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  1. It sounds like your single needle plate is set. It will block out stitches so you do not damage the plate.

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  2. Virginia, is your new foot a Juki foot? it sounds like it is not setting close enough to the fabric. This can cause skipped stitches.

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  3. Dan,
    This machine is straight stitch so it is easy to learn and use. a great machine for quilting that you will actually never outgrow.

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  4. Frankie, start with your dealer. It sounds like a set up issue. Your track is all one piece? correct?

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  5. Susan,
    I have had several customers ask this question. Many are very happy with the size of the 1/4 inch but how scant you want to be is hard to know. If you want to set the size of your seam I would suggest the magnetic gauge we offer so you can set the seam size to your exact requirements.

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  6. Donna,
    The TL2000qi and TL2010 are both still in our current machine line up so there will be no issue with support of either.
    The big difference between the 2 is speed control. The TL2000 does not have speed control and you will have to regulate the stitch speed with the foot control.

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  7. I left a message a day or two ago thinking I had my Juki Mini tension problem fixed by threading differently than the manual suggested. The problem is back,upper tension is off.
    It’s the same thing, I adjust the tension and for a while the stitches look good. Then after about 30 minutes of sewing the upper tension tightens up.
    No, it’s not thread, I’ve tried several brands and weights, results are no different.
    Maybe the tension mechanism needs to be re calibrated?

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  8. Amanda Watlington

    I have a HZL600. The thread cutter has been working fine. Took a break for about a week and now the machine makes the noise of cutting the thread, but the thread isn’t cut. I’ve cleaned dust/debris from the bobbin case area. Any other ideas?

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  9. Cynthia torres

    I’m having problems with my Juki TL 2200QVP Mini. It’s on a quilt frame with a regulator, the quilting foot is dragging my fabric because it’s flat against the base! What can I do??

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  10. Bonnie Bowman

    I am wondering how easy it is to transport my Juki TL2010Q in the Tutto case I already have. I think it would work, except the thread guide that sticks up just makes it too tall, even when completely lowered. Can it be removed for transporting?

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  11. HI Karen,
    I just got a TL-22000 QVP sit down machine. When I raise the foot to be able to quilt thicker items, it skips huge amounts of stitches when I am quilting straight lines (but not when I quilt in a circular motion). Anything I can do about this?
    Many thanks
    Anne

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  12. Thread keeps un threading when i start machine up. Can you help me on what to do thank you.
    Bertha

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  13. I bought some Superior Fantastico thread and I initially had some trouble with tension. I have my bobbin set about 190 (via towa gauge) and the tension issues seem better. However, now I’m having trouble with my thread fraying and then breaking. It’s like one of the plys is getting pulled preferentially and the others wind up on themselves. Any suggestions? It’s a new needle and I just cleaned the machine.

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    • Sarah,
      I run so many different threads on my machine as most know I am a threadaholic. I have to admit I too have difficulty running Fantastico. For the same look I get better results with Glide.
      You might try a 134 FGG size 18 needle. It has a slightly different tip and can sometimes help with thread fraying.

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  14. Hi I have a Juki 2200 QVP mini. I’ve been using it for FMQ and although it skips sometimes, I really love the machine. I started stippling on a new quilt for my grandson. I used two layers of batting because it was so thin, it is 80/20. Also the backing is fleece. I have used my walking foot in the past with fleece backing, no problem. But with this stippling I break a needle every few minutes. I’ve tried the 11, 14, and a schmetz 12 all purpose which has worked fine on everything else. I only got the machine in December and have never adjusted any tension because it has worked great. Help!

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  15. Sharon M Brendle

    Hi Karen,
    I have a TL-2200 QVP mini that I purchased a few months ago. The dealer wasn’t very familiar with the machine, but I had heard great things about it, so I took the leap. I’m very pleased with everything except the walking foot. I have the needle pressure set to the very lowest (lightest pressure). The needle doesn’t fall in the center of the foot and when quilting, the back becomes so puckered, I have to pull out all the stitching. I was told on another forum that the walking foot isn’t needed for quilting on this model. Is that correct? My other machine is a Pfaff which has a built-in walking foot, but I love the speed and stitch length consistency of the Juki, so I’m wondering if there is something that I’m not doing that’s causing the problem. I’ve checked to make sure the walking foot is attached correctly. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    • I use my walking foot often, please set your foot pressure on the middle blue line of the pressure setting guide.
      Lightest isn’t allowing the foot to work properly. When using your walking foot I also recommend you not run your machine at top speed of 1500spm. I usually run not more than 3/4 speed with this foot.

