Continental M17 Embroidery Carriage


Amazing embroideries don’t just happen, they are a combination of hardware, software and embroidery design. The Continental M17 brings the latest in hardware and software to give you the best embroidery experience ever from Janome.

A new gantry style embroidery carriage has been introduced to the Janome range with the launch of the Continental M17. This carriage incorporates linear motion rails across the x and y axis providing the platform for our fastest and most stable embroidery carriage ever.

The stability of the embroidery carriage allows for the expansion of the embroidery area to the largest hoop available on the market with the RE46D hoop and the design of the embroidery carriage allows for the fastest embroidery speed of any domestic sewing and embroidery machine on the market today.

Key Facts
• Gantry style embroidery carriage
• Hoop detection, knows what hoops are connected
• Easy hoop attachment
• Linear motion rails 2 x on x axis, 1 x on y axis, smooth and stable motion
• High embroidery speed
• Large embroidery area
• Stable environment for large and small embroidery hoops
• Precise embroidery

Quilt Maker Pro Series


Long arm quilting machines on a frame allow for alternative method of quilting to a domestic machine. A long arm quilting frame is a specialized type of quilting frame that is designed to hold a quilt in place while it is being quilted on a long arm quilting machine. The frame allows for the quilt to be stretched out and held in place, which makes it easier to maneuver and quilt larger quilt projects. The frame is typically mounted on a stand and is adjustable to accommodate height and length for individuals.

One of the main benefits of using a long arm quilting frame is that it allows for more consistent and even quilting. Because the quilt is stretched out and held in place, it is less likely to shift or bunch up while you are quilting. This can help to prevent uneven quilting and make it easier to achieve a professional-looking finished product.

Overall, buying a long arm quilting frame can be a good investment for quilters who frequently work on larger quilt projects and want the ability to create more intricate designs, or for those who want a more efficient and professional quilting experience.

Janome currently has the following longarm machine available:

Quilt Maker 20 with 4, 8, 12-foot frame

Quilt Maker 18 with 4, 8, 12-foot frame

Quilt Maker 16 with 5-foot frame

Janome longarm machines offer features like high-speed quilting capabilities, multiple stitch settings, adjustable stitch length and tension control, rear handlebars, thread break sensors, throat and bobbin area lighting and much more. Click here to view and compare the machine models in our Quilt Maker Pro Series.

Have a chat with a Quilt Maker Pro Series Accredited Dealer to find out which long arm machine will best suit your needs.

Janome Intelligent Feed System (SFS-i)

The Intelligent Feed System (SFS-i), is the latest evolution of the Janome Superior Feed System +.

The Superior Feed System + features a 7 piece feed dog that moves in a box feed motion, as opposed to the traditional elliptical motion. This means that when the feed teeth come up from below the needle plate they all come up at the same time, gripping the fabric from below and moving the fabric evenly. At the end of the movement all of the feed teeth drop at the same time, ensuring that there is no fabric movement when the needle is in the fabric. This style of movement, combined with Adjustable Foot Pressure, give the SFS + models strong and consistent fabric feeding capabilities.

On the Continental M7 Professional, a new feature has been added to the SFS-i, where the feed teeth will automatically lower when the foot is raised, and the feed teeth will then raise again once the machine begins sewing. This is especially handy when sewing with bulky fabric, overlocked fabric, stretch fabric, t-shirt fabric and fabric with a looped pile, as the fabric can easily be placed before sewing and removed at the end of sewing without any risk of the feed dogs catching on the fabric.


AcuFeed Flex System



Features of the AcuFeed Flex System

  • Upper Feed Teeth moves forward and then gently moves the fabric back with the Lower Feed Teeth
  • Upper Feed Teeth REPLICATES Lower Feed Teeth for maximum contact with fabric and better fabric movement, eliminating gathering, puckering and pulling
  • Twin Dual Feed Holder Upper Feed Dogs reach in front of the needle to assist in feeding from the fabric when sewing from the edge of the fabric
  • Interchangeable Sole allows for a variety of specialty feet and applications

The system uses Upper Feed Teeth in conjunction with the Lower Feed Teeth to gently move the multiple layers of fabric through the machine. The Upper feed teeth move with the fabric as the Lower feed teeth move, feeding both the top and bottom layers of fabric at the same time.

All AcuFeed Flex models come with the Twin AcuFeed foot which is a mirror image of the regular feed dogs. When the foot is lowered it then applies pressure evenly to the top and bottom of the fabric, which allows for both layers to be moved together at the same rate.

