Although you can use a regular sewing machine for quilting, the Juki HZL-DX7 quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Juki HZL-DX7 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, Juki HZL-DX7 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 Juki HZL-DX7 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 Juki HZL-DX7 high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Juki HZL-DX7 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, Juki HZL-DX7 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 445(W) x 291(H) x 210(D) mm and weighs 21.6 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.
This Juki HZL-DX7 quilting machine is extremely durable no matter what happens. The reason for this is the material quality and manufacturing technology used, which will be detailed later in this article. Juki HZL-DX7 has a large table to work with as well, so no matter how big your project is, you’ll be comfortable working on it.
The Juki HZL-DX7 heavy-duty quilting machine is powered by an impressive silent motor that provides consistent, reliable stitching speed of 1050 spm for completing a variety of stitching tasks from all types of fabrics and materials.
What We Like About Juki HZL-DX7
- Excellent design with a high-quality build and multiple features
- The Juki HZL-DX7 uses lesser energy to operate, making it more efficient and durable
- Thread tension is adjustable, giving you excellent precision over the thread tightness
- It is so easy to use that even beginners find it perfect for starting with it
- It works at a speed of 1050 SPM and has an LED to guide you through your stitching process
- This Juki HZL-DX7 produces results for home décor to fashion accessories with a professional finish
- The knife is heavy-duty and cuts through even thick fabrics
- It operates super quietly, giving you the much needed peaceful environment
- You get smooth finishing for straight stitches and pretty gathers with perfect spacing
What We Don’t Like
- The warranty could be better
- It is a bit pricy for some people
- The Juki HZL-DX7 vibrates on higher speed settings
- It’s a little noisy at high speed
Features of Juki HZL-DX7 Sewing Machine
The Juki HZL-DX7 comes with 287 different stitch functions, and you can use your imagination when creating new designs or making repairs since they’re ideal for almost any type of fabric that needs repair or decoration. With these stitches, you will be able to create a wide variety of different sewing patterns and designs.
This Juki HZL-DX7 comes with a handy one-step buttonhole feature that will save you lots of time and makes doing buttonholes on shirts and dresses simple and effective. If you are the type of person who loses a lot of buttons throughout the year, you really can’t afford to be without this function.
A needle threader is a small sewing tool that often consists of a round metal piece to which a diamond-shaped wire is attached. The needle threader of Juki HZL-DX7 is made from thin metal and is stamped with the shape of the queen’s head. The needle threader is a life-saver, and you don’t need to struggle to rethread your machine.
Drop Feed System
The feed dogs of Juki HZL-DX7 are made out of hard metal for smooth fabric movement while stitching along with an anti-rust surface coating added for longevity and durability. This Juki HZL-DX7 sewing machine can go through multiple layers of fabrics without any hesitation due to its amazing drop feed feature which adds convenience no matter where you are working.
Foot Switch Function
Allowing for greater versatility, Juki now offers assigned foot control options. With the ability to assign a function to the heel side of the foot controller, you can now lift the presser foot, trim threads, reverse stitch, or single stitch by pressing on the heel side of the foot controller. Also, allowing for no special settings, you have complete control to customize your machine to best fit you.
Presser Foot Pivot Function
When you stop sewing, the needle stops in the down position and the presser foot automatically lifts to allow for fabric movement. Sew corners or pivot with ease. When you resume sewing the presser foot automatically lowers for continuous smooth sewing.
The Setting of the Presser Foot Lifting After Thread Trimming
Because the presser foot is automatically lifted after automatic thread trimming, you can quickly remove fabrics.
Juki HZL-DX7’s thread cutters are very sharp and will make quick work of all the threads in your project. It will cut your thread faster and make the process easier, and you won’t have to struggle with it.
Convenient Stitch Selection
The stitch selection on Juki HZL-DX7 sewing machine allows you to choose the type of stitch you want to sew with. To select the stitch you want, you just need to turn a dial or push a button. When selecting a specific stitch, it is recommended to refer to the instruction manual for details such as stitch length, stitch width, and the presser foot.
This Juki HZL-DX7 sewing machine has an inbuilt feature called the reverse stitch that performs the function of backstitching. The reverse stitch can be briefly defined as a feature on sewing machines that allows sewers to back up over stitches they have originally made and ensures that the fabric doesn’t unravel or lose shape at the seam. If you have just completed a seam, the ends of the seam are the most vulnerable parts of the machine-sewn seam, therefore the need to use the reverse stitch button on the machine to reinforce them.
You can stitch with great ease thanks to Juki HZL-DX7’s start/stop feature, which allows you to keep a check on your sewing progress, eliminating any untimely errors or mistakes at all times.
Needle Up/Down Feature
Juki HZL-DX7 comes with the Needle Up/Down feature that lets your needle stop down in the fabric, which is great for applique, pivoting around a pocket corner or free-motion sewing.
Juki HZL-DX7 also comes with a free arm feature that allows you to easily reach hard-to-reach areas like sew cuffs and sleeves.
Automatic Bobbin Winding System
Juki HZL-DX7 also boasts an automatic bobbin winding system that makes it possible for anyone to efficiently use this product without having the constant worry about running out of thread since when the bobbin runs low, just simply slide up and down the lever located at the center side of the machine until it is full again.
Who Is Juki HZL-DX7 For?
Juki HZL-DX7 has been designed especially for sewists who are looking for a high-performance model to boost their creativity. This particular Juki HZL-DX7 model comes with many amazing features that you’ll surely find useful.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective model, then Juki HZL-DX7 could be your great choice. It doesn’t have all those fancy features that are not necessary sometimes. Moreover, this Juki HZL-DX7 sewing machine is designed to minimize noise, so you don’t have to worry about disturbing others while working on projects. Another useful feature of Juki HZL-DX7 is its needle threader and cutter that saves much of your time! So you can forget about struggling when you need to thread the needle.
Tips for Using Your Quilting Machines
If you plan on machine quilting your quilts for shows or just to sell them, making sure your work is clean and neat is significant. Most professionals will say that the best way to make sure it’s done properly is by using a frame or hoop while stitching.
The main reason why this is suggested (instead of just hand-quilting) is because it will help provide even, accurate spacing between stitches, so the result doesn’t look sloppy.
High-speed quilting machines are generally heavier than standard machines. They need stronger motors to provide greater power so that the machine can operate properly; however, they also tend to cost more than standard models.
Many people who enjoy quilting use both types of machines depending on which project they’re working with; however, if you’re planning on using your machine for commercial production, then it is well worth investing in one of these all-around quilting machine models.