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BERNINA Longarm Quilting Machines

The dream of creating a machine simple enough for a beginner to master yet robust enough for the professional is embodied in the BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 long arm machines. A long history of innovation blended with a wealth of quilting expertise is brought together in longarm machines that will meet the demands of discriminating quilters everywhere.

Lisa H. Calle, Longarm Quilt Artist

With a degree in Textile Management and Marketing, Lisa H. Calle soon began to explore the “other” side of textiles . . . the artistic side. She fell in love with quilting in 1997 and discovered longarm quilting in 2004. Her award-winning original designs have opened the door to teaching opportunities so that others can learn from her art and skills.

“Once you drive a BERNINA longarm, you never want to drive anything else.”

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BERNINA Q20 Sit-Down Model

Love the free-motion movement on a sit-down machine and want stitch regulation without throat space restrictions? Then the Q 20 sit-down model is your machine. The generous long arm depth and height provide ample space for managing your larger quilts.

  • BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches
  • 20“ throat space for big quilt projects
  • Unique digital thread tension adjustment
  • Up to 2,200 stitches per minute
  • Built-in needle threader

The Sit-Down Model for Longarm Quilting

The BERNINA Q 20 is designed, engineered, and assembled in Switzerland and comes standard as a sit-down model machine. The generous longarm depth and height provide ample space for managing your larger quilts. Quilt larger quilts than on a domestic machine. The Q 20 offers less footprint in your sewing room. Undecided? The Q 20 can be upgraded to a frame model machine at any time.


Table size basic: 36” x 45” (0.91 x 1.15m)
Table size expanded: 36” x 77” (0.91 x 1.96m)
Table height: 30” 

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BERNINA Q20 & Q24 Frame Model

The BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 are designed as frame model machines with even more room for your largest projects. Their long arms provide even more space for large quilt designs and can be used in conjunction with one of the three available frames making all sizes of quilted projects a breeze.

  • 20″ or 24″ throat space to suit your needs
  • BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches
  • Fully front operated & unique ergonomics
  • Unique digital thread tension adjustment
  • Up to 2,200 stitches per minute

Choose  a longarm quilting machine and frame for free-motion quilting purposes.

The BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 are BERNINA’s high-end longarm quilting machines and differ in the length of the longarm. Choose the BERNINA Q 20, if you want to realize delicate stitches on your big quilting dreams. Choose the BERNINA Q 24, if you want to realize the biggest quilting dreams you can imagine. Due to the simplicity of the machine and frame design this quilting system has the largest usable quilting space in the 24-inch category.


Small Frame: 9’ x 3.9‘
Classic Frame: 12’ x 3.9‘
Large Frame: 13 x 3.9’

We recommend 2 feet around all sides of the frame
Eg. Classic frame: 16” x 7.9”

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Features & Functions

Throat space 24” (610 mm) 20” (508 mm)
Color touchscreen 4.3” (109 mm) 4.3” (109 mm)
Illumination of the full length of the free arm 50 LEDs 50 LEDs
Hook system M Class Rotary Hook M Class Rotary Hook
Thread tension Electronically/digitally adjustable Electronically/digitally adjustable
Presser foot lift Electronic Electronic
Upper thread break sensor
BERNINA Stitch Regulator functionality Dual Stitch Regulators Dual Stitch Regulators
Connection (basic) USB host / slave USB host / slave
Connection (additional purpose) HDMI HDMI

BERNINA Longarm Accessories
BERNINA Q-matic 

Teaming up with the innovative BERNINA Q 24 and Q 20 machines on the smooth free-motion quilting frames, Q-matic fulfills your automated quilting needs in just a few simple steps. Whether stitching out simple edge-to-edge designs or intricate custom patterns, Q-matic will enhance your original masterpiece; with its friendly user interface, finishing your quilts will be extremely easy. Q-matic includes over 250 designs from internationally renowned designers and longarm quilters, including: Lisa H. Calle, Keryn Emmerson, Amanda Murphy, Tula Pink, Patricia Ritter, Linzi Upton and Sarah Vedeler. The multiple on-demand help functions will assist you in every step of creating and placing your quilting designs.

  • More than 600 designs included (incl. Art & Stitch)
  • Art & Stitch and WiFi included
  • Commands at your fingertips 
  • 21.5” all-in-one touch PC mounted to the side of the frame
  • One-touch quick belt release system
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Palm Precision Handles

The Precision Handles allow a comfortable, controlled handling of the machine for very tiny quilt movements. The ergonomic design allows you to comfortably quilt for hours.

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Universal Twin Needle

130/705 H ZWI 80/4,0; 90/4,0; 100/4,0 (1) Compatible with BERNINA twin needle stitch plate. For decorative sewing on your BERNINA longarm machines.

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Twin Needle Stitch Plate

For decorative sewing on your longarm quilting machine. Fits for needles with size 70-100 1.0-4.0mm.

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Mechanical Channel Locks

Mechanical channel locks make it easier to quilt in perfectly straight lines and are mounted directly onto the frame.

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Ruler Foot # 96

The BERNINA ruler foot # 96 can be used primarily in combination with ¼“ templates of acrylic glass for quilting. 

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Horizontal & Vertical Spool Holders

With the vertical and horizontal spool holders you can hold your favorite colours close by.

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Frame Casters

The casters allow you to easily move your quilt frame.

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Pantograph Kit

The pantograph kit can be used with the BERNINA Q Series quilting frame. It enables you to stitch easily edge-to-edge designs.

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Ruler Work Kit

You can upgrade your BERNINA quilt frame with the ruler work kit.

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Hydraulic Lift

With the hydraulic lift you can easily adjust the height of your frame.

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Additional Shelving

Do you need extra space for your quilting accessories? Upgrade your frame with the additional shelving.

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Batting Roll Holder

The batting roll holder holds the batting for easy storage and placing while quilting.

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