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BERNINA Q16 Longarm  Quilting Machine

  • 16" throat space for big quilt projects
  • Unique digital thread tension adjustment
  • Easy threading, independent bobbin winder
  • Quilting without foot control
  • Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches
"The perfect match
for Longarm lovers
like me" Amanda Murphy, Quilt and pattern designer


Small Spaces. Big Ideas.

The BERNINA Q16 is the smallest of the BERNINA longarm quilting machines with 16 inches of throat space and plenty of sewing space.

It can be paired with a standard or height-adjustable cabinet or with a foldable, height-adjustable table. The BERNINA Q 16 and Q 16 PLUS are compatible with the BERNINA Studio Frame if an upgrade to a Quilt Frame is desired.




Hand-guided quilting made easy

  • Precise regulated stitches (in BSR mode)
  • Four different modes for full flexibility
  • Simple customization via touch screen
Thanks to the integrated BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator you achieve perfect stitches at equal-length no matter which speed you move the fabric. A manual mode with no stitch regulation is also available.


Fast threading and winding

  • Threading becomes a child's play
  • Enjoy comfort all the way
  • Wind your own bobbin in no time
The well-positioned spool holders and forward threading path are easy to reach and simple to follow. The on-board bobbin winder makes it convenient to wind your own bobbins.







Unique user interface

  • Simple-to-navigate touch screen
  • Individual settings for full comfort
  • Built-in tutorials offer full assistance
Totally customizable, the user interface includes useful functions, such as five user profiles, a stitch counter, and built-in tutorials regarding maintenance.
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Beautiful stitches every time

  • Achieve precise stitching results
  • Stitches are always consistent
  • Perfection is the new standard
With high-speed precision stitching up to 2.200 stitches per minute, you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.






Working with bright lights

  • Naturally illuminated working area
  • Sufficient lighting even in darker rooms
  • Perfect illumination of the quilting area
50 bright LED lights along the throat space of the machine and above the needle illuminate the quilt for enhanced visibility.

Unique thread tension control

  • Adjust thread tension digitally
  • Tension release for threading ease
  • No external tension assembly required
The exclusive tension system features numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a wide range of thread types with success, no external tension assembly required.




9 Reasons for a BERNINA Longarm Quilting Machine

  • EASY TO USE NEEDLE THREADER
  • DIGITAL THREAD TENSION ADJUSTMENT
  • NO TOOLS REQUIRED FOOT INSTALLATION/REMOVAL
  • SIMPLE TO FOLLOW THREADING PATH
  • BERNINA STITCH REGULATOR
  • KICKSTART FUNCTION WITHOUT FOOT CONTROL
  • INTEGRATED BOBBIN WINDER
  • TWIN & DOMESTIC MACHINE NEEDLE
  • CUSTOMIZABLE COMPATIBLE USER INTERFACE