Janome Continental M6 Sewing Machine
Janome Continental M6 Sewing Machine
Step up your sewing and quilting game with Janome’s Continental M6. This versatile machine is perfect for customizing garments, quilts, and home decor with its ample work area. The M6 is designed with essential features, omitting unnecessary frills.
With a 13.71″ seamless flatbed and a 7″ LCD touchscreen displaying 400 built-in stitches and personalized recommendations, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. The M6 sews at 1300 stitches per minute with automatic tension control and offers 12 one-step buttonholes. Enjoy excellent visibility with the full-intensity lighting system and get creative with the included Stitch Composer software.
This computerized, semi-industrial machine offers ruler work, variable zigzag, bobbin monitoring, stitch tapering, and more for an enchanting sewing experience. Designed with your needs in mind, the Continental M6 is your ticket to elevating your sewing and quilting projects.
LARGE WORK SPACE
The M6 boasts one of the most expansive sewing spaces found on any home sewing machine. Offering 13.5″ of workspace and a total work area of 17.81″, with over 3″ of room in the needle/needle plate section, this machine provides ample space for your sewing projects. To enhance your sewing experience, it features bright white LED lighting, ensuring your sewing area is well-lit with shadow-free coverage. You can even expand your workspace further with an optional extension table measuring 26.77″ by 15.75″. Additionally, the worktable includes a built-in drawer, keeping your favorite accessories conveniently within reach.
7" LCD TOUCHSCREEN
Janome’s Continental Quilting Machine boasts a spacious and vibrant 7″ HD touchscreen display, reminiscent of using your favorite tablet. This advanced touchscreen provides comprehensive information for effortless sewing. Easily choose new stitches and save your preferred ones for quick access. The enhanced Sewing Applications feature offers step-by-step guidance for mastering various sewing tasks, including those that involve optional accessories.
The Continental M6 comes equipped with an independent bobbin motor, eliminating the need to pause your sewing or thread your machine anew. Simply prepare your bobbin, press the Bobbin Winding button, and continue stitching your seams while the M6 takes care of winding the bobbin simultaneously. When the bobbin reaches full capacity, it will stop spinning, and the bobbin stopper will automatically reset. Thanks to this independent motor, you can devote more time to sewing and less to bobbin winding.
OPTICAL BOBBIN SENSOR
Say goodbye to the frustration of running out of bobbin thread mid-seam with Janome’s advanced Optical Bobbin Monitoring System on the M6. This innovative technology continuously monitors your bobbin thread supply while you sew, providing an early warning as soon as it gets low. No more surprises at the end of your seam; this system ensures you’re always aware of your bobbin thread status, allowing for uninterrupted sewing.
EXTRA-HIGH PRESSER FOOT LIFT
Janome’s M6 is your solution when you require additional space for sewing thicker fabrics. It comes equipped with an extra-high presser foot lift, providing the room you need for multilayer projects. Say goodbye to the struggle of fitting thick materials like denim and fleece under your presser foot. You can easily raise the presser foot approximately 6mm (1/4˝) higher than the standard up position by applying more pressure when lifting the presser foot or using the knee lifter. This feature not only simplifies sewing bulky fabrics but also facilitates quick changes of the needle plates, enhancing your overall sewing experience.
Designed to meet your sewing needs, the M6 offers impressive penetration and needle force, making it a breeze to work with heavy-weight home decor fabrics such as canvas. It’s also capable of effortlessly sewing through multiple layers of denim. The newly redesigned motor not only provides the power required for these tasks but also ensures the reliability and longevity you expect from a Janome sewing machine, making it a durable workhorse for your sewing projects.
COMPUTERIZED ONE-TOUCH NEEDLE PLATE
Experience the ultimate convenience with the M6 when it comes to changing your needle plate. You can effortlessly lift the needle plate by pressing a button on your screen, making removal a breeze. There’s no need to struggle with snapping the replacement needle plate into place, as the newly designed computerized needle plate system swiftly aligns it correctly. Plus, with the M6’s inclusion of two needle plates, swapping them out for different applications is a simple and hassle-free process, ensuring you have the right plate for every task.
