Meet The Juki Girl

  1. Sometimes that happens to me if I don’t have my “thread telescope thing” (technical term…lol) high enough.

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  2. Karen, I have a JUKI TL 2010Q and am having problems with the bobbin winder. I’ll wind two or three bobbins, then it stops will will not wind any more. It makes a “whirring” sound, but nothing spins. Several days will pass without using the machine, and the winder works fine. Any suggestions?

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  3. I was recently at Road to California and heard there may be some intensive training for the sit down long arm coming to California. Has that been scheduled? Where do I stay informed about that possibility?

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  4. Hi there, My machine is pretty new and was working fine until now. It seems the thread tension is too tight and it’s hard to pull the thread through the machine. It also keeps pinging back when I am sewing. I have changed the tension to every setting there is and it hasn’t changed it at all. When it works the stitches are just fine, no bunching or anything. Just frustrating having to re thread the machine every couple of minutes. Help. Thanks Rachel

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  5. I have a 2 week old Juki 2010 and would like to know the correct tensions to use for machine quilting using the walking foot. Thank you. Bette

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  6. I have a TL-2010Q. When I push the thread-cutter button, my machine keeps running. Also, the machine keeps running after I lift my foot from the pedal. This problem just started. I cleaned and oiled. Any ideas???? Thank you!

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  7. i would love to put my 2200 mini on a frame. Is there one anyone would highly recommend? I don’t even know where to start. thanks in advance!! kelly

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  8. My Juki 2000 seems to have a mind of its own. It started very suddenly and now when I push the pedal, it sews very quickly for about 4”, then stops. Any clue what might be causing it? If I push the thread snip button, the needle breaks as well.

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  9. I have a 2200 QVP mini. My son’s dog just chewed on the cord on the foot pedal and severed the wire. My hubby tried to repair it by so,daring the wire…but it still doesn’t work.

    Am I able to order a new wire or foot pedal? Or what suggestions do you have?

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  10. I have a Juki tl-2010 and am having the WORST time with skipped stitches when free motion quilting. It will skip 10 at a time, consistently. I’ve changed needles, and tried Sharps, topstitch needles, and every size from a 10 to a 16. I’ve lowered the tension and also adjusted the pressure. Rethreaded and reinserted the bobbin, tried a Magic Bobbin Genie, tried different threads, different fabrics, and the problem is still there. I generally use Aurifil 50wt. cotton. It was even skipping stitches when I was sewing on the binding – just a straight stitch. I just bought the machine in October. What else can I try to remedy this?

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  11. I have a Juki 220 QVP. The machine turns on, but the foot pedal will not operate the machine. there seems to be also a calibration problem with the digital screen? Sometimes the handle lights come on and sometimes they do not. Ive checked the settings, turned off and turned on, it still wont work for me. I was able to stitch about 10 inches and then, when was ready to change direction, foot pedal wont make machine go. needle up/down not responding. So frustrating, I have only sewn a few hours on this machine. 😦

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  12. Hi,
    I have a juki f600. I LOVE this machine. My husband bought it for me as a gift about 3 years ago. I was learning to sew on it and did several rag quilts and one king size quilt. I am not experienced enough to know if something is wrong. A year and a half ago my husband had a massive heart attack and bilateral stroke. Needless to say our lives went on hold. My machine has been packed away and I just got it out the begnining of Dec. watched youtube videos to relearn how to use it. For Christmas I made several things. I decided since it had never been serviced I would take it to a local shop and have it cleaned and serviced. He asked me if I was having any problems. I said not really but it does make s clunking noise when I sew and my friend thought maybe it was out of line. When I picked it up he said its am amazing machine and worked great. Then he said where did you get that walking foot from. I said it came with the machine. He said that is your problem, it doesn’t work right with your machine. I told my friend and she said a lot of people had issues and juki replaced their walking foot. Do you work for juki? Is there anything I can do? I am pretty sure I registred the warranty with then back when I got it. I don’t know how to find that info though.
    Thanks
    Lynda

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  13. HI,
    Do double check it is your needle and not the foot. If so I would return for help from my dealer

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  14. Sara,
    Where do you live? I can help find a dealer for you.

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  15. My thread cutter has stopped working. What could the problem be? I have cleaned oiled and pulled thread out and reinserted the bobbin many times and it still won’t cut.

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  16. My, less than 1 1/2 yr. old TL2010Q is frozen up. Checked everything suggested and cannot get it going. The hand wheel will not even turn – any suggestions?

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  17. Hi! Please, what is the difference between the MCS-1700QVP and the MCS-1500 coverstitch machines? Thank you.

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  18. Hi Karen, I have a funky problem with my upper tension. It starts running fine and then will intermittently tighten on it’s own for a few inches, pulling the bobbin thread to the top and looking terrible, and then it will go back to normal for a bit. I tried stopping the machine and manually pulling the upper thread through the needle and darn if it suddenly got really tight – and then loosened after a few inches of pulling it through. What could be wrong? The quilting looks inconsistent and bad . . . (BTW, I tried changing to a new needle, and am using a SoFine thread I have used successfully in the past.Fabric and batting is also consistent with what I have used prior.)

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  19. I have a Juki TL 2200QVP Mini. Machine was working fine last week when I sewed a binding onto a quilted table runner. Am ready to piece a quilt today, and tension is off. In addition, the thread cutter is also off. When I cut, the needle thread flies up and out of the needle; and the bobbin thread is cut too short to even thread the machine again. Seems to be a huge amount of tension on the needle thread, even with tension at 1. Tried loosening the top tension thing as well. I love this machine when it works right. Can you help me? Thanks.

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  20. Using the Juki ruler foot for the first time. Having problems with skipped stitches when free motion quilting diagonals or away from me. I had used the quilting foot that came with the machine with no issues. Sad to say I did mess with the bobbin case tension so I don’t know if I messed up something there. Tested a couple of threads and only the one from Joann’s makes the process tolerable. DH thinks the thread shouldn’t make a difference and that I need to take the machine in to be looked at.

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    • Linda,
      It is possible the foot is too high, this can cause it to skip stitches.
      Put the ruler on the left side of the foot, place the needle in down position and put the foot as low as you can have it so it is snugly against the ruler.
      Tension can cause a bad looking stitch but not usually a skipped stitch. You are using a ruler base, correct?

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  21. I’m doing free motion quilting on my 2010 using Isacord thread. I’m switching between two colors (same brand) and also bobbins (same thread top and bottom) so the colors match top and bottom. One color is perfect but when I but the other color in the top looks great but it’s obvious the tension on the bottom is not good. It’s not being pulled up. Laying on the fabric.In most cases I would tighten up the top tension but I was breaking sooo much thread and then a needle. I set it to 1.5 like you suggested and that really helped the break issues and no breaking needles. Long time sewer and customized embroider so I understand tension. This has got me scratching my head. I can’t reset my tension every time I change bobbins and thread. That would be beyond annoying! I do have a TOWA gauge. What should my bobbin case be set to? My next thought is a bad bobbin. But HEY! I’m not breaking thread every three inches any more!!

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