Day 1…Needful Things…Juki Sewing Machine & acessories

Lisa Bongean 12 Days of Needful Things and Giveaways!This year is extra special…I can offer two different Juki’s…Really the same machine…but read what the 2020 Limited Editon Platinum has to offer …Both machines are offered at an exceptional price…



JUKI celebrates 80+ with the Special Limited Collector’s Edition TL-2020 PE (Platinum Edition)! From its Platinum exterior and high-quality features, the JUKI TL-2020 PE is designed and crafted to the highest JUKI standard. Only 2,000 sets produced for the United States. In addition, you will receive a serialized, Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the JUKI President, Akira Kiyohara.

The JUKI TL-2020 PE Platinum Edition is a high-performance sewing and quilting machine. The TL-2020 PE is a single needle, lock-stitch, portable machine, constructed of aluminum die-casting to ensure industrial-quality sewing.

With advanced features, such as an industrial sub-tension system, variable speed control slider, and bright white LED lighting, this machine is built for precision sewing. With a large work area of up to 23 inches (with auxiliary table attached), the TL-2020PE can handle quilts, hard to feed materials, and home decor project with ease.


This is my machine that just arrived…the feet come in 2 nice boxes and there are more than the normal ones…

Now the rest of this post describes why I stitch on a Juki… This post is the same as it has been for the last couple of years….but by far the most IMPORTANT Needful Thing there is…without this machine I would not be half the Quilter I am today…read why…

Every year so far people ask…Will you please do the Juki again this year?…. so here it is AGAIN!… popular demand…AND you could win yours free!!!

Now I know we pretty much all have a sewing machine…or two or three or even more…But I just have to talk about the sewing machine I use 99% of the time…It is my #1 Needful thing…Most of you probably have never heard of Juki…so let me just say they are not new to the market…Juki is well known in the garment industry and are mostly industrial machines. I think I have had a Juki for about 10 years now…I also own 2 Berninas, 1060 and 1530, and a couple of featherweights…one black and one white. I confess this to you so you also know what I am comparing to and you all know I teach all across the country and have stitched on many machines.

I bought the Juki with the intention to use it as a second machine to have set up for machine quilting my little quilts, and also so I didn’t have to change the walking foot from my regular foot on my Bernina…that would have been nice, right?…Juki has entered the quilt world with a semi-industrial machine for quilters. Here are a few of the features that the Juki machines have…all-metal…no plastic bobbins, no plastic feet, comes with all sorts of feet including 2 free motion feet and a walking foot, a larger 9″ opening between the body and the arm, so machine quilting would be easier to handle. It has a nice extension table, this is nice for retreats, I have it embedded in my table usually. The machine ONLY stitches straight. Now, this might be an issue for some, but I was only going to use this for machine quilting…The fact that it only stitches straight is actually a plus…nice tension all the time, single hole throat plate. It holds large cones as well as regular thread…It has an automatic thread cutter, automatic needle threader, knee lift, and stitches 1500 stitches per minute or something like that, in other words, it is FAST. It comes with a walking foot and other feet for doing free motion quilting…I use the regular foot and stitch up against a bumper to get a scant quarter inch… Here are all the particulars from the manufacturer:

The Juki TL-2010Q is a high-performance sewing and quilting machine. The TL-2010Q is a single needle, lock-stitch, portable machine, constructed of aluminum die-casting to ensure industrial-quality sewing.

With advanced features, such as an industrial sub-tension system, variable speed control slider, and bright white LED lighting, this machine is built for precision sewing. With a large work area of up to 23 inches (with auxiliary table attached), the TL-2000Qi can handle large quilt, sewing or home decor project with ease.

Advanced Thread TrimmingJuki_TL-2010Q_FootControllerjuki_tl-2010q_footcontroller
The New TL-2010Q allows you to trim top and bobbin threads using the Exclusive foot controlled trimming system.

Just rock your heel back on the foot control, and the thread is quickly and precisely cut.

Automatic Thread Trimmer Juki_TL-2010Q_ThreadTrimmerjuki_tl-2010q_threadtrimmer
The machine is also equipped with an automatic thread button that simultaneously trims the needle and bobbin threads at the sewing end by lightly pressing the push-button.

Both the Trim Button and the Foot Controller engage the advanced Juki industrial style thread trimming mechanism.

No More Twists or QuiversJuki_TL-2010Q_SubTensionUnitjuki_tl-2010q_subtensionunit
The Sub Tension Unit ensures thread feeding to the needle is smooth, even, and twist free, no matter how thick your thread is.

It also keeps the thread from quivering when sewing at high speeds and provides accurate fine tuned thread tension.

Thread Tension ScaleJuki_TL-2010Q_ThreadTensionjuki_tl-2010q_threadtension
The machine also has the thread tension scale, which allows you to adjust the tension according to the thread and material to be used.
Maximum Speed ControlJuki_TL-2010Q_SpeedControl
The new speed control lever gives you complete control over sewing speed.

Set the speed from 200 to 1500 stitches per minute, or any speed in between for free motion, and precision sewing.juki_tl-2010q_speedcontrol

Materials are sewn with Ease
The microcomputer-controlled, speed control mechanism, allows the machine to sew materials at low speeds. This provides for accurate feed and perfect stitching when sewing heavy weight fabric, quilting, and multiple layers of materials.

PresseJuki_TL-2010Q_PressureFootr Foot Pressure Adjustmentjuki_tl-2010q_pressurefoot
Presser foot pressure can be adjusted according to the fabric being sewn by turning a regulator located on the top of the machine.



