I'm looking for a machine to travel with: to take to class, and on vaca. I've been looking at the FW and the little green Singer 185. I do think the vintage machines are cute and I know they sew a beautiful straight stitch. But they seem to run $300 plus. So I'm wondering if I would be better served to buy a lower end Janome or Brother for the same price that would have a few more stitches and other handy features. I would use it to piece quilts, light home dec and maybe children's clothes. Any advice would be appreciated.