AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2016) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to introduce the BERNINA Q-matic Longarm Quilting Automation System (Q-matic). Designed for both the BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 on a classic or large frame, Q-matic offers a number of features that takes quilting to a new level. Whether stitching out simple edge-to-edge designs or intricate patterns the Q-matic System makes the process extremely easy. Q-matic is now available at BERNINA Dealers nationwide with an MSRP of $12,999.
"We are thrilled to introduce the BERNINA Q-matic longarm quilting automation system and its quilting capabilities," said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. "Q-matic's unique features and functions gives quilters the ability to create intricate custom patterns and simple edge-to-edge designs with just the touch of a finger."
Q-matic includes over 200 designs from several renowned European and US designers, as well as the option to upload .dxf file format patterns or BERNINA's proprietary. bqm file format patterns. To design and edit custom designs, Art & Stitch Quilt design and digitizing software is integrated into the Q-matic system. The multiple on-demand help functions will assist you in every step of creating and placing your quilting designs. The 21.5" all-in-one touch PC mounted to the side of the frame guarantees comfortable access to your designs and designing features. It also provides easy customization with a touch of a finger. Additionally, the wide screen allows you to easily place the designs and fully control the final pattern stitch-out. With the one-touch quick belt release system, you can switch from automated quilting to freehand quilting within seconds. Due to the side mounted PC and the one-touch quick belt release system, the Q Series machine remains lightweight and maneuverable.
The Q24 and Q20 are BERNINA's first Longarm quilting machines. The Q24 is equipped with a throat space of 24 inches wide and 11 inches high and the Q20 offers 20 inches of throat space, a generous depth and height to better manage large quilts. The machines come standard with a number of innovative features, including a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system and the home industry's only presser foot tension release for threading ease. Additionally, an intuitive color touchscreen interface, programmable handles, and a unique threading path with an integrated bobbin winder make the quilting process fast and easy. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased online. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA's WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.