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Thread: Janome or Juki, need opinions

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    Janome or Juki, need opinions

    I am wanting to buy a machine for piecing and straight line quilting ( and possibly FMQ someday) I think I have narrowed it down to a Juki 2000 QI or a Janome 1600p-QC.
    The Juki comes with several feet and an extension table, which is a plus. I would appreciate any opinions on these machines.

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
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    I recalled your earlier thread ...
    Janome 1600p question

    Can't help you with any Juki info.

    I am sure you will hear more of the same about the Janome 1600.
    Keep in mind, that it is not the newest of Janome models
    ... if that is an important issue to you!
    Last edited by QuiltE; 04-14-2017 at 11:05 AM.
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!

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    Junior Member catsden's Avatar
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    I have the Juki TL 2010 and I love it. I use it for FMQ and sewing on my bindings.

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    I have the Juki 2010 and would rush out and purchase another one if it every broke. 5 years and going strong with little maintenance. There's lots of info on the board about the Juki if you do a search. Probably about the Janome too.

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    My vote goes to the Juki 2010. This is one great machine! I use it for piecing and quilting, both straight-line and FMQ. I've used all types of thread on it. I've done FMQ on five layers: top, foundation muslin, two layers of batting and backing, with no problem whatsoever. Though I have to admit that that quilt was quite heavy ... The walking foot is a bit clunky but works well, and I also have a stitch-in-the-ditch foot that is a real gem.

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    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
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    I have a Juki TL98Q that I've had for almost 10 years, love her so much and I can't tell you how many quilts she's done..probably hundreds...I quilt for charity!!!!

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    I would go with juki as they pretty much make most of the straight stitch machines out there. If it has more accessories that will save you the headache of aquiring them later as well
    Brother XL-3500i, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D, Juki MO-2000QVP

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    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
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    I vote for the Juki as well, a real work horse
    Nancy in western NY
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    Junior Member mmac71's Avatar
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    I bought a Juki tl2000 QI a couple of months ago and love it. I wanted a manual vs computerized. It has a 9 inch throat, auto thread cutter, knee lift, presser foot control so I can raise it for quilting. In short I love it and it is not all plastic. Also came with a large extension table. I got it from Sewingmachineplus.com

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    Super Member Lv2sew2011's Avatar
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    I just traded in the Juki 200QI for a king quilter I was not happy with the Juki 2000 QI the neck I think that's what they called it was just to darn small for FMQ...Other than that it was OK....
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