79.7 The Singer 7469Q Confidence is said by most owners to be a fairly basic sewing and quilting machine that is good for beginners. Those that purchased the machine like the fact that it is easy to operate and that it comes with a wide range of accessories. But it does have its detractors. Some owners find the light too dim and the lack of instructions for items like the presser feet to be frustrating. Consumer ratings also show mixed sentiment for the 7469Q. [REF Singer Sewing Machine Reviews]
Consumer comments related to this machine are both good and bad. Many owners really like the 7469Q and are happy with its performance and abilities while others simply do not like this machine citing poor quality construction and frustrating issues with the threader, tensioner, bobbin system, etc.
Many consumers do like the extended bed which provides extra space for larger pieces of material. It also comes with a DVD that shows an overview of the machine. A number of owners have indicated that the Singer 7469Q is fairly easy to setup and use and that they are pleased with the wide array of accessories including a multitude of feet, bobbins, needles, etc. It is also described as a great machine for people who like quilting but are on a budget.
However the LED light that comes with this machine is not bright enough. Most consumers agree on this and a number indicated that they have purchased their own light to illuminate the sewing area. Also there is no information or instructions on the additional presser feet and questions sent to customer service take a very long time to get answered.
A review of consumer comments from several quality sites yields the following common Singer Confidence Quilter likes and dislikes:
- extended bed is quite useful when working with large pieces of material
- easy to setup and use
- relatively quiet operation
- has instruction manual and machine intro DVD
- comes with a series of presser feet
- instruction manual doesnt cover everything
- LED light is not bright enough
- customer service response is slow if you have questions
Quite a few consumer ratings were found (over 70) and they range from 1 star out of 5 to 5 stars out of 5. Some owner frustration does show in the final score with the Singer 7469Q Confidence Quilter Sewing and Quilting Machine getting a very average 79.7 out of a possible 100.
Consumer ratings are shown in the table below:
|Amazon||3.9 stars out of 5||20|
|Joann||4 stars out of 5||47|
|Viewpoints||4 stars out of 5||5|
|Mr Vac & Mrs Sew||5 stars out of 5||1|
Key Sewing Machine Features
- 98 built in stitches (selection via push button)
- Adjustable stitch length and width
- Electronic twin needle control
- Automatic needle threader
- Seven one step buttonholes
- Easy to use top loading bobbin system
- Programmable needle up/down (for quilters)
- Extension bed
- Extra high presser foot lifter
- Automatic tension
- Specially designed feed dog for more accurate material feeding
- Stitch locking function
- Free arm
- Electronic foot controller
- 13 needle positions
The Singer 7469Q Confidence Quilter sewing and quilting machine comes with a very wide range of accessories including several presser feet, needles, bobbins, thread spool caps, extension table, seam ripper, screwdriver, seam guide, quilting guide, instruction manual and much more. The machine carries a 25-year limited warranty which breaks down to 25-years for parts, 5-years on electronics, and 1-year labor.