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Old 04-27-2010, 09:06 AM
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I have an opportunity to buy a used Pfaff well-maintained sewing/embroidery machine for a very reasonable price. Of course, nothing will replace my Featherweight. I have come to rely heavily on this message board and wondering if any of you will be willing to share your pros and cons regarding Pfaff machines. Thank you.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:09 AM
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I have a Pfaff 2030 that has been a real workhorse for the last 10 years. In that 10 years I only had it cleaned once. Once you get used to the built in walking foot the add on ones are so clunky and slow you'll never want to use any other machine!
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:15 AM
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Do a search using the search feature above for the machine you're looking to buy. See if there have been threads about it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:15 AM
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Aren't you lucky!!! :D:D:D
One of the main regrets that I have with my emb machine is the small hoops and not being able to upgrade to larger ones. Many of the smaller designs now are for a 5" X 7" hoop... which is bigger than my largest hoop.

Have you looked at some of the design sites to see which ones appeal to you the most? Can you purchase hoops/or does this machine have the ones needed for these?

Does this machine come with a card reader? Or does it hook up to your computer?
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Thanks. This one is a 2124. I know the owner and believe me when I say she treated with the same affection as I treat my featherweight.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:21 AM
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It is a "fully loaded" machine with card reader and all. The owner upgraded. She is including everything. I have seen her emb work all done on the Pfaff and it is incredible. Have never embroidered but this quilting journey I am on is making me want to try everything.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by lovinquilting
It is a "fully loaded" machine with card reader and all. The owner upgraded. She is including everything. I have seen her emb work all done on the Pfaff and it is incredible. Have never embroidered but this quilting journey I am on is making me want to try everything.
I'd definitely go for it! You really can't go wrong with a well maintained Pfaff!
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
Once you get used to the built in walking foot the add on ones are so clunky and slow you'll never want to use any other machine!
I agree with that! The walking foot makes pieceing go so easily! And it sounds like a GREAT machine to jump into the embroidery projects... especially since you will have a friend that can give you some help!
I think it would be a great opportunity!
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I have a PFAFF Stretch and Jeans 6120. I bought it 2nd hand many years ago. I am now using PFAFF Grand Quilter- hobby 1200. This is for straight stitch only. I am learning FMQ on it. I love them both.
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Originally Posted by lovinquilting
Thanks. This one is a 2124. I know the owner and believe me when I say she treated with the same affection as I treat my featherweight.
I just purchased that same machine. Let me tell you I love it. It sews like a dream and the embroidery is wonderful. It was one of the best investments I ever made. I love mine. Any questions PM me.
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