This year, my birthday present is this Juki TL-2010Q Sewing Machine! I have been wanting this Juki model for many years. So many of my sewing friends have RAVED about this machine, so I called up my local JUKI dealer to see if they had one in stock. They had one in stock so I decided to give it a test drive. Well, it only took me a couple of hours to decide that I had to have this machine for myself. Let me tell you all about my new Juki TL-2010Q!
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Whenever I get something new, I want to jump right in. I want to ignore the manual and the registration paperwork and just get to play with my new toy! That’s normal, right? However, this time I had to reference the manual right from the beginning. I needed to know how to load the bobbing and use the needle threader. I also wanted to learn more about the automatic thread cutter and other great features this machine offers. While I was reviewing the manual, I went ahead and got online to register my machine. I felt all grown up and responsible! And now for the fun part! Let’s take a look at all the bells and whistles of my Juki TL2010Q.
Let’s dive into this bag of accessories! This machine comes with four different feet: 1) Regular Pressing foot, 2) Adjustable Zipper foot, 3) Walking Foot, and 4) Free-Motion Quilting foot. We will talk more about using this variety of sewing feet in a future post. Be sure to check the bottom of this post for the list.
Installing the Extention Table
This machine comes standard with a knee lift and extension table. I have grown used to and LOVE my knee lift on my Juki DU1181N. I was so pleased to learn this machine has that option also. You certainly don’t have to add this accessory if you don’t want to. The extension table is an amazing offering with this machine. The legs easily open and can adjust. The extension table just slides right into place without any problems.
Winding the bobbin
Raise the support rod and set your thread onto the spool pin Take your thread to the rod just above the spool. Thread the bobbin winder guide. Pass the thread through the hole of the bobbin. Place the bobbin on the winding shaft there is a little metal notch you need to line up. Press the bobbin presser. Start winding the bobbin. Trim the excessive thread. This will stop automatically when it fills up. Make sure the needle is in the up position. Open the slide plate and take out the bobbin case. Put the bobbin into the bobbin case so that the bobbin runs clockwise. Passing the thread through the slit of the bobbin case, continue passing it under the thread tension spring, and pull out the thread about 4 inches from the bobbin case. Insert the bobbin case fully into the hook, and close the bobbin case latch.
Threading the Machine
Pass the thread through the thread guide. Pass the thread through the space between the two tension disks on the sub tension knob. Next, pass the thread through the clearance between the two thread tension disks on the thread tension dial. Follow the diagram through the hooks and take-up lever. Next, you will pass the thread through the hook, just above the needle threading mechanism and also the pig-tail hook on the needle bar.
Using the Needle Threader
Lower the presser foot and lower the needle threader lever. Bring the needle to the top position. Pass the needle thread from the opposite side to this side, and move the thread on the right-hand side until it comes in contact with the guide. When the finger is taken off, the thread is caught in the hook and passed through the needle’s eye. Magic! Draw out the thread about 4 inches.
This machine also has an automatic thread trimmer, which is either activated by a touch of a button or tapping your heal on the foot pedal. There is also a sewing speed control with speeds up to 1500 stitches per minute. You can also set a “stop position for your needle”. When you stop sewing, the machine will come to an accurate stop with the needle in the down position.
Sometimes, with a new machine – it can be difficult to know which thread to use for a certain material type or which needle to use for a particular thread.
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