If you love free-motion machine quilting but find it hard to fit your project into a small throat space, you’ll love the Handi Quilter HQ Sweet Sixteen®!
It has sixteen inches of throat space. There is room for even a king-size quilt.
The project glides under the needle due to the smooth surface of the included table.
The powerful motor handles a thick quilt sandwich with ease. It can speed along up to 1,500 stitches per-minute.
Choose your three favorite top speed settings using the easy color touch screen and let the machine remember them.
Handi Quilter® is a leading manufacturer of quilting machines, systems, and accessories. Handi Quilter products are made and assembled in the USA and backed by the Handi Quilter warranty. The HQ Sweet Sixteen® provides you the highest quality of any quilting machine. Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters,® the HQ Sweet Sixteen® provides the features, benefits, and advantages of a long-arm quilting system at an affordable price.
Turn Your UFO’S Into Finished Quilts
There was a real need for quilters, like you and me, to have a quilting machine with long-arm capabilities but at an affordable price. After years of development, we created the HQ Sweet Sixteen. With simple and easy-to-use features, this machine will allow you to create and finish more projects than ever before.
CEO, Handi Quilter.
Faster Quilting and More Space to Quilt
Full 16 inches of throat depth. That's more than 3 times the quilting space of domestic sewing machines, with over 8 inches of vertical space.
Smooth table surface assures even quilting.
Speeds up to 1,500 precision stitches-per-minute.
High-speed rotary hook with large capacity "M"-class bobbin.
Hopping foot prevents fabric movement during a full-stitch cycle.
Color Touch Screen
Provides easy access to needle-up and -down and other functions.
Max Speed of 1,500 SPM
Choose from 10 to 1,500 stitcher-per-minute
LED Area Lighting
Innovative Light Ring brightens the quilting area with 28 LEDs.
Use all of your favorite threads.
The 30 inch x 36 inch table is height-adjustable and can be expanded with optional 18 inch table extensions.
Let the machine remember your three favorite stitching-speed settings.
Shut down for the night and the HQ Sweet Sixteen remembers your stitching speed the next day.
More Features and Options
Handles any thread: cotton, polyester, rayon, metallics, holographic, etc. Use larger threads for bobbin work.
Resettable trip meter.
Set your top speed using the intuitive adjustable color-touch screen. Save your preferred speed settings with 3 customizable pre-sets. You can save one speed setting for slow, controlled quilting, one for free-motion and yet another for fast all-over designs.
Change needles easily with Thumb Screw Needle Screw.
Use Half-Stitch for basting or walking stitch.
Responsive foot pedal with half-stitch control.
Innovative Light Ring brightens the quilting area with 28 LEDS.
Use Handi Quilter Rulers for perfect stitch-in-the-ditch and curved quilting lines.
Adjustable Color-Touch Screen includes:
Customizable speed control with 3 customizable settings.
Stitch counters: Lifetime and resettable Trip Meter.
Serial number display.
Hardware and software info.
Easy setup and take-down.
Can be updated to a stand-up machine if desired.
ETL Safety Approval: US, Canada, Australia and Europe.
Handi Quilter technology and innovation; same mechanical system as the HQ18 Avanté.
Hundreds of trained Handi Quilter Representatives throughout the world.
Handi Quilter customer service and warranty.
Sweet Sixteen Specifications
14 Inches wide.
20 Inches high.
26 Inches long.
Handi Quilter Warranty.
2 Years mechanical.
2 Years electrical / electronic.
• 5 years FREE Parts & Labor.
• During the FIRST year we will have your machine picked up, repaired or replaced and deliver it back at NO CHARGE. (Just save your box).
• We have 4 experienced mechanics to support you if any problem arises.
I Ron Martin, owner, have 40 years in the sewing machine business & I give my personal assurance.
I ordered the HQ Sweet Sixteen from Sewing Machines Plus. What an awesome experience ordering...they made it so easy and shipped it the SAME DAY! This machine is so sweet and easy to set up and get running. It took me a little to get the tension just right and then I was off and running. I ordered the stitch regulator package, and I am really glad I did. The stitch regulator makes me stitches more consistent. If you are looking to order a Long Arm this is the one and you can't beat the price and customer service from Sewing Machine Plus!!!
Sep 2, 2013
Fawn Grove PA US
I bought my HQ Sweet 16 in May and haven't stopped using it. it was so easy to set up, and the on line tutorials made learning a snap! I had no experience machine quilting and have already quilted 5 baby quilts and a single bed quilt. My work just keeps getting better. I recommend this machine to anyone who lacks space but wants a quality quilting experience.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
May 14, 2013
Tekamah Ne US
Customer service was really great, I received my new HANDI QUILTER SWEET SIXTEEN within DAYS!!! All was delivered in perfect shape, on time and easy to set up. (And I got it about $400 less than the local quilt shop that carried it!) The Sweet Sixteen is fun to use, easy to learn, and I am loving every minute I get to play on it! I can see there will be many quilts and wall hangings in the future under the Christmas tree and I will enjoy making every one of them--it won't be a hassle like it was before! Thank you SMP!
Sep 25, 2012
Slate Hill NY US
Machine and table took less than 1/2 hour to set-up and begin quilting. Everything was perfect.
The Customer Service was excellent. Helpful and so knowledgeable, I was amazed. I would check with them if you are ever looking into buying sewing machines and accessories. Thank you SMP.
The BEST !!
Jun 15, 2012
Nanaimo Br CA
I received it as a gift from my husband, It took me 1/2 hour to install it and started to quilt right away. I quilted a queen size quilt in 2 hrs.! So easy to use. I love it!
HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit-Down
May 19, 2012
Snellville GA US
Wonderful quilting experience and SMP shipped this machine FAST!...thank you so much and I plan on using "her" to make many quilts!
Love, love, love
Mar 31, 2012
Pineville WV US
I love this machine! It is REALLY easy to operate.
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