Monday, February 1, 2010

My New "Baby"

Let me introduce you. This is my baby:

She's a Singer Quantum L-500. I bought her during the HSN World Launch of the Quantum L-500 for Singer. She retails at $1200, but during the launch, they had her for $799, free shipping, and 5 flex pays. Not only that, she came days earlier than expected (thank you HSN)!

She's a lot like the Babylock Quest, from the Quilter's Dream series. Which I believe is a LOT more money. Let me tell you a little bit about her.

She has a hand-free presser foot (can be operated by a knee-lifter, and I love that), integrated dual feed (like a built-in even feed foot, which can go both forward and backward and be used for decorative stitches too), an integrated bobbin-winder with it's own separate motor (can be operated while you are still sewing), and a low-bobbin sensor.

There is also 401 stitches (though some of those are actually individual letters of the alphabet for monogramming, etc.) The stitches are super cute!

There are also 7 LED lights to light the work area, which is a HUGE improvement over the Singer Futura line, which had only 2. While I'm glad there are 7 lights now, I could still use a little more light. Honestly, I'd rather have the plain old style bulbs, and have to replace them once in a while. I never had a problem seeing with that style, and I do NOT like the bluish cast that the LEDs give off. I'll probably have to use my OTT LITE when I sew.

There is soooo much more to this machine than what I've mentioned. Check out the specs from the sales page on HSN .

For those who came to this site looking for a place to buy bobbins for the Singer Quantum L-500, I have been told that the real part number is Singer Part 006S1A0001 and can be purchased at I have not confirmed that, because I want to make sure that I'm keeping my machine before I purchase bobbins from another website, but that was where I was told I could buy them.

HSN has a demo video on their site, but for some reason they put up the worst of all the demo videos they did on launch day, so it doesn't do the machine justice. (Yes, I really did watch every single demo of the machine they did, all day. I was excited! ;-) Besides, I like watching their demo videos for ideas...they show cute projects.)

I'm still learning my way around this beauty, but I will report more as I play with it. I'll probably do a more in-depth review, and if I do, I'll link to it here. I may even consider doing a You Tube "getting to know" the machine video. Check back often, or sign up as a follower to keep tabs on the latest.


  1. Wow. It is beautiful! I do not leave enough time for fun sewing anymore, but I hope to get back to it more...

  2. I am so jealous! My singer is older than me! In fact, I got it from my mother-in-law who got it as a wedding gift from her parents (she is over 60 now, so I can only guess how old my singer is;)

    I like your blog and will be coming for more inspiration!

  3. Enso: I'm so glad you like it! I love blogs with tutorials and projects on them, and I know how helpful they can be. I hope mine are a help to you. I liked your post on the ballet shoe rosettes. That would look cute on a t shirt.

    Crazymom: I'm with you on that. By the time I have time to sew, it's getting late and my husband wants me to come to bed! BTW, your post on potty training was hilarious. ( many potties do *I* have? Well, none now, but at one time as many as three...none of which got used. My kids hate them. But that didn't stop me from keeping them for five years, lol.)