Friday, March 29, 2013

the story of my Juki

Once upon a time I made a list of sewing machine suitors, all with generous harp space for quilting at home.  Juki was on that list, but sadly my dealer didn't stock Juki and neither did anyone else within driving distance.  It seems to be a common scenario... interested in Juki and no where to shop locally, right?

Well after having so many problems with my Pfaff, which were mostly computer-related problems, Juki's non-computerized TL line sounded better and better.  Plus, when I talk to you guys, soooo many of you sew on a Juki TL98 or the newer TL2000 or TL2010.  You report that these machines are heavy-duty, reliable and awesome for freemotion quilting.  With a 8.5" x 6" harp space, there's room to maneuver large quilts.  When I fretted about not being able to buy one with a local shop to service it, you said I wouldn't even need it.  I mean, for real?  So... I almost bought one without ever trying it!

Juki's got the harp space!
Juki's got the harp space!

And then at QuiltCon there he was, the machine of my dreams, all set up for a test drive!  I met Cristy of PurpleDaisies who sells many FMQ supplies and was using a Juki TL2010Q for demo work.  It's the machine she recommends, don't ya know. 

Girls, the machine was perfect.  Perfect!  He starts and stops on a dime with no computerized delay.  I was actually on a break from a FMQ class in which we were using Janome's top-of-the-line quilting machines, when I came across the Juki in the vendor exhibits.  In comparison to the Janome, the Juki rocked, at least in my eyes.  I'm pretty sure there was a blissful smile on my face as I stitched some FMQ doodles.  I knew then and there that this was The One. 

Juki's TL line is "non-computerized" but not totally.  Let's explain.  These machines only do a straight stitch.  That's it.  (I'll be using my old Kenmore for special stitches like zigzag for binding.)  There is no screen or computer inside for selecting stitches, since there aren't any. There's no auto-tension (thank goodness!), no programmable stitch sequences, etc.  But there IS a lot of good stuff that you probably do want on the Juki TL2010Q:  needle up/down (defaults to needle down.... yay!), knee lift, feed dog drop lever (conveniently located at last!), reverse sewing lever (not a button - easier for me!), presser foot adjuster, speed control and, drumroll please.... auto thread cutter.  I believe the needle up/down and speed control are not mechanical, so you should realize you're not buying a 100% mechanical machine.  But every bit less computer you get is a bit less computer that can go wrong, in my book.

he's slim, he's sleek
he's slim.  he's sleek.

The auto thread cutter is my hero.  It engages with an immediate "ktch" that sounds deliciously powerful.  My Pfaff's auto thread cutter always took an annoying moment or two to fully run through. It was a 2-step sound, even though you just had to push one button.  Sometimes I wondered if cutting the threads myself would be faster?  When the Pfaff auto thread cutter un-threaded my machine (which was often), it definitely would have been faster to do it myself!

Anyways, the Juki thread cutter can be activated by pushing a button, or - and this is Much Better - by tapping your heal on the foot pedal.  Combine that action with the knee lift, which lifts the presser foot, and you can do everything without missing a beat.  It's awesome.  Completely awesome.  And by the way the knee lift is very ergonomically placed - not at all hard to reach like some knee lifts.  I did wonder if I might accidentally cut the threads with the foot, but that hasn't happened yet and I've been sewing all week.  Also, the auto thread cutter has not un-threaded the needle - not once!

Juki TL2010Q.... smooch!
Juki TL2010Q.... smooch!

Yes, indeedy, this seems to be the machine for me.  The only thing I've found fiddly is using the needle threader.  It works, but not easily.  Maybe with practice?

So, back to my story.  I almost bought the Juki at QuiltCon, but held off because I wanted to research my options.  I wanted to buy from an online store that had a reputation for good customer service, and preferably one that would cover shipping for warrantied repairs.  Eventually I narrowed it down to 2 stores.  I asked each if they would be interested in doing a trade for advertising at Stitched in Color.  Amazingly, both said "yes"!  I share this kind of private point because I want you to know that I chose to partner with SewVacDirect.com because I felt it was the very best option, period.

From my research, SewVacDirect has a reputation for solid customer service.  Via email they were direct, answering questions about warranty service without leaving any murky gray areas.  But, the #1 reason why I wanted to buy from them was their extended warranty option!  On the Juki TL2010Q you can extend the normal 1 year warranty to a 2 year, 3 year or 5 year warranty.  Considering that this machine costs $999, buying a 5 year warranty for just $70 is a no-brainer, in my opinion.  The extended warranty includes parts, labor and shipping from SewVacDirect to you.  You do have to cover shipping to SewVacDirect's location in Texas.  Routine cleanings are not covered by warranty, so I'll be doing those locally or myself.

