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The BERNINA Q Series Sit Down machines boast either 16 in. or 20 in. throat space for big quilt projects and are available with different table options! Visit the Artistic Artifacts YouTube channel for our BERNINA Ambassador Kathy Lincoln’s demonstration ofthe Q Series features! Watch video now »

Both the Q20 and Q16longarm machines feature the following:

The new BERNINA Q16 longarm
  • unique digital thread tension adjustment
  • easy threading, independent bobbin winder
  • Quilting without foot control
  • Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches

Being a quilter, a maker, a creator is serious business. When it’s time to make, your creativity deserves the support of a great machine. Contact us to discover the best longarm for you!

The New Q 16

Missing out on a longarm machine while still struggling to squeeze a large quilt through the small throat of your domestic machine, all because of limited space? Not anymore! Contact us about this perfect solution — the new BERNINA Q 16!

The Q 16 is the longarm machine made for quilters who need more quilting space than their domestic machine, a spacious 16 inches. Pair it with a foldable, height-adjustable table (as shown here) and the Q 16 meets and exceeds all your small space, big quilting needs.

The Foldable Table with Adjustable Height is the perfect solution for a small space. It’s spacious enough for your biggest projects, sturdy enough to handle all the performance features of the Q16 Longarm, and discreetly tucks away — only 9 inches wide — when not in use. Additional table options include the standard cabinet, elevated cabinet or lift table.

Download the Q16 Product Brochure for complete details and specifications.

The Q 20

With the BERNINA Q 20 Sit-Down Longarm Machine, free-motion quilting is child’s play. The generous long arm depth and height provide ample space for managing your larger quilts. It features a 20 in. throat space for big quilt projects; unique digital thread tension adjustment; easy threading, independent bobbin winder and stitch regulation for perfect stitches. And with high-speed precision stitching up to 2,200 stitches per minute, you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.

The naturally illuminated working area offers you sufficient lighting even in darker rooms and perfect illumination of the quilting area, with 50 bright LED lights along the throat space of the machine and above the needle giving you enhanced visibility.

The BERNINA Q 20 comes standard as a sit-down model machine — the elegant Koala table (see photo below) is designed to handle the speed and weight of the Q 20 with ease for optimal performance.

The Q20 longarm on Koala table

About BERNINA Longarms

The new Q 16 machine is 100% designed and engineered by BERNINA in Switzerland, an extension of BERNINA’s current Q 20. “We are incredibly proud to introduce our new BERNINA Q 16 machine,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. At BERNINA, we are well aware that quilting dreams are often bigger than the space available to create. That is precisely why we designed a longarm machine specifically for quilters who need more throat space to bring their creations to life. We are excited to give our loyal customers a machine that is sized for small spaces at a price that is budget-conscious.”