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Accessories Included:
• Standard presser foot 0A, Fancy stitch foot 1A for IDT™ System, Fancy stitch foot 2A, Blindhem foot 3 for
IDT™ System, Zipper foot 4 for IDT™ System, Sensormatic buttonhole foot 5A, Manual buttonhole foot 5M,
Embroidery/Sensormatic free-motion foot 6A, Maxi stitch foot 8, 1/4” quilting foot for IDT™ System
• Straight stitch needle plate
• Electronic knee-lift
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SELL UP FEATURES FROM quilt expression™ 4.2 SEWING MACHINE
SEWING FEATURES
Unique PFAFF® Sewing Techniques:
Single Ribbon Stitches – Add dimensional elements to your
decorative stitching with beautiful ribbon stitches. Narrow
ribbons and trims are woven into these special stitches
as you sew.
Stacking Stitches – Sew beautiful decorative stitches in two
colors. The stacking stitches consist of pairs of stitches that
are designed to be sewn on top of each other.
Over 300 Unique, Beautiful, High-Quality 9mm Stitches –
Automatic Feed Dog Drop – The feed dogs are lowered
or raised automatically depending on the stitch/technique
selected.
Memory – Save your stitches and/or sequences in one of 30
memories.
MACHINE FEATURES
PFAFF® creative™ Color Touch Screen – The clear, high
Including some that look like vintage hand work
resolution display shows stitches in actual size. The intuitive
design is easy to understand.
Maxi Stitches – Up to 48mm wide built-in stitches for
Sensor for Straight Stitch Needle Plate – Your performance™ 5.2
beautiful embellishment.
4 Built-in Stitch Fonts – Choose a font to personalize your
project.
Exclusive Stitch Creator™ Feature – Create new 9mm
stitches or edit built-in stitches for unlimited creativity.
creative signature™ Sewing Programs – Including
tapering on all 9mm stitches, single stitch program,
patchwork program, stitch positioning, and stitch density to
customize your work.
Free-motion Modes – Three modes for free-motion quilting,
thread painting or darning. Select the best mode for your
specific technique.
sewing machine alerts you if you try to select a stitch other than
straight stitch when the straight stitch needle plate is attached.
Quick HelpSystem – Touch the quick help icon for instant
information.
Screen Saver with Start-Up Screen – Start-up screen will be
displayed as a screen saver ten minutes after the last touch.
Personal Menu – Save your personal stitches and sequences in
a folder to sew them again whenever you wish.
Bobbin Thread Sensor – Alert you when bobbin thread is low.
Stylus Holder Built-In – Keeps your stylus at your fingertips.
Updateable – Update your performance™ 5.2 sewing machine
easily via the Internet.
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PHASE 1– Basic Techniques
TECHNIQUE
SEWING
TALK ABOUT
DEMO READY
Set: Insert an INSPIRA topstitch needle size
90.
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• Thread with regular sewing thread in the
needle and the same type of thread in the
bobbin.
• Snap on the 0A foot.
• Engage the IDT™ System.
•PFAFF® integrated dual feed or IDT™
System feeds the fabric from the top and
the bottom at the same rate for smooth
seams and professional results.
• The PFAFF® IDT™ System and precision
of the PFAFF® performance™ 5.2 sewing
machine makes it easy to achieve beautiful
results.
INTRODUCTION
• Disengage and engage the IDT™ System
so your customer can see how easy it is to
do.
•The IDT™ System is easy to engage and
disengage with a touch.
SEW WITHOUT
THREAD
Set: Remove the thread from the needle.
• To see how the IDT™ System works, let’s
take off the presser foot and sew without
thread or fabric.
• Snap off the presser foot.
Select: Straight stitch, 1.1.1.
• Increase the stitch length to the maximum,
6.0.
• See how the feed dogs work together with
the IDT™ System, even in reverse.
Sew: Forward and reverse.
REGULAR SEWING
Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric.
Set: Rethread the machine.
• Snap on the 0A foot.
• Select straight stitch to return to default
settings.
• The needle threader makes threading
quick and easy.
•The IDT™ System guarantees absolutely
even fabric feeding from both the top and
the bottom. You’ll have beautiful results
every time.
Sew: Fold the fabric in half.
• Sew a seam along the folded edge. Open
the fabric to show the customer the seam.
