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|Pfaff:Creative 2.0 (Sewing Machine)|
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|Reviewed by:||zoey micz|
|About zoey micz |
|Member since: 6/18/09 |
|Reviews written: 4|
|sewing machines reviewed: 4|
|Posted on:||3/3/13 12:24 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$3000|
|Had this machine for:||December 2011|
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- Needle Threader
- Needle Up/Down Setting
- Embroidery Stitches
- One step buttonhole
- Drop-In bobbin
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Adjustable Needle Position
- Embroidery Machine
- Auto Threading
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|What zoey micz likes about this machine|
I love the large harp, duel lights, auto presser foot lifter, IDT, one step automatic button holes, decorative stitches and the embroidery module. I traded up from my Pfaff QE 4, so the menu buttons are identical to the QE 4 which meant I only really needed to learn how to use the embroidery unit.
The embroidery designs that came with it are fabulous. I bought excellent inexpensive software called SewWhatPro on-line which converts embroidery files to the format my machine uses. The Embroidery Library on-line gives away two free designs every month, sometimes more. I have also bought designs from them. My Pfaff Creative 2 does excellent free motion quilting using the Dynamic 6D spring motion foot that I modified to make it open toed. http://tammyscraftemporium.blogspot.ca/2012/02/pfaff-dynamic-spring-motion-6d-foot.html
I have done quite a bit of embroidery with this machine and free motion quilting. I bought a straight stitch needle plate for it which really helps for piecing. I completed the 2012 free motion quilting challenge with wonderful results.
If you would like to see samples of embroidery done with the Pfaff Creative 2 please check out my blog here:
At the moment, I own a dozen sewing machines including three treadles. Set up in my craft emporium is the Pfaff Creative 2, Bernina 930 Record and Husqvarna Lily 555. Frequently, I will be sewing with the Bernina or Lily while the Pfaff is embroidering. The Pfaff Creative 2 is a wonderful sewing machine that I feel gives a great bang for the buck.
What zoey micz does not like about this machine
The Pfaff Creative 2 is fussy about thread. My Creative 2 will not sew Sulky 100% cotton quilting thread it breaks the needle thread repeatedly. It will not sew Metallic thread, either top thread breaks or there are thread nests in the bobbin area. The thread cutter will not cut Superior 100% cotton thread or denim thread. It cuts wonderfully on 100% polyester surger thread and most of the time using Marathon 100% polyester trilobal embroidery threads. Occasionally, like once a year it will shred the needle thread (I'm blaming bad thread for this). I have learned to listen very carefully to this machine whenever I begin stitching as well I clean the bobbin area every time I refill the bobbin, this has eliminated thread nests in the bobbin area.
The manual is not very helpful. Pfaff could really learn a lesson in manual writing from Bernina or Husqvarna. I had to take my Pfaff back to the dealer to learn how to use the embroidery unit.
Embroidery software is not compatible with Mac computers. Fortunately, for me I own a tiny Toshiba netbook, that I copied the Pfaff software from the cd to a flash drive then installed it on the netbook.
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