Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Free Motion Quilting Newbie >

Free Motion Quilting Newbie

Free Motion Quilting Newbie

Old 02-15-2013, 12:26 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Default Free Motion Quilting Newbie

I have the Gracie Queen Frame and a Juki TL98e as a new set up. The 98e is not compatible with a stitch regulator. Is is reasonable to trade up to TL 2010 Q and how does the Janome 1600P QC and Brother 1500s compare in this group for short arm quilting?

Thank you,

MEBernstein is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 03:10 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 12,930

Are you sure you need a stitch regulator? I recently bought a used midarm system that came without a stitch regulator. Although my stitches are not perfect, I really do not need a stitch regulator for meander, loops, and pantos. I think I will need one eventually if/when I want to start doing ruler work, but that will be a year or so from now.
Prism99 is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta,Ga
Posts: 174

it made it smoother stitch
stitchquick is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 03:23 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England Alton Towers
Posts: 6,674

I use a stitch regulator sometimes and not others. Personally no difference in performance. The better I become at free motion the less I seem to want or need to use the regulator.i love the set up you have and find it very smoth operation.
DOTTYMO is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 05:54 PM
QuiltnNan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
Posts: 51,410

i have a TL98q and use a stitch regulator. i'm surprise that the 98e is not compatible
Nancy in western NY
before you speak T.H.I.N.K. T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
QuiltnNan is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 05:58 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 12,930

After QuiltnNan's post I decided to Google. Looks as if the Grace Sure Stitch is compatible with the 98e:
Also Handi-Handles:

Edit: If you are considering ordering from the sewingmachinesplus website, be aware that they often have discount coupons:
Prism99 is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 07:34 PM
Super Member
soccertxi's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,659

I started on a TL98e and used a Quilters Cruise control. I have upgraded now, but my friend purchased it from me and uses is all the time.

here is their website. It stated on there that its compatible with the JukiTL89e

soccertxi is offline  
Old 02-16-2013, 04:16 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: brooklyn michigan
Posts: 1,916

I have a tl98e juki on a next generation frame both I bought from different private sales. The frame only had 1 quilt done on it and the lady didn't care for it so she sold me the frame and the cruise control in a package deal. She had a mega quilters and the cruise control doesn't plug into the juki. She said she had never used it and only doing 1 quilt I am sure she was telling the truth but my question is can I buy adapters to make it work with the juki or is there a place that will take trade ins to get exactly what I need for the juki? very new to this set up also and want to get started with this new learning experience. thanks for any help.
gsbuffalo is offline  
Old 02-16-2013, 04:33 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, Georgia
Posts: 1,715

I don't have a stitch regulator on my 18" Innova...you can do it without one.....there is just a little learning curve, of course I don't do this for hire, just for fun. So far no one has wanted to return a quilt cause my stitching isn't perfect...LOL!!! Most folks don't notice because they don't sew or quilt!!!
quilts4charity is offline  
Old 10-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 170

Glad I found this discussion. I just purchased the same frame and machine.
I was wondering if you set your stitch dial on 0 or what? I have no idea. This is all new to me.
The stitches on mine seem really small. Is that normal?
Kani is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Links and Resources
06-14-2015 10:06 AM
12-29-2013 11:47 PM
Links and Resources
03-03-2013 01:43 PM
06-09-2012 07:55 AM
06-12-2011 06:33 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.