If you’re looking for a mechanical sewing machine that offers years of reliable service, maybe Juki has the right machine for you. Juki is one of the leading sewing machine manufacturers based in Japan. In this review, I will focus on the Juki TL-2000Qi Long Arm Quilting And Sewing Machine model.
The Juki TL-2000Qi Long Arm Quilting And Sewing Machine model is one of Juki’s mechanical sewing machines that is reliable, efficient and durable. Put it in a crowd of sewing machines and it can stand out among them. It can be a great choice for professional sewers who are selling their garments as it can guarantee years of use while producing undisputedly quality stitches. It is more than just your typical sewing machine as it can also be your best bet if you’re looking for a top-notch quilting machine. Let us navigate through every little bit of this model
If you have already researched other Juki models, you can notice that this Juki TL-2000Qi Long Arm Quilting And Sewing Machine looks pretty much similar to the Juki TL-2010Q. It features a lustrous, white design with a wide space working area, which makes it look great in a modern space home despite its industrial qualities. If you’re a professional sewer, then it is also a perfect fit for your dedicated sewing room or space. The machine is made entirely of die-cast aluminum, which makes it lighter, portable, corrosion resistant and with a good surface finish. It also produces low vibration due to the aluminum die cast frame. Note that while you could easily transport it from room to room, it surely is not a machine you’ll want to travel with.
The top-notch quality of this machine translates to its high-quality, professional stitches, giving your garments a more professional, minimalist look and of great quality. This is not the machine if you want to do decorative stitches as it only does straight stitches. While some quilters find this limiting, the stitching of this single needle lockstitch machine is truly excellent. It can do as much as 1500 stitches per minute of up to 6mm in size. It is safe to say that this machine is great for quilting, dressmaking, tailoring, and other sewing projects.
Needle Up and Down Controls
If you are a fan of free motion quilting, you will love this feature in the TL-2000Qi model. Once you stop sewing, the machine will automatically stop in the down position, allowing for easy pivoting and a more accurate free motion work. Moving the needle up or down is as simple as pressing the needle up/down button.
Automatic Needle Threader
This feature saves you time and spares you from stress in threading the needle. You wouldn’t l want to strain your eyes doing the threading, would you? The push lever automatic needle threader easily threads the needle without eyestrain and allows you to start sewing quickly. This gives quilters and sewers a really great delight.
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment
This feature allows you to adjust the presser foot pressure according to the fabric being sewn. Adjustment is easy as turning the regulator located on the top of the machine.
Automatic Thread Trimmer
This is definitely one of the best feature in the TL-2000Qi model. The machine simultaneously trims the needle and bobbin threads by just a single push of the automatic thread trim button. Both the trim button and the foot controller engage the advanced Juki industrial style thread trimming mechanism.
Juki TL-2000Qi: Additional Features
Raise and Lower Feed Dogs in just a Switch: The feed dog can easily be raised or lowered by simply pressing the switch. The drop feed allows you to easily and precisely sew curved stitches, making it ideal when working with delicate fabrics.
Juki 1/5 Inch Quilting Foot: Free motion quilters, this feature makes the Juki TL-2000Qi Long Arm Quilting And Sewing Machine one of the best machines out there. Included with the TL-2000Qi is the 1/5 inch free motion foot for free motion quilting and free-hand embroidery. Simply lower the feed dogs and stitch away.
Even Feed Foot: This feature allows the machine to produce beautiful seams when sewing fabrics such as georgette and velvets and other heavyweight materials.
Automatic Thread Trimming: Trimming both the top and bobbin threads is made easy with this machine. Just press the pedal with your heel to trim precisely where you want. It uses the thread trimming mechanism similar to that of the industrial sewing machines.
Knee Lifter Lever: This allows you to raise or lower the presser foot without having to use your hands. You can raise the presser foot as high as 12mm.
Illuminating LED Lighting: This provides an illuminated view of the sewing area and allows for more precise sewing.
Thread Tension Scale: This allows you to adjust the tension according to the thread and material being used. Just adjust the dial to the tension to suit the material and thread you’re using.
Computer Controlled Speed Adjustment: The machine has a built-in microcomputer that adjusts the speed control mechanism, allowing you to sew at slower speeds for thicker or more delicate materials.
Easy Bobbin Replacement: The bobbin case is larger and has a convenient latch that makes it easier to remove and replace bobbins.
Wider Working Space: The machine already has a large working area of around 23 inches. This is ideal when working on larger sewing or quilting projects. A flat-bed extension table is also included in the purchase of the machine.
While this machine is a good choice, it is not perfect. Juki TL-2000Qi Long Arm Quilting And Sewing Machine is designed to do a straight, single stitch only, limiting you from doing creative and decorative sewing projects. But, this machine is ideal for sewing the same types of garments, something simple or even basic quilts. But simplicity won’t stop you from being classy, right?
The price of this machine might be a little drawback and might prevent you from buying this product. But note that while it’s a bit pricey, it guarantees that you will really get what you pay for. If you are really serious ata quilting and would want to take your project to the next level, this machine might be a good investment. It is worth every penny because of its durability and efficiency.