Although you can use a regular sewing machine for quilting, the Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two. Compared with a regular sewing machine, this Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 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 Kirei HZL-NX7 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 Kirei HZL-NX7 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 Kirei HZL-NX7 high-speed quilting machine comes into play. This Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 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 Kirei HZL-NX7 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 23″(W) x 12″(H) x 9.5″(D) and weighs 33 pounds, which is a bit bulky and heavy, so it’s not ideal for carrying it out, but the heaviness adds more durability to the machine, meaning that Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 can serve you years while providing you quality and consistent stitches at the same time.
This Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 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 Kirei HZL-NX7 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 Kirei HZL-NX7 quilting machine can sew at a high speed of 1050 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 Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 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 Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 sewing machine is 7 mm, and the maximum stitch length is 5 mm.
What We Like About Juki Kirei HZL-NX7
- Excellent design with a high-quality build and multiple features
- As the dial is adjustable while operating the machine, you need not stop to make changes
- You get smooth finishing for straight stitches and pretty gathers with perfect spacing
- It is so easy to use that even beginners find it perfect for starting with it
- The knife is heavy-duty and cuts through even thick fabrics
- Thread tension is adjustable, giving you excellent precision over the thread tightness
- It allows you to sew perfectly flat and even stitches or beautiful ruffles and lettuce edges without any difficulty
- Its metal frame is sturdy enough to keep it from vibrating and gives you a pleasant sewing experience
- The stitch width and stitch length are adjustable
What We Don’t Like
- Experienced sewers may find the speed a little slow
- The instruction manual is not elaborate enough
- The warranty could be better
- The LCD light could be brighter
- It is a bit pricy for some people
Features of Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 Sewing Machine
The Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 comes with 351 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.
The large storage area of this Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 is also quite convenient since it enables users to keep any accessories they might use with this item right at their fingertips, so there’ll be no need to waste time looking for needed accessories every time you want to start a new project.
Drop Feed System
The drop feed system of this Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 allows you to manually move the fabric under the needle – this is useful for embroidery and mending. The drop feed mechanism is commonly found in domestic sewing machines and a majority of industrial sewing machines. Also known as a regular feed mechanism, the drop feed mechanism involves the movement of serrated metal strips known as feed dogs, which are found in slots in a sewing machine’s needle plate. As the needle is retracted from the fabric, the feed dogs underneath drag the fabric or material horizontally in order to move the workpiece.
Juki Kirei HZL-NX7’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.
New Interchangeable Single Needle System
Users can now create perfect straight stitches with the revolutionary Single Needle System. Using the provided t-screwdriver, users can “pop” the standard feed dog and throat plate out to install the System. Then, attach the presser foot for an exclusive straight stitch experience and achieve precise sewing known previously only to JUKI industrial sewing machines.
New Equipped With Juki Smart Feed (JSF)
Additionally, users can engage the JUKI Smart Feed (dual feed function) to move in sync with the top and bottom layer of fabric. Perfect for points, precision, and quilt layers. Please note that the presser feet with the square gap at the end can be used with JSF.
New Foot Lift Function
The Kirei HZL-NX7 is also equipped with a micro-lifter presser foot function. This function reduces uneven sewing on quilts and velvets. When the presser foot is raised, the feed dogs automatically lower for easy placement of fabrics. Users can also sew appliques with the pivot function.
Bobbin Thread Counter
The amount of bobbin thread used is counted based on the stitch length and the number of stitches sewn. Bobbin thread breakage can be prevented since you will be warned when 20% of the thread remains.
Thread Tension Setting Optimized for the Pattern
The thread tension most suitable for the pattern and stitch length will be set. Sew beautiful seams without shrinkage, even when sewing fine or dense stitching.
Juki Dual Feed
The dual upper feed dogs can be installed and removed in a single step. The dual-feed design prevents uneven feeding and bunched stitching.
Throat Plate With Guide
An angle scale is provided in addition to a fine guide scale. Sewing at an accurate position from the fabric edge as well as piecing is both made easy.
Electronic Feed Dog Control Mechanism
Raise and lower the feed dogs from the touch panel. When the presser foot is raised, the feed dogs are lowered. In addition to allowing switching to free-motion sewing without removing the table, the fabric can be smoothly removed without damage. Check settings and sewing conditions numerically and graphically. The various settings can be specified intuitively.
The Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 is an excellent sewing machine for both experts and beginners. The big, easy-to-read backlit LCD screen shows stitch information that is displayed in both letters and numbers. This allows the user to easily set up the desired sequence of stitches or select one of the many preset options available and see which stitches have been programmed into memory.
Who Is Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 For?
The Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 is a user-friendly sewing machine that performs very well for any kind of sewing job. The LCD screen indicator and the digital display control have been designed to be easy to read. You can adjust the stitch width depending on how you want your stitches to look.
The Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 is also ideal for tailors, designers, small shops, and sewing enthusiasts who have considerable mileage on their machines. If you are looking for long-term reliability, then the Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 is a perfect fit for you. This is an investment in the quest for perfection.
The Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 is a true workhorse, and it’s one of the most reliable machines on the market today. Although some users have indicated that some of these stitches are a bit difficult to achieve your desired goal, Juki Kirei HZL-NX7 is still enough for most sewing projects. If you are serious about your sewing, then you will not be disappointed with Juki Kirei HZL-NX7’s performance.
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!