I am dutifully saving my pennies so that I can buy a new sewing machine, my first new machine ever. The one that I am currently using has straight and zigzag stitch, forward and back so I don't really know what features I should look for in a new machine.
So here is my question -- what features, stitches or feet could you not live without? Also if you could let me know what kind of machine you have that would be helpful too. I know for sure that I have Husqvuarna, Janome and Bernina dealers close to me, and a Pfaff dealer about an hour away so those are the brands that I am probably sticking with. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.