Janome NQM2016 is a quality computerized sewing machine.

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Janome NQM2016 is a limited edition computerized sewing machine launched in 2016. It was launched to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky.

Returning to the machine in our hands, the Janome NQM2016. It comes with 60 built-in stitches that also include 6 eyelets in one step. Automatic needle threading facilitates needle threading. The bobbin is of the upper placement type. There is a dial to adjust the thread tension. The programmable button up / down the needle is there, which is absolutely necessary for the quilters.

The LED display is brightly lit and shows the selected stitch, the width, and length of the stitch and the recommended presser foot. The maximum stitch width is 7 mm and the stitch length is 5 mm. The sewing start/stop button and the speed control slider allow you to sew without the pedal. The start/stop button will not work when the pedal is connected to the machine. Janome NQM2016 comes with a dedicated lock stitch button to secure the stitches at the press of a button and this is in addition to a separate reverse sewing button.

The automatic thread cutting button is one of the premium features of NQM2016. The automatic thread trimmer will trim the threads after sewing. You can even program the machine to cut the thread automatically after finishing sewing. So you don't need to go and press the thread trimmer button every time you finish. There are two other manual thread cutters in the machine. One is on the left side of the machine, to cut thicker threads of # 30 or thicker and another thread cutter is close to the bobbin area.

Presser foot pressures make changing the feet easier. Janome's 7-piece feeding system feeds thick and thin fabrics effortlessly. Janome NQM2016 presents a free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves. To sew with free movement, you can always release the drag dogs using a lever. The extra-high presser foot lift offers the extra space you need while sewing multiple thick layers. An LED bulb illuminates the workspace quite well.

Another useful feature in Janome NQM2016 is the option to adjust the presser foot pressure (this feature is not available on all computerized machines). The workspace of NQM2016 is 6.2 "x 4.7". The machine comes with lots of accessories that also include a large extension table, which gives you the additional space required to accommodate large projects. Hardcover is also included. The machine weighs 18.2 pounds. It is not the lightest machine that exists, which is actually a blessing in disguise since more pieces of metal are used, which increases the overall durability of the machine.

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Easy to use

Janome NQM2016 comes with a good variety of essential, decorative and buttonhole stitches. The machine is very easy to navigate, thanks to the unique selection buttons, which I saw for the first time in Janome DC2015 and now in NQM2016. It is also one of the quietest machines I have reviewed in the recent past. The stitch quality is very good.


Janome NQM2016 does not come with a font for basic monograms. Then the letters are not possible.


  • Good stitch quality
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • variety of stitches


  • There is no font for monograms

Review Verdict

In general, Janome NQM2016 marks all boxes except the sewing source. If it is not your priority, then there is absolutely nothing to worry about. It is a quality computerized sewing machine.

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