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Baby Lock Symphony

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by TooMuchFabric » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:20 pm

Congratulations!!! Anxious to see pictures of your projects.

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by BlueQuiltsLady » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:25 am

I love, love, love my Baby Lock Symphony. I went from the BL Espire, which was more or less the previous version, which I also loved for quilting. I totally splurged just to have the Symphany because I certainly didn't need it. (But then, what does need have to do with it, right?) I love the space in the throat. My favorite is the pivot feature. I love the automatic foot-lift - I press that button every time I turn the machine on. I haul it to all my sew days and retreats because the pleasure offsets the weight of it. And my sewing room is upstairs. I think I could easily replace Eleanor as the spokesperson for this machine!

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by Beverlee » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:02 pm


I have a Symphony and I absolutley love it!! Go for it, you'll be so glad you did!

I also have an Elegante2 that I embroider with and an Ellure that I use to sew on at the quilt shop I work parttime at....love all my Babylocks.

I bought my Symphony last September and don't regret it for a second. It's so similar to my Elegante, really the reason I had to have it as I loved sewing on my Elegante so much I wasn't embroidering, now I do both and I am in my happy element believe me!!


Oh, and I will 60 next week.....

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by knittersue » Tue May 08, 2012 7:25 pm

hi everyone looking to buy a symphony want tyo do fm on king size quilts do you think it could handle it now I am on a janome 6600 works great but I want a second help sue

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by Nurse60 » Mon May 21, 2012 6:51 am

knittersue, you should have no problem freemotion quitling on the symphony. I've made so many quilts and quilted them on the Laura Ashley-presently working on an over-sized queen size quilt. If you have enough space around the machine, it will be fine. If I ever go back to work (retired in Feb) I want to get a Sweet 16 sit down quilter, but it will have to wait until I get some income as machines aren't given away.

Good luck!

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by mollieme1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:28 am

I enjoyed reading all your comments. I also have been looking at the symphony. I just got back into quilting after 15 year. I am now disable and have more time to sew. Last year I bought a Janome Magnolia. It sews well but has it's limitations. I really want the bells and whistles but hate spending the money for this machine. After reading all your comments I am going out to look at it again tomorrow

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by scrapquilter48 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:54 am

Heard same scenario with aunt of mine. New machine, couldn't see use of all these stitches... She worked in a production factory in early years. Much money is devoted to the machines investigate all it has to offer. My motto..

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by gmassard » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:21 am

I recently bought a Symphony. I'm sewing some alphabet letters. But, I don't know how to enlarge them. The stitch length and width buttons don't do anything when I tap them. I've looked in the manual, but I can't find the answer.

Can anybody tell me how to do this? Thanks in advance.


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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by scrapquilter48 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:00 am

Then there is me, cutting pictures from sew machine flyers, posting them on my wall, look at them when I get up, then creates motivation to call the "carriers wtd" to deliver garbage flyers door to door, only get that extra $100.00 for quilt do dads, winter -45C and storm is very hard to breath and icy sidewalks prevents me from doing the job.. Funny how a goal such as sewing can motivate me to no end..

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Re: Baby Lock Symphony

Post by ollie1shoe » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:50 am

Well I'm no spring chicken either I will be knocking near the 70 mark in April but I took the plung this week and bought a brother dream weaver 3000 sorry eleanoR but I was just never that happy with the espire I bought in Paducah in 2008 for one thing no good place to get it serviced in our area and hate driving over 100 miles to do that I could never make the service person understand the thread tails were way to long I had to trim everyone of the backs of my quilts when I quilted them also it never wanted to feed correctly over seams that were a little thick so now I have my dream machine for sure and the stadium lightening is better than I could ever imagine especially with my vision problem and did I mention it has a lazer you can sew with sorry to brag but I'm so happy with it So yes I would say go buy that machine you wanting if you can afford to. Happy quilting😀✂️

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