Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Question about the new Baby Lock Coronet quilting frame >

Question about the new Baby Lock Coronet quilting frame

Question about the new Baby Lock Coronet quilting frame

Old 04-20-2016, 08:23 AM
  #1  
Power Poster
Thread Starter
 
Onebyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 11,707
Default Question about the new Baby Lock Coronet quilting frame

http://babylock.com/ftp/whitepapers/...CT16-FINAL.pdf

It says it will accommodate any size quilt. But at 5’ long. How would I put a queen size quilt on it?
Onebyone is offline  
Old 04-20-2016, 08:44 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
DOTTYMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England Alton Towers
Posts: 6,674
Default

My immediate answer is do the quilt in section of 5'. I'm sure someone will know better than me. Will keep watching as I am looking at buying the same.
DOTTYMO is offline  
Old 04-20-2016, 08:46 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,142
Default

It is probably similar to the brother dream fabric frame where the quilt can be clamped on at any section. It is wonderful for those that don't have space for a large frame.
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 04-20-2016, 09:02 AM
  #4  
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Victorian Sweatshop Forum
Posts: 4,100
Default

It uses clamps to hold the extra fabric at the sides of the frame. The Babylock machine and frame are made by Handi Quilter. If you look into the HQ Simply 16 and Little Foot frame, it's the same thing for less money.

Cari
Cari-in-Oly is offline  
Old 04-20-2016, 02:04 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Va.
Posts: 4,049
Default

My LQS got one of the Brother dream fabric frame in and I played on it some. I have questions about how useful it would be if you want to be doing all-over patterns or pantographs on anything larger than a lap quilt since you have to move larger quilts side to side which means you couldn't do a complete pass without having to stop, unmount the quilt and slide it to the side.

It was fun to play on, but I like the freedom to do larger designs that I get using my domestic machine as a sit-down fmqer.

Rob
rryder is offline  
Old 04-21-2016, 06:11 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 4
Default

I was told by LQS that the frame is made by Handi Quilter. I thought the machine was made by Babylock.
Sidneys mom is offline  
Old 04-21-2016, 06:31 PM
  #7  
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Victorian Sweatshop Forum
Posts: 4,100
Default

Originally Posted by Sidneys mom View Post
I was told by LQS that the frame is made by Handi Quilter. I thought the machine was made by Babylock.
Baby lock doesn't build any of their own machines, never has. Handi Quilter builds the Coronet and the frame. If you look at pics of the Coronet and the Simply 16 side by side they look the same because they ARE the same.

Cari

Last edited by Cari-in-Oly; 04-21-2016 at 06:33 PM.
Cari-in-Oly is offline  
Old 04-22-2016, 07:01 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Va.
Posts: 4,049
Default

I think that the Brother Dream Fabric frame and the Babylock frame described here are essentially the same, and are made by Handiquilter as someone pointed out. You can put any number of machines on the frame, including the BabylockJane, the Brother PQ1500s, the Brother DreamCreator or Dreamweaver and the Babylock equivalents. The frame has clamps that hold the fabric in place on the sides if you have a piece that is wider than 5' since then the sides drape over the frame. That means that when doing a quilt that is wider than 5', you need to unmount the quilt and slide it sideways to complete a pass.

Rob
rryder is offline  
Old 04-22-2016, 10:42 AM
  #9  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 4
Default

That was my thoughts when I looked at the Simply 16 on HQ frame in a shop nearby. I have the Coronet brochure but they aren't in any shops near me yet. I agree they look the same. The Babylock brochure shows more included options. The machines and frames are the same price here. This would be a good option for me to get into a long arm that would fit in my sewing room.
I know Babylock is built at the Brother factory. I have an Evolution, a Sophia and an Elissimo Gold II. I also have a Viking Lily and 3 featherweights. I go to classes at a Brother quilt shop and I like the machines I have used there. I had a Singer Touch and Sew that I bought in about 1970 that drove me nuts. I do like my Babylocks best so far. My local Babylock dealer has lots of classes and I do take advantage of them.
I was not crazy about the Sweet 16 machine but maybe not fair to judge after only using it for a few minutes and it would be my 1st venture into a long arm.
Have you seen the Coronet in person? I am curious to see if it is the same as the Sweet 16 after the options are added.
Sidneys mom is offline  
Old 04-22-2016, 01:50 PM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Victorian Sweatshop Forum
Posts: 4,100
Default

Originally Posted by Sidneys mom View Post
That was my thoughts when I looked at the Simply 16 on HQ frame in a shop nearby. I have the Coronet brochure but they aren't in any shops near me yet. I agree they look the same. The Babylock brochure shows more included options. The machines and frames are the same price here. This would be a good option for me to get into a long arm that would fit in my sewing room.
I know Babylock is built at the Brother factory. I have an Evolution, a Sophia and an Elissimo Gold II. I also have a Viking Lily and 3 featherweights. I go to classes at a Brother quilt shop and I like the machines I have used there. I had a Singer Touch and Sew that I bought in about 1970 that drove me nuts. I do like my Babylocks best so far. My local Babylock dealer has lots of classes and I do take advantage of them.
I was not crazy about the Sweet 16 machine but maybe not fair to judge after only using it for a few minutes and it would be my 1st venture into a long arm.
Have you seen the Coronet in person? I am curious to see if it is the same as the Sweet 16 after the options are added.
Most Babylock home sewing machines are built by Brother but the Coronet, Crown Jewel and Tiara are built by Handi Quilter.

Cari
Cari-in-Oly is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Little Lulu
Main
7
09-27-2018 09:13 AM
lorineliz37
Main
5
12-08-2017 08:46 PM
Beth308
Main
2
08-26-2016 08:36 AM
bluteddi
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
14
12-30-2012 07:39 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.