With the HQ Sweet Sixteen discover the freedom of free-motion quilting with a stationary longarm.The best-selling sit-down longarm machine just got better with the inclusion of the InSight Table.

(8 customer reviews)

$12,490.00 RRP

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Product Information

Do you love to free-motion quilt, but struggle to fit your project under a domestic sewing machine? Then the HQ Sweet Sixteen is for you!

With a throat space of sixteen inches you will have enough room to work on a king-size quilt. The smooth surface of the included table allows for your project to easily slide under the needle.

The powerful motor is able to handle quilting easily while stitching up to 1,800 per minute. It also gives you the option to choose your own top-speed, which can be set on the easy-to-use colour touch screen.

Package includes:

  • HQ Sweet Sixteen 16-inch Stationary Longarm machine
  • 36-inch by 32-inch HQ InSight Table with the HQ InSight Stitch Regulation
  • Adjustable colour touch screen
  • LED light ring
  • Easy-set Tension™
  • Quilt clock, alarm and timer

Machine Features:

  • Easy to setup and pack down
  • More than 3x the quilting space of domestic 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-toe 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:

  • Interchangable 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.
Machine Compatibility Chart

8 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!!

  4. Ann

    Love my HQ Sweet 16 which I bought 8 years ago, as I couldn’t justify having someone else finish my quilts. Decided to learn how to do my own Freemotion quilting and know I had fully completed my quilts.
    Have done over 14 million stitches and love the challenge of how the next quilt is completed.
    Has made quilting so much faster and easier.

  5. Carol Frencham

    I need a front handlebar kit
    Had to put the machine on a frame due to illness and unable to move my large quilts in the table. Help please

    • Letitia Moore

      Hello Carol
      There is no handlebar kit available for the Sweet 16. There are a couple of reasons why. There is no electronic components inside the Sweet 16 to connect with the buttons on the handlebars to drive the machine. Also the Sweet 16 requires the foot control to turn on and off the stitching. There are some ladies that have had their husbands retro fit homemade handlebars with some sort of clamp system for the foot control. However anything like this will automatically void the HQ warranty.
      Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries.

  6. Cath Cavanagh

    My daughter bought mothers suspension system is there any reason I shouldn’t use it with my sweet sixteen

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