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Grace Q'Nique 21X Elite Quilting Machine with Continuum II 8' Frame and Quilt Motion QCT5

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The Q’nique 21X Elite quilting machine gives you the furthest reach, the most advanced and intuitive features, and the most impressive quilting experience that our Q’nique machines have ever offered. The incredible power, smooth motion, and smart technology of this longarm will amaze you. The bigger, better 7” full-color touchscreen display provides a variety of tools and options at your fingertips, including on-screen help guides and instructions. Extendable ergonomic handles with quick access buttons allow you to quilt in comfort, while smart features like edge warning and a digital measuring tool take the guesswork out of your quilting. An expansive 21" throat space allows for bigger quilt blocks, more intricate stitch work, and less moving your fabric around on your frame. With a range of 90-2,600 stitches-per-minute and built-in stitch regulation, you can quilt at any speed knowing that all your stitches will be beautifully consistent. There are also four different stitching modes: cruise, precise, baste, and manual. The Q’nique 21X Elite glides effortlessly over your fabric, so you can experience free motion quilting with top-notch speed and precision. This machine has been designed with the utmost attention to detail to solve quilters’ most frustrating problems and make quilting as enjoyable as it possibly can be.

Adjustable Handles

The handles of the Q'nique 21X Elite can be adjusted to the most comfortable position for you, so you can quilt for longer without any aches and pains.

Comfort Grip Design

The soft, ergonomic handles are designed to follow the contours and curves of your hand, relieving stress in your hands and wrists so you can quilt comfortably.

4 Quick-Access Buttons

There are two buttons on each handle with user-friendly labels: start/stop the machine, adjust needle position up/down, and speed up/slow down the machine.

Adjustable Hopping Foot

The hopping foot can be rotated for optimal needle visibilty.

Bobbin Estimator

With the on-screen bobbin estimator, you never have to guess how much longer your bobbins will last! You can even save multiple bobbin settings to use for different types and sizes of thread.

Features:

  • 7” touchscreen display with intuitive screens and controls
  • Large 21” throat space
  • Adjustable ergonomic handles with quick-access buttons
  • Speed range of 90-2600 stitches-per-minute
  • Built-in stitch regulation and stitch counters
  • Four different stitching modes: cruise, precise, baste, and manual
  • Built-in bobbin winder with fill-level sensors and easy-to-use controls
  • Adjustable hopping foot orientation
  • Included magnifying glass attachment for optimal needle view
  • Dual thread mast for quilting and winding bobbins at the same time
  • Dual wheels for added stability
  • Edge warning and overspeed warning systems with both warning lights and sounds
  • Digital measuring tool
  • On-screen incremental needle control
  • Needle light with dimmer to control light intensity
  • Needle magnet to guide needle orientation
  • Included sample thread kit
  • On-screen bobbin estimator to tell if bobbin levels are low
  • On-screen help guides and instructions

Specifications:

  • Machine Dimensions: 32.4 x 15.5 x 20.25 inches
  • Machine Weight: 54 pounds
  • Stitch Speed: 2600 stitches/minute
  • Throat Space: 21 x 10.5 inches

Included Accessories:

  • Sample thread kit
  • M class bobbins (3)
  • Needles (Size 18 & 16)
  • Needle magnet
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Hopping foot height tool
  • Magnifying glass (2, 3.5, & 5x)
  • Lint brush
  • Oil bottle
  • Power cord

Warranty:

Q'nique quilting machines are covered for the original owner with a 1-year limited electrical parts warranty, 2 years on mechanical parts, and 5 years on the cast body.

 

Please Note: If using a domestic style machine on this frame, top plate and handles must be purchased separately.

Continuum II Machine Quilting Frame (8-Foot)

The popular Grace Continuum Frame combined some of the most sought after features into a modular system that’s available for quilters of every level and nearly every sewing machine type. Now the Continuum II has taken the next step. The bulky ratcheting system has been updated with a fine-tuned sleeker internal structure that’s smaller, simpler than and just as strong as its predecessor. The bar height adjustments are also much simpler and more precise. With steel and cast–alloy components, the frame is one of the sturdiest and longest–lasting frames ever designed. This modular frame has many available configurations and accessories. This is a no–baste frame designed to make your quilting projects easier, more convenient, and more beautiful. The frame is available in standard 8-foot or 10-foot sizes.

Configured to meet your needs
The Continuum II Frame can be configured in multiple set–ups and optional accessories, so it will be the perfect fit for you no matter what your quilting requires. Think you might upgrade your machine to a longarm in the future? The Continuum II frame can work with your short or midarm machine now, and then be adjusted for a longarm when you need it.

No-Baste Quilting Rail System
The Continuum II Quilting Frame saves you valuable time by eliminating the ordeal of basting. All the quilt layers are attached to their own rails, and then come together and on to the take–up rail as you quilt. Grace frames use locking ratchet ends on the rails to give you precise control over the tension of your fabric layers.

Rail Adjustment
Innovation on how quilters raise and lower their fabric height with ease lead to an adjustable rail system that locks into place as you raise it. You can lower the rails with the press of just one button. The rail system design allows compatibility with several domestic machines, in addition to all Grace Company Q’nique quilting machines.

