The lineup of new 2022 from Brother addresses the growing demands of sewing, quilting and embroidery enthusiasts, crafters, and entrepreneurs. Seven best-in-class products that help sewists take their sewing/quilting/embroidery passions to the next level are here.
2023 Update: The Brother Stellaire Innov-is XJ1 combination machine and the Brother Stellaire Innov-is XE1 embroidery machine are now on sale online with huge savings!
Let’s take a look at what Brother has come up with for their 2022 lineup.
Want to Quilt?
The Quilt Club Series machines are made for passionate quilting enthusiasts with a machine for every level and budget. Now, the enhanced BQ3100 and BQ2500 join the BQ1350 and BQ950 as the latest additions to the Brother Quilt Club family.
The BQ3100 is straightforward enough for an ambitious beginner and entirely sufficient for experienced sewists seeking an upgrade. Designed with quilters in mind, it’s also ideal for sewists interested in creating garments and home décor. It is a complete quilting and sewing studio in a box.
Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed — Get better visibility and better functioning with thicker materials. Stitch forward and backward for unprecedented versatility. Use one or more of the various stitches chosen specifically to use with the Dual Feed.
Sew Straight Stitches — Use the Sew Straight Laser Vision Guide to quilt, piece, or sew, align rows of decorative stitches in smooth straight lines.
V-Sonic Pen for Sewing — Touch the fabric with the sensor pen for needle placement, stitchwidth setting, and positioning the endpoint of a line of stitches. Simply touch and sew.
Pivot Function — The presser foot automatically lifts while the needle remains in the fabric for fast and easy cornering and fabric manipulation.
My Custom Stitch — Want to create your own stitches and add some personalization? With the My Custom Stitch feature, you can create a stitch, save it, and then stitch it.
Automatic Height Adjuster (AHA) — The AHA feature helps ensure consistent stitch length on all fabric thicknesses. By keeping the presser foot pressure constant – regardless of fabric thickness – you get consistent stitch quality across uneven surfaces.
Built-in Stitches, Buttonhole Styles, and Fonts — 759 utility and decorative stitches (729 built-in, 30 on CD), 14 onestep auto-size buttonhole styles, and 5 fonts for sewing.
LED Lighting and Spacious Work Area —Enjoy enhanced LED lighting on the generous 11.25″ workspace.
Color LCD Touchscreen Display — The large 7″ display controls the machine via intuitive on-screen icons. It’s even large enough to view on-screen tutorials.
Sideways and Directional Sewing — Perfect for trendy decorative mending, the machine sews straight and zigzag stitches not only forward and backward but sideways. In addition to sideways sewing, this machine has the capability to stitch diagonally when using a straight stitch.
Included Quilters’ Bundle
As bonus, enjoy a quilter’s bundle worth over $500. Included in the bunlde are:
- Wide Table
- Open Toe Foot for MuVit
- Stitch in the Ditch Dual Feed Foot
- Dual Feed 1⁄4” Guide Foot
- Dual Feed Quilting Guide
- Couching Dual Feed Foot
- 2-Spool Thread Stand
With 729 built-in utility and decorative stitches, a 7″ LCD touchscreen display, and the Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed, the BQ2500 is ideal for trading up or moving forward with all your sewing projects. The user-friendly settings, plus on-screen help and online videos combine for a powerful and beneficial sewing experience. It fits perfectly into the Quilt Club lineup as a versatile, high-quality quilt making and sewing machine. It has many of the same high-end features as the BQ3100 such as:
- Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed
- Pivot Function
- Automatic Height Adjuster
- My Custome Stitch
- Sideways and Directional Sewing
- 7″ LCD screen
- Enhanced LED Lighting and 11.25″ workspace
- My Custom Stitch
- Sideways and directional sewing
Included Quilters’ Bundle
Additionally, accessories called the Quilters Bundle Value are included with
every purchase of the BQ2500. Containing over $340 (MSRP) worth
of attachments and add-ons, this Bundle consists of a Wide Table, an
Open Toe Foot for MuVit, a Stitch in the Ditch Dual Feed Foot, and a
2-Spool Thread Stand.
