My Secret Drawer - Handi Quilter

My Secret Drawer


(9 customer reviews)

NOTE: Some assembly required. Not compatible with first-generation slant-leg frames.

What will you keep in YOUR Secret Drawer?

Take advantage of that wasted space under your longarm frame by installing My Secret Drawer. Store up to 96 cones of thread or your entire ruler and template collection.

Preferred Retailer

All Handi Quilter longarm purchases come with the assurance of local training, education, and support. We will connect you to your local authorized HQ retailer.

Do you have a local retail shop that you’d like to work with on support and service of your machine? If not, just leave the field blank and we’ll put you in touch with one that’s nearby.


Compatible with most HQ Studio®, HQ Studio2®, HQ Gallery®, and HQ Gallery2® frames.

My Secret Drawer Features:

  • Beautifully designed to blend right in
  • Easy-open design with smooth glides
  • Choose front or back access installation
  • Install up to 3 drawers per 12-foot frame (Note: Drawers clear the batting storage pole, but not the roll of batting. If you store batting on your frame, we recommend installing only one drawer.)
  • Rated at 100 lbs
  • Zinc-plated hardware resists corrosion

Additional information

Weight 41 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 22 × 5.5 in
Frame Style

Studio/Studio2, Gallery/Gallery2, Little Foot Frame

9 reviews for My Secret Drawer

  1. Kevin Lacy

    I just installed one of these drawers on my wife’s Studio 2 frame. She likes it so much, she has ordered a second one. The drawer slides are high quality and the drawer opens and closes with ease even when fully loaded. The drawer was easy to assemble and install, only requiring a second person to mount the drawer in the frame. There were however a couple of minor issues with the kit. One of the drawer slides was missing two of the nuts and bolts holding it to the side, one set was in the box, the other not to be found. I was only able to find a longer bolt of the correct size at the local hardware stores, so I needed to shorten it myself. Also, two of the holes on the drawer bottom were not threaded all the way through and I need to switch with two of the shorter bolts from the back. Overall a well-designed, quality product.

  2. diannerankin

    Nowhere in the product description does it say that the drawer arrives in pieces and must be assembled. For the price, We expected it to come assembled. I don’t know who wrote the assembly instructions, but they certainly are not a technical writer. The instructions are written in “caveman speak” and are not correct in a few instances. I did a much better job by disregarding the instructions and assembling the drawer logically. Once I assembled he drawer it seems stout enough, but exterior surfaces were scratched and dirty. It is not at all of the quality we have come to expect from Handi Quilter.

    • Brenda

      Thanks for pointing out that we neglected to state the important fact that some assembly was required for this product. We’ve corrected that and have used your comment as an impetus to audit all of our products. Sometimes, we’re working so closely with things that we forget the obvious. I appreciate you letting us know and I’m sorry that we disappointed you.

      With regard to the quality of the drawer pieces, we’d be happy to replace those scratched pieces. I realize that it would be a pain to disassemble and reassemble, but if you want new pieces, please just let us know by writing to I will alert our quality control team to look carefully at the stock we have. I’m very sorry that you had these problems. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to make it right.

  3. Jeanne Clark

    My husband quickly assembled and installed the drawer on my Little Foot frame. Only one will fit on it, otherwise I would already have a second one. My thread is so organized now. I used the long narrow boxes made for organizing 2 1/2” fabric strips to hold my thread. Perfect.

  4. Mary Harper

    It looks like you have a quality control problem. I’m surprise no one caught it packing the item in. It appears on the wood part, (Front of drawer) the metal that was screwed with screws one cracked the screw area. I’m hoping that I can send in the pictures so the one part can be replaced. I was so disappointed that I will have to wait for my 5 footer drawer to finish up. Please send a replacement part ASAP. I know your a quality company and time to time things can slip through the cracks. Please let me know when you can address my problem. Thanks

    • schoenfelda

      Hi Mary,

      Our Customer Relations team should have reached out to you. Let me know if not.



  5. Cynthia Coffin

    Very disappointed that it is not compatible with the first generation slant legged frame. I bought one, luckily I checked your website before taking it out of the box. Sadly, I’ll have to return it.

  6. Bonnie Floyd (verified owner)

    My very handy husband spent the better part of 4 hours trying to get the drawer installed and it will not stay on glide or slide easily at all! He finally gave up. The instructions were no help!

    • schoenfelda

      Hi Bonnie,

      I am so sorry to hear that! I would recommend reaching out to our customer relations team to see if they can help with this. If it is an issue with the product we can get that resolved for you. You can reach them at 801.292.7988.



  7. Gary

    These are GREAT Drawers. My wife Loves them! Easy to install, Directions were clear. Put 3 drawers on the Studio2 Frame.

  8. Kathy Carter

    I LOVE my drawer!! I was so pleased that I was actually able to do all of the assembly and installation myself.
    It never even dawned on me to store my quilting thread in the drawer. Now all I need to do is order another one.

  9. Heather

    Bought two of these for my Avante. I love these drawers! These slide easily and hold a lot of thread and other items.

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