Consider Before Buying The Best Sewing Machines For Quilting
Top priority for me. Don’t even think of buying a machine if it is of low quality, no matter how many features it has. I am a picky person, and I rate quality and performance above all other features.
I don’t mind having a quality ten stitch machine rather than living with a poor quality 100 stitch sewing machine.
Zig Zag, and Blind Hem: A sewing machine that does a wonderful straight stitch, zig zag stitch, and the blind hem is a must for a quilter.
Quality straight stitches do make a difference while piecing or quilting. Zig Zag and Blind Hem are essential while doing machine applique.
This is not just for quilters; it applies to everyone. The motor is the heart of a sewing machine, and a powerful one is always welcome.
Drop Feed Lever:
This is a must have for doing free-motion quilting. Discard the machine if this feature is not present.
Programmable Needle Up/Down:
An absolute must have for quilters. Don’t even think of buying a machine that lacks this feature. A machine having needle up/down button is like having an extra hand. It is vital for pivoting.
Speed Control Slider:
Ability to control the sewing speed and sew without the foot pedal is always a welcome feature.
A wide variety of decorative stitches will give you more room for creativity.
Throat Space & Quilting Table:
Throat space, the bigger, the better. An oversized table for quilting is a must have for larger quilts.
Editor’s Choice Best Sewing Machines for Quilting
Now let us have a look at the best sewing machines for quilting, available in U.S. We have made sure that all the sewing machines on this list have all those essential ‘must have’ features for quilting.
Brother XR9500PRW Sewing Machine
XR9500PRW is the best sewing machine for quilting. It is a combination of quality and affordability that makes this machine the best quilting machine.
It is the least expensive sewing machine on this list. It has all the features needed by a quilter (which we discussed earlier). It is also voted as the “best sewing machine for the money”.
It packs a lot of features including 100 built-in stitches, needle position key, and quilting table. Its quiet operation is something that I liked. It also has a sewing font for basic monogramming. It is also the lightest sewing machine in this list. It is a perfect machine.
A slight learning curve is required to get the automatic needle threader to work.
Brother DZ2400 Sewing Machine
If you are looking for a feature-packed the sewing machine for quilting, look no further. This is an absolute charmer. The quality of stitches is beautiful.
The variety of stitches available on this sewing machine is worth it. It has 185 built-in stitches, needle position key, etc. The machine is pretty light weight as well.
The lower price tag, quilting table, and added value pack of designer accessories have made the deal even better.
The thread holder looks flimsy. No other complaints.
Brother Laura Ashley CX155LA Sewing Machine
A highly underestimated sewing machine which is slowly making its presence felt in the U.S sewing machine market.
Laura Ashley CX155LA holds the second position primarily because of its stitch quality and its ability to go through heavy duty fabrics like denim. The variety of stitches is another advantage.
It comes with 155 built-in stitches and extra wide table. The full set of designer accessories you get is an added advantage.
The LED work light is dim. You will have to rely on exterior lighting.
Brother HC1850 Sewing Machine
HC1850 is another quality machine. It comes with 130 built-in stitches and wide table. Its price was unjustifiable in the past, but now it seems affordable.
But still, it is not a great deal as you can get DZ2400 which has 185 stitches for more or less the same price.
The price doesn’t justify its performance and features. Reverse sewing doesn’t have reinforcement option.
Singer 7469Q Sewing Machine
7469Q is the only Singer sewing machine on this list. It comes with 98 built-in stitches, quilting table, and four bonus quilting feet.
This is the most expensive sewing machine on this list. It is easy to use sewing machine which delivers quality stitches.
The work light is dim. The higher price is the factor that drives people away from this quality quilting machine.