I love my Juki Miyabi J-350 QVP
I have wanted my own Long Arm Quilting Machine for a very long time. For the past few years, I have been renting time on my friend’s Long Arm and have dreamt about the day that I could get a Long Arm of my own. As you may know, my sewing studio is rather tiny. In my studio, I already have my Industrial Juki DU1181n and my domestic machine as well. After my cutting table and ironing board, I barely have enough room for my cabinets and fabric storage! I thought I would have to wait until my kids moved out before I could have enough room for a Long Arm Quilting Machine. Well, that changed when I stopped by Quilter’s HQ to check out the latest Juki Long Arm model. Let me tell you about some of the features with my Juki Miyabi J-350 QVP!
Compact Size and Adjustability
My Juki Miyabi 350 QVP measures 35.4″ x 33.7″ (that’s the main table). I also have the optional table extensions which provide and additional 15.7″ on each side. This brings my total table top measurement to 66.8″ x 33.7″. This fits perfectly against the west side of my studio! The table is also adjustable. I can either sit or stand to use my Long Arm Quilting Machine. I am currently loving to stand when I quilt. While the table is compact, the quilting area is more than enough space! This machine has an 18″ depth and a 10″ height! That’s a ton of space!
Regulated Stitch option
The feature that immediately caught my attention was the regulated stitch capability of the Juki Miyabi. I have used both constant and regulated Long Arm Quilting Machines and really love the results of a regulated stitch. A regulated stitch basically means the stitch length stays the same (or is regulated) no matter how fast you move the fabric under the needle. If you notice the little white boxes in the base plate (pictured above) – these are basically sensors that watch the fabric as it moves under the needle and adjust the stitch speed accordingly. Brilliant! The Juki Miyabi also has 3 other stitching modes, which are Basting, Constant and Manual.
Programmable LCD Touch Screen
I have the basic (out of the box) display and functions, which include the Automatic Needle Positioned, Foot Control, bobbin capacity indicator, and stitch length (just to name a few). I can control the settings with a simple touch and the interface is easy to understand. There is plenty of room to upgrade the controls of this machine. I have big plans for the future!
Threads are automatically trimmed by push button with the exclusive Juki knife system saving time and increasing efficiency. Upper and lower thread cutter with auto set thread lock. Choose the preferred threads locks prior to auto cut or choose and auto thread pull to bring your threads to the top of your quilt. This machine also has the electronic foot control with quick control thread cutting. The foot pedal can also be programmed to work one of two ways: 1. Used like a regular domestic machine (the harder you push the pedal – the faster the needle runs). 2. Push the pedal to start the programmed stitch and then push the pedal again to stop the stitching. I like to use the second option the most!
This machine has Dual directional LED lighting for bright, true white lighting of your quilting area. Having this bright light, directed onto the immediate work area is great for my eyes! I often like to Quilt at night and this additional lighting is such a relief to my eye sight!
Warranty and service
The Juki Brand offers an excellent factory warranty.
There are so many more features to share about my new Long Arm Quilting Machine, that I have decided to start a series about it! Be sure you are subscribed to my email newsletter so you won’t miss anything. I have loved learning all about my new Juki Miyabi J-350QVP and can’t wait to share more about it with you! Stay tuned for videos!
I think the name Jeffery would be good!
I think Justice or Justine because you deserve it!
How about Jessica? I’ve always been partial to that name!
It is a great name!! 😉
What a fun machine! I bet your going to have lots of fun with it! I can’t wait to see your videos! The name I would choose is Janet. Janet the Juki has a nice ring to it! Have fun!
That looks like a nice machine. Can you use quilting rulers with it?
How about Joy, because when you use it , it brings you joy.
How can I sign up for your videos
I will be producing a video series in the future! I will let folks know when it is ready via my Newsletter! Be sure to sign up so you won’t miss a thing!
How about Jennifer? That’s a good name for such a nice machine! I’m excited for you (and jealous too!)
I want one! I didn’t even know that Juki sold Long Arm machines! Cool! My name choice is Jefferson. LOL
Jacque wants a Juki
CALL HER JACQUE.(after your aunt) …….She’s a workhorse, reliable and faithful……..
Love quilting on it. Jacque the Juki would be good.
How about Janine. Your machine sounds wonderful.
I think it is a Judy or Judie. I know you are thrilled to finally have yourself a longarm. I purchased a sit-down version also. I call her Jewels.
Joanie the Juki!
I think JuJu is appropriate. That’s my nickname!
Lola long arm or Loretta
Trina, sounds like a nice name for her 🙂
Can’t wait to watch more about using your new machine. Wish we had a local place to buy or learn how to use !
Want to see your video cant wait. Name it Jay Bird for how fast it will fly and finish your quilts
Hi Nicole, I just discovered your site and the fact you have a Juki Miyabi, so congrats on your machine and I am excited to see what you post. I was very blessed to receive the Miyabi sit down for Christmas!!! I am so excited to finish setting it up, as my husband and I were both sick all January with that horrible bug, so now want to finish getting things put together. I have been a bit nervous about using the machine, but I am so happy I found your site and can learn a lot from you I see. Thank you for posting this and I look forward to tutorials or whatever you do to help. Many hugs to you. Claudia
I’m glad you both are feeling better! Be sure to also subscribe to my you tube channel. I have a couple videos about this already!
Hi I just got my Juki a few weeks ago and just wanted to know if your presser foot lever doesn’t move the foot very much? I was just curious to see if that is just the way the machine is.
I’m not even sure why they have that. It doesn’t hardly move at all. I use the screws at the foot to adjust where I want my “presser foot”
My name preference would be Julie so sweet and kind but very efficient!
Wonderful information. I am looking for a quilting machine. I love art and free motion quilting interests me. I just came from a shop in Mo. that sells these machines. But the Jukie 350 was sold , so I’m waiting to see if they can get another one in. Please post all information about this machine as you learn it. Sincerely, Dorothy Kotik, Your information is very helpful. Thank You.
Thanks Dorothy! I’m glad you found this useful!
I think you should name Jamming Ursula Kelli Iris should be great name.i looking forward to learning more about this quilting machine.
I’m sure you named her already, but I think Jemma would be perfect! I just got this machine today & am looking forward to your tips!
I’m so happy you have one of your own! I love your name choice. That is fun!
You’ve probably named it already, if not, my suggestion is Jericho. Where the walls came tumbling down in scripture as the saints circled and sang. What was holding you back has been changed with this machine.
I love the way you think about this! So great!
Joy would be the perfect name. It is a joy to have finished quilts and a joy to lose myself in the process of quilting.
Hi, I purchased the Miyabi in October….it was a long wait, but it finally arrived in March. I have a private question, do you mind contacting me, please?
I am interested in the Juki Miyabi long-arm machine, and would love to read your newsletters and any info you share, blog or Instagram etc…how to I connect with you?
Planning to purchase the 350 and will appreciate hints and the support of others.
I do a lot of art quilting and have been looking at the Juki for awhile. Please add me to your newsletter.