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Message Board > Sewing Machines > PFAFF Expression 3.2 vs. Babylock Melody ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 7/7/13 0:31 AM

Hello everyone! I am having serious deciding issues. Where I live the machines are about a $200 difference and everyone every time I search for tips about sewing machines say (buy the best you can afford). I am actually a pretty beginner sewer but have completely fell in love with the craft and with 2 small children my imagination is running wild with all the stuff I want to create. I am trying to purchase a machine very long term and really want to try to get in to quilting I purchased a Janome Jem Platinum 720 last Nov and wish I got a full size machines with more options. They both have different features and am wondering where to go? Any advice on the brands or machines would be amazing THANK YOU THANK YOU. I love reading your posts and responses.
Regina

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Date: 7/7/13 0:36 AM

I'd go with the Pfaff. I think the Pfaff IDT is exceptional.

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Date: 7/7/13 0:55 AM

thank you so much for the reply. That is definitely one of the qualities I like about the pfaff that baby lock doesn't have.

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Date: 7/7/13 0:59 AM

I have a baby lock grace that I really do like, but I miss my IDT terribly when I use it (I keep it at my parents' house out of state).

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Date: 7/8/13 0:59 AM

Yeah I really like the it'd too.

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Date: 7/8/13 5:15 AM

The pfaff idt wins for me. I have a BL Ellisimo but for most sewing I turn to my older Pfaff.
I don't know much about those 2 particular models.
Is there something you particularly dislike about either?
Generally buying the best refers to a comparitive category, not an exact price difference. So if they have comparative features you wont go wrong with either.

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Date: 7/8/13 2:43 PM

Well they have a lot of the same features except the pfaff is a long arm but comes with less feet but has the Idt. I think the pfaff has a few more stitches. The melody has a few extra feautures like a quilting table and automatic thread cutter and automatic threaders but those two things don't really get me. I just found out from one dealer though that he would give me 100% buy back on my janome which would make the melody only $900 plus tax vs the pfaff $1398.00. I should have never bough the janome I just one one machine I can grow with and love to sew on :)

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Date: 7/8/13 2:43 PM

Well they have a lot of the same features except the pfaff is a long arm but comes with less feet but has the Idt. I think the pfaff has a few more stitches. The melody has a few extra feautures like a quilting table and automatic thread cutter and automatic threaders but those two things don't really get me. I just found out from one dealer though that he would give me 100% buy back on my janome which would make the melody only $900 plus tax vs the pfaff $1398.00. I should have never bough the janome I just one one machine I can grow with and love to sew on :)

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Date: 7/17/13 11:14 PM

Well I went with the ambition 1.0 since I really just want to do garment sewing and want to later invest in a serger :). I can't use the regular thred anymore though it gets all knotted in the bobbin holder :(. I think it would be ok as long as I don't use the fancy stitches. Thanks for those that posted on my thread ;)

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