I don't know about you, but after all the research I've done and all the conflicting reports I've heard, I believe it's a real possibility to get a "lemon" of a machine.  My troubles with my Pfaff started early on, but really got frustrating at about 6 months.  I was just running out of my 1 year factory warranty when I convinced them to replace the machine.  In my opinion, for such an expensive machine 1 year warranty doesn't cut it.  The peace of mind of a 5 year warranty really matters to me!  And, if that wasn't enough, SewVacDirect has a 30 day policy for return for refund or replacing your machine with a new one if you are not happy with it.  You can even switch to a different machine, even a different brand, within reason.  It just shows they are serious about satisfied customers.

String Fever getting started
getting to know each other....

Ok, so that's my story!  I'm still in the honeymoon phase with my Juki, so I'll have to report back after getting to try some FMQ.  If there are any hiccups in the machine's performance or my experience with SewVacDirect.com you can bet I'll share those here.  I know that shopping for a sewing machine is stressful and high-stakes, and that a good machine can make all the difference.  I'm hoping to be part of the solution! 

Thanks so much for all your help along the way!

89 comments:

  1. Awesome Rachel. Happy for you and your new Juki. I got mine a few years back and I love it still. Yes the needle threader is a little weird. I gave up on it a few months after owning it because it took way too much effort to use. Everything else about the machine is solid :).

    Have fun!

    -Q

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  2. That's wonderful. I've heard good things about Juki, however I've also heard they cost over three times that much in Australia.

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  3. I'm glad you've shared all your machine experience good and bad. I'll be watching to see how the Juki works out. At $999 it sounds so much more reasonable than $3-4,000. The main reason I don't end up finishing a lot my quilts completely is because of the difficulty FMQ on my old Bernina with such a small harp space. Too frustrating. And new machines just don't seem feasible, but maybe a Juki is.

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  4. Congrat on the new machine. I had a lot of issues with my Pfaff too, but went to a Janome. I love it, but have never tried your version on heaven LOL!

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  5. Sounds like you are over the moon excited with your machine. New 'toys' in the sewing room are the best!

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  6. What a great review on this machine and company you can count on...I'll look for them in Paducah.

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  7. So glad you love it! I just got mine back from the shop and I missed it sooo much! It is happy and healthy now.

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  8. So sorry you had such troubles with your Pfaff but glad you found a machine you love. I've heard great things about Jukis!

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  9. I finally decided on a Juki, also. I do love it a lot, and have kept my quite old (20 year) Bernina for any zig-zagging I might need. You do not use the local-to-you servicing? Just wondering. I also gave up almost immediately on the needle threader. It is a bear. Even my "older" eyes would just plain rather thread the old fashioned way. Please do keep us up-to-date on your progress with the Juki.

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    1. The closest dealer I trust is 2 hours drive, so I may only bring him in for a cleaning every year or two if he does well. I'm hoping that with proper oiling and cleaning that I can reach we might do fine on our own?

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    2. I hope that works for me as well! What I read was that the Juki loves to be oiled and dusted so I will do that on a regular basis. And, the thread cutter, wow, I am in heaven!!!!! I'm working on small squares for a nine-patch and I just sew and sew! Yea for you!!!

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  10. Cristy is so nice! I am so glad you found a machine. I just called mom who is looking for a new machine as she hates her old machine and told her we are going on a road trip to let her try one out. Maybe there will be some at Paducah Ky in a few weeks

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  11. I've had my Juki over 3 years have loved it from the first moment. I have a funky sewing machine from IKEA for the zigzag, So happy you are happy with yours!!! I got mine used on Ebay!

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  12. oh, I could not agree with all the wonderful things you said about Juki more. I love, love, love my Juki :)

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  13. Getting the right machine is paramount. I myself sew with a Pfaff 2038 (and love it!), but I too narrowed my choices down to features and went with a machine that came from a store who had an excellent return/service/warranty (even beyond the product itself) to make sure I got the right machine. I am lucky to have a great local store, but it is nice to know of a web-based store if I ever need one!

