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Janome Memory Craft 6500P Sewing and Quilting Machine (NEW)

Overall Rating Rating 4.8  |  18 reviews  |  Write a review
Today $1,299.00
Off MSRP $700.00 (35%)
MSRP $1,999.00
Item #: 12116870
    This fast-sewing quilting machine sews 1,000 stitches per minute. With features such as specialty stitches and an advanced feed mechanism, it is versatile enough to undertake complex projects from creating garments to quilting home decor....more

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    • Memory Craft 6500P is great for creating everything from garments to quilting to home decor
    • Machine offers sewing speeds of 1,000 stitches per minute
    • Sewing machine features include specialty stitches and advanced feed mechanism
    • Advanced features ensure that projects get completed quickly and easily
    • Provides speed and precision critical to advanced sewing
    • Measures 16 inches high x 13 inches wide x 18 inches long
    • Model number 6500P
    • Block and script monogram stitches
    • Backlit computerized LCD screen
    • Maximum sewing speed: 1000spm/Straight, 700spm/Zigzag
    • Speed control lever
    • Arm and bed space: 9 inches x 5 inches (225mm x 120mm)
    • Visible pressure gauge
    • Jam-proof, magnetic, top-loading, full-rotary hook system
    • Independent motor for bobbin winding
    • Automatic thread cutter, with memory capability
    • SFS (superior feed system)
    • External feed balancing dial
    • Front access feed dog up/down control
    • Adjustable stitch width from 0 to 7mm
    • Adjustable stitch length from 0 to 5mm
    • Individual stitch editing
    • Combination stitch editing
    • Elongation
    • Turn-over memory
    • Recall memory bank
    • Resumption set/last stitch recall
    • Auto-lock, Lock-a-matic, and needle up/down quick command keys
    • Vertical thread delivery system with dual thread guide bar
    • Built-in needle threader
    • 135 stitches across 4 modes
    • Seven buttonholes
    • 71 needle drop positions (including 15 left to right needle positions)
    • Extra-high presser foot lift
    • Twin needle guard
    • Knee lifter
    • Extended seam allowance guide
    • Beep indicator shut-off
    • Large extension table
    • 10 languages available on-screen
    • Electronic foot control
    • Sewing light
    • Soft dust cover
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  • 5 Stars 16
  • 4 Stars 1
  • 3 Stars 1
  • 2 Stars 0
  • 1 Stars 0

    This is absolutely the most wonderful machine I have owned. I didn't hesitate purchasing it from Overstock.com because I've always gotten quality merchandise, shipped fast with a good return policy. As a professional crafter for over 35 years, I have owned 3 other big name brands that couldn't come close to the Janome. I'm very sorry that I waited so long to make the purchase. When I think of the projects that I struggled with and wasted time on - only because I didn't know they could make a machine to stand up to my tasks. This machine is the quilter's best friend with all the decorative and applique stitches it does. When I construct tote bags and purses, I put a high demand on my machine by going over 6 to 8 thick layers of fabric and batting, etc. That is what took its toll on my other machines. The Janome just smiles and quietly proceeds. I can make everything in half the time. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the thread-cutting feature - a real time-saver when you don't have to pick up scissors everytime you finish a seam. I've even monogrammed my name on the products I make, and they look very professional! Can't wait to use the knee lift feature when I machine quilt and some of the special feet that were included. Well, I'm going to get back to my sewing now - I consider it "playtime" with my new Janome!!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • AWESOME machine

    I love this machine. It has more stitches than I'll ever use, but very nice to have! I've had it for a year, and I've quilted tons of quilt, purses, etc on it. If you aren't a manual reader (me!) it's really easy to figure out on your own. But the manual is so easy to read. Much easier than some of the other sewing machine manuals i've tried to read.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Sewing Machine

    I too absolutely love this sewing machine. This was a gift I bought for myself last Christmas. It has so many wonderful features that make my quilting and crafter projects even nicer and easier to produce than ever before. The feature I love to show off the most, is the button that cuts your thread at the end of your stitching. I LOVE THAT !!! I can't imagine what else a sewing machine could do that this one does not. The only disappointment I have is, I want the floor table/cabinet/stand that is designed to hold this sewing machine. Everywhere I look on the internet it is very expensive, for all there is to it. I am hoping that Overstock will locate some and offer it for sale to us as well.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Great machine

    I love this sewing machine! I've been using it for a few weeks now and it is just terrific. It is a very sturdy workhorse. Much nicer than the usual dinky little sewing machines. I've already used it to make clothes for my kids and three quilts. It has a large assortment of decorative stitches and comes with many useful presser feet. It is simple and easy to use if you've had any experience with sewing machines. The manual is clear and easy to understand. The separate bobbin winding motor is very practical and saves a lot of time when you don't have to stop and rethread the machine after winding a new bobbin. The thread cutting feature is also very practical. I truly LOVE this machine!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Great machine!

