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Baby Lock Altair Sewing and Embroidery Machine Details
Let your creativity soar with Baby Lock's Altair Embroidery and Sewing Machine. This machine can do it all; you can embroider, quilt, craft, and more on the Altair. Integrated into the Altair is IQ Technology that will allow you to wirelessly transfer images to your machine from your phone or tablet using the IQ Intuition Positioning App. You get a 9-1/2" by 14" embroidery field, 494 built-in designs, 771 stitch options, 11-1/4" workspace, 10.1 LCD touch screen, a needle beam, and much more. With all the unique features packed into Baby Lock's Altair Embroidery and Sewing Machine, you will never run out of projects. To check out the Altair in action, watch this short YouTube video.
FREE Bonus Accessories ($800 Value)
Free Motion Quilting Foot ($19.99 Value), Circular Sewing Attachment ($99.99 Value), Open Toe Sole For Digital Dual Feed Foot ($29.99 Value), Stitch In The Ditch Sole for Digital Dual-Feed Foot ($29.99 Value), 1/4" Sole with Guide for Digital Dual Feed Foot ($29.99 Value), Edge Joining Foot ($16.99 Value), Seam Guide ($19.99 Value), Free-Motion Couching Foot ($79.99 Value), Multifunction Foot Control ($280.00 Value) and 10 Spool Embroidery Thread Stand ($199.99 Value).
Easily sew larger projects on the Altair with the 11-1/4" workspace to the right of the needle. The Altair can easily tackle quilts and large, bulky items.
9-1/2" x 14" Embroidery Field
The Altair allows you to embroidery oversized designs with less re-hooping with it's large 9-1/2" by 14" embroidery field. Included with the machine are four hoops: 9-1/2" x 14, 9-1/2" x 9-1/2", 7" x 5", and a 4" x 4".
Built into the machine are wireless capabilities. 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.
IQ Intuition Positioning App
Use the free IQ Intuition Positioning App to take photos of your fabrics in a special hoop and transfer it wirelessly to the Altair. The image will display onscreen in crisp focus, allowing you to position your design exactly where you want it.
10.1" LCD Screen
The Altair Sewing and Embroidery is equipped with a 10.1" LCD Touchscreen, that's the same size as a tablet. From this screen, you can control every aspect of your project. Choose or change stitches, embroidery designs, placements, colors, and more.
Top Loading Bobbin
Bobbin changes are effortless with the quick-set drop-in bobbin. Drop your bobbin in the machine, pull your threads through the slot, and let your Altair do the rest.
No matter if you are sewing or quilting, you have plenty of stitch options. Choose from 771 possible stitch patterns or combine them for endless stitch combinations to save for later.
494 Embroidery Patterns
With 494 embroidery patterns built-in the machine, you will always have something to embroider. Almost half (200) of the designs included are exclusive Baby Lock designs that you won't find anywhere else. To make choosing the right design more manageable, the library features large thumbnails.
Embroidery Editing Functions
The Altair is packed with advanced editing features for your embroidery designs. You can change character spacing, mirror imaging, design duplication, pattern rotation, and more. With all these editing functions, you can customize your design as much as you wish.
Remove the guesswork about where the needle will drop with the needle beam on the included embroidery foot. The bright LED pointer allows you to know the exact location of where your needle will land.
Get previews of your design with the color visualizer. This program on your Altair allows you to see your patterns in an array of colors. Choose from random, vivid, gradient, or soft to see your design in different palettes. You can also select your favorite combinations so you can come back to them later.
The Altair includes almost everything you will need to get started. Accessories include a hands-free knee lift, stylus, 14 snap-on feet (digital dual-feed system foot, embroidery foot, zig-zag, blind stitch, buttonhole, button fitting, free-motion open toe quilting, free-motion quilting, free-motion echo quilting, monogramming, overcasting, 1/4" quilting foot w/ guide, straight stitch, zipper), easy-lock accessory case for presser foot storage w/ interchangeable trays, soft canvas cover, two thread spool stand, straight stitch needle plate, alternate bobbin case for use w/ pre-wound bobbins, bobbin center pin, bobbins (10), embroidery positioning stickers (4-Sheets of 64), lens calibration sheet for use w/ the positioning app, presser foot adaptor, seam ripper, twin needle, needle set, scissors, cleaning brush, eyelet punch, screwdrivers, spool caps (5), spool felt, spool nets (2), embroidery needle plate cover, foot controller, bobbin covers, chalk pencil, four embroidery hoops (9-1/2" x 14, 9-1/2" x 9-1/2", 7" x 5", and a 4" x 4")
Key Sewing and Embroidery Features
- 11.25" Workspace to the right of the needle
- Sews up to 1,050 SPM
- 771 Built-in stitches including 15 one-step buttonholes
- 4 Built-in alphabets
- Lateral and diagonal feeding
- Conveient one-touch buttons
- Two accessory storage compartments
- Programmable 3-step needle up/down
- 494 Embroidery designs
- 30 Font styles
- Memory capacity approximately 10MB
- Cuts jump stitches
- Automatic basting
- Automatic sensors
- Programmable shutoff capabilities
- NeverMiss Automatic Advanced Threading System
- Extension Table
- Trolley Set
- Foot Kit
- Thread Stand
- Multi-Function Foot Control
- Circular sewing attachment
- Open toe sole for dual feed foot
- Couching foot
- ¼" sole for dual feed foot
- Stitch-in-the-ditch sole for dual feed foot
- Palette 11
- Standard embroidery hoops
- IQ Intuition embroidery hoops
- Candlewicking Foot
- Bias Binder Foot
- Bridging Plate Set
Manufacturer's 25 Year Limited Warranty
- 10-Years Parts
- 5-Years Computer Circuit
- 5-Years Electrical
- 1-Year Labor
- Machine only weight: 37.5 lbs. (17 kg)
- Machine w/ Embroidery Unit : 47.6 lbs. (21.59 kg)
- Machine Dimension: 36-1/16" x 13-11/16" x 20-5/8"
- Needle System: 15x1
- Bobbin Class: Class 15
- Bobbin Load Top Load
- Built-in Designs 494
- Buttonhole Steps 1 Step
- Computerized Machine Yes
- Includes Bonus Kit No
- Includes Cover Soft
- Machine Size 36-1/16" x 13-11/16" x 20-5/8"
- Max Stitch Length 5.0 mm
- Maximum Stitch Width 7mm
- Needle Threader Automatic
- Number of Stitches 771
- Stitch Count Over 250
- Stitches Per Minute 1050
- Thread Tension Control Auto
- Work Space 11.25"