Janome Horizon 8200QCP Review



I have been using the Janome Horizon 8200QCP for well over a year now and thought that it was about time I did a review. The Memory Craft 8200QCP is a long arm machine with an 11inch arm space to the right of the needle with an RRP of £1699.00.

Even though I have been using this machine for over a year I still haven’t used all of the features or the stitches (it has over 170 of them). What I have discovered is that the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8200QCP is that it is a fabulous all-round machine and the only sewing machine you will need whether you are a quilter, dressmaker or bag maker.

There are so many features to look forward to when using the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP sewing machine including:

  • The top-loading full rotary hook bobbin system
  • Auto-declutch bobbin winder
  • 7-piece feed dog
  • Adjustable sewing speed
  • Start/Stop button
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Twin needle guard
  • Memorized Needle Up/Down position
  • Extra high presser foot lift
  • One-hand needle threader
  • Built-in automatic thread cutter
  • Adjustable knee lifter
  • Five extra-bright built-in LED lights
  • Detachable accessories case for free arm sewing
  • Adjustable stitch length and width

As mainly a quilter I have to say I adore this machine. I mainly use it with the straight stitch plate on and with the quarter inch foot or with the AcuFeed walking foot. I have straight line quilted and free motion quilted on this machine and it gives a fabulous quality of stitch.

What I love about the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP sewing machine:

  • The 11-inch arm space – this is key to being able to quilt larger quilts comfortably.
  • The ease at which the machine handles different fabrics, including voile, six layers of fabric and foam interfacing when making bags.
  • The simplicity of use – you can not snap a needle by having the wrong stitch plate in. it beeps and prevents you from sewing. It is really straight forward to use and really intuitive.
  • The ease of changing the stitch plates.
  • Lots of storage to keep all your accessories together.
  • Quiet – this is key when you are sewing on an evening and don’t want to wake the kids!
  • It comes with a table extension.
  • It has a thread cut button. I could never have a machine without one now.

Seriously there isn’t anything I don’t like. It has been a real revelation for me. I was using a John Lewis machine, so this was a big step up for me. I love this machine so much that I even take it to guild with me rather than my small one regardless of it being heavier.


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