i've been trying for a long time to decide on a new sewing machine. the janome horizon is so highly coveted and with its amazing features it almost sucked me in.
but i kept going back to the juki TL-2010Q.
but i wanted to give it a test drive first. luckily there is a juki dealer a few hours away from me and over new years weekend, i was able to go.
long story short.... i got the TL-98Q, which is the older model... it was being sold on consignment (aka half price) and they offered a 90 day guarantee.
i am very happy with it and as chris says... it eats thick seams for b-fast!
also, i am super happy that i convinced my sister, with very little effort, to get one as well. now we will be sewing machine twins, well kinda... she got the 2010Q.
i have a few reservations and i hope that it is just that it is a new machine for me and will be resolved as we get to know each other. i had a terrible time trying to thread my aurifil thread in it. the threaded needle wouldn't catch the bobbin thread and stitch through. i'm still not sure what i was doing wrong. i finally gave up and re-threaded it with some essential thread and it has been sewing like a dream. it is so heavy duty and it really does just sew through thick seams like it is nothing. i also hope to find a universal 1/4"piecing foot for it. just have to search.
i have made two 241 bags with it already and i am very happy with how consistent the stitches are and how easy it seems to be to use it.
this is for my sister in law jennifer
and this is for my sister candy.
i hope to figure out the aurifil situation soon as i love the hell out of that thread! oh oh oh.... and the automatic thread cutter!!!! i don't know how i ever lived without it.
one last thing.... i am also anxiously awaiting this....
i had a friend let me borrow her camera that was the older model of this one. i loved it, it was very easy to use and i thought it took great pictures. the shutter speed was very fast and the pictures always were very clear and needed very little editing. i am really looking forward to having it.
so here's to a new year and to a few new toys and lots of good things to you all...