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BabyLock Altair 2 Sewing and Embroidery machine

BabyLock Altair 2 Sewing and Embroidery machine

Regular price $9,499.00 USD
Regular price $13,999.00 USD Sale price $9,499.00 USD
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Baby Lock Altair Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Send your creativity into a new galaxy with the Baby Lock Altair. It makes realizing your sewing and embroidery projects a reality thanks to IQ Technology™, which allows you to wirelessly transfer images to your machine from your smart device using the IQ Intuition™ Positioning App for perfect design placement in the hoop or design creation in IQ™ Designer.

Highlighted Features


Use the IQ Intuition Positioning App to take a photo of your fabric in a particular hoop and transfer it wirelessly to the Altair. The image will display onscreen in lifelike color and sharp resolution, allowing you to position your design exactly where and how you want it – every time.


Stitch more significant embroidery designs and enjoy less re-hooping with a large embroidery field.


Create your embroidery designs with ease. Take a photo with the IQ Intuition Positioning App and wirelessly transmit it to the Altair! Draw directly on the screen or upload it to the Altair through the USB drive if you're feeling inspired by an existing art file. Your art will be instantly digitized with the colors and fill stitches you choose.


Use your favorite embroidery design software like Palette (version 11 or higher, sold separately) to transmit your designs from your computer to the Altair wirelessly.


On a large touchscreen, you'll have total control over every aspect of your stitches, embroidery designs, placement, colors, and more. In addition, it features large, clear buttons and vivid colors comparable to many popular tablets.


Altair gives you plenty of room to work with a generous 11.25" workspace to the right of the needle. So those larger projects aren't anything to worry about!


Choose from the random, vivid, gradient, and soft, and watch as your design is transformed into an array of color combinations. Tag your favorite color combinations, then select your favorite from the finalists.


You'll always have something to embroider with Altair's massive selection of built-in designs, including 200 exclusive designs from Baby Lock. In addition, the design library features large thumbnails to make finding the right match even more effortless.


Altair is loaded with stitches, giving you plenty of options for every project. Best of all, you can combine them for countless stitch combinations and save them in memory to retrieve them at any time.


Drop your bobbin in the machine, pull your threads through the slot, and let your machine do the rest.


Know precisely where the needle will drop every time with a brilliant LED pointer on the included embroidery foot. There's no more guesswork.

Baby Lock Altair Sewing and Embroidery Machine Specifications and Included Accessories

Included Accessories

  • Hands-free knee lift
  • Touch pen (stylus)
  • The easy-lock accessory case for presser foot storage with
  • interchangeable trays
  • Soft canvas cover for the machine with three storage pockets
  • 2 Thread spool stand for larger cones
  • Straight stitch needle plate
  • Alternate bobbin case for use with pre-wound bobbins
  • Bobbin center pin
  • Bobbins (10)
  • Embroidery Positioning Stickers (4-Sheets of 64)
  • Lens calibration sheet for use with the positioning app
  • Presser foot adaptor
  • Seam ripper
  • Twin needle
  • Needle set
  • Scissors
  • Cleaning brush
  • Eyelet punch
  • Screwdrivers
  • Spool caps (5)
  • Spool felt and Spool nets (2)
  • Embroidery needle plate cover
  • Foot controller
  • Bobbin covers: cord guide, plain, and with seam guide marks
  • Chalk pencil
  • 14 Snap-on presser feet
    • Digital Dual-Feed System Foot
    • Embroidery foot with LED pointer
    • General purpose zigzag
    • Blind stitch
    • Buttonhole
    • Button fitting
    • Free-motion open-toe quilting
    • Free-motion quilting
    • Free-motion echo quilting
    • Monogramming
    • Overcasting
    • 1/4" Quilting foot with guide
    • Straight stitch foot
    • Zipper
  • IQ IntuitionTM Positioning embroidery hoops and grids included:
    • 9.5" x 14" (240mm x 360mm)
    • 9.5" x 9.5" (240mm x 240mm)
    • 5" x 7" (130mm x 180mm)
    • 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm)

