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Model number: BNAL
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The Alliance single-needle, free-arm machine lets you embroider easily in tight quarters and even on three-dimensional projects. Its narrow embroidery arm and specially designed small hoops and frames take your embroidery places not possible with other machines - inside pockets, sleeves, even embroiderable stuffed animals!
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TruView™ LCD Color Touch Screen

Baby Lock IQ Technology TruViewTM LCD Color Touch Screen™

This high-definition TruView LCD color touch screen brings your embroidery designs to life. It displays more than 260,000 colors, providing a bold and vivid image to aid the embroiderer in editing and perfecting each design.

Single-Needle, Free-Arm Embroidery

Single-Needle, Free-Arm Embroidery

With its single needle and free arm, the Alliance is built to embroider items and three-dimensional spaces that are difficult for typical embroidery machines, such as inside pockets, embroiderable stuffed animals, or even shoes.

Needle Beam for Embroidery

Baby Lock IQ TechnologyNeedle Beam for Embroidery

The Needle Beam highlights your needle position so you know exactly where your embroidery will start. That means perfect placement every time.

Embroider at 1,000 SPM

Baby Lock IQ Technology Embroider at 1,000 SPM

Embrace larger, multicolored designs and watch them stitch in no time! The Alliance reliably works up to 1,000 stitches per minute.

Large Embroidery Field

Baby Lock IQ TechnologyLarge Embroidery Field

In addition to its ability to negotiate tight spaces, the Alliance can expand its reach to an 8” x 8” hoop, giving the dedicated home embroiderer or business startup room to create.

Cap Hoop and Cap Set

Optional Cap Hoop and Cap Set

Embroider caps with speed and ease with this cap frame for your multi-needle embroidery machines. This snap-on frame allows you to effortlessly embroider along the curve of any cap. With additional cap frames, you can save time by having several caps hooped and ready to snap-in.

Automatic Needle Threader

Automatic Needle Threader

Get the stitching started with worry-free threading. The automatic needle threader puts your thread through the needle so you are ready to begin stitching.

Multi-line Text & Justification

Multi-line Text & Justification

Now you can create multiple lines of text quickly and easily, without the need for constant rehooping. Plus, you can center or justify your text alignment to get precisely the look you desire.

25 Built-in Fonts

25 Built-in Fonts

25 built-in, editable fonts to help you make every project unique, including a Large Floral Alphabet, Greek Letters, Large Appliqué Alphabet, and a Baby Lock exclusive font.

2 USB Drives (1 Type A, 1 Type B)

Baby Lock IQ Technology2 USB Drives (1 Type A, 1 Type B)

Use USB connectivity to quickly import designs to your machine from a computer, flash drive or CD-ROM drive. The Alliance USB drives support multiple design software formats.

Convenient Bobbin System

Convenient Bobbin System

This front-loading bobbin system with a vertical hook makes bobbin changes a cinch. You never have to remove your embroidery hoop.

Quick-Set, Built-in Bobbin Winder

Quick-Set, Built-in Bobbin Winder

The Alliance bobbin system includes an automatic bobbin winder with an independent motor. The winder seat holds the thread in place and stops automatically when the bobbin is full.

Semi-Industrial Features
  • Single-needle machine
  • Maximum embroidery speed 1,000 stitches per minute
  • Embroiders up to 8” x 8” (200mm x 200mm) embroidery field
  • Stitch reading capacity:
    • 500,000 Stitches per design, or
    • 127 Color changes

    Technology Features
  • TruViewTM LCD Color Touch Screen:
    • Shows 260,000 colors
    • Measures 7” diagonally
    • Adjustable screen brightness
    • Clock and Date
    • Design placement using drag and drop capabilities
    • Estimated embroidery time display and stitch count
    • Needle advancement (1, 10, 100 or 500 stitch increments)
    • Measurements displayed in inches or millimeters
    • Color separation
    • Thread color indicator
    • On-screen hoop size indicator o 300 Color names
  • Needle Beam for precise alignment

  • Software/Connectivity
  • Optional External USB 1GB Flash Drive compatible up to 32GB
  • 2 USB drives; 1 (Type A) drives, version 2.0 connects with flash drives and CD- ROM drives and 1 (Type B) USB direct connects to a PC
  • Reads multiple formats (PES, PEC, DST, PHC)
  • Upgradeable through USB connection or removable flash drive

  • Convenience Features
  • Built-in memory (1MB)
  • Bobbin system: front loading, vertical rotary hook
  • Quick-Set, built-in bobbin winder with independent motor
  • Can use pre-wound bobbins (Class “L”)
  • Push button, automatic needle threader
  • 2 LED lights to illuminate work area
  • Upper thread breakage sensors
  • Manual tension controls
  • Automatic thread trimmer (upper and lower)
  • Start/Stop button with lock feature
  • On-screen speed control while stitching
  • Change screen and thumbnail back-ground color
  • 4-Thread spool stand to pre-thread standby colors for easy thread changes
  • Built-in holder with stylus

