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Handi Quilter HQ Sweet Sixteen

Handi Quilter HQ Sweet Sixteen

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The HQ Sweet Sixteen®

The best selling sit-down longarm machine on the market today.

Introducing the most technologically advanced way to sit-down free motion quilt with stitch-regulation. Handi Quilter’s HQ Sweet Sixteen is simply the best way for quilters to tackle projects with a sit-down machine. With the introduction of TruStitch, quilters are now able to create quilt designs with beautifully even stitches.

If you love free-motion quilting but struggle to fit your project on a domestic machine, you’re going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Throat space of sixteen inches gives you room to work on 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 1,800 stitches per minute. Choose your own top speed and set it on the easy-to-use color touchscreen.

Machine Features

  • Easy setup and take down
  • More than three times the quilting space of home sewing machines with 16 inches of throat space and eight inches of vertical space
  • 36” x 30” Height-adjustable table, from 26 to 42 inches
  • Easy-Set Tension™* (Patent Pending)
  • Stitching speed of up to 1,800 precision stitches per minute
  • Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed, open-toe foot
  • Adjustable color touchscreen
  • Walking stitch plus four basting stitch options, controlled with touchscreen or foot pedal
  • Needle-stop position control
  • Quilting alarm and project timer
  • Low-bobbin estimator and alarm
  • LED light ring
  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
  • Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
  • Responsive foot pedal
  • Four extra bobbins, 20 needles,sample thread pack included
  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
  • Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
  • Four language options: English, French, German and Spanish*
  • Built-in diagnostics

All HQ Longarms Feature

  • HQ Nationwide Retailer/Rep Support
  • HQ Customer Solutions
  • HQ Technical Support
  • HQ Warranty: 10 years casting, 5 years electrical and mechanical*
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Educational videos, tutorials and tips available on the website

* New Feature

What comes in the box?

  • HQ Sweet Sixteen 16" Longarm Quilting Machine
  • Included Table - Height Adjustable 26"- 42"
  • 4 extra bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Machine User Manual and instructions

All of our machines also come with:

  • Nationwide Dealer/Rep Support
  • HQ Customer and Technical Support
  • Online training and other education opportunities

HQ Sweet Sixteen 2 boxes Weight Length Width Height
HQ Sweet Sixteen Machine Head     53 31 15  21
Sit down Table    59 42  36 
Bobbin Winder  1 box  8 19  10 
Sit down Extensions  1 box  19 37  22 
Tru Stitch by Handi Quilter  1 box  3 14 12 
Table Overlay  1 box  5 38  31 

Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 years mechanical and 5 years electronic/electrical. 10 years casting. Read the HQ warranty document. You must register your machine in order to benefit from the warranty.