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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Constantly. Sewing I just finished a 100 in sq. Quilt with no problems. I love my machine and havr a brothers project runway for special stitches
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best straight stitching ever! I love this machine and the automatic thread cutter saves thread and time when quilting. Quality machine. A must have for quilting but keep in mind you will need another machine for buttonholes, ziz zag, etc.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! Love mine. Have had about 2 1/2 years. I really need to be careful not to run over my fingers. I have to oil it a lot but love love love it.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Does great for mid arm quilting. My daughter and I just finished as dozen quilts for homeless vets.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it. This machine is a work horse. Carefully watch how to thread the machine and you will have no problems. The work space has already allowed an over sized California King quilt with no problems. If you have large hands, like I do, the bobbin might be difficult to install, but worth the struggle once it starts sewing. It is so smooth. I saw reviews about the thread cutter, cutting the thread too short. I find it perfect. I don't want long thread after its cut. The only complaint I would have is a needle threader would be ideal. With a side threading needle, it would be much easier with a self-threading mechanism. This isn't a deal-breaker for me. I use a separate needle threader anyway, so I can deal with it. It would be a nicety, not a necessity. I researched and tried so many different machines for quilting. There were so many machines that had so much extra that I didn't want or need. I have another Brother machine for the fancy stitches and extras. This machine is my quilting dream. I can't imagine how I ever quilted on anything else.
Date published: 2017-04-23
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