Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Juki TL 2000 QI aka TL-2000QI Semi Professional Sewing Machine

Last week I got a new sewing machine from Juki. It is the new TL 2000 QI, It was purchased from HSN on flex pay, best part of HSN. I just love my machine. It does 1500 spm. Here is the link from HSN:  Juki TL 2000 QI.

My husband and I have done a couple of tests on the machine and the performance is phenomenal. Eventually, I would like to get a Grace Gracie Frame for long arm quilting. It is compatible for this machine to be turned into a home quilting long arm machine.

Here are a couple of videos we made last night in regards to the sound and perfomance of the this machine.


I felt the speed and sound performance over all was great on this machine. It sews through many layers. We tested up to 12 layers stacked on top of each other of flannel. Very nice. It sewed as though it was nothing for it to handle the mission.

There are many parts available for this machine. When I purchased mine on HSN it came with the following accessories.

What's Included
  • Standard presser foot (on machine)
  • 1/5" quilting foot
  • Even-feed foot
  • Compensating foot
  • Needles
  • 4 bobbins
  • Exclusive Juki screwdriver
  • Small screwdriver
  • Cleaning brush
  • Oiler
  • Spool cap
  • Knee lifter lever
  • Sewing machine cover
  • Foot controller with power cord 
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card

Value-added Accessories

  • T gauge/sewing seam guide
  • Right compensating foot 

There are more feet available on the market as well. One peice that was not in that package was the 1/4 foot quilting foot. I purchased a new one from Sew Vac Direct for fairly cheap. The shank on this machine is a High shank foot, The price was $29.99. Sew Vac Direct Juki 1/4 foot quilting foot,


One item I did recieve with my purchase at HSN as an added value was the Magnetic gauge from Juki, or otherwise know as the Magnetic guide. I tried to find out what that was, there were no videos only images on the internet. So my hubby and I as well made some videos to show others what it is, just in case they were in the same situations as me and wanted to know what it was.

Juki America did not list a description only an image, see image with link above. So, back to my mission of getting info out there for others to see and hope it helps. The magnetic guide or gauge was designed to put on the machine to help keep and accurate stitch line, for us that can not always sew straight. Here are some videos we made showing you what it does.


Juki TL 2000 QI Magnetic Gauge Part 3

I hope that these videos will help explain a little more in detail. I am one of those people who like to look and see something in action. When I was searching about the details on this machine before I purchased it, there was not a whole lot of information for this machine out there. Most of the information was coincided with the Juki TL98 series. The three machines are almost all the same. 

Gracie King and Queen Quilting Frame Overview

Later this week, I am going to my friends house to check out her Grace Gracie Long Arm frame that is compatible with this machine. One of the main reasons why I purchased the Juki, was my friend has one and she uses hers for that purpose.

Above video is a good explanation of what this Juki can do with Grace Grace Frames. GRACEFRAMES.COM gives you a lot of information out there on their frames for long arm sewing machines or semi long arm sewing machines. King and Queen size frame in video above the link is here for that. http://www.graceframe.com/site/machineframes/gracie-king. I am excited about the new potentials my new machine has to offer.

I hope that this blog has been educational as well as helpful on your journey with sewing or quilting. Please subscribe to my blog. I will be updating it frequently with different things that you may find interesting.

Thank you for viewing.


  1. I am looking into a Juki and this post was so helpful! Thank you, I know these videos take time to make. Are you still enjoying your machine now?

  2. Thank you so much for making the speed and sound videos -- especially the second one! I bought this machine a year ago and I love it, but I haven't used it very much because I live on the second floor of a townhouse, and the noise and vibration was disturbing my downstairs neighbors. Now at least I know that the noise is normal for this machine (I was worried that mine was defective), and also that I should be able to sew more slowly on it if I practice (I had a hard time not going full speed). Thanks! :)

  3. I am still enjoying my machine. I have an industrial Juki now it is a DU1181 takes up more space, not as loud but very heavy... I am glad the videos helped both of you. Sorry, I have not been on my blog like I should. Thank you for taking the time viewing my blog. I always sew slow Alli. My husband laughs at me for that.. He said why do you have fast machines if you sew slow. I told him, I feel it is more accurate. We all find our speed we like. Mine happens to be slow. I had to buy a new motor for my Industrial Juki, just so I could slow down the stitches per minute, the new machine sews 3600 spm , I sew like a turtle. lol..... I feel out of control when I sew too fast.