Brother PQ1500S, Janome 1600P & DBX (Babylock Elna Pfaff Viking) do not have the Juki external port for remote operation of thread trimming for use on machine quilting frames.

Juki TL98Q 110V is the same as Juki TL98P Perfection which is the 220V version for overseas markets, not for the USA.

The new Juki TL-98Q is a high-quality sewing and quilting machine designed to replace the TL-98E. The TL-98Q is a portable, lightweight machine that is easy to transport. The arm and bed of the TL-98Q are constructed of aluminum die-casting to ensure industrial-quality sewing. The larger work area enables maneuverability of large materials. An auxiliary table extends the work area to 23" to allow for even larger projects.

More Juki TL-98Q Features:

  • A 1,500rpm maximum sewing speed for high-performance.

  • Presser foot presser is easily adjustable, just turn the regulator at the top of the machine and regulate according to the indicator.

  • The push lever automatic needle threader affords you the pleasure of easily threading the needle without eye-strain and allows you to start sewing quickly.

  • Automatic needle stop up/down button. Press the needle up/down button to move the needle's position as desired, press the button continuously to make the machine sew stitch by stitch.

  • Knee lift lever raises foot to 12mm so that light to heavy weight materials are easily handled.

  • Hand lift raises foot to 9mm.

  • A drop feed dog swith to raise and lower feed dog, useful for sewing curved stitches with ease.

  • A 11" X 23" extended table work area for greater maneuverability.

  • 6" X 9" arm space to the right of the needle.

    Juki TL98Q Instruction Manual(.PDF)


    Instruction Manual(.PDF)

  • US Warranty 5 Years Mechanical, 2 Years Electrical, 90 Days Adjustments on defects in material or workmanship.
  • Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
Click Here for Juki TL98Q Brochure in English

Click Here for Juki TL98Q Instruction Book Operating Manual in English

Click Here for Juki TL98Q Service Manual


  • Now with an auto needle threader and two new freemotion feet: 1/4" ring to follow seams and 1/5" ring for better free motion visibility. Measurement is from needle to edge of ring.
  • This machine uses HA-type needles, identical to those used with home sewing machines and sergers. This type of needle cannot be attached incorrectly.
  • Automatic thread trimming device cuts through thin and thick threads without fail, can be activated by push button or foot pedal switch.
  • Easy bobbin replacement with the newly designed bobbin case latch and enlarged bobbin case. A sliding plate is provided to easily replace bobbins when the auxiliary table is used.
  • Easy to thread machine head
  • Automatic bobbin winder
  • Speed control mechanism allows the machine to sew materials at lower speeds, perfect for heavy-weight fabrics, quilting, and multiple layers of materials.
  • Foot pedal switch, with thread trimming ability
  • Even feed foot ensures the machine will produce beautiful seams on multiple layers of fabric, including difficult-to-feed fabrics like georgette, velvet, and leather.
  • Thread tension scale
  • Stitch length dial
  • Sewing lamp
  • Dimensions - 452(W)x350(H)x219(D) (mm)
  • Weight - 11.5Kg/25.4Lb
  • Rated voltage/power consumption - 120V/1.4A, 100W
  • Power consumption of the lamp - 12V,3W
  • Hook - Horizontal-axis full-rotary hook
  • Motor: up to 150 Watts, 1.5 Amps which is twice as much power as regular home sewing machines.
  • For tailoring, quilting, dress making and many other applications.
  • Sewing Speed max. 1,500 spm
  • Needle HAx1 (130/705H) #7 - #8 (HLx5 #9 - #16)
  • Stitch Length max. 6 mm
  • Presser Foot Lift by lever, max. 7 mm; by knee lifter, max. 12 mm
  • Hook horizontal-axis, full rotary hook
  • Auxiliary Table Dimensions 590 mm x 277 mm
  • Dimensions 452 mm (w) x 319 mm (h) x 219 mm (d)
  • Weight 11.3 kg

