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5 | FUTURA QUINTET™

The Ultimate 5-in-1, Fashion, Home Décor, Quilting, Heirloom and Embroidery Machine

Boasting features like Endless/Continuous Hoop capability for infinite borders and a Knee Lifter for hands-free presser foot lift, this machine offers the same features as high-end models, but at a fraction of the price! Choose from 50 Endless/Continuous and 200 Large and Small Hoop Embroidery Designs to truly customize your look. See it NOW!

PLEASE NOTE: A firmware update is available for your machine. In order to access this update, please follow the steps outlined in the instructions link below. The computer on which the software for your SINGER® FUTURA QUINTET™ 5-in-1 machine is loaded must have an internet connection in order to run this firmware update. If you do not have an internet connection, please contact us at 1-800-4-SINGER or email talktous@singerco.com and enter "FUTURA Firmware update" in the subject line.

Firmware Update Instructions


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  • 5-in-1 Fashion, Home Décor, Quilting, Heirloom & Embroidery Machine
  • One machine, five functions—fashion, home décor, quilting, heirloom and embroidery!
  • 250 Built-In NEW Embroidery Designs
  • 200 Large & Small Hoop Designs plus 50 Endless/Continuous Hoop Designs
  • Endless/Continuous Embroidery Hoop
  • Create endless borders and edgings! With a field size of 6.75” x 4”, you can add the perfect accent to dresses, tablecloths, quilts and more! Simply place the fabric and stabilizer on the Endless Embroidery Hoop and with one click you have hooped your fabric. When the hoop is filled with embroidery, one click releases the fabric and stabilizer. A jump stitch marks the matching point for perfect placement of the next embroidery. Slide the fabric and stabilizer forward, take one stitch for perfect placement, click the hoop in place and embroider.
  • Knee Lifter
  • The knee lifter allows for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot and is vital when appliquéing and embroidering.
  • Software Included
  • Software CD including Installation Software, AutoPunch™, HyperFont™ and Advanced Editing. AutoPunch™ converts clip art, logos and self-created designs into embroidery. HyperFont™ converts all TrueType fonts on your PC into embroidery. Advanced Editing allows you to edit existing embroidery designs
  • Multi-Hooping Capabilities with Fabric Positioning System
  • Large multiple hoop embroidery designs can be easily created on screen providing the sewer with the capability to precisely match stitches and designs. Embroider designs up to 12” x 20”!
  • SwiftSmart™ Threading System
  • 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
  • No need to pull up the bobbin thread manually. Simply insert the bobbin, place the thread in the channel and start sewing.
  • Independent Bobbin Winder
  • Continue to sew while you fill another bobbin. No need to stop sewing to refill a bobbin.

 

  • Embroidery Features

 

  • To access the built-in tutorials in the software for your SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine, please follow these instructions:
  •    > Open the software.
  •    > Click on the Help tab at the top of the toolbar.
  •    > Click on How-To Tutorial.
  •    > Choose a category.
  • Connects Directly to the Computer via USB Cable
  • By allowing you to use your own computer, this unique innovation gives you the same capabilities of other embroidery machines at a fraction of the cost.
  • Windows® Compatible
  • Operates with any computer with an operating system of Windows® XP or higher, including Vista®, Windows® 7 and Windows® 8
  • Operational Tutorial Included
  • Step-by-step tutorial to help even a beginner with using the embroidery features of the machine.
  • 20 Popular Fonts for Monogramming
  • Select from 20 embroidery fonts to personalize or monogram your projects. Letters can be sized, rotated and shaped with 30 lettering frames, such as arc, banner, wave and more. English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian and Russian
  • Outline Lettering
  • Create big, bold letters using a running or satin stitch.
  • Design Browser
  • Lets you view several designs at one time in order to scroll through and view entire design collections
  • 3-D Realistic View
  • Provides a preview of the selected design with the stitches appearing on-screen as they will when sewn out on the fabric
  • 3-D Realistic Print
  • This function of the software provides for printing the 3-D realistic view. This is useful when creating placement templates.
  • Change Colors
  • This function of the software provides for selecting colors for an embroidery design. Software includes thread charts with color numbers for several of the most popular brands of embroidery thread.
  • Four Design Transmission Methods
  • The design can be sent one color block at a time, the whole design can be sent at one time, the design can be sent in one color or the color sequence can be chosen during data transmission.
  • Trace Design
  • Trace the outline of the design in the hoop for accurate design positioning.
  • Reduce or Enlarge Design
  • When changing design size the software automatically recalculates the stitch density.
  • Move forward or backwards through a design
  • For quick corrections during embroidery, move forward or backwards through the design using the needle start/stop or reverse stitch button.
  • Embroidery Block Indication and Selection
  • Sew all of one color for a design at the same time. Reduces the number of thread changes for each design.
  • 1 Degree Increment Rotation
  • Rotate embroidery designs in increments as small as 1 degree for precise positioning.
  • Auto Feed Dog Drop
  • Feed dogs automatically lower when the embroidery unit is attached.
  • 3 Embroidery Hoops Included
  • Endless Hoop with a field size of 6.75” x 4”, Large Hoop with a field size of 6” x 10”, Small Hoop with a field size of 4” x 4”

 

  • Sewing Features

 

