HQ Sweet Sixteen is the best selling sit-down longarm machine on the market. Discover the freedom of free-motion quilting with the most technologically advanced machine perfect for quilter’s to tackle projects of all sizes.

(3 customer reviews)

If you love free-motion quilting, but can’t fit your project on a domestic sewing machine, you are going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen!

Sixteen inches of throat space gives you plenty of room to work on, even a king-size quilt. The smooth surface of the included table allows your project to glide under the needle.

Choose your own top speed and set it on the easy-to-use colour touch screen.

Package includes:

  • HQ Sweet 16-inch Stationary Longarm
  • 36-inch by 32-inch HQ InSight Table with InSight Stitch Regulation
  • Adjustable colour touch screen
  • LED Light Ring
  • Easy-set Tension
  • Quilt clock, alarm and timer

Machine Features:

  • Easy setup and take down
  • More than three times the quilting space of home sewing machines with 16 inches of throat space and eight inches of vertical space
  • 36″ x 32″ Height-adjustable HQ InSight Table with built-in stitch regulation
  • Easy-Set Tension
  • Stitching speed of up to 1,800 precision stitches per minute
  • Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed, open-tpe foot
  • Adjustable colour touch screen
  • Walking stitch plus four basting stitch options, controlled with touchscreen or foot pedal
  • Needle-stop position control
  • Quilting alarm and project timer
  • Low-bobbin estimator and alarm
  • LED light ring
  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
  • Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
  • Responsive foot pedal
  • Four extra bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack included
  • Built-in diagnostics
  • Four language options: English, French, German and Spanish

Optional Accessories:

  • Interhchangeable Handi Feet
  • Horizontal Spool Pin
  • 18-inch by 32-inch HQ Insight table extensions
  • HQ InSight Table Drawer
  • HQ Mini Casters
  • Pinpoint Needle Laser
  • Upgrade kit available for HQ Sweet Sixteen owners who have the 36″ x 30″ sit-down table and want to convert to the HQ InSight Table.

All longarms feature:

  • HQ Retailer Support 
  • HQ Customer Support 
  • HQ Technical Solutions 
  • HQ Warranty
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Educational videos, tutorials and tips available

    3 reviews for HQ Sweet Sixteen

    1. Liz Leatherbarrow

      I viewed the machine at Perth Craft Show and think it is ideal for a home quilter

    2. Ann

      Bought my HQSweet 16 sit down quilting machine 6 years ago, still enjoying the flexibility of moving the quilt about and all the wonderfull free motion patterns done on each quilt. Have done over 12 million stitches, that is a lot of quilts.
      This sit down quilting machine takes up same space as a sewing machine in a cabinet. Had been quilting on a domestic sewing machine and when HQ brought out a sit down long arm this was something that would make my quilting easier, more throat space and being able to move the quilt around easier. Lots of pleasurable fun and great quilting therapy.

    3. Olga

      I don’t do a lot of quilting as I am still a little shy of it! Yes, practise, practise, practice and it’s true!
      Once I get into the zone, I love it!!

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