Brother PQ1500SL Review

The Brother quilting and sewing machine, PQ1500SL is a high-speed machine with many time-saving features

The one tool every committed quilter needs is the quilting sewing machine. The Brother PQ1500sl is just right to fit the bill. Wondering why? Read on…..   Brother PQ1500SL quilting machine

The PQ1500SL is a high-speed straight sewing machine that can produce 1500 stitches a minute. Its push-button automatic thread trimmer and built-in needle threaders save time without compromising on sewing quality.

The machine has an adjustable pin feed mechanism with a pin extending under it. It’s this pin that lets you exchange feed dogs as and when needed while sewing. It moves all the quilt layers together, including delicate velvet without leaving any feed dog marks.  It is a sturdy quilting machine with a large throat plate and a table extension that works perfectly.

The presser foot pressure adjustment dial works with the feed dog adjuster for easier sewing on fabrics of different thicknesses. This helps maintain smooth and consistent stitches. The thread cutter cuts both upper and bottom threads while the knee lifter makes quilting easier.


Key features

  • 1,500 stitches a minute
  • 7mm max. stitch length
  • F.A.S.T. needle threader provides time-saving convenience
  • Presser foot pressure adjustment dial provides for better fabric management
  • push-button auto thread trimmer
  • 4 feed dog settings for maximum control over the fabric
  • workspace: 5.7″ height x 8.6″ width
  • removable knee lifter
  • optional bed extension table
  • Bright LED light makes working on dark fabrics easier
  • built-in telescopic thread stand for cone threads
  • 25-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical and phone support
  • Weighs 33.4 pounds

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  • Large throat space makes it suitable for larger quilting projects
  • Fabric separator sews seams of different fabrics without any puckering
  • Very quiet


  • Time is needed to learn how to use the machine as adjustments are needed to get quality results so not really recommended for beginners


  • Seam guide
  • Fabric separator
  • Foot control
  • Knee lifter
  • Ballpoint needle
  • Spool Cap
  • 7 feet – general purpose, rolled hem, adjustable zipper, invisible zipper, spring action quilting, walking and ¼” feet
  • Feed pin and changer
  • 5 metal bobbins
  • 2 screwdrivers
  • Spool cushions
  • Cleaning brush


Final thoughts

The Brother PQ1500SL quilting and sewing machine makes the ideal machine for serious quilters. It has all the necessary quilting and sewing features that should make your quilting projects a dream. You can expect better fabric management with its presser foot pressure adjustment dial. There’s no need to worry about puckering while stitching different fabrics with different thicknesses with the fabric separator.

Quilters will fall in love with this machine for its ability to handle just about any project you have, as well as its simplicity, durability and speed.