Although you can use a regular sewing machine for quilting, the Brother XR3774 quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Brother XR3774 quilting machine boasts a larger amount of workspace (also referred to as ‘throat’), which is perfect for sewing large and huge projects such as curtains, sheets, and bedspreads.
And of course, Brother XR3774 can handle multiple layers with ease and is great for quilting projects. You can also easily sew through heavy materials without worrying about the fabric bunching up or getting stuck in the machine.
Moreover, this Brother XR3774 quilting machine comes with a higher stitching speed, meaning that it not only saves time but can also be used on large numbers of projects at one time. When you have less time to complete a quilting project and more items to work on, the ability to sew faster is sure to come in handy – and that’s where this Brother XR3774 high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Brother XR3774 quilting machine is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it requires much more from the operator than a standard quilting machine does – and he or she will be rewarded with faster results!
All in all, Brother XR3774 is a quilting machine for those who want quality results from their quilting efforts and are prepared to work hard for it!
Frame, Construction, & Sewing Speed
There are lightweight, portable machines that are great if you tend to sew in different locations, as well as bulky, heavy-duty options that are best for pros who have a designated sewing area. This sewing machine measures 15.3 x 5.8 x 12 inches and weighs 19.4 pounds, which is a bit lighter than other models that have the same features and durability. But this doesn’t mean that it compromised with its quality. Moreover, the lightweight design makes it suitable for home use and great for both beginners and pros.
As far as durability is concerned, this Brother XR3774 has an extremely sturdy metal frame that will increase its durability and add to its performance and quality. This helps your work look professionally sewn at all times regardless if you are a beginner or experienced sewer in any way. The large sewing area of this Brother XR3774 quilting machine allows you to work on larger pieces of fabric and huge projects.
The Brother XR3774 quilting machine can sew at high speed of 800 stitches per minute, which is impressive. And you don’t have to worry about the problems of jamming since once your material gets jammed, it automatically stops making your work easy.
The Brother XR3774 sewing machine also comes with an impressive range of additional features. For example, the adjustable stitch width and length capabilities enable you to easily alter these important factors depending on the type of design you’re creating. The stitch width adjustments are located on the side of the machine and allow you to change them easily without having to remove your hands from the machine. The maximum stitch width of this Brother XR3774 sewing machine is 7 mm, and the maximum stitch length is 5 mm.
What We Like About Brother XR3774
- It works at a speed of 800 SPM and has an LED to guide you through your stitching process
- Its metal frame is sturdy enough to keep it from vibrating and gives you a pleasant sewing experience
- The knife is heavy-duty and cuts through even thick fabrics
- It allows you to sew perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
- The color-coded threading guides are clear and helpful for hassle-free threading
- The stitch width and stitch length are adjustable
- You get smooth finishing for straight stitches and pretty gathers with perfect spacing
What We Don’t Like
- The LCD light could be brighter
- Experienced sewers may find the speed a little slow
- The Brother XR3774 vibrates on higher speed settings
- The scrap catcher position is not comfortable enough for removing it easily, and it sometimes misses the fabric scraps
Features of Brother XR3774 Sewing Machine
The Brother XR3774 comes with 37 built-in stitches. It gives you the freedom to experiment and create all sorts of sewing designs. You can use this model for quilting, garment construction, heirloom sewing, or even household crafts. The stitch quality is excellent, and you can adjust the tension of each stitch to match your sewing project’s needs, whether it be light or heavyweight fabrics.
Moreover, the Brother XR3774 includes a one-step buttonhole feature so even users who have never used a sewing machine before can easily create their own buttonholes. Just place the button in the buttonhole foot, and the machine sews a buttonhole perfectly sized for that button, delivering consistent results every time.
If you love to sew, then you must know how tricky it is to thread needles. Brother XR3774 comes with a perfect needle threader for all skill levels, so you can thread needles without seeing the tiny holes. With the needle threader, there is no more straining your eyes or hands when sewing, and you can have fun sewing and regain some independence again.
The drop-in bobbins of Brother XR3774 offer you better stitch quality compared with front-loading bobbins. This model’s drop-in bobbins are equipped with a transparent cover, which allows you to keep track of the thread and resupply before it is running out.
In addition to these features, Brother XR3774 also comes with a built-in free arm system which helps make it easier for you to sew around tight corners and edges when working on your projects or tasks.
Who Is Brother XR3774 For?
Are you searching for a durable yet light machine with all the necessary features? If yes, then Brother XR3774 is just right for you. This Brother XR3774 sewing machine will impress you with its design and aesthetics as well as performance. The Brother XR3774 sewing machine comes loaded with lots of features that make it stand out from other products in the same category.
For example, its needle threading feature, automatic bobbin winding system, drop-in bobbin, speed control, drop feed system, and one-step buttonhole make it a preferred choice of both professional and novice sewers. Not only will you be impressed with its strong stitch quality, but also with its speed which is about 800 stitches per minute. It also has an ambidextrous design that makes it more user-friendly for all types of users.
The Brother XR3774 also boasts an extensive range of stitch options as well as an LED light that illuminates the workspace very clearly. The Brother XR3774 sewing machine is comparatively cheaper than other machines, yet it offers excellent performance and function.
We recommend this Brother XR3774 to those who want high-quality stitching at an affordable price with lots of features found in expensive sewing machines.
Tips for Using Your Quilting Machines
The best quilting machine for you personally will depend largely on your particular needs; commercial users usually prefer a heavy-duty model that can handle many hours of continuous operation without ‘breaking down’, whereas hobbyists may find that a lightweight (although more expensive) model is more suitable.
If, however, you will be using the machine professionally, then we recommend looking into heavier duty machines with features such as variable speed control, which allows the user to match the speed of the machine to the thread used (many quilters prefer using a variety of different threads)
If you’re planning on using your quilting machine in a home environment for fun or profit, then it’s always best to buy one that’s suited for your individual requirements – this may also save money in the long run!