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Thread: Juki machines

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    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?

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    The juki is a work horse!
    i had the same one my gracie pro frame.

    I would check the price of that to the Janome 1600, and which ever one was cheaper, i would get it..i believe they have the same throat size, and simple stitches.it would be a price issue for me if i was to do it all again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    The juki is a work horse!
    i had the same one my gracie pro frame.

    I would check the price of that to the Janome 1600, and which ever one was cheaper, i would get it..i believe they have the same throat size, and simple stitches.it would be a price issue for me if i was to do it all again.
    So did you have any issues quilting larger quilts. Did you run out of room when you got to the bottom of the quilt? I am worried that once the quilt is rolled inside the throat I won't have much room left to finish. Please let me know all your thoughts!

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    I am sorry i can't help you with that..i have only done one full size, everything else has been twin or lap..

    maybe start a new thread, for frame quilters on the subject of rolling them and fitting it under the throat.
    i do know you can't go wrong with the juki..

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    I was looking at the same machine and was wondering the same question.

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    The repair shop here swears by Juki's
    He is still trying to convince me to buy one.

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    it is strictly a straight stitch machine..no bells and whistles. i think it has a needle up/down and a thread cutter.

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    here is the Janome 1600
    http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome1600p-db.html

    Sewvacdirect also carries the juki..
    http://www.sewvacdirect.com/jukisew....FQYMDQodNQEHEQ


    free shipping in the USA.

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    I Have 2 Juki TL 98E and I have made lots of quilts on them. Up to at least a queen and possiably a king, I don't really measure my quilts, I go by the measurements in the book. They get a bit tight when doing the very center, nothing I can't handle. They are work horses and quilt as long as I want to. I have the knee lift also but I don't use it. It gets in my way and don't find it an asset. I think they are very good machines for the money.

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    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.

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