BERNINA Q-matic

BERNINA Q-matic

Longarm Quilting Automation System

  • Touch PC mounted to the side of the frame
  • Commands at your fingertips
  • Art & Stitch and WiFi included
  • One-touch quick belt release system
  • More than 600 designs included

Discover BERNINA’s state-of-the-art system for automated quilting

Quilting has never been easier

Quilting has never been easier

  • Automated quilting in just a few simple steps
  • Plan your quilt in every detail with ease
  • Stitch out simple edge-to-edge designs or intricate custom patterns
Multiple on-demand help functions for assistance in every step of creating and placing your quilting designs.
Design meets WiFi capability

Design meets WiFi capability

  • Coming with integrated WiFi
  • Meets highest safety standards as it is UL® listed and approved
  • The Q-matic system integrates perfectly with the frame
The WiFi capability of Q-matic makes it easy to transfer designs from the PC or laptop to the Q-matic PC.
Commands at Your Fingertips

Commands at Your Fingertips

  • Easy access of all features
  • Change parameters with a fingertip
  • Different view options for a perfect quilt layout
Direct, one-click-access of all features: layout your quilt, alter designs, place designs and control the stitch out.
Quilt Artist Lisa Hagstoz Calle talks about her BERNINA Q 24
Once you drive a BERNINA longarm, you never want to drive anything else 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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Full comfort while quilting

Full comfort while quilting

  • Sewhead screen according to the upcoming task
  • Change stitch-out parameters anytime
  • Confirm on sewhead screen or with toggles
The sewhead screen will change according to the upcoming task. Change parameters like upper thread tension and SPI any time during stitch-out.
Freehand Quilting Any Time

Freehand Quilting Any Time

  • You decide: Automated or freehand quilting
  • With one-touch quick belt release system
  • Beautifully combine digitized designs with free-hand work
Changing from automated quilting to free-hand work is easy as counting 1 … 2 … 3 due to the one-touch quick belt release system.
Move your machine with ease

Move your machine with ease

  • EasyGlide is the power steering of Q-matic
  • MicroMove will place your needle exactly on spot
  • Integrated in sewhead interaction screens
When activated, EasyGlide will help to move the belted machine head in all directions with ease and without additional force. MicroMove will place your needle exactly on spot and where you need the first stitch to be.
Art & Stitch Software included

Art & Stitch Software included

  • Designing software for longarm quilters
  • Access directly on the touch screen
  • Create your own unique quilt patterns
Thanks to Art & Stitch you can change designs or create your own unique designs – this is where your creativity come to life.
More than 600 designs for free

More than 600 designs for free

  • Included designs of well-known designers
  • 350 free designs coming with Art & Stitch
  • Import formats through Art & Stitch to Q-matic
More than 250 designs from several renowned designers like Lisa H. Calle, Keryn Emmerson, Amanda Murphy, Tula Pink, Patricia Ritter, Linzi Upton and Sarah Vedeler.
Place your design with ease

Place your design with ease

  • Perfect design placement on your quilt
  • Align designs however you like
  • Adjust designs directly on screen using Art & Stitch or Q-Matic
Positioning has never been easier with the Grab & Drop function. Virtually attach a design and drop it in your quilt blocks or set virtual markers for easy border placement.

Tula Pink and Sarah Vedeler designs included

BERNINA is taking Longarm Quilting another step forward with the new designs of Tula Pink and Sarah Vedeler. The famous designers clear the way for a new art form, which we affectionately call „quiltbroidery“; a mixture between quilting and embroidery. The results are beautiful, intricate and artistic designs that transform every quilt into an art piece.
 

To achieve the best possible results, we recommend that you

  • Use a matching thread for Sarah Vedeler’s letter designs or even better a variegated matching thread.
  • Keep the designs the same size. If you enlarge or reduce the design, sew out a test sample first.
  • Quilt in the middle of the frame.

Get BERNINA Q-matic

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.

Tutorials

  • BERNINA Q-matic: Hardware Setup and Getting Started

    This video shows you how to install and start Q-matic.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Design Tags

    Use the “Design Tags” feature to label designs with tag names in order to facilitate the search. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Edge to Edge (E2E)

    Edge to Edge: Copy and join at the same time continuous line design segments with one click to fill a full quilt row. Delete already joined segments with one click. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • ERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Customize Design Center

    The “Customize Design Center” feature allows preselecting specific designs from the design library for a quilt project. Designs can be searched by design name or by tag names. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: View and Zoom

    Benefit from different zoom and view options to see specific parts of the design or quilt lay out. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Trim

    Use the “Trim” feature to crop a full quilt lay out with edge-to-edge quilting or trim away a certain portion of a design. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Thread Break Recovery

    Use the guided “Thread break Recovery” feature to recover the stitch out after a thread break or after running out of bobbin thread. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Sew Options

    Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Set Safe Area

    Use the “Set Safe Area” feature to establish the area where the sewhead can move safely. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Rotate

    Use the “Rotate” feature to turn a design to fit into a specific block or quilt area. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Reverse Sew

    Use the “Reverse Sew” feature to interchange the start and stop point of the design. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Realign Safe Area

    Use the “realign Safe Area” feature to realign your safe area after having advanced the quilt. This feature is especially useful when pantograph quilting. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Quilt Size

    Use the “Quilt Size” feature to set the size of your quilt. With the actual quilt size displayed on screen it is easy to place designs and plan the quilt lay out. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Resize

    Use the “Resize” feature to adapt and customize a design in size for a specific quilt block or quilt lay out. The design can be simply resized on screen, by entering a specific size, or using the machine head. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Multiply

    The “Multiply” feature is a great tool for edge-to-edge quilting and allows duplicating a design across with a desired amount of repeats as well as multiplying down with a desired number of rows and customized spacing. Additionally designs or rows can be flipped or an offset can be added for even spacing in a border or sashing. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Mask

    Use the “Mask” feature to cut out a selected design (closed shape) or a newly created shape from a background filler design. The masking can be done on the inside or outside. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Markers

    Use the “Marker” feature to set virtual markers on your quilt or in a block. A great feature for design placement in a quilt lay out. The individual marker points can be connected and a new shape can be created, e.g. for appliqué. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Manage Tags

    Use the “Manage Tags” feature to create, rename or delete tag names. When a new master tag name is created to label designs, the new tag name will be added to the existing list in alphabetical order. Delete or change any tag name according to your needs. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Import Designs

    Use the “Import Design” feature to import new designs in .bqm or .dxf format. Import designs from third party designers or import own creations via thumb drive from Art&Stitch. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Grab and Drop

    Use the “Grab and Drop” feature to virtually attach a design to the sewhead needle and drop virtually on the quilt or in a quilt block. This is a great feature for design placement. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Flip and Mirror

    Use the “Flip” and “Mirror” feature to turn your design vertically or horizontally over. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: EasyGlide

    Use the “EasyGlide” feature to move the belted Sewhead with ease, especially when setting the safe area or wide movements of the belted sewhead are necessary. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Copy and Delete

    Use the “Copy” and “Delete” feature to duplicate or delete a design on the Main Screen. The duplicated design will be virtually attached to the needle. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Connect and Unconnect

    The “Connect” feature allows to “Group”, “Attach” or “Link” multiple designs. The connection can be reversed if necessary with the “Unconnect” feature. Group: two or more designs can be grouped in order to apply further changes to all like resizing or rotation. Attach: the end point of the first design is attached to the start point of the second design to become one continuous line design. Link: the end point of the first design is attached to the start point of the second design with a straight stitching line to become a continuous line design. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Boundary

    Use the “Boundary” feature to place a design into a block precisely. Create a four-point border outline on screen or with the help of the sewhead. The design can be placed maintaining its ration or morphed to fit. An additional margin from the border outline can be set. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Art and Stitch

    Art&Stitch is a digitizing software developed especially for quilters, which can be used in conjunction with Q-matic for detailed design customization and/or digitizing new designs according to special quilting needs. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Align

    Use the “Align” feature to position designs horizontally or vertically in line. Align on the top, bottom or centered on screen while creating your quilt lay out or with the help of your sewhead and according to the position of the quilt blocks. Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, BERNINA Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Watch all video tutorials in this playlist to learn everything about our quilting automation system.

  • BERNINA Q-matic: Hardware Setup and Getting Started

    BERNINA Q-matic: Hardware Setup and Getting Started

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Design Tags

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Design Tags

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Edge to Edge (E2E)

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Edge to Edge (E2E)

  • ERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Customize Design Center

    ERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Customize Design Center

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: View and Zoom

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: View and Zoom

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Trim

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Trim

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Thread Break Recovery

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Thread Break Recovery

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Sew Options

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Sew Options

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Set Safe Area

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Set Safe Area

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Rotate

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Rotate

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Reverse Sew

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Reverse Sew

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Realign Safe Area

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Realign Safe Area

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Quilt Size

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Quilt Size

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Resize

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Resize

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Multiply

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Multiply

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Mask

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Mask

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Markers

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Markers

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Manage Tags

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Manage Tags

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Import Designs

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Import Designs

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Grab and Drop

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Grab and Drop

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Flip and Mirror

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Flip and Mirror

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: EasyGlide

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: EasyGlide

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Copy and Delete

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Copy and Delete

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Connect and Unconnect

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Connect and Unconnect

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Boundary

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Boundary

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Art and Stitch

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Art and Stitch

  • BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Align

    BERNINA Q-matic Video Tutorial: Align

Support for your BERNINA Q-matic

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.

Download manual Support page BERNINA Q-matic

Get BERNINA Q-matic

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.