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    a regular here hazeljane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mama's place
    This is the machine that Leah Day uses in her 365 days of FMQ designs. She uses Isacord for her quilting and I believe it is poly. She recommends the same thread for top and bottom thread and she sells and promotes those washers for your bobbins. Had never heard of them before that.
    Do you all love your Jukis? I've struggled with my Kenmore doing FMQ and am thinking of either buying a Husqvarna Mega Quilter or a Juki 98. Any advice?


    I don't have any experience with the Mega Quilter, but even when I upgrade to a long arm- the Juki stays. I never heard of washers either, but when I have been using either bobbin thread in the bobbin or the same as the top. And I've been using pre-wound bobbins, which I love when quilting- because I only have 4 bobbins and this way I don't have to reload them three times while the machine is on the frame.

    I find the Juki to be consistent and smooth and flawless. I also really like that you can clean her out thoroughly- all the parts are right there and visible. After a couple of years of swearing at computerized machines, I might buy another one for the stitches, but I'll stick with Juki for piecing and quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeljane
    I don't have any experience with the Mega Quilter, but even when I upgrade to a long arm- the Juki stays. I never heard of washers either, but when I have been using either bobbin thread in the bobbin or the same as the top. And I've been using pre-wound bobbins, which I love when quilting- because I only have 4 bobbins and this way I don't have to reload them three times while the machine is on the frame.

    I find the Juki to be consistent and smooth and flawless. I also really like that you can clean her out thoroughly- all the parts are right there and visible. After a couple of years of swearing at computerized machines, I might buy another one for the stitches, but I'll stick with Juki for piecing and quilting.
    Thanks for the info. I am lucky because the lady the I got the machine from had a ton of bobbins. How many bobbins of thread do you estimate you use for a full size (double bed) quilt? Just curious.

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    Well, I am a heavy quilter, I think. I have only done free motion and I like things tightly quilted, so about 16 bobbins. (for the one in my avatar, which is a whole cloth.) But about the same for the other quilts I've made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeljane
    Well, I am a heavy quilter, I think. I have only done free motion and I like things tightly quilted, so about 16 bobbins.
    Ok, maybe I have about a dozen, so I would probably be good for a twin...hmmm...where does one buy prewound bobbins and do they come in different type thread and colors?

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    eBay is my source for everything, LOL. I bought a gross of white and a gross of black- I haven't opened the black and still have most of the white. Yes, I think they do come in different types. When I needed to match the back color, I used my bobbins, but I need to get more.

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    Ok folks, is this the correct tension setting when FMQ ing?
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    That's about where I am. I did need to loosen the BOBBIN tension a hair the first time I FMQ'd on it. On your test quilt, check both sides. (Duh!) I haven't touched the tension since and it is fine.

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    That's what mine is set on...and regarding the oil...2 drops in each location is fine as long as you do it frequently...

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    Did you all buy your Juki from a dealership or online or what? I want to try one and can't find one to try. The dealers I have called don't carry one in the store but can order one. Any ideas? I don't know anyone personally who owns one.

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    Did you all buy your Juki from a dealership or online or what? I want to try one and can't find one to try. The dealers I have called don't carry one in the store but can order one. Any ideas? I don't know anyone personally who owns one.

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