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If you’d like to indulge in some sewing for professional or personal purposes, you might want to check out the Brother Project Runway CE7070PRW. Priced between $100 and $200, this particular machine is entirely computerized, enabling you to benefit from multiple features.
For a mid-range machine, the CE7070PRW comes with some very cool features such as up to 70 built-in stitch design, 7 kinds of 1-step buttonholes and different specialty feet. Best of all, it comes with a wide table, which makes it an excellent sewing machine for quilting, since it allows sewing enthusiasts to work with wide expanses of fabric. For example, quite a few users found that they were able to use the machine to make quilts, drapes, curtains as well as bed and couch covers.
However, this machine does hold just a few drawbacks to its name. While sewing machines are generally loud, some users complained that this particular model was even louder than others. Another customer also deplored the computerized feature: according to her, the digital features made the machine too hard to operate and navigate through.
Still, in spite of these few downsides, the majority of users were quite satisfied with their purchase and would recommend it for light to moderate use.
Size and Weight: 4.5/5
The Brother Project Runaway machine weighs 14 pounds and measures 19.5 x 12.7 x 15.9 inches. While it is fairly compact, this particular piece of sewing equipment is not exactly on the light side, which can be problematic for some users, especially if you want to move it around the house.
On the plus side, however, it does come with a handy carrying case. This is enhanced by a lifting handle which makes it much easier to carry around. Thanks to its size, the sturdy machine does not move while you sew, hence ensuring accurate and good-quality stitches- even during longer sewing sessions.
Ease of Use: 4/5
Because it is entirely computerized, this machine is mainly recommended to users who possess some experience in sewing. Indeed, it can be slightly hard for beginners to navigate through the computerized features. After some practice, however, most users managed to get the hang of it. The computerized function is also packed with advantages designed to render your sewing process much more enjoyable.
For example, the machine is equipped with an automatic threader that provides you with easy threading, no matter how your eyesight is: all you have to do is push down on the lever and the needle threader automatically orients the thread through the eye of the needle. This can be quite an advantage to elderly people in particular.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
With the Brother CE7070PRW, you won’t have to purchase an additional machine if you want to indulge in quilting projects because its wide table makes it a especially great machine for this purpose. Indeed, the table is also wide enough to easily accommodate your drapes without scrunching or knotting. This feature can also help you cut back on the sewing time.
If you’re interested in quilting, you will be glad to learn that the machine even boasts of a free-motion quilting system to facilitate the task at hand. With the boxed packaging, users will also receive a variety of accessories like the zigzag foot monogramming, overcasting, button fitting, buttonhole and zipper foot. An accessory pouch containing ball point needles, bobbins, screwdrivers, cleaning brushes and seam rippers are also included.
It comes with a very good sewing speed of up to 850 stitches-per-minute, which is more than what you get with the similarly-priced Singer 7256 and the Brother XM2701. User can also make the most out of the LCD screen to assist you during the sewing process. Through the screen, customers can even select their stitch settings and visualize them before starting to sew. The quick-set bobbin is also designed to make sure that your bobbin remains firmly into place. Thanks to its unique feed system, the machine is compatible with just about any fabric- including the toughest ones. The feed system is also designed to help the fabric glide more smoothly.
The Brother Project Runway CE7070PRW is undeniably a recommended purchase, especially if you take its fairly affordable price into consideration. Featuring excellent stitch quality that can rival high fashion, the machine also includes a detailed and fully illustrated instructions manual that will help you understand its various functions and settings.
- Sew & Quilt: Yes
- Computerized: Yes
- Built-in Stitches: 70
- Stitches per Minute: 850
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: Yes
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 14 lbs
- Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 16”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited