Standard Machine Features
Our stitch regulator is our prodest accomplishment to date. We were the first company to develop and perfect stitch regulation with our innovative breakthrough called Adaptive Logic Stitch Regulation. It's one of the main reasons people turn to APQS for their longarm needs.
It produces stitches of consistent length - even as you change quilting speed or direction - and makes perfect star points and squares with defined corners. You can even see and hear the motor and needle speed up or slow down as you move the quilting head faster or slower.The result? Easier and more inspired quilting. Click here to find out more and take our "Stitch Regulator Challenge".
N/A for our George.
Fully adjustable handles allow you to change your grip depending on the type of quilting you do while still being able to control the machine even when it is at the back of the table. Simple controls at your fingertips help you master your machine faster as you grow as a quilter.Click here to find out more.
Standard on the Millennium, Freedom, and
Lucey models only.
Your wheels are locked out so the machine can only be moved in one direction. Straight line (horizontal) stitching can be made with precision.
Our Millennium has electronic directional locks to accommodate both straight-line horizontal and vertical quilting.
APQS combines technology with sleek design to give you a beautiful machine with the horsepower you need. Our integrated electronics and motor are tucked away behind the clean lines of our machines. From the moment you drive an APQS machine, you'll know the power you crave is under the hood.
APQS quilting machines give you the ability to control the stitches per minute anywhere from 0-3500
The foot height can be adjusted up and down depending on the thickness of batting and/or fabric. Several optional accessory feet are available to help you explore other quilting techniques with your new longarm
The positioner also helps maintain constant speed and torque of the machine and speeds up the outlining process.
Easily bring the bobbin thread to the top to keep the back of your quilt free from thread tails. Whether you like to tack your starting/ending stitches or knot & bury, you can control it all with the touch of a button.
Our single stitch button makes bringing the bobbin thread to the top a simple task and it helps simplify basting stitches.
Quilters love how easy it is to follow a paper pattern with the precision laser. Power is supplied directly from the machine so you don’t have batteries to replace.
Our machines are perfectly balanced on a horizontal wheel that allows you the ease of movement you desire to stitch beautiful motifs easily with superb handling. It includes a set of wheels directly below the head for forward and backward movement, and another set of carriage wheels for sideways movement. The result? You can sew in any direction with total ease. Click here to find out more.
Most machine tables require the quilter to raise the take up bar as the quilt sandwich is advanced to keep it from rubbing on the throat of the machine.
The APQS adjustment free quilt take up roller is already elevated into the dead center of the throat of our machines. As a result, there is no adjustment needed even at the end of a king or queen quilt. The quilt sandwich is perfectly aligned with the center of the throat and elevated up in the air without needing any thought from the quilter.
The leveler bar is located in front of
the take up bar and it keeps your work surface level so the tension of your
stitches is the same whether you are stitching at the front of the table or the
back of the table.
The key to consistent tension is consistently wound
The Turbo Bobbin Winder (only offered with Millennium and Freedom machines) is a high-quality industrial bobbin winder that evenly and quickly loads your bobbins with reliable tension. Load your own bobbins with thread that matches your specific needs so you can focus on the quilting process.
Our Lucey, Lenni and George machines are equipped with a Sidewinder Deluxe bobbin winder.