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  1. Janice O'Brien

    Hi Karen,
    I’m so happy to have found this “forum.” I really love my Juki TL2010-q , but lately I’m not loving it so much. Every time I change the bobbin, I have problems with it suddenly taking a 1/2 stitch. I have spent as long as half and hour changing needles, cleaning, oiling, turning it off, etc. before it behaves again. Also, I can free motion for a while without the thread from the bobbin showing, or vice-versa, then suddenly it appears but for just a few inches, then it’s okay, then it shows. I’ve just finished 3 throw/twin size quilts and was so frustrated that I started looking for a new machine even though I really don’t want one. Also, I’m wondering if the parts for the mini are available for the 2010–particularly the foot peddle stopper. Thanks for your help.

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  2. Hi! I got a 2010q second hand…it seems to be working fine but my thread keeps breaking when I sew too fast – anything faster than the slot right under the midline – and also when I use the compression foot. I changed thread, bobbin, needle, you name it and nothing seems to help. Any advice? Should I bring it back in for service?

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  3. Carolyn Bush

    Hi Karen! I met you yesterday for JUKI demo day and I wanted to take the time to thank you for sharing your knowledge (and humor) with everyone that attended. The husband and I are now sold on the 12′ long arm machine and will be purchasing this year. We look forward to bumping into you at future shows at classes. Thank you for all you do!

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  4. Stephanie L.

    Hi, Karen i have recently purchased a juki 2200 mini (may 2017) took it out the box tried out some stitches and used the needle threader so far it was fine, went to try the FMQ foots fine, switch back to normal straight stitches, Major problems, bottom tension was off, top tension was off after placing the tension back at the original setting, finally got the stitch/ tension working good, Now the auto threader will not catch the thread, I started out using a 40 weight cotton/ poly and switch to a 50 weight cotton, and even all purpose thread, change the Need and it will not catch. this all happen after i try the FMQ. Please shed some advise.
    Thanks in Advance

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  5. Cynthia torres

    I just bought the Juki 2200 and the Grace frame, glad to see this because I needed to know if anything needed to be done with the Grace stitch regulator. It says for Juki 2010, but if mechanicals are the same I should be fine! The sewing company sold it all to me so it must be okay! Happy sewing and quilting!!

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  6. Hi Karen, I tried to send you a question a few weeks ago about a juki tl2000qi I bought new on amazon. I am having the hardest time trying to get the tension balanced. I am using 2 different colored threads. Out of the box both the top and bottom threads are showing in the opposite sides. I tried adjusting the top tension with no luck so I loosened the bobbin tension do it would just stand up and come out but not leave my hand. That fixed the quality of the bottom stitch but still have a pinprick of the bobbin showing on the top and I can get a consistent length stitch. I am at my wits end. Please help!! Thanks, Nancy

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  7. Hi Karen, I just purchased and received my 2200 qvp mini. I love the stitch quality. I have had a Juki before so I knew what I was getting. I am very dissapointed with the markings on the stitch plate. The line representing 1/4 inch is about 1/16 of an inch (almost 1/8) larger than it should be. I used two rulers to measure and the correct marking should fall directly between the 5 and 7 lines. Also, the 1/4 foot with guide is also slightly over 1/4 inch. This can and does make a huge difference in piecing. The standard foot is a scant 1/4 inch but it’s a shame that the stitch plate markings couldn’t have been precise and accurate, as with the new 1/4 inch foot. I could have paid less for a 2010 but I wanted the new foot. Can you offer some advice? Can Juki re-tool the stitch plate with properly measured guide lines? I know all about moving my fabric over, but the guide lines should be correct. There should be a 1/4 inch line from the needle. I would be happy to supply photos that show the issue. Thank you in advance for your help, I really do want to be happy with this machine. I ordered it from a dealer and paid quite a bit to ship it to Alaska as we have no dealers here.

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    • Christine,
      The markings on the plate are actually mm markings. If you do not like the measurement of the 1/4 guide you can remove it with a small screwdriver run the fabric just under the edge of the foot. We are also happy to have a new dealer in Anchorage Alaska. Seams like Home.

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  8. Hi Karen, is there an edge-stitch or stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the TL2010? Any plans for one? Thank you.

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  9. Hi Karen, my bobbin housing is making loud grinding noise and the machine stopped working altogether. I cleaned and oiled it but it rattles and grind loudly after few stitches and machine stopped again. Any advice? Thanks bunches!

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  10. Hi Juki Girl :-). I have a TL-98Q that I am looking to “update. I am trying (kinda desperately at this point, LOL) to find a place to truly compare the 2010 to the 2200 qvp mini. Do you know of one? OR the specific differences between the machines? Thanks!

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    • Hi,
      The major differences with the 2010 and the Mini is the new feet.
      The Mini now comes with quilting feet. There is a 1/4 inch piecing foot with a guide. If you prefer not to use the guide it is removable.
      There is a New guide for the Walking foot, An open toe quilting foot, The foot pedal on either the 2010 or Mini will be different from your 98. The Mini comes with a foot stopper to turn the heel thread cutter off if you prefer not to use it. The throat space is still the same on all three.

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  11. Karen,
    Can you take 3 .gpf files (that I created) and join them with a wondering “loop d’ loop” pattern to create a panto pattern?

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  12. What I have a serious problem with is the top thread breaking when I quilt backwards.

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  13. I free motion quilt and use my cutter a lot for when I am ending a line of quilting. Then when I start I take a stitch, press the needle up, raise the foot, and use a pair of tweezers to get the bottom thread longer so I can take four teeny stitches to lock my threads for the next place of FMQ.

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  14. Shanon Sanchez

    Got it working. Just needed to change out my needle….thought I had a Juki HAx1 needle in there. Made all the difference; that and rebooting. They really do love having these specific Needles!!
    Btw, I’ve looked and looked but there is absolutely nothing printed in our Manuels about where or how to oil these HZL-F600 machines. Seriously, even the bobbin areas and below their casings are different than I’ve ever seen.
    Could you recheck that info regarding their oil maintenance? Not that I’ve used mine long enough yet to justify that……vs my huge industrial Juki I so love dearly.
    Appreciate your help,
    Shanon

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  15. I am new to this machine and tryin to learn.

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  16. Hi Karen, I have the same issue where my bobbin thread is too short when using the auto cutter, adjusted the top tension like you had suggested and my top thread is all messed up. Would you share the same email sent to Lucy? Thanks!

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