Bernina Q 16
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Bernina Q 16

Missing out on a longarm machine while still struggling to squeeze a large quilt through the small throat of your domestic machine, all because of limited space in your sewing room? Not anymore! We have the perfect solution. Meet the BERNINA Q 16. It’s the longarm machine made for quilters who need more quilting space. It has more throat space than your domestic, a spacious 16 inches. Pair it with a foldable, height-adjustable table and the Q 16 meets and exceeds all your small space, big quilting needs.

BERNINA has developed domestic sewing machines for over 125 years. Our longarm machines, including the Q 16, benefit greatly from our wealth of experience with innovative, proven technologies. We’ve worked hard to make sure the learning curve is a smooth, easy process for our customers with no roadblocks along their BERNINA Longarm journey. Leaving you to fully enjoy your creative process.

Nothing else matters more.

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.

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.

Quilting without the Foot Control
Fatigue-free quilting whenever you like
Enjoy full comfort and relax your foot
Perfect for creating large projects
The KickStart function allows you to quilt continuously without having to hold down the foot control. The KickStart function can be easily activated or deactivated via touch screen.

Big Spaces. Small Ideas.
The BERNINA Q 16 longarm quilting machine has a throat space of 16 inches and can be paired with a standard or height-adjustable cabinet or with a foldable, height-adjustable table.

Fast Threading & 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 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.

Beautiful Stitches Every Time
Achieve precise stitching results
Stitches are always consistent
Perfection is the new standard
With high-speed precision stitching, you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.

Ergonomics Matter
Full operation from the front
Different table options available
Easy manual needle positioning
The machine can be fully operated from the front. The handwheel in the front allows for easy manual needle positioning. Choose between different table options to best suit your preferences.

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.


  • Throat Space: 16.5"
  • 4.3" Color-Touch Screen
  • Full-length Freearm Illumination: 50 LED lights
  • Hook System: Class M Rotary Hook
  • Needle Threader
  • Numerically/digitally adjustable thread tension
  • Electronic presser foot lift
  • Upper thread break sensor
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator: Dual Stitch Regulator


  • Sewing speed maximum: 2,000 spm
  • Stitch length minimum: 1.05 mm (24 stitches per inch)
  • Stitch length maximum: 25.4 mm (1 stitches per inch)
  • User profiles: 5
  • Bobbin thread indicator
  • On-board bobbin winder
  • Compatible with domestic machine needles
  • Compatible with BERNINA free-motion presser feet


  • Basic Connection: USB host/slave
  • Additional Connection: HDMI
  • Updatable Software


  • Free-motion foot #9
  • Dual spool holder
  • Bobbin tension gauge
  • Quilting thread set
  • Metal accessory box


Ruler Kit for Sit-Down Models

Ruler work

BERNINA Gripper Ring Set
Precise guidance of quilt



Standard Cabinet
Fits Q16 or Q20
Measures: 36" x 45"
Working Height: 30"
Key Feature: Expandable to 77"


Elevated Cabinet
Fits Q16 or Q20
Measures: 36" x 45"
Working Height: Customized positions from 29" to 42"
Key Feature: Electronically height adjustable


Lift Table
Fits Q16 or Q20
Measures: 46.5" x 35.75"
Working Height: Customized positions from 29" to 42"
Key Feature: Electronically height adjustable


Foldable Table
Fits Q16 or Q20
Measures: 47" x 35"
Working Height:28", 30", and 32"
Key Feature: Height adjustable

277 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
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995 Queen St
Southington, CT