Handi Quilter – The HQ Forte 24 Longarm Quilting Machine

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ALL-NEW from Handi Quilter! A full 24 inches of throat space to help you take your craft to the next level. Call Tops at 800-280-4919 for the best price!

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Step it up a notch with the new Handi Quilter Forte 24, featuring a variety of convenient tools as well as twenty-four inches of throat space to help you creatively finish more quilts! Beautifully designed for the home (“By A Quilter, For Quilters”), this full-sized longarm will have you crafting your dreams in no time. Choose the 10-foot or 12-foot Gallery2 Frame to make the best use of your stitching space.

Top Features

  • 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

Optional Accessories Sold Separately

Choose from these optional add-ons when you’re making your purchase to really get the full experience!

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

Get Technical with Pro-Stitcher!

If you really want to take your quilting to the next level, consider adding the HQ Pro-Stitcher® Package to your Forte purchase. The software is managed from the included touchscreen tablet conveniently mounted on top of the quilting machine. This rich and full featured software is easy to learn and makes precise quilting simple and fun. Pair it with Art & Stitch software to get the complete experience!

Tops Bundles!

Every Handi Quilter longarm quilter comes with tons of free add-ons. Call 800-280-4919 more more details today!

Additional information


Forte & 10-Foot Gallery2 Frame, Forte & 12-Foot Gallery2 Frame, Forte & 10ft Frame & Pro-Stitcher, Forte & 12ft Frame & Pro-Stitcher, Forte & 10ft Frame & PS & Art & Stitch, Forte & 12ft Frame & PS & Art & Stitch