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  14. I am so happy you got a Juki!! I have one and I am totally in love with it. I got an Exceed though. It does wonderful on FMQ and does everything I ask of it, smoothly and quietly! I did have a problem with a part that cracked and Juki sent a call tag, I sent it to them and they had it fixed and back to me in 2 weeks and they paid shipping both ways. Evidently there was a recalled part so they fixed it free. (priced to fix locally was 420.00!!!!! ) I plan on getting the quilting model next for the bigger harp space and have no reserves about buying Juki! Oh and the needle threader is touchy but if you make sure the needle is all the way up and the presser foot down it should work first time , every time. Many happy years of sewing on your Juki!!

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    1. Thanks for the needle threader tip, Kate!

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    2. I found that at least part of the trouble I had initially is that my needle wasn't inserted 100% of the way into the shaft. So even though I had the needle all the way up and the foot down, it didn't work. Now it's easier although still a bit fiddly. :) It's like you need 2 right hands! Hahaha! Definitely awkward for a lefty.

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  15. I love my Juki too, And it just so happens that my other machine is a Kenmore like yours! I have never had a problem with Ken, he takes a beating and just keeps going!

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  16. Yay for Juki. Fingers crossed that your sewing machine woes have finally come to an end. Happy stiching.

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  17. Glad to hear your machine is working well for you, I've been saving my dimes and was planning on buying from SewVacDirect myself even before your review! LOL

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  18. I am also a Juki owner and the more I use it, the more I like it. The only thing that frustrates me is that my threader does not work and my old eyes have trouble with the small eyes these days. One other small issue is regular tension problems, but I think that is more my lack of experience than the machine. I am happy you have found the machine of your dreams.

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  19. I have to echo the problems with the needle threader, but I've never had one on any machine that worked well. And my only problem with the thread cutter is that there isn't one on my Featherweight and when I use it when I'm traveling, I constantly hit the front of the machine to try to cut the threads from force of habit! As far as service, I have a little old man who only likes to work on mechanical sewing machines, and he does a wonderful job of any repairs it may need - in my house! I love a sewing machine "doc" who makes house calls! But he also showed me some things I can do myself that go a little beyond the basics, and I found a complete repair manual on-line, so I think I could do most repairs myself now, even though there are no Juki repair experts anywhere nearby! Good luck with yours - you'll love it! Now you need to name it..... ;-)

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    1. Where's this repair manual? Link? :)

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  20. The auto thread cutter on my Janome is my hero too. It saves some time and so so so much thread !!

    I should try the knee lift though. It seems that people who try it love it !

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  21. Dang, girl! That's so awesome! Most people would have been too shy to ask for a trade, but you did, and you got what you deserve! I'm SO close to having saved enough for a new Juki after some friends' recommendations.

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  22. I totally love my Juki (TL98Q), too! Woohoo! And when you say you are going to go back to your other machine for zig-zag.....let me tell you.....the first time you do, you'll be yelling, "Why is this machine so slow!!!!" LOL Nothing compares to how fast that Juki can fly! I just love everything about it! Now if they would just figure out a way to let me know the bobbin has run out.....then life would be perfect! I have to remind myself about every 10 minutes or so, that I need to keep looking beyond the needle to see if I am still making stitches, or the pieces are just running off the table! LOL It's that '100 miles a minute' mode! My husband doesn't even call it sewing anymore; he says I'm zooming! :o)

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  23. Glad you are happy with your machine. I just boughta new computerised machine (to update the one I have had for 24 years) so am now a bit worried by your woes. The good think for me though it that the dealert is 20 mins away and after 3 months I still love it.

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  24. Considering that 99% of the time I use the straight line stitch and sometimes the zig zag stitch on my machine everything else you described would be enough for me, too. I don't use my thread cutter anymore because I had some issues. Also the machine accumulates the thread under the fabric when not holding the two tails when starting to sew. My Brother machine has 5 years warrantie, too. I quickly searched the web for German sellers and fell of my stool. Over here I don't get the tl2010q, only the tl98. The price range from 1.750 $ to 1.920 $. Almost double of what you paid. I didn't find any used machines (only the computer ones and smaller ones). So that's a lot of money.
    Everything you described (except that the machine has no zig zag stitch) is enough for me, too. I didn't use my fancy stitches or the alphabet more than 3 times in 3 years. I'm satisfied with my Brother (the harp space approximately 7 by 5 is not bad, too.) but maybe someday a Juki will pass my way. :)

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    1. I have heard that the Juki's are also quite expensive in Australia. They need to get a better distribution system going on because it seems like the demand is there! Glad to hear that your Brother is serving you well, though =)

