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Q Series Sit-Down Models

With different table options

  • 16″ & 20″ throat space for big quilt projects
  • Unique digital thread tension adjustment
  • Easy threading, independent bobbin winder
  • Quilting without foot control
  • Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches

BERNINA ΣΕΙΡΑ Q Sit-Down Models - Q16, Q16 PLUS και Q20

Easy adjustments at your fingertips

Amanda Murphy, Quilt and pattern designer

Amanda Murphy has a passion for designing and creating quilts on her BERNINA Q 16. While her studio is small, the roomy quilting space of the Q 16 adds convenience and ease to her creative process. Like Amanda, you’ll love the fast 2,000 stitches per minute as well as the three modes of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator – all without having to press the foot control.

Easy adjustments at your fingertips

Amanda Murphy, Quilt and pattern designer

Amanda Murphy has a passion for designing and creating quilts on her BERNINA Q 16. While her studio is small, the roomy quilting space of the Q 16 adds convenience and ease to her creative process. Like Amanda, you’ll love the fast 2,000 stitches per minute as well as the three modes of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator – all without having to press the foot control.

Small Spaces. Big Ideas.

The BERNINA Q 16 and Q 20 are longarm quilting machines and only differ in the length of the throat space and the maximum sewing space.

  • Q 20 has a throat space of 20 inches
  • Q 16 & Q 16 PLUS have a throat space of 16 inches

Both machines can be paired with a standard or height-adjustable cabinet or with a foldable, height-adjustable table. The BERNINA Q 16 PLUS and Q 20 are compatible with the BERNINA Studio Frame if an upgrade to a Quilt Frame is desired.

Hand-guided quilting made easy

  • Precise regulated stitches (in BSR mode)
  • Four different modes for full flexibility
  • Simple customization via touch screen

Thanks to the integrated BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator you achieve perfect stitches at equal-length no matter which speed you move the fabric. A manual mode with no stitch regulation is also available.

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Unique user interface

  • Simple-to-navigate touch screen
  • Individual settings for full comfort
  • Built-in tutorials offer full assistance

Totally customizable, the user interface includes useful functions, such as five user profiles, a stitch counter, and built-in tutorials regarding maintenance.

Q 16 & Q 16 PLUS

  • Spacious 16″ workspace
  • Cabinet and table options
  • Built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

The BERNINA Q 16 and Q 16 PLUS have more throat space than your domestic machine, a spacious 16 inches. Pair them with a foldable, height-adjustable table and the machines meet and exceed all your small space, big quilting needs. Furthermore, the BERNINA Q 16 PLUS, as well as the Q 20, can be used as a frame model together with the BERNINA Studio Frame. 

Q 16 & Q 16 PLUS

  • Spacious 16″ workspace
  • Cabinet and table options
  • Built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

The BERNINA Q 16 and Q 16 PLUS have more throat space than your domestic machine, a spacious 16 inches. Pair them with a foldable, height-adjustable table and the machines meet and exceed all your small space, big quilting needs. Furthermore, the BERNINA Q 16 PLUS, as well as the Q 20, can be used as a frame model together with the BERNINA Studio Frame. 

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Quilting without the foot control

  • Fatigue-free quilting whenever you like
  • Enjoy full comfort and relax your foot
  • Perfect for creating large projects

The KickStart function allows you to quilt continuously without having to hold down the foot control. The KickStart function can be easily activated or deactivated via touch screen.

Fast threading and winding

  • Threading becomes a child’s play
  • Enjoy comfort all the way
  • Wind your own bobbin in no time

The well-positioned spool holders and forward threading path are easy to reach and simple to follow. The on-board bobbin winder makes it convenient to wind your own bobbins.

Unique thread tension control

  • Adjust thread tension digitally
  • Tension release for threading ease
  • No external tension assembly required

The exclusive tension system features numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a wide range of thread types with success, no external tension assembly required.

Beautiful stitches every time

  • Achieve precise stitching results
  • Stitches are always consistent
  • Perfection is the new standard

With high-speed precision stitching, you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.

Ergonomics matter

  • Full operation from the front
  • Different table options available
  • Easy manual needle positioning

The machine can be fully operated from the front. The handwheel in the front allows for easy manual needle positioning. Choose between different table options to best suit your preferences.

Working with bright lights

  • Naturally illuminated working area
  • Sufficient lighting even in darker rooms
  • Perfect illumination of the quilting area

50 bright LED lights along the throat space of the machine and above the needle illuminate the quilt for enhanced visibility.

Upgrade your Q 20 & Q 16 PLUS

  • The Q 20 and Q 16 PLUS are frame ready
  • Enjoy stand-up frame quilting
  • Different frame sizes available

Place your Q 20 or Q 16 PLUS Sit Down any time on one of the many frame options and enjoy free-hand stand-up quilting.

The Quilt Frame for limited space

The BERNINA Studio Frame is a modular frame, consisting of a 5-foot basic frame and a 5-foot extension, offering a spacious 10-foot frame when mounted completely. The BERNINA Studio Frame is compatible with the Q 16 PLUS  & Q 20.

Χαρακτηριστικά & Λειτουργίες

Throat spaceQ20: 20″ Q16(PLUS): 16″
Hook systemM Class Rotary Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)Q16: 2,000 Q20/Q16 PLUS: 2,200
Color touch screen4.3″ / 109 mm
Presser foot liftElectronic
Thread tensionElectronically/digitally adjustable
Lower thread indicator
Stitch length maximum in mm25.4 mm (1 stitch per inch)
Throat spaceQ 20: 20″ Q 16(PLUS): 16″
Hook systemM Class Rotary Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)Q16: 2,000 Q20/Q16 PLUS: 2,200
Color touch screen4.3″ / 109 mm
Illumination of the full length of the free arm50 LEDs
Semi-automatic needle threader
Presser foot liftElectronic
Thread tensionElectronically/digitally adjustable
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
BERNINA Stitch Regulator functionalityDual Stitch Regulator
Connection (basic)USB
Connection (additional purpose)HDMI
On-board bobbin winder
Stitch length maximum in mm25.4 mm (1 stitch per inch)
Stitch length minimum1.05 mm (24 stitches per inch)
User profiles5
Compatible with domestic machine needles
Compatible with BERNINA free-motion feet

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Choose your favorite table solution to suit your home situation best

The BERNINA Q 20, Q 16 and Q 16 PLUS come standard as sit-down model machines, but we offer a variety of tables tailored to your individual needs. The quality, which is verified by BERNINA, ensures that the table can optimally handle both the speed and the weight of the Q 16 (PLUS) or Q 20.

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Q 20
Q 16
Measures36″ x 45″47″ x 35″
Working height30″28″, 30″ and 32″
Key featureExpandable to 77″Height adjustable
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No space? No problem!

Are you looking for a solution for limited space or a table to easily carry around? Then the Foldable Table could become your favorite companion.

No space? No problem!

Are you looking for a solution for limited space or a table to easily carry around? Then the Foldable Table could become your favorite companion.

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Support for your
BERNINA Q Series Sit Down

To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.