Although you can use a regular sewing machine to quilt, the Grace Q’Nique 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 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, Grace Q’Nique 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 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 high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Grace Q’Nique 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 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
This Grace Q’Nique 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 has a large table to work with as well so no matter how big your project is, you’ll be comfortable working on it.
When it comes to sewing performance, you won’t be disappointed with the Grace Q’Nique. 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
- It is so easy to use that even beginners find it perfect for starting with it
- The Grace Q’Nique uses lesser energy to operate, making it more efficient and durable
- 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
- As the dial is adjustable while operating the machine, you need not stop to make changes
- Sews perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
- It operates super quietly, giving you the much needed peaceful environment
What We Don’t Like
- Experienced sewers may find the speed a little slow
- The customer service leaves a little to be desired
- The Grace Q’Nique vibrates on higher speed settings
Features of Grace Q’Nique Sewing Machine
The Q’nique long arm quilting machine was designed to be as user-friendly as possible. All of the main controls and settings can be adjusted and controlled from the handles and seen on the full-color display on the front of the machine.
There is no need to reach around the machine to adjust the hand-wheel, with a push of a button you can raise or lower the needle. By holding the button you can even set a “needle stop position” that will return the needle to that spot when you stop quilting.
The buttons on the handlebars allow you to adjust the speed of your stitching faster or slower. These same buttons control your stitch length when in stitch regulation mode. The regulation will adjust the speed for a consistent stitch after you set the stitches per inch.
Your most important settings and quilt functions can be found right on the front LCD display. This means quick access to needle position, stitching mode, stitch speed, or stitch length.
With four different stitch modes, the Q’nique Grace stitch regulator is just as powerful as a high-end longarm quilting machine but at a fraction of the cost.
The stitch regulation knows when you speed up and slow down, and will adjust the speed of the stitch according to your movements for a clean and consistent stitch every time! The stitch regulation can handle the full power of the Q’nique, stitching 1800 stitches per minute!
- In Precise Mode, you control the “stitch per inch” setting for consistently sized stitches. Stitch regulation adjusts the stitch speed as you quilt faster or slower. Precise Mode stops stitching when you stop moving the machine.
- In “Cruise” mode, you set the SPI as well as a minimum stitch speed. Regulation adjusts to keep stitches consistent, but whenever you stop or slow your movements, the machine will continue to stitch at the minimum set speed.
- Baste mode is perfect for when you want to do some long basting stitches on the edges of your quilt. You can set the basting stitch length to short, medium or long.
- Manual mode lets you control the stitch speed of the quilting machine. With the touch of a button on the handlebars, you can increase or decrease the constant speed. This is great for detailed or intricate stitching.
The Grace Q’Nique comes with 21 built-in stitches. It gives you the freedom to experiment and create all sorts of sewing designs. You can use this model for quilting, garment construction, heirloom sewing, or even household crafts. The stitch quality is excellent and you can adjust the tension of each stitch to match your sewing project’s needs, whether it be light or heavyweight fabrics.
A needle threader is a small sewing tool that often consists of a round metal piece to which a diamond-shaped wire is attached. The needle threader of Grace Q’Nique is made from thin metal and is stamped with the shape of the queen’s head. The needle threader is a life-saver, and you don’t need to struggle to rethread your machine.
There is a speed controller included in this Grace Q’Nique, which allows you to adjust the speed of your machines as required for specific projects or materials – slower for more intricate projects or faster for larger projects like curtains, duvet covers, and more.
Needle Position Adjustment
The needle position option of this Grace Q’Nique allows you to use the guides on your presser foot and adjust the position of the sewing machine needle, letting you sew your stitches exactly where you want them.
Automatic Bobbin Winding System
Grace Q’Nique 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.
The Grace Q’Nique 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.
Who Is Grace Q’Nique For?
This Grace Q’Nique sewing machine is powerful enough for basic garment construction while still being easy enough for beginners to learn how to sew. For the home-sewer on a budget, Grace Q’Nique is a good investment as it is affordable and offers quality features such as a built-in needle threader and drop-in bobbin, making sewing quicker and easier than ever before.
If you’re looking for a new sewing machine with great user-friendliness, then I highly recommend Grace Q’Nique. It is reliable, sturdy, and will give you years of great service.
Moreover, Grace Q’Nique operates very quietly and smoothly, making it ideal for home and commercial use. You can stitch with great ease thanks to the start/stop feature, which allows you to keep a check on your sewing progress, eliminating any untimely errors or mistakes at all times.
Tips for Using Your Quilting Machines
If you plan on machine quilting your quilts for shows or just to sell them, making sure your work is clean and neat is significant. Most professionals will say that the best way to make sure it’s done properly is by using a frame or hoop while stitching.
The main reason why this is suggested (instead of just hand-quilting) is because it will help provide even, accurate spacing between stitches, so the result doesn’t look sloppy.
High-speed quilting machines are generally heavier than standard machines. They need stronger motors to provide greater power so that the machine can operate properly; however, they also tend to cost more than standard models.
Many people who enjoy quilting use both types of machines depending on which project they’re working with; however, if you’re planning on using your machine for commercial production, then it is well worth investing in one of these all-around quilting machine models.