Needle Up/Down ControlJuki_TL-2010Q_StopPositionjuki_tl-2010q_stoppositionWhen you stop sewing, the machine will stop with the needle in the down position to allow for pivoting or more accurate free motion work.

To move the needle up or down as desired, simply press the needle up/down button.


Truly Illuminatingjuki_tl-2010q_ledlightThe new, bright-white LJuki_TL-2010Q_LEDLightED lighting, provides an illuminated view of the sewing area and allows for more precise sewing.

Automatic Needle ThreaderJuki_TL-



The push lever automatic needle threader easily threads the needle without eyestrain and allows you to start sewing quickly.




Easy Bobbin ReplacementJuki_TL-2010Q_BobbinReplacement

A new bobbin case latch and an enlarged bobbin case area make it easier to remove and replace the bobbin.

Nothing Free Motion Quilts Better Than  Juki quilting feetquiltingfeet
Juki’s rich tradition in quilting continues with the TL-2010Q.

The feed dog can be raised and lowered simply by depressing a switch. When quilting, the drop feed allows you to sew curved stitches with precision and ease.

Juki 1/4 Inch and 1/5 Inch Quilting Feet
The quilting feet are designed for free motion quilting and free-hand embroidery. Just lower the feed dogs and stitch away.

Juki Even Feed Foot Juki_TL-2010Q_FeedFootjuki_tl-2010q_feedfoot
With its reliable feed, the even feed foot ensures the machine’s ability to produce beautiful seams when sewing difficult-to-feed fabrics such as georgette and velvets, as well as heavyweight materials such as leather.

juki_tl-2010q_kneelifterKnee Lifter Lever Juki_TL-2010Q_KneeLifter
The knee lifter level allows you to lift/lower the presser foot without using your hands. The presser foot can be raised as high as 12mm.


After stitching on this machine and using it. I did not want to stitch on anything else. It “pieces” beautifully…I didn’t have to hang on to my threads at the start, the feed dogs are nice and close together and fed my little pieces in nicely. Having the single hole meant my piecing wasn’t sucked down into that oblong hole… and again…I could stitch, cut my thread with my foot(or there is a button, but I like my hands free to hold on to my patches) knee lift my presser foot and be on to the next thing…I especially love piecing triangle paper on the Juki for all the reasons I just stated…Now I know being fast really should not be an issue, right? We want to be accurate! But let me tell you, if I am stitching strips, borders or you name it…fast is handy…I tried going back to my “regular” machine to piece on…it was almost painful!!! Just shoot me…I loan this machine at The Gathering, but it comes with a warning…if you stitch with it you WILL be going home with it! I think only one person didn’t buy one after she stitched on it for a weekend…lol…They also have updated the Juki recently…I have a TL98Q (old model at home) and the new modelTL2010 Q1 I have in the studio, they have updated to an LED light…they have added a Turtle and a Hare button, if you want to control how fast it can go…and they changed the foot pedal, a bit…I love both of them and even though they are slightly different I can stitch on both on them with no problem even though they have slightly different foot pedals and controls.

So if you are ever in the market for a machine, please check out the Juki’s and you can read all the technical words I should have used to explain it. I sell only the Juki 2010Q1 at my store in WI…I could sell other machines but remember what I said, I only sell what I use…therefore I sell the Juki’s. I am placing the Juki 2010Qi on sale now until the end of the year at a special of $999-(yes…not a typo) which includes shipping too. This is a great deal. We will order more for this same price as long as you order before the end of the year. JUKI In 2017 they will go back to $1100.00  still a great price when you think about what you all get with this machine! Please allow a few weeks for delivery….  Your card will be charged as soon as you place your order with out new compliant cc processing. If you are the winner we will be crediting your card back.


So for those of you who have a JUKI already andy maybe missed this last year when JUKI finally made a SCANT 1/4″ foot. Here is my article about it…

I have to admit…I was skeptical…but…I was happily surprised…I stitched a mini quilt..and it was amazing…I tried to derail it by trying to run over a dog ear…no wouldn’t do it!!! I first put my foot on and it was perfectly lined up with my usual tape bumper…so off came the tape…I happily stitched this whole mini and was very pleased!  The only thing…you have the put the other regular foot on when doing triangle paper…I managed to do TP with it on, but it was very difficult to see…and I will not do it again… we have them on sale for $45.OO.images-phpimg_9120

This year we also have added a FRONT OPEN TOE FOOT– This is for machine quilting…we all love this foot because there is no obstruction of view while quilting…much nicer…

We also have a bunch of Accessories for our machine these are a must!

Bobbins- set of 10- I can never have enough bobbins- we sell them in sets of 10.

Oh Sew Clean Brush Set- comes in three colors…nice tools for cleaning your machine!!!

I love how Kimberly from the Fat Quarter Shop made cleaning your machine a “pretty” thing…These come in three colors…aqua, red and grey…It’s grey for me!  Oh heck I will do all three…I  may have three sewing machines!

Bobbin Saver- I love this rubber holder for my bobbins…I had to buy more bobbins to fill it up…why is this bobbin saver is so awesome?   My bobbins are snuggled nice and tight in there….I love how many it holds…I think I also need more than one of these too!

Oil Spout-Juki’s need lots of oil…this handy spout works magically!


These are under the same post as the machines…so they are easily orderable.

Last year we sold over 50 machines… If we make it over 50 this year…one of you who purchases will get theirs FREE too!!! Those odds are pretty good!!!  UPDATE:…I decided to gift a machine no matter how many we sell this year…we have had a wonderful turnout for our last couple of events! 

