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The PQ1500SL 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 PQ1500SL 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
  • 4 Feed Dog height adjustments
  • Built-in knee lifter to easily raise and lower the presser foot, so your hands are free to re-position or remove your fabric
  • Extra-large extension table
  • Automatic thread cutter button
  • Convenient thread tension dial
  • Pin Feed Mechanism allows you to exchange the use of the feed dogs for a single pin that cleanly extends from beneath the machine, moving all layers of your quilt together or moves a delicate velvet without leaving feed dog marks in the nap
Basic Features back to top
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches No
Adjustable Screen Brightness Settings No
Stitch Select Straight stitch only
Screensaver No
On-Screen Help No
Built-in Languages No
Zoom Function No
On-Screen Editing No
Realistic Preview No
Lighting 1 LED
Table Yes
Needle Threading System Easy
Independent Bobbin Winding Motor Yes
Thread Sensor No
Thread Sensor On/Off No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting Yes
Quick-Set™ Bobbin No (Vertical)
Built-in Memory No
USB No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability No
Memory Card No
Cable 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 PQ1500SL (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 Width (mm) No
Stitch Length (mm) 7mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature No
Sideways Sewing No
Start/Stop Button No
Speed Control No
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) Yes
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

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value As a beginning quilter, I did a lot of research and compared this model to similar models that cost much more and couldn't come up with a reason to not buy this one over the others. Not wanting to review it without a fair number of hours on it, I waited until now, at which time I've completed approximately 7 quilts. Initially, It was supposed to replace a 30-40 yr old Kenmore 12 stitch machine used for piecing, but a short time later I bought a quilting frame and I now use this exclusively on the frame. I have no complaints about the machine and any sewing problems have been caused by me (leaving the foot up, not checking tension before sewing, typical beginner's mistakes.) I have seen complaints about the threader, but I just take my time with it and use tweezers to pull the bottom thread up like another reviewer suggested. I'm mechanically oriented so I like the manual thread tension; it's simple and does the job once you're familiar with it. It stitches very, very well and there have been no skips while quilting on the frame. Yes, for those interested, it does have small throat area for a quilting frame, but it's much larger than standard home sewing machines and much, much less expensive than one with a larger throat. All in all, I think is one of those purchases that are an excellent value for the money.spent.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine for piecing and free motion quilting Great for piecing - super fast!!! Sews really straight when feeding. Also on quilt frame using as a mid-arm machine - very easy to use the free motion quilting.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome choice I finally decided to upgrade to a new machine for quilting. This machine did not disappoint! I love the large harp (throat), it is much bigger than my Singer machines. I am new to quilting to this machine was well worth the money. Just right!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes quilting a dream! Love this machine with all the bells and whistles. Makes sewing my quilts so smooth snd is a dream to do free motion quilting. Handles thick denim like a pro. I am enjoying quilting so much more since I bought my PQ1500SL!!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love My Brother I love the stitch quality, the quiet operation and the large work space of the Brother 1500SL. I am almost done with my first free motion quilt project and have thoroughly enjoyed the needle down feature.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst choice I could have made. Worst purchase I have ever made. It made a noise when I first started using it and got worse as I used it.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great machine I purchased this machine almost 3 years ago. It is a great machine!! It is heavy duty, durable and easy to maintain. The price is very reasonable! I love this machine and use it almost every day.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love how it works This machine runs good and the only other thing would make it better would be a push button threader. I have used it to hem jeans make purses awesome machine.
Date published: 2017-06-10
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