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Bernina Q16 Longarm Quilting Machine Sit Down Model

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 in your sewing room? Not anymore! We have the perfect solution. Meet the BERNINA Q16. It’s a longarm machine made for quilters who need more quilting space. It has more throat space than your domestic machine with a spacious 16 inches. Pair it with a foldable, height-adjustable table and the Q16 meets and exceeds all your small space, big quilting needs.
BERNINA has developed domestic sewing machines for over 125 years. Their longarm machines, including the Q16, benefit greatly from the wealth of experience with innovative and proven technologies. BERNINA have worked hard to make sure the learning curve is a smooth, easy process for our customers with no roadblocks along the longarm journey. Leaving you to fully enjoy your creative process.
Affordable & Sophisticated the Q16 will not disappoint.

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Bernina Q16 Longarm Quilting Machine with Height Adjustable Folding Table

Bernina Q16 Longarm Quilting Machine with Height Adjustable Folding Table


We are really excited to welcome the Bernina Q16 to our Longarm Family. If you would like to book a 1 to 1 demonstration appointment please call us on 01822-810877.

The New Q16 Sit Down Long Arm Machine has these key features;
*16" throat space for big quilt projects
*Unique digital thread tension adjustment
* Easy threading, independent bobbin winder
* Ability to Quilt without the foot control
* Bernina Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches
* Foldable, height adjustable table included in the price.

The foldable table is an affordable and sophisticated solution for handling the speed, weight and performance of the Q16. The set up is fast and easy in minutes, with no tools required. Fabrics glide easily over the smooth surface of the table. If the space for quilting is limited, the Foldable Table can be stored in a simple and spacesaving way.

Only 9" wide tucked away
Closed: 35.75"d x 9"w (adjustable height)
Open: 35.75"d x 47.25"w (adjustable height)
The table can be adjusted to three heights, 28", 30" and 32". Sturdy and easily handles speed, weight and performance of the Q16. Fast and easy to set up literally in minutes, no tools required. Fabrics glide easily over smooth table surface. Colour - White.

Unique user interface

BERNINA brings the best of the domestic machine world to the longarm world with a simple to navigate, colour touch screen. Totally customizable, it includes useful functionalities like a stitch counter and built-in tutorial. The Q16 can be fully operated from the front. The handwheel in the front allows for easy manual needle positioning.

Unique threading path and integrated bobbin winder

The forward position of the thread stand is easy to reach and the threading path simple to follow. The integrated bobbin winder is just one of the small details that make this machine unique. The well-positioned spool holders and forward threading path are easy to reach and simple to follow. The on-board bobbin winder makes it convenient to wind your own bobbins.

BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulation

Master hand-guided quilting quickly with the assistance of the integrated BERNINA Stitch Regulator. The BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator is simple to activate and simple to customize using the machine’s touch screen. Set the stitch length as preferred for a variety of quilting styles. The BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator keeps the stitch length consistent even at variable stitching speeds. Choose between three stitch regulation modes, including a basting mode or a fully manual mode.

Unique tension control

The BERNINA Longarm models offer the industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease. The exclusive tension system features numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a variety of thread types with success, no external tension assembly required.


With 2,000 stitches per minute as well as the three modes of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator, all without having to press the foot control you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.
Minimum stitch length - 24 stitches per inch / 1.05 mm
Maximum stitch length - 1 stitch per inch / 25.4 mm

You can also use a twin needle and the twin needle stitch plate to achieve interesting ribbonlike effects

LED lighting

50 bright LED lights along the throat space of the machine and above the needle illuminate the quilt for enhanced visibility.

BERNINA Kick start Function

For fatigue-free quilting, even on large projects the KickStart function allows you to quilt continuously without having to hold down the foot control.

Free-motion foot #9
Instruction Manual
Instructional Presentation DVD
Quilting Thread Set
Metal Accessory Box
Programmable Foot Control

Thread Lubrication Kit & Silicone Oil
6 Bobbins
Bobbin Thread Tension Gauge
1 Pack Needles
Seam Ripper
Torx Screw Driver
2 Spool Retainers
Vertical Thread Holder
2 Cone Holders
Lint brush
Large Spool Net (white)
Small Spool Net (red)
Manual Needle Threader
Small Screwdriver
Torx Screw Drivers T6, T10, T20, T25, T30
Cleaning Cloth

Complimentary 1 to 1 Tuition is included with the purchase of the Bernina Q16 to set you up. This can either be done in our Studio on our Demo Machine or via bitesize virtual tuition on your new machine from the comfort of your own home. We will also be hosting regular long arm tuition in our Studio in addition to visits from experienced Guest Tutors.

Bernina Q series Machines sold in the UK have a full 2 year warranty on the whole machine or 50 million stitches.
In order to comply with the warranty you will need to maintain the machine and have it serviced within recommended periods. Bernina Q series quilting machines have electronic stitch counters which give and on screen message when it is necessary to have a service. However, even if a machine is only used occasionally and the stitch count for a service is not reached, it is still necessary to have the sewing machine serviced a minimum of every 3 years.

The Bernina Q16 is a special order and can take up to 6 weeks for delivery. We suggest you contact us prior to ordering so we can confirm availability.

Delivery is included in the cost of the Q16 for mainland UK. The machine will be delivered by a specialist courier prior to set up of the machine by us. (travel charges out side the South West England may apply)

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