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Harriet P.
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Date: 6/15/14 1:02 PM

Hi, I will see it in person probably in August. I had been thinking about a Pfaff Quilt Expression 5.0, but I do have an old Pfaff 7530 which has a lot of the same stitches, but not the new technology. The harp on my Pfaff machine is about 7.5 inches. The harp on the Viking Sapphire is 10 inches and it has some interesting feet that go with some new stitches. Also, there are many different decorative stitches that are different than what I have on my Pfaff. I also have a Brother Duetta 4500D that is a very nice sewing/embroidery machine, but the harp is only 8.2 inches. I think that I want to try out sewing in free motion quilting mode and a larger harp may make this technique easier to sew using a larger harp.
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Date: 6/15/14 10:39 PM

I have one and it's a beautiful machine. I've spent a lot of time already doing free motion on it, which it performed really well. It does have some wonderful deco stitches, including the very wide omnimotion ones. Do try those with that wide presser foot when you test drive one. You can consider it a TOL Viking without the embroidery capability. It makes a great cousin to my Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro as they can share some accessories (but not presser feet). It's also pretty solid but not so heavy as to remain at home when I need a really good class machine. It's wonderful having all those favorite features ready to travel (auto presser foot, great deco stitches, cutter, threader, etc.).

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