Janome Artistic Quilter AQ 18-8DX

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For the quilter ready to move up to an authentic long arm machine, the Artistic Quilter AQ18-8DX is the machine to buy. This is the same high-quality machine as Janome’s Artistic AQ18 sit-down model but designed to work with a quilting frame. Programmable free motion quilting is a breeze with this easy-to-use dedicated long arm quilter.

The Artistic Quilter AQ18-8DX is made with a comfortable 18” throat length and 8” of height for working on larger projects with ease. It has fully adjustable ergonomically designed front handlebars and comes with rear handlebars that can be added as well to provide total control of the quilting machine. The 15” quilting area is illuminated with bright fluorescent lighting for great visibility while stitching. It has a cast aluminum sewing head, turbo servo motor, and heavy-duty bearings and bushings.

The AQ18-8DX has a 7” electronic control and a built-in LCD touch control screen for easy stitch selection and adjustment as well as other essential controls. There is a programmable up/down needle positioner and the machine uses built-in and downloadable stitch patterns. It free motion stitches at speeds up to an amazing 3,000 SPM, quickly creating precise stitches. It can also be automated with the Artistic Robot quilting system that is sold separately which is fully integrated with the AQ18-8DX’s built-in ESP stitch regulator.

A convenient feature for long arm machines, the AQ18-8DX uses M-size bobbins, the largest available, to reduce the number of bobbin changes necessary when working on a large project. Additionally, the built-in bobbin winder loads bobbins while the machine is in use. No reason to ever run out of bobbin thread! It also has a centralized oil reservoir that keeps the machine well lubricated without the chance of getting oil on the fabric.

The AQ18-8DX is an easy-to-use long arm quilter that gives any quilter the power, precision, and convenience to fully enjoy free motion quilting. It comes with a starter set of bobbins and needles, a detailed instructional manual, and more.

The Artistic Quilter AQ18-8DX is covered by Janome’s 5-year warranty on mechanical and electrical parts and includes a 1-year labor warranty.

The Janome Artistic Quilter AQ18-8DX - Full of Features for Amazing Free Motion Quilting!

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