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  16. Hi, Karen-

    I created a pantograph pattern for a quilt and quilted the first row. Sadly, I forgot to mark the quilt for the next row before turning everything off. Is there a way to “remind” the system that we already quilted a row, mark for the next row and then start quilting on the second row of the pattern?

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  17. Hi, I just purchased a Juki TL20210q off Amazon. While Free motion quilting I notice that the tension changes dramatically between forward and backward movement. I can adjust the tension for when I am a pulling the fabric towards me, but when I am pushing the fabric away, the top tension is much looser. Is this normal? Its making it impossible to adjust the tension. I am sewing a quilt sandwich with cotton on the top, a thin cotton batting in the middle and either flannel or regular cotton on the back. I’ve tried all types of needles in 80 or 90 sizes (the machine skips with a size 70 schmetz quilting needle.) I’m using connecting threads essential thread in the top and bobbin.

    Problem #2…when I sew slowly with the walking foot for a while, it makes a rrrr rrrr sound…the feed dogs connecting with the walking foot. If I put the feed dogs down, the sound is gone. If I raise the walking foot and run it the sound is gone. Any suggestions??

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  18. Hey Karen, not sure if you can help. I just moved my TL2200 QVP and Grace frame from Colorado to New Mexico and finally got it all set up. I hit the power switch and the power comes on but no display on the touchscreen. I’ve checked to make sure I’ve plugged everything in and got the encoders on right. Any thoughts?

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  19. Darlene Bingenheimer

    I found this site trying to find answers to a problem. I hope you can help. I have a Juki TL-2200QVP-S. I’m new to this kind of quilting. My problem is tension. Lots when I think I finally have it, the upper thread frays and the I get a big nest on the bottom. I am using Exquisite poly 40 on top and 40 in the bobbin Superior. 2 different colors. Thank you, I am 90 mins from my dealer.

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  20. Hi, Karen,
    I am having a difficult time with my bobbin thread. Machine is cleaned and oiled. Bobbin tension is correct when I hold it in my hand. However, after I put it in the machine, when trying to pull up bottom thread, it is extremely tight.

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  21. Cheryl Barber

    Hi, Karen

    We met at the Barnes May event. My daughter and I bought the robotics. Where do we access the manual you suggested printing?

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    • Hi Cheryl,
      How exciting The manual can be printed from the help button in the software.
      After you choose a design in block placement. Click on the help button in the top row on the right side. The will bring up a menu and if you click on help topics it will give you a list of PDF’s . I suggest you print them and create a training manual.

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  22. 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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    • Janice,
      I have forwarded your question to our tech support.

      Karen

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      • Hi! I have a Juki TL-2010Q which has been working perfectly for the last 6 months. It’s my second Juki and I love the machine and have been sewing on it daily and suddenly I am having tension issues.. I have rethreaded and redone the bobbin, used different size needles, different thread and no matter what I do the tension will be perfect for about an inch and then it will be loose on the top for an inch and then go back to perfect. If I adjust the tension even slightly it switches to being perfect and then being loose on the bottom. It’s driving me crazy because it goes between perfect tension and bad tension and I can’t seem to figure out how to get it back to the perfect stitches it was doing for so long. Any suggestions?

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      • HI Heather,
        Where is your tension now? Loose at the top or bottom.
        With the presser foot lowered what is your top tension reading?

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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      • Christine Higgins

        Thank you for your reply! I love my machine and have figured out a work around. I would Lloyd to be able to purchase a new stitch plate with an accurate 1/4 from the needle marking… maybe Juki could offer that as an extra accessory? I know Juki loyalists would be in heaven! I’m also very happy to hear that Seams Like Home are Juki dealers! I shop there all the time and while I ordered my machine from a dealer in CA, I would have loved to purchase locally. Thank you for the update!

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. What I have a serious problem with is the top thread breaking when I quilt backwards.

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. I am new to this machine and tryin to learn.

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  37. 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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