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Pfaff 2140 or 2144

Old 07-20-2011, 03:52 AM
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Hi! I am wanting to get into embroidery....have a Pfaff 1473CD, but am wanting to get a machine specifically made for embroidery work. Do any of you have the 2140/2144? Would you recommend it or is there another machine you think is better? Thanks so much!! Lisa
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:15 AM
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You might want to check out the Janome 350E. It is embroidery only and does a good job.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:27 AM
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I have a Pfaff 2170 but I never use the embroidery on it since I never learned the 4D system it uses.
I bought a Janome 350e (as mentioned above) and I was embroidering within 1/2 hr! Very user friendly. It comes with two hoops (5x7 is the largest). So if you want to use larger hoops the 350e won't be right for you.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:34 PM
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Thank you both for the info. Nadine, are you using your 2170 just for quilting then? I do love my 1473CD, have had it over 20 years and it is running great! I am leary about going with another machine!! I do appreciate you for taking the time to respond!!
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I have the Janome 350E and it is very user friendly, has a low bobbin warning and thread cutter. I love it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lisaherr
Nadine, are you using your 2170 just for quilting then? I do love my 1473CD, have had it over 20 years and it is running great! I am leary about going with another machine!! I do appreciate you for taking the time to respond!!
Yes I use my 2170 every day for everything, piecing, quilting, and gen. sewing. But for embroidering I use the Janome 350e because I just never conquered the Pfaff 4D although I admit I never took any lessons.
I've had the 2170 for approx 6 yrs now (I bought it used) and it's never given me any trouble. The only reason I would get rid of it is if the touch screen ever stops working. I doubt if I'd be able to get a replacement. Its really a great machine.
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I have a 2144 and I love it. The embroidery unit is easy to use and it comes with the 3D softwear for use with Windows XP. I have all the upgrades so my machine is equal to the 2170. It does embroidery and sews beautifully! I will show you a couple pics of embroidery that I have done using this machine. You won't go wrong with either machine. The last photo is of one of the built in decorative stitches used as a quilting stitch. It is a wonderful machine.
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