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Janome introduces Horizon® 7700QCP

With the introduction of the Horizon 7700 QCP sewing and quilting machine, Janome America marks one of the high points of its 150th anniversary year. The machine is designed to give quilters and other sewing enthusiasts greater ease and creativity in the construction of quilts and other large projects.

Featuring a work area with eleven inches of space between the needle and the body of the machine, the machine is aptly named Horizon. The wide-open design offers a free arm nearly a foot long. To make it easier to see fine stitching in this wide space, Janome equipped the machine with five ultra bright LED lamps. It offers a sewing experience that's easier on the eyes and more relaxing to the operator. Janome calls it calls "Shadow Free Sewing."

According to Randy Thomas, Vice President of Janome Sales and Marketing, the Horizon is part of a long tradition of sewing innovation.

"This machine follows in the footsteps of the Memory Craft 6600P, one of our most successful models ever," said Thomas. "When we were designing the Horizon, we took all the great things about that machine, then added a host of innovative features. In doing so, we believe we've created the most advanced machine available today."

In addition to its large workspace, the Horizon gives quilters and sewists™ a more reliable way to sew thick layers of fabric, which can easily shift during stitching. Using Janome's unique AcuFeed® Layered Fabric Feeding System, the top layer(s) of fabric are fed in perfect sync with the bottom layer(s).

Many long arm machines are available with a single straight stitch. The Horizon features 250 stitches. To access any one of them quickly, the user spins a tactile jog dial forward or backward -- it's as fun as it is functional. The Horizon is able to produce complex stitches with such a long arm because underneath the machine's sleek exterior is a highly rigid aluminum frame - ensuring stability even at high speeds.

Other new features include the Automatic Plate Converter™ (APC) which takes a regular needle plate and turns it into a straight stitch needle plate at the push of a button, making straight stitching more precise than ever without the need to change the needle plate. Also on the needle plate is an innovative set of markings, which incorporate angles, needle drops, cornering guides and seam lines. These do such a good job of putting accurate sewing guides at eye level, the company was awarded a patent.

For more information, visit: www.janome.com.

Reprinted from SQE Professional, May 2010