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Bernina Q16 and Q20 Sit Down Quilting Machines

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Q Series Sit Down

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.

MAKE YOUR QUILTING DREAMS COME TRUE. When it comes to a BERNINA Q Series Longarm Quilting Machine.

  • 16“ & 20" 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
Throat space Q 16: 16,5" / 420 mm
Q 20: 20" / 508 mm
Hook system M Class Rotary Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)
Q16: 2000
Q 20: 2200
Color touch screen 4.3" / 109 mm
Minimum stitch length 24 stitches per inch / 1.05 mm
Maximum stitch length 1 stitch per inch / 25.4 mm
Color touchscreen 4.3” (109 mm)
Illumination of the full length of the free arm 50 LEDs
Thread tension Electronically/digitally adjustable


Presser foot lift Electronic
Upper thread break sensor
BERNINA Stitch Regulator functionality Dual Stitch Regulators
Connection (basic) USB host / slave
Connection (additional purpose) HDMI
Update-able  Yes
Lower thread indicator  Yes
On-board bobbin winder  Yes
Compatible with domestic machine needles  Yes
Compatible with BERNINA free-motion presser feet YES!
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