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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.
WAY beyond Frustrating
Karen Wright | July 02, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Can Use Any Format, Significant Number Of Built-in Fonts
Cons:
Poor Quality, Few Features, Complicated, Expensive, Machine Has Some Nice Features....if I Could Ever Get It To Work., Thread Tension Is Too Difficult To Manage, One More Birds' Nest, And I May Lose It....

I'm happy for those that say this is a wonderful machine. But I, like countless others I've seen, am so frustrated with it that I'm considering throwing it out the door!! I bought the machine from HSN last November, and purchased it primarily for the embroidery features and have had the same issues that I have seen discussed by many others: birds' nests under the fabric, tension issues with the thread, won't read the hoop size, etc. And yes, I have read the manual (which is of little help), searched every site available on the Internet, watched every YouTube video, and tried every hint and tip that someone else has found that might be helpful. I've cleaned the bobbin area, I've adjusted tension, I've tried different types of needles and thread, I've guided the thread between my fingers (try doing that while sewing on a small onesie), I've bought a separate thread holder, etc, Some of them helped for awhile, or for some items, and then it's back to the same problems. IF I could get it to work, I suspect I would really like some of the machine's features. It's great that you can use different pattern formats. And the built-in font set plus ability to use HyperFont to convert most any MS font is really nice. But as I throw away another ruined project -- I wish I had saved my $$, plus the $$ I've wasted on ruined onesies, burp cloths, etc. and bought another brand.

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A pleasure to own this machine
Gary Fletcher | June 25, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, This Machine Has Unique Features And Is Extremely Affordable.
Cons:
Automatic Thread Cutter Sometimes Cuts Too Short.

The Singer Futura Quintet is a dream machine and so easy to use. I really enjoy the electronic panel because it makes stitch and function selection a breeze.

This is a large machine and very substantial. I was pleasantly surprised when the VERY large box arrived. It was simple to setup using the Quick Start guide and I was actually using the machine in no time.

The lighting under the head is so bright. No problems seeing exactly what you're working on. All of the stitches look great and there are plenty of decorator stitches. I bought this machine for embroidery only as I already own several sewing machine, but I just enjoy using it for sewing and I've made several things within the few weeks that I've owned it.

The main reason for buying this machine was for embroidery and I loved that all needed software for creating my own embroidery files, was included. I love Auto Punch. This software allows you to convert most images, including your own drawings (using a scanner), into an embroidery file. This opens up a whole world of embroidery fun because you are not limited to what you can find. You can make it yourself.

I've been sewing for over 30 years and my Singer Quintet has made sewing brand new for me with the ability to embroider too.

I have only one minor issue with this machine. The automatic thread cutter will sometimes cut the thread too short and I'll have to re thread the bobbin. This is not a big deal as I'm used to pulling out a bit of thread and cutting the thread myself.

I think if you are in the market for a home embroidery machine, you'll find that Singer Futura Quintet has so many features that other machines charge thousands of dollars for. It's a great buy and the included software makes it an even bigger value.

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Excellent value for the $
Lori Bailey | June 05, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons:
Would Like To Be Able To View Designs W/o Being Connected & In The Software. But An Add-on Iconizer For About $25 Will Resolve This.

This is my 3rd Singer purchase. I have upgraded over the years as I have progressed w/ my abilities and desire for MORE! I can't believe how many extras came w/ this machine (sewing feet, embroidery software, etc). For the price and quality, Quintet can't be beat! I don't understand why anyone would pay more for a diff brand which has less features. Totally satisfied and highly recommend. I bought it more for the embroidery so the sewing ability is a backup to my Quantum and simply an added bonus for me.

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Love this machine
Monica Mcknight | April 09, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I haven't been able to use all the bells and whistles on this machine, but have tried out most of the basic functions including straight sewing, quilting and embroidery. I have not sewn in about 20 years and wanted to ease back into this great hobby. I asked for a simple machine as a gift and my husband bought me the Quintet instead. I was able to follow the instructions to get it threaded and away I went. The directions were easy to follow, I have watched many YouTube videos and read many reviews. I can't believe I own such a great machine

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Very Pleased
Gay Kennedy | April 01, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons:
Always Have To Make Sure Thread Is Pulled Out Far Enough After Machine Cuts As It Comes Unthreaded If Not.

I was very hesitant about buying a Singer Embroidery Machine due to a lot of negative reviews. I really wanted a larger embroidery hoop without spending thousands of $$. I joined a Futura Fan group on Facebook and got their input and then took the plunge. I LOVE my Quintet. Yes, I have had a few issues but no more than I had with my other machine....and pretty much all user errors! I love the big hoop and it goes on the embroidery arm so quickly and easily. I am glad I took the plunge!

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