The HQ Sweet Sixteen®

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

$5,195 MSRP

$6,190 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 to free-motion machine quilt but struggle to fit your project in the small throat space of a domestic sewing machine, you’ll 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 enables your project to glide under the needle. The powerful motor quilts with ease and stitches up to 1500 stitches-per-minute. Choose your three favorite speed settings, on the easy-to-use color touch screen and let the machine remember them.

NEW Enhanced Features!

  • Interchangeable Handi Feet: Quarter-inch ruler foot comes installed; open-toe foot included
  • Low-bobbin estimator and alarm: Estimates how much thread is on a full bobbin. Sounds an alarm when the bobbin thread is close to running out. Stores bobbin preset values for three different types of thread.
  • Four basting-stitch options: Basting stitches can be set to every half second, three-quarters of a second, one second, and two seconds.
  • Quilting alarm and timer: Set an alarm for how long you want to spend quilting. Set a timer to track how much time you spend on a quilt.
  • Set Language: Screens can be displayed in English, French, Spanish, or German.

 

Quilt Projects of All Sizes While Seated

  • Full 16 inches of throat space
  • Provides more than three times the quilting space of domestic sewing machines
  • More than 8 inches vertical space
  • Speeds up to 1500 precision stitches-per-minute
  • High-speed rotary hook with large capacity M-class bobbin
  • Useful half-stitch for basting or walking stitch, controlled with touch screen or foot pedal
  • Smooth 30” x 36” table surface assures even quilting
  • Additional 18" table extension available for both sides of the table
  • Hopping foot prevents fabric movement during a full-stitch cycle
  • Works with HQ rulers for perfect stitch-in-the-ditch and curved quilting lines

 

Easy-to-use system Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters®

  • Easy setup and take-down
  • Accommodates any thread: cotton, polyester, rayon, metallics, holographic, etc.; allows for bobbin work with larger threads
  • Change needles easily with thumb screw
  • Responsive foot pedal
  • Innovative light ring illuminates the quilting area with 28 LEDS
  • Can be upgraded to a stand-up machine if desired
  • Adjustable color-touch screen
  • Customizable speed control
  • Save your preferred speed settings. Save one speed setting for slow, controlled quilting; one for free-motion; and another for fast all-over designs
  • Stitch counters: lifetime and resettable trip meter
  • Hardware, software and serial number information
  • Diagnostics
  • Volume control
  • Built-in calculator