Early last month we learned of the new “big sister” to the Janome 3160QDC, and we had been not-so-patiently awaiting their arrival. Today we took delivery of the new 4120QDC, and it is far more machine than we had expected. The new 4120QDC is Computerized, with a free arm, has 120 stitches including alphabets and 7 one-step buttonholes. This new machine also has an automatic thread cutter, Janome’s “Superior Plus Feed System,” unique needle plate, built-in one-hand needle threader, twin needle function, memorized needle up/down with “up” as the default setting, lock stitch (aka the bulls eye,) start/stop button, LCD screen with fast navigation, wide angle LED lighting, a detachable stitch chart, Instruction Book in English and 1⁄4” seam foot and open toe F2 foot included for quilters. A hard cover, DVD, and extension table are also standard and included.
The standard accessories included with the Janome 4120QDC are:
- Foot A – Zigzag Foot
- Foot C – Edge Stitch Foot
- Foot E – Zipper Foot
- Foot F – Decorative Stitching Foot
- Foot F2 – Open Toe Foot
- Foot G – Blind Hem Foot
- Foot O – Quarter-inch Foot
- Foot R – Buttonhole Foot
- Two Large and Two Small Spool Caps
- A Second Horizontal Spool Pin
- Lint Brush
- Seam Ripper
- A Variety Package of Needles
- 4 Bobbins
- The Stitch Card Holder and Stitch Card
A really cool feature of the second horizontal spool pin is its ability to swivel in order to accept and deliver thread from spiral wound spools.
When new machines, especially new models, arrive I typically have the pleasure of checking them in. My check-in procedure includes testing the straight and zigzag stitches, making one or more buttonholes and testing the decorative stitches.
Today Brian challenged me to test the hemming of jeans…so I did. The new 4120QDC never even made a hiccup when going over that really fat inner seam. After turning the denim up twice, I was sewing over twelve (yes, that’s 12) thicknesses of 14-3/4 ounce denim.
The new Janome 4120QDC has the same shape as its older, little sister, the 3160QDC, but is probably 1-1/2 times the weight of the 3160QDC, and the new Janome 4120 is just slightly higher in price than it’s little sister. If you’re looking for a new sewing machine, come in to Temecula Valley Sewing Center and give the 4120QDC a look.
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