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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 Details

User Guide [PDF]
  • 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.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003C29EL4
  • Item model number: PQ1500S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,682 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.

Customer Reviews

This is a great machine for free motion quilting and piecing!
Amazon Customer
Upon opening the box, I did have to adjust the bobbin tension in order to get a good stitch.
Frances M. Mineo
It has been been a very reliable machine and I am so glad I purchased it.
Vicki Schwam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

487 of 494 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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190 of 197 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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181 of 189 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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128 of 134 people found the following review helpful By T. Chase on September 1, 2012
This machine sews WONDERFULLY. It's a quilting dream. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 not because of the way it sews, but for some of the set-up functions that are slightly (but not seriously) annoying..
First the POSITIVES:
1) It sews like a dream.
2) It's very quiet--quieter than my expensive Bernina
3) It's very fast but you can control the speed easily with the foot pedal, so if you want to go slowly, it does that also.
4) The foot pedal is very responsive and easy to control.
5) If you're quilting, it handles so well that quilting becomes smooth and easy whether you go fast or slowly.
6) The harp (throat) is so commodious that I fit a very bulky quilt through it without difficulty.
7) The bobbin area is accessible even when you have the extended tray on.
8) There are 4 feed dog settings which allow all sorts of sewing materials. The feed dog settings are easy to change.
1) Threading it requires that you put the thread through a series of holes the way old-fashioned machines were threaded. If you've been using a more modern machine (like a Bernina) you may be used to the modern way of threading which involves quick movements and no putting thread through awkward holes. At first it's annoying, but the machine sews so smoothly, the annoyance is minor and worth the result.
2) Winding the bobbin, although not hard, also requires poking the thread through a tiny hole on the bobbin to get it started. Slightly annoying,but once done, the bobbin winds smoothly.
3) If you run out of bobbin thread, there's no notice that it's happened, and you can be sewing merrily along and discover that nothing's happening.
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