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Q'nique 16X Manual Grace Quilting Machine

$ 3,849.00 $ 4,499.95
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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 Manual longarm is the most affordable long arm quilting machine Grace Company offers - priced less than $4000! This longarm is designed for beginning quilters needing a very basic machine at a great price.

How is the Q'nique 16X Manual Longarm so affordable?

This Manual-Mode longarm does not have a stitch regulator. It's designed to stitch at a constant speed. 

You may be wondering - can long arm be manually controlled? Yes, that's exactly how the Qnique 16X Manual works.

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The lighted Q shows your stitching speed and can be changed by pressing the buttons on the handlebars. This means that the Q'nique 16X Manual longarm machine will not adjust its speed according to your movement.

Your stitches will get bigger if you move the machine too fast in relation to the speed you have set.

Learn more about the Qnique 16X Manual Longarm

The Q'nique 16 X Manual can sew 1700 stitches in a minute. The needle area is well-lit with LED lights, helping you see your quilt better.

There are two spool pins on the top of the machine. There is also a built-in bobbin winder to quickly wind the large M sized bobbins. This allows you to get back to quilting faster.

Find the Perfect Frame to fit Your Space and Budget

You can bundle the Q'nique 16X Manual affordable long arm quilting machine with any Grace quilting frame. Click the images below to learn more about each frame and the space required to set it up:

How do long arm quilting machines work?

Long arm quilting machines like the Qnique 16X Manual are designed to be mounted on a quilting frame. The machine moves easily because it's on wheels and this makes machine quilting feel much easier.

To make nice stitches on the Q'nique 16X Manual longarm, you must learn to move the machine at a consistent speed. I recommend setting a low speed to start. This will help you feel more comfortable moving the machine and stitching your design.

As you master quilting basic designs like Stippling, you'll naturally begin moving the machine faster.

When you notice your stitches getting bigger, increase the speed on the machine. This is very much like learning how to free motion quilt on a home sewing machine. You'll need to keep an eye on your stitches. Try to maintain a steady speed as you move your long arm quilting machine.

Can Longarming Be Easier to Learn?

Yes! The Qnique 16X Manual is a cheaper longarm machine because it doesn't include a stitch regulator. You can pay a little bit more and get a long arm quilting machine with a built-in stitch regulator. The following Grace quilting machines are very similar, but do include stitch regulators:

Qnique 16X Longarm

Qnique 16X Elite Longarm

If you are on a limited budget, practice and patience is the key. The more you quilt simple free motion designs like Stippling, the better you will get moving the machine. Over time, matching your movement with the speed you've set the machine will be no problem!

What longarm quilting machine is the best?

The best longarm quilting machine is the one that helps you finish your quilts! Yes, the Qnique 16X Manual longarm will take practice to master. Keep in mind, this is a very affordable longarm with very basic features.

It also has a few limitations:

  • The Qnique 16X Manual also doesn't have compatible Rear Handlebars. This is a necessary accessory for pantograph quilting from the back of your frame.
  • Computerized quilting QCT 6 will not work with this longarm machine.

Please take your time picking out the best long arm quilting machine for you! I recommend checking out the Q'nique 16X Longarm.

This affordable long arm quilting machine comes with a stitch regulator that ensures consistent stitch size. Click Here to find the Qnique 16X Longarm.

Do you have questions about the Qnique 16X Manual long arm quilting machine? Click Here to contact us for help!

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

Q'nique 16X Manual Grace Quilting Machine

From $ 3,849.00 $ 4,499.95
The Q'nique 16X Manual longarm is the most affordable long arm quilting machine Grace Company...

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  • 16X Manual + Evolution Hoop Frame
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