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Capital Quilts has won the Handi Quilter Way award four years in a row!  This award is given to shops by Handi Quilter for excellence in longarm education and service to the customer. 





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Capital Quilts is an authorized representative for:

HQ26 Infinity(R), HQ18 Avanté(R), HQ24 Fusion(R), HQ Simply Sixteen(R), and HQ Sweet Sixteen(R).
ALL HQ LONGARMS FEATURE

HQ Nationwide Retailer/Rep Support
HQ Customer Solutions
HQ Technical Support
HQ Warranty: 10 years casting, 5 years electrical and mechanical
Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
Getting Started DVD
Educational videos, tutorials and tips available on the HandiQuilter.com website

HQ INFINITY 26


Adaptable, intelligent, creative, and strong. These words encompass everything that you are as a quilter. These same words perfectly describe the HQ Infinity 26. Just as you continuously evolve your quilting designs and methods, this is the machine that adapts along with you. From the flexible stitch regulation to the adjustable handlebars, every aspect of the Infinity is designed to work with you and the way you quilt. No other machine is as innovative, powerful, and feature-rich as the HQ Infinity 26. Whether you quilt for yourself or others, you deserve a quilting machine that looks as beautiful in your home as your custom quilts. Welcome to the best way to finish quilts.


Features:
Front Power Switch
Bobbin-thread cutter
Pinpoint needle laser
3,100 Stitches per minute
Easy-Touch Tension™ with stored presets (Patent Pending) On-screen hand wheel
Adjustable spool tray and thread mast included
Synergy Stitch™ regulation with Precision and Cruise modes
Four basting stitch options
Quilting alarm and project timer
Stitch counters
Programmable handlebar buttons
Integrated micro handles
Thread-break sensor with alarm
Bobbin-use estimator with low-bobbin alarm, with up to twenty presets
Quilt-view camera with Quilters Eye technology
Needle-stop position control
Internal diagnostics
Handi Accessory Rail
Integrated, adjustable laser light for pantographs
High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
Four extra bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack and pantograph
Four language options: English, French, German and Spanish

HQ FUSION


The HQ Fusion combines HQ integrated technology and HQ engineering with all of the functionality quilters demand. Handcrafted in the U.S.A., the HQ Fusion precision stitch-regulated system provides you with the highest quality product of any longarm quilting machine, backed by the HQ warranty and network of local representatives. The HQ Fusion is a high-functioning longarm system that enables you to achieve your quilting vision in your home or professional studio.

Features:
Front Power Switch
Easy-Set Tension™ (Patent Pending)
Low-bobbin estimator and alarm
Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed, open-toe foot
LED light ring
2,400 Stitches per minute
Front hand wheel and power switch
Thread-break sensor with alarm
Four basting stitch options
Quilting alarm and project timer
Three manual preset speeds
Front and rear Ergo-Grip Handlebars™ with controls
Consistent stitch quality from 4 to 24 stitches per inch
Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision and Cruise
Needle-stop position control
Stitch counters
Menu-controlled warm/cool/neutral LED and UV lighting
Integrated, adjustable laser light for pantographs
High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
Four language options: English, French, German and Spanish
Four extra bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack and pantograph
Built-in diagnostics

HQ AVANTE


Control the entire process of creating and finishing quilts. The HQ Avanté provides just the right amount of quilting space for today’s quilters. You’ll comfortably be able to quilt heirlooms and gifts for family, friends, and charity for hours at a time. Integrated technology and engineering provide the functionality that quilters demand, paired with the smoothest stitch in the industry. This quality product is backed by the HQ warranty and a large network of local representatives.

Features:
Front Power Switch
Easy-Set Tension™ (Patent Pending)
LED light ring
2,200 Stitches per minute
Front and rear touchscreens on front and rear handlebars with controls
Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed, open-toe foot
Quilting alarm and project timer
Consistent stitch quality from 4 to 22 stitches per inch
Two modes of stitch regulation: Precision and Cruise
Manual mode with three customizable preset speeds
Four basting stitch options
Needle-stop position control
Stitch counters
Bobbin-use estimator with low-bobbin alarm
Front handlebars have menu-controlled lights (white LEDs plus four (4) UV LEDs) and a light ring around the needle bar features white LED lights for maximum lighting
Integrated, adjustable laser light for pantographs
High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
Four language options: English, French, German and Spanish
Four extra bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack and pantograph
Built-in diagnostics

HQ SIMPLY SIXTEEN


Don’t let space restrictions dictate what you can create. Combined with the HQ Little Foot Frame™ system, the HQ Simply Sixteen enables any quilter, beginner to advanced, to finish any size quilt without the space requirements of a conventional frame system. Integrated technology and engineering provide the functionality that quilters demand, paired with the smoothest stitch in the industry. Handcrafted in the U.S.A., the HQ Simply Sixteen is backed by the HQ warranty and a large network of local representatives. It’s simply the best solution when space is at a premium.

Features
       Ergonomic front handlebars with touchscreen control
       1,800 stitches per minute
       LED light ring
       Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed; open-toe foot included
       Two modes of HQ stitch regulation:
            Precision and Cruise Manual mode with two customizable preset speeds
       Consistent stitch quality from 4 to 18 stitches per inch
       Needle-stop positioning control
       High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
       Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
       Five large-capacity M-class bobbins, 20 needles, sample thread pack
       Quilting alarm and project timer
       Four language options:
            English, French, German and Spanish Built-in diagnostics


HQ SWEET SIXTEEN


If you love free-motion quilting but struggle to fit your project on a domestic machine, you’re going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Throat space of sixteen inches gives you room to work on even a king-size quilt. The smooth surface of the included table allows your project to glide under the needle. The powerful motor handles quilting with ease and stitches up to 1,500 stitches per minute. Choose your own top speed and set it on the easy-to-use color touchscreen.

