Pivoting Height

This was a two step process. On accident. The manual starts by talking about the pivoting height, which you adjust in setting screen 3. The Pivoting Height has three options, 3.2 mm, 5 mm, 7.5 mm. Pick your height by preference, or by the relative thickness of the fabric.

Setting screen 3

Setting screen 3

Generally when operating the Baby Lock Destiny 2, if you stop sewing, the presser foot stays down, and the needle raises. However, you can invert this order by pressing the pivot function button on the display screen.

Even looks like it!

Even looks like it!

As you can see, the button even looks like a needle down and presser foot lifted. With the pivot button pressed, when the machine is not sewing, the needle stays down in the fabric, but the presser foot lifts up.

Couple of notes from the manual:

  1. From the setting screen 4, the needle position up/down must have needle position down. If the needle position is set to up, the pivot button is grayed out and unusable.

  2. Only stitches that use presser foot J or N are available for the pivot function. If the stitch you have selected uses any other presser foot as indicated in the upper left corner of the sewing display, then the pivot button is grayed out and unusable.

  3. When the pivot button is pressed, you cannot change the presser foot height from setting screen 1 (not the same as pivot height, which is changed on screen 3).

So with those exceptions in mind, you can determine if you want the Machine to end a stitch with the presser foot up or down, using the pivot button.