Want to Embroider?
Brother developed the Entrepreneur W PR680W 6-Needle Embroidery machine to up-level the work of embroidery enthusiasts. Therefore, it is ready to take you from stay-at-home hobbyist to small business marketplace.
Generally, it has six customizable needle settings and a generous 8″ x 12″ work area. Either create new projects or use one of the 100 built-in embroidery designs, 18 monogramming font styles, or 140 frame pattern combinations right from the machine.
Crosshair Embroidery Droplight Laser
Get precision accuracy positioning and light up your fabric to see where the needle will drop for all your projects with the Crosshair Embroidery Droplight Laser. It is, in fact, accurate to +/- 0.5 mm from needle drop with materials up to 1 MM thick.
LED Lighting and Spacious Work Area
The PR680W has a generous 8” x 12” embroidery area for just about any sized project. Since it has bright, customizable lighting, with 4 built-in LED lights, you can illuminate your work, and see colors clearly with virtually no shadows! Also, customize the light brightness between 5 settings, including ‘off’ mode to find your ideal level.
Color LCD Touchscreen Display
The large 10.1″ built-in high-definition LCD display, with large icons and scrolling menu, makes on-screen editing and letter input a snap. Large defined icons, thumbnail size selector, color navigation, scrolling menu, swipe capability, and the ability to view your design properties in ‘Preview’ mode. On-screen editing and letter input is a snap.
Similarly, view any of the 24 tutorial videos directly on the high-definition LCD display. Information on everything from basic operations to embroidery functions is at your fingertips.
Now with wireless capability, when connected to your wireless network, you can transfer designs from your PC with Design Database Transfer (with no USB required). The My Stitch Monitor App alerts you when it’s time to change thread or your project is complete. You can also link up to 10 machines wirelessly when using PE Design 11. New features allow entrepreneurs and small business owners to be more productive and focused on their projects like never before.
In The Box
The NQ1700E embroidery only machine is new to the Brother lineup. Markedly durable and affordable, the sleek white NQ1700E comes with over 250 built-in embroidery designs, a host of project-inspiring accessories such as an Auto Presser Foot (down to start), easy bobbin winding, and an automatic thread cutter.
Step up to the Innov-ís NQ3700D and take your embroidery and sewing skills to the next level. Certainly, state-of-the-art features and Disney design capabilities make this machine a star! For example, premium sewing features include:
- Enhanced My Custom Stitch
- An Automatic Height Adjuster
- Automatic Feed Thread cutting system
- 313 built-in embroidery designs, including 55 Disney designs, 140 frame pattern combinations and 13 lettering fonts
- 291 built-in stiches from auto size button holes to lettering for sewing.
Features in Common
Both the NQ1700E and the NQ3700D feature large 6″ x 10″ working area to tackle large projects. They also have the dealer-exclusive WLAN-capability to link machines to wirelessly communicate and send/receive designs between compatible Brother machines.
What’s more, both machines feature top-of-the-line digital color displays. Plus, enjoy access to Brother’s exclusive iBroidery.com to find over 5,000 additional designs for individual purchase.
Want to Craft?
New Brother ScanNCut Machines
Find the Perfect Cutting Partner with the new ScanNCut DX Innov-ís Edition SDX325 and SDX330D. New to both models is the dealer exclusive WLAN- My Connection. For example, from the Home Screen, customers can toggle over to the “My connection” tile to utilize the send/retrieve function. No need to use a USB to transfer designs between Brother compatible sewing/embroidery machines and the ScanNCut. Indeed, the machines can now talk to each other!
