HQ Sweet 16


Handi Quilter Sweet 16 Sit-Down Long Arm Machine

If you love to free-motion machine quilt but struggle to fit your project in a small throat space, you’re going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Sixteen inches of throat space gives you room to quilt even a king-size quilt. The smooth surface of the included table allows your project to glide under the needle. The powerful motor handles quilting with ease and stitches up to 1500 stitches-per-minute. Choose your three favorite top speed settings, on the easy-to-use color touch screen and let the machine remember them

Sweet 16 TableSweet 16 Sitdown Table included in Package
This table is designed for the HQ Sweet Sixteen machine. It can also be used with the HQ Sixteen when converting a stand-up model to a sit-down machine. Machine inserts into a bi-level table for a smooth, even quilting surface. Size: 36" wide by 30" deep. Table adjusts from 27" in height to 40".

Sweet 16 Table Extension

Table extensions (18") are also available.



Looking for more storage?  Hideaway Table is perfect for your Sweet 16!  Click here for details.  Hideaway Table for Sweet 16




  • Full 16” of throat depth provides more than 3 times the quilting space of domestic sewing machines, with over 8” of vertical space
  • Smooth table surface assures even quilting
  • Speeds up to 1500 precision stitches-per-minute
  • TruStitch Ready (Handi Quilters exclusive stitch-regulation for HQ Sweet Sixteen)
  • High-speed rotary hook with large capacity “M”-class bobbin
  • Hopping foot prevents fabric movement during a full-stitch cycle
  • Handles any thread: cotton, polyester, rayon, metallics, holographic, etc. Use larger threads for bobbin work
  • Set your top speed using the intuitive adjustable color-touch screen. Save your preferred speed settings with 3 customizable pre-sets. You can save one speed setting for slow, controlled quilting, one for free-motion and yet another for fast all-over designs
  • Change needles easily with Thumb Screw Needle Screw
  • Use Half-Stitch for basting or walking stitch
  • Responsive foot pedal with half-stitch control
  • Innovative Light Ring illuminates the quilting area with 28 LEDS
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                                             TruStitch Stitch Regulator

     Product Details

  • Designed for use with the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm quilting machine
  • Innovative new stitch-regulation system that measures your movements for choreographed stitch-regulation
  • Perfect for all free-motion quilters from beginning to advanced
  • Easy to learn how to use and operate the system
  • Achieve consistently even stitch lengths, regardless of stitching speed
  • Full visibility of quilting area leads to easier quilting and greater flexibility with quilting designs

  TruStitch Components  
        HQ Coaster for TruStitch HQ Controller for TruStitch HQ Magnet for TruStitch HQ Receiver for TruStitch





Attaches firmly to the edge of the quilt, allowing more exibility for quilting small projects or quilt borders. Advanced sensor that moves in harmony with the quilt to control stitch length. Optional-use tool for keeping the controller positioned on the quilt, freeing up your hands for certain techniques and methods. The receiver translates the signals from the controller to the machine to regulate stitch length.