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Old 08-29-2019, 01:02 AM
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Hey there! Can I please get some opinions on the best thread type (wt also) and needle size preferred for FMQing on the Juki TL2010Q? Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:52 AM
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I love my Juki!!
I use Aurifil 40 or 50 thread but there may be others that work just as well. Mine came with a bunch of Organ needles. I believe they are size 70 and they work well.

The only thing I don't like is my needle threader. It just won't work for me. I have a similar one on my Bernina and it works every time. Can't seem to get my Juki threader to work.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:57 AM
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The needle size depends on the thread weight and ply. I use Organ needles. Superior Thread needles are made by Organ. I use a variety of threads, Aurifil, Wonderfil, Superior, and Glide.
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Old 08-29-2019, 04:47 AM
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I have this Juki and it is not picky about thread. I use Schmitz needles. The machine came with Organ needles, but they are so short, I don’t see how they could work. I’ve never gotten my needle threaded to work, either.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:04 AM
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Mine works "sometimes" I have to have a lot of patiences and try several times before I can get it to work. Seems that it mostly is related to how much tension I have on the thread I have and letting it go at just the right time.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:17 AM
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I use Schmetz Topstitch 14/90 needles most of the time for FMQ. This week I learned about Schmetz High Speed HLx5 needles, supposedly designed for high speed machines like the TL2010Q, and equivalent models made by Brother and Janome. I might give them a try.

I've tried a lot of different threads on my TL2010Q. They all worked well, with some needing more tension adjustments than others. These days, I seem to favor Glide. It's so trouble-free!
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:21 AM
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I use any old thread. My machine isn't picky. I do sometimes have skipped stitches when fmq'ing but found if I use a 'jeans' needle that it helps. Oh, and I have only been able to get my needle threader to work once. I haven't tried in a long time to use it again.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:35 AM
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The Juki rep told me to use Organ needles when I asked about the threader not working properly. All new machines are set at factory using Organ needles so the threader is set for those exact needle dimensions.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:41 AM
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As others, this machine is not picky about thread. It has used everything I have ever had. I use Schmetz needles easy and readily available. The needle threader doesn't work. It may have worked once or twice but just not worth the hassle. After trying it a few times, I just thread it by hand.
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:14 AM
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I use whatever thread I want with no problems. The threader takes some practice, but once you get it, you get it. JuliaSB is right - it has a lot to do with the amount of tension you put on the thread. I now get it 3 times out of 4
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