A Juki!

My husband secretly saved up and bought me a new machine last week…a Juki TL-2010Q.  He’s the best…and I think he was sick of hearing me blab about it.  ;)
I bought this machine mostly for quilting as it is straight stitch only.  I still love my Bernina 440, but I also wanted something faster with a larger harp space, without going more computerized than what I already have.  In my mind, more computerized = more can go wrong and more money to fix…as I’m finding out right now with my 440 (another story for another post!).
I noticed this is a popular machine amongst bloggers and youtubers…which means you can type Juki TL-2010Q into Google and there are hundreds of wonderful detailed reviews.
I’ll share more of my thoughts about it and how it compares with the Bernina 440 in a future post.
Did I mention it goes fast?!  1500 stitches per minute of pure awesomeness.
***Update!!!  I must be hard on machines….I literally broke this machine within the first 2 days of me sewing with it!  I started making a loud knocking noise towards the top of the machine, and wouldn’t stop even with the bobbin case out.  We tried everything to figure it out…and eventually sent it back!  The dealer said they have issues every once in awhile, so the best advice is to sew on it right out of the box….quilt with it, use the walking foot, and make sure it works perfectly while your still within the refund window.  I have another one in the mail…crossing fingers I don’t break it!  ***

70 Responses to A Juki!

  1. PegD January 9, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

    I got one in October. I looooove mine. Enjoy!!

  2. Marie January 9, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    I LOVE my Juki!!!

  3. Deb@asimplelifequilts January 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    I've had mine for 2 years this month and absolutely LOVE it! I agree that it's hard to find anyone who doesn't. Enjoy!!

  4. Mary W Quilts January 9, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    I love my Juki and my Bernina 440! Have fun. It is sew fast.

  5. Sarah January 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

    I have one, and mostly love it. Happy to answer any questions you may have.

  6. carol fun January 9, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

    I have had a Juki for a long long time – at least 12 years and I LOVE IT! It is my go to machine. I piece on it, I quilt on it. I still have a Janome for the fancy stitches but I will never be without a Juki! The speed, the knee lift, automatic thread cutter — so perfect for a quilter! Have fun!

  7. OPQuilt January 9, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    The fact that you got a Juki is ALMOST as good as the story about how you got it. Both are keepers!

  8. Paige January 9, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    I bought this machine last weekend and am afraid to take it out of the box! I hope you will post more about it so I can learn!

  9. Deb Fry January 10, 2015 at 12:06 am #

    I got mine around Thanksgiving and have not looked back. I also have not stitched any of my fingers…those 1500 stitches can get away with you! Enjoy!

  10. Marjorie's Busy Corner January 10, 2015 at 12:22 am #

    happy for you!!! Have fun

  11. Grandmasewnsew January 10, 2015 at 1:42 am #

    Even thought I have the Janome 15000, which is quite a machine, I use my Juki more as it's so easy and is such a work horse! Plus, due to a recent illness, I had her brought down out of the work room so I could do some easy piecing. Well, something got out of whack and I was able to find the instructions via user groups to fix it myself! There's such satisfaction in being able to do that. I've had this machine since it came out (maybe 2 years ago) and it is the best purchase I've made! Enjoy!

  12. Johanna January 10, 2015 at 2:12 am #

    Very nice!

  13. Lisa S. January 10, 2015 at 2:58 am #

    I love my Juki and I know you will love yours too!

  14. Rachel January 10, 2015 at 2:59 am #

    Probably a stupid question for experienced quilters, but can you drop the feed dogs, change the stitch length and free motion quilt on it?

  15. Jennifer Price January 10, 2015 at 3:06 am #

    I bought the same one last month and I love it! I really love that I can cut the threads with the foot pedal.
    I haven't been able to figure out the automatic needle threader.

  16. Making.....My Way January 10, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    Bought my Juki last in September 2013. Love it! Not one regret! W

  17. Sarah Craig January 10, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    Oh, I think you'll love it! I have a TL98-Q that I've been using for four years now – awesome machine, and I've been able to maintain it all by myself for the most part. A great workhorse!!

  18. Deanna McNay January 10, 2015 at 5:03 am #

    what a great gift!


  19. Cassandra January 10, 2015 at 5:17 am #

    I love my Juki too! She's my best friend ;) Enjoy, I'm sure you will!

  20. Judy January 10, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    I hope you enjoy. I am a slow on piecing. I look forward to your reviews! I'm happy with my Bernina 780 right now.

  21. muis huismuis January 10, 2015 at 5:38 am #

    If you turn the machine side-ways, you don't have to fight with the small harp-space. It works wonderfully that way!

