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Janome 1600P-QC Sewing and Quilting Machine Review

Although you can use a regular sewing machine for quilting, Janome 1600P-QC quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Janome 1600P-QC quilting machine boasts a larger amount of workspace (also referred to as ‘throat’), which is perfect for sewing large and huge projects such as curtains, sheets, and bedspreads.

And of course, Janome 1600P-QC can handle multiple layers with ease and is great for quilting projects. You can also easily sew through heavy materials without worrying about the fabric bunching up or getting stuck in the machine.

Moreover, this Janome 1600P-QC quilting machine comes with a higher stitching speed, meaning that it not only saves time but can also be used on large numbers of projects at one time. When you have less time to complete a quilting project and more items to work on, the ability to sew faster is sure to come in handy – and that’s where this Janome 1600P-QC high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Janome 1600P-QC quilting machine is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it requires much more from the operator than a standard quilting machine does – and he or she will be rewarded with faster results!

All in all, Janome 1600P-QC is a quilting machine for those who want quality results from their quilting efforts and are prepared to work hard for it!

Frame, Construction, & Sewing Speed

There are lightweight, portable machines that are great if you tend to sew in different locations, as well as bulky, heavy-duty options that are best for pros who have a designated sewing area. This sewing machine measures W498 x H323 x D178 mm and weighs 31.97 pounds, which is a bit bulky and heavy, so it’s not ideal for carrying it out, but the heaviness adds more durability to the machine, meaning that Janome 1600P-QC can serve you years while providing you quality and consistent stitches at the same time.

This Janome 1600P-QC quilting machine is extremely durable no matter what happens. The reason for this is the material quality and manufacturing technology used, which will be detailed later in this article. Janome 1600P-QC has a large table to work with as well, so no matter how big your project is, you’ll be comfortable working on it.

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When it comes to sewing performance, you won’t be disappointed with the Janome 1600P-QC. It has a high-performance motor that delivers up to 1600 stitches per minute. This allows you to finish your projects faster and better!

The Janome 1600P-QC sewing machine also comes with an impressive range of additional features. For example, the adjustable stitch width and length capabilities enable you to easily alter these important factors depending on the type of design you’re creating. The stitch width adjustments are located on the side of the machine and allow you to change them easily without having to remove your hands from the machine. The maximum stitch width of this Janome 1600P-QC sewing machine is 7 mm, and the maximum stitch length is 6 mm.

What We Like About Janome 1600P-QC

  • It allows you to sew perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
  • It is so easy to use that even beginners find it perfect for starting with it
  • It works at a speed of 1600 SPM and has an LED to guide you through your stitching process
  • Thread tension is adjustable, giving you excellent precision over the thread tightness
  • It operates super quietly, giving you the much needed peaceful environment
  • Excellent design with a high-quality build and multiple features
  • The color-coded threading guides are clear and helpful for hassle-free threading
  • As the dial is adjustable while operating the machine, you need not stop to make changes

What We Don’t Like

  • The customer service leaves a little to be desired
  • It is a bit pricy for some people
  • It’s a little noisy at high speed

Features of Janome 1600P-QC Sewing Machine

Stitch Option

Janome 1600P-QC sewing and quilting machine comes with high-speed straight stitch only.

Thread Cutter

Janome 1600P-QC’s thread cutters are very sharp and will make quick work of all the threads in your project. It will cut your thread faster and make the process easier, and you won’t have to struggle with it.

Reverse Stitching

This Janome 1600P-QC sewing machine has an inbuilt feature called the reverse stitch that performs the function of backstitching. The reverse stitch can be briefly defined as a feature on sewing machines that allows sewers to back up over stitches they have originally made and ensures that the fabric doesn’t unravel or lose shape at the seam. If you have just completed a seam, the ends of the seam are the most vulnerable parts of the machine-sewn seam, therefore the need to use the reverse stitch button on the machine to reinforce them.

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Needle Up/Down Feature

Janome 1600P-QC comes with the Needle Up/Down feature that lets your needle stop down in the fabric, which is great for applique, pivoting around a pocket corner or free-motion sewing.

Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter

The extra-high presser foot lifter of Janome 1600P-QC allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.

Automatic Bobbin Winding System

Janome 1600P-QC also boasts an automatic bobbin winding system that makes it possible for anyone to efficiently use this product without having the constant worry about running out of thread since when the bobbin runs low, just simply slide up and down the lever located at the center side of the machine until it is full again.

Standard Accessories

  • Organ Needle System
    • HL x 5-16 (1)
    • HL x 5-14 (1)
    • HL x 5-11 (2)
    • HL x 5-9 (1)
  • Bobbin
  • Lint brush
  • Hemmer foot
  • Spool cap
  • Net
  • Spool holder
  • Large screwdriver
  • Small screwdriver
  • Cloth guide with Screw
  • Accessory box
  • Oil
  • Knee lifter
  • Instruction book


  • Vertical full rotary (industrial) hook
  • Type of needle-HL x 5, size 9 – 16
  • Flat bed type
  • Painted aluminum body construction type
  • Folding type (short) Carrying handle
  • Machine size-W498 x H323 x D178 mm
  • Arm space-225 x 140 mm
  • Maximum speed-1,600 spm (lowest: 50-70 spm)
  • Stretch length control by dial
  • Maximum stitch length-6 mm
  • Manual Thread tension control
  • Speed control slider
  • Programmable Needle up/down
  • Foot pressure adjustment by dial with indicator
  • Extra-high presser foot lift-Lever: 6 mm (Extra lift: 12.7 mm)
  • Knee lifter: 8 mm
  • Independent Bobbin winder motor
  • Hinge type Presser foot (with shank)
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Thread cutter (underneath face plate)
  • Remote thread cutter operation (via socket)
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Thread take up lever-Round hole for thread path
  • Vertical type (Fixed) Spool pin
  • Lamp Krypton lamps (x 2)
  • Knee lifter (adjustable type)
  • Electronic foot controller
  • Additional sensor to prevent machine from starting with presser foot in up position
  • Improved operating sound
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Who Is Janome 1600P-QC For?

The Janome 1600P-QC is a user-friendly sewing machine that performs very well for any kind of sewing job. The LCD screen indicator and the digital display control have been designed to be easy to read. You can adjust the stitch width depending on how you want your stitches to look.

The Janome 1600P-QC is also ideal for tailors, designers, small shops, and sewing enthusiasts who have considerable mileage on their machines. If you are looking for long-term reliability, then the Janome 1600P-QC is a perfect fit for you. This is an investment in the quest for perfection.

The Janome 1600P-QC is a true workhorse, and it’s one of the most reliable machines on the market today. Although some users have indicated that some of these stitches are a bit difficult to achieve your desired goal, Janome 1600P-QC is still enough for most sewing projects. If you are serious about your sewing, then you will not be disappointed with Janome 1600P-QC’s performance.

Tips for Using Your Quilting Machines

The best quilting machine for you personally will depend largely on your particular needs; commercial users usually prefer a heavy-duty model that can handle many hours of continuous operation without ‘breaking down’, whereas hobbyists may find that a lightweight (although more expensive) model is more suitable.

If, however, you will be using the machine professionally, then we recommend looking into heavier duty machines with features such as variable speed control, which allows the user to match the speed of the machine to the thread used (many quilters prefer using a variety of different threads)

If you’re planning on using your quilting machine in a home environment for fun or profit, then it’s always best to buy one that’s suited for your individual requirements – this may also save money in the long run!

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