Sunday, November 9, 2014
The Amazing Pfaff 1222E...
I am going to make my post shorter because the first thing I am doing is linking to her blog posts! Her first post covers some basics and her experiences and her update really gets going with the comments and the information that fill out the picture.
For those who need a manual, there is one now on the Pfaff site. The free motion quilting this machine does is the best I have seen on any of my machines. It is not thread fussy, and will really remain stable while you toss around a quilt on your sewing surface. I have used thread ranging from Isacord's lightness (which the machine did for me but didn't particularly care for) to heavy 30 weight C&C quilting cotton. The results are always lovely except for my user errors.
The machine has electronic features ranging from the needle UP feature to the variable speed foot control, and it all works incredibly smoothly. I still have the original needle threader on it and it works. It has needed a couple of replacements of it's smaller nylon-plastic gearing and a new screw in the needle threader but for 37 years I don't think that's very much to have to have had done. I bought her a Sew Steady extension table and just last week installed ECOLUX lighting. We are a happy couple.