With Lenni, we have transferred our Millennium know-how to a smaller quilting machine. It is the essence of APQS in its simplest, purest form - a fun and affordable longarm. Everything is designed, engineered and crafted to be approachable, inviting and simple to use.

Lenni longarm quilting machine

Every APQS longarm is hand-built in Carroll, Iowa. From machinists to electronic technicians to fit and finishers, it takes 30 pairs of hands to design, craft and construct an APQS longarm. With the Lenni, we have transferred our Millennium know-how to a smaller machine. It is the essence of APQS in its simplest, purest form - a fun and affordable longarm.

The stitch regulator is the heart and soul of any longarm, and in 1998 APQS had an innovative breakthrough. We developed what is known as Adaptive Logic Stitch RegulationTM. This regulator performs with the skill and grace of a ballet dancer, making all your stitches extremely precise and accurate - where you want them, when you want them. As a result, quilting is fun and easy, reducing your practice time, and letting you always start and stop with beautiful consistent stitches.

Quilters often ask us, "How easy is it to learn and operate an APQS machine?" All APQS machines are simple to learn and easy to operate, but the user-friendly Lenni tops our list. With the simple touch of a button, you are off and quilting.

The tracking or movement system is an important part of any longarm system. The exclusive APQS BlissTM track system option provides smooth and easy quilting machine movement, enabling hours of effortless quilting. You'll appreciate how effortlessly Lenni moves, and you'll be surprised at how fast you finish your quilts.


Lenni is made in America, and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Our service and education are unrivaled, and have been part of our legacy for more than 30 years. Our customer support and trained service technicians are never more than a phone call away to help you with the care and feeding of your brand new APQS longarm.

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$12,700 + Freight and Tax or export
Throat space of 20"x 8"
Machine with 8, 10, or 12 foot standard table
Weight 38 lbs (17.2 kgs)
Voltage 120V, 50/60 Hz.
Variable Needle Speed, 0-3500 SPM.
Footprint: 4'5" deep x 8', 10', or 12' long

Sewing Head Features

Floating Horizontal Wheels
On-demand Automatic Stitch Regulator
Handcrafted from aircraft grade aluminum
Super-quiet enclosed DC motor
Self-Lubricating Bushings
- The amount of oil required to care for an APQS machine is a fraction of what other quilting machines need, making maintenance simple and easy.
Precision timing by Synchronous Belt Drive
Adjustment-Free Quilt Take-up Roller- The elevated roller means you never have to raise it as the bulk of the quilt grows. And the leveler bar in front keeps your quilt surface level.
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Single Thread Disk Tensioner - Having only one place to set tension means our machines can run a wide range of even the most finicky threads, opening up your creative options.
Standard APQS Interchangeable Hopping Foot - Lets you customize your machine's feet based on the kind of quilting you do.
Fully adjustable Ergonomically Designed Handles eliminate carpal tunnel injuries and provide for maximum visibility.
Two-stage Automatic Needle Positioner - Single-stitch button, two position - Whether you like to tack your starting/ending stitches or knot & bury, you can control it all with the touch of a button.
Built-in Laser Light with front and rear post.
Manual Horizontal Channel Locks for horizontal straight-line quilting.
Stand alone APQS Turbo bobbin winder - Consistently wound bobbins are the key to consistent tension.
Free one-day beginner class, online training videos and start-up supply kit.

Available Options

Quilt PathTM Computerized Quilting System
Bliss Drive System - Bliss uses a ball bearing technology to guide the machine on the table and gives you phenomenal control with minimal effort.
Black LED Light Kit - Used with flourescent marking tools.
Hydraulic table lift - Adjust the height of the table with the touch of a button.
In-home set-up by factory certified technician

Every complete quilting system comes with machine, table, canvas covered rollers, patterns, thread, bobbins, needles, industrial bobbin winding machine, simple easy-to-follow assembly instructions, basic training video and manual on CD.
Assembly is simple and should only take a couple of hours. If help is needed our technicians are standing by on the phone or we offer professional in home/business setup.

To Order: Call 850-502-0272 or e-mail: Patty@Katydids.net