SILKY FABRICS
Set: Disengage the IDT™ System.
Fabric: Lightweight stretch, tricot.
Sew: One layer of tricot, into the stretch,
without the IDT™ System.
Set: Engage the IDT™ System.
Sew: One layer of tricot, into the stretch, with
the IDT™ System engaged.
• Have you ever struggled sewing silky
fabrics? Without the IDT™ System, fabrics
like tricot can pucker.
• Engage the IDT™ System and the work is
done.
• No matter what fabric you use, the IDT™
System makes your sewing simple and fun!
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PHASE 1– Basic Techniques
TECHNIQUE
SEWING
TALK ABOUT
JEANS HEM
Fabric: Denim square folded in half, right
sides together.
• Sew over heavy denim or through
lightweight tricot and any other fabric
smoothly and effortlessly.
Select: Straight stitch, 1.1.1.
Sew: A
“ (15mm) seam.
5/
8
• Fold the seam to one side and topstitch to
simulate a seam on a pair of jeans.
• Fold up the “jeans hem”.
• Sew the hem.
Note: Keep a new, sharp needle in the
machine to help with this technique.
CORD
Set: Pull about 8-10 strands of thread from
the needle and bobbin.
• Create your own decorative cord for
buttonholes.
Select: The zigzag stitch, 1.1.5, default
settings.
• When sewing directly over threads, the
IDT™ System feeds the thread from the
top. There is no jamming and feeding is
smooth and even.
Sew: Place the loose threads under the
presser foot. Hold onto the front and back
until the first few stitches are sewn and the
threads are under the IDT™ System.
• Let go of the back of the threads.
• Bring the threads up into the slot in the
front of the foot and use that as a guide.
• Continue sewing, guiding from the front.
• Can your sewing machine do that?
• Your PFAFF® performance™ 5.2 sewing
machine handles every sewing project
with ease.
• The thread snips cut the threads and pull
them to the back for a beautiful finish.
• Press the thread snips.
PROFESSIONAL
BUTTONHOLES
(Sensormatic)
Show: Sensormatic Buttonhole Sample.
Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric and
stabilizer.
Select: Stitch 1.3.2, the standard buttonhole.
Set: Disengage the IDT™ System. Snap on the
Sensormatic buttonhole foot, 5A, and plug it
into the port.
• The PFAFF® Sensormatic buttonhole foot
creates perfect even buttonholes every
time.
• Both columns are sewn in the same
direction for precise stitch quality and
professional results.
• Choose the buttonhole size and sew.
Repeat the same buttonhole over and over.
Measure: Place your button against the button
• Buttonhole density and width are
ruler on the stitch lid.
automatically set but can be changed.
• Use the + or – icons for slit length to set
• Change the density for various types and
the buttonhole size.
weights of fabric and/or thread.
• Set the sensormatic wheel by matching the
• Your PFAFF® performance™ 5.2 sewing
red arrow with the notch in the front of the
machine has 12 buttonhole styles plus two
foot.
decorative eyelets.
Sew: Fold fabric in half with stabilizer
• When the buttonhole is complete, the
between the layers.
threads are cut automatically and pulled to
the back.
• Place the fabric under the presser foot.
Remember the buttonhole sews back first.
• Sew the buttonhole.
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PHASE 1– Basic Techniques
TECHNIQUE
SEWING
TALK ABOUT
MULTIPLE NEEDLE
POSITIONS
Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric.
• Absolutely precise sewing is easy with
your PFAFF® performance™ 5.2 sewing
machine.
Select: Straight stitch 1.1.1.
Set: Snap on the 0A foot. Engage the IDT™
System.
Sew: With a single layer of fabric, sew about
1” (2.5cm).
• 37 needle positions make it easy to sew
precise seams and perfect topstitching,
create piping or insert a zipper.
• Touch the Stitch Positioning + six times to
1.5. Sew 1” (2.5cm).
• With mirroring side-to-side, you can move
the needle to the exact same position on
the opposite side of the presser foot.
• Touch the Stitch Positioning + six more
times to 3.0. Sew 1” (2.5cm).
• Fine tune the seam for perfect positioning
when creating a blind hem.
• Touch mirroring side-to-side. Sew 1”
(2.5cm).
