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Baby Lock Ballad Sewing & Quilting Machine-BLBA

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The Baby Lock Ballad quilting and sewing machine is packed with features for a hassle-free quilting experience. Want to tackle thicker quilts? Ballad makes short work of even the thickest, most difficult fabric out there.

  • 36 Exclusive Stitch Patterns
  • Multi-Function Foot Control
  • 2 Vertical Stands
  • 11.25″ Throat Space
  • Hand Stitch Patterns

PURCHASE A NEW BABY LOCK BALLAD QUILTING AND SEWING MACHINE AND RECEIVE

  • Baby Lock Extra Large Machine Trolley Set
  • Baby Lock 17pc Foot Kit
  • Madeira Aerofil Incredible Threadable Quilt Box
  • 60-Day Trial of Online Sewing Classes
  • High Shank ¼” Basic Ruler Set
  • Klassè Titanium Quilting Needle Set

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    COMPACT DIGITAL DUAL-FEED SYSTEM

    With the new Compact Digital Dual-Feed System you will have 7.0 mm clearance for stitching on multiple layers or high loft fabrics. A total of 36 utility and decorative stitches can now be used with this foot.

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    771 BUILT-IN STITCHES

    With 771 built-in stitches, you’ll have many creative options. From numerous utility stitches to decorative ones, you’ll find something for every project.

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    NEVERMISS™ AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER

    The NeverMiss Automatic Needle Threader does exactly what it promises. It’s never been this fast or easy – the Ballad threads your needle with little more than the push of a button.

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    LARGE THROAT SPACE

    Comfortably quilt with the Ballad’s large throat space. 11.25″ to the right of the needle leaves room for thick projects and bigger quilts.

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    TWO-THREAD SPOOL STAND

    Easily attach this stand to the top of your machine to add two additional spools or large cones of thread to make switching thread colors quicker and easier.

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    MULTI-FUNCTION FOOT CONTROL

    Start and stop your sewing with the main foot control and perform two convenient functions with the heel tap feature and side pedal. You can program the functions for this accessory through your machine.

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    LCD COLOR TOUCH SCREEN

    Clearly see the details of every stitch. This large color LCD touch screen measures 7″ diagonally and shows up to 260,000 colors. You’ll get a bold, vivid display of your chosen stitches, machine settings and more.

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    PUSH BUTTON FEATURES

    Convenient push button features give you more freedom to focus on your project. Raise and lower the needle or presser foot, cut threads, reinforce stitches and thread your needle with the push of a button.

     

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    BABY LOCK IQ TECHNOLOGY™

    Baby Lock IQ Technology is what makes Baby Lock machines so smart and efficient. IQ Technology works with the “brain” of your machine to help achieve exactly what you desire.

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    INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

    The Ballad comes with 13 feet and lots of other great accessories to help you create. For a full list, refer to the machine manual.

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    ENHANCED STADIUM LIGHTING

    Illuminate your fabric with 10 inches around the needle. You’ll see every detail of your project. Plus, the bright LED lights last longer so you won’t worry about changing light bulbs.

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    QUICK-SET, DROP-IN BOBBIN

    With a drop-in bobbin, getting ready to sew is easy. When you need a new bobbin, simply drop it in and go. Your machine will put the thread right where you need it.

    Convenience Features

    • Convenient one-touch buttons for
    o Start/stop
    o Reverse sewing
    o Reinforcement stitch
    o Needle up/down
    o Thread cutter
    o Automatic presser foot lift
    o NeverMiss™ Automatic Needle Threader
    o Pivot Setting
    • Quick-set bobbin winder
    • Needle plate with scale in inches and centimeters
    • Additional seam markings on bobbin cover for needle position preference
    • Free arm
    • Two accessory storage compartments

    Included Accessories

    • Touch pen (stylus)
    • Knee lift
    • 13 Feet
    o Compact Digital Dual-Feed System
    o 1/4″ Quilting foot with a guide
    o Buttonhole
    o Overcasting
    o Monogramming
    o Zipper
    o Zigzag
    o Blind stitch
    o Button fitting
    o Free-motion quilting
    o Free-motion open toe quilting
    o Free-motion echo quilting
    o Straight stitch
    • Multi-Function Foot Control
    • 2-thread spool stand
    • Specialty bobbin case for bobbin work
    • Cord guide bobbin cover
    • Straight stitch needle plate
    • Soft cover for machine
    • Twin needle
    • 60-Day Trial of Online Sewing Classes
    • Plus more

    Weight 95.0000 lbs
    Additional Information

    • Built-in Instructions and Reference Manual• Built-in Operational Guide with up to 40 help topics and 42 built-in videos• Built-in Sewing Application Guide• Built-in Help Messages• Embroidery Stitch Count System – SCS• Capability to save settings screen images

