HQ Forte 2018-04-17T17:21:35+00:00

Experience quality, precision, and a world of quilting possibilities. From baby quilts to king-size, the HQ Forte is the perfect fit for your style of quilting.

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HQ Forte Top Features

Independently-adjustable front handlebars and magnetic Tool Minder Collar are shown. (Scissors not included.)

  • 24″ of brightly-lit throat space

  • Pinpoint Needle Laser

  • Easy-Set Tension™

  • 7-inch color touchscreen (add the Pro-Stitcher® and use that tablet for your machine display instead)

  • Menu-controlled QuiltMaster™ LED Lighting Package: throat, needlebar, and bobbin

  • QuiltMaster™ front handlebars: Independently adjustable, ergonomic with integrated micro handles

  • QuiltMaster™ servo-controlled stitch regulation (perfect stitches, every time)

  • Programmable handlebar buttons

  • Stitching speeds up to 2,500 stitches per minute

  • Consistent stitch quality from 4-24 stitches per inch

  • Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision or Cruise

  • Five convenient built-in tie-off stitches

  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin

  • Manual mode with three customizable preset speeds

  • Pro-Stitcher ready! All necessary cabling is pre-installed inside

  • Handi Feet®-compatible; includes ruler foot and open-toe foot

  • On-screen hand wheel

  • Magnetic Tool Minder Collar

  • Bobbin-use estimator

  • Front power switch

  • Thread-break sensor and alarm

  • Stitch counter

  • Easy needle change

  • Needle-stop up/down control

  • Five basting stitches

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Optional Accessories

Quilt from the Back Kit for HQ Forte

Optional Accessories Sold Separately

  • Pro-Stitcher (computer-guided quilting)
  • Quilt from the Back Kit: rear handlebars, laser light, and pantograph
  • Groovy Board adapter/stylus
  • HQ Steady-FitTM Ruler Base
  • HQ Electromagnetic Channel Locks (Available May 2018)
  • Horizontal Spool Pin
  • 27-inch HQ Super Leader
  • Handi Feet
  • 14-foot Extension Kit for the Gallery2 Frame (Available late 2018)

Getting Started with your new HQ Forte

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Reasons to Buy Handi Quilter

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HQ Warranty: 10 years casting, 5 years electrical, and 5 years mechanical
Designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S.A.
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