Babylock Embroidery Machines


Babylock Embroidery Machines

A place for owners to get help with their particular babylock embroidery machine. Minor repairs; how to questions; anything that is not working for you. Help each other get the most out of our babylocks.

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Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2018

Discussion Forum

loose tension on top of my embroidery.

Started by Cherry Ward Nov 11, 2018. 0 Replies

Baby Lock Ellegante

Started by Carolyn Bivens. Last reply by sonja ann banister Jan 9, 2018. 13 Replies

Ellageo not reading floppy disk

Started by Sylvia CY Aug 6, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Duchess on July 18, 2016 at 5:52pm

Where are you people? 2013 last comment???

Comment by Linda M on April 3, 2013 at 2:51pm

 Can anyone identify this hoop? It measures 6 1/8" x 13 1/2" at the inner boarders? I've had it since my Ellageo days and never knew what it was. Now I love my Ellisimo for a SA441 EF81 hoop.

Anyone here a member of NAN?


Comment by gaileann on October 27, 2012 at 5:59pm

Barbara Wong, I am having the same problem, with the top thread winding around the bobbin, it did it so bad the last time I could hardly cut the thread under the emboridery hoop, and it nearly pulled the bobbin out of the machine. I have an Ellure, taking it to the shop on our way to Thanksgiving with the kids, but I will check re-threading and tension. I am beginning to think I have a lemon, have had it six years, and am hesitant to start a new project for fear it will decide to eat it half way through. gr... I think a new machine is in my future. LOL

Comment by Duchess on March 2, 2012 at 9:00am

regarding threader. just cleaned bobin area, re-threaded machine, changed needle. Viola ! Worked.

Comment by Kathy Huffman on March 1, 2012 at 6:58pm

PS It is a snap to load designs from Embird to you USB stick!


Comment by Kathy Huffman on March 1, 2012 at 6:58pm

I saw some comments about software and I wanted to say that after many years of use, I still love Embird.  In the many years that I have had Viking software, I pretty much only used it to load designs for my machine and used Embird for everything else.

Embird is very cost effective and has many wonderful features. There is a learning curve with any program but I find this to be very straightforward.  One addon that is I think $20 is called the Iconizer. You can see a little thumbnail of each of your designs in Windows Explorer. This makes finding your designs so easy. I have the font converter and also a few purchased fonts and I find the quality excellent. I also invested in the digitizing program at some point. I am not proficient in digitizing but sometimes I just need something simple like a frame, and can do that. 

The basic Embird editor is available in a free trial version from their website or through Secrets Of. There are also groups of Embird users throughout the web and they offer assistance.


When I printed out the template for my new Babylock, Embird asked me if I wanted it to mark where the sensor sticker goes. It actually prints out the little snowman icon right where it goes!



Comment by Barbara Wong on September 11, 2011 at 11:30am


I've not had a bobbin break but I have had the top thread wind around the bobbin and stop the machine (of course)  My dealer told me that sometimes the thread comes out of the tension uptake and that is the cause.  To me the jury is still out on the why but I thought I'd pass along the information I was given.


Comment by Leslie on September 11, 2011 at 11:18am

My needle treader stop working yesterday on my ellisimo, I have changed the needle, thread and cleaned it. Has anyone had this problem, if so was it an easy fix or do I have to take it in for service.


Comment by Joe Sabourin on August 23, 2011 at 9:42pm
I'm new to this and  have a 1.5 week old SOPHIA2 with 519,000 stitches two quilt tops and some practice pieces including my first applique so far one problem of note, the top thread wrapped around the bobin from 6 to 30 times and emergency stopped the machine four times before I figured out what the problem was, I lifted the bobin out and half of the top of the plastic bobin broke off and I lost the entire bobins worth of thread biggest damn birds nest I've seen since I gave up fishing.  Of course I'd just changed the bobin, another possible may have been an over loaded bobin, I reset the bobin fill stop to put a little less bobin thread on the bobin problem gone.  But in 20+ years of sewing I've never seen a broken bobin until today, I've seen bent and binding but never broken.  Moral here a little less bobin thread is good and old plastic class 15 bobins are bad......
Comment by BARBARA on June 4, 2011 at 9:25am


Did you get a refund on the design or the 6 needle machine?


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