The Horizon Memory Craft 9480QCP is the second model in the Janome range to have A.S.R. Accurate Stitch Regulator. The A.S.R. feet are supplied standard with the machine; using the A.S.R. Ruler Work foot with ruler work templates gives a professional finish to your quilted projects. You can never have enough light, this model gives you plenty with lighting in 4 locations including a retractable light, which lights the needle area, day and night. The large flat high definition colour touch screen is easy to navigate, and to be more user friendly, the screen has been angled towards the user. The 400 built-in stitches are set out in their stitch families, there is a quick reference chart located in the lid of the machine. Customise each stitch including buttonholes then save them as a favourite stitch. Sewing Applications gives you a variety of pre-set stitch functions, ready to sew zips, blind hem, sewing on buttons, quilting, patchwork and lots more. Quilters and designers will appreciate the AcuFeed™ Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System, the Automatic Presser Foot Lift and the Electronic Automatic Tension Control. To personalize your sewing, you can create your own stitches using the Stitch Composer Software (windows only) supplied as a download to machine owners. The Janome AcuSpark2 App is like a digital instruction book with information on feet, stitches & techniques. Use the QR reader in the App to scan the QR code on the machine screen for more information. Available FREE from the App Store or Google Play.




Work Space:
280mm or 11 inches

Sewing Speed:
up to 1060 stitches per minute

Pivot Function:

Easy Change Needle Plate:

Machine Screen:
High-Def Colour FTF LCD Touch Screen

Built-in Stitches:

Stitch Width:


Stitch Tapering Function:

Needle Positions:

Presser Foot Lift Button:

Foot Pressure:
Yes, electronic automatic control

Needle Threader:
Yes, Superior Needle Threader V2

Upper Feed Device:
AcuFeed Flex (removable dual feed system – twin type & single type)

9 white bright LED lights including retractable light

Machine Ports:
1 USB port

Standard Sewing Feet:
25 including the 4 x A.S.R. Feet

Extra Wide Table:

Built-in Memory:

Machine Size:
W535 x H326 x D243mm

13.7 Kg

Free Arm Length:
150mm (5.9″) to the right of the needle and 254mm (10″) total length

Embossed Measures:
Yes, on the sewing bed

Quick Reference Stitch Chart:
in lid of machine, plus is a new icon on machine screen to access the built-in stitch chart. Able to select a stitch directly from this stitch chart.

Stitch Length:
up to 5mm

Speed Control Slide:

Stitch Elongation:
Yes, up to 5 times on satin stitches

Favourite Stitch:
Yes, available on all stitches & buttonholes but not including alphabets and created stitches

Mirror Image Stitches:
Yes, plus stitches highlighted grey can be horizontally mirror imaged

Yes, when startover selected, stitch will reset to the beginning.

Bobbin Winder:
Yes, wind bobbin without unthreading using extra spool pin

Set Menu:
personalize the machine functions via the Set Menu

Fonts in Normal Sew:
7 fonts (Block,Script,Broadway including European characters in each, 9mm Capital letters/numbers,Cyrillic,Hiragana & Katakana)

AcuFeed Balance Dial:
Yes, when AcuFeed engaged allows you to adjust feed if the fabric is puckering on top or below

Drop Feed:
Yes with switch

Superior Plus Feed System:
7 piece redesigned feed dogs; no more fabric slipping, puckering or shifting

Needle Plate:
has patented needle plate markings for precision sewing with needle drop position, angle marks and sewing guides in front of the sewing foot. This model has 3 different needle plates – Standard, Straight Stitch and Professional Grade.

Thread Cutter:
automatic programmable thread cutter; cuts top & bobbin thread at the same time, pulling top thread to underside, consistant cut thread tail of 1cm. Also, standard with this model is the remote thread cutter switch activated by your foot. Remote thread cutter attaches to a base plate with the foot control.

Stop/Start Button:
can sew without foot control. Hold in button when starting to sew & machine sews slow, same at end of sewing press & hold button, machine will sew slow. Sewing speed is controlled by speed slide on the front of the machine.

Needle Up/Down Function:
you can memorise this function, needle can remain in down position in fabric when stop sewing (default setting) or be programmed to stop in the up position.

Auto Lock-off Stitch:
button locks off your stitching at the push of button
Lock Button a safety function which locks the machine, should be activated when threading, changing the needle or changing sewing foot

Reverse Button:

AcuGuide Cloth Guide:
Has a manual cloth guide, best used when the extra wide table is attached to the machine as cloth guide held in position with the extra wide table.

optional, set of 3 AcuView Optic Magnifiers™ (1.2, 1.4, 1.6 lens)

Adjustable Knee Lifter:
raises/lowers the sewing foot, allowing the sewist to have both hands available to adjust or move fabric as required.

Variable Zig Zag:
free motion stitching using zig zag stitch, stitch width is controlled by the knee lift. Great for thread art.

Upper Thread Sensor:

Bobbin Thread Sensor:

Software Stitch Composer:
(Windows only) download

large accessory box gives you front, rear & under the free arm storage

Carry Handle:
long handle slots neatly around the top of machine

Janome Accessory Carrying Case:
Has a clear plastic accessory box, separate to the accessory box attached to the front of the machine

Foot Control:
Large Style

Internal Frame:
rigid die-cast aluminium frame for stable sewing at high speeds

16 languages – English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian & Czech



Zigzag Foot A
Rolled Hem Foot D
Zipper Foot E
Satin Stitch Foot F
Open-toe Satin Stitch Foot F2
Blind Hem Foot G
Quilting Bar L
Over Edge Foot M
1/4 Inch Seam Foot O
1/4 Inch Seam Foot O without Guide
Open-toe Darning Foot PD-H
Closed-toe Darning Foot PD-H
Automatic Buttonhole Foot R with fine adjustment
Buttonhole Stabilizer Plate
Button Sewing Foot T
Dual Feed Foot AD (twin)
AcuFeed Flex Professional Grade Foot HP2
Free Motion Quilting Closed-toe Foot QC
Free Motion Quilting Open-toe Foot QO
Free Motion Quilting Zigzag Foot QV
Variable Zigzag Foot QZ
Ruler Work Foot QR
Professional Grade Straight Stitch Foot HP
Straight Stitch Needle Plate inc bobbin cover (3 holes L/M/R)
Professional Grade Needle Plate inc bobbin cover
Cloth Guide
Button Shank Plate
Adjustable Knee Lifter
Screwdriver (large)
Large Spool Holder x 2
Small Spool Holder x 2
Special Spool Holder x 2
Seam Ripper
Extra Spool Pin
Lint Brush (small)
Touch Panel Stylus
Set of Janome Needles
5 x Janome Plastic Bobbins
Extra Wide Table with new style removable legs
Power Cord
Electronic Foot Control (large style)
Thread Cutting Switch including base plate
Semi-hard Fabric Machine Cover
Accessory Case
Instructional DVD
Instruction Book
Stitch Composer Software (Windows only)