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Juki Miyabi J-350QVP S sit down free motion

Old 08-07-2020, 01:12 PM
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Default Juki J-350QVP (Juki's sit down long arm for FMQing)

Hi Bonnie, LaRae, & others. I have been eyeing this model since it first came out (in 2018?) and finally bought one last week as a Covid shut-in antidote. I am a rank beginner when it comes to FMQing, but am enjoying working on my practice samplers so far. I have always quilted my own quilts but strictly as a walking foot SID and grid quilter, supplemented with the occasional ruler design. The transition is slow going, but I am committed to my 25-mpd-for-25-days regimen. I am finding that moving fabric around isn't easy, but have a pad and the blue disks ordered. I am hoping they will help me push the quilt around on the machine bed more smoothly. Other than that, I am quite happy with this well-made machine.


I wanted to check in with you to see if you are still loving your J-350 and to ask if you have found any helpful resources out there in cyber space. Other than a reference to a Juki users group on FB (I don't have an acct) and the Rob Appell, 'Making it Fun' videos on the frame version of the J-350, there doesn't seem to be a lot of videos or Juki forums to help guide our quilting on this machine.

Many thanks and happy quilting.
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:18 PM
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Default Teflon slider for table top

Can someone with the Juki Miyabi sit down tell me how to order the Teflon slider for the table top. My dealer is not familiar with it.
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Old 08-09-2020, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by GiGifor6 View Post
Can someone with the Juki Miyabi sit down tell me how to order the Teflon slider for the table top. My dealer is not familiar with it.
Allbrands has it for $100 Juki sit down machine overlay Be sure to select the 350, not the 2200.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:00 AM
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Allbrands has it for $100 Juki sit down machine overlay Be sure to select the 350, not the 2200.
I have looked for a year. Thank you!
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:30 PM
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Yes, Frannella, I am still loving my Juki J-350QVP sit-down. I've quilted several quilts on the machine and it does a great job.

Regarding problems with moving your quilt: I'm not sure what accessories came with your machine. The teflon slider on my table makes it easy to slide the quilt around, and the extensions help to keep it from hanging off the sides and causing "drag." I wear the Machingers quilting gloves when quilting because they make it much easier to grip and move the quilt around. I find rolling the quilt so that only the portion of the quilt on the table is unrolled has helped me reduce any drag.

As far as the FMQ part goes, Leah Day, Angela Walters, and Lori Kennedy offer some great tips for beginner FMQ. YouTube.com also has many videos on FMQ. Even the videos on using a domestic machine for FMQ are helpful because the tips on using a domestic machine are easily transferrable to using the Juki sitdown longarm. Although I had experience doing walking foot quilting on my domestic machine before getting the Juki, I had not done any real free motion quilting. I have zero drawing talent with pencil and paper, yet alone trying to do it on a sewing machine. I do a lot of charity quilts for kids and found a meandering loop pattern to be a great beginner pattern. Meandering loops are a very easy beginner pattern that allowed me to focus on becoming comfortable with using a new machine and learning the easiest way for me to maneuver the fabric.

Here are links to a couple of Leah Day and Angela Walters ideas/tutorials:
https://leahday.com/pages/quilting-design-gallery

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...angela+walters


I'm not sure if this answers your questions, but I hope it's at least somewhat helpful.
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:44 PM
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Default Side extensions for table

Thank you for your help with the Teflon slider for the table. I have ordered it.

I would also like to order the right side extension for the table. I havenít had any luck with getting it from my dealer. Does anyone know where I can order and have it shipped to me?
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:08 PM
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Hi--GiGi--you can probably get the table extensions from Allbrands, too. judge from how solid the table is without extensions, I can only guess that the extensions are very solid (= very heavy) too. Allbrands pretty much follows the 'sales' calendar throughout the year, so maybe Juki accessories will be on sale soon in celebration of Labor Day, in which case there' might be a free shipping deal for purchases over $X amount. Good luck.

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Old 08-10-2020, 08:14 PM
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Thank you BonnieJP. I am really pleased to hear you're still loving your Juki. Appreciate, too, your advice and tips on FMQ. I am pretty much in the same camp as you--can't really draw, but I want to cultivate at least some facility with the FMQ process or die trying ;->). Thanks again and best, Fran.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by frannella View Post
Thank you BonnieJP. I am really pleased to hear you're still loving your Juki. Appreciate, too, your advice and tips on FMQ. I am pretty much in the same camp as you--can't really draw, but I want to cultivate at least some facility with the FMQ process or die trying ;->. Thanks again and best, Fran.
I don't have this machine but like reading about options, and wanted to say I cannot draw a motif for "muscle memory" to save my life, but, I can move the fabric under the needle and do a respectable job. I think the two recommendations of Leah Day and Angela Walters are great. I refer to them often.
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Old 08-15-2020, 10:54 AM
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[QUOTE=QuiltnNan;8347498]I see from the picture that it has handles... I wonder if it can also be used on a frame. Do you happen to know the price range? There;s a dealer about a half hour from me... I may stop in the next time I'm up there[/QUOTE

It says in the description ... what looks like handles is really the LED lights, placed as they are for optimal lighting...also..lists it for 6K https://www.allbrands.com/products/9...RoCJ8cQAvD_BwE
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