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Does anyone have review of this machine
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Date: 6/8/14 3:52 PM

Does anyone have experience with the Pfaff Ambition Essential?

Seems like a good quilters machine at reasonable price.

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Date: 6/8/14 6:28 PM

I owned this machine and for the price point it was a GREAT machine. I was shocked that Pfaff had machines in that price point with the built in walking foot! I used it for my travel machine and when I was having issues with my PCP, it was my everyday machine. I sold it a couple of weeks ago, but that was only because I purchased a used Long Arm and had my Hobbymatic 955 serviced and was using that one more.
I will say this though, if you purchase this machine, make sure your dealer shows you how to clean the bobbin area to include removing the bobbin case and putting it back in properly!

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Date: 6/8/14 6:41 PM

There are 3 reviews for this machine in the sewing machine review section of the website

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Date: 6/9/14 1:42 AM

I actually just purchased this machine this weekend. I'll post a review once we've had a chance to bond.

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Date: 6/9/14 1:19 PM

I got this machine in November. I absolutely adore it. I haven't really gotten into quilting (yet) so I am not sure what quilters would love about it.

I like the IDT the best. It really does give me the versitility I was wanting. It handle china silk as well as it does denim.

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Date: 6/11/14 3:46 PM

I don't have a review per se, but I did consider this machine before deciding on a husqvarna viking opal 670. If this machine is at the top of your budget then I would say go for it, the stitch qualtity of the pfaffs is really great and the IDT is a nice feature. But... if you can stretch your budget a little bit more I would get either the ambition 1.0 or the viking opal 670. You'll get a few more features to grow into. Like speed control, start/stop button etc. I nearly purchased the 1.0 myself but got the viking because of the thread cutter, I like the buttonhole sensor foot that lets you set the button size on the machine over the usual 1-step buttonhole foot the pfaff has that you have to have the actual button in the foot in order to use. Though I did like the look of the pfaff buttonholes just a little bit more and I'm still a little worried that the automatic tension is going to turn wonky on me over time, but I do like the idea of automatic tension. I honestly rarely adjust the tension on my machine and I'm sure my sewing suffers a little for it. The essential is a nice machine and in its price range I really couldn't find anything better, but by spending even a couple hundred $$ more you really can get quite a few more features.

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Date: 6/23/14 9:23 AM

I love my Ambition Essential. It has just enough bells and whistles to make it my go-to machine for stitching. I truly sews like a dream. For most piecing work I prefer the Ambition Essential over my Pfaff CS and Passport.

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