Brother PQ 1500s - does anyone have this machine?
I tried to do a search but got way too many hits, so thought I'd start a new thread. If there is an existing thread, would you point me to it? I just acquired a Brother PQ1500s machine for a song and a dance ($150.00) and wondered if anyone has one and would like to chat about it. I got it from a person who had purchased it at auction so she knew nothing about the machine. It appears to have all the accessories and was packed in the original box. I haven't even threaded mine yet, but was surprised that the needle is turned to the side like the vintage machines -- haven't seen that in 35 years or more. The instruction book is woefully inadequate from a quilting standpoint. So... before I start the engines, does anyone have any hints or advice on the machine? I plan to oil the machine and set it up this afternoon.
Two questions right off the bat. I couldn't find any info on bobbin type in the instructions and the official Brother bobbins are over $1.00 each on Amazon. Are there generic bobbins available that are cheaper? Also the instructions state to only use feet the came with the machine due to the pin feed. Is there a 1/4" quilting foot with a guide that is made for this machine? I much prefer to use one with the guide. Thanks in advance for any pointers you might have.