Here is MY Gold Standard
Bernina 830 Series
But alas... My Pocketbook does not allow such an indulgence.
My Dear friend, Celina, owns this little jewel and she allows me to come play anytime I want. Isn't that a good sewing friend? BTW, Celina became a new Grandmama for the very first time!! Lots of baby goodies will be sewn on Miss Bernina 830!!
Now for my dilema. I need your input. I am in the market for a sewing machine. I do not mind buying used if it's in good condition. Remember, I have Champagne taste and a beer pocketbook.
Here are some of the features I'd like to have (or Think I'd like to have):
Large Harm space (space to the right of the needle). My Brother Machine has about a 7 in. harm space...too small.
Automatic thread cutter (optional, but nice)
No vibration when sewing
Good for FMQ
Embroidery culpability if possible.
Right now, I'm sewing with a $200 Brother Model from Wal-Mart. It actually sews quite well and I've had no tension problems so far. Me and sewing machine tension have issues!
I want to know what you sew with and the features you like/dislike and what brand/model of machine you think I should purchase. I have a budget of between $1000-$2000. I realize that I may just need to purchase a separate embroidery machine in order to get a good quality sewing machine in my budget.
Ok, friends, you have been given your Mission...If you Choose to Accept, please send your tips on purchasing a sewing machine ASAP to Grandmama's Stories!