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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 Sew far, sew good I’ve really enjoyed sewing on the machine. I choose it over my d2500 now. I took a class yesterday and the teacher tried it and goofed it up royally. I missed most of the class trying to fix it. Brought it home and hubby fixed it (he took a class with Brother and they had to tear one apart and put it back together). Last night it was sewing like a dream again. Love it!
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice machine but, to small for my needs I saw the Brother PQ2500SL online and considered purchasing it. I had to take my Brother computerized sewing/quilting machine in for service and saw this machine being used. Being new to quilting I thought it was the machine for me. In addition, I purchased the brother quilting frame and professional software package. I was excited with the thought of having my own set-up in my sewing room. Once everything was set-up the realization bubble of what I had initially thought was everything I would need to do my own quilting was burst. My machine was to limited. While it's a great machine, it's just to small to meet my needs without a lot of additional work to complete my project. I'm disappointed in that perspective. Now, I need to look in my piggy bank to see how much a larger machine will cost and then what will I do with a sewing machine that has only been used for about an hour. Uugh!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this machine This machine comes with all the accessories I need to learn FMQ and to do most of the straight sewing I do. Love the extension table for this and look forward to lots of fun projects.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this Brother machine I retired and purchased this machine to replace an old machine that had trouble with the tension. This machine has been wonderful. It is only for straight stitching but that is what 95% of my sewing is. My daughter, who has never sewn, came to make burp clothes for a baby shower and was able to pick up on the machine quickly. She said the machine was easy to sew straight and accurate. I would highly recommend purchasing this machine.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my Brother I've been sewing for 60 years and have never before had a machine as fine as my Brother PQ1500SL. I chose it for its superior quilting.
Date published: 2017-08-21
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
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