    I can't think of one bad thing to write about this machine. I love it! I've been cranking out the quilts since I bought it. Makes quilting a true pleasure.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • This machine is beautiiful

    I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful this machine is. For all of you quilters out that that are searching for the best machine for the best price, look no further. This machine is awesome. From the moment I removed this machine from the box, I knew it I had found a real jewel. It's heavy because unlike other machines that are made of plastic on the inside, this one has a steel frame which means that it will not break down easily in the future. It is so well made. The instruction manual is printed very clearly and very easy to follow. The machine is easy to thread with an automatic needle threader. It comes with the extension table. The work area is very large for any quilt The screen when you select what mode and what stitch you want tells you what stitch it's been adjusted to, what foot to change to, the stitch length and width, and you can edit this stitch and save it with their save mode. You can even add additional stitch patters to this so it will change back and forh automatically between the stitches. Very easy to assemble. I just can't say enough good things about this machine. Do not hesitate purchasing this machine.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    wolfangel from Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb 14, 2014

  • Janome 6500P

    I don't think I will ever purchase another machine from Overstock. I had the machine for 3 weeks and it needed repair. I looked up the information on the web and "thought" I found an authorized repair shop. After paying for the repair, I called Janome and was advised that I would have had to ship it back to NJ from GA, absorb the cost of shipping. I was very disappointed. Sorry.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It looked like the one on the site
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? It was accurate as far as the product
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Accurate
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No

    queengreen from Georgia, Jun 11, 2012

  • Great sewing machine

    I have been sewing for 25 years on the same Bernina. I wanted something that would last as long with a few more options. Janome is proudly American made which I really liked. The good: Very powerful and can go through many layers of fabric, somewhat quiet though not as quiet as I was expecting, easy to use, large cone thread holder, comes with many feet, very forgiving when using different thread sizes in bobbin and top thread, easy to thread, easy to adjust tension. The bad: when free motion quilting, the tension had to be adjusted about every 5 minutes because it pulled bobbin thread on the curves. (However, this is a common problem with most machines) I had to send the first machine back because the thread cutting mechanism was defective. My second machine works flawlessly.The lack of a hard case is REALLY irritating to me at this price point. The last somewhat "bad" thing about this machine is when you first start sewing it goes slow and then jumps into hyperdrive so that has been something to get used to (a lot of picking out seams due to jumping my fingers out of the way lest they get ran over). Overall an excellent machine. I would definately buy again.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    brendar1974 from San Diego, CA, Nov 15, 2011

  • Janome 6500

    After conferring with several of my quilting friends and relatives, I chose Janome. I wanted a machine to do basic quilting on with a few extras. So far, I have quilted three small quilts but have not mastered free motion quilting to my satisfaction. I love the knee-presser foot release and the thread cutter feature.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image compared very favorably
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    sally1cooper from Southwest Oklahoma, Oct 11, 2011

  • Love to sew

    I had a New Home 6000 MC wich was purchased my Janome. This machine is really close to origional with a few more bells and whistels. It has a good walking foot for quilting and all embroidery are easy to use. Two things that need to be improved is the light (does not shine in the front where the foot is) and the threader (comes from the back and misses the needle.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? execllent
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? vary good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It made with sewing in mind.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    sewsure from Cool, CA, Aug 2, 2011

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Does this machine have the automatic tension for sewing several layers? For example when sewing quilts? dannib53 on Aug 30, 2014
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is there a quilting stitch option? dian57 on Aug 15, 2014
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Hello dian57, this machine come with specialty quilting stitching options. Thank you for shopping with us. Vicki H overstockcustomercare2 on Aug 17, 2014

Where is the bobbin compartment? queenmary1 on Jul 8, 2014
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Hello queenmary1, the bobbin is located at the underside or bottom part of the sewing machine. Thanks for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 11, 2014

In what country is this machine made? j252 on Jan 13, 2014
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Hello j252, this product is manufactured in Taiwan. We hope this information is helpful. Thank you for shopping with us and have a wonderful day! overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 15, 2014

The manufacture says it comes with 14 standard feet. Does this machine also come with 14 standard feet? corinne17 on May 19, 2013
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Thank you for shopping with us corinne17 and have a great day. Here is what included with the machine: 1- 1/4 inch Seam Foot O 1 - Blind Hem Foot G 1 - Pre-wound Bobbins 1 - Cording Foot H 1 - Darning Foot P2 1 - 18" x 24" Extension Table 1 - Overcast Foot M 1 - Overedge Foot C 1 - Satin Stitch Foot F 1 - Zig-Zag Foot A 1 - Zipper Foot E 1 - Accessory Box 1 - Automatic Buttonhole Foot R 1 – Bobbins 1 - Cloth Guide with Screw 1 - Felt 1 - Foot Control 1 - Instruction Book 1 - Knee Lifter 1 - Lint Brush 1 - Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot F2 1- Open Toe Walking Foot 1 - Quilting Bar 1 - Quilting Bar for Walking Foot 1 - Rolled Hem Foot D 1 – Screwdriver 1 - Seam Ripper 1 - Set of Needles 1 - Spool Holder (large) 1 - Spool Holder (small) overstockcustomercare1 on May 23, 2013

Does this machine have a usb port? wusser on Feb 23, 2013
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Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately I have checked the manual for the unit and it does not come with a usb port. We apologize for the inconvenience. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 26, 2013

How many presser feet are included with the machine? beckyvid on Sep 13, 2012
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This item has one electronic foot control. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 17, 2012

How well does this machine work on heavy fabrics, such as denim or upholestry? wmdjt on Jul 5, 2012
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The machine can handle everything from garments to quilting to home decor. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 13, 2012

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