I searched for some threads on this topic which were interesting.
Thing is, I just got a job at Hancock Fabrics---whoo hoo! OK, low pay but good discounts.
I'm looking to upgrade my sewing machine. I have a computerized Brother, don't know the exact model, but I got it like two years or so ago at Wal-Mart. It was on clearance. The first projects I did on it were fine. Now, I'm having all kind of tension issues. I play and play and still it's not right.
As I said, at Hancock's I can get a Bernette 65 by Bernina (this is the most expensive one they sell but with my discount it will only be maybe $40 more than what I paid for the Wally world one.)
Any recommendations? I was also thinking of going across the street to the sewing machine repair shop and see what's there. It maybe a better deal as I can use the Brother as a trade. It's in mint condition with everything it came with.
Gotta get a good machine and get going. My stash is now large enough that I can actually make a few things before I *have* to get more fabric. :D