Product Review: Singer 7469Q Sewing and Quilting Machine

Singer 7469Q sewing and quilting machineThe Singer 7469Q is one of the most feature-rich, affordable quilting sewing machines on the market today. The heavy duty frame and advanced feed system provide skip-free, even stitching for professional results. This machine has all of the features you need to piece, sew and quilt everything from a baby bib to a king size quilt.

This quilting / sewing machine is easy enough for a beginner to use and sophisticated enough for an experienced quilter. This is a lot of sewing machine for the price.

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In This Review:

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Quick Stats for Singer 7469Q
Notable Features
Reviewer Feedback
Video
Manual and Warranty
Singer 7469Q Extras
Products

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Quick Stats for Singer 7469Q:(Back To Top)

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Stitching Functions: 100 individual built-in stitches
Fabric: This machine can handle lightweight as well as heavier weight fabrics, including layers of denim
Button Hole Type(s): One-step automatic buttonhole feature with the choice of 7 buttonhole styles and an infinite bar-tack buttonhole so you can make them as long as you need
Bobbin Winding System Automatic bobbin winding clutch means that the needle bar disengages, stopping the up and down motion of the needle, making bobbin winding safer; winding automatically stops when bobbin is full
Bobbin: Class 15J
Bobbin Type: Top loading, very easy, no fuss – just drop-in and begin sewing
Clear Bobbin Cover: Yes – quickly determine when the thread is running low
Pressure Setting: Adjustable pressure setting: allows you to adjust the presser foot pressure setting to accommodate the type of fabric being sewn
Tension Setting: Automatic as well as adjustable tension setting – automatic tension ensures even stitches; you are also able to override the preset tension feature and adjust tension for special projects
Built-in Accessory Storage: Yes – store accessories in the accessory box located on the extension table, easily remove the accessory box for free arm sewing
Large Extension Table: Yes – Included bonus over-sized extension table for sewing those large or heavier projects such as quilts
Carry Handle: Yes – for easy portability
Drop Feed: Yes – drop feed feature for free motion quilting, embroidery as well as darning
Needle up/down: Yes – you can program the machine to have the needle stop in either the up or down position, down position is great for pivoting and tight corners
Feed Dog System:
6 Segment Feed Dog with Box Feed ensures even feeding of fabric while sewing
Quilting: Yes – free motion and traditional quilting with included features and presser feet
Embroidery: Yes – lower feed dogs for free motion embroidery; also embroider with selection of decorative stitches
Free-Arm: Yes – convert from flatbed to free arm to reach areas such as hems or cuffs
LCD Display: Yes – for displaying stitch options
Light: Yes – 2 Stay-brite LED lights provide a well-lit sewing area
Automatic Needle Threader: Yes – automatically thread the needle with a quick, easy motion
Snap-on Presser Feet: Yes – total of 9 snap-on presser feet including 4 extra bonus feet (see below)
Knee Lifter No but has extra high presser foot lifter, perfect for working with bulkier projects
Stitch Width: 7mm
Stitch Length: 5mm
Thread Delivery: top thread horizontal spool pin
Instruction Manual Yes – instruction manual in English, French and Spanish; also includes an instructional DVD
Limited Warranty: 25 yr limited warranty
Hard Cover: Dust Cover
Machine Dimensions: 17” x 8” x 12.5”
Machine Weight: 22.8 lbs
BONUS FEATURES: (1) Large Extension Table (2) 4 Extra Presser Feet for Quilting

 

Notable Features: (Back To Top)

Stitching Features

100 Stitches
With the easy pull out stitch chart the Singer 7469Q boasts 7 utility stitches, 77 decorative stitches, 6 stretch stitches for sewing on knits, 6 one-step buttonhole stitches, 1 endless buttonhole stitch, even a hand-look quilt stitch. While this isn’t an embroidery machine, the decorative stitch variety will give most sewists plenty of pretty choices for decorating cuffs, collars and pocket edges.

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Push Button Stitch Selection
Singer has placed twelve of the most Singer-7469Q-Push-Button-Stitch-Selectionpopular stitches on separate buttons under the LCD display. All other stitches are just a click or two away.

Center Zigzag Taper
When tapering into or out of a point, many machines taper to the left or the right which can leave your work looking lopsided or unprofessional. The center taper has a more polished look.

Electronic Stitch Formation
In the Singer 7469Q the stepper motors are digitally controlled so the stitches are uniform and perfectly formed each time. This is especially important when doing a long row of repeating stitch patterns. The pattern will look the same and each stitch will be formed exactly the same at the end as at the beginning.

Stitch Locking Function and Automatic Back Stitch
Anyone who has ever had to stop their progress, rotate the machine needle down, and pivot their fabric just to sew a few stitches to lock in their work knows how convenient this feature is. It’s not only convenient, but helps give your finished work a more professional look. Decorative stitches are polished and seams are strong.

Additional Features

Electronic Twin Needle Control
Switch from single needle sewing to twin needle at the push of a button. Once the needle has been changed the machine will electronically adjust to single or twin needle sewing. Change needles and push a button. It’s as easy as that.

Six Segment Feed Dogs with Box Feed
One of the most overlooked features when buying a sewing machine is the feed system, however it is extremely important to the smooth and even stitching sewists want from their machines. The Singer 7469Q has a special six point feed dog system with box feed that moves the fabric under the needle in a box motion instead of the traditional arc motion. The feed dogs are in equal contact with the fabric and presser foot throughout the entire sewing process assuring straight and even stitches.

