Thursday, May 21, 2009

She's here - my new Juki TL-98Q

I've been waiting for 2 weeks for this little baby to come in. Look how shiny it is.

This Juki TL-98Q is my third sewing machine. I have 2 Pfaff's that are both creative models and have lots of fancy stitches. One of them is an embroidery machine. I don't do much embroidery, but for the little jobs that I do, I really like having it. My other Pfaff is a 1980's model and I really like having it and will take it to the cottage for small projects and workshops.

Anyway, I set up my new Juki in the kitchen to try it out. It's certainly not a fancy machine. It really has that industrial look and feel. It's solid and heavy. You have to screw out a screw to change presser feet rather than snap in the feet like on my Pfaff. I'm willing to live with it :)

This Juki will now probably be my main machine for piecing and quilting. It only does straight stitch. It does stitch fast if you want it too. I put pedal to the metal to see how quick and it's quick! I do intend to go slow for a bit. This machine has a big throat so I can roll up those quilts and have a bit more play when squishing into the center to do the quilting.

My first impressions are really good. I love the little side table that comes with it.

It has a bit of a trap door that you can change the bobbin without removing the table. The quarter inch foot, is a bit weird, but I sewed with it, and I like it. I' measured a few seams and it's a perfect quarter inch. This weekend, I'm going to pick a pattern that uses strips and sew some together to get the feel of the machine.

So far, I really like it.


Linda H said...

I'm not very familiar with Juki. Hope you like it! "New babies" are always fun!!

jovaliquilts said...

Yay, a new sewing machine! How wonderful. :)

Michelle said...

I have a Juki TL-98E, and I love it. I actually have two. One, I use on a hinterberg quilt frame and the other is set down into a cabinet for free motion quilting. Both are E models, because I have a Quilter's Cruise Control, which is TL-98E specific, and I thought if I ever needed a backup, I would be set.

Enjoy your machine!

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