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A Beginner's Guide to Quilt Dimensions and Block Size

A Beginner's Guide to Quilt Dimensions and Block Size

Quilt Blocks Reference Chart "This chart is a helpful guide to reference when planning a quilt and you will be using your own design and blocks. The numbers in the chart represent listed averages and include a pillow tuck and long drop on the sides and bottom. If you do not want a pillow tuck on your quilt, subtract ten to twelve inches from the length." - Superior Threads     Twin Size Quilt (Mattress size 39" x 75") Block Size Block Across & Down Total Size No Border 12" 63 (7x9) 84" x 108" 15" 42 (6x7) 90" x...
by Nicholas Myers on July 28, 2021
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A Beginner's Guide to Sewing Machine Tension

A Beginner's Guide to Sewing Machine Tension

SEWING MACHINE TENSION How does tension affect the outcome of a stitch? "Sewing machines are factory preset to have the top and bottom thread form even stitches when sewing with a 50 or 60 wt. thread. If the top and bottom threads are identical in fiber and weight, adjustments may not be necessary. However, if we use cotton thread on top and polyester thread underneath, or metallic thread on top and polyester thread underneath, or a heavy thread on top and a fine thread underneath, it is necessary to adjust the tension settings. It is perfectly OK to use different...
by Nicholas Myers on July 21, 2021
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Embroider Your Own Emoji - National Emoji Day

Embroider Your Own Emoji - National Emoji Day

Have you ever wanted to embroider those cute emojis we use on the daily? I'm sure most of you have used a smartphone to send one over text... In celebration of National Emoji Day, we wanted to bring you a tutorial on how you can embroidery one yourself using an embroidery machine! So, let's first figure out if your machine is emoji-ready or if you'll need to download a design.   Which Machines Already Have Pre-Installed Emoji Designs? After speaking with some of the experts over at Baby Lock, I was able to create a list of machines that the emoji...
by Nicholas Myers on July 17, 2021
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Embroidery Frames & Hoops Compatibility Chart

Embroidery Frames & Hoops Compatibility Chart

We know how difficult it can be to find compatible accessories for your machines. That's why we've launched on a new effort to make this whole process simpler for you! Today, we present to you our very own Baby Lock Embroidery Machine Hoops/Frames Chart. Use this chart to determine which hoops work with your machine!   * - Hoop included with machine. U - Available with a machine upgrade. Solaris 2 (BLSA2) and Solaris (BLSA) EF99 10-5/8" X 16" 272mm x 400mm  * EF97 9-1/2" X 9-1/2" 240mm x 240mm  * EF75 5" X 7" 130mm x 180mm  * EF74...
by Nicholas Myers on July 07, 2021
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Longarm Quilting Machines Comparison Chart

Longarm Quilting Machines Comparison Chart

LOOKING FOR LONG ARM QUILTING? No quilt is complete without topstitching, and Baby Lock long arm machines make it possible. You’ll also find a variety of features that will give you complete control of your largest compositions from beginning to end. Interested?  BABY LOCK LONGARM MACHINE FAMILY COMPARISON CHART​ REGENT GALLANT CORONET REGALIA Throat Space 18 inches 15 inches 16 inches 20 inches Stationary or Carriage/Frame Stationary Carriage/Frame Carriage/Frame Carriage/Frame Easy-Set Tension YES Available YES Easy-Touch Tension w/presets Stitch Regulation YES YES YES YES Servo Control Stitching YES YES YES YES Precision Mode YES YES YES YES Cruise Mode YES...
by Nicholas Myers on April 12, 2021
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Baby Lock/Brother Comparison Chart

Baby Lock/Brother Comparison Chart

Alright, so it's no secret that the two brand names: Baby Lock and Brother have become quite interchangeable in some sewing circles (pun intended). We thought it was time we presented the evidence so it's as clear as day.

Below, you will find a comparison chart showing which Baby Lock Models equal the Brother equivalent. These models have slightly different characteristics, but their main components are nearly identical.

by Nicholas Myers on April 05, 2021
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