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Q'nique 16X Elite Longarm Quilting Machine

$ 5,349.00 $ 6,499.95
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Free Shipping on this machine within the Continental US! Longarm machine orders are shipped within 5-7 business days from Utah.

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Machine Maintenance

Longarm machines are high powered, precision instruments that do not like to run dirty or dry. General maintenance like brushing out the machine and oiling it is something you need to do every day.

This isn't something that can wait for a yearly check up. Going into this purchase, you should be ready to take on servicing and maintenance of your longarm yourself.

Repairs and Warranty

If you run into issues with your machine, please contact us and we'll troubleshoot the issue together.

I've worked with many quilters and have made detailed troubleshooting videos covering most beginner issues.

If a part actually breaks on your machine, we will either ship you a replacement part for you to install, or have the machine returned to Grace Company for repairs.

LeahDay.com Guarantee - We cover the return shipping and cost of repairs on all Qnique Longarm machines for up to 3 years.

Little Rebel Sewing Machine repairs are covered for up to 2 years.

Keep your Box! Longarm machines can only be safely shipped within their box and Styrofoam. Please keep your box and packaging or you will have to purchase a new box before shipping your machine back for repairs.

The Q'nique 16X Elite longarm quilting machine is designed for quilters wanting a smaller machine with all the bells and whistles! The Qnique 16X Elite is a great entry-level longarm for beginners, with lots of special features and a fast motor.

Qnique 16X Elite Longarm Machine

Learn more about the Grace Qnique 16X Elite Long Arm Quilting Machine

Have you been looking for a 16 inch throat sewing machine? This affordable long arm quilting machine is smaller and suitable for quilters of all skill levels. The best feature of this quilting machine is the ability to quilt perfectly thanks to a built-in stitch regulator. Set your stitch length and enjoy perfectly sized stitches, no matter how fast you move your longarm!

Bonus Accessories included June 2024

We have a new accessory kit included with Qnique longarm machines and the Little Rebel sewing machine this month. These accessories will brighten up your day - literally! This new kit includes:

  • 10 Foot Luminess Light Bar
  • Quilter's Compass Lines and Loops Quilting Practice Panel
  • Mini Quilt Clips
  • Quilter's Combo - 45mm Comfort Cutter and 6½ x 24½ inch ruler
  • 45mm Rotary Blade
  • 1 Pack Size M Bobbins
  • 8 Pack Finesse Thread: Ruby Red, Thicket Brown, Marigold, Magenta, Canyon Shale, Deep Forest, Mauve Orchid, Desert Flower
Little Rebel Longarm Sewing Machine
Please note - Accessories are included for free with new machine purchases. They are not exchangeable for other accessories or discounts on other products. If we run out of stock on a particular accessory, it will ship separately from your order when back in stock.

More important long arm machine features:
  • 2100 stitches per minute
  • Built-in Stitch Regulator with 4 stitching modes
  • 7-inch touchscreen monitor with help guides and built-in tools
  • Edge warning and bobbin estimator tools
  • Ergonomic handles extend and rotate to fit your needs.
  • 16-inch harp space which will allow you to quilt up to 10 inch blocks in one pass!
Bundle the Perfect Grace Quilting Frame for Your Longarm

You can bundle the Q'nique 16X Elite longarm with any Grace Company frame. Click the images below to learn more about each frame. Measure your quilting space to ensure your quilting frame will fit!

Never Worry About Your Stitch Length Again!

The Q'nique 16X Elite can quilt up to 2,100 Stitches Per Minute (SPM). The built-in stitch regulator has four different stitching modes:

  1. Stitch Controlled Cruise - In this setting, the needle continues to move, even when the longarm stops. You can control the speed of the needle bounce and adjust the stitch size.
  2. Stitch Regulated Precise - This mode will create perfect stitches to match the speed of your movement. This is a great choice for ruler quilting when you need to shift the ruler to a new area.
  3. Stitch Regulated Baste - Use the basting function to load your quilt on your frame. Click Here to find a video on how to use a long arm quilting machine.
  4. Manual Mode - You can turn off the stitch regulator using this setting. Control the machine speed using the touchscreen or handlebar buttons.
Special Features Make the 16X Elite the Best Long Arm Quilting Machine!

