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Old 09-28-2011, 06:54 AM
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Hello! I have only very recently started quilting, although I have a good deal of experience sewing generally. It's going very well and I've finished my first quilt top. Serendipitously, I recently inherited a Pfaff 1471 sewing machine. I had no idea what a fine machine it was, and actually thought about selling it at a garage sale before I started looking into it and learned what good machines these are! I have taken it in to be serviced and cleaned and am just tickled to have it now that I know what it can do. However, I have looked and looked and cannot find a foot specifically for free motion quilting on this machine. I've seen many refer to the "darning foot" in relation to free form quilting, and have also seen this: http://www.amazon.com/Foot-Presser-F.../dp/B0018N63B8 which lists some Pfaff machines but not my model. Just wondering if anyone out there has some insight. I've NEVER tried free motion quilting. Was just going to rely on books, tutorials, practice and luck to get it rolling. Any insight is most appreciated.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:14 AM
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Your Pfaff dealer should be able to order the foot for you.

I have a 1473 and love it. I ordered an "open darning foot" for the FMQ.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:15 AM
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Thanks, moon! I'll look into finding a dealer...
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:24 AM
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I had a Pfaff 1171 and a 7570 and now have the Quilt Expression 4.0. Need I say I love Pfaffs. I would recommend getting the new, more open, Pfaff darning foot which enables you to see your FMQ more easily!
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:37 AM
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This one? http://www.gonesewing.com/servlet/Detail?no=1761#
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:25 AM
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Also, when you are FMQ on the Pfaff you don't put the presser foot lever all the way down. There is a small ledge in the slot and you move it slightly to the right (I think, I'm not sitting at mine right now) and you will feel it catch there. I also have 3 Pfaff machines plus a Pfaff serger and absolutely love them!
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for the heads up about the pressure foot, Ginaky! I'm so excited to try this machine out. They can't clean it up fast enough!
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