Product Comparison: Brother PQ1500SL vs JUKI TL-2010Q


General Specifications
Brand
Brother
Juki
Model
PQ1500SL
TL-2010Q
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The PQ1500SL is a dream machine that belongs in the sewing room of every serious quilter and seamstress. It is a high-speed straight stitching machine, sewing up to 1,500 stitches per minute! The PQ1500SL offers an adjustable pin feed mechanism, 4 feed dog settings for maximum fabric control, a knee lifter and bed extension table for quilting, full range foot pressure adjustment and an automatic thread cutter with F.A.S.T. needle threader - a time saving convenience.
The Juki TL-2010Q is a high-performance sewing and quilting machine. The TL-2010Q is a single needle, lock-stitch, portable machine, constructed of aluminum die-casting to ensure industrial-quality sewing.
Key Specs
Number of Stitches
1
7
Sewing Speed
1500 stitches per minute
1500 stitches per minute
Max. stitch length
5 mm.
6 mm.
Type of Shuttle
Vertical
Vertical
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Brother PQ1500SL High Speed
  • I also love the smooth, even stitches that this machine produces. I rarely need to play with the thread tension, but when I do it's easy to adjust and I don't have to fight with it!
  • The stitch size can go down to micro, I literally had to get out the magnifying glass to see the individual stitches.
  • This is a straight stitch machine. It is heavy in weight. It is a true heavy duty machine. It sewed through many layers of thick vinyl like butter. I make purses, clothes, bags, and sweaters with it. I do not have any issues w the thickness or type of fabric I use.
  • It is very strong. the length of the stitch goes up to a seven. Great for purse handles. it comes with the knee lift to lift the needle plate, many sewing feet, and accessories.
  • Thought it's a quilting machine, only one stitch style. Seems they could have at least given you zig-zag, if nothing else. No overcast stitch either.
JUKI TL-2010Q Portable Sewing Machine
  • It sews like butter, so smooth, and the stitches are the most even I've seen. It's very solid and comes with an enormous extension table (almost twice as big as what came on my Singer).
  • The best straight stitch a machine can make
  • I wish I knew about straight stitch only machines before I wasted money on those others. This is so much easier to to use for quiltiing than any machine that is not straight stitch only.
  • What a dream machine. I needed a straight stitch for piecing and the ability to quilt including free motion quilting.
  • I have a Bernina with all the bells and whistles but doesn't FMQ very well. I wasn't improving. I wanted a good machine just for FMQ, nothing else. This is the machine! It's straight stitch only, makes a wonderful stitch. It's mechanical, no computers, no fancy stitches.
Size & Weight
Height
12.6 in.
13.8 in.
Width
19.3 in.
17.8 in.
Depth
7.9 in.
8.6 in.
Weight
24.2 lbs.
25.4 lbs.
Features
Speed Controller
Foot speed control
Speed control knob
Free Arm
Yes
No
Locking Stitch Button
No
No
Easy Reverse Button
Yes
Yes
Thread Tension
Manual
Manual
Buttonhole Sewing
No
Knee Lift
Yes
Yes
Adjustments
Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure, Automatic Thread Cutter, Needle Up/Down Control, Automatic Reverse Stitches, Adjustable Stitch Length, Adjustable Stitch Width, 4 Feed Dog height adjustments
Stitch Length, Manual Thread Tension, Speed control, Presser Foot Pressure, Needle Position
Included Presser Feet
All-Purpose Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Adjustable Zipper/Piping Foo, Invisible Zipper Foot, Adjustable Zipper/Piping Foot, 1/4 Inch Foot, Spring Action Quilting Foot, Walking foot
Hemming Foot, Zipper Attaching Foot, Even Feed Foot, 1/5 Quilting Foot, 1/4 Quilting Foot, Compensating Presser Foot
Extras
Automatic Needle Threader, Extra-large extension table, LED Lighting, Built-in telescopic thread stand for cone thread usage, Fabric separator for smooth handling of difficult to join fabrics, Thread Cutter, Precision pin feeding system
Automatic Thread Trimmer, Thread Tension Scale, Materials are sewn with Ease, Truly Illuminating, Automatic Needle Threader
What customers say about "Features"
Brother PQ1500SL High Speed
  • I absolutely love the large throat space and can easily quilt everything from table runners to lap quilts and wall hangings. I wouldn't try to quilt anything in the full/queen/king size ranges, but that's just me. Others may find it doable.
  • The main body and main sewing surface are enameled steel. In a world of plastic machines, this impressed me as the surface is very sleek.
  • The auto-thread cutter is cool, nice to have something where I'm not having to rag the end of the threads on the manual one.
  • There are many small orifices to oil the machine without taking it apart. I've never seen this before, so great feature in my book.
  • The height of the electrical cord attachment is sort of in the way. It should be a bit lower, IMO.
  • Although it's nearly automatic, there's no clear instruction on getting the bobbin thread up through the machine to the sewing surface. Many other machines require this is done by hand, so it can get confusing when that's not necessary. This should be explained.
  • The diagrams for threading and bobbin winding are far too small. I had to use a magnifying glass to see where the thread was in the diagrams, even in good light.
JUKI TL-2010Q Portable Sewing Machine
  • I've had an opportunity to use all its features, and the free-motion quilting allows me to do the best work I've ever done, with so much control, and with the additional help of the very large throat to allow me to stuff a bulky quilt in there.
  • This my first machine with a knee bar and that's been a game changer. Usually I sew standing up on a higher desk but I started sitting again so I could use this feature more easily.
  • This machine is fast, and the features it has (knee lift and automatic cutter) are great for what I'm doing.
  • Automatic needle threader which took a little practice to master. I had to look at the threader extremely closely to see where the thread had to be placed to get it to work. Good feature and time saver if you have trouble threading the needle manually.
  • That needle thread really is finicky. I'm not using it but to be honest I've never had one before so I am not really missing anything. It takes too much time for me to fuss with it. The other features make the machine just what I want. I still love it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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