The Twin AcuFeed foot is unique because the feed teeth extend in front of the needle allowing for fabric in front of the needle to be moved by the upper feed teeth. This feature gives the AcuFeed flex system an advantage over other feet which only begin moving the fabric with the upper feed system once the fabric is past the needle.

The AcuFeed Flex system is set up so that the Upper and Lower feed teeth both move at the same rate, but there are times when the Upper feed is required to move at a faster/ slower rate. This allows the top layer of fabric to move at a different rate, eliminating puckering or stretching of the top layer if it is a different material to the bottom layer. The feeding rate of the Upper feed teeth is regulated by adjusting the Dual Feed Balance (refer to your instruction on how to adjust).

AcuFeed Flex is a feature only available on premium Janome sewing models Memory Craft 15000QM, Continental M7 Professional, Memory Craft 9450QCP, Skyline S9, Memory Craft 8200 QC, Memory Craft 6700P, Skyline S7, Skyline S6. There are three variation of Acufeed Flex feet available in the Janome range Twin, Single and Professional. There are many different options to choose from so we have listed all options below.

The twin AcuFeed Flex is Standard Accessory for ALL AcuFeed Flex models
• Dual Feed Holder (Twin) 859 817 004 (Standard part)
• Dual Feed Sole AD 859819109 (Standard part)
• Dual Feed Open Toe UD (Twin – Sole only) 202 149 004
• ¼” Piecing OD (Twin – Sole only) 202 103 004
• Ditch Quilting STD (Twin – Sole only) 202 103 006
• Straight Stitch (Twin – Sole Only) 202 102 005

AcuFeed Flex – Single
• Dual Feed Holder (Single) 859 833 006
• Dual Feed Foot VD (Single – Sole only) 859 835 101
• Dual Feed Foot ED (Single – Zipper Sole only) 859 838 001

AcuFeed Flex-Professional Grade Foot
• For use with Memory Craft 15000QM, Continental M7 Professional, Memory Craft 9450QCP, Memory Craft 6700P
• HP2 – Straight Stitch Foot – 202415004

12 Days of Christmas | Day 1 Continental M7 Professional

NEW MODEL with the biggest workarea. The Continental M7 Professional is the next generation sewing machine with 343mm (13.5″) of workarea. It is packed with features for you to enjoy your sewing experience. There is a large 7″ LCD colour touch screen with a clock, 400 built-in stitches, including 13 buttonholes and 4 alpha numeric fonts including 9mm lettering and numbers. You can customise each stitch including buttonholes plus save as a favourite stitch.  Sewing Applications gives you a large variety of pre-set stitch functions, including a quilting menu plus sewing feet menu. Quilters and designers will appreciate the automatic needle plate change-over, AcuFeed™ Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System, automatic Presser Foot Lift, Electronic Automatic Tension Control, independent bobbin winder plus a NEW Janome AcuSpark App which includes videos, instructions and tips. The CM7P offers you extensive lighting with 9 bright white LED lights over 4 locations to aluminate the work space. Personalize your sewing projects by creating your own stitches using the Stitch Composer Software supplied with the machine (windows PC only), plus with the screen saver tool (windows PC only) add your own photos to the machine screen.

Contact your local Janome retailer to see this beautiful machine in action.

12 Days of Christmas | Day 2 Artistic Cutters Cutting

The Artistic Edge offers you an endless amount of options for every kind of crafter!

The included Artistic Simple Cut software can do much more than just basic editing. Use one of 3,500 included designs, import artwork that you have already made, or create your own! Scrapbookers will love the ability to create custom shapes; quilters will love creating one-step appliqué and decorators will love the projects that they can create for the home.

Select from 2 sizes the 15’’ or the 12’’ wide.

Artistic Simple Cut Software
• Includes 3,500 embroidery and appliqué designs.
• Create One-Step Appliqué
• Includes all of the tools you need to design your own custom artwork.
• Use the Print-and-Cut feature to cut out precise shapes from printed fabric and paper.
Heavy Duty Industrial Design
• 3 industrial strength cutting blades (Fabric, Paper, Template)
• High Quality Aluminium body
• Long lasting LED lights
• Commercial grade steel components
Serious Power
• Maximum Cutting speed – 600 mm/sec
• Maximum Cutting Pressure – 750g
• Laser alignment
• Fine tuning blade holder for precise adjustments
What you get:
• 15” or 12” cutting width
• Wireless connection to your PC (Edge 15 only)
• Includes free Artistic Simple Cut software
• Commercial grade metal housing
• LED Light on inside for better visibility when setting up detailed cuts
• Maximum Cutting speed of 600mm/second – double that of the Cameo and 10% faster than Zing
• Print and cut with Artistic Simple Cut software

12 Days of Christmas | Day 3 Embroidery Machines Creating

A little bit of embroidery goes a long way to spice up the plainest clothing, bags and household interior. Use embroidery to personalize items and bring an extra touch of class to gifts.