I will be posting the winner for the machine on New Year’s Day, but all the other winner will be tomorrow of Christmas Day!!!  Good Luck everyone…you still have time to leave a comment on all the other days!

Click Here to order a Juki or accessories!

If you are the proud owner of a Juki…please leave a comment and let everyone here know about it!!!  So I don’t look like a just a salesman…I do not have time to be a sewing machine store…but I know the importance of having a great machine…and one you do not have to sell your soul for, so I only advertise them once or twice a year….

Thank you all for reading and purchasing from Primitive Gatherings…we are a family business whose main purpose to inspire and bring quilters the best possible fabrics, gadgets, patterns & books…

I try to give back to you with FREE patterns/give-aways tutorials/video on YouTube and Stitch-A-Long groups like Moon Garden, Moda Blockheads, and Triangle Gatherings, the Magic of Christmas, Bed turning, blog hops as so on…I hope you continue to follow and support me and my fabulous crew…words cannot describe how much we appreciate you all.

We thank you all for supporting our family business…You are all truly GIFTS to us and we appreciate you more than you know…

Merry Christmas…love

Lisa & Nick and our hardworking Staff at Primitive Gathering

191 responses to “Day 1…Needful Things…Juki Sewing Machine & acessories”

  1. JaneK Avatar

    Merry Christmas too you and the PG family/staff!!!

  2. see mary quilt Avatar
    see mary quilt

    Thank you for another amazing 12 Days of Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and the PG family.

  3. Sue Huettl Avatar
    Sue Huettl

    I do almost all my sewing on a Juki, I have had mine for about 15 years and love it. The stitch is great, I never have to mess with the tension. It is a real work horse and I love it. Merry Christmas Lisa, Nick and the PG crew. Thanks for everything you do for us.

  4. Deb Valentine Avatar
    Deb Valentine

    I bought the Limited Edition from the earlier offering. I’m looking forward to receiving it and getting to use it!!!!

    1. Jennifer K Avatar
      Jennifer K

      I purchased the Limited 2020 platinum Edition from the October sale. I’m anxiously waiting for my delivery. A wonderful Christmas present for Andy quilter.

  5. Charlotte Schindler Avatar
    Charlotte Schindler

    Merry Christmas to you and Nick and your PG staff. May 2021 bring you health and happiness.

  6. Colleen Swesey Avatar

    Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope to see you in 2021

  7. Tamma L. Melton Avatar
    Tamma L. Melton

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thank you for sharing info on Juki. It looks like a great machine…❄☃️❄

  8. Colleen Harris Hicks Avatar
    Colleen Harris Hicks

    Merry Christmas to all of PG. what a awesome company! Can’t wait for the new store!

  9. Kathie Bailey Avatar
    Kathie Bailey

    Thanks for all your wonderful designs and ideas! I love your store and hope to visit in person as soon as I can! Merry Christmas!

  10. kimberlypedrick1 Avatar

    Thank you for making 202 as best as you could. Merry Christmas and may 2021 be good to us all.

  11. Barbara Coon Avatar
    Barbara Coon

    Have a blessed Christmas!

  12. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    Merry Christmas to all of PG, don’t known what we would do without all of you.

  13. eakert Avatar

    I have been a hardcore Bernina user for over 25 years, but your message struck a chord with me. I actually read and then we back and reread your blog today about the Juki Sewing Machine. I clicked on the link to purchase. I am seriously considering purchasing a Juki. Thank you for pushing me to think about something new outside of my old ways! Happy New Year

  14. Laurie Shain Avatar
    Laurie Shain

    I bought a Juki from Lisa a few years ago at Christmas. I thought about if for a long time. I have a Bernina 1230 and 440QE, a Consew industrial and a serger. I was having serious issues justifying this purchase but I wanted the speed without the huge industrial consew feel! I LOVE LOVE my Juki…. it works great! It sees great! All the time…’s fast, easy to run and I wish I had used one years ago. I will always love Berninas but don’t take away my Juki. We went to Quiltstock and used new machines there….I almost went nutz ~~~I wish I had taken my JUKI!!! Next time I WILL!!! Thanks for selling these Lisa. Merry Christmas.

  15. Marilyn Moody Hopkins Avatar
    Marilyn Moody Hopkins

    Thank you so much for all you do for us. As many have said before, I don’t know how I would have gotten through this pandemic without you and your staff.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Quilting!!

  16. Katherine McIntyre Avatar
    Katherine McIntyre

    Juki, the best purchase I ever made. Never thought anything could top my 30 year old Bernina but I was wrong. Pieces like a dream!!!

  17. Sharon Avatar

    I have a Juki that I bought from your Needful Things several years ago. I agree that it is an amazing machine and a workhorse. Thank you for offering it, along with all your other Needful items every year. Merry Christmas to all of you!

  18. Kay A Nett Avatar
    Kay A Nett

    I bought a Juki on the sale 3 years ago & love, love, love it! After 30 years of quilting – between starching fabric and my Juki – my piecing is better than it ever was! Merry Christmas & hope to shop soon after the new year.

