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Create more with the Brother BQ2500 Sewing and Quilting machine

The Brother BQ2500 is a versatile sewing and quilting machine, ideal for beginners who are looking to advance, or experienced sewists looking to upgrade. You'll be mesmerized by the exciting features all packed into one machine. With 729 built-in decorative & utility stitches, 14 one-step auto-size buttonholes, and a variety of presser feet, this machine holds everything you'd need in your dream sewing studio.

The BQ2500 was designed with quilters in mind, having built-in features like automatic height adjustment, a pivot function, and a variable-speed bobbin winder, while still preserving its rich sewing heritage.

Brother BQ2500 Sewing & Quilting Machine

Made for the quilter.

Brother BQ2500 Sewing & Quilting Machine


11 ¼” needle to arm span

You'll have plenty of room to work on larger projects and quilts with a 56 square inch area. The needle to arm span measures 127mm x 286mm (5" x 11¼").

Brother BQ2500 Needle to Arm

Brother BQ2500 LCD Display

7” LCD colour touch screen display

With little or no colour shifting, you can see up to 260,000 colours. View on-screen tutorials and use the large, intuitive on-screen icons to control the machine.


15 Feet Included

  • Zigzag foot “J”
  • Monogramming foot “N”
  • Overcasting foot “G”
  • Zipper foot “I”
  • Blind stitch foot “R”
  • Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot
  • Button fitting foot “M”
  • Buttonhole foot “A”
  • Straight stitch foot
  • Free motion quilting foot
  • Free motion open toe quilting foot
  • Free motion echo quilting foot
  • ¼”Quilting foot with guide
  • Open toe foot for MuVit
  • Stitch in the ditch dual feed foot

Slide Speed Control

The slide speed control allows you to change the speed from slow to fast. This can also be used to change the stitch width while you sew.

The start/stop button can be used instead of a foot controller.

Brother BQ2500 Slide Speed Control

Brother BQ2500 MuVit Digital Dual Feed

Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot

This new Brother Muvit is a digital dual-feed foot that allows you to easily feed a variety of materials (such as denim or silk). This foot provides better visibilty for your sewing and accommodates for thicker materials, with the ability to stitch forwards and backwards. The touch screen can be used to modify the unique digitally controlled direct motor powered foot to accommodate varied fabrics. Simply select the required feed using the plus and minus keys, then save the setting to memory for future use. When dual feed isn't needed, the foot can be turned off or removed easily.

This digitally controlled accessory foot is designed for difficult jobs that demand special handling, so you can trust that it will operate smoothly with just a touch.


Built-in stitches and fonts

This machine features 729 built-in sewing stitches, 14 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles and 5 sewing fonts. It also includes an additional 30 stitches on a CD, totalling your library to 759 stitches! There are so many options to create something unique!

My Custom Stitch

With the BQ2500, you can be creative by combining stitches for decorative projects, letters for words, and even name labels and memories for those one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones. Plus, with the 'My Custom Stitch' option, you can design your own stitch directly on the LCD display, giving you complete control over the style with on-screen editing.

Brother BQ2500 My Custom Stitch

Brother BQ2500 Pivot Function

Pivot Function

The presser foot automatically lifts while the needle remains lowered for quick and easy fabric manipulation and pivoting. You'll have no trouble turning corners, following curves, and maneuvering around appliqué crafts. A must have for all quilters and sewers.


Automatic needle threading system

To thread the needle quickly and easily, simply glide your thread through the designated path and press the button.

Brother BQ2500 Automatic Needle Threading

Brother BQ2500 LED Lighting

LED Lighting and Spacious Work Area

You can illuminate your project with a 10" glow around the needle thanks to the improved LED illumination on the spacious 11.25" workstation.


Automatic Height Adjuster (AHA)

The AHA function keeps the presser foot pressure constant and helps maintain uniform stitch length on all fabric thicknesses, resulting in more consistent stitch quality over uneven surfaces.

Brother BQ2500 Automatic Height Adjuster

Sideways and Directional Sewing

The machine sews straight and zigzag stitches not just forwards and backwards, but also sideways, making it ideal for stylish decorative mending. This machine can also stitch diagonally while using a straight stitch, in addition to stitching sideways.

Free-motion quilting and thread painting

Remove the feed dogs and install the included free-motion foot, which allows you to guide the fabric freely by hand. The machine is ready to go whether you're quilting a simple pattern or thread painting a complex design.


Brother BQ2500 Quick-set Bobbin

Quick set bobbin

Simply drop in a full bobbin, thread in the direction of the arrow, and you're ready to stitch with the quick set drop-in bobbin feature.


Bobbin Winder

The machine includes a built-in bobbin winder, allowing you to swiftly and effortlessly load your bobbins with your favourite thread colour!

Brother BQ2500 Bobbin Winder

Brother BQ2500 feed dogs

7 point feed dogs

Superior stitch quality is ensured by the box motion feeding action paired with the 7-point feed dog system. From sheer silk to denim, sew smooth seams on any weight of fabric. It also prevents the material from shrinking or moving throughout the stitching process.


Continuous Automatic Pressure System

The ICAPS feature keeps the presser foot pressure constant regardless of fabric thickness, ensuring uniform stitch length on all fabrics.

