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8500Q | MODERN QUILTER™

Expand Your Quilting Horizons

Elevate your quilting projects with this advanced quilting machine. It's Long Arm Design plus an extra-large Extension Table provide you with 25” of sewing space so you can manage quilts and large projects with ease. When you use the Drop Feed feature to thread paint, you can see your creations clearly with 6 StayBright LED lights. The included Knee Lifter is a must-have for hands-free pivoting and fabric release. Embellish your projects with precise circles 10” to 15” in diameter with the Extra-Large Circular Stitch Capability. Use one of the 215 Built-In Stitches to appliqué circles or create your own fabric patterns with partial circles. 

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  • Extra-Large Circular Stitch Capability
  • Stitch precise circles 10” to 15” in diameter. Use one of the 215 Built-In Stitches to appliqué circles or create your own fabric patterns with partial circles. 
  • Knee Lifter Included
  • The knee lifter allows for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot and is vital when pivoting and quilting.
  • Extra-Large Sewing Space
  • Long Arm Design plus an extra-large Extension Table provide you with 25” of sewing space 
  • Programmable Needle Up / Down
  • The needle can be programmed to stop in the highest up position, making it easier to remove fabric from the machine. The needle can be programmed to stop in the down position which is ideal for pivoting. 
  • Drop Feed
  • Use this feature to thread paint, create unique topstitching and more!
  • Extension Table Included
  • The extra-large extension table measures 22” in length by 14” in width. The convenient ruler allows you to make quick measurements up to 16”. 
  • 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. The long-lasting bulbs (100,000 hours) stay cool regardless of how long the machine is being operated.
  • 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.  
  • 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 like inserting binding, zippers or cording and topstitching.
  • 7mm Stitch Width
  • Most stitches can be set for a maximum width of 7mm creating attractive satin and decorative stitches.
  • Automatic Twin Needle Mode
  • Select stitches automatically adjust for twin needle sewing with just the touch of a button. 
  • 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 presser foot pressure adjustments. 
  • 17 Quilting Stitches Included
  • Perfect for all types of quilting! Modern Quilts, Crazy Quilts,  Traditional Quilts & more. Quilting Stitches include   Hand-Look Quilt Stitch, Feather Stitch, Blanket Stitches, Thorn Stitch, Pin Stitches and more!

  • Automatic Settings Eliminate Guesswork

  • Automatic Electronic Thread Trimmer
  • Simply press the scissors button and the top and bobbin threads are trimmed. 
  • SwiftSmart™ Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
  • 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
  • Automatic bobbin threadpick-up for quicker threading. The clear cover makes it easy to see the bobbin supply.
  • Presser Foot Sensor
  • Ensures the presser foot is in the proper position for an easy start. The machine will not  begin to sew if the presser foot is raised, reducing the chance of thread bunching.
  • LCD Screen with Stitch Selection Dial
  • Provides clear and easy viewing of stitch settings including the number of the selected stitch, an image of the selected stitch, and stitch width and stitch length settings
  • Independent Bobbin Winding System 
  • Continue to sew while filling a bobbin! Simply follow the numbered diagram printed on the top of sewing machine and your bobbin is filled while you finish sewing! 
  • Automatic Stitch Length & Width
  • Optimal settings for stitch length and width are automatically set, but can be overridden for more personalized sewing.
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Offers more clearance when sewing bulky fabric.
  • Stitch Memory with Editing
  • Allows you to save and edit select stitch combinations to create personalized patterns and designs.
  • Locking Stitch Button
  • Auto-lock decorative and utility stitches with just a push of the Locking Stitch Button. Three tiny tacking stitches reinforce patterns and stitches to prevent unraveling. 
  • Adjustable Thread Tension
  • Ensures stable stitch quality regardless of fabric type. Simply press the Tension Buttons located on the front of the machine for optimal results  
  • 7-Segment Feeding System with Box Feed 
  • The 7-Segment Feeding System ensures that the fabric is picked up and supported from the front of the presser foot to the rear, providing accurate feeding of the fabric. The Box Feed function 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. 
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  • Stitches

  • 215 Built-In Stitches 
  • 9 Essential Stitches, 
  • 6 Stretch Stitches, 
  • 17 Quilting Stitches, 
  • 176 Decorative Stitches, 
  • 6 Buttonholes
  • 6 Fully Automatic Built-In Buttonhole Styles 
  • Buttonhole sewing is a fully automatic one-step simple process providing reliable results every time. The Underplate sandwiches fabric between a lower plate and the foot to ensure perfect buttonholes on layers of fabric.
  • 1 Endless Buttonhole 
  • There are no size limitations—ideal when sewing non-traditional sized buttonholes. 
  • Block Multi-Lingual Alphabet
  • Add a name, phase or phrase to sewing projects. Alphabet and Numbers sew at a pre-set width of 5 mm. Choose from English, French, German,    Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian & Russian!
  • Push-Button Stitch Selection
  • Five of the most popular stitches are accessible with one touch. The rest of the stitches are just a few clicks away. 

