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3 features on the PFAFF passport 2.0 make piecing a project a breeze

3 features on the PFAFF passport 2.0 make piecing a project a breeze

by Sarah Vanderburgh

When it comes to piecing you need your sewing machine to work with you and not against you.

This week I’m making a project from start to finish on the passport 2.0. I’ll show you 3 features on this machine that piece a project with precise seams. PFAFF machines have some amazing features and I’m happy to report they are included in this model too.

Presser feet markings

In yesterday’s post, I shared a photo of the accessories included with the passport 2.0. This machine comes with 5 different presser feet that will sew up to 70 stitches included in the machine!

5 different presser feet included with the passport 2.0

5 different presser feet that will sew up to 70 stitches included with the passport 2.0

There are different types of markings on the feet that help you sew accurately; the red markings can help align fabric at the edge of the foot and show measurements like ⅛”. There are indents or grooves on the 0A foot that are ¼” from the needle on either side.

View from above presser foot with groove lined up against edge of fabric under needle

A quarter-inch groove on the right side of the foot lined up with edge of fabric.

Bobbin case markings

The passport 2.0 has a quarter-inch marking on its bobbin case too. Combined with the presser foot markings, these 2 features make it easy to keep an eye on that precious spot.

Close-up of red line marking quarter inch on bobbin case with 0A presser foot down behind it

Red quarter-inch seam guideline on bobbin case.

Original IDT System

The feature I love most about PFAFF is the Integrated Dual Feed System (IDT). It’s part of the machine and connects to the back of select presser feet to guide the fabrics evenly under the needle. Here’s a photo of it at the back of the machine not engaged. It’s the black part you can see behind the presser foot.

Side view of behind the presser foot with black IDT partly raised behind the presser foot

IDT at the back of the machine not connected.

The IDT System can be easily pulled down to click into the back of the presser foot. It only connects on certain feet for forward stitching. On the passport 2.0 when you press the ‘i’ button the screen shows the required presser foot and a little dot in the bottom right of the screen if you should attach the IDT System. It doesn’t stay on the screen without touching the button, but you can see what it looks like in the photo below.

Front view with finger on i button and screen showing presser foot number

Pressing i button to reveal presser foot and dot on screen.

Here’s the system clicked into the presser foot. I also found this video so you can see it in action – What makes it so perfect? PFAFF Original IDT System

Side view of presser foot with IDT System engaged

IDT System engaged.

Spring Table Topper

The project I’m making this week relies on accurate seams as most quilting projects do!  Here are the fabric requirements so you can join me.



  • 4 – 18” x 22” fabric (fat quarters) for quilt top in spring colors – see mine below
  • 3 fabrics for flowers:
  • minimum 4” square dark purple
  • minimum 5” x 10” light or bright purple
  • minimum 2½” square yellow
  • ½ yd of backing fabric
  • Inspira Fusible Fleece batting
  • 5” x 17” piece of Heat’n Bond Lite


  • sewing thread – light color
  • quilting thread – to blend into fabrics

Light blue, striped medium green, light green and white print fat quarters

Four fabric fat quarters for spring project.

Today I’m cutting the quilt top fat quarters so that tomorrow I can sew.

From each fat quarter cut 5 strips 2½” x 22”.

Reserve 1 strip of each fabric for binding.

The passport 2.0 has the features for precise piecing that will make putting this project together a breeze. Find your fabrics and get ready to make a quilted project with me!

This is part 2 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 1: The PFAFF passport 2.0 | A great travel companion

Go to part 3: Needle up/down feature and the IDT System | No pin piecing necessary


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