Although you can use a regular sewing machine to quilt, the Janome 4120QDC quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Janome 4120QDC 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 4120QDC 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 4120QDC 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 4120QDC high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Janome 4120QDC 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 4120QDC 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 W 15″ x H 8.4″ x D 6.9″ and weighs 14.3 pounds, which is a bit lighter than other models that have the same features and durability. But this doesn’t mean that it compromised with its quality. Moreover, the lightweight design makes it suitable for home use and great for both beginners and pros.
This Janome 4120QDC 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 4120QDC has a large table to work with as well, so no matter how big your project is, you’ll be comfortable working on it.
When it comes to sewing performance, you won’t be disappointed with the Janome 4120QDC. It has a high-performance motor that delivers up to 820 stitches per minute. This allows you to finish your projects faster and better!
The Janome 4120QDC 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 4120QDC sewing machine is 7 mm and the maximum stitch length is 5 mm.
What We Like About Janome 4120QDC
- As the dial is adjustable while operating the machine, you need not stop to make changes
- Its metal frame is sturdy enough to keep it from vibrating and gives you a pleasant sewing experience
- You get smooth finishing for straight stitches and pretty gathers with perfect spacing
- This Janome 4120QDC produces results for home décor to fashion accessories with a professional finish
- Excellent design with a high-quality build and multiple features
- It allows you to sew perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
- The stitch width and stitch length are adjustable
- Novice users find it handy for multiple functions, which otherwise need a lot of extra effort
What We Don’t Like
- It is a bit pricy for some people
- The scrap catcher position is not comfortable enough for removing it easily, and it sometimes misses the fabric scraps
- The customer service leaves a little to be desired
Features of Janome 4120QDC Sewing Machine
The Janome 4120QDC comes with 120 different stitch functions, and you can use your imagination when creating new designs or making repairs since they’re ideal for almost any type of fabric that needs repair or decoration. With these stitches, you will be able to create a wide variety of different sewing patterns and designs.
This Janome 4120QDC comes with a handy one-step buttonhole feature that will save you lots of time and makes doing buttonholes on shirts and dresses simple and effective. If you are the type of person who loses a lot of buttons throughout the year, you really can’t afford to be without this function.
A needle threader is a small sewing tool that often consists of a round metal piece to which a diamond-shaped wire is attached. The needle threader of Janome 4120QDC is made from thin metal and is stamped with the shape of the queen’s head. The needle threader is a life-saver, and you don’t need to struggle to rethread your machine.
Drop Feed System
The feed dogs of Janome 4120QDC are made out of hard metal for smooth fabric movement while stitching along with an anti-rust surface coating added for longevity and durability. This Janome 4120QDC sewing machine can go through multiple layers of fabrics without any hesitation due to its amazing drop feed feature which adds convenience no matter where you are working.
The Janome 4120QDC also has an electronic speed controller, which gives you more freedom to adjust the machine’s sewing speed as required thus allowing you to work on complex projects without worrying about sewing slowly.
You can stitch with great ease thanks to Janome 4120QDC’s start/stop feature, which allows you to keep a check on your sewing progress, eliminating any untimely errors or mistakes at all times.
Needle Up/Down Feature
Janome 4120QDC 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 4120QDC allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
Needle Position Adjustment
This Janome 4120QDC’s features include a needle position adjustment that enables users to start and stop stitching at any point on a piece of fabric as well as adjust the needle position if they wish to add decorative stitches in such places as corners or along edges.
In addition to these features, Janome 4120QDC also comes with a built-in free arm system which helps make it easier for you to sew around tight corners and edges when working on your projects or tasks.
Automatic Bobbin Winding System
Janome 4120QDC 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.
Who Is Janome 4120QDC For?
The Janome 4120QDC 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 4120QDC 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 4120QDC is a perfect fit for you. This is an investment in the quest for perfection.
The Janome 4120QDC 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 4120QDC is still enough for most sewing projects. If you are serious about your sewing, then you will not be disappointed with Janome 4120QDC’s performance.
Tips for Using Your Quilting Machines
If you plan on machine quilting your quilts for shows or just to sell them, making sure your work is clean and neat is significant. Most professionals will say that the best way to make sure it’s done properly is by using a frame or hoop while stitching.
The main reason why this is suggested (instead of just hand-quilting) is because it will help provide even, accurate spacing between stitches, so the result doesn’t look sloppy.
High-speed quilting machines are generally heavier than standard machines. They need stronger motors to provide greater power so that the machine can operate properly; however, they also tend to cost more than standard models.
Many people who enjoy quilting use both types of machines depending on which project they’re working with; however, if you’re planning on using your machine for commercial production, then it is well worth investing in one of these all-around quilting machine models.