    YouTube Juki in Action (Needle Up/Down & Thread Trimmer)
Included Accessories
Juki TL 98Q:
  • Small screwdriver for tension
  • T-screwdriver for needle plate screws
  • Lint brush for rotary hook
  • 3 Bobbins Metal "L" Type
  • Spool cap for Regular sewing thread spools
  • Oiler for rotary hook
  • 5 Needle pack 15x1
  • Straight stitch foot for seaming and piecing
  • Hemmer foot for rolled edges
  • Zipper foot also for cording
  • Even-feed foot to prevent slippage of fabric layers
  • 1/4" darning foot for free motion quilting
  • 1/5" darning foot for finer free motion work
  • Compensating foot for 1/4" seams
  • Power cord to wall outlet
  • Foot control with thread trimmer pedal
  • Instruction Book operating manual
  • Knee lever to raise and lower presser foot
  • 11x23" Extension table for more workspace
Comparison Chart The TL-98Q has improved upon the internal quality of the original TL-98E with this TL98Q. Plus, it is equipped with the following additional features:
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Two (2) types of newly designed heavy-duty free motion quilting feet as standard accessory parts, 1/5 and 1/4-inch outside diameter round quilting feet.
  • Telescopic thread stand rod
  • "Knife Safety" to prevent the moving knife from hitting and breaking the needle.
  • Reduced thread trimmer noise
  • Improved and re-designed feed dog up/down mechanism.
  • Most high mortality parts are interchangeable.
Hello. I am a "quilter" (piecer is more appropriate) in the market for a new machine. I was originally planning to just get a standard Singer or White machine to replace the one I currently use for piecing my quilts. However, in my online research I discovered the Juki machines. They seem to get good reviews in all the sites I've visited. Right now, I send out all my quilts to be machine quilted by someone else since I don't have the proper machine to do it myself. The Juki intrigues me. I am considering getting the TL98Q. Initially at least, I would be using it only for piecing since my confidence and ability in machine quilting is non-existent. Is this a good machine for piecing? Does the standard presser foot have a 1/4" guideline? (One of the reasons I want to replace my current machine is that the presser foot edge marks a 3/8" seam and I can't find a decent replacement foot.) Thank you. Stacie
Stacie, yes the Juki TL98Q would be the best machine for piecing because it has the best 1/4" seam foot included, trims the top and bobbin thread automatically at the end of each seam, so you don't have to chain off and use scissors to cut between the pieces, stops with the needle down if you need to pivot or turn corners, raises the needle automatically when you trim threads at the beginning or ending of a seam, and has the knee lifter for presser foot lift when inserting or removing fabric under the foot. So, you never really have to turn the handwheel and never have to raise the presser foot with your hand unless you just want to. That saves a lot of time and makes it more fun to do piecing. John Douthat, owner and tech.
What are the best needles to buy for the Juki TL98Q?
Organ Regular Sewing 15x1 Sharp or Ball Point in larger sizes at the Organ 15X1 Page

Organ Regular Sewing Titanium Coated Sharp or Ball Point last three times longer at the Organ Titanium Page

Organ Regular Machine Quilting needles in larger sizes with larger eye at the Organ Quilting Page

Schmetz Jeans/Denim size 16 and 18 are best for Free Motion Quilting with cotton quilting thread at the Schmetz 130705H-J Page

Schmetz Leather Needles with wedge point at the
Schmetz Leather Page

What are the differences between the new Juki TL98Q and the old TL98E?
The new Juki TL98Q "quilting" machine
has many improvements over the old TL98E "tailoring" but keeps all the features of the TL98E.

-2 heavy duty quilting feet 1/4" (for straight-line channel quilting) and 1/5" (for free motion quilting and embroidery). Measurements are from needle to outside of metal ring and have greater visibility.

-Built-in Automatic needle threader: push lever threads the needle eye for you.

-Heavy duty, metal arm Even Feed Walking Foot attachment is less apt to break than the earlier plastic arm model.

-Telescopic Thread Stand antenna allows height adjustment for threads and quilting frames (especially the Grace whose foot control table on top ran into the fixed height thread stand antenna on the TL98E).

