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Thread: Juki 2010Q vs. Babylock Jane

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    Junior Member PAMAR's Avatar
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    Juki 2010Q vs. Babylock Jane

    I would appreciate any input on these 2 machines. I am torn between the 2. Any significant differences/preferences? The dealer gave me a price for each - and there is only $50 difference, so price isn't a big factor.

    I have a Bernina 630 and am looking for a straight stitch only machine with a larger harp to quilt larger quilts.

    Thanks.

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    My Jane is set up on a long arm frame and I hate it.
    It is a primitive machine with a complicated threading and a under the machine bobbin.
    It is just not good on a long arm table.
    My go to machine is a Viking Sapphire with a 10 in harp space but even it is not great for fmq. For piecing it cant be beat.
    What I am saving up for is an 18 in machine that will work on my table.

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    I don't have any knowledge about the Babylock Jane, but have the Juki TL2010 and love it! I don't use it on a frame, I have an Arrow Gidget II table. I use it for piecing and quilting. I also have a Viking Sapphire 830, but I don't use it very often now that I have the Juki. I think the harp is a little wider on the Viking, but the opening is more spacious on the Juki at the top and needle end, so the visibility is better.

    The Juki was perfect right from the box. I haven't had to mess with tension at all. It has a needle threader, but I haven't taken the time to learn it yet. I know there's a you tube video, but I have not gone back to it. For now, I just thread the needle the old fashioned way.

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    Thank you. This is very helpful.

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    I have seen lots of posts praising the Juki TL2010; no posts that even mention the Babylock Jane. I would go for the Juki!

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    I love my Juki but I don't have it on a frame. I have it in cabinet and have had no trouble quilting King Sized quilts on it. It's fast, powerful and I love the even stitch, longer stitch length and thread cutters. I just wish that I had purchased this machine before I wasted so much money on my Janome 6500 which should have been painted yellow.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Thank you everyone.

    I had done some research and had settled on the Juki. I located the closest dealer and when I stopped in, he threw me a curve with the Babylock.

    So glad I posted this. You all have confirmed my original decision to go with the Juki. Thanks much. I love this board!

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    I have a Jane _ I was going to get a Juki but my husband said to me (as I couldn't find any significant difference between the two of the machines) " Love, why would you not get a machine from Ian (my sewing machine dealer) if anything goes wrong he will be right there for you" I have sewn exclusively on Jane for over a month now and am happy to report that she sews like a dream.
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    I have a Babylock Jane and I love it. Sews like a dream, love the up/down feature, very easy to thread and fill bobbins. Putting the bobbin in was awkward at first until did it the right way, no longer a problem. I have other machines if I want different stitches but use this a lot for doing bindings, stitch in the ditch etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I have seen lots of posts praising the Juki TL2010; no posts that even mention the Babylock Jane. I would go for the Juki!
    If you would be interested in going back through past posts, there are several posts that show members are very happy with their Babylock Jane, and also a few threads asking about the Babylock Jane since Babylock released the Jane machine. I myself love mine, and have mentioned it in posts in the past.

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    I have seen more positives on the juki than the jane. I would go juki as well, the juki model is very popular
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

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    I think the Jane is basically a Brother 1500 with Babylock's color scheme.
    This is common. When embroidery machines first came out, Brother sold them to different machine companies.
    The Bernette Deco, Simplicity, White, Brother were all the same machine. I found that the Deco was the best supported as it was only sold by a Bernina dealer. Some of the others you could buy online or from a catalog. Even though looks differed, the PC 6500 and the Ellure were the same machine. I had both.

    If you look at Pfaff's Smart?quilting machine and the Babylock Quest - same machine.

    I'd say - try them all, and if decision is close, go with the brand that will give you the best service and repair.

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    Pamar - also see if your dealer has the 2000. It is almost identical to the 2010. I have the 2000 and a friend of mine has the 2010. I spent $200 less on my machine. It is only lacking a little fine tuning for tension and a few feet. I am not really sure how much that tension fine tuning is worth.

    I bought a binder attachment for my 2000 along with a few feet off of Ebay. I love my 1/4" guide foot. I also got a 1/4" regular foot so that when I'm doing fast triangles I can sew a good 1/4" away from the drawn center/cutting line. The foot it comes with is a 3/8 which is great for clothing but not so great for quilting

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