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  25. I'm so happy for you Rachel to have finally your dream machine! x Teje

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  26. I was reading your blog and told my husband that I was reading about a Juki. I expected him to make fun of the name or at least ask what a Juki was. Instead he says, "Is it the 2010Q? It has the..." and proceeded to give ALL the details you have. He was looking up mid-arms for me in the distant future and evidently came across this. So... if he had the details memorized... maybe it's in the near future.
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  27. Thanks for the review. I would love to get one of these and will start saving my pennies now. :)

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  28. I have also been looking at a Juki. I have two Singer machines (one computerized and one very basic). I have come to hate the computerized part of my machine. I hate how the stitches sound and how much louder it is. When you say your machine has an adjustable presser foot do you mean you can adjust how it sits on the quilt top? I don't have this option right now and even straight line quilting pushes the quilt top. :( So glad you love your machine. Thanks for the info!

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    1. Yes, that's exactly right. The presser foot adjuster adjusts how strongly the presser foot presses down. I've found it useful already!

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  29. So happy to hear this! Juki Love! Happy sewing! Juki also works great on a Grace quilting frame... just saying.

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  30. thanks for sharing that! I may be in the market soon for a new machine. I spent $1100 for my first machine, a Brother, three years ago. Then I learned that it's second from the bottom when it comes to quality. I'll just say the Brother has been just okay, not great. Gotta start saving my pennies! Love your curtains in the background of your pics! Similar to mine in my sewing room, but I purchased mine at Target.

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    1. Thanks, Jodi. Those curtains were one of my first ever sewing projects =). Hope your pennies add up fast!

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  31. I have a TL98Q and bought from the same dealer that you did. Have always had exceptional service from them.

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  32. Your Juki sounds a lot like my Brother Nouvelle 1500s, which is about 13 years old now. It zooms and all it does is straight stitching. I think in 13 years, it has been serviced once. (It needs it now.) I've got other machines for fancy stuff, but piecing is my favorite part of quilting, so the Brother is my workhorse machine. I hope you have as many good years with your straight-stitch-only machine as I've had with mine.

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  33. To be honest, down here in South Africa I have never heard of the Juki and am quite envious reading the blogs with all the awesome fabrics, machines and gizmos you lucky ladies can get your hands on! Enjoy playing with your new Juki Rachel :-)

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  34. wow, this is such good info Rachel. I do not like computer anything excepts for a real computer, especially cars, cost a fortune to get repaired! So when I get a new machine, this is the one. No research for me! Thanks so much.
    Cat
    PS: i mentioned you on my blog....

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  35. I am so glad you are liking your Juki. It really made me sad to read about all the problems and frustration you were having with your Pfaff. I am breaking in a new 2010 as well and I am just loving it!

    Dumb question... I noticed you took the foamy piece off your spool pins. I thought that was something you were supposed to leave there to go under the thread spools. Is it a throwaway item?

    Anyway... I hope things continue to go well for both of us with the Juki! It's so nice to be able to sew trouble-free. :)

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    1. You noticed! Yes, it seems you are supposed to use it after all, so I put the foam thingy back. I thought it was packing material at first....

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    2. :) Well at least you didn't throw it away! It's so nice to not have to use a thread stand.

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  36. Thank you for the thorough review! It was worth the wait. ;) I am going to try the Janome next weekend, and my mother in law's Juki TL2010 in April. I can't wait to compare for myself! In either case I am still saving pennies but at least now I can stop by here and see how things are going for you. Can I reference your post in my Sewing Machine Adultery series? hanks Rachel!

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  37. Heard they are great but don't know if there is a retailer in Ireland fir one. Certainly an investment for quilting. I get so frustrated when my quilt doesn't fit through the arm of the machine. Love to here how you get on with the FMQ

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  38. Congrats Rachel so happy for you! Enjoy it, I know you will!

    P.S. Does that model come with an extension table or do you have to purchase it separately?

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    1. Good question! Yes, it comes with the extension table. Whoot!

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  39. I forgot to ask you, which foot are you using for piecing? I have tried out both the walking foot and the "compensating presser foot" and both have their ins and outs. I actually ordered a high shank to snap on adapter (not here yet) so I can use my clear 1/4" generic piecing foot that I used with my Janome.

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    1. Right now I am using the simplest foot with two metal prongs. Each prong is about 1/4" wide and one is longer than the other. I find it really easy to get a 1/4" seam with that foot. I generally don't prefer 1/4" piecing feet though. I haven't even tried the walking foot yet!

