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Janome Continental M8 Professional

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Janome Continental M8 Professional

Where advanced engineering and technology combine to bring you Hi-Definition results! The Janome Continental M8 Professional has everything a passionate quilter and sewist desires!

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You take your sewing passion seriously. You deserve a machine that delivers professional results. The Janome 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.


Advanced Touchscreen & Navigation

Using the large, color HD 7” touchscreen is like working on your favorite tablet. 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 of sewing tasks, including those that use optional accessories.


A.S.R. Accurate Stitch Regulator™

The M8 comes standard with the A.S.R. (Accurate Stitch Regulator) Janome Accurate Stitch Regulator System 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 benefit of being able to set the sensitivity of the sensor; you can adjust the regulation as your skills build. *Not compatible with M6*



AcuFeed Flex™ System

The Continental M8 features the Detachable AcuFeed Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System is the best on the market. AcuFeed Flex perfectly guides your fabric from the top and bottom. Perfect for quilts, plaids, and any sewing requiring precise control. *Optional accessory for M6*




Professional Grade Needleplate, HP foot, & HP2 Foot

Utilize these narrow gauge industrial-type feet for curves and precise topstitching. They provide great ease of control and superior visibility. Sized perfectly for creating 1/4” seams, achieve accurate stitches and perfect starts on any type of fabric. *Optional accessory for M6*



AcuSpark2 App

The AcuSpark2 App provides machine learning & support. Simply scan the QR code on the screen of your machine with the app to see information about the stitch, recommended presser feet, adjustment tips, and more. *Not available for M6*




Ample Work Area and Visibility

The Continental Series has the industry’s largest sewing space available on any household-use machine. With 13 ½” of workspace, a total work area of 17.81”, more than 3” in the needle/needle plate section, and bright white LED lighting to illuminate your sewing space with shadow-free coverage, your sewing capacity will improve all around. With an added extension table of 26.77” X 15.75”, you’ll have even more workspace. As an added bonus, the worktable has a built-in drawer so that you can keep all of your favorite accessories at your fingertips.


 Quilt Block Advisor

Not sure how to cut your log cabin strips for a 10” block? Let our Quilt Block Advisor do the work  for you. Input the number of rows/size of work for traditional quilt patterns like Nine Patch, Log Cabin, Baby Blocks and more. The Quilt Block Advisor will help you break down each section and provide you with the cutting size of pieces including seam allowance.


 Optical Bobbin Sensor

For everyone who has sewn a long seam, only to find that your bobbin thread ran out after the first few inches, our advanced Optical Bobbin Monitoring System is for you. Janome technology allows the Continental M8 to constantly watch your bobbin thread supply while sewing, so that you will receive a warning as soon as the bobbin thread gets low, not when it’s too late at the end of your seam.


Computerized One-Touch Needle Plate

Changing out your needle plate has never been easier! By simply pressing a button on yourscreen, the needle plate automatically lifts up for easy removal. No need to snap the replacement needle plate in, as the newly designed computerized needle plate system quickly falls into place. And, since the M8 comes with three needle plates, changing them out for the proper application is a breeze.


Product Features:

  • A.S.R. (Accurate Stitch Regulator) included
  • 450 Built-in stitches
  • 12 Sensor buttonholes
  • 3 Built-in alphabets
  • 7″ Color LCD touchscreen
  • Detachable AcuFeed Flex Layered Fabric System
  • Professional HP needle plate HP and HP2 feet
  • Optical bobbin monitoring system
  • Floating Mode for delicate fabrics
  • Ruler work mode
  • Superior needle threader 2
  • Auto tension system
  • Thumbwheel to lower/raise needle
  • Intelligent Feed System (SFS-i)
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • AcuSpark2 App provides learning & support
  • Automatic one-step needle plate conversion
  • 3 Included needle plates
  • Stitch tapering function
  • Top loading full rotary hook
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Independent bobbin winding motor
  • Memorized needle up/down
  • Extra high presser foot lift
  • Start/Stop Button
  • Speed control slider
  • Locking stitch button
  • Easy reverse button
  • 13.7″ Throat to the right of the needle
  • Variable zigzag for free motion quilting
  • Streamlined profile for broader sewing field view
  • Buttonhole foot with stabilizer plate for thick fabric
  • Straight stitch needle plate with 3 needle positions
  • Advanced needle plate markings
  • Auto-declutch bobbin winder
  • Upstanding dual thread stand (vertical delivery)
  • Remote thread cutter included
  • Auto-power off time
  • Adjustable knee lifter
  • USB port
  • On-screen sewing applications
  • Full intensity lighting system
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Ample workspace and visibility
  • Accessory case included
  • Extension table included
  • Cloth guide included
  • 1,300SMP Maximum sewing speed
  • 5MM Maximum stitch length
  • 9MM Maximum stitch width

Included Accessories:

  • Zigzag foot
  • Overedge foot
  • Satin stitch foot
  • Blind hem foot
  • Zipper foot
  • 1/4″ Seam foot
  • 1/4″ Seam foot (no guide)
  • Automatic buttonhole foot
  • Stabilizer plate
  • Rolled hem foot
  • Open toe satin stitch
  • Darning foot PD-H
  • Darning foot PD-H (open toe)
  • Professional grade foot HP
  • Free motion quilting foot (closed toe)
  • Free motion quilting foot (open toe)
  • Free motion quilting zigzag foot
  • Variable zigzag foot (open toe)
  • Ruler work foot
  • Button sewing foot
  • Dual feed foot holder
  • Dual feed foot (twin)
  • AcuFeed Flex professional foot HP2
  • Zigzag needle plate
  • Straight stitch needle plate
  • Professional grade needle plate HP
  • Accessory case
  • Extension table
  • Button shank plate
  • Bobbins
  • Needles
  • Seam ripper
  • Lint brush
  • Quilt guide bar
  • Screwdriver
  • Spool holders – Large
  • Spool holders – Small
  • Spool holders – Special
  • Extra spool pin
  • Touch panel stylus
  • Cloth guide
  • Threading guide sticker
  • Dust cover
  • Thread cutter switch
  • Base plate
  • Setscrews – 4
  • Setscrews – 2
  • Washer – 2
  • Rubber sole – 2
  • Power cord
  • Foot pedal
  • Instruction manual

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