Needle Point Laser for Q Series Longarms

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

I am so excited about the Needle Point Laser for all of the Q Series Longarms from BERNINA. I wanted to give it a try with Free-motion embroidery foot #24 so that I would have the best view of where I wanted to start stitching or mark the block. I looked on the BERNINA website and found a video on how to install and use the new Needle Point Laser. I installed and adjusted the laser to line-up with the needle point as the video had explained. This is going to be amazing!

After I installed the laser I put on Free-motion foot #24. I also found a video on the BERNINA website that gave me great insight into this foot and some other free-motion feet.

I found some fabric in my stash and created a quilt block and stitched three blocks to make a table runner.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

Materials used in this project:

I loaded the frame and got ready to start stitching. I am stitching on a frame but if you have a Q 20 in a cabinet you can do the same thing. The Needle Point Laser works on all of the Q Series machine, frame or cabinet models. As for Free-motion embroidery #24 it is compatible with the Q Series even those it was created for the domestic line of machines. All of the free-motion feet for BERNINA’s current line of machines work on the Q Series.

The laser is mounted on the side and behind the needle so it is out of the way.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

With Free-motion embroidery foot #24 on there is a great view of where you are going to stitch.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

Place the laser on the point you want to mark or start stitching. The needle will hit right at that same point. Make sure you have aligned the laser before you start. This setting will hold for some time but always check to see if things are still lined up before you start another project.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

Look how prefect it is.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

I had so much fun using the Needle Point Laser with Free-motion embroidery foot #24. I used Q-matic designs to create my table runner but you could use free-motion if you wanted to.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

Here are a few tips.

If your batting is lofty you may need to hold the quilt sandwich down with your fingers when working on the frame. This will help you to get a more accurate placing of the needle. If working on cabinet model this may need to be done also if batting is high loft.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

Check the alignment of the laser ever so often. You never know what happens when you are not around and if the thumb screws are not tight the laser may shift a little.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

Remember you have the three different settings for the laser, “0” is OFF. This is for when you just don’t need to use the laser.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

“I” is ON. This keeps the laser on all of the time. So while stitching, using to place design with Boundary or Marker in Q-matic or just so you know where the needle will touch the quilt sandwich.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

“A” is AUTOMITIC which turns itself off when you are stitching. If you have no need to see the laser while you are stitching but need it on every time you stop and are ready to place design then this one is for you.

Needle Point Laser for BERNINA Q Series Longarms

2 thoughts on “Needle Point Laser for Q Series Longarms

  1. Excited to put my needle point laser on- just got it over the weekend (love that it is on sale this month 😊)
    Have been playing some with my Q24 since class a few weeks ago – work gets in the way though 🙄

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