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    Embroidery Features

    65 Embroidery designs built-in including      o 355 Baby Lock exclusives      o 35 Sewlebrity designs      o 15 Buttonhole embroidery designs in 5 sizes (75 total)      o 15 Buttonhole embroidery frame designs      o 244 Large decorative stitch designs      o 30 Quilting Border Patterns in 3 categories      o 40 Couching patterns• 140 Frame combinations• 32 font styles including      o Extra-large striped alphabet and characters (100 total)      o Extra-large block alphabet and characters (100 total)      o Exclusive script alphabet and characters (70 total)      o Large floral block alphabet (64 total)      o Large vine alphabet (60 total)      o Greek alphabet (24 total)• Embroiders up to 10 5/8" x 16" (272mm x 408mm) embroidery field• 10 5/8" x 16" hoop has new locking mechanism and silicone side grips for slip-free fabric support• Memory capacity approximately 10MB• Reads embroidery designs with a stitch capacity of up to 750,000 stitches per design and 127 color changes• Color Visualizer with favorite color selections• WXGA IPS TFT Color LCD Touch Screen shows      o Design placement using drag/drop and slide/scroll/pinch capacitive capabilities      o Enhanced Realistic Preview      o Screen brightness with 6 settings      o Design previews can be enlarged 400%      o Needle positioning grid and hoop selections      o Needle position image can be enlarged 200%      o Estimated embroidery time display and stitch count      o Embroidery progress bar      o Stitch simulator      o Needle advancement (1, 10, 100, or 1000 stitch increments)      o Measurements displayed in inches or metrics      o Color separation      o Thread color indicator      o On-screen hoop size indicator      o Low bobbin thread indicator with option to sew reinforcing stitches in embroidery mode      o 300 color names      o Screen saver customization      o Thumbnail images in 3 viewing sizes, defaults at 150%• 9-Point trial check points• Starting point key for instant alignment of characters or patterns
    • Alternate bobbin case for pre-wound bobbins• Customize embroidery pattern and thumbnail background colors (66 options)• On-screen grid• Cuts jump stitches (with on/off capability)• Embroidery frame clearance setting for easy bobbin changes• Embroider without removing the foot control• Compatible with optional W+ Needle Beam Foot and mouse
    Embroidery Editing Capabilities
    • Combine embroidery designs on screen• Character/text array function• Character spacing• Multi-line text with justification options• Character insert and group edit capabilities• Change fonts on letters or words after the design is set• 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 automatic stippling, echo stitching, and decorative fill patterns around embroidery designs      o Set the distance, spacing and frame size• Mirror imaging• Change color selections within designs• Enhanced color sorting to optimize sewing order• Monochrome option for embroidery designs• Programmable custom thread color selection• 14 Major thread brands color palettes built-in

    Features

    Technology Features
    • WXGA IPS TFT LCD Color Touch Screen Technology      o Shows 16,777,216 colors      o Measures 10.1" diagonally (800 x 1280 pixels)      o Displays Clock and Date• 3x faster processing speed• Mpeg-4 movie/video play function      o Video display size 6.2" diagonally      o Exclusive 1GB Memory Storage for video• IQ VisionaryTM Projector• Projects your embroidery design in a 3" x 5" (7.6 cm x 12.7 cm) area• Advance and select stiches from projection using the Dual Function Stylus• Select background color from projection using Dual Function Stylus• Set width, length and left/right shift• Projection of Guide Beam, Grid and Needle Beam for precision alignment of stitches      o Main and Sub line Options      o 3 Color Options (Red, White, Green)      o Line length and single point options      o Horizontal and vertical position options      o 45, 60 and 90 Degree angles      o Grid adjustable up to from 5mm to 30mm (3/16" x 1-3/16")      o 4 adjustment levels on projection light• NeedleCam™ Digital Camera for embroidery and sewing positioning with faster scanning.• Precise Touch Positioning™ using NeedleCam• Camera detecting buttonhole foot with stabilization plate o Creates up to 45mm buttonhole• IQTM Designer with paper holding frame for image scanning o LCD screen size can be enlarged to 1280 x 800 pixels      o Will automatically create an embroidery pattern from a JPEG image      o Drawing area is 3-3/4" x 5-11/16" (96mm x 145mm)      o 90 Preloaded open, closed and region shapes      o Able to select different line colors and fill colors      o 18 Different stitch patterns: running, bean, satin, no outline, chainstitch, blanket, blindhem, candlewicking and 10 decorative stitch outlines      o 45 Different fill patterns: regular fill, no fill, stipple, and 42 decorative pattern fills      o Duplicate and paste editing preloaded shapes      o Adjust line, fill and stippling width, length and density properties      o Light fill or regular fill for decorative fill patterns      o Undersewing options      o Undo and Redo options      o Outline stamp shape creation for Trapunto techniques• 2 scanning modes      o Fine – For illustrations      o Standard – For line drawings• Enhanced Stadium Lighting for 13" area of brighter true color LED lighting on the needle and work area with 5 settings• 2 (Type A) USB 2.0 drives to connect a mouse, Flash drives, and CD-ROM drives• SD Card Slot• Wireless Wi-LAN Function data transfer technology (Requires Palette 11 version software and/or free Intuition Positioning App)
    • NeverMiss™ Automatic Advanced Threading System• Digital Dual-Feed System ensures utmost fabric control when feeding layers or difficult fabric types• Advanced Pivoting Feature and Automatic Fabric Sensor System• 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       On-screen hoop sensor to recommend size of hoop• Embroidery and sewing speed up to 1,050 spm• Precise tracking system on embroidery carriage• Resume mode for Embroidery and IQ Designer• Programmable shutoff capabilities• Eco power mode
     

