What’s the Best Sewing Machine for Quilting?

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Quilting has emerged as a new fascinating hobby similar to baking, cooking, gardening, and embroidering. And why not? Quilts are a fantastic way of changing the interiors of your home, to turn it into more colorful and livelier. 

Quilts are moreover the best part of being at home. Be it for binge-watching on Netflix or snuggling, you can now make quilts on your own if you can’t find the kind of quilts you want in the market.

Digitizing Made Easy presents a list of the best sewing machines for quilting you can choose from to fulfill your quilting desires.

Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i

With 60 unique built-in stitches, an average number that one wants to have in their quilting machine, this sewing machine by Brother is impressive. It comes with an LCD screen to display the selected stitch and how it looks like. It also has an automatic needle threader, so you don’t necessarily need perfect eyesight and spend time pushing thread into the needle. 

It comes with a hard protective cover, wide table for easy quilting, needle set with the twin needle, 3 bobbins, and much more. It also features three extra buttons for reverse sewing, starts/stop, needle up/down button, and variable speed control button. 

Not to forget, it also comes with a 25-year limited warranty.

Pros

  • Best portable
  • Affordable
  • Impressive add ons

Cons

  • Lighter in weight may make it difficult to handle heavy quilt making

SINGER | Confidence 7469Q Computerized & Quilting Sewing Machine

Singer is a very well known name in the field of manufacturing sewing machines, this portable model of quilting sewing machine adds to its aura. 

This model has 98 built-in stitches, has automatic needle threader, drop and sew bobbin system, programmable needle up/down, drop feed, electronic twin needle control, adjustable switch length, and width.

Along with these, it also includes extra seven fully automatic one-step buttonholes to complete your projects faster. 

Pros:

  • Includes four sorts of feet
  • Extension table 
  • Made of the metal frame

Cons:

  • Foot pressor issues

JUKI TL-2000Qi Sewing and Quilting Machine

Not a fan of fancy looks? This JUKI quilting machine performs the same functions in a much simpler way. This JUKI sewing machine has led lights and one pedal operation. It has an automatic needle threader. It has a sewing speed of 1500 stitches per minute for quick operation. 

The arm and bed are made from aluminum die-cast that makes it work smoothly without any vibrations. It also comes with an extension table.

Pros:

  • Highly affordable
  • Works well with light fabrics
  • Long-lasting with 9 inches of throat

Cons:

  • No LED screen 
  • Not for beginners

Janome 1600P-QC High-Speed Sewing and Quilting Machine

Janome won’t disappoint you in any way. This high-speed Janome’s sewing machine has a presser foot sensor, independent bobbin winder, three-speed control slider button, single-button memorized up/down button. 

It also supports automatic needle threading like every other machine. The sewing speed is 1600 stitches per minute making it the fastest in the market. It operates silently like everyone wishes sewing machines to be. It also can vary the stitch length accordingly. 

Pros:

  • Ergonomic knee lift
  • Super stitching speed
  • Wide work area
  • Works well with thicker fabrics too

Cons:

  • Comes with no accessories
  • No built-in stitches

Brother XR9500PRW Project Runway Limited Edition Sewing Machine 

A Brother model quilting sewing machine that is powerful enough to make quilts as wide 55 by 72 inches. If you are looking for a heavier version of Brother’s sewing machine, this is it. 

It features 110 built-in stitches, LED display, high-performance thread serger, automatic needle threader, and much more in a sturdy metal frame. The sewing speed is 1300 stitches per minute. It comes with a multitude of accessories like 8 different types of sewing feet (buttonhole foot, zigzag foot, zipper foot, overcasting foot, button fitting foot, etc), bobbins, needle set, twin needle, cleaning brush, foot controller and much more. In short, it includes everything to fulfill all your quilting needs

Pros:

  • Packed with accessories
  • The advanced needle threading system
  • 25 year limited warranty
  • Comes with hard case

Cons:

  • For beginners only
  • Not as sturdy

SINGER | Quantum Stylist 9980 Computerized Sewing Machine

The most affordable of all, Singer’s 9980 is the best and cheapest model in advanced sewing machines. It boasts an LCD screen and the stylist colorful frame. It supports automatic needle threader, 820 built-in stitches with 5 alphanumeric fonts, 850 SPM, stitch elongation, 2 Led lights, and much more. 

It comes with a variety of accessories to make your quilting easy. It includes nearly all sorts of foot. 

Pros:

  • A complete quilting package
  • Optimum power control
  • Attractive looks

Cons:

  • May not work silently

So, these were some of the best sewing machines for quilting you can select for. If you are looking for light quilting, Brother sewing machine models are impressive. However, for quilting on heavy fabrics, consider Singer, Janome, or others. 

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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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