About a month ago I made the big purchase, and retired my little old Singer (don't worry I haven't completely forgotten her!) and bought a new machine. My criteria was the ability to FMQ, a long neck for quilting and a simple machine. Although there is quite a learning curve with a new machine, all in all I am quite pleased.
|My quilt wrestling days are over, PHEW!|
Although I mostly FMQed on the cow quilt, I did outline the words with the built in walking foot. When the sales lady told me about the built in walking foot I kind of blew it off, but I love, love, love this feature.
|As you can see, no neat folding or clipping while quilting, I find just smunching the quilt up works best for me.|
My only real complaint about the new machine is that the instruction manual has no instructions! Thankfully, the shop has been great about answering my questions.