当我看到我的网站统计，有一件事始终抓住了我的注意 - 的观点我的帖子的数量“天堂还是地狱?Pfaff QE 4.2的思考“。这是迄今为止，远离最“流行”在我的博客文章！甚至当我是懒惰和不产生多少新的内容，那就是似乎吸引点击的帖子。我要去猜测，这是因为许多和我一样，发现自己的光泽，昂贵对我来说，适应新缝纫机有点难。好吧，我会好起来的，我保证!
它是a finicky machine, to be sure, but I’ll repeat here that choosing a quality needle (Schmetz seems to have become my weapon of choice, even if I do have to order them online) and good thread (I love YLI’s range of variegated quilting cottons because of the vibrant colours and I’ve also used and enjoyed Aurifil and Superior products) and making sure the needle is right for both the thread and the fabric is very important. I stopped trying to use universal-type needles for anything a long time ago – in my experience, they just never give a nice result. Usually I use a 70/10 microtex needle with YLI’s Soft Touch in Natural for piecing – this combination gives me nice, accurate seams and the light beige colour blends well with most other colours.
服务期间，我尽我所能，让梭面积相当自由的绒毛。While I was making mum’s wall hanging, I found that the Solvy shredded little bits all over the place during sewing (as a film, it is noticeably more brittle than most fabrics), so I made sure I cleaned them out of my machine frequently – I’m not sure what it’d do if it dissolved inside the Pfaff, but I am very sure I don’t want to find out! At the same time, I managed to track down and evict an entire一群一堆灰尘挤进了很难的缝隙里，长得像怪物一样大。我得用镊子把它们抓出来，用小刷子戳它们，真的不行。
I was in the process of making this little HST quilt top for Project Linus – a super-speedy, fun little thing – except that it wasn’t speedy at all because I found that my needle was refusing to stay in the needle-holding assembly, no matter how many times I tried to re-seat it and tighten the screw. It was deeply annoying. While fiddling about with it and cursing, I noticed the small screw at the back of the needle holder and observed that the whole assembly was very loose and rattly. It’s also part of the thread path (that silvery hook affair at the base), so it’s an important little bit of kit and it occurred to me that it really shouldn’t be as wobbly as it was.
没有真正思考它，我解开了螺钉和整体持针器分崩离析成金属的非常微小位的困惑。哎呦！Luckily, I didn’t lose any of it into the guts of the bobbin area, and after careful examination of the little bits and application of the afore-mentioned tweezers and a set of very small socket screwdrivers (I have a Thing about socket screwdrivers), I managed to reassemble it again and make sure that the rear screw holding it all together was tightened properly. To my vast relief, it would hold a needle again – PHEW! And in fact, the Pfaff is now sewing noticeably better since my impromptu tinkering. I definitely wouldn’t recommend randomly disassembling bits of your sewing machine without very good reason, but I would say that it’s worth checking that the needle-holder assembly isn’t really loose if your stitches are not looking as good as they might, given that it affects both the stability of your needle and the security of the thread path. If it’s hard to get at the screw, try moving the needle as far as possible to the right, so that the shaft is not right in line with the IDT system.
我得到了这五个（L-R：管道脚，躺卧脚，钉珠脚，盘带脚和脚辫）作为一个非常好的协议一组时，我与在管道摔跤闪光周末我的妹妹。这也比没有管道脚好，但我不认为它是达扯皮织物我是通过机器试图饲料的质量庞大的任务。(you have to disable the IDT system to use it, unfortunately) So far, the only other foot I’ve used from this set has been the couching foot, and I’m keen to find an excuse to try the other three this year! I already have some beaded trim – I need to find an unsuspecting project to put it on.
正如你所看到的，这是一个很大更为强大的野兽，并可以与IDT系统一起使用。让自己一个周末是我真的想今年做的事 - 我将与此脚，当我做报告我发现！