Ellie and Halo table with a quilt loaded
Throat Size
18"
Weight
37 lbs (16.8 kgs)
Needle Speed
0-3500
Ellie + Halo Table

This duo delivers big quality within our smallest footprint ever. Ellie on the Halo Table creates the perfect quilting combination, allowing you to gain an incredible quilting experience backed by our lifetime warranty and customer support. It’s never been easier or more affordable to enjoy American-made quilting luxury – with our smallest package yet.

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Lifetime Warranty
Lifetime Warranty
New APQS longarm quilting machines are fully warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.
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Lifetime Customer Support
Lifetime Customer Support
When you purchase an APQS longarm quilting machine you become part of the APQS family. Our customer support and trained service technicians are never more than a phone call away.
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Why Choose APQS
Why Choose APQS
Handcrafted with the quilter in mind, APQS machines are simple to use, easy to maintain and backed by an industry-leading lifetime warranty on parts and labor.
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Ellie + Halo Table Features
Front independently adjustable handles
Front independently adjustable handles
Ellie's front handles are independently adjustable up and down while also featuring tilting hand grips.
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Front independently adjustable handles

Ellie's front handles are independently adjustable up and down while also featuring tilting hand grips. Adjust the handles for your comfort, to quilt longer. In addition, the front handles are designed to give you excellent needle visibility.

Clamps
Clamps
Simply lay your basted quilt over the Halo frame and attach it with our easy-to-use clamps and begin quilting, moving the quilt and reclamping as you go.
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Clamps

Simply lay your basted quilt over the Halo frame and attach it with our easy-to-use clamps and begin quilting, moving the quilt and reclamping as you go.

Stitch Regulator
Stitch Regulator
Our stitch regulator is the most precise in the industry, delivering accurate stitches – where you want them, when you want them.
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Stitch Regulator

Our stitch regulator is the most precise in the industry. It provides accurate stitches – where you want them, when you want them. Most stitch-regulated machines simply measure speed and the distance moved, but our stitch regulator also measures direction, which is critical for achieving the crisp points and sharp corners, especially for stops, starts and quick direction changes. Switch off the stitch regulator to dial in the speed of the needle to match the complexity of the design. (All machines stitch 0-3,500 per minute).

Halo Table
Halo Table
The size of your quilt is no longer limited by the width of the frame. Our Halo Table delivers the perfect table frame for any size project.
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Halo Table

The size of your quilt is no longer limited by the width of the frame. Our Halo Table delivers the perfect table frame for any size project. Sitting at only 5’ 6” wide X 3’ 8” deep, the table is easy to assemble and designed to make moving your quilt around a breeze.

Simply lay your basted quilt over the Halo frame and attach it with our easy-to-use clamps and begin quilting, moving the quilt and reclamping as you go. Our custom track system comes standard on our Halo table allowing for smooth machine movement and the high-end feel of our larger models. You’ll quilt with the ease that only APQS machines and tables deliver. Halo also features easy table height adjustment to allow for standing or seated quilting.

Halo Table Dimensions

Standard Machine Features

Bright clear lighting of your work-space increases your accuracy and makes quilting easier. Our machine’s LED lighting illuminates your work area with bright light so you can see every stitch, every detail as you quilt. A built-in black light provides contrast when stitching with white thread on a light quilt or other difficult-to-see thread and fabric combinations.

 

Larry LED light with blacklight

Your machine comes ready to accept different optional feet for the different kinds of quilting you do. This makes it simple to change out the machine’s standard template/ruler hopping foot for another foot, such as an optional open toe foot for increased visibility.

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. Quick-change feet are available as a kit (shown) or sold individually.

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Hopping Foot in case

All machines come standard with the L Bobbin.

 

Note:  The L Bobbin is the smaller bobbin in the photo shown. Photo shows both the L & M Bobbin options.

Bobbin Options

Our single stitch button is built into every handle switch for easy access right at your fingertips. 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. Use this feature to easily, yet precisely, place basting stitches exactly where you want them.

Single Stitch Button on quilting machine handle

APQS uses the highest quality industrial-grade disc-style tensioner. Because it adjusts tension as the thickness of the thread changes, you can use virtually any kind of thread, from heavy polyesters to fussy cottons with ease.

The tension is easy to set, and your machine will maintain consistent tension, which is why experienced quilters all across the country prefer the thread tensioner used on APQS machines. Plus, the simplicity of the APQS tensioner ensures many years of trouble-free service.

Simple Disc Thread Tensioner is available on all machines. It is shown on a Millie in photo.

Simple DIsc Tensioner on side of quilting machine

Choose whether you want the needle to stop in the full up or down position when you come to a halt. With the auto needle positioner, you never have to worry about tearing a quilt because the needle stopped partially in the fabric.

Auto Needle Positioner

Our self-lubricating needle bar and hopping foot bushings provide smooth operation with no additional lubrication required. This innovative and time-saving feature minimizes maintenance by eliminating unnecessary oiling. In fact, 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.

Self Lubricating Bushings

Load your own bobbins with thread that matches your specific needs so you can focus on the quilting process. The Bobbin Winder comes standard with all machines and is a high-quality industrial bobbin winder that evenly and quickly loads your bobbins with reliable tension.

Bobbin Winder

Our beginner longarm quilting class (one-day) is taught at numerous locations across the US and other countries. You’ll learn the skills you need to complete typical quilting projects on your new longarm machine including how to maintain your machine and adjust the tension along with much more. We will also get you set up with start up supply kit.

 

Beginner Class
Table & Frame

The size of your quilt is no longer limited by the width of the frame. Our Halo Table delivers the perfect table frame for any size project. Sitting at only 5’ 6” wide X 3’ 8” deep, the table is easy to assemble and designed to make moving your quilt around a breeze.

Simply lay your basted quilt over the Halo frame and attach it with our easy-to-use clamps and begin quilting, moving the quilt and reclamping as you go. Our custom track system comes standard on our Halo table allowing for smooth machine movement and the high-end feel of our larger models. You’ll quilt with the ease that only APQS machines and tables deliver. Halo also features easy table height adjustment to allow for standing or seated quilting.

Halo Table Dimensions

Halo Table
Optional Accessories

You can add an M Bobbin to your quilting machine for an additional $500.

Note:  The M Bobbin is the larger bobbin in the photo shown. Photo shows both the L & M Bobbin options.

Bobbin Options

Upgrade your Ellie and add a Pantograph Kit. This kit includes rear handles, laser light and table top. Everything you need to allow you to quilt edge-to-edge with your quilting design and more.

Add a Pantograph Kit for $950.

Ellie Panto Kit
Setup & Delivery

Shipping in the USA typically costs between $650 - $750. Export costs are your responsibility. There are no crating fees. 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.

Machine Shipping and Delivery

Assembly is simple and will only take a few hours. 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. 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 always available at 800-426-7233.

Machine Setup

If you’d like an APQS team member to set up your machine, we’re happy to help. Our crew will set up and assemble your new quilting machine and table where you want it.  In addition, they will make any table and wheel adjustments needed along with installing the bobbin, thread and needle.

We offer the option of professional in home/business setup for an added cost of $750.

 

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