For the past month or so I've been using my mother in law's Bernina. She inherited it from her mother. Its not exactly new, I hesitate to take it upstairs cause its so damn heavy I think we could end up with it in the living room downstairs with a nasty hole in the ceiling. And it has its own peculiarities some of which I've clearly not figured out yet. Neither has my mother in law!
My lovely husband (more lovely since this suggestion) has said that he will buy me a machine for Christmas/birthday (never before have I been so happy to have them close together) and that I should spend a few months figuring out exactly what I want on the budget he can afford :lol:
I'm very much a beginner but don't want to find that I want to be upgrading a short while later. Obviously mostly want to quilt but something that I can do a bit of other basic sewing is good. Live in the UK so something obtainable here (online good too cause there seems to be a serious shortage of that kind of shop here - only place selling machines within easyish driving distance is Argos and for obvious reasons i don't think they're my best bet!). Oh yes, the all important budget... is somewhere around £150 sensible?
Many thanks for any suggestions - will be googling lots over the next few months. xx