I love quilting with the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP and appreciate the many features on this machine that make it so easy to stitch. With all the many helpful features on this machine, it was really hard to pick my top favourite ones, but if I had to limit myself to only 5 favourite features, they would be:
- High Light
The Janome High Light allows you to focus the light exactly where you need it when you are stitching. I can’t believe how much light the retractable High Light provides and so appreciate it when I’m stitching, especially at night.
- HP Needle Plate and Foot
The new industrial Janome HP Needle Plate and HP Foot are my go-to set up when I am piecing my quilts. The combination of these two features gives me an accurate ¼” seam allowance every time.
- One Step Needle Plate Conversion
I hate struggling with a screwdriver to remove the needle plate from a sewing machine and with the One Step Needle Plate Conversion feature, I don’t have to! You simply press down on the tab at the front of the sewing machine and up pops the needle plate. Change to one of the other needle plates included with the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP, press down and you are ready to start stitching. Brilliant!
- Automatic Thread Cutter
I use this feature every time I sew. A press of the Automatic Thread Cutter button or a tap on the smaller foot pedal and the machine automatically cuts the top and bobbin threads. You can start stitching again right away too with no worry about thread tangles. I love the time I save using the Automatic Thread Cutter.
- Superior Needle Threader
Another time and frustration reliever is the Superior Needle Threader. I spent a lot of time trying to thread my sewing machine needles in the past, but I don’t have to anymore due to the Superior Needle Threader. You simply lock the machine (Janome safety feature + auto machine set up for optimum needle threading success) and then pull down on the side lever and presto, your sewing machine needle is threaded.
Happy stitching from Kim Jamieson-Hirst, Janome Canada Artisan in Calgary, AB.