The Pfaff Performance 2058 sewing machine is packed with specific features most often used in quilting. It has 241 computerized stitches and four different alphabets. It‘s equipped with adjustable foot pressure, helpful to quilters who work with varying thicknesses of fabric. Pfaff's performance programs allow the user to automate common tasks. Pfaff is known for its integrated walking foot system, called IDT, a feature especially helpful when quilting. Reviewers say the Pfaff 2058 sews straight, smooth seams, and they rave about the large touch-sensitive display screen that gives detailed settings information. If you're not a quilter or are on a budget, many electronic machines offer some of the same features for hundreds of dollars less, including the Brother PC-420 PRW Project Runway Limited Edition (*Est. $400).
Sharon Darling of QuiltersReview.com explores the pros and cons of the Pfaff Performance 2056 sewing machine, the previous version of the Pfaff Performance 2058. There are also detailed reviews from experienced sewers posted at PatternReview.com. A YouTube video by the manufacturer shows off the Pfaff 2056 sewing machine's features.
Roughly a dozen reviewers praise the performance and convenient features of the Pfaff 2056 sewing machine. A few criticisms include hard-to-find replacement bobbins and a problematic bobbin winder. One user had her machine replaced with the 2058 after some issues.
Review: Pfaff 2056 Sewing Machine, Contributors to PatternReview.com
The reviewer praises the Pfaff 2056's consistent performance on straight seams and helpful convenience features. She finds that the screen can be hard to see in bright light and the tension display is sometimes off, leading to tricky adjustments.
Review: A Sewing Machine for Many Sewers, Nov. 2004
Susan Druding, About.com's guide to quilting, says quilters like Pfaff because of its integrated walking foot. The Pfaff Performance 2058 isn't specifically reviewed. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Quilting: Sewing Machines, Susan Druding
Although Pfaff made this video, it's a great way to see this Pfaff quilting machine in action.
Review: Pfaff Performance 2056, Contributors to YouTube