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Thread: What do you think of the Brother PQ1500S Sewing and Quilting Machine

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    Question What do you think of the Brother PQ1500S Sewing and Quilting Machine

    What are your thoughts about the Brother PQ 1500S Sewing and Quilting Machine?

    I usually sew on a Bernina 1620. but want something with a larger space to quilt on.


    Appreciate all input asap.

    warm regards

    Rhodi

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    We use this machine at the bridal alterations shop. I love it. Remember it is a straight stitch machine only, but does that very well. Real workhorse of a machine. It has a thread cutter and reverse both features that are very handy.
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    I use this machine both for piecing and for quilting and it works very well. I have the New Joy frame I can set it into or more often I just quilt on my sewing table. I have used a lot of domestic machines as well as industrial ones and find this one a jewel.

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    I appreciate your thoughts!

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    How old is your machine?

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    Lots of people on this board have posted about that machine, and all reviews have been positive! I don't have one personally (maybe someday).

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    I love mine. I use it for everything that can be done with a straight stitch which in my case, is pretty much everything.

    I've had mine of 2 years and never had any problems. It likes to be oiled regularly but that only takes a minute to do.

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    I bought this machine a couple of months ago to replace a mega quilter 9in throat that died. So far I love it, no problems. I don't use the threader just do it by hand so can't comment on it. Great price also.
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    I am getting enthused... Does anyone use a walking foot with it?

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    I bought my at Allbrands for $599.00 with free shipping. It came with a bunch of different feet and a walking foot. I have used the walking foot with no problems. It really is a great machine.

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    I love mine too. I have had it for several years. I use the walking foot to do straight line quilting. Everything about it works great. I do piecing and quilting on it nearly every day. It likes to be cleaned and oiled regularly and just purrs like a kitten. I have never had it serviced. I highly recommend this machine. It is definitely a workhorse.

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    Just want to add; Ditto to all of the above. It sews right over all those intersecting seams without a problem, the quality of the stitch is superior and the price is very moderate. Would recommend it to any quilter. Very occasionaly I wish it had a simple zigzag but that is the only thing I sometimes miss.

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    I have 2 of the PQ1500S machines and love them! I have two because my first one was in for a service and the shop was taking too long to get it back to me, so I decided to buy another for backup.

    I've used the walking foot a lot - to the point that it's now worn out and I need a new one. I've pieced on it, FMQed on it, and have sewn some really thick stuff with it, even vinyl and webbing. They are tough machines. I love the needle threader and the thread cutter.

    I'm now considering the purchase of a Grace King quilting frame for one of the machines. I realize I will probably quickly run out of room because of the size of the arm, but I think it will be great for learning.

    I wouldn't hesitate to buy another PQ1500S if I ever had the need for one.

    On another note, I also have a 1941 Singer 15 that I've done a lot of piecing on, and if I had gotten this machine first, I may have never needed the PQ1500S. So if cost is an issue, you may want to consider an older machine. My Singer 15 sews smooth as silk. The only thing I miss on it is the reverse, thread cutter, and needle threader. When you compare the prices though, the old machine is a much better deal.

    Hope this is helpful - let me now if you need more details.

    Jodie

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