Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I've got a new toy!

Last we talked, I was lamenting my poor dead sewing machine. While I was at the shop, I was introduced to the Pfaff Ambitions line. Mr. Sewing Machine told me all about the nice features Pfaff machines have for quilters- an integrated walking foot that can be pulled up and down from the machine, a quarter inch piecing foot, a sweet computer, lots of features and stitches, etc etc.

I decided on Monday to put on my big girl pants and go buy the machine! It's my first big purchase EVER and I am financing it, which is scary and exciting. But it's mine! I went with the Pfaff Essentials 1.0, the middle model in the line. I've only gotten to use it once, because of school, but I'm liking it so far!

It's not really that pink in real life, more a dusty rose color.

I've decided though that I wish someone would make a sewing machine with JUST an integrated walking foot, the four most basic stitches I use all the time, a speed control slider and button, and an automatic threader. Those are the only features I want. Well, those and the ability to back stitch. But just think, if they made a moderately priced machine only with the features I use. I don't really need an arsenal of 200 stitches and the ability to embroider my name.

PFAFF PFAFF PFAFF PFAFF. Dat German Engineering.


  1. Hahaha, I know what you mean! My machine has 600 (!!!) built in stitches! And I think I've used maybe 6 of them? I like the idea of being able to embroider little airplanes on all my stuff, but I don't know that I actually will.


  2. I have had my Pfaff anniversary edition for almost two years. I love it. The throat space is amazing. I think mine's 9". I do have trouble with the tension occasionally. If your dealer offered free classes, I would recommend taking them because I learned a great deal about my Pfaff. Good luck!