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The PQ1500S 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 PQ1500S 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 and an automatic thread cutter with F.A.S.T. needle threader - a time saving convenience.
  • 1500 stitches per minute
  • Pin Feed
  • Feed Dog height adjustments
  • Built-in knee lifter to easily raise and lower the presser foot, so your hands are free to reposition or remove your fabric.
  • Extra-large extension table
  • Automatic thread cutter button
  • Convenient thread tension dial
Basic Features back to top
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches No
Stitch Select Straight stitch only
Lighting 1 Lamp
Needle Threading System Easy
Independent Bobbin Winding Motor Yes
Thread Sensor No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting Yes
Quick-Set™ Bobbin No (Vertical)
USB No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability No
Memory Card No

Sewing Features back to top
Work Space (Height & Width) inches 5.7 x 8.6
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 1,500
Knee Lifter Yes
Feed Dog Special to PQ1500S (with Pin-feed)
Back to Beginning Key No
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 1 (Straight Stitch Only)
Buttonhole Styles No
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts No
Stitch Length 7mm
Sideways Sewing No
Start/Stop Button No
Speed Control No
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) No
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes
Presser Foot Leveling No
Pivot Function No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes (4 Steps)
Free Motion Quilting Foot No
Built-in Quilting Stitches No
Included Quilting Feet Yes
Specialty Feet Included Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage No
Included Accessory Feet General purpose foot, Rolled hem foot, Adjustable zipper foot, Invisible zipper foot, 1/4" foot, Spring action quiliting foot, Walking foot
Other Included Accessories Knee lifter, accessory kit with needle packet, ballpoint needle, spool cap, fabric separator, feed pin, feed pin changer, metal bobbins (5), seam guide, cleaning brush, screwdrivers (2), spool cushion, power cord and Operation Manual

Warranty 2/6/25 year premium warranty. See premium warranty for details.
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.6" x 7.9" x 19.3"
Machine Weight 24.2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 15" x 11.8" x 25.2"
Shipping Weight 34.8 lbs
UL/CSA Listed Yes, 110v
Needle Plate Measurements Marked in inches

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the PQ1500S

SA181 Felting Needle for PQ Series

Unlike the traditional method of hand-stitching with a 7" felting needle and wet wool, we at Brother have created an accessory that uses no thread. Instead, each needle has four barbs that catch surface fibers, pushing them into and through a base fabric, allowing the home sewer to create complex designs with ease while bringing the joys of feltscaping to a much broader consumer base. Designed exclusively for Brother PQ models.

SASCISSKIT Scissor Kit

This kit includes 6 high quality scissors, designed for precision cutting for a range of sewing and embroidery uses. Includes: 4" Large Ring Micro Tip, 4" Large Ring Curved Tip, 6" Double Curved Machine Embroidery Scissors, 4.5" Angled Tweezers, 6" Straight/Sharp Trimming Scissors, and 4.5" Micro Serrated Curved Snip.


SA171 Gathering Foot for PQ Series

The Gathering Foot can be used for lightly gathering fabric as well as attaching the gathered edge to a flat (ungathered) fabric, at the same time quickly and easily.The gathering foot will allow the sewer to gently ease or slightly gather fabric for various garment and home decorating applications.

SA173 Heavy Weight Foot for PQ Series

The Heavy Weight presser foot has a larger "foot print" that assures better contact of the fabric to the feed dogs. Therefore it can be used to aid in the proper feed of canvas, fake fur, lace or quilted fabric beautifully without applying extra or excessive pressure to the presser bar and on to the fabric.

SA170 Spring Action Guide 3 Set for PQ Series

The SA170 set, was adapted especially for use on the Brother PQ-series machines and includes three sizes - 2mm, 5mm(1/4th inch), and 8mm. These convenient feet are equipped with durable metal guides that hold the fabric securely for perfect edge-stitching and topstitching, yet are equipped with spring action for easy transition to standard sewing.The guides are self leveling, there is no need to change feet to change sewing operations. These feet are inspired by the industrial compensating feet.


SA159 Bobbins, metal, 5-pack for PQ Series

Metal Bobbins for PQ1300/1500, PR 600 and 1000 series

Product Reviews

7 of 8 people would recommend this product.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Love my PQ1500S
September 29, 2014
By BlueFigQuilts from Northern Virginia
This is an awesome machine!! It is great for FMQ!!
Use Home (Personal Use)
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Motivation Machine
September 24, 2014
By Patti from Lockport, New York
This machine definitely motivates me to take quilting to the next level. Many times quilters get the top sewn together only to leave it in a stack of uncompleted projects. Not 'sew' with this machine.

Now I have incentive to finish the job. Lots of space to fit lap quilts, etc. It runs like a dream. Threading gets a little getting used to, but keep going..it is worth it.
Expertise Hobbyist/Enthusiast
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this machine and I don't quilt
August 28, 2014
By JDpenelope from Kansas City
Like another reviewer, I bought this machine to use during times when my industrial walking foot machine is not an option. (And I might not have room for the industrial machine after we move.) The Brother 1500S handles very heavy loads, including pleather and ultra suede, which I use when making handbags. I like that it sews slowly and handles industrial size threads, too.
Expertise Advanced Amateur
Use Additional Machine
Brother products owned 3
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Overall Rating: 1 out of 5
extremely disappointed
July 25, 2014
By nancyh from St. Paul, MN
I bought this machine a couple of years ago to do free motion quilting. That's the only thing I use it for. Ever since I've had it I've had problems with it skipping stitches. I've had it in for service several times, both where I bought it and at another service shop. They say it's fixed and working fine when I get it, and when I go home and try to quilt it skips again. Not just one or two stitches, but sometimes for an entire inch! I've tried everything I know to do to fix it but as far as I'm concerned it's a lemon.
Expertise Advanced Amateur
Use Home (Personal Use)
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