You can even embroider on a pair of socks or wrist bands using the special hoops that are compatible with your Janome Embroidery machine. Use embroidery to turn a room and wardrobe from simple to simply gorgeous. Let your cushions, bed linens, clothes and hats be the canvas for you to bring it all to life.

Free-standing embroidery expands your embroidery possibilities. Stitched on water-soluble stabilizer which is rinsed away, leaving you with only the embroidered thread. Perfect for making lace, jewellery and even accents to use in scrapbooking.

Check out our range of embroidery only machines that could be added to your current collection of sewing machines.

12 Days of Christmas | Day 4 Skyline Series

Skyline Premium Sewing Range

This range of machines have been designed for every type of sewing – everyday projects, home décor, high fashion, patchwork and quilting. With 4 machine in the range there is sure to be one that will suit all your sewing needs. We have put together a quick reference comparison chart for you to see the differences. To see any of the machines up close and personal contact your local Janome retailer to book a demonstration.

Sewing Features Skyline S9 Skyline S7 Skyline S6 Skyline S3
Number of Stitches 300 240 196 120
Number of Buttonholes 16 11 10 7
Work Space 8.25” 8.25” 8.25” 8.25”
Thread Tension Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Needle Threader Built-in advanced Built-in advanced Built-in Superior Built-in        One-hand
Easy Set Bobbin
Bobbin Winding Plate with Cutter
Memorized Needle Up/Down
Automatic Presser Foot Lift  –  –
One Step Needle Plate Conversion
AcuFeed Flex  –
Variable Zig Zag for Free Motion Quilting  –  –
Stitch Tapering Function  –  –  –
Free Arm
Drop Feed
Start/Stop Button
Speed Control Slider
Automatic Thread Cutter
Adjustable Knee Lift
Foot Pressure Adjustment Automatic Automatic  Dial 7 levels  Dial 7 levels
Color Touchscreen LCD LCD  –  –
Maximum Stitch Width 9mm 9mm 9mm 7mm
Maximum Stitch Length 5mm 5mm 5mm 5mm
Built-in WiFi  –  –  –


Embroidery Features Skyline S9
Number of Janome Apps 5
Built-in Embroidery Designs 250
Monogramming 10
AcuGuide Automatic Cloth Guide
Maximum Embroidery Area 170mm x 200mm
Media Type USB and Direct PC Connection
Cutwork Enabled
Embroidery Couching
Jump Thread Trimming
Auto Return Post Thread Breakage
Flexible Stitch Traveling 1, 10, 100 or 500
Resize (Enlarge/Reduce) 80 – 120%
Rotate 1 or 45 degrees
Re-editing Function, Zoom, Copy and Paste, Arc, Combine, Sewing Order
Relocating Patterns while Embroidery
Adjustable Hoop Positioning
Cornerning and Single Color
Built-in Memory Banks Up to 4MB
Number of Accessories Included 22
Semi-Hard Cover Included
Included Hoops RE20a: 170 x 200mm

SQ14a: 140 x 140mm

FA10a: 100 x 40mm

12 Days of Christmas | Day 5 Overlockers Seaming

Janome makes a full line of overlockers for any budget or ability. From our basic MyLock models, to our Air Thread 2000D, our Premium 1200D overlocker with 5 threads including cover hem, to the Coverstitch machine; our overlockers will bring a professional finish to all your projects. Janome innovation has developed easy thread guides, an advanced feed system, and more sewing space to aid you in making every project a success. Janome overlockers are known for their ease of use and beautiful overlocking results. Specialized overlocker feet and accessories are designed to give you the effect you want even on stretchy and thin fabrics.

ML-330555 Elastic Foot 1/4″ – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 201 102 Piping Foot – 2 Needles or Left Needle – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 202 103 Blind Hem Foot – MyLock – 5mm
200 203 104 Blind Stitch Foot – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 204 105 Taping Foot with Tape Reel – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 204 208 Taping Foot with Tape Reel – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 207 108 Cording Foot (A) – Fishing Line – Thin cord – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 208 109 Cording Foot (B) – Decorative – Thick cord – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 214 108 Beading Attachment – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 216 100 Cloth Guide – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 217 101 Gathering Attachment – MyLock models
200 218 102 Elastic Gathering Attachment – MyLock models
200 219 103 Piping Foot – 1/8″ (3mm) – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 220 107 Piping Foot – 3/16″ (5mm) – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 248 101 Gathering Foot – MyLock, EzyLock models

12 Days of Christmas 2019 | Day 12 Feet Sewing


Starting from left column, top to bottom: Buttonhole Foot
Single Sided Zipper Foot, Pintucking Foot, Standard Zipper Foot, Cording Foot
Blind Hem Foot, Zigzag Foot, Overcasting Foot
Overedge Foot, Piping Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Hemmer Foot

Every day for the next 12 days, a Janome product will be featured on our Facebook page and on our blog. Counting down from day 12, today’s featured product is sewing feet – and there are twelve of them!