Combine your love of fabric and crafting into one with the SDX325. It is the perfect addition to any sewing studio or craft room. Specifically, it has over 1300 built-in designs, 140 quilt frame patterns, 17 lettering fonts and a Thin Fabric Auto Blade. Cut fabric for quilting and raw edge applique with ease and save time by cutting multiple pieces for your projects.
The SDX330D features revolutionary Blade Sensor technology. As a result, you can easily cut materials such as felt and foam (up to 3mm thick). Use your own design or any of the over 1400 built-in designs (and 182 Disney built-in designs). To be sure, the SDX330D has all the innovative features and trusted Brother reliability for today’s creative hobbyists, budding entrepreneurs, and Disney fans.
Brother Sewing, Embroidery and Crafting Accessories
Undeniably, Brother Genuine Accessories are the ideal complement to Brother machines. To be sure, different weights of stabilizers, multi-piece thread kits, frames and blades all help your productivity. Whether your passion is sewing, embroidery, or quilting, Brother has just the right accessory to help unlock your imagination. Then, for your next home décor project, holiday gift-giving, or stylish homemade apparel, choose Brother Genuine Accessories.
For the Brother ScanNCut DX
Rotary Auto Blade Kit and Solo Rotary Blade
Now available is a Rotary Auto Blade Kit & Consumable. This includes:
- A blade holder
- 15 quilt piecing patterns
- 40 letters
- 8 projects that include a pin cushion, stuffed toy, and 3D applique.
Moreover, the rotary blade is perfect for delicate materials when used with the Low Tack Mat. The Rotary Auto Blade Kit & Consumable, though, is only available for use with the ScanNCut DX Series of Machines.
Improved Roll Feeder
Cut rolled heat-transfer vinyl with ease with the new and improved roll feeder. In fact, the roll feeder has been improved to cut craft adhesive designs AND Heat Transfer Vinyl up to 6 ft. long!
For Brother Sewing, Quilting & Embroidery Machines
BES Blue Edition, Embroidery & Lettering Software
BES Blue has many embroidery and lettering features to get you started. Without doubt, it is perfect for the embroiderer looking to start their journey with Brother Embroidery software. BES Blue has on-screen typing, sewing order, font categories, fills and underlay, and more! Resize embroidery designs and merge multiple designs onto one page.
Specialty features include:
- 199 pre-digitized fonts with editing and customization components
- 800+ embroidery designs
- Monogram designing
- Name drops
- Drawing tools to convert to appliqué,
- ScanNCut compatible, making cutting out appliqué a cinch!
Advanced Quilt Design Software
Want to design your quilts before getting started on your fabric? Then, check out Advanced Quilt Design. It allows you to try out multiple design variations on screen before you get started on your Brother Sewing Machine. It’s also compatible with your ScanNCut series machine! Subsequently, create custom quilt blocks and cut them out with ease.
Compact Dual Feed ‘MuVit’ Foot
The enhanced Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot is compatible with over 100 stitch designs in various styles. Without a doubt, it is perfect for quilting and sewing traditionally tricky fabrics. The MuVit Dual Feed Foot can powerfully feed fabric from the top and bottom. Amazingly, all that power is packed into an amazingly compact body. This digitally-controlled, direct motor-driven accessory foot is designed for complex projects which require special handling. Thus, it is easy to sew precise, uniform stitches on a range of fabrics like leather, faux fur, and silk.
Brother Flash Magnetic Frames
Available to fit all your maker needs, the Flash Magnetic Frame System comes in both 4″x4″ and 5″x7″. They are available either solo with the frame only or with the full frame and driver. To be sure, hooping is a breeze with four magnets that quickly fit snug into place. Of course, these frames are perfect to hold thick materials for your embroidery needs. What’s more, rehoop without removing from the machine to make any project more efficient.
Finally, thread kits, software, sewing accessories, notions, and new machine playbooks round out this year’s new releases.
Come Check It All Out
These products are on their way to our stores right now, and will be there soon. So, give us a call or come by any of our four locations to see them in action. We can’t wait to show them to you!