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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.
14 out of 14 people found this helpful.
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.
Pros:Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Great Accessories
14 out of 14 people found this helpful.
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.
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
11 out of 11 people found this helpful.
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.
Pros:Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Love The Extra Lighting!
10 out of 11 people found this helpful.
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.
Pros:Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Endless Features
9 out of 9 people found this helpful.
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...
Cons:Poor Quality, Complicated, The Instruction Manuel Leaves A Lot To Be Desired.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful.
I was so excited when this machine was released. I finally got mine in late December. I played with it for a few days and was very pleased. Sold my other machine(baby lock). Then it set during the holidays and I was ready to use it again. Unfortunately, it had other ideas. I've read some of the other reviews and think that some of you are quite critical about people writing about their experiences. I have been sewing for over 30 years, and I had the same problem with the birds nest in the bobbin area. I tried everything I read and knew from previous experience and nothing worked. It would not do embroidery, straight sewing or anything at all. I sent this back and I am going to try the same machine. I will not hesitate to send it back if I have the same problems with the new one. Some people may not read the instructions, but I'm not convinced that this is user issues and not "machine issues". I congratulate those of you who have had no problems.
Pros:Easy To Use, It Is Easy To Use Except For The Glitches In The Software For Using Your Own Designs
Cons:Complicated, If You Want To Make Money With This Machine Doing Embroidery Or Monograming, You Have To Invest In Additional Software.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful.
I wanted the Quartet, but they were sold out, My husband purchased the Quintet as a Christmas Gift. On HSN they made it look so easy and said the software would make your own designs. It does not line up correctly when you do your own. You need additional software, not singer. Photoshop helps but you are not told enough about underlay of your designs and it does not automaticly do it. Bernet and Pfaff have much better software that actually does what it says. If it were not a gift, I would send it back and get a Pfaff.
If you only want to use their desins which are already set, then it is a great machine, but I want to do my own designs and they just do not line up correctly without editing it through other programs.
It sews nice, but that is typical of almost all machines.
Cons:Hard To Access Around The Needle While Embroidery Unit Installed, Software Does Not Appear To Be Usable When Not Connected To The Sewing Machine
1 out of 1 people found this helpful.
For my first embroidery machine I feel it's easy to use. I find the space around the needle hard to access. In addition when starting a embroidery pattern it's hard judge the amount of tension to be kept on the thread. With that said, I'm anxious to learn more as I continue to explore my new machine.
My husband purchased this machine for as a Christmas gift. I have not had a chance to use it yet but I cannot wait to see what it does. Package & shipping was awesome! We shall see if it out performs the previous Singer Embroidery Machine that I have. I love Singer machines!!
Pros:Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
I love this machine. I have other more machines that I paid a lot more for and my Quintet does everything just as well. from sewing to embroidery this is amust buy for sewing enthusiast.and the encluded software is a bonus not encluded with other machines.