Handi Quilter Sweet 16

The Handi Quilter range of high-quality, high-speed longarm quilting machines and frames begins with the sit-down Sweet 16 and it’s a great place start. The Sweet 16’s 16 inch work space is roomy enough to free motion quilt even the biggest quilts, but as a sit down, it also lends itself very nicely to small quilting and thread-art projects too. With a very smooth 1500 stitches per minute sewing speed, quilting with the Sweet 16 is smooth no matter how fast or slow you like to work, and the easy-set tension allows for simple yet micro-controlled tension adjustments.

Set into a sturdy 36 inch by 30 inch, height adjustable table, the Sweet 16 lets you quilt in comfort, and its small foot print will fit into your sewing room. While there is a clear LCD information screen with stitch timer and needle-stop control, the machine is purely mechanical, letting you have absolute control over all aspects of fine tuning your quilting, and the addition of the optional Handi Quilter TruStitch stitch regulator will eliminate any guesswork in getting consistent stitch lengths.

The Sweet 16 package includes generously sized table!

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NOTE: Availability and Delivery of the Simply 16 will depend on your location and access to your home. Please contact the store to confirm delivery fee and to purchase.

“Sit down and focus on all the small things with this little BIG free-motion machine.”


This item is not available for purchase online. Please call (02) 4960 2426 to order.

Other features you’ll like:

• bright LED lighting
• easy assembly
• big (walking) stitch option for basting quilts
• supported by Handi Quilter with lots of accessories


From Handi Quilter’s Website:

The HQ Sweet Sixteen is the best way for quilters to tackle projects with a sit-down machine.   If you love to free-motion quilt but you struggle to complete your designs on your domestic machine, this machine is your solution.  16 inch of throat space give you plenty of room to work in and the smooth surface of the included table allows your projects to glide easily under the needle. With the introduction of TruStitch, quilters are now able to create quilt designs with beautifully even stitches.


  • Easy to set up and pack up
  • More than three times the quilting space of domestic sewing machines.
  • 36” x 30” Height-adjustable table
  • Easy-Set Tension
  • Stitching speed of up to 1,500 stitches per minute
  • Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed and open toe foot.
  • Adjustable colour touchscreen
  • Walking stitch plus four basting stitch options, controlled with touchscreen or foot pedal
  • Needle-stop position control
  • Quilting alarm and project timer
  • Low-bobbin estimator and alarm
  • LED light ring
  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
  • Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
  • Four language options: English, French, German and Spanish
  • Built-in diagnostics

All Handi Quilter longarm features:

  • HQ Retailer Support 
  • HQ Customer Support 
  • HQ Technical Solutions 
  • HQ Warranty
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Educational videos, tutorials and tips available

Handi Quilter Sweet 16 Video

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