New product for Handiquilter Owners!

Handiquilter and The Charlton Sewing Center are excited to announce a product-wide update available to many Fusion, Avante, and Sweet Sixteen owners! Some of these updates include:

  • Bobbin monitor
  • Timer
  • Basting stitch functionality
  • Lots more!

We are the New England Handiquilter’s largest Education Center in the Northeast. We specialize in all training and education for the Handiquilter computerized quilting products including the Handiquilter (HQ) Avante, HQ Fusion, HQ Infinity, ProStitcher, and HQ Sweet Sixteen.


We have some of the finest computerized quilting experts offering the most extensive Handiquilter training and education to be offered in Massachusetts, New England and the Northeast.Machines will be provided for training and classes at this event. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn to better use your Handiquilter or learn more about Handiquilter before you buy!
We offer a variety of Handiquilter classes for all levels. Visit us and learn more about the Handiquilter and the outstanding training we will provide you as the Handiquilter Northeast Longarm Education Center.

If you love to free-motion machine quilt but struggle to fit your project in a small throat space, you’re going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Sixteen inches of throat space gives you room to quilt even a king-size quilt. The smooth surface of the included table allows your project to glide under the needle. The powerful motor handles quilting with ease and stitches up to 1500 stitches-per minute. Choose your three favorite top speed settings, on the easy-to-use color touch screen and let the machine remember them.

  • Use all of your favorite threads
  • Color touch-screen provides easy access to needle-up and -down and other functions
  • The 30” x 36” table is height-adjustable and can be expanded with optional 18” table extensions
  • Let the machine remember your three favorite stitching-speed settings
  • Choose from 10 to 1500 stitches-per-minute
  • Innovative Light Ring illuminates the quilting area with 28 LEDs
  • Shut down for the night, the HQ Sweet Sixteen remembers your stitching speed the next day


Features and Benefits of the HQ18 Avanté™
• 18” throat to accommodate your bigger projects
• 2 kinds of stitch regulation with precision control provides consistent stitch quality from 4 stitches-per-inch up to 18 stitches-per-inch
• 15” of open quilting space: quilt from crib to king with ease
• Color touch-screen controls allow switching quickly from manual mode to stitch-regulation mode
• Included LED lights are menu-controlled
• Speeds up to 1800 precision stitches-per-minute
• Color touch-screens front and back
• Exclusive HQ Walking Stitch
• Set your preferred settings
• Needle stop position control
• Stitch counters
• Built-in diagnostics
• Adjustable sound levels
• Integrated, adjustable laser light
• HQ Micro Handle compatible (optional accessory)
• 3 table/frame/track combinations available
• Precision-glide aluminum track available on HQ Studio Frame
• HQ technology and innovation
• HQ customer service and warranty
• Hand-crafted in the USA


Features and Benefits of the HQ24Fusion®
• Stitch regulation with precision control provides consistent stitch quality from 4 stitches per inch up
to 18 stitches per inch
• 20″ of open quilting space: quilt from crib to king with ease
• Fingertip controls allow you to switch quickly from manual mode to stitch-regulation mode
• Built in adjustable LED lighting functions with menu control
> Warm/Cool/Neutral or UV
• Speeds up to 2200 precision stitches per minute
• On-board video play-back system
• Tilt-action, color-touch display screens (2)
> Set your preferred settings
> Full- and half-stitch settings
> Needle position control
> Stitch counters
> Built in self-diagnostics
> Video download and playback options
> Download upgrades
• Thread-break sensor
• Integrated, adjustable laser light
• Built-in connection point for HQ Micro Handles
• 12′ HQ24 Fusion Frame System; load and quilt with no additional adjustment needed


Visit the HandiQuilter website for more information!