    • Jan January 28, 2017 at 8:31 pm #


  22. Kukum Quilts January 10, 2015 at 5:57 am #

    What a wonderful gift and you will be able to turn out so much more of your great work.

  23. Mtclifford January 10, 2015 at 6:01 am #

    My Hubby bought me the Brother PQ1500S for Christmas,which is the exact same machine. I love mine! The harp space is awesome!

  24. Ashley C January 10, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    This looks so good and efficient!

    XOXO, A

  25. Laurelle January 10, 2015 at 8:01 am #

    My husband did the same after hearing me go on and on and bought me the Janome 1600P which is pretty much the same as the Juki but Janome is what is availiable in Australia. It doe s 1500 stitches and I love ! You are going to love quilting with a Straight Stitcher. Sounds like there are a few awesome Hubbies out there!

  26. midnight hysteria January 10, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    this is not good ,, no . reading your blog . not good at all: I'm now hankering after a juki … congratulations on your perfect gift as well as your thoughtful n *tuned-in* hubs … i just have one question … do you need a walking foot to quilt or does it come with? looking forward to your new quilts …


  27. Susanne vb January 10, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    I've had my Juki for almost 2 years. :) I use it for all my quilting…it does great with free motion too. I used to do everything on my 1971 Singer Touch and Sew (inherited from my mom) LOL the "Juke" was a major upgrade. I don't like computer machines so this suits me to a T. I still piece on my Touch and Sew or featherweight. ENJOY! ~Susanne
    PS: Sweet Husband indeed!!

  28. Debbie January 10, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    I will have mine in about a month. Is there any difference in the 2010Q and the 2010 QI? I can't wait to hear how you like it.

  29. maria January 10, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    I just picked up a Juki TL 98 P from the shop this morning. It's sitting looking at me waiting to be unpacked but I ought to get on with some jobs around the house first.

  30. Abbie @ Rosewill Arts January 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    My husband got me the Bother PQ1500S for Christmas which is very similar and I love it! I felt the same way about having a less computerized machine and have been so happy with how it stitches! I hope you enjoy your new machine as much as I am!!

  31. Laura January 10, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    I'd be really interested to know if u think the walking foot and straight line quilting is as nice as a Bernina? I would love a machine like this but I read on some blog that the straight line quilting on a Juki leaves a little to b desired. Beings that's the only type of quilting I do I'd love to hear your take on it. Thanks (lauraddirks@gmail.com)

  32. Alicia Key January 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    I LOVE to sew fast! I have that Juki too at home. It's right in front of a double window so I can see the birds while I sew! At our shop, I have a Jane which is much like the Juki so I can sew FAST in TWO places! Enjoy your new toy!

  33. Marianne January 10, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    Congrats on having such an attentive hobby and on your new machine! I have a Bernina 1530, the first, I believe, of the computerized machines. She'll be 21 years old in March and I have had one problem with it! I wore out the little piece where the walking foot arm attaches.

  34. Kris January 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Well I will have to try talking more (less subtle) about it. I don't think I can since I have a Bernina that I bought a few years ago that cost way too much for what it can do. I played on a Juki that a friend has and it was so wonderful so have fun.

  35. Cindy January 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    Congratulations! What a great surprise from a sweet hubby! Looking forward to your comments!:)

  36. Linda January 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I am getting one in a couple weeks—I am getting it to learn free motion quilting….will someone write on how they like doing quilting on it and any tips????

  37. Christine Pierson January 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    Hi, I bought a Juki Exceed F-600 in Dec. 2014 after read some good reviews, so far I'm liking it but haven't try the FMQ yet, if anyone have the same model and have done the free motion quilting, would you please let me know of your experience? I also have Janome Horizon 7700 QCP, I have some trouble to figure out the proper tension on FMQ then the circuit board just quit on me, luckly it is still under the warranty and now is all good. What is your experience with Janome 7700? Thank you for your input.

  38. Sheila Perl January 10, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    Oh, what a happy day for you! I am looking forward to hearing what you love about it, and seeing what you make!!
    By the way, the quilt on the machine is gorgeous!

  39. Karen in Breezy Point January 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    You are going to love your Juki! I've had mine almost 2 years and keep my 440 packed up for retreats now. I very rarely need the Bernina set up unless I am doing machine applique (pretty much never). My favorite thing aside from the fast stitching, is the foot pedal thread cutter.

  40. Ellen Thompson January 10, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    You've got 2 keepers…husband and Juki!

  41. Pati January 10, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Wow, it is a fantastic present for You! Your machine looks beautiful, I am interesed her tools :-)

  42. Quiltingranny January 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    Very nice and always a blessing when our hubbies do something so amazing!

