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Grace Q'nique 16X Elite Longarm Quilting Machine with FREE Q-Zone Hoop Frame

Grace Q'nique 16X Elite Longarm Quilting Machine with FREE Q-Zone Hoop Frame

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If you want to go from a domestic but aren't ready to commit to a longarm, the Grace Company's Q'nique 16X Elite is the perfect machine to fill the void. With its expansive 7" full-color touchscreen display, 16" of throat space, ergonomic design, adjustable handles, four quick-access buttons, and numerous more features, the 16X Elite Midarm Quilting Machine is packed with contemporary conveniences. This straight stitch machine has an integrated stitch regulator, a bobbin estimator, a repositionable hopping foot, and an automatic bobbin winder. When working on complicated projects, you can stitch as fast as 2100 stitches per minute or as slowly as 90 stitches per minute. The 16X Elites' unmatched reach, time-saving, user-friendly technology, and advanced functionality will astound you. Combine your Q'nique 16X Elite with one of Grace's quilting frames (separately offered) for an all-encompassing quilting experience.


FULL-COLOR 7" TOUCHSCREEN

FULL-COLOR 7" TOUCHSCREEN

You get Grace's largest screen to date with the 16X! With a full 7" display, all the features of your machine are easily accessible. You can mute specific alarms, change the screen's brightness, find out the firmware version and when it was last updated, and even see on-screen help guides and instructions such as how to thread the machine.


Extendable Ergonomic Handles

Extendable Ergonomic handles

You can quilt in comfort since the ergonomic, soft handles are made to fit the natural curves and contours of your hand, reducing hand and wrist strain. The Q'nique 16X Elite has two adjustable handles that may be turned or extended. This degree of adjustment allows you to quilt pain-free for extended periods of time.



4 Quick-Access Buttons

The 16X has reduced the number of handlebar buttons to two on each handle, simplifying the handlebar controls. The up and down arrows can be used to raise and decrease the quantity, size, and speed of stitches, respectively. The machine may be started and stopped with the "play" button, and it can generate a single stitch or move the needle up or down with the stitch button.



REPOSITIONABLE HOPPING FOOT

REPOSITIONABLE HOPPING FOOT

The 16X's hopping foot was created with the goal of providing maximum visibility. You can easily move the foot to the left, right, or back of the needle, depending on your preferences and the item you are quilting. Additionally, you can change how high your foot is. The jumping foot may press down too firmly on the quilt and start to drag when quilting with thick fabric or batting layers. On the other hand, skipping stitches can occur when the hopping foot is raised too high.


16" Throat Space

16" Throat Space

Invest in a machine that can easily handle large projects instead of a domestic machine that struggles to quilt those queen and king-size quilts. Quilts with large blocks tend to have a more significant visual impact, which is now easier than ever with Grace's 16X Elite! With a full 16" of throat space, you can expect to complete large sections of your quilt quicker than before, and best of all, you won't have your fabric getting bunched up under the throat!



Elite Technology

With features like a needle magnet to help with needle orientation, a digital measurement tool, on-screen instructions, and a bobbin estimator function that estimates the length of time your bobbin will last, the Q'nique 16X is a cutting-edge smart technology tool.



BUILT-IN AUTOMATIC BOBBIN WINDER

BUILT-IN AUTOMATIC BOBBIN WINDER

The 16X Elite has an integrated bobbin winder that allows you to wind your huge M-Style bobbins rapidly, in contrast to other midarm and longarm machines. The bobbin cam of the machine is adjusted so that the bobbin winds all the way around before the winder cuts off. You are able to wind your bobbin while quilting because the bobbin winder operates separately from the machine. Grace suggests using 50-weight polyester thread on a cone for optimal outcomes while winding a bobbin.


Easy Tension Adjustments

Easy Tension Adjustments

You may manipulate your stitches with fully manual stitch settings. Depending on the type and weight of the cloth, the setting dial can be readily adjusted to achieve a precisely balanced stitch. These lines, which range from one to four on the knob, let quilters gradually adjust their tension settings. Your needle tension is too tight if the bobbin thread shows up on the correct side of your fabric; on the other hand, if your needle thread is too loose, it will show up on the wrong side.



2100 STITCHES PER MINUTE

Up to 2100 stitches can be produced per minute with the 16X Elite's strong motor. With the help of this strong motor and the integrated stitch regulator, you can produce beautiful, reliable stitches. The machine can also be set to sew at a slower speed, up to 90 stitches per minute. The machine's four stitch modes—manual, precise, basting, and cruise—are ideal for this wide speed range.



