I’m looking into getting a Bernina (never owned one before). Currently I don’t do any embroidery/quilting so I’m really looking for a really good, sturdy machine with multiple features (automatic backstitch, thread cutter, free hand system, speed control, automatic presser foot pressure, etc). I do quite a bit of sewing but want a machine that does more than your traditional industrial machine.
I was looking at the Aurora 440 and the Artista 640. Would either of these models be good for my purposes or is that too much money for what I need? Are there any other Bernina models out there that someone could recommend?