  19. Melinda Rathmell Avatar
    Melinda Rathmell

    Merry Christmas Lisa, Nick and your wonderful crew there at Primitive Gatherings!!! You all have especially made these past 10 months actually enjoyable, with your lives, blogs, social media posts, wool boxes, BOM, SBOM, sales, and your wonderful beautiful stores online! All of your creativity and positivity has most definitely been a light for me and I know for many of us!!!! Every time I see an announcement of a Live, or a post, I get excited and plan my day accordingly, so that I can sit down with my cup of coffee ( and credit card 😆) and watch and shop!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR FUN COMMUNITY OF STITCHERS,QUILTERS AND HOOKERS!!! Love you all!!!!❤️🎄🙏🧵🪡

  20. Nancy Thornton Avatar

    Merry Christmas, Lisa, Nick and staff! That Juki machine would make piecing a piece of cake, but unfortunately no extra funds for a large purchase this year. Maybe 2021 will be the year!

  21. Glenna C. Denman Avatar
    Glenna C. Denman

    I quilted with a Juki for a number of years and cannot say enough about them. The only reason I now sew with a different machine is that I make large bed quilts as well as small quilts and I needed an even larger throat space for quilting, but I still highly recommend Juki.

  22. Donna Schulz Avatar
    Donna Schulz

    Thank you so much for all you do for us quilters. Merry Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you, your family & your staff.

  23. Elizabeth Dickey Avatar
    Elizabeth Dickey

    Merry Christmas I dream someday for a Juki🎄😊

  24. Dori Bockbrader Avatar

    Sewing has helped me get through this pandemic and illness. That new machine is amazing!

  25. JANE SMITH Avatar

    Merry Christmas to all at Primitive Gatherings. Love your designs.

  26. TAMARA Avatar

    Darn, I was thinking of buying myself a new Bernina for Christmas and now I’m wondering if Juki is the way to go. I’ve had my Bernina for 25 years so it’s time for an upgrade. I love all the positive comments. So, of course, now I’m torn. Thoughts??

  27. Karen Bennett Avatar

    Merry Christmas to the entire group at Primitive Gatherings! I love your on-line shop – just wish I lived closer to visit in person!

  28. Cindy Avatar

    Good Luck Everyone & Merry Christmas!!

  29. Joanne E. Rodriguez Avatar
    Joanne E. Rodriguez

    I was extremely happy with your twelve days of Christmas this year….awesome! I bought the TL2010 a few months ago and of course wishing now I could have waited. I love 💘 it.
    I have bought quite a few needful things throughout the 12 days, so Thank you Lisa Bongean. I think you are a rock star!
    Am anxiously waiting for your photos of family Christmas with Lisa & Nick.
    God Bless all.

  30. Revecca Avatar

    On my wish list!

  31. Patricia Edens Avatar
    Patricia Edens

    Yes, I own the Jiki2010 TL and absolutely love it for all the same reasons. I bought for the straight stitching & quilting. I mean after all, when piecing all you need is a straight stitch! It’s a work hirse!

  32. Carmen Montmarquet Avatar

    Wow, this Juki looks like a very powerful machine! Am thinking about getting a new machine but just not ready quite yet! Thanks for all you do, I so enjoy all your videos, they help to brighten my day as well as help to learn a new stitch! I also enjoy the PGWoolbox, can’t wait for each and every one!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!! Hopefully “2021” will be a much better year for everyone!!!

  33. Jeanne Giebe Avatar
    Jeanne Giebe

    OMG, the chance to have a Juki machine would be incredible! I’ve always wanted one, maybe I’ll win!

  34. Traci slomba Avatar
    Traci slomba

    Thank you Lisa and the whole crew of primitive gatherings! I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year!
    You are beautiful people! I’ve enjoyed all of your videos, both instructional, informative !

  35. Amy M Avatar
    Amy M

    Merry Christmas to Lisa, Nick and the PG Army! I first saw the Juki when Country Threads was open in Garner IA (Lisa your ears might have been burning in October, I was visiting Mary and Connie and we were talking about your fabulous things!) They used it for small quilts that didn’t need to go on the long arm so until I saw that you use it for piecing it never occurred to me that was a possibility (insert girl emoji hitting her head). I thought it was a sit down small long arm. WOW would I like this machine in my future. However my post is to echo everyone’s we can’t thank you enough for your hard work, inspiration, sharing of your home, tips and tricks, it really goes on and on. I can’t wait until we can all visit again. If you think the website was overloaded, wait until we all showing up in the parking lot : ) Enjoy your family and time off, well deserved!

  36. Suzanne Swanson Avatar
    Suzanne Swanson

    I purchased this machine from Lisa 3 years ago. I LOVE IT! it does piece and quilt beautifully. I can not recommend it more highly. It is worth every penny of this great deal!

  37. Joan Avatar

    Enjoy your blog posts. Merry Christmas.

  38. Ann in PA Avatar
    Ann in PA

    Lisa, Nick, family and staff at PG, my wish for all is a wonderful, blessed, Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! I have been eyeing up Juki sewing machines at PA quilt shows (before COVID 🙁 )and would LOVE to win one. xxoo

  39. Nancy Neal Avatar
    Nancy Neal

    I need a new machine and can’t afford it so I would love to win the Juki machine. Thanks for giveaway. Merry Christmas

  40. Darla Rice Avatar
    Darla Rice

    🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE 🎄🎄 Thank you for all you and your elves do for the sewing world Lisa & Nick!!! Can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for Primitive Gatherings!!! Love your 12 days of Christmas especially the Juki sewing machine❤️❤️❤️❤️ MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL❤️❤️❤️

  41. Deanna Little Avatar
    Deanna Little

    I bought this Juki last year and loved it so much, I sold my travel janome 360 and my top of line Janome sewing only machine (no embroidery). It goes over seams that the top of line Janome wouldn’t.

  42. Pam Avatar

    Thanks for the chances to win on 12 Days! Merry Christmas and a Heathy Happy New Year to all!

