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Janome Continental M8 Professional Quilting & Sewing Machine

Janome Continental M8 Professional Quilting & Sewing Machine


You take your sewing passion seriously. You deserve a machine that delivers professional results. The Continental M8 Professional has everything you need for Hi-Definition Quilting and Hi-Definition Sewing. The A.S.R. Accurate Stitch Regulator ensures that every quilting stitch you make is perfect. While the professional grade HP Needle Plate and HP2 AcuFeed options allow you to piece with precise 1/4" seams.

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Janome Continental M8 Professional Quilting & Sewing Machine

You take your sewing passion seriously. You deserve a machine that delivers professional results. The Continental M8 Professional has everything you need for Hi-Definition Quilting and Hi-Definition Sewing. The A.S.R. Accurate Stitch Regulator ensures that every quilting stitch you make is perfect. While the professional grade HP Needle Plate and HP2 AcuFeed options allow you to piece with precise 1/4" seams.

Want more assistance? Use the free AcuSpark2 app with the Continental M8 Professional to see more information about each stitch, review recommended settings, and see what options are available. Or, use the Sewing Applications menus to select your stitches by choosing what kind of sewing you are doing.

Main Features:

  • Enhanced Superior Needle Threader
  • 7” Color LCD Touchscreen
  • A.S.R. (Accurate Stitch Regulator)
  • Tapering Function Ruler Quilting Function
  • Hi-Definition Quilting
  • Hi-Definition Sewing
  • Technology & Engineering

Hi-Definition Quilting

  • A.S.R. (Accurate Stitch Regulator) included
  • AcuFeedTM Flex Plus Layered Fabric Feeding System
  • Professional HP needle plate, HP and HP2 feet
  • Streamlined profile for broader sewing field view
  • Stitch tapering function
  • Ruler work mode
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • Quilt Block Advisor
  • Extension table with storage drawer included
  • Variable zig zag for free motion quilting
  • Floating mode for delicate fabrics
  • Cloth Guide included
  • 17.81” All metal seamless flatbed
  • Adjustable knee lift

Hi-Definition Sewing

  • 450 built-in stitches up to 9mm wide, including 3 fonts (block/script/broadway)
  • Maximum sewing speed: 1,300 SPM
  • Superior needle Threader 2
  • Thumb wheel by machine head to raise and lower the needle
  • 12 Sensor buttonholes, 1 Automatic
  • Straight stitch needle plate with left needle position for 1/4” seam foot
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • 7-piece feed dog
  • Sewing applications on-screen support

Technology & Engineering

  • AcuSpark2 App provides machine learning and support
  • Auto tension system
  • Auto-Power Off timer
  • Automatic one-touch needle plate conversion with 3 included plates
  • USB port
  • Stitch Composer stitch creation software
  • Optical bobbin monitoring system
  • 7” Color LCD Touchscreen

Ample Work Area and Ergonomic Design

  • The seamless, heavy-duty, powder-coated, all metal flatbed offers an uninterrupted, large sewing area with 13.5 inches (343mm) to the right of the needle.

With a 5.51 inch (140mm) workspace height and 3.15 inches (80mm) of space above the needle plate, you’ll complete any sewing project with ease.

AcuFeed Flex™ Plus

  • Our AcuFeed™ Layered Fabric Feeding System has long been legendary in the sewing and quilting world for its amazing precision and power. We’ve taken it to the next level with the AcuFeed™ Flex Plus. The system is still removable but, adding and removing it from the machine has become more advanced - simply touch the AcuFeed icon on your screen to engage or disengage the foot. This ensure that the AcuFeed Flex foot is attached correctly and prevents it from becoming dis-engaged prematurely. AcuFeed™ Flex comes in three useful options. The two-pronged AcuFeed™ feet advance fabric flawlessly from the top and bottom. Use this system for quilting, seaming, and traditional sewing. Our special one-pronged AcuFeed™ feet give precise control for more detailed work, like installing zippers and matching seams. And, our HP2 AcuFeed Flex foot is designed to work with our HP plate, for the highest level of stitch results.

SFS-i, Intelligent Feed System

  • The new SFS-i, intelligent feeding system is designed to keep the feed dogs down and out of the way, so that you can easily position your fabric where you want it to be. As soon as you start sewing, the feed dogs come up and perfectly grab the fabric.

