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Modern Quilter 8500Q
Elevate your quilting projects with this advanced quilting machine. It's Long Arm Design plus an extra-large Extension Table provide you with 25” of sewing space so you can manage quilts and large projects with ease. When you use the Drop Feed feature to thread paint, you can see your creations clearly with 6 StayBright LED lights. The included Knee Lifter is a must-have for hands-free pivoting and fabric release. Embellish your projects with precise circles 10” to 15” in diameter with the Extra-Large Circular Stitch Capability. Use one of the 215 Built-In Stitches to appliqué circles or create your own fabric patterns with partial circles.
Extra-Large Circular Stitch Capability
Stitch precise circles 10” to 15” in diameter. Use one of the 215 Built-In Stitches to appliqué circles or create your own fabric patterns with partial circles.
Knee Lifter Included
The knee lifter allows for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot and is vital when pivoting and quilting.
Extra-Large Sewing Space
Long Arm Design plus an extra-large Extension Table provide you with 25” of sewing space
Programmable Needle Up / Down
The needle can be programmed to stop in the highest up position, making it easier to remove fabric from the machine. The needle can be programmed to stop in the down position which is ideal for pivoting.
Use this feature to thread paint, create unique topstitching and more!
Extension Table Included
The extra-large extension table measures 22” in length by 14” in width. The convenient ruler allows you to make quick measurements up to 16”.
6 StayBright LED Lights
With lights on each side of the needle area as well as one light over the large surface to the right of the needle, it is easier to see your work. The long-lasting bulbs (100,000 hours) stay cool regardless of how long the machine is being operated.
Electronic Auto Pilot
Unplug the foot control, press the Start button and the machine sews. You are still in complete control over the speed - just slide the Speed Control Lever to the desired maximum speed.
Speed Control Lever
Slide the lever on the front of the machine to set the sewing speed from slow to fast. When the foot pedal is used the lever functions as a top speed limiter.
13 Needle Positions
Needle position can be changed for individual projects like inserting binding, zips or cording and topstitching.
7mm Stitch Width
Most stitches can be set for a maximum width of 7mm creating attractive satin and decorative stitches.
Automatic Twin Needle Mode
Select stitches automatically adjust for twin needle sewing with just the touch of a button.
Automatic Presser Foot Pressure Control
The amount of pressure exerted on the fabric by the presser foot against the feed dogs is adjusted automatically. Sew from the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim, without making presser foot pressure adjustments.
17 Quilting Stitches Included
Perfect for all types of quilting! Modern Quilts, Crazy Quilts, Traditional Quilts and more. Quilting Stitches include Hand-Look Quilt Stitch, Feather Stitch, Blanket Stitches, Thorn Stitch, Pin Stitches and more!
Automatic Settings Eliminate Guesswork
Automatic Electronic Thread Trimmer
Simply press the scissors button and the top and bobbin threads are trimmed.
SwiftSmart™ Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
Simply guide the thread directly from the spool to the needle area through a single groove and thread the needle by pressing the threading lever for easy needle threading.
Drop & Sew™ Bobbin System
Automatic bobbin threadpick-up for quicker threading. The clear cover makes it easy to see the bobbin supply.
Presser Foot Sensor
Ensures the presser foot is in the proper position for an easy start. The machine will not begin to sew if the presser foot is raised, reducing the chance of thread bunching.
LCD Screen with Stitch Selection Dial
Provides clear and easy viewing of stitch settings including the number of the selected stitch, an image of the selected stitch, and stitch width and stitch length settings
Independent Bobbin Winding System
Continue to sew while filling a bobbin! Simply follow the numbered diagram printed on the top of sewing machine and your bobbin is filled while you finish sewing!
Automatic Stitch Length & Width
Optimal settings for stitch length and width are automatically set, but can be overridden for more personalized sewing.
Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
Offers more clearance when sewing bulky fabric.
Stitch Memory with Editing
Allows you to save and edit select stitch combinations to create personalized patterns and designs.
Locking Stitch Button
Auto-lock decorative and utility stitches with just a push of the Locking Stitch Button. Three tiny tacking stitches reinforce patterns and stitches to prevent unravelling.
Adjustable Thread Tension
Ensures stable stitch quality regardless of fabric type. Simply press the Tension Buttons located on the front of the machine for optimal results
7-Segment Feeding System with Box Feed
The 7-Segment Feeding System ensures that the fabric is picked up and supported from the front of the presser foot to the rear, providing accurate feeding of the fabric. The Box Feed function moves the feed dogs in a box motion, rather than the historic arc motion. Box motion assures perfect feeding throughout the entire feed process, as the feed dogs are always in perfect and equal contact with the fabric and presser foot.
215 Built-In Stitches
9 Essential Stitches, 6 Stretch Stitches, 17 Quilting Stitches, 176 Decorative Stitches, 6 Buttonholes
6 Fully Automatic Built-In Buttonhole Styles
Buttonhole sewing is a fully automatic one-step simple process providing reliable results every time. The Underplate sandwiches fabric between a lower plate and the foot to ensure perfect buttonholes on layers of fabric.
1 Endless Buttonhole
There are no size limitations—ideal when sewing non-traditional sized buttonholes.
Block Multi-Lingual Alphabet
Add a name, phase or phrase to sewing projects. Alphabet and Numbers sew at a pre-set width of 5 mm. Choose from English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian & Russian!
Push-Button Stitch Selection
Five of the most popular stitches are accessible with one touch. The rest of the stitches are just a few clicks away.