Q Series on frame

Q Series on frame

Longarm Quilting on Frame

  • 16", 20" or 24" throat space
  • BERNINA S,C,L Frame & Studio Frame
  • Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches
  • Unique digital thread tension adjustment
  • Ergonomic operation, fully from the front
Discover the Q Series on Frame

BERNINA Longarm Quilting Machines on Frame

From the very first stitch, you will appreciate the thought behind every detail

From the very first stitch, you will appreciate the thought behind every detail

The BERNINA Q 16 PLUS, Q 20 and Q 24 are longarm quilting machines and only differ in the length of the throat space.

  • Throat space of Q 24: 24 inches
  • Throat space of Q 20: 20 inches
  • Throat space of Q 16 PLUS: 16 inches

For the Q 24 and Q 20, BERNINA offers the quilting frame in three sizes: "Small", "Classic" and "Large". The BERNINA Studio Frame is suitable for use with the Q 16 PLUS and Q 20.

 

Hand-guided quilting made easy

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 which speed you move the fabric. A manual mode with no stitch regulation is also available.

Fast threading and winding

Fast threading and winding

  • Threading becomes a child's play
  • Enjoy comfort all the way
  • Wind your own bobbin 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

Unique user interface

  • Simple-to-navigate touch screen
  • Individual settings for full 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 has priority

Comfortable quilting has priority

  • 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

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.

Working with bright lights

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.

Unique thread tension control

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.

It's your choice

It's your choice

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

Choose between 16 Inch (Q 16 PLUS), 20 Inch (Q 20) or 24 Inch (Q 24) throat space. Our Quilt Frames are available in different sizes.

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BERNINA Q 16 PLUS

  • With 16" workspace
  • Compatible with BERNINA Studio Frame
  • 5 ft or 10 ft frame

The Studio Frame is a modular frame, consisting of a 5-foot basic frame and a 5-foot extension, offering a spacious 10-foot frame when mounted completely. The Studio Frame is compatible with the BERNINA Q 16 PLUS  & Q 20.

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Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
Q Series on Frame

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

Throat space Q 24: 24"
Q 20: 20"
Q 16 PLUS: 16"
Hook system M Class Rotary Hook
Color touchscreen 4.3” (109 mm)
Illumination of the full length of the free arm 50 LEDs
Needle Threader
Presser foot lift Electronic
Upper thread break sensor
BERNINA Stitch Regulator functionality Dual Stitch Regulator

Product brochure – All information at a glance

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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.

Throat space Q 24: 24"
Q 20: 20"
Q 16 PLUS: 16"
Hook system M Class Rotary Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 2200
Color touchscreen 4.3” (109 mm)
Illumination of the full length of the free arm 50 LEDs
Needle Threader
Thread tension Electronically/digitally adjustable

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Presser foot lift Electronic
Upper thread break sensor
Bobbin low indicator
BERNINA Stitch Regulator functionality Dual Stitch Regulator
Connection (basic) USB
Connection (additional purpose) HDMI
Update-able
Stitch length minimum 1.05 mm (24 Stitches per inch)
Stitch length maximum 25.4 mm (1 Stitch per inch)
User profiles 5
Bobbin Thread Indicator

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

Frame Options

For excellent quilting results, we have developed ideal, high-quality frames which are available in different sizes. All 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
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Classic
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Small
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Studio Frame
(5 foot)
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Studio Frame
(10 foot)
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BERNINA Q 24 - -
BERNINA Q 20
BERNINA Q 16 PLUS - - -
Size (length & depth)
13' × 3.9'
4.0 × 1.2 m
12' × 3.9'
3.6 × 1.2 m
9' × 3.9'
2.75 × 1.2 m
5.8' x 3,3'
1.8 m x 1 m
10,9' x 3,3'
3.3 x 1 m
Maximum quilt size
ca. 120"
ca. 3.05 m
ca. 108"
ca. 2.75 m
ca. 71"
ca. 1.8 m
ca. 39"
ca. 1.1 m
ca. 104"
ca. 2.6 m
Leaders
132”
3.36 m
120”
3.07 m
83”
2.12 m
52"
1,32 m
114"
2,9 m
Adjustable frame height
35” - 47”
0.9 - 1.2 m
35” - 47”
0.9 - 1.2 m
35” - 47”
0.9 - 1.2 m
36” - 44”
0,9 - 1.1 m
36” - 44”
0,9 - 1.1 m
Number of legs 6 6 4 4 6
Hydraulic Lift optional optional not available not available not available
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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.

