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This 2012 Sweet Sixteen with Original Table is no longer being used, so the owner (who purchased it from new) is looking to find it a new loving home.  It has been little used and in excellent condition, with fewer than 1 million stitches completed.


The Sweet 16 is renowned for its longevity and is equally suited to both quilters and fabric artists.  The package includes a separate bobbin winder and a Glide Foot.


Included in the price is both a service of the machine and supply and fit of a foot conversion kit by us, so the new owner can be confident that the machine is in tip-top condition.   We will arrange the logistics for that with the current and new owner in due course.  A selection of other accessories including rulers and thread are available by separate negotiation.


This machine is also compatible with the TruStitch stitch regulator for perfectly even-length stitches.


This machine is set up and available to test drive.  The whole setup can be easily transported in almost any car where the rear seats fold down - more guidance can be provided if required.


The buyer will be entitled to a free Foundation Training Workshop at our Showroom near Pershore (usual cost £160).  The new owner will also have access to many other training courses run for the benefit of Handi Quilter machine owners, and the future lifetime support from Pinhole Quilting.


Please contact us for more information or to arrange a test-drive.  Call now on 01905 942972  or e-mail with any questions to



SOLD! Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen

  • The Best Selling Sit-Down Longarm Machine on the Market Today.

    The Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen has proved to be a classic in the Handi Quilter range. It fits into even the smallest of quilter's rooms. Stitch regulation can be achieved through the TruStitch add-on. This helps the user maintain a regular stitch automatically when moving the quilt.

    A customer who purchased a preloved machine earlier this year posted:

    "Have just finished my grandson’s quilt. Without the Sweet 16 it would have taken months to quilt.  I still find the whole thing so exciting. I should have done this years ago. Thank you"

    ​If you are a Textile Artist or a Free Motion Embroiderer you may prefer to work in manual mode. In that case the manual mode may be your preference. The foot lifts up to allow you to hoop your work. Alternative feet such as the Micro Foot allow you to work with excellent visibility of the needle. All of the Handi Quilter machines are excellent for being able to adjust and work with different threads. This is one of the aspects that we teach on the many courses and workshops that we offer. You can even use three threads through a single needle (with the addition of the optional Horizontal Spool Pin) and blend threads. It's exciting and fun to do!

    Hand-winding unusual threads on the bobbin is also a possibility although it's not something we recommend for a beginner. So, if you are into experimental thread play and design then Handi Quilter is definitely the place to come to. 

    ​You can find some of our customers such as Jacqui Parkinson quilts huge textile panels on her Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen which she has had since 2012. Jacqui said "People need to know that you can do really large pieces on these sitdown machines".

    And at the Houston Quilt Show in 2023 the key display quilt at the show was Helen Godden's "My Australia" - a single piece 20 feet wide and 4 feet high, also quilted on her Sweet 16.

    The machine has a 16" throat space and a footprint of just 3 feet x 3 feet for the table and machine (1 square metre). It can fit into even the most compact of sewing rooms. 

    ​Optional fold-down tables can be fitted to either or both sides of the table. They give an additional 18" of space at each side.  

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