12 Best Starter Sewing Machine For Quilting

Updated on: October 2021

Best Starter Sewing Machine For Quilting in 2021


EverSewn Ultimate Sewing Starter Kit

EverSewn Ultimate Sewing Starter Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Wide Table, Hard Cover, LCD Display and Auto Needle Threader

Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Wide Table, Hard Cover, LCD Display and Auto Needle Threader
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Included Components: Carrying Case/Cover
  • Voltage: 110

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • 27 UNIQUE BUILT-IN STITCHES: The XM2701 includes 27 built-in stitches including decorative, blind hem, zigzag, and stretch stitches and an auto-size buttonhole
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER AND DROP-IN TOP BOBBIN: This sewing machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: The XM2701 comes with 6 sewing feet, 3-piece needle set, twin needle, 4 bobbins, instructional DVD, manual and more
  • VERSATILE FREE ARM: This free arm sewing machine is perfect for a wide range of everyday sewing projects, and users from beginners to advanced
  • AT YOUR SIDE SUPPORT The XM2701 comes with Brother At Your Side support offering free technical support via online live chat or phone for the life of your machine

Brother XR3774 Full-Featured Quilting Machine with 37 Stitches, 8 Sewing Feet, Wide Table, and Instructional DVD, 8 Included Sewing Feet, Red, 8 Included Sewing Feet

Brother XR3774 Full-Featured Quilting Machine with 37 Stitches, 8 Sewing Feet, Wide Table, and Instructional DVD, 8 Included Sewing Feet, Red, 8 Included Sewing Feet
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Easy-to-use, value-packed and versatile, perfect for a wide range of everyday sewing projects
  • Least expensive Brother sewing machine that Includes a wide table for large scale projects such as quilts
  • 37 unique built-in stitches, including a great selection of decorative stitches (74 total stitch functions), and a one-step auto-size buttonholer for virtually perfect buttonholes
  • Includes 8 sewing feet, with buttonhole, zipper, zigzag, blind stitch, button sewing, narrow hemmer, walking and quilting feet. Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute): 800
  • Ease of use features include built-in needle threader, jam-resistant top drop-in bobbin and brightly lit LED work area

New brothread 40 Brother Colors Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread Kit 500M (550Y) Each Spool for Brother Babylock Janome Singer Pfaff Husqvarna Bernina Embroidery and Sewing Machines

New brothread 40 Brother Colors Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread Kit 500M (550Y) Each Spool for Brother Babylock Janome Singer Pfaff Husqvarna Bernina Embroidery and Sewing Machines
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • ★ 40 SPOOLS PER KIT + COLOR CHART - 40 spools great assorted bright and beautiful colors Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread to brighten and beautify all sort of your embroidery projects. Using Color Chart to find similar Brother Color No. and name, Conversion Chart of Madeira is also available.
  • ★ PERFECT WEIGHT & LENGTH - Each spool has 40 WT and 500M(550Y) length, which makes these spools of Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread ideal for all sort of your embroidery projects.
  • ★ EXCELLENT TENSILE STRENGTH - Lower risks of breaking or fraying, Elasticity and Tenacity of polyester also reduces risks of looping and puckering of Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread.
  • ★ SUPER COLOR FASTNESS - Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread holds up colors even when subjected to commercial laundering, bleaching and other harsh chemicals, desirable features for workwears, uniforms and linens which are often subjected to commercial laundering.
  • ★★ New Brothread Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread always think what you think, do what you do, love what you love. ▶【NOTE: This kit DOES NOT come with wood rack!!!】▶▶【MAKE SURE BUYING THROUGH "New Brothread" (Sold by) for original WARRANTY!!!】

SINGER | Quantum Stylist 9960 Computerized Portable Sewing Machine with 600-Stitches Electronic Auto Pilot Mode, Extension Table and Bonus Accessories, Perfect for Customizing Projects

