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  1. I purchased a 2200qvp sit down machine, it came with size 18 needle. Can I use a smaller needles like a 14 or 16?

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  2. I have a Juki TL2010 and I am having problems when sewing a stitch. When I sew the thread comes out of the needle and does not attach to the material. What am I doing wrong?

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  3. Hi Karen. I am going from the sit down juki and will be going to the long arm frame. Just a question about the robotics. Is it possible to add the robotics and software at a later time after you have it placed on frame?

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  4. I have a Juki TL2200QVP and heard (from my Juki service person)
    that there was a guide foot made for it. (Something that guides you to stay a given distance from a prior stitch line.) But I just visited “Road to California” and the Juki demonstrator said there wasn’t such a guide foot. Is there or isn’t there? And if there isn’t would Juki consider making one?
    Thanks,
    Jane

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  5. I have a juki longarm and it quilts O.K. its just that the top thread pulls very hard. You can’t just grab the thread at the needle and pull it out. Is this normal or is something out of whack? The bobbin tension is looser than recommended by juki but most long arm pros say to keep it looser. I’ve had the machine a couple of years but don’t have the time to use it that much and don’t remember if it was that tight when I first purchased the machine or not. Thank you.

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    • Beverly
      Do you have a TOWA gauge for your bobbin tension?
      If so what are you running it at?

      karen

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      • Karen,
        what should the tension on the bobbin and the tension on the needle be for the Juki TL2200QVP. I received a digital TOWA gauge for christmas and don’t know what to set the tension at.

        Pennie

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      • Hi Pennie,
        I like to set my TOWA gauge between 180 and 200.
        As for the top tension. After setting my bobbin case, I then go to a test fabric and tighten my top tension until I see my bobbin thread on the top of my fabric. I then loosen it back just until it disappears.
        Using this method will keep you from having loops or flat lines on the back.
        After you have it set, I always check the back just to be sure.

        Karen

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  6. Where is the best place to get training for using my software for my longarm?

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  7. Hello! I’ve had my Juki TL-2000Qi for about a month and decided it was time to attach the even-feed (walking) foot to practice my quilting skills. I am having trouble with skipped stitches. This happens only when I try to turn/pivot at a corner, and I’m seeing just one skipped stitch at the corner of about every 7 or 8 corners. I’m using Aurifil 50 wt thread. I’ve changed the needle but it didn’t help. I’ve also double checked to make sure my needle and bobbin are correctly threaded — they are. I’ve reduced the presser foot tension too but it doesn’t help. Any ideas about what’s going wrong? Thank you.

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  8. Karen, I’m in the process of moving my guilt frame and making it bigger. I have all the pices, but no instructions, big surprise. Can you help me? I don’ t know the manufacturer name. I thought it was Grace, but apparently not. HELP!!!!

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  9. I am researching my next sewing machine and I think its going to be the TL 2010Q.
    2 questions, please;
    Are there extra feet and accessories I can get for this model and if so, where?
    Can you tell me where the TL 2010Q model is made?
    I am not able to find a Juki dealer in my area and that means possibly buying one sight-unseen.
    I am impressed with what I’ve seen online.
    Thank You
    P

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  10. Karen,

    You are correct, it was the encoder. My wife also found Juki Facebook page and everyone replied likewise. Late Sunday we had communications with our VA dealer and a Juki rep that has gotten to know our machine well. In the end, the connections were fine and we were told the magnet inside was the issue. Apparently it’s a common issue and Juki started sending replacements last month. We already had a spare so instead of attempting a meatball repair, we swapped it out. After receiving a call from Juki today, they are sending a replacement encoder.

    That’s one thing I can say for Juki; we’ve had a hard time with this machine but even though we bought it while in the US, their support has followed into Canada despite not having any national long arm support.

    Thanks

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  11. Hi,

    Google led me here so I figured I’d give it a shot. My wife has a 2200 qvp long arm and a number of issues has led to a complete replacement. It’s been used to make a couple queen size quilts since the new one was installed but suddenly it won’t stich when moving left or right. Up and down are fine. We’ve tried in quilt motion software and manual mode. She’s verified the tensions and changed the needle; nothing. Any thoughts?

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  12. I recently purchased (last month) a Juki MO-1000 serger. There is something terribly wrong with the foot pedal – today it refuses to stop serging and I have to switch off the power to the machine to get it to stop. I made sure there wasn’t anything pressing or obstructing the pedal or the interior switch that activates the pedal. Is this a known problem, and will Juki (or will my dealer) replace the foot pedal? Thanks!

