In 2014 Bernina decided to enter the longarm quilting machine market, there were many brands of longarm machines available at that time. Brands such as Gammill, APQS, HandiQuilter, Lizzie, Nolting and many more.
What Bernina were trying to achieve was to disrupt the longarm market and develop a revolutionary longarm quilting machine and they have done that very well.
The BERNINA Q24 was the result, is designed, engineered and assembled in Switzerland, with a full 5 years in development and on launch stunned the traditional longarm quilting industry with a state of the art, feature packed, beautifully designed machine that looked nothing like its any of the other longarm machines on the market.
There are 2 machines in the range the Q24 and Q20 along with a 12 foot frame that will accommodate either machine. 9 foot and 14 foot frames also available.
Some of the unique features of the Q24 are a 24″ throat space, stitch regulation for perfect stitches, unique digital thread tension adjustment and ergonomic operation from the front or back of the machine. They also have rails that are made in one piece, not joined in the middle and sag.
With a top speed of 2200 stitches a minute this is one powerful and fast workhorse.
The ergonomics allow full adjustments to suit your needs, like ergonomic adjustable control handles, height adjustability, optional hydraulic frame height lifter.
You can see and navigate easily with a 4.3 inch colour touch screen.
We at Shepparton Sewing Centre have not only made it our business to know these machine thoroughly, we have invested a lot of time and money into the operation of the Bernina Q24 longarm machine.
Unlike many other suppliers who sell longarm machines and cannot help solve quilting problems.
We not only supply and install the longarm machines into your home/business, we are an enormous information resource when it come to the operation of these machine after the sale and the problems you may encounter with quilts you are trying to quilt.
We also will help with information to set up your own small business, like wholesale product suppliers and general pricing etc.
The BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 are designed, engineered, and assembled in Switzerland.
Choose your desired longarm quilting machine and frame for free-motion quilting purposes.
The BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 are BERNINA’s high-end longarm quilting machines and differ in the length of the longarm.
Choose the BERNINA Q 20, if you want to realize delicate stitches on your big quilting dreams.
Choose the BERNINA Q 24, if you want to realize the biggest quilting dreams you can imagine. Due to the simplicity of the machine and frame design this quilting system has the largest usable quilting space in the 24-inch category.
Both longarm quilting machines are available on one of BERNINA’s two quilt frames – “Small” or”Classic”.
From the very first stitch, you will appreciate the thought behind every detail.
Perfect free-motion stitches
Achieve perfect stitches with the integrated BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulation.
Keep the stitch length consistent at any speed.
Stay flexible with three regulation modes.
Simple customising via the machine’s touch screen.
Precise sensing of machine/fabric movement with dual sensors.
Unique user interface
Simple navigation via colour touch screen.
Stitch counter, five user profiles, built-in tutorials and help functionalities.
Easy threading and bobbin winding.
Thoughtfully positioned spool holders and forward threading path are easy to reach and simple to follow.
On-board bobbin winder (M Class bobbin) makes it convenient to wind coordinating bobbin threads for your projects, independent of machine operation.
Unique programmable, fully adjustable handles
Fully, 8-way adjustable handles for your comfort.
Quilt in your perfect position.
Individually programmable buttons to Keep your frequently used functions at your fingertips.
Unique digital tension control
Exclusive tension system with numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a wide range of thread types with success.
No external tension assembly required.
Presser foot tension release for threading ease.
Fast and precise stitching
High speed precision stitching for hand-guided quilting with up to 2,200 stitches per minute.
Complete more quilts more quickly than ever.
50 bright LED lights along the length of the machine and above the needle.
Illuminate your quilt for enhanced visibility.
Fully operated from the front.
Dual handwheels (front and back) for easy manual needle positioning.
Front handwheel is disengaged when using the electronic needle positioner.
Lisa H. Calle, Longarm Quilt Artist
With a degree in Textile Management and Marketing, Lisa H. Calle soon began to explore the “other” side of textiles . . . the artistic side.
She fell in love with quilting in 1997 and discovered longarm quilting in 2004.
Her award-winning original designs have opened the door to teaching opportunities so that others can learn from her art and skills.
“Once you drive a BERNINA longarm, you never want to drive anything else.”
BERNINA Longarm Accessories
BERNINA offers a wide range of longarm accessories, which fit your long arm quilting machines and your frame.
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Frame: Strength and Style in Three Sizes
For excellent quilting results, we have developed an ideal, high-quality frame which is available in two different sizes (Classic/Small). All frames are constructed from anodised aluminium for a light weight yet sturdy frame that can handle the weight, size and speed of the BERNINA Longarm machines with ease.
|Size (length & depth)||12′ × 3.9′
3.60 × 1.2 m
|9′ × 3.9′
2.75 × 1.2 m
|Leader||120” / 10’
ca. 3.07 m
|83” / 6.9’
ca. 2.12 m
|Adjustable working height||35” to 47”
0.9 to 1.2 m
|35” to 47”
0.9 to 1.2 m
|Total weight*||330 to 508 lbs
150 to 230 kg
|330 to 508 lbs
115 to 120 kg
|Number of legs||6||4|
|Hydraulic height||optional||not available|