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ItI so full of options. I have a Brother with embroidery options, straight line only but never tried what I can do now. Working on a pre-quilted pattern using may of the decorative designs I have. It is great. It does so much more other sewing that I haven't tried to do yet. Anyway, I have had good luck with the 2 other Brother machines, which are still with me and still running fine. It comes down to what you want to do and obiously what is in your price range. Good luck on your search.
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I have purchased numerous make/model of sew machine,the store bought machines didn't last. And repairing them isn't worthwhile, but if money is your budget, you can repay them with your sewing right away, so no great financial losss. Used work great on a small budget.
White/Elna, quilt machine served it's purpose, but again the durability was iffy...Pfaff a heavier machine, sturdy, and durable. Lasted!
I prefer to stay away from digital due to costly repairs when they breakdown. The regular are lower price and one can repair the machines themselves with time and practice.
Last thing you would want, is middle of your Xmas gift sewing, it breaks and cost you time. that's my quirk for the day!
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i have had 2 elnas and then switched to husqvarna - to me, it was the biggest mistake of my life :O( and customer service was non existent.... i am still using it as i cannot afford a different machine, but at times, i just don't even want to sew.....
when i win the lottery!!! ;O) i will most likely go back to elna! :O)
it is really nice to read all the reviews of what people like and don't like! i find it helpful
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Ok, I have only been sewing/quilting for a little over a year. My partner got me my first machine for Christmas several years ago (it was at my request, but it still stayed in the box for a couple of years before I found a store to help me figure it out). He did some research, and bought a Kenmore.
I have to say, I LOVE this machine! I have yet to come across anything in my projects that it can't do. Someone who worked at a quilting store told me that any Kenmore made in the last 5 years or so is made by the Janome people... don't know if it's true, but I can't say enough good things about this one. I don't THINK it was that expensive, either.
I take classes at a local sewing store (the one that showed me how to use my machine), and someone who recently joined our classes also just bought a Kenmore (newer model) and so far, loves it.
Again, we're new to the sewing world, but I have found my machine to be pretty sturdy and VERY functional.
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My machines are a little noisy, but as long as I take it in for a good cleaning about once a year at Sears, it is fine!
Welcome to the forum!
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Anyways, get a machine you like and works within YOUR budget, not someone elses.