Brother BQ2500 Automatic Pressure System

Brother BQ2500 USB

USB Connection

Built-in USB connection for importing decorative stitches from a USB stick or connecting to your computer with a USB mouse (not supplied) for quick software updates and upgrades.


Lockstitch

This stitch is a lock off/reinforcement. When you hit this button, the machine will sew 3 to 5 reinforcement stitches at the conclusion of your sewing and then stop.

Brother BQ2500 Lockstitch

Brother BQ2500 Knee Lifter

Knee Lifter

To raise and lower the presser foot, use the knee lift and leave your hands free. Ideal for large projects like quilts.


Automatic thread cutter

The upper and lower threads can be cut at the push of a button, or the machine can be programmed to cut them automatically for stitching.

Automatic Thread Tension

The tension will adjust automatically based on the stitch you've chosen, so you won't have to worry about it.


Made for speed

You’ll be creating an endless supply of projects with 1,050 stitches per minute.

Built-in Help

There are animated video demonstrations and assistance manuals available to recommend the perfect settings for your stitching.

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What's in the box

  • Zigzag foot “J”
  • Monogramming foot “N”
  • Overcasting foot “G”
  • Zipper foot “I”
  • Blind stitch foot “R”
  • Button fitting foot “M”
  • Buttonhole foot “A”
  • Straight stitch foot
  • Free motion quilting foot "C"
  • Free motion echo quilting foot "E"
  • Free motion open toe quilting foot "O"
  • ¼”Quilting foot with guide
  • Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot
  • Knee Lifter
  • Straight Stitch Needle Plate
  • Cord Guide Bobbin Cover (With Single Hole)
  • Bobbin Cover (with Mark)
  • Bobbin Case for Bobbin Work
  • Grid Sheet Set
  • My Custom Stitch CD
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Operation Manual
  • Dust Cover
  • Additional Accessories Included in Box

Quilters Bundle valued at $400 included:

  • Wide Table
  • Open Toe Foot for MuVit
  • Stitch in the Ditch Dual Feed Foot
  • 2-Spool thread stand

Brother Warranty

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SKU: BQ2500
Barcode: 4977766817080

Brother BQ2500 - Sewing and Quilting Machine

Basic Features | Quilting Features | Sewing Features

Basic Features

Electronic Warranty 5 Years
Mechanical Warranty 3 Years
LCD Display Size Diagonal 7"
Display (number of colours) 260,000
Stitch Select Touch Panel
Opening Screen Yes
On-Screen Help Yes
Built-in Languages Yes
On-Screen Editing Yes
Lighting LED 10" Lighting
Thread Tension Automatic
Needle Threading System Automatic
Easy Bobbin Winding Yes
Adjustable Bobbin Winding Speed Yes
Thread Sensor Upper and Bobbin
Thread Sensor On/Off Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Quick-Set Bobbin Yes
Full USB 1
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability Yes
Mouse Capability by USB Yes
Media Type USB
# Included Feet 15
Included Feet
  • Zigzag foot “J”
  • Monogramming foot “N”
  • Overcasting foot “G”
  • Zipper foot “I”
  • Blind stitch foot “R”
  • Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot
  • Button fitting foot “M”
  • Buttonhole foot “A”
  • Straight stitch foot
  • Free motion quilting foot
  • Free motion open toe quilting foot
  • Free motion echo quilting foot
  • ¼”Quilting foot with guide
  • Open toe foot for MuVit
  • Stitch in the ditch dual feed foot

Quilting Features

Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes - with Automatic Fabric Sensor System
Presser Foot Leveling Yes
Automatic Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed Yes
Pivot Function Yes
Drop Feed/Free-Motion Yes
Free-Motion Quilting Foot Yes
Built-in Quilting Stitches Yes
Included Quilting Feet Yes
Included Wide Table Yes

Sewing Features

Bed Area (Depth x Width) Inches 7.7" x 15.6"
Work Space (Height x Width) Inches 5.0" x 11.25"
Maximum Sewing Spped (Stitches Per Minute) 1,050
Knee Lifter Yes
Feed Dog 7 (longer version)
Back to Beginning Key Yes
Standard Presser Feet 17
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 759 (729 built-in plus 30 on CD)
Buttonhole Styles 14 One-Step
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts 5 (3 Alphabet, 1 Cyrillic, 1 Japanese)
Stitch Width 7mm
Stitch Length 5mm
Reinforcement Stitch Button Yes
V-Sonic Pen for Sewing Yes
Sew Straight Laser Vision Guide Yes
My Custom Stitch Feature Yes
Sideways Sewing Yes
Directional Sewing Yes
Start/Stop Button Yes
Speed Controller Yes
Twin Needle Setting Key Yes
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) Yes
Automatic Height Adjuster (AHA) Feature Yes
SKU BQ2500
Barcode # 4977766817080
Brand Brother
Shipping Weight 25.3000kg
Shipping Width 0.450m
Shipping Height 0.570m
Shipping Length 0.770m
Shipping Cubic 0.197505000m3
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Brother Australia Innov-is warranty:

3 year on mechanical parts
5 years on electrical and electronic parts

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