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  40. If you ever find that your FMQ foot is putting too much pressure on your quilt and causing the layers to shift you should check out this post. I also just purchased a Juki and while testing it I noticed the extra pressure, even with the dial turned all the way down (pressure-wise) but remembered what I read and knew that if it became an issue I could fix it easily.
    http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-feel-need-to-celebrate.html

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  41. I've been reading more blogs with folks mentioning this machine. You mentioned you had also sewn on a Janome(which model)? How did the harp space of the Juki compare to the janome?? thanks in advance.....

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    1. I'm not sure which model it was, but it was one of the fancy Horizon type ones. It was not the red one; it was their newer one. I'll have to give you an update on the harp space issue after I've done some quilting!

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    2. I am trying to decide between a Juki and a janome horizon machine.. I need it to be able to cope with several thick layers of fleece and also thin slippery/difficult/stretch fabric.. I am also looking for a great looking straight stitch.. what make would you recommend?

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    3. I've been happy sewing all sorts of fabrics on my Juki, including voile, knit, fleece and leather. I really think it can take anything. I would recommend the Juki because when I've test driven Janome Horizons I have not been super pleased. But, I in general favor less-computerized machines because I find they break down less. The Juki is low tech, but very powerful and precise.

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  42. I've heard a lot of good things about the Juki machines. Everyone who owns one loves it. Here's to years and years of happy quilting!!!!!!!

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  43. Thanks for the info, never thought about a Juki, now you have me thinking. Keep us abreast of how thing go with the FMQ.... And the coming months.... :)

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  44. Do you find yourself using the speed control? Curious because I've been looking at similar models made by Baby Lock and Brother, but they don't have speed control. I've heard it's not necessary; you can go really slow by letting up on the foot pedal, but I'm just curious if it's a feature you love.

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    1. I have used the speed control for FMQ and for allowing my 8-year-old to sew. I think it's a feature worth having, but I'll also say the foot is very responsive. Since the machine sews SO fast, it's helpful to have speed control to prevent potential problems in special cases.

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    2. Thanks, Rachel. Good to know :)

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  45. Rachel I have followed all of your posts regarding shopping for quilter-friendly sewing machines with avid interest. My Pfaff Tiptronic 1019 is over 30 years old, and I'm thinking it may be time for a new machine (although I don't sew that much, and I am only at the stash-aquisition stage of quilting as a hobby. I LOVE buying fabric!). However, the one additional feature I am holding out for is a blanket stitch, so I can do applique plus all of the other things you mentioned your Juki TL2010Q does so well. I'm glad the U.S. is so close to Canada, so I can take advantage of the good prices you've got south of the border. LOVE YOUR BLOG, keep up the great work!

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  46. I just got off the phone with Sew Vac Direct!! I ordered my very own Juki 2010!!! Had to share with someone who gets it and to thank you for your fabulous review. It is so helpful to find reviews by someone who uses the machine in much the same way that I will and with a similar aesthetic. Makes me so confident that I am getting a great machine for exactly what I want. HIP HIP HOORAY!! I have really enjoyed your blog. Thanks so much for all of your inspiration and for sharing your adventure with the rest of us!

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    1. That's awesome, Keri. Congrats! My machine is still behaving beautifully. I wish you as happy of a time!

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  47. Thanks to your recommendations, I just received my new Juki in the mail today!

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  48. In March 2012, when I was looking for a new machine, I printed out your list and took it with me to the store. I didn't try Pfaff- no one around here sells them, but I did try a Viking and a Janome. I wound up buying the Janome 6600, and loved it. It took my quilting and my enjoyment of it to a new level. Unfortunately, six months later, Superstorm Sandy toppled 65 feet of one of our oak trees into my home, destroying my roof, family room, walls, ceilings, floors, outside air/conditioning unit (!), and damaging two other rooms - $37,000 damage all told. After 10 months of fighting with my insurance company, finding reliable contractors, and just general mess and misery, we're finally finished repairing everything! I dusted off my Janome last week and started quilting again. It was wonderful - I could feel all the stress from the last 10 months just melting away. I've been thinking about buying an additional machine, just for free motion quilting. I was looking at a Juki last week, and now after reading your post, I'm going to go back and try it.

