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Thread: Thread for Juki - Your Experience

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    Super Member nursie76's Avatar
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    Ok, I know I don't even have Blossom (my new baby - Juki TL98Q) set up yet, but what thread have you all found works well, or doesn' work in your Juki? I tend to like poly, but just bought some 30wt varigated Sulky cotton and now wondering if it was a mistake. What do you use on top and bottom. I might do the quilt with the varigated on my Bernina not the frame with the Juki, but after that is completed need to know. (Also if I do use the cotton on the Bernina on top, should I use cotton on bottom too and what?)

    Thanks for any direction any one can offer.

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    I use Signature 100% cotton thread on the cone spools. be sure to have a can of air handy to blow out fuzzies in the bobbin compartment and keep her oiled well.

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    I've been using poly- mostly because in preparation for my Juki, I went insane and bought a collection of it, and am too cheap not to use it.... I also have some cotton Coats and Clark machine quilting thread. I think she likes the poly better, but being stubborn, I use both.

    And ditto about the air and oil. When in doubt with the Juki- clean and oil.

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    I've been quilting with the maxilock serger cone thread in mine. Works great. After about 2/3rds of a quilt I had a problem w/a bunch of loose thread underneath, but I just adjusted the bobbin tension, and back in business! :D

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    Thanks everyone, I will definitely keep the canned air and oil close at hand!

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    I use Connecting Threads thread. It works great for me. And mine love lots of drinks of oil. :-D

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    What type of oil do you use and where do you find it? My manual says Defrix oil Number 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    What type of oil do you use and where do you find it? My manual says Defrix oil Number 1.
    nursie, I have that machine too and I just got this. Works great!

    By the way, does anyone know how many drops to use? I have been using 2, should I use more?

    I got mine here because I was placing an order anyway.
    http://www.allstitch.net/product/zoo...-4-oz-4008.cfm
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    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?

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    sewnsewer2 - thanks for the heads up on the oil.

    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?
    Thanks mama's place. I already use Isacord for embroidery and have a ton of colors. I will definitely check it out.

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