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    Included Accessories

    • Dual Stylus and Holder• Adjustable knee lifter with 3-position handle• 17 Presser feet      o 1/4" Quilting foot with a guide      o Blind stitch      o Button fitting      o Camera Detecting Buttonhole with stabilization plate      o Couching Dual Feed
          o Digital Dual-Feed System      o Embroidery foot "W"      o Embroidery couching Y      o Free-motion echo      o Free-motion open toe quilting      o Free-motion quilting      o General purpose zigzag      o Monogramming      o Overcasting      o Straight Stitch      o Zipper
    • Easy-lock accessory case for presser foot storage with 3 interchangeable trays• 2 Thread king spool stand for larger cones• Straight stitch needle plate• Bobbin case and cover for embroidery• Bobbin Covers with and without markings• Alternate bobbin case for use with pre-wound bobbins• Bobbin center pin• Embroidery bobbin thread
    • Bobbins• Embroidery Positioning Stickers (2 Sheets)• White Needle calibration stickers• Multi-position screwdriver• Presser foot adaptor• Seam ripper• Scissors• Eyelet Punch• Spool nets (2)• Foot control• Twin needle• Scanning frame with magnets• Embroidery hoops      o 10-5/8" x 16” (272mm x 408mm)      o 10-5/8” x 10-5/8” (272mm x 272mm)      o 5" x 7" (130mm x 180mm)      o 4" x 4” (100mm x 100mm)• Yarn guide for sewing couching• Yarn guide for embroidery couching• Yarn threader• End-point stickers (4 sheets, 243 stickers per sheet)

    Sewing Features

    Advanced Sewing Features
    • 864 Built-in stitches including      o 154 Utility including 15 one-step buttonhole styles and 1 four-step custom buttonhole      o 527 Decorative      o 79 Decorative satin      o 20 Satin      o 21 Cross      o 63 Combinable Utility stitches      o 3 Hand-look Quilting• 4 Built-in alphabets• 30 Quilting stitches offer 57 needle position options• Stitch length 0.0mm – 5.0mm• 2 Basting stitch options: Regular 5mm and free-motion• Maximum Utility stitch width 7mm• Utility stitch editing capabilities• 5 Memory settings for each Utility stitch• Decorative stitch editing capabilities      o Edit and combine Character Decorative stitches      o Character/Decorative stitch memory equaling 1MB      o Satin stitch elongation      o Mirror-image      o Back to the beginning key      o Single and repeat mode      o Length width proportional linking key• Sew Utility and Decorative stitches while embroidery arm is attached• Specify end-point for stitch line with capability to end with a completed pattern
    • Automatic drop feed on screen• 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
    Convenient Sewing Features
    • Larger sewing bed and workspace with 13.1" to the right of the needle• Frosted surface finish on machine bed• Convenient one-touch buttons for      o Start/Stop      o Reverse sewing      o Reinforcement key      o Needle up/down      o Thread cutter      o Automatic presser foot lift      o Automatic needle threading• Sewing speed control doubles as width control• Quick-Set, Top-Loading bobbin with sensor• Quick-Set Independent bobbin winding system with      o 5 Adjustable speed settings      o 5 Variable bobbin filling settings• One finger removable needle plate for easy access cleaning• Ergonomic 3-position, adjustable knee lift with extra high presser foot lift – 10mm Automatic and 13mm Manual• Programmable 3-step needle up/down• Adjustable volume with 5 settings• Automatic thread cutter (with on/off capability)• Needle plate with scale in inches and centimeters and additional guideline markings• Free arm• Foldable king two-spool thread stand attaches magnetically to machine lid• Two accessory storage compartments in sewing tray• Enhanced Accessory Storage Box with 3 interchangeable trays• Compatible with optional Multi-Function Foot Control
     

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