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Crown Jewel III

Model number: BLCJ18-3

With an 18-inch throat space, the Crown Jewel III is the most popular size in longarm quilting machines and is ideal for quilters looking for more workspace and software. This feature-rich machine sews at an impressive 2,200 stitches per minute, while its built-in stitch regulator and Precision Stitch mode ensure smooth, precise stitching, even after hard stops and pauses.

The Crown Jewel III also includes a new quick-set tension that allows you to easily adjust upper thread tension and view your settings on the digital LCD readout. Additionally, its enhanced LED light ring better illuminates the needle area – where you need light most.


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18" Workspace

As a longarm machine, the Crown Jewel III’s larger workspace allows you to stitch freely without worrying about limitations.

Back and Front Handles

Effortlessly control the motion of the Crown Jewel III from either end of the machine with the comfort-grip handles. Options are right at your fingertips with push-button controls. Change the stitching speed, start and stop the Crown Jewel III, or place the needle up or down with buttons directly built into the handles.

LCD Display

Set and easily read Stitch Control Features with the large, color LCD displays on both ends of the machine. Change settings, lighting and speed with minimal scrolling. You can set your preferred needle speed for the Manual Stitch Mode. Plus, a digital readout allows you to monitor upper thread tension settings.

Built-In Stitch Regulator

Stitching has never been smoother than with the Crown Jewel III. The Precision Stitch mode allows you to make hard pauses without interruption and regulates the selected stitch length. The Cruise Stitch regulated mode allows the needle to immediately begin stitching at the precise speed chosen while regulating your stitch length.

Large "M" Class Bobbin

Enjoy fewer bobbin changes with the largest bobbins available in quilting (up to 40% larger than a standard bobbin). Plus, the low bobbin estimator warns you before your bobbin runs out. And with the variable speeds on the electric bobbin winder, you can easily wind thread of different types and weights.


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Technical Features

  • 18" wide workspace to right of needle x 8.25" high
  • Stitch Control Features for perfectly balanced stitches
    • 1/4" Hopping foot holds down the fabric while the needle completes the stitch
    • Needle bar stroke = 35.3mm
    • Hopping foot stroke/lift = 5mm
  • Manual Stitch Mode allows manual operation of the machine at a pre-selected needle speed
  • Stitch Regulator is built-in and regulates your selected stitch length from 4 to 18 stitches per inch
    • Precision Stitch regulated mode follows your lead and is best for ruler work and tracing patterns
    • Cruise Stitch regulated mode allows the needle to immediately begin stitching at the percent speed chosen
  • Quick-Set Tension makes setting upper thread tensions and remembering tension settings easier
  • Automatic Needle Positioning:
    • Needle Up/Down
    • Full Stitch and Half Stitch - programs the needle to take a half stitch or full stitch when the needle up/down button is pressed
  • Basting options in both Cruise and Precision modes allow you to baste layers every 1/2", 1", 2" or 4"
    • Walking Stitch for tie off stitches at the beginning and end of quilting
  • Maximum sewing speed of 2,200 spm
    • Save your preferred speed settings with three customizable presets
  • Front and Back Handles for easy control and less fatigue
    • Provides control from 2 sides of the machine
    • Easy-to-reach rubber grips for comfort
  • Large, color LCD Display shows:
    • Stitch Regulator and Manual modes
    • Multiple LED Lighting options
    • Memory settings
    • Needle speed
    • Alarm mode
    • Calculator
    • Timers
    • Program settings
    • Stitch counters
    • Diagnostics
    • Low bobbin estimator
  • Handle Bar Control Buttons at your fingertips
    • Needle Up/Down
    • Start/Stop
    • Speed Up
    • Speed Down
  • Front Power Switch for easy access
  • Uses 134R system, slight ball point needle
  • High-speed rotary hook
  • "M" Class Bobbin
    • Low bobbin estimator warns you when you are running low on bobbin thread
    • Store three bobbin thread capacity settings based on your preferred thread
  • External electric bobbin winder with variable speeds lets you wind your own "M" bobbins with personally selected threads
  • Laser light stylus for ease in following pantographs from front or back of machine
  • Two Timers
    • Reminder can be set to alarm after a period of time
    • Project timer tracks time spent on a quilt project
  • Lighting
    • Integrated high intensity natural-color LED lights on front handle bar (12 light clusters x 3LED/cluster =36 LED lights & 4 UV Lights x 3 LED/cluster =12 UV LED Lights)
    • Ability to add up to 8 more clusters
  • Can use patterns, stencils, threads, 1/4" thick rulers and templates that commercial quilters use

Additional Information

  • 4 Languages (English, Spanish, French, German)
  • Quiet/smooth operation
    • Solid cast aluminum construction
    • Internal DC motor
  • Machine weight with handles - 68 lbs.
  • Made in the U.S.A. of globally sourced parts
  • Warranty: 10-year casting parts, 5-year parts, 5-year circuit boards, 5-year electrical, 90-day labor
  • Ask your Baby Lock Retailer about machine maintenanc

Optional Accessories

  • Momentum Frame - Item #BLQM
  • Momentum Frame 2-foot extension - Item #BLQM-EXT
  • Momentum Frame Casters - Item #BLQM-CASTER
  • Pearl Frame - Item #BLQF
  • Pearl Frame 2-foot extension - Item #BLQF-EXT
  • Pro-Stitcher Quilting Software - Item #BLPS3
  • Quilter's Creative Touch Software - Item #BLCJ18-QCTS
  • Quilter's Creative Touch & QuiltMotion Software Combo- Item #BLJ18-QMQCTS
  • Micro Handles - Item #BLJ18-MH
  • Ruler Base - Item #BLJ18-RB
  • Horizontal Spool Pin - Item # BLJ18-HS
  • Cluster Light - Item #BLJ18-L
  • UV LED Lights -Item #BLJ18-UVL
  • Love of Sewing Membership - Item #BLCJ-LOSM
  • Baby Lock Leader Cloths - Item #BLQL
  • Grace Start Right Cloth Leaders - Item #GFCL & GFCL-12
  • Adapter & Stylus Holder - Item #BLJ18-SA
  • Stylus - Item #BLJ18-ST
  • Channel Lock - Item #BLJ18-CL
  • Bobbins - Item #BLJ-BOB
  • Needles:
    • Size 12 - Item #134FG-80
    • Size 14 - Item #134FG-90
    • Size 16 - Item #134FG-100
    • Size 18 - Item #134FG-110
    • Size 20 - Item #134FG-125

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Accessories Included

  • Carriage with encoders for Pearl or Momentum Frame
  • Electronic bobbin winder with variable speed
  • Laser light and clamp
  • Other Accessories:
    • 5 "M" size metal bobbins
    • Interchangeable Open Toe Hopping Foot
    • 2 packs of needles (size 16 and 18)
    • Thread mast and washers
    • Oiler
    • Wrenches and screwdrivers
    • Cleaning brush
    • Instruction manual

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