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    Does anyone own this machine??? I have sewed my little cheap machine to pieces and am wanting to up grade.I am saving for one,and I like the features on this one. Any in put??
    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/juki-TL98QE.php

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    This is a wonderful machine...fast smooth...well built...likes lots of oil. I just love mine.

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    I have one on a frame and use it to quilt. Has a 9" harp and is awesome. Only sews straight stitch. And yes, it does love oil! It really is an great, dependable machine.

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    LOVE my juki it is a work horse loves oil and cleaning but very easy to do!

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    My Juki TL98E is around 8 yrs old and works wonderfully. I use it mostly for assembly piecing and free motion quilting. Also works good when making totes, wallets, etc. as it glides thru heavy fabrics like butter! Never once had problems with it.

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    Personally, I think I'd save my money to buy one with a much bigger throat, unless your quilts tend to be smaller ones, I have a 10" throat, and it's a real pain in the behind to quilt big quilts, in my opinion.

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    I dont do anything bigger than wall or crib,and it said this has a 9 inch throat. I want sturdy and lasting and the features on this one will help with some of my physical limitations.I think I would love it.

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    That's great then, it sounds like it would work for you.

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    my friend that I purchased "the truck load" from, had one of these - I tried to buy it from her and she said she loves it and will never get rid of it!

    Congratulations for you!! You definitely deserve it for all of the sewing you do :)

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    I have the Brother 1500 which is, IMO, the same machine and I would NOT trade her for a million dollars. That machine is used almost every day for hours at a time and in the 8 years I have owned her, she has NEVER skipped a stitch or caused me ONE bit of problem. A drop of oil and a good sucking with my shop vac and she purrs like a kitten. Of course, all she does is goes forwards and backwards but I can free motion with the best of them and have NO problem with a king size quilt in the throat area. I did buy a very nice computerized Elna over the summer....love the varitey of stitches ( blanket for edge work ) but the Brother sure has been my ''go to'' machine.

    jodi in leavenworth

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    I have a Juki 98Q and totally love it. I want a long arm, but even when I get one, this will remain my primary piecing machine. I will never trade her in. I love quilting on it, and love piecing. Just remember that you must oil her all the time. She is all metal and will live forever!

    I will say that I jumped up one model to get the thread cutter, after great debate, and I find it totally worth it. Now, on my old Singer, I sometimes get irritated because the thread cutter is not there.

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    I searched the website and it looks like they are offering 2 different ''package deals'' for this machine.....one with and one without the quilters table. Trust me, you want the quilters table attachment....I think it was 100.00 more but worth it.

    jodi in leavenworth

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    oh that is right, my friend's has the thread cutter (she loves it and cannot live without it) plus the quilting table..

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    I have one and think it is a great machine. I bought it to go with a Grace Frame but love piecing with it and also FMQ. I like piecin with it better than myJanome6600! I think it is one of those machines that will last and last...just keep oiling them. Others have probably said the same.

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    I'm also leaning towards this machine for FMQ, and it does have the thread cutter which is really important if you are doing FMQ on it. I'm considering getting the Easy Quilter and I want a machine with a bigger throat to put on it.

    The EQ site is http://www.easyquilter.com/index.htm.

    If you want to see additional reviews on the Juki, you can find them on http://sewing.patternreview.com/news...i-bin/index.pl

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    So can you use this machine on a quilt frame? How does it perform on the frame without a stitch regulator?

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    I have a stitch regulator and I like it, but that is because I am not so smooth. I have heard others like it even without the regulator.

    It took me half a practice quilt to get the tension right, but after that, totally smooth sailing. I love mine.

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    I have 2 Juki TL98QE sewing machines, use 1 for piecing, other for FMQ. I love them.

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    I am on my second Juki and I love it. I owned my first one for 9 years and the mother board needed to be replaced, so I bought a new one. I am a very heavy user; usually a day does not go by that my maching is not sewing something. I use it to piece and for free motion quilting. I free motion quilt on all size quilts, including queen and king and have no trouble fitting it in the throat of the machine. I love my machine!

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    I bought mine from sewing machine plus also. I love the machine. She is a work horse. I machine quilted 24 quilts last year and never had a problem.

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    I have one and absolutely love it! It has all the features I want and is virtually a workhorse. I have done many queen and king size quilts with FMQ on it. I have had it for 7 years and wouldn't trade it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Does anyone own this machine??? I have sewed my little cheap machine to pieces and am wanting to up grade.I am saving for one,and I like the features on this one. Any in put??
    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/juki-TL98QE.php
    I have had this machine about 2 years now. If you have any questions just yell. Can't promise I'll know answer but I'll try. I use mine for piecing and free mtion quilting. I don't use a frame just the machine. Love it. PS - book says oil every use and I do, runs much smoother.

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    Bought one 6 years ago to go on a SuperQuilter frame. I loved it so much I would take it off the frame to do my piecing and sewing clothes, even though I had a fancy HV machine. It can be a heavy duty machine, sewing through many layers as I make purses. I decided to get a larger throat and a new frame for machine quilting but wouldn't part with my Juki. It is my favorite for sewing. Never had one bit of problem with it.

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    Wouldnt part with my Juki either. You would never be sorry you bought it.

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    I have a Juki, and I've had it for about 10 years. If you can get the one with the thread cutter, when I have to use my singer (because of a zigzag stitch I always mash on the pedal trying to hit the thread cutter. My Juki have had no problems even after making countless quilts, bags, fleece blankets and innumerable stuffed fleece animals.

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