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Handi Quilter Machines: Improve Your Quilting Game Today

Anybody with the faintest knowledge of sewing knows what quilting is. The art of sewing three different fabric layers together has been around since the medieval ages, when people would attach animal furs together to make comfortable blankets. It's only increased in popularity since then — nowadays, there are approximately 10 million quilters in North America alone.

Whether you make quilts as a hobby or a profession, it's important to have a high-quality quilting machine on hand. Not only do machines boost your speed, but they also promote accuracy and lead to a higher quality product. If you're looking for a durable, easy-to-use sewing or long arm quilting machine to assist with your next project, then Handi Quilter machines are exactly what you need. Here's a closer look at how Handi Quilter sewing machines work and why every quilter needs one.

"Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters"

Handi Quilter understands what quilters need: a reliable, low-maintenance long arm quilting machine that not only makes it easy for you to finish more quilts, but also looks great in your studio. Whether you quilt for fun, charity, or profit, Handi Quilter’s innovative technology and quality engineering provide the functionality that quilters demand, along with the smoothest stitch in the industry.

All of the Handi Quilter long arm quilting machines are backed by the trusted HQ warranty, more than 300 trained HQ local retailers, and HQ customer service, education, and technical support. With Handi Quilter, you’ll be able to finish more quilts to your own or your customers’ exacting standards.

Whether you want to create unique, intricate designs or large, comfortable quilts, the Handi Quilter has you covered. The speed, precision and customization options on Handi Quilter machines let you experiment with a wide range of quilting projects, while the HQ technology helps you learn and master new techniques. Improve your quilting skills by buying a Handi Quilter today!

About Handi Quilter

With a life-long interest in sewing, Laurel Barrus, founder of Handi Quilter, had the idea for the “Handi Quilter” portable frame when she was looking for a way to take a portable machine quilting frame to her family cabin. She could not find anything to suit her needs in the marketplace, so she created something that could be used with her own home sewing machine. It had to be light and small enough to carry in her car, yet adjustable so it could accommodate small or large quilts. When her friends saw the portable, adjustable frame she had created, they wanted one too.

Seeing her friends’ interest in her new frame, Laurel named it the “Handi Quilter”. She worked with several suppliers, produced a prototype, and took it to the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October of 1999. On the first day of the festival, she called her fabricators and told them she had received enough orders to keep them busy until Christmas.

The business continued to grow and in 2002 Laurel recognized the potential of the home machine quilting market, if a quality product could be offered at an affordable price and fit in the home environment. She invested in the design and production of an entirely new line of products – the “HQ Sixteen” quilting machine and the adjustable frames to support it. She hired her own electronic and mechanical engineers and support staff, established the manufacturing infrastructure for the new products, and created a new distribution network that could sell and service the machines.

In 2010, Handi Quilter became the only long arm quilting machine company to achieve worldwide safety and electrical certificates for our quilting machines and systems, enabling HQ expand to more than 900 worldwide independent retail locations across 55 countries. Its dedicated engineering team works with quilters when creating new and innovative products. Handi Quilter’s continued focus on education is furthered by more than 30 field educators in our HQ Studio and throughout the world who share their talents, knowledge and love of quilting.

Handi Quilter is recognized for its leading Customer Relations and Technical Solutions teams focus on quilters’ needs every day. What’s more, its retail partners are trained and certified in the HQ Way, providing information and service in their local communities, and HQ production team is focused on building the highest quality machines in the quilting industry.

Although the HQ Sixteen has now been replaced by newer machines, Handi Quilter continues to lead the machine quilting market, following our founder’s vision – Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters®. It offers quilting machines for every budget, space constraints, and quilting requirements. Most recently we launched the HQ Stitch line of sewing machines to further meet the needs of quilters.

Handi Quilter’s 70,000 square-foot corporate offices, production and manufacturing facility, and 10,000 square-foot education studio are located in North Salt Lake, Utah. Handi Quilter is the worldwide leader and quilters’ choice for long arm machines for both stand-up and sit-down quilting. Its nearly 100 employees are dedicated to creating, building, teaching and serving all quilters now and in the future.

We invite you to experience the Handi Quilter difference.

  • 10425 Eastex Freeway, Suite 500 Beaumont, TX 77708 
  • Ph: 409-347-7949
    • 213 Parking Way, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
  • Tuesday - Friday 10-5 | Saturday 10-2 | Closed Sunday 

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