  43. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    Wow, that bobbin holder looks great and the seam ripper is so pretty in it. I have owned my Juki for about 10+ years now and just love it. it is a no nonsense machine. I mainly use it for my quilt rack where the machine sits on a carriage. It always stitches up very nice with no troubles at all.

  44. Raedene Avatar

    Hoping you have a FUN and restful holiday season. Love the new Juki color, it matches my stand mixer. 🙂

  45. Sybilla Steenport Avatar
    Sybilla Steenport

    This might have to be my next sewing machine purchase as I’ve been saving up.

  46. Sue Bennett Avatar
    Sue Bennett

    Merry Christmas to all of you. Those working pulling orders as fast as you can. Thank you Primitive Gatherings for everything you do for us through out the year. How wonderful that you will be able to give away a Juki this year. Looking forward to the sew a long at the first of the year.

  47. Mary Kolb Avatar

    I don’t own a Judi YET, but all my friends do.

  48. Phyllis K Avatar

    Merry Christmas to everyone and may everyone have a happy, healthy, safe New Year.

  49. Sandi McDaniel Avatar
    Sandi McDaniel

    Merry Christmas and thank you for helping us get through this year.. and I wish I had a Juki!

  50. Lindsey Z Avatar

    I’ve learned sew much from reading your 12 day posts! I’ve been hemming and hawing over what sewing machine to buy when I am able to upgrade and this definitely confirms it for me😍 thanks for all the tips and info❤️ Looking forward to becoming an actual quilter in 2021!

  51. Dede Avatar

    Lisa is not pulling your leg here… ive had my juki for about 5 years now. Like most people, i have a spare for backup. I used my old machine for 13 years and thought it was great, until i got this one! Now, when i have it setvices annually, i totally miss it. Its fast, accurate & dependable. You wont be sorry

  52. Polly Davis Avatar
    Polly Davis

    Thanks you for these wonderful days of Christmas. Merry Christmas and wishing you a happy, healthy, and profitable 2021. Love y’all at PG!!!

  53. Sherry Avatar

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you a successful and happy 2021.

  54. Toni Anne Potter Avatar
    Toni Anne Potter

    It looks like a great machine, every year I think maybe next year I could buy one. Unfortunately this hasn’t been the year for a new machine, again. Thanks Lisa and everyone at Primitive Gatherings for a exciting 12 Days of Christmas. Thanks for opening up a few Wool Box spots, for us to get in. I hope you all have a wonderful happy healthy and safe Christmas and New Year…

  55. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    Testimony: I have a Bernina 1260 at my sister’s house, teaching her to quilt. (Not now, we’re distancing). I have a Bernina 630 with embroidery module, use occasionally. I have a featherweight, use every so often. I have a Juki, purchased during the Christmas event in 2015 or 2016, I use it EVERY DAY! It is set up in my studio, I rarely cover it because it’s gathering no dust. Keep her oiled, she will hum for you every day. That and an occasional needle change, and you will get your money’s worth in perfect stitching for years to come.

  56. Bev F Avatar
    Bev F

    Merry Christmas Lisa, Nick and all the PG staff!
    I’ve had my Juki for about two years now and I just LOVE it!!

  57. Darlene Koenig Avatar
    Darlene Koenig

    I own MANY machines, but after taking a class with Lisa I brought a Juki from her several years ago. I love it! I’m a fast sewer and it lets me fly! Two of my friends in my small sewing group have also purchased one. I always use this machine unless I need a fancy stitch. Thanks Lisa for letting me know about it.

  58. Syd FAASSEN Avatar

    I just did it! I ordered my 1st ever, brand new sewing machine! You had the perfect sales pitch, Lisa! Good for you! I’m happy to support you and your wonderful staff! Merry, Merry Christmas to YOU!!

  59. Pat Avatar

    I am very excited just ordered the juki PE have been looking to replace or add to my very basic old janome your endorsement made me take that much needed step I had been contemplating. Love all your fabrics patterns and
    most importantly your shared skills and enthusiasm you put out there for us novices thanks😊

  60. Glenda Avatar

    Juki is a great machine! I’ve had my 2010 some years now, it just never fails, a perfect straight stitch. This year it has made over 1000 masks in addition to the fun stuff. It makes my nice Bernina feel like a slug. You will never regret this machine.

  61. Susan Palcic Avatar
    Susan Palcic

    Looks like an amazing machine! Merry Christmas and thank you for your posts all week. Looking forward to a New Year!

  62. Kathy Avatar

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family and also to your staff. Hopes for a better 2021.

    This Juki machine sounds amazing. I wish I had one. Better start saving.

  63. Carolyn Meadows Avatar
    Carolyn Meadows

    I always enjoy the “needful things” posts. The new machine is wonderful.

  64. Michele T Avatar
    Michele T

    Merry Christmas to you all!!! Wishing the best in the New Year!!!

  65. Sharon Ray Avatar
    Sharon Ray

    I have to agree with the above comments about the Juki. I’ve had mine for 6 years and it’s almost the only machine I use! The Bernina is used when I need a zig zag type stitch. I still use the old Singers but it is such a pleasure to use the Juki. I do all my own quilting on large quilts and that is the main reason I bought this machine but it has become my go-to. Quilting is so much easier on a fast machine. Merry Christmas Lisa and everyone at PG!

  66. Edie Avatar

    Merry Christmas Lisa! Wow what a wonderful thing to do – giving away a Juki sewing machine. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Happy stitching.

