Hello everyone! I am new here. I have been lurking for awhile trying to make a decision. I am more than open to suggestions. I am a beginner to intermediate sewer and I am just starting to learn quilting. I currently have a Singer 5050c which I will be keeping as a backup machine. I am looking for a computerized machine under $400. The main qualities I am looking for is a decent sized harp, auto threading, auto tension, needle up/down, and a decent amount of stictches. Anything else is gravy or I can live without.
My current forerunner is the DC 3050 by Janome. I have also been looking at the Janome 7330/8077, Brother CS6000i, Brother HC1850, and Singer 9960. Please feel free to steer me in a direction I have not been looking at.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.