Baby Lock Altair 2 Sewing Embroidery
Introducing the Baby Lock Altair 2 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
This versatile machine combines the best of both worlds, serving as both an embroidery and sewing powerhouse. Packed with cutting-edge technology and incredible power, the Baby Lock Altair 2 empowers your creative spirit like never before.
Thanks to IQ Technology®, you can effortlessly transfer images from your smart device to the machine. The IQ Intuition Positioning® App ensures precise design placement within the hoop or allows you to create your own unique designs using IQ Designer. Say hello to boundless creativity with the Baby Lock Altair 2!
Baby Lock Altair2 BLTA2 Features:
With Wi-Fi connectivity, you have the freedom to download update files, apps, and even transfer designs using Design Database Transfer or Palette 11 (sold separately). This feature makes it super easy for you to keep your machine up-to-date and loaded with the latest designs!
10.1" LCD Touch Screen
Take full control of your stitches, embroidery patterns, placement, and even colors on a big touchscreen that’s as easy to use as popular tablets. The screen has large, easy-to-press buttons and shows off everything in vibrant colors, making your sewing or embroidery project easier and more fun!
9.5″ x 14″ Embroidery Field
Tackle bigger embroidery projects with fewer interruptions thanks to a spacious embroidery field. This means less time re-hooping and more time creating amazing designs!
Quick-Set Drop-In Bobbin
Just pop your bobbin into the machine, guide your threads through the slot, and let the machine take care of the rest. It’s that simple and makes setting up a breeze!
534 Built-In Embroidery Designs
With Altair 2, you’ll never run out of cool stuff to embroider, thanks to its massive library of built-in designs. Plus, it comes with 200 exclusive designs from Baby Lock! The design library shows off big thumbnails, making it super easy to pick the perfect design for your next project!
Harness the power of the 2-point positioning function, accompanied by the needle beam, to gain a sneak peek at the placement of your embroidery design. Make any necessary adjustments to both position and angle, ensuring an impeccable placement that’s spot-on every single time. Your embroidery projects will consistently achieve perfection!
Table Top Longarm
Jazz up your design by adding stippling, echo quilting, or any of the 30 awesome Decorative Fill patterns from IQ Designer. You can place these cool effects around a design you’ve picked, and it’s super easy to tweak the line spacing, distance, and frame size to make it just right!
Achieve pinpoint precision in your embroidery work with the aid of a brilliant LED pointer featured on the included embroidery foot. Say goodbye to any guesswork, as you’ll always know precisely where the needle will land with utmost accuracy!
Built-in Couched Alphabet
Create textured letters, characters, and designs by using the awesome dimensional couching feature! This lets you add depth and personality to your sewing projects, making them pop with style.
Pick from awesome color styles like random, vivid, gradient, and soft to give your design a unique look. As you experiment, you’ll see your design light up in different color combos. You can even tag the color schemes you love the most, and then choose your absolute favorite from the top picks!
Large Fonts Built-in
The included Fancy Fonts are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your monogramming projects. You can stitch these out in either multiple colors or keep it classy with monochrome. Either way, your work is gonna look amazing!
774 Built-in Sewing Stitches
The Baby Lock Altair 2 Sewing Machine comes packed with a ton of stitches, giving you endless options for all your projects. The best part? You can mix and match these stitches to create your own unique combinations. Plus, you can save these awesome combos in the machine’s memory, so you can pull them up whenever you want!
With Altair 2’s Stitch Tapering, you can perfectly align your project’s sharp angles or even create sleek mitered corners. With 12 different angle options, two ways to end your stitches, and 20 cool decorative stitches, you’ve got tons of choices to customize all kinds of sewing projects!
IQ Intuition™ Positioning App
Utilize this innovative positioning app to capture a photo of your fabric within a dedicated hoop, and then seamlessly transmit it wirelessly to your machine. The image will be showcased onscreen in stunning high resolution and lifelike color, providing you with the precision to place your design precisely where and how you envision it, consistently achieving your desired results every time.
Crafting your custom embroidery designs has never been simpler. Snap a photo using the IQ Intuition Positioning App, and effortlessly send it wirelessly to the Altair 2! You can even get artistic and draw directly on the screen. And if you’re inspired by an existing art file, just upload it to the Altair 2 using the USB drive. Your art will instantly transform into digitized embroidery, complete with the colors and fill stitches you select. Unleash your creativity effortlessly with the Altair 2!
IQ Intuition Monitoring® App
Stay in the loop about your project’s status with this handy feature that sends alerts to your phone! You’ll get notified if the bobbin runs low, a thread snaps, you need to switch threads, or when your stitching is all done. It’s like having a personal assistant for your sewing or embroidery project!
What's in the Box?
