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Thread: Juki TL98Q

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    I broke a needle last night and after replacing it the needle seemed to be hitting the bobbin case. I removed the bobbin case and the needle moved freely. But then when I put the bobbin case back in the needle hit it. What could be wrong? :?

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    I don't have that machine, but... have you cleaned the bobbin area really well ? Sometimes just that small piece of nothing will throw everything off :wink: Also make sure the needle is all the way up in the holder.

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    Make sure your bobbin case is inserted all the way.

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    SOUNDS LIKE THE NEEDLE IS BACKWARDS

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    I have this Juki and I was wondering if you put the needle in the correct way? The back of the needle faces to the left, not front to back. Does this make sense? I've only used my Juki on one quilt (I bought it used and love it!!) so I'm not an expert, but it's worth a try. Since you broke a needle you I hope you didn't bend or move something in the needle feed. I hope its an easy fix.

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    I have a Juki 98Q and I've had that problem too. Take your throat plate off and clean the area well, then oil and put everything back together and it should be fine. It's frustrating when that happens.... grrrrr

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    Thank you to all that replied.....I will try these ideas tonight and hopefully it will be fine. I wish I didn't have to work today, I would love to be able to stay home and sew/quilt all day, but unfortunately that is not part of the plan for me yet. :(

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    I hope you get it fixed. I have a Juki too. I just love mine.

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    did you get it fixed?

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    Yes, I'm back in business. Apparently I did have the needle in backwards. Thank you to all that responded with solutions. Have a great day :)

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    Glad it's working now. :D

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    I'm glad to hear all is well. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I love my Juki TL98Q!! Have you bought the 3/16 compensating foot for it? I just got mine a couple of months ago, it makes strip piecing a breeze. I never thought I would run my Juki at top speed until I got the new foot, now it seems like it is always running fast and you get a perfect scant quarter inch seam.

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    No I haven't but I'll check into it. :thumbup:

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    I got mine from a place on ebay for $6.95. Go there to look if your interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolJean
    No I haven't but I'll check into it. :thumbup:

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    I'm fairly new into quilting, what exactly is the purpose for it? I have been using my 1/4 foot. Please educate me.

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    Gail-r, I have a Juki 98Q also and absolutely love it. I have never heard of the 3/16" compensating foot so I went to e-bay as you suggested and they had a left and a right compensating foot. Do I need both? What exactly do they do?

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    I only bought the right compensating foot since I generally use my Juki for quilt piecing and free motion quilting. The 1/4 compensating foot that came with your machine will give you a full 1/4 seam causing most of your blocks to come out too small, but with the 3/16th foot your blocks will be closer to the right size. It is the same as the one that came with your machine, just gives you a smaller seam. The left foot is for seaming on the left left side of your fabric instead of the right like most of us use. I love my Juki also, it is such a workhorse!! I also made one of those cheap quilting tables for my Juki and I love it also. Then I thought I was miss handywomen so I made me a new ironing station out of an old computer desk I bought at the thrift store. Table was $15. and about another 15 for batting and canvas duck fabric. I also put leftover batting on the little pullout try that holds the keyboard and then covered it with the 1" grid pellon. I use that if I need to stretch a quilt block, boy does that come in handy. I just wet the block and can stretch to the size I need and the grid takes all of the guess work out of it. I can post pictures if you are interested. BTW, not including the tables, the quilt table cost about $30.00 for a 4'x5' table.

    Hugs, Gail

    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    Gail-r, I have a Juki 98Q also and absolutely love it. I have never heard of the 3/16" compensating foot so I went to e-bay as you suggested and they had a left and a right compensating foot. Do I need both? What exactly do they do?

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