Q Series on frame

Q Series on frame

Longarm Quilting on Frame

  • 20" or 24" throat space to suit your needs
  • Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches
  • Unique digital thread tension adjustment
  • Easy threading; independent bobbin winder
  • Ergonomic operation, fully from the front
$17,499.00 BERNINA Q 20 $21,999.00 BERNINA Q 24 Find a store Discover the BERNINA Q Series

BERNINA Longarm Machines on Frame

From the Very First Stitch, You Will Appreciate the Thought Behind Every Detail.

The BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 are longarm quilting machines and only differ in the length of the throat space.

  • Q 24 has a throat space of 24 inches.
  • Q 20 has a throat space of 20 inches.

BERNINA offers the quilting frame in three sizes: "Small", "Classic" and "Large", allowing you to choose the frame that best fits your quilting space while maximizing your project size.

Hand-guided quilting made easy

  • Precise regulated stitches (in BSR mode)
  • Four different modes for full flexibility
  • Simple customization via touch screen

Thanks to the integrated BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator you achieve perfect stitches at equal length no matter at which speed you move the machine. A manual mode with no stitch regulation is also available.

Fast threading and winding

  • Effortless up-front threading
  • Easy to follow thread path
  • Wind bobbins in no time

The well-positioned spool holders and forward threading path are easy to reach and simple to follow. The on-board bobbin winder makes it convenient to wind your own bobbins.

Quilt Artist Lisa Hagstoz Calle talks about her BERNINA Q 24
"Having the Q 24 in my studio is a little slice of heaven." Lisa Hagstoz Calle, Longarm Quilt Artist

About Lisa: With a degree in Textile Management and Marketing, Lisa Hagstoz 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.

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Unique user interface

  • Simple-to-navigate touch screen
  • Individual settings for personalized comfort
  • Built-in tutorials offer full assistance

Totally customizable, the user interface includes useful functions, such as five user profiles, a stitch counter, and built-in tutorials regarding maintenance.

Comfortable quilting

  • 8-way, fully-adjustable handles
  • Quilt in your preferred position
  • Adapt position to any quilting method

The most frequently used functions are right at your fingertips. Fully-adjustable 8-way handles offer comfort, whether stitching edge-to-edge or custom motifs, reducing any potential fatigue. Simply quilt in your preferred position.

Beautiful stitches every time

  • Achieve precise stitching results
  • Stitches are always consistent
  • Perfection is the new standard

With high-speed precision stitching up to 2,200 stitches per minute, you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.

Ergonomics matter

  • Full operation from the front
  • Adjustable frame height
  • Easy manual needle positioning

The machine can be fully operated from the front. Adjust the frame height to your personal preference. Dual handwheels (front and back) allow for easy manual needle positioning.

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Working with bright lights

  • Naturally illuminated working area
  • Sufficient lighting even in darker rooms
  • Perfect illumination of the quilting area

50 bright LED lights along the throat space of the machine and above the needle illuminate the quilt for enhanced visibility.

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Unique thread tension control

  • Adjust thread tension digitally
  • Tension release for threading ease
  • No external tension assembly required

The exclusive tension system features numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a wide range of thread types with success, no external tension assembly required.

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It's your choice

  • How much space you need
  • Which accessories you want to add
  • Build your individual long arm machine

Choose between 20 Inch (Q 20) or 24 Inch (Q 24) throat space. Our quilt frames are available in three different sizes. Find by clicking here.

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Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • General
  • Sewing
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Note - Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Hook system M Class Rotary Hook
Color touchscreen 4.3” (109 mm)
Illumination of the full length of the free arm 50 LEDs
Threader
Presser foot lift Electronic
Upper thread break sensor
BERNINA Stitch Regulator functionality Dual Stitch Regulators

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Note - Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Hook system M Class Rotary Hook
Color touchscreen 4.3” (109 mm)
Illumination of the full length of the free arm 50 LEDs
Threader
Thread tension Electronically/digitally adjustable
Presser foot lift Electronic

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Upper thread break sensor
BERNINA Stitch Regulator functionality Dual Stitch Regulators
Connection (basic) USB host / slave
Connection (additional purpose) HDMI
Update-able
Sewing speed maximum 2,200 spm
Stitch length minimum 1.05 mm (24 Stitches per inch)
Stitch length maximum 25.4 mm (1 Stitch per inch)
User profiles 5

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Bobbin Thread Indicator
On-board bobbin winder
Compatible with domestic machine needles
Compatible with BERNINA free-motion feet

Frame Options

For excellent quilting results, we have developed an ideal, high-quality frame which is available in three different sizes (Large/Classic/Small). All three frames are constructed from anodized aluminum for a light weight yet sturdy frame that can handle the weight, size and speed of the BERNINA longarm machines with ease.

