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APQS Freddie Long Arm Quilting Machine
Smart “L” bobbin or Big “M” bobbin
Finish your quilt tops with no waiting. 100% quilted by YOU!
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Features of an APQS Freddie Long Arm Quilting Machine
Intelligent Stitch Regulation
We use precise encoders tucked into our APQS Freddie wheels to give you the perfect stitch every time. Our stitch regulator isn’t a purely digital regulator, instead it relies on fuzzy logic to monitor not just your speed but also your direction. When you change directions you’ll get a point in your point… every time.
Motor rated at 3500 Stitches Per Minute
Our APQS Freddie motor is calibrated to reach 3500 stitches per minute. While you likely won’t go that fast normally, having a high SPM ability gives your motor greater headroom to speed up and respond to you as you change directions. It is an indicator as to how responsive your stitch regulator will be.
Adjustment Free Take Up Bar
The elevated roller on the APQS Freddie 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.
Horizontal Channel Lock
Enjoy a manual, horizontal channel lock with the simple twist of knob. Lock out Freddie’s long arm wheels so the machine can only be moved in one direction. This feature is the number one way to keep your quilt top square to the table so you end up with a square quilt!
Adjustable Ergo Handles
Ergo handles (front and back, with finger touch button control): Change your grip on Freddie depending on your quilting style while still being able to control the machine even when it is at the back of the table. The APQS Freddie has a big throat, and these handles allow you to control the machine even when you are at the back of the table
Interchangeable Hopping Foot
Change out the machine’s hopping foot to an open toe design! Your APQS Freddie machine comes ready to accept different feet for the different kinds of quilting you do.
LED Lighting and Built In Blacklight
Bright, clear lighting increases accuracy. The built-in black light on the APQS Freddie longarm machine lets you adjust the lighting with the flip of a switch
Your Choice Size Bobbin- L or M
You get a choice of the size bobbin you prefer so your APQS Freddie machine is specifically made to your tastes and style of quilting. There is no difference in price; just tell me how you want it made at the factory!
Stand Alone Turbo Bobbin Winder
Consistently wound bobbins are the foundation to good tension on the APQS Freddie. We build these industrial grade bobbin winders from scratch.
APQS Beginner's Class & Start Up Kit
We want you to be as comfortable and as confident with your machine as possible! Your longarm education is just as important to us as the purchase of your machine. You’ll get a full, one day class to learn how to use your machine. Each machine also comes with a starter kit with needles, a pantograph, bobbins and some thread to get you started on your APQS Freddie quilter.
Bliss Track System
Replaces half the machine’s wheels with linear ball bearings. Fintertip touch control!
Auto Fabric Advance
Automatically roll the quilt forward or backward with the touch of a button. Keeps the quilt rolling straight and consistent.2
A secondary form of stitch regulation used when doing heirloom stitching like pebbles, micro-stippling and McTavishing.
Adjust the height of your table with the touch of a button.
1) Add on a computer system to the APQS Freddie.
2) Grab a cuppa.
3) Watch it quilt.
4) Smile from ear to ear.
There are two computerized systems you can add to your APQS Freddie machine. Here at Quilted Joy we have both, use both and sell both. Want to know the more about Intelliquilter vs Quilt Path? Drop us an email or call us at (502)718-7148 and we will send you some info to help you decide! Or, schedule a Zoom call with an expert!
Intelliquilter, or IQ, is a robust intuitive computer system which will quickly expand your creative horizons with machine quilting business.
The Quilt Path computerized quilting system runs off a Windows based tablet mounted to your APQS machine.
Where will you put your APQS Freddie?
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Angela Huffman is the co-host of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. She is an Blue Ribbon longarm quilter, national APQS Educator, APQS Dealer and a certified APQS tech. She has been longarm quilting for 12+ years and is a recognized expert in the field. As your dealer, Angela guide your longarm adventure and be there to support you in every way.
Call or email Angela Huffman. Or, schedule your test drive below!
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