  • Long Arm Design
  • Plenty of room for your biggest projects with 8.25 inches from the needle to the tower
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 215 Built-in Sewing Stitches
  • 10 Basic, 6 Stretch 192 Decorative and 7 Buttonholes. A large variety of stitches for fashion, home décor, quilting and heirloom sewing always ensures the perfect stitch for every project.
  • 6 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes Plus 1 Endless Buttonhole
  • Buttonhole sewing is a one-step simple process, providing reliable results every time. One additional endless buttonhole lets you have complete customization. There are no size limitations—ideal when sewing nontraditional sized buttonholes.
  • Exclusive Buttonhole 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.
  • Programmable Needle Up/Down
  • The needle can be programmed to stop in the highest up position when your foot is lifted from the controller, making it easier to remove fabric from the machine. The needle can also be programmed to stop in the down position which is ideal for pivoting, appliquéing and quilting.
  • Drop Feed
  • Perfect for free-motion embroidery, machine embroidery, monograms and attaching buttons without the need to attach a darning plate.
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • There are two heights to the presser foot lifter. The second height offers a 1/4” more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers or bulky fabrics under the presser foot.
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing and overall durability.
  • Optimum Power Control
  • Provides precise power when sewing multiple layers or dense fabric
  • Automatic Tension
  • Stable stitch quality no matter the type of fabric used
  • Dual Accessory Tray
  • More room in the removable extension table for storing accessories.
  • LED Indicator Light
  • Green light indicates the machine is ready to start. Red light indicates the machine is operating. Flashing red light indicates a problem or error.
  • 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, such as inserting zippers, cords and topstitching.
  • Included Standard Accessories
  • All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Embroidery Presser Foot, Needles, Bobbins (Class 15J), Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Spool Pin Caps, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush, Screwdrivers, Thread Spool Nets, Vinyl Accessory Bag, Scissors, Embroidery Software CD with AutoPunch™, HyperFont™ and Advanced Editing, Embroidery Hoops, USB Cable
  • Value Added Accessories
  • Darning & Freehand Embroidery Foot, Even Feed / Walking Foot, Invisible Zipper Foot, Parallel Stitch Foot, Pintuck Foot, Presser Foot Shank, Quarter Inch Foot with Guide, Ruffler, Side Cutter, Twin Needle, Wing Needle
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What others are saying.
The Best Embroidery Machine EVER
Kathryn Barnhill | June 09, 2016
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I already had three embroidery machines- a Futura 150 and a Bernina 430 for my home. I had a Futura 250 for our vacation house. Our vacation house was broken into and the Futura 250 was stolen. I had already decided I like the Futura features better than the Bernina and was drooling over the Quintet but it was unlikely the spose would agree to a 4th Embroidery machine. The break in gave me the excuse I needed so I bought a Quintet. I am absolutely thrilled with the whole machine not just the embroidery: the features are fantastic the auto thread cutter, the endless hoop and on and on. It could have been a steep learning curve but all embroidery machines are. I could not be more thrilled. Thank you robbers!

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Quintet
Delores Davids | May 22, 2016
Overall Rating
Pros:
When Operating Correctly It Works Well
Cons:
Too Much Time Is Taken To Setup To Get It To Work Correctly

I received my Futura Quintet as a gift. I am not a new to embroidery machines. My husband purchased it based on a friends recommendations and the demonstration saw on HSN. As it was a gift when I had trouble with the first one I returned it and requested a replacement. Although it works well, it is way more difficult to set up and embroider that my past brand. I find it to be extremely noisy. the tangles under the throat plate continue to plague me even with the replacement (proper bobbins, needles, thread do not make a difference ). If I had purchased it myself I would get rid of it and go back to my old brand, just a newer model. Love my husband so am very pleased that he attempted the purchase without me.

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Not for a Beginner
Jaclyn Kline | February 27, 2016
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value
Cons:
Poor Quality, Complicated

I got my machine on line for an amazing deal and am new to embroidery. When it does work it is amazing but there is a STEEP learning curve. I have had many problems with it including tension and sensor readings for the hoop. I have had to take it to the shop to get fixed three times in the first month and now waiting for a part on back order. Great price but too many problems.

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Like it but
Carolyn Bolen | December 18, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Great Features

I love this machine some days--and other days I am so frustrated. Sometimes it embroideries beautiful and some days it messes up. If I don't run it on low speed it jams up, and breaks needles like you won't believe. It gets birds nest no-matter what you do. I have ruined six different projects I was doing for Christmas gifts this year. Now I'm out quite a few dollars I needed . Sometimes I am almost afraid to try another project. I f I could afford I t I'd look into another machine. And yet it has a lot of good features I like. And for some reason the thread keeps getting caught between the top and the needle which puts stress on the needle and it breaks. Three more needles again today. Which is getting expensive. But when it is working good it does a subperb job.

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Not as happy as I hoped I would be!
Sharon Moton-Finley | June 24, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features
Cons:
Poor Quality, Complicated

I've picked this one up via hsn.com during a Today's Special & thought it would be easy to work with.

Well..it's not easy nor is it fun either. Someone else mentioned the bird's nest under the work and THAT'S what this thing does. I became so frustrated with this newer model that I went-out & purchased Singer's older XL6000 model (which embroiders like butter)...the only downside with this model is it's so old...the software conversion is even outdated and no longer supported.

I'm very tempted in selling this Quintet as it's way too late for me to return to hsn.com. Maybe I'll use it as another back-up sewing machine without the embroidery component.

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