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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Brother Dreamweaver XE vs Pfaff Creative Performance ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 11/24/12 3:37 PM

Per my (many) other threads I was in the market for a new mid-range machine. I wanted to come in around 5K and both of these machines were looking good to me. The Brother has that wonderful, huge harp and the pen-point embroidery. The Pfaff has that legendary IDT for quilting and a massive 360mm hoop for embroidery (or quilting in the hoop).

After much consideration I went with the Pfaff Creative Performance :wow:. I won't wax on too much since the 'purple haze' thread is already out there My reasons were simple. Th nearest Pfaff dealer that I felt comfortable with was also the nearest Brother dealer and after side by side comparison and checking my pennies, I felt the Pfaff had everything I needed in a machine for the number of dollars I had. I did get it with the large embroidery unit and a few other accessories. Pfaff offered 60 months no interest financing on the machine so I bundled my extras into one purchase.

The dealer was the 'deal maker'. I reflected carefully (thanks everyone!) on how far was too far to drive when selecting my dealer and went with one located 5 hours away in Paducah. The distance doesn't matter since, as a quilter, I plan to go there 1-2 times per year anyways (quilt show and Hancocks of Paducah). I won't actually get it until late next week or just after that but I promise to write a thorough review once I have put it through it's paces. Huge thanks to everyone for their input!

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Date: 11/24/12 7:30 PM

Well I think you made the right choice because the IDT on the Pfaff is just so easy and convenient to use.

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Date: 11/24/12 7:39 PM

Congrats!! I think you will LOVE the machine. My Pfaff dealer is also a brother dealer, but I too went with the PCP, and I'm not sorry at all. It is a fantastic machine, easy to use and stitches beautifully. Plus the feet work really well and there are TONS to choose from.

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Date: 11/24/12 7:45 PM

HOOOOOOAHHH!! PCP Party at the Purple Haze Thread!

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Date: 11/24/12 7:48 PM

Party! Party! Party!

Bring all your PCP.

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I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 11/24/12 8:13 PM

PCP Party! I am pfeeling all warm and pfuzzy! MDH wants to name her Vix short for Vicky since she is Minnesota Viking Pfurple. hmmm...what to do.

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Date: 11/24/12 8:20 PM

Vix also being short for Vixen, Panzy will perk up...and all the other (female) PCPs will begin to growl.

Should be an interesting party.

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I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 11/24/12 8:45 PM

I could not help but notice you are living in BC...dangerously close to parents of mine who know nothing of this endeavor :)) Shhhh it's a great big secret!

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Date: 11/24/12 8:46 PM

I won't say a thing, promise!

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I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 11/24/12 9:00 PM

eh-hmmm. Drum roll please.....

"Upon pfurther repflection; I would like to introduce all Pfaff Pfriends to the newest addition to our Pfamily - Pfyodor! TADAHHH! His name is German and means "gift from God" and since every penny I need to pay for him was certainly sent from above we pfelt this was the best name!
-- Edited on 11/24/12 9:01 PM --

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