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Thread: Juki machines

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I have the Juki machine. I wanted it for quilting because most of my quilts are large. I have quilted a queen size, King size, and a California king on it. No problems.

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    Hi

    I have and love my Juki TL 98Q, but what is the difference between it and the QE? I looked at the site given and could not see a difference between the two.

    Thanks

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    I also have and love my Juki TL 98Q.
    I have it set up on my Grace Mini Pinni frame.
    It's a workhorse, but only has a straight stitch.
    I've already told DH, that when she dies, I'm getting the exact same machine. ;-)

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    I have the Juki 98Q - someone asked about the difference in the Q & QE - the Q comes with the extension table & 2 extra fm feet, at least that's what the manual says. This is a great fm machine - I don't use it on a frame. I had the Brother 1500 & the Pfaff Grand Quilter - I would chose the Juki. I also have the Juke Exceed F 600 and that machine is a dream come true. I am a machine junkie - have had a bunch - this one is at the top of the list.
    Judi

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    if you can just get 1/2 way then you can take it off the frame and start again from the other end. if you quilt side to side rather than end to end you wouldn't have as much on the roller, those frames are 10/12 ft long so that may be the best way to go.
    Have you actually done that before? My dad and I were trying to figure out exactly how that would work. The lady at the quilt show said it was possible but she had never done it. It seems a little confusing.

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    I have the 98Q. I've quilted queen size with no problem. I don't use a frame. I love this machine- workhorse is the perfect word for it.

    Can't say enough good things about it. Just remember- it likes to be cleaned and oiled the every 8 hours, just as the manual says. But you'll be a pro in no time at all.

    (I keep a small piece of batting on the side to wipe off the machine after oiling just in case I get sloppy.)

    I am soooo glad I invested in this machine!

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    love my juki, its on a grace frame.

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    Juki is made by Janome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki75
    Does anyone out there own a Juki TL 98Q? Is this is good machine? How does it compare to the Brother 1500 or Babylock QCP? Looking at alternatives to long arms that are cheaper. There are quilting frames (New Joy & Pinnacle) out there that work with these machines but, I'm just concerned that the 9 inch throat will make it almost impossible to quilt anything larger than lap size quilts. Ugh....why can't we all be millionaires?
    You can quilt anything you want, any size with those machines, if you don't mind doing it at five inches at a time ... I have the Pinnacle Frame with the Babylock "QCP" ... trust me ... not worth the time, money, or frustration of only doing quilting in bits and pieces. It is barely bigger than free motion at my stitching station, with less option to do an overall pattern. For another $3500 I could have bought a mid-arm "18 inch" quilting machine and frame. If you try to separate the machine from the frame, you will find that you only save about a thousand dollars, so my idea of using the pinnacle with an INNOVA 18 inch was a sorry solution ... and I didn't do it. It only took quilting two quilts for my husband to see that I would never be able to do the work with my set up that I could have if I had just waited and bought the mid arm or long arm.
    While you are waiting ... test drive EVERY long/mid arm machine and frame you can get your hands on ... it only takes about fifteen minutes of working with one to understand what I am telling you about the smaller machines ... have I said it enough??? DON"T DO IT! :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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    Thanks everyone for all the great info. I have decided not to purchase one of the smaller machines. I think I would regret it in the long run. I'm going to save my pennies and be patient!

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