I know there have been several other posts about this, I have read most all of them.. just thought it wouldn't hurt to throw my own out there
I am looking to start doing some machine applique and embroidery, and I'm wondering what machine might best fit my needs. At the moment, I'd like to stay under the $500 price range. It would be for personal use, so I don't need anything with a bajillion needles. I also do not need it to be a sewing machine as well.. I have a Janome that I love. I would prefer something with a 5x7 hoop size or bigger.
ETA that I would love something that I can use designs from my computer, not have to buy a bunch of cards and such.
Any thoughts? I am not opposed to buying a gently used machine. Thanks!