I consider myself a newbie to the world of Embroidery, so you might think this top-of-the-line (TOL) machine might be too much for a beginner. That’s exactly how I felt, but was also SO excited to learn! I’ve been using this machine for over a year now and have absolutely fallen in love with it! There are so many features on the Janome MC 15000 Quilt Maker that I don’t want to be without ever again!
Not only does this machine work well for embroidery with 5 hoops included; the largest being 9.1″x11.8″ , the large bed of 11″ throat space to the right of the needle and large extension table can accommodate any free motion quilting or ruler work you want to do.
The features page on Janome.CA lists some of the many, many, features, but one of my all-time favourites is that the Janome MC15000 Quilt Maker is Certified WIF, which means we can use many of the Janome Apps (most of which are free) on an iPad (some on iPhones, as well) to help make embroidery even easier and more fun.
This machine is tech savvy and user-friendly at the same time. The Janome Apps really bring your sewing, quilting and embroidery up a notch. For example, the AcuSetter App is a must when hooping large embroidery designs! It helps to arrange the position and placement of designs using your iPad, so there’s no guesswork when it comes to stitching out a design.
The AcuEdit App lets you create, combine and edit your designs anywhere, anytime! You can work from your iPad instead of at the screen of your machine. When you’re ready to stitch, send the design to the machine via WIFI and away you go! It’s that easy!
For more information about the Apps, and the Horizon Link Suite software which also comes with the machine, there are MANY blogs on Janome Life; use the SEARCH box to find them all by subject.
Another feature I love is the quick and easy one touch needle plate removal system! Just press a button and it pops up, no screwdriver required! Three needle plates are included (Zig Zag, Straight Stitch, HP Professional Grade) and once one is clicked into place, the machine knows exactly which needle plate is on so you can’t accidently select a stitch which isn’t compatible. Less broken needles that way!
Did I mention presser feet? Another great feature of this machine is that it comes with an awesome number of feet for any kind of work you will be doing, from sewing, dressmaking/garment sewing, quilting or embroidery.
Keep everything organized in the included black 9mm Presser Foot Accessory Case, though this case is also available to separately to use with other 9mm machines. There’s lettered slots in one tray for each of the presser feet; room for the extra needle plates, bobbin holder, etc. in another tray; a pocket inside the case for the AcuGuide Automatic Cloth Guide, which is also included with the machine – another terrific feature!
To learn more about the Janome MC15000 Quilt Maker, watch this short video. and contact your local Janome dealer to get all the information on this amazing sewing/quilting/embroidery machine, and on all things Janome!
So, should you invest in this machine? Absolutely! I feel it is worth every penny!
Happy Sewing/ Quilting/ Embroidery!