote:
Jim,  Does Janome (or Elna) make a stitch regulator similar to the one Bernia has ?  If not do you think they might someday?  Thanks.  curious minds need to know.  Shirley from NJ


Re: To stitch regulator

Shirley Allen
 

On 8/19/2020 12:20 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io wrote:
Keep in mind that I've been out of the dealership for 9 years now, but I don't think Janome has ever made a stitch regulator. If they have not, it could be due to patents. That's why they didn't have integrated dual feed until the Pfaff patent expired. I doubt that any stitch regulator can match what a seasoned free motion quilter can do manually, and Acufil allows for pretty much perfect stitching every time.

Thank you Jim for your reply & I will try to get my free motion sewing up to snuff. LOL


Re: To stitch regulator

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

i second Jim...i  bought a bernina for the BSR....I would not even try Free motion Quiilting until i had it....then after getting and thinking, huh, not quite the magic i expected, i tried FMQ on the 15000 and was delighted! it was easier, and came out just as well!!!  if you think that the BSR actually has 100% perfect stitch length all the time, it does not.    so i was empowered  :)
give it a try if you have not already.


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:20 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Keep in mind that I've been out of the dealership for 9 years now, but I don't think Janome has ever made a stitch regulator. If they have not, it could be due to patents. That's why they didn't have integrated dual feed until the Pfaff patent expired. I doubt that any stitch regulator can match what a seasoned free motion quilter can do manually, and Acufil allows for pretty much perfect stitching every time.


Re: To stitch regulator

Jim Stutsman
 

Keep in mind that I've been out of the dealership for 9 years now, but I don't think Janome has ever made a stitch regulator. If they have not, it could be due to patents. That's why they didn't have integrated dual feed until the Pfaff patent expired. I doubt that any stitch regulator can match what a seasoned free motion quilter can do manually, and Acufil allows for pretty much perfect stitching every time.


Re: To stitch regulator

Shirley Allen
 

Jim,  Does Janome (or Elna) make a stitch regulator similar to the one Bernia has ?  If not do you think they might someday?  Thanks.  curious minds need to know.  Shirley from NJ


Re: quilting on the 12000

Cheryl Paul
 

Sherryl, I used the designs that are in the bunch that come on your sewing machine and also in Horizon Link Suite. There are quite a number of them - I saw no need to purchase others, however, I have done that too. I also digitized a “space ship” to re-quilt a purchased Stars Wars quilt where the fluffy batting fell apart and the horrible backing disintegrated, I put new 80/20 in and a new backing and quilted it with the AQS system. I only thought of that quilt when I was reading the replies this morning, so I guess I have accomplished more than I credit myself doing. I have only taken up quilting because my sewing friends all “quilt”, I really prefer garment sewing, but haven’t done a lot of that since I’ve gained weighed in my time where “numbers” don’t matter.

Give your machine a good workout and practice doing some of this quilting stuff on placemats, table runners and the like. The tendency is to just jump in without practice or learning and expect GOOD results the first time. We have to start with “baby steps”.

YouTube has lots of information - Janome Canada and Janome Headquartes (also Canada) have been really doing a great job of passing information on Instagram and then putting to YouTube during the pandemic - check it out. Also if you haven’t got Jim and Diane’s iPad, iPhone APPS, "My 12000" or "My 15000” or “Footbook” they are worth the purchase, Diane goes through all the items that come with these machines and the Footbook all the feet, with videos to help in the process of learning. I use Diane’s videos all the time to refresh my memory for the things ie: The Binder Attachment, so I use it correctly.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: quilting on the 12000

favymtz
 

Without regurgitating the whole magnetic hoop topic!!!! The whole reason that the Stutsmans and myself have come up with our own versions of magnetic hoops is because the Acufil hoop (ASQ22) isn't strong enough to hold thick quilts for embroidery.
It's also my experience and opinion, that it's also absolutely asking too much of the hoop and it's magnets to expect it to hold a quilt with 2 layers of batting.

If a person uses digitizing skills and software and gets really good at it, the Acufil system can absolutely replace a long arm machine. BUT, the big BUT is, it takes skills!
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Favymtz


Re: computerized quilting on the 12000?

favymtz
 

No, it won't work exactly like a long arm quilter but it's similar. You put the machine on a platform and guide it with the arms attached to the platform.
The Grace Frames have nothing to do with the Acufil embroidery!
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Favymtz

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