New Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP & 8200 QC • Sewing Machines Launch Party October 20, 2012

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCPWe are very excited about the new Janome Horizon Memory Craft sewing machines that will be arriving soon. Janome dealers all over the United States will be hosting launch parties on October 20th, and Temecula Valley Sewing Center plans on having one too!

The new Janome Horizon MC8900 is the ultimate machine for quilters.  Not only does it boast a 9mm stitch width capability and a new needle plate system, but Janome has developed a new, larger foot control especially for the MC8900 plus an optional remote thread cutting system. These new features are but a few of the many new features and benefits of the new 8900.

The 8200 is a “trimmed down” version of the 8900. While it offers sewists a plethora of options, many of the new bells and whistles that come standard with the 8900 will not be found on the new 8200, although optional items such as the larger foot control and remote thread cutting system are available for the 8200.

We have been promised our new machines, at least the new 8900, before October 20th. Our plan is to unveil our 8900 on Saturday, October 20th, at 9:30AM. If you would like to take a test drive, call the shop anytime before October 20th and reserve your private demonstration. You are going to love this new machine.

Along another vein, Janome has given the original Horizon, the 7700, a bit of a “face lift.” The red face plate on the current Horizon 7700 has been replaced with a grey, more subdued faceplate.  The touch screen on the new 7700 is a bit different than its older sister, but the changes are all positive. The new 7700 appears more “stately” than the original sleek, red model and we think you are going to love the new 7700 even more in its new skin.

Check back in the next few days for videos and other information about the new Janome sewing machines!

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Reader Comments (10)

diane on 1/4/13 @ 7:39pm

Hello, I'm interested in a Janome that has the start/stop button, a good number of decorative stitches, is heavy-duty, has the auto-threading feature, and the auto thread cutting feature. What machine do you recommend?

b.gottier on 1/4/13 @ 11:57pm

Hi Diane, any of Janome's Horizon series machines would have the features you are asking for. Come by the shop sometime and let us demonstrate some of them for you. You won't be disappointed.

TJay on 6/18/13 @ 11:27am

Will my 6600's circular sewing attachment work on the 8900? Even with different part numbers, they all look the same.

b.gottier on 6/18/13 @ 3:42pm

Aileen says that they are not interchangeable. Either the size or the way they attach to their machines is slightly different. If you'd like to bring yours down to the store and check it on our 8900 then you are welcome to.

Marie on 7/24/13 @ 4:10pm

Can you tell me the retail price if the Janome 8900 QCP? Thanks

b.gottier on 7/27/13 @ 7:49am

Marie, I'm sorry but I can't do that online because it's against the rules. You'll need to call or come in to the store.

Laura on 6/8/16 @ 12:11pm

Hello could some one tell how to find out how old my Janome 8900 QCP machine is? Or when did they first come out? Also are you able to find out how many stitches have been used on the machine or the hours of use? Please help me. Thank You, Laura.

b.gottier on 6/9/16 @ 12:12pm

The first Janome 8900 QCP machines were sold in the USA in October of 2012. Janome does not incorporate a stitch counter into their machines, so there's no way to estimate how much it has been used. There is also no hours meter on any of the Janome machines. You might try calling Janome America and asking if they can tell you when the machine was manufactured, or if it was registered they may know the exact date of purchase.

Ann on 2/4/17 @ 5:45pm

First pick was Janome HD 3000 but then I read about the Janome 8200 Qcp Special Edition and now reading about the 8900.

I want a sewing machine for upholstering, all materials professional quality results with added components of quilting and embroidery. I figure I can only break the bank once. Which machine will you advise me to purchase?

b.gottier on 2/6/17 @ 11:20pm

If you're honestly looking at the 8900, then you should be looking at the 9400. I'd buy the 9400.

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