Baby Lock Crescendo
If you've been looking for a machine with a larger throat, the Crescendo is for you. The Crescendo has all the wonderful features of the Aria, but adds laser beam functions for sewing perfection. Use the Sensor Pen to tell your machine exactly where you want your needle and stitches positioned. You can use the pen to designate stitch width, placement, and a stopping point on your fabric for straight or decorative stitches. Very cool! The laser Guide Beam paves your stitching path with a beam of light. The Guide Beam makes continuous stitching easy to keep straight. You can line up the Guide Beam with the edge of the fabric for a 1/4" seam, or line it up any other way you want.
The Crescendo also comes with the Digital Dual-Feed system. The Digital Dual-Feed is like having a Walking Foot on steroids. It has a conveyor-belt type roller that feeds multiple layers of fabric through when quilting or making garments with difficult fabrics.
The Crescendo includes a setting that makes free-motion quilting very smooth and not jumpy at all. In addition, one of the feet used for this is very tiny, making it easier to see where you're going when you do free-motion. The advanced pivoting setting is really nice when you're trying to do machine applique or quilting. You can set it so that when you stop sewing with the needle down, the presser foot automatically comes up so that you can pivot.
You'll love the upper AND lower case alphabets for making quilt and garment labels or crafting. The larger decorative stitches are especially nice for quilting borders and sashings.
Why we love the Baby Lock Crescendo:
(Highlighted items indicate features that are upgrades from the previous model.)