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Why choose Lucey

Lucey feels as if somebody handcrafted a quilting machine just for you. Lucey offers the quality and performance quilters expect from APQS at an economical price - making it an exceptional value.

*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.

Customer testimonial

"Lucey is perfect for people who have a smaller home and don’t have a dedicated room. It just an amazing machine for what you get.” Nancy Smith, Lucey owner

Lucey Features

Stitch Regulator

Most preciseStitch regulatorin the industry. Accurate stitches - where you want them, when you want them.

Multi-position handles

Multi-position handles are full adjustable, giving you greater control for all styles of quilting.


Directional locking (horizontal locks)

Directional lock enable straight-line horizontal quilting.

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.

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Table & Frame:

Standard Table

10' or 12' standard aluminum alloy table. Click for more information.

Adustment-free quilt take-up roller

Adjustment-free quilt take-up roller - The elevated roller means you never have to raise it as the bulk of the quilt grows. And the leveler bar in front keeps your quilt surface level.


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Machine Specifications

  • Throat size: 26" x 10 1/2"
  • 10' or 12' standard aluminum alloy table
  • Weight: 41 lbs. (18.58 kg)
  • Voltage: 120V/240V, 50/60 Hz. All APQS machines run on standard household current.
  • Needle speed: 0-3500 SPM
  • Footprint: 5' x 10' or 12' length

Optional Machine Features

  • Bliss Drive System ($1,000) - Bliss uses a ball bearing technology to guide the machine on the table and gives you phenomenal control with minimal effort.
  • Hartley Fence ($595) - Easily make complicated designs like precise circles, Baptist Fans, Spirals and other motifs.
  • Black-light ($150) -  The black light lets you adjust the lighting with the flip of a switch.


Optional Table & Frame Features

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Why Choose APQS

  • Easy to use
  • APQS has the fastest needle speed in the industry at over 3500 stitches per minute
  • 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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Setup 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.


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, full-color assembly instructions as well as a basic training CD and manual. Assembly is simple and will only take a few hours. The sewing head is assembled for you; you only need to add the handles and axles and assemble 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 and wheel adjustments.
  • Installs bobbin, thread, and needle.


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