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9960 | QUANTUM STYLIST™

This machine truly has it all.

The SINGER® QUANTUM STYLIST™ sewing machine has everything you need and more! Its 600 built-in stitch patterns including 5 alphanumeric fonts and 13 fully automatic one-step buttonholes with exclusive buttonhole underplate, mirror imaging and stitch elongation options give you the freedom to customize your projects. Start up is a breeze with quick and easy threading, automatic stitch length and width, stitch editing capabilities, a start/stop button and direct button stitch selection. The QUANTUM STYLIST™ sewing machine features a one-touch automatic thread cutter that automatically trims the upper and lower thread leaving your machine ready to start the next seam. Packed with features, this machine truly has it all.

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  • 600 Built-In Stitches
  • Fulfill your creative dreams with a large selection of stitches including basic, decorative and stretch stitches for clothing construction, quilting, home décor and crafting.
  • 13 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes
  • Buttonhole sewing is a simple 1-step process providing reliable results every time. The sides of the buttonholes are sewn in the same direction to prevent gaps in stitching or fabric distortion.
  • Exclusive Buttonhole Underplate
  • The buttonhole foot with underplate sandwiches fabric between a lower plate and the foot to ensure perfect buttonholes on multiple layers of fabric. Effectively, this is like a mini-embroidery hoop in which the machine feeds the attachment, rather than the fabric. It makes creating buttonholes possible in places that conventional buttonhole devices cannot easily reach.
  • Automatic Thread Cutter 
  • Instantly trims the top and bobbin threads at the touch of a button
  • Automatic Needle Threader
  • Sewing’s biggest timesaver! This feature makes threading the eye of the needle quick and easy.
  • Automatic Stitch Length & Width
  • Optimal settings for stitch length and width are automatically set, but can be overridden for more personalized sewing.
  • Needle Up/Down Button
  • Pressing this button when the machine is stopped will change the needle position from down to up or from up to down.
  • Extension Table Included
  • The included extension table provides a larger working area, an essential for quilting or when working with a larger project.
  • Large Back-Lit LCD Screen with Brightness Control
  • Provides clear and easy viewing of stitch functions including stitch length, stitch width, tension settings, recommended presser foot, needle up/down position and more! Easily adjust the screen brightness.
  • Top Drop-In Bobbin System
  • The bobbin loads from the top, so it is easy to insert the bobbin. The clear cover makes it easy to monitor the bobbin thread supply.
  • 5 Built-In Alphabets
  • Personalize projects by adding a monogram, name or phrase with the built-in block or script style numbers and alphabets, both available in upper and lower case, stitched at 5mm stitch width.
  • Mirror Imaging and Elongation Functions
  • With just a touch of a button, selected stitches can be mirrored imaged, adding even more stitch variety. Press the Elongation button and selected stitches can be made up to 5 times longer
  • 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 Lever to the desired speed.
  • 7mm Stitch Width
  • Most stitches can be set for a maximum width of 7mm creating attractive satin and decorative stitches.
  • 2 StayBright™ LED Lights
  • Two lamps illuminate the sewing surface for optimal viewing. The long-lasting bulbs (100,000 hours) are always cool to the touch.
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • The internal skeleton of the sewing machine is constructed of heavy duty metal. This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing and overall durability
  • 25 Needle Positions
  • Needle position can be changed for individual projects like inserting zippers, cords and topstitching.
  • Electronic Twin Needle Settings
  • Stitches are automatically adjusted for twin needle sewing with just the touch of a button.
  • Drop Feed
  • A conveniently located lever lowers the feed dogs for free-motion embroidery, monograms and button sewing.
  • 7-Segment Feeding System
  • This is a specially designed feed system that ensures that the fabric is picked up and supported from the front of the presser foot to the rear. This provides for much more accurate feeding of the fabric.
  • Box Feed
  • This is a function that 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.
  • Six Second Threading
  • Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle’s eye, in just six seconds
  • Automatic Locking Stitch Function
  • Tie-off decorative and utility stitches with just a push of a button. This feature ensures quality stitching and prevents unraveling.
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Push the conveniently located Automatic Reverse Button to sew in reverse and reinforce the stitch.
  • Horizontal Threading
  • Allows for the thread to feed more evenly reducing poor stitch formation and thread breakage.
  • High Sewing Speed
  • With a maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly.
  • Automatic Bobbin Winding Clutch
  • Needle bar automatically disengages when winding the bobbin, making bobbin winding safer.
  • Direct Button Stitch Selection
  • Provides direct access to eight of the most popular stitches including straight, zigzag, blind hem and buttonhole
  • Stitch Reference Chart
  • This chart, located on the upper lid of the machine, allows you to quickly choose the perfect stitch for your project – eliminating tedious screen searching.
  • Automatic Tension
  • This system ensures stable stitch quality, regardless of fabric type. The tension can be adjusted using the tension adjustment buttons, if desired.
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • The Presser Foot Lifter has two heights. The second offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot.
  • Free Arm
  • Provides easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas
  • Center Zigzag Taper
  • When tapering with the zigzag stitch, the stitch tapers to the center, not the left or right. This feature is especially valuable when appliquéing, because it provides a more attractive look when tapering into or out from a point.
  • 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 adjustments.
  • Error Warning
  • An audible warning alerts the sewer if something is incorrect. The audible warning can be deactivated, if desired. A picture appears on the LCD screen illustrating the probable error.
  • Optimum Power Control
  • A control system that senses when additional power is required to maintain speed through thick or changing fabric conditions. This feature is most useful when sewing through multiple (6-8) layers of fabric.
  • DC Motor
  • Provides instant start and stop with no coasting, for accurate and precise stitch placement
  • Snap-On Presser Feet
  • Easily change snap-on presser feet without use of a screwdriver.
  • Included Presser Feet
  • All-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Buttonhole Foot and Underplate, Open Toe Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Overcasting Foot, Narrow Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch Foot, Darning & Freehand Embroidery Foot, Even Feed / Walking Foot, Adjustable Bias Binder Foot, Single Welt Cording Foot, Braiding Foot with Guide, Clear Piping Foot, Stitch in the Ditch Foot, Fancy Trim Foot
  • Included Accessories
  • Extra Wide Extension Table, Pack of Needles, Bobbins (Class 15J), Seam Ripper, Lint Brush, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Screwdriver (2), Spool Cap (2), Seam Guide, Quilting Bar, Clearance Plate and Shank for Presser Feet
  • On Board Storage
  • The accessories are conveniently stored in the removable sewing table, providing easy access to accessories.
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What others are saying.
Great value for the money
Maureen Love | December 06, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use
Cons:
Auto Threader Not Reliable, Snap On Pressure Feet Are Much More Convenient

