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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


Please visit Futura-Support.com for How-To Videos, FAQs and more.

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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.
An awesome machine!
Andrea Loso | November 13, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, High Quality
Cons:
The Machine Has To Be Connected To A Computer In Order To Embroider. It Would Have Been Nice To Have A Usb Port Or Other Type Of Card. But, Since It Does Run On An Old Computer It Wasn't A Big Deal For Me., A Full Tutorial On How The Use Specific Features Would Also Have Been Nice. This Would Make A Good Youtube Video.

I was a little nervous about purchasing this machine in light of the troubles with the Futura 550XL. My fears were NOT justified. I LOVE this machine. It was relatively easy to use, as i have some experiance with embroidery machines. I can use it without also purching a new computer. It"s relatively quiet and sews stitches like a dream. I love that I can use almost any embroidery programs so I was able to embroider with my previous (different brand ) programs. It also has multihooping capabilities so you can embroider up to twice the large hoop size. I had thought it would only allow you to use one design in different positions. This has turned out to be an awesome machine and I am very glad I purchased it. Thank you Singer! I highly recomend this machine even if you are a new embroiderer. It's not real complicated be but does take a little patients and it does have a tuturial to help you embroider your first design.

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Singer Futura Quintet
Carolyn Rockafellow | December 10, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Great Accessories

I purchased the Futura Quintet from HSN mainly because if I didn't like it I could send it back. Well the more I use this machine the more I love it. I would recommend this machine to everyone. I have used Baby Locks and Janome machines and of course Singer machines. This machine tops them all. I love the ease of using the embroidery. I have a home based business and have sewed for years and this machine is hands down the easiest to use. I have done some trim work on and very silky fabric and it worked beautifully. I have done some embroidery and quilting and it has worked perfectly. And the price is great. I recommend this to a beginner or advanced sewer.

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awesome machine!
Patricia Selby | November 22, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Does It All And More!add A Pro, Gives Me A Chance To Use Some Of The Accessory Feet I've Never Used. Quite Fun., Learning More Than I Have With My Other Singer Machines, Which I Still Use On Occassion., Easy To Downloadto Computer. And Easy Download Of Patterns. If I Can Do It, Anyone Can.
Cons:
If You Don't Like To Study, Don't Advise Getting This Machine.add A Con

This is a machine that replaces all of your other machines. It does it all. I have tries everything, and it works so well and easy. Quiet and smooth. The only thing I am having a little trouble with, is the endless embroidery hoop. Have never worked with this before, but am slowly learning. I would definitely buy this machine if you are on the fence with this one. You'll love it. The only other issue I have come across is running out of bobbin thread using the embroidery hoop, where you have to take the hoop off and that is not easy if it is positioned in spot where you have to fit it over the thickness of the hoop frame. Again, still learning.

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Getting to know each other
Mary LeDoux | December 10, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Love The Extra Lighting!

I am just learning my new machine...so far so good! I had a problem w thread breakage and thread breakage alerts at first, but called the hotline and (after quite a long hold time...but mentioned that to the hotline expert...she said that the wait time was long because they will spend as much time w you as needed! Which is good!)...corrected my problem...I wasn't threading properly. I am very excited over this machine and the embroidery program...which seems to be top notch! Lots to learn, but there are great tutorials featuring actual projects...so will be a good experience.

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Quintet All in One
arturo garza | November 18, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Endless Features

Singer really out did themselves with machine! The new designs are beautiful, the endless hoop is fantastic and the machine sews and embroiders like a dream. I did not even hesitate to order this one and I am certainly glad that I bought it. The value added package is great and swift smart threading is easy and quick. I've already completed two projects and everything was smooth sailing with the Quintet. The quality of the embroidery designs and the stitches is just fabulous, will give those high end models a run for their money. Do yourself a favor and get this machine, be patient and follow every step and you'll be off to the races in no time. Thanks Singer and HSN for the flexpay...

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