When placing your needle into your longarm, the needle scarf should be in the back and the needle groove should be facing you.
Be sure to loosen the screw and insert needle completely into the machine.
The typical needle used in the JUKI TL-2200QVP longarm is the 134R size 18. This needle and size is meant for most quilt fabrics and batting.
Occasionally our educator, Karen Pharr, will run fabrics, such as batiks or for a t-shirt quilt using a 134FFG size 16. This needle allows for better penetration in these fabrics helping to prevent thread breakage and or skipped stitches.”