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  13. Hello Karen, I know you are busy but I am having a problem with my Juki not stitching at all. It will pull up the bobbin thread but that is it. And I just had a class with you in Lansing.
    Sorry to be a bother.

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  14. Kathleen Gatterdum

    I just purchased the Zuki Tl2200QVP anxiously waiting its arrival. What brand of needles do you recommend for best overall use life and performance. I also own a 2210Q and HzLK85 great machines I Love..Love my Zuki’s. I’m so glad I found your blog

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  15. Carmen Carter

    Hi Karen, I have a TL2010 and am wanting to purchase a ruler foot for it. Do you know the date which the JUKI ruler foot will be available. Thanks, Carmen

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  16. Charlene Gohs

    Thanks soooo much for the explanation!

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  17. Charlene Gohs

    I just purchased a Juki TL2200QVP and I can’t seem to find out why there are 2 holes in the thread guide pin. Which hole is the proper one to use and if both holes are for different thread weights where can I find a guide to tell me which holes to use when?

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    • Hi Charlene,
      The thread guides allow you to wrap the thread for more tension when needed. Typically I only use one whole, the exception is when using a trilobal polyester thread that is very slick.
      If you are using a basic 40wt thread then you only need to use one whole.

      Karen

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  18. I own a Juki 2200 QVP Long Arm. When it is sewing nicely, I LOVE the machine. But it has issues and I have issues. I just finished quilting two twin size quilts, without a problem. I put in a practice sandwhich to quilt and the thread is constantly breaking. Same thread I used for the twin quilt. Isacord thread. I changed to Glide thread, same problem. I changed to So fine thread, same problem. I changed the needle, twice. No change, I re threaded the top. Re inserted the bobbin. Cleaned and oiled the bobbin. Took off the plate and cleaned out the lint. cleaned all the tracks and wheels. I have had problems before with the encoder so thought that would be it. NO, nothing has helped. I can’t even find a service center that will look at it to see if the timing is off. It seems to break mostly going right to left and not left to right, but has broken in all directions. Any suggestions?? The dealer I purchased the machine from is completely un helpful.

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    • Aileen,
      A few questions for you. Do you have a TOWA guage for checking you bobbin case tension? Thread breakage can be the top tension being too tight. What size and style of needle are you running, what type of fabric and batting are you stitching through? Timing doesn’t usually cause the thread to break but can cause skipped stitches.

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  19. Hi Karen
    Thanks for all the wonderful instruction at training. I am patiently waiting for my install this Thursday. Been using my software in simulation mode to practice. Well again thank you for all you and Chris do.
    Margie Fox 😏

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  20. Terrie Townsend

    Can you give the item number for the ruler table for the Juki tl2200QVP?

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  21. Any word if a full service manual will be available for my TL2200 QVP. My dealer indicates that it is not available. My QVP is now out of warranty and a complete service manual would be something that should be available. The Juki service department said one should be available, but I have never gotten a definite answer.

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  22. Hi Karen
    Can you please tell me if anyone can attend your class in Temecula Ca.? I am wanting to get a hands on before I purchase my longarm Juki .
    Please let me know as I want to see a demo before buying since it is such an expensive purchase.
    Thanks Margie

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  23. Margaret Fox-Coin

    Hi Karen
    Are you able to tell me if anyone can attend your class in Temecula Ca. In April.
    Margie

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  24. Please tell me how to order an open toe pressure foot for my TL-2000QVP-S . Thankyou

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  25. my dealer also says an open toe for my QVP TL-2200VP-S is not available . I too saw Leah Day on TV using the QVP TL-2200-S with an open toe pressure foot. could that be a “universal” part. (are there any other accessories available?) IF Not how can I purchase one from JUKI ? PS I love my machine and am making progress with freehand work ..

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  26. Hi Juki Girl,
    I purchased my JUKI TL 2200 QVP a year ago at Road to California. Will you ever be having classes, retreats, etc. out here in the LA area? My local retailer tried to help, but honestly wasn’t ready since it was the first year. Most of my learning has been on my own. I’ve come a long way, but want more. How about using rulers?
    Thanks,
    Jane

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  27. I have a question for anyone that can help me. I have the Juki TL 2010 and I LOVE IT! However, I would like to get a frame for it, so I can free motion quilt my larger quilts easier. What would you suggest, I have seen (and believe me I have looked and looked!) that some people use the Grace queen and king frames, would these work for the Juki or does Juki have one that is reasonably priced that would work too?