  67. Judy Buck Avatar
    Judy Buck

    I am very intrigued by your comments on the Juki. Especially interesting is the scant quarter inch foot. Can’t count the number of times my piecing has been off and thus impacts the end result. Having tried all the tips, this may be the answer!!!

  68. Clara Avatar

    Thank for a great year of sewing inspiration, Lisa and PG crew. I enjoy every moment sewing a PG pattern and the fabric you design. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  69. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    I have been sewing on a Bernina 1090 since 1994 and love my old Bernina…until I bought a Juki from Lisa about 5 years ago. I purchased the Juki to take to retreats but have to say this is my go to machine. For all the reasons Lisa said why she loves and uses this machine, I have to agree. It stitches beautifully, it’s a workhorse, almost like a featherweight in terms of oil it and it runs great. You won’t be sorry if you gift yourself one for Christmas, I know I’m not. Now, merry Christmas to everyone on the blog, to Nick and Lisa and the staff and crew at PG.

  70. Clara Avatar

    Thank you, Lisa for all you do to inspire me to sew. I enjoy all the patterns and fabric I’ve purchased from Primitive Gatherings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all your crew.

  71. Phyllis Thornton Avatar
    Phyllis Thornton

    My 27 year old Pfaff is on it’s last leg and I’ve wanted to replace it with a Juki for years now. From everything I’ve read here I won’t be disappointed in one. Merry Christmas to all!

  72. Mary Hawk Avatar
    Mary Hawk

    Love my Juki. It is such a consistent good piecing machine.

  73. Gerry Shipton Avatar
    Gerry Shipton

    We appreciate you and your staff. You are such an inspiration to all quilters. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

  74. Kathy Richardson Avatar

    I’m so excited that this year I can buy the Juki! I’ve always wanted one but I kept questioning whether I needed one or not. This year 2020 hasn’t been all that great but the purchase I made today for a Juki Special Edition makes up for all of it. Thanks so much for offering these great machines as well as all the other items for the 12 Days of Christmas. You’ve made my Christmas!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

  75. Deb Magerkurth Avatar
    Deb Magerkurth

    Owning a Juki would be wonderful! I’ve been watching these for several years now and dreaming. Maybe next year Thank you for all you and your staff do. And here’s wishing you all a blessed Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. So looking forward to getting my Christmas box!

  76. deb Avatar

    I have really enjoyed the “needful things” because I’ve been trying to do UFO’s this year, so I haven’t seen all the new needful things in the quilt shops….need to get all my quilts sewn up…I LOVE your fabric and have for a long, long time…Hope you, your family, and staff have a Merry Christmas and stay away from that Covid…

  77. Mary Foy Avatar
    Mary Foy

    Lisa and staff, wishing you all the very best in 2021! While 2020 certainly had its challenges, you have certainly been a bright spot during the lockdown days in my sewing room. Thanks for all you do, and I hope each of you has a happy Christmas, despite these challenging times. I know Jess certainly had her wish come true earlier this year! I’m looking forward to my new Juki, thank you for the wonderful deal!! 🎄🎁❤️

  78. Bonni Brooks Avatar
    Bonni Brooks

    I’ve read your messages about Jukis every year & wished I could buy one. After renting for several years we had a house built 2 yrs ago. Having a sewing room where I could close the door & not have it be a walk-thru was my dream. I measured & measured my previous space & thought I had it figured well. My husband kept asking me if I was sure it was big enough….i should have listened to his suggestions! I really could have used a few extra feet instead of thinking about having a large enough family room ( which we rarely use & have adult children out of state), then I would have had room enough for the Juki plus my 2 Berninas. I keep trying to figure out how I could make it work because it really is a bargain….& to have that scant foot, what a treasure!
    Oh well, we might have to knock out a wall to expand my room!

  79. Dee Johnson Avatar
    Dee Johnson

    Sadly I do not own this machine😿but have a friend that does and loves it. Wishing you and your staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  80. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    Well, I don’t own a Judi but I’ll comment anyway. I almost wish that I needed a new machine so I could order one. Straight stitching only works for me.

  81. Tamara Williams Avatar
    Tamara Williams

    I’ve had my Juki for 2 years, absolutely love it. Platinum would have been nice, just not an option this year. But that new foot looks interesting for piecing.

  82. Robin T Avatar
    Robin T

    I purchased my Juki from Primitive Gatherings during 12 days of Christmas years ago and never regretted it. My other machine, a Bernina, is rarely used. My tip for threading the Juki. . . Watch YouTube videos on how to thread the machine. Also the manual I received was so small and hard to read. Download the manual from the Juki website.
    P.S. Thank you Lisa for the wonderful Holiday wool box. It arrived this morning at 7:30 am today !!! 🎁🎄🎉🧸🎄 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!

  83. Gayle Avatar

    Love the idea of owning a Judi. Would need to sell at least one of my machines but no problem

  84. Debbie Miller Avatar
    Debbie Miller

    I don’t own a Juki but it sounds absolutely amazing! Straight stitch is about all I use on my machine now-really need to try one soon!

  85. C Visser Avatar
    C Visser

    Thanks for all the fun give aways. Have a merry Christmas!

  86. Joy Avatar

    Using my Juki for piecing has really elevated my piecing skills! I can handle Lisa’s Modablockheads blocks now!

  87. Debra Mae Cross Avatar
    Debra Mae Cross

    Merry Christmas all. Love the info on the Juki. Will be pondering a purchase.

  88. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    5 years ago I was blessed when my husband bought me my JUKI machine. He knew a day doesn’t go by without me having a needle in my hand or sew on my machine. I LOVE my JUKI!!!! Sewing on it is so much fun no matter if it’s 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. It’s a MUST have if you quilt!

