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Thread: Question for Juki TL-98 Q owners

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    Junior Member Pinkrose4664's Avatar
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    I am having a hard time winding a new bobbin while I am in the process of sewing. Do you have to unthread the needle before doing it or something?

    Thanks

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    Do you have an operator's manual? If not, you might find one here:

    http://www.sewingmanuals.com/Sewing_...nuals/Juki.htm

    Sorry I can't make it a link, but you can copy and paste it.

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    Hi

    I do, thank you. But it only tells how to wind the bobbin with the machine unthreaded. When I am in the middle of sewing and the bobbin runs out, I can't seem to get the bobbin to wind without the thread breaking unless I unthread the whole machine. :?

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    Yes, I unthread mine before winding thread on a bobbin. It's a pain, but ... I don't know another way. I recently bought one of those portable side bobbin winders to use with my Juki (I use it only for machine quilting), but haven't tried it out yet.

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    The Juki TL98Q has been my "dream machine" for a couple of years now, and I'm happy to learn what I can about them from users. It looks like a wonderful quilting machine--I have a photo of one on my workroom wall that's being used on a quilting frame. I'm really happy with the Juki 4-thread overlock that I bought used 20 years ago, so I consider the TL98Q a once-in-a-lifetime purchase.

    Even with a Sidewinder bobbin-threader, you'd still have to stop work to install it, wouldn't you? Ha. I should go read the manual!

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    I love love love my new machine! I got it for about $680 from a store on the internet.

    Yes, you would have to stop working to change the bobbin, but I hate rethreading the machine. My old Huskavarna you could wind a bobbin with your machine threaded, saved alot of time. So far that is the only thing I have that I don't care for with the Juki.

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    I'm glad you like the Juki. For the money, it has a lot of expensive features. I've probably been to the same site you have, the price is about the same. How do you like the stitch? I imagine it's beautiful. A straight stitch on a zig-zag machine isn't really straight--my Singer treadle has a nice stitch, because it doesn't zig-zag. So, you just keep winding bobbins a few at a time, and picture me here, drooling over a picture of my dream machine.

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    How much would you expect to pay for the frame to go with the Juki?

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    You can use a search engine like Google, and search quilting frames; then go see what the sites have to offer. Comparison shopping sites (NexTag, etc.) will be faster. The link below will take you to a page of Juki machines and frames, sold together.

    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0645.html

    Attached (I hope) is a Microsoft Word document that I made up about the Juki machine I'd like to have.

    Attached Files Attached Files

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    I quilted a queen size quilt this week end on my Juki 98Q. Such ease! I did a free motion stitch.

    My 2 biggest issues- I only have the 4 bobbins that came with the machine and had to stop frequently to refill. I did keep track of how many bobbins I used so I will invest in some more and have them filled when I start the project, thus, saving time.

    2nd issue- I get carried away and snapped a needle. Only have 3. Need to order more to have on hand/

    I found my "speed" and could work easily and really enjoyed watching the areas I completed grow. Once I put the binding on tonight I'll post a pic on the UFo challenge- it's my butt ugly quilt- finally done!

    Barb

    P.S. I got the Juki online, with free shipping for $799.00. It was last January or so. Got it from allbrands.com. Yes, it was pricey, but my last machine was $35, used, in 1996. So, it balanced out. :)

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