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Juki machine - adjusting the presser foot tension

Old 01-27-2013, 06:49 AM
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I'm using a stretched 18 inch Juki from a defunct supplier and my yahoo group seems also to have disappeared.
I have wanted to play with the pressure of the qulting foot for a while but now I have no reference.
Those of you who own a Juki, have you ever played with this option? I'm unhappy with the material scooting in front of the foot. It usually does no harm in the long run but I'm quilting a loose, all diagonal king size for a customer and I'm tired of constantly compensating for the shift. Any experience you've had with adjusting the pressure foot would be appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:11 AM
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I adjust mine on the 2010Q all the time! For walking foot quilting I usually have it at the least pressure I can or maybe 2 notches from the top for a thinner batting. The first time I quilted on it I forgot I could change it (new feature to me) and it took a few passes to get it right as I went a few notches up at a time... now I crank it all the way up and then go a bit down if I need to.

For normal piecing it's set at 3 notches from the bottom... that's how it came from the factory and it seems to work best.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by asimplelife View Post
I adjust mine on the 2010Q all the time! For walking foot quilting I usually have it at the least pressure I can or maybe 2 notches from the top for a thinner batting. The first time I quilted on it I forgot I could change it (new feature to me) and it took a few passes to get it right as I went a few notches up at a time... now I crank it all the way up and then go a bit down if I need to.

For normal piecing it's set at 3 notches from the bottom... that's how it came from the factory and it seems to work best.
Thanks I'll try that.
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I raise the tension all the way up for FMQ. Just turn the knob straight up from the presser foot.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:17 PM
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I keep mine at 0 also.
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