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Brother PQ1500SL – Review & FAQs

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(Last Updated On: October 16, 2020)

One of the best investments that you can make being a crafty seamster or seamstress, is buying a machine that can do sewing and quilting at a professional level.

And this is very important. You do not need just any machine that is a combo of sewing and quilting, but only one of those that present the full functionalities and capabilities that a professional sewing and professional quilting machine can bring to your table.

Because most of the sewing + quilting machines are unfortunately not good either for full on professional sewing or for full on professional quilting. This one brings both of these capabilities together without compromising on the quality of sewing or quilting.

Brother PQ1500SL

Brother PL1500SL is one of the best sewing + quilting machines because of many different qualities. First of all, it is a heavy-duty machine. Secondly, it has a powerful motor and thus an exceptional stitching speed per minute. And lastly, it has host of features and functions that you’ve been looking for since ever.

Review

This review is based on a 3-fold framework. I review products based on their pros and cons, most important features and the answers to the most frequently asked questions about such products.

As far as criteria are concerned, I test or use a few of the products and for the remainder, I trust my opinion to expert opinions (people who have been into the testing and manufacturing of such machines) and lastly, I rely on the reviews given to such products from their verified customers on Amazon.

Features

Pros

  • 1,500 Stitches/Minute Maximum Speed
  • Precision Pin Feeding
  • Thread Tension Control Dial
  • Extension Table

Cons

  • Not Easy to Use for a Right-Handed Person
  • Thread Cutter Cuts Thread Short

FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about this machine and the answers to those questions.

How large is the harp/throat?

It depends from where you measure it. It is 8 ¾” from the needle to the right side of the machine and it is 6 ½” high from the base to the top of this machine’s opening.

Does it come with any feet?

This machine comes with a few accessories; just like all Brother machines do. The accessories also include feet. The accessories include wide extension table, knee lifter, a pack of assorted needles, a pack of bobbin, foot control pedal, high shank, fabric separator, spool cap, feed pin charger, cleaning brush, spool cushion, 2 screwdrivers and feet such as adjustable zipper foot, general purpose foot, rolled hem foot, spring action quilting foot, walking foot, invisible zipper foot and ¼” foot.

Can pre-wound bobbins be used in this machine?

As a matter of fact, it is recommended that you use pre-wound bobbins with this machine. The type of bobbins that are compatible with this machine are SA159, class 96 type L bobbins.

Has anyone solved the problem of thread cutter cutting the thread so short that you have to thread it again?

There are different hacks that people have been trying to avoid that situation. The thread cutter cuts the thread so short that it goes out of the needle and you have to thread it again. Some people do this by putting thread through one of the three holes in the thread guide, while actually they’re asked to put it through 2 of them.

Summary

Brother’s PQ1500SL is not a fancy sewing and quilting machine. It is a straight stitching machine with only one type of stitch available. That being said, in case you are not looking for a fancy sewing + quilting machine, and in case all you want a simple, but highly functional sewing + quilting machine, this is just the machine for you.

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