Janome’s M6 simplifies the process of transitioning to free-motion quilting with the convenience of an on-screen key. With just a touch, you can automatically lower the feed dogs, allowing you to seamlessly switch to free-motion quilting and continue your quilting project with ease.
SFS-I, FEED SYSTEM
The SFS-i, or intelligent feed system, is engineered to keep the feed dogs down and out of the way when you need to position your fabric precisely. Once you begin sewing, the feed dogs automatically rise and engage with the fabric, ensuring a smooth and consistent fabric feed for your sewing projects. This intelligent system offers ease of use and precise control during your sewing tasks.
OPTIONAL ACUFEED FLEX
Janome’s optional AcuFeed Layered Fabric Feeding System has earned a legendary reputation in the sewing and quilting community for its exceptional precision and power. While it remains detachable, the process of attaching and removing it from the machine has been enhanced, adding an additional layer of reliability and control. Once you’ve attached the AcuFeed foot, simply touch the AcuFeed icon on your screen to activate or deactivate the dedicated motor specially designed for this feature. This system is ideal for tasks such as quilting, seaming, and standard sewing. For more intricate work, like installing zippers and aligning seams, Janome’s unique one-pronged AcuFeed™ feet provide precise control.
SUPERIOR NEEDLE THREADER V2
Experience the convenience of effortless needle threading with the Continental Quilting Machine’s superior built-in needle threader. Say goodbye to the tedious task of hand-threading your needle. This time-saving feature ensures precise and accurate thread insertion through the needle’s eye, allowing you to start sewing without delays.
The M6 comes equipped with a handy automatic buttonhole foot that features a stabilizer plate, along with a button sewing foot. With these accessories, you can effortlessly sew any of the 12 one-step buttonholes available on your machine, making button sewing and buttonhole creation a straightforward and convenient process.
With the optional knee lifter, you have the freedom to raise and lower the presser foot using your knee, leaving both of your hands free to focus on handling the fabric. This convenient feature enhances your sewing experience by providing hands-free control and greater maneuverability when working on your projects.
Unleash your creativity with the Continental M6’s variable zigzag feature. This function allows precise control over stitch width, and when combined with the optional knee lift, it offers even more convenience. Start with a straight stitch, then press the knee lifter while the machine is running to expand to a 9mm zigzag width. Release the pressure for a smooth return to a straight stitch. You can easily adjust the maximum stitch width in the machine’s set mode, opening up endless possibilities for creative expression, whether you’re into quilting, thread painting, appliqué, monogramming, and more!
STITCH TAPERING FUNCTION
Easily craft your own border designs and decorative effects using the Stitch Tapering Function. This unique feature lets you modify stitches at 30, 45, 90, and 120-degree angles, giving you control to combine and customize built-in stitches. You can taper the start and finish of decorative stitch patterns to create precise corners and points. This function is compatible with 41 of the machine’s built-in stitches, expanding your creative possibilities.
91 NEEDLE POSITIONS
The Continental M6 provides a remarkable 91 needle positions, offering an exceptional level of precision in decorative stitches and fine adjustments for all your stitch creations. You have the freedom to drop the needle exactly where you want it, allowing for precise stitching. Coupled with the 9mm stitch width, you can achieve bold and intricate details with ease, making your sewing projects truly stand out.
1300 STITCHES PER MINUTE
The Continental M6 is a productivity powerhouse, capable of completing projects in record time. With a DC brushless motor that delivers a remarkable 1300 stitches per minute, you get both speed and the necessary strength and stability. Thanks to its full metal frame, vibrations are kept to a minimum, ensuring that you achieve neater stitches and enjoy a smooth, high-performance sewing experience. Whether you’re working on intricate details or large-scale projects, the M6’s impressive capabilities will help you achieve professional results efficiently.
When it comes to stitches, more is always better! While the M6 boasts 400 built-in stitches, the unique Stitch Composer™ program allows you to take creativity to the next level by crafting your custom stitch patterns from scratch. This user-friendly program simplifies the process, and transferring your custom stitches to your machine is a breeze thanks to the built-in USB port. With the M6 and Stitch Composer™, you have the power to create stitches tailored to your unique sewing needs, opening up a world of possibilities for your projects.