Bungee System
Perfect tension was a leading design to our new bungee mounting system. The Continuum II Frame features an adjustable bungee mount rail so quilters can achieve their best tension. In addition, it is easy to use by only needing to pull the bungee to tighten tension and with a press of a button you can release tension.

New Racheting System
The ratcheting system has been fully integrated into the Continuum II, and has quick-toggle locks for immediate adjustments as needed. The system strong due to a metal pin that locks the ratchet and is spring-loaded to allow free movement of rotation and concise positioning.

Continuum II Frame Specifications:
The Maximum Quilt Area on a machine frame is the total distance your machine needle can travel from one end of the frame to the other. This measurement may vary slightly depending on your machine. You will be able to quilt an area at least as big as quoted in this maximum quilt area.

  • Rail Diameter: 1½ inches
  • Maximum Machine Throat Size: 21 inches
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Maximum Quilt Area (8-Foot Frame):

  • Queen: 79"
  • Crib: 31"
     
grac-cont10-g-2.jpg   SURETRACK DUAL–WHEEL SYSTEM
This smooth gliding track system enhances stitch quality, accuracy, and carriage motion.
     
grac-cont10-g-3.jpg   CHANNEL LOCKS
Conveniently lock your machine motion into either back and forth, or side to side motion. Perfect for straight lines.
     
grac-cont10-g-4.jpg   LEVELING FEET
No matter what floor your frame is on, these feet are an easy way to make sure it's level and balanced.
     
grac-cont10-g-5.jpg   ADJUSTABLE DEPTH
Adjust the depth of your work area to match your quilting frame. Get closer when working on short–arm quilting machine, or expand your space for larger patterns with a long–arm.
     
grac-cont10-g-6.jpg   HEIGHT–ADJUSTABLE LEGS
Height–adjustable legs let you work at the level that is most comfortable to you.
     
grac-cont10-g-7.jpg   HAND–WHEEL
Conveniently roll all the layers of your quilt with the take–up rail hand–wheel. This advances the fabric to the next section of your project for quilting.

 

Let your machine do the quilting for you! QuiltMotion QCT5 Pro is a computer automated quilting system that lets you create your masterpieces in steps as simple as select, place, and sew. QCT5 Pro gives you more creative control over your quilted patterns. Design and edit any pattern, even trace them from your favorite photographs. Create simple or intricate pantographs, and so much more!

With more user-friendly power placements, it's not even easier to go from choosing a pattern to stitching it out on our quilt. You'll love the new simplified pattern placement options that let you get your patterns just the way you want. QCT5 Pro implements powerful new tools like a built-in digital ruler for precise measurements as well as the ability to center your machine to exactly where it needs to be.

Creating and editing pantographs is even easier with Panto Stacker! Alternate rows, sizing, and number of patterns can all be edited in a few simple clicks. The included Pattern CAD gives you the power to bring any idea to life and be stitched with Quilter's Creative touch 5. Create quilting patterns from your favorite photographs! Quilter's Creative Touch 5 lets you import photos and trace your quilt patterns over them. And with Quilter's Creative touch 5, you can record and save any free–motion quilted patterns to use or edit later.

The included motor plate attaches to the machine carriage and accurately controls the motion of the sewing machine for precise pattern stitching. Let QCT5 do all the stitching for you and you'll get the perfect pattern, stitched exactly the way you imagined it every time!

Looking to get computerized quilting at an even more affordable price point? Check out the QCT5 Beginnings for a budget-friendly automated system that offers all of the essential features of computerized quilting.

Features Comparison

  QCT5 Beginnings QCT5 Pro
Computer automated quilting  *   * 
Library of over 200 patterns * *
Continuous rows with PantoStacker™ Limited *
Open patterns of different file types * *
Easy pattern sizing, rotating and flipping * *
Batch import and convert other file types * *
Easy edge-to-edge quilting * *
inForm: tutorials, help, and tips * *
Rulers and centering * *
Print any pattern or pantograph * *
Advanced Pattern Placements Options   *
Create and edit patterns with PatternCAD™   *
Design entire quilt layouts with QuiltCAD™   *
Record free-motion quilting as patterns   *
Create and save templates for future use   *

Included:

  • QCT5 software (with help files)
  • Motor plate
  • Tablet mount
  • Belts
  • All necessary hardware
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • Tablet stylus
  • USB cables
  • Surge protector
  • Quick install guide
  • Cable taming kit

File Types

  • The following file types are compatible with QCT5: .gpf, .csv, .txt, .dxf, .hqf, .xy, .cmd, .qli, .qdata, .cqp, .tap, .ssd

System Requirements

  • QCT5 only works on devices running Windows 7, 8, 10, or higher. It will not work with any version of Windows RT.
  • A 1.66 GHz or faster processor is recommended.
  • A device with at least 64 GB hard-drive space is recommended, with at least 2 GB available for installation.
  • 2 GB or more of RAM is recommended.
  • A full-size USB port is required. If your tablet uses a USB port to charge, it must have a second USB port to plug into QCT5. *A tablet is the preferred device (not included).
  • The included tablet mount will hold tablets with screen sizes from 10 to 12 inches.
  • Internet connectivity is necessary for software registration, activation, and card access benefits.
  • Screen resolution or 1024 x 768 or higher is recommended.