George

Why George Specifications & Options Why Choose APQS Setup & delivery

Why choose a George

With the George, you can create quilts that are individualized as you are. George is our sit-down machine with a generous 20” throat and large, flat workspace to easily maneuver your quilt.

*APQS goods are priced at the factory. All freight, insurance, customs charges, import duties/tariffs, and local value-added taxes (VAT, MWST, etc) are the responsibility of the customer.


Standard APQS Machine Features

  • Bobbin options -Your choice of Smart Bobbin© (L size) or Big Bobbin© (M size) - You get a choice of the size bobbin you prefer so your machine is specifically made to your tastes and style of quilting.
  • Synchronous belt drive system - APQS machines are precisely held in time through our belt drive technology. Building a machine that will not fall out of time means your tension and stitch integrity will be the same for the life of your machine. 
  • Self-lubricating bushings - The amount of oil required to care for an APQS machine is a fraction of what other quilting machines need, making maintenance simple and easy.
  • Quiet, enclosed DC motor - 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.
  • Single disc thread tensioner - Having only one place to set tension means our machines can run a wide range of even the most finicky threads, opening up your creative options.
  • Auto needle positioner - When you come to a halt your APQS machine will not stop partially in the fabric - it will either stop in the full up or full down position, depending on your preference.
  • Laser Stylus - Easily follow a paper pattern with the precision laser. 
  • Variable needle speed - Different types of quilting require an increase in needle speed to match the complexity of the design. A touch of the button gives you the control you need without having to navigate through a series of menus.

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Table Options

  • 24" x 60" portable table

Extra's

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Machine Specifications

  • Throat size:  20" x 8" .
  • Weight 35 lbs (15.9 kgs)
  • Voltage: 120V 50/60 Hz. All APQS machines run on standard household current. 
  • Needle Speed: 0-2400 SPM
  • Footprint: 2' x 5' length
  • Fold-up table: 24" x 60" and adjusts in height from 22" to 30"

Optional Machine Features

Optional Table Features

  • George travel case ($300) - Easily store George or take him along to retreats or your vacation home. He can be nestled safely no matter where your journey takes you.
  •  Additional work table without cutout for machine - Slide up a second table to expand your work surface even more. This second table is great for supporting the weight of a very large quilt as you work with George.

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Why Choose APQS

  • Easy to use
  • Great value due to superb quality giving you a lifelong reliable workhorse of a machine
  • Smooth fingertip machine movement
  • Lifetime customer support - Toll Free
  • Manufactured completely in the USA by a 30-year-old company with a reputation for quality
  • Minimal maintenance
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Set-up and Delivery

Delivery - machine shipping and handling

  • Shipping in the USA typically costs between $100-$400.
  • Export costs are your responsibility.
  • Most orders should arrive in 1-5 business days from the time the shipment leaves the factory in Carroll, Iowa.
  • Arrangements can be made if you would like to pick up your machine at the APQS Factory in Carroll, Iowa, or the APQS Showroom in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • No crating fees.

Set-up

Every APQS longarm quilting machine comes with machine, table, patterns, thread, bobbins, bobbin winder, needles, and more.

The machine will also come with easy-to-follow, step-by-step assembly instructions as well as a basic training CD and manual. Assembly is simple and will only take an hour. The sewing head is assembled for you; you only need unfold the table.

If assistance is needed our technicians are available by telephone.

Professional machine set-up

We also offer the option of professional in home/business set up for an added cost of $500.

  • Sets up your table where you want it.
  • Assembles your new quilting machine.
  • Makes table adjustments.
  • Installs bobbin, thread, and needle.

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