Embroidery Capabilities

  • Combine embroidery designs on the screen
  • Character/text array function
  • Character spacing
  • Multi-line text with justification options
  • Character insert and group edit capabilities
  • 0.1°, 1°, 10°, and 90° pattern rotation
  • Enhanced design enlargement (up to 200%) and reduction (down to 60%) capabilities
  • Design duplication
  • Multiple design selection capabilities
  • Automatic appliqué
  • Automatic basting
  • Add stippling set distance around embroidery designs
  • Mirror imaging
  • Change color selections within designs
  • Enhanced color sorting to optimize sewing order
  • Monochrome option for embroidery designs
  • 494 Embroidery designs built-in, including
    • 200 Baby Lock exclusives
    • 10 Floral Redwork Designs
    • 10 Border Designs
    • Font Embellishments (32 total)
    • 15 Buttonhole embroidery designs in 3 sizes (45 total)
    • 15 Buttonhole embroidery frame designs
    • 160 Large decorative stitch designs
  • 140 Frame combinations
  • Embroiders up to 14" x 9.5" (360mm x 240mm) embroidery field
  • 30 font styles, including
    • Exclusive script alphabet and characters (70 total)
    • Large floral block alphabet (30 total)
    • Calligraphy alphabet and characters (81 total)
    • Large vine alphabet in two sizes (60 total)
    • Large floral alphabet in two sizes (64 total)
    • Monogram alphabet (30 total)
  • WXGA, IPS Color LCD Touch Screen
    • Shows 16,777,216 colors
    • Measures 10.1" diagonally
    • Displays Clock and Date
  • Use the IQ Intuition Positioning app to:
    • Precisely place embroidery designs
    • Transmit images to create designs in IQ Designer
  • Mpeg-4 movie/video play function
    • Video display size 6.2" diagonally
    • Exclusive 1GB Memory Storage for video
  • IQ Designer
    • The image on the LCD screen can be magnified up to 800%
    • Will automatically create an embroidery pattern from a JPEG image
    • Drawing area is 3-3/4" x 5-11/16" (96mm x 145mm)
    • 90 Preloaded open, closed, and region shapes
    • Able to select different line colors and fill colors
    • 6 Different stitch patterns: running, bean, satin, no outline, chain stitch, and candle wicking
    • 18 Different fill patterns: regular fill, no fill, stipple inside or
    • around a shape, and 30 decorative pattern fills
    • Duplicate and paste preloaded editing shapes
    • Adjust line, fill, and stippling width, length, and density properties
    • Undersewing options
    • Outline stamp shape creation for Trapunto techniques
  • Guide Beam and Needle Beam for precision alignment of stitches Class 1 Laser Product (IEC60825-1:2007)
  • Color Visualizer with pinnable color selections and favorites
  • Enhanced Stadium Lighting for 50% brighter true-color LED
  • lighting on the needle and work area with five settings
  • 2 USB drives (Type A) USB 2.0 drives to connect a mouse, flash
  • drives, hub, and CD-ROM drives
  • The precise tracking system on the embroidery carriage
  • NeverMiss™ Automatic Advanced Threading System
  • Digital Dual-Feed System ensures utmost fabric control when
  • feeding layers or complex fabric types
  • Advanced Pivoting Feature and Automatic Fabric Sensor System
  • Embroidery and sewing speed up to 1,050 spm
  • Resume mode
  • Programmable shutoff capabilities
  • Eco power mode
  • Automatic sensors
    • Thread tension control makes tension adjustments for accurate stitches
    • Upper and lower thread sensors on/off
    • Upper and lower thread sensors to alert when threads run out
    • Onscreen hoop sensor to recommend a size of hoop

Sewing Capabilities

  • Sewing speed control
  • Quick-Set, top-loading bobbin with sensor
  • Quick-Set Independent bobbin winding system with variable speed
  • Programmable 3-step needle up/down
  • Automatic thread cutter (with on/off capability)
  • Needle plate with scale in inches and centimeters
  • Free arm
  • Two accessory storage compartments
  • Larger sewing bed and workspace with 11.25" to the right of the needle
  • Convenient one-touch buttons for
    • Start/Stop
    • Reverse sewing
    • Reinforcement key
    • Needle up/down
    • Thread cutter
    • Automatic presser foot lift
    • Automatic needle threading
  • 4 Built-in alphabets
  • Stitch length 0.0mm - 5.0mm
  • A basting stitch length of up to 30mm
  • Maximum Utility stitch width 7mm
  • Utility stitch editing capabilities
  • 5 Memory settings for each Utility stitch
  • Sew Utility and Decorative stitches while the embroidery arm is attached
  • Automatic drop feed on the screen
  • Mirror-image
  • Decorative stitch editing capabilities
    • Edit and combine Character Decorative stitches
    • Character/Decorative stitch memory equaling 1MB
    • Satin stitch elongation
  • Lock key for Utility and Decorative stitches
  • Reinforcement priority settings
  • Lateral and diagonal feeding
  • Variable needle positions
  • Fully automatic built-in darning
  • Twin needle settings
  • 771 Built-in stitches, including
    • 150 Utility, including 15 one-step buttonhole styles and one four-step custom buttonhole
    • 442 Decorative
    • 79 Decorative satin
    • 20 Satin
    • 17 Cross
    • 63 Combinable Utility stitches

Warranty Details

  • 25 years limited, ten years parts, five years computer circuit, five years electrical, one year labor

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