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Thread: Pfaff Creative 7550

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    Senior Member Twilliebee's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone uses this machine and can tell me how they like it. I think this model would be about 15 years old and there is one for sale locally.
    Does anyone have an idea whether $500 is a realistic price? It's a little (LOT) stiff for my pocketbook, but it does have the IDT which sure would be nice.
    Any advice appreciated!

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    I don't know the value, but I have a Pfaff 7550 that my late husband purchased brand new for my Mom. When she passed away I got the machine back. She made many quilts with this machine and I have made several. I have several machines so it really doesn't get a lot of use. It is a really good machine. I have never had anything done to my machine aside from cleaning several times. I also have the embroidery unit. What is included in this price?? That might help?

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    Here's a good web to read reviews from owners: http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingMachine/Reviews

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    I was wrong, mine is a 7570, but I think they are similiar. Mine was the last one that was actually made in Germany. I kept it because it has a ton of different stitches and it is so smooth to operate.

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    Senior Member Twilliebee's Avatar
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    Thanks for your response, Sadiemae. From what I've been about to find out, the 7550 is the same as the 7570 but doesn't have the embroidery functions.
    Do you like the IDT? Do you do any FMQ on this machine? Sounds like you like fine for piecing.

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    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
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    I love it for piecing. I have never used it for FMQ because I have a Fusion. I love IDT. It is wonderful. I hate walking feet and this makes it so you don't need one. My Mom did SID and never had any problems.

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    I have heard this series of Pfaff are really good machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    Do you like the IDT? Do you do any FMQ on this machine? Sounds like you like fine for piecing.
    I just realized that I have the 7550 and YES! The IDT is fabulous. The throat opening is just standard but I have SID'ed a Queen or two. Not sure about the FMQ coz I use a different machine for that. It has the front load bobbin and the bobbin case gets oiled. Also has a low-bobbin indicator that blinks but you can keep sewing to use up the bobbin thread.

    It does a good job on the decorative stitches but I would recommend using stabilizer.

    The lighting is not the best, but not bad either.

    It's good needle up/down and tie off. Needle can be adjusted sideways too which works better than the 1/4" foot. (It lands in the middle of the feed dogs) No separate bobbin winder motor. Hm, I don't remember if there is a motor speed control.

    I would recommend getting the throat plate for straight stitching or use a leader strip. It likes to eat the start of a block.

    One thing I do not like about it is the foot pedal. Mine had to be fixed and even Pat took it apart. He says it uses a sliding contact which can give you a bit of a jerky movement. But I will keep my 7550 as my backup - foot pedal and all.

    $500 seems a little high because Pfaff got rid of their 2056 inventory (and it has way more features) new for $999.

    Hope this helps.

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    I have the 7550 which I bought probably 12-13 yrs ago and I have had no problems with it. I works really well for piecing and I have FMQ several items with it and have done up to queen size quilts. They are a little hard to manage but doable. New the machine was about $2400 Canadian so at that time around $2000 US. It is all electronic so if possible I would want to actually sew with the machine before buying it or have the seller give you some sort of guarantee that it still works properly. If something is wrong with the board on these machines they may still sew but the stitches could be all out of sync and therefore it would be difficult to get your stitch length etc to be what you want. Hope this helps and good luck.

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    I have the 7570 and it is a wonderful machine. I wouldn't hesitate to pay $500 for another one if it was in good condition.

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