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Babylock Essante 4 Replies

Hello, I"m new to Sew what's new just this week :)  I was recently gifted a Babylock Essante by my dear darling husband !  I nearly dropped to the floor when he went with me to pick up my other…Continue

Started by Kip. Last reply by patricia bennett Apr 23, 2014.

Brother/Babylock workbooks question

From Mary Anderson "Apparently the Brother Quattro 6000 does not have a workbook which is very frustrating for users.  Does anyone know if…Continue

Tags: Elageo, machine, sewing, Babylock, workbook

Started by Susan Feb 5, 2011.

Hi, I'm new to the group 5 Replies

I have owned a Babylock Ellageo for a little over a year and LOVE it. I have made many projects; one thing I want to try soon is freestanding lace (when I get the time).

Tags: lace, freestanding, Ellageo, Babylock

Started by Carrie Uhrig. Last reply by Karen Tyler May 29, 2010.

BL Ellageo ESG3 - How to move the feed dogs

I'm trying to turn off (?) the feed dogs to sew knits on my BL Ellageo ESG3.I find that the switch is near the presser feet and is hidden by the removable partwhere some accessories are kept. But…Continue

Started by camomma May 28, 2010.

Question - Baby Lock Grace Sewing Machine BL40A 10 Replies

I just purchased this machine - BL Grace A-line Series (BL40A) but it is on back order so I won't actually receive it for a few weeks. However I can not find a single review on this machine. I have…Continue

Tags: Grace, BL40A

Started by Edris. Last reply by Judy May 26, 2010.

Quilters Choice? 3 Replies

Does anyone have the Baby Lock Quilters Choice machine? I need a new machine and this one sounds great. Everything I've read about BL in general is very good. thanks. Rita

Started by Rita Wielatz. Last reply by Rita Wielatz Oct 29, 2009.

How to use the Sulky threads successfully? 2 Replies

Cheri McNealy sent this question in:"Can anyone tell me how to use the Sulky threads successfully - without breakage? I've…Continue

Tags: needle, stitch, tension, quest, breakage

Started by Susan. Last reply by sue in ne Aug 29, 2009.

My new Baby Lock Ellegante stitches out an old Garfield pattern. 2 Replies

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Tags: Ellegante, lock, baby

Started by Susan. Last reply by Gracie Aug 4, 2009.

babylock embellisher 1 Reply

Does anyone have a babylock embellisher. What have you used it for?

Started by Joyce Carter. Last reply by sue in ne May 29, 2009.

Babylock Ellure demonstration

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Tags: Ellure, lock, baby

Started by Susan May 16, 2009.

Babylock Ellisimo Demo

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Tags: Ellisimo, lock, baby

Started by Susan May 16, 2009.

Ellisimo Opening

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Tags: Ellisimo, lock, baby

Started by Susan May 16, 2009.

Baby Lock Ellisimo - Part 3

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Tags: Ellisimo, lock, baby

Started by Susan May 16, 2009.

Baby Lock Ellisimo - Part 2

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Tags: Ellisimo, lock, baby

Started by Susan May 16, 2009.

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Comment by Chris on May 27, 2010 at 9:41am
could it be the needle you are using that is pushing the fabric down? Try a new needle and if you have the option to use a single h*** throat plate that might help as well.

I don't work much with stretchy fabrics as I do more quilting so hope this helps.
Comment by Karen Orsua on May 27, 2010 at 10:14am
Thank you, I did put a new needle in but will check to see if I have a single h*** throat plate and give that a try. Karen
Comment by Chris on May 27, 2010 at 12:54pm
Fingers crossed for you Karen! :D
Comment by Judy on May 28, 2010 at 10:47am
When fabric gets stuck down inside the machine while I am sewing it's a sure sign it's time for me to clean the bobbin case and race....that has solved my problem every time. If the needle and throat place don't fix the problem maybe that will. <3
Comment by Karen Tyler on May 29, 2010 at 10:08am
Good Morning Everyone! I am new to this group and excited to have found this website! I have an Babylock Ellageo and I use it all the time! I have thought about upgrading...but then I don't know how to part with this machine! LOL! I love to sew everything that isn't alive and walking and I get depressed when I go days without being able to put my foot to the pedal! Today I am experimenting with a wing needle.....I have a great new idea I want to try out! :0)
Comment by Karen Orsua on May 29, 2010 at 11:12am
Judy thank you for the tip. I had been working with fleece before this piece so I changed the needle and gave the machine a wipe around the bobbin case. I will take it all apart and clean thoroughly and let you know the outcome. Thanks to you all for the comments. I really appreciate you taking the time. Karen
Comment by Kay on November 8, 2010 at 7:01am
Hello ladies, does anyone own a Baby Lock BL-101 blind hemmer? I bought one at a yard sale in excellent condition but there was no book so I'm trying to thread it with no luck.I have tried different ways but the thread just balls up on top of the fabric.The feed dog works fine.

This is the same machine I have I found a pic online.It's very clean, looks brand new.It has a tension knob on the left side,depth knob on the front,and a skip knob whatever that is! I'm hoping someone has this machine and can walk me through the threading process, it would be greatly appreciated. I have ordered the book but will be 2 weeks before it gets here. Thanks Kay
Comment by Chris on November 8, 2010 at 8:38am
Looks interesting, but sorry can't help you. Maybe you can find an online manual that you can download. I found a manual for one of my older kenmore's that way. Just a thought. Have you visited a Baby Lock Dealer? They may be able to help you on the spot.
Good luck!
Comment by Kay on November 8, 2010 at 8:56am
Thanks Chris yes I tried the website but got nowhere and no I don't think we have a dealer in my area. I changed the needle and got it to sew a few stitches but then the thread broke.I changed the thread but it still breaks.Maybe eventually I'll figure it out!
Comment by Chris on November 8, 2010 at 9:44am
Sorry, I don't have any other suggestions. I am sure with determination you will figure it out. Step away for a bit and then try coming back to it. Sometimes that works for me.

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