SINGER | Quantum Stylist 9960 Computerized Portable Sewing Machine with 600-Stitches Electronic Auto Pilot Mode, Extension Table and Bonus Accessories, Perfect for Customizing Projects
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • SINGER COMPUTERIZED SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 portable sewing machine has loads of ease-of-use features to allow you to fulfill your creative dreams Has a large selection of stitches including basic, stretch and decorative stitches for fashion sewing, quilting, home decor and crafting There’s even a selection of fonts to personalize projects
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER: Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle’s eye, in seconds The built-in needle threader threads the eye of the needle for you, eliminating eye strain and frustration
  • BEST SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine has 600 Built-In Stitches including 5 Alphanumeric Fonts and 13 built-in 1-Step Buttonholes with Exclusive Buttonhole Underplate It also has Mirror Imaging and Stitch Elongation providing even more creative possibilities
  • HIGH-SPEED SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine has a maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly
  • SEWING MACHINE ACCESSORIES: A variety of presser feet are included with the sewing machine: All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Button Sewing Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Open Toe Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning and Embroidery Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch/Quilting Foot, Even Feed / Walking Foot 110 volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only

Brother RLX3817A 17-Stitch Sewing Machine, Blue (Renewed)

Brother RLX3817A 17-Stitch Sewing Machine, Blue (Renewed)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • 17 unique built-in stitches, including one 4-step auto-size buttonhole
  • 4 included sewing feet: zigzag foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot
  • Free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves
  • Jam-resistant, Quick-set drop-in top bobbin system. Upper thread tension control dial help you avoid too loose or puckered stitches. Clear-view bobbin cover and bobbin allow you to see when you’re low on thread
  • Included instructional CD gets you started and shows how to use your machine

Sew Steady Quilting Template 6 Piece Template Set (Low & Medium Shank)

Sew Steady Quilting Template 6 Piece Template Set (Low & Medium Shank)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Domestic Quilting Templates allow free motion quilting on any domestic sewing machine.
  • This sampler package provides you with templates that will allow you to learn how to use 250+ Quilting Templates Designed by Westalee.
  • INCLUDES: 6" Spiral, Spin E Fex #4, COQ Spin Wheels #36, 4 ARC, Clamshell, 2" Simple Circle.
  • Foot sold separately - We recommend using Sew Steady's quilting templates with the Westalee Design Ruler Foot that is specifically designed to work on any domestic or long arm sewing machine. You may also try using it in conjunction with some of the other ruler feet available from select manufacturers.
  • To determine your size, all you need to do is lower your foot and then measure the height of the different thickness of templates for Domestic machines based on shank height. The "½" refers to the diameter of the foot. This results in a stitch line that is always a ¼" from the needle. call 1-800-401-8151 and speak to one of our Expert Sewing Consultants to confirm.

Brother, Computerized Sewing Machine, XR9550PRW, Project Runway Limited Edition, 110 Built-in Utility, LCD Screen, Hard Case, 8 Included Feet, White

Brother, Computerized Sewing Machine, XR9550PRW, Project Runway Limited Edition, 110 Built-in Utility, LCD Screen, Hard Case, 8 Included Feet, White
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • LARGE LCD SCREEN: The Brother XR9550PRW computerized sewing machine is easy to navigate thanks to its large backlit LCD screen
  • 110 BUILT-IN STITCHES: The Project Runway Limited Edition computerized sewing machine includes 110 utility, decorative and heirloom stitches
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER: With a simple touch of a lever, the advanced easy needle threader pushes your thread right through the eye
  • 8 ONE-STEP AUTO-SIZE BUTTONHOLE STYLES: Choose from 8 styles of one-step, auto-size buttonholes for virtually perfect buttonholes
  • HARD CASE WITH WIDE TABLE: The Brother XR9550PRW Project Runway Limited Edition sewing machine comes with a hard case and a wide table

SINGER | Simple 3232 Portable Sewing Machine with 32 Built-In Stitches Including 19 Decorative Stitches, Automatic Needle Threader and Free Arm, Best Sewing Machine for Beginners

SINGER | Simple 3232 Portable Sewing Machine with 32 Built-In Stitches Including 19 Decorative Stitches, Automatic Needle Threader and Free Arm, Best Sewing Machine for Beginners
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • SINGER PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER 3232 portable sewing machine features 32 built-in stitches, a built-in 1-step buttonhole, built-in needle threader and a heavy-duty metal frame making sewing creative projects fun and easy
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER: Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle’s eye in seconds. The built-in needle threader helps you thread the eye of the needle effortlessly
  • SEWING SPEED: The SINGER 3232 sewing machine has a maximum speed of 750 stitches-per-minute, so larger projects can be sewn quickly
  • HIGH PRESSER FOOT LIFTER: The SINGER Simple 3232 sews several layers of thick fabric. The presser foot can be raised to a higher position for easy positioning of your project
  • AUTOMATIC REVERSE SEWING MACHINE: Push the conveniently located automatic reverse button to sew in reverse and reinforce the stitching
  • This sewing machine is warranted for use in the US and Canada at 110 volts only. Watts:60

Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine - 50 Built-In Stitches - Automatic Threading

Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine - 50 Built-In Stitches - Automatic Threading
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Brother Project Runway model delivers couture-level, consistent stitch quality
  • 50 stitches – customize in style with built-in clothing, decorative, heirloom and quilting stitches. Free Arm for Sewing Cuffs and Sleeves. Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute)850
  • Includes complete designer sewing and finishing solutions, with 6 specialty feet, accompanying stitches, and specialty needles. Enjoy designer features for blind hems, zippers, overcasting edges, sewing on buttons, knits and stretch fabrics, twin needle top stitching, and more
  • Professional, elegant buttonholes – 5 one-step buttonholes automatically sized to fit your specific buttons, for truly custom results
  • Reliable, easy threading of both top thread and bobbin – for consistent, high quality stitching. Please note: this machine is recommended for use in countries that do not support 120V AC, even if a voltage adapter is in use

Brother Quilting Machine, HC1850 185 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, 8 Included Sewing Feet

Brother Quilting Machine, HC1850 185 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, 8 Included Sewing Feet
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • 185 UNIQUE BUILT-IN STITCHES: The HC1850 includes 130 sewing stitches including 8 styles of auto-size buttonholes, plus 55 alphanumeric sewing stitches
  • ADVANCED NEEDLE THREADER AND DROP-IN TOP BOBBIN: This sewing and quilting machine includes an advanced needle threading function that easily pushes thread through the needle with the press of a lever and a jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: The HC1850 quilting and sewing machine includes a wide table, 8 feet, instructional DVD, manual and more
  • LCD SCREEN: Easily select your stitches with the touch of a button and view your selections on the LCD display
  • AT YOUR SIDE SUPPORT: The HC1850 comes with Brother At Your Side support offering free technical support via online, live chat or phone for the life of your machine

How to Get Your Quilting Fabric in Order

This outlines simple ways to organize your quilt fabric.

Even the least organized person can restore a little order in the fabric stash with a few (OK maybe several) hours and three simple steps.

First, realize your fabric is yours, so the way you organize it shouldn't be what your best friend or neighbor would call logical. What works for you is what works. BUT throwing it in a pile, stuffing it in a closet or hiding it under the bed does not qualify as organized.

There are three simple steps to achieving organizational bliss:

STEP 1 Sorting
Sort fabric in broad categories, such as color or manufacturer/designer. Then further sort each lovely pile into sub-categories - lights/darks, pattern/solid what ever you decide. If you have children, they can help sort too.

For a small stash you may only need to go this far. If you have a large collection, you want to keep subdividing until you can easily determine what you have. For instance you could have several blue, floral prints from Amy Butler's Lotus line, there should be a box for those particular fabrics (more on storage below).

STEP 2 Storage
With every fabric collector there comes a favorite way to store the fabric. Ideally fabric should be protected from the elements - dust, pets, sunlight, curious children etc. - yet easily retrievable.

Plastic bins are a popular option and come in a variety of sizes. Shoe boxes and zippered plastic bags are also inexpensive ways to store your fabric. Also, if you've got the budget, consider adding a closet organizer unit to your craft room. Its shoe cubbies and shelves are perfect for parking your piles of material.

STEP 3 Labeling
The purpose of organizing is to know where everything is. That's where labeling comes in. Some people suggest keeping a catalog with a square inch swatch of each fabric next to the fabric name, manufacturer, location (which shelf is that on?) and date purchased.

You may not choose to go to those measures, but it helps to list a bin's contents so you know what you have to work with.

Helpful Hint: If your stash is beyond organizing in a few hours, set a timer for 20 minutes and start sorting. When the timer goes off, take a break or stop for the day. You'll be surprised how much you accomplish in that time.

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