Product Comparison: Janome Memory Craft 8900QCP vs Janome Memory Craft 9400QCP

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General Specifications
Memory Craft 8900QCP
Memory Craft 9400QCP
About the Product
It's big and it's powerful, reaching speeds of up to 1,000 stitches per minute. Nevertheless even at those speeds stitch quality is a priority. With a built-in AcuFeed system for precise fabric handling and an easy change needle plate to enhance straight stitch performance.
This is the latest longarm model from Janome providing both speed ( up to 1,060 spm ) and precision ( 91 needle positions ) for perfect sewing results. It's also the biggest longarm model we've ever produced.
Key Specs
Number of Stitches
Sewing Speed
1000 stitches per minute
1060 stitches per minute
Max. stitch length
5 mm.
5 mm.
Type of Shuttle
Top Loading Full Rotary
Top Loading Full Rotary
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Janome Memory Craft 8900QCP Sewing Machine
  • Excellent machine, runs very well and sews brilliantly. Easy to choose stitches and there are so many to choose from, no chance of getting bored.
  • Stitches are well formed, it's a quiet machine, this came with everything I needed accessories and so far, everything works as promised.
  • The different stitches are kinda overwhelming but I think they will be great.
  • Love my Janome Horizon with all the extra parts! Beautiful stitches! Extension table is wonderful, and since it's see-thru it's a perfect spot to put my quilt pattern.
  • The speed is very small, not as described by the manufacturer. Very upset by this. Expected more.
Janome Memory Craft 9400QCP Sewing Machine
  • Everything I do on this machine comes out really nice. I have made quilts of various sizes, table runners, wall hangings, and clothing. I love this machine.
  • I love LOVE my 9400. The 11 inch throat is just wonderful. It sew so quiet. The retractable light and additional light create a well lit area for me so sew in low light conditions.
  • I have had my 9400 for a little over a year, bought it when it was first available. It is a wonderful machine. I have quilted 6 quilts on it doing both stitch in ditch and free motion.
  • I bought the Janome 9400QCP in August of 2016 and it is a pleasure to sew with. I love the extra lights and it lets you know when the bobbin is getting low and lots of stitches.
  • I've had the machine for a month now. Straight stitching it worked perfectly. Decorative stitches was a problem. The stitches weren't balanced. It took a lot of adjusting to get it almost right.
Size & Weight
12.4 in.
12.6 in.
20.4 in.
20.8 in.
9.1 in.
9.6 in.
26.5 lbs.
29.1 lbs.
Speed Controller
Speed control slider
Speed control slider
Free Arm
Locking Stitch Button
Easy Reverse Button
Thread Tension
Buttonhole Sewing
Knee Lift
Adjustable knee lift, Foot Pressure Adjustment, Super fine needle position adjustment, Adjustable Stitch Length, Adjustable Stitch Width, Snap-On Presser Feet
Adjustable knee lift, Foot Pressure Adjustment, Super fine needle position adjustment, Adjustable Stitch Length, Adjustable Stitch Width, Snap-On Presser Feet
Included Presser Feet
Rolled Hem Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Zipper foot E, Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot G, Darning Foot
Free Motion Quilting Closed Toe Foot, Overedge Foot M, Satin Stitch Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, AcuFeed Flex™ Dual Feed Holder with AD Foot, Darning Foot, Free Motion Quilting Open Toe Foot QO, Zipper foot E, Blind Hem Foot G, Button Sewing Foot, HP Foot, Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot, Rolled Hem Foot
One-step needle plate conversion, 5 ultrabright LED lamps, Remote thread cutter optional, 11 one-step buttonholes, Detachable AcuFeed Flex system, 7-piece feed dog, High resolution LCD touchscreen
High Light™, Improved Ergonomic Design, Easy Convenience Features, AcuFeed Flex™, Superior Needle Threader, Spacious Sewing Bed, Advanced Touchscreen
What customers say about "Features"
Janome Memory Craft 8900QCP Sewing Machine
  • This is a fantastic mid-arm (not regular sized or longarm but in between) perfect for quilters!
  • Love the built in needle threader, the way I can adjust both thread tension and foot tension, lots of light, push button thread cutter, etc.
  • The covers are beautiful and the extension table is impressive!
  • The 11" throat is wonderful, and the knee lift, and thread cutter are features my old machine didn't have and are features I don't want to be without.
  • My only complaint is that you need an add on spool holder for very large spools of thread. The 6600 had this built in.
Janome Memory Craft 9400QCP Sewing Machine
  • The large work surface is great. I have made one quilt since the purchase.
  • The straight stitch foot and plate sew a beautiful seam. As of yet I can't find anything to say negative.
  • I have had this machine little over 4 months. Love it, with all the stitches and the wide work space it is my dream machine.
  • I love this machine. Some of my favorite things about it are the extra lights, the 11 inch throat, the HP foot and plate, and the ease of use.
  • I love my Janome 9400!!. I have had this machine for almost 1 year and it sews like a dream. I mostly make quilts and the large work area is wonderful.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
3999.00 $
4999.00 $

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