Janis P answered:
Thanks for the compliment. I love my Pfaff. It's actually my third one. My first one was stolen, so my homeowner's insurance replaced it with the 1475 which I just recently traded in when I bought my serger. I love the Quilt Expression 4.0. It did have a hiccup getting through the two layers of strapping on the tab with the strap and fabric, etc. underneath, but made it with some coaxing. No problems with the vinyl. I think I will change my needle to a jean's needle just for the tabs. I didn't break the top stitch needle, but the jeans needle might go through more easily. I am going to make another in a new fabric I bought yesterday - lime greens with bright aqua, white, other blues. I am so pleased with this project. I found that with the stiletto, I sew a little straighter, especially around the corners. Thanks again.