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Thread: Going from 1 to 3 Machines - Setup Questions

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    I have my Bailey on its own frame, a Viking machine and a serger on my sewing cabinet (with flip up tops, etc. - mice!) and a smaller sewing desk that my husband gor for me years ago. It is perfect for whichever back up machine I want to use...I have three. The other two are kept in their cases until needed. The desk drawers are great for keeping serger thread cones.

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    I keep my every day machine always set up. When I need to use a different machine I have a table in the center of the room and I will either use my embroidery machine there or my Brother 15000. Otherwise they are both in the case tucked safely away.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place...the End Times.

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    I keep 2 machines set up. My Singer 401A is for piecing and general sewing. It's in a regular sewing cabinet. Then, I have my old Bernina set up for machine quilting on a large table. This way, I don't have to keep adjusting one machine between the two different settings.

    My Featherweight stays in its case until I go to a class/retreat. And my treadle still needs some work.
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    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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    Shelby, I have had the Exceed600 for a year now and haven't had a moments trouble with it...if you are passing through Mitchell some day you are more than welcome to come and play with it...I ordered it from the "peg, it arrived in I think 2 days...and I will definitely be ordering the quilting machine within the year to go along with it.

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    Please let us know what you think of these machines. These are the machines that I have been debating about. I've decided for sure to order the TL2010 and I was wavering about the Juki Exceed 600. I can have both of these machines for about the same price as I paid for my Janome 6500 which I have not at all liked as I have had so many problems with it. My problem with the Juki's is that there are practically no dealers in Canada. I have to order it in from Winnipeg and have it delivered by UPS which means I can't try it. I'd appreciate hearing what you think once your set-up is complete.

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    Love your heart is it a pattern.
    No, it's just a pic that I found on a quilting avatar site... but you are the second person to ask me that! It would make a great Valentine's Day project.

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    Well my week of having fun with my new machines has not gone according to plan at all!

    According to F600 dealer's online order system the order shipped complete on 1/3 (after I spent 2 days trying to find out the status and tried to cancel it). They called the morning of 1/4 to tell me the order was on it's way, too late to cancel and gave me the FedEx number to track it's scheduled arrival on Tuesday 1/8. I had started contacting other Juki dealers I had looked at late on 1/3, so I went ahead and ordered the 2010qi from the most responsive one on 1/4.

    On Tuesday FedEx delivered one tiny box containing 100 sewing needles! Nothing else. I called the dealer's customer service, got the run around that "there must be more boxes on the way" and asked for a manager. After being on hold, I was told that the manager was on her way to the warehouse to check on my order. She called back about 20 minutes later and told me the F600 was on backorder! She did apologize, but could not explain how this happened and I cancelled my order. I ordered this machine on 12/26! At no time did their customer service reps tell me this and I probably talked to them 8 times over the course of 2 weeks. And, they charged my CC for the full amount on 1/4 to make me even madder!

    Yesterday I received the Juki 2010qi from dealer #2. It looks fabulous - it just feels so sturdy! Well, guess what? The power cord is missing! I call and the dealer apologizes and promises to send one ASAP. As I'm getting ready to put my Pfaff back on the table I try it's power cord which works. WooT!

    I pull out some thread and start reading about how to wind bobbins & thread the machine, only to find no bobbin case. By this time it's after hours so I send an email inquiring about this and expressing some concern. I got a reply back last night apologizing again and promising to make it right - both parts to be mailed today via Priority Mail. They have heard of this issue with the Juki factory having some slips.

    I know mistakes happen... and Dealer #2 handled it perfectly and Dealer #1 was a complete disaster. I had read good things about them which was why I chose them. I'm going to wait until I get the 2010qi up and running - then order the F600 through Dealer #2 (and ask them to open the box and check for all the parts!).

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    well that stinks that all that went wrong with your orders - I believe Juki Home Sewing is a relatively new component of Juki Industrial and with the excellent reviews they have been getting maybe they are struggling to keep up....hope that all can be quickly received and you can enjoy your new machines!

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    Ciniy, sounds like we have pretty much the same setup. I use a 401a for basic piecing, it sits on a table with a drop down section for the sewing machine then at the end of that table I have a sewing machine cabinet with a 301a which I use for quilting this give me lots of table space when machine quilting. The tables form a " L" shape with one machine on the long side of the "L" and the other sitting at the end side of the "L" this gives me plenty of room when I FMQ.
    I keep my FW in a rolling cart that I take to club.

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    So, sorry to hear of your problems after all that anticipation. Prayerfully everything will be settled to your satisfaction soon.
    Last edited by Silver Needle; 01-11-2013 at 01:57 AM.
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