Features:
Easy setup and take down
More than three times the quilting space of home sewing machines with 16 inches of throat space and eight inches of vertical space
1,500 Stitches per minute
36” x 30” Height-adjustable table, from 26 to 42 inches
Easy-Set Tension™ (Patent Pending)
Stitching speed of up to 1,500 precision stitches per minute
Handi Feet mount with quarter-inch ruler foot installed, open-toe foot
Adjustable color touchscreen
Walking stitch plus four basting stitch options, controlled with touchscreen or foot pedal
Needle-stop position control
Quilting alarm and project timer
Low-bobbin estimator and alarm
LED light ring
High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
Responsive foot pedal
Four extra bobbins, 20 needles,sample thread pack included
High-speed rotary hook with large-capacity M-class bobbin
Easy needle change with ergonomic thumb screw
Four language options: English, French, German and Spanish
Built-in diagnostics

HQ PRO-STITCHER


The HQ Pro-Stitcher® quilting system integrates Handi Quilter’s world-class quilting machines with the latest computer technology to help you finish more quilts. HQ Pro-Stitcher guides the machine to quilt any design you want to use, create, or customize. It works with all Handi Quilter stitch-regulated quilting machines: HQ Sixteen, HQ18 Avanté, and HQ24 Fusion. Using integrated HQ technology, the HQ Pro-Stitcher offers the best of both worlds: computerized quilting and free-motion quilting in the same package.

Features:
10-inch color touch-screen computer mounted on the HQ stitch-regulated quilting machine
View and manipulate designs right on the screen
Operate entire system from one screen
Resize, rotate, and repeat (horizontally and vertically) designs to fit specific areas
Crop inside or outside designs
Move designs into position by simply dragging your finger across the screen
Define and quilt within areas of any shape (e.g. rectangle, triangle, star, etc.)
Place designs into borders and other odd-shaped spaces
Precisely position designs to any point within an area
Establish new start or stop point if thread breaks
Set quilting speed and stitches per inch
Help menus always accessible
EASY-TO-USE QUILTING OPTIONS FOR ACHIEVING A CUSTOM LOOK
Quilt edge-to-edge or block patterns with confidence in a few simple steps
Simple and accurate stitch-in-the-ditch
Record the motion of the machine to record unique digital designs
Built-in ruler tool for measuring in any direction
Switch from computerized quilting to free-motion quilting in seconds
Use nearly any digital pattern (.hqf, .txt and .qli formats)
Includes more than 500 designs
EZ CARRIAGE / EZ RECORD FEATURES
Switch between computer-guided and free-motion quilting at the touch of a button
Easily and smoothly record freehand quilting designs for future use; newly created designs can be saved on a USB or hard drive of the Pro-Stitcher to be resized, repositioned or edited with Art & Stitch®(EZ Record not available on the HQ Sixteen machines.)
Save time when finishing quilts that combine both free-motion and digital motifs EXCLUSIVE, SEAMLESS INTEGRATION WITH ART & STITCH® DIGITAL DESIGN SOFTWARE.
Draw your own quilting motifs from scratch
Fill shapes with cross hatching, wave fills, stippling, and more
Use fills around a design
Use artwork from Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Pre-Design Studio III, AutoSketch, and ElectricQuilt
Turn shapes into appliqué designs with a mouse click
ADVANCED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY FOR EASE OF USE
Silent, integrated motor-control systems with fluid motion control
No additional computer needed to run the HQ Pro-Stitcher
Separate PC connected to the Internet required for downloading new designs and software updates
USB port to easily upload digital patterns to HQ Pro-Stitcher
SILENT, INTEGRATED MOTOR SYSTEMS WITH FLUID MOTION CONTROL
No additional computer needed to run the HQ Pro-Stitcher
Separate PC connected to the Internet required for downloading new designs and software updates
USB port to easily upload digital patterns to HQ Pro-Stitcher

TRUSTITCH™ BY HANDI QUILTER


Introducing the most technologically advanced way to sit-down free motion quilt with stitch-regulation. Handi Quilter's HQ Sweet Sixteen is simply the best way for quilters to tackle large quilting projects with a longarm sit-down machine. With the introduction of TruStitch™, quilters are now able to create quilt designs with beautifully even stitches. We just know that you will love this companion for your HQ Sweet Sixteen.

Features & Benefits:
Designed for use with the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm quilting machine
Innovative new stitch-regulation system that measures your movements for choreographed stitch-regulation
Perfect for all free-motion quilters from beginning to advanced
Easy to learn how to use and operate the system
Achieve consistently even stitch lengths, regardless of stitching speed
Full visibility of quilting area leads to easier quilting and greater flexibility with quilting designs
Hundreds of trained HQ Representatives throughout the world
HQ customer service and warranty

HOURS

  • Daily 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Fridays until 9 PM
  • Sundays 12 PM - 5 PM
  • *Also open until 9 PM when evening classes are in session -- call to confirm

CONTACT US

  • Telp: 301-527-0598
  • 15926 Luanne Drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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