Help a poor girl buy a kick-ass sewing machine.
May 24, 2007 12:52 PM Subscribe
What's a good sewing machine for a beginner quilter (and sewer, but at the moment I really just want to quilt)?
posted by Mavri to sports, hobbies, & recreation (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've read the past askme's on sewing machines, but I'd love advice more targeted to quilting and affordability. I did some hand piecing, but quickly got frustrated with how long it would take to finish anything. I'm taking an intro to machine sewing class and the zippy fastness is so awesome that my sewing machine lust is in full bloom and I want one ASAP.
If it's at all possible I'd like to avoid spending an arm and a leg on this machine--I don't have a lot of spare income (berninas look awesome, but I can't afford them). So, if you're an experienced quilter, what do I really have to have? What can I forgo? Can I buy something good for $300-400? Should I go into debt to get something more expensive? (By expensive I mean $400-600. Anything more than that would be very irresponsible of me.)
Bonus if you're in NYC and can tell me where to buy one in this neck of the woods.