Sit-down Longarm Quilting Machine

BERNINA Q 20 on Table – the Sit-down Model for Longarm Quilting

The BERNINA Q 20 is designed, engineered, and assembled in Switzerland and comes standard as a sit-down model machine. The generous longarm depth and height provide ample space for managing your larger quilts. Quilt larger quilts than on a domestic machine. The Q 20 offers less footprint in your sewing room. Undecided? The Q 20 can be upgraded to a frame model machine at any time.

Choose your favorite table solution

Prefer a robust Quilt Table?

The BERNINA Q 20 comes standard as a sit-down model machine. The Quilt Table is designed to elegantly handle the speed and weight of the Q 20 for optimal performance with style.

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Have only limited space?

You are looking for a solution for limited space or a table for easily carrying around? Then the Foldable Table for the BERNINA Q 20 could become your favorite companion. 

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

  • Perfect free-motion stitches Play

    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 customizing via the machine's touch screen
    • Precise sensing of machine/fabric movement with dual sensors
  • Unique user interface Play

    Unique user interface

    • Simple navigation via color touch screen
    • Totally customizable
    • With stitch counter, five user profiles, built-in tutorials and help functionalities
  • Effortless quilting without the foot control Play

    Effortless quilting without the foot control

    • For fatigue-free quilting, even on large projects
    • The KickStart function allows you to quilt continuously without having to hold down the foot control
    • The normal sewing menu is replaced by a new KickStart display
    • The kick-back function of the foot control is temporarily replaced by an alternating start and stop (standby) function
    • A free update for the Q 20 Table machine is available to download
  • Built-in needle threader

    Built-in needle threader

    • Quick and easy threading of the needle
  • Unique digital tension control

    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

    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
  • Ergonomics


    • 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
  • Enhanced visibility

    Enhanced visibility

    • 50 bright LED lights along the length of the machine and above the needle
    • Illuminate your quilt for enhanced visibility
  • Easy threading and bobbin winding

    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
  • Easy Freemotion-quilting

    Easy Freemotion-quilting

    • Love the free-motion movement of a sit-down machine
    • Discover the stitch regulation without throat space restrictions
Picture: BERNINA Q 20 Sit-Down Model

BERNINA Longarm Accessories

BERNINA offers a wide range of longarm accessories, which fit your longarm quilting machine and table.

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Table for BERNINA Q 20: Form and Function

Table for BERNINA Q 20: Form and Function

The BERNINA Q 20 comes standard as a sit-down model machine. The table is designed to elegantly handle the speed and weight of the Q 20 for optimal performance with style. Different desktop colors are available, see detailed product information.

  • Table size basic: 36" × 45" (0.91 × 1.15 m)
  • Table size expanded: 36" × 77" (0.91 × 1.96 m)
  • Working height: 30" (0.75 m)
  • Total weight incl. Q 20: 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Generous storage space

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