Quilting is one of the most exciting forms of artistic expression. It needs a sewing machine which fulfills quilters‘ needs and gives their imagination free rein. Let your creativity run free as you experience the PFAFF® quilt expression™ 4.2 sewing machine.
All it takes is one look at its unique design to understand that it is a sewer’s dream. With its origin in German tradition, it fits perfectly in the new generation of PFAFF® sewing machines. Get ready to enjoy what the name PFAFF® stands for.
The extra large space and the longest free-arm make sewing any size project effortless.
The perfectly illuminated sewing area and the intuitive, clear graphic display will optimize your working process.
The original IDT™ system guarantees absolutely even fabric feed from top and bottom. A unique selection of perfectly stitched high-quality 9 mm stitches, will continuously inspire new ideas.
Let yourself be enchanted by an exciting new world of sewing.
Features and Benefits
The Original IDT™ System –Integrated Dual Feed only from PFAFF - for over 40 years! Absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom.
Automatic Presser Foot Lift –Raises the presser foot instantly when the needle is set to stop down and/or at the end of a seam after a thread snip.
Thread Snips –Automatically cut top and bobbin threads, pulling thread ends to the back side of fabric.
Electronic Knee-Lift –Raises the presser foot with an easy movement, allowing you to keep your hands on your project.
Quilt Stitches – Enjoy quilting with 47 different quilt stitches, with a beautiful hand-stitched character.
Start/Stop – sew without the foot control – Makes sewing long seams, free-motion and buttonholes easy.
A Wide Variety of Beautiful Stitches – select from over 250 stitches. Includes utility stitches, buttonholes, 9mm wide decorative stitches, quilt stitches, cross stitches and hemstitches.
2 Built-In Stitch Fonts – Choose from 2 fonts to personalize your project.
Tapering on all 9mm Decorative Stitches – Taper at the beginning and/or at the end of any stitch. Change the angle of taper for unlimited opportunities.
Mirror Image of Stitches – Flip the stitch side-to-side and/or end-to-end for even more possibilities.
Stitch Positioning – Moves complete stitch right or left to easily align decorative stitches.
Three Free-motion Modes – different modes for free-motion quilting, thread painting or darning. Select the best mode for your specific technique.
Needle up/Down – Set needle to stop up or down in the fabric for pivoting, appliqué and more.
Sensormatic Buttonhole – Buttonhole columns are sewn in the same direction for precise stitch quality.
37 Needle Positions – For exact placement of your straight stitch.
Stitch Width Safety – Limits stitch width to center needle straight stitch while using straight stitch foot to prevent needle breakage.
Twin Needle Program – Enter twin needle size to automatically adjust the stitch width. See the twin needle stitch on the screen.
Easy-access Stitch Selection – Quick and easy stitch selection by means of the Direct Selection Buttons.
Immediate Tie-off – When pressed the machine will tie-off and stop automatically for a quick and easy finish.
Extra Presser Foot Lift – Raises the presser foot to its highest position so that thick fabrics can be placed easily under the presser foot.
Electronic Thread Tension – Needle thread tension is set electronically for every stitch – 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.
Large Stitch Plate – Features seam markings to the left and right of the needle to help you guide your fabric.
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.
Accessory Feet Included – Standard presser foot 0A, Fancy stitch foot 1A with IDT™, Fancy stitch foot 2A, Blindhem foot 3 with IDT™, Zipper foot 4 with IDT™, Sensormatic buttonhole foot 5A, Manual buttonhole foot 5M, Sensormatic free-motion/ Embroidery foot 6A, ¼” Quilting Foot.
Illuminated Graphic Display – The graphic display shows the stitch in actual size and all-important information.
LED Lights – Optimized bright lights illuminate the entire work area with no shadows.
Large Sewing Space – Your PFAFFquilt expression™ 4.2sewing machine is the perfect choice for quilters, home decor sewers, fashion enthusiasts – anyone who creates. The sewing area to the right of the needle is supersized for sewing large amounts of fabric or batting.
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.
Languages – Choose from different languages in the Settings menu. Make sure your PFAFFquilt expression 4.2 speaks the same language you do.
Info Button – Simply touch to see important sewing recommendations on the illuminated graphic display.
Speed Ranges – Adjust your sewing speed for specialty threads, techniques and personal taste.
Stitch Sequencing and Memories – Combine and save up to 40 stitches and/or letters in one of 20 sequence memories - sew in one step repeatedly.
Personal Stitch Settings – Change the settings on built-in stitches to your personal liking. Save in one of the 20 personal stitch memories.
Program Sequencing Commands – Program a stop, thread snips or tie-off into a stitch sequence. Your sequence does exactly what you want every time.
Optimized Feeding – enhanced to provide more control when sewing through thick layers or seaming small pieces.