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Pfaff:Quilt Expression 4.0 (Sewing Machine)
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Reviewed by:anne123184
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Posted on:1/10/14 6:27 PM
Approx price paid:$1699
Had this machine for:1 year
Recommended? Yes
Online Merchants:Amazon.com
Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0Features
  • Computerized
  • 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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This was a whim buy last year due to the fact that I got addicted on quilting/classes!

1. I like the IDT - main reason why I bought it.
2. Throat/Harp space - good size for quilting
3. Physical buttons - I like how everything is there
4. Adjustable presser foot pressure
5. The straight stitching is actually good as well as the decorative stitches
6. Hover mechanism!! Same as the viking, I love love this feature!! It comes with a knee lift but I find that I do not have to use it since it just hovers fine.
7. FMQ - Very easy with this machine
8. Though it is electronic/computerized, the interface is very easy to follow. There is a video on youtube, this guy just goes through all the button features of this machine! I keep learning all the time!!
9. I love this machine for applique work and quilt piecing especially on a bargello quilt

Troubleshooting:
I don't like the thread cutter in this machine. If my needle position is not set in the middle, it will make a stitch in the center before cutting the thread - Kinda annoying. There's no start stop function and the lights aren't LED. Also, the DIP from the accessory tray to the stitch plate can block the nesting seams while piecing. I just put a tape on it. Now I know the new 4.2 has those features now, but I think I will just stick to what I have.

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Mufffet said...
Thanks for some info on this machine. Sounds very nice!
1/10/14 7:46 PM
ryan's mom said...
I was playing with a very similar machine (the 150 anniversary edition I think) at work last week and really liked it. We were having a closeout of older models and sold a beauty like this at half price for about $800. The lucky recipient! I liked the feel of the machine and my samples on it.
1/15/14 6:47 AM
anne123184 said...
I gave this machine to my mother in law.. she was happy :-)
4/15/14 1:31 PM
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