September 6th, 2017: The Janome Skyline S9: Making Quilting Easy and Fun

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September 6th, 2017

The Janome Skyline S9: Making Quilting Easy and Fun

Quilting is a beloved pastime for many, combining creativity with craftsmanship in a uniquely satisfying way. With the right sewing machine, this time-honoured art form can become even more enjoyable and rewarding. Enter the Janome Skyline S9: a sewing machine that makes quilting not just easier, but also an absolute delight. Here, we’ll explore the features of the Skyline S9 that make it an excellent choice for quilters of all levels.

Extensive Stitch Selection

At the heart of any quilting project are the stitches. The Skyline S9 offers an impressive range of 300 built-in stitches. From essential utility stitches to a rich variety of decorative ones, the S9 allows you to add depth and texture to your quilt designs.

Generous Workspace

The spacious work area provided by the S9 is ideal for quilting projects. The 8” throat space allows for comfortable handling of quilts, ensuring that you don’t struggle with crumpling or bunching.

Superior Fabric Feed

The AcuFeed Flex™ fabric feeding system is a boon for quilters. It ensures all layers of your quilt sandwich move together under the needle, providing precision and control, especially for thick, layered projects or tricky seams.

Automatic Thread Cutter and Lock-Stitch

The automatic thread cutter and lock-stitch feature on the Janome Skyline S9 are transformative for quilters, offering enhanced efficiency and precision. The automatic thread cutter trims both the top and bobbin thread at the touch of a button, saving time and allowing for smoother transitions between quilt blocks or color changes. On the other hand, the lock-stitch feature secures your stitching at

the start and end, preventing unravelling and maintaining the integrity of your quilt design over time. Both these features not only streamline the quilting process but also guarantee consistent, high-quality results in every quilting project, making the Skyline S9 a dream tool for every quilter.

Quilting-Specific Feet

The Skyline S9 includes several feet that are perfect for quilting, such as the quarter-inch seam foot for accurate piecing, multiple feet for free motion quilting, 2 different satin stitch feet for appliqué and more.

Knee Lift

The knee lift feature on the Janome Skyline S9 is an invaluable tool for quilters, offering enhanced efficiency and precision. This unique functionality allows you to effortlessly raise and lower the presser foot using your knee, thus freeing your hands to manoeuvre your quilt through the machine. This is particularly advantageous when free motion quilting or managing bulky quilt sandwiches, as it facilitates continuous control over the fabric, aiding in precise stitching and ensuring that your quilts come together seamlessly. By taking the strain off your hands, the Skyline S9’s knee lift feature also provides a more comfortable quilting experience, making it an essential asset for both beginner and experienced quilters alike.

Appliqué

The Janome Skyline S9 enhances the process of creating appliqué for quilting projects, offering a blend of precision and creativity. Its vast range of appliqué specific stitches and 2 different presser feet for appliqué, allows for easy and precise application of appliqué pieces onto your quilt blocks. Moreover, with the machines pivot function, you can smoothly navigate around the curves and corners of your appliqué designs, ensuring neat, professional results.

Free Motion Quilting Capabilities

For those who enjoy free motion quilting, the S9 comes with multiple free motion quilting feet. These feet, combined with the drop feed feature, gives you the freedom to create beautiful, free-hand designs on your quilt.

Easy Threading and Bobbin Winding

The S9 features an automatic needle threader and easy bobbin winding system. This not only saves time but also reduces the strain on your eyes and fingers, making the process of quilting more enjoyable.

Quilting with the Embroidery Unit

Quilting with the embroidery unit on the Janome Skyline S9 opens up a new realm of creative possibilities for quilters. This feature allows you create beautiful and intricate quilting designs directly into your quilt blocks, letting the machine do the hard work. The machine has a selection of built-in quilting and sashiko embroidery designs, but you can use purchase quilting embroider designs as well. You can even create your very own by using the AcuSketch app to truly add a personalized touch to your quilts. The generous embroidery field ensures ample space for larger designs or for combining multiple patterns. The Skyline S9’s embroidery unit truly expands the boundaries of quilting, merging the craft of embroidery with the art of quilting in a seamless and user-friendly way.

Quilt Labels

The Janome Skyline S9 gives you infinite options for creating labels. You can use the small monogramming fonts in the sewing section or use the embroidery unit if you are looking for something bigger and more professional looking. There is a huge selection of fonts built right into the machine, but more can be downloaded and transferred to the machine wirelessly, via USB stick or direct link cable.

Conclusion

The Janome Skyline S9 combines the capabilities of a high-end sewing machine with the specialized features a quilter needs. From its expansive stitch selection to its roomy workspace and precision fabric feeding, the S9 is designed to enhance your quilting experience. Whether you’re piecing together your first quilt or you’re a seasoned quilter, the S9 will make your quilting projects easier, more precise, and even more enjoyable. With the Skyline S9, every quilt becomes not just a cozy blanket, but a work of art.

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