EXCUSE MY MESS
Some of you have asked about my Bailey Home Quilter Pro 17, gave you the link if you wanted to go by and check it out first hand.
I purchased the package with the king size majestic frame from Grace mfg.
These handle bars came with the frame not the quilting machine. You get handle bars from PVC pipe with the machine only.
Here is the side of the machine (love the American Flag)
Here is the stitch regulator (Sew Control)
The needle and lights.
Here is the switch for the Sew Control that my husband made for easier access, he also made one for the back as well. My husband did a lot of reconfiguring for me. Took him 3 days of putting the frame together, putting the machine up and doing the switches for me. There are you tube videos out there about this quilter and one guy did do a lot of modifying to his. I was lucky my husband was willing to modify for me.
Has a pretty good stitch.
Here is the key plate for when and if I use a ruler for quilting.
So far, I am pretty pleased with it. Right now I am working on Samoan fabrics and the needle and thread just do not like the paint on the fabrics.
I was told that the machine comes with the tension adjusted for you but I recently read that you need to adjust your tension to the thread. Once I did this the machine worked like a charm.
I have to give myself some grace time with this because as I said before, every machine takes adjustment. When I had that Pfaff mid-arm, it took me a while and some frustrations so I just assume this one will to. Since I have had time to work with it, I am liking it more and more.
I also wanted to mention that I got a classroom model that has about 10 hours on it, which made the price drop dramatically. I got the king frame which raised the price about 200.00. I had been looking at this machine for weeks. Called and talked to Chuck several times. Watched videos on you tube and finally decided to take the plunge.
The interesting thing was when I told my sister Jeanette about this machine she was surprised because she has been looking at it as well. Two like minds.
So if you are looking for an affordable machine and don't have to have all of the bells and whistles, I truly would suggest this quilter. As far as I can tell, this has everything I need and more.