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Recent Question:
i have this machine an it stop picking up the bottom thread i think the timings off
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All reviews talk about quilting.. is this machine also good for sewing clothes?
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You've told me everything but how I can buy it...I'd like to buy it NOW!
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Will this sew through denim, preferably two layers?
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what type of bobbin does it use? Any regular plastic one? Or does it have a specific bobbin model number I need to purchase more online?
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Can you sew 2 and 4 hole buttons on with this machine?

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Brother Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185

The Brother SQ9185 Sewing and Quilting Machine comes loaded with features. This device includes 130 unique built-in forms of stitches, including utility, decorative and heirloom. Also included are 55 alphanumeric options for basic monogramming and eight styles of one-step, auto-size buttonholes. With an extensive array of accessories, including 11 different feet, this Brother computerized sewing and quilting machine will accommodate the simplest and also the most complex projects. It also boasts a free arm for designing cuffs and sleeves and comes with a wide table for larger projects such as quilts and gowns. The variable speed control allows you to work at a rate at which you feel comfortable and productive, and the advanced easy needle threading system makes your job much easier. This Brother sewing and quilting machine's smooth fabric feeding system utilizes seven-point feed dogs. A brightly-lit LED work area makes it easy to see your work.
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Questions & Answers for Brother Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185

Question

Does this machine have an automatic thread cutter?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Maggie
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has three. One to the left rear for both needle and bobbin; one for the bobbin near the needle, and one for winding the bobbin.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
FlTwoSpirits
answer 2
No it does not have an automatic thread cutter, but does have a thread cutter on the side of the machine that allows you to cut he thread yourself.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
MommyandHerAngels
answer 3
Yes, the Brother SQ9185 has an automatic thread cutter.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
BrotherCustomerService
Question

does it have automatic needle threader

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Julie
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. Just pull the auto needle threader unit down, place the thread in the little hook, and it threads the needle for you. It also has an auto bobbin feed.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
FlTwoSpirits
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
meme2five
answer 3
Yes it does and is very easy to do. Threads for me every time
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
MommyandHerAngels
answer 4
Julie,

The SQ-9185 does have the Advanced easy needle threading system.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

Does this machine tell you which foot to use once a stitch is selected?

asked 9 months ago
By
Cindy
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Thank you for your question.

Yes, the machine display will show the recommended foot for the stitch you have chosen.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
answer 3
Yes, it will have a letter on the screen telling you what presser foot to use and the presser foot will have a Letter on it.
answered 8 months ago
By
CraftyMendi
answer 4
yes, when you select the stitch it shows the letter which is etched on the different feet.
answered 9 months ago
By
finnell
Question

Does this machine have automatic threader? (self threader)

asked 9 months ago
By
Sandy
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for your question.

Yes, the SQ-9185 has an auto threader.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
answer 2
It has a needle threader. I would call it "manual." Once you figure out how to use it, it's very easy.
answered 8 months ago
By
JulesAF
answer 3
Yes, the Brother SQ9185 has an automatic threader.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Does this machine have a stop/start button? Thanks.

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Karen
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
mntwinsfan1015
answer 2
Yes it does. The start/stop button will only work if the foot pedal is not plugged in.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
MommyandHerAngels
answer 3
Karen,

The SQ-9185 does have a start/stop button.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

Would this machine work with 220v?

asked 6 months ago
By
Vgarber
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This model is intended for use in the US with the 120V standard in this country.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
heathermarie06
answer 3
Thank you for your question.

This model is made for use in the US with the 120V for the US. Voltage specifications are printed on the rating plates of Brother Products. As a result, each product is designed and CSA/UL approved for its specified voltage. Although step up or down transformer may be used, the voltage and minimum amperage indicated on the rating plate is required. Performance may vary between (step up or down) transformer manufacturers therefore, we cannot guarantee the results. To determine the wattage of the machine, you multiply the voltage times the amperage which equals the wattage.
The manufacturer's warranty applies only to products purchased and used in the United States. For products purchased in, but used outside, the United States, this warranty covers only warranty service within the United States (and does not include shipping outside the United States).
answered 6 months ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

How big is the alphabet letting?

I recently purchased a singer professional only to find out the lettering goes up to 6mm, totally disappointed. How big does can you get with this machine?
asked 1 year ago
By
Lee
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
Small. about 5mm
answered 11 months ago
By
PokerProAPT
answer 2
It makes small letter of about the same size. This is purely small block letters not for fancy monogramming.
answered 11 months ago
By
PokerProAPT
answer 3
The lettering is stated as being approximately 1/4 inch high, meant for monogramming cuffs, labels, pockets.
answered 1 year ago
By
DebbieJM
Question

I recently purchased the SQ9185 and am having a problem that I cant seem to correct. ii purchased it at walmart and wondered iwnere I could take it t

I purchased it at walmart and was wondering where to go to get help. Loops
apperar on surface of fabric and dont quite understand how to get correct settings. I am quilting (beginner) and am using walking foot. Thank you
asked 7 months ago
By
katy
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for your question.

If you are having looping on the top of the fabric, this generally means that there is an issue in the bobbin area. Please check the bobbin and make sure it is well wound. It should be installed in the bobbin case so that it turns counter-clockwise in the bobbin case. Also, clean the bobbin area of any excess thread and lint. Change the needle making sure to use a 14 needle.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
answer 2
Your thread isn't threaded properly. I know it sounds condescending but I had to deal with this too. Check to be sure you have a fresh needle the right size for your fabric. Use a pipe cleaner to brush out all the fuzz. Pay attention to your thread making sure it passes between those two tight metal plates on the top far right before bringing it down to the front. The best thread I have found is coats and coats all purpose. Clean out your bobbin area. Set the tension back to 4 and try again with scrap fabric. It's unlikely that it is the machine. You just need to get to know it.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
heathermarie06
answer 3
I believe the bobbin tension needs to be adjusted. I had that problem as well on my singer, and changing the bobbin tension fixed the problem.
answered 7 months ago
By
Ihatethispart
Question

How to center the needle?

asked 6 months ago
By
KCKC
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
To center the needle, turn off the machine, hold down the + side of the stitch selection key and turn the sewing machine on. Release the + key after turning on the machine and the needle will be in the center starting positon.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Stitch # 01. must be changed each time the machine is turned on as it resets to #00.
answered 6 months ago
By
sgeweh
answer 3
Thank you for your question.

The center needle position is set up by choosing stitch 01. The machine defaults to a left needle position which is stitch 00.
answered 6 months ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

Does this machine really monogram like it says it does

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Debbie
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has alphabet letters.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
mntwinsfan1015
answer 2
I wouldn't say the monogram stitch is "professional" quality but I feel it does a pretty good job at it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
MommyandHerAngels
answer 3
Hi Debbie, I own this machine and yes it does monogram! It's pretty basic, only one font but it's still pretty neat. This is a step up from the SQ9050 it has more workspace and more features but both monogram :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
ShayShayRoo
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