Large Frame
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Classic Frame
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Small Frame
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Size (length & depth) 13' × 3.9' 12' × 3.9' 9' × 3.9'
Maximum quilt size ca. 120" ca. 108" ca. 71"
Leaders 132” / 11’ 120” / 10’ 83” / 6.9’
Adjustable frame height 35” - 47” 35” - 47” 35” - 47”
Total weight* 352 - 552 lbs 330 - 508 lbs 330 - 508 lbs
Number of legs 6 6 4
Hydraulic lift optional optional not available
Floorplan Floorplan

BERNINA Q-matic: Longarm Quilting Automation

Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q Series machines, Q-matic will fulfill your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Whether stitching out simple edge-to-edge designs or intricate custom patterns, your way to an original masterpiece will be extremely easy.

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Tutorials

  • General
  • Operation
  • Frame and Machine Mounting
  • Accessories
  • 3:23 min

    Introducing the BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machines

    The dream of creating a machine simple enough for a beginner to master and robust enough for the professional is embodied in the BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm machines.

    BERNINA is excited to share with you the fulfillment of a vision that was 120 years in the making. A long history of innovation blended with a wealth of quilting expertise is brought together in a machine that will meet the demands of every quilter. From the very first stitch, you will appreciate the thought behind every detail. The machine can be fully operated from the front and the large frame machine can be fitted with an optional hydraulic height adjustment module, thus providing optimal ergonomic conditions.

    Think big! Dream big! Quilt big!

  • 5:29 min

    Quilt Artist Lisa Hagstoz Calle talks about her BERNINA Q 24

    “I really love the way the BERNINA Longarm feels.” Lisa Hagstoz Calle knows once you drive a BERNINA Q 24 you don’t want to drive anything else. It glides smoothly over your quilt. It’s easy to program and control. It’s incredibly comfortable to use. Experience the BERNINA difference for yourself today!

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    BERNINA Q 24 – Manufacturing of the BERNINA Longarm Quilting Machine in Switzerland

    With the introduction of the BERNINA Q 24, the ultimate longarm quilting machine has arrived! With over 120 years of experience and innovation, we have equipped our new longarm machine with the features and quality quilters demand. This video shows how the BERNINA Q 24 is produced at our factory in Steckborn, Switzerland.

    Swiss precision is at the heart of every product we make. BERNINA – standing for Swiss tradition since 1893. BERNINA – made to create.

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    Introducing the BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machines

    3:23 min
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    Quilt Artist Lisa Hagstoz Calle talks about her BERNINA Q 24

    5:29 min
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    BERNINA Q 24 – Manufacturing of the BERNINA Longarm Quilting Machine in Switzerland

    2:04 min
  • 6:42 min

    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: User Interface Tour

    In this video tutorial of our instructional series on the BERNINA Q24 Longarm Quilting Machine we will walk you through the User Interface.

    Discover in this video how to use all of the on-screen features of the Q24 Longarm Quilting machine. This tutorial shows you the power saving Eco Mode, the quick tutorial interface with on-screen help animations, calculator and the stitch counter.

    Watch how you can change thread tension settings and control the thread settings and status of your bobbin. Calculate your quilt size and quilt patterns with the on screen calculator. Set your Q24 Longarm Machine to count all the stitches in your quilt. Lost? Not a problem: in this tutorial we will show you how to use the help function to find out what any particular icon on the screen is for. We will also show you how to create a user profile which is perfect for saving settings when working with different threads and projects. This way you can start all of your repeating projects with the right setting by just activating the saved user profile. We will also show and explain the options and settings of the BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator) and how to program the toggles on the handle bars to optimally suit your quilting needs.

