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Thread: Brother PQ 1500s - does anyone have this machine?

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    Senior Member Belfrybat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    I, too, have one....since 2000.Paid $999.00 on sale. It is my definite "go to" machine for straight stitching...Very uncomplicated.....Have you contacted Brother to see if you can't buy a manual?
    Glad you like yours and happy to hear it is still going strong after 12 years. I have the manual that came with the machine along with all the attachments. Or are you talking about something else maybe? I think I'm really going to like it and glad I took the chance on something sight unseen.

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    Thank you! I've bookmarked it as it's a bit pricey for me right now, but if I get some Christmas money, this will be my first purchase.

    Edited to add: Kens has them on E-Bay for $10.00 less. Might just not wait until Christmas.

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    Last edited by Belfrybat; 12-07-2012 at 10:51 AM.

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    corrections-bobbins from Ken" sewing center are no on sale 5 fo $6.95 (regular 9.99) with free shipping. I thinks this is cheaper than LQSl Also these bobbins have a small grove that fits on the bobbin threader.

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    I bought my machine from www.allbrands.com. Their shipping is free and delivery is very fast.
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    sewing machine

    I too have this machine and use it all the time. the pastic cover on your quilting foot is very important it helps the thread from breaking while going so fast. My friend lost hers and had to replace the whole foot
    the machine would break the thread all the time


    to replace you have to buy the whole foot VERY COSTLY


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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I appreciate knowing the size of bobbins as I couldn't find that anywhere in the instruction book! And it never occurred to me it could be used in a frame, but I doubt I will as I want to learn FMQ either on her or the vintage Singer I bought a couple of weeks ago. I am now sewing machine rich!

    I tried the machine out today and am really happy with the way she sews. The only "ought" I have is the walking foot doesn't have the hole for a guide, and it appears the guide that comes with the machine can't be used with the walking foot (dumb if you ask me). The Janome does have the hole and it's so convenient to pop the guide in to follow a previous row of stitching -- up to 3" apaart. Does anyone have a suggestion for a work-around, as I really don't want to have to mark all those lines on the quilt.

    Tomorrow I'm going to test the free-motion foot as it is different than others I've used in it has plastic in the circle with just a small hole in it.

    Oh, and I need to name her. So far I have Jan (Janome), Bess (vintage Singer) and Lemon (modern Singer not even worth the price of lemonade).

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    I have the Juki TL 98 which I believe is a twin to your machine. My FMG foot had clear plastic with just a hole also. I popped the clear plastic piece out. It gave me a much better line of sight to FMQ. My 1/4 in foot does not have the guide either.

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    I just bought this. I don't need a frame as I do QAYG. I simply can't stand dealing with all the fabric at once. I'll probably use the Pfaff for blocks and the Brother for putting strips together. Even with QAYG, the 2170 needs room. I've played with FMQ on the Pfaff, tried the quilting system and while I liked the movement of the base, the opening left something to be desired as you had no idea where you were. I liked the slider better.

    I played with a Tin Lizzie sit down and had a far easier time with that setup than the embroidery machine.

    I like the idea of the pin feed. It looks like it works like the Pfaff IDT.

    What do you need for safety if you are FMQ smaller blocks individually?

    The Brother machines seem to be made to sew without a foot pedal. They use the speed control on the machine. Does this do the same? Manual doesn't mention. Local dealer doesn't carry this machine but will service it.

    I like QAYG and have no desire to change styles. I don't get as bored, and I don't have to worry about where to piece a kingsize top if I want one. I did one once on a Pfaff 1471. Never again.

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    I am also looking to buy this machine and am wondering if I should also buy a frame or use on my table. Any suggestions or advice is appreciated.

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