After many many quilts and other projects made with my Brother SQ9000 sewing machine, she bit the dust tonight. I had her for only 3 years, but probably used her more than 'normal'.
Now I'm looking for a new machine. I've been spoiled with the perks this one had and would love to have the same perks in a newer, stronger machine.
Perks I'm spoiled with: extension 'table', 1/4 inch foot, needle threader (that I broke a few months ago so no big deal there), one step button holes, easy drop feed dogs, computerized stitches etc.
The SQ9000 has several stitches and capabilities I never used.
I'd like, no, I need a machine that can be used nearly everyday for up to 8 hours a day, making quilts, doing bindings, making purses, and some heavier weight work.
Any tips, leads, suggestions are appreciated.
In the mean time I'm going back to my old "White" brand machine!