HP Foot & HP Needle Plate


So many people love the Professional Grade Foot (HP) and its matching Professional Needle Plate (HP). They are standard accessories with the Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000, Horizon Memory Craft 9450QCP, Horizon Memory Craft 9400QCP and the Memory Craft 6700P. These accessories are also part of the upgrade kit for the Horizon Memory Craft 15000 v2 to Quilt Maker Version, plus they are available as optional accessories for the MC6650.

Here are some of the great advantages and uses of this versatile foot and plate:


The first great thing about this HP foot is that the foot and the shank are an integrated unit, which means it is a screw-on foot – very secure and very stable.  This allows for greater precision and better sewing performance, when stitching at any speed.







The narrow width of the HP foot ensures that the contact area and resistance with the fabric is minimized.  Utilize this narrow gauge industrial type foot for curves and precise topstitching and experience the great ease of control and superior visibility it offers.

The default left needle position guarantees the best stitch formation, plus the matching HP Needle Plate is a straight stitch plate, which further increases the stitch quality. The HP foot sits on the left side of the feed dogs, aligning perfectly to them.  The slit in the front of the foot is also wider than a regular straight stitch foot – greatly improving the visibility of the needle placement.

Regardless of the fabric used, from standard quilting cotton to thick denim layers, you can achieve even and smooth seams. Just by aligning the fabric edge with the right side of the HP foot you can sew a perfect ¼” seam. The guide lines of the foot are a ¼” in front of and behind the needle drop position, which makes quilt assembling a dream!! If your seams are straight you are good to go, which is why this foot is perfect for piecing. Additionally, there is a ¼ inch mark on the front of the needle plate, in front of the bobbin cover, which is used as a pre-guide to align with the HP foot.


The HP needle plate has a safety measure mechanism in place: when attached to your
sewing machine, the machine screen will automatically only display the available stitches
for the HP needle plate and HP foot.

The Professional Grade Foot (HP) and its matching Professional Needle Plate (HP)
are the perfect combination for bag making, garment sewing and quilting.

Visit your local Janome dealer for more information about the Professional Grade Foot (HP)
and Professional Needle Plate (HP) along with the Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000,
Horizon Memory Craft 9450QCP and the Memory Craft 6700P models.







Piping Foot – Accessory Of The Month July 2019


Add a professional touch of embellishments to your garments, bags and home decorating projects with the Janome piping foot. This foot has specialised grooves in the sole to hold and guide the cord as it is sewn in place. The corded part of the tape fits under the left groove of the bottom of the foot.

Create your own specialised piping or attach purchased piping with this versatile foot.


This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

Download brochure here


Free Motion Couching Foot – Accessory Of The Month June 2019


Embellish existing garments or add a decorative touch to your quilting and home decorating projects with this foot. It works like other free motion feet with the addition of small grooves that allow cording, yarn, or threads to pass underneath the presser foot.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

Download brochure here


A Guide to Specialty Needles


Are you using the same needle type for all your sewing projects regardless of the fabrics and threads you’re sewing with? If you’re silently nodding, then read on.

Using the wrong type of sewing needle is one of the most common mistakes novices and even some experienced sewist make. Different sewing needles actually serve different purposes and working with the wrong one can lead to needle breakage, difficulty working with the chosen fabric and poor stitch quality in general.

Janome offers a range of high quality Organ needles that perfectly complement our sewing machines. To help you figure out what your needs are, here’s a handy reference guide:

Universal Needle

The Universal needle is like your everyday needle for general domestic sewing. Although the name may imply you can use them in any sewing application, you may want to consider a different needle type for heavier or more delicate fabrics. This type of needle is most suitable for fabrics like cotton, linen, corduroy, batiste and suede.

Microtex Needle

Slim needles with sharp points to easily penetrate fine micro fabrics like chiffon, organdie, lace or microfiber fabrics without leaving large holes. The eye of this needle is enlarged compared to the needle slimness, this allows the use of standard thickness sewing thread.

Embroidery Needle

Embroidery needles have deeper scarf to avoid skipped stitches and a larger eye to prevent shredding when sewing with special machine embroidery threads.
This embroidery needle also features an anti-glue coating, making it great for sewing materials which are fixed with adhesive sprays, (e.g. Iron-on patches, Applique piecing or Velcro), the coating prevents a built-up of glue in the eye of the needle. If using a regular needle a glue build-up in the needle eye could result in skipped stitches or snapping top thread.

Quilting Needle

When quilting you need to go through several layers of fabric and sometimes they can be pretty thick. Our quilting needles have slim, sharp points and deeper scarf for smoother penetration on cotton compared to your regular needle. Also, recommended for sewing buttonholes.

Titanium Needle

As the name suggests, these light ballpoint needles are coated with titanium nitride which increases the needle life making it more durable. They are ideal for general sewing, heavy-duty sewing and machine embroidery.


Twin Needle

Twin needles are attached to a single shank and are evenly spaced between each other and are used to create two rows of stitches at a time.
We offer two types of twin needles – a regular point twin needle for woven fabrics and a stretch twin needle with a medium ballpoint for sewing stretch material such as knit and sportswear fabric.

Coverstitch Needle

Coverstitch needles are to be used in coverstitch machines. We offer two types of needles – ELx705CR SUK medium ballpoint needle for knitted or stretch fabrics and a ELx705 CR light ballpoint needle for woven fabrics. These needles suit our range of coverstitch machines.

When it comes to accessories for sewing and stitching, few tools are as important and functional as the sewing needle. If you’re sewing along at 600 stitches per minute, your needle is piercing the fabric TEN times per second. It’s no wonder a worn needle can cause problems for your machine. You should always start each new project with a new needle. Even better, you should choose the brand of needle engineered for your machine.

Make sure to ask your Janome dealer about genuine Janome Sewing Needles and Organ Needles the next time you pop into a Janome store.


Taping Guide Foot – Accessory Of The Month May 2019


Use this foot for attaching tape to the edge of fabrics. The guide can be adjusted to set the needle drop position and suit the tape width. You are able to stitch a tape up to 20mm in width, being a single fold tape; double-fold bias tape or fabric strip cut on the bias.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Applique Foot – Accessory Of The Month April 2019


This presser foot is shorter than most for easier maneuvering around curves and corners when sewing applique pieces. It’s made of clear plastic for easier viewing as you sew. The foot also has markings for you to line up the exact position that you needle will start in depending on the stitch selected. As the foot hook onto the back of the shank then clips down it means that the foot wont move on you while you are working your way around applique pieces.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

Download brochure here


Ruler Work Foot – Accessory Of The Month March 2019


This foot was developed for doing ruler work. Guide quilting templates along the edge of the foot to create straight,curved, or repetitious patterns depending on your ruler or quilting template. Rulerwork quilting can create unique finishes to your quilting projects.

Using rulerwork rulers and shapes in conjunction with a rulerwork foot, you can achieve the perfect professional looking finish to your quilted projects.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

Download brochure here


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