Janome’s new Horizon 8900 QCP Want to know what I think?

How about that new Janome?
How about that new Janome?

Janome has recently releasedย  it’s latestย  Horizon 8900 Q C P.ย  When it’s release was announced apparently many quilters began to form a line.

They haveย  gotten the bugs out from the Horizon 8200 Q C, which some quilters had noticed, and apparently the corporation did as well. While making the changes they, beefed it up as well.

I had the 8200 QC,ย  when I brought home theย  8900 QCPย ย  I was quick to make comparisonsย  between the two machines.ย  My initial reaction?

I Love it!!! Fromย  the moment I took my first stitch, I felt aย  noticeableย  difference. For one thing,ย  it purred, it hummedย  The motor seemed so smooth.

I liked the stitch quality. It now has 2 easy to change needle plates, one for regular stitching, the other for free motion quilting.ย  No more silly screws to unscrew andย  re screw, and drop several times in the clumsy process, if you’re a butterfingers, like myself. Just pull a latch and up pops that needle plate, bim bam boom. Easy!

The previous model’sย  slider thingy[ย  a very technical term ]ย  in the one needle plate,ย  which changed from regular sewing to free-motion was problematicย  to say the least. As I mentioned it’s been replaced with a very convenient solution.

I like the way the free motion quilting went, it seemed that theย  fabric movement was smoother, don’t ask me how this could be accomplished,ย  but it was my impression.

I like the idea of the jog dial,ย  it would be a niceย  little convenience,ย  although I have not used it as yet. So my initial impressions are very favorable thus far.” I like it a lot”.

How about you? If you haveย  any thoughts, share your impressions with us.

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art

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23 thoughts on “Janome’s new Horizon 8900 QCP Want to know what I think?

  1. Has she taken the class that teaches you how to use all the settings? That was a great help to me. If she is having trouble with the tension, she could call the instructor at the store she purchased the machine at, or easily take the machine in and show them her problem. It may have somethng to do with the bobbin. I was told to only use Janome bobbins not any that I used to have as they are slightly different in size. Check with your store, I had to take my machine back after the class as I was having trouble with the automatic needle threader feature. In 10 seconds they showed me what I was doing wrong. There are so many features on the machine, it will take awhile to master all of them. Good luck!

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  2. My wife is a longtime quilter and I basically talked her into treating herself to a new machine. She has many hours in on her Babylock Quilters Dream machine and now has the 8900. She has been frustrated to say the least on this new machine. I know nothing about sewing ( other than it makes my wife happy), so here’s my best explanation.
    She gets loops on the underside of her stitches at random. She has tried every tension setting and “Auto” but to no avail. Also she says the stitch spacing is very erratic. Any ideas?

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  3. I looked at the 8900qcp and the 8200 yesterday. The price on 8900 was 3995.00 when it was 5000.00 and the 8200 is 2995.00. I didn’t bargain with them, I know I can get a better price but wasn’t buying anything yesterday, just wanted to see it and compair the two. It seems like a dream machine and a workhorse. Thanks for the reviews it has definitely helped me to get closer to making a decision.

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    1. I just got a package deal with table and carring case, besides a extra small sewing machine for total of with tax $3700 , great deal and a fab machine Raymon

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  4. Just ordered my 8900 from Ace sew vac in Florida. Received a quote this morning and it was a Screaming deal. Saved many many hundreds of dollars and they threw in a bunch of extras. Thank you all for your great reviews and when you call, ask for Master Todd.

    Vicki in Denver

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