• Touch the thread snips to cut the threads.
APPLIQUÉ
Fabric: 2” (5cm) square of print quilter’s
cotton, 6” (15cm) square of medium weight
woven fabric and stabilizer.
• Do you like to appliqué? It is easier than
ever with your PFAFF® performance™ 5.2
sewing machine.
Select: Stitch 2.1.6, blanket or pin stitch.
Set: Attach on the 1A foot. Engage the IDT™
System.
Sew: Lay the print square in the center of
the medium woven fabric with stabilizer
underneath.
• Position the red mark in the center of the
1A foot about 1/8 “ from the edge of the
print fabric.
• Adjust your fabric or your needle position
so that the right swing of the needle is at
the raw edge of the print square.
• Touch the foot control. Quickly touch the
stitch restart button to complete one stitch
and stop sewing.
• Activate needle down.
• The markings on the foot help you align
your fabric perfectly.
• Multiple needle positions make it easy
to sew precisely along the edge of your
appliqué.
• Stitch restart completes the stitch and stops
so you’ll have beautiful complete stitches
even at the corners.
• With needle down active, your exact
stopping position is maintained as you
pivot. Or, stop sewing and tap the foot
As you near the corner, touch stitch restart
control. The needle will go down into the
so it completes the stitch and stops with the
fabric.
needle down. Repeat until you reach the
corner pivot point.
• The presser foot lifts to the exact height for
an easy, smooth pivot. It’s like having an
Pivot. Sew the remaining three sides.
extra pair of hands.
Touch the thread snips.
• The thread snips pull both threads to the
Deactivate needle down.
back so you have less trimming.
• Sew down one side of the square.
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PHASE 1– Basic Techniques
TECHNIQUE
SEWING
TALK ABOUT
EASY BLINDHEM
Fabric: Medium weight woven wool.
• Your PFAFF® performance™ 5.2 sewing
machine has two blindhem stitches - one
for woven fabrics and one for stretch
fabrics.
Select: Stitch1.1.16, the blindhem stitch.
Set: Attach the 3 foot, the Blindhem foot.
Engage the IDT™ System.
Sew: Fold up the hem on a piece of wool.
• Adjust the red guide as needed so you
catch just a thread from the fold with the
left swing of the needle or adjust the stitch
position.
• Sew the blindhem with the fold riding
along the red guide of the foot.
• There are other hemming stitches for use
on fabrics that ravel plus overlock hem
stitches.
• Stitch length, stitch width and tension are
automatically set but can be changed.
• The Blindhem foot can be fine tuned for
perfect invisible hems on many different
fabrics.
• The blind hem is great for garments and
home decor.
• Would you like to see more?
Continue to demonstrate using the techniques in Phase 2
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PHASE 2– More Techniques
TECHNIQUE
SEWING
TALK ABOUT
SEAM & OVERCAST
STITCHES
Fabric: Sweatshirt fleece with an inside
curve cut across one edge and one piece of
ribbing, folded in half.
• The overcast stitches sew a seam and
finish edges in one easy step.
Select: Stitch 1.2.1, closed overcast stitch.
• Stitch length, stitch width and tension are
set automatically.
Set: Snap on the 3 foot, the Blindhem foot.
Engage the IDT™ System.
• Use the same stitch for seams on stretch
fabrics.
Sew: Lay the ribbing onto the curved edge,
stretching it slightly and matching the raw
edges.
• Use the needle up/down and the
automatic presser foot lift to help sew
around curves.
• Sew along the curved edge, with the right
swing of the needle off the edge of the
fabric.
BUILT-IN
DECORATIVE
STITCHES
TAPERING
Show: Decorative stitch placemat and
Tapering sample.
•PFAFF® sewing machines have the most
beautiful 9mm stitches in home sewing.
Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric with
stabilizer.
• Use tapering with any 9mm stitches to
create beautiful frames and decorative
effects.
Select: Stitch 4.1.10, a scallop edge.
Set: Touch the Sewing Program tab.
• Look how many angles are available.
• Long touch the tapering beginning icon to
open the angle window.
• The 45° angles create beautiful frames
with decorative stitches.
• Choose 45° (default angle) and confirm
your selection by touching OK.
• What is the first thing you are going to make
with your new PFAFF® performance™ 5.2
sewing machine?
