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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 No
Stitch Length 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, love this machine I bought my machine about 2 months ago from Ken's Sewing online. I plugged it in and started sewing and quilting. No need to adjust the tension. Love the thread cutter that works every time. The table and all the feet that came with it are impressive. This is not only a super machine, but a super value. Yes, it just has a straight stitch, but that is all quilters really need!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good machine issues with straight stitching. Not as smooth as the Singer Machines and Bernina Machines that I have used in the past. Straight stitching is a challenge with this machine. I like that it's a simple work horse of the machine with a lot of throat room. Just still evaluating if I'm happy I moved away from Singer or regret it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quilting Adventure Have Soren for years, but have just now began to quilt. So far the machine has been great. Getting more used to it each time I use it.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So glad I bought it I make purses and totes to sell, many from recycled denim jeans, so needed a heavy duty machine without all the bells and whistles my Borther 420PC has, of which I love, but never used 95% of its available features. I was disappointed that Brother didn't have a straight stitch needle plate available for my 420PC, and after 7 years of faithful service of that machine, I decided to look into another machine. My PQ1500 SL was just what I wanted. I LOVE this machine. it is very easy to use, sews through many thicknesses with ease, and with the exception of not having a free arm feature, I love it. I had to buy all new bobbins for this machine, and found them in bulk on Amazon (box of 100). Not Brother brand, but the same size, and unfortunately, about 1 in every 7 or so bobbins do not fit just right and will not wind the thread. I guess you get what you pay for! I can see this machine would be a great machine for quilters as well, then small needle hole in the straight stitch needle plate would eliminate the need for leaders and enders and not "eat" fabric when piecing (which my PC420 did). Yes, I am so glad I made the decision to buy my PQ1500SL.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable sewing experience I purchased this machine to use on heavy fabrics, I make bags and use outdoor and duck fabrics. It sews like a dream with size 69 thread and an size 18 needle. It has the power to run through several layers of fabric but is still delicate for lighter fabrics. The only tension problems I have had was my fault of resting my leg against the knee lift while sewing. The needle threader is joke especially on heavy thread, I find this a minor flaw. The thread cutter works most of the time although I have found proper threading is important but it still doesn't work properly with thick fabrics, again not a big deal, since I bought it for its sewing ability.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine! I originally planned to buy a JUKI, but after reading the reviews on the Brother, I went with the 1500SL. So glad I did. Very pleased with the straight stitch, free motion sewing, and the ability to drop feed dogs in 4 positions. I now prefer to do my straight stitch sewing on the Brother. Between this and my Viking, I have all my sewing needs covered.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine I am extremely pleased. The speed and accuracy are better than I anticipated. The only difficulty I have is loading the bobbin, but that is because of my arthritis. It is easy to maintain and very sturdy.
Date published: 2017-04-30
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