After I posted the podcast and blog earlier this week regarding my issues with my Viking Topaz 20 I decided to review my options. I’m a woman of action and if I have a problem I want it quickly and decisively solved.
I’ve wanted a Pfaff since before I started shopping for a computerized sewing machine but I never thought it would be within reach. This one was in my budget and I have no issue buying a used machine. I’m going to have the Topaz worked on until the tension issue is resolved before I sell it.
This machine does a everything the Topaz did but it has a few features that are better:
- IDT Foot – this is like having a built in walking foot! It makes piecing, quilting and binding really easy and simple.
- Thread cutter – it automatically cuts my top and bobbin thread at the push of a button. It also will cut jump stitches while doing embroidery – I’m really excited to try this feature out.
- Mono Embroidery Setting – if I want to stitch out a design using all one color instead of dealing with thread changes I just have to push a button!
- Tapering – it will taper down any of the decorative stitches at the touch of a button for a really nice finish.
I did have to order a new acrylic insert for my cabinet so I can get it flush with the table again. Until then, it’s not a big deal – I can piece on it without a problem.
I did a few flying geese on it last night! Love the tension and how smooth it is.
Ringo calls it the “puh-faff” machine. He’s glad to see me happy again with a working machine.
Can’t wait to try out embroidery this weekend! I found a few designs I think will be perfect for quick friend and co-worker gifts – Quilted Keyfobs – in the hoop!
Thanks for all your comments and support regarding the Topaz drama. It’s not over yet but I’ve received some great advice from everyone and I appreciate it! Maybe it’ll be over soon.