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Best week to quilt with the PFAFF Passport 3.0

by Gail Berry-Graham

This year’s passport to quilting happiness doesn’t come from the government but from my local PFAFF dealer. The PFAFF Passport 3.0 sewing machine is the perfect machine for every quilter. Let me share with you what the best week of the year to quilt with my PFAFF Passport 3.0 looks like.

I love the week of the year between Christmas and New Year. It’s the best week of the year! Work demands are light, the stress, and hustle and bustle of the season is over and I get to spend time indulging in my hobby – quilting. I’m sew looking forward and excited to play with, and explore, the PFAFF Passport 3.0 during that week. I always try to do some extra charity work at this time of year and using the PFAFF Passport 3.0 will make the work even more rewarding!

I have a quilt for charity to finish, quilt, and bind and want it all done by the end of next week so that on New Year’s day I can start to make two new crazy patch placemats. The PFAFF Passport 3.0 has 100 built in stitches I get to try on my new placemats. I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend that week and start off 2016 in stitches!

A perfect PFAFF for a perfect quilting week!

A perfect PFAFF for a perfect quilting week!

Benefits of the PFAFF Passport 3.0

This small and portable machine weighs in at under 15 pounds but is no lightweight when it comes to features and stitches! It’s a PFAFF so it comes with my favorite feature – IDT (Integrated Dual Feed) for absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom. IDT makes piecing my quilts a real joy and it’s so easy to achieve a perfect seam with no pins required. The PFAFF Passport 3.0 is easy to use as well as all the functions buttons are right there on the front of the machine. There’s great lighting around the needle which is going to make free motion quilting later in the week so much easier on my eyes.

My favorite features

There are so many great features about this machine that I can’t list them all at one time.  But let me say this I am super happy that they added the thread snips. These automatically cut top and bobbin threads, pulling thread ends to the back side of fabric. They are easy to use and work great. No more searching for my tiny scissors amongst the other treasures hidden on my work surface.

Features of the PFAFF Passport 3.0 are all at your fingertips.

Features of the PFAFF Passport 3.0 are all at your fingertips.

And as far as features go, let me add the automatic start/stop button, the speed control, the needle up/down, easy to use reverse…the list goes on and on. Right now though it’s time to get started on the charity quilt I want to make! My PFAFF Passport 3.0 is set up and ready to go – it’s just going to have to be patient while I cut and press the pieces for my quilt!


1 comment

Randi Cook December 24, 2015 - 12:11 pm

There are a lot of great tips. Would love to win.


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