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Juki Miyabi J-350QVP S sit down free motion

Old 01-04-2020, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BonnieJP View Post
... The table can be raised to standing height or sit down.
Oh, I think I like this option.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:25 PM
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Well, I went for it and bought a Juki Miyabi J-350QVP sit down long arm machine. I just got it on Friday, so I've only done a little practice quilting on it. So far I it. It's a very sturdy machine and table. With the stitch regulators built right into the needle plate and the "precise" setting, I've already been able to produce some nice looking practice pieces. The table came with the extension panels for the sides, so it expands to 50". The machine itself has an 18" throat and 10" height clearance so I'm looking forward to being able to work on some larger quilts very soon.

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Old 01-26-2020, 02:43 PM
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That's wonderful news - congratulations! I'll be interested in how you like your wonderful new machine and please remember to post pics of your creations
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by BonnieJP View Post
Well, I went for it and bought a Juki Miyabi J-350QVP sit down long arm machine. I just got it on Friday, so I've only done a little practice quilting on it. So far I it. It's a very sturdy machine and table. With the stitch regulators built right into the needle plate and the "precise" setting, I've already been able to produce some nice looking practice pieces.
I'm curious if you had had an opportunity to try the new HQ Capri as well. It also has the stitch regulator sensors built into the table, but placed a little differently than the Juki. Both machines have the same SPI - not sure, does Juki's regulator also have "cruise" mode?

I learned last week that Innova has discontinued their sit down, which had the sensors in the table as well. While there are a couple of demos/store units still out there, I wouldn't want to buy a product they (Innova) might not be able to support in a few years (should they stop stocking the sensor parts, which are unique to the sit down).

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Old 01-28-2020, 11:27 AM
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I'm curious if you had had an opportunity to try the new HQ Capri as well. It also has the stitch regulator sensors built into the table, but placed a little differently than the Juki. Both machines have the same SPI - not sure, does Juki's regulator also have "cruise" mode?

I learned last week that Innova has discontinued their sit down, which had the sensors in the table as well. While there are a couple of demos/store units still out there, I wouldn't want to buy a product they (Innova) might not be able to support in a few years (should they stop stocking the sensor parts, which are unique to the sit down).

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I did not test the HQ Capri, but I did test a HQ Simply 16, a Quinque, and Janome Artistic Quilter SD, and of course, the Juki Miyabi. I chose the Miyabi because:
  1. The stitch regulator is in the needle plate (where the actual stitching is done)
  2. It has an 18" throat with 10" high clearance
  3. The table is heavy duty
  4. It offers the choice of manual, cruise, precise, and basting modes
  5. Many of the Quilting Board members give the Juki machines very positive ratings and I couldn't really find any negative ratings when I googled the machine
  6. The machine is made in Japan with a servo motor, like those on Juki's industrial machines
  7. I have firsthand experience with the service provided by the dealer I purchased the machine from. Their service is absolutely awesome. They have been in business for more than 40 years and provide a 6-month warranty on all sewing machine/service repairs. In addition to throwing in the table side extensions and Teflon table top, the dealer delivered the machine and table to my home and set it up free of charge.
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:35 PM
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My husband is trying to talk me into purchasing a JUKI Miyabi J-350QVP S free motion long arm quilting machine and table. I believe this is a relatively new (introduced in 2019) machine. I looked at it and actually did a brief test on one yesterday and liked it. It looks extremely well built. Has anyone had any experience with this machine? What do you think of it? Thank you for your feedback.

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I just bought one too and it hasn't even been delivered! I am excited to get it. I went to the shop twice to try it out, I also did a lot of online searching and I have found that it has better features than the more expensive Bernina. I tried the Sit down Bernina too but it was not as smooth and much noisier. I have only heard good reviews so far for the Juki J350. I love the stitch regulator and the tie off features! AND the fly wheel is on the side so you don't have to reach in the back. I have a Juki TL2010 and absolutely love that also. To think I was a Janome girl for many years. Still love my old Janome 10000 for embroidery and my Janome 1600P just bit the dust but I would love to replace it just to have! I know...doesn't make sense but you never know when one will be in the shop!
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:52 AM
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Congrats on your new Juki, LaRae. I'm loving mine. I've done lots of practicing on it (since I'm brand new to FMQ). So far I have completed 4 quilting projects on it - a wall hanging and 3 quilts. I've been using the "precise" option exclusively. The stitch regulator has been a great help since I'm somewhat fanatical about perfectly even stitches. I've been very happy with how all of my projects have turned out. This is my first (and so far only) Juki, but I'm really glad I chose it over the other machines I looked at. It really seems to be extremely well built machine and I like the features on it (including the side hand-wheel). Enjoy your new machine. I'm sure you'll love it.
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Old 03-08-2020, 11:50 AM
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I've enjoyed reading all the comments here about the new Juki Miyabi J-350QVP S. I tried the 2200 a few years ago and really liked it. I just can't seem to make space for one even though I still dream about it. I have the Juki F600 that I love. However, I've noticed recently when I sew at a fast speed my stitches get very close together so I guess I need to take it in to be serviced. Hope my dealer gets a Miyabi in ... I would love to try it out.
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I am curious if you ever got the Juki J350 Myobi? I did get mine in March and I have to say....It is a wonderful machine! I actually put it all together myself. Had to have hubby help carry the boxes to the room but if you follow the directions you can set it all up. Love the thread cutter, using the foot pedal or the screen. Love the bobbin reminder telling you how much thread is left. Love the 3 different sizes of a basting stitches so you can pull all your pins out of the area you are working. Love the stitch and speed settings. Absolutely love the stitch regulator and all the other variations of stitching such as manual, cruise, basting and precision. It does some really beautiful yarn couching too! Well, so far the only thing I have not loved, is that, in the manual did it say how to put in the bobbin or the needle! How odd! I called the dealer and he told me what i needed to know. Isn't that odd? The rest is easy to understand but they really need more videos about it because it is fairly new but people need more info on it. It is a shame more people do not know about them! They are true dream machines! Be sure to ask your dealer to throw in a lot of extras, they seem to be accommodating in that department. I have the sit down but he said it is pretty easy to set it up for a frame later down the road. I wish everyone luck if they decide to get one. It is a super machine!

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Old 04-25-2020, 03:44 AM
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Hi, LaRae.

I'm glad you like your new Juki. It's a great machine, isn't it? I've quilted several quilts on this machine since I got it at the end of January and haven't had any trouble with it at all. My manual provides instructions on inserting the bobbin on page 15 of the manual. The instructions for inserting the needle are at the bottom of page 16 in the manual. I actually made photocopies of these pages and the pages on threading and lubricating the machine and keep them with my quilting gloves, rulers, etc. so they are readily available for reference. (I tend to forget things sometimes.) The Juki user manual I have is available online:
https://jukiquilting.com/media/catal...ons_manual.pdf

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