  89. EllenB Avatar

    Thanks for all the info and your experience using the Juki. Convinced me that I need one – after income tax day in 2021. Have a wonderful New Year!

  90. Mary Avatar

    Just picked up my Juki. Opened the box and peeked inside. Not a very good time to get a gift you are to busy to use. Can I spend Christmas Day sewing with my new machine? Of course I can. No one coming over. Covid took care of that. Sew maybe tomorrow it will be introduced into the sewing room, a spot for it. Tonight for sure, after hubby is tucked in fast asleep, I am going to read through the book.
    Also tomorrow I get to open my Holiday box.
    Good thing I’m busy or I would have no surprises Christmas Day.
    Love, love, love it!❤️
    Merry Christmas to all and to all a blessed 2021!

  91. Caren Cooke Ryan Avatar
    Caren Cooke Ryan

    One thing I’ve learned from Lisa is that her recommendations for products pan out. Being a frugal quilter, fabric is and always has been my favorite thing to buy. But, one needs tools in order to use the fabric. Twilight Garden swept me off my feet. Had to make it. Each tool Lisa recommended (Valdani, itty bitty stem ruler, 20 x 20 wool mat, tweezers) I bought and experienced improved performance. I’m sure the Juki us NO exception. What a great price. Lisa, you have made the pandemic year bearable with FB live and YouTube videos. I CANNOT WAIT FOR SIT AND SEW with Lisa AND PG RETREATS!

  92. Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC Avatar
    Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC

    I have been saving to buy a Juki for a while. Just about have enough saved. The platinum machine is sure a pretty one. Thank you for all you share with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  93. Susan Beck Avatar
    Susan Beck

    A couple of years ago I read your blog post extolling the virtues of owning a Juki so I did a little research… No, that’s wrong. I did A LOT of research, didn’t find any negatives except the straight stitch (and what’s wrong with that?) so a couple of months later when visiting friends in Tucson, where a quilt show just happened to be in full swing, I bought a Juki TL80 QVP (aka Haruka) and love, love, love it. My poor little Bernina doesn’t get used as much, just for embroidery stitches. Thank you so much for introducing me to Jukis. I don’t think I will ever want another machine. And thank you for alerting me to their new scant 1/4″ foot. I will be ordering one today from you!

  94. Nami11 Avatar

    Merry Christmas to you, your family, & your work family!
    Thank you again ever so much for all you give of yourself to the quilting world.

  95. Alberta Bailie Avatar
    Alberta Bailie

    Much to my surprise and awe–I won a Juki in 2016!! I was a die hard Bernina fan. It’s still a great machine-but only gets used when finishing seams is needed. My Juki is so wonderful! I love it for all my piecing. I discovered when reading Lisa’s article today that I think I took my guide off of my 1/4′ foot and use it for everything. Probable need to put it back on when piecing. I did hundreds of 1/2 sq triangles-guess that was why. The guide is nice. Boy does it sew FAST!! I just smile when I go down those lines on the triangle papers!! I set up a table that my husband made for the grandkids to do homework on when they were in middle school. It’s slightly shorter and works great for the machine and extension to sit on. my husband then built a longer-narrower table to sit sideways along the machine table to give me some room for my containers where I put all my sorted pieces. I am doing a pineapple quilt “along” and it works great. It also gives me extra room for putting on borders. Hate it when they aren’t supported. Then it just goes along a wall when not needed- out of the way. i can’t tell you how much I love my Juki !! I even have 2 more Bernina’s in the closet and it’s my choice!! One has a wide throat plate and is a disaster for piecing-great for embroidery. Did I say I love my JUKI? Thank you Lisa for the great surprise of winning it–I smile every time I see where you signed it at a class in Houston!! Have a blessed Christmas!

  96. Alysha Haran Avatar
    Alysha Haran

    I ordered the PE on your birthday and can’t wait to start sewing! I bought my first Juki in Japan and agree there’s nothing better for accurate piecing!!! Thanks for only offering outstanding products – your experience and strong recommendations gives us ‘sew’ much confidence and makes PG my one-stop shop for all things quilting! You and your team are the best!!

  97. Pat Leiker Avatar
    Pat Leiker

    I wasn’t in the market for a new machine but I think you have convinced me to buy the Juki.

  98. Betty Cruikshank Avatar
    Betty Cruikshank

    The foot controler with the thread cutting feature sounds like a nightmare. Hard on the leg muscles? I would probably be accidentally cutting threads when I didn’t want to. Otherwise, I have been interested in Juki for a long time. Until they came out with that foot control feature.

  99. Sharon Avatar

    Going to think long & hard about ordering one of these. Merry Christmas to all of you, have fun with those grandsons!

  100. Kay U McAllister Avatar
    Kay U McAllister

    The Juki 2010 has a wonderful straight stitch and I love the big throat. A great machine. Thanks for all you do for us Lisa, it is greatly appreciated.

  101. Pam Avatar

    I bought my Juki from you a few years ago and I love it so much! It’s one of the things that I’d grab on my way out the door if there were ever a house fire – THAT’S how much I love it!! I’d encourage everyone to get one, if they can – it was a game changer for me. Thank you Lisa and the entire Primitive Gatherings crew!! You all make my sewing and quilting so much more enjoyable. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas!!!

