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Thread: Question for Juki TL-98 Q owners

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    I am having a hard time winding a new bobbin while I am in the process of sewing. Do you have to unthread the needle before doing it or something?

    Thanks

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    Do you have an operator's manual? If not, you might find one here:

    http://www.sewingmanuals.com/Sewing_...nuals/Juki.htm

    Sorry I can't make it a link, but you can copy and paste it.

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    Hi

    I do, thank you. But it only tells how to wind the bobbin with the machine unthreaded. When I am in the middle of sewing and the bobbin runs out, I can't seem to get the bobbin to wind without the thread breaking unless I unthread the whole machine. :?

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    Yes, I unthread mine before winding thread on a bobbin. It's a pain, but ... I don't know another way. I recently bought one of those portable side bobbin winders to use with my Juki (I use it only for machine quilting), but haven't tried it out yet.

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    The Juki TL98Q has been my "dream machine" for a couple of years now, and I'm happy to learn what I can about them from users. It looks like a wonderful quilting machine--I have a photo of one on my workroom wall that's being used on a quilting frame. I'm really happy with the Juki 4-thread overlock that I bought used 20 years ago, so I consider the TL98Q a once-in-a-lifetime purchase.

    Even with a Sidewinder bobbin-threader, you'd still have to stop work to install it, wouldn't you? Ha. I should go read the manual!

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    I love love love my new machine! I got it for about $680 from a store on the internet.

    Yes, you would have to stop working to change the bobbin, but I hate rethreading the machine. My old Huskavarna you could wind a bobbin with your machine threaded, saved alot of time. So far that is the only thing I have that I don't care for with the Juki.

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    I'm glad you like the Juki. For the money, it has a lot of expensive features. I've probably been to the same site you have, the price is about the same. How do you like the stitch? I imagine it's beautiful. A straight stitch on a zig-zag machine isn't really straight--my Singer treadle has a nice stitch, because it doesn't zig-zag. So, you just keep winding bobbins a few at a time, and picture me here, drooling over a picture of my dream machine.

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    How much would you expect to pay for the frame to go with the Juki?

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    You can use a search engine like Google, and search quilting frames; then go see what the sites have to offer. Comparison shopping sites (NexTag, etc.) will be faster. The link below will take you to a page of Juki machines and frames, sold together.

    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0645.html

    Attached (I hope) is a Microsoft Word document that I made up about the Juki machine I'd like to have.

    Attached Files Attached Files

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    I quilted a queen size quilt this week end on my Juki 98Q. Such ease! I did a free motion stitch.

    My 2 biggest issues- I only have the 4 bobbins that came with the machine and had to stop frequently to refill. I did keep track of how many bobbins I used so I will invest in some more and have them filled when I start the project, thus, saving time.

    2nd issue- I get carried away and snapped a needle. Only have 3. Need to order more to have on hand/

    I found my "speed" and could work easily and really enjoyed watching the areas I completed grow. Once I put the binding on tonight I'll post a pic on the UFo challenge- it's my butt ugly quilt- finally done!

    Barb

    P.S. I got the Juki online, with free shipping for $799.00. It was last January or so. Got it from allbrands.com. Yes, it was pricey, but my last machine was $35, used, in 1996. So, it balanced out. :)

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    Oh- I bought a frame for it, but haven't had a chance to put it together. Can't remember what it is- I just move the box around. I'm always in a hurry for my projects so I haven't had time to read the instructions and put it together.

    For this project, I put the Juki on my 8 foot table I bought for the frame. I basically took over room #2 and spread out the quilt on the table and son's bed. It was very easy to maneuver the sandwich around and it wasn't all over my lap and the floor.

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    So, how many bobbins DID it take to quilt the queen size quilt? Too bad we can't use cones of thread to feed the bobbin from below.

    Looking forward to seeing your photos.

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    Craigslist has this for 1600. Good deal?

    This is a NewJoy "Gold Standard" machine quilting frame equipped with a Juki TL-98E commercial sewing machine ("head"). It will work quilts up to king size (up to 105" in width).

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    Not bad if it comes with a few perks, like speed control, handlebars, etc. I'm not too keen on buying something this expensive from a private party, and would like a guarantee of some kind. Did you see the price range at
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0645.html
    One set-up there is less than $1,000.

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    Thanks. I appreciate your comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Lee
    Not bad if it comes with a few perks, like speed control, handlebars, etc. I'm not too keen on buying something this expensive from a private party, and would like a guarantee of some kind. Did you see the price range at
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0645.html
    One set-up there is less than $1,000.
    "justquiltin' " has info on her new Juki and Little Grace frame bought from www.sewvacdirect.com

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    It took 8 bobbins to do the queen size quilt. using meandering stitch.

    I posted pics on the challenge section. This was my challenge quilt to finish. I'm so glad its over!

    Barb

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