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  49. Hi
    I'm thinking about a juki tl2010q, but am also considering a juki 8700 with servo or the 9000b. The latter two are industrial medium weight machines...very similar though. Any thoughts anyone?? They come with the built in table too. Thanks!!
    Kristen

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    1. I'm not familiar with that other model. Sorry =(

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  50. I have a TL98E I have had for about 10 years. Love almost everything about it. My only complaint is that the walking foot does not accommodate a stitch guide bar. I mostly do free motion work on it (just finished a queen) but every now and then I want that awesome speed for straight line stitching on a quilt. I either eyeball, mark or use a construction line, but it sure would be nice to have a stitch guide bar.

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  51. Hey Rachael! Wondering if you knew difference between the 2000 and 2010? I can't seem to find anything different except that the 2010 has an extra 1/4 foot

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    1. The 2010 has speed control and it has a 2nd tension adjustment nob for more precise tension adjustment. The speed control is worth it to me!

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  52. I've found that I am unable to use my needle threader. :( Occasionally, my Juki will come unthreaded after using the cutter. My question is, should the cutter be giving a clean cut? (I always have to snip the end before rethreading.

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    1. I used to have a machine (the Pfaff) that unthreaded after using the cutter all the time. So ANNOYING! In that case it did get better after a service/cleaning, but it happened again. By all means try cleaning it out at home and cross fingers. =(

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  53. First of all congratulations on your new machine. Love your review! thank you! I now I want this Juki even more!

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  54. Thanks Rachel. These are a rarity in the UK with the shop in Northern Scotland but I am so so tempted. Your piece is pushing me even nearer .

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  55. I am also a Juki Junkie! I really loved my Babylock Grace for special stitches (but rarely used) and now, I just do everything on Suki the Juki (corny, I know...but gosh, she's so great, so I had to name her ....thank you,Gilmore Girls!) So quiet and adjustable...very simple. I'm not quite used to the auto cut on the foot pedal...problematic, but I just turned the foot to the side and its fine! I was so excited to use her, I didn't read the manual all the way (except to thread her) and ...um, you should oil it first...DUH!...no problems, just a little squeak until I did. tee hee...

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  56. I'm 99% I'm going to order this machine. Do you still love it? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I do. I honestly do. Was just thinking today how dependable it's been =)

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  57. I am pretty sure that I am going to order this machine, just hesitating over the ORDER button (as I recently sent a Bernina 710 back at the end of 30 days). If I order through your site do you get something in return?

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    1. No, I don't get anything in return if you buy a Juki. The store gave me the Juki that I own, in exchange for my review on the blog and the sponsor button in the sidebar. Other than the machine, I have not received, nor expect to receive any financial incentives. My goal here is to be completely honest about my experience with the machine as the trust of my readers is WAY more important to me (and my continued blog career) than a relationship with a store. I hope that clarifies things!

      On the other hand, to be clear, SewVacDirect.com has provided excellent customer service when I have had problems with the machine (which I blogged about). I think their warranty is a great investment. I would buy from them in the future!

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  58. Oh yeah, meant to ask, did you buy the larger Supreme Slider for FMQing?

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    1. I'm not a fan of the Supreme Slider. Not sure if the one I have is the larger one or not? If you search you can find my review post about it. I haven't chosen to use it much since then.

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  59. I "talk" to my Juki all of the time. She's my bestie. I've had her for 1.5 yrs. TL-2010Q, I've never used a machine that was so consistent and dependable.

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  60. So far My Juki has outperformed my other machine. To date, the Juki (TL-2010Q) has stitched the blocks together for 4 queen sized quilts without a hitch. The oiling procedure doesn't cause me any alarms as to how often it gets done. rule of thumb for me, at least 2 to 3 drops each time the bobbin runs out and I also make sure that the fuzz and threads are cleaned out at this time. Can't wait to try machine quilting with i

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  61. So far My Juki has outperformed my other machine. To date, the Juki (TL-2010Q) has stitched the blocks together for 4 queen sized quilts without a hitch. The oiling procedure doesn't cause me any alarms as to how often it gets done. rule of thumb for me, at least 2 to 3 drops each time the bobbin runs out and I also make sure that the fuzz and threads are cleaned out at this time. Can't wait to try machine quilting with i

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  62. I have the Juki 2010 and really love it. I am having trouble with the needle tension, however. Any suggestions?

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  63. Thank you for this wonderful post!

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  64. Thanks so much for your review! This helped me in deciding on a barely used TL-2000QI Juki. I bought it yesterday and so far I am so happy with it!

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