All X Elite longarms have bright LED lights around the needle. You can also adjust the brightness on your touchscreen monitor.

Speaking of the touchscreen, the simplified menu system is so easy to control! Select your stitch length, set the needle position, and try out our new patented Edge Warning and Bobbin Estimator tools.

You won't have to unthread your Qnique 16X Elite long arm to wind bobbins. The top of the machine has two spool pins and a built-in bobbin winder. Quickly wind the large M sized bobbins and get back to quilting.

Qnique 16X Elite Longarm Machine

How Does the Q'nique 16X Elite Longarm Compare?

The Qnique 16X Elite longarm quilting machine has replaced the Grace Qnique 15 Pro and Grace Qnique 15R longarms. Finding Q'nique 16X Elite reviews is harder because this longarm machine is so new. Quilters purchasing this 16 elite longarm have reported loving the large touchscreen and new quilting features.

Comparing it to our previous beginner longarms - the Q'nique 15 Pro and Q'nique 15R - you'll find:

  • Grace 16X Elite has a much larger touchscreen monitor.
  • 16-inch longarm gives it 1-inch bigger harp space.
  • Faster motor can do 2100 stitches per minute.
  • New quilting features like the bobbin estimator save time!
Turn Your Qnique 16X Elite into a Computerized Long Arm Quilting Machine

Did you know you can turn any Qnique longarm into a computerized longarm quilting machine? Simply add Quilters Creative Touch 6 - our computerized quilting software to your order!

Computerized quilting allows you to quilt perfectly - regardless of your quilting skill level. Using the QCT 6 system, the longarm machine will move over your quilting frame. Quilt any of the 100 built-in quilting designs automatically using computerized quilting.

This option is great for quilters that have lots of quilts to finish right now. No time to practice? Use QCT 6 for perfect quilting instantly!

How is the Qnique 16X Elite not the Best Long Arm Quilting Machine?

The limiting factor for any longarm machine is the size. A 16-inch throat sewing machine seems massively huge when placed in a sewing table. When quilting on a Grace quilt frame, however, you can only quilt a 10-inch quilt block in one pass.

If you mostly piece 12-inch quilt blocks, this could feel inconvenient. You'll need to quilt half your quilt block, then advance the quilt to quilt the other half.

The advantage of the Q'nique 16X Elite long arm machine is the affordable price. For less than $6000, you can begin longarm quilting. This no only makes machine quilting feel much easier, it will help you finish your quilting projects faster too.

But we have lots of long arm quilting machines for sale on LeahDay.com!

If you enjoy making large quilt blocks, consider the Q'nique 19X Elite longarm quilting machine. I call this longarm "Goldilocks" for a reason because it's perfectly sized to quilt large blocks. Click Here to learn more about the Qnique 19X Elite.

Do you have questions about the Grace Q'nique 16X Elite long arm quilting machine? Click Here to contact us for help!

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Machine Speed
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1700 Stitches per Minute
2100 Stitches per Minute
2000 Stitches per Minute
2600 Stitches per Minute
2600 Stitches per Minute
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2.4 inch Touchscreen Monitor
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7 inch Touchscreen Monitor
Maximum Quilt Block Size
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Qnique 16X Elite Longarm Machine

Q'nique 16X Elite Longarm Quilting Machine

From $ 5,349.00 $ 6,499.95
The Q'nique 16X Elite longarm quilting machine is designed for quilters wanting a smaller machine...

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  • 16X Elite + Cutie Breeze Frame
  • 16X Elite + Q-Zone Hoop Frame
  • 16X Elite + Q-Zone QUEEN Frame
  • 16X Elite + Evolution Hoop Frame
  • 16X Elite + Evolution ELITE Frame
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