Although you can use a regular sewing machine for quilting, the Bernina Q 24 quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Bernina Q 24 quilting machine boasts a larger amount of workspace (also referred to as ‘throat’), which is perfect for sewing large and huge projects such as curtains, sheets, and bedspreads.
And of course, Bernina Q 24 can handle multiple layers with ease and is great for quilting projects. You can also easily sew through heavy materials without worrying about the fabric bunching up or getting stuck in the machine.
Moreover, this Bernina Q 24 quilting machine comes with a higher stitching speed, meaning that it not only saves time but can also be used on large numbers of projects at one time. When you have less time to complete a quilting project and more items to work on, the ability to sew faster is sure to come in handy – and that’s where this Bernina Q 24 high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Bernina Q 24 quilting machine is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it requires much more from the operator than a standard quilting machine does – and he or she will be rewarded with faster results!
All in all, Bernina Q 24 is a quilting machine for those who want quality results from their quilting efforts, and are prepared to work hard for it!
Frame, Construction, & Sewing Speed
As far as durability is concerned, this Bernina Q 24 has an extremely sturdy metal frame that will increase its durability and add to its performance and quality. This helps your work look professionally sewn at all times regardless if you are a beginner or experienced sewer in any way. The large sewing area of this Bernina Q 24 quilting machine allows you to work on larger pieces of fabric and huge projects.
The Bernina Q 24 heavy duty quilting machine is powered by an impressive silent motor that provides consistent, reliable stitching speed of 2200 spm for completing a variety of stitching tasks from all types of fabrics and materials.
What We Like About Bernina Q 24
- Produces highly creative output easily on various fabrics
- The Bernina Q 24 uses lesser energy to operate, making it more efficient and durable
- Thread tension is adjustable, giving you excellent precision over the thread tightness
- It operates super quietly, giving you the much needed peaceful environment
- You get smooth finishing for straight stitches and pretty gathers with perfect spacing
- Its metal frame is sturdy enough to keep it from vibrating and gives you a pleasant sewing experience
- The stitch width and stitch length are adjustable
- It allows you to sew perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
- Excellent design with a high-quality build and multiple features
What We Don’t Like
- It’s a little noisy at high speed
- The warranty could be better
- The instruction manual is not elaborate enough
- The scrap catcher position is not comfortable enough for removing it easily, and it sometimes misses the fabric scraps
Features of Bernina Q 24 Sewing Machine
BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulation
Master hand-guided quilting quickly with the assistance of the integrated BERNINA Stitch Regulator. The BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator is simple to activate and simple to customize using the machine’s touch screen. Set the stitch length as preferred for a variety of quilting styles. The BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator keeps the stitch length consistent even at variable stitching speeds. Choose between three stitch regulation modes, including a basting mode or a fully manual mode.
The unique and fully articulating handles can be moved to just the right position for all of your quilting needs. Whether stitching edge-to-edge, custom motifs or ruler work the handles can be adjusted for visibility and comfort. Program each of the buttons on each handle to keep frequently used functions at your fingertips. Edge-to-edge /pantograph style quilt designs can be easily guided with the optional rear handle system and screen.
Unique User Interface
BERNINA brings the best of the domestic machine world to the longarm world with a simple-to-navigate, color touch screen. Totally customizable, it includes useful functionalities like a stitch counter and a built-in tutorial.
Unique Tension Control
The BERNINA Longarm models offer the industry’s only presser foot tension release for threading ease. The exclusive tension system features numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a variety of thread types with success.
If you love to sew, then you must know how tricky it is to thread needles. Bernina Q 24 comes with a perfect needle threader for all skill levels so you can thread needles without seeing the tiny holes. With the needle threader, there is no more straining your eyes or hands when sewing, and you can have fun sewing and regain some independence again.
Automatic Bobbin Winding System
Bernina Q 24 also boasts an automatic bobbin winding system that makes it possible for anyone to efficiently use this product without having the constant worry about running out of thread since when the bobbin runs low, just simply slide up and down the lever located at the center side of the machine until it is full again.
Who Is Bernina Q 24 For?
Are you searching for a durable yet light machine with all the necessary features? If yes, then Bernina Q 24 is just right for you. This Bernina Q 24 sewing machine will impress you with its design and aesthetics as well as performance. The Bernina Q 24 sewing machine comes loaded with lots of features that make it stand out from other products in the same category.
For example, its needle threading feature, automatic bobbin winding system, drop-in bobbin, speed control, drop feed system, and one-step buttonhole make it a preferred choice of both professional and novice sewers. Not only will you be impressed with its strong stitch quality, but also with its speed which is about 2200 stitches per minute. It also has an ambidextrous design that makes it more user-friendly for all types of users.
The Bernina Q 24 also boasts an extensive range of stitch options as well as an LED light that illuminates the workspace very clearly. The Bernina Q 24 sewing machine is comparatively cheaper than other machines, yet it offers excellent performance and function.
We recommend this Bernina Q 24 to those who want high-quality stitching at an affordable price with lots of features found in expensive sewing machines.
Tips for Using Your Quilting Machines
The best quilting machine for you personally will depend largely on your particular needs; commercial users usually prefer a heavy-duty model that can handle many hours of continuous operation without ‘breaking down’, whereas hobbyists may find that a lightweight (although more expensive) model is more suitable.
If, however, you will be using the machine professionally, then we recommend looking into heavier duty machines with features such as variable speed control, which allows the user to match the speed of the machine to the thread used (many quilters prefer using a variety of different threads)
If you’re planning on using your quilting machine in a home environment for fun or profit, then it’s always best to buy one that’s suited for your individual requirements – this may also save money in the long run!