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Handi Quilter Amara

Experience quality, precision, and a world of quilting possibilities. From baby quilts to king-size, the HQ Amara is the perfect fit for your style of quilting. Handi Quilter understands what quilters need. So they provide a reliable, low-maintenance quilting machine. Not only is it easy for you to finish more quilts, but it also looks great in your studio.

Includes your choice of Little foot 5′, 10′Studio2 or 12′ Studio2 Frame.

For a limited time, includes an Exclusive Embellish Longarm bundle! A $140 value!


$11,795.00 - $24,495.00

Experience quality, precision, and a world of quilting possibilities.

From baby quilts to king-size, the HQ Amara is the perfect fit for your style of quilting. Whether you quilt for fun, charity, or for profit, the Handi Quilter Amara offers innovative technology. Quality engineering provides the functionality that quilters demand. Combine that with the smoothest stitch in the industry and get ready to create masterpieces.



The Amara is packed with all those features long-arm quilters could want. With 20″ of brightly lit throat space, your workspace is as clear as a bell. In addition, the menu-controlled QuiltMasterTM LED Lighting Package also illuminates the needlebar and bobbin.

Throat space lighting on the Handi Quilter Amara  Needlebar lighting on the Handi Quilter Amara

Stitch Regulation and Quality

Of course, stitch quality is foremost for any long arm quilter. The Handi Quilter Amara gives you consistent stitch quality from 4-24 stitches per inch. QuiltMaster™ servo-controlled stitch regulation gives you perfect stitches, every time with two modes of stitch regulation: Precision or Cruise. In addtion, you can go into manual mode with three customizable preset speeds.

In addition, Easy-Set Tension™ helps to make sure that the formed stitches are perfect — at up to 2,500 stitches per minute.

Let’s Drive

A 7-inch color touch screen puts all the controls at your fingertips. Why even the hand-wheel is on the screen! The machine comes with the ruler and open toe foot, but is compatible with all Handi Feet®.  Fill the large-capacity M-class bobbin, choose any one of the five built-in tie-off stitches, and you are ready to quilt. If using a pattern, a pinpoint needle laser will guide you.

Display screen on the Handi Quilter Amara On screen handwheel on the Handi Quilter Amara Class M bobbin on the Handi Quilter Amara Laser light on the Handi Quilter Amara


The Handi Quilter Amara has independently adjustable, ergonomic front handlebars with integrated micro handles. You can program the handlebar buttons for specific functions, like needle up, or start or stop sewing. As an optional accessory, you can buy rear handlebars (see below).

Ergonomic handlebars on the Handi Quilter Amara Programmable handlebar buttons on the Handi Quilter Amara


Choose one of  5 basting stitches to begin quilting your project. From manual mode to an automatic stitch every 2″, 1″, ½” or ¼” inch, the choice is yours.

Setting 2" basting stitch on the Handi Quilter Amara Setting 1" basting stitch on the Handi Quilter Amara  Setting 1/2" basting stitch on the Handi Quilter Amara Setting 1/4" basting stitch on the Handi Quilter Amara

Other Features

A thread-break sensor and alarm alerts you to any problems, and a stitch counter and a bobbin-use estimator helps you know how much you can quilt before needing a new bobbin.

Thread break sensor on the Handi Quilter Amara


Ease of use is enhanced by the power switch on  the front of the machine. There’s even a magnetic tool minder collar to help you keep track of scissors or any other tools you might need while quilting. Changing the needle is as simple as twisting a knob.

Front-located power switch on the Handi Quilter Amara  Magnetic tool minder on the Handi Quilter Amara


When you are ready to go “robotic” the Handi Quilter Amara is Pro-Stitcher ready! All necessary cabling is pre-installed inside the machine.

The Quilting Frame

Photo of Grace Studio2 long arm quilting frame for use with Handi Quilter Amara

Included with purchase is your choice of a 10′ or 12′ Studio2 frame. Made of hHigh-quality steel, the HQ Studio2 Frame is a robust, professional-grade table and frame system for your home studio.

In addition, with the Studio2 frame, you can choose between two configurations: standard (just like we are accustomed to now) and clear-view, which allows easier use of larger templates and rulers close to the front of the quilting area.

Photo of Studio2 Frame for Handi Quilter Amara showing standard configuration of the rails   Photo of Studio2 Frame for Handi Quilter Amara showing alternate configuration of the rails

Optional Accessories

Quilt From the Back

                               Rear Handlebar set for Handi Quilter Amara

  • Rear handlebars with soft, grippable texture and programmable buttons. Easy to install.
  • 7-inch color touch screen controls the machine from the back
  • Adjustable laser light with post for use with pantograph
  • One Golden Threads Drift pantograph pattern
  • 4 mm hex wrench for installation
  • Appropriate cabling
  • Installation instructions

Note: Also needed for installation: 2.5mm hex wrench (included in your machine accessory kit)

Other Optional Accessories for the HQ Amara

  • Pro-Stitcher (computer-guided quilting)
  • Groovy Board adapter/stylus
  • Horizontal Spool Pin
  • 27-inch HQ Super Leader
  • HQ Steady-Fit Ruler Base
  • HQ Couching Feet, HQ Echo Feet, HQ Glide Foot, and HQ Sure Foot

 Optional feet available for Handi Quilter Amara

Reasons to Buy Handi Quilter

So, here’s even more reasons to buy an Amara Handi Quilter when you are ready to “go long”:

  • Nationwide Retailer/Rep Support
  • Customer Solutions
  • Technical Support
  • Warranty: 10 years casting, 5 years electrical and mechanical
  • Designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Educational videos, tutorials and tips available on the website


Make some room! With a 20″ throat, you need 4.5 ft to accommodate the frame width. Add some walking space around the long arm frame, and see below the space needed to accommodate the long arm on a 10′ or 12′ frame.

Diagram of space required for 10' frame and Handi Quilter AmaraDiagram of space required for 12' frame and Handi Quilter Amara

If you are ready for a long arm, stop in to one of our Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum Locations and take this beauty for a test drive. The staff are trained HQ local retailers and ready to assist you.

Handi Quilter backs all of their HQ machines by the trusted HQ warranty, HQ customer service, education, and technical support. With Handi Quilter, you’ll be able to finish more quilts to your own or your customers’ exacting standards. Learn more about the Handi Quilter Amara or other long arm quilting machines today.  We are Colorado’s most trusted sewing machine store. Please visit one of our Denver-metro area or Colorado Springs stores for an in-depth look at the Handi Quilter Amara. Our experts can walk you through the specific of this long arm quilting machine,  and you can compare it to the other long arms we carry.

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