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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 10 months ago
By
Maggie
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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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 10 months 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 10 months ago
By
MommyandHerAngels
answer 3
Yes, the Brother SQ9185 has an automatic thread cutter.
answered 10 months ago
By
BrotherCustomerService
Question

does it have automatic needle threader

asked 10 months ago
By
Julie
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
4 answers
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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 10 months ago
By
FlTwoSpirits
answer 2
yes
answered 10 months ago
By
meme2five
answer 3
Yes it does and is very easy to do. Threads for me every time
answered 10 months ago
By
MommyandHerAngels
answer 4
Julie,

The SQ-9185 does have the Advanced easy needle threading system.
answered 10 months ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

Does this machine really monogram like it says it does

asked 11 months ago
By
Debbie
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
It has alphabet letters.
answered 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months ago
By
ShayShayRoo
Question

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

asked 10 months ago
By
Karen
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
mntwinsfan1015
answer 2
Yes it does. The start/stop button will only work if the foot pedal is not plugged in.
answered 10 months ago
By
MommyandHerAngels
answer 3
Karen,

The SQ-9185 does have a start/stop button.
answered 10 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 9 months ago
By
Lee
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
Small. about 5mm
answered 8 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 8 months ago
By
PokerProAPT
answer 3
The lettering is stated as being approximately 1/4 inch high, meant for monogramming cuffs, labels, pockets.
answered 8 months ago
By
DebbieJM
Question

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

asked 6 months ago
By
Cindy
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
Thank you for your question.

Yes, the machine display will show the recommended foot for the stitch you have chosen.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
answer 2
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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
CraftyMendi
answer 3
yes, when you select the stitch it shows the letter which is etched on the different feet.
answered 6 months ago
By
finnell
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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
katy
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Ihatethispart
Question

Does this machine have a stop and start button

asked 9 months ago
By
jene
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
poloponyrider
answer 2
It has one button operation. If using the foot pedal, it creates one last stich.
answered 8 months ago
By
PokerProAPT
answer 3
Thank you for your question.

The SQ-9185 does have start/stop button.
answered 8 months ago
By
BrotherProductExpert
Question

Can the feed dogs drop down for free form stitching?

asked 10 months ago
By
Pam
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, there is an adjustment lever in the back.
answered 8 months ago
By
DebbieJM
answer 2
Yes the feed dogs drop down
answered 10 months ago
By
mntwinsfan1015
answer 3
yes the feed dogs can drop with a flip of a switch located on the back of the machine
answered 10 months ago
By
meme2five
Question

Does the SQ9185 have a needle up/down button?

I cannot find any detail on whether or not the Brother SQ9185 has a needle up/down feature. This is important to me since I do a lot of free motion quilting. I did read that you can drop the feed dogs so I would hope you could set the needle position to up or down also. Thanks.
asked 10 months ago
By
Laraine
on Brother 130-Stitch Sewing and Quilting Machine, SQ9185
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does it has a setting for that whether you want the needle to stay up when stopping or down
answered 10 months ago
By
bunnydesign
answer 2
There is a button that you push and the needle will go up if it is down and down if it is up.
answered 10 months ago
By
mntwinsfan1015
answer 3
Yes. It is located directly below the stitching speed indicator.
answered 10 months ago
By
FlTwoSpirits
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