This one was manufactured in Sweden approximately 2007.
This is the backside.
backsidePattern Review were not good. Complaints included tension issues, thread nests, thread cutter that won't cut, won't free motion quilt and top needle thread breaking. So far knock wood..... no problems with this Sapphire. Hopefully, I have a good one.
I had tension, thread cutter and top thread breakage issues with Pfaff Quilt Expression 4 which is the same vintage as the Sapphire. Most of my Pfaff QE 4 issues were resolved with a new take up lever replaced under warranty, an adjustment to the cutter and learning to keep the bobbin area free of lint, dust and thread build up. I traded up to get a Pfaff Creative 2.0 embroidery machine, which I later (August 2013) traded up again to get a Pfaff Creative Performance (purple princess).
Dear Readers: Don't ya just love sewing machines? Be creative... happy stitching.