A.S.R. (Accurate Stitch Regulator)

  • A Janome first! Our new stitch regulation system comes standard with the Continental

M8 and includes four feet; closed toe, open-toe, clear view and the exclusive Ruler Work foot, so that all of your free-motion needs are covered. With the added benefi t of being able to set the sensitivity of the sensor, you can adjust the regulation as your skills build.

Advanced LCD Touchscreen

  • The advanced touchscreen shows all of the information you need to sew with ease. Select new stitches and memorize your favorites for quick access. The expanded Sewing Applications feature gives you guidance for perfecting a variety ofsewing tasks, including those that use optional accessories. With its Memorized Quilt Seaming, the machine remembers the length of your seam, so you can cruise through stitching a large number of the same size blocks.

Thumb Wheel

  • Located to the right of the needle. This industry fi rst is a great convenience feature that lets you raise or lower the needle without having to reach over to the handwheel.

Bobbin Winder Plate with Cutter

  • The new bobbin winder plate has fi ve cutting blades. Faster and smoother winding, easy thread cutting, and your bobbin is ready to go!

Floating Mode

  • While in floating mode, the Continental M8 will not extend full pressure to the presser foot while feeding fabric. This will protect delicate or high pile fabrics like velvet.
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FeaturesFeatures & Accessories
  • Full-intensity lighting system with 9 white LED lamps in 4 locations
  • Top loading full rotary hook bobbin system
  • Memorized needle up/down
  • Direct touch sewing adjust for Direct select stitch chart
  • Start/stop button
  • Speed control slider
  • Locking stitch button
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Twin needle setting
  • Easy reverse button
  • Advanced plate markings
  • Auto-declutch bobbin winder
  • Independent bobbin winding motor
  • Upstanding Dual thread stand (vertical delivery)
  • Maximum stitch width: 9mm
  • Maximum stitch length: 5mm
  • Buttonhole foot with stabilizer plate for thick fabric
  • 13.7? to the right of the needle from left needle position
  • 9mm Zig Zag
  • Metal Cloth Guide
  • Auto Presser Foot Lift
  • Stitch Tapering Function
  • Computerized One Touch Needle plate
  • Stitch Composer?
  • Variable Zig Zag?
  • Professional Grade Needle plate
  • HP foot & HP2 foot
  • Help is Just an App Away
  • Foot Control and Thread Cutter Switch
  • Memorized Stitch Combinations
  • Easy Threading Bobbin Case and Cover
  • Automatic, 1-step Buttonhole
  • Optical Bobbin Sensor
  • Superior Needle Threader 2
  • 91 Needle Positions
  • Independent Bobbin Winding Motor
  • High Speed and Powerful Sewing
  • Improved Ergonomic Knee Lift
  • ? Ruler Quilting
    Built-In Stitches
  • 400 Built-in Stitches
  • 12 Different Styles of Buttonholes
  • 8 Fonts
  • Included Feet? 25 Standard Feet Included
    Included Accessories? 1/4" Seam Foot O
  • Top Loading
  • 9mm Stitch Width
  • ? A.S.R. Kit (Accurate Stitch Regulator)
  • Accessory box
  • AcuFeed Flex? Dual Feed Holder with AD Foot
  • AcuFeed Flex professional grade foot HP2
  • Automatic Buttonhole Foot R
  • Blind Hem Foot G (9mm)
  • Bobbin (Standard)
  • Button Sewing Foot
  • Button Shank Plate
  • Concealed Zipper Foot Z
  • Darning Foot
  • Darning foot (open-toe)
  • Extra Large Foot Controller
  • Extra Wide Extension Table
  • Free Motion Quilting Closed Toe Foot (QC)
  • Free Motion Quilting Open Toe Foot (QO)
  • Free Motion Quilting Zig-Zag Foot (QV)
  • HP FootHP Needle Plate
  • Knee lifter
  • Large Screwdriver
  • Lint BrushM7 Cloth Guide
  • Needle Set
  • Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot
  • Overcast Foot M: Top Load, 9mm
  • Quilting Guide Bar
  • Remote Thread Cutter Switch
  • Rolled Hem Foot 2mm
  • Ruler Work Foot QR
  • Satin Stitch Foot: 9mm Models
  • Seam Ripper
  • Semi-hard fabric cover
  • Spool Holder (Large)
  • Spool Holder (Small)
  • Spool Holder (Special)
  • Spool Net
  • Straight Stitch Needle Plate (for continental models)
  • Touch Panel Stylus
  • Variable Zig-Zag Open Toe Foot (QZ)
  • Zig-Zag Foot
  • ? Zipper Foot E