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Embroidery on MC12000 question

Sharron Brittingham
 

Earlier this year I started an embroidery appliqué project with a friend who has Viking machines.  I did several blocks on her Viiking machine.  I also received all the files in .jef format.  I figured out how to do one block on my machine (I had never done this before).  I noticed that despite all the .JEF files being on my flash drive, there are some files (numbered for each block) do not appear on my MC12000.  I've figured out that the files are sorted by which hoop they need.

I have the SQ23, GR, SQ14, FA10 & ASQ22 hoops.

There are 2 blocks I need to do (sized 129mm W x 346mm H) and (131mm W x 332mm H).  The designs for these blocks do not appear on my machine.

Any suggestions on how I can do those blocks on my MC12000?  Is there a specific hoop I need to buy?

Attached is a picture of the pattern I'm trying to do.

Pixey
 

This is a really neat looking project.  My first guess would be to see if the designs need to be rotated in order to fit in the hoop.  Because the machines will only “find” what will fit as is.  If so, you would need to open it in software on your computer, rotate the design so it will fit in the hoop, save it with a new file name and see if the machine will now see it.

I cannot recall off the top of my head if Horizon Link will let you open it and do that or not.  If not, there are some free and lower cost embroidery editing programs that should handle that step. 

Pixey


On Mar 19, 2020, at 5:08 PM, Sharron Brittingham via Groups.Io <brittisl1018@...> wrote:

Earlier this year I started an embroidery appliqué project with a friend who has Viking machines.  I did several blocks on her Viiking machine.  I also received all the files in .jef format.  I figured out how to do one block on my machine (I had never done this before).  I noticed that despite all the .JEF files being on my flash drive, there are some files (numbered for each block) do not appear on my MC12000.  I've figured out that the files are sorted by which hoop they need.

I have the SQ23, GR, SQ14, FA10 & ASQ22 hoops.

There are 2 blocks I need to do (sized 129mm W x 346mm H) and (131mm W x 332mm H).  The designs for these blocks do not appear on my machine.

Any suggestions on how I can do those blocks on my MC12000?  Is there a specific hoop I need to buy?

Attached is a picture of the pattern I'm trying to do.
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juliadlf.ny@...
 

Here are the hoop sizes in mm as well as inches. It looks like the two you need will not fit. I don't think rotating them will help.
You could reduce the sizes but perhaps that would impact the overall designs. 
Julia
  • GR: 9.1" x 11.8" (230 x 300 mm)
  • SQ23: 9.1" x 9.1" (230 x 230 mm)
  • SQ14: 5.5" x 5.5" (140 x 140 mm)
  • FA10: 3.9" x 1.6" (100 x 40 mm)

Joyce Daniel
 

Also, there are "pages" on the 12000 screen for the different hoops and you may only be seeing what is on your USB for a smaller hoop. Click the arrow for the next page and your design might be there.
Also, LMK if you need help flipping your design upright as that is something I had to learn by trial and errow.
Joyce in GA who is happily sewing all day long.

Donna Morton
 

The two blocks you cannot see at your 12000 are too long for your GR Hoop.  Maximum length in the GR hoop is 300 mm.  There is not special hoop for this situation.
 
You need software to split the design so you can then use multi-hooping techniques to stitch out the whole design.  Janome Digitizer MBX or Artistic Digitizer will do that for you.
 
DonnaM
Canada
http://www.snipandstitch.com

favymtz
 

Nice project!
Another thing that I sometimes do when the design is too long for the hoop is to rotate it until it does fit. If you don’t have digitizing or editing software, then you’ll have to ask someone who does to do it for you.
The project looks like it has the quilting as part of each block, does it? If so then you won’t be able to rotate it because the perimeter will exceed the hoop limit just like it’s already doing. In that case, in the software delete the quilting, do the quilting on your sewing machine.

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Favymtz

Joyce Daniel
 

another thing I learned on the 12000, that is probably not applicable to the hoop size you are asking about but good to know, is that the 12000 can only handle a design w 100,000 stitches. Bigger than this will not show up on the screen....another, ask me how I know this.....
Joyce in GA where our lake is yellow polka dotted w pollen

Sharron Brittingham
 

Thank you all for your suggestions.  
I'm going to visit my friend, after the Covid-19 stay at home orders are over, to use her larger hoop and her Viking sewing machine.

Cathy Miller
 

Are the designs you are trying to do the ones with ornaments in the center and borders around them?  Perhaps you could crop the design to eliminate the border, then add it later. I realize this would not work if you would want to do the stippling included with the design, but you could add your own quilting stitches to the completed block, if you are into that kind of thing.