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newbie2009 posted on Fri, Oct 5 2012 1:45 PM

Any Tiara owners on the board?  Pros and Cons?

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Can't help you with that specific make/model, but wondering if this is on a frame or a sit-down model?


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Eileen replied on Sat, Oct 6 2012 10:19 PM

MNnancy, this is Baby Lock's brand new 16" sit-down model, similar to the HQ Sweet 16 I think.  I saw it at the show in Madison but did not spend much time with it.

Newbie2009, take it for a test drive if you have a dealer nearby. I have the Crown Jewel on a frame but if you don't have room for a frame, the sit-downs are great alternatives. A friend of mine has an HQ Sweet 16 & enjoys it. It's also nice if you want to move the fabric instead of a machine.

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Answered (Not Verified) ls2116 replied on Sat, Oct 6 2012 10:30 PM
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I think i've seen advertisement in magazine but thats all i can say.

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Baby lock is made by handiquilter so it will be very similar to their sweet 16.  

 Elizabeth

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I took advice and test drove a Tiara a couple times.  It has been ordered and impatiently waiting for its arrival.  In the meantime I have been making up potholders and wall hangings on which to practice.  Can hardly wait.

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I just had to chuckle...  Quilting potholders with a 16" machine seems a bit of an overkill, but I understand wanting to practice.  Looking forward to pictures of your new baby!


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Keebs replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 10:44 PM

I just acquired one.  I think I am going to love it.  I am having some tension problems, but I think it is because I need to learn the feel of the thread through the tension disks.  The mechanism is like a Singer Featherweight.  I am currently using it to quilt a McKenna Ryan pattern that has tiny fusible pieces.  The needle is leaving larger holes that I would like but that is probable because I used fusiboo batting and the fusible under the appliqued pieces.  The needles are larger than a standard machine, but they have to be to handle the 1500 stitches per inch. 

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How exciting Keebs, you will have to share some pictures of your new toy. If I have not already said so, nice to meet you.

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I got mine delivered last Thursday.  I also had tension problems.  Finally figured out it is the threading of the machine.  On mine you can hear a slight click when you get it pulled correctly between the tension disks.  We had adjusted and adjusted the bottom tension before we figured that out.  So far all I have done is practice getting the feel for the machine.  I do have some things that I used fusible for applique, need to try to do one of them.  I think I will really like the machine once I get used to it.  I chose this machine because I am not able to stand for long period of times so hopefully this will work well for me. Really wish the bobbin was more easily accessible.  It is almost like I am afraid to try using it on something I plan to give away----I better get over it because I have Christmas presents ready to by completed. 

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Eileen replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 8:23 AM

Congrats on your purchase!  Practice is the best thing you can do. I had tension issues on my Crown Jewel & it does take time to get to know your machine, what thread it likes, tension settings, etc.  Relax, have fun & play :-)

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newbie2009:
I got mine delivered last Thursday. 

Congrats, don't forget to share pictures!!!

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Barb replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 7:07 AM

do you know what the manufacturer's suggested retail price is?

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I cannot help you on the price barb, but I wanted to say Hi and it is nice to meet you.

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