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Babylock Quilter's Choice

by Debbie
(Newnan GA)

Quilter's Choice Baby Lock Model No. BLQC2

Quilter's Choice Baby Lock Model No. BLQC2

The Babylock Quilter's Choice sewing machine is very easy to use, has a GREAT instruction manual, comes with lots of presser feet and all the specialty stitches a quilter would need for things like machine applique, etc.


I found only two things that could be improved:
  1. They do not make a single hole throat plate for the feed dogs. This would be useful when piecing to keep the machine from "eating" your fabric (which it does tend to do).

  2. The space between the throat and the body of the machine is not large enough for bunching up large quilts for machine quilting. Lap size or wall hangings work fine but machine quilting a queen sized quilt is nearly impossible.

All that said, I have not used another machine that I liked better!




Editor's Note:

Debbie, thank you for your review!

For those quilters unfamiliar with this sewing machine from the Babylock Quilter's Dream Series, I've listed some of the most 'quilting-related' features that the Quilter's Choice includes:
  • 189 built-in stitch patterns

  • Push button control for:
    • Start/stop
    • Needle up/down
    • Reverse or back-stitching - push once for a single back-stitch, hold for continuous reverse stitching

  • Top loading bobbin

  • Needle threader - great for older eyes like mine, this one is pretty automatic

  • Quilting Extension Table - You'll want to get a larger extension table (either a portable or a dedicated sewing table) if you plan to do much free motion quilting

  • Thread cutter

  • Independent bobbin winder - you can wind a bobbin while you are piecing or quilting

  • Hands free presser foot lifter

  • Pressure foot pressure adjustment

  • Variable speed control

  • Movable needle positions

  • 14 snap-on presser feet, of particular interest to quilters are:
    • Walking foot
    • Quilting foot
    • Stitch guide
    • Open toe foot
    • 1/4 inch quilting foot
You may find it helpful to compare the feature list above with the features you'll find on our page, "The Best Sewing Machine for Quilting is...".

While you're there, do add your voice to our Sewing Machine Survey at the bottom of that page—your opinion matters to us!

For your viewing, a video overview of the Baby Lock Quilter's Choice produced by the manufacturer is provided...



To add your comments about this machine, please use the comment link below, or write your own review to help quilters just like you!

We appreciate your input.

Piecefully,

Julie Baird
Editor

Comments for Babylock Quilter's Choice

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Aug 30, 2017
Quilting
by: Bunny

I have had this machine for 10 years, love it for free motion quilting, wish the arm was longer but...

I own 3 other machines, a Viking 980 and Freezia and an old straight stitch industrial.

When it is time to complete the quilt construction and free motion quilting, my Baby lock is amazing.

For those of you having issues with tension when quilting, the top tension needs to be loosened a little and as far as no single hole throat plate, place scotch tape down over the stitch hole...now you have a single hole throat plate.

Oct 21, 2011
I am lost
by: Anonymous

I bought a new one, going to sign up for lessons and business I bought it from went out of business.

I tried using the quilting attachment but no luck. Also I am having trouble with the top thread tension.

I read the book over and over. I wish they had a cd like the new machine come with now or a place to get answers to our questions.

Aug 16, 2011
Baby Lock Comments
by: jane c

I have the Baby Lock Quilters Choice 2. I love it except for similar reasons stated by others. No single hole throat plate and it's hard to quilt anything bigger than a lap quilt.

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