Good As A Quilting Machine
This is definitely not your average sewing machine. Janome’s MC 6500P is power packed with features that sewers love and quilters will find extremely useful: a backlit LCD stitch selection touch-screen with 135 built-in stitches,”9 x 5″ extra-wide arm space for sewing large quilts, a knee lifter to raise the presser foot while keeping both hands on your work, advanced feed mechanism for sewing heavy fabrics, a hand-look quilt stitch for that special homemade look, a needle threader and speed control lever to name a few. This is a quiet, solid machine with the precision and quality that Janome is known for. And at 1000 stitches per minute this is the fastest home sewing machine Janome has ever made…
Quick Stats for Janome MC 6500P: (Back To Top)
Notable Features and Highlights: (Back To Top)
The Memory Craft 6500P’s backlit LCD screen provides easy on-screen touch stitch selection with 135 built-in stitches divided into 4 “modes” ranging from utility to decorative, quilting and heirloom stitches. Choose your mode then choose your stitch. The screen displays all the information you need about the selected stitch including tension setting suggestion, recommended length and width, presser foot and needle position. If you don’t see the exact stitch you want you can create your own: change stitch length or width, flip it, elongate or combine with other stitches and save into the Recall Memory Bank for later retrieval.
There is also a help function available. Simply press the help key (?) for additional information or options.
Utility * Heirloom * Decorative * Quilting Stitching
The MC6500P features 135 total built-in stitches divided into 4 modes (or categories):
MODE 1 – BASIC STITCHES
MODE 2 – PATCHWORK and QUILTING
MODE 3 – UTILTIY and DECORATIVE
MODE 4 – MONOGRAMMING
Choose your mode then choose your stitch. This is a powerhouse of creativity; it even includes the French knot! All 135 stitches are easy to find on a clever flip chart that folds up from the back of the machine.
There are 7 Buttonhole styles to choose from, six are one-step and the seventh is an automatic buttonhole for heavy or difficult fabrics.
The Monogramming function allows you to choose from two styles of lettering in two sizes, select block or script. With the LCD screen you can create your own stitches using individual and combination stitch editing for a total of 391 Total Stitches Functions. And with a straight stitch speed of up to 1000 stitches per minute, the MC6500P is the fastest home sewing machine ever made by Janome!
Another great time-saving feature to get you sewing faster is the easy needle threader.
You don’t have to worry any longer about eyestrain or frustration. Just push down the lever, loop the thread through, release, and you’re ready to sew.
The needle threader makes threading the needle quick and easy!
You can limit the maximum sewing speed by the speed control lever according to your sewing needs. To increase your sewing speed, slide the lever to the right. To decrease your sewing speed, slide the lever to the left.
Pressing on the foot control can also vary the sewing speed. The harder you press the foot control, the faster the machine sews.
The machine will sew at the maximum speed set by the speed control lever when the foot control is being fully pressed.
Mode Button provides easy access to stitch selection.
Memory- in/Memory Recall Button allows you to combine some stitches and put them into memory so you can retrieve them at any time.
Elongation Button gives you the ability to lengthen certain stitches.
Bobbin Button has an independent bobbin winding motor; you can actually wind a bobbin while you’re sewing
Adjust stitch width/length button allows you to change the stitch width/length.
Edit Button gives you the ability to edit program patterns: stitch width, length and elongation
Help Button (?) allows you to view alternative applications of certain stitches
At 9” x 5” (225mm x 120mm), the Memory Craft 6500P has the largest arm and bed space of any household sewing machine. And, it comes standard with a generous extension table for even more room.
The table easily supports the fabric as your quilt starts to grow heavier; and it will not tip.
It also has numbered scaling, which is your ruler, in both centimeters (cm) and inches and it is easily removed or put back in place.
The machine has 45, 60, 90 and 120 degree angles. If you introduce the fabric at a 45 degree angle the needle will penetrate the fabric at exactly 1/4 inch from the raw edge.
This is very useful and helpful for Tumbling Block Quilting.
Retractable (Dual) Thread Guide
Keep it high for convenience; there are two large spindles on the back of the machine where you can place those large cones of thread – you don’t have to keep putting another spool of thread in every time you want to start sewing a project
There is also a little hole on top for an auxiliary spool pin.
Video (Back To Top)
The videos below will give you some great information on some of the features and stitch functions of the Janome MC 6500P.
Janome MC 6500P Sewing Machine – P1
Janome MC 6500P Sewing Machine – P2
Reviewer Feedback (Back To Top)
I bought this machine for my wife’s birthday. She is a quilter and was thrilled with the quality of this product. She has had several higher end sewing machines over the years but tells me this is by far the best she has ever owned! She says the features are outstanding and the ease of use amazes her each time she works on her quilts…
I purchased this machine to do free-motion quilting. The extra room in the throat space is a must. I found that I had greater control with free-motion than any of my other sewing machine. My stitches looked great. The many stitch functions available make it a great machine for garment sewing as well…
The only complaint I would have is the absence of a hard carrying case, although it does come with a soft cover…
The manual could be a little better at explaining how to operate the machine…
This machine does not have a Free Arm
The Master Craft 6500P is a Janome workhorse that is specifically designed for fast and accurate sewing. In fact, this model is the fastest home machine offered by Janome with a sewing speed of 1,000 stitches per minute. Quilters, especially, will find this capability as well as its many quilting features extremely beneficial.
Manual and Warranty (Back To Top)
Click on images to download manuals
Study the manuals for the correct operation of the various functions of your machine. These are great resources full of handy information. After you have finished reading the manuals, store it where it can be quickly accessed for future reference.
MC 6500P Extras (Back To Top)
Accessories in the Box
The Janome 6500P comes with a good amount of ‘in the box’ accessories:
Set of Needles
Spool Holder (Large)
Spool Holder (Small)
Quilting Bar for Even Feed Foot
Cloth Guide with Screw
Power Supply Cord
Foot Storage Compartment (marked with letters corresponding to the presser feet.)
14 Included Presser Feet
Zigzag Foot A (comes attached to the machine)
Over-edge Foot C
Rolled Hem Foot D
Zipper Foot E
Satin Stitch Foot F
Blind Hem Foot G
Cording Foot H
Over-casting Foot M
Automatic Buttonhole Foot R
Basting/Darning Foot P-2
1/4” Seam Foot O
Even Feed Foot
Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot F-2
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