Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen

Hand Quilter Sweet Sixteen

The Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen is a free motion quilting machine that allows you to finish your quilts of any size. The machine has 16 inches of throat space and 8 inches of vertical space to utilize when quilting. 


What does the Makerplace provide? 

  • Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen
  • M class bobbins
  • Rotary cutters

What do I need? 

  • Customers will need to bring their own fabric and thread to quilt with.


How do I use it? 

  1. Place the thread cone onto the spool post, insert the thread through the thread-mast eyelet from back to front and continue to the thread guide.
  2. Thread the three-hole thread guide. Wrap all three holes from back to front, being careful not the cross threads.
  3. Continue to the lower thread guide and into the tension assembly, making sure that the thread is firmly in place between the two tension discs.
  4. After the thread is in place, be sure that the thread catches on the take-up spring and then pull it down under the stirrup thread guide.
  5. Bring the thread up and through the take-up lever from back to front and then to the pigtail thread guide, and thread through the needle bar and thread guide hole.
  6. Make sure the thread follows the groove down the front of the needle and insert the thread through the eye of the needle from front to back.
  7. To begin sewing, push down on the foot pedal and move your quilt to create a free motion quilt pattern.


What materials can I use? 

  • Quilting cotton


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Tips and Tricks

  • Use the Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter to cut the perfect pieces for making quilt blocks
  • If you have problems with thread breaking, try threading only one or two holes of the thread guide.