Sunday, March 22, 2015



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.

 Sew Perfect plates, they join together and go all the way down the frame, you use a stylus and just run it in the groves of the design.  Haven't tried that yet.

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.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Thanks for the pictures. It looks wonderful and I bet you will have a lot of fun with it.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Enjoy. Looks like a lot of gadgets...:))

QuiltShopGal said...

Way cool. Looks like a very powerful longarm machine. I'm sure you will make many beautiful quilts with it and become great buddies.


Gene Black said...

It looks great and it should do what a quilter needs.I wish I had room for one.

Jan said...

enjoy your new machine and have fun with it!

Needled Mom said...

You are going to have fun with it.

Dana Gaffney said...

That looks great Barb and it looks like it has everything you would need.

Susan In Texas said...

Sounds like the perfect choice. I'm with Gene, besides the $$$$ I don't have a good place for one.... yet! Enjoy your new baby.

Happy quilting!
Susan in Texas

Wacky Woman said...

Oh wow! Impressive. A whole new world I'd say!

Barbara said...

Wonderful for you, Barb! The photos are so interesting, and I'm in awe. Not for me though even if I had the money and space. Lol! I just get out my DMC floss or buttons and tie or button everything together these days. I don't think that will change at this point in my life. You be sure to have fun for all of us! said...

Thanks for sharing. It is always great to get other people's opinions regarding different machines.

QuiltSue said...

You'll have loads of fun with it, and sometimes, loads of frustrations too.

JJ said...

It looks great. Wish I could come play. Maybe latter this year.

Anonymous said...

I purchased a quilting machine from Bailey's and have been extremely pleased with the entire experience. Price is very reasonable, customer service is efficient with good follow-up and although I live in Canada, the personal touch I received was amazing. I'm looking forward to years of great quilting.

Patty said...

I recently bought a used machine and frame and am having problems with it skipping stitches. I have tried calling the lady i bought it from but no answer. Any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated.

Barb said...

I am sure you know this but have you checked your needle? Have you checked the tension on the bobbin? Look it up online about bobbin tension, you might have to adjust the screw on the bobbin. Sometimes the bobbin thread is either lighter or thicker than the top thread. It is so frustrating to have this issues. I wish I could come and help you, not that I know things but just to help relieve the frustrations.