I have been browsing the Internet for a new sewing machine. I want a new one, but I already have five sewing machines. Three of them are strictly straight stitch. Two have zig-zag, but really not anything fancy.
With two little girls to sew for I would like a fancier machine. Wishful think probably. My Mom sewed dresses for me on a Featherweight I still have. Seems like it can be done, but I want.
I really would like a machine with the larger opening to quilt with, but maybe an embroidery/sewing machine. I have heard stories of machines not working well doing both functions. One company said if you embroidered more than 600 hours you had to upgrade the machine. Well does this mean 600 total sewing hours or just embroidery. That wouldn't be more than 2 hours everyday which can happen fast.
Of course the money part is a scary thing also. I have paid 1500 dollars for a machine over 30 years ago and it ended up in the landfill about 12 years ago. I wore the machine out.
The next thing is will I use it or not? I think I am going to go looking locally to two stores in the area and compare. Any suggestions? What machine is your favorite? Chris