Can't afford top of the line right now, but I want one that works and won't break easily.
-- all I really need is one that does the basic stitch, though other stitches would be nice
-- good quality so it doesn't jam or break easily
-- should be able to use a quilting foot (so does that mean it has to be able to do a quilting stitch as well?)
-- prefer not to go over $300, prefer to pay $200 or less, if possible
-- MUST BE NEW. I don't care how good a used one is, I don't want used.
-- will be used for regular sewing and maybe upholstery sewing as well as quiltmaking
I'm in no rush. I can take time to research and wait for sales/deals. Seems like a good idea to start my research now, though.
What do you use? How do you like your machine?
What do you recommend for me, given my requirements above?
What should I stay away from and why?