Stitch Modes

Stitch Modes

Precise - You choose the desired stitch length in the default exact mode, and the machine makes adjustments to assist produce more uniform stitches. It helps with patterns that have sharp edges or corners because it only stitches when you move the machine.

Cruise - For designs that are continuous, curved, or smooth, cruise mode is useful. It functions similarly to exact mode, with the exception that if you stop moving the machine, it will continue to stitch in place (at the slowest possible speed).

Manual - The machine stitches at a set pace when in manual mode. The quilter is responsible for adjusting the machine's length to achieve the appropriate stitch length. This mode works well for continuous, tiny patterns.

Baste - To keep fabric layers together while quilting, use the baste mode to sew loose, interim stitches all the way around the edge of your quilt top.


Edge Warning

Edge Warning

By informing you as soon as you go close to a certain boundary, the edge warning alert system ensures you remain inside a "safe area" of your quilt. Not only will this assist shield the machine from the frame's rails, but you may also draw lines around a specific block or area of the quilt. Please be aware that when in basting mode, the Edge Warning is automatically off, so you won't be bothered by the alarm while you're tack-downing your quilt.



Designed to Feel Familiar

Although switching to a longarm machine can be scary, the Q'nique 16X Elite makes it simple! Compared to other longarms, this one is lightweight and highly manoeuvrable because to its two wheels.



ADJUSTABLE LED LIGHTING

ADJUSTABLE LED LIGHTING

Your desk will be lit by incredibly brilliant, color-balanced daylight LEDs, which will lessen eye strain and tiredness. When you need more light the most, this machine is prepared to provide it. The workspace is made even brighter and shadow-free by the LED throat lights, which are paired with the bobbin light to illuminate the hook assembly area.


EASY–ACCESS BOBBIN

EASY–ACCESS BOBBIN

This machine's bobbin case placement has been thoughtfully engineered for rapid and simple accessibility. This makes changing your bobbin easier than before. Larger M Class bobbins, which can handle more thread than regular bobbins, are used in the Q'nique 16X Elite. As a result, you can quilt for extended lengths of time before changing or replenishing your bobbin.



PRINTED THREADING GUIDES

The 16 Elite quilting machine, in contrast to many others, has printed threading directions right on the machine's body. To easily thread your quilting machine, just follow the images. Cone-style thread, not spool-fed thread, is used in this machine. Use of spool thread requires installation of the spool accessory, which is not part of the package.



BUILT-IN STITCH REGULATOR & Counter

BUILT-IN STITCH REGULATOR & Counter

The Q'nique 16X Elite has a stitch regulator included into it. The high-resolution encoders are used to track the machine's motion. This clever function controls the stitching speed of the motor. When quilting, moving the machine too quickly will lower the stitch regulation's quality. An alert will sound, a red LED light will shine on the needle area, and the "start stitching" button on the display will turn red if the machine is moved too quickly. To turn off the alarm, light, and display alert, slowly move the machine. In the settings menu, you can turn off the alarm as well as the display alert.


Dual Thread Mast

Dual Thread Mast

With the 16X Elite's dual thread mast, you can quilt and wind bobbins at the same time. This fantastic function helps you save time and effort! It's no longer necessary to put down your quilting to wind a bobbin. Your quilting and bobbin threads will have their own place with the dual thread mast.

Continuum II Quilting Frame

The Grace Company created the optional Continuum Quilting Frame to work in perfect harmony with the Q'nique 16X Elite. Made of steel and cast alloy, the frame is among the strongest and most durable constructions ever created. The SureTrack dual-wheel system, channel locks, leveling feet, and adjustable legs are characteristics of the Continuum Quilting Frame. This no-baste frame is intended to enhance the beauty and convenience of your quilting projects. Standard packages of 8', 10', or 12' are offered for the frame with the machine.

16X Elite & Continuum II Frame


Adjustable Legs

Legs with height adjustment allow you to operate at your most comfortable level.

Hand Wheel

With the help of the take-up rail handwheel, you can easily roll all the layers of your quilt. This moves the fabric to the next quilting part of your project.

Adjustable Depth

To fit your quilting frame, adjust the depth of your work area accordingly. When using a long-arm quilting machine, increase your workspace for larger patterns, or get closer when using a short-arm machine.

Channel Locks

You can easily lock the action of your machine to move either side to side or back and forth. ideal for lines that are straight.

Complete Quilting Machine / Frame Packages

Acquire the Q'nique 16X Elite alone or in conjunction with a frame for a comprehensive at-home quilting setup!

8-Foot Continuum II Frame

Qnique 16X Elite and 8ft Frame

10-Foot Continuum II Frame

Qnique 16X Elite & 10ft Frame

12-Foot Continuum II Frame

Qnique 16X Elite & 12ft Frame
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