Brother XR3774 Full-Featured Quilting Machine Review
The Brother XR3774 is an easy to use quilting machine that can be used for undertaking everyday projects. The machine comes with 37 built-in stitches and an auto-size buttonholer. The eight sewing feet that come along with the device lets you sew a variety of stitches. The top drop-in bobbin ensures a jam-resistant operation.
This machine is designed in an all-white finish. The stitch panel is highlighted in a blue background and is decorated with beautiful vine design that goes around the dial. The design adds to the overall appeal of the machine.
This quilting machine offers 25 years limited warranty. Brother provides a one-year warranty on machine parts and labor. Free technical support is available over the phone or through their online portal.
Brother XR3774 Key Features
37 unique built-in stitches
The Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine has 37 built-in stitches that can be used to create beautiful designs. Few of the basic stitches included are blind hem, decorative and quilting stitches. All stitches come with a maximum length of 5mm and width of 7mm, which can be adjusted as per your requirement. The stitch can be easily selected with the dial attached, which also saves selection time.
In addition to this, the machine also comes with eight different sewing feet, including buttonhole, zigzag, zipper, button sewing, blind stitch, narrow hemmer, walking foot and quilting foot. Thus, there are 74 total stitch functions in this machine.
The machine can automatically sew a buttonhole, depending on the size of the button. Thus, the buttonhole stitched using this machine is just perfect, and you do not have to worry about the button coming off. Moreover, the buttonhole is stitched in just one step.
Automatic needle threader
You can thread the needle very fast in the Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine thanks to the automatic needle threader. All you have to do is press the lever on the side, and the needle is automatically threaded. Thus, if you find it difficult to thread the needle manually, this machine is for you.
The machine comes with a free arm, which is an extendable arm that can be used for sewing cylindrically. This feature comes handy while sewing the legs of trousers or the sleeves of the dress.
The Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine comes with fitted with an LED light that focuses on the work area. Thus, it is easy to sew intricate stitches in this machine. Similarly, working on dark clothes is also easy thanks to the LED work area.
Top-load, drop-in bobbin
The bobbin in the Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine comes with a drop-in feature. This feature ensures a high-quality stitch that remains in place. The transparent cover of the bobbin provides a clear view inside. Thus, you can easily make out when the thread gets over and replenish it on time.
Brother XR3774 Quilting Machine Accessories
The Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine comes with the following accessories.
- Eight sewing feet
- Extra-wide table and accessory storage
- Needle set
- Darning plate
- Quilting guide
- Spool pin
- An instructional DVD
- Foot controller
- Machine cover
This includes zig zag foot, zipper foot, blind stitch foot, buttonhole foot, button fitting foot, quilting foot, walking foot,and narrow hemmer foot. You can sew different types of stitches and undertake different sewing projects using these feet.
While the zig-zag foot lets you sew both straight and zig-zag stitches, the zipper foot enables you to sew zippers with ease. The blind stitch foot is used to create a blind hem, and the buttonhole foot is used to sew auto-sized buttonholes. The narrow hemmer is used to create a narrow hem at the edge of the fabric.
All these feet are easy to fit and remove from the machine.
This table enables you to undertake quilting of large material with ease. The machine also has an accessory storage compartment where you can store all the sewing accessories without it getting misplaced.
Bobbinhelps to hold the thread in place. Four bobbins are part of the accessories kit. The bobbin can be snapped on its place automatically. Thus, it reduces clogging and clustering of thread.
Needles of three different sizes are available in this set. One set of needles is provided along with the machine.
This plate is used when you want to darn tears and holes in the fabric. The accessories kit comes with one darning plate.
This guide helps you to sew even and parallel stitches while undertaking sewing projects. The kit has one quilting guide.
Screwdriver enables you to assemble the different parts of the machine. One screwdriver is provided in the accessory kit.
The spool pin is used to keep the spool of thread in place. One spool pin is provided along with the accessories.
Whether it is installing the machine or operating the same, the DVD contains all the necessary instructions.
This is a foot pedal thatlets you control the sewing with your foot.
