Thinking about a Baby Lock Tiara

loisflanMay 30, 2014

My local sewing center is having a 48 month, no interest promotion. I have been considering the Tiara for a while, and I think I will go in tomorrow and take a test drive.

Does anyone have any comments on the Tiara? Do you have one? Have you sewn on one? I don't think I will ever have the space for a true long arm machine, and I'm thinking this might be a good option. What do you honestly think?

Thanks so much.

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Lois, I would pass up a long arm anyday to have a sit down free motion machine! I think the Tiara would be a good choice although I don't have one so this is merely an opinion. I've tried the Handi Quilter Sweet 16, the APQS George and the Tiara. I like them all and would not turn any of them away, but if it was in my budget, I would get George.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 12:41PM
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The babylock is made by HandiQuilter, it is the same machine as the Sweet 16. Compare prices before you buy. They are fantastic machines.


    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 1:12PM
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Kate, what features make you favor the George?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 1:13PM
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I've only used them at quilt shows so I don't have much experience with any of them. So my choice is based completely on feel and ease of sewing, not on features or a price comparison. If I were really in the market for one I might favor the Sweet 16 because I know the local dealer.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 8:26PM
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