Baby Lock Ellisimo and Serenade Sewing Machines
by Carmen Finger
I have a Baby Lock Ellisimo sewing, quilting and embroidery machine and a Baby Lock Serenade.
These sewing machines are awesome to use. They are loaded with creative possibilities. I have owned several inexpensive machines that I enjoyed when I first realized my love for quilting and they helped build my skills.
About four years ago I decided to buy a higher quality machine and bought a Viking Topaz 20. (I was even offered a part-time position and worked in the store that sold the machines for a short time.)
While the Viking was a decent machine, it was difficult to figure out and the instruction manual that came with the machine was not written well at all. The embroidery stitching in this machine was terrible with gaps in the stitch work and stitches that didn't line up correctly.
I was so frustrated with the fact that this machine was so expensive, yet my other machines had a better quality about them even though I paid a faction of the price.
Well, my husband took me to a quilt shop that sold Baby Lock machines and boy was I impressed.
These machines are the best machines and as their slogan says "For the Love of Sewing" it fits perfectly. The company stands behind their machines and the dealers are knowledgeable, helpful, and very friendly.
My first Baby Lock was my Serenade. This machine is manual and computerized and I love it!
About 18 months ago I found a used Baby Lock Ellisimo that I purchased as well.
These machines are my pride and joy and I will never own anything but a Baby Lock for my piecing and embroidery work. Needless to say, the Viking was sold and the person who purchased it loves it.
My next machine to purchase is a long arm and that will be an APQS. I know this because I have been researching for over a year and my findings are that just like Baby Lock, APQS stands behind their products which is made of high quality materials, they quilt better than all others that I have tested and they have excellent support for those who purchase their product.
I could gone on and on about both types of machines, but my best suggestion is to try them for yourself.