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  28. hi,
    I recently purchased the Juki 2200 OVP sit down version. I had been shopping for some time and trying to make a decision was hard to do. I purchased he Juki mainly because my local dealer had this particular model and that I could upgrade it to a frame if I decided to do so. I am a little frustrated with the local dealer as they were not knowledgeable of how to really use the machine and offered classes. However the classes were not going to be available until after the first of the year and she would have to learn it first.
    I still hope that I made the right decision. Anyway my question is does the machine have other pressure feet. I was watching Leah Day and she uses this same machine. It looks like she had an open toe foot on hers. Do you know if other feet are available?

    Not many videos on you tube on how to use the sit down version of this machine.
    Any suggestions will be helpful. I sit the machine up and that is about all. It is a little intimidating at the moment.

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  29. I am trying to decide which machine to purchase. I first wanted the 2010q. I want something that can sew through the several layers and quilt. I was watching Leah Day and that is what she was using but now she loves the exceed 400. I do not necessarily need all the stitches because I have a Bernina and an elna. But I can not sew through multiple layers on them. hope you can help me.
    Mickie

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    • Mickie,
      If You are truly looking for a machine to work through layers I would absolutely go with the TL2010. The F600 is a great machine and will also go through layers but the TL2010 is all metal and will take the layers of all types of materials with ease.

      Karen

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  30. I have a Juki TL 2200 QVP and I am having trouble with it skipping stitches. anywhere between 1 inch and up to 4-5 then it catches the bobbin thread and starts sewing again. I need help. I have cleaned, oiled and tighten and loosend about any and every thing I can. Have any advise?

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  31. Hi Karen, my friend Barb and I met you at the HMQS last week, where we both purchased the Juki 2010-Q. Love our machines, and we want to thank you for showing us so many helpful tips. I find that it made getting started so much easier. I noticed on the Juki FB pages that these are some of the same issues people are having when they order online with no personal help. Please have Juki make a walking foot with a guide bar! Thanks again, Roxane

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  32. Looking forward to getting more information on the Longarm Retreats, and it was good to connect with you today at Quiltcon. Enjoy your Austin time!

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  33. I have a new Juki 2000Qi machine and learning to FMQ. I find the speed of the foot pedal to be slow or super fast. I read in a blog that an adjustment can be made inside the foot pedal that will allow for more speeds. http://www.morepleasethankyou.com/byazoo/ Is this adjustment information true or will I get the hang of it with more practice?

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    • Nancy,
      You will get the hang of it. All Machine quilting takes practice. There is not adjustment I am aware of inside the foot for the TL2000Qi.

      I have had some ladies put a small stopper under the foot to keep it from going too fast. If this is an issue you might try that.

      Karen

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  34. Hi Karen, I met you in Tucson and bought a Juki TL 2010Q machine for piecing and quilting. I have a problem with the compensating presser foot and the even feed foot that came with the machine. When attached to the machine, for both feet, the needle is not centered and my seams are not accurate. The needle falls dangerously close to the left side of the foot.
    Especially the compensating presser foot because I’m not getting an accurate 1/4″ inch seam and my piecing is not coming out to the right size. For example, I made a nine-patch block that was supposed to be 5 1/2″ inches but it came out to 5 1/4″ inches instead.
    Also, for the straight-stitch foot that also came with the machine, the needle is exactly centered in the foot and when you have no foot on the machine, the needle falls exactly in the center of the hole.
    Can you offer any assistance? Have you seen this problem before? I took it to the place it was purchased from and they are just as puzzled because the machine itself seems okay but the feet seem to be incorrect in manufacture or defective. I would greatly appreciate getting this resolved. Thanks so much!

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  35. Can I go wrong buying a used juki 2010 quilting machine that I cannot see except by pictures or am I better off to buy a juki sewing machine. I already have a bernina 430 but want something with enough throat space to be able to free motion my quilts. Also can a person use a stitch regulator with them?

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  36. I am excited for the challenge. I have made wedding ring quilts in the past and they are
    great fun. I am very glad to see Juki doing electronic sewing machines, I have a TL98-Q
    and it is a workhorse.

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