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    Pfaff question for you

    Does anyone know when Pfaff first introduced the IDT (dual feed dogs)? I was wondering if I should look for an older, non-computerized Pfaff machine, but I still want the dual feed dogs, and I have no idea how far back that takes me...Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Research the 1222 or 1221 models or maybe a few later. They're great machines.

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    Thank you!

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    I have a 1222 with it on it.
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    I have a 1475 with the walking foot -- sure makes piecing easier

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    My Pfaff is a hobbymatic 935 from 1993 and it still does a great job. It has the built-in dual feed. Perfect for quilting.

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    I have a 7530 with dual feed dogs. It's 17 years old and runs like a champ. You can sometimes find them on Ebay for less than 500

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    I have a 7570 and it's a great machine...The only thing I've had to do is replace the needle threader and that's a cinch to do. I've had mine for about 12 years?

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    I have the 1171 with the IDT foot and it was the first one I bought when I wanted to learn to quilt. Bought it in 1997 for around $1,000 brand new and still have it even tho I now have a Bernina 440 QE as my main machine. My son was looking at my Phaff just the other day as he wants to make camping/hiking back packs for him, his wife and son. He found a web site showing how to sew them and he said the Phaff with the IDT foot is popular with the guys that do this type of sewing. The web site is www.DIYtactical.com if anyone is interested in this type of sewing project. There are a lot of projects of different types on this site.
    She who dies with the most fabric didn't sew fast enough!

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    Thanks to everyone! I have made a list of these to research...

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    I have a 7550 with the idt. I love it. That is one great machine. I bought mine in 1995 for $3000.

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    1985 model 1471, i have one, also i have the year before 1469 that does not have the walking foot but i bought one for it, i love them both.
    Mary

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    I have a Pfaff Tiptronic 1171 with IDT. I bought it in 1997. I love it. It sews a straight stitch without anyone holding or guiding the fabric. Of course, I do though. A dealer I had clean it told me that the newer models are no longer made in Germany and aren't as well made as the older models. Good luck finding a machine that will be one you will love to use.

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    Great topic. I just bought a 7550 from a friend for $300 and it came with a table/desk and all the extras. I bought it because I also wanted the IDT. Just got it set up but have not had the chance to use it but I am looking forward to sewing with it. I know she took very good care of her machines. She had to replace the mother board a few years back and I was wondering why that would go bad and if that is very common? Has anyone else had this experience? Good luck with your decision.

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    I have a 1222E that has the IDT; bought it about 4 years ago. I think Pfaff came out with IDT in the mid-1970s. It has about 8" harp/throat space and is wonderful for machine quilting and piecing.
    Sharon W.

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    It was the 1222 series but one of them does not have it.....not sure which one.

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