If you’re looking for a sewing machine to get started in the quilting world, you must look at the limited-edition PFAFF creative™ ambition™ 640 that was just introduced to celebrate PFAFF’s 160th anniversary. What’s great about this machine is that it’s also an embroidery machine, without the price tag of an embroidery machine, and it’s perfect to make your quilt labels. I’ll be covering labels tomorrow. Yesterday, I discussed a few easy-to-use features sewists and embroidery lovers alike will find useful. Today, I want to show you all the great features you get for your quilting needs.
As soon as I unboxed the sewing machine, I got started on a new project to see how it was handled. I must admit, it didn’t let me down. Why would it? After all, it’s a PFAFF and as they say: Perfection starts here! I tested the machine by making a paper piecing project, which I’ll tell you more about in October. The machine had all the cool gadgets I need to make my life easier.
- Automatic needle up or down position
- Tie-off button
- Thread cutter
- Semi-Automatic Needle Threader
- Stitch length and width
- Speed control
- Start/Stop button if you want to piece without a pedal
- Comes with 5 bonus presser feet
Now let’s talk about the stitching. The machine has a selection of 150 stitches. But what’s important for quilters to know is that it really can hold a nice smooth straight stitch when piecing our projects. It can also stitch a smooth satin stitch up to 7mm wide when we want to create beautiful appliques. And it will delight you, should you decide to create your very own art quilts. Free-motion stippling is also available when you attach the optional free-motion presser foot, which means you can also quilt free motion on this machine.
The PFAFF creative ambition 640 comes with Integrated Dual-Feed Technology, the famous IDT System that feeds the fabric from the top and bottom for a perfect stitch. Your stress level will also be at a minimum as the machine sets electronically your needle thread tension for every stitch and embroidery. This means you’ll enjoy piecing your quilts and quilting straight lines should you decide to not use the free motion option. You can use a regular foot and the IDT System and can quilt just fine with this machine.
Call your local dealer and make an appointment to see and try out the new PFAFF creative ambition 640 as soon as it arrives. See for yourself how this elegant machine is so easy to use. In the meantime, I’ll be back tomorrow to show you how you can easily embroider a quilt label.