Introducing the Babylock Regalia Longarm Machine

Well, I did it again… I bought the first longarm machine that I looked at! In my defense I did shop around, but I had a list of requirements and the Babylock Regalia filled them all. My requirements in no particular order were:

  1. Computerized
  2. 18” throat space or larger
  3. Vertical and horizontal channel lock
  4. M- sized bobbin
  5. Adjustable table height because I am tall (5’9 in case you are wondering)
  6. 12 foot frame
  7. Can be used with a ruler foot and ruler table
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This is the floor model I originally looked at.

The Regalia has a lot of bells and whistles on top of my listed requirements. The lighting is terrific with an LED light bar the length of the 20” throat space, plus a needle light and (gasp) a bobbin light!

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Large light bar
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Bobbin light

 It also has a bobbin sensor with alarm to warn when the bobbin gets low plus a thread break sensor and alarm. There is a needle laser (beam) which allows the needle to be put exactly where needed.

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 The handle bars are independently adjustable which is perfect ruler or micro work. They have programmable buttons plus fingertip start/stop and needle up/down buttons. 

The machine sits on a Kinetic Frame which is a 5 rail system. It is adjustable up to 44” tall so it is high enough for me to work without getting a back ache from bending.  The 5th rail is batting storage so I finally have a place to store my king sized batting rolls instead of on the floor.

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My favorite part is the computer, it comes with a large Acer tablet and Pro Stitcher Premium software. Pro-stitcher has over 900 pre-installed designs so I have been having fun stitching some of them out. The software is user friendly but I am thankful for YouTube videos to help with the learning curve.

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I may be MIA while learning the new program in the next few weeks but I look forward to sharing future projects!

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First quilt on new machine…Ruler work combined with free motion and computerized quilting.

6 thoughts on “Introducing the Babylock Regalia Longarm Machine

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  1. Hi Stephanie,
    WOWEE! This looks fabulous! I hope you share lots of details about you and your new machine as I am fascinated. Is this a replacement machine for you or your first? Being adjustable to a comfortable height sounds like just the ticket. I cannot wait to hear more about how things go. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne, thanks for the comment! It is a replacement for my old machine which was stitch regulated but not computerized. The adjustable height was very important because my back would hurt terribly after a day of quilting on my first machine which was low for me. I look forward to sharing more about the Regalia in the future as I learn what it can do lol!😉

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  2. It’s beautiful! Congrats that you were able to find a machine that met all your requirements and then some 🙂 I can’t wait to hear more about your quilting adventures together. What machine did you have before this?

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    1. Thanks so much Tish! I had a Homesteader 22” longarm previously. I bought it new at a quilt show several years ago. It was actually a stretched Singer with a stitch regulator but it was a terrific starter machine. It sold within days of listing it which is good because I didn’t have the space for 2 large machines lol! I look forward to sharing my journey with this new machine!😄

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    1. Thanks so much Beth! I honestly can’t say enough about ProStitcher. It is awesome and there are terrific tutorials online to fill in the gap. So far I have zero complaints which is amazing lol! As I get more comfortable with it I’ll be doing more posts about it in the future. Thanks again, lmk if you add it!

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