If you are just joining us…all week we are talking about baby lock’s Love of Sewing Challenge. It is our week on the challenge and we are showing you all around the Destiny II sewing machine–and our challenge for the week—decorative stitching.
But first, let’s meet the Destiny II. Here she is…
I think one of the first things I noticed was the throat space for quilting….it has over 11″ from the needle to the machine to work on bigger projects. That means you can quilt a full quilt on there!
Here is an upclose look at the Utility Stitch Screen that comes on after you turn on the machine. I think one of my favorite things is that the machine has SOOOO many features but the computer screens are still simple. It tells you on the top left what sewing foot you have on the machine, and then the stitches that are available with that foot. And then on the bottom it shows you your stitch length and stitch width with up and down arrows to easily adjust those.
And the bottom yellow buttons are some of my favorites too–the guide beam (called “the laser” by my kids) is super helpful while quilting and I just used it last week while sewing darts, it seriously made super straight darts–which is awesome.
On Friday we’ll show you a short video with more of the Destiny II’s character stitches that come on the machine and you’ll see up close a project that will showcase decorative stitches. It’s a great way to mimic the look of embroidery, just with the stitches on your machine!
And finally like some of the machines before the Destiny II it still has the slow, medium, fast speed controls (the right-facing triangles). The needle up/down button, the thread cutter (I seriously couldn’t love this feature more!) and then the button to put down the presser foot are all prominently placed. . As well as to the right of the speed control is the automatic needle threader (awesome!).
If you’d like to learn more about the Destiny II–you can head to THIS information page that tells you about way more features than I did, or you can test one out at your local baby lock dealer and see what you think!
Then make sure to join us on Friday to see up close and personal the machine and our decorative stitching project….see you then!