Thursday, January 17, 2008
Need sewing machine model advice
Last weekend, I was playing with my camera and trying to take some pictures of the ice on the trees because it looked so nice. I was playing wih my camera, trying different settings and I never really noticed the sunset until I uploaded the pictures to my camera. I didn't tweak the color at all in these, the sky really was that color.
Today I went and picked up my sewing machine from the dealer. After a lot of thinking and debating about it's fate, I have decided NOT to send Bernie on a trip to the Swiss Alps for refurbishment. Instead of spending a huge amount of money to repair him, I will use that money towards a new machine. Now I just have to figure out what I want.
Here are the things that I want:
excellent quality straight stitch
ability to drop the feed dogs
s stitch (it is a wavy line of straight stitches, I use it for straight quilting so my wobbly-ness doesn't show).
ability to easily sew thru layers of denim when I do the denim raggy quilts
that stitch that does three straights then a zig-zag
ability to use a straight stitch throat plate
button hole stitch (and the ability to mirror-image it)
overedge stitch (that looks like fake-serger stitching)
low bobbin indicator
easy to find 1/4" seam position (I'd prefer to be able to move the needle position)
That's most of it, I think. I'm not overly worried about price, I'm not picky about what brand it is. I have an excellent dealer that sells most all the major brands, I just wnat to have some ideas of which direction I want to go in before I go looking and picking her brain.
Can anyone suggest a make/model for me???????????