Overwhelmed by machine choices
I found the Quilting Board yesterday as I was doing some research to replace my 20+ year old Singer. I am totally overwhelmed by the numbers of machines to choose from. I am hoping that I might gain some insight from those of you who have much more wisdom than me on all the machines. I used my old machine for making clothes, window treatments, home deco stuff, and machine piecing and quilting (no free motion). Pretty basic stuff. In looking at the new machines many seem to have smaller throats which concerns me a bit for machine quilting. The local shop wants to steer me towards the expensive eletronic machines which I'm not convinced is what I need. Not to mention they are way over my budget. My budget is up to $700. I did notice on Amazon that many of the machines are pretty heavily discounted. I appreciate and look forward to any advice that you may have to offer.