    Be sure to check out the next Video for detailed video tutorial on customizing of the featured settings.

  • 5:48 min

    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Stitching with and without the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    In this video tutorial of our instructional series on the BERNINA Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machine we will show you how to stitch with and without the BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator) functions.

    Learn about how the BSR regulates the length of your stitches for best results in free motion quilting. In this tutorial we will show and explain the difference between the BSR 1, BSR 2 and BSR 3 and Manual Modes. You will learn about which mode suits your needs best regardless whether you are stippling, working with templates, basting or sewing in the Manual Mode. See how easily the toggles on the handle bars can be adjusted for perfect ergonomic conditions and programmed with specific functions to suit your needs and make free motion quilting even easier.

  • 7:05 min

    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Preparing to Stitch

    In this video tutorial of our instructional series on the BERNINA Q24 Longarm Quilting Machine we will show you how to prepare your machine for the first stitches.

    You can watch step by step how to attach the handle bars, the upper and optional horizontal spool holders, how to insert the needle and attach the presser foot, how to thread the machine, wind and thread the bobbin.

  • 6:13 min

    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Customizing Machine Settings

    In this video tutorial of our instructional series on the BERNINA Q24 Longarm Quilting Machine we will look in a greater detail at the customizing options of the machine settings.

    Wonder how to customize securing stitches, personal settings, sensors and more? With this video you will find out how to program the number of securing stitches, how to change the personal settings like the color of the display and background, the acoustical signals for the functions, or even type in a welcome text to greet you each time you switch your Q24 Longarm Quilting Machine on. We will also show you how to activate the sensor of the lower and upper thread, calibrate the screen, back up your personal settings onto a stick and reset the machine to factory settings.

    Need to change the language? Change the brightness of the display or sewing light? Run an update? Send your dealer the log files for a remote diagnosis? Can you ever remember how to clean and oil your machine? Watch this video to see how easy it is to change all of those settings and find on screen animations for the things you cannot remember. Never look for the telephone number of your dealer again: see how to enter your dealer's information in the machine to access it anytime with just one click.

  • 0:54 min

    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Raising the Quilt Top Rail

    The BERNINA quilt frame has a great function that allows you to raise the top rail so you can check the batting and make sure that everything is lined up straight.

    In this Q Series video tutorial we will show step by step how to raise the top rail of the BERNINA Q Series quilt frame.

  • 2:11 min

    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Bobbin Tension Gauge

    For longarm quilting you will want to be able to check the tension on your bobbin case on a regular basis, particularly when you use a new thread.

    In this Q Series video tutorial we will show how to check the bobbin thread tension by using the BERNINA bobbin tension gauge.

  • 4:50 min

    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Threading for Twin Needles

    The BERNINA Q 24 and Q20 longarm quilting machines are unique in the fact that any domestic machine needle may be used. Because of this all specialty needles such as the twin needle can be used.

    In this Q Series video tutorial we will show how to thread the Q Series machine for a twin needle and how to install the twin needle stitch plate.

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    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: User Interface Tour

    6:42 min
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    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Stitching with and without the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    5:48 min
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    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Preparing to Stitch

    7:05 min
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    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Customizing Machine Settings

    6:13 min
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    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Raising the Quilt Top Rail

    0:54 min
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    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Bobbin Tension Gauge

    2:11 min
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    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Threading for Twin Needles

    4:50 min
  • 13:48 min

    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Quilt Frame Assembly

    In this video tutorial of our instructional series on the BERNINA Q Series longarm quilting machines we will show you how to assemble the BERNINA longarm quilt frame.

    You can see in this step by step tutorial how to assemble the center and back/front frames, how to attach the center and dead bar, how to install the carriage tracks, rail supports as well as the quilt top rail, the backing and take up rails. Watch how the machine is placed and secured on the carriage tracks and final steps are taken to finish the frame assembly making it ready for use.

  • 5:22 min

    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Loading the Quilt Frame

    In this video tutorial of our instructional series on the BERNINA Q24 Longarm Quilting Machine we will show you how to load the quilt onto the frame.

    See in detail how to load the backing fabric and the quilt top onto the frame leaders. Find out how to tighten the backing fabric using the side clamps and finally watch step by step how to install and smooth the batting and baste all the layers using the BSR3 basting function.

