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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™ that 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.


IQ Intuition™ Positioning App
Use the IQ Intuition Positioning App to take a photo of your fabric in a special 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 you want it, how you want it – every time.
9.5" x 14" Embroidery Field
Stitch bigger embroidery designs and enjoy less re-hooping with a large embroidery field.
IQ Designer
Create your own 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 if you’re feeling inspired by an existing art file, simply upload it to the Altair through the USB drive. Your art will be instantly digitized with the colors and fill stitches you choose.
Wireless Capability
Use your favorite embroidery design software like Palette (version 11 or higher, sold separately) to wirelessly transmit your designs from your computer to the Altair.
10.1" LCD Screen
You’ll have total control over every single aspect of your stitches, embroidery designs, placement, colors and more on a large touchscreen. Comparable to many popular tablets, it features large, clear buttons and vivid colors.
Large 11.25" workspace
With a generous 11.25" workspace to the right of the needle, Altair gives you plenty of room to work. Those larger projects aren’t anything to worry about!
Color Visualizer
Choose from random, vivid, gradient and soft, and watch as your design is transformed in an array of color combinations. Tag your favorite color combinations, then select your favorite from the finalists.
494 Embroidery Designs
You’ll always have something to embroider with Altair’s huge selection of built-in designs that includes 200 exclusive designs from Baby Lock. The design library features large thumbnails to make finding the right match even easier.
771 Stitches
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 you can save them in memory to retrieve them at any time.
Quick-Set Drop-In Bobbin
Simply drop your bobbin in the machine, pull your threads through the slot and let your machine do the rest.
Needle Beam
Know exactly where the needle will drop every time with a brilliant LED pointer on the included embroidery foot. There’s no more guesswork.


Full Specifications List
4 Built-In Alphabets
1050 SPM Embroidery Speed
1 Four-Step Buttonhole
11.25" Workspace(Right of Needle)
Programmable Shutoff Capabilities
Lateral Diagonal Feeding
BTop Load Quick Set Bobbin
30 Built-In Fonts
Utility Stitch Editing Capabilities
9.5" X 14" Maximum Embroidery Size/Area
Multiple Languages
Eco Power Mode
Snap On Presser Feet
Automatic Tension System
5mm Maximum Stitch Length
Variable Needle Position
Rotation Capability
Auto Needle Up/Down
On-Screen Editing
LED Lighting
Free Arm
150 Built-In Utility Stitches
Twin Needle Sewing
Combine Designs
Never Miss Needle Threader 
2 USB Ports
Machine Weight: 37.5lbs
LCD Screen
Accessory Storage
63 Built-In Combined Utility Stitches
17 Built-In Cross Stitches
Automatic Basting
140 Frame Patterns
Thread Cutter
2 USB Type A Ports
Weight with Embroidery Unit: 47.6lbs
Mpeg-4 Movie/Video Play Function
Sew with Embroidery Unit Attached
442 Built-In Decorative Stitches
Automatic Appliqué
494 Built-In Designs
14 Feet Included
Touch Screen
Machine Width: 29.125"
Advanced Pivoting Feature
Mirror Image Capability
Design Duplication
20 Built-In Satin Stitches
Automatic Fabric Sensing System
Variable Speed Control
Digital Dual Feeding System Type
Color Screen
Machine Depth: 15.9375"
Cuts Jump Stitches
Embroidery Pattern Memory
15 Number of One-Step Buttonholes
Resume Mode
Knee Lift/Hands-Free Presser Foot Lift
Bobbin Winding
10.1" Screen Size
Maximum Stitch Width: 7mm
79 Built-In Decorative Satin Stitches


277 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
196 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
995 Queen St
Southington, CT