Handi Quilters aren't one-size-fits-all. Whether you want to create king-sized quilts or work on a free motion project, there are plenty of options to choose from, differing in size, price and features. To help guide you through the process, Handi Quilters use HQ technology — the automation reduces the risk of human error, leading to a consistent stitch quality. Most machines also come with actual quilting space that integrates well into a home or professional studio.
To make the right choice, it's important to consider your precise needs and choose the machine that meets those best. Here are some of the different models available.
HQ Sweet Sixteen
The Handi Quilter continues to impress with the HQ Sweet Sixteen, which comes with a high-speed rotary hook, a responsive foot and a professional-grade combination table. Other features it supports include:
- 16 inches of throat space
- Adjustable table height
- Needle-stop position control
- Precision and cruise stitch regulation
- Project timer and alarm
Like the HQ Sweet Sixteen, the HQ Capri model comes with an adjustable table that's perfect for quilting in small spaces — it offers four times the quilting space found in your average home sewing machine. Designed for free motion quilting, it boasts a high stitching speed of 2,200 stitches per minute and is compatible with handi-foot add-ons, including quarter-inch and open-toe feet.
HQ Simply Sixteen
With a variety of different sizes available, the HQ Simply Sixteen is perfect for a beginner or advanced quilter interested in making anything from standard to king-sized quilts. It also supports a variety of amenities, including:
- Easy needle change
- Integrated USB port
- LED light ring
- Two customizable preset speeds
- Ergonomic front handlebars
Like the Simply Sixteen model, the HQ Amara is available in different gallery frame sizes. Quilters can choose between three versions:
- 5' Little Foot Frame
- 10' Gallery2 Frame
- 12' Gallery2 Frame
Whether you pick a smaller model to make baby-sized quilts or a larger version to craft king-sized quilts, you can enjoy brightly lit throat space, a pinpoint needle laser, built-in tie-off stitches and a high-speed rotary hook.
Built for speed and precision, the HQ Forte comes with a pinpoint laser and three customizable preset speeds. It allows for speeds of up to 2,500 stitches per minute but can also move at a slower rate for novice quilters. The machine comes with either a 10' Gallery2 Frame or 12' Gallery2 Frame.
With 15 inches of free-motion freedom, the HQ Moxie gives quilters control over everything from pierced tops to the finished quilt. Thanks to the straightforward, easy-to-use controls, users can stitch quickly and efficiently without worrying about basting and cramming.
The HQ Infinity is a longarm machine that offers everything you need as a professional quilter. With personalized handlebars and a stitching speed of up to 3,100 precision stitches per minute, quilters have complete control over their projects. Other amenities include:
- Customizable settings
- Programmable presets
- Intuitive software
You can't go wrong with any HQ machine. However, if you really want to take your quilting skills to the next level, consider integrating a unique machine display that helps guide you through even the most difficult quilting projects. The HQ Pro-Stitcher offers a touchscreen tablet that can be conveniently mounted onto any of our HQ models, making quilting easy to learn and perform. It also offers a variety of features, including:
- Button for switching between computer-guided and free-motion quilting
- Design resizing, rotating and repeating
- Two-point rotation for horizontal designs
- Customizable speed and stitches per inch
- Horizontal and vertical channel lock