• Repeat for end tapering.
• Attach the 2A foot. Disengage the IDT™
System.
•Sew.
• Touch the reverse button to activate the
end taper.
ALPHABETS
Show: A sample with stitched lettering.
Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric with
stabilizer.
Select: Sequencing Tab.
• Touch the Stitch Selection menu, touch
the Stitch fonts tab and select the Comic
Alphabet.
• Add lettering to a cuff or a collar or create
a quilt label.
• There are so many options with the 4 builtin sewing fonts.
• Personalize anything!
• Program the customer’s name.
Set: Disengage the IDT™ System. Snap on the
2A foot.
Sew: Sew out the name.
• To sew the name one time, touch stitch
restart.
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PHASE 2– More Techniques
TECHNIQUE
SEWING
TALK ABOUT
STITCH
SEQUENCING
Show: A sample with a decorative stitch
sequence.
• Create your own patterns by combining
stitches.
Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric with
stabilizer.
• Use mirroring side to side and/or end to
end to customize the stitches for special
effects.
Select: Sequencing.
• Select stitch 4.2.4, Leaves.
• Select Stitch 4.2.12, Flowers.
• Select 4.2.12 again.
• Sew out directly from the Sequencing
mode – a real step-saver.
• Imagine all that you could do!
• Select 4.2.4 again.
• Touch Mirroring end to end.
Set: Disengage the IDT™ System. Snap on the
2A foot.
• Sew out the sequence.
HEIRLOOM
Show: Petite Heirloom Neckroll Pillow.
Fabric: Starched linen with stabilizer.
Select: Stitch 3.2.6, Entredeaux stitch.
Set: Snap on the 1A foot. Engage the IDT™
System.
• Insert a wing needle.
• Thread with 50 weight cotton thread on
top and in the bobbin.
• Create the look of hemstitching with a
wing needle.
• Choose from a variety of built-in stitches
specifically for heirloom techniques.
• Wouldn’t you love to use these stitches to
create texture or attach lace and trim?
•PFAFF® IDT™ System feeds the finest fabrics
smoothly and evenly for truly professional
results.
Sew: Sew the stitch.
FREE-MOTION
SEWING
Show: Quilt sampler with free-motion quilting. • Free-motion is easy with your PFAFF®
performance™ 5.2 sewing machine.
Fabric: A piece of cotton batting between two
pieces of quilter’s cotton fabric.
Select: Straight Stitch, 1.1.1.
Set: Disengage the IDT System. Snap on the
sensormatic free-motion foot, 6A.
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• Stipple quilting and thread painting are
easy.
• Choose from three free-motion options.
• Touch the Free-motion options icon and
select the Sensormatic free-motion setting.
• Using sensormatic free-motion, the foot
floats over the fabric.
Sew: Stipple in free-motion.
• The feed dogs drop automatically.
• Let your customer stipple on the same
piece of fabric.
• Try it! It’s that easy!
• All your quilting will be precise and
beautiful.
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PHASE 2 – More Techniques
TECHNIQUE
SEWING
TALK ABOUT
STITCH CREATOR™
FEATURE
Show: Sample of stitches from Stitch
Creator™ feature.
• Edit existing stitches or create new ones.
Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric with
stabilizer.
• Add or delete stitch points to create new
stitches.
Select: Stitch Creator™ feature.
•Stitches 4.2.12 and 4.2.2.
Set: Disengage the IDT™ System. Snap on the
2A foot.
Create: Touch “zoom/pan“ to activate zoom.
Use the arrows in the wheel to zoom out.
• Deactivate “Select stitch point”.
• Touch a stitch point above the bottom leaf.
• Delete the stitch point(s) as desired.
• Touch a stitch point above the top leaf.
• Delete a couple of stitch points to make the
leaf move into the flower.
• Add stitches back into the pattern.
Sew: Sew the new stitch.
Create: Touch “Select stitch point”.
• Touch a stitch point at the bottom of the
lower leaf.
• Touch the up or down arrow in the “Select
Stitch Point control” to select the other
stitch points in that leaf.
• With triple stitch, each stitch sews over
itself three times, creating beautiful effects.
• What stitches would you like to create?
• Would you like to see more?
• Touch triple stitch.
Sew: Sew the new stitch.
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