  • Accessories 
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  • Included Accessories
  • All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Pack of Needles, Bobbins (Class 15J), Thread Spool Caps, Thread Spool Nets, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Screwdrivers, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush, Extension Table 22.4” length x 14.4” width with circular sewing pin, Knee Lifter, Instruction Manual with included Stitch Guide,   Quick Start Guide, Power Cord, Foot Controller
  • Bonus Quilting Accessories
  • Darning & Freehand Embroidery Foot, Even Feed/Walking Foot, Quarter Inch Foot, Open Toe Foot, Edge/Quilting Guide 
  • Dual Accessory Storage Trays
  • The accessories can be conveniently stored in the front and back Accessory Storage Trays for easy access.

  • Put Your Mind at Ease 

  • 25-Year Limited Warranty
  • The SINGER 8500Q Modern Quilter quilting & sewing machine comes with a limited 25-Year Warranty, including 5 years on electronic components and 1 year on adjustments. 
  • Consumer's Choice
  • More people own SINGER machines than all other brands combined! 
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • The internal skeleton of the sewing machine consists of a Heavy Duty Metal Frame that holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing and overall durability. You can be sure that your sewing machine will last for years of extended use. 
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What others are saying.
4 months, and STILL impressed.
Casandra Finlay | July 06, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I've been a sewer for over 8 years, and until this past February, I never glanced toward a Singer machine.

The machines I prefer have the drop-in-bobbin feature, the low shank presser feet, and the quick needle threader. HOWEVER, this machine made me take another look at Singer. I actually took a step back in the store when the machine caught my eye.

It has TONS of features, AND warning beeps. For example; when the bobbin is low on thread, when the top-thread isn't feeding properly, and when you didn't lower the presser foot. My absolute favorite feature is the auto-thread cutter. Press one button, and the machine cuts the threads, thus producing less waste.

The accessories that come equipped with the machine is above par, and the ease of use makes me so glad I purchased it.

So, lets talk shop. For the price, you get a HUGE machine with a throat that can handle a queen sized quilt with ease. It has a LOT of features, and it's fun to use. BUT, in order to have a HUGE machine, there is quite a bit of weight to the machine itself... 28 pounds according to my scale. So, my suggestion is to park this sucker on a sturdy table, and find another location to do the patch work cutting... OR buy a bigger table like I did! To help you visualize the size; I bought a 4.5 ft dining room table that seats six, and I am able to have my machine WITH it's attachable quilters platform, AND a 24 inch cutting mat sitting next to it.

To date, I've knocked out 4 quilts, a coupon wallet, a few grocery bags, potholders, and an apron. So far, it looks like it should be able to handle the abuse I'm about to put it through (I've got 5 more quilts lined up).

I'm sure there are more little tricks to the machine that I haven't discovered yet, so perhaps Singer could come up with more comprehensive YouTube videos? ... keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

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Still learning
Rolanda Tovey | June 12, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Great Features, High Quality
Cons:
Complicated

What a wonderful sewing machine. I'm still learning how to use it and I'm having a few "operator errors" especially the threader and unthreading the needle when I use the cutting button. It could be because I use a very large spool of thread. But I don't regret buying this machine.

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Outstanding Machine
Patricia Yensan | March 29, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Has features for almost everything. I have been sewing for over 50 years, not professionally. This machine does all and then some. Nice and sturdy, won't skid around during use. I would recommend highly.

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My Experience
Alvin Busby | March 27, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Great Features, High Quality
Cons:
Complicated, Expensive

Although I have not explored all the capabilities of this machine, what I have used the machine works great. I especially like the ease of threading the machine and the automatic thread cutting.

However with the thread cutting, you have to manually extend the the top thread a little or it comes out of the needle.

I also like how it tells you that you are running out of bobbin thread as well.

With practice I hope to get the full use out of the machine and to be able to use the walking foot.

The one thing that bothers me is that ever once in a while when starting to sew, It tries to draw the material down into the needle plate, and no one can tell me why it does this. It mainly does this when using the 1/4-inch foot.

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Quality machine
Sam Georgiana | March 21, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, High Quality
Cons:
Manual Not Easy To Use.

Took me a short time to determine how to use the controls. The first use was a lap quilt and it is beautiful.

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Watch and learn.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Stitches

This machine features 215 built-in stitches including a great selection of quilting stitches.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Threading

Thread your machine in a snap with the SWIFTSMART™ Threading System from SINGER.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Drop-In Bobbin

The DROP & SEW™ Bobbin System is a great time-saving feature on this SINGER® Sewing Machine.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Thread Cutter

This machine features an automatic thread cutter, a must-have for all sewing enthusiasts.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Sewing Space

This machine offers 25 inches of stable, level, sewing surface, so you can manager large projects easily.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Circular Stitching

This machine comes with an extension table specially designed for sewing large, circular shapes.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Lettering

Built-In lettering allows you to combine letters and even decorative stitches to create custom stitch sequences.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Drop Feed

With a built-in drop feed feature, this machine is perfect for free motion stitching.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Speed Control

This machine has a speed control feature, allowing better control during stitching.

SINGER® MODERN QUILTER™ 8500Q Sewing Machine Accessories

This sewing machine comes with a large variety of presser feet and accessories to make your sewing projects easy.


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