Janome Memory Craft Horizon 7700 QCP
(Keewatin ON Canada)
Janome Memory Craft Horizon 7700 QCP
I love my new Janome Memory Craft Horizon 7700 sewing machine.
I have had a Bernina 801 Sport for the past 25 years and loved it. However, I required a bigger machine and more stitches. After much investigating, I went to the City of Winnipeg, MB and tried out a few different machines.
I fell in love with the Janome 7700 very quickly, I found it very user friendly and like all the options that came with the sale. It comes with 15 different feet, including a 1/4 inch foot. I have had it at home for approximately 2 months and have made 5 quilt tops with it.
It is very easy to maintain, I clean after every second bobbin, which is sometimes more than 2 times per day. The user book is very easy to understand and so is the monitor on the machine.
I just love it, everyone should try one out!
Hi, Lisa! I'm glad you're happy with your new Janome. Even though it's common to trade up more frequently these days (those manufacturers sure know how to tempt us!), a sewing machine is still one heck of a big purchase. Your satisfaction is important. I'm glad you love it!
The computerized Janome Horizon 7700 is based on the 'best-of' features from the popular 6600P model.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this sewing machine, I've listed many of its quilter-friendly features below:
- 11 inches of workspace under the arm - This is fabulous! the 6600P has 9 inches.
- 5 LED lights in three different locations along the machine head means less
- AccuFeed System - operates like a built in walking foot
- Maximum 1000 stitches/minute on a straight stitch setting with the foot control, maximum 700 stitches/minute with the Stop/Start button
- Superior Plus Feed System
- Automatic Plate Converter (APC) - you select one of three straight stitches and the machine converts the installed throat-plate...no need to purchase or go looking for a separate plate
- Thread Cutter
- Needle Up/Needle Down with the push of a button
- Acrylic Sewing Machine Extension Table included, 16-1/2 x 24 inches, this is a sturdy one
- Presser Foot pressure control with 7 settings
- Adjustable knee lift (hands free) to raise the presser foot
- Needle threader
- Variable speed control
- Programmable lock or fix stitch
- LCD Touchscreen and stylus for programming/choosing stitches
- 250 built-in stitches - let's face it, we quilters don't usually need so many stitches, but they're fun to have and are included
- Presser feet of particular interest to quilters include:
- 1/4 Inch seam foot
- Open Toe Satin Stitch foot
- Dual Feed foot
- Satin Stitch Foot
That is quite an impressive list of features!
Just compare it with our features-recommendations on our page, "The Best Sewing Machine for Quilting is..."
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If you have your own experiences with the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 7700, please add them with the 'comment' link below, or write your very own review. We appreciate that you take your own valuable time to help out your fellow quilters!
Janome Horizon 7700
I do love my machine and I would recommend it to any friend.
I bought a new model that was just on the market and a few tidbits have been ironed out on the newest production, but I am completely satisfied with no plans to change. I do wish the machine offered a stitch like Bernina does, called the serpentine stitch, because I love how it looks used in machine quilting.
The machine never needs tension adjustments with the various threads I use to FMQ, although I have not gotten into artistic quilts and the threads often used with them. I absolutely love the scissors option that cuts the thread and I love the knee lift, would be lost without them. It is a quiet machine, although I have not compared it to others on the market. It makes lovely buttonholes and has numerous styles of them.
Well, the main reason I was sold on this machine over Bernina or Babylock was the large throat and I will say it is fantastic!!
I did take the class offered to learn to operate the machine and the store owner gave it in three sessions. It was extremely helpful. She had us put together a three ring binder of all our samples of stitches we learned and other info. I have referred to it several times. I would not buy a new machine if I could not take learning classes.
The service on the machine is excellent.
Really, no big surprises, not a blast on a new machine that does free motion quilting like a dream.