My siblings and I (all adults) would like to get our mother a sewing machine for Christmas so that she can start to really branch out in quilting. We think it's a hobby she enjoys but she has an ANCIENT Singer from probably around 1950 that's just not up to the task. Was wondering if all of you pros could recommend a few machines that would be in the order of what we should look for.
One requirement is that it should have foot-pedal control/speed capability. I know she really likes machines like this but do machines still have this? Is this a feature of the table you buy for it or the machine itself?
Any recs you could make (either for machines themselves or of features that a machine should have) would be SO appreciated. We're trying to stay around $800?
THANK YOU! :-) :-)