This year has been unlike any other for most quilters. With large quilt shows canceled, quilters have had to access online tutorials or find new ways to learn quilting techniques. In yesterday’s post, I used scraps I had on hand to create a new pincushion for myself. In today’s post, I’ll take using what you have on hand one step further, suggesting you take yourself to class – without leaving home!
What am I talking about? Well, the PFAFF performance icon is set up to guide you through successfully creating with several specific built-in features. I encourage you to schedule time with the machine to simply learn something new.
The Help Center is available from the home screen as soon as you turn on the performance icon. Let’s take a quick tour through it and see what learning opportunities we can discover.
The User’s Guide is so much more than just a manual; the ability to figure things out is literally just a finger touch away. The larger multi-touch screen makes it easy to read the information too. The User’s Guide is available as a PDF, as well.
The guide clearly leads you through important information about taking care of the machine and sewing successfully. It also includes sub-sections about the PFAFF exclusive feature, Stitch Creator.
Techniques and Tutorials
There are technique instructions included in the performance icon including garment and sewing techniques (yes, you could learn how to hem!) There are also some quilting techniques including free-motion quilting.
Not only are the instructions easy to read and follow – there are videos included too! You don’t even have to leave the performance icon’s screen to watch them. In the photo below you can see the video icon on the right; just touch the arrow and watch the video. Notice you can also adjust the size of the text font by pressing the A icons at the bottom of the popup screen.
See what I mean? There’s a lot to learn just from turning on the PFAFF performance icon and exploring the Help Center. You can stay home and learn something new!
This is part 3 of 5 in this series
Go back to part 2: Floating stitches make a strippy pincushion sparkle!
Go to part 4: Make it personal with PFAFF Stitch Creator Program