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Thread: Baby Lock Quilters Choice machine

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    Super Member quilter2's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a Baby Lock Quilters Choice and do you like it? I looked at one on sale today at a local shop. Thinking of replacing my Singer.

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    I have the Baby Lock Quilter dream series. I love it. I don't think you can go wrong with Baby Lock. Just the fact that you will have a dealer to help you learn to use it and the maintance work done is worth it. If you feel comfortable when you sit and sew on it I say go for it. Good Luck

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    I do not own the Babylock Quilting one but I do own a Babylock and it has been my baby for years! If its on sale its really worth the money! Good Luck in your choice!

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    I just looked and I don't see the quilter's dream series, what is that? The quilters choice machine that I looked at does so much more than the really cheap Singer that I have, I don't know if you really need all those different stitches. The sale price is $999. Do you have any idea if that is a good price? I didn't sit down and sew on it, just looked. Went to JoAnns and looked at the Viking Emerald 203. I don't know much about sewing machines as I've only been quilting for a short time.

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    Baby Lock "Espire" Quilters Dream Series is the top of the line quilting machine. I paid $1,800.00 for it.You could go to the Baby LOck web site and get a better Idea. My machine has the threader, knee lift, needle down, peddle free, and so many different stiches. It is computerized and works like a dream.

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    Hi,

    I have three Babylock machines.....I have two that embroider, the Ellure and my big baby, an Elegante2 that is new and I LOVE it! My Ellure I keep at the LQS where I work.

    I also have a Decorator's Choice machine, and I think the Quilters Choice is in that group. I use my D. Choice all the time while my Eleg. is embroidering, it's a great machine. I have a fantastic dealer also. Not sure if that's a good price or not... You would be happy with a Babylock I am thinking...I sure am!

    Bev

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    Yes, I have the Baby Lock Quilters Choice Pro on a NewJoy quilt frame. So, I am only using it for the quilting, but I am very happy with her. I have had her for almost 3 years, and it took me a while to learn to live with her, but once we got to know each other, we are happily quilting together. She likes to be clean and oiled, so I do that after each and every quilt. She gets a little cranky if she gets too linty....or too dry. But, she runs like crazy otherwise, row after row of quilt after quilt. I would recommend that model to you.

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    I have the Babylock Quilters choice, I bought mine used this past september and it was only a yr old max. because it was a trade in. i paid 650.00 for it. This is my very first sewing machine so I don't really know how to compare but I love it. I just recently saw a new one in the store and the buttons and screen were a bit different.

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    I must admit I am disappointed with my babylock quilter's machine. The first time I used it, the walking foot fell apart. The dealer I purchased the machine from advised me to buy a Janome walking foot because it was "better made".

    Be careful when you use this machine. The needle has two settings : one center and one slightly to the left. The default setting is to the left. If you use the quilting foot and don't center the needle it will snap. I learned this the hard way : The needle snapped on my machine and flew into my eye. I quickly changed the default setting to center, let me tell you.

    I am now working on another quilt and am finding that the automatic thread cutter is not working at all. Soooo, tomorrow it will go back again to the dealer to see what is wrong this time.

    Buyer Beware,

    Fel

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    oh no! I am so sorry for all the problems you are having!!

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