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Be a Part of Common Threads

Last week I promised to share more about Baby Lock’s Common Threads event with you. During our behind-the-scenes tour of Tacony (Baby Lock’s parent company), we stopped in the Baby Lock testing lab. All of Baby Lock’s machine’s are ready for a challenge – whether that’s testing a new design, tackling tricky fabric or working out the kinks on new presser feet.  Who wouldn’t love a room like this in their home?IMG_2938
If you’ve ever been in the storage area of your local dealer, you might have spotted what many call the ‘machine graveyard,’ stacks of machines that have definitely seen better days.  Not in Tacony’s warehouse, here you’ll find organized shelves of machines that are ready for use in class.IMG_2927

There’s so much more to share about the Common Threads event that Baby Lock is graciously posting the sewing  projects that we did on their website. Now you can stitch what we stitched and you can enter to win a sewlebrity swag bag!  And wow – Baby Lock has the best gifts!

You can make Evy Hawkins’s purse, Lindsay Wilkes’ pillowcase dress for Little Dresses of Africa and Sara Gallegos’s zipper purse.  We started on the top-of-the-line Destiny.DestinyBL

Evy Hawkins led us in a fun in-the-hoop purse with her signature applique.EvyBagBL

Lindsay Wilkes, walked us through Little Dresses for Africa after a rousing presentation from founder Rachel O’Neil, Look how charming these dresses are. We made 50 sweet dresses, ready to ship across the ocean.DressBL

Of course, you can’t get to know Baby Lock very well unless you take a spin on one of their sergers.  Sara Gallegos taught how to quilt, insert a zipper and piece a zipper pouch on the Baby Lock Ovation!  What fun!SergerBL

Jump on over to to get the projects, learn more about Common Threads and enter to win the sewlebrity swag bag!




  • Becky3580

    W O W!!!! To tour the home of Babylock would be a dream. Would be great if they gave out samples. Ahh! Maybe someday!!

  • Karen S

    Sounds like great fun thanks for sharing.

  • Carolyn

    Next time you go I’ll be in the the sewing machine tote with small holes in it (for air). Don’t check me, I’d rather be a carry-on!!

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  • Doree Shandera

    That would be one fabulous tour. I always enjoy their events.

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  • Bruce

    It looks great and fun tour.