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Brother PQ1500S High Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine

by Brother
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List Price: $1,299.00
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  • Comes with Push-button Auto Thread Trimmers, Auto Needle Positioner & Knee Lever for Presser Foot Lift
  • Retractable Drop Feed Dog Control
  • Sews up to 1500 Stitches Per Minute
  • Built-In Automatic Needle Threader
  • We do not recommend using this machine in countries that do not support 120V AC even if a voltage adapter is in use.
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Brother PQ1500S High Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine + Brother SA159 Sewing Machine Bobbins for PQ1500/juki TL/Janome 1600 + Brother SA185 1/4 Inch Piecing Foot with Guide
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  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 11.4 x 15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 34 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003C29EL4
  • Item model number: PQ1500S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,843 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

The PQ-1500S is a dream machine that belongs in the sewing room of every serious quilter and seamstress. It is a high-speed straight stitching machine, sewing up to 1,500 stitches per minute! The PQ-1500S offers an adjustable pin feed mechanism,4 feed dog settings for maximum fabric control, a knee lifter and bed extension table for quilting, full range foot pressure adjustment, an automatic thread cutter and easy needle threader a time saving convenience.

Brother PQ1500S High Speed Quilting Machine
Tool Spec
Lighting 1 Lamp
Thread Tension Manual
Needle Threading System Easy
Bed Area (Depth x Width) inches 5.7 x 8.6
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 1500
Feed Dog Special to PQ-1500S (With Pin-feed)
Standard Presser Feet Included with Machine 7
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 1
Stitch Length 7mm
Drop Feed/Free Motion Drop Feed/Free Motion


Up to 1,500 stitches per minute

High speed straight stitch.

Heavy duty construction for sewing, quilting and crafting

Increased stability at high speeds.

Automatic thread cutter

Automatically cut the upper and lower thread.

Brother exclusive pin-feed mechanism

Moves several layers of fabrics simultaneously for sewing accuracy.

On-board fabric separator tool

Easily sew seams in contrasting fabrics without puckering.

Knee lifter for quilting

Ability to lift presser foot with knee frees your hands to turn your projects

4 color-coded levels of feed dog adjustment and presser foot pressure

For visible and maximum fabric control.

Extension table with bobbin case opening

Helps you manage those large projects. Easy access point eliminates the need to remove table to replace oversized metal bobbin.

Dual thread stand

Keep 2 thread spools ready with on-board thread stand; use thread spool extender for quick and consistent threading.


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Customer Reviews

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The Brother PQ1500S is the perfect sewing machine for piecing and quilting.
Russ
I had no problems with threading the top thread, winding the bobbin or inserting the bobbin.
Robin G
Easy control over thread tension, feed dog, foot pressure, lenght of stitch.
EVE

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

380 of 384 people found the following review helpful By Leslie on March 20, 2011
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I purchased this machine to be used exclusively for free motion quilting. I did a lot of research, and yes, there were some really bad reviews, but way more good reviews. I've had really good luck with Brother machines, and this machine had more of the features I needed for the setup I was creating so I decided to go for it.

I'm pretty machine savvy and no, it did not work perfectly when I took it out of the box, it was doing a lot of looping on the underside. But once I adjusted the tension on the bobbin (which was WAY off), adjusted the presser foot pressure (the color guide adjustment window made it super easy) and the thread tension dial - and got all 3 in sync, which just took a little time and patience, the stitches were perfect! I then dropped the feed dogs, there's a dial that also makes this function super easy, readjusted my presser foot pressure using the color guide window, again super easy, and started practicing free motion quilting and the result is all I'd hoped for.

Two of the features I really like on this machine is the location of the bobbin casing, which is on the side of the machine vs the top or the front. The machine is facing me when I free motion quilt, so the bobbin casing is facing me which makes it really easy to change bobbins when I need to. Also, when you do the type of sewing I do on this machine, it must be oiled frequently. You do not have to take the machine apart to oil it, there are small oil "holes" on the machine where you put in drops of oil as needed. For someone who is used to taking a machine apart to oil it, this is a little bit of heaven!!

I was having a small issue with the automatic thread cutter.
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157 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 7, 2010
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Purchased this machine even after reading a few poor reviews and were they wrong!
This is a great machine for free motion quilting and piecing! I have had it for almost a month and it's getting used almost daily, no thread breakage, no needle breakage even at full speed. The only thing I wish it had was a bobbin out indicator. Totally satisfied with it.
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143 of 149 people found the following review helpful By buttonskay on August 6, 2011
I used to be a "singer machine" gal, mainly as that's what my grandma always used, and what I learned on. The last Singer I bought, I just did not have good luck with it...so, I researched, and bought the Brother CS6000i here on Amazon....it is a great little machine for the price...then as time went on, and I started getting into quilting more and more, I decided I needed a few more features, mainly auto thread cutter and knee-lifter...so, back to Amazon, and bought the Brother PC-420. It, too, is a great machine! I actually probably would have not bought another machine if it had a larger throat space and was a little more "industrial" as far as stitching faster, and machine heavier...plus my husband has made me a frame for machine quilting, and I felt I needed something more substantial. So, off I went to do more research! I found that the Brother PQ1500 has all the options of some of the other "quilting" machines, for a lot less money...it is essentially the same machine as the Babylock BLQP-Quilter's Choice Pro, as a matter of fact, they look the same, and some have said they are...and the Juki TL 98Q is also very similar. The Brother is just less expensive...and I already knew that Brother makes great quality machines! As I have said before, in the quilting world, there are some who think you have to have a Janome, Babylock, etc...again I say "hogwash"! As a matter of fact, my quilting teacher has had to rethink her stance, and seems to now believe that the Brother machines do great with quilting!! I must also say that while my PC-420 does a great job, my PQ1500 is much faster with the quilting, after all it is a straight stitch only machine, up t0 1500 stitches a minute, so it does what its supposed to do...Read more ›
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92 of 98 people found the following review helpful By E. Hudson on January 27, 2010
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Purchased for my wife based on others who owned one.It turned out to be an excellant machine. She was well satistfied with its overall preformance.Amazon had the best price.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Sue on December 5, 2012
I bought this machine used, but should have gone the extra $200 for the brand new. I am new to quilting, and started out machine quilting about 6 months ago. I got this machine about 3 weeks ago. It has been on my radar from the beginning as the most affordable and dependable choice with the largest harp (throat space).

Compared to my $99 Kenmore, which is still a great, cheap, and simple straight stitch and zig zag machine - this machine now makes that one look like a toy. This is industrial quality, straight stitch only, quiet machine.

Even though the machine was serviced before purchase, I expected tension issues - and at first, I did have them. Thread breaking. However, I have discovered a yahoo group for this machine, and also found what works for me, for this machine, for quilting. I use Isacord thread, but have also used Coats Machine Quilting cotton. A size 14 or 16 needle works best. I haven't tried the needles made especially for quilting but probably will eventually. Although I had tension issues with my Kenmore and learned by my mistake NOT to adjust the bobbin tension, I did find that adjusting the bobbin tension just a tiny touch back helped tremendously. So far, no more tension issues. However, each fabric, batting, and thread usually requires minor tweaks now.

What can I say> Needle down - Awesome!
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