You have no doubt seen a bunch of photo’s and info already on social media about the recent launch of our fabulous new Janome Continental M7 top of the line sewing and quilting machine. We have posted to our Instagram and Facebook feeds as well as to http://www.janome.ca but we wanted to wait until the machines were actually IN our Janome Canada Dealer stores before we told you a bit more on janomelife.
Why have we called this post: DIVIDE AND CONQUER? I have to claim fame on this one: I was thinking long & hard about what titles to give to our Fall classes here in Canada and hit upon this idea for our class where we introduce the Continental M7 and 55oE to you at select Janome Canada Dealer stores. We have already posted a couple of times about our Fall Ed event menu so I won’t blab on about that again.
Today we feature the Continental M7 part of the perfect Janome pair.
Suffice to say we are thrilled we can now SEW or QUILT on one top of the line machine while we can EMBROIDER on another separate embroidery machine at the same time with the largest hoop of any Janome….ever! Divide your machine functions and conquer even more projects and UFO’s?! They are indeed the perfect pair!
There really is SEW much to tell you about this fabulous new machine…… It is hard to know where to start. We will be bringing you lots more posts in the coming months about this machine so let’s do a quick overview here.
The machine has a staggering 13.7 inches (in left needle position) by 5.5inches of throat space – the largest of any domestic sewing machine currently on the market.
The extension table is HUGE ( see the dimensions in the pic above) and the little built in drawer on the left front of the table for your accessories and needle plates is WONDERFUL and practical.
And the BIG screen – as clear and bright as an ipad – is located centrally on the front of the machine for easy operation.
ALL Janome firsts:
- The bobbin sensor is an optical one which detects through the middle of the bobbin and not just at the start and end of sewing so it continuously looks for bobbin thread volume to alert you to put a new bobbin in.
- The computerized fully automatic needle plate removal has to be seen to be believed. It got rounds of applause in all the classes at our Dealer convention where we showed this feature. Our dealers loved it and so will you!
- The Continental M7 has a unique and very special intelligent feeding system which will blow your socks off! We will tell you more in future posts but the improvements and additions to our Acufeed system and feed dog design is nothing short of brilliant.
All the sewing and quilting you love to do is still there….you are going to have so much fun!
Now this is incredible: Even if you don’t own this machine, you can go to the App store and download this FREE app. It works with the new Continental M7 but you will be able to see what it offers: it’s like a dedicated instruction manual, workbook and foot book right there on your smart phone. It works with QR codes on the M7 screen so all you do is hold your cell phone over the code and it takes you right to the appropriate page in AcuSpark INSTANTLY. More information at your fingertips: about stitches, feet, sewing techniques and much more. No flipping around the manual to find the page with info you seek.
And before you get hot under the collar: AcuSpark is currently available for iPhones and iPads BUT will be available for Android as well soon. So no need to fret if you have an android phone or tablet!
We are conducting launch events and our Divide and Conquer class across Canada this Fall. You might want to contact your local Janome dealer to find out when they will have this incredible machine in store for you to visit and see firsthand OR attend one of our Janome Canada Education events…..see you in Humboldt and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan next week – They may still have space so phone to book your seat real soon! But if you don’t live in Saskatchewan, all our educators are visiting stores across Canada this Fall so call your dealer to find out more about the M7 and whether we will be visiting their store.
More coming on Wednesday 25th September about our NEW Janome MC550E…..stay tuned!