Although you can use a regular sewing machine to quilt, the Baby Lock Jazz II quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Baby Lock Jazz II quilting machine boasts a larger amount of workspace (also referred to as ‘throat’), which is perfect for sewing large and huge projects such as curtains, sheets, and bedspreads.
And of course, Baby Lock Jazz II can handle multiple layers with ease and is great for quilting projects. You can also easily sew through heavy materials without worrying about the fabric bunching up or getting stuck in the machine.
Moreover, this Baby Lock Jazz II quilting machine comes with a higher stitching speed, meaning that it not only saves time but can also be used on large numbers of projects at one time. When you have less time to complete a quilting project and more items to work on, the ability to sew faster is sure to come in handy – and that’s where this Baby Lock Jazz II high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Baby Lock Jazz II quilting machine is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it requires much more from the operator than a standard quilting machine does – and he or she will be rewarded with faster results!
All in all, Baby Lock Jazz II is a quilting machine for those who want quality results from their quilting efforts, and are prepared to work hard for it!
Frame, Construction, & Sewing Speed
As far as durability is concerned, this Baby Lock Jazz II has an extremely sturdy metal frame that will increase its durability and add to its performance and quality. This helps your work look professionally sewn at all times regardless if you are a beginner or experienced sewer in any way. The large sewing area of this Baby Lock Jazz II quilting machine allows you to work on larger pieces of fabric and huge projects.
The Baby Lock Jazz II quilting machine can sew at a high speed of 1000 stitches per minute, which is impressive. And you don’t have to worry about the problems of jamming since once your material gets jammed, it automatically stops making your work easy.
What We Like About Baby Lock Jazz II
- The color-coded threading guides are clear and helpful for hassle-free threading
- The stitch width and stitch length are adjustable
- Thread tension is adjustable, giving you excellent precision over the thread tightness
- The knife is heavy-duty and cuts through even thick fabrics
- It allows you to sew perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
- It works at a speed of 1000 SPM and has an LED to guide you through your stitching process
- Excellent design with a high-quality build and multiple features
- Sews perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
- A decent warranty makes it serve you for years
What We Don’t Like
- The instruction manual is not elaborate enough
- It is a bit pricy for some people
- The warranty could be better
- The customer service leaves a little to be desired
- The LCD light could be brighter
Features of Baby Lock Jazz II Sewing Machine
The Baby Lock Jazz II comes with 28 built-in stitches. It gives you the freedom to experiment and create all sorts of sewing designs. You can use this model for quilting, garment construction, heirloom sewing, or even household crafts. The stitch quality is excellent and you can adjust the tension of each stitch to match your sewing project’s needs, whether it be light or heavyweight fabrics.
A needle threader is a small sewing tool that often consists of a round metal piece to which a diamond-shaped wire is attached. The needle threader of Baby Lock Jazz II is made from thin metal and is stamped with the shape of the queen’s head. The needle threader is a life-saver, and you don’t need to struggle to rethread your machine.
Drop Feed System
The feed dogs of Baby Lock Jazz II are made out of hard metal for smooth fabric movement while stitching along with an anti-rust surface coating added for longevity and durability. This Baby Lock Jazz II sewing machine can go through multiple layers of fabrics without any hesitation due to its amazing drop feed feature which adds convenience no matter where you are working.
Baby Lock Jazz II ’s thread cutters are very sharp and will make quick work of all the threads in your project. It will cut your thread faster and make the process easier and you won’t have to struggle with it.
The Baby Lock Jazz II also has an electronic speed controller, which gives you more freedom to adjust the machine’s sewing speed as required thus allowing you to work on complex projects without worrying about sewing slowly.
Needle Up/Down Feature
Baby Lock Jazz II comes with the Needle Up/Down feature that lets your needle stop down in the fabric, which is great for applique, pivoting around a pocket corner or free-motion sewing.
Baby Lock Jazz II also comes with a free arm feature that allows you to easily reach hard-to-reach areas like sew cuffs and sleeves.
Automatic Bobbin Winding System
Baby Lock Jazz II also boasts an automatic bobbin winding system that makes it possible for anyone to efficiently use this product without having the constant worry about running out of thread since when the bobbin runs low, just simply slide up and down the lever located at the center side of the machine until it is full again.
Who Is Baby Lock Jazz II For?
Baby Lock Jazz II has been designed especially for sewists who are looking for a high-performance model to boost their creativity. This particular Baby Lock Jazz II model comes with many amazing features that you’ll surely find useful.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective model, then Baby Lock Jazz II could be your great choice. It doesn’t have all those fancy features that are not necessary sometimes. Moreover, this Baby Lock Jazz II sewing machine is designed to minimize noise, so you don’t have to worry about disturbing others while working on projects. Another useful feature of Baby Lock Jazz II is its needle threader and cutter that saves much of your time! So you can forget about struggling when you need to thread the needle.
Tips for Using Your Quilting Machines
The best quilting machine for you personally will depend largely on your particular needs; commercial users usually prefer a heavy-duty model that can handle many hours of continuous operation without ‘breaking down’, whereas hobbyists may find that a lightweight (although more expensive) model is more suitable.
If, however, you will be using the machine professionally, then we recommend looking into heavier duty machines with features such as variable speed control, which allows the user to match the speed of the machine to the thread used (many quilters prefer using a variety of different threads)
If you’re planning on using your quilting machine in a home environment for fun or profit, then it’s always best to buy one that’s suited for your individual requirements – this may also save money in the long run!