  43. kathy-o January 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Cuteness! I love a good little mechanical machine that only knows straight stitch! Congrats!

  44. Sharon M January 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    I have a JUKI and a Bernina 780 and my JUKI is my go to machine. You will love it. Most valuable feature of late is the presser foot tension which produce perfect seams.

  45. Siouxzq64@gmail.com January 10, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    What a wonderful gift. I can't wait to hear how you like it. I have been kind of nagging my hubby that I want one too.

  46. NebraskaNative January 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    What a dandy hubs! I'm looking forward to reading the comparison between the Juki & 440….I'm not entirely smitten with my 440 and find it's a love-hate relationship, with harp space always being an issue. Cheers & enjoy your new toy!

  47. jenni January 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    I'm so happy for you, what a sweet husband!

  48. Lynne Shandley January 11, 2015 at 12:49 am #

    What a guy!
    I'd love one too (and the husband that buys lovely gifts…) but I'm a bit scared that 1500 stitches a minute would mean I'd just screw up even faster!
    Have fun with your new machine!

  49. Ness January 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    Awesome surprise!! YAY! Happy for you!

  50. Ness January 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    OH..do you want me to send you a couple quilt tops so you can "practice" haha! :) sometimes new machines take a little practice. (sheepish grin!)

  51. giddy99 January 11, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    congrats! I have the same Juki, and I LOVE it. I use mine for everything that doesn't require a special stitch. You'll be very happy together. :)

  52. Terry January 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    Ewwww, lucky you

  53. DreiPunkteWerk January 11, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    Congratulation on your new Juki AND your lovely husband 😃
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland,

  54. Rebekah Gustafson January 12, 2015 at 2:58 am #

    I got a Juki three years ago and I love it! It has not missed a beat. I have mine on a Grace frame and I love that I can finish all of my own quilts!!

  55. patternpile.com January 12, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    I just bought a Juki HZL K 65, after using industrial Juki's and I'm impatiently waiting for it to arrive this week. It's nice to see others who are willing to break away from the Singer society. LOL Enjoy! Susanne from patternpile.com

  56. Diane January 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    yay! congratulations, sounds sweet! my 440 turned me into a janome girl. lol

  57. Laura January 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Oooh! How exciting! What a great surprise gift!

  58. Reece Montgomery January 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    I love my Juki! Best Christmas present ever!

  59. Beth January 12, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh what a great gift! I bought mine last May and love sewing on it. Happy quilting!

  60. LindieLee January 13, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    What a blessing your husband is! The advise the Juki people gave is holds true for any item you purchase – check out any item you purchase immediately after bringing it home.

  61. Sandra W January 13, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    Rachel at Stitched in Color has one and loves it–but I do remember she had problems with it in the early stages. But two days–how disappointing.

  62. Anita January 15, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    My Juki TL98E works great until I need to change the bobbin. Then it's half an hour or more of fiddling with the tension to get it going again. It was left to me by a friend who passed away from breast cancer. It was very kind of her indeed. However, as I am not the original owner I don't think there's much I can do. I called the nearest place that sells them and they're telling me it's me and not the machine because when I do get it going it works perfectly… until the next bobbin change. I do love how fast it is though! Did yours come with a detailed manual? Mine just has a thin little manual. Or a website that one can go to for help? Congratulations on a great machine!

  63. Loretta January 20, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    Last summer I bought myself the TL 2000Qi. I love love love it! In fact, I use it for piecing, too, instead of my computerized Viking. In fact, the only reason I'm keeping my Viking right now is for when I need to hem or repair knits (for the zig-zag stitch) or for mending, sewing on buttons, etc.

    Hope you get your new machine soon and have better luck with it! Be sure to oil it well before use as per the instructions! They come out dry as a bone from the factory. :(

  64. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ January 25, 2015 at 3:29 am #

    After seeing your post and another blogger recommend this machine my husband ordered it for me today for valentines. Looking forward to hearing how you love it!

  65. Lara B. March 30, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    That is a beautiful machine Allison! I sure hope the replacement gave you no troubles at all.

  66. Lisa M. July 21, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

    I see a bunch of people’s responses about their Juki’s. However, what about the original post from Cluck Cluck Sew? After you got a new one, (after the other one broke) what happened with that? Do you recommend it?

    • Allison July 24, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

      Yes I still recommend it! I think I’m probably the one that broke it, and it’s a known issue with Juki’s (or was years ago). I recommend buying a warranty plan with the machine when you buy it. I bought a 5 year warranty, and I haven’t used it once. :)

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