  102. Kris Avatar

    I did it! I did it!
    Every year Lisa has offered this I ponder and wish . This is the time for me .
    Thank you Lisa for all you and your family and staff do
    Merry Christmas

  103. Jan Smith Avatar
    Jan Smith

    I was intrigued by your Juki article. I have owned Janome, White, Singer, Kenmore and have gone through all of those and ran them into the ground. I have never sewn on a Juki but I may have to try one sometime.

  104. Theresa Avatar

    Once a Bernina snob always a Bernina snob well except for Juki lol.

    Every year except last you have always sang the praises of Juki while still loving your Bernina.

    I finally got a chance to sew on/try out a Juki and well…I realized everything that you have ever said Lisa was spot on and you were right about the incredible ability the Juki has especially to enhance skill especially with time management.

    A Juki will eventually be on my sewing table.

    Thank you to you, your family, staff and new build team!!

    Many blessings for a safe, wonderful and merry Christmas!!!

  105. Brenda C Wyatt Avatar
    Brenda C Wyatt

    I do have Juki my wish list!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  106. DIANA KAY TEAGUE Avatar

    Oh my Your description of the Juki machine is amazing. It address many of the issues I have with my current machine that I use mainly for piecing, but am starting to do some clothing. I have ordered a few of your items from the last 12 days list. Have enjoyed reading your post. With everything happening right now, I can not justify buying another machine. I am trying to get over my “gotta have it right now” attitude. Thank You so much for the wonderful and educational posts.

  107. Karen Jordan Avatar
    Karen Jordan

    That sounds like an incredible machine! I would like to try one out. Happy Holidays to all, love shopping with you!

  108. Patti pitzer Avatar
    Patti pitzer

    The Juki sounds like a great machine. A local quilt shop used to sell them and that’s
    Where I first heard if them.

  109. Kathleen Beyer Avatar
    Kathleen Beyer

    Maybe I should put the Juki on my wish list. I don’t win things often, but maybe I will win a Juki!!

  110. Judy Lindros Avatar
    Judy Lindros

    I regret selling my Juki. Lisa is not exaggerating how wonderful it is to sew on this machine.

  111. Betty Nikolai Avatar
    Betty Nikolai

    Merry Christmas! Pick me pick me😎. When I worked at a quilt shop I always turned to the Juki for fast clean quilts. My Sears Kenmore is over 40 and it would be great to win this awesome machine to take its place. I have a Bernina 880 embroidery, but I haven’t been able to get back to it, and even when I do I’m sure I’ll have to get the book out and maybe take a lesson! The Juki is just set up and go! And it’s soooo pretty!!

  112. Beth Avatar

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the Primitive Gatherings Team. I purchased my Juki several years ago based on your recommendation/use. It is a wonderful machine. It sews through anything – layers of denim, sewing on patches, etc. However, mine is used the majority of the time for piecing. It is an easy to use workhorse.

  113. Donna Watson Avatar
    Donna Watson

    Wishing Merry Christmas to Lisa, Nick, Jessica & the staff of Primitive Gathering! Thank you so much!!

  114. Laura B Avatar
    Laura B

    Merry Christmas to everyone that is on this page. Thank you Lisa for everything you do for all of us stitchers. I am most appreciative to all the free advice and demos you do. I had taken a class from you at Hershey years ago. Memory isn’t what it used to be and is so nice I can pull up a video of you doing a certain stitch or completing a mat to remember how it was done.
    I don’t have a Juki although very tempting. I have several Pfaffs which I love to death. Bought a Janome and would love to sell it. Hardly every used but just isn’t the right fit for me. If I could sell it the a Juki oils be my purchase.
    I have developed a huge love for wool appliqué thanks in part to you

    Again thanks for everything you do for all of us.

  115. Jonnie Nottingham Avatar

    As much as I wanted the special edition machine, I already have a Juki QVP 2200. Not exactly the same machine as Lisa’s but very similar. it took some getting used to the straight-only stitching, but I have other machines that do other than straight stitching which I hardly ever do anyway. I love the way that it stitches – always good. I had to slow it down a bit because I’m not a speed demon like Lisa 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours, Lisa along with the fabulous staff at PG! Thank you all for all that you do!

  116. Lindsay Johnson Avatar
    Lindsay Johnson

    I’ve always thought about getting a Juki. Your description makes it hard to pass up.

  117. Alyson Avatar

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  118. Cheryl Harrod Avatar
    Cheryl Harrod

    Merry Christmas to Lisa and Nick and all of the fabulous Primitive Gatherings family. Love the Juki and hope I can get it soon.

  119. kimjohny Avatar

    I have a Juki 2010Q machine and love it!

  120. Lori Quinlan Avatar
    Lori Quinlan

    Merry Christmas to you and Nick! I’ve so enjoyed all that u have done this year to help us learn new things and to show all your products. I would love to win a machine or purchase one.

  121. Melanie Diederich Avatar
    Melanie Diederich

    I have always wanted a Juki! I have an old Brother right now. A new machine would be a blessing.

  122. Brenda C Avatar

    Thank you for all the perks and inspiration over the year. I am drooling over the Juki – maybe sometime soon. All the best for 2021

  123. Kris Avatar

    I absolutely love my Juki TL-2200!!! It is my first quilting machine and absolutely the right choice for me. I also have the very large sew steady table to turn the machine for free motion quilting. Very easy to manage a good size quilt on it. The only wish is for a longer cord for the foot pedal when I rotate the machine for free motion.

  124. Gretchen Brinks Avatar

    I purchased this machine in 2018. It is everything Lisa says it is. I love sewing all the little pieces on it.
    It does need to be oiled but it will tell you when it is thirsty. It gets noisy. Few drops and you are going again.