Innov-is VQ4 sewing and quilting machine

Take your sewing and quilting to higher levels with the Brother Innov-is VQ4. Packed with innovative features and ample space for sewing larger items, this machine can accomplish virtually any task you set it. If you are a passionate sewer or quilter, reward yourself with the exquisite Innov-is VQ4.

£3,499.00 Inc. VAT


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The complete package for all passionate sewers and quilters.

The Brother Innov-is VQ4 combines professional-level features, like the laser guideline marker, ultrasonic sensor pen and digital dual feed foot for perfect sewing results.

Choose from 473 built-in stitches - from functional and quilting stitches to wide decorative stitches. And if that is not enough, create your own with the My Custom Stitch function on the large 7 inch colour LCD screen.

With a working space of 285mm and the included wide extension table, you can sew large quilts or other bulky items with ease. The digital dual feed will sew thick layers and thin fabrics with the same ease. Great features like the pivot function, automatic trimming, automatic needle threader and central controls will provide you hours of sewing fun.

The laser guideline marker is the ultimate tool to help you guide your sewing, exactly where you want to sew. The ultrasonic sensor pen takes the guesswork out of where your needle will drop and you can use it to make sure stitching ends where you need it to ends.

The Innov-is VQ4 comes with a wide range of included accessories - quilting feet for the digital dual feed drive, a straight stitch needle plate for thin fabrics or small piecing parts, a multi-foot control and a knee lift which will allow you to keep your hands on your project for perfect and precise results.

For help and advice on setting up your sewing machine, visit, and you can also take a look at our accessories page to make sure you have everything you need to get started.

Key Features

  • Extra-large long arm - 285mm
  • Large LCD touch screen
  • 473 built-in sewing and decorative stitches
  • 14 Styles of 1-step automatic buttonholes
  • Direct dual drive foot - adjust to different fabrics
  • Guideline marker function for straight and even sewing
  • Ultrasonic sensor pen for precision placement
  • Automatic needle threader
  • ICAPS for superior stitch quality when sewing over different thicknesses of fabric
  • Wide range of accessories included

What's in the box

  • Zigzag foot “J” (on machine)
  • Monogramming foot “N”
  • Overcasting foot “G”
  • Zipper foot “I”
  • Buttonhole foot “A”
  • Blind stitch foot “R”
  • Button fitting foot “M”
  • Straight stitch foot
  • Free motion quilting foot “C”
  • Free motion echo quilting foot “E”
  • 1/4” quilting foot with guide F057
  • Free motion open toe quilting foot “O”
  • Dual feed foot DF1
  • Open toe dual feed foot F070
  • Stitch in the ditch dual feed foot F075
  • Couching dual feed foot F074
  • Dual feed 1/4 inch guide foot F076
  • Dual feed quilting guide F077
  • 2 Spool stand TS6
  • Multi-function foot controller MFFC1
  • Adapter
  • Screw (small)
  • Needle set*1
  • Twin needle*2
  • Bobbin × 10
  • Seam ripper
  • Cleaning brush
  • Eyelet punch
  • Screwdriver (small)
  • Screwdriver (large)
  • Disc-shaped screwdriver
  • Vertical spool pin
  • Spool cap (small)
  • Spool cap (medium) × 2
  • Spool cap (large)
  • Spool cap (special)
  • Bobbin clip × 10
  • Spool felt (on machine)
  • Spool net × 2
  • Touch pen (stylus)
  • Knee lifter
  • USB cable
  • Bobbin case (gray, for bobbin work)
  • Straight stitch needle plate
  • Cord guide bobbin cover (with single hole)
  • Bobbin cover (with mark)
  • Bobbin cover (on machine)
  • Wide table WT10
  • Grid sheet set
  • Sensor pen
  • Pen holder
  • Accessory bag
  • Operation manual
  • Quick Reference Guide

Features in depth

Direct dual drive foot
This advanced foot allows you to feed an incredible array of fabrics (such as denim or silk) with incredible ease. The exclusive motor-driven dual drive foot can be directly adjusted to accommodate different fabrics from the touch screen.
Simply set the required feed, using the plus and minus keys, and save the settings to memory for ease and future use. When dual feed isn’t required, the foot can be switched off or easily removed.

Laser guideline marker
The Innov-is VQ4 includes an innovative laser guide that projects a perfect straight line onto your fabric. Simply guide your fabric along the line for straight sewing, and also for hems, piecing, pin tucking or cording.

The easy-to-use laser guide position can be adjusted within a 14 mm range using the LCD screen. (Use the ultrasonic pen to choose where you want the guideline, and the laser line will appear exactly where you need it.)

Hundreds of sewing stitches to select from
The Innov-is VQ4 contains hundreds of impressive utility, decorative and quilting stitches, including buttonholes and monogram fonts. If you can’t quite find the exact stitch you’re looking for, simply use the stitch editing feature to adjust the height, width and density of many of the built-in stitches, which can then be saved for future use.

The Innov-is VQ4 also allows you to be creative and combine stitches for decorative projects, letters for sentences or even name labels and memories for those special projects for loved ones.

