Singer Quantum 2623 Review

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I have several sewing machines at my house, and I’ve been sewing for a couple of years now, so I figured it was time I write a review for you of my machines.  The first machine I’ll be reviewing is the one I’ve had the longest, about 3 years.  It’s a Singer Quantum 2623, which is a hand-me-down from my husband’s grandmother.

Quantum 2623

A new Singer Quantum model would cost between $400-$500 depending on the specific model you chose to purchase and the accessories that came with it. The new models are all computerized, with digital displays, while mine is more “old school”, working with knobs and dials. 

I generally use this machine as my workhorse.  Over the years it has been my go to machine for quilting, clothing construction and repairs, handbags and home decor projects.  I literally use it for everything with fabric.  This machine gets used on a daily basis, and as long as I take it in for regular maintenance every 6-8 months (and use the right needles for the project), it continues to work miracles.


I love that even though it isn’t a high end, fancy name brand machine, it it able to do just about everything I could ever want it to do.  The machine has 20+ utility and decorative stitches, including a button hole, zig-zag, and blanket stitch.  The only reason I could come up with needing more stitches is if I chose to do all of the detail work for my crazy quilts on the machine.

Christmas crazy quilt block in progress

Honestly, the only thing the machine doesn’t have that I would like on a machine is a low bobbin warning.  And that’s just because I don’t pay enough attention and sometimes run entire seams through the machine before I realize that I haven’t sewn an inch.

While you can no longer buy this particular machine new, if you see one at a yard sale, or on eBay, the machine is definitely worth a second look.  Mine has been very good to me.  And, who doesn’t love a machine that can take on almost any project you throw at it (I’m looking at you Weekender Bag in Moleskin!)?  If I ever need to replace it, I would start by looking at the new Singer Quantum machines.  They come with 600 built in stitch variations, an automatic thread cutter, and an up/down needle feature – still no low bobbin notification, but I can live with that.

What is your go to sewing machine?  How often do you use it?

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  1. msparkle on February 12, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Hi! Does this machine still serve you well? I cannot find a user manual for it and I found one to buy.. what’s your advise? Thanks !

    • Andrea on February 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

      I still use mine as my main workhorse machine. The only problem I seem to have with it (and that’s because I use it so much) is that the tension is starting to give out. I would just check to make sure that the machine you are looking at purchasing still has good tension. You can find digital copies of the manual and troubleshooting guide on the Singer website. Hope this helps.

      • msparkle on February 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm

        Ok thanks!! LOVE your blog 🙂

      • LEE on August 15, 2023 at 3:51 pm

        Hi andrea: I own a singer 2623 that my spouse bought new. I also have the booklet that came with it. However, I find the instructions/drawings in the manual incomprehensible. My stitching is always a mess and sometimes results in clumps of thread. I have never been able to figure out how to adjust tension of either bobbin or upper thread to make it right. Do you have a more explicit post or a you tube video about that?

        • Andrea on December 6, 2023 at 1:19 pm

          I do not, but I strongly recommend that you stop by your local sewing store that does machine maintenance. They should be able to assist you with adjusting the tension, and walk you thru the process.

  2. Kathryn on June 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Will this machine do work clothes, like carhardt and jeans

    • Andrea on June 23, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Mine certainly does. I often patch my husband’s pants.

  3. Karen on June 12, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Love my 2623 too- except I am at a loss when it comes to making buttonholes with it. I have a buttonhole foot (the kind that you place the button in the back of so that it makes the correct size buttonhole), and the manual ( and several college degrees!), but can’t get it to work. Any suggestions?

    • Andrea on June 20, 2019 at 8:11 am

      I have the same issue. I’ll ask my tech next time I take it in to get serviced. They are usually wonderful with that sort of thing.

  4. Mel on September 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    I also gained one of these machines and was not able to find a manual for it. However on the Singer website I found another model that looks very much the same and got the manual for that. It’s model 2932. Wish me luck!

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