Taking over from the very popular 4.0 this quilt expression 4.2 has additional features. It now boasts a easy to view illuminated graphic screen with 254 stitches. Enjoy quilting at a new level with 47 unique quilt stitches, with beautiful hand-stitched character. Use the knee lifter to raise or lower the presser foot instantly, it leaves both hands free to manipulate large fabric pieces. It can handle quilts up-to king size in it's stride thanks to the long 250 mm sewing bed which is well lit with bright LED's.
It even snips the thread ends automatically after sewing a line, or at the touch of a button saving the need to reach for scissors at the end of every seam. Another function to save time while quilt making is the automatic presser foot lifter, it can be set to lift the foot automatically at the end of every seam.
The Quilt Expression 4.2 has memory function, in fact it has two types of memory. One to save stitches, numbers or alphabet lettering in sequences. The other is a personal memory to save and recall stitches that the user has customised. For example if you were quilt making and needed to sew 16 x 2" blocks, it is possible to sew the first one, then tell the machine to repeat it over and over again. It will every tie-off at the seam end then cut the top and bottom threads.
IDT is still the orignal and best option when working with more than one layer of material. It has never been replace by anything that can work as well. For 40 years Pfaff's IDT (Integrated Dual Transportation) has helped produce some of the worlds best quilts. It feeds the fabric from the top and bottom simultaneously. This way no fabric will ever be able to slip away.
Stitch Tapering - Taper all 9mm decorative stitches - Gradually increase or decrease the width at the beginning and/or at the end. Choose different angles for more creativity.
Fonts - Three different alphabet styles to add a personal touch.
Mirror Function - Flip the stitch side-to-side and/or end-to-end for more creativity.
Stitch Positioning - Moves the complete stitch to the right or left to align decorative stitch lines.
Immediate Tie-off - When pressed the machine will tie-off and stop automatically for a quick and easy finish.
Electronic Thread Tension - Needle thread tension is set electronically for every stitch. It makes sewing simple.
Integrated Needle Threader - Makes threading the needle fast and easy.
Stitch Restart - Return to the beginning of a stitch or sequence without having to reset any special adjustments you’ve made.
Tie-Off - It also secures the top and bottom seam automatically at the touch of a button.
Stitch Density - The stitch density control adjusts the density, the distance between stitch points that make up the entire stitch. Density can be increased or decreased without affecting stitch length.
Extra Presser Foot Lift - Raises the presser foot to its highest position so that thick fabrics can be placed easily under the presser foot.
Computerised Tensions - No need to worry about tensions anymore, let the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2 handle the thread tension.
Bobbin Thread Sensor - Alerts you when your bobbin thread is running low.
External Feed Dog Drop - Convenient location; lower the feed dogs from the front of the machine. Ideal for stippling, free-motion embroidery or darning.
Info Button - Simply touch to see important sewing recommendations on the illuminated graphic display.
Speed Ranges - Adjust your sewing speed for speciality threads, techniques and personal taste while doing hand embroidery.
Box Optimized Feeding - Enhanced to provide more control when sewing through thick layers or seaming small pieces.
37 Needle Positions - For exact placement of your straight stitch.
Three Free-motion Modes - Different modes for free-motion quilting, thread painting or darning. Select the best mode for your specific technique.
Other features a sewer needs.
Accessories that it are included are a knee lift, 1/4" foot, zig-zag foot for IDT, quilting bar, free hand embroidery foot, fancy stitch foot, blind hem foot, manual and sensormatic buttonhole foot, zig-zag foot, bobbins, needles, spool cap, foot control and more. It comes with a hard and sturdy cover.
USA Review by Kathy Ludwig
The Pfaff Quilt Expressions 4.2 is an excellent machine! I ordered it after multiple quilter friends suggested it to me because they loved theirs. Tough and durable, easy to use, and comes with a ton of incredible features to make all your sewing projects a breeze. I used to fight with my old machine to get it to sew how I wanted it too. This Pfaff stitches precisely and accurately straight out of the box! I'm incredibly happy with my purchase, the customer care I received, and the quick International shipping. (Posted on 3/10/2015)