This cover protects the machine from dust. It is made of high-quality material and you do not have to worry about the cover getting torn off or damaged.
Pros of Brother XR3774
- Can sew different types of fabric
- Heavy duty machine
- Automatic needle threading
- Easy set-up
- Well-lit work area
- Sews in reverse
- Easy to clean
- Helpful accessories
- Easy to sew buttonholes
- Easy to feed layers of fabric
- Free-motion quilting
The Brother XR3774 full featured quilting machine can sew fabric of different thickness. You can also sew layers of fabric using this machine.
Though it is not explicitly mentioned so, the Brother XR3774 full featured quilting machine is a heavy-duty machine that can sew thick fabric. You can easily stitch heavy jeans and other thick fabric using this machine.
In the Brother XR3774 full featured quilting machine there is no need to thread the needle manually. It comes with an automatic needle threading system. The machine comes with a lever on the side which, when pressed, automatically push the thread through the eye of the needle. Thus, it saves a lot of precious time.
The Brother XR3774 full featured quilting machine is available for less than $135. Thus, it is highly affordable when compared to other models. Those who are tight on budget can also invest in this machine because of its low price.
This featured quilting machine is very easy to set up. The accessory kit of the machine comes with an instructional DVD which comes handy while setting up the machine. The machine also comes with an operation manual in English and Spanish that makes it even more user friendly. All you need is a screwdriver and some screws for installing the machine.
The Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine is only 16 pounds. Thus, it is very easy to carry around. You can easily place it in your favorite spot and undertake sewing projects.
The machine comes with a bulb that points to the work area. Thus, the work area has enough brightness to do any type of work. Whether you want to stitch intricate patterns or sew on dark fabric, it is easy because of the well-lit work table. You can even sew on dark rooms because of the in-built bulb.
This is a fully computerized sewing machine. Thus, if you want to sew in reverse, it is possible with this sewing machine. This helps to reinforce the stitches by locking it and prevents the thread from going loose.
TheBrother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine comes with a smooth surface. Thus, it is very easy to clean. You just have to wipe it down with a clean cloth to retain the original look of the machine.
The machine comes with an accessories kit that contains all the accessories required to set-up and operates the machine. The instructional DVD comes handy while installing the machine. In addition to this, the eight sewing feet let you sew a variety of designs.
The buttonhole foot available with the machine lets you sew the buttonhole of the right size. Thus, you do not have to worry about the button coming off once you start using the garment.
While quilting, you might have to work with layers of fabric. The walking foot helps to feed the layers properly so that you can quilt without any difficulty. The walking foot grips the topmost layer of the fabric and properly feeds it under the needle. The feed dog moves the bottom layer of the fabric. Both these are done at the same pace so that the fabric does not get jammed.
It is possible to sew in any direction using the free-motion quilting. Thus, this machine can be used for sewing beautiful patterns and designs on fabric.
Cons of Brother XR3774
- Less number of built-in stitches
- No LCD display
- Low stitch per minute
- Cannot undertake embroidery work
- No thread cutter
When compared to other quilting machines from Brother brand, this model has only 37 built-in stitches.
This quilting machine does not have any LCD display screen. Thus, it is difficult to view the final result of your work.
The Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine sews only 850 stitches per minute. When compared to other machines from Brother, this is a very low count. Thus, if you have large projects in hand, then stitching in this machine takes a lot of time.
The Brother XR3774 full-featured quilting machine is purely a sewing machine. You cannot even fit an embroidery foot on this machine. Thus, it is not possible to doembroidery work in this machine. You have to purchase a separate machine for such work.
The machine does not have a thread cutter attached to it. Thus, every time you want to cut thread, you either have to use scissors or a snipping tool.
Quilting is now a tension free task thanks to the Brother XR3774 full featured quilting machine. The 37 stitches and eight sewing feet helps you customize a wide range of stitches as per your choice. Thus, it is highly recommended for fashion sewing.
The wide table ensures that you can easily quilt even large fabrics. Whatever your expertise level in quilting is, whether a beginner or an expert, you are sure to find this full featured quilting machine very useful.