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Baby Lock Altair 2


Working as both an embroidery and a sewing machine, Altair 2 is packed with power and technology allowing your creative side to take control. With IQ Technology®, you can seamlessly 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.

The Baby Lock Altair sewing and embroidery machine features include:

  • IQ Intuition Positioning®
  • Design Database Transfer
  • 9-1/2″ x 14″ Embroidery Field
  • IQ Designer
  • 771 Built-In Stitches
  • 494 Built-In Embroidery Designs
  • Large 11.25″ Workspace
  • Needle Beam

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IQ Intuition™ Positioning App

This innovative app allows you to take a photo of your fabric in a
special hoop and wirelessly transfer it to your machine. The image will
display onscreen in lifelike color and high resolution, allowing you to
position your design exactly where you want it, how you want it, every

Altair2 emb field

9-1/2" x 14" Embroidery Field

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

Altair2 built in designs

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 2! Draw directly on the screen or if you’re feeling inspired by an existing art file, simply upload it to the Altair 2 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 Meridian 2.

Altair2 ColorVisualizer

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.

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.

Altair2 built in designs

534 Embroidery Designs

You’ll always have something to embroider with Meridian 2’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.

Redo/Undo in Embroidery Edit and IQ Designer

Want to go back to an earlier version of your creation? Made a mistake? Change your mind? Meridian 2 has a redo/undo feature that takes care of it with just the push of a button.

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2 Point Position

Use the 2-point positioning function, with needle beam, to preview the position of your embroidery design. Then, adjust the position and angle for precise placement. Your embroidery will be perfectly placed every time.

BLTA2 IQDesigner

IQ Intuition Monitoring App

Keep track of your project’s progress with this convenient feature that alerts your phone when the bobbin needs to be changed, if a thread breaks, if a thread needs to be changed and when stitching is done

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Stitch Tapering

Match your project’s sharp angles or create mitered corners with Altair 2’s Stitch Tapering. With 12 angle settings, two ending methods, and 20 decorative stitches, you can customize a variety of sewing projects.

Altair2 QuiltAround

Quilting Around an Embroidery Pattern

Add stippling, echo quilting, or any of the 30 Decorative Fill patterns from IQ Designer around a selected design. Line spacing, distance, and frame size are easily adjustable.

Altair2 screen

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.

Altair2 ThroatSpace

Large 11.25" Workspace

With a generous 11.25″ workspace to the right of the needle, Altair 2 gives you plenty of room to work. Those larger projects aren’t anything to worry about!

Altair2 FancyFont

Fancy Font

The included Fancy Fonts are perfect for monogramming, with an elegant touch. Stitch these out in multi-color or monochrome!

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.


Maximum 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

Included Accessories

  • Hands-free knee lift
  • Touch pen (stylus)
  • Embroidery foot with LED pointer
  • Couching Foot and Guide
  • Soft canvas cover
  • Alternate bobbin case and bobbin center pin for use with prewound bobbins
  • Embroidery bobbin thread
  • Bobbins (10)
  • Embroidery positioning stickers (4 sheets of 64)
  • Lens calibration sheet for use with the positioning app
  • Needle set
  • Spool caps (5)
  • Spool felt and spool nets (2)
  • Embroidery needle plate cover
  • IQ Intuition® embroidery hoops and grids included: 9.5″ x 14″, 5″ x 7″
BL Altair2 accessories
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