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Juki TL-2010Q

rubywishes

Juki TL-2010Q
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:53:09 AM »
I can't believe I am contemplating it....I have Bernice the Bernina 710 and I am meant to love her.  :-[ But can I tell you a secret? I think I was just infatuated with her, I was dazzled by her whizzy computer screen and 9mm feed dogs and now, 2 years later it's starting to wane. She's temperamental and finicky and I think she needs to be owned and operated by a maestro.  And now I've stumbled upon the Juki and it just seems to call to me.....it's a straight stitch only machine, it's sturdy, mechanical, no nonsense, no gazillion tricks or stitches...just an honest work horse that according to all the reviews I've read, will piece and straight stitch quilt including fmq, until the end of time.

I now realise I don't need all the bells and whistles of the Bernina. I have come to the realisation that I will never use the decorative stitches, or zipper-thingy foot, or button-holey foot and whilst the BSR is nice it isn't the bees knees either. And all the computer push button whizzy things..meh.  ::) I will never sew clothes, or furnishings, or tizzy little things for the grandchildren...I just want to quilt...that's it.

And then today I just happened to drive a different way home (oh really??) and found myself at the Juki dealer...and I went in...and I looked at it...and I had a wee sew on it....and I fell in love...really, truly in love. And DH is picking up a new motorbike on the weekend so surely, surely I can have a new sewing machine...surely?

Shhhhhhh...just don't tell Bernice the Bernina.....anyhow, she might just like a new home with someone who wants to truly use all her capabilities...I'm doing her a favour aren't I????

1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Francesca

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 10:01:23 AM »
Oh deary! Definitely owed a new machine I think if he's getting a motorcycle...

Which Bernina do you have?

I have a Juki overlocker and it's a total babe. I love it.

BrendaP

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 10:20:00 AM »
Oh Ruby

Bernice sounds very tempting - but she is so far away from me.

 Of course a new motorbike needs a new sewing machine for balance.  Juki and Bernia are made in the same facory, I'm sure you'll get on well with a Juki. 
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
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Deafoldbat

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 10:29:28 AM »
The Jukis waved to me at a quilt show last year...
I like my Bernina 550QE. I will probably never use all the fancy fonts and twiddly bits either, but it has the stitch regulator for fmq and a (really clunky but effective) walking foot, and that is what I wanted. It does all I ask without much trouble - a firm discussion (or a look in the instructions ::)) usually brings compliance with my wishes.

But if I was in the market for a new machine, I'd certainly look closely at a Juki. Not that any of us are enabling here, you understand ;).

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 11:26:57 AM »
Hi Francesca, I have a 710, got it for a bargain secondhand but it was a rush decision....(I have got to stay away from ebay!).  I've never 100% gelled with it and am probly too much of a clutz with it but sometimes you just don't know these things until afterwards.

Haha, DH is totally enabling me and has threatened to purchase it for me if I haven't done so within the fortnight! I knew I loved him for a reason, mind you, the Juki is only $1995 (Aus) and the motorbike is about $20,000 before we look at getting the sidecar re-sprayed to match! I think he wins  ;D
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Deafoldbat

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 19:01:04 PM »
Just make sure there is room for the machine in the side car so you can sew on the move!

crgblondie

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 20:01:00 PM »
Life is very short go for it life is about realisations that only come to us after experience. Enjoy your new machine.

Gernella

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 10:24:51 AM »
I don't blame you, my Grand Quilter never does a bad stitch, pokes a hole in everything without a whimper and doesn't mind when I forget to oil.  But, I do wish it had more needle positions and I would probably use it a lot more often.  My main machine has around 100 stitches and I probably use only one 99% of the time. Stupid really but I just wanted a machine that would do an automatic buttonhole, not that I do that many.

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 07:00:45 AM »
Just make sure there is room for the machine in the side car so you can sew on the move!

Well...it is a really roomy sidecar so maybe.........ROFL
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Catllar

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 09:01:58 AM »
Definitely have the Juki. I think that's the way I'll go for my next machine. I'm sure you'll find someone to adopt Bernice, and if she's that fussy then she'll forget you quickly so don't fret over her!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !


Efemera

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 09:45:45 AM »
I have that machine, though the previous model TL 98P.. it's a lovely stitch, produces the best top stitching ever. Great for FMQ! It's a great machine

KayK

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 18:07:26 PM »
Ah Ha! someone has been reading my mind!  I have been half considering exactly the same machine, and for similar reasons too!  I have a Pfaff Performance 5. with lots of bells and whistles, which was what I wanted at the time........I also have never quite gelled with it and I don't really know why - perhaps its a little finicky too?

I am tempted by the Juki, for the same reasons, good quality stitch, needle up/down, inbuilt cutter etc, and the ability to free motion easily.  Yes, I have a Singer 201k which produces the best stitch ever, but just a little difficult with needle up/down etc (oh I think I'm being Lazy)

Well, all I can say is, if you can afford it, have it! :D
Vintage machine lover, Singer 201K, 99K, 401G, Singer 780 Touch and Sew and rather fussy Pfaff Performance......which I'm still not sure about......now a new member of the family - Brother Innovis 700 embroidery machine, cheap and cheerful and sews like a dream!

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 08:28:38 AM »
Thankyou everyone for the enabling...I am teetering soooooo close to it...I'm wondering if it has a SITD foot or something similar?
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Efemera

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2017, 08:34:20 AM »
What's a SIDT foot?... mine came with a walking foot and a compensating foot, two kinds of embroidery feet (FMQ).. I bought a ruffler foot

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 08:52:40 AM »
It's a foot that helps you more accurately stitch in the ditch or edge stitch.....the Bernina has a SITD foot plate for the walking foot and I use it for sewing my quilt binding on...one of the things I really like about the Bernina. sigh....

EDIT: Just realised that when I use the SITD foot to do my binding with the Bernina I do shift my needle position so oops.....I can't do that with the Juki. Is this a big enough negative for me? No, I don't think so...I'm still keen on the Juki.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 10:03:02 AM by rubywishes »
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!