Brother Reenergizes the Quilting Industry
“Brother is Quilting” is this year’s buzz phrase as Brother International Corporation announces how its leadership in the sewing industry has expanded into the craft of quilting. The company is now being recognized as a leader and expert in the quilting industry, and its lineup of innovative sewing and quilting machines and accessories blew away the competition at the VDTA/SDTA Show and Convention in Las Vegas last month. “As we kick off the New Year, we are excited to reintroduce our expansive line of machines which are stocked with industry-first quilting features,” said Dean F. Shulman, Senior Vice President of Brother International Corporation and the head of the company’s Home Appliance Industrial Products Division. “As the craft of quilting continues to grow, so is our passion to design machines, features and accessories that make the craft easy, fun and allow for free-flowing creativity.” Brother dealers across the country are seeing a surge in quilting and are excited about the expansive line of machines and accessories that are catered to quilters. Here are the top machine picks from Brother that are stocked with quilting features that have positioned the company as the go-to brand for quilting enthusiasts:
Top Machine Picks with the Ultimate Quilting Features and Capabilities:
THE Dream Machine
- Custom Stippling: Get the look of complicated freehand stippling. Use the InnovEye® 2 Technology scanning feature to scan original designs; or, draw unique patterns directly on the built-in HD LCD display – all without the use of stitch regulation, software or a PC.
- Personalize Your Quilt: Add an embroidered signature using the scanner or drawing – directly on the screen.
- ¼" Piecing Foot with Guide: Exclusively for centered straight stitching quarter-inch seams.
- Sew Straight™ 2 Laser Vision Guide: Use the laser guide line for precision straight line sewing. Turn on the laser to follow your seams for stitching in the ditch, stitching at regular even intervals, or chain piecing those half-square triangles – without the need to mark a thing.
THE Dream Fabric Frame
- Embellish Quilts of Any Size: Including king-sized quilts.
- SureStitch™ Stitch Regulator: Built-in for enhanced stitch creation and control during free-motion sewing.
- Starter Kit Included: Everything you need to begin quilting. Experiment with quilting techniques, build your confidence, and fine-tune your quilting skills.
- Just 3' x 5': The innovative quilting frame will nicely fit in your home.
- Generous 8.3" Workspace: Allows quilters to work comfortably during free-motion quilting.
- Automatic Height Adjuster™ (AHA®): Delivers smooth, even stitches when sewing multiple fabric layers.
- Push-Button Scissors: Timesaving feature that will cut both upper and lower threads at the push of a button.
- MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed: Gives you superior fabric control by keeping all the layers feeding at the same pace.
- Quilting Feet: Free-motion Echo Quilting Foot, Free-motion Quilting Foot, Walking Foot, and ¼" Quilting Foot with Guide.
- Sideways Sewing: Sew stitches to the left and right, in addition to forwards and backwards. Now, there are no more awkward maneuvers of large quilts, and you will save stress and wear-and-tear on your fabric (and your shoulders).
- Cut quilt blocks with ease.
- Includes 140 built-in quilt patterns.
- Add a seam allowance in ¼" increments to assist
- Large 12" x 24" scanning and cutting area.
- Create on an 8" x 8" quilting embroidery area.
- Quilting embroidery designs are built-in.
- Border hoop is available for sashing strips.