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Thread: My new Machine - Brother PQ1500S

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    Here it is, along with a picture of the machine I was using for piecing.
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    :thumbup:

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    Nice! Have fun!

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    Nice machine. It actually has a tension dial.

    What about the Shark? Is it a good machine? I didn't know that Shark made sewing machines. I have a Shark steam cleaner and I guess it is made by the same Sharks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Nice machine. It actually has a tension dial.

    What about the Shark? Is it a good machine? I didn't know that Shark made sewing machines. I have a Shark steam cleaner and I guess it is made by the same Sharks.
    The shark is a pretty good machine, I purchased it from Target about 6 years ago for $300. It's heavy duty, had fun figuring it out.
    This one has 3 alphabets, 180 decorative stitches. It uses universal snap on feet so is compatible. I like using a cone holder for thread instead of the thread spike under the hood.
    Weightwise, it weighs about the same as the new Brother, unlike the brother it bounces at high speed though.
    It does have a start/stop so you don't need to use the foot pedal.
    Also has needle up and down.
    The throat is ok, 6 x 4 & 3/4 space. The new machine seems like a giant compared to the shark.

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    Nice!! I like the extension table

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    Congrad on the new one, many happy quilting days!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Nice! Have fun!
    Thanks

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    This is the same machine as the Babylock Jane, the bobbin is in front with a double door.

    bobbin area with it's own thread cutter
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    Nice

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    I bought the same machine for quilting, but just love it for piecing. I only have one space to sew, so have to switch the machines, and now only do if I need something other than a straight stitch.

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    New machine looks great.

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    Both are very nice!

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    Thank you, I have been sewing on my new machine, LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Nice stitching at all speeds, so glad I purchased it now.
    Just doing piecing for now, after I get a Gidget 1 table, I can start free motion quilting and have a large table area with two other tables in a corner style with the Gidget inset in the corner.
    Looking forward to doing the free motion and finishing up some UFO's!

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