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Bernina Q20/Q24 Longarm Quilting Machine

BERNINA Q 20 - Frame Models

Choose your desired longarm quilting machine and frame for free-motion quilting purposes.
The Bernina Q20 and Q24 are Bernina's high-end longarm quilting machines and differ in the length of the longarm.

Choose the Bernina Q20, if you want to realize delicate stitches on your big quilting dreams.
Choose the Bernina Q24, 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 three quilt frames - "Small", "Classic" and "Large".

CLICK HERE to view the Q-series Longarm Product Brochure


Features 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 customizing via the machine's touchscreen
• Precise sensing of machine/fabric movement with dual sensors

Unique user interface
• Simple navigation via color touchscreen
• Totally customizable
• Stitch counter, five user profiles, built-in tutorials, and help functionalities

Easy threading and bobbin winding
• Thoughtfully positioned spool holders and forward threading paths 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 is 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

Enhanced visibility
• 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

KickStart Function (Q20 Only)
The KickStart function allows quilting in a continuous sewing mode without having to keep the foot control constantly pressed. The currently programmed function of the back kick as well as the front kick, are temporarily overwritten and will become active again as soon as the KickStart function has been deactivated.

Technical Data
• Throat space
    • Q24: 24" (610mm)
    • Q20: 20" (508mm)
• Color touch screen: 4.3"
• Illumination of the full length of the free arm (50 LEDs)
• M Class Rotary Hook system
• Threader: Yes
• Thread tension: Electronically/digitally adjustable
• Electronic presser foot lift
• Upper thread break sensor
• Dual Stitch Regulators
• Connection (basic): USB host/slave
• Connection (additional purpose): HDMI
• Updatable
• Sewing speed: Maximum 2,200spm
• Stitch length minimum: 1.05mm (24spi)
• Stitch length maximum: 25.4mm (1spi)
• 5 User profiles
• Bobbin thread indicator
• On-board bobbin winder
• Compatible with domestic machine needles
• Compatible with Bernina free-motion feet

Frame Features
• Adjustable foot pads for perfect leveling
• Continuous X and Y-axis track system with no joints
• Angled tracks and wheel axles for accurate and smooth movement of the sewing head to allow even quilting
• Friction-free 16-wheel system
• Leg system for maximum stability
• Multi-step ratchet system for perfect fabric tension
• Integrated latch system for maximum fabric holding power, yet easy release
• Pivot pick-up of a magnetically-secured top rail, which allows fabric separation to smooth batting
• Dead bar for perfect fabric height no matter the length of your quilt
• Large diameter rails eliminate rail flex when tensioning the quilt
• Heavy-duty canvas leaders with positioning markings for years of quilt loading ease
• Pantograph tabletop to easily align your rolled patterns
• 4 bungee clamps to align every quilt to perfection
• Convenient tool trays for your longarm quilting tools
Included Feet Standard presser foot - Free-motion Foot #9
Included Accessories • 2 spool holders
• Metal accessory box

BERNINA Longarm Quilt Frame

The BERNINA quilt frame that matches the BERNINA Q 20 is available in three sizes. It is designed strong and robust to handle the longarm quilting machines of the Q series.

LARGE 13' Frame • Maximum quilt size: 120"; 3.05m
• Leader length: 132"; 3.36m
• Size (length x depth): 4 x 1.2m; 158" x 47"
• Variable working height: 0.9 to 1.2m; 35" to 47"
• Total weight: 352 lbs to 552 lbs
• Number of legs: 6
• Hydraulic height: optional

CLASSIC 12' Frame
• Maximum quilt size: 108"; 2.75m
• Leader length: 121"; 3.07m
• Size (length x depth): 3.60 x 1.2m; 142" x 47"
• Variable working height: 0.9 to 1.2m; 35" to 47"
• Total weight: 330 lbs to 508 lbs
• Number of legs: 6
• Hydraulic height: optional

SMALL 9' Frame
• Maximum quilt size: 71"; 1.8m
• Leader length: 83"; 2.12m
• Size (length x depth): 2.75 x 1.2m; 109" x 47"
• Variable working height: 0.9 to 1.2m; 35" to 47"
• Total weight: 330 lbs to 508 lbs
• Number of legs: 4
• Hydraulic height: Not available

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