HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit-Down Quilting Machine

The HQ Sweet Sixteen®

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

$5,595 MSRP

$6,495 MSRP w/ TruStitch Stitch Regulation

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.

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"I've had my machine for 1 and a half years now and really have found no cons. I LOVE it, I do everything on my sit down sweet sixteen. If you like to free motion, you'll love this machine !!!" - Saydee

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 1,500 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 1,500 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 HandiQuilter.com website

* New Feature