Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen Long Arm Quilting Machine with NEW TruStitch Stitch Regulator
Includes Bonus Package
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 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 1800 stitches-per-minute. Choose your three favorite speed settings, on the easy-to-use color touch screen and let the machine remember them.
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.
New Enhanced Features
Easy-Set Tension* (Patent Pending)
The Handi Quilter Easy-Set Tension simplifies setting your machine's top thread tension. This enables you to return to your favorite thread's tension settings quickly and accurately with each thread change.
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.
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 1800 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
Sweet Sixteen Specifications
15 Inches wide
21 Inches high
31 Inches long
Handi Quilter Warranty
5 years mechanical
5 years electronic/electrical
10 years casting
More Features and Options
Needle-stop position control
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
What you'll find 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
Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen Sale Sheet
Check out the ALL NEW TruStitch Full Visibility Stitch Regulator
Designed for use with the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm quilting machine
Innovative new stitch-regulation system that measures your movements for choreographed stitch-regulation
Perfect for all free-motion quilters from beginning to advanced
Easy to learn how to use and operate the system
Achieve consistently even stitch lengths, regardless of stitching speed
Full visibility of quilting area leads to easier quilting and greater flexibility with quilting designs
Attaches firmly to the edge of the quilt, allowing more exibility for quilting small projects or quilt borders.
Advanced sensor that moves in harmony with the quilt to control stitch length.
Optional-use tool for keeping the controller positioned on the quilt, freeing up your hands for certain techniques and methods.
The receiver translates the signals from the controller to the machine to regulate stitch length.
Optional Angel Wing Sit Down Cabinet
Choose your Sit Down Cabinet in the
dropdown menu before checkout
Features and Specifications
For HQ Sweet Sixteen and HQ Sixteen Sit-Down Machines
Use as a sit-down table or large cutting area
Built-in electric lift sets stops at stowage, flatbed and free-arm positions
Optional auto-stop lift also extends warranty
Casters (two locking) for easy maneuverability
Includes two custom table inserts for open and closed use
76" W x 30D x 189" H x 40" D (open)
23" W x 30D x 189" H x 40" D (closed)
Long Arm 3 Year Warranty Included
3 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.
Co-Founder / President