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Long Arm Machines

As the creator of the first portable home machine quilting frame, the staff at Handi Quilter have used years of quilting experience to create a complete line of quilting machines, home machine quilting frames, and quilting gadets perfect for any quilter.  Each of the Handi Quilter products has been carefully "designed by a quilter, for quilters" and have gone through extensive testing ensuring a quality product that will ensure you create heirloom quilts to last a lifetime!

HQ Sweet Sixteen

16" Longarm Quilting Machine for SIT-DOWN USE

If you love  to free-motion quilting but struggle to fit your project in a small throat space, you're going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen.  Sixteen inches of throat space gives you room to quilt even a king-size quilt.  The smooth surface of the included table allows your project to glide under the needle.  The powerful motor handles quilting with ease and stitches up to 1500 stitches-per-minute.  Choose your three favorite top speed settings, on the easy-to-use color touch screen and let the machine remember them.


HQ Sweet Sixteen Features you are Going to Love:

  • Set your top speed using the intuitive adjustable color-touch screen. Save your preferred speed settings with 3 customizable pre-sets.
  • Easy-Set Tension
  • Use Half-Stitch for basting or walking stitch
  • Responsive foot pedal with half-stitch control
  • Innovative Light Ring illuminates the quilting area with 28 LEDS
  • Use HQ Rulers for perfect stitch-in-the-ditch and curved quilting lines
  • Adjustable Color-Touch Screen.

NEW FALL 2019!!!

HQ Capri

18" Longarm Quilting Machine for SIT-DOWN USE

Imagine yourself quilting up to 2,200 stitches per minute, easily manipulating your bed-sized quilt within the roomy 18" throat space. Choose from 4-22 stitches per inch for all types of quilting motifs. The HQ InSight stitch regulator takes away the fear of finishing. The HQ Capri includes lots of light, so you can see your beautiful stitches.

HQ Capri Features you are Going to Love:

  • Paired with the exclusive HQ InSight Table with built-in HQ InSight Regulation
  • Adjustable table height from 25.5" to 39.5"
  • Large 18" of throat space
  • Stitching speeds up to 2,200 stitches per minute
  • 4-22 precision stitches per inch
  • Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision and Cruise
  • Handi Feet compatible; comes with quarter inch ruler foot installed
  • Adjustable high-resolution color touch screen

HQ Simply Sixteen

16" Longarm Quilting Machine with Little Foot Frame

Don't Let space restrictions dictate what you can create.  Combined with the HQ Little Foot frame system, the HQ Simply Sixteen enables any quilter, beginner to advance, to finish any size quilt without the space requirements of a conventional frame system.  It's simply the best solution when space is at a premium.


HQ Simply Sixteen Features you are Going to Love:

  • 1,800 stitches per minute
  • 16 inches Throat Space
  • 4 foot x 5 foot Footprint
  • Innovative LED Light Ring illuminates the quilting area
  • Use HQ Rulers for perfect stitch-in-the-ditch and curved quilting lines
  • Front touchscreen and handlebars.
  • Integrated USB ports
  • Quilting alarm and project timer

HQ Avante

118 inches. An easy reach with expanded quilting possibilities.

The HQ Avante is the perfect choice for the quilter who is looking for more quilting space, but wants a machine that makes the most efficient use of a quilter's reach, the HQ Avante offers precision stitching with over 15" of quilting space.  Multiple track, table and frame options available to suit your budget.


HQ Avante features you are going to love:

  • 18 inches.  An easy reach with expanded quilting possibilities.
  • Front Power Switch
  • Easy-Set Tension
  • 2 kinds of stitch-regulation: Precision and Crusie
  • Fingertip controls
  • Color touch-screens front and back
  • HQ walking stitch for basting
  • Set your preferred settings
  • Needle-stop position control
  • Digital Stitch counters
  • Built-in diagnostics
  • 4 to 18 stitches-per-inch
  • Up t0 2200 stitches-per-minute
  • Choose from 3 table/frame/track combos

HQ Amara

20 inches. An easy reach with expanded quilting possibilities.

The HQ Amara Experience quality, precision, and a world of quilting possibilities. From baby quilts to king-size, the HQ Amara is the perfect fit for your style of quilting.


