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Thread: Pfaff sewing machines

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    Senior Member dlf0122quilting's Avatar
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    I am thinking of buying a Pfaff sewing machine with IDT. I do not want an embroidery machine, just a regular machine. If you have a Pfaff, what model do you have or which one(s) do you suggest?

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    I got a real steal on the Pfaff Creative Vision 5.0
    This was my first Pfaff. I wish someone would have told me it was like a Husky/Viking!
    It is an awesome machine despite what alot of people have said about it.
    I mainly got it because it can do Machine Embroidery in a large area but also has the IDT and I use it for quilting and piecing mainly.
    I will tell you that my piecing has improved by a ton, I have started to get good at FMQ, it is such a joy to have two great machines (the other is a Duetta by Brother)that I can piece on one and emb on another.
    I love both machines, don't know which one I would keep if I had to only keep one...
    Kirsten

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    I own a pfaff tiptronic 2020 and a bernina. I love the bernina for quilting because of the stitch regulator but I do my best piecing on the pfaff!

    I'd been quilting for a few years when I bought the bernina. I couldn't understand why my blocks weren't turning out as nice as usual until I realized I was used to the IDT on the pfaff. I immediately went back to the pfaff and had no more difficulties with corners matching! The IDT certainly pays for itself, as far as I'm concerned!

    My sister just bought a basic pfaff and she loves it. I'm not sure if you can go wrong with any of the pfaffs.

    Best advice is to go try them out and look at the bells and whistles and stop looking when they start to get out of your price range.

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    I don't have one, but hope you find one you like.

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    Thank you to everyone. I have heard nothing but good about the stitching results with the Pfaff machines. I currently have an Elna 6005 which I love and have had it for about 10 years. I also have a Babylock Ellageo ESG3 Embroidery machine and I have not been happy with it. I have had it in the shop several times and I am so unhappy with it that I do not even bother to use the embroidery part of the machine. I will definitely be looking for a Pfaff with the IDT system in it this year.

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    I bought a Pfaff 2030 tiptronic ten years ago. I've had it cleaned once. It's been a serious work horse and the IDT does help your piecing be more accurate. It really, really helps with things like putting on borders and binding.

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    I bought a Pfaff Performance 2058 last year and love it! This is my second Pfaff machine and I would not go for any other Brands. Service annually and you will have no problems with it! Easy to learn, work horse, IDT such a gem to have for piecing and accurately. I have quilted on it too.

    FYI, I was told by my dealer that they aren't making the Pfaff machines anymore in Germany. Pfaff sold to a company VSM Group. They own Singer, Viking, Husqvarna and Pfaff. So Pfaff machines are now being made in Sweden. Tho they say German Engineered but that doesn't mean it is made in Germany. Products out of Germany are very well made. I don't know much about Sweden products and how good of a quality they make their products. I would go for the older Pfaff machines made in Germany. Older machines are just a good if not better than the newer ones that are being designed today.

    Sorry for being such a long email but I thought you would like to know. :)

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    Thank you...good information. I am 1/2 Swede and 1/2 German, maybe they make a Pfaff like that too :lol: I have used a Pfaff 1475 and just fell in love with it. Obviously everyone likes them because they are hard to find. I want to trade in my Babylock Ellageo Embroidery machine and would be more than happy with a used Pfaff standard machine with IDT. I will be watching for one. Again, thanks for the most helpful info.

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    I have 3 Pfaffs - not meaning to sound braggy. :oops:

    My main machine is the 2058. I got it for a super price - supposedly, it's a closeout model, although Pfaff still has it on their site:
    http://www.pfaffusa.com/126_240.html

    I like the way it does the fancy stitches.
    It tends to pull the starting corner into the feed dogs and when the bobbin runs low, it is a little annoying that it only moves at a snail's pace. My favorite part is that the machine can be set to lift the presser foot to various hights. It puts it back down when the foot control is pressed.

    My backup machine is an older model. I think it's called the Quilt and Craft.

    Then I have the 1200 GrandQuilter. It is a little louder than I expected and requires a lot of oil. I'm still waiting to set it up on the frame and need to withhold judgment.

    Someone on this board gave an excellent comparison between the Pfaff and the Janome. I wish I could find it quickly. If I had to do it again, I would give the Janomes a look too.

    ALso, check out the reviews on the Pfaff Expression line. Happy shopping.

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    Thank you, I will continue to check them out.

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