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APQS Freddie 26" Long Arm Quilting Machine
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Features of an APQS Freddie Long Arm Quilting Machine
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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!
Consistently wound bobbins are the foundation to good tension on the APQS Freddie. We build these industrial grade bobbin winders from scratch.
APQS Freddie machines are precisely held in time through our belt drive technology. Enjoy tension and stitch integrity that will be the same for the life of your machine.
Having only one place to set tension on the APQS Freddie means our machines can run a wide range of even the most finicky threads, opening up your creative options.
The amount of oil required to care for an APQS Freddie machine is a fraction of what other quilting machines need, making maintenance simple and easy.
APQS combines technology with sleek design to give you a beautiful machine with the horsepower you need. Our integrated electronics and motor are tucked away behind the clean lines of our APQS Freddie machines.
Different types of quilting require an increase in needle speed to match the complexity of the design. A touch of the button gives you the control you need without having to navigate a series of menus. APQS Freddie long arm quilting machine has the fastest needle speed in the industry at 0-3500 stitches per minute.
When you come to a halt, your APQS Freddie machine will not stop partially in the fabric; it will either stop in the full-up or full-down position depending on your preference.
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.
Add a computer and get perfection from day one.
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. Looking for more information on the two systems? Drop us an email or call us at (502)718-7148 and we will send you some info to help you decide!
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.
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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!
Why Buy from Quilted Joy?
I have an APQS dealer closer to me, but I went a little further so that I could deal directly with Angela—she is definitely worth it
I purchased an APQS machine through Angela and it was an easy and reassuring process
Oh my gosh, Angela is THE best. As a new owner, my questions were endless as was her patience!!
I feel so much more confident that I can master this equipment and use it to its full potential. Thanks Angela!
I bought my APQS Lucey at Quilted Joy. I've received excellent training and prompt response when I have had questions.
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