HQ Amara 20" Longarm Quilting Machine

Sale price $10,995.00 Regular price $13,995.00

Introducing HQ Amara

Overview Video 

KEY FEATURES

  • 20″ of brightly-lit throat space
  • Pinpoint Needle Laser
  • Easy-Set Tension™
  • 7-inch color touchscreen (add the Pro-Stitcher® and use that tablet for your machine display instead)
  • Menu-controlled QuiltMasterTM LED Lighting Package: throat, needle bar, and bobbin
  • QuiltMaster™ front handlebars: Independently adjustable, ergonomic with integrated micro handles
  • QuiltMaster™ servo-controlled stitch regulation (perfect stitches, every time)
  • Programmable handlebar buttons
  • Stitching speeds up to 2,500 stitches per minute
  • Consistent stitch quality from 4-24 stitches per inch
  • Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision or Cruise
  • Five convenient built-in tie-off stitches
  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
  • Manual mode with three customizable preset speeds
  • Pro-Stitcher ready! All necessary cabling is pre-installed inside
  • Handi Feet®-compatible; includes ruler foot and open-toe foot
  • On-screen hand wheel
  • Magnetic Tool Minder Collar
  • Bobbin-use estimator
  • Front power switch
  • Thread-break sensor and alarm
  • Stitch counter
  • Easy needle change
  • Needle-stop up/down control
  • Five basting stitches

 

Studio 2 Frame Included

Studio 2 quilting table

Shown with Optional Casters 

Height is fully adjustable. Rugged steel construction.

Quilts can be loaded a couple of ways for easier view, ruler work and more. 

 

OPTIONAL Pro-Stitcher Computerized Control

Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Computerized Longarm Control

HQ Pro-Stitcher® Package

INTEGRATED COMPUTERIZED QUILTING FOR HQ MACHINES 

$9,495 MSRP

$9,995 MSRP WITH ART & STITCH SOFTWARE

The HQ Pro-Stitcher® quilting system integrates Handi Quilter’s world-class quilting machines with the latest computer technology to help you finish more quilts. HQ Pro-Stitcher guides the machine to quilt any design you want to use, create, or customize. It works with all Handi Quilter stitch-regulated quilting machines: HQ Sixteen, HQ Simply Sixteen, HQ Avanté, HQ Fusion, and HQ Infinity. Expand your quilting possibilities with this easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, computerized system and have fun finishing more quilts!

Using integrated HQ technology, the HQ Pro-Stitcher offers the best of both worlds: computerized quilting and free-motion quilting in the same package.

KEY FEATURES 

  • 12-inch color touchscreen computer mounted on the HQ stitch-regulated quilting machine
  • Operate entire system from one screen
  • Includes more than 800 designs, including a designer showcase of motifs from your favorite designers
  • Switch between computer-guided and free-motion quilting at the touch of a button
  • Resize, Rotate and Repeat designs to fit specific areas
  • Skew or Align designs to fit any area with three or more points
  • Move designs into position by simply moving your finger across the screen
  • Stretch and resize a design using on-screen handles
  • Define and Fill an area with a design, using 2-corner (rectangles) or multi-point (any shape)
  • Save and move areas
  • Two-Point Rotation for border designs and fitting odd angles
  • Precisely reposition designs using the Center Point, Start Point, End Point, any corner of the design area, or any point within the design
  • Crop inside or outside of your design to fit your quilt, with the option to close the jumps or leave them open
  • Create new start/stop points
  • Place designs into borders and other odd-shaped spaces
  • Customizable speed and stitches-per-inch
  • Micro Tie-Off function
  • Ability to read most .hqf, .txt and .qli digital quilt patterns
  • Seamless integration with Art & Stitch® for designing and adjusting your own patterns at the machine (optional software)
  • Mark and record multiple points for accurate stitch-in-the-ditch quilting
  • On-screen Grid and Ruler to measure designs or area on quilt
  • Reorder designs for stitching
  • Horizontal and vertical channel lock
  • Help menus always accessible

 
EASY-TO-USE QUILTING OPTIONS FOR ACHIEVING A CUSTOM LOOK

  • Quilt edge-to-edge or block patterns with confidence in a few simple steps
  • Simple and accurate stitch-in-the-ditch
  • EZ Record: record unique digital designs for future use (newly created designs can be saved on a USB or hard drive of the Pro-Stitcher to be resized, repositioned or edited)
  • Built-in ruler tool for measuring in any direction
  • Switch from computerized quilting to free-motion quilting in seconds
  • Use nearly any digital pattern (.hqf, .txt and .qli formats)

 

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR EASE OF USE

  • Silent, integrated motor-control systems with fluid motion control
  • No additional computer needed to run the HQ Pro-Stitcher
  • Separate PC connected to the Internet required for downloading new designs and software updates
  • USB port to easily upload digital patterns to HQ Pro-Stitcher
  • Draw your own quilting motifs from scratch
  • Fill shapes with cross hatching, wave fills, stippling, and more
  • Use fills around a design
  • Turn shapes into appliqué designs with a mouse click

 

OPTIONAL  Quilt from the Back Kit

QUILT FROM THE BACK KIT INCLUDES:

Rear handlebars with programmable buttons

7-inch color touch screen controls the machine from the back

Adjustable laser light with post for use with a pantograph


    TWO GREAT WAYS TO QUILT FROM THE BACK FOR PRECISE EDGE-TO-EDGE PATTERNS

    PANTOGRAPHS

    These are printed paper templates that are traced using the laser light that is included in the kit.

    GROOVY BOARDS

    These are durable, plastic templates that are traced with a Groovy Board Stylus (available separately).

     

    OPTIONAL Art & Stitch Software

    Have you ever wanted a quick way to do real custom work, offer one-of-a-kind quilting services? Use your own designs based on the theme of your customer's quilt? Or digitize a sketch of your customer and use it on her quilt top? Or create art quilts?

    Become an artist with the powerful, user friendly Art and Stitch program.

    Art & Stitch Quilting Software

    Vector Based Designing: true vector drawing tools (pen, line, curve, bezier, 3 pt arc) make it easy to draw your own artwork by clicking from point to point, right-click to finish.

    The advantage of vector based designing is not only the ease of drawing (clicking from point to point) but also the ease of editing (simply reshape by moving points / anchors) and the high quality: vector based designs can be scaled without limits and will have nice smooth outlines.

     

    Short learning curve: the user friendly toolbars, organized in sets of tools belonging together make the software intuitive. Hover the mouse over a button and a tooltip will show the name, function and how to use the button. The User Guide is inside the program and tutorial videos can be found on the Art and Stitch Academy website.

     

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES SOLD SEPARATELY

    • Pro-Stitcher (computer-guided quilting)
    • Quilt from the Back Kit: rear handlebars, laser light, and pantograph
    • Groovy Board adapter/stylus
    • HQ Steady-Fit™ Ruler Base
    • HQ Electromagnetic Channel Locks
    • Horizontal Spool Pin
    • 27-inch HQ Super Leader
    • HQ Couching Feet, HQ Echo Feet, HQ Glide Foot, and HQ Sure Foot

    PDF Downloads

    Amara Brochure PDF

    Studio 2 Stand Brochure PDF

    Quilt From The Back Brochure

    Handi Quilter Brochure