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Janome Celebrates 50 Millionth Machine & Announces Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition

Recently celebrating the production of their 50 millionth machine, Janome America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of home sewing machines, takes another revolutionary step in the sewing industry with the introduction of the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition (MC11000 Special Edition). This versatile machine is three sewing machines in one with new advanced features and options that will leave quilters everywhere astounded by its sophistication while leaving sewist and embroidery enthusiasts in awe.

“We wanted to build upon the amazingly precise sewing and embroidery capabilities of the highly successful Memory Craft 11000,” says Jiro Hagiwara, president and CEO of Janome America, Inc. “The result is the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition. This new revolutionary machine incorporates the latest technology and provides options for endless design possibilities, making it unlike any other machine on the market today.”

The Janome exclusive AcuFilTM Quilting System, consisting of groundbreaking functions such as Stippling in the Hoop, takes quilting to unprecedented heights that outshine the competition by incorporating features to help simplify the quilting process and guide quilters more than any other machine. The AcuFilTM Quilting System is the most comprehensive quilting system integrated into your embroidery machine for unparalleled functionality. The AcuFilTM Calculator and AcuFilTM Quilting Hoop (AQ) help quilters to measure materials, layout stippling and line up multiple hoopings effortlessly and precisely. The AcuFilTM Print Tool enables quilters to connect the machine to a computer and print out design and layout templates for an area big enough for a 10′ x 10′ quilt.

With the largest movable i-heightTM color touch screen and advanced sewing application support as well as the two-way connection to a PC, the MC11000 Special Edition includes all the features that made the MC11000 famous. The unique carriage-arm embroidery system gives industry-leading stitch quality with robotic precision for a professional finish. The MC11000 Special Edition packs the most power and possibilities into the sleekest design on the market, all without requiring a big, bulky embroidery attachment. The beloved Sewing Applications, originally found in the Memory Craft 11000, have also been enhanced for the Special Edition. This function gives on-screen guidance to sewists by automatically setting stitch length, width and tension based on sewing purpose, fabric type and weight. The new AcuGuideTM Automatic Cloth Guide allows crafters to set the desired seam allowance in the machine while the cloth guide precisely aligns with the measurements to make tasks like hemming a breeze.

In addition to these exceptional functions are expanded embroidery and sewing features including automatic jump thread trimming and on-screen adjustable speed while embroidering. If a thread breaks or is stopped during embroidery, the MC11000 Special Edition will pick up right where it left off, so crafters never miss a beat. The machine also includes unlimited design options with 358 decorative stitches, such as built-in “hand-look” quilting stitches as well as longer decorative stitches, 13 buttonholes, 72 embroidery designs and 24 AcuFilTM Quilt designs. To add to the enjoyable sewing and quilting experience, the MC11000 Special Edition helps keep quilters comfortable with an adjustable ergonomic knee lifter.

Janome America is the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Japan, which produces nearly two million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. Janome is a category leader in innovation and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality. For more information, please visit:

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