Even if I wasn’t an educator with Janome, I would still be a supporter of the brand. I love all their machines, from the basic models for those just starting their sewing journey, to the high-end machines for the experienced sewists who want feature-rich machines to take their skills to the next level. There’s something for everyone!
I was asked to pick a favorite machine. How do I do that when they all do so many wonderful things? Since I can only pick one, it has to be the Janome Continental M7 Professional.
The Janome Continental M7P is such a convenient and versatile machine as there are 400 pre-programmed stitches and many pre-programmed sewing styles all displayed on the 7″ bright LCD touch screen. The screen is located in the middle of the machine, so it’s within easy reach of the needle area, which is where your eyes will be focused most of the time. Convenient buttons like Stop/Start, Reverse, Lock Stitch, Needle Up/Down, Automatic Thread Cutter, Speed Control Slider, Auto-Presser Foot Lift are all set up high so they’re always visible and accessible, no matter how big and bulky your project may be.
The sewing area is one of the largest in the industry, at 13.5″ to the right of the needle. If you don’t have a Janome QMP Long Arm Quilting Machine, this machine gives you the throat space to quilt a queen size quilt with ease. Also, it has fantastic bright LED lighting in 4 locations so you can really see what you are working very clearly.
This machine is all about convenience. I love the computerized needle plate removal. No screwdriver required!!! This is awesome!
Speaking of convenience, the free Janome Acu Spark App exclusively for the Janome Continental M7P is great. It’s basically a built-in instruction manual for the machine. All you have to do is scan the QR code on the machine screen and the app on your phone or tablet will give you information you need about the stitch or function you’d like to use. Information on the presser feet included, the needle plates, machine information, helpful reminders like how to thread, how to wind the bobbin, how to install the AcuFeed Flex Foot Holders, for example, is all included in the App. It is like having the instruction manual right at your fingertips!
To help you learn even more about the machine and put all those features and functions into practise, there’s also a Janome Continental M7 Professional Workbook available from Janome dealers. It’s full of tips and tricks and exercises to help you get comfortable with and learn the machine. This is a great way to see all the fabulous features this machine has to offer.
And while we’re thinking of our favourite things and humming the song from “The Sound of Music”, as one of the lines of the song goes “and whiskers on kittens” I love the Janome Continental M7P because there is enough room on the top of the machine for Delilah to sit and watch me sew, or “help” me by pulling out my thread as I’m sewing, lol!
For more on the fabulous Janome Continental M7 Professional, check out videos on the Janome HQ You Tube channel.
For more fabulous Janome machines, be sure to check out the Janome Canada Holiday Gift Guide and check with Janome dealers to see what special offers they may have.
Hey there! I have an M7 with V1.01 and i’ve downloaded/unzipped/copied to a USB and when I plug into the M7, hold the buttons and turn on, all it gives me is a white screen with a red border and the icon of the USB. Is there something I’m missing? Thanks!
Be sure your USB stick is version 2.0 or greater and that nothing else is on the stick but the update. Follow the instructions step-by-step file:///D:/Janome%20CM17/UpdateCM7Pv200/UpdateCM7Pv200/MachineUpdate/Continental%20M7%20Professional_EN.pdf and review this Janome Life Blog which has a link to a helpful video https://janomelife.wordpress.com/2022/08/12/updating-the-janome-continental-m7-to-version-2-00/
Love my M7 she’s been very busy getting xmas gifts finished.
HI Thelma! Than you sew much for your feedback! I think many of us are putting our machines to extra use right now getting items off our Christmas to-do list, myself included, lol! Happy Holidays and Happy Sewing!
Merry Christmas Anne Margaret!
I love your post and especially your Delilah. She seems to love your M7 almost as much as you do. This is an incredible machine and I love mine too, but am now focusing on learning my newest the CM17. Janome just seems to do the best job ever in making my sewing so much easier.
Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas to all at Janome.
Merry Christmas to you, Cheryl Ann! Thank you sew much for your feedback and for always sharing the Janome love! We love when our Janome fans and followers share their projects, their tips and tricks, their love of Janome as it encourages us at Janome Canada to keeping doing more to help all of you! Stay safe and happy sewing!
I have quite a few machine, most are Janome. My favourite it also the M7, I named her Alice after my grandmother. Alice taught me to sew on a singer treadle machine when I was 5, 60 years later and I still love it. Like my grandmother this machine can do anything I ask of it and beautifully.
(Nesting is my only complaint and I work around that)
Hi Glenda! Thank you sew much for your sweet feedback. What wonderful memories! As for nesting on the M7, pulling the needle thread out to the left, or hanging it up on the side thread holder will eliminate that. Some use a leader of scrap fabric to get the stitching started, as well, so yes, there are workarounds, which I’m glad you found what works best for you. Thank you sew much for sharing the Janome love! Happy Holidays!