it's my first computerised machine (stepping up from my Janome 525S) and is absolutely perfect for someone whose main use for it is dressmaking.
I'm not a quilter and the machine name did leave me worried that I perhaps wasn't the target audience for it, but it's not the case. So far I've made shorts, shirts, boxer shorts, cushions, bags and more - it sews through anything and the IDT is every bit as good as people rave about.
The little details like thread tie-off and cutting are so nice to have and it makes the most fantastic buttonholes. If like me you want the machine to make garments, I'd suggest investing in the following feet which don't come with it - Invisible Zip Foot, Button Foot and Narrow Edge Foot (brilliant for topstitching), as well as some extra bobbins.
I haven't used even half of the features of this machine yet but I have no doubt that it will serve me faithfully for many years. It is a bit of a thread snob and prefers Gutermann to anything else, but that's to be expected.
If you're thinking of investing in this, you won't be disappointed! I was choosing between this and the Janome 6600P and went for this in the end due to the free arm and it being slightly more portable. It also seemed more user-friendly in terms of the menu and operation - but both are fantastic machines.
08th January 2016 | Leeds | A Donoghue
I've only had it a week, but you can bet I've played with it pretty extensively since it arrived! So far I have no complaints, it does exactly as it says on the tin, and I am very very happy with this excellent machine. I have been sewing all my life (over half a century) and I know what I want it to do - so far I have not found anything that doesn't deliver as promised. I would also like to add that Gur were excellent, I got an email to confirm purchase, an email to confirm it had been dispatched, an email with tracing information, and an email to tell me when to expect delivery. The product was delivered exactly when they said it would. I am off to visit my mother tomorrow as she has just come out of hospital, and she insists I take it with me to show her! I just know she will love it as much as I do. There are other makes which do most of what this machine does, but what the QE Expression 4.2 can add to the list is its sheer quality and precision of stitch and robust build, along with the IDT and one or two other unique features. I recommend the hour long demo by a Californian dealer on YouTube which will show you exactly what it can do.
16th April 2014 | Devon | Mandy