400 BUILT-IN STITCHES
Unleash your creativity with the Continental M6 by customizing, resizing, combining, and saving its 400 built-in stitches. The user-friendly large LCD touchscreen simplifies the editing process, allowing you to create combinations of up to 100 stitches in length. This machine offers a diverse selection of stitches, encompassing utility, applique, heirloom, quilting, decorative, pictograph, and more! Many of these stitches can be flipped, mirrored, or tapered to suit your needs. Store your custom stitches in the built-in 3MB memory banks or conveniently save them to a USB drive directly from the machine, providing you with flexibility and endless possibilities for your sewing projects.
QUILT BLOCK ADVISOR
If you’re uncertain about how to cut your log cabin strips for a 10″ block, let Janome’s integrated Quilt Block Advisor take care of it for you. Simply input the number of rows and the size of your work, especially for traditional quilt patterns like Nine Patch, Log Cabin, Baby Blocks, and others. The Quilt Block Advisor will assist you in breaking down each section and will provide you with the cutting size of the pieces, accounting for seam allowance. Additionally, you can download a Quilt Block Advisor Cheat Sheet that converts fractions, saving you the trouble of doing it yourself!
RULER WORK MODE
Unlock a world of quilting possibilities with the M6 by utilizing the extensive selection of precision templates available for ruler-guided quilting. By using the Ruler Work foot (QR), you can confidently follow the guiding edge of precision-cut templates, ensuring precise and consistent quilting results. This feature opens up a realm of creative quilting possibilities that were once primarily reserved for longarm quilters, allowing you to achieve beautiful and professional quilting outcomes on your own projects.
25 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Janome America, Inc. provides a comprehensive 25-year warranty for your machine from the date of purchase. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of parts due to quality and material defects. Electrical components are covered for five years, and you also receive one year of complimentary labor service performed by an Authorized Janome Retailer, typically the dealership where you made your machine purchase. Enjoy peace of mind with Janome’s generous warranty coverage.
Janome Continental M6 Features
- Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin
- Streamlined profile for broader sewing field view
- Stitch tapering function
- Ruler work mode
- Automatic presser foot lift
- Variable zig zag for free motion quilting
- 17.81″ All metal seamless flatbed
- 400 Built-in stitches up to 9mm wide including 5 alphabets
- Maximum sewing speed: 1,300 SPM
- Superior Needle Threader 2
- 12 Sensor buttonholes
- Snap-on presser feet
- Sewing Applications on-screen support
- Auto tension system
- Automatic one-touch needle plate conversion
- USB port
- Stitch Composer stitch creation PC software
- Optical bobbin monitoring system
- 7″ Color LCD Touchscreen
- Full intensity lighting system with 9 white LED lamps in 4 locations
- Advanced plate markings
- Independent bobbin winding motor
- Upstanding dual thread stand
- Maximum stitch width: 9mm
- Maximum stitch length: 5mm
- 13.7″ to the right of the needle
- Needle System: 15×1
- Machine weight: 38.1lbs
- Bobbins: Class 15
- Shank Type: High
- Spec Sheet
- Compare M6/M7/M8
MANUFACTURER’S 25 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
- 1/4″ Seam Foot O, Top Loading, 9mm Stitch Width Models
- 9-Hole Cording Foot
- Automatic Buttonhole Foot R
- Blind Hem Foot G (9mm)
- Bobbin (Standard)
- Button Sewing Foot
- Button Shank Plate
- Buttonhole Stabilizer Plate
- Darning Foot
- Darning foot (open-toe)
- Foot Control C-1036
- Free Motion Quilting Closed Toe Foot (QC)
- Free Motion Quilting Open Toe Foot (QO)
- Free Motion Quilting Zig-Zag Foot (QV)
- Large Screwdriver
- Lint Brush
- Needle Set
- Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot
- Overcast Foot M: Top Load, 9mm
- Quilting Guide Bar
- Rolled Hem Foot 2mm
- Ruler Work Foot QR
- Satin Stitch Foot: 9mm Models
- 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
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