Originally Posted by hartman studio
Julie, I'd like to do a quilt square this year (promise I won't wait until the last minute and let you down!!). I have 2 very good quilt stores within 20 minutes of my house and I'm already signed up for some classes in October at one of them. I also plan on buying a sewing machine and have looked at several lines. Does anyone here have a Bernina? Are they worth the cost!!???? Talk about sticker shock when I looked at sewing machines!!
Julie, do you mind resending the quilt tutorial (just part 1)- I have part 2 and the finished quilt square picture. My hard drive crashed a couple of months ago and some of my files were lost and that was one of them. Thanks!!
Sure---I'll send the tutorial.
Sewing machines? Oh good lord---I have been through months and months and months of searching for just the right sewing machine!
The problem is way too many brands,alot made in China but advertised as made in Sweden,bells and whistles galore.
Bernina is a very very good quality machine,but the prices certainly reflect "caviar taste". I wanted a Bernina but the one I wanted cost between 10,000.00-12,000.00 and I wasn't interested in a lower end machine. It really varies on what you want to be able to do with it. If you just sew a little,I wouldn't think you would get your money out of it to be honest---although---if I had the money,I'd have one here!
I'm getting a BabyLock machine.A new brand for me(I've always had Singers,but current Singers are made cheaply and do not last) in my opinion.(I have had 3 in the last year)
If you start looking at machines---look at Bernina but make sure you are going to sew quite a bit to make it cost effective and remember that anything extra is a high premium price add on...even later
Look at Viking--but stay with the very high end models and make sure they are made in Sweden-not China. Reviews of the China made ones scared me off.
Then I'd look at Baby Lock,Pfaff,Janome,and Brother..
I wish you luck with picking out your new machine,and not as much analyzing as I do