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Thread: My new baby! Juki TL-2010Q

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    My new baby! Juki TL-2010Q

    I picked up my new baby, a Juki TL-2010Q, on Thursday. All I can say is WOW! Thursday night and Friday night I just played and tinkered with things. Saturday, I finished quilting a small quilt that I had started quilting on my Viking Sapphire. Although they have a similar harp width, the Juki has a larger opening and less bulk in the needle area, so it's easier to see where you are going. It's so FAST! It's taken some practice to get the change in my hand movement speed to the speed of the Juki. But I think it will be a very short learning curve for me, so I was willing to brave it and finish the quilt I started on the Viking. I haven't tested out all of the accessories, but will be trying out the walking foot later when I put the binding on the quilt. The best thing is that the tension has been perfect from the start! I have not had to adjust it at all!

    I bought this machine sight unseen because there isn't a Juki dealer near me. I was asking my repair guy about this and the Brother that looks identical to it. He highly recommended the Juki because of the quality (metal parts, not plastic). He said they require very little maintenance and have a reputation as a quality machine. He offered to order it for me, so I took him up on it. If I need help with it, he's always there for me. He's a great repair guy!

    I haven't named her yet... still thinking on that one.

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    Congrats ! She looks lovely. Happy sewing and I hope you have a long and happy friendship!

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    Congratulations! I bought mine a year and a half ago and love it. I have yet to do much FMQing - still on the learning curve, but piecing with it is great. Have fun with yours!

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    congrats.. looks terrific. i've had my Juki TL98Q for years and it has not needed any outside maintenance. I just clean out the bottom with an artist brush and oil it once in a while.
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    I bought a new to me Juki TL98Q from a quilting buddy who had barely used it in mid January. I have finished ten quilts (4 full sized/queen, 2 single and 4 crib/lap) and am now working on number 11 a very old UFO from the 1970's. I absolutely love this machine but there are no dealers in Southern Ontario either. Why not? This is a fantastic machine for home quilters who just want to stitch and not endlessly play with tension, thread issues and poor stitches. I also used this machine to replace a heavy zipper in my son's insulated coveralls and it handled that without one groan, growl or broken needle! I am in love!
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    Thanks for the heads up, I too have a Viking Sapphire and have been looking at the same machine that you have. I was wondering if the harp area was much different and you answered the question for me. I hope that you have lots of fun with your new machine
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    Congrats on your new machine!!!!

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    There's nothing like a new machine for fun sewing. Enjoy her, she's a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, I too have a Viking Sapphire and have been looking at the same machine that you have. I was wondering if the harp area was much different and you answered the question for me. I hope that you have lots of fun with your new machine
    One thing I wondered about was if there was a noticeable difference in the two. There really is. The Juki is about 1-1/4" higher inside and wider at the top. Maybe a side by side comparison will help you see.

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    I sew with a Brother 1500 and just bought a Baby Lock Jane....the 3 machines are almost identical!!!!! You will LOVE yours......she might only go forward and backwards but she will do it perfect all the time!! And she will sew through anything from silk to blue jean fabric and never miss a stitch. BE SURE to keep her oiled!!!!

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    Congratulations on your new baby! Apparently my Juki98Q is the one lemon in the bunch. Ongoing tension issues. Thankfully it's a backup machine for me.

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    Woo Hoo! I LOVE mine, oil it every day I use it and have not touched the tension dial since I bought it mid January. To me, this machine is all MAN... I started calling him Jake but now we've settled on Mr. Juki (he deserves the extra respect!).

    I am getting back to daily FMQ practice sessions but to be honest I love walking foot quilting on this machine so much (it has such a gorgeous straight stitch!) that I'm not feeling such a need to learn FMQ as I used to. I'll get there...

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    I have one too... got it in Nov. for my Christmas present! It's name is... MINE! Ha, ha... I love how quickly you can get a quilt done. The walking foot is wonderful, too, for straight line quilting. I wish I could say I have had no tension problems, but I'm always adjusting... Maybe I got a lemon? Haven't quite gotten the tension balance figured out yet.
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    I also bought my Juki 98TLQ sight unseen and that jewel has been a workhorse....I LOVE her!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelleoc View Post
    Congratulations on your new baby! Apparently my Juki98Q is the one lemon in the bunch. Ongoing tension issues. Thankfully it's a backup machine for me.
    have you tried replacing the tension parts? maybe that would help...it's such an awesome machine, it's a shame you aren't able to utilize it's full potential.

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    OHHHHHH I have a juki tl 98q and just love it. it is a step down from yours. they are just wonderful machines. enjoy it. I love mine.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    Gorgeous! I got my Juki in December and I love it!
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