The Horizon Memory Craft 12000: AcuFeed Flex™ Is Perfect For Fall's Fabrics
The new feeding system on the MC12000 is ideal for fleece, shearling, wool, and other cold-weather fabrics.
One of the favorite features on the new Horizon Memory Craft 12000 is the upgraded fabric feeding system. The AcuFeed Flex™ Layered Fabric Feeding System allows you to sew thick and fluffy fabrics without shifting.
The Janome Educators have been working with fall and winter-weight fabrics on the new machine. We asked them what it's been like to sew with AcuFeed Flex™.
Here's what they said:
"AcufeedFlex helps to keep your napped fabrics like fleece, velvets, and corduroy feeding evenly. It does such a nice job, I might say that uneven seams are a thing of the past. It's especially nice when you're working with lining a winter fabric with a satin or crepe."
"I love the softness of a flannel quilt, but piecing 1/4" seams can be tricky! I used the NEW OD 1/4" AcuFeed Flex piecing foot with stitch Q2 - 1/4" P in the Quilting mode to piece together the blocks for my grandson’s new quilt. Perfect seams for a perfectly beautiful quilt!"
"The greatest advantage of the wide width Acufeed Flex foot is that it provides an extended wider path, holding the fabric in place while sewing a simple straight seam on furry or fluffy fabrics."
"The AcuFeed Flex narrow foot fits those spaces where a larger foot would be too combersome. Along with the new AcuFeed Flex Zipper Foot, it's indispensable when en making quilted bags and totes with bulky winter fabrics."
"I think a great advantage to the AcuFeed Flex is the ablility to use either the single or double foot, particularly on heavier fabrics. Inserting a zipper in a polar fleece jacket is a breeze with the single and quilting on velvet has never been easier. You just need to remember to adjust the presser foot pressure accordingly."
We had one regret, from Valora Hammond. She said she wishes she'd had this feeding system a few years ago when she was making a winter coat.
"I sure wish I'd had the Accufeed Flex system when I made the shearling coat (pictured to the right). Working with this bulky fabric would have been so much easier since this system keeps all the layers in place and it would have prevented the fabric from shifting. It is amazing how far the technology has advanced with sewing systems that make this fabric a breeze to sew on now."