Brother PQ1500S Review In Detail

Brother PQ1500S Review In Detail

Brother PQ1500S is a quality machine for advanced users. Stitch quality is excellent.

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Brother PQ1500S is a high speed quilting and sewing machine designed for advanced sewers. It is a straight stitch only machine. This sewing machine looks very similar to Babylock BLQP-Quilter's Choice Pro. It weighs around 24.2 lbs, so you can't really say it is lightweight. It is not designed for portability, but for performance.

The pin feed mechanism provides higher sewing accuracy. It has a knee lifter which is vital for pivoting. The heavy duty construction of this machine provides increased stability while sewing at higher speeds. It is capable of delivering 1500 stitches/min(quite evident from the model number). Easy needle threading system and automatic thread cutter saves a lot of time. The extension table has a bobbin case opening which lets you replace the bobbin without removing the table. Total bed area of this machine comes to 11 x 23.2 inches with table.
It comes with General purpose foot, Rolled hem foot, Adjustable zipper foot, Invisible zipper foot, 1/4" foot, Spring action quilting foot and Walking foot. It comes with 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

Brother PQ1500S is very easy to use. It is one of the best, affordable straight stitch sewing machine in the US market. It doesn't compromise on quality. It does a wonderful job with thick fabrics like denim. Its color guide adjustment window makes presser foot pressure adjustment an easy job. Brother PQ1500S has a heavy duty construction for increased stability during high speed quilting.  The stitches come out perfect and it stitches really fast. You can control the speed with foot pedal, if you want to go slow. The foot pedal is extremely responsive and is easy to control.
The bobbin casing on the side of the machine makes bobbin changing pretty easy. You can access the bobbin area even with the extended tray on. Its operation is pretty quiet compared to other expensive sewing machines. Brother PQ1500S sewing machine comes with small oil holes so that you don't need to take the machine apart to oil it. It comes with 4 feed dog settings which can be easily changed.


No built-in accessory storage compartment.


•    Perfect stitches
•    Sews fast
•    Easy to use
•    Affordable


•    No built-in storage

Review Verdict

Overall,  Brother PQ1500S is a great sewing machine for professional sewers. It quilts like a dream. You will love this machine especially if you work on free motion quilting designs. Brother provides excellent technical support for its customers, it is something that you should consider before buying a high end sewing machine like PQ1500S.


TypeQuilting Machine
Built-in StitchesStraight Stitch Only
Stitch Length7mm
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYes
Drop FeedYes
Motor Speed1500 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageNo
Work LightYes 1 LED
Feed DogPin Feed Mechanism
Included FeetGeneral purpose foot, Rolled hem foot, Adjustable zipper foot, Invisible zipper foot, 1/4" foot, Spring action quiliting foot, Walking foot
Machine Weight24.2 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Knee LifterYes

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.