Sew Excited!

I’m sew excited – look what’s in the house, the new Baby Lock Solaris! Today, I documented how it was packed as I unpacked it. 

I find photographing the boxing and unboxing is very helpful when I have to pack it up again.  Sure hope that’s not anytime soon!  I know there’s a popular trend to video (and publish) the unboxing but I just couldn’t wait to get the whole team together to accomplish that so still photos will have to do.

I don’t know who Jeff is but I think I love him already. That personal touch makes me feel special – Jeff took the time to test numerous stitches and buttonholes – very reassuring.

Tomorrow, I’ll start exploring all its features.  I’ve had the opportunity to work on the Solaris at many of our Stitch Lab events this fall but there’s nothing quite like having one in the office.

And if it’s in the office, you’ll know I’ll be working on new Snap Hoop Monsters – like the 9.5″ x 9.5″ and the GIGANTIC 10.5″ x 16.5″.  Look for them in early 2019!

If you had a magnetic hoop with big sewing field, what would you stitch in it?  Quilts? Fashions?  Home decor items?

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8 Comments on Sew Excited!

  1. Carolyn Rollberg
    November 14, 2018 at 10:43 pm (11 months ago)

    Yay! I love my Solaris also!
    I would love a 10 5/8” x 16” magnetic hoop to use when doing edge to edge quilting!

  2. Therese Kossuth
    November 15, 2018 at 5:10 am (11 months ago)

    Purchased D2 since vit my budget. Also own EPIC I’m loving the camera for design positioning, so much easier! I’m loving the laser guide, no more marking half square triangles. Now need the magnetic hoop for E2E quilting!

  3. R. Sullivan
    November 15, 2018 at 5:47 am (11 months ago)

    I, too, would love a Snap Hoop that is large enough for the largest “Edge To Edge” quilting design. My current one is just a bit too small…so close yet so far away. I have the third Solaris ever sold and absolutely love this machine! Have fun!

  4. Cyndy Comes
    November 15, 2018 at 8:07 am (11 months ago)

    Will all my old Destiny 2 magnetic hoops work on my Solaris??

    • eileenroche
      November 15, 2018 at 10:45 am (11 months ago)

      Definitely! If your Snap Hoop Monster is compatible with your Destiny, then it will work on the Solaris.

  5. Karin Callander
    November 15, 2018 at 3:03 pm (11 months ago)

    I would love to have ANY snap hoops! I have the Destiny, upgraded to II, and I use it for quilting and embroidery. I love to use the camera and IQ Designer features, but, oh, those snap hoops would make life a whole lot easier!

  6. Karen
    November 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm (11 months ago)

    I would love a larger snap hoop for my Paff icon. I just finished quilting a queen size plus quilt.

  7. Peggy V
    November 20, 2018 at 9:10 am (11 months ago)

    I would love a larger hoop for Edge to Edge quilting!!!


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