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Continental M17

Designer: Janome


Available in store only


There are milestone moments in history that have redefined a sewists creative landscape. The next generation of sewing, quilting and embroidery machine from Janome will revolutionize how you define sewing potential. Meet the Continental M17, a ground breaking combination machine with industry leading features: largest sewing area in the industry and the largest embroidery space, a powerful motor that provides the industry's fastest stitching speeds, dual colour touch screens, over 1,200 built-in embroidery designs and the largest embroidery hoop in the industry (11 x 18.1” / 280 x 460 mm), 5 wireless apps (AcuAssist on-screen help, Embroidery-Link, AcuSetter, AcuSketch, ScreenSaver), Artistic Digitizer JR, AcuStitch Regulator for free-motion and ruler quilting, shadow free sewing area, needle bar thumb wheel for precise control, a LED embroidery spotlight positioning marker and so much more.


  • 850 Built-in stitches
  • 13 One-step buttonholes
  • Sewing speed up to 1300 SPM
  • 7-Piece feed dog
  • 91 Needle positions
  • Variable zig zag for thread painting
  • Maximum stitch width: 9 mm
  • Maximum stitch length: 5 mm
  • Precise needle position via thumb wheel
  • AcuStitch Regulator (ASR)
  • Four attachments for ruler work
  • High sensitivity sensor adjust to users skill
  • AcuFeed Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System
  • HP foot and needle plate system
  • Drop feed
  • Dual full colour LCD touchscreens
  • Full intensity shadow free lighting system
  • 9 Bright LEDs in 4 locations
  • AcuView Magnifier (20x, 40x, 60x)
  • Artistic Digitizer JR software included
  • Wireless LAN Certified apps
  • AcuAssist – On-screen help with in-app tutorials and instruction
  • Embroidery-Link – Wireless embroidery editing and monitoring
  • AcuSetter – Clothsetter application for proper embroidery placement
  • AcuSketch – Turn free-hand drawing into digitized embroidery designs
  • ScreenSaver – Upload your own images to the machine screensavers
  • Automatic one-step needle plate lift with soft close
  • Stitch Composer, Quilt Block Advisor, Screen Saver Tool
  • 13.5 x 5.5” of seamless workspace to the right of the needle
  • Built-in storage space: Embroidery table, top and back
  • Automatic one-step needle
  • Self-opening top cover
  • Pop-up spool pins
  • Clock Display
  • Automatic thread tension
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Memorized needle up/down
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • Start/stop button
  • Speed control slider
  • Locking stitch button
  • Easy reverse button
  • Twin needle guard
  • Memory capability up to 64 MB
  • Adjustable knee lift
  • Optical bobbin sensor
  • Extra high presser foot lift
  • Foot pressure adjustment
  • Foot height adjustment
  • Top loading full rotary hook bobbi
  • Online instructional videos
  • 1,230 Built-in embroidery designs
  • 10 Fonts with European character
  • 2 and 3 Letter monogramming
  • Embroidery sewing speeds up to 1,200 spm
  • LED Embroidery spotlight positioning marker
  • Maximum embroidery size 11 x 18.1”
  • Adjustable hoop positioning
  • Quick-tightening hoop levers
  • Design transfer: Wireless, USB and Direct
  • Embroidery format supported include: JEF, .JEF+ and .JPX
  • Editing functions: Resize, Rotate, Flip, Zoom, Duplicate, Combine, Sewing Order, Single Colour Sewing & Grouping, Corner Layout
  • Gantry style embroidery arm with 5 hoops includes our RE46d carbon fibre reinforced hoop for maximum strength and rigidity
  • RE46d 11 x 18.1” (280 x 460 mm)
  • SQ28d 11x 11” (280 x 280 mm)
  • RE20d 5.5 x 7.9” (140 x 200 mm)
  • SQ10d 3.9 x 3.9” (100 x 100 mm)
  • ASQ27d 10.6 x 10.6” (270 x 270 mm)
  • Adjustable hoop positioning
  • Programmable jump thread trimming
  • Automatic enabling cutwork
  • Auto return post thread break
  • Auto return post thread break
  • Thread brand selection: Janome, Madeira, Hilos Iris, Guttermann and more
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