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Bernina Q 16 Sit-Down Long-Arm Quilting Machine


Q 16 Sit Down

·        16“ throat space for big quilt projects

·        Unique digital thread tension adjustment

·        Easy threading, independent bobbin winder

·        Quilting without foot control

·        Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches


“Easy adjustments at your fingertips” Amanda Murphy, Quilt and pattern designer

Amanda Murphy has a passion for designing and creating quilts on her BERNINA Q 16. While her studio is small, the roomy quilting space of the Q 16 adds convenience and ease to her creative process. Like Amanda, you’ll love the fast 2,000 stitches per minute as well as the three modes of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator – all without having to press the foot control.

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  • Hand-guided quilting made easy

    Hand-guided quilting made easy

    • Precise regulated stitches (in BSR mode)
    • Four different modes for full flexibility
    • Simple customization via touch screen
    Thanks to the integrated BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator you achieve perfect stitches at equal-length no matter which speed you move the fabric. A manual mode with no stitch regulation is also available.
    Unique user interface

    Unique user interface

    • Simple-to-navigate touch screen
    • Individual settings for full comfort
    • Built-in tutorials offer full assistance
    Totally customizable, the user interface includes useful functions, such as five user profiles, a stitch counter, and built-in tutorials regarding maintenance.

    Affordable. Sophisticated.
    The Q 16

    • Spacious 16" workspace
    • Cabinet and table options
    • Built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) for perfect stitches
    The new BERNINA Q 16 has more throat space than your domestic, a spacious 16 inches. Pair it with a foldable, height-adjustable table and the Q 16 meets and exceeds all your small space, big quilting needs.

    To the foldable table
    Further table options
    Quilting without the foot control

    Quilting without the foot control

    • Fatigue-free quilting whenever you like
    • Enjoy full comfort and relax your foot
    • Perfect for creating large projects
    The KickStart function allows you to quilt continuously without having to hold down the foot control. The KickStart function can be easily activated or deactivated via touch screen.
    Fast threading and winding

    Fast threading and winding

    • Threading becomes a child's play
    • Enjoy comfort all the way
    • Wind your own bobbin in no time
    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.
    Unique thread tension control

    Unique thread tension control

    • Adjust thread tension digitally
    • Tension release for threading ease
    • No external tension assembly required
    The exclusive tension system features numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a wide range of thread types with success, no external tension assembly required.
    Beautiful stitches every time

    Beautiful stitches every time

    • Achieve precise stitching results
    • Stitches are always consistent
    • Perfection is the new standard
    With high-speed precision stitching, you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.
    Ergonomics matter

    Ergonomics matter

    • Full operation from the front
    • Different table options available
    • Easy manual needle positioning
    The machine can be fully operated from the front. The handwheel in the front allows for easy manual needle positioning. Choose between different table options to best suit your preferences.

    Working with bright lights

    Working with bright lights

    • Naturally illuminated working area
    • Sufficient lighting even in darker rooms
    • Perfect illumination of the quilting area
    50 bright LED lights along the throat space of the machine and above the needle illuminate the quilt for enhanced visibility.