-Thread cutting Knife Safety to prevent the thread trimmer arm from coming in contact with the needle which could cause breakage.

-Reduced thead trimmer noise (the clicks you hear when pressing the button on the machine or depressing the secondary thread trimming red foot control)

-Improved feed dog up/down control mechanism. Less apt to stick in the upper or lower position. More control in the knob.

-Parts availability increased for interchangeability without complete sub-assemblies.

All this for the same price that the TL98E sold for. Hope this helps. Thanks.

John Douthat, AllBrands.com Owner & Tech.

Will the Juki TL 98Q sew several thicknesses of leather as in a coat or purse-leather, not belt-leather? And, will it use heavy-thread suitable for the leather? Will the pressure foot lift high enough to place the already joined seams under it?
The Juki TL98Q will sew GARMENT leather with Organ 15x2 leather point needles up to size 18, located at Organ leather point needles.

Thread size should not take up more than 1/2 the size of the needle eye, so you can use thread up to that size depending on the needle size (larger needles have bigger eyes and allow thicker apparel thread, but not upholstery thread).

Since the presser foot lever lifts 9mm and the knee lever lifts 12mm, it will generally sew whatever apparel fabric is under the foot regardless of the number of plys, but not hard leather, vinyl or upholstery fabrics.

To reduce ply slippage or uneven feeding on garment leather use an optional high shank screw-on Superior roller foot R2 or Teflon coated foot MT1. The heavy duty walking foot included with the TL98Q is primarily for softer fabrics than garment leather. Hope this helps. John Douthat, Owner & Tech

I would like to know the difference between the Juki Q and the Juki QE. I need a machine to use on a Pennywinkle quilting frame and a Juki was recommended because it has a larger throat area for the quilt. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank You
Kathy, the Juki TL98Q at http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp08115.html has automatic underbed thread trimmers for top and bobbin threads, whenever you jump from one pattern or position on the frame t another.. It eliminates having to use scissors over the quilt to trim threads before moving the machine or after finishing a line of stitching. It also eliminates having to bring up the bobbin thread. The Q also has automatic needle threader, and a large extension table to use wheneve the machine is off the frame. The QE does not have these features. John Douthat, owner and tech.
P.S. Grace Speed Control 3-way Control Box at http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp14731.html allows you to control start/stop, speed and thread trimming from the box which can be mounted on either end of the machine. Grace Sure Stitch at http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp10526.html or Quilters Cruise Control at http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp09265.html allows you to maintain consistent stitch length regulation regardless of how fast you move the machine head over the quilt.

Juki 98Q My Juki worked great for piecing two quilts. I have the smaller one mounted on a Flynn multi-frame. The needle thread continually breaks as I free-motion quilt. I have tried several needles, adjusted the tension, re-threaded and even tried different threads. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Free motion quilting and piecing were the reasons I bought this machine. You have no idea how frustrating this is! Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Catherine, have you tried all the suggestions we have on the FAQ section of our Juki TL98Q page http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp08115.html
If you have any burr on the rotary hook and/or hook point, foot, needle plate hole, or bobbin case that is hanging up the thread, it must be polished off first with fine Crocus cloth from the hardware store. We use Schmetz Jeans needles size 16, A&E Signature cotton quilting thread. uniformly wound bobbins, fabric flat against bed, pressure at 1/2, tension at balance sew test, and higher speed to make sure the needle does not bend going into our out of the fabric, which can cause skipping or breaking needles. After servicing TL98Qs, putting in the new needle and running fast over tautly held fabric, we never have a problem with skipping, shreading or breaking thread. If the Juki is working fine for piecing, it should work just as well on the frame if all the other free motion variables are under control.
Carol, Texas
This has been a wonderful shopping experience. I have not had to call so I don't know about phone service but, I am extremely impressed with everything else. I have heard nothing but great things about Allbrands.com and now I know for sure. When we need anything else I will check with ya'll first. Thank You

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