This diminutive machine packs a lot of features at an entry level price. The free arm machine is great for working with small items and the extension table adds the needed space for quilting and free motion embroidery.
The Singer 7285Q has all the decorative and utility stitches you’ll need with 71 decorative, 9 basic, 15 quilting and 8 stretch stitches. It also makes 7 buttonhole types with ease and the drop-in bobbin with clear cover means you’ll never run out of thread mid-seam.
Although this machine does not have a lowering mechanism for the feed dogs, it comes with a raised face plate so you can easily do free motion quilting and sewing. This package includes four quilting and utility feet that work great with this face plate. They include a quarter inch foot, satin stitch foot, walking foot and darning/embroidery foot.
The Singer 7285Q also has advanced features like automatic threading, speed controller lever, programmable up/down needle position and locking stitch function, so your quilts and decorative stitches won’t unravel.
The entire package zips up in a canvas carrying case with space for the extension table as well as the machine and accessories. This makes it perfect for carrying to sewing workshops, quilting classes and for dorm rooms.
While this machine may not have a large throat for big quilting projects, rolling the quilt allows you to sew many medium-size projects. The up/down needle position feature makes quilting and applique a breeze, as you don’t need to manually move the needle each time you come to a stop.
The start and stop button, along with the speed control lever allows you to set your speed for free motion quilting without the use of the foot pedal.
The extra high foot presser makes sewing over bulky layers of fabric a breeze and the automatic stitch length and width settings can be manually over-ridden to adapt to your specific project.
The Singer 7285Q has everything you need to get started with your sewing project right out of the box. The package includes accessories like a seam ripper, lint brush, instruction manual, needles, screwdriver, and bobbins. It also comes with a basic utility foot, buttonhole foot, zipper foot, overcast foot, blind hem foot, rolled hem foot and gathering foot, as well as the foot pedal, power cord and canvas carrying case.