I'm going to buy a new machine- recommendations?

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Hi all,
I have sold my house, and promised to buy myself a sewing machine as a
reward to myself for all my hard work necessary to get it sold.
Now, my dilemma, I want to spend up to 1500 american dollars. I have
just learned how to quilt, and am enjoying it. I presently own a
Janome 4618 LE, and am quite happy with it. Everyone in my class had
Berninas and I was not so sure of what the fuss was until I took an
Activa White Pearl- 230- for a "test drive" at a nearby sewing machine
store. I was very impressed. I loved the constant sewing speed
feature, along with the blanket stitch that looks great. Now, I
haven't looked yet at my local sewing machine store where they sell
Janome's. I have no interest in embroidery. I have heard stories of
Bernina's not being reliable and having many trips to be fixed.

With all these comments, could people give me some advice?

Thanks so much

Re: I'm going to buy a new machine- recommendations?

scillacc wrote:
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There is a "what machine should I buy" FAQ.

Read that first.  What "fits" you may not be what others
would recommend, so make a real effort to test drive before
you buy.  And take advantage of any free classes.



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