Let's talk sewing machines...I have a 70's Singer...still working great, but last checkup it has a cracked bobbin holder and will eventually go...and have been told no way to purchase parts. A wonderful lady who doesn't sew anymore gave me her 70's Husquavana Viking...I haven't learned to use it yet...keeping it as a backup..but a local sewing machine store does a Thursday class where you bring in your sewing machine and they will teach you how to use it...Both machines are HEAVY! Both Viking and Singer today are made by a Japanese company and have lost their reputation.
Now I am aware that a lot of you quilters will be using Berninas!
That's a given! But I can't justify their cost at this point in life!!!!