Question about Juki TL-98Q
I HAVE THIS MACHINE WITH GRACE QUILT FRAME AND GRACE STITCH REGULATOR. I AM NOT SURE HOW THE STITCH REGULATOR IS SUPPOSE TO WORK. AS SOON AS I SLOW DOWN THE STICHES IS VERY SMALL. THE STITCH LENGTH DOES NOT STAY CONSISTANT WHEN GOING FAST OR SLOW. PLEASE HELP
SOURCE: Tension issue
If you set the tension from 3of 4 to 1 you actually lowered the tension. To increase the tension you must set the tension to 6 or higher. Be carefull not the set the bobbin case tension to tight as this will also have negative results
If suggest the following: First lower the bobbin case tension, half a turn. Then increase the top tension to 6 and see if there is any difference.
If you do this systematically you should rectify your problem.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
Make sure the feed dogs are dropped (or feed dog cover is on - I can't remember which way this machine works). The stitch length on the machine has no function so ignore it. (I set it to zero so the machine doesn't have to work as hard). Hopefully this is all that's wrong. If not, use a shorter setting for the stitch length on the regulator, oil the hook and move slowly and smoothly.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Try a different needle. Use a quilting or topstitch or even a metallic needle - one that has a larger scarf than normal. The scarf is the groove at the back of the needle where the thread goes while the stitch is being formed. Quilting threads often need more "room" there. I have been told that the Inspira quilting needles are good because they have a thread groove on the front and the back of the needle. Not tried them personally but might be worthwhile for you to consider.
For the looping, you could fiddle with your tensions a little either loosening the bobbin tension or tightening the top, or both. Only ever do this in very small increments. But the good news is that even the "professional" quilters do not have perfect quilt backs - just have a look at them at quilt shows!
Posted on May 03, 2009
Are you threading it correctly? I've had this problem twice, the first few times the thread was wrapped around different items (below the spool holder and then around the needle) the other times I threaded it wrong. Double check that the machine is threaded correctly with the manual. I've missed a step here or there and it does make a difference.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
I would contact the Grace Company directly with questions.
Let me know how you like this accessory. I have one of the Grace frames and have not used it. The stitch regulator may change my mind.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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