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New Hardware Added to both HQ18 Avantι and HQ Sweet Sixteen

New Hardware Added to HQ18 Avantι

UV LED Lights
• Machines will now come with 4 UV LED lights,
• 2 on each side.
• Current number of white LED Lights is not reduced,
• 6 on each side.
• Light package will soon be available to fill 6 available spaces,
• 3 on each side.

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι

Main Screen
• Stitch Mode Buttons
• Needle Stop
• Speed
• Manual Presets
• On/Off Indicator

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι

Manual Presets
• Save up to three manual mode preset speeds.
• Use the “+” and “-” buttons to adjust the speed percentage. Then press one of the record buttons to store that speed.

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι

Basting Stitches
• There are four stitches controlled by the stitches per inch function.
• After the SPI reaches the lowest stitch setting of 4 stitches per inch, pressing the “-” button will activate the basting settings:
• 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 2 inch, 4 inch

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι

More
• Low Bobbin
• Sound
• Lighting
• English
• Timers
• Calculator
• System Info
• Diagnostics
• Main

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι

Low Bobbin
• You can ESTIMATE how soon your bobbin thread will run out.
• You can store three Bobbin Thread Capacity preset values

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι


• The estimate is based on thread, tension, stitches per inch and how much bobbin thread up pull up at the beginning and end.
• To estimate:
• – Place a full bobbin the machine
• – Press Record, the red button under Bobbin Thread Capacity
• – When the bobbin runs out, press the square stop recording.
• – Note how many yards is indicated, (like 200 yds.)
Presets:
Since you want a warning when it’s LOW, use the
“+” and “-” buttons to get to a lower number, (like 190 yds.) Press one of the Save or Record buttons.
Make a note for the type of thread you used.
Using the Low Bobbin Alarm
• Put a new bobbin with the same thread into the machine
• Press the New Bobbin button.
• Press the Alarm button.
• As you quilt the Remaining Bobbin Thread value will estimate how much thread remains on the current bobbin, and when you reach the capacity value and alarm will sound.
• There are three Bobbin Thread Capacity Presets

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι

Timers

• Top Timer—is a reminder timer similar to a kitchen timer
• Bottom Timer - Record how much time you spend on a quilt project.
• Time is saved when the machine is turned off.

New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι

Lighting
• The machine comes with six white LED lights and two UV lights in the center row on each side of the front handlebars.
• You can add 2 additional white lights and 1 UV light on each side.

New Software Added to HQ18Avante

• ́Lighting
• Turn lights on or off by touching the POWER.
• Main Lights turns on the six white lights on each side of the handlebars.
• Center/UV turns on the CENTER row of lights.
New Software Added to HQ18 Avantι
Lighting
• All Lights Button enables all rows of lights.
• Warning Message, you shouldn’t turn on all lights if UV lights are installed.
• You can replace the UV lights with white lights if you want more white lights for quilting.
New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen
Main Screen
• Pedal Status
• On/Off Indicator
• Limit Controls
• Presets
• Basting Mode
• Up/Down/Tie-Off
• Needle Stop
• More Menu

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

Pedal Status
• “Check Pedal” will appear if the foot pedal is not properly connected.
• Pedal appears in that space in black letters when it is properly connected.
• On/Off Indicator box appears red when the machine is stopped and green when the foot pedal is pressed.

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

Presets
• Save up to three preset speed preferences.
• Use the “+” and “-” buttons to adjust the speed percentage
• Press the record button next to one of the preset values to store or save that speed.
• To use one of the preset speeds, simply press the speed.
• New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen
• Limit Controls
• • The speed can still be adjusted using the “+” and “-” buttons even if a preset speed has been selected.
• New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen
• Basting Mode
• • •
• The stitch will be formed at a specified time interval.
• Every 1⁄2 second, 3⁄4 of a second, every second every 1.5 second, or every 2 seconds.

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

Basting Mode

• Touch the Basting Icon to activate basting mode.
• Press the “+” or “-” to set the time interval .
• Press the foot pedal to begin quilting.
• The HQ Sweet Sixteen will take a stitch
at the specified interval.
• Coordinate how quickly you move the quilt sandwich and how quickly the machine takes a basting stitch.

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

Up/Down/Tie-off
The button with the needle image in the center:
• Pressing and releasing the button quickly will send the needle to the next needle stop position.
• If the needle is up, pressing the button will move the needle to down.
• If the needle is down, pressing the button will move the needle to up.
• Pressing and holding makes a full stitch.
• Holding the button down will make a tie-off. The machine will continue to stitch at a slow rate until the button is released.

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

More Screen
• Low Bobbin
• Timers
• Options
• Calculator
• System Info
• Diagnostics
• Set Language
• Main

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

Low Bobbin
• You can estimate how soon your bobbin thread will run out.
• You can store three Bobbin Thread Capacity preset values
New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen
New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen
Timers
Two timers that work the same as the HQ Avantι Machine.

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

More Screen
• Low Bobbin
• Timers
• Options
• Calculator
• System Info
• Diagnostics
• Set Language
• Main

New Software Added to HQ Sweet Sixteen

More Screen
• Set Language
• By pressing the button you will cycle through French, German, Spanish or English.
• After selecting your preferred language, press main to return to the main screen.

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