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Babylock Quilter's Choice
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:
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).
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!
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:
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
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: