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Whether you quilt, embroider, sew home decor and garments, or do a combination of everything, this machine makes it all more enjoyable. You'll be able to complete projects more quickly when you're on a deadline. But it's so effortless to use, and gives you such powerful tools, you can also spend whole days happily stitching, loving what you create. It truly expands your horizons.

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Get the free update to 1.20 to make the RE18 Essential embroidery hoop compatible with the Memory Craft 12000. 

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This model has been discontinued. Please check with your local Authorized Janome Dealer for availability.

Key Features
One-step needle plate conversion
AcuFeed Flex layered fabric feeding system
7-piece feed dog
Adjustable knee lift
Full intensity lighting system with 10 with LED lamps in 5 locations
15" embossed stainless steel bed
Easy convenience buttons
338 built-in embroidery designs
Linear motion embroidery system
  • Top loading full rotary hook bobbin
  • 425 Built-in stitches
  • 13 One-step buttonholes
  • Automatic thread tension
  • Built-in needle threader
  • AcuGuide automatic cloth guide
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Memorized needle up/down
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • One-step needle plate conversion
  • AcuFeed Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System
  • 7 piece feed dog
  • Stitch Composer stitch creation program
  • Free arm
  • Drop feed
  • Variable Zig Zag for Free Motion Quilting
  • Start/stop button
  • Speed control slider
  • Locking stitch button
  • Automatic thread cutter with memory function
  • Twin needle guard
  • Easy reverse button
  • Memory capability: up to 4MB of storage
  • Adjustable knee lift
  • Auto declutch bobbin winder
  • Extra high presser foot lift
  • LCD Full color touchscreen
  • Foot pressure adjustment
  • Foot height adjustment
  • Maximum stitch width: 9mm
  • Maximum stitch length: 5mm
  • Sewing application support with on-screen help
  • Full intensity lighting system with 10 white LED lamps in 5 locations
  • 15” Embossed stainless steel bed
  • Retractable High Light and AcuView Magnifier
  • Real-time PC Connection with Horizon Link for creating and editing embroidery designs
  • 338 Built-in embroidery designs / 10 Fonts with European characters
  • 2&3 Letter monogramming function
  • Maximum embroidery size: 9.1” x 11.8” (230mm x 300mm)
  • Design transfer options: USB, Direct PC Connection via Horizon Link
  • Linear Motion Embroidery System
  • Embroidery sewing speed: 400 – 1,000 spm
  • Embroidery format: .JEF, .JEF+
  • Editing functions: Resize, combine, duplicate, flip, arc, group, drag & drop, zoom, trace, user color choice
  • Programmable jump thread trimming
  • Adjustable speed while embroidering
  • Flexible stitch travelling by units of 1, 10, and 100
  • Auto return post thread break
  • Adjustable hoop positioning
  • Thread brand selection: Janome, Gutterman, Sulky, Madeira, Robison-Anton, mettle
  • Semi Hard Cover included
  • DVD included
Standard Accessories
Optional Accessories
Model Comparison
Horizon Memory Craft 12000
Hook Type Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin
Thread Tension Control Automatic
Maximum Stitch Width 9mm
Feed System AcuFeed
Easy Reverse Button Yes
Bobbin Winding Independent Motor
Stitch Selection Touchscreen
Dual Voltage 80v - 240v Yes
Cover Semi-Hard Cover
Number of Stitches 425
Number of Buttonholes 13 One-Step Buttonholes
Needle Threader Built-in
Needle Up Down Memorized
Free Arm Yes
Drop Feed Yes
Needle Position 91
Locking Stitch Button Yes
Twin Needle Guard Yes
Number of Stitch Combination Up to 100 stitches
Last Stitch Recall Capability Yes
Knee Lift Yes
Machine Size W 22.6" x H 12.4" x D 9"
Machine Weight 30.2 lbs
Work Space W 11" x H 4.7"
Extra High Presser Foot Lift Yes
Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes
Maximum Stitch Length 5mm
Other Features
Number of Designs 338
Fonts for Monogramming 3
Maximum Embroidery Size 9.1" x 11.8"
Design Transfer Options USB
Embroidery Sewing Speeds 1000
Embroidery Format .JEF, .JEF+
On Screen Editing Functions
Resize, Combine, Duplicate, Flip, Arc, Group, Drag & Drop, Zoom, Trace, User Color Choice
Programmable Jump Thread Trimming Yes
Adjustable Speed While Embroidering Yes
Flexible Stitch Travelings By units of 1, 10 and 100
Auto Return Post Thread Break Yes
Adjustable Hoop Positioning Yes
Thread Brand Selection
Janome, Gutterman, Sulky, Madeira, Robison-Anton, Mettler
Available Hoops
SQ14, FA10, SQ23

Memory Craft 12000
Monday, May 23, 2016

I received my machine at Christmas and am still learning all of the features (honestly, this machine does so much, I will be learning it for quite some time to come!) I am loving making personalized items for my new granddaughter. The hoop sizes are incredible. I have also personalized towels for graduation gifts and again love the large hoops that allow large personalization. I recently memorized a "Made by name and date" to add to all of the items I am making. This would also be a great way to make labels for my quilts. When making quilts, I really like the large throat on the machine. It certainly makes machine quilting much easier. Can't wait to learn all of the features of the machine and put them to use!! Love, love, love this machine!!
Enchanted Creations
My 12000
Monday, September 18, 2023

I love this machine have had it a while now was interested in upgrading, however im happy with what I have. Still trying to learn after 5 years.

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