  1. Buttonhole Foot: This foot creates a buttonhole to the size of your button automatically by placing a button in the back of the foot. Simply then attach the foot to the machine and select a buttonhole stitch. The machine then measures the size and will create the hole to suit.
  1. Single Sided Zipper Foot: This foot is used for entry level 5mm models and aids with inserting zippers into garments. Pin or baste zipper tape to fabric and place it under the foot. Smooth the threads toward the back and lower the foot. To sew the left side of the zipper, guide the zipper teeth along the edge of the foot and stitch through the garment and zipper tape. Turn the fabric and sew the other side of the zipper in the same way as you did the left side.
  1. Pintucking Foot: Delicate twin-needle pintucks are a breeze with the grooves on the underside of the foot. Pintucks are not only decorative, strategically placed they can also be used to add a touch of modesty to light weight fabrics.
  1. Standard Zipper Foot: This foot can be set to sew on each side of the zipper. The edge of the foot guides the zipper to ensure straight placement. Once one side of the zipper is complete clip the second side of the foot into position and sew the second side. The foot can also be used as piping foot for thicker piping including the heavy jumbo cord or trims that are bulky and create an uneven surface to sew on.
  1. Cording Foot: The 3-way cording foot will hold one, two or three fine cords or threads. Because they are attached to the foot, the required design can be easily followed and the cords are perfectly placed. A variety of utility or decorative stitches can be sewn over the cords to couch them onto base fabrics. The choice of cord, thread and stitch are all contributory factors to the final effect.
  1. Blind Hem Foot: Blind hemming can sometimes be a little bit tricky so the blind hem foot goes some way to helping improve this technique. The foot has a metal guide in the centre and three grooves on the underside. During blind hemming, the fold of the fabric fits snugly against the guide in the foot for accuracy while the grooves underneath help to prevent unnecessary slipping. The needle swings over the metal guide creating slack in the upper tension so that the pick of the stitch is almost invisible. The diagonal grooves on the underside of the blind hem foot improve contact of the fabric with the centre guide plate for more accurate blind hems.
  1. Zigzag Foot: Special grooves on the underside of feet promote optimal fabric feed for best results. Outlets are provided on the underside of the zigzag foot to help grab the thread as it exits and improve stitch quality. Who hasn’t been frustrated by stitching bunching up before a thick seam? Although sewists normally appreciate the free tilt of a sewing foot, sometimes this feature can work against you when the foot comes up against a thick seam. To help you have perfect stitching over even the thickest seams, Janome provides a button on the zigzag foot that locks it horizontally parallel to the thread plate for smooth sewing over seams or other areas of significantly varying thicknesses. This feature can also be used at the beginning of sewing thick fabrics for a perfect start.
  1. Overcasting Foot: Use with the overlock stitch to give a professional finish to the edges of your seams. Particularly good for finishing off medium to heavyweight, easily frayed woven fabrics such as tweed, gabardine, and linen.
  1. Overedge Foot: Use with an overcasting stitch to allow thread to wrap around the edge of the fabric to prevent unravelling. The foot guides the fabric and keeps your edges flat by compensating for the lack of friction when the needle makes the right-most stitch.
  1. Piping Foot: If ready-made piping cord is not available or if you just want to make your own, the piping foot is ideal for the job. The piping foot (sometimes mistakenly referred to as the cording foot) is designed with two grooves on the underside and will hold and cover the cord when making piping tape. It can also be used for attaching piping. Maximum cord size is 5 mm.
  1. Satin Stitch Foot: For sewing dense zigzag stitching. The bottom of the foot is bevelled for smooth delivery of thread when sewing decorative or satin stitches. Foot is made of clear plastic making it easier to view stitching.
  1. Hemmer Foot: The hemmer foot, sometimes referred to as the rolled hemmer, is used to stitch the narrow rolled hems usually found on shirt tails, table linens and along the edge of frills. The hemmer is designed with a scroll shaped feeder on top and a straight groove on the underside which determines the width of the finished hem.