Brother PQ1500SL High-Speed Straight-Stitch and Quilting Machine

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  • Brother PQ1500SL High-Speed Straight-Stitch and Quilting Machine
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The Brother PQ1500SL is a dream machine ideal for tackling problem fabrics, as well as large scale sewing jobs. If you need a high-speed straight stitching machine, sewing up to 1,500 stitches per minute, the Brother PQ1500SL is your machine! It offers an adjustable pin feed mechanism, 4 feed dog settings for maximum fabric control, knee lifter & 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.


  • Stitch Width and Length: 7mm length
  • Reinforcement/reverse Stitches: Manual
  • Bobbin System: Vertical
  • Needle Threading System: FAST Needle threading
  • Needle Stop Position: Programmable
  • Upper Thread Tension: Dial 
  • Needle Position: Center
  • Auto Thread Cutter
  • F.A.S.T.bobbin Winding System
  • Machine Speed: up to 1500 spm
  • Drop Feed System
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
  • Knee Lifter
  • Presser Foot Lift

Included Accessories

  • Flex reaction presser foot
  • Zipper foot
  • Concealed zipper foot
  • Narrow rolled hem foot
  • Straight stitch foot
  • 1/4" foot
  • Fabric separator
  • Seam guide
  • Walking/Even Feed Foot
  • General purpose foot
  • Sewing Extension Table
  • Soft Dust Cover


  • Machine Dimensions: 12.6" W × 7.9" W × 19.3" D
  • Machine Weight: 24.2 lbs


  • Warranty: 25 year limited warranty

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47 Reviews

  • 5
    Oh, yeah!! It does not get any better than this right out of the box...

    Posted by Mark Merritt on 1st Dec 2017

    This is day one with this machine... It arrived a few hours ago... My wife set it up and is in her sewing room singing and dancing... She was once a professional seamstress... She has made uncountable projects for our family over the years... She is so happy with this machine that I wanted to post this note... We'll revisit it for a full and proper review after some usage in due course, but I want to simply say that "out of the box" this machine has made my day...

  • 5
    It sews equally well at high and low speeds and is powerful enough to make free motion quilting smooth and easy. I like that I d

    Posted by FAITH A JONES on 1st Dec 2017

    Another 5 star review for this very basic get the job done machine. It sews equally well at high and low speeds and is powerful enough to make free motion quilting smooth and easy. I like that I did not have to pay for decorative stitches and other bells and whistles which I would never use.
    This is a wonderful entry level machine for those who are interested in doing their own quilting and the price is right!
    I highly recommend this machine.

  • 5
    Great Quilting Machine - Love it!

    Posted by Sue on 1st Dec 2017

    I bought this machine used, but should have gone the extra $200 for the brand new. I am new to quilting, and started out machine quilting about 6 months ago. I got this machine about 3 weeks ago. It has been on my radar from the beginning as the most affordable and dependable choice with the largest harp (throat space).

    Compared to my $99 Kenmore, which is still a great, cheap, and simple straight stitch and zig zag machine - this machine now makes that one look like a toy. This is industrial quality, straight stitch only, quiet machine.

    Even though the machine was serviced before purchase, I expected tension issues - and at first, I did have them. Thread breaking. However, I have discovered a yahoo group for this machine, and also found what works for me, for this machine, for quilting. I use Isacord thread, but have also used Coats Machine Quilting cotton. A size 14 or 16 needle works best. I haven't tried the needles made especially for quilting but probably will eventually. Although I had tension issues with my Kenmore and learned by my mistake NOT to adjust the bobbin tension, I did find that adjusting the bobbin tension just a tiny touch back helped tremendously. So far, no more tension issues. However, each fabric, batting, and thread usually requires minor tweaks now.

    What can I say> Needle down - Awesome!, thread cutter - Cool, self threading bobbin - Pretty neat, needle threader (Amazing), side thread cutter for manual, pin feed, drop feed, partial feed, presser foot tension adjustments, good lighting, lots of space for quilting, extension table, knee lifter (which I do not like because I used it without at first and I feel you have to sit more to the right of the needle to use it well) - but all of these make for a virtual MUST HAVE for the machine quilter.

    I have tried the Juki quilting foot, the quilting foot the machine came with, a Big Foot, the walking foot (nice!), the regular foot and the quilters 1/4" seam foot. I love that this machine comes with all these feet you will use.

    I have used it for piecing as well and also performs wonderfully.

    Definitely recommend this for piecing and machine quilting, especially free motion quilting. You won't be disappointed with this machine.

  • 5
    Good, Solid

    Posted by LRM on 1st Dec 2017

    Good, solid, easy to use right out of the box machine. I use it for quilt piecing and it couldn't be any better. I don't understand the negative reviews regarding the tension - tweeking the tension for each project is completely normal to ensure good results on any machine. I did not need to buy any accessories it came with everything I needed, or can imagine ever needing. Awesome machine at any price, but the price makes it even better!

  • 5
    Brother PQ1500S High Speed Machine

    Posted by Jenine Fitzpatrick on 1st Dec 2017

    Since this machine came 'as is', I was hoping that I did not spend money on something that was going to disappoint me. However, I am far from being disappointed. It arrived just as described and is working over and above expectations. I am really happy with this purchase.

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