Learn more about Q-matic

Tutorials

  • General
  • Operation
  • Frame and Machine Mounting
  • Accessories
  • Introducing the BERNINA Q Series Longarm Quilting Machines

    Get in touch with the new BERNINA Q Series longarm machine.

  • Manufacturing of the BERNINA Q Series

    See how the new BERNINA Longarm Quilting Machine is manufactured in Steckborn, Switzerland.

  • Introducing the BERNINA Q Series Longarm Quilting Machines

    Introducing the BERNINA Q Series Longarm Quilting Machines

  • Manufacturing of the BERNINA Q Series

    Manufacturing of the BERNINA Q Series

  • BERNINA Q Series: User Interface Tour

    Have a look on the user interface.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Stitch with and without the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    How to quilt with or without the BERNINA Stitch Regulator.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Preparing to Stitch

    How to prepare a stitch.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Customizing Machine Settings

    How to customize the machine settings.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Raising the Quilt Top Rail

    How to raise the top rail of the BERNINA Q Series quilt frame.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Bobbin Tension Gauge

    How to check the bobbin thread tension by using the BERNINA bobbin tension gauge.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Threading for Twin Needles

    How to thread the Q Series machine for a twin needle and how to install the twin needle stitch plate.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Cleaning, Oiling and Maintenance

    How to clean your Q series longarm machine

  • BERNINA Q Series: User Interface Tour

    BERNINA Q Series: User Interface Tour

  • BERNINA Q Series: Stitch with and without the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    BERNINA Q Series: Stitch with and without the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

  • BERNINA Q Series: Preparing to Stitch

    BERNINA Q Series: Preparing to Stitch

  • BERNINA Q Series: Customizing Machine Settings

    BERNINA Q Series: Customizing Machine Settings

  • BERNINA Q Series: Raising the Quilt Top Rail

    BERNINA Q Series: Raising the Quilt Top Rail

  • BERNINA Q Series: Bobbin Tension Gauge

    BERNINA Q Series: Bobbin Tension Gauge

  • BERNINA Q Series: Threading for Twin Needles

    BERNINA Q Series: Threading for Twin Needles

  • BERNINA Q Series: Cleaning, Oiling and Maintenance

    BERNINA Q Series: Cleaning, Oiling and Maintenance

  • BERNINA Q 16 PLUS: Machine preparation

    How to prepare the BERNINA Q 16 PLUS for the Studio Frame.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Studio Frame Assembly

    How to set up the BERNINA Studio Frame for a Q 16, Q 16 PLUS or Q 20 Longarm Machine.

  • BERNINA Q Series: S, C & L Frame Assembly

    How to assemble the quilt frame.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Loading the Quilt Frame

    How to load the quilt Frame.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Loading the Quilt Frame

    How to install the take-up leader, the back leader and the quilt-top leader on the BERNINA Q Series quilt frame.

  • BERNINA Q 16 PLUS: Machine preparation

    BERNINA Q 16 PLUS: Machine preparation

  • BERNINA Q Series: Studio Frame Assembly

    BERNINA Q Series: Studio Frame Assembly

  • BERNINA Q Series: S, C & L Frame Assembly

    BERNINA Q Series: S, C & L Frame Assembly

  • BERNINA Q Series: Loading the Quilt Frame

    BERNINA Q Series: Loading the Quilt Frame

  • BERNINA Q Series: Loading the Quilt Frame

    BERNINA Q Series: Loading the Quilt Frame

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the BERNINA ruler work kit

    How to use the ruler work kit.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Channel Locks

    How to attach the channel lock on the carriage and on the leg of the frame in a few easy steps.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the BERNINA pantograph kit

    How to use the BERNINA pantograph kit.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the Needle Point Laser

    How to use the BERNINA needle point laser.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the Palm Precision Handles

    How to use BERNINA palm precision handles.

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the BERNINA ruler work kit

    BERNINA Q Series: Using the BERNINA ruler work kit

  • BERNINA Q Series: Channel Locks

    BERNINA Q Series: Channel Locks

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the BERNINA pantograph kit

    BERNINA Q Series: Using the BERNINA pantograph kit

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the Needle Point Laser

    BERNINA Q Series: Using the Needle Point Laser

  • BERNINA Q Series: Using the Palm Precision Handles

    BERNINA Q Series: Using the Palm Precision Handles

Support for your BERNINA Q Series on Frame

To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.

Support page Q Series on Frame

Get your BERNINA Q Series machine

Being a quilter, a maker, a creator is serious business. When it’s time to make, your creativity deserves the support of a great machine.