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Grace Q’Nique 21 Long Arm Quilting Machine Review

Although you can use a regular sewing machine to quilt, Grace Q’nique 21 quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Grace Q’nique 21 quilting machine boasts a 21” throat, which is perfect for sewing large and huge projects such as curtains, sheets, and bedspreads.

And of course, Grace Q’nique 21 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 Grace Q’nique 21 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 Grace Q’nique 21 high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Grace Q’nique 21 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, Grace Q’nique 21 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

There are lightweight, portable machines that are great if you tend to sew in different locations, as well as bulky, heavy-duty options that are best for pros who have a designated sewing area. This sewing machine measures 15.5″ X 20.25″ X 32.4″ and weighs 52 pounds, which is a bit bulky and heavy, so it’s not ideal for carrying it out, but the heaviness adds more durability to the machine, meaning that Grace Q’nique 21 can serve you years while providing you quality and consistent stitches at the same time.

This Grace Q’nique 21 quilting machine is extremely durable no matter what happens. The reason for this is the material quality and manufacturing technology used, which will be detailed later in this article. Grace Q’nique 21 has a large table to work with as well so no matter how big your project may be you’ll be comfortable working on it.

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When it comes to sewing performance, you won’t be disappointed with the Grace Q’nique 21. It has a high-performance motor that delivers up to 1800 stitches per minute. This allows you to finish your projects faster and better!

What We Like About Grace Q’nique 21

  • The knife is heavy-duty and cuts through even thick fabrics
  • Sews perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
  • The stitch width and stitch length are adjustable
  • Thread tension is adjustable, giving you excellent precision over the thread tightness
  • Produces highly creative output easily on various fabrics
  • Decent warranty makes it serve you for years
  • Novice users find it handy for multiple functions, which otherwise need a lot of extra effort

What We Don’t Like

  • 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
  • It is a bit pricy for some people
  • Experienced sewers may find the speed a little slow

Features of Grace Q’nique 21 Sewing Machine

User-friendly Design

The Intuitive Quilter’s Creative Touch Software has been designed to work on Windows 7 and 8 tablets to put all the creative power right at your sewing machine. No PC or laptop is required when you have this easy-to-use software on a tablet. Even take the tablet and software with you, to design-on-the-go.

Included Library of Over 200 Patterns

Quilter’s Creative Touch Software is loaded with a library of over 200 patterns to choose from. You can always import new digital patterns from other sources, or design your own quilt patterns on your tablet!

Positionable Hopping Foot

The patented hopping foot of the Q’nique 21 can be positioned for optimum visibility of the needle. Easily switch the hopping foot to either the side or the back of the needle according to your preference.

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Panto Stacker: Simplified Pantograph Creation

Creating and editing pantographs is even easier with Panto Stacker! Alternate rows, sizing, and number of patterns can all be edited in a few simple clicks.

Font Stitcher

Add unique elements to your patterns by including text and fonts from your system!

Virtual Longarm

Quilt larger patterns, no matter the size of your sewing machine! Virtual Longarm splits and prepares patterns to be quilted by machines with various sized throats.

Trace New Patterns From Photographs

Create quilting patterns from your favorite photographs! QuiltMotion lets you trace them and save them as quilting patterns.

Automatic Bobbin Winding System

Grace Q’nique 21 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.

Large Working Area

The Q’nique 21 features 21 inches of throat space from the needle to the back of the work area. This extended work area gives you the freedom to quilt larger patterns and blocks. It also includes built-in stitch regulations (a high-end feature normally found only on more expensive long-arm quilting machines).

Stitch Regulation

The Q’nique 21 has been precisely encoded for a beautiful, consistent stitch. Stitch regulation is available on three of the four different stitch modes to give you maximum control over your quilting.

High-resolution encoders precisely track that machine’s movement and tell the motor how fast or slow to stitch.

LCD Screen

The Grace Q’nique 21 is an excellent sewing machine for both experts and beginners. The big, easy-to-read backlit LCD screen shows stitch information that is displayed in both letters and numbers. This allows the user to easily set up the desired sequence of stitches or select one of the many preset options available and see which stitches have been programmed into memory.

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Integrated Work Lights

The Q’nique 21 features high-powered LED work lights to illuminate your stitching and reduce eye-strain while quilting. You’ll love being able to clearly see each stitch defined with color-accurate, day-light balanced lighting.

Who Is Grace Q’nique 21 For?

Grace Q’nique 21 has been designed especially for sewists who are looking for a high-performance model to boost their creativity. This particular Grace Q’nique 21 model comes with many amazing features that you’ll surely find useful.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective model, then Grace Q’nique 21 could be your great choice. It doesn’t have all those fancy features that are not necessary sometimes. Moreover, this Grace Q’nique 21 sewing machine is designed to minimize noise, so you don’t have to worry about disturbing others while working on projects. Another useful feature of Grace Q’nique 21 is its needle threader and cutter that saves much of your time! So you can forget about struggling when you need to thread the needle.

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!