Bernina vs Pfaff – Need Help!
Hi all, I’m new! I’ve really enjoyed reading the groups discussions, lot of great information and knowledge here!
I’m in the market for a new machine (my old one finally pooped out). I have it narrowed down to either a Bernina 153 or a Pfaff QuiltStyle (was 2040, I think).
Here’s my dilemma, I like the Pfaff slightly better then the Bernina (and I love the integrated walking foot on the Pfaff), but I don’t like the sewing shop I’d have to buy the Pfaff from (and there are no other Pfaff dealers within driving distance of where I live). The shop sales person was kind of pushy and the shop seemed disorganized. And no classes are included with the machine (just learn on your own). I’m concerned if I purchased from them and I had problems or questions, they would not be helpful. Also, I have head since my visit to that sewing shop that if you are buying a Pfaff get it from a good reputable dealer because getting help and parts from Pfaff is very difficult since they were purchased by Viking.
Okay on to the Bernina, I like the Bernina, but it is $500 more then the Pfaff. But I really like the sewing shop that sells the Bernina. All the people where very helpful and nice. Plus when you buy the machine from them you get 4, 3 hour classes on using your new machine. This is a big plus for me because I am a fairly new sewer. The shop also has sewing groups and on going sewing project classes. I felt this shop was much more interested keeping you as a long, term happy customer.
So with the above in mind which way would you go Bernina or Pfaff?
Thanks for any guidance you can offer!