Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Question for You

I have a question for YOU today and need help with an answer:

Do any of you use a Janome 12000 for free motion quilting AND use the convertible free motion foot set with it? It's my understanding that it has a different free motion setting that uses a different foot, but that the free motion foot set can be used with it too. I will be teaching a class on ruler work where a 12000 is available for me to demo on. They've not used the ruler foot and convertible set on it before.

I'm pretty sure I've had comments where people said they were using the convertible FMQ foot set and the ruler toe. If you are using this machine and feet, are there any special settings to set on the machine?


Here's what I'm working on today: a little applique for the center of my sampler project. Using freezer paper and a bunch of starch to prep the edges.


I'm stitching my butterfly down with YLI's monofilament polyester and a teeny tiny blanket stitch.


I hope somebody can help me with my question and all of you are enjoying the creativity of quilting!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Amy. I use the convertible free motion foot set for FMQ and it works just fine on my Janome 12000, despite reading here and there on the internet that you can't use it with the 12000. I have a Janome 8200 which came standard with that set so I was able to try it out on the 12000 before buying a separate set for the 12000. You need the QB-S set, part number 202146001. Would be wonderful to be able to take that class with you! Kind regards, Maree in North Queensland, Australia

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    1. I just bought the convertible free motion foot for to use with a ruler foot on the 12000. I tried it for FMQ the other day, and although both feet work, the needle is dangerously close to the metal when in the center position. I'm curious to know if anyone else found this to be the case?

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    2. Dear Unknown,
      You probably just need to move your needle position.

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    3. I can't move my needle in the FMQ program, and when I tried it with a regular stitch, the needle movement is greyed out....it recognizes that I don't have the regular foot on. Smart machine!

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    4. If you have the straight stitch plate on your machine, that is what will keep you from moving the needle position.

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    5. Thanks Amy,

      You are right. I cannot move my needle in the FMQ program, even with the zigzag plate on, but I can if I use a standard straight stitch and my stitch length set to zero.

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  2. Sorry - should tell you what setting I use - Free Quilting - Straight Stitch 2. And I use the blue dot bobbin which I've adjusted the best tension.

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    1. Thanks Maree! I use that same QB-S set on my 8200 so I'm good to go!

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  3. I have the 15000 on which you can use the FMQ set and the QC or QO foot. I actually bought it because I could use the QO foot. This is a foot that does not jump up and down but can be set at various heights above your quilt in order that it can create the right conditions to feed the fabric but also form a correct stitch.

    There is a quilting app on the machine where you can use either the FMQ - straight stitch 1 or the QC/QO feet - straight stitch 2. I would really recommend the QO foot and straight stitch 2. It is much more relaxing that a 'hopping' foot and allows you to concentrate on what you are doing. I can however see this setting, meant for the 'static' QC or QO foot being used for a ruler foot as you would on a long arm machine. I have yet to be in the position to be able to justify the cost of buying the 2 sets required in order to have a ruler foot to use on the Straight Stitch 2 setting in the Quilting App on the 15000 (and I assume 12000) - but I have no doubt it would work well, especially as you are able to adjust the height of the foot.

    Amy - I want to thank you for experimenting with ruler feet and the info you post. I don't post much to blogs but I have recommended you to several friends who now follow yours! :0)

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