Violet wrote:Bernina is an awesome brand of machine but also comes with an huge price point. I checked out the lowest end mechanical - model 1008 - at my local dealer and it came in at $1000. Way to much for the average sewer. The Babylock BL9 came in at $249. The Husqvarna/Viking came in at $199 but not inclined to seriously consider them after what I learned. Will be checking on a Janome and Brother to see about them, compare all models/features/price point and seriously think about getting one as a backup.
Why would you not consider the Babylock BL9 or the Husqvarna/Viking? What models/brand would you consider and why? I am interested because I am considering getting a second machine to take to classes etc as I don't like to bang around my electronic sewing machine.