Long arm sewing
The extra-large long arm (11 1/4”, 285 mm) gives you more space than ever. The Innov-is VQ4 gives a wider expanse of space for those extra-large quilting, fashion and home décor projects. It also comes with an wide extension table and a multi pin spool stand.

Large LCD touch screen
The large, bright, clear, full colour LCD touch screen display offers user-friendly controls to select stitches and features.

Fast sewing
With high speed 1,050 stitches per minute, the Innov-is VQ4 will complete your sewing and qulting projects quickly and smoothly.

My Custom Stitch™
No matter which style stitch you like, you have the freedom to create your own stitch directly on the LCD panel by using the My Custom Stitch’™ feature.

Ultrasonic pen
The ultrasonic pen lets you adjust zigzag or decorative stitches. Simply use the pen to adjust the stitch width and position effortlessly by just touching and tapping where you would like the stitch to start. Also mark how wide you want the stitch, sit back and let the Innov-is VQ4 to do the rest.

Needle position - Set straight stitch needle position by simply pointing to where you want to sew on the fabric and the Innovis VQ4 will start sewing on the line.

Easy finishing - Just like setting the start point, now you can set the endpoint for your stitches. Simply touch the position where you want to stop sewing and the machine will stop and tie off the stitch at that point. In addition, the Innov-is VQ4 will also automatically adjust the stitch to fit into the space – so relax, knowing that the VQ4 will intuitively stop at the end point without leaving a decorative stitch incomplete.

Ultra-bright feature lighting
The ultra-bright LED lighting gives a crisp bright natural light, so you can see colours and stitch details, no matter what your lighting conditions. The lighting brightness is fully adjustable, so you can set it at a level to suit you and your environment.

Central controls
Handy central controls help to make sewing simpler and electronic touch pads provide fingertip control of machine functions.

Automatic electronic needle threading

Threading the needle is so simple, at the touch of a button.

Slide speed control
Adjust the speed from slow to fast. This can also be set to alter stitch width whilst sewing.

7-point feed
Super-smooth feeding for superior stitch quality including sideway feeding.

Extra-large colour touch screen
Simply touch the large clear wide-angle screen to:
• Edit on screen embroidery
• Customise your settings
• Change to any one of the 13 built-in languages
• Check the time with its clock
• View on-screen video tutorials and built-in help guides to recommend the perfect setting for your sewing

The Innov-is VQ4 Continuous Automatic Pressure System (ICAPS), continuously detects fabric thickness whilst you sew and automatically adjusts the foot pressure to give superior even stitch quality when stitching over differing fabric thicknesses. This is especially useful for free motion embroidery and ensures super-smooth constant stitching throughout.

USB ports
Connect a USB device such as a memory stick.

Quick set bobbin
Just drop in a full bobbin and be ready to sew immediately.

Knee lifter

Free up your hands using this knee lift to raise/lower the presser foot. Ideal when working on larger projects such as quilts.

Supplies and Accessories

Specification Details

Specification Details

Machine Size Large
Product Type Quilting, Sewing, Small Business Use
Skill Level Expert
Accessory Box Yes
Bobbin Type Horizontal
Case Semi-rigid soft case
Machine Type Electronic
Insertion of Bobbin Quick Set Bobbin
Lighting 5 LEDs
Number Of Needles 1
USB Port USB Port
Display Size 7"
Stitch Selection LCD Touchscreen
Type of Screen LCD-Touchscreen Colour
Consumption Power 67 W
Eco Mode (Auto Power Off/Sleep Mode) Yes
Voltage 220 - 240V
Adjustable presser foot Electronic
Automatic reverse / reinforcement stitch Yes
Bobbin Work Yes
Built-In Lettering Styles 5
Buttonholes 14
Circular Sewing Optional
Combine stitches Yes
Continuous Automatic Pressure System (ICAPS) Yes
Direct Dual Feed Yes
Drop feed setting Electronic
Electronic slide speed control yes
Extension Wide Table Yes
Free arm sewing Yes
Knee lift Yes
Laser Function Yes
Lock stitch button Yes
Max. Sewing Speed (Stitches per minute) 1050
Max Sewing Speed for Decorative Stitches 410
Mechanical Dual Feed Optional
Mirror imaging Yes
Multi-Directional Sewing Yes (up to 8 sideways)
Multi-function foot controller Yes
My Custom Stitch Yes
Needle Stop Position Control Up/Down Yes
Number of sewing stitches *incl. buttonholes 473
Pivot function Yes
Presser Foot Levelling Button Yes
Repeated single sewing Yes
Sensor Camera Pen for Stitch Width/Length/LR Shift Setting Yes
SFDS (Square Feed Drive System) Yes
Snap on Presser Feet System Yes
Speed control customised for zigzag width Yes
Stippling Function Free Hand Quilting
Stitch Length (mm) 5
Stitch Width (mm) 7
Workspace (cm) 28.5
Warranty Brother 3 year Warranty *Commercial use only 1 year warranty
Adjustable Thread Tension Automatic
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Bobbin Winder Independant
Lower Thread Sensor Yes
Needle Threading System Automatic
Upper Thread Sensor Yes
Machine Dimension (mm) 571 x 284 x 332
Weight (kg) 15.3