Introducing the new HQ Forte

by Mary Beth Krapil

 

We are so proud to introduce you to the newest member of our HQ family! The new HQ Forte is a 24 inch, feature packed, beauty of a machine.  It’s sure to fit your style of quilting to a T.

Here are some of my favorite features:

  • 24″ of brightly-lit throat space – so much light! and you can adjust it to just what you need for the project you are working on. I love having the ability to change things up to suit my needs.

  • Pinpoint Needle Laser – shows me right where my needle will drop. I can be super precise with this feature.

  • Easy-Set Tension™ – adjusting my upper thread tension has never been easier!

  • 7-inch color touchscreen (add the Pro-Stitcher® and the machine screen is integrated into the Pro-Stitcher tablet) – all my controls are right at my fingertips!

  • Menu-controlled QuiltMaster™ LED Lighting Package: throat, needlebar, and bobbin – I love having light in the bobbin area. I can keep it all clean and dusted out and place the drop of oil exactly where it belongs.

  • QuiltMaster™ front handlebars: Independently adjustable, ergonomic with integrated micro handles – I adjust the handlebars to my own comfortable position and I can quilt for hours with no fatigue. I change it up when I do ruler-work, or free-motion, or micro-quilting.

  • QuiltMaster™ servo-controlled stitch regulation – all my stitches are always perfect! Couldn’t ask for anything more!

  • Programmable handlebar buttons – I love having a 3rd button and controlling what that button does. I think my favorite is using them for horizontal and vertical channel lock. It makes straight line quilting a breeze!

  • Stitching speeds up to 2,500 stitches per minute – can you say “FAST!”?

  • Consistent stitch quality from 4-24 stitches per inch – I choose the perfect stitch size for my project.

  • Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision or Cruise – I love Precision for ruler work and for really precise stitching, for instance going around applique. I love Cruise for all the rest of the kinds of quilting I do, free-motion, micro-quilting, Pro-Stitcher. If I used Pantographs or Groovy boards I’d use Cruise for that too.

  • Five convenient built-in tie-off stitches – can you say “luxury”?

  • High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin – wouldn’t have it any other way! It’s all fun and games ’til the bobbin runs out!

  • Pro-Stitcher ready! All necessary cabling is pre-installed inside – such a sleek and nice looking appearance!

  • Handi Feet®-compatible; includes Ruler foot and Open-toe foot – can’t live without all those Happy Feet!

  • On-screen hand wheel – it’s perfect. I mean, really, who can reach all the way back there?

  • Magnetic Tool Minder Collar – I want to thank the person who thought of this. Genius!

  • Bobbin-use estimator – so great when using Pro-Stitcher. I never run out of bobbin in the middle of a stitch out.

  • Front power switch – yes! But my Fitbit isn’t sure about this feature.

  • Thread-break sensor and alarm – a must have for Pro-Stitcher users.

  • Stitch counter – always good to know your important numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, stitch count….

  • Easy needle change – every quilt deserves a new needle!

  • Five basting stitches – perfect for when I am custom quilting. I can baste and come back to sections of my quilt. I can also baste for my hand quilting friends and my sit-down quilting friends. They love me for it!

You can learn more and see a video about the HQ Forte here.  Check it out!

 

2018-04-03T19:20:56+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

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  1. Diane Harris April 16, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I’ll be anxious to see this machine demo-ed at a show very soon! It sounds heavenly!

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