  • Support Features
  • Built-in operation guide
  • Built-in help messages
  • Auto save feature - automatically saves last design when power is turned off or a power failure occurs
  • Shipping weight (91 lbs.)
  • Machine weight (68 lbs. or 31 kg.)
  • Warranty
    • 25-year product casting o 5-year circuit boards
    • 5-year electrical
    • 2-year parts
    • 1-year labor
  • Optional Gold Standard Comprehensive Care Program available
  • Optional accessories available
  • Customizing Features
  • Built-in embroidery designs
    • 125 Designs
    • 25 Fonts, including large floral alphabet, Baby Lock exclusive script, Greek letters and large applique alphabet
    • 140 Frame combinations
  • Combine embroidery designs on screen
  • Character/text array function
  • Multi-line Text
  • Character spacing
  • Change embroidery position using arrow keys
  • Pattern rotation (1°, 10° and 90°)
  • Design size change (10% reduction and 20% enlargement) on most designs
  • Needle forward and reverse position placement (1, 10, 100 or 500 stitch increments) and by color
  • Design duplication
  • Color sorting on non-overlapping designs
  • Automatic basting
  • Mirror imaging
  • Increase design thumbnail from 100% to 150% for easy viewing
  • Change color selections within designs
  • Continuous border capabilities and color sorting on border designs
  • Monochrome option for embroidery designs
  • Instant needle edge placement (9 starting and 9 ending positions)
  • Custom color displays in 3 options: Original Palette, Custom Palette 1, Custom Palette 2
  • 6 Embroidery hoops, including the largest 8” x 8” (200mm x 200mm)
  • Hoop sensor advises hoop size for design chosen
  • On-screen count, version number and running time system

  • Included Assesories
  • Touch pen (stylus)
  • Accessory Case
  • Prewound bobbins
  • Metal bobbins
  • USB cable
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Spool
  • Oiler
  • Tweezers
  • Spool caps
  • Cleaning brush
  • Embroidery frame holder “a”
  • Embroidery frame holder “e”
  • Embroidery hoops:
    • 8” x 8” hoop (200mm x 200mm) #ALF200
    • 4” x 4” hoop (100mm x 100mm) #EPF100
    • 1-5/8” x 2-3/4” hoop (41mm x 70mm) #ALF70
    • 2” x 2” hoop (50mm x 50mm) #ALF50
    • 1-1/2” x 1-3/4” hoop (38mm x 44mm) #ALF44
    • 1-15/16” x 2-15/16” hoop (33mm x 75mm) #ALF74

    Extended Care Programs - Our comprehensive care promise so you can sew with peace of mind

    Stabilizers - Select the right foundation for every design

    Ultra Soft Fusible
    Pliable stabilizer ideal as soft backing for embroidery or as a light interfacing.
    No-Show Mesh Fusible Stabilizer - 1.5 oz Medium Black
    This translucent stabilizer is ideal for covering the back of embroidery on light to medium-weight stretch and woven fabrics. It is sheer enough to eliminate the backing shadow while still protecting skin from scratches. This is a great choice for collars and cuffs. Simply adhere it to your fabric with a dry iron, embroider, then cut away the excess stabilizer around the design.
    No-Show Mesh Fusible Stabilizer - 1.5 oz Medium Beige
    This translucent stabilizer is ideal for covering the back of embroidery on light to medium-weight stretch and woven fabrics. It is sheer enough to eliminate the backing shadow while still protecting skin from scratches. This is a great choice for collars and cuffs. Simply adhere it to your fabric with a dry iron, embroider, then cut away the excess stabilizer around the design.

    Extension Tables - A bigger surface for your growing ideas

    Embroidery Extension Table
    This table is designed to support the additional weight of heavy fabrics and larger projects.
    Free-Motion Kit
    Add this kit to your Alliance for free-motion embroidery stitching capabilities.

    Hoops - Embroider designs of all sizes and shapes

    4 X 7 Border Frame
    Easily embroider continuous designs by gliding fabric through the hoop, ensuring design precision and effortless rehooping. A 4"x 7" (100mm x 180mm) area can be embroidered with each hooping.
    Compact Embroidery Hoop
    This small oval hoop is perfect for embroidering small patterns on sleeves, pockets or hard to hoop areas of pre-assembled items such as baby clothes and bags. This hoop measures 1-1/2” x 1-3/4” (38mm x 44mm).
    Compact Embroidery Hoop
    This small square hoop is perfect for embroidering small patterns and monograms on sleeves, pockets or hard to hoop areas of pre-assembled products such as shirts and bags. This hoop measures 2” x 2” (50mm x 50mm).

    Others - See what's possible with your machine

    18 Spool Thread Kit Anniversary Edition by Madeira
    This 18 spool Madeira thread kit contains six spools of Aerofil sewing thread, Six spools of Polyneon embroidery thread and Six spools of Rayon embroidery thread.
    20" Stabilizer Value Kit
    This stabilizer value kit contains six rolls of Baby Lock stabilizer all 20" wide, perfect to use on larger projects or with larger embroidery hoops. Each roll is labeled so you can identify the type and select the perfect one for any project.

    4GB Baby Lock Flash Drive
    Plug and play your favorite designs into your Baby Lock embroidery machine with type A, USB connectivity. This optional external USB flash drive lets you read and write 4GB worth of your favorite designs.

    Embroidery Starter Kit
    Get started embroidering today with this embroidery product kit.
    Tear-Away Firm Precut Sheets Pack
    Now your favorite tear-away stabilizer comes in precut sheets. Stabilizer Pack is 100 sheets of BLT103Sheets - 16� x 24�

    Specialty Hoops - For the specific project you had in mind

    Stands - Organize your thread and prevent tangles

    Embroidery Machine Stand
    Support your embroidery machine with this sturdy machine stand. This stand is designed for organization. It stores all of your embroidery accessories, has wheels for mobility and can be adjusted to multiple heights.

    Travel Bags - For sewers on the go

    Machine Cover
    Protect your machine from dust and store it in style with this attractive machine cover. 22.5" x 26.5" x 23.5"
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