  • 4:15 min

    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Installing the Leaders on the Frame

    In this Q Series video tutorial we will show how to install the leaders on the BERNINA Q Series quilt frame.

    You can see in this step by step tutorial how to attach the take-up leader, the back leader and the quilt-top leader.

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    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Quilt Frame Assembly

    13:48 min
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    BERNINA Q 24 Tutorial: Loading the Quilt Frame

    5:22 min
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    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Installing the Leaders on the Frame

    4:15 min
  • 3:01 min

    Tutorial: using the BERNINA ruler work kit on the BERNINA Q 24 longarm quilting machine

    In this video tutorial you will learn how to create a variety of attractive patterns using the BERNINA Q 24 longarm quilting machine and the BERNINA ruler Work – easily and comfortably. Our video instructions show step by step how to make your longarm machine ready for sewing: place the ruler base over the needle plate and let it snap into place – then use the ruler foot number 96. Use the touchscreen to adjust the required setting in no time at all, before placing the Plexiglas template on the foot and simply sewing along the template outline. In this tutorial you will also find out how to stop your template from slipping or how to choose between linear or curved templates, depending on your preference. Our Ruler Work Kit makes it easy and comfortable to quilt beautiful and precise patterns.

  • 2:17 min

    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Channel Locks

    In this Q Series video tutorial we will show how to install the manual channel locks on your Q Series quilt frame.

    You will see how to attach the channel lock on the carriage and on the leg of the frame in a few easy steps.

  • 5:12 min

    Tutorial: using the BERNINA pantograph kit on the BERNINA Q 24 longarm quilting machine

    Creative longarm quilting with BERNINA! Edge-to-edge patterns can easily be created and accurately stitched using the BERNINA Q 24 on the basis of paper-pantograph patterns and the BERNINA pantograph kit. In this video tutorial you will learn how it works.

    Step by step, the video takes you through the easy setting up of hand guidance, the second display and laser light bracket (for paper patterns) or stylus (for pattern boards) and shows you how to best prepare your BERNINAQ 24 for edge-to-edge quilting. You will then learn what steps are required to make your BERNINA longarm quilting machine ready for stitching. You will also learn the basic steps to pantograph quilting. Use of the accessory is clearly shown. So you will learn everything you need to know to be able to create precise edge-to-edge patterns with the BERNINA pantograph kit - easy and convenient.

  • 9:38 min

    Tutorial: using the Needle Point Laser on the BERNINA Q 24 or Q 20 longarm quilting machine

    In this video tutorial you will learn how to attach, activate and use the Needle Point Laser. With the Needle Point Laser, you will be able to accurately place the needle without guesswork or using the handwheel! Our video instructions show step by step how to attach the Needle Point Laser, how to change the settings of the laser on screen, how to program the toggle switches (frame only) and, finally, how to put this great tool into action. The Needle Point Laser is perfect for free-motion quilting, ruler work and appliqué. It is also a great help when placing designs with Q-matic.

  • 6:09 min

    Tutorial: using the Palm Precision Handles on the BERNINA Q 24 or Q 20 longarm quilting machine

    With the BERNINA Palm Precision Handles, you will be able to quilt intricate details with ease, comfort and full control on the BERNINA Longarm frame. Palm Precision Handles are perfect for decorative quilting, fillerwork, or traputo. Step by step, this video will show you how easy it is to assemble and attach the handles, set up your machine and how to best position the handles and prepare for an optimum quilting experience. Palm Precision Handles are so comfortable and easy, you’ll never want to stop quilting!

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    Tutorial: using the BERNINA ruler work kit on the BERNINA Q 24 longarm quilting machine

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    BERNINA Q Series Tutorial: Channel Locks

    2:17 min
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    Tutorial: using the BERNINA pantograph kit on the BERNINA Q 24 longarm quilting machine

    5:12 min
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    Tutorial: using the Needle Point Laser on the BERNINA Q 24 or Q 20 longarm quilting machine

    9:38 min
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    Tutorial: using the Palm Precision Handles on the BERNINA Q 24 or Q 20 longarm quilting machine

    6:09 min
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