Started out with my mothers older 1980s Bernina 901. Hauled that around for several years before, what I thought, upgrading to a newer machine. One of my younger sisters now has it. Since , I have found how saught after these machines still are.
I now have a Euro Pro that I have been using for a year and a half. I bought it off the internet through www.sew-vac.com, they were wonderful to work with. Very friendly and quick with shipping it to me. I like this machine a lot but it has no quilting features and is totally mechanical.
In a discussion thread at www.about.com in both the quilting and sewing forums, there has been quite a bit of talk about the Brother CS-8072. This machine is semi computerized and has a few features that I guess I never considered looking for in my last machine. I know it can be bought at Walmart and is the same machine, different model number, as is sold at a much higher price at a sewing machine dealer I don't need the sewing classes provided through dealers so why pay more? I went and put it on layaway last weekend, how could I resist everyone else was having fun playing with theirs.
Always wanted a treadle machine. I love history and enjoying having pretty antique items around. If it is old, pretty and still works even better. I won a beautiful Singer treadle in a cabinet off of EBAY. Of course I made sure that it was ok with my husband before bidding, that is since if I won I was going to have to drive from Denver CO to Gardner KS to get the thing. It was either do that or pay almost $500 in freight. We ended up making it a nice little trip over a three day weekend. You can see in the pictures that I was able to catch my fabric approval department investigating the new addition. It has become her new perch in the living room.