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Hello Girlfriends!  Allison Here!

OK, I will admit it!  I have been sewing on an older Bernina for years now.  I love my machine.  It has helped me create so many fun and beautiful projects.  I know how it works, I know how to fix it.  I know what level the volume on the TV needs to be to cover up the noise and rattles.  But….in the back of my mind, I also know that my love/hate relationship with my Bernina needs to come to an end. Better to part ways on a happy note and remain old friends, Right?  That being said,  I am always on the lookout for a new machine.  It is pretty hard to replace an old friend so I need a machine that is incredible.  I need a machine that is a great deal. I need a machine that wears a cape and is a Super Hero!  I might need a Solaris 2 from Baby Lock.


Why a Solaris 2?  Let me tell you a little bit about it.  The Solaris 2 has a built in Visionary IQ screen that displays stitches and embroidery designs directly on your fabric.  WHAT?!??!   You can resize, move or make adjustments before you ever make a stitch.  Did someone say magic?  You can make these adjustments with a wireless stylus.  Did someone say magic wand? You will achieve perfect placement every time and it is displayed in black, grey or white based on fabric choices.   Did someone say Black Magic?   No, I think they said Baby Lock magic?  My hearing is going….

The Solaris 2 makes it possible to machine embroider on a 10-5/8″ x 16″ and 10-5/8″ x 10-5/8″ hoop sizes for fewer rehooping.  Perfect for quilt blocks.  It has a 10.1 inch Captive Touchscreen so you have total control over every aspect of your stitches, designs, placement, colors and more….and with a 10.1 inch screen you can actually SEE the design.  It has a built in camera so you can achieve perfect stitches.  Simply place a sticker where you want your stitches to end, activate the endpoint sewing feature and sew with confidence.

You can add stippling, echo quilting or any of 42 Decorative Fill Patterns that come with the IQ Designer around a selected design.  Or, create your own designs and quilt motifs by drawing directly on the screen.  You can use a USB drive or even wirelessly send designs to your machine from your smart phone.  Your art will instantly be converted into an embroidery pattern.  Can someone say Rosie from the Jetsons?  Does this machine cook dinner and clean bathrooms.  WOW!

But the thing that I cannot get over is the Solaris 2 Bundle.  If you purchase a machine now you can receive a Palette 11 Software package, a Solaris 30 piece foot kit (oh the possibilities with 30 feet) and a Baby Lock Extra Large Machine Trolley.  Sold!  Wait….I am not that computer savvy or machine literate.  I cannot do this!!!!   Wouldn’t you know that The Girlfriend’s have thought of everything.  They offer classes and tutorials so I can learn how to use every aspect of my machine. Check out some of our amazing options and offerings on our website. Don’t just take it from me either. Kris also demonstrates a few of the amazing features in this fun YouTube video as well.

My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe – Sewing Machine and Education Center (mygirlfriendsquiltshoppe.com)

DAILY HOW TO: Solaris II – YouTube

I cannot wait another second!  I am heading over to my local My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Logan, Utah or Sandy, Utah for more information.  Did I mention that you can just call them on the phone?  Even better.  I can stay in my PJ’s and call Logan at (435) 213-3229 or (801) 647-7739.  Did I mention that My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe offers financing.  I must get one TODAY before this amazing deal ends!



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