Singer 8500Q Modern Quilter

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This is the new Singer we have been waiting for... a dedicated machine just for quilters. The new 8500q has a huge work area, thread cutter, Swiftsmart threading system and over 200 stitches. It’s going to be loved by many a quilting enthusiast.

We now get the change to appreciate the latest version Singer 8500q Modern Quilter. One of the first things you notice is the long sewing bed, plus with the addition of the included extension table, it gives a massive 25" sewing space, enough to handle even the largest quilts. 6 LED lights give good lighting to the needle area and under the 8 ¼" arm to the right of the needle. The pull-off flatbed unit has two areas to store sewing feet and accessories.

The list of useful quilting features reads like a book...

  • Fast automatic needle threading, plus swift threading system.
  • Start/ Stop button.
  • Needle Up/Down button.
  • Tacking stitch button to tie off thread ends at the start and end of a seam automatically.
  • Top loading bobbin with a see-through cover.
  • Quick bobbin threading with thread end cutter, which cuts bobbin thread to the correct length ready to start stitching. That means no more doing one stitch by hand to bring the bobbin thread up and above the needle plate.
  • Touch of a button top and lower thread cutter.
  • Maximum speed control slider, which is great when doing free-motion embroidery to limit your stitching speed.
  • Bobbin winder has it’s own motor, so as soon as you have pushed the empty bobbin in place you're ready to start winding thread on.

Other things we haven’t mentioned yet, the Singer 8500Q Modern Quilter has built-in memory so lettering and some of the decorative stitches can be memorised to build slogans and names.

17 individual quilting stitches including the authentic hand-look quilt stitch, blanket, feather stitches and more. Circular stitching can be sewn up to 15" diameter.  The knee lifter can be used instead of lifting the presser foot by hand, which is easier whilst sewing larger stippled areas.

Singer 8500Q is computerised so each stitch is pre-programmed to suit 95% of the sewing tasks, however, these settings can quickly be overridden if required. You can sew using the electronic foot control or via the start-stop button and use the speed setting to adjust your stitches-per-minute.

Yes, it can be used for regular dressmaking as well, in fact, it has a range of great household or dressmaking stitches e.g. blind hemming, overlocking, satin, stretch stitches, triple straight and multiple zigzag stitching. Keyhole, round top and regular buttonholes are sewn in one step automatically.

As well as a twin needle program, accessories included are tailored to the quilt maker. There's a walking foot, ¼” seam foot, patchwork bar and free motion embroidery foot...not much else one would need to get started as soon as the box is opened!

Full list of accessories included:
All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Spare Needles, Bobbins, Thread Spool Caps, Thread Spool Nets, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Screwdrivers, Seam Ripper,  Lint Brush, Circular Sewing Pin, Knee Lifter, Instruction Manual with Stitch Card, Power Lead, Electronic Foot Controller.

Also included for larger quilts is the extension table which is 22.5" length by 14.5" deep. 

Product Features
Code 037431885364
Brand Singer
Model 8500Q
Classification Sewing Machine
Complimentary 10 Year Warranty & FREE UK Delivery
Guarantee Extended Warranty 10 Years Parts and Labour
Approximate Weight (kg) 12
Dimensions W42 cm x H29 cm
Electronic Foot Pedal Yes
Bobbin Location Top Loading
View Through Bobbin Cover Yes
Hard Cover Included No
Auto Thread Tension Yes
Built-in Threader Yes
Thread Cutter Manual
Stitches 30
Utility Stitches Straight, Zig-Zag, Multi Zigzag, Blind Hem, Stretch Blind Hem, Rolled Hem, Straight Stretch, Overlock Stretch, Scallop, Ric Rac, Herringbone, Gathering, Applique, Sew-On Buttons, Quilting Stitches, Closed Overedge, Plus decorative patterns
Buttonhole Steps 1 Step Auto
Buttonhole Styles 2
Twin Needle Optional
Max Speed Setting (spm) Yes
Needle Up/Down Function Yes
Built-in Top Feed No
Built-in Drop Feed Yes
Hook Movement Smooth Rotary Action
Needle Positions Left / Right / Centre
Tutorial CD / DVD Yes
Voltage 220-240 Volts
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  1. By Sadie M

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    Only had this lovely machine for a week so haven't yet used all the different goodies it offers but I am delighted with what I have discovered so far, love at first sight.

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  2. By Pauline H

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    Really enjoying using the Singer Modern Quilter 8500Q. The extra space to the right of the needle and the extra large table are great for my quilting. I also like the automatic cutting function and the knee operated presser foot lifter, very convenient when both hands are on the fabric. The reason I only gave 4 stars is that it is very fiddly trying to remove the screw and replace it when attaching the walking foot and there is nothing to hold the large 'table in position so it slides away from the machine with the weight of the quilt. I expect this will not be a problem with something smaller or lighter weight.

    Review by from Durham on

  3. By Pauline H

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    I bought this machine out of desperation, trying to quilt a large single bed quilt on a standard machine. The price is excellent and while it is still awkward rotating such a bulk of fabric, it is now possible. I really like the top loading bobbin, the automatic thread cutter and being able to adjust the sewing speed although you do have to be careful not to knock the slide speed adjuster as it moves very easily. The reason I only gave 4 stars is because the larger quilting table while excellent on size,does not lock onto the machine and keeps coming away. Possibly this is only a problem with very bulky heavier items. Also it is very fiddly removing the screw to replace the normal presser foot with the walking foot. I'm looking forwards to many adventures exploring the many options available on this machine, once I've finished the quilt.

    Review by from Durham on

  4. By Connie Kirby

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    Great machine love everything about it love the larger table great for quilting which is the reason I bought it.handles fabric well to made a satin dress and it handled it like a dream..great machine for the price

    Review by from Northumberland on

  5. By Christine Smith

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    The Singer Modern Quilter 8500Q is wonderful. It is incredibly easy to use and I would have no hesitation it recommending it to anyone. Also, buying it from Singer Sewing Machines UK saved me a great deal of money. There was a £352 difference between Singer and a famous high street retailer. The service and machine from Singer are both exceptional.

    Review by from Bristol UK on

  6. By Jim

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    Great product at great price, super fast delivery

    Review by from bristol on

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