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Juki TL-2010Q

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 11:00:52 AM »
Woo hoo....got the Juki today! Mr.Ruby bought me one for an early birthday present  and I sprung him trying to get it inside and hidden from me! So, it's sitting in its box, unopened under the sewing table for a few weeks....how good am I for self control!!!!!
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!

Fiona M

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 14:58:06 PM »
Congratulations and happy sewing! 
A couple of years ago I splashed out on a very expensive Janome machine because the Juki dealer was too far away, and at that time you could not buy them online.  (You can now).  I instantly regretted buying the Janome.  (I still have it, but it has barely been used and I never bonded with it). 
About 9 months later I bought my longed for Juki machine, second hand from a TSF member, and it is my favourite machine, I absolutely love it!

arrow

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 17:08:52 PM »
Doesn't the 710 have the stitch regulator for free motion? I thought it would be ideal for quilting. Is one of your 99s in a cabinet? Some of the vintage machines are very underestimated, the 201 is still my favorite.

Either way, brand new is always exiting an let us know how it compares to your other machines.

Best of luck from me :- )



Surest1tch

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 19:16:22 PM »
Juki's are fantastic machines, I had access to an industrial one in our sewing room at work and if I had to give up my Singer for any reason I'd go for a Juki to replace it any time.

Deafoldbat

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2017, 19:19:31 PM »
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it's sitting in its box, unopened under the sewing table for a few weeks....how good am I for self control!!!!!

Just awesome RD!  ;) But just how long can you keep your paws off it?

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2017, 22:37:03 PM »
Yes Arrow, the 710 does have a stitch regulator but I find I struggle even with the large harp space of the 710. I sometimes think that it is just too delicate a machine to munch a quilt through despite fiddling with presser foot pressure etc. Don't get me wrong...it's a nice machine, love it for piecing but can be temperamental. I want a workhorse and I don't need all the computerised stuff and stitches that the Bernina gives me.

No, the 99's aren't in cabinets and I don't think I would have the coordination to use the 127 in the treadle and "think" quilting at the same time! That would definately do my head in!

DOB.....sneaked a peak in the box last night after Mr.Ruby went to bed  :ninja: but won't open it until I've got this current quilt ready and sorted for quilting...am at a bit of a stale mate with it atm.

Thankyou everyone for your congrats. :)
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!

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »
Well, the machine is unboxed and played with.

Pro's......love the feel of the machine, threading is easy, I love the sound of it when it sews, the feel of a basic mechanical grunt-worthy machine,  love the solid feet and love the straight stitch it does. I had read that the bobbin can be fiddly to get to...nah, easy peasy, and had read that the tension dial is a bit vague but so far...no problems there. It has needle up/down, speed control, presser foot pressure regulator, needle threader thingy,  auto cut and reverse.....all the "food groups" for me.

Cons....arrrrrrggghhhhhh I don't like the walking foot...can't see my needle or the seam when I am trying to do "close to SITD".  And the manual is pretty brief compared to the tome I got with the Bernina 710 (I know, I know...computerised machine etc etc). I also have to be careful with my heel on the pedal..keep forgetting if I "heel down" I activate the auto cutter!!  Lighting could be better but I've ordered some little stick on LED lights to go under the harp so that's all okay. The harp space is not quite as "long" as the 710 but it is much higher and in the little time I've had to play with it, stuffing a large quilt through it with that extra height is terrific...dare I say.....better than the larger harp length of the 710.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 12:06:31 PM 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!

Efemera

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2017, 10:52:20 AM »
I thought the walking foot was a bit clunky but then I'm used to the Pfaff IDT system

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 11:59:25 AM »
Yep, reading through posts from other 2010 owners it seems to be a bit of a problem...not feeding fabric nicely (can attest to that in spades! :angry: :angry:). Will just have to keep fiddling with it but I have read that others have replaced the walking foot with another.
Haha, I sorta like a noisy, clunky sound.....as long it's doing its' blessed job!! 
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 12:03:05 PM 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!

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2017, 08:29:44 AM »
Well that walking foot is definately going to a dark, dark place never to see the light of day again :angry: in my opinion it is just woeful. So I have replaced it with another brand walking foot and oh my goodness, what a difference it has made. I have only done a few lines of SITD on my poor long suffering quilt that has been stitched and unpicked 3 times now and boy it has done a gorgeous job....beautiful stitches, no puckering and the machine just ploughs the quilt through. The smaller but taller harp space is terrific. I definately don't miss the larger width of the Bernina harp space.

For piecing I have found the 7mm guide line on the throat plate to be accurate and by placing my magnetic guide just a snitch inside the line I get a perfect 1/4", the 5mm mark giving a nice scant 1/4" if needed.

I am falling in love with this wonderful, no-nonsense, beautiful machine. :)
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!

sewing in oz

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2017, 03:10:49 AM »
So I have replaced it with another brand walking foot and oh my goodness, what a difference it has made.

Glad the machines is working for you.  Which replacement brand of WF did you use?

rubywishes

Re: Juki TL-2010Q
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2017, 09:16:55 AM »
I have just finished a quilt with the Juki and can only say that this machine is brilliant, just brilliant. IMO it is a confident, no nonsense machine which tackles the quilt and all its processes with ease.  FMQ....and I am a beginner at this...was terrific and the results only encourage me to practice more. Cleaning, changing bobbins, adjusting tension and presser foot pressure is all very easy to do. And so far, I have had no problems using either Aurafil or Gutterman threads.

There's a smile on my face a mile wide.
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!