HQ Forte2018-06-27T16:33:27+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 24" Quilt Machine
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HQ Forte Top Features

HQ Amara handlebars

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

HQ Forte 24-inch longarm with the optional
Quilt From the Back™ Kit

  • 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

Where Will You Put It?

HQ Forte

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

Educational Resources

Minute Motifs

Minute Motifs feature quick designs you can use for a variety of projects.

Handi Tips

Minute Tips are quick video shorts featuring longarm quilting tips.

HQ Live

The second Thursday of every month (at 11 a.m. Mountain Time), the HQ Studio Educators share their wealth of knowledge with anyone who wants to join the conversation. You can comment, ask questions, and get live feedback. Simply join our email list and we’ll let you know about our upcoming HQ Live events.

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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.
Educational videos, tutorials, and tips available at HandiQuilter.com