If you want a high speed machine for your quilting needs, this is by far one of the top choices in the market. It has an on-board fabric separator tool that allows you to sew different kinds of fabrics on top of another without puckering. They move flawlessly together on the throat plate and at a speed that will save you a lot of time.
Brother PQ1500SL Features
This Brother machine includes an extension table and a total of 7 presser feet. The table is exceptionally useful for quilters when you have to place the entire quilt beside the machine. If you need to sew smaller items, you can opt not to use it so it doesn’t get in the way of your sewing. The 7 included presser feet allow you to use this machine to sew on zippers, buttons, and sew a variety of different fabric textures such as leather and slippery fabrics such as silk and chiffon with ease. It also uses a knee lift so you won’t have to use one hand to lift the presser foot as you turn your fabrics whenever you’re making detailed stitching or sewing difficult corners.
What are its advantages?
The best thing about this sewing machine is its speed. It is extremely fast and just perfect for a veteran sewer or quilter. For someone who’s been used to using portable sewing machines, the speed will take a little time to get used to but once you get the hang of it, you don’t want to use your old machines ever again. Despite it’s high speed it’s still easy to operate.
This machine also has the capacity to sew the thickest fabrics. Portable sewing machines don’t have the strength to sew hard and thick fabrics like denim, leather, and thick canvas. With this sewing machine, you have the ability to do so. You can make so many things with this that are difficult to make with a regular machine – such as leather bags, purses, jeans, and the thickest of blankets.
This high speed machine only has one stitch – and that’s the straight stitch. If you want to make a buttonhole, or zigzag details, you can’t do it with this machine. So if you plan on using it for the mere purpose of sewing clothes, it’s not the right machine for you. Another disadvantage is that if you live outside of the US or anywhere that does not support 120V AC, it won’t work.
How does it compare to the Singer 4411?
The Brother PQ1500SL sewing machine and the Singer 4411 heavy duty machine are quite similar. They both run on a high speed and are suitable for heavy materials. They’re both smaller and lighter than regular industrial machine. The Brother machine has the capacity to produce 1500 stitches per minute while the Singer produces 1100 stitches. The Brother may be faster but the fact that Singer has 11 stitch options makes the latter more versatile. But if you’re looking for a fast sewing machine that does one specific task, not many others beat the Brother PQ1500SL.
What’s the verdict?
When hobby and/or portable sewing machines aren’t strong enough to complete your sewing projects with ease, you’d have to get yourself a high speed machine. And one of the best in the market is undoubtedly the Brother PQ1500SL. It’s so simple and straightforward and it does one simple thing with absolute excellence – and that’s sewing at a fast speed with a strength that can sew just about any kind of fabric imaginable.