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Pfaff Select 150
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Date: 5/18/12 11:46 PM

I picked up the Select 150 I special ordered from the dealer. I'll be putting it through it's paces this weekend and write a review when it's been thoroughly tested. At first glance, I am very pleased! It is a Select 3.0 in an anniversary edition. What excited me most was that the hook is all metal, like the original tipmatics! For a while Pfaff was using plastic hooks, but maybe they went back to the old way. The graphics on it are also very pleasant, I like the black base and matching black foot pedal, refreshing from grey or off-white. The description on the Pfaff website mentioned 9 mm stitches, as I suspected, that is a typo. The machine has 5.5mm wide stitches, which is just fine with me:) I purchased this machine for portability, taking to friend's houses for group sewing. I've owned a few Pfaff tipmatics, but they are farmed out to friends and family. The inly thing that doesn't make them a perfect machine for me is the lack of adjustable presser foot pressure. There was an excellent discussion on that on PR recently. I have found that most of the time with a Pfaff tipmatic it hasn't been necessary, but it is noticeable when sewing the finer fabrics. Lucky for me I sew thicker wovens and knits, which mechanical Pfaffs just love
It will be fun to play this weekend!
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Date: 5/19/12 0:08 AM

Congrats! What SMADsters need is a crystal ball, to know when to buy and when to wait. The Select 150 is so much prettier than my 3.0!

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Date: 5/19/12 0:35 AM

"SMADsters", I love that term! I admit I'm a lifelong member!
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Date: 5/19/12 4:44 AM

Oh I just looked on the website .. that sm is gorgeous!
Did you get any special deals with it? Feet ? Carrying case ??
Gee it is so pretty! I hope you really LOVE it! Congrats.

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Date: 5/19/12 5:30 AM

Congratulations of your new Pfaff machine!
I am looking forward for your review.
happy sewing!

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Date: 5/19/12 12:25 PM

That machine is so pretty. I have an older select and it's one of my favorite machines. It's my go to machine for home dec sewing because of the IDT. The only time the lack of adjustable presser foot pressure was a problem, was on a very sheer knit, and then I switched to my Viking. I've had no problem sewing other knits, including swimwear and stretch velvet.

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Date: 5/19/12 12:36 PM

It came with a nice presser foot bonus package, five feet - piping, braiding,decorative trim for flat trims, beading, and 7/9 hole for cords. Quite a nice group for embellishments!
I'm still tickled pink, just finished reading the manual, the pictures show the hook with the black plastic, but my machine has a completely metal hook:) This probably seems old school to some, but hey, I am old school:)

Forgot to add, it has .8 amps of power, not bad for a little mechanical:) That's about the same as the Singer Slantomatics.
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Date: 5/19/12 12:58 PM

Sounds SO nice! I am gonna just be crass and ask how much you paid for this?

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Date: 5/19/12 1:11 PM

Haha! That's not crass, at my age I love straight-forward questions, they don't waste anyone's time
It was $599, the same price as a Select 3.0,in my neck of the woods there is only one Pfaff dealer and he owns all 13 stores along the I-5 corridor. Some say you can find it cheaper, but when I factor in gas and time, this was a good deal for me
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Date: 5/19/12 1:14 PM

My Pfaff feet are calling out for a machine The bonus feet you got are just what I would want! Nice setup!
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