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The Continental M17

Janome is proud to introduce the Next Generation Combo machine. Combining the top features of our most decorated machines to maximize your creative potential. The largest sewing area in the industry matched with the largest embroidery space. High Definition Quilting featuring the all-new Accurate Stitch Regulator A.S.R., and the Fastest Sewing speeds, are just a few of the 100 reasons to love this new model. The dual LCD color touch screens, make stitch changes and embroidery easy and enjoyable. Introducing new features such as the Thumbwheel function means you can delicately control the needle position to finish those intricate sewing projects. 

Over 1,200 built-in embroidery designs and the largest embroidery hoop  at 11.3” x 18.2” open up a whole new world of design capabilities. Five included embroidery hoops to use with the built-in programs from monogramming, to sashiko and everything in between. Janome's original features such as AcuFeed, QuiltBlockAdvisor, and Artistic Digitizer are included. Let the Continental M17 take you to the highest level of your own creative abilities. 

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Key Features
Industry First Thumbwheel by machine head to raise and lower the needle without reaching for the handwheel.
Largest Embroidery Space, Maximum embroidery size 11.3" x 18.2"
Dual Touchscreens Right Screen - LCD Full-color touchscreen 5.3” x 8.5” Middle Screen – LCD Touchscreen 3.8” x 2.1”
Workspace – 13.5” x 5.5” inches to the right of the needle
Knee Lifter included
  • Dual Touchscreens , Right Screen - LCD Full-color touchscreen 5.3” x 8.5” , Middle Screen – LCD Touchscreen 3.8” x 2.1”
  • Workspace – 13.5” x 5.5” inches to the right of the needle
  • Thumbwheel by machine head to raise and lower needle
  • Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin
  • 850 Built-in stitches, 13 buttonhole stitches, plus 3 fonts
  • A.S.R. (Accurate Stitch Regulator) stitch regulation included A.S.R. (Accurate Stitch Regulator) and four different feet
  • 850 Built-in stitches
  • 1,230 Built-in embroidery designs
  • 13 One-step buttonholes
  • Artistic Digitizer Jr software includes – compatible with both MacBook and PC
  • Self-opening Top Cover
  • Pop-up spool pins
  • Built-in Storage Space in the embroidery unit extension tables, top, and back of the machine
  • Maximum Sewing Speed – 1,300 SPM Straight Stitch; 1,000 SPM Zigzag Stitch
  • Automatic thread tension
  • Automatic built-in needle threader
  • Memorized needle up/down
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • Automatic One-step needle plate lift with soft close
  • AcuFeed Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System
  • 7-piece feed dog
  • 91 needle positions
  • PC Based Programs included - StitchComposer, QuiltBlockAdvisor, ScreenSaverTool
  • Drop Feed
  • Variable Zig Zag for Free Motion Quilting with width adjustment for satin stitch
  • Start/stop button
  • Speed control slider
  • Locking stitch button
  • Automatic thread cutter with memory function
  • Twin needle guard
  • Easy reverse button
  • Adjustable knee lift
  • Independent bobbin winding motor at 2,000 RPM
  • Sewing application support with on-screen help
  • Nine ultra-bright LED lights in four locations
  • 1,230 Built-in embroidery designs
  • Maximum embroidery size 11.3" x 18.2"
  • Design transfer options: Wireless, USB, Direct PC connection
  • Gantry Style Embroidery Arm / Embroidery sewing speed: 400 – 1,200 spm
  • Embroidery format: .JEF, .JEF+, .JPX / Editing functions: Resize, Rotate, Flip, Zoom, Duplicate, Combine, Sewing Order, Single Color Sewing, Color Grouping, Corner Layout
  • Auto return post thread break
  • Embroidery Positioning Marker
  • Storage Compartments in Extension Tables
  • Easy Tightening Lever on Embroidery Hoops
  • 5 included hoops RE46d SQ28d RE20d SQ10d ASQ27d
  • RE46d
Standard Accessories
Optional Accessories
Model Comparison
Continental M17
Hook Type Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin
Thread Tension Control Automatic
Maximum Stitch Width 9mm
Feed System AcuFeed Flex
Easy Reverse Button Yes
Bobbin Winding Independent Motor
Stitch Selection Touchscreen
Dual Voltage 80v - 240v No
Cover Semi-Hard Cover
Number of Stitches 850
Number of Buttonholes 13 One-Step Buttonholes
Needle Threader Computerized
Needle Up Down Memorized
Free Arm No
Drop Feed Yes
Needle Position 91
Locking Stitch Button Yes
Twin Needle Guard No
Number of Stitch Combination Up to 100 stitches
Last Stitch Recall Capability Yes
Knee Lift Yes
Machine Size W43.8"x H13.9"x D28.0"
Machine Weight 44.25 lbs (66.8 including embroidery unit)
Work Space W 13.5" x H 5.5"
Extra High Presser Foot Lift Yes
Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes
Maximum Stitch Length 5mm
Other Features
Number of Designs 1230
Fonts for Monogramming 10
Maximum Embroidery Size RE46d Hoop 11.3"x18.2"
Design Transfer Options Wireless
Embroidery Sewing Speeds 1200
Embroidery Format JEF, .JEF+, .JPX
On Screen Editing Functions
Yes Resizing, Combine, duplication, Rotate, Vertical/Horizontal Flip, Arcing, Groupiing, User Color Choice
Programmable Jump Thread Trimming Yes
Adjustable Speed While Embroidering Yes
Flexible Stitch Travelings units of 1, 10, 100 and 500
Auto Return Post Thread Break Yes
Adjustable Hoop Positioning Yes
Thread Brand Selection
Janome (Polyester & Acrylic), Gutermann, Robinson-Anton (Polyester & Arcylic), Mettler, Iris UltraBrite, Madiera, Jenny Haskins
Available Hoops
RE46d 11 x18.1” (280x460 mm), SQ28d 11 x 11” (280x280 mm), RE20d 5.5 x 7.9” (140 x2 00 mm), SQ10d 3.9 x 3.9”(100 x 100 mm) ASQ27d 10.6 x 10.6” (270x270 mm)

Simply Amazing
Friday, February 24, 2023

Had an sewing/embroidery machine from another manufacturer. Went to a Janome dealer demo and I fell totally in love. Have had this machine for over 6 months now and it is Fantastic! Truly can't say enough good things. The company and developers put so many functions and so much thought into this machine. I find it very user friendly and the support is fantastic. There is a Janome online group to demonstrate this great machine so if you live in the middle of no where or don't get out a lot you can still get tons of assistance. There is simply no hoop larger and embroidery is perfect. But if you do not embroider I would still buy this grand machine just for the sewing features. It is a work horse and can sew through all kinds of materials. Love the HP system. Comes with almost any foot you could ever imagine. Thank you Janome this is one fantastic machine. I look forward to continuing to learn many new projects and having years of fun with this machine. Oh, and it even has a stitch regulator which I will be using on my ruler work. This is simply the best!
Continental M27
Friday, March 3, 2023

I love my Continental M17. It’s so easy to use, setup was a breeze and the apps make it so much fun. The new capabilities are genius, and extraordinary. The largest hoop beats any other out there on the market. I traded my newly upgraded Big B brand machine, you know the one with the 3rd version out that has the scanner/camera built in, and I am not looking back. I wish I would have done this sooner. The acufeed, and the HP foot/plate are serving you none, it’s amazing. The new embroidery unit makes it so easy to mount and dismount the hoops. Overall, this machine rocks and leaves its competitors wondering what Janome will do or come up with next.

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