Create decorative stitches with ease using this programmable Singer Confidence quilter 7469Q sewing machine. With a handy extension table and an automatic needle threader, it helps you make beautiful quilts, throws and other bedding....more
I was expecting a more powerful machine. When I tried to stitch quilt blocks together, the presser foot got hung up on any seams I had to cross. A real quilting machine would have stitched right through as this is something you encounter when making a quilt. This machine would be ok for light sewing but I don't recommend it for making quilts.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? looks the same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? not very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. can't comment
I love this machine. I have sewn several things on it so far. I cannot speak to all the fancy stitches because I only use the straight and locking stitch, but it is definitely more powerful than my basic Singer mechanical machine I got 2 years ago. It is much more quiet, I love the extension table. I have yet to get thread jam on this one. I do not have to worry about tension, it adjusts for me, nor do I have to worry about running out of bobbin thread in the middle of a project because I can see it through the clear cover. This is described by overstock and singer has having a extra high presser foot, but I really do not think so... my old machine was higher. The free arm isn't as free as it should be. You can see it in the picture though, there is a little bottom arm that steadies the machine that is still there when you take off the accessory box. This machines does not dance across the table. The pedal needs to be given a second in between changing stitches or needle up/down (which is a very convenient function) but you'll get used to it. I did not rate this as excellent despite how much easier my life is because of the free arm issue and the alleged high lift presser foot.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? It does not have an extra high presser foot, it's lower than my old one and I haven't even tried sewing with foam yet.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Much better than the mechanical machine... definitely a higher quality
My first project was a King Size Pillow Sham. I quilted a design on the front. Machine works through numerous layers of fabric and batting and adjusts to the different thickness of all! Easy to thread and fill the bobbin. The only difference in the bobbin threading from my old machine, it requires one to thread the bobbin on the top of the machine, whereas my 45 year old Singer machine allowed one to fill the bobbin without taking it out of the machine. Really impressed with this sewing machine and have several quilting projects ready fo make. Machine arrived in perfect condition and is lightweight and easy to use. Will keep the box for our potential upcoming move.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly!
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality. Quiet machine.
I have been quilting for 2-1/2 years on an inexpensive brother model, I found this machine is pretty quiet, it runs smooth and strait, no pulling to the sides. I love the way you load the spools. It's a great machine especially for the price. Made a 3x4 baby quilt in a couple of days.
This machine though listed as a light weight model is closer to medium weight and very sturdy and though unstated in previous reviews it does include the 1/4 inch sewing foot used by most quilters. It's extremely sturdy and the extra long and wide arm attachment adds much ease in holding fabric pieces ready to sew or bulky large items in the sewing process.
In stating it's built to last it appears to be after having used it for several weeks in comparison to my prior light weight machine in use just prior to receiving this machine. And a double plus was it's early arrival being on 30 hours from the time of purchase and it felt like Christmas arrived early. What a grand surprise!
Yet in product comparison to other stores, the sale price for this model with other wannabee machines outranks all of them. And I'd highly recommend everyone read the list of items included with the machine as it's very extensive and highly informative.
Hi randa25710, if you are asking when the needle is in the center position than it is 3.5MM from center to right or center to left. Max width is 7MM. We hope this answers your question. Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on May 7, 2013
What is the warranty on this machine if you do not buy the protection, and what is the return policy?janrowt on Apr 11, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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25 year Limited Distributor Warranty. Please refer to the "Shipping & Returns" policy that you will find on the site page.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 18, 2013
Does the Singer Confidence Quilter have a 1/4 foot necessary for sewing blocks together. Since this is advertised as a quilters machine & I don't see it in the list of accessorieskatiemax on Oct 31, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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