Bernina of America, the world’s premier manufacturer of home sewing, quilting and embroidery machines for more than 120 years, is pleased to introduce its first Longarm quilting machine, the Bernina Q 24 Longarm. Designed, engineered and hand crafted in Switzerland, the Bernina Q 24 Longarm offers generous depth and height to better manage larger quilts. It’s ergonomic, user-friendly and includes a number of innovative features. The Bernina Q 24 Longarm is available now at select authorized Bernina Dealers nationwide. MSRP for the Bernina Q 24 Longarm with frame is $21,999.
The new Longarm machine is equipped with a throat space 24 inches wide and 11 inches high, offering ample space to finish large quilts comfortably. It also comes standard with a one-of-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease. In addition, the Bernina Q 24 Longarm has an intuitive color touchscreen interface that is simple to navigate, customizable, and includes useful functions like a stitch counter and a built-in tutorial. Other features include programmable handles, a unique threading path, and an integrated bobbin winder.
“The Bernina Q 24 Longarm is simple enough for a beginner to master while offering features and innovations that a professional will appreciate,” said Paul Ashworth, President of Bernina of America. “Whether you are a dedicated hobbyist or starting a home business, the new Bernina Longarm machine will enable you to complete a greater number of quilts more quickly, and with confidence.”
The Bernina Q 24 Longarm is designed as a frame model machine. Its frame measures 12 feet in length with a 10-foot working area, and is large enough to create a 115-inch quilt. It also features a sturdy single-rail system that is ideal for all quilting needs.
The machine’s exclusive tension system features numeric settings that make it simple to adjust the thread tension and track a variety of thread types and combinations, and the thread stand is positioned forward to make it easy to reach. Users will also appreciate the machine’s ergonomic, programmable handles, which place the most frequently used functions at the fingertips and can be adjusted into a comfortable position for stitching edge-to-edge, micro-stippling, or creating custom designs.
Other features include an M Class Rotary Hook, a sewing speed up to 2,200 stitches per minute, and compatibility with Bernina’s free motion presser feet. It also comes equipped with two Bernina Longarm Stitch Regulators, one on each side of the stitch holes in the needle plate. Bernina Longarm Stitch Regulators are integrated and allow very precise sensing of the machine/fabric movement. Additionally, the Bernina Q 24 Longarm uses a domestic sewing machine needle for error-free installation and provides the user with a large selection of specialty needles for quilting and other applications.
A variety of optional accessories are also offered for the Bernina Q 24 Longarm, including a Pantograph Kit that includes rear handles and a touch display for the back of the machine to make it easy to guide for edge-to-edge quilt designs. Other accessory options include a hydraulic lift, a Ruler Work Kit, additional shelving, and a batting roll to ensure that all needs are met. For more information visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
To see the new Bernina Longarm machine being hand crafted in Switzerland, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgPIL3Rq95I.
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, Bernina is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers/sergers, and embroidery software. Bernina’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. Bernina products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select Bernina and bernette machines, and Bernina software can also be purchased through Bernina’s eCommerce site, shop.bernina.com. Bernina products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow Bernina on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read Bernina’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about Bernina and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.