HQ Amara features you are going to love:

  • 20" of brightly-lit throat space
  • Pinpoint Needle Laser
  • Easy-Set Tension™
  • 7-inch color touchscreen 
  • Menu-controlled QuiltMaster™ LED Lighting Package: throat, needlebar, and bobbin
  • QuiltMaster™ front handlebars: Independently adjustable, ergonomic with integrated micro handles
  • QuiltMaster™ servo-controlled stitch regulation (perfect stitches, every time)
  • Programmable handlebar buttons
  • Stitching speeds up to 2,500 stitches per minute
  • Consistent stitch quality from 4-24 stitches per inch
  • Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision or Cruise
  • Five convenient built-in tie-off stitches
  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
  • Manual mode with three customizable preset speeds
  • Pro-Stitcher ready! All necessary cabling is pre-installed inside
  • Handi Feet®-compatible; includes ruler foot and open-toe foot
  • On-screen hand wheel
  • Magnetic Tool Minder Collar
  • Bobbin-use estimator
  • Front power switch
  • Thread-break sensor and alarm
  • Stitch counter
  • Easy needle change
  • Needle-stop up/down control
  • Five basting stitches
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HQ Forte 24

Experience quality, precision, and a world of quilting possibilities. From baby quilts to king-size, the HQ Forte is the perfect fit for your style of quilting.


HQ Forte 24 Features you are Going to Love: 

  • 24″ of brightly-lit throat space
  • Pinpoint Needle Laser
  • Easy-Set Tension™
  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Menu-controlled QuiltMaster™ LED Lighting Package
  • QuiltMaster™ front handlebars: Independently adjustable, ergonomic with integrated micro handles
  • QuiltMaster™ servo-controlled stitch regulation (perfect stitches, every time)
  • Stitching speeds up to 2,500 stitches per minute
  • Consistent stitch quality from 4-24 stitches per inch
  • Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision or Cruise

 HQ Infinity

Versatility and precision for a variety of styles, techniques & projects 26 inches. Takes long-arm quilting to the next level.

Adaptable, intelligent, creative, and strong. These words encompass everything that you are as a quilter. These same words perfectly describe the HQ Infinity 26. Just as you continuously evolve your quilting designs and methods, this is the machine that adapts along with you. From the flexible stitch regulation to the adjustable handlebars, every aspect of the Infinity is designed to work with you and the way you quilt. No other machine is as innovative, powerful, and feature-rich as the HQ Infinity 26. Whether you quilt for yourself or others, you deserve a quilting machine that looks as beautiful in your home as your custom quilts. Welcome to the best way to finish quilts.


HQ Infinity features you are going to love:

  • Comfort-fit Handlebars with integrated Micro Handles
  • Quilt-View camera with Quilter's Eye technology
  • 12-foot professional Gallery Frame with HQ Precision-Glide Track system
  • Front power switch
  • Bobbin-thread cutter
  • Pinpoint needle laser
  • Easy-Touch Tension™ with stored presets (Patent Pending)
  • On-screen hand wheel
  • Synergy Stitch™ regulation with Precision and Cruise modes
  • Up to 3100 precision Stitches per minutes
  • Four basting stitch options
  • Manual stitching mode with three speed presets
  • Quilting alarm and project timer
  • Stitch counters
  • Programmable handlebar buttons 
  • Integrated micro handles
  • Thread-break sensor with alarm
  • Bobbin-use estimator with low-bobbin alarm, with up to twenty presets
  • Needle-stop position control
  • Internal diagnostics
  • Handi Accessory Rail

 HQ Pro-Stitcher

Your ideas become beautiful computerized quilting (in any size)

You choose the Design.  HQ Pro-Stitcher executes it perfectly.  Whether you're a beginning long-arm quilter or an experienced show winner, adding the HQ Pro-Stitcher to your HQ quilting machine expands your quilting horizons.  Quit worrying about making perfect stitches, the HQ Pro-Stitcher does it for you.


The HQ Pro-Stitcher is available for the following stitch-regulated HQ quilting machines: 

  • HQ Sixteen (on Stand up Frame)
  • HQ Avante
  • HQ Amara
  • HQ Fusion
  • HQ Forte
  • HQ Infinity


HQ Pro-Stitcher Features you are going to love:

  • 8" color touch screen mounted on your HQ Machine
  • View and manipulate designs on the screen
  • Record your own free motion design or pantograph design
  • Rotate an existing design
  • Resize to specific area
  • Precisely position a design on the quilt
  • Repeat your designs both horizontally and vertically
  • Watch your pattern path before quilting
  • Back up function if your thread breaks
  • Set the number of tie off stitches
  • Set the quilting speed and stitches per inch
  • Steady free motion movement with minimal extra cables or wiring attached
  • No additional PC needed to run the HQ Pro-Stitcher (PC needed for downloading and creating designs)
  • Simple to use integrated graphic settings with quilt friendly menus
  • Finger tip Help menus on every screen
  • Quilt a pantograph or block pattern with confidence in a few simple steps
  • Ability to read most available digital quilt patterns
  • Switch from computerized quilting to fee motion quilting in seconds with a flick of the quick release mechanism
  • Silent integrated moter control systems with fluid motion control
  • Made and Built with integrated HQ Technology
  • Includes Art and Stitch software for designing your own patterns
  • Easy to download your favorite patterns from a USB port