Automatic Presser Foot Pressure
Presser feet pressure adjustment is especially important for those using their machines to quilt. For proper feeding of fabric the pressure of the feet should adjust for different fabrics and different thicknesses of fabrics. Automatic adjustment allows you to move from project to project without stopping to adjust pressure each time you change fabric.

Thirteen Needle Positions
Have you ever tried to insert a zipper or apply a trim with a needle that doesn’t adjust to the task? I have and can’t count the number of broken needles and uneven stitches. This machine has a setting for almost any sewing need.

Programmable Needle Up/Down
Being able to program the sewing machine needle to end either in an up or down position can be extremely helpful when working on applique or quilting projects. This is another of those small details that can make a huge difference in how quickly and smoothly you can move through a project.

Extension Table
When sewing machines stopped being sold with cabinets, an extension table became necessary for any machine that is used for large projects like quilts. The 7469Q is sold with substantial sewing table that allows for easier handling of your larger projects.

Snap-On Presser feet
I will no longer buy a machine without snap-on presser feet. There isn’t a lot of room to work under the needle of a sewing machine and I don’t exactly like getting my fingers stuck. Snap-on feet make the task easy and very fast.

Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
This feature is a must-have when sewing through heavy fabrics or multiple layers of fabrics. It allows you to lift the presser foot high enough to accommodate multiple layers of fabric when quilting or hemming heavy pants like blue jeans.

Reviewer Feedback: (Back To Top)

Likes

Very Pleased
I received this sewing machine today. I have sewed most of my life and quilted for 21 years, and I love this machine so far. In less than two hours I have tried almost every function, and have understood and mastered just about all. The directions were very clear. The quality of this machine compares to my last machine….a janome. I cannot wait to try the stitches to enhance my quilts!…

Love this machine
I have had my Confidence Quilter for almost 2 years and I LOVE IT! Not one complaint….I am a quilter and I keep it busy. I love the auto needle threader, the easy to follow users guide that comes with it. I was a beginner, self taught…that book is my sewing Bible. I keep it with the machine and it answers any and all questions very clearly. The only “thing” I would change is a brighter light…

Dislikes

Don’t Review this Product until You’ve Owned it for a Year
I bought this machine to step-up from my beginner Viking machine. I work full time and have a small child, so my time to sew is sparse…about 4hrs per month. The woman at Joann’s convinced me to buy this machine because it could do more than just quilting and it was right for the money. I loved the machine at first. It was smooth and I rarely had bobbin problems. Then one day, 8 months after purchase, I could not get it to work properly. The needle chewed up the bobbin and broke. Took it into the store and discovered the spring popped out. Nothing, I can do but pop the spring back in every few stitches, or pay big bucks to get it fixed…even with a warranty. I cannot recommend this machine. However, if I could do it all over again, I would spend a little more money, do a little more research and get a better machine.Update: figured out how to fix the spring myself for under $10 vs the $100 base fee for looking at the machine and potential $100+ for labor and parts. Found the part online at Sears. Now my machine runs beautifully again.

 

Bottom Line

The Singer 7469Q is a moderately priced quilting and sewing machine with many of the features found in its much higher priced counterparts. There have been some complaints with timing issues which can happen when transporting sewing machines. It is important to register this machine for warranty and purchase it from a reputable company that has a favorable return policy. The vast majority of owners sing its praises and for the price it has an excellent array of features that will allow you to tackle almost any project.

 

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Video: (Back To Top)

The video below will give you some great information on some of the features and functions of the Singer 7469Q. You will also learn about the differences and similarities of four of the machines in the Singer Confidence Line, which includes the 7463, 7467, 7470 as well as the 7469Q:

 

 

Manual and Warranty: (Back To Top)

Click text below to download the manual. Study it for the correct operation of the various functions of your machine. After you have finished, store it where it can be quickly accessed for future reference.

Manual

The manual is available at this link.

Warranty

Terms of the warranty can be found at this link.


Singer 7469Q Extras:(Back To Top)

Accessories

Accessories are conveniently stored in the accessory box located on the extension table. Pull out the accessory box for free arm sewing.

  • Needles
  • Bobbins
  • Auxiliary spool pin
  • Thread spool felts
  • Spool caps
  • Seam ripper/lint brush
  • Screwdriver
  • Extension table
  • Foot pedal
  • Power cord
  • Instruction manual

9 Included Snap-on Presser feet


*All-purpose foot
*Zipper foot
*Satin-stitch foot
*Blind-hem foot
*Buttonhole foot

4 BONUS FEET included specifically for quilting:

*Even-feed/walking foot– a presser foot with its own set of feed dogs on the bottom for easy, accurate stitching of slippery fabric or multiple layers
*Darning & embroidery foot – for free motion quilting, embroidery and darning
*Open-Toe Satin Foot – provides for greater visibility when sewing
* inch foot – for sewing perfect quarter inch seams

 

Products:(Back To Top)

Other Products You Might Be Interested In:

Brother CP-7500 Sewing / Quilting Machine

The Brother CP-7500 is another moderately priced sewing machine with strong ratings and all the features you need to do basic quilting. After you read our review of the Brother CP-7500, head on over to Amazon to see what other buyers have to say.

 

Janome DC4030PR

Janome is one of the most respected names in sewing and theirDC4030PR is an example of why they have earned that respect. It is very highly rated by those who have bought and used the machine and comes dressed up in a pink ribbon to show support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. About the only thing this machine doesn’t do is embroidery. You can read our review for it here and check out the reviews on Amazon.

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