I had my previous machine for 27 years, so it was time for an update. I set my price range, needs, narrowed my search and read every review of the machines on the short list. The Quantum Stylist won for the following reasons. This is a very versatile machine - good for those who like to do machine embroidery, general sewing and quilting. The accessories that came with the machine are excellent, and the bonus package of additional pressure feet was great to receive. I have completed a couple of projects with the Stylist, including a queen sized quilt and it performed just as I would expect. No ugly surprises.

One of the negatives that I read in the reviews was customer service. I was not able to get the automatic threader to work and contacted Customer Service. I still wait a reply. This was disappointing. I therefore went to the internet and received many suggestions on a fix, and did discover others have had some issues with this. I never did get it to work however as I purchased the machine on Amazon, they did offer to exchange the machine or give me a discount to cover the defective feature.

The only feature I really miss from my old machine is the ability to just snap on/off the pressure feet. It was a real timesaver if you are sewing something that requires changing feet throughout the construction. It isn't a big deal, just a feature that I would like to have. Although the manual is short on information, there is lots of information on the Singer site and internet to fill in any blanks.

All in all I would say this is a very good machine for the price. It is easy to use, looks good, loaded with features (which I am not closing to using all as yet) and if in your price range, I would recommend it.

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Just Alright
Pat Barker | November 23, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Easy To Use

The needle threader broke the first week. I did not take it back to a singer repair, because I life 25 miles from one. The plate is set high in front, so the seams I am sewing underneath roll up. When quilting a quilt, the quilt hits the buttons on the side of the machine and change stitching. I do love the push button thread cutter when quilting.

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AWSOME!!!!!
paul shaffer | October 12, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, All The Extras That Come With It Are Unreal...

This is the very first machine I ever purchased and I love it. It was a matter of minutes of taking it out the box and I was off and sewing. I watched all kinds of videos while I was waiting for it to arrive so I knew how to thread it and start sewing when I got it. It is so easy to thread and operate that a monkey could do it. All the stitches it has will take me 2 life times to use. I am so glad I got this SINGER 9960... Don't think about it just buy this and you will love it as much as I do...

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I want to like it!
Paula Woods | August 02, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons:
Stopped Working After Using For A Very Short Time.

I really wanted to like this machine, but I am very disappointed in it. The first time I used it, it stopped sewing. The thread gets caught and it stops sewing and I have to get the needle up high enough that I can get the thread cut and manage to get the material out of the machine. I sewed six squares for a t-shirt quilt I am making and I can't sew anymore. So unhappy with it.

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disappointed
Patricia Lewis | July 08, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Great Features, Easy To Use
Cons:
Poor Quality

This was a mother's day gift. I had not done much sewing recently because I did not have a machine to use for the many projects I wanted to make, so I was very excited to get this machine. I was impressed by the reviews and soon got materials for many of the things I wanted to make.

I loved the ease of use and features. But when it stopped working after I made three extremely simple capes for my boys, and I could no longer sew more than a single stitch, I was disappointed. I was even more disappointed when I found out that in order for it to be fixed I was going to have to ship it out of state at my cost. If it were not too late (by two days!) to return the machine, I would do so, and find a different machine. I rediscovered my enjoyment of sewing only to have it stymied by a machine that simply did not measure up.

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