Good evening, hope everyone is having a great Friday! I have been thinking about upgrading to a new sewing machine. My beloved Singer machine went out on me a couple of years ago, right in the middle of a project so , I ran out and bought another machine which has not been a great choice. The machine I have now is a small singer and is ok for hemming a pair of pants and mending. But, I have discovered that it is not great for bigger jobs. To be honest with you, I have not put in alot of sewing time in the past two years. So I really haven't used it much, but since my surgery, I have been working on several quilt projects. I have had trouble with the tension, I hate the bobbin system and it just does not perform the way I expected. I am formulating a plan in my mind and need your ideas and imput.
First, I would love to have this Bernina! It is way out of my budget and we do not have a local dealer. I have looked at a Janome sewing machine. I have found it is much more affordable and we do have a dealer in our location. I would love to hear from you, please give me your recomendations. If the Bernina is the best choice, I will just have to save my money to buy one. If a Janome is a good choice, I can go ahead and purchase a new one. My sewing projects will be primarily quilts and would love to be able to machine quilt. I am not interested in making clothes anymore, since my children are grown. However I do make items such as curtains, placemats etc.
I now have a dedicated sewing room to use and do not have to pack up the machine every evening. I am loving this! When my kids were small, I made everything they wore. I would wait until their bedtime, set up my machine,sew until bedtime then put everything up!
Please, let me know your thoughts! Have a great weekend!