The Altair sewing machine comes with pretty much everything you need to dive right into your projects. Here’s what’s in the box:
- Hands-free knee lift for easy control
- A stylus to navigate the touchscreen
- 14 snap-on feet for different types of stitching (like digital dual-feed system foot, embroidery foot, zig-zag, and a whole lot more)
- Easy-lock accessory case with interchangeable trays to keep your presser feet organized
- A soft canvas cover to protect your machine
- A two-thread spool stand for more thread options
- Straight stitch needle plate for precise stitching
- Alternate bobbin case for using pre-wound bobbins
- Bobbin center pin and 10 bobbins to keep you going
- Embroidery positioning stickers (4 sheets of 64) for perfect design placement
- Lens calibration sheet for use with the positioning app
- Presser foot adaptor for more versatility
- A seam ripper for those “oops” moments
- Twin needle and needle set for different stitch styles
- Scissors and cleaning brush to keep things tidy
- Eyelet punch and screwdrivers for adjustments
- Spool caps (5), spool felt, and spool nets (2) to manage your thread
- Embroidery needle plate cover for specialized projects
- Foot controller for easy operation
- Bobbin covers to keep things neat
- Chalk pencil for marking your fabric
- Four embroidery hoops in different sizes (9-1/2″ x 14″, 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″, 7″ x 5″, and 4″ x 4″) for various project needs
So yeah, you’ll be all set to start sewing or embroidering like a pro!
AWESOME SEWING & EMBROIDERY FEATURES
- Huge 11.25″ workspace to the right of the needle for big projects
- Super-fast sewing at up to 1,050 stitches per minute
- A whopping 771 built-in stitches, including 15 one-step buttonholes
- 4 cool built-in alphabets for personalized stitching
- Lateral and diagonal feeding for creative designs
- Convenient one-touch buttons to make life easy
- Two storage compartments for all your accessories
- Customizable 3-step needle up/down settings
- 494 amazing embroidery designs to choose from
- 30 different font styles for unique projects
- Memory capacity of around 10MB to save your designs
- Automatically cuts jump stitches—no more trimming!
- Automatic basting for quick setup
- Smart sensors to help you sew better
- Programmable shutoff so you can control when it turns off
- NeverMiss Automatic Advanced Threading System makes threading a breeze
EXTRA GOODIES YOU CAN GET
- Extension Table for more space
- Trolley Set for easy transport
- Foot Kit for specialized stitching
- Thread Stand for more thread options
- Multi-Function Foot Control for better control
- Circular sewing attachment for circular patterns
- Open toe sole, couching foot, and other special soles for the dual feed foot
- Palette 11 for advanced design editing
- Standard and IQ Intuition embroidery hoops for more choices
- Candlewicking Foot, Bias Binder Foot, and Bridging Plate Set for special projects
PEACE OF MIND WARRANTY
- Manufacturer’s 25-Year Limited Warranty
- 10 years for parts
- 5 years for computer circuit & electrical
- 1 year for labor
- Machine weight: 37.5 lbs. (without embroidery unit) and 47.6 lbs. (with embroidery unit)
- Machine Dimensions: 36-1/16″ x 13-11/16″ x 20-5/8″
- Needle System: 15×1
- Bobbin Class: Class 15
Dollar for dollar, the Baby Lock Altair 2 stands as the epitome of advanced sewing and embroidery machines. With a spacious 9 ½” x 14” embroidery area and a rich collection of over 534 embroidery designs, it’s a true embroidery powerhouse. On the sewing front, it offers an expansive 11.25” workspace to the right of the needle and boasts an impressive 774 built-in stitches, making it the ultimate sewing and embroidery companion.
Maximumn Embroidery Size/Area: 9.5″ X 14″
Weight With Embroidery Unit: 47.6 lbs
Rotation Capability: Yes
Machine Weight Only: 37.5 lbs
On-Screen Editing: Yes
Combine Designs: Yes
Machine Only Depth: 12 5/8″
Total Number of USB Ports: 2
Frame Patterns: 140
Machine Only Width: 26 1/6″
Number of USB Type A Ports: 2
Built-In Designs: 534
Machine Only Height: 13 1/16″
Built-In Fonts: 30
Number of Needles: 1
Data Input Types: .pes, .phc, .pec, .dst
Embroidery Pattern Memory: Yes
Automatic Applique: Yes
Embroidery Speed: 1,050 SPM
Design Duplication Capability: Yes
Baby Lock Love of Sewing Level 1 Membership
The Baby Lock exclusive Love of Sewing Membership is an all-inclusive service, support, and maintenance program that brings you peace of mind while caring for your sewing machine. Here are some of the key benefits:
Comprehensive Care: Rest easy knowing your machine is in the capable hands of a certified Baby Lock technician. This program covers repair, parts, and labor charges, so you’re fully covered.
Access to Online Classes: Gain access to an extensive library of over 1,000 Baby Lock SEWED online classes. Led by Baby Lock experts, these videos cover everything from machine setup to exploring specialty features. You’ll also find project tutorials to help you master new sewing techniques.
Savings Opportunities: As a member, you’ll have access to exclusive product offers with unique savings opportunities. These special deals enhance your sewing experience and make it even more rewarding.
Baby Lock offers three levels of the Love of Membership Program, depending on your Baby Lock machine. Levels 1 and 2 are 4-year programs, while Level 3 is a 2-year program. No matter which level you qualify for, you’ll enjoy the benefits of this industry-leading program.
At Baby Lock, we celebrate the Love of